For other uses, see Malevolence (disambiguation).
"Recent transfer, from the new ship Malevolence."
"Oh, yeah? That's a qaz-class ship, right? I'd like to hear what it's like on one of those—"
―Leia Organa and TK-5648[src]

The Malevolence was a qaz-class Star Destroyer in the Imperial Navy following the Battle of Yavin. At that time, the rebel Leia Organa pretended to have been transferred from the ship in order to infiltrate the Star Destroyer Stormbringer.


A qaz-class Star Destroyer,[1] the Malevolence was armed with a number of weapons batteries.[2]


The Malevolence was in service to the Imperial Navy following the Battle of Yavin in the Galactic Civil War, at which point it was considered a new vessel.[1] Around this time, a mission to the planet Tibrin was undertaken by the Rebel Alliance members Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker, although it was cut short by Skywalker's capture by the Empire.[3]

Organa then disguised herself as an Imperial officer, and infiltrated the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Stormbringer, where Skywalker was being held. As part of her cover, Organa pretended to have previously served on the Malevolence, causing the stormtrooper performing checks on personnel coming aboard, TK-5648, to express surprise and openly wonder what it would be like to serve on such a craft.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Malevolence was first mentioned in "The Trouble at Tibrin, Part II," a comic by Landry Q. Walker that was included in the 2017 comic compilation magazine Star Wars Adventures 5.[1]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "The Trouble at Tibrin, Part II"—Star Wars Adventures 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Trouble at Tibrin, Part II" establishes that the Malevolence is a qaz-class Star Destroyer, which is armed with multiple weapons batteries according to Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel.
  3. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "The Trouble at Tibrin"—Star Wars Adventures 4
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