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"We're passing through the magnetic field! Switch your deflectors, double-front!"
Garven Dreis

A magnetic field, also called a magnetic shield, magnetic containment field, or magcon field for short, was a type of electromagnetic field that was generated in order to contain atmosphere or other gaseous substances within a certain space.

Magnetic fields were used throughout the galaxy to contain the atmosphere within starship hangars, as well as to protect pilots who were forced to abandon their vehicles while in realspace and did not have the benefit of environmental or vac-rated life-support enviro-suits. In addition, magcon fields were used on starships to help shield against the effects of ion storms and other forms of potentially-damaging interstellar radiation. Fields of this type kept in air, but were notoriously poor at retaining heat, resulting in cold temperatures.

Both Death Stars had quite large magnetic fields.


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Star Wars 6: Is This the Final Chapter?
  • Star Wars 15: Star Duel
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Tag & Bink Are Dead 1 (Non-canonical appearance)
  • X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (as magnetic containment field)
  • X-wing: The Bacta War (as magnetic containment bubble)
  • X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
  • X-Wing: Iron Fist
  • X-wing: Solo Command (as magnetic containment field and magcon)
  • Jedi Search (as magnetic shield)
  • Champions of the Force (as atmosphere containment field)
  • Children of the Jedi
  • X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar

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