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Needler pistols were a form of weapon used to penetrate personal shields through a small metallic pin. Designed to be effective against personal shields without sacrificing range, a needler fired tiny, ultra-sharp darts that penetrated energy shields and drilled into the target's body. A needler's ammunition could also be laced with contact poison, delivering the poison to its targets.
Imperial spy Tanya Madera used this weapon to administer the deadly triflexia virus to both Chief Technician Adonar Dellox and one of the X-wing pilots on Reginard Base. She later used the weapon to defend herself against a group of Rebels, though she had only five shots left.