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Blaster gas was a chemically-enhanced fluid that was used in blasters. By emitting the gas through several chambers the blaster converted the gas into a particle beam. There were hundreds of different types of blaster gas in use throughout the galaxy, such as Tibanna gas from Bespin. The six most common types of blaster gas were eleton, orveth, prothium, sig, skevon and tolium.

Blaster gas contained many chemicals and minerals that enhanced the beam a blaster was able to fire, and it also influenced the color, properties and density of the beam.

On remote and barren worlds like Tatooine where blaster gas was in short supply, the people were forced to rely on more primitive forms of defensive weaponry. Some people even resorted to stealing and smuggling rarer types of gas to make a larger profit, or to keep for themselves. The black market also employed several weapon development companies, allowing them to get word of new blaster gas ideas from scientists before they came out on the market. An example of a company would be Blethern Gas Industries. They harvested gas from many planets, such as the gas giant planets of Bespin, Yavin, and Taloraan.

Appearances

  • All instances where blasters are present.
  • Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Sources


This article uses material from the "Blaster gas" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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