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{{Youmay|the pathogen|[[Alpha Red|the research group]], or [[Alpha|other uses of the term]]}}
 
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|createdby=*[[New Republic Intelligence Service]]
 
|createdby=*[[New Republic Intelligence Service]]
 
**[[Alpha Red]]
 
**[[Alpha Red]]
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|symptoms=*Excessive [[Blood/Legends|bleeding]]
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*Liquification of organic matter
 
*Liquification of organic matter
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{{Quote|Genocide is what the Emperor did. It's what the Yuuzhan Vong do. It shouldn't be what we do. If it is, I'm fighting for the wrong cause.|Wedge Antilles|The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy}}
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Engineered by [[Chiss/Legends|Chiss]] biotechnicians under [[New Republic Intelligence Service]] [[Director of New Republic Intelligence|Director]] [[Dif Scaur]] and [[Scientist/Legends|scientist]] [[Joi Eicroth]], '''Alpha Red''' was a biological weapon specific to the [[Yuuzhan Vong]] that would kill any Yuuzhan Vong or [[Biot|Yuuzhan Vong-related lifeforms]].
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{{Quote|Genocide is what the Emperor did. It's what the Yuuzhan Vong do. It shouldn't be what we do. If it is, I'm fighting for the wrong cause.|Wedge Antilles|The Final Prophecy}}
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Engineered by [[Chiss]] biotechnicians under [[New Republic Intelligence Service]] [[Director of New Republic Intelligence|Director]] [[Dif Scaur]] and [[scientist]] [[Joi Eicroth]], '''Alpha Red''' was a biological weapon specific to the [[Yuuzhan Vong]] that would kill any Yuuzhan Vong or [[Biot|Yuuzhan Vong-related lifeform]]s.
   
 
==Development and deployment==
 
==Development and deployment==
{{Quote|This whole op has been nothing but a reconnaissance to see if Alpha Red has done the trick!|Han Solo to Alliance agent Wraw on Caluula|The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force}}
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{{Quote|This whole op has been nothing but a reconnaissance to see if Alpha Red has done the trick!|Han Solo to Alliance agent Wraw on Caluula|The Unifying Force|}}
In its initial stages, the project was sabotaged by the [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]] [[Vergere]]. It was later remade but, at the objections of the [[New Jedi Order]], senior members of the Defense Force, and members of the [[Galactic Alliance Advisory Council]], was then put on hold as a weapon of last resort by [[Chief of State (Galactic Alliance)|Chief of State]] [[Cal Omas]]. However, in the buildup to the [[Defense of Mon Calamari (Yuuzhan Vong War)|Defense of Mon Calamari]], the weapon was field tested at [[Caluula/Legends|Caluula]], and was successful—disturbingly so: [[amphistaff]]s lost their ability to harden, [[Vonduun Skerr Kyrric|vonduun crab armor]] lost their hardness, [[blorash jelly]] liquefied at a steady rate, [[yorik coral]] lost its color, and [[villip]]s began having difficulty relaying images. Even after death, the [[Yuuzhan Vong]] continued to deteriorate, bleeding from the eyes and ears, and their bodies eventually liquefied.
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In its initial stages, the project was sabotaged by the [[Jedi]] [[Vergere]]. It was later remade but, at the objections of the [[New Jedi Order]], senior members of the Defense Force, and members of the [[Galactic Alliance Advisory Council]], was then put on hold as a weapon of last resort by [[Chief of State (Galactic Alliance)|Chief of State]] [[Cal Omas]]. However, in the buildup to the [[Battle of Mon Calamari (Yuuzhan Vong War)|Battle of Mon Calamari]], the weapon was field tested at [[Caluula]], and was successful—disturbingly so: [[amphistaff]]s lost their ability to harden, [[Vonduun Skerr Kyrric|vonduun crab armor]] lost their hardness, [[blorash jelly]] liquefied at a steady rate, [[yorik coral]] lost its color, and [[villip]]s began having difficulty relaying images. Even after death, the [[Yuuzhan Vong]] continued to deteriorate, bleeding from the eyes and ears, and their bodies eventually liquefied.
   
 
==Side effects==
 
==Side effects==
{{Quote|Your superiors want assurance? Tell them that Alpha Red has surpassed everyone's expectations, Agent Wraw. Sentient and nonsentient life is also susceptible.|Scientist Meloque to Alliance agent Wraw on Caluula|The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force}}
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{{Quote|Your superiors want assurance? Tell them that Alpha Red has surpassed everyone's expectations, Agent Wraw. Sentient and nonsentient life is also susceptible.|Scientist Meloque to Alliance agent Wraw on Caluula|The Unifying Force|}}
Unfortunately, the weapon also mutated, due to its infecting so many individuals and thereby adapting to each individual's unique genetics, despite [[Chiss/Legends|Chiss]] assurances that it would not, and began attacking other lifeforms on Caluula, such as the planet's unique [[winged-star]] insects. Horrified by this development, the Galactic Alliance immediately attempted to quarantine Caluula to stem the spread of the bioweapon. However, a single coralcraft infected with Alpha Red managed to escape destruction and flee to occupied [[Coruscant/Legends|Coruscant]]. [[Supreme Overlord]] [[Shimrra Jamaane]] was able to recognize the anti-Yuuzhan Vong properties of Alpha Red, and deduced that the weapon must also affect the living planet [[Zonama Sekot]]. In a bold attempt to destroy the planet, Shimrra planned to have the infected coralcraft crash into Zonama Sekot and allow the virus to slowly extinguish all life on the surface, as well as the world's planetary consciousness. To this end, he sacrificed his ships and warriors to keep the virus active for its deadly mission in the [[Battle of Yuuzhan'tar|upcoming battle]]. However, Sekot was able to foil the attack by unleashing a swarm of insectile craft to divert the infected vessel into deep space. Following the [[Yuuzhan Vong War|war]], the [[Galactic Federation of Free Alliances|Galactic Alliance]] destroyed their remaining Alpha Red stockpiles, as well as the genetic blueprints.
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Unfortunately, the weapon also mutated, due to its infecting so many individuals and thereby adapting to each individual's unique genetics, despite [[Chiss]] assurances that it would not, and began attacking other lifeforms on Caluula, such as the planet's unique [[winged-star]] insects. Horrified by this development, the Galactic Alliance immediately attempted to quarantine Caluula to stem the spread of the bioweapon. However, a single coralcraft infected with Alpha Red managed to escape destruction and flee to occupied [[Coruscant]]. [[Supreme Overlord]] [[Shimrra Jamaane]] was able to recognize the anti-Yuuzhan Vong properties of Alpha Red, and deduced that the weapon must also affect the living planet [[Zonama Sekot]]. In a bold attempt to destroy the planet, Shimrra planned to have the infected coralcraft crash into Zonama Sekot and allow the virus to slowly extinguish all life on the surface, as well as the world's planetary consciousness. To this end, he sacrificed his ships and warriors to keep the virus active for its deadly mission in the [[Second Battle of Coruscant (Yuuzhan Vong War)|upcoming battle]]. However, Sekot was able to foil the attack by unleashing a swarm of insectile craft to divert the infected vessel into deep space. Following the [[Yuuzhan Vong War|war]], the [[Galactic Federation of Free Alliances|Galactic Alliance]] destroyed their remaining Alpha Red stockpiles, as well as the genetic blueprints.
   
 
Nevertheless, over a century later, [[Darth Maladi]] was able to gain access to Alpha Red and refine it into the strain known as [[Omega Red]].
 
Nevertheless, over a century later, [[Darth Maladi]] was able to gain access to Alpha Red and refine it into the strain known as [[Omega Red]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Destiny's Way]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Force Heretic I: Remnant]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Force Heretic II: Refugee]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Force Heretic III: Reunion]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[The Final Prophecy]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force]]''
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*''[[The Unifying Force]]''
 
*''[[Dark Nest III: The Swarm War]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[Dark Nest III: The Swarm War]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Legacy of the Force: Inferno]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Inferno (novel)|Inferno]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Legacy—War 2]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Star Wars: Legacy—War 2]]'' {{mo}}
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*''[[The Dark Forces Saga]], [http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=starwars/article/sw20050407b Part 2: Unsung Heroes of the Light]''
 
*''[[The Dark Forces Saga]], [http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=starwars/article/sw20050407b Part 2: Unsung Heroes of the Light]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''
*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
 
*{{SW|url=news/star-wars-the-essential-guide-to-warfare-authors-cut-part-12-tales-of-the-new-republic|int=Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut|text=''Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare'' Author's Cut, Part 12: Tales of the New Republic|archivedate=20170428090855}}
 
   
 
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