An electrified glove is a lightweight and portable electroshock weapon which releases a powerful electrical shock capable of rendering any individual unconscious. It is worn as a gauntlet on one hand and employed by the Equalists to incapacitate their enemies. They were manufactured by Hiroshi Sato in his secret factory to help support the Equalist movement.
During the final match of the Pro-bending Championship Tournament, Equalists infiltrated the Pro-bending Arena by posing as ordinary spectators. The Equalists concealed electrified gloves among their belongings and successfully smuggled them inside the arena.
After the final round of the match, the assailants began to systematically incapacitate Chief Lin Beifong and members of the Metalbending Police Force, who were present as a precautionary security detail posted in response to Amon's warnings, along with other benders such as Tenzin, who also posed a threat to their plans.
A lone Equalist then entered the radio booth and confronted Shiro Shinobi, who continued to report the proceedings within the arena to the radio audience before being shocked into unconsciousness himself.
Hiroshi Sato was eventually revealed to have helped build the weapons. Utilizing them in battle against Mako and Bolin, he gave one to his daughter, Asami, in hopes that she would defend him. However, her acceptance was a ruse to get her father within shocking distance of the glove. Asami then fled with Avatar Korra's group.
After escaping from the factory, Team Avatar decided to go on patrol in Republic City. Asami kept the glove that her father had given her, remarking that "one way to fight Equalists is to use an Equalist weapon". She then casually tested the glove's energy by turning it on and off. While on patrol in Republic City, Asami used her glove to disable two Equalists who had climbed onto Team Avatar's car.
After Korra was captured by Tarrlok and taken away, the Councilman returned to City Hall. To provide an alibi for himself, he used a captured electrified glove on his arm to make it appear that he had been knocked out, and left it on the floor as "evidence" that the Equalists were responsible for all the damage done and the disappearance of the Avatar.
During the Equalists' attack on Republic City, it turned out that Asami had kept her electrified glove in the trunk of her Satomobile before being arrested by Tarrlok. She put the glove on before getting in the driver's seat. Asami then proceed to use the glove in combat and incapacitated five Equalist chi-blockers, saving Councilman Tenzin and four communication officers of the Metalbending Police Force before they were shipped off to Amon.
After he was discovered to be a bender, Amon, now referred to by his birth name Noatak, escaped with his brother Tarrlok on a speedboat. The boat was fully stocked with electrified gloves and even an electric backpack generator. Tarrlok, after realizing both that his brother's idea of starting over again was futile and that he was horrified with what the two had become, used an electrified glove to ignite the boat's gas tank, causing it to explode with them on it, thus killing them.
The electrified gloves are primarily made of metal and are powered by an energy source attached to the surface of the gauntlet. Two wires run down to the palm of the glove, directly into a circular segment where the electrical current is released. The gloves are jointed, allowing users to ball up their hands into fists to deliver an electrified punch.
The glove's ability to electrify an individual is not only effective through hand-to-hand combat, but also through use at a limited range.
- The design of the glove is similar to that of Iron Man's energy repulsor gauntlets.
- The glove works in a similar way to a modern-day taser, as both use a powerful electrical shock to incapacitate a target and can be used from up close or at a short distance.
- Typically, the glove is only worn on one hand. Hiroshi Sato is the only known individual to wear gloves on both hands.