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"This facility is crude, but it should be adequate to freeze Skywalker for his journey to the Emperor."
―Darth Vader[src]

A carbon-freezing chamber was used to encase objects, and in some cases individuals, in carbonite. The gas-processing vanes of the floating city Cloud City, located on the gas giant Bespin, each contained a carbon-freeze chamber, which used a mixture of carbonite and Bespin-mined tibanna gas for flash-freeze preservation.[3] Ships such as Slave I[4] and the Razor Crest had these chambers installed in their cargo holds.[5]


During the Clone Wars, Jedi General Anakin Skywalker had himself, his master Obi-Wan Kenobi, his Padawan Ahsoka Tano and their team of clone trooper encased in carbonite at the Jedi Temple. They were able to smuggle themselves past Lola Sayu's defense fleet in order to infiltrate the Citadel to rescue Jedi Master Even Piell and Captain Wilhuff Tarkin.[1]

After the Battle of Hoth, one of Cloud City's chambers was used by the Galactic Empire to encase the Rebel smuggler Han Solo, whose frozen form was then handed off to the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Darth Vader later tried to capture Luke Skywalker in carbonite, having tested the equipment on Solo, but was unsuccessful.[2]

After briefly losing Solo to Crimson Dawn, Fett installed a chamber on his ship in case Solo started to thaw again.


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