Repulsor weapons are systems which use distortion generators that generate pulsed spatial ripples, which have harmful topological effects on most forms of mass. At weaker levels, repulsion weapons exert pure kinetic force using the distortion effect to accelerate mass away, deflecting or smashing obstacles or targets away. More powerful generators convert extant potential energy into pure kinetic force, causing affected mass to distort and ripple, buckling or shattering under the tremendous forces exerted. Intense friction and matter compression can cause an immense release of heat and/or radiation as a side effect of operation, although these systems do not produce these effects directly.
Repulsion weaponry in its various forms is effectively a non-nuclear warhead with the capacity to be manufactured as a strategic weapon of the same magnitude.