The sniper rifle, also called a sniper blaster rifle or assassin rifle, was a weapon used to shoot targets at long range.
History[edit | edit source]
Just before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Zam Wesell used a flying assassin droid in an attempt to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala on Coruscant. The plan failed and Zam Wesell saw the assassin droid returning to her with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi hanging onto it. To avoid being caught by the Jedi and having her plans exposed, Wesell retrieved her sniper rifle from her airspeeder. Using the targeting scope on her rifle to zoom in on her target, she fired at the incoming droid and destroyed it. This sent Kenobi plummeting toward the planet surface, but he was quickly rescued by Anakin Skywalker. Realizing things had gone south, Wesell immediately stowed her sniper rifle and took off in her airspeeder.
During the Clone Wars, a commando droid used a sniper rifle at the Battle of Saleucami. Bounty hunters such as Aurra Sing, Rumi Paramita, and Rako Hardeen used these rifles in their jobs. Onderon rebels' leader Steela Gerrera used one in her fight to liberate Onderon.
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Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (as assassin rifle)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Art of Coloring: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 24 (Weapons & Uniforms: Terror of the IG-100s)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 27 (Helmets: Commander Gree)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 29 (Helmets: Snowtrooper)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 35 (Weapons & Uniforms: Ready for Action) (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 39 (Helmets: Zam Wesell)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Helmets: Commander Ponds)
- Gadgets and Gear
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Connections"
- (Picture only)
- (Picture only)
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: Making of Season Two
- "Blasters and Firearms" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
- Star Wars: Commander
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Assassin"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty Hunters"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deception"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A War on Two Fronts"
- Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions
- Star Wars: Legion – Scout Troopers Unit Expansion (Card: )