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The Tector-class Star Destroyer was a class of Star Destroyers in the service of the Galactic Empire's navy. The Harbinger was a ship of this class.

HistoryEdit

In 4 ABY,[2] the Tector-class Star Destroyer Harbinger was part of the Imperial Navy's fleet defending the second Death Star over the moon of Endor.[1] After the Rebel Alliance launched an assault on the seemingly incomplete station, which was actually a trap engineered by Emperor Palpatine designed to destroy the entirety of the rebellion at once,[3] the Harbinger was destroyed by advancing rebel ships.[1] Shortly after, the space station itself was destroyed, along with a large portion of the gathered Imperial forces.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

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The ship seen in Return of the Jedi that Jason Fry intended to be the Tector-class Star Destroyer Harbinger

The first new canon source to use the name Tector-class was "The Levers of Power," a 2015 short story written by Jason Fry and included in the compilation book The Rise of the Empire.[1] On Twitter, Fry confirmed his authorial intent that a hangarless Star Destroyer seen in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi is supposed to be the Tector-class Star Destroyer Harbinger.[4]

In Star Wars Legends, the Tector-class was first referenced in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections, a 2005 reference book.[5]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "The Levers of Power"—The Rise of the Empire
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  4. TwitterLogo @jasoncfry (Jason Fry) on Twitter. "@LelalMekha I assumed so but it's up to you how to weight authorial intentions...." (screenshot) (In response to "@jasoncfry I assume that the Tector-class Harbinger (from "Levers of Power") is the one hangarless ISD seen in ROTJ, right? :-)") In this tweet, Jason Fry explains that it was his intention that a hangarless Star Destroyer seen in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi is supposed to be the Tector-class Harbinger.
  5. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections