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|image=[[File:Omega Squad- Targets.jpg]]
|image=[[File:Omega Squad- Targets.jpg|250px]]
 
 
|story name=Omega Squad: Targets
 
|story name=Omega Squad: Targets
 
|author=[[Karen Traviss]]
 
|author=[[Karen Traviss]]
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|release date=
 
|release date=
 
|published in=''[[Star Wars Insider 81]]''
 
|published in=''[[Star Wars Insider 81]]''
|reprinted in=*''[[Star Wars Magazine UK 58]]''
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|reprinted in=*''[[Star Wars: The Official Magazine 58]]''
*''[[Republic Commando: Triple Zero|Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Del Rey edition)]]''
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*[[Republic Commando: Triple Zero|''Republic Commando: Triple Zero (Del Rey edition)'']]
 
|pages=
 
|pages=
|era=[[Rise of the Empire era]]
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|timeline=[[22 BBY/Legends|22 BBY]]
|timeline=[[22 BBY]]
 
 
|series=[[Republic Commando series|Republic Commando]]
 
|series=[[Republic Commando series|Republic Commando]]
|preceded by=''[[Republic Commando: Hard Contact|Hard Contact]]''
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|preceded by=[[Republic Commando: Hard Contact|''Hard Contact'']]
 
|followed by=''[[Duel]]''}}
 
|followed by=''[[Duel]]''}}
'''''Omega Squad: Targets''''' is a short story written by [[Karen Traviss]] and illustrated by [[Robert Hendrickson]] for ''[[Star Wars Insider 81]]''. The story was also included in the [[Del Rey]] printing of ''[[Republic Commando: Triple Zero]]'' though not in the UK and Australia, where ''[[Triple Zero]]'' was published under the [[Orbit (imprint)|Orbit]] imprint. It takes place in [[22 BBY]].
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'''''Omega Squad: Targets''''' is a short story written by [[Karen Traviss]] and illustrated by [[Robert Hendrickson]] for ''[[Star Wars Insider 81]]''. The story was also included in the [[Del Rey]] printing of ''[[Republic Commando: Triple Zero]]'' though not in the UK and Australia, where ''[[Triple Zero]]'' was published under the [[Orbit (imprint)|Orbit]] imprint. It takes place in [[22 BBY/Legends|22 BBY]].
   
 
==Publisher's summary==
 
==Publisher's summary==
''A group of terrorists has taken a [[senator]] hostage on [[Coruscant]], and it's up to a crack team of [[clone commando]]s to defuse the dangerous situation.''
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''A group of terrorists has taken a [[Senator/Legends|senator]] hostage on [[Coruscant/Legends|Coruscant]], and it's up to a crack team of [[Clone commando/Legends|clone commandos]] to defuse the dangerous situation.''
   
 
==Plot summary==
 
==Plot summary==
On [[Coruscant]], [[Omega Squad]] is sent to a [[spaceport]] where a group of [[terrorist]]s from [[Haruun Kal]] is keeping hostages. The terrorists demand that the [[Galactic Republic|Republic]] leave their [[planet]] so they can stay out of the [[Clone Wars|war]], or they will kill the hostages with explosives. [[Null-class Advanced Recon Commando|Null ARC]] trooper [[Ordo Skirata|N-11 Ordo]], [[Kal Skirata]], and a [[Jedi]] arrive, and the Jedi enters the room with the terrorists to negotiate. The squad, watching video from a camera the Jedi smuggled in, mentally catalogue the terrorists based on the colors of their clothing: green, gray, tan and dark brown. The terrorists kill the Jedi and throw out his body with a bomb attached to it. [[Fi Skirata|Fi]] jumps on top of the bomb before it can detonate, shielding the [[Coruscant Security Force|police]] with his armor. Luckily the armor protects him too and he is regarded as a hero for saving the men and gains Ordo's respect.
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On [[Coruscant/Legends|Coruscant]], [[Omega Squad]] is sent to a [[Spaceport/Legends|spaceport]] where a group of [[Terrorist/Legends|terrorists]] from [[Haruun Kal/Legends|Haruun Kal]] is keeping hostages. The terrorists demand that the [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Republic]] leave their [[Planet/Legends|planet]] so they can stay out of the [[Clone Wars/Legends|war]], or they will kill the hostages with explosives. [[Null-class Advanced Recon Commando|Null ARC]] trooper [[Ordo Skirata|N-11 Ordo]], [[Kal Skirata]], and a [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]] arrive, and the Jedi enters the room with the terrorists to negotiate. The squad, watching video from a camera the Jedi smuggled in, mentally catalogue the terrorists based on the colors of their clothing: green, gray, tan and dark brown. The terrorists kill the Jedi and throw out his body with a bomb attached to it. [[Fi Skirata|Fi]] jumps on top of the bomb before it can detonate, shielding the [[Coruscant Security Force/Legends|police]] with his armor. Luckily the armor protects him too and he is regarded as a hero for saving the men and gains Ordo's respect.
   
The squad then begins the attack. Ordo covers the roof as [[Darman Skirata|Darman]] sets explosives to destroy the door that protects the terrorists. Fi then throws some [[Flash-bang grenade|flash bangs]] in to stun the terrorists and upon entering shoots the green one in the chest. Atin takes out the gray one out and Darman and Niner take out the dark brown one. But the terrorists had switched the clothes of a hostage with the tan one and only by shielding the hostage does Skirata keep Fi from shooting. Then Ordo sees the one in the hostage's clothing with a gun and kills him. Later they learn that the hostage who had been framed was an important executive for the [[Corporate Sector Authority]], an organization with a lot of money and armaments, and that the terrorists were trying to get the hostage shot so that the Corporate Sector would side with the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems]]. All the hostages are rescued, including the executive and a Senator who was the bait to attack the terrorists.
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The squad then begins the attack. Ordo covers the roof as [[Darman Skirata|Darman]] sets explosives to destroy the door that protects the terrorists. Fi then throws some [[Flash-bang grenade|flash bangs]] in to stun the terrorists and upon entering shoots the green one in the chest. Atin takes out the gray one out and Darman and Niner take out the dark brown one. But the terrorists had switched the clothes of a hostage with the tan one and only by shielding the hostage does Skirata keep Fi from shooting. Then Ordo sees the one in the hostage's clothing with a gun and kills him. Later they learn that the hostage who had been framed was an important executive for the [[Corporate Sector Authority/Legends|Corporate Sector Authority]], an organization with a lot of money and armaments, and that the terrorists were trying to get the hostage shot so that the Corporate Sector would side with the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Confederacy of Independent Systems]]. All the hostages are rescued, including the executive and a Senator who was the bait to attack the terrorists.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*[[Fi Skirata|RC-8015]] "Fi"
 
*[[Fi Skirata|RC-8015]] "Fi"
 
*[[Kal Skirata]]
 
*[[Kal Skirata]]
*[[Meena Tills]] {{Mo}}
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*[[Meena Tills/Legends|Meena Tills]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Walon Vau]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Walon Vau]] {{Mo}}
 
 
|creatures=
 
|creatures=
*[[Odupiendo]]
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*[[Odupiendo/Legends|Odupiendo]]
 
 
|events=
 
|events=
*[[Clone Wars]]
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*[[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]]
 
**[[Galactic City spaceport hostage siege]] {{1st}}
 
**[[Galactic City spaceport hostage siege]] {{1st}}
 
**[[Mission to Qiilura]] {{Mo}}
 
**[[Mission to Qiilura]] {{Mo}}
 
 
|locations=
 
|locations=
*[[Corporate Sector]] {{Mo}}
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*[[Corporate Sector/Legends|Corporate Sector]] {{Mo}}
*[[Coruscant]]
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*[[Coruscant/Legends|Coruscant]]
**[[Galactic City]]
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**[[Galactic City/Legends|Galactic City]]
 
***[[Galactic City Spaceport]]
 
***[[Galactic City Spaceport]]
*[[Garqi]] {{Mo}}
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*[[Garqi/Legends|Garqi]] {{Mo}}
*[[Haruun Kal]] {{Mo}}
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*[[Haruun Kal/Legends|Haruun Kal]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Mayro]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Mayro]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Dac|Mon Calamari]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Dac|Mon Calamari]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Qiilura]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Qiilura]] {{Mo}}
 
 
|organizations=
 
|organizations=
*[[Confederacy of Independent Systems]] {{Mo}}
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*[[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Confederacy of Independent Systems]] {{Mo}}
**[[Trade Federation]] {{Mo}}
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**[[Trade Federation/Legends|Trade Federation]] {{Mo}}
*[[Corporate Sector Authority]] {{Mo}}
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*[[Corporate Sector Authority/Legends|Corporate Sector Authority]] {{Mo}}
*[[Galactic Republic]]
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*[[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]
**[[Coruscant Security Force]]
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**[[Coruscant Security Force/Legends|Coruscant Security Force]]
**[[Grand Army of the Republic]]
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**[[Grand Army of the Republic/Legends|Grand Army of the Republic]]
 
***[[Null-class Advanced Recon Commando]]
 
***[[Null-class Advanced Recon Commando]]
 
***[[Omega Squad]]
 
***[[Omega Squad]]
 
**[[Republic Defense Procurement office]] {{1st}}
 
**[[Republic Defense Procurement office]] {{1st}}
**[[Senate Guard]]
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**[[Senate Guard/Legends|Senate Guard]]
 
**[[Senate Head of Public Affairs]] {{1st}}
 
**[[Senate Head of Public Affairs]] {{1st}}
 
**[[Senate Security Committee]] {{1st}}
 
**[[Senate Security Committee]] {{1st}}
**[[Senator]]
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**[[Senator/Legends|Senator]]
*[[HoloNet News]]
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*[[HoloNet News/Legends|HoloNet News]]
 
 
|species=
 
|species=
 
*[[Garqian]]
 
*[[Garqian]]
 
*[[Gurlanin]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Gurlanin]] {{Mo}}
*[[Human]]
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*[[Human/Legends|Human]]
 
**[[Korun]]nai
 
**[[Korun]]nai
*[[Mon Calamari]]
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*[[Mon Calamari/Legends|Mon Calamari]]
*[[Twi'lek]]
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*[[Twi'lek/Legends|Twi'lek]]
 
 
|vehicles=
 
|vehicles=
*[[Armored Assault Tank|Trade Federation Tank]] {{Mo}}
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*[[Armored Assault Tank/Legends|Trade Federation Tank]] {{Mo}}
*[[Cloud car]]
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*[[Cloud car/Legends|Cloud car]]
 
*[[Variable Altitude Assault Transport/enforcement|VAAT/e]] (police assault ship)
 
*[[Variable Altitude Assault Transport/enforcement|VAAT/e]] (police assault ship)
 
 
|technology=
 
|technology=
*[[Armor]]
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*[[Armor/Legends|Armor]]
 
**[[Katarn-class commando armor]] (Mark III)
 
**[[Katarn-class commando armor]] (Mark III)
*[[Comlink]]
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*[[Comlink/Legends|Comlink]]
*[[DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon System]]
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*[[DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon System/Legends|DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon System]]
*[[Electro magnetic pulse grenade]]
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*[[Electromagnetic pulse grenade]]
 
*[[Flash-bang grenade]]
 
*[[Flash-bang grenade]]
*[[Flimsiplast]]
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*[[Flimsiplast/Legends|Flimsiplast]]
 
*[[Hearing enhancer]]
 
*[[Hearing enhancer]]
*[[Hologram]]
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*[[Hologram/Legends|Hologram]]
 
*[[Hovercam]]
 
*[[Hovercam]]
 
*[[Strip-cam]]
 
*[[Strip-cam]]
 
*[[Verpine shatter gun]]
 
*[[Verpine shatter gun]]
 
 
|miscellanea=
 
|miscellanea=
*[[Caf]]
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*[[Caf/Legends|Caf]]
*[[Eidetic memory]]
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*[[Eidetic memory/Legends|Eidetic memory]]
*[[Kama]]
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*[[Kama/Legends|Kama]]
*[[Mando'a]]
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*[[Mando'a/Legends|Mando'a]]
*[[Skylane]]
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*[[Skylane/Legends|Skylane]]
 
*[[Warra nut]]s {{Mo}}
 
*[[Warra nut]]s {{Mo}}
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
In this story, the Corporate Sector is abbreviated "CorSec", which typically refers to the [[Corellian Security Force]]. "CorpSec" is the usual shortened form of Corporate Sector.
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In this story, the Corporate Sector is abbreviated "CorSec", which typically refers to the [[Corellian Security Force]]. "CorpSec" is the usual shortened form of Corporate Sector.
   
 
==External links==
 
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|de=Kommando Omega – In der Schusslinie
 
|de=Kommando Omega – In der Schusslinie
 
|pl=Drużyna Omega: Cele
 
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[[Category:Legends short stories]]
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[[Category:Legends short stories from Star Wars Insider]]
[[Category:Star Wars Insider fiction]]
 
 
[[Category:Short stories republished with novels]]
 
[[Category:Short stories republished with novels]]

Latest revision as of 22:56, September 17, 2019

Omega Squad: Targets is a short story written by Karen Traviss and illustrated by Robert Hendrickson for Star Wars Insider 81. The story was also included in the Del Rey printing of Republic Commando: Triple Zero though not in the UK and Australia, where Triple Zero was published under the Orbit imprint. It takes place in 22 BBY.

Publisher's summaryEdit

A group of terrorists has taken a senator hostage on Coruscant, and it's up to a crack team of clone commandos to defuse the dangerous situation.

Plot summaryEdit

On Coruscant, Omega Squad is sent to a spaceport where a group of terrorists from Haruun Kal is keeping hostages. The terrorists demand that the Republic leave their planet so they can stay out of the war, or they will kill the hostages with explosives. Null ARC trooper N-11 Ordo, Kal Skirata, and a Jedi arrive, and the Jedi enters the room with the terrorists to negotiate. The squad, watching video from a camera the Jedi smuggled in, mentally catalogue the terrorists based on the colors of their clothing: green, gray, tan and dark brown. The terrorists kill the Jedi and throw out his body with a bomb attached to it. Fi jumps on top of the bomb before it can detonate, shielding the police with his armor. Luckily the armor protects him too and he is regarded as a hero for saving the men and gains Ordo's respect.

The squad then begins the attack. Ordo covers the roof as Darman sets explosives to destroy the door that protects the terrorists. Fi then throws some flash bangs in to stun the terrorists and upon entering shoots the green one in the chest. Atin takes out the gray one out and Darman and Niner take out the dark brown one. But the terrorists had switched the clothes of a hostage with the tan one and only by shielding the hostage does Skirata keep Fi from shooting. Then Ordo sees the one in the hostage's clothing with a gun and kills him. Later they learn that the hostage who had been framed was an important executive for the Corporate Sector Authority, an organization with a lot of money and armaments, and that the terrorists were trying to get the hostage shot so that the Corporate Sector would side with the Confederacy of Independent Systems. All the hostages are rescued, including the executive and a Senator who was the bait to attack the terrorists.

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By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

OmegaSquad-TargetsPrelimart SWI81

Preliminary artwork.

Creatures

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


Behind the scenesEdit

In this story, the Corporate Sector is abbreviated "CorSec", which typically refers to the Corellian Security Force. "CorpSec" is the usual shortened form of Corporate Sector.

External linksEdit

Republic Commando series
Games
Republic Commando · Order 66
Novels
Hard Contact · Triple Zero · True Colors · Order 66
Imperial Commando: 501st
Comics
Honor Bound · The Package · Orders· The Drop
Short Stories
Omega Squad: Targets · Odds
Other
Republic Commando soundtrack
Republic Commando: Prima Official Game Guide
Canceled
Imperial Commando · Imperial Commando 2
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