The cuffs were stolen by Caitlin Snow after she and her mother couldn't find any way to reverse her developing powers. Cisco suspected H.R. had stolen them, but Caitlin later confessed and revealed her powers to Cisco. Caitlin kept them until the meta-human Shade attacked Hofherr Park, so she tossed them to The Flash, who used them to capture Shade.
A pendant was made for Caitlin by Julian Albert and Cisco Ramon to act as a power dampener as well as to collect solar energy to charge it on the go so that she wouldn't need to sit with the cuffs plugged in to charge in order to ensure that they continue to work properly.
Caitlin continued to use them until Christmas of 2016 in the fears that her alter ego Killer Frost would be released. However, she was later given a pendant that acted as a more practical dampening device.
Though Cisco was swift enough to place cuffs on Eobard Thawne before he could escape, the villain promised that the cuffs would not hold him if he took possession of the body of Harrison Nash Wells; however, Thawne was evicted before he could test his promise.
Birds of Prey
- Eobard Thawne used similar restraints to cuff Barry Allen of 2016 to his wheelchair during Barry's trip to the past.
- They cannot affect beings like Music Meister (presumably a Fifth Dimension being) and presumably magic users.
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