Mirror Universe
(coexisting on another dimensional plane)

In the mirror universe, the Tantalus Field is an alien device that was believed to vaporizes victims at the touch of a button.

Hoshi Sato stole technology from Tantalus V and was able to construct a surveillance device allowing her to "neurally displace" any desired subject into a state of "non-being". Using this device, Sato was able to find the USS Defiant again and prepared to take it back to Earth to claim her throne once again.

In 2260, Lieutenant James Kirk discovers the Tantalus Field while leading an expedition on a dead planet. Kirk later uses it to become captain of the ISS Enterprise, by assassinating Captain Christopher Pike.

In reality the Tantalus field displaced its victim in space-time, the most famous example of which is when Emperor James T. Kirk was sent from the Imperial Palace in 2293 to Veridian III in 2371.

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