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A grappling hook was a device used by individuals in order to mount large objects, swing across chasms, or ensnare others.
The Jedi of the Galactic Republic were commonly equipped with grappling spike launchers during missions, which were developed by the quartermasters at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Simpler grappling hooks, called ascension cables, were used by the clone troopers during the Clone Wars, with the scout troopers and stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire using a similar device. Luke Skywalker used a fibercord grappling hook found in his stolen stormtrooper armor to swing himself and Princess Leia Organa across a chasm on the first Death Star.
Ewoks were known to use primitive grappling hooks as weapons and for navigating obstacles, as well as for more unusual uses such as retrieving objects. Princess Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka of Bright Tree Village was highly proficient with the grappling hook and used it as her primary weapon.
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