- "Leave that to me. Send a distress signal. Then report that the ship was destroyed in an asteroid collision with all onboard killed."
- ―Darth Vader
The Wide-Eyed was an Imperial survey vessel that claimed to have received a text-based distress signal from the Tantive IV. Though the Rebel ship had, in actuality, been captured by the Imperial Star Destroyer Devastator, the BoSS report filed by Wide-Eyed stated otherwise. The fabricated distress signal read:
- "PRIORITY DISTRESS ALERT: Captain R. Antilles, Tantive IV; House of Alderaan consular vessel. We have suffered catastrophic depressurization and hull damage as a result of superluminal collision with uncharted asteroidal body. Area is dense with debris and hazardous, but we require immediate assistance and medical attention. Advise strict anti-rad protocols due to nearby stellar conditions."
In reality, the distress signal had been sent by 501st Legion commander Daine Jir under the orders of Darth Vader to cover up the Devastator's capture of the vessel, with the resulting report from the Wide-Eyed being informed falsely that the Tantive IV had hit an asteroid with no survivors.
Roughly sixteen standard hours later, the Wide-Eyed "arrived" on scene and reported visual confirmation of the Tantive IV's demise and sensor confirmation that all hands were dead, including then-Senator Leia Organa. About nine years later, during the New Republic's rule, the BoSS casefile was closed and the fabricated story exposed.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance) (Indirect mention only)