A flare was a pyrotechnic device commonly used as a signal in the absence of communications. They were often color-coded so their meaning could be understood quickly.
History[edit | edit source]
During the Battle of Christophsis, General Anakin Skywalker fired four flares from a Republic IPV-2C Stealth Corvette, which acted as decoys for the incoming tracking torpedoes. After launching the flares, Skywalker cloaked the stealth ship, and the torpedoes veered away from the stealth ship and into one of the flares.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Obi-Wan and Anakin 4
- Obi-Wan and Anakin 5 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (First appearance)
- Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy
- Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Mentioned only)
- Heir to the Jedi
- Alphabet Squadron (Mentioned only)
- Shadow Fall
- "Blade Squadron: Jakku"—Star Wars Insider 172
- "The Perfect Weapon"
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny—Rose & Paige (Mentioned only)
- Before the Awakening
- Join the Resistance
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 2 (Weapons & Uniforms: Bounty Hunters)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 31 (Helmets: In Pictures; Weapons & Uniforms: The Resistance)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 71 (Helmets: General Merrick)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 79 (Helmets: In Pictures)