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"The good news is we don't need a pickup because we found a new Phantom."
―Kanan Jarrus[src]

The Phantom II was a modified Sheathipede-class transport shuttle belonging to the Spectres. It replaced the original Phantom, which was lost during the mission to Reklam Station. The Spectres acquired the Phantom II during a mission to the planet Agamar, where they encountered a Separatist holdout. Ambushed by the forces of the droid general Kalani, the rebel away team was forced to engage in a live wargame with the droid army until both were attacked by an Imperial strike force. The Spectres kept the shuttle,modifying it for their own needs and repainting it. The shuttle was key to the success of several missions, including to Concord Dawn and Krownest.

DescriptionEdit

"We have three Sheathipede-class shuttles, but they have no weapons."
―General Kalani[src]
Phantom II pre paint job

The Phantom II, prior to its modification.

The Phantom II was a Sheathipede-class shuttle in the Separatist military.[8] The shuttle was also capable of traveling through hyperspace. After the Spectres rebel cell acquired the ship, they gave it a new paint job and upgraded it to include hull reinforcements, port and starboard forward cannons, ventral-mounted turrets, and an astromech socket located on the port side of the shuttle.[3] The Phantom II was also modified to dock with the VCX-100 light freighter Ghost and served as the mother ship's shuttle.[7] Despite its armaments and maneuverability, the Phantom II was still vulnerable to small-arms fire.[9]

HistoryEdit

The Clone WarsEdit

The Phantom II was originally an unnamed and unarmed transport part of the Separatist navy, marshaled by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. The vessel was based on Agamar[2] after the Super tactical droid General Kalani was ordered to the planet by Count Dooku.[8]

Joining the rebellionEdit

Kalani's forces remained active and unaccosted in the Agamar system for almost twenty years until his forces were discovered by members of the rebellion. The droid Chopper found and restarted the shuttle while spying on several battle droids. Chopper informed Ezra Bridger of the vessel, and Bridger had the droid prepare the ship for departure. After realizing that the rebels and the droids were not each other's enemies, both parties joined together to successfully escape an Imperial assault. Kanan Jarrus realized the ship's potential[10] and decided the commandeered vessel would serve as a replacement for the original Phantom,[2] which was lost at Reklam Station.[11] The new ship was christened Phantom II.[2]

After the Spectres returned to Phoenix Cell with the ship, the vessel underwent extensive modifications and upgrades. The shuttle was given a new paint job and upgraded to include hull reinforcements and an astromech socket located on the port side of the shuttle's now-shortened dorsal fin. The ship would be outfitted with port and starboard forward cannons, ventral-mounted turrets located adjacent to the boarding ramp,[3] and would also modified to dock with the Ghost like the original Phantom. This potentially allowed the ship to serve as the freighter's new rear gun but this was never observed in practice.[7]

After communication with the Protectors of Concord Dawn was lost, Sabine led a recon mission with Ezra, Fenn Rau, and Chopper to Concord Dawn's third moon to investigate the situation. Rau overpowered Sabine and Ezra and took the shuttle to a ridge overlooking the Protector encampment, where he discovered his men had all been killed by the Imperial Mandalorians led by Gar Saxon. While Sabine attempted to rescue Ezra from the Mandalorians, Rau stole the Phantom II and started to flee but returned and saved the Spectres after realizing that Sabine was an honorable fighter who risks her life to save others, and that she had not forgotten the Mandalorian ways.[3]

The Phantom II later took part during the Phoenix rebels' evacuation of rebel sympathizers on Mykapo. Kanan Jarrus and Garazeb Orrelios used the ship to land on the planet to help with the evacuation before returning the ship to its port on the Ghost. After evacuating the rebel sympathizers, Hera Syndulla, Ezra, Sabine, and Chopper used the shuttle to travel to the Iron Squadron YT-2400 light freighter Sato's Hammer in an attempt to convince the Squadron to leave Mykapo before Imperial forces returned to the planet. Hera allowed Ezra, Sabine, and Chopper to stay behind and repair the hyperdrive of the YT-2400 and convince the Iron Squadron to evacuate. When Imperial forces under Admiral Kassius Konstantine returned to the system, Ezra and Sabine managed to convince Gooti Terez, Jonner Jin, and R3-A3 to escape on the Phantom II. They were forced to leave Mart Mattin behind after his ship was damaged by Imperial fire. After docking the Phantom with the Ghost, the Spectres and Iron Squadron took part in a joint mission to rescue Mart.[7]

Later, Kanan and Sabine used the Phantom II to follow Darth Maul's ship Nightbrother to the planet Dathomir. Maul had coerced Ezra to come along. Prior to Maul's appearance at Chopper Base, Kanan foresaw an issue with Ezra's behavior and had Sabine install a tracker on Ezra's wrist comm, which was used to track Maul. The rebels landed the ship outside the Nightsister lair and ventured inside the cave to rescue Ezra only to be attacked by the spirits of the Nightsisters. After defeating the spirits, Ezra and his fellow rebels resolved to stop Maul from reaching the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who held the key to destroying the Sith.[12]

During the Spectres and the Clone Captain Rex's second mission to Geonosis, the Phantom II remained docked aboard the Ghost. When the rebel Saw Gerrera demanded that he take the Geonosian Klik-Klak on the shuttle for interrogation offworld, the Spectres and Rex opposed his demand.[13]

The Phantom II would be docked aboard the Ghost as the ship departed Chopper Base for a training exercise. Following EXD-9's attack on Chopper Base, the Phantom II and its mother ship returned following Zeb's incident report.[14]

Later Sabine along with Kanan, Ezra, Chopper, and Fenn used the Phantom II to travel on a mission to Krownest, the home of Clan Wren, to secure Clan Wren's support for the rebellion. The ship was attacked by Clan Wren warriors and sustained engine damage, but Sabine managed to land the ship in the snow. Chopper stayed aboard with Fenn while the others met with Ursa Wren, Sabine's mother. Chopper managed to repair the ship and used it to transport Kanan and Ezra back to the rebel forces after Sabine and Fenn stayed behind to help unify the Mandalorians.[9]

The Phantom II would be docked with the Ghost for the failed Mission to Jalindi Outpost and the subsequent rescue of Ezra and Sabine from a incapacitated Imperial Shuttle damaged by massive kyber crystal explosion. The ship would return to Yavin IV and remain there during the events of the liberation of Lothal.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Phantom II first appeared in the Star Wars Rebels Season Three episode "The Last Battle", which debuted on Disney XD on October 22, 2016. The ship has since appeared in several Star Wars Rebels episodes.

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