In the climax of Spy Kids 2, the bad guy fires the transmooker at the Gomezes, when

Gregorio jumps in front of his parents in law intending to take a hit for them. But as it turns out, Gerti has disobeyed her father and has sabotaged the transmooker, causing it to misfire.

But since the transmooker's function is shutting down electronic devices, what would've been the effect on people? What effect did the bad guy intend it to have?

  • 2
    It transmooks you.
    – Molag Bal
    Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 8:14
  • @amarillo Captain Obvious to the rescue! :)
    – SQB
    Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 16:43
  • Was this bad guy known for being smart? Maybe he just picked up whatever was nearby and hoped that it would do something.
    – Molag Bal
    Commented May 10, 2016 at 20:09

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Assuming it's similar to an EMP, according to this it's unlikely there would be any noticable physiological effects from the "transmooking" itself, although according to a more recent study there may be some short lived effects in the brain. Depending on how the pulse is generated there could be shockwaves, electrocution, or various types of penetrating radiation.

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