Project BlackWing, also known as The Sickness, was a biological weapon created by the Galactic Empire shortly before the Battle of Yavin, based on Sith alchemy to acheive inmortality. The virus kills an individual, and later reanimates it as a cannibalistic corpse. Before the Second Galactic Civil War, the First Order found an abandoned Imperial base that overrun with The Sickness, and decided to take some samples in order to update the virus. The First Order ended up making the virus even more lethal, with the virus now giving infected individuals eternal rage and hunger.
- The Sickness first appeared in the Star Wars Legends novel Death Troopers, released in 2009.
- The updated Sickness was inspired by the Rage Virus from 28 Days Later.
- Sense of Right Alliance: Prelude (First appearance)
- Sense of Right Alliance
- Sense of Right Alliance: The Animated Series