The Republic superweapon initiative was a weapons research and development program started by the brilliant Galactic Republic scientist Doctor Nasan Godera during the Great Galactic War. After spending four years studying the technology of the ancient Rakata species on Belsavis, Godera worked with the Republic Military to develop powerful superweapons, though he would resign before most of his ideas were put into action. The Planet Prison, Death Mark laser, Power Guard Enhancement System, and the Shock Drum were all created by the initiative using Godera's notes and research.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia (First identified as Republic superweapon initiative)