|Holographic disguise matrix|
Pre 21 BBY
|Physical and technical specifications|
9 centimeter diameter
|Usage and history|
The holographic disguise matrix, (also known as the "Shadow hologram") was a Holographic image disguiser used to disguise someone holographically as another being. It was invented by bounty hunter, Sinrich. Later, during the mission to kidnap Palpatine on Naboo, bounty hunters, Twazzi, Embo, Derrown and Cad Bane used four emitters of the matrix to disguise themselves as three Senate Guards and a Neimoidian, respectively to kidnap the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic himself. Obi-Wan Kenobi in his disguise as Rako Hardeen was also provided with the projection of a Senate Guard, but didn't use it during the attempted kidnapping.
Developed by the technical genius Sinrich, the holographic disguise matrix was an experimental example of advanced holography. Contained within a small, palm-sized emitter, the disguise matrix—also known as the shadow hologram—cloaked a user in an exacting, true-color holographic shell. Disparities between subject build and height were compensated for by advanced sensors that holographically "painted in" any differences. Combined with vocal emulator and other sensor-baffling gear, the shadow hologram emitter was the ideal infiltration tool—or would be, if its shortcomings in power supply and image consistency could be smoothed out.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Box" (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis on Naboo" (First appearance)