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X-Wing: Rogue Squadron

 

CORRAN HORN: A Force-sensitive Rogue Squadron Ace from Corellia, and eventual Jedi Master, Horn flew as Rogue 9 alongside Luke, Wedge, Tycho and Hobbie, among others.

 

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Shadows of the Empire

 

DASH RENDAR: Pilot, smuggler and mercenary. Rendar became famous in Shadows of the Empire. One of three named pilots for the upcoming YT-2400, the Special Edition of ANH shows the Outrider flying above Mos Eisley.

 

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LE-BO2D9: A.K.A. Leebo, this repair droid was owned by Dash Rendar during Shadows of the Empire. He will be the second of three named pilots for the upcoming YT-2400.

 

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The Black Fleet Crisis: Before the Storm

 

ETAHN E'BAHT: This wicked critical-dealing dude made his first appearance in a book series called The Black Fleet Crisis. Only one picture of this guy exists, apparently, and I couldn't make it look decent in any of my attempts, so I decided to show one of the cruisers that he is commanding during the Battle of Endor. The other can be seen when the Rebels prepare to make the jump to lightspeed to the Death Star. It can be seen in the background as Lando flies the Falcon to the front of the fleet.

 

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Dark Horse Comics: X-Wing Rogue Squadron

 

IBTISAM: A Mon Calamari pilot, Ibtisam participated in the Battle of Endor in a B-Wing, but was shot down and spent the next 12-hours floating in space. And YOU thought that battle looked awesome from a movie theater!

 

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SOONTIR FEL: You may have heard of this guy. Maybe not. He was apparently the number one hot-shot of the Imperial Navy. 

 

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Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game

 

KATH SCARLET: Captain of a band of pirates in Corellian space, Scarlet was known for ambushing anyone coming out of hyperspace and capturing their cargo.

 

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Star Wars: TIE Fighter PC Game

 

MAAREK STELE: One of the best pilots the Empire has to offer, it pains me on a deep level that this pilot is virtually unusable. I don't normally make pleas to FFG, but for the love of Sith, FIX THIS PILOT!!!

 

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Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game

 

ROARK GARNET: This guy owned the Moldy Crow before Kyle and Jan got their hands on it.

 

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Sadly at this point there aren't any more pilots that have made appearances in anything.

I'm still dying to see who the other Decimator pilot is.

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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.

Yes they do. In fact if they dont have a picture of the pilot, they might even have one of the ship they flew.

 

 

This is totally true. Loved the game but it was also a fantastic way to keep 'profile' cards of tons of characters.

 

I have a gigantic collection of swccg from decipher.. I also have this little gem... and mirax to boot. and all the star destroyers.. and all the mon cal ships.. and the entire rogue squadron.. and black squadron.. and .. blah .. blah ect..

 

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in case anyone is wondering: you can actually still get sealed booster boxes for pretty cheap online. only two expansions are somewhat expensive, DSII and ENDOR i think.

 

 

It took me 16 years from the day I bought my first starter deck to the day I received my last card to complete the SWCCG collection. I didn't bother with the foils, as they were just fancy reprints of the originals to entice you into buying more cards. My total collection is just short of 18k cards.

 

As you can imagine, the lore text on these things is extensive and came in handy at a Star Wars beer and trivia event I attended this past May 4th. I loved this game, and am disappointed it didn't stick around. **** licensing issues. :(

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EE your doing an awesome job with this thread! Especially some of the pictures you've found. Like those two gunners there, I've only seen the first never saw the second picture before.

 

Heres hopeing if FFG makes the TIE Avenger they'll make a new and improved Maareck Stele for it. He was one of the first pilots to fly it.

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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.

Yes they do. In fact if they dont have a picture of the pilot, they might even have one of the ship they flew.

 

 

This is totally true. Loved the game but it was also a fantastic way to keep 'profile' cards of tons of characters.

 

I have a gigantic collection of swccg from decipher.. I also have this little gem... and mirax to boot. and all the star destroyers.. and all the mon cal ships.. and the entire rogue squadron.. and black squadron.. and .. blah .. blah ect..

 

mI2Nj0N_3YfCvbPwT8uBD4A.jpg

 

in case anyone is wondering: you can actually still get sealed booster boxes for pretty cheap online. only two expansions are somewhat expensive, DSII and ENDOR i think.

 

 

It took me 16 years from the day I bought my first starter deck to the day I received my last card to complete the SWCCG collection. I didn't bother with the foils, as they were just fancy reprints of the originals to entice you into buying more cards. My total collection is just short of 18k cards.

 

As you can imagine, the lore text on these things is extensive and came in handy at a Star Wars beer and trivia event I attended this past May 4th. I loved this game, and am disappointed it didn't stick around. **** licensing issues. :(

 

well at least I'm not the only one who has a gigantic collection of these cards still.. I plan on playing with my son. I've also come up with an alternate rule set.. it's kind of like magic the gather commander except star wars.. you start with three locations / a capital ship and one character..

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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?

 

 

According to the Rogue Squadron Books it was Tycho who flew into the second death star with wedge and peeled off to lead the pursing interceptors off his back

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Interesting note about Soonitor Fel, ended up marrying Wedge's sister and disappearing with her forcing Wedge to potential kill his brother in law whenever he engaged the 181st squadron, and he was also somewhat of a traitor, fought for the imperials and the rebels

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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?

 

According to the Rogue Squadron Books it was Tycho who flew into the second death star with wedge and peeled off to lead the pursing interceptors off his back

I've heard that.

To be honest I've never read them, myself, however I have heard that Tycho was with Jake on the way out of the Death Star, you just don't see him on screen.

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Cool thread.

 

There's a better photo of Tarn Mison on Wookiepedia, from the Decipher CCG I believe. I can't speak to its provenance, or where in the movies it comes from (for all I know a scruffy fanboy might have dressed himself up in Rebel cosplay gear and taken a picture of himself).

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Cool thread.

 

There's a better photo of Tarn Mison on Wookiepedia, from the Decipher CCG I believe. I can't speak to its provenance, or where in the movies it comes from (for all I know a scruffy fanboy might have dressed himself up in Rebel cosplay gear and taken a picture of himself).

 

Yeah thanks for the info. I went there when I was researching and was very tempted by that nice photo, but my intention was to find the pilots and present them here as they were shown in the films. I was sad to see that Tarn was hard to capture, and even under best circumstances is blurry and not lit properly.

 

The guy who actually played him, however, was Michael Pangrazio, a matte artist that worked on ESB. That whole scene was played not by actors, but members of the production team.

 

Ralph McQuarrie even shows in that scene coming from the right. I love that trivia, I just found out about it in creating this thread and I think it's my favorite piece of trivia I know.

 

Ralph McQuarrie is a badass.

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" In 2000, Decipher, Inc.released their Death Star II Limited expansion for the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. In the set, they identified the previous unnamed Gray Leader from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi as Salm, retconning the character into the film, the novelization, and the radio drama. A shot of the actor who played Gray Leader was also used to represent Red Two."

got this off of wookieepeedia 200px-RedTwo_Endor.png

nvm I see youo already got it on the first page...

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This is Bruce Willis with hair, isn't it?

Haha..

Actually I was curious who they got to portray Horn in this shot, maybe some random actor or something. Turns out it's the guy who actually wrote Rogue Squadron and came up with the Corran Horn character.

I thought that was kind of cool.

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Interesting note about Soonitor Fel, ended up marrying Wedge's sister and disappearing with her forcing Wedge to potential kill his brother in law whenever he engaged the 181st squadron, and he was also somewhat of a traitor, fought for the imperials and the rebels

 

When you have so challenging marriage and your wife gets older (and grumpier), that sort of transition is bound to happen soontir or later.

 

Husbands got to do what husbands got to do... He is still a great guy. :)

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Wait wait wait, Leebo? "Second pilot for the YT-2400?" Did I miss an article or something?!

No, it's just obvious if you've read/played shadows of the empire. I think you can see something like "Lee" on the card in the article as well. 

 

Also, you mention that there are 2 named pilots for yt2400 (dash and leebo), but it's got a 3rd, just like all of the other big ships. Eaden vrill, a character apparently added as an additional crew member in a book that takes place before shadows of the empire.

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Just watched the Space battle for Endor (because why not!) and on the topic of who fly's into the death star, you could argue both Tycho and Arven flew in there as the order in which they enter is

 

Wedge

A-Wing Pilot

Falcon

Another A-Wing Pilot

Y-Wing

X-Wing (who gets shot and gives Lando the idea to split up)

 

So they both could be in the Death Star run and then head off to the Executor. Loving this post though, hats off to you and hats off to FFG for not only going this indepth but also giving each pilots special rules a relation to thier role in the film however small!

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Ok, I KNOW this is off-topic, but according to the post above^, the squad that flew in to the Death Star II was (at least) this:
 

Wedge Antilles (29) + Proton Torpedoes (4)
Tycho Celchu (26)
Lando Calrissian (44) + Nien Nunb (1) + Concussion Missiles (4) + Millennium Falcon (1) + Gunner (5)
Jake Farrell (24) + A-Wing Test Pilot (0)
Gray Squadron Pilot (20)
Red Squadron Pilot (23)

 

for a total of 181 points. Wedge probably has Squad Leader (2) and Tycho and Jake both might have Push the Limit (3 x2). If Wedge was using his usual astromech, he should have an R5 (1) and the Red and Gray pilots would have either an R2 or R5 astromech (1 x2). You could argue the Falcon has an Engine Upgrade (4) and, based on Lando's flying, anything but Expert Handling (perhaps Daredevil, 3). Jake Farrell's second Elite trait (unlocked by the Test Pilot title) could be Decoy (2). All that brings the squad to 201 points. There aren't quite enough open upgrade slots to get to the Epic 300 points without adding a ship, but that squad's certainly outside the basic tournament dogfight level of 100 points.

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Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

 

GEMMER SOJAN: This upcoming A-Wing pilot for the Rebel Aces expansion can be seen running up to the group meeting already underway talking about how to escape Hoth and cover their transports.

 

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Star Wars Galaxies (PC)

 

COMMANDER KENKIRK: Recently spoiled pilot for the upcoming VT-49 Decimator, Kenkirk is an interesting choice as far as Imperial pilots. Under the command of Captain Sait, he and Kenkirk had the intention of selling the Imperial Star Destroyer Blackguard to the Black Sun crime organization and going rogue from the Empire. Sait gave himself the title of Grand Admiral and promoted Kenkirk to Commander. Before the transaction could be take place, spacers boarded the Blackguard and killed Kenkirk and Sait for command of the ISD.

 

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Star Wars Insider 128 - "And Leebo Makes Three"

 

EADEN VRILL: Co-pilot for Dash Rendar before Shadows of the Empire was to take place. Vrill lost his life to Edge, an assassin hired to kill force-sensitive individuals. Leebo would avenge his death soon after.

 

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Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron 1/2

 

NERA DANTELS: Love interest of Biggs Darklighter, this upcoming Rebel Aces B-Wing pilot was a smuggler that gave aide to the Rebel Alliance in the form of a dozen R2 and R5 astromechs prior to the Battle of Yavin. She would eventually go on to become a member of Dagger Squadron.

 

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