A Plasma Carbine is the standard armament of the Kryptonian Warrior Guild on Krypton. A large majority of these rifles have been passed down the caste for generations, and like most Kryptonian technology are built to last. The weapon fires a burst of blue-hot plasma which burns through armor and flesh with ease. The weapon saw much action during the short-lived Kryptonian Civil War, where General Zod, and his forces, in a coup attempt, used these weapons to kill significant members of the Kryptonian Law Council, the Sapphire Guards, as well as others loyal to High Eminence Ro-Zar. They would be used again after Krypton imploded when Zod scoured the galaxy for the old Kryptonian outposts and when he enacted his plans for Earth.