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World Devastators
World Devastators

In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, World Devastators were gigantic machines with strong tractor beams attached to them, employed by Emperor Palpatine's clones. Download high resolution version (400x609, 60 KB)World Devastators from a Star Wars comic book This work is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (400x609, 60 KB)World Devastators from a Star Wars comic book This work is copyrighted. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A tractor beam is a hypothetical device with the ability to attract one object to another from a distance. ... Form of Government Empire Official language Galactic Basic Capital Coruscant (Imperial Center) Head of State Emperor Palpatine Supreme Military Executor Darth Vader Head of Government Grand Vizier Sate Pestage Executive Governing Body Imperial Inner Circle Legislative Branch Imperial Senate, Council of Moffs Establishment 19 BBY Fragmentation 4 ABY Final Dissolution... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... In genetics, a clone is a replica of all or part of a macromolecule (eg. ...

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They would land on the surface of a planet, and the tractor beams would literally tear the planet beneath them apart, and then consume it, thus making them "planet killers". The eight planets and three dwarf planets of the Solar System. ... The Lexx, from the series Lexx In science fiction, a planet killer (also called a planet buster in some Sci-Fi circles) is an entity, often a large spaceship, expressly designed to destroy or render uninhabitable a planet. ...


The deconstruction of the planet and its resources would then be used for both fuel for the Devastator and for manufacturing starships, starfighters, and droids over a period of a few months. Eventually the planet would become a debris field. These machines' shields were so strong that not even concentrated turbolaser fire could penetrate them, and most times any conflict with another enemy ship would result in the consumption of that ship by the World Devastator. They first saw action in the Battle of Mon Calamari where they were used by the reborn Emperor Palpatine against Mon Calamari, the temporary capital of the New Republic after the Imperial Remnant recaptured Coruscant. There, they devoured many of the Mon Calamari floating cities and recycled them to make countless assault vehicles, including TIE/D fighters and wavewalkers. One of the fictional ships called the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, one of the most famous fictional starships. ... A Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, an example of a starfighter. ... Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along side astromech droid R2-D2, and protocol droid C-3PO. This is the concept of the droid in science fiction. ... The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of different weapons, whose uses and powers range from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ... Combatants Galactic Republic Quarren Isolation League (Confederacy of Independent Systems) Commanders Kit Fisto Tikkes Strength Clone SCUBA troopers Mon Calamari Knights Kit Fisto LAAT gunships Acclamator-class Assault Transports Manta droid subfighters Trade Federation Sub-Carriers Mini-Subs Quarren Crab Cannon battle droids super battle droids Merai Quarren artillery Quarren... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the planet Mon Calamari is the home planet of the Mon Calamari and the Quarren. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... In the Star Wars universe, the Imperial Remnant is a New Republic nickname for the Galactic Empire that came about following the Bastion Accords that ended the Galactic Civil War. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... The TIE/D Fighter is a TIE fighter with an integrated Cybot Galactica Ace-6 fighter unit. ... The Wavewalker was an Imperial Remnant aquatic assault vehicle from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


These massive foundries churned out new vehicles and war machines, sent into battle straight from the assembly line. The internal factories could create anything from a starfighter or speeder to a medium-sized cruiser, given enough resources. World Devastators also carried squadrons of TIE/D fighters which could be controlled by the Central Droid Brain. Each World Devastator was controlled by a central droid brain - the sentient crew-members were on board to oversee production and handle navigation or weapons systems. The droid brain was responsible for creating the new weapons of war, and was programmed with a massive store of ship types and parameters, able to create a wide variety of vessels for any combat situation. In addition, the factories could also focus on upgrading the World Devastator itself; a portion of the raw materials created in the furnace was set aside for advancements to the main body. With these unique customizations, no two 'mature' World Devastators were truly alike. Though it often took several months to fully consume a planet, the results were terrifying.


History

After the Battle of Yavin, the Emperor ordered a second Death Star to be built. While it was being constructed, Umak Leth, desiring to outdo his predecessor Bevel Lemelisk as Chief Engineer to the Emperor, was struck by inspiration while on the capital world Coruscant: Coruscant had long been patrolled by gigantic droids which demolished old, damaged, unsafe, or simply out-of-fashion buildings, fed the raw concrete, masonry, transparisteel etc. into enormous molecular furnaces, which produced ingots and vats of the raw and now refined ingredients for other sections of the droid to construct new buildings in the old ones' place with. Leth realized that the droids were rather inefficient, and that if they were improved, they could be the basis of a new industrial tool which with the modern technologies of tractor beams, vastly scaled-up Artificial Intelligences, and improved molecular furnaces, could build essentially anything on its own- or (as he came to realize with the Emperor's promptings) it could be a weapon of war that could literally eat a planet, constructing more of its fellows, and turning all the spare resources immediately into other weapons of war!. He proposed this to the Emperor, who once he heard the further refinement into instruments of warfare, was so pleased he authorized the project immediately. The Emperor's death at Endor meant that a delay occurred in the project, but Leth always had funding, and so eventually the project was completed with the construction of Silencer-1 in orbit around the abandoned planet Thomork. Construction, once the fundamental task of programming the enormous computer cores containing the AI that essentially was the Devastator was easy: World Devastators literally built themselves- no two were exactly alike; indeed, of all droids in the Star Wars universe, the ones which came closest to being alive, in the sense of being able to change themselves and grow indefinitely, were World Devastators. In principle a World Devastator could easily reproduce, but in practice Leth was overly hasty, and did not finish working out the final designs and loading all necessary plans- World Devastators (at least the first recension) did not possess the plans for the necessary computer cores, and many vital functions like optimizing production schedules, maintaining the furnace temperatures and a good deal of construction work were done by humans and slaves. Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Umak Leth was an Imperial engineer in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Bevel Lemelisk is a character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe who is credited in several sources with being the inventor and primary designer of the Death Star. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


First use

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The ocean world of Mon Calamari had once been planned for destruction by the first Death Star. With the destruction of the battle station—and its successor—it seemed as if Mon Calamari was not longer threatened by the Empire. But when the reborn Palpatine launched his attack, Mon Calamari became the first target of his World Devastators. Led by the massive Silencer-7, the Devastator squad descended on Mon Calamari, smashing the floating cities and shipyards, feeding their factories in anticipation of a New Republic counter-strike. Admiral Ackbar sent a New Republic fleet to deal with the devastating attack on his home-world, including the captured Imperial-class Star Destroyer Emancipator and a squadron of X-wings. Yet nothing the New Republic threw at the Devastators could stop the attack. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the planet Mon Calamari is the home planet of the Mon Calamari and the Quarren. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Admiral Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The word Accuser can mean:- Accuser (fictional Star Wars spaceship) Someone who accuses Category: ... X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ...


The World Devastators launched automated droid TIE fighters against the Republic star-fighters, and one Devastator headed into orbit to face the Emancipator head-on. The Devastator devoured the Star Destroyer in its boiling furnace, forcing the crew to evacuate. However, the Rebels had another force in reserve, and sent V-wing and E-wing squadrons to the surface to engage the Devastators. Suddenly, the assault weapons stopped dead in the water. While the Alliance believed the Imperial commander was too "inept" to even claim victory with the Devastators, this sudden turn of events was entirely to plan. Luke Skywalker had infiltrated the upper echelons of Imperial command by supposedly allying himself with Palpatine. From his position as Supreme Commander of Imperial Forces, Skywalker was able to shut down the Devastators. Unfortunately, their internal factories continued churning out wavewalkers and TIE/D fighters, forcing the New Republic to implement a new plan while they fought the Imperial vehicles. In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, a Droid TIE fighter or TIE/D fighter is a vehicle used by the Galactic Empire. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... The E-wing is a type of single-pilot starfighter in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Wavewalker was an Imperial Remnant aquatic assault vehicle from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Luke Skywalker smuggled a wealth of Imperial data into Rebel hands, via the astromech droid R2-D2. The droid was able to decipher the Master Control Signal, and create a new code that would instruct the Devastators' droid brains to attack the other Devastators. The new signal worked; the Devastators turned on each other, leaving nothing but dead hulks in the water world's oceans. The Galaxy somehow freed itself from threat of the World Devastators. Yet, in Empire II, a Devastator was seen as part of the Rebel fleet. (Considering the raw power and ability of a World Devastator, it was probably to keep one or more around as a mobile factory.) R2-D2, a superficially typical astromech droid Astromech droids are a type of droid often encountered in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Map of the Star Wars galaxy released by Star Wars Insider The fictional galaxy where the setting of the Star Wars saga occurs is known simply as the Star Wars galaxy while in the canon it is referred as the Galaxy or the Known Galaxy. ...

Spoilers end here.

References

  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  • Dark Empire, trade paperback, 1993. Tom Veitch, ISBN 1-56971-073-2
  • The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (Star Wars), 1st printing, 1996. Bill Smith, ISBN 0-590-02361-6
  • The Dark Empire sourcebook, Wizards of the Coast, 1st edition, 1993. Horne, Michael, ISBN 0-87431-194-2
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for Nintendo 64; Final level "Battle of Mon Calamari"
  • The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology


Dark Empire was a comic series produced by Dark Horse Comics set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ... Combatants Galactic Republic Quarren Isolation League (Confederacy of Independent Systems) Commanders Kit Fisto Tikkes Strength Clone SCUBA troopers Mon Calamari Knights Kit Fisto LAAT gunships Acclamator-class Assault Transports Manta droid subfighters Trade Federation Sub-Carriers Mini-Subs Quarren Crab Cannon battle droids super battle droids Merai Quarren artillery Quarren...

Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe
Space Stations
Star Forge | Centerpoint Station | Death Star
Extraorbital Weapons
Galaxy Gun | Eye of Palpatine | Sun Crusher
Suborbital Weapons
Mass shadow generator | Dark Reaper | World Devastator
See also
List of Star Wars ship-mounted weapons | List of Star Wars ranged weapons |
List of Star Wars heavy weapons | List of Star Wars melee weapons | List of Star Wars heavy weapons

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List of Star Wars superweapons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1829 words)
The World Devastators were automated superweapons designed by Imperial engineer Umak Leth, who touted his creations as "more lethal than the Death Star".
Rather than blowing apart a planet, the World Devestators would literally eat it, "digesting" the natural resources of a world and using them in their own internal factories to produce new war machines for the Empire, and to expand their own hulls with additional weapons and factories.
Though it could only be used on planets which had moons, the technique was quite devastating: a massive dovin basal would be deployed to the target planet's surface, which would disrupt a moon's orbit and cause it to crash into the planet.
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