- "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
The Malevolence was a qaz-class Star Destroyer in the Imperial Navy during the Galactic Civil War. Following the Battle of Yavin, it was considered a new vessel. At that 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.
Organa then disguised herself as an Imperial officer, and infiltrated the Imperial II-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.
Behind the scenes
The Malevolence was mentioned in "The Trouble at Tibrin, Part II," a comic book written by Landry Q. Walker. The story was included in the comic compilation magazine Star Wars Adventures (2017) 5, which was released by IDW Publishing on December 27, 2017.