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"...we'll have a couple of surprises for him."
―Jango Fett[1]

A seismic charge in space

Seismic charges, also known as a seismic bomb, were devastating weapons that drew sound in from their immediate vicinity and exploded in concussive waves of brilliant blue light, shattering everything in their wake.[2] Jango Fett launched several seismic charges from a deployer[3] aboard his starship, Slave I, while trying to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi during their dogfight in the asteroid field that orbited the planet Geonosis.[1]

Years later, during the Galactic Civil War, Luke Skywalker acquired Utheel Rockcrusher Compact charge during his mission to extract the Givin operator Drusil Bephorin. He deployed one to destroy an Immobilizer 418 cruiser.[4]

Around 9 ABY,[5] Jango's son Boba Fett flew Slave I to the Great Pit of Carkoon to look for his lost armor. After searching the sarlacc and finding nothing, Fett dropped a seismic charge into the sarlacc, destroying the pit.[6]

Some time afterwards, Boba picked up Din Djarin and Migs Mayfeld following their raid on an Imperial refinery on Morak. Two TIE fighters pursued the ship as it escaped, but Boba quickly obliterated the fighters with a charge.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

Sound designer Ben Burtt describes the sound of a seismic charge as an "audio black hole," where the sonic blast follows a moment of silence.[8] Burtt had wanted to implement this sound design, which he called "Space Ether Explosions", since Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. When he first presented the sound effect for exploding Tie Fighters, George Lucas did not like it, so he halted work on it until Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[9]



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