The Emperor's Royal Guard TIE/In starfighter was a specially modified version of the TIE/In interceptor. These TIE Interceptors were flown only by Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guard.
These starfighters were commonly used to escort Emperor Palpatine's Lambda-class shuttle and its decoys during his travels. Displaying the distinctive crimson red color of the Royal Guard, these deadly war machines struck fear into any opposing fighters. Royal Guard fighter wings were thought to even rival the skills of elite pilots from the 181st Imperial Fighter Wing and Rogue Squadron. These fighters were said to have been commissioned by Palpatine himself.