What are those devices in Ghost in the Shell they use to arrest suspects? It seemingly causes them to be paralyzed from the neck down.

I think I saw in mentioned in the manga, but not the anime.

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    This is what characters refer to a ghost key. You see it appears toward the end of chapter 3 in the original manga.
    – кяαzєя
    Oct 15 '16 at 0:27

It is in chapter three of the manga:

manga pg 94

Apparently in the manga, it renders them unconcious, but their bodies can still be moved, but in the anime, they become temporarily quadriplegic.

  • Similar device is in Innocence, although it appears to have a pistol grip interface, a la certain scene involving Batou in a convenience store. Nov 14 '16 at 1:37

Couldn't find a wiki entry or anything like that, but from what I've seen (and I've seen all of GITS a few times) it's a special device to paralyze people or any other thing that has this port.

I don't remember any explanation about how it works, it just does. Section 9 uses it often enough throughout the years to assume it's reliable.

An image of the neck port and a connection wire. Didn't find a paralyzing plug pic, so if somebody does, please edit it in.


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