- "Stormtroopers on waveskimmers!"
- ―Leia Organa to her team
The waveskimmer was a repulsorlift surface ship consisting of a windowed cockpit supported by two sturdy legs angling down from either side. Each of those legs terminated in a pontoon that allowed the vehicle to float on the water's surface, and thus glide over it when propelled. Armament-wise, the waveskimmer boasted two forward-facing blaster cannons.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Can't speak for Cecil, but I was thinking of the West End Games jet-ski things."
- ―Jason Fry
Waveskimmers made their first canonical appearance in the 2015 novel Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, which was written by Jason Fry and Cecil Castellucci. They were first pictured in Leia and the Great Island Escape, a Disney–Lucasfilm Press adaptation of Moving Target aimed at young readers, which used the appearance of the AQ-5 Waveskimmer from the Legends comic series Dark Empire.
However, this depiction does not fit the textual evidence: Leia mentions stormtroopers on waveskimmers rather than in them. Several paragraphs later, it is mentioned that "black shape of a riderless waveskimmer skittered over the waves."
In fact, Jason Fry intended it as a reference to a single-person vehicle that appeared in Battle for the Golden Sun, a Star Wars Legends adventure book for use with West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.
- Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (First appearance)
- Leia and the Great Island Escape (First pictured)