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A fan shot was a method of rapidly firing a blaster while swinging it in an arc, or "fanning" motion. If done well, several targets could be hit in rapid succession with this maneuver. Smuggler-turned-Rebel Alliance hero, Han Solo, was adept at firing his DL-44 heavy blaster pistol in this manner.
Princess Leia Organa used this maneuver during the Battle of Endor when she and Han Solo were cornered by three stormtroopers outside the Endor shield generator bunker. Organa produced a concealed blaster pistol, and swinging the blaster was able to eliminate the stormtroopers in a single moment.
Behind the scenesEdit
Fan Shot was the name of a combat skill gained by smugglers in the game Star Wars Galaxies.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Galactic Hunters (Card: Fan Shot) (First identified as Fan shot)