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Encyclopedia > Slave I
Slave I from the film The Empire Strikes Back
Slave I from the film The Empire Strikes Back

Slave I is a fictional spacecraft in George Lucas's science fiction saga Star Wars. It is used by bounty hunter Jango Fett and his clone son, Boba Fett. Jango Fett acquired this vessel while on a mission to locate Komari Vosa; this was the mission organized by Darth Tyranus to find the best candidate to be cloned to form a clone army. He used this ship to escape an exploding prison on the Oovo IV asteroid after his own ship was destroyed. Nobody ever searched for this ship as being missing from the prison as it was believed to be destroyed in the explosion of the prison. Slave I appears in the films Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... The Space Shuttle Discovery as seen from the International Space Station. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about the series. ... Jango redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Komari Vosa is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, appearing in the video game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. ... Count Dooku (102 - 19 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... // Obroa-Skai Obroa-Skai is the home of the oldest and most extensive neutral knowledge archive in the galaxy. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...


In the Star Wars canon, Jango Fett is the first acknowledged owner of Slave I. As portrayed in Star Wars: Bounty Hunter it had been part of a test fleet on the prison planet Oovo IV; Jango stole it and turned its missile launchers on the rest of the ships, blasting them to prevent any guard staff from pursuing. In Attack of the Clones, Jango flies the ship to Geonosis, where he dies in combat with Mace Windu. In The Empire Strikes Back, we find that Boba Fett has acquired Slave I in the interim. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Geonosis is a planet from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... “Windu” redirects here. ...


In The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett uses the vessel, which is outfitted to contain prisoners, to deliver Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt after Darth Vader freezes Solo in carbonite. Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... Jabba the Hutt is a fictional character in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... For Rarbonite, see Rarbonite. ...


While docked and during takeoff and landing, Slave I is oriented horizontally; but in flight, its wing pylons rotate 90°, perpendicular to the altitude of the ship, and the ship is propelled while oriented vertically. Two-thirds of the ship's interior is dedicated to the powerful Kuat Engineering Systems F-31 drive engines and the four Kuat X-f-16 power generators, giving the ship the speed of an Alliance Y-wing fighter.


Both Jango and Boba Fett modified and rearmed Slave I. Under Jango Fett's ownership, its weaponry included twin blaster cannons, two rapid-firing laser cannons, two projectile launchers (each equipped with a magazine of three proton torpedoes or various other payloads), and a naval mine-layer equipped with seismic charges, weapons powerful enough to easily bisect asteroids with a radius of five to ten kilometers. In addition to combat-grade shields and sensors, Slave I has an illegal sensor masking and jamming system that allows it to slip through sensor grids undetected. This system, thought to be an Imperial navy Military secret, was somehow acquired by Fett and has given him a decisive advantage on many hunts. He can use the system to sneak onto worlds undetected, much to the dismay of his targets and planetary law-enforcement. Slave I has dummy proton torpedoes mounted with homing beacons and S-thread trackers. By tagging a ship with one of these dummy beacons, Fett can use his contraband HoloNet transceiver to track ships through hyperspace. In other words, once he has found you, it is almost impossible to dodge the infamous Boba Fett. The elliptical silhouette of the Slave I is the last thing any fugitive would want to see on their rear sensor display. The Slave I's sophisticated anti-detection gear and stealth package ensure that very few fugitives ever see their captor coming.


Slave I in the Expanded Universe

The Star Wars Expanded Universe reveals more of the history of Slave I: This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Kuat Drive Yards specially designed the ship to carry live prisoners. Slave I was one of six prototype Firespray-class patrol and attack ships manufactured for the asteroid prison Oovo IV. While on Oovo IV, Jango Fett stole a Firespray and proceeded to destroy the rest. Kuat revived the line around the Battle of Yavin.
  • After Boba Fett assumed control of the vessel, he replaced the laser cannons with an ion cannon and a concussion missile launcher, and also added a tractor beam.
  • Boba escapes from the Great Pit of Carkoon and discovers that Slave I has been impounded, forcing him to rely on a Slave II model until he recovers his ship.
  • In The Bounty Hunter Wars, Boba Fett states he had Kuat Drive Yards build the ship to his specifications, and he went over the ship with a fine tooth comb upon receiving it. He then made various adjustments and changes as he deemed fit. This series was written prior to the movie prequels, however.
  • Another story regarding the origins of Slave I states that it was an old enforcer's craft (used for both law enforcement and security details), which was no longer in production and thus a rare sight during the original trilogy era. Boba Fett acquired it from his "father", Jango Fett, but the consensus regarding the functionality and exterior look of the ship indicates that it was far from stock, largely due in part to extensive modifications that suited Fett's needs. This take on the origin of Slave I was the generally accepted belief prior to novelizations by authors; and later, the prequel films.

For other uses, see Prototype (disambiguation). ... The Firespray class patrol and attack ship is a ship in the fictional Star Wars universe, and was designed by Kuat Systems Engineering for use by the Oova IV Security Forces. ... For other uses, see Asteroid (disambiguation). ... // Obroa-Skai is the home of the oldest and most extensive neutral knowledge archive in the galaxy. ... Jango redirects here. ... A tractor beam is a hypothetical device with the ability to attract one object to another from a distance. ... Slave II is a fictional starship in the Star Wars Universe. ... The Mandalorian Armor, the first book in The Bounty Hunter Wars. ...

References

  • The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (Star Wars), 1st printing, 1996. Bill Smith, ISBN 0-590-02361-6
  • The Annotated Screenplays, softcover, 1997. George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, Laurent Bouzereau, ISBN 0-345-40981-7
  • The Bounty Hunter Wars by K.W. Jeter

George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... The Mandalorian Armor, the first book in The Bounty Hunter Wars. ... Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 1950) is an American science fiction author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. ...

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