Description[edit | edit source]
As with all vibroweapons, the vibrodagger used an energy cell to create rapid vibrations, which increased its cutting capability with little effort from the wielder. The blade also possessed enough balance to be used as a throwing weapon. It was favored by assassins and petty thugs, as well as spies, including the Bothan spies and saboteurs. Some outlaws groups, such as swoop gang members, are also known to have utilized the weapon.
History[edit | edit source]
Vibrodaggers were carried as backup melee weapons by Mandalorian Neo-Crusader Shock Troopers. During the Clone Wars, the blade was wielded by clone shadow troopers and assassins of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Corporate Sector Authority had both Human and droid assassins who used vibrodaggers. Zabrak bounty hunter Sugi also utilized vibrodaggers in her arsenal, as did fellow hunter Aurra Sing. In addition, Notluwiski Papanoida used a vibrodagger against Greedo at Jabba's Palace. Sabé, who served as handmaiden and bodyguard for Queen Amidala was proficient with a vibrodagger.
Phase I dark troopers of the Galactic Empire used vibrodaggers that had a paralyzing effect. During the Imperial era, assassins working for Imperial Intelligence used high-powered vibrodaggers. For example, the Noghri Death Commandos made deadly use of the blade as both a melee and throwing weapon. Though the technology behind these blades is not known in detail, the design was derived from research into metallic worms named the Raen sovra. Agents of the Imperial Security Bureau were also known to make use of specialized vibrodaggers. During the time of the Galactic Civil War, a citizen risked his life to prevent an escaped Yuzzem prisoner from hijacking a local transport and possibly killing dozens of other citizens. In appreciation for his actions, the ISB saw to it that the hero receive a replica of the special ISB vibrodagger.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Reckonings"—Star Wars Gamer 7 "
- Snow Job"—Star Wars Gamer 2 "
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"
- Star Wars: Dark Forces
- Child of Light
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
- Emissary of the Void (Mentioned only)
- Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Mentioned only)
- Legacy of the Force: Tempest
- Legacy of the Force: Inferno
- Fate of the Jedi: Abyss (Mentioned only)
- Crucible (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Creatures of the Galaxy
- Pirates & Privateers
- Rules of Engagement: The Rebel SpecForce Handbook
- Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game
- Secrets of Naboo
- Secrets of Tatooine
- Living Force Campaign Guide
- Rebellion Era Sourcebook
- The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
- Star Wars Gamer #2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Bartyn's Landing"—Star Wars Gamer 7 "
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
- Tempest Feud
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook
- Threats of the Galaxy
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- Scavenger's Guide to Droids
- Galaxy of Intrigue
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – The Nightsister's Revenge (Card: Vibrodagger)