"A scout transmitter."
"Don't worry, little friend…"
"We just want to know whom you're reporting to."
―ZED-6-7 and a scout transmitter[1]

Scout transmitters were a type of minuscule spy droid that was in use during the Galactic Civil War. They were very small, able to fit into the palm of an analysis droid's hand. The devices were circular in shape with green plating, and could be attached to walls to silently observe, though they were capable of producing a type of audible speech to communicate with other droids.[1]

After Padmé Amidala's mysterious death[2] in 19 BBY,[3] the senator's former handmaiden Sabé broke into Amidala's apartment on[2] the planet[4] Coruscant to gather surveillance footage,[2] leaving a scout transmitter behind.[1] In 3 ABY,[5] the Sith Lord Darth Vader and his forensics droid ZED-6-7 entered the apartment and encountered the droid while looking for clues relating to the senator's death. ZED-6-7 analyzed the scout to determine whom it was working for, though the transmitter protested. The data they extracted from the droid led them to a compound on[1] the planet[6] Vendaxa, where they came face-to-face with Sabé.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Scout transmitters appeared in Darth Vader (2020) 1, the first issue of the comic-book series Star Wars: Darth Vader. The issue was written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Raffaele Ienco, and published by Marvel Comics[1] on February 5, 2020.[7]


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