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KNOW YOUR PILOTS

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Very nice, I like this! Needs a Wedge and Mauler Mithel entry I feel. Speaking of Mauler... is he the TIE pilot who just suddenly barrel rolls himself into Vader and the trench to his death like an idiot?

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Go through all the old Decipher CCG cards. I've found quite a few pilots including Ten, both Zeds and Jendon to name a few.

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I believe Darth Vander and Dutch Vader are brothers from a different mother.

Pretty much. "Vader" is Dutch for "Father." There's definitely something incestuous going on there...

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MAULER MITHEL: The other pilot in formation with Vader and Backstabber. He's the one who so kindly clipped Vader and sent him flying far from the soon-to-be-exploded Death Star. What a pal.

 

Vader: What?!

Han: YAHOOO!!

Mauler: Look out!

 

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WEDGE ANTILLES: Another pilot that makes his debut in ANH but didn't really give a good sans helmet appearance until ROTJ. Funfact - the guy sitting next to Luke during the Death Star briefing was supposed to be Wedge ("That's impossible, even for a computer!"). They ditched him because apparently he was a crap actor and went with Dennis Lawson as the Wedge we all know and love for the rest of the scenes.

 

Wedge: Look at the size of that thing!

 

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Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

 

BOBA FETT: Who doesn't love this guy? You know, aside from the people who don't like his card ability or talk smack on his bounty hunting skills. Maybe those people.

 

Boba: Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.

 

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HOBBIE KLIVIAN: Hobbie, Luke's been hit.

 

Leia: The energy shield will only be open for a short time, so you'll have to stay very close to your transports.

Hobbie: Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?

 

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HOWLRUNNER: A pilot who was retconned into Empire, she along with Night Beast and another member of Obsidian Squadron chase the Millennium Falcon as it makes it's escape from Cloud City.

 

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LANDO CALRISSIAN: Card player, gambler, scoundrel. You'd like him.

 

Lando: What have you done to my ship?!

 

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NIGHT BEAST: Along with Howlrunner and a member of Obsidian Squadron, Night Beast followed the Falcon out of Bespin's atmosphere and watched it escape to lightspeed. Try not to make eye contact with Vader when you land, bro.

 

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TARN MISON: In a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, Tarn appears on-screen for about a half of a second. His EU fame lasted a bit longer.

 

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WES JANSON: As Wedge's gunner, Wes became the first rebel to take down an AT-AT during the Battle of Hoth.

 

Wedge: Boo-ah, that got 'em!

Luke: I see ya Wedge, good work.

Wes: ........

 

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Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

 

AIREN CRACKEN: This guy ended up in one of the gunner ports during the Battle of Endor. Who knew?

 

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My new favorite thread! I had Wookiepedia'd a couple of Imp pilots, but this is a handy, VERY well-put-together list of everyone!. If I had a cookie, I'd give ya one.

 

As for Tycho, wasn't he the one that crashed into the Executor's bridge?

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My new favorite thread! I had Wookiepedia'd a couple of Imp pilots, but this is a handy, VERY well-put-together list of everyone!. If I had a cookie, I'd give ya one.

 

As for Tycho, wasn't he the one that crashed into the Executor's bridge?

I think that was Arvel Crynid, Tycho's the one who enters the Death Star on Lando's wing, then leads some of the pursuing TIEs on a merry chase while Lando & Wedge deliver the kill shot.

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Yeah, "Pops" called Dutch Hutch instead. I never knew until years later that it was wrong. Anyway, a few others: Ten Numb is seen in the Endor briefing before the shuttle Tydirium is launched, Lt. Blount is the second gunner of the Millenium Falcon during Endor, Horton Salm is Grey Leader during Endor, Arvel Crynyd is Green Leader during Endor, and Jake Farrell is the old A-Wing pilot who lead away TIE's when Red and Gold Squadrons when Lando asks them to break off.

 

Actually come to think of it, do we even see any of Tycho in the movies at all?

 

Also, isn't "Winged Gundark" part of Obsidian Squadron as well?

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ARVEL CRYNYD: We all know this guy. He's the one who decided to boost into the bridge of the Executor after taking a critical damage card.
 
Arvel: Green leader standing by.
 
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CAPTAIN YORR: This dapper dude never really wanted to look up at the massive Death Star in front of him, or the camera for that matter. Probably busy with his mobile squadron builder app...or flying. One of those.
 
Yorr: Command station, this is ST-321, code clearance blue. We're starting our approach, deactivate the security shield.
 
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COLONEL JENDON: He doesn't have much to say. He's too busy trying to give one of his target locks to the TIE fighters escorting him.
 
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HORTON SALM: This guy was accidentally used as two different characters. Mr. Salm here is Grey leader, however in a later scene Wedge reacts to a scene where they show him gunning down an Interceptor by saying "Good shot, Red 2". Nice try, Wedge. I guess with that many pilots around you, you tend to forget people's names.

 

Horton: Grey leader, standing by.
 
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JAKE FARREL: The first time this guy stood out to me was when they used him in the PC game Rebel Assault, where he trains you to use an A-Wing. Fitting, as that's the ship he flies here.
 
Lando: Split up and head back to the surface. And see if you can get a few of those TIE Fighters to follow you.
Jake: Copy, Gold leader.
 
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KEYAN FARLANDER: Retconned into ROTJ wearing his B-Wing flight suit.
 
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TEN NUMB: Mr. Numb here just kinda hangs out during the Endor briefing.
 
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TYCHO CELCHU: This guy was retconned into this scene. Good enough for me.
 
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Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight (PC)
 
JAN ORS: I figured, why not get these guys in here too.
 
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KYLE KATARN: They need to make another Jedi Knight game. Jedi Academy was forever ago.
 
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Eplosive Ewok,  

 

Can you please edit your first post to consolidate these latest entries??

 

This thread will go on for pages and will make finding your additions easier by putting it all up front.

 

Thanks!!

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I would but sadly the forums here only allow you to post 10 photos per post.

 

Unless someone knows a trick around it?

 

Also: oops - I missed one. I thought I posted everyone...

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KYLE KATARN: They need to make another Jedi Knight game. Jedi Academy was forever ago.

 

 

So much this, and a modern entry in the X-wing/TIE Fighter series wouldn't hurt either, if you're listening EA... of course where the hell would I find a flight stick these days...

 

And technically, weren't most of the non-called by name on screen characters retconned? I doubt 'random extra in X-wing pilot flight suit' was credited as Tarn Mison, just as an obvious example. Or any of the named TIE pilots. Or 'random A-wing pilot who draws off interceptors' or 'other random A-wing pilot who rams the Executor's bridge'.

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It's true. However some, like Tarn Mison actually were named on set and were later used in the EU.

Funny thing about that scene, everyone in it was played by someone who helped make the movie happen. Ralph McQuarrie makes an appearance on the right side, and I know there's others. The guy who played Tarn had a hand in production, too.

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