The T-7 ion disruptor rifle was a model of high-powered disruptor rifle designed to disable starships and take out multiple enemies at one time. The rifles would also have destructive effects when used on organic lifeforms. The rifles were responsible for the near-extinction of the Lasat species, and their destructive powers led the Imperial Senate to ban their use within the Galactic Empire. The rebel crew of the Ghost later stole a shipment of T-7 ion disruptors and destroyed them before they could fall into the hands of the Empire.
Description[edit | edit source]
T-7 ion disruptors were long rifles capable of disabling starships or killing sentient lifeforms. When used on an organic being, the victim was disintegrated on the molecular level atom by atom, resulting in a slow, painful, and excruciatingly grotesque death. The butt of the rifle had a large stock in order to absorb recoil when firing; a power cell at its center; and could fire ionized plasma.
History[edit | edit source]
- "I was there when Lasan fell. I know why you fear those disruptors. I gave the order to use them."
- ―Agent Alexsandr Kallus, to Garazeb Orrelios
At some point, while fighting on cold terrain, a cold weather assault stormtrooper was armed with a T-7. During the Siege of Lasan, Agent Kallus of the Imperial Security Bureau ordered the Imperial forces to use T-7s against the Lasat, the sentient species native to the planet. Most of the Lasat were killed during the fall, and the gruesome effects that the rifles had on organic lifeforms led the Imperial Senate to ban their use.
Some time later, in the years before the Battle of Yavin, some T-7 disruptors were manufactured and owned by weapons manufacturer Amda Wabo. Minister Maketh Tua of Lothal met with Wabo to discuss an illegal arms deal, with assistance from the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, who had been dispatched by Lothal's governor, Arihnda Pryce—and, secretly, Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan, who wanted the weapons destroyed. The arms deal was intercepted and disrupted on Garel by the rebel crew of the Ghost, who intended to sell the weapons to Lothal arms dealer Cikatro Vizago. Agent Kallus found the rebels and attempted to both destroy the rebels and retrieve the weapons, but he failed and the rebels were able to destroy the disruptor rifles and escape. C-3PO and R2-D2 were then returned to Senator Bail Organa.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The T-7 ion disruptor rifle made its first appearance in "Droids in Distress", the third episode of the first season of Star Wars Rebels. Visually, it is almost identical to the Disruptor Rifle created by the Chu-Gon Dar cube the Legends MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Rebel Rising (Mentioned only)
- Droids in Distress book
- Star Wars Rebels – "Droids in Distress" (First appearance)
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars: Uprising
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide (First mentioned)
- Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Power!
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Forged in Battle
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Card Game – A Wretched Hive (Card: T-7 Ion Disruptor)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 19 (Databank A-Z: GA-97–Geonosis)
- Star Wars: Legion – Snowtroopers Unit Expansion (Card: )
- Gadgets and Gear
- (Indirect mention only)
- (First identified as T-7 ion disruptor rifle)