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"This vessel was originally designed as a hunter-killer, with many unique capabilities. It is a very special ship. It has had very special owners."
―O-66, regarding the Scimitar[src]

The Scimitar, also known as the Sith Infiltrator, was a heavily modified Star Courier and the personal starship of Darth Maul.[1] After his "demise" during the Battle of Naboo,[5] the experimental starfighter was appropriated by Maul's master, Darth Sidious.


The Sith Infiltrator featured folding wings around its circular cockpit, and was secretly modified from a Star Courier manufactured by Republic Sienar Systems. The craft also featured the addition of two laser cannons from the craft's original four along with a cloaking device that allowed it to disappear from any pursuing vessel. Owing to the craft's experimental ion engines, radiator fins on the ship's wings were required to be open during flight in order to expel excess heat.[3]

The ship carried three DRK-1 probes and the Bloodfin, a Sith speeder utilized by Darth Maul during his mission on Tatooine.[2]


"It is as you predicted my Lord. We've traced Count Dooku's signal to Dathomir's surface. What is your command?"
"Jam their communications and cloak this ship from view. They won't know we've arrived until it's much too late."
―General Grievous and Darth Sidious[src]
Sith Infiltrator TPM

The Scimitar travels to Tatooine.

At the time of the Invasion of Naboo, the Scimitar was the personal starship of Darth Maul, who used it in an attempt to track Queen Padmé Amidala on Tatooine. After his defeat, the ship fell into the possession of Maul's master, Darth Sidious.[5]

During the Clone Wars, the Scimitar was used to transport Sidious and General Grievous to the surface of Dathomir, where the Sith Master had a duel with his resurfaced former apprentice and the Nightsister Mother Talzin.[4]

Many years later, the Scimitar was still in the possession of Sidious, who now ruled the First Galactic Empire as Emperor Palpatine. It was held in Imperial Facility 729-D, located somewhere in the Inner Rim, and curated by the droid O-66. At some point before the Battle of Hoth, the bounty hunter Chanath Cha was entrusted with the modified Star Courier in order to retrieve the stolen Imperialis, Palpatine's luxury pleasure craft.[6]

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