- "You like me because I'm a scoundrel. There aren't enough scoundrels in your life."
- ―Han Solo
During the years of the Great Galactic War and the Cold War that followed it circa 3653 BBY, the term scoundrel referred to a particular breed of smuggler who fought for the Galactic Republic. These scoundrels were known for their unpredictability, skill, and underhandedness in combat.
The term applied to types that lived outside the law by their own, often amoral, set of rules, or fought against the law. Scoundrels would typically employ bravado, trickery or cunning to accomplish tasks and many would not hesitate to lie, steal or cheat if the situation called for it.[source?]
Examples of scoundrels
Behind the scenes
The scoundrel is a hero class in the Star Wars Roleplaying Game and the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords video games. The class is characterized by having many skill points, but very few Vitality Points or Feats. The class also receives the "Sneak Attack" and "Scoundrel's Luck" line of feats for free. While sneak attack focuses on increased damage for a stealth-based opening attack, "Scoundrel's Luck" passively increases their defense points allowing for higher dodge chances. Many consider it to be an "expert class." The Star Wars Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook grants scoundrels similar abilities.
The scoundrel is an advanced class for the smuggler class in Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO video game. This advanced class can specialize in Scrapper, Sawbones (healing), or dirty fighting, the use of a blaster Scatter gun, stealth, and combat medicine. The Imperial counterpart for this archetype is the operative.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Legacy of the Sith
- Outward Bound (Mentioned only)
- Under a Black Sun
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- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First mentioned)