- "Hey, I may be big, but I'm not needler-proof. I hate the shrieky sound when the razor-strands unwind and whiz around, even though I know in my head that those are the ones that missed."
- ―Taura, discussing needlers[src]
A needler, also called an auto-needler, was a gun for shooting projectiles that broke open on impact, releasing razor-sharp strands. Heavier-grade needler projectiles were termed needler-grenades, while small ones could be termed needler-pistols.