- "One on your tail, Renegade Seven! Scissor right! Scissor right!"
- ―Renegade Four, Battle of Derra IV
The scissors was a timed maneuver aimed at bringing an attacking starfighter into the sights of the defending craft during a dogfight. The move, consisting of sharp, twisting turns, was generally executed immediately after the attacker overshot during a head-to-head engagement or following a successful breaking maneuver. This tactic was fairly difficult to time and required constant monitoring of one's opponent.