Painstik, Klingon

Caption: Torres endures painsticks

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Episode: TNG 140 - Icarus Factor, The

Klingon electronic "cattle prod" used in the Klingon Age of Ascension ritual as a spiritual test for the endurance of physical suffering.

Also used in the Sonchi, the Rite of Succession ceremony which seals the death of the previous leader.