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A '''vibro-ax''' was a more powerful version of the standard [[axe]].
 
A '''vibro-ax''' was a more powerful version of the standard [[axe]].
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
A vibro-ax was a standard ax handle-fitted with a vibration generator and [[Power pack|power cell]], causing the ax head to vibrate rapidly, thus creating a [[vibroweapon]]. Vibroweapons had more cutting power with less effort from the wielder.<ref name="SECR" /> Some handles were designed to dampen the vibration effect for the user, though cruder versions, such as [[Arg'garok/Legends|Arg'garoks]] wielded by the [[Gamorrean/Legends|Gamorreans]], used wooden handles. These weapons were often left deactivated, simply to allow the user to show off their physical strength and to intimidate rivals, since these weapons were capable of easily decapitating most humanoid species with a single blow.
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[[File:Weequay Elite TCG by Koroglu.jpg|left|thumb|200px|One of Jabba's guards wielding a BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax]]
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A vibro-ax was a standard ax handle-fitted with a vibration generator and [[Power pack|power cell]], causing the ax head to vibrate rapidly, thus creating a [[vibroweapon]]. Vibroweapons had more cutting power with less effort from the wielder.<ref name="SECR" /> Some handles were designed to dampen the vibration effect for the user, though cruder versions, such as [[Arg'garok/Legends|Arg'garoks]] wielded by the [[Gamorrean/Legends|Gamorreans]], used wooden handles. These weapons were often left deactivated, simply to allow the user to show off their physical strength and to intimidate rivals, since these weapons were capable of easily decapitating most humanoid species with a single blow.
   
A vibro-ax required two energy cells to operate.<ref name="SECR" /> They were considered restricted weapons on most civilized worlds.<ref name="SECR" />
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A vibro-ax required two energy cells to operate.<ref name="SECR" /> They were considered restricted weapons on most civilized worlds.<ref name="SECR" />
   
 
Variants of the vibro-ax included the [[Acidic Paragon vibro axe]], which actually exuded acid, the sophisticated [[BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax/Legends|BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax]], and the [[Clan Groogrun vibro-ax]], which was another Gamorrean vibro-ax.
 
Variants of the vibro-ax included the [[Acidic Paragon vibro axe]], which actually exuded acid, the sophisticated [[BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax/Legends|BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax]], and the [[Clan Groogrun vibro-ax]], which was another Gamorrean vibro-ax.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[File:BD1 cutter.jpg|left|thumb|180px|One of Jabba's guards wielding a BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax]]
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The vibro-axes were common in the underworld of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]], and especially among Gamorrean warriors and guards, [[Togorian/Legends|Togorian]] [[Pirate/Legends|pirates]], and other sorts of criminals.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy">''[[Threats of the Galaxy]]''</ref> [[Force Adept]]s that lacked a lightsaber had been known to take up the vibro-ax and use their [[The Force/Legends|Force]] powers to enhance their combat abilities.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy" />
The vibro-axes were common in the underworld of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]], and especially among Gamorrean warriors and guards, [[Togorian]] [[Pirate/Legends|pirates]], and other sorts of criminals.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy" /> [[Force Adept]]s that lacked a lightsaber had been known to take up the vibro-ax and use their [[The Force/Legends|Force]] powers to enhance their combat abilities.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy">''[[Threats of the Galaxy]]''</ref>
 
   
Vibro-axes were the weapon of choice for [[Palpatine]]'s [[Imperial Sentinel]]s.<ref name="Force Unleashed Campaign Guide">''[[The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide]]''</ref>
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Vibro-axes were the weapon of choice for [[Palpatine/Legends|Palpatine's]] [[Imperial Sentinel]]s.<ref name="Force Unleashed Campaign Guide">''[[The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide]]''</ref>
   
 
[[Jabba Desilijic Tiure/Legends|Jabba]] the [[Hutt/Legends|Hutt's]] dim-witted Gammorean guards used vibro-axes,<ref name="Rebellion Era Campaign Guide">''[[Rebellion Era Campaign Guide]]''</ref> while his [[Weequay/Legends|Weequay]] guards used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax model. During his infiltration into [[Jabba's Palace/Legends|Jabba's Palace]], [[Lando Calrissian/Legends|Lando Calrissian]] used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax as his primary weapon.
 
[[Jabba Desilijic Tiure/Legends|Jabba]] the [[Hutt/Legends|Hutt's]] dim-witted Gammorean guards used vibro-axes,<ref name="Rebellion Era Campaign Guide">''[[Rebellion Era Campaign Guide]]''</ref> while his [[Weequay/Legends|Weequay]] guards used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax model. During his infiltration into [[Jabba's Palace/Legends|Jabba's Palace]], [[Lando Calrissian/Legends|Lando Calrissian]] used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax as his primary weapon.
   
[[Han Solo/Legends|Han Solo]] once provided a non-energy variant of the vibro-ax to a [[Spacer/Legends|spacer]], for use as a [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]] [[Jedi training/Legends|training]] [[polearm]].<ref name="SWG">{{SWG|An Empire Divided}}</ref>
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[[Han Solo/Legends|Han Solo]] once provided a non-energy variant of the vibro-ax to a [[Spacer/Legends|spacer]], for use as a [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]] [[Jedi training/Legends|training]] [[Polearm/Legends|polearm]].<ref name="SWG">{{SWG|An Empire Divided}}</ref>
   
 
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==Appearances==
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*''[[Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap]]''
 
*''[[Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'' {{Gamecameo}}
 
*''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'' {{Gamecameo}}
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*''[[Jedi: Shaak Ti]]''
 
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*''[[Star Wars: Republic: Into the Unknown]]''
 
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*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures: Volume Three|text=''Classic Adventures: Volume Three''|story=Tatooine Manhunt}} {{C|Reprint}}
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*{{FFG|book=Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook|text=''Star Wars: Edge of the Empire'' Core Rulebook|story=Trouble Brewing|stext=''Trouble Brewing''}}
 
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*{{WEGCite|book=Star Wars Gamemaster Handbook|text=''Star Wars Gamemaster Handbook''|story=Tales of the Smoking Blaster}} {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale]]''
 
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*{{Journal|15|The Great Herdship Heist}}
 
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*''[[That's Entertainment: The Tale of Salacious Crumb]]''
 
*''[[That's Entertainment: The Tale of Salacious Crumb]]''
 
*[[Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi|''Star Wars'': Episode VI ''Return of the Jedi'']] / [[Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (junior novelization)|junior novel]]
 
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*''[[Taster's Choice: The Tale of Jabba's Chef]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 1: In the Hands of Jabba the Hutt]]''
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*''[[And Then There Were Some: The Gamorrean Guard's Tale]]''
 
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*''[[Let Us Prey: The Whiphid's Tale]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[A Free Quarren in the Palace: Tessek's Tale]]''
 
*''[[A Free Quarren in the Palace: Tessek's Tale]]''
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*{{Journal|9|Easy Credits}} {{ID|vibro-axe}}
 
*''[[Dark Forces: Rebel Agent]]'' / [[Dark Forces: Rebel Agent audio drama|audio drama]]
 
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*{{WEGCite|book=Dark Force Rising Sourcebook|text=''Dark Force Rising Sourcebook''|story=Gottu and His Vibroaxe|stext=''Gottu and His Vibroaxe''}}
 
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*''[[The New Jedi Order: Traitor]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Traitor]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant]]'' {{Mo}}
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[[File:Lowhrick EotE DG by Adam Schumpert.jpg|thumb|170px|[[Lowhhrick]] using a vibro-ax in combat]]
 
[[File:Lowhrick EotE DG by Adam Schumpert.jpg|thumb|170px|[[Lowhhrick]] using a vibro-ax in combat]]
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*[[Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book (Max Rebo)|''Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book'' (Max Rebo)]] {{Po}}
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*''[[Planets of the Galaxy, Volume One]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition|''Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game'', Second Edition]]
*''[[Dark Force Rising Sourcebook]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[Dark Force Rising Sourcebook]]''
*''[[Star Wars Gamemaster Screen]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[Wanted by Cracken]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[Wanted by Cracken]]''
*''[[Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley]]''
*''[[Star Wars Gamemaster Handbook]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[Star Wars Gamemaster Handbook]]''
*''[[Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[Planets of the Galaxy, Volume Three]]''
*''[[The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook]]'' {{C|As "vibro-axe"}}
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*''[[The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook]]''
*''[[Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook]]'' {{C|As "vibro-axe"}}
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*''[[Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook]]''
 
*[[Star Wars Miniatures Battles (Second Edition)|''Star Wars Miniatures Battles'', Second Edition]]
 
*[[Star Wars Miniatures Battles (Second Edition)|''Star Wars Miniatures Battles'', Second Edition]]
 
*''[[Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters]]''
 
*''[[Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters]]''
*''[[Cracken's Rebel Operatives]]'' {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*''[[Cracken's Rebel Operatives]]''
*[[Star Wars Sourcebook (Second Edition)|''Star Wars Sourcebook'', Second Edition]] {{C|As "vibroaxe"}}
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*[[Star Wars Sourcebook (Second Edition)|''Star Wars Sourcebook'', Second Edition]]
 
*''[[Star Wars Miniatures Battles Companion]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Miniatures Battles Companion]]''
*{{Journal|3|Blasters for Hire}} {{C|As "vibro-axe"}}
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*{{Journal|3|Blasters for Hire}}
*''[[The Star Wars Planets Collection]]'' {{C|As "vibro-axe"}}
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*''[[The Star Wars Planets Collection]]''
*{{ChallengeCite|73|New Character Templates: A Supplement to Star Wars' Mos Eisley Galaxy Guide}}
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*{{ChallengeCite|73|New Character Templates: A Supplement to Star Wars' Mos Eisley Galaxy Guide}}
 
*''[[Galladinium's Fantastic Technology]]''
 
*''[[Galladinium's Fantastic Technology]]''
*''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
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*''[[Alliance Intelligence Reports]]''
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*''[[Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies]]''
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*''[[The DarkStryder Campaign]]''
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*[[Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi (Second Edition)|''Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi'', Second Edition]]
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*{{Journal|10|A Free-Trader's Guide to the Planets}}
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook]]''
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
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*''[[Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology]]''
 
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*{{StarWarsKidsCite|8|Who Is That Alien? Ithorians & Gamorreans}}
 
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*''[[Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide]]''
 
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*''[[Threats of the Galaxy]]''
 
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*''[[The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide]]''
 
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A vibro-ax was a more powerful version of the standard axe.

Description

Weequay Elite TCG by Koroglu

One of Jabba's guards wielding a BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax

A vibro-ax was a standard ax handle-fitted with a vibration generator and power cell, causing the ax head to vibrate rapidly, thus creating a vibroweapon. Vibroweapons had more cutting power with less effort from the wielder.[2] Some handles were designed to dampen the vibration effect for the user, though cruder versions, such as Arg'garoks wielded by the Gamorreans, used wooden handles. These weapons were often left deactivated, simply to allow the user to show off their physical strength and to intimidate rivals, since these weapons were capable of easily decapitating most humanoid species with a single blow.

A vibro-ax required two energy cells to operate.[2] They were considered restricted weapons on most civilized worlds.[2]

Variants of the vibro-ax included the Acidic Paragon vibro axe, which actually exuded acid, the sophisticated BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax, and the Clan Groogrun vibro-ax, which was another Gamorrean vibro-ax.

History

The vibro-axes were common in the underworld of the galaxy, and especially among Gamorrean warriors and guards, Togorian pirates, and other sorts of criminals.[3] Force Adepts that lacked a lightsaber had been known to take up the vibro-ax and use their Force powers to enhance their combat abilities.[3]

Vibro-axes were the weapon of choice for Palpatine's Imperial Sentinels.[4]

Jabba the Hutt's dim-witted Gammorean guards used vibro-axes,[5] while his Weequay guards used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax model. During his infiltration into Jabba's Palace, Lando Calrissian used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax as his primary weapon.

Han Solo once provided a non-energy variant of the vibro-ax to a spacer, for use as a Jedi training polearm.[6]

Appearances

Non-canon appearances

Sources

Lowhrick EotE DG by Adam Schumpert

Lowhhrick using a vibro-ax in combat

Notes and references

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