The TIE Reaper was a TIE line starfighter manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems, and used by the Galactic Empire as a troop transport. In particular, it was designed specifically to ferry elite troops to flashpoints on a battlefield, such as Orson Krennic's Death Troopers on Scarif.
At least one TIE Reaper was present in the Ring of Kafrene during Rebel Captain Cassian Andor's mission to the asteroid belt in 0 BBY. Another TIE Reaper had been present during the Mission to Eadu, piloted by Captain Feroph. Another TIE Reaper was notably used during the Battle of Scarif to insert Director Orson Krennic's guard squadron of death troopers into battle to defeat Rogue One—a squad of Rebel soldiers that took it upon themselves to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's planet killer superweapon. In order to ensure the TIE Reaper could successfully insert the squad, it was escorted by a flight of TIE strikers. Around 34 years later, in 34 ABY, a criminal organization called the Ranc gang had TIE Reapers under their command on the planet Kaddak.
Behind the scenesEdit
The TIE Reaper first appeared, albeit unnamed, in the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and was designed by co-production designer Doug Chiang. The starship first identified as TIE Reaper in Electronic Arts' mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One Adaptation 6
- Poe Dameron 10: The Gathering Storm, Part III
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (First identified as TIE Reaper)
- The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Reaper Expansion Pack
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Poe Dameron 10: The Gathering Storm, Part III
- ↑ * Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Reaper Expansion Pack (Card: Scarif Base Pilot—TIE Reaper)
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Reaper Expansion Pack (Card: Captain Feroph—TIE Reaper)