- "Class-D annihilation isn't death. It's an affront to life and the Living Force itself."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
Class-D annihilation, also known as Class-D disintegration or transcendental annihilation, was the epitome of disruptor technology. Invented by the fatalists of Plootark IX, it caused the atomic deletion of its target, breaking its chemical bonds. Since Class-D annihilation specifically targeted midi-chlorians, matter thus eradicated was said to disappear even from detection in the Force. For that reason, the Jedi Order regarded Class-D annihilation as the ultimate affront to life and the Living Force. By the time of the Clone Wars, Class-D devices were outlawed under galactic law.
- SkyeWalkers: A Clone Wars Story (First appearance)