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Star Wars: The Best Space Ship For a Young Sith To Try And Kill His Mom In – The TIE Silencer Breakdown

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Sep 5 2021

Fast, deadly, and with an advanced stealth field generator that makes it perfect for some attempted matricide – lets look at the TIE Silencer.

The Twin Ion Engine design was first developed by Sienar Fleet Systems, who later became Sienar-Jaemus Fleet Systems. This ship is infamous throughout the galaxy. The TIE line is synonymous with tyranny and oppression. And of course, flying a ship that is associated villainy itself is exactly the sort of thing that one Kylo Ren – née Ben Solo – is drawn to.

TIE Silencer

Kylo Ren & the TIE Silencer

The young warlord felt the pull of the Light side of the Force so strongly that he needed to cloak himself in the trappings of malevolence. All of this to try and make up for what he ultimately lacked. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the TIE Silencer. A TIE/vn space superiority fighter used by Ren during the First Order’s war with the Resistance.

The starfighter proved to be more than a natural fit for Ren, and his inherited piloting skills. After all, Ren is the son of Han Solo and grandson of Anakin Skywalker, both famed pilots in their day. This helped Sienar-Jaemus Fleet Systems refine the onboard workings of the TIE Silencer. Together, they evolved the space superiority fighter into a beast noted for its speed and ferocity.

TIE Silencer

Weapons Systems

The TIE Silencer was developed as a multi-role strike fighter. As such, it came with two SJFS L-s9.6 laser cannons and two SJFS L-7.5 heavy laser cannons, used for taking on larger targets and punching through armor. There were also launchers capable of delivering ST7 concussion missiles, plus mag-pulse warheads. There was also a proton torpedo launcher to be kept around in case he needed to blow up a reactor core.

It runs in the family.


The Fall of the TIE Silencer

Though family is ultimately what led to one of the greatest failures of the TIE/vn starfighters. During the battle after the evacuation of D’Qar, Kylo Ren piloted the TIE silencer made an attack run on the Raddus’ bridge. That’s where General Leia Organa, his own mother, was stationed. Though Kylo Ren set out with the intent of killing the Resistance, and in particular his mother, the Dark Side user would ultimately fail to pull the trigger. He abandoned his attack run, allowing the Resistance to escape. That was a move that would ultimately lead to the destruction of the MegaClass Star Dreadnought, the Supremacy.

Events in the galaxy sure do seem to often hinge around the familial dynamic of a single relationship don’t they?

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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