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{{Dialogue|[[John White|John]]|You know, I had that thing in my hands once. Kessler asked me to hold it while he adjusted some cables during a test. I could feel it pulsing like something inside it trying to get out. It's not right.|[[Cole MacGrath|Cole]]|And everyone wants it.|Cole and John, regarding the Ray Sphere.}}
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{{Dialogue|[[John White|John]]|You know, I had that thing in my hands once. Kessler asked me to hold it while he adjusted some cables during a test. I could feel it pulsing like something inside it trying to get out. It's not right.|[[Cole MacGrath|Cole]]|And everyone wants it.|Cole and John, regarding the Ray Sphere.}}[[File:Ray Sphere.jpg|right|thumb|250px|The Ray Sphere.]]
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The '''Ray Sphere''' is a device developed by the mentalist organization, the [[First Sons]] and funded by [[DARPA]]. The development for the most part was overseen by [[Sebastian Wolfe|Dr. Sebastian Wolfe]] and the First Sons' leader, [[Kessler]]. The device was capable of unlocking the powers of those with the [[Conduits|Conduit gene]] and responsible for the [[Blast (disambiguation)|Blast]] in [[New Marais]] and [[Empire City]].<ref name="inFamous">''inFamous''</ref><ref name="inFamous 2">''inFamous 2''</ref><ref name="inFamous: DC Comics">''inFamous: DC Comics''</ref>
   
The '''Ray Sphere''' is a mysterious device referenced throughout the InFamous series. It is responsible for many of the events that take place in the series and is regarded by [[Moya Jones|Moya]] as "a weapon of ultimate destruction".
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==History==
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===Development===
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[[File:Ray Sphere Development.jpg|thumb|232px|First Sons develop the Ray Sphere.]]Coming back in time from a future where [[John White|the Beast]] had destroyed the world, [[Cole MacGrath]] took on the alias of [[Kessler]] and seized control of the First Sons. Controlling all their assets, Kessler accelerated the development of the Ray Sphere, making it a leading project in the faction.
   
==Developement==
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[[Sebastian Wolfe|Dr. Sebastian Wolfe]] worked on the Ray Sphere and helped design a prototype. The prototype was then tested out in [[New Marais]] by Wolfe. After several successful tests, the partially-working Ray Sphere was delivered to Empire City where it was further developed. It appears that there were several failed attempts in Ray Sphere development. The [[Blast Core]]s are stated to be expended Ray Sphere cores that were modified in an attempt to recycle them into new cores.<ref name="inFamous" />
   
The Ray Sphere was originally developed by the[[ First Sons]], in [[New Marais]] with the assistance of a scientist named Dr. [[Sebastian Wolfe]].
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The Ray Sphere was first tested on animals, as some rats and chimpanzees had the [[Conduits|Conduit gene]]. Some test subjects gained the ability to fly, while others obtained small muscle tissue regeneration and reduced blood flow to the feet and legs. After decades of work, Kessler soon collaborated with [[DARPA]], which funded it, while the First Sons developed it, acting as a joint effort. Soon Kessler moved on to human subjects. [[David Warner]], who had the Conduit gene, was hired, though later became a prisoner of the Ray Sphere experiments.<ref name="inFamous" />
[[File:Ray_Sphere_Blueprints.png|thumb|left|250px|Blueprints of the Ray Sphere.]]
 
   
The idea of the Ray Sphere was based on the work of Luigi Galvani and the idea that the human body is full of electrical impulses. The Sphere also uses a new kind of Ion in some unknown way. It has been noted that it appears to be pulsing, like if something was trying to get out. The Ray Sphere was on several occasions tested on animals, and later humans, before serving its true purpose. In an experiment with a rat, the test subject gained super strength and the abillity to fly, and was able to single-handedly kill 3 armed guards before it was killed by another guard on Kessler's orders''.''
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[[File:DavidExpse.jpg|thumb|250px|David exposed to the Ray Sphere multiple times.]]Used as a way of discovering the effects it has on humans, David was exposed to it thirty times and gained new powers each time during the human phase of calibration. A flaw in the Ray Sphere was that test subjects, like David, needed neuroelectricity to survive, however this was later removed. With the Ray Sphere fully functional, Kessler was able to put his true plan from the beginning into action: have his younger self gain powers through the Ray Sphere and shape him into the world savior he himself failed to become.<ref name="inFamous" /><ref name="inFamous: DC Comics" />
   
After animal trials were over, Kessler began experimenting on human Conduits, one particularily unlucky soul named [[David]] was hired, and never paid, to be used as a guinea pig, exposed to the Ray Sphere thirty times and gained new powers each time during the human phase of calibration. This phase of calibration revealed a fatal flaw in the effects of the Sphere which was removed with Cole, the test subjects, including David, needed neuroelectricity to survive. It's also been revealed that the Ray Sphere was partially funded and developed in a joint effort between the First Sons and [[DARPA]] though it's unlikely they were fully aware of Kesslers plans for the Sphere.
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===Empire City Blast===
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{{quote|It was like a bomb. Five, six city blocks reduced to rubble, corpses everywhere. But there was this kid right in the center of the crater. He had survived.|John White on the Blast.}}[[File:The Blast pic.png|thumb|250px|The Blast from the Ray Sphere.]]The Ray Sphere was set on a timer and assigned to Cole, who was a bike courier specifically requested by Kessler to deliver. When Cole was trying to deliver the package in the [[Historic District]], Kessler called him on phone and told him to open it. As Cole did so, the Ray Sphere immediately exploded. The Ray Sphere destroyed 5 or 6 blocks in Empire City's Historic District and killed thousands.<ref name="inFamous" />
   
== Effects ==
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Several powerful Conduits who were caught in the Blast had their powers unlocked, who later used their power to take control of Empire City. As Kessler planned, Cole also gained his power from the Blast, being one of the more powerful as he gained more powers and was stronger as he was at the center of the Blast.<ref name="inFamous" />
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''(Known Conduits activated: [[Cole MacGrath]],<ref name="inFamous" /> [[Sasha]],<ref name="inFamous" /> [[Alden Tate]],<ref name="inFamous" /> several [[Reapers]],<ref name="inFamous" /> [[Dust Men]]<ref name="inFamous" /> and [[First Sons]]<ref name="inFamous" /> members.)''
   
[[File:Ray Sphere Development.jpg|250px|thumb|The First Sons Development of the Ray Sphere with [[Kessler]] standing in the background]]
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===New Marais Blast===
The Ray Sphere is a small, round device that was researched and constructed by the [[First Sons]] as a way to grant powers to living creatures. The effect, however, only seems to work on [[conduit]]s. The device was first tested on animals such as rats and chimpanzees, which initially killed the animals off, but in later experiments, granted them powers. The specimens were killed afterwards due to them being dangerous. The Ray Sphere was given to [[Cole MacGrath]] to deliver to a specified location but was set to detonate at a precise time. Cole was holding the Ray Sphere when it activated, creating a large electrical explosion that vaporized people in the immediate vicinity of Cole and killed off thousands more as well as granting Cole his unique electrical abilities.
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[[File:BertrandSphere.jpg|thumb|250px|Bertrand activates the second known Ray Sphere.]]Partner of Kessler and leader of the First Sons in [[New Marais]], [[Joseph Bertrand III]], who had the Conduit gene believed he was meant for higher purpose and had a Ray Sphere set up in the rural areas of New Marais. As Bertrand activated it, the Ray Sphere Blast destroyed a large portion of the rural areas and unlocked Bertrand's powers and another, a woman named [[Nix]]. ''(Known Conduits activated: [[Joseph Bertrand III]],<ref name="inFamous 2" /> [[Nix]].<ref name="inFamous 2" />)''
   
As a side-effect, the blast also appears to have awakened the powers of several other conduits in Empire City, many of whom are seen working for the various gangs. In animal tests [[Kessler]] stated it also induced small muscle regeneration as well as reducing of blood flow to the legs or feet.
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===Control===
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The Ray Sphere left Empire City in a [[Empire City Quarantine|Quarantine]]. In one of his [[Dead Drops|dead drops]], John reported that he once was in possession of the Ray Sphere, but it was stolen by the [[Dust Men]]. He tracked it down to [[Alden's Tower]] using [[Unmanned Aerial Vehicle|UAV spy drones]]. After informing Cole of this, Cole and [[Zeke Dunbar]] stole the Ray Sphere off [[Alden Tate]] and the Dust Men. Zeke, who believed the Ray Sphere would give him powers, attempted to activate it. However, nothing happened. Kessler, who was present at the time, claimed he could fix it, hence Zeke joined Kessler with the Ray Sphere and betrayed Cole.<ref name="inFamous" />
   
== Appearance ==
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===Destroyed===
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{{quote|Nothing went according to plan, but at least the Ray Sphere is out of the picture.|Cole after the Ray Sphere is reduced to ashes.}}
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[[File:Ray Sphere.png|thumb|252px|The Ray Sphere cracks open and the vortex is revealed.]]Later John and Cole collaborated and were able to track down the Ray Sphere to a pier at the harbor. John claimed it felt as if something was inside, pulsing. Cole used a [[Lightning Storm|lightning storm]] to destroy the casing and Ray Sphere. However, the Ray Sphere cracked open and revealed a vortex of energy. Pulling John into it, he was torn apart. The Ray Sphere then exploded and destroyed the whole pier as Cole fled.<ref name="inFamous" />
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{{Noncanon}}
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===Activated===
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In an alternate timeline, Cole attempted to activate the Ray Sphere to gain more powers. The Ray Sphere cracked opened and exploded, "killing" John and destroying the pier, as well as making Cole stronger in the process.<ref name="inFamous" />
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{{Endnoncanon}}
   
The Ray Sphere was picked up by [[John White]] after the explosion, who lost it to [[Alden Tate|Alden]] and the [[Dust Men|the Dust Men]]. Alden retained ownership of the Ray Sphere until Zeke and Cole stole it despite Alden'a assistance from the Dust Men and [[Golem Conduit]]. As Cole engaged the Dust Men, [[Zeke Dunbar|Zeke]] pried the Sphere from Alden's Cradle, but ended up between Alden and Kessler. Cole shouted to Zeke to run, but Zeke realized he could gain superpowers like those around him by using the Ray Sphere. In a moment of selfishness, he then activated it before Cole could stop him, nearly sacrificing thousands of lives so he could gain superpowers.
 
 
A bright light emanated from the Ray Sphere for a few seconds, before disappearing. Nothing happened, no one was harmed, most likely because Zeke was not a [[Conduit]]. Kessler, realizing what the situation was, used it to his advantage and claimed to have the solution to Zeke's problem and how to give him superpowers. Zeke looked at Cole, "and then [made] his second mistake", giving the Ray Sphere to, and escaping the tower with, Kessler.
 
 
Kessler dropped Zeke off and had possession of the Ray Sphere until the end of the game, when Cole and John recover the Ray Sphere and Cole either destroys or activates it. Either way John is killed and the Ray Sphere is destroyed.
 
 
The person using the device also has to be a Conduit to be granted abilities. The Ray Sphere can also enhance abilities to superhuman proportion such as Alden Tate's mental abilities into powerful telekinetic abilities Cole McGrath's eletrical manipulation and [[Sasha]]'s power of persuasion into a mind control tar.
 
 
The Ray Sphere is said to contain something inside that grants users abilities. At this time, the exact contents are unknown but [[Kessler]] accelerated research of the sphere so it can be ready by time The Beast shows up in Kessler timeline. The result of this extraneous research granted [[Conduit|numerous individuals]] abilities such as the Dust Men's enhanced intelligence and Golem-making abilities, the First Son's cloaking/invisibility and electrical auras and the Reapers' ability to teleport and use electrical ground shocks. [[Cole MacGrath]], [[Alden Tate]], and [[Sasha]], are, similarly, more powerful Conduits that benefited from the Ray Sphere's triggering.
 
 
===The Beast===
 
===The Beast===
{{Main|The Beast}}
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{{quote|For all we know, the Ray Sphere could be the catalyst that creates the Beast.|John speculating that the Ray Sphere may by the catalyst for the Beast.}}
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[[File:BeastColeJohn.png|thumb|250px|John uses his power that acts like a Ray Sphere.]]Though the Ray Sphere tore John apart his subconscious remained. As John had the Conduit gene he grasped the powers within the Ray Sphere vortex and soon reformed molecule by molecule. Because of the Ray Sphere, [[John White|the Beast]] was created. One of John's powers worked exactly like a Ray Sphere, in which he could cause a large explosion, activating the powers of those with the Conduit gene.<ref name="inFamous" /><ref name="inFamous 2" />
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===The Plague===
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The Ray Sphere was responsible for [[Ray Field Plague|the Plague]], as Ray Field energy, the energy source of the Ray Sphere is what caused it. The Plague began almost immediately after the [[Empire City Blast]] and spread across America. It had no affect on Conduits however, though normal humans died within days or weeks. Eventually it was cured by the activation of the [[Ray Field Inhibitor]].<ref name="inFamous" /><ref name="inFamous 2" />
   
{{Main|John White}}
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==Effects and appearance==
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{{quote|First glimpse of a device Kessler calls the “Ray Sphere”. It’s about the size of a basketball and appears to be structured from two halves that are connected via an array of electrical cables and silicon boards. An unknown object occupies its center. At first glance, it looks like a bomb of some type.|John White on the Ray Sphere and what is looks like.}}[[File:Ray Sphere Blueprints.png|thumb|250px|Blueprints of the Ray Sphere.]]
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The Ray Sphere was small spherical device, said to be at least the size of a basketball. The two halves were connected by an array of electrical cables and silicon boards. The Ray Sphere emitted a blue glow and several lights around the silicon boards. At the top of the sphere was a small dent with a light in the center. The Ray Sphere could be set on a timer, as Kessler did for the Empire City Blast. The technology for the Ray Sphere was extremely advanced, taking the First Sons decades to fully develop.<ref name="inFamous" />
   
[[File:John_White_is_The_Beast.jpg|thumb|left|The Ray Sphere in posses of John's body.]]The Ray Sphere later triggers some kind of connection between itself and John White. At first it appears to kill John, but it is later revealed it transfered its powers to John, who became the Beast.<ref>inFamous 2</ref> 
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The Ray Sphere could cause devastating explosions, destroying 5 or 6 blocks in the Empire City Blast. The Ray Sphere converts Non-Conduit humans into electric energy and then transfers that energy into the nearest Conduit. Once enough energy has accumulated within the Conduit, their latent superhuman abilities are activated. The Ray Sphere was said to be pulsing by John White, as if something were inside trying to escape. Several times the Ray Sphere has failed to work correctly such as when [[Zeke Dunbar]] attempted to activate it. At one point the Ray Sphere cracked open and revealed a vortex of powerful energy that pulls in anyone nearby and tears them apart. In several animal tests by Kessler the Ray Sphere induced small muscle regeneration and reduced blood flow to the legs and feet.<ref name="inFamous" />
   

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==Trivia==
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* If Cole decided to use the Ray Sphere a second time, only a pier was destroyed but his powers doubled. It could be explained that his powers doubled via the deaths of John and the First Sons guarding the Ray Sphere. It could also be that more life energy was required to trigger his initial powers, and less was needed in order to accelerate them.
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* As John rips the Ray Sphere away from Cole (If Cole decides to use it to increase his powers) and the pier is destroyed, the Ray Sphere gives Cole a third of what he had from [[Empire City Blast|the first activation]] (four [[Battery Cores]] compared to the twelve Battery Cores Cole starts with).
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* It is stated in the final cutscene that Kessler "accelerated" the Ray Sphere's development upon traveling back in time, implying that the original Ray Sphere is from Kessler's timeline and that Kessler had taken the designs. Or he simply ordered the First Sons (after gaining control of said group) to devote more/all time to the already existing project, as he possibly never acquired the designs due to him being more concerned about his family's safety.
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* [[Moya Jones|Moya]], via cellphone, states, in a panic, that the Ray Sphere isn't just a weapon of "mass destruction," but a weapon of "ultimate destruction."
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* It was revealed during the comics series by DC Comics that the Ray Sphere was developed in a joint effort between [[DARPA]] and the First Sons, with one group funding the project and the other developing the product.
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* The Ray Sphere could be considered a two-phase weapon of Ultimate destruction like Moya said: Phase 1-It detonates, killing thousands of people initially, draining them of neuroelectric energy or vaporizing them. The energy released from the device is enough to cause thermal and concussive damage to a wide area. Phase 2-The energy from the blast is concentrated into the nearest Conduit(s) who becomes a living Weapon of Mass Destruction. In addition to activating the potentially destructive powers of Conduits in the area of the blast, massive amounts of Ray Field Radiation is released, causing widespread sickness.
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* The four extra battery cores earned by activating the Ray Sphere at the pier cannot be obtained via blast shards.
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* The Ray Sphere appears on the [[Alden's Tower]] stage in ''PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale'', where it supplies energy for the characters' Super Meters, in a similar manner to how it gives powers to Conduits.
   
== Activating or Destroying It ==
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==Gallery==
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<gallery position="center" captionalign="left">
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Bertrand Ray Sphere.png|Bertrand activates the Ray Sphere in New Marais.
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DustManRay.png|The Dust Men claim the Ray Sphere.
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ZekeRaySphere.png|Zeke holding the Ray Sphere.
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Infamousendoftheroad 07.jpg|The Ray Sphere in its protective casing.
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Reduced to ashes.png|The Ray Sphere vortex tears John apart.
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</gallery>
   
[[File:Infamousendoftheroad_07.jpg|thumb|300px|Cole MacGrath and John White face the Ray Sphere in its protective casing on the end of the pier]]
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==References==
After the cutscene, Cole is prompted with two options. Take the Heroic action and destroy the Ray Sphere and thus potentially save a lot of lives, or take the Infamous action and activate it, killing yet more innocents in another blast to further strengthen his powers.
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{{reflist}}
   
'''Destroy It'''
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==Sources==
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[[Infamous]]<br>
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[[Infamous 2]]
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{{IFNav}}
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{{IF2Nav}}
   
If Cole chooses the good path and destroys it, he summons a [[Lightning Storm]] to break the casing. The resulting release of an energy vortex consumes the pier, and John along with it.
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[[es:Esfera del Rayo]]
 
100 XP and Good Karma is gained. If Cole is evil and chooses to destroy it, he will just gain a little Good Karma and nothing else.
 
 
[[File:Sphere_Destruction.png|250px|thumb|Cole, staring at the destruction left behind by the sphere]]
 
 
'''Activate It'''
 
 
If Cole chooses the evil path and activates it, John screams and attempts to rip it away from him, telling Cole that he's crazy. John's actions are too late, however, and he, along with the pier, is consumed by an energy vortex released by the activation of the Ray Sphere.
 
 
Cole gains four more [[Battery Cores]], his attacks deal more damage, and his [[Cole MacGrath#Evil|electricity becomes black and red]]. 1,500 XP (1,050 XP in Hard Mode) is gained. Regardless of Cole's previous karma alignment, he will now be permanently stuck at the [[Infamous (rank)|Infamous rank]].
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
 
* If Cole decided to use the Ray Sphere a second time, only a pier was destroyed but his powers doubled. It could be explained that his powers doubled via the deaths of John and the First Sons guarding the Ray Sphere. It could also be that more life energy was required to trigger his initial powers, and less was needed in order to accelerate them.
 
* As John rips the Ray Sphere away from Cole (If Cole decides to use it to increase his powers) and the pier is destroyed, the Ray Sphere gives Cole a third of what he had from [[the Blast|the first activation]] (four [[Battery Cores]] compared to the twelve Battery Cores Cole starts with).
 
* It is stated in the final cutscene that Kessler "accelerated" the Ray Sphere's development upon travelling back in time, implying that the original Ray Sphere is from Kessler's timeline and that Kessler had taken the designs.
 
* [[Moya]], via cellphone, states, in a panic, that the Ray Sphere isn't just a weapon of "mass destruction," but a weapon of "ultimate destruction."
 
* It was revealed during the comics series by DC Comics that the Ray Sphere was developed in a joint effort between [[DARPA]] and the First Sons.
 
* The Ray Sphere could be considered a two phase weapon of Ultimate destruction like Moya said: Phase 1-It detonates and kills hundreds of people. Phase 2-The energy from the blast is concentrated into the nearest Conduit who becomes a living Weapon of Mass Destruction.
 
 
== References ==
 
{{reflist}}
 
[[Category:Story]]
 
 
[[Category:First Sons]]
 
[[Category:First Sons]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]

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John: "You know, I had that thing in my hands once. Kessler asked me to hold it while he adjusted some cables during a test. I could feel it pulsing like something inside it trying to get out. It's not right."
Cole: "And everyone wants it."
―Cole and John, regarding the Ray Sphere.
Ray Sphere

The Ray Sphere.

The Ray Sphere is a device developed by the mentalist organization, the First Sons and funded by DARPA. The development for the most part was overseen by Dr. Sebastian Wolfe and the First Sons' leader, Kessler. The device was capable of unlocking the powers of those with the Conduit gene and responsible for the Blast in New Marais and Empire City.[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Ray Sphere Development

First Sons develop the Ray Sphere.

Coming back in time from a future where the Beast had destroyed the world, Cole MacGrath took on the alias of Kessler and seized control of the First Sons. Controlling all their assets, Kessler accelerated the development of the Ray Sphere, making it a leading project in the faction.

Dr. Sebastian Wolfe worked on the Ray Sphere and helped design a prototype. The prototype was then tested out in New Marais by Wolfe. After several successful tests, the partially-working Ray Sphere was delivered to Empire City where it was further developed. It appears that there were several failed attempts in Ray Sphere development. The Blast Cores are stated to be expended Ray Sphere cores that were modified in an attempt to recycle them into new cores.[1]

The Ray Sphere was first tested on animals, as some rats and chimpanzees had the Conduit gene. Some test subjects gained the ability to fly, while others obtained small muscle tissue regeneration and reduced blood flow to the feet and legs. After decades of work, Kessler soon collaborated with DARPA, which funded it, while the First Sons developed it, acting as a joint effort. Soon Kessler moved on to human subjects. David Warner, who had the Conduit gene, was hired, though later became a prisoner of the Ray Sphere experiments.[1]

DavidExpse

David exposed to the Ray Sphere multiple times.

Used as a way of discovering the effects it has on humans, David was exposed to it thirty times and gained new powers each time during the human phase of calibration. A flaw in the Ray Sphere was that test subjects, like David, needed neuroelectricity to survive, however this was later removed. With the Ray Sphere fully functional, Kessler was able to put his true plan from the beginning into action: have his younger self gain powers through the Ray Sphere and shape him into the world savior he himself failed to become.[1][3]

Empire City BlastEdit

It was like a bomb. Five, six city blocks reduced to rubble, corpses everywhere. But there was this kid right in the center of the crater. He had survived.
— John White on the Blast.
The Blast pic

The Blast from the Ray Sphere.

The Ray Sphere was set on a timer and assigned to Cole, who was a bike courier specifically requested by Kessler to deliver. When Cole was trying to deliver the package in the Historic District, Kessler called him on phone and told him to open it. As Cole did so, the Ray Sphere immediately exploded. The Ray Sphere destroyed 5 or 6 blocks in Empire City's Historic District and killed thousands.[1]

Several powerful Conduits who were caught in the Blast had their powers unlocked, who later used their power to take control of Empire City. As Kessler planned, Cole also gained his power from the Blast, being one of the more powerful as he gained more powers and was stronger as he was at the center of the Blast.[1] (Known Conduits activated: Cole MacGrath,[1] Sasha,[1] Alden Tate,[1] several Reapers,[1] Dust Men[1] and First Sons[1] members.)

New Marais BlastEdit

BertrandSphere

Bertrand activates the second known Ray Sphere.

Partner of Kessler and leader of the First Sons in New Marais, Joseph Bertrand III, who had the Conduit gene believed he was meant for higher purpose and had a Ray Sphere set up in the rural areas of New Marais. As Bertrand activated it, the Ray Sphere Blast destroyed a large portion of the rural areas and unlocked Bertrand's powers and another, a woman named Nix. (Known Conduits activated: Joseph Bertrand III,[2] Nix.[2])

ControlEdit

The Ray Sphere left Empire City in a Quarantine. In one of his dead drops, John reported that he once was in possession of the Ray Sphere, but it was stolen by the Dust Men. He tracked it down to Alden's Tower using UAV spy drones. After informing Cole of this, Cole and Zeke Dunbar stole the Ray Sphere off Alden Tate and the Dust Men. Zeke, who believed the Ray Sphere would give him powers, attempted to activate it. However, nothing happened. Kessler, who was present at the time, claimed he could fix it, hence Zeke joined Kessler with the Ray Sphere and betrayed Cole.[1]

DestroyedEdit

Nothing went according to plan, but at least the Ray Sphere is out of the picture.
— Cole after the Ray Sphere is reduced to ashes.
Ray Sphere

The Ray Sphere cracks open and the vortex is revealed.

Later John and Cole collaborated and were able to track down the Ray Sphere to a pier at the harbor. John claimed it felt as if something was inside, pulsing. Cole used a lightning storm to destroy the casing and Ray Sphere. However, the Ray Sphere cracked open and revealed a vortex of energy. Pulling John into it, he was torn apart. The Ray Sphere then exploded and destroyed the whole pier as Cole fled.[1]
Non-canon: This article or section of the article is non-canon.
All information listed below that regards to storyline and plot are not considered a part of the main canon timeline.

ActivatedEdit

In an alternate timeline, Cole attempted to activate the Ray Sphere to gain more powers. The Ray Sphere cracked opened and exploded, "killing" John and destroying the pier, as well as making Cole stronger in the process.[1]

End of non-canon information.

The BeastEdit

For all we know, the Ray Sphere could be the catalyst that creates the Beast.
— John speculating that the Ray Sphere may by the catalyst for the Beast.
BeastColeJohn

John uses his power that acts like a Ray Sphere.

Though the Ray Sphere tore John apart his subconscious remained. As John had the Conduit gene he grasped the powers within the Ray Sphere vortex and soon reformed molecule by molecule. Because of the Ray Sphere, the Beast was created. One of John's powers worked exactly like a Ray Sphere, in which he could cause a large explosion, activating the powers of those with the Conduit gene.[1][2]

The PlagueEdit

The Ray Sphere was responsible for the Plague, as Ray Field energy, the energy source of the Ray Sphere is what caused it. The Plague began almost immediately after the Empire City Blast and spread across America. It had no affect on Conduits however, though normal humans died within days or weeks. Eventually it was cured by the activation of the Ray Field Inhibitor.[1][2]

Effects and appearanceEdit

First glimpse of a device Kessler calls the “Ray Sphere”. It’s about the size of a basketball and appears to be structured from two halves that are connected via an array of electrical cables and silicon boards. An unknown object occupies its center. At first glance, it looks like a bomb of some type.
— John White on the Ray Sphere and what is looks like.
Ray Sphere Blueprints

Blueprints of the Ray Sphere.

The Ray Sphere was small spherical device, said to be at least the size of a basketball. The two halves were connected by an array of electrical cables and silicon boards. The Ray Sphere emitted a blue glow and several lights around the silicon boards. At the top of the sphere was a small dent with a light in the center. The Ray Sphere could be set on a timer, as Kessler did for the Empire City Blast. The technology for the Ray Sphere was extremely advanced, taking the First Sons decades to fully develop.[1]

The Ray Sphere could cause devastating explosions, destroying 5 or 6 blocks in the Empire City Blast. The Ray Sphere converts Non-Conduit humans into electric energy and then transfers that energy into the nearest Conduit. Once enough energy has accumulated within the Conduit, their latent superhuman abilities are activated. The Ray Sphere was said to be pulsing by John White, as if something were inside trying to escape. Several times the Ray Sphere has failed to work correctly such as when Zeke Dunbar attempted to activate it. At one point the Ray Sphere cracked open and revealed a vortex of powerful energy that pulls in anyone nearby and tears them apart. In several animal tests by Kessler the Ray Sphere induced small muscle regeneration and reduced blood flow to the legs and feet.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • If Cole decided to use the Ray Sphere a second time, only a pier was destroyed but his powers doubled. It could be explained that his powers doubled via the deaths of John and the First Sons guarding the Ray Sphere. It could also be that more life energy was required to trigger his initial powers, and less was needed in order to accelerate them.
  • As John rips the Ray Sphere away from Cole (If Cole decides to use it to increase his powers) and the pier is destroyed, the Ray Sphere gives Cole a third of what he had from the first activation (four Battery Cores compared to the twelve Battery Cores Cole starts with).
  • It is stated in the final cutscene that Kessler "accelerated" the Ray Sphere's development upon traveling back in time, implying that the original Ray Sphere is from Kessler's timeline and that Kessler had taken the designs. Or he simply ordered the First Sons (after gaining control of said group) to devote more/all time to the already existing project, as he possibly never acquired the designs due to him being more concerned about his family's safety.
  • Moya, via cellphone, states, in a panic, that the Ray Sphere isn't just a weapon of "mass destruction," but a weapon of "ultimate destruction."
  • It was revealed during the comics series by DC Comics that the Ray Sphere was developed in a joint effort between DARPA and the First Sons, with one group funding the project and the other developing the product.
  • The Ray Sphere could be considered a two-phase weapon of Ultimate destruction like Moya said: Phase 1-It detonates, killing thousands of people initially, draining them of neuroelectric energy or vaporizing them. The energy released from the device is enough to cause thermal and concussive damage to a wide area. Phase 2-The energy from the blast is concentrated into the nearest Conduit(s) who becomes a living Weapon of Mass Destruction. In addition to activating the potentially destructive powers of Conduits in the area of the blast, massive amounts of Ray Field Radiation is released, causing widespread sickness.
  • The four extra battery cores earned by activating the Ray Sphere at the pier cannot be obtained via blast shards.
  • The Ray Sphere appears on the Alden's Tower stage in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, where it supplies energy for the characters' Super Meters, in a similar manner to how it gives powers to Conduits.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 inFamous
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 inFamous 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 inFamous: DC Comics

SourcesEdit

Infamous
Infamous 2

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