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In the ''[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars]]'', the second-season episode "Cat and Mouse" shows a prototype cloaking device. This cloak made the ship invisible to normal sight and most sensors. There was a distinct shimmering effect when engaging or disengaging the cloak. This cloak allowed a trace amount of "magnetic energy" to escape, which eventually allowed the cloaked ship to be tracked by enemy sensors and missiles. Unlike the devices used in ''Heir to the Empire'', this cloak was not "double-blind", thus possibly explaining the leakage and its status as an important, cutting-edge prototype.
 
In the ''[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars]]'', the second-season episode "Cat and Mouse" shows a prototype cloaking device. This cloak made the ship invisible to normal sight and most sensors. There was a distinct shimmering effect when engaging or disengaging the cloak. This cloak allowed a trace amount of "magnetic energy" to escape, which eventually allowed the cloaked ship to be tracked by enemy sensors and missiles. Unlike the devices used in ''Heir to the Empire'', this cloak was not "double-blind", thus possibly explaining the leakage and its status as an important, cutting-edge prototype.
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While not much more realistic than cloaks from other settings, the "double-blind" aspect of ''Star Wars'' cloaks is a slight improvement in realism over cloaks that allow a ship to hide from sight and sensors without experiencing any limitations on its own sensor capacity. The "magnetic energy" leakage of the device from ''The Clone Wars'' also with realism: if they ship is absorbing enough energy to see, it needs to release a similar amount to avoid heating up.
  
 
== Cloaking Devices in Stargate ==
 
== Cloaking Devices in Stargate ==

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