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I’m not so far into Star Wars that I actually know who most of the extended universe characters are.  I thought it would be interesting to look up each one of these guys in Wookiepedia to figure out who they are.  Starting with Astromechs, I actually learn that many of them are from the movies. 

 

R2 Astromech:
The R2-series astromech droid was a model of astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton, boasting a level of success that was never equaled in Industrial Automaton's long history. A combination of excellent design, high-quality marketing, and good timing made this astromech droid one of the most sought after droids in history, and one of the few vintage astromech series still in active production decades after it was first designed, including the prototype R2-0. The line was so successful that the Galactic Empire would later take credit for the design. The average cost for an R2 unit was about 4245 Republic Credits.

 

R2-D2 (Episodes I-VI):
Really?  Watch the movies.

 

R2-D6 (The Force Unleashed novel):
In 1 BBY, R2-D6 served onboard the Y-wing of Rebel pilot Wedge Antilles during the Battle of Kamino. During the fighting, Deesix was used as a handhold by Starkiller, a clone of Galen Marek who was attempting to infiltrate the cloning facilities on the planet in order to rescue Rebel fighter Juno Eclipse. Although nervous about the escalating conflict, Deesix nevertheless stayed true to the current mission and survived the battle.

Deesix was later assigned to a Y-wing on recon duty in the Muugrah system searching for a pirate base. Though the Y-wing did find the base, it was soon attacked by the pirates and the pilot was forced to eject. Deesix became trapped in his socket due to the damage dealt to the ship, and played dead as the Y-wing was tractored aboard a pirate ship, which proceeded to take it to a nearby pirate outpost. Once the outpost commander saw what his men had brought in, he panicked and ordered the fighter disposed of lest he be linked with the Rebel Alliance. The fighter, with Deesix still aboard, was loaded into a cargo container and dumped in Squarn's Junkyard on the planet Muugrah.

Rewiring his socket to draw power from the Y-wing, Deesix was detemined to return to the Alliance with the information he had gathered, and was keen to regroup with the crew of the fighter. He was eventually discovered by a group of Rebels who were looking for spare parts to fix their hyperdrive. They managed to free Deesix from his socket with the help of a repulsorlift skiff, which they had repurposed as a VTOL vehicle. Deesix insisted on accompanying them with their searches. While the group continued their search, however, they were attacked by the same group of pirates who had previously sent Deesix to the junkyard, operating on orders to retrieve the droid for Imperial Intelligence. The fight ended with the Rebels victorious thanks to the help of Squarn's mercenary forces, and they soon left the world with Deesix in tow.
Once Deesix was delivered to a Rebel base, the information in his memory was downloaded, saving many Rebel lives from the pirate attacks.

 

R2-F2 (none)
He was created for the game.  No other mention of him exists.

 

R3-A2 (Episodes V)
R3-A2 was an orange R3-series astromech droid. It was seen in the Rebel base during the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY.
Like other R3 droids manufactured by Industrial Automaton, R3-A2 was designed for high tech work on military installations. The clear plastex dome shows off a newly-updated Intellex V computer system, which contained detailed statistics on thousands of military starships. R3-A2 could hold up to 5 hyperspace jumps in active memory, and could also coordinate piloting coordinates and approach angles during combat. His eye was a round kind unlike most R3 units.

R4-D6 (Episode IV)
R4-D6 was an R4-series agromech droid, which was primarily colored navy blue, belonging to the Rebel Alliance at its base on Yavin 4 in the year 0 BBY.

 

R5 Astromech (Episodes I-II, and lots of comics, tv shows, games, etc):
"A meter-tall stack of the worst business decisions you could possibly want."
―Mechtech Illustrated, criticizing the R5-series

The R5-series astromech droid was a line of low cost astromech droids built by Industrial Automaton. Based upon the success of prior astromech models, such as the wildly popular R2-series, Industrial Automaton intended the R5-series to cater to budget buyers at the cost of some functionality.

R5-D8 (Episode IV)
R5-D8 was an astromech droid used by Jek Tono Porkins during the Battle of Yavin. He had used the droid since he was a part of the Tierfon Yellow Aces. R5-D8 exploded together with Porkins's X-wing during the assault on Death Star I.

 

R5-K6 (Episode IV):
R5-K6 was an R5-series astromech droid that was built by Industrial Automaton and belonged to Garven Dreis, the leader of the Rebel Alliance's Red Squadron, an elite X-wing starfighter squadron that participated in the assault on the first Death Star at the Battle of Yavin. R5-K6 previously served at the Dantooine Rebel base. He was destroyed along with Dreis's X-wing when it was shot down by Darth Vader.

 

R5-P9 (Episode VI):
R5-P9 was the black and gray astromech droid that served onboard Ekelarc Yong's Y-wing starfighter during the Battle of Endor. The droid was destroyed, along with Yong and his fighter during the battle.

 

R7-T1 (Before the Storm novel)
R7-T1 was an R7-series astromech droid that was produced by Industrial Automaton some time after the Battle of Endor.

R7-T1, nicknamed Artee, served as Luke Skywalker's in-flight astromech droid when the Jedi Master borrowed an E-wing escort starfighter from the New Republic Defense Force for a brief time during the Black Fleet Crisis. However, Skywalker never became comfortable with either the new starfighter design or the newer-model droid, and soon abandoned them in favor of his usual T-65 X-wing starfighter and his old friend and trusty astromech droid, R2-D2.

 

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What did I learn?  Well, R2-D6 has had some crazy adventures on his own and I understand how he gives the Elite Pilot skill to his pilots.  I also found R5-D8 interesting since he is Porkin’s droid.  It makes me think about putting him on Porkins and it actually makes sense.  R5-K6 sounds pretty boring overall, but thinking about putting him on Garven Dreis makes a lot more sense.  Garven wants to spend his actions on Focus and hopefully he just needs to Target Lock on something once.  Makes more sense now.

 

Now to look at some of the other guys....

 

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Yeah, can't fit "Extended Universe" on there, and I've seen EU referred to before...so I grabbed it.

 

These tend to have some longer history and I thought about editing some.  Actually, there was a lot more to Biggs, but I decided to cut it as I figured most knew who he was.  There were tons more info on these guys if you are interested, but I figured it was enough.  I thought it alright to include this info as these guys have been used a bit.

 

Tarn Mison (Episode V):
Tarn Mison was a Human male from Las Lagon who served as an Imperial pilot and smuggler before defecting to the Rebel Alliance after witnessing the mass execution of colonists on the planet Farbinda III by the Empire. By 3 ABY, Mison was stationed at the Rebellion's headquarters of Echo Base on the ice planet Hoth. After serving as Tycho Celchu's gunner on board Rogue Five at the Battle of Hoth, Mison was among a group of six Rebel pilots who flew X-wing starfighter escort for the GR-75 medium transport Bright Hope through the Imperial naval blockade in Hoth's orbit. Despite Mison's and his group's efforts, the Bright Hope failed to escape destruction during its blockade run.

 

"Hobbie" Klivian (Episodes IV [just mentioned], V, and numerous video games, books, etc):
Derek "Hobbie" Klivian, native to Ralltiir, was a longtime officer in Rogue Squadron and a well-respected pilot. As a young man, he attended Prefsbelt Fleet Camp with dreams of becoming an Imperial pilot. At the academy, he made friends with Biggs Darklighter, who persuaded him to oppose the Galactic Empire as tyrannical. When he graduated from Prefsbelt, Klivian was commissioned as executive officer aboard the Rand Ecliptic. There, he led a cell of mutineers that took over the ship, and he defected to the burgeoning Alliance to Restore the Republic with Darklighter. Klivian was ill when his best friend died in the Battle of Yavin, but afterward was recruited by Darklighter's childhood friend Luke Skywalker to join Rogue Squadron. Klivian served with distinction, fighting in the battles of Hoth and Endor, and earned a reputation as a skilled, if crash-prone, pilot and a notorious skeptic.

When the Rebel Alliance became the New Republic, Derek Klivian continued serving until Rogue Squadron was disbanded. He then served with his close friend Wes Janson as a training officer for some time before rejoining the recommissioned Rogue Squadron under his longtime comrade Wedge Antilles after temporarily serving as Rogue Leader himself during the period when Antilles resigned. There he served for a dozen more years, battling various warlords and threats to the New Republic and serving as a vital part of the four-pilot delegation that brought Adumar into the New Republic. In 19 ABY, once peace with the Imperial Remnant had been reached, Klivian retired after approximately twenty years of service to the New Republic and Rebel Alliance.

 

Biggs Darklighter (Episode IV, video games, books, comics, etc):
Biggs Darklighter was a Human male starfighter pilot who served the Alliance to Restore the Republic and a childhood friend of Luke Skywalker during the time of the Galactic Civil War. Darklighter flew a T-65 X-wing starfighter with Red Squadron during the Battle of Yavin as Red Three, where he perished.

 

Garven Dreis (Episode IV, video games, books, comics, etc):
Garven "Dave" Dreis was the commander of Red Squadron, and a T-65 X-wing starfighter pilot for the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Hailing from the planet Virujansi in the Inner Rim, Dreis originally served with the Rarefied Air Cavalry, fighting in the Clone Wars that took place from 22 BBY to 19 BBY. During the Battle of Virujansi, Dreis had the opportunity to fly alongside the "Hero With No Fear," Anakin Skywalker. In the wake of the Clone Wars and the subsequent Declaration of a New Order, Dreis joined the Rebel Alliance—an organization dedicated to shaking the Galactic Empire's hold on the galaxy—after seeing the Empire commit atrocities on his homeworld.

Dreis served the Alliance in numerous battles, adopting a fatherly approach to commanding his men, and supervised the instruction of new recruits personally. In 0 BBY, he was posted at the Alliance's base on Dantooine, leading Dantooine Squadron, and was transferred to Yavin 4's Great Temple shortly afterward. Placed in command of Red Squadron, Dreis took the call sign "Red Leader," and the nickname "Boss." From there, he led Red Squadron in an attack on the Empire's Death Star superweapon, which was moving to destroy the Alliance base. When an attack run on the battlestation's vulnerable thermal exhaust port from pilot Jon Vander's Gold Squadron failed, Dreis was forced to make his own attempt. He almost succeeded, but his proton torpedoes failed to enter the Death Star's exhaust port. Dreis was subsequently shot down by the Sith Lord Darth Vader.

 

Jek Porkins (Episode IV, video games, books, comics, etc):
Jek Tono Porkins was a trader and pilot from Bestine IV who, along with the other Bestines, was forced to abandon his homeworld when the Galactic Empire chose it as the site of a new military base. Seeking the opportunity to strike back at the Empire, Porkins joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic and was assigned to Tierfon Rebel Outpost for pilot training with the Tierfon Yellow Aces. His skill at low-altitude strafing runs and his rotund physique earned him the nicknames "Belly Runner" and "Piggy." After the completion of the Empire's Death Star, the Yellow Aces were taken to fully active status and transferred to fill gaps in pilot rosters at other Rebel bases. When Porkins's good friend Wes Janson was taken ill with a case of Hesken Fever, Porkins was given his friend's assignment instead and transferred to Red Squadron, operating out of the Great Temple on Yavin 4.

Porkins soon took part in his first missions with Red Squadron, working with Biggs Darklighter, Wedge Antilles, and Cesi Eirriss to help retrieve a number of astromech droids from the smuggler Nera Dantels on Commenor. The group returned to Yavin 4 just before the arrival of the Death Star in the Yavin system, on a mission to destroy the Rebel base. Porkins flew as Red Six during the Battle of Yavin, his skills at strafing aiding the Rebels early in the battle. However, when his T-65 X-wing starfighter was struck by debris, leaving him with several mechanical and computer malfunctions, Porkins was hit by enemy turbolaser fire and killed.

 

Wes Janson (Episode V, video games, books, comics, etc):
Wes Janson was an ace starfighter pilot of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and New Republic. Janson first joined the Alliance prior to the Battle of Yavin, but contracted an illness that prevented him from flying in that engagement. He later served with Rogue Squadron, the Rebellion's most elite starfighter squadron. As a key member of the Rogues, he fought at the battles of Hoth and Endor, among others. After Endor, Janson flew in multiple engagements as part of Rogue Squadron, including covering the defection of Imperial Grand Vizier Sate Pestage. Following that mission, Rogue Squadron was temporarily disbanded and Janson, along with his good friend Derek Klivian, were assigned to train new pilots. He would later go on to serve with Wraith Squadron, the New Republic's pilot/commando unit. Janson was the first executive officer of the squadron and saw action both in space and on the ground during commando missions against Warlord Zsinj. After Zsinj was defeated, Janson transferred back to Rogue Squadron. Janson eventually reached the rank of Major after years of service fighting against the Galactic Empire, including in campaigns against Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel and Grand Admiral Thrawn, as well as a diplomatic mission to Adumar.

Janson retired from active service after the end of the Galactic Civil War, but returned to serve the New Republic by leading a group of volunteers during the Yuuzhan Vong War. The Yellow Aces were heavily involved at the Battle of Borleias, garnering a reputation as an elite unit. After the Yuuzhan Vong surrender, Janson retired again, but peace was fleeting. He would once again return to combat in the Second Galactic Civil War, joining Rakehell Squadron in support of Luke Skywalker's insurgency against Jacen Solo, who had fallen to the dark side. Janson flew in the Battle of Centerpoint, providing cover for Jedi infiltration teams.

 

"Dutch" Vander (Episode IV, and some novels):
He was trained at the Imperial Academy as a fighter pilot, but during one of his missions as a TIE Bomber pilot, he discovered the true nature of the Galactic Empire's ideals. He was ordered to bomb his home planet. He simulated a failure in his bomber and aborted the mission. He managed to escape the Imperials and joined the Rebel Alliance. Jon got the nickname "Dutch" from his Rebel friends. He became Gold Leader and was assigned to a Y-wing, flying several campaigns for the Alliance with Gold Squadron.

Prior to the Battle of Yavin, he piloted Leia Organa to the Belassar system for a Rebel mission.

During the Rebel Pilot Briefing by Jan Dodonna Vander interrupted him by asking "Pardon me for asking sir. But what good are snub fighters going to be against that?" and then later gave Princess Leia a look of concern when Dodonna mentioned that the exhaust port was only two meters wide.[1]

During the Battle of Yavin, he was one of the first groups who flew into the Death Star trench. Vander was on point, followed by Tiree (Gold Two) and Davish Krail (Gold Five), who formed a buffer against enemy fighters. Vander chose an extremely close formation for his pilots; this is typical for the much faster TIE Fighters, but the veteran Krail believed this to be a mistake. As Tiree was locking his target computer, Darth Vader shot him down. This caused Vander to panic; Krail tried to keep Vander calm but to no avail. A second later Vader fired into Vander's Y-wing, killing him instantly.

He had the emblem of the Specter Squadron on his helmet at the Battle of Yavin.

 

Horton Salm (Episode VI, video games, and some novels):
Horton Salm was a Human male from the planet Norval II in the Calaron sector of the Outer Rim Territories who was a military officer of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and its successor, the New Republic. An accomplished pilot, leader, and training commander, he preferred to fly Koensayr Manufacturing BTL Y-wing starfighters over newer models, as he felt that the older craft were more reliable and would get him home in one piece. Salm led the Alliance's Gray Squadron at the Battle of Endor, surviving the run through the second Death Star's superstructure. Salm continued to command combat units, leading Aggressor Wing through the Battle of Brentaal IV nine months after Endor, an engagement that saw him promoted to the rank of general. Salm later led the Aggressors during the evacuation of Ciutric IV.

By 6.5 ABY, Salm was assigned to the New Republic's Folor Base, training several new starfighter squadrons, including the reformed Rogue Squadron and his own Defender Wing. Despite clashes with Commander Wedge Antilles over Rogue Squadron's lack of discipline, and the presence of Tycho Celchu—a suspected sleeper agent of the Galactic Empire—as the unit's executive officer, Salm and his Defender Wing worked effectively with Rogue Squadron at the battle of Vladet and the First Battle of Borleias. Salm was also one of the officers responsible for devising the plan that would eventually cause the planet Borleias to fall to the New Republic.

Following the liberation of the galactic capital, Coruscant, Salm served as a judge presiding over the trial of Tycho Celchu. Celchu had been charged with treason and the murder of Rogue Squadron pilot Corran Horn during the operation to capture Coruscant. Salm was surprised to learn that Horn was in fact not dead, but had been captured by Director Ysanne Isard, the ruler of the Empire, and interred aboard the Super Star Destroyer Lusankya. Briefly resuming training duties, Salm was based at the Borleias starfighter training base before returning to active combat with a B-wing assault group for the New Republic's campaign against the Ciutric Hegemony, a former Imperial faction, in 9 ABY.

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Time for some Imperial love.  I especially like how "Night Beast" got his nickname.

 

Obsidian Squadron (Episodes V-VI):
Obsidian Squadron was a TIE/LN starfighter squadron that was trained to fly ships that had been specially modified for atmospheric engagements. These craft allowed them to perform seemingly impossible maneuvers, and had special high-output solar panels installed to boost weapons strength. The pilots of Obsidian Squadron were also specially trained and led by Civé Rashon. They were stationed aboard the Star Destroyer Avenger and tasked with pursuing the Millennium Falcon, first as it entered the Hoth asteroid field, and again later as it escaped from Bespin's Cloud City. They were then stationed at Bespin as part of the permanent garrison there. During the construction of the second Death Star near Endor, Obsidian Squadron was called in to help defend the space station, being assigned aboard the Star Destroyer Thunderflare.

 

Winged Gundark (Episode V):
"Winged Gundark" (OS-72-7) was the pilot of Obsidian Squadron's Obsidian 7, equipped with modified TIE Fighters in the Imperial Navy. He was part of the occupying force that took control of Cloud City from Baron Administrator Lando Calrissian. OS-72-7's starfighter was modified for upper atmosphere maneuvers.

He was nicknamed "Winged Gundark" due to high numbers of kills earned in high-altitude battles.

 

Night Beast (Episode V):
Dodson Makraven (OS-72-2) was the pilot of Obsidian 2 of the Obsidian Squadron in service to the Galactic Empire. He was part of the occupying force that took control of Cloud City from Baron Administrator Lando Calrissian and pursued the Millennium Falcon as it made its escape from the city, flying as Civé Rashon's (OS-72-1) wingman.

Dodson's nickname was "Night Beast" because of his many curfew violations.

 

Howlrunner (Episode V and Lego Star Wars game):
Civé Rashon was a Human female TIE pilot in the Imperial Navy during the Galactic Civil War. She led Obsidian Squadron, an elite TIE squadron stationed aboard the Star Destroyer Avenger, and was given the call sign "Howlrunner". In 3 ABY, Rashon and Obsidian Squadron participated in the takeover of the planet Bespin and in the pursuit of the fugitive Rebel starship, the Millennium Falcon, as it escaped the planet. A year later, Rashon and Obsidian Squadron fought in the Battle of Endor.

Sometime following the Battle of Yavin, Civé Rashon partook in a skirmish against at least one Rebel pilot. Civé was defeated in the fight, but managed to escape alive in her crippled TIE/LN starfighter. Civé also participated in battles between Rebel and Imperial forces in the Naboo, Tatoo, Corellian, Dantooine, and Karthakk systems during the Galactic Civil War. These battles involved an Imperial Lancer-class frigate being pitted against a Rebel EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, with numerous starfighters aiding in the defense or offense of the system.

By the year 3 ABY, Rashon flew the TIE fighter Obsidian 1, the lead starfighter of the Imperial Obsidian Squadron, an elite TIE squadron that served aboard the Star Destroyer Avenger. During her service, Rashon attained the call sign "Howlrunner." Rashon's wingman was Dodson Makraven, who flew Obsidian 2.

In 3 ABY, Civé Rashon and her squadron participated in the Imperial occupation of Cloud City on the gas giant Bespin and the pursuit of a starship, the Millennium Falcon, containing the Rebel fugitives Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Chewbacca. When the Falcon escaped the planet to avoid capture by the Empire, Rashon and her squadron chased the ship through space, accompanied by Supreme Commander Darth Vader's command ship, the Super Star Destroyer Executor. The Executor attempted to capture the Falcon by absorbing the ship in its tractor beam, having previously deactivated the fugitive ship's hyperdrive on Bespin. However, seconds away from capture, the Falcon unexpectedly escaped into hyperspace, and Obsidian Squadron and the Executor failed their mission. One year later, Rashon led Obsidian Squadron during the Battle of Endor, during which the Alliance Fleet attacked the Imperial Death Star II battlestation. The battle ended with an Imperial defeat and the Death Star's destruction.

 

Black Squadron (Episode IV and several video games):
Stationed aboard the first Death Star during the Battle of Yavin, Black Squadron was the TIE unit which Vader led into battle against the attacking Rebel snubfighters—the only TIE unit to deploy against the Rebels during the battle. As Moff Tarkin and most of the rest of the Death Star's chain of command refused to take the threat the Rebellion posed seriously, only the squadron that Vader personally commanded launched—fortunately for the Alliance, as the giant station carried several thousand TIEs that would have easily overwhelmed the few dozen snubfighters the Rebels managed to throw against it. An element of six TIEs attacked the X-wings providing top cover, while Vader himself and two wing guards engaged the ships making the trench run. It is not often appreciated these TIE pilots were significantly outnumbered during the battle, but the members of Black Squadron were among the finest the Empire had to offer: they fought hard, and were responsible for many of the Alliance casualties.

During the Battle of Yavin, the pilots of Black Squadron bore DS-61 designations, but this does not mean that they were specifically created or regularly assigned as part of the Death Star's TIE force—rather, their designations indicated the fact that they were assigned to the Death Star at that time, just as the pilots of the 181st Imperial Fighter Group bore DS-181 designations during the Battle of Endor. More clearly, the DS-61 designation does suggest that the squadron was associated with a numerical designation as the 61st, though it is unclear whether this denoted Black Squadron itself, or a wing or group that they were part of.

It is sometimes assumed that Darth Vader held the position of Black Leader, but there is no direct evidence for this. His two wing guards were "Mauler" Mithel flying as "Black 2" and DS-61-3—nicknamed "Backstabber"—as "Black 3". The composition of the rest of the squadron is less clear, but it is known that they included DS-61-4, known as "Dark Curse"—the pilot who scored a hit on Luke Skywalker's X-wing—and DS-61-8. Lieutenant Tanbris was the unit's non-flying executive officer. As Black Squadron were the only fighters actually deployed in the battle, it seems almost certain that Qorl was also a member of the unit, although he may in fact have been one of the pilots already mentioned. Additionally, Qorl's operating number was CE3K-1977, giving further evidence that the DS-61 designations were not static assignments, but were given in addition to the pilots' individual Imperial identifications.

 

Dark Curse (Episode IV and several video games):

 

I can't shake him!"
―Luke Skywalker, flying against DS-61-4

 

DS-61-4, nicknamed "Dark Curse," was a Human male who served the Galactic Empire as a starfighter pilot during the time before, and during, the Battle of Yavin. An eventual member of Black Squadron, he participated in various Imperial campaigns before being killed by Wedge Antilles during the Rebel attack on the first Death Star.

Throughout his career as an Imperial naval pilot, the Human male DS-61-4 distinguished himself thoroughly, having survived numerous assaults against Rebel-held worlds, such as the planets Ralltiir and Mon Calamari. Sometime prior to the Imperial attack on Yavin 4 in 0 BBY, DS-61-4 was assigned to the first Death Star as a member of Darth Vader's elite TIE Fighter unit, Black Squadron. Following his reassignment to Black Squadron, DS-61-4 had planned on retiring from military service, with the conclusion of his next combat mission.

Flying under the call sign of Black 4, DS-61-4 flew with his fellow Black Squadron pilots against the Rebel assault on the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin. During the initial confusion of the battle, DS-61-4 had managed to maneuver his TIE Fighter behind the Rebel X-wing Red Five, flown by the rookie pilot Luke Skywalker, and was able to score a direct hit on the enemy fighter. DS-61-4's damage to the X-wing caused Skywalker to call for assistance from his fellow Red Squadron pilots. Discovering that he was unable to outmaneuver the pursuing DS-61-4, Skywalker received help from a fellow Rebel pilot, Wedge Antilles, who was able to destroy DS-61-4's TIE Fighter in a Corellian Slip maneuver, ensuring Skywalker's survival.

According to the Star Wars Customizable Card Game card entitled "Major Turr Phennir", Phennir had an older brother who was killed in aerial combat by Wedge Antilles during the Battle of Yavin. It is possible that DS-61-4 was the older brother of Phennir mentioned on this card, due to him being killed by Antilles during the Battle of Yavin, but to date no canonical statement has been given to prove this theory correct.

 

Backstabber (Episode IV and several video games):
DS-61-3, nicknamed "Backstabber," was an Corellian Imperial TIE pilot, known for his viciousness in combat, and Darth Vader's right wingman in Black Squadron. He flew Black 3 during the Battle of Yavin, flanking Darth Vader, where he successfully defended the station's Thermal exhaust port up until he got behind Luke Skywalker. At the end of the battle, he was shot down by the Millennium Falcon.

 

Mauler Mithel (Episode IV and several video games):
"Mauler" Mithel, designated DS-61-2, was a male Human TIE pilot specially trained to be Darth Vader's left wingman as a member of Vader's Black Squadron. He flew the TIE/LN starfighter designated Black 2 during the Battle of Yavin.

 

"Look out!"
―Mithel's last words to Darth Vader

 

In his youth, Mithel honed his skills poaching Bothan sky dragons in his father's T-16 skyhopper.

Mauler had a son named Rejlii Mithel, who became a tractor beam operator on the Chimaera. He kept a holo of Rejlii on the control yoke of his TIE fighter.

He had achieved twenty-seven Rebel kills prior to the Battle of Yavin, and he marked them by flames painted on the hull of his fighter.

Mithel's fighter collided with Vader's TIE Advanced x1 when the Millennium Falcon entered the battle. Vader was sent spinning into deep space, while Mithel was killed when his fighter impacted against the trench wall.

 

Tempest Squadron (none):
Made up for our game.

 

Storm Squadron (Star Wars Galaxies):
based out of the capitol city of Bestine, on the Outer Rim world of Tatooine. Known as one of the more elite of the Imperial squadrons, Storm Squadron's pilots undertook the most dangerous of missions for the Imperial Navy. Its membership later included pilots recruited from volunteer members of the Imperial Army and Imperial citizens.

Storm Squadron had several TIE/Advanced starfighters among the ships at its disposal. The squadron leader's TIE Advanced boasted more damaging lasers and better maneuverability over the regular squadron TIE Advanced, which had greater accuracy. Several of the fighters also had proton torpedo launchers.

 

Maarek Stele (star of the Star Wars: TIE Fighter video game):

 

"I will serve the Emperor, as I always have."
―Maarek Stele

 

Maarek Stele was a pilot in the Imperial Navy and one of the Emperor's Hands. A native of Kuan, he enlisted in the Imperial Navy after the Galactic Empire rescued him from Bordali agents near the end of the Taroonian Civil War. Although he initially served as a mechanic, Stele was offered the opportunity to train as a TIE pilot after saving the life of Admiral Mordon. Over the course of several campaigns, Stele fought against the forces of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, as well as those of the treacherous Imperial Admirals Harkov and Demetrius Zaarin. Stele quickly became an ace pilot and went on to be considered one of the greatest pilots in the Empire. He was also well known as a test pilot, being one of the first to fly the TIE Avenger, TIE Defender and the Missile Boat into combat.

Stele's Force-sensitivity attracted the attention of the Secret Order of the Emperor and, after helping to rescue Emperor Palpatine from Zaarin, Stele was trained to use the Force and became one of the Emperor's Hands. He was also rewarded with the title-rank Tan. Despite Stele's position he came to question his life in the Empire, particularly after the death of the Emperor at the Battle of Endor. It was only after meeting Baron Soontir Fel that Stele felt renewed allegiance to the Empire and joined Fel in the 181st Imperial Fighter Group. Stele continued to serve the Imperial Remnant as a pilot into the Yuuzhan Vong War. Retiring at some point after the Yuuzhan Vong were defeated, he later participated in Lando Calrissian's mission to prevent the destruction of Kessel, having once served as an officer on the planet's Garrison Moon.

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Green Squadron (Episodes IV and VI):
Green Squadron, or Green Group, was the name of a number of starfighter squadrons that served the Rebel Alliance and New Republic throughout the Galactic Civil War. This squadron provided cover for Blue Squadron during the Battle of Yavin (in X-wings). Their main goal had been to join Blue Squadron in an attack run on the station's superlaser, and also hopefully distract the Empire from the exhaust port attack.

Green Squadron flew A-wings during the Battle of Endor. In that engagement, Green Leader was Arvel Crynyd, who famously helped destroy the Executor.

 

Gemmer Sojan (Episode V and various comics):
Gemmer Sojan was a Human male from Mimban who served the Rebel Alliance as a pilot. Originally a member of Blue Squadron, he flew the transport Bearing Lifter during the evacuation of Hoth, the ice planet that was home to the Rebels from 2 to 3 ABY. In the wake of the battle, he was integrated into Rogue Squadron, a brand new elite starfighter group led by Commander Luke Skywalker, one of the Heroes of Yavin. Sometime later, Sojan was stationed at the temporary Rebel base on Golrath, where he acquired a stone paperweight as a souvenir. The Rebels, however, needed a more temperate setting for their facilities, and Sojan helped the Alliance scout the planet Arbra in the Outer Rim Territories, as a possible location for a new base of operations. This ultimately led to the establishment of Haven Base and an alliance with the native Hoojibs.

Shortly afterwards, Sojan took part in one of the most fruitful missions launched from Haven Base. Along with Commander Skywalker and two other Rogues, he was tasked with flying a refitted TIE/LN starfighter into battle on planet Spindrift in order to take control of that planet's Imperial outpost. Sometime later, the stone Sojan had picked on Golrath began to pulsate with strange lights and kept him from sleeping properly. It was discovered that the stone projected holoimagery that could warn the Imperials of the current Rebel base's location. Because of that, Princess Leia Organa ordered an immediate raid on Golrath to destroy their former base, and a battle ensued.

In 4 ABY, when the Rebel Alliance made a decisive move against the Empire over Endor, Sojan flew with Arvel Crynyd's Green Squadron, under the call sign Green Two. During the battle of Endor, Sojan destroyed the Imperial battlecruiser Pride of Tarlandia. Ultimately, the Alliance emerged victor of the confrontation, upon which the Empire shattered.

 

Arvel Crynyd (Episode VI and books):
During the battle over Endor, Crynyd led his squadron into the fleet of Star Destroyers with the objective of disabling their ion cannons on three Star Destroyers, thereby allowing Home One and the Alliance Fleet through to the Star Dreadnought Executor.

At the climax of the battle, he was leading a strafing run of key locations on the Executor where he attempted to perform a trench run and took out several turbolasers before point-blank fire struck the left side of his A-wing, sending it into a spin. Knowing that his fighter was critically damaged, Crynyd managed to regain enough control of his starfighter to sacrifice himself as he flew it into the unshielded bridge of Executor. The wedge shaped fighter penetrated the bridge and its large fuel reserve ignited in a fireball that annihilated the command tower, killing Crynyd, Admiral Piett and the entire bridge crew instantly. With control lost, and in the middle of a battle maneuver, the mighty warship crashed into the second Death Star, thus turning the tide of the battle.

 

Jake Farrell (Episode VI and some video games):

 

"Before we begin, let's get something straight. I don't like hotshots. If you want to impress me, show me control and discipline. Without them you won't stand a chance against the Empire."
―Jake Farrell

 

Jake Farrell was a Human male starfighter pilot who served in the Galactic Republic prior to the Declaration of a New Order. Following the rise of the Galactic Empire at the end of the Clone Wars, Farrell became an instructor for the Empire, but retired from Imperial service after a series of increasingly ruthless missions. He eventually came out of retirement and joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic, teaching Rebel pilots the skills needed to fight against the Empire. Known as a top X-wing pilot, Farrell flew a modified R-22 Spearhead during the Battle of Yavin. His experience with the R-22 led to him being selected to help design the new RZ-1 A-wing interceptor, which was based on the R-22. When the first A-wings entered service, Farrell transferred to an A-wing squadron.

By the time of the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, he was considered to be among the best A-wing pilots, and so was chosen to fly with Green Squadron in the assault on the Imperial battlestation, the second Death Star. Participating in the starfighter attack on the Death Star's main reactor, Farrell followed the order of Gold Leader Lando Calrissian to break off his run and head for the surface of the station, drawing off some of the Imperial TIE fighters in pursuit.

 

Tycho Celchu (Episode V [possible indirect apperance], Episode VI, and books):
Tycho Celchu was a renowned starfighter pilot for the Rebel Alliance and New Republic, serving as Rogue Leader for approximately a decade, before becoming a general in the Galactic Alliance Defense Force. A native of Alderaan, he joined the Imperial Navy as a TIE Fighter pilot. He was speaking with his family by HoloNet when Alderaan was destroyed by the first Death Star, an event which pushed him into defecting to the Rebel Alliance. Celchu quickly became an ace pilot with the elite Rogue Squadron. There he fought alongside Wedge Antilles, who became his lifelong best friend.

Celchu flew in the Battles of Hoth and Endor, as well as in several campaigns for the New Republic during which he became the second-in-command of Rogue Squadron and began a romantic relationship with the intelligence agent Winter. In 5 ABY, during a spy mission to Coruscant, he was captured by Ysanne Isard and imprisoned in the dreaded Lusankya prison. She attempted to brainwash him, but he resisted and was eventually able to escape. He fell under a cloud of suspicion due to his time there, with many fearing he had been turned into a double agent. He later helped Antilles rebuild Rogue Squadron and aided in the Liberation of Coruscant. Events came to a head when he was accused of murdering fellow Rogue Corran Horn and was put on trial for treason. Celchu's name was completely cleared when Horn, having been only captured and not killed, escaped from Lusankya with evidence that proved Celchu had never succumbed to Isard.

Celchu helped bring down Isard in the Bacta War, then led Rogue Squadron while Antilles formed Wraith Squadron. He fought in the Thrawn campaign and helped defeat Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel before he was handed permanent command of Rogue Squadron when Antilles moved on. He married Winter in 17 ABY, and retired in 19 ABY when peace was reached with the Empire. Celchu returned to service during the Yuuzhan Vong War, during which he was promoted to general. Following the victory, Celchu became a training officer, teaching Antilles's daughter Syal. When the Second Galactic Civil War broke out in 40 ABY, Celchu was serving as an analyst for Supreme Commander Cha Niathal and he found himself on opposite sides from Antilles. He was able to transfer Syal to a position liaising with the Jedi, who had begun opposing the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, but put himself in danger opposing a Jedi attempt against Chief of State Jacen Solo out of his sense of duty, though he did not support Solo himself. When Niathal split with Solo, Celchu supported her, and after Solo was defeated he retired for the second time.

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Dark Curses' bio sounds like that of the police lieutenant character from movies who is 5 days away from retirement only to be gunned down, so his ex partner can exact revenge. On topic this is a pretty cool write up, and now I know!

 

Thanks!  I figured it would get me to look up everyone if I set it as a project to type them all up.  Also, work is slow....

 

 

Krassis Trellix (Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations):

"A very nasty person, even for a smuggler."

―Fenig Nabon

Initially a supply officer for the military, he got offended because he was not being promoted as often as he thought he deserved. He decided to desert and move to the Outer Rim Territories with some valuable military equipment. Once there, he joined the Karazak Slavers Cooperative and became a Logistics Officer. Among the Karazaks, he was considered a crazy man, but was nevertheless begrudgingly respected because of his skills.

In 8 ABY, Trelix flew Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft that had had several ID signatures implanted into the ship's computer, such as the Indenture and the Salvation. The Indenture had a history among smuggling and other criminal circles. Trelix and his ship were found by Shada D'ukal in 8 ABY, who recognized Trelix as a member of the Karazak Slavers Cooperative. D'ukal, flying The Fury, destroyed Trelix's ship with him on board, killing him.

 

Kath Scarlet (Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game):

 

"They say I'm the worst kind of pirate, ambushing unarmed ships to steal their cargoes. I say that's the best kind of pirate."

―Kath Scarlet

 

Kath Scarlet was the female Human captain of the Binayre Pirates, a band of pirates and smugglers that operated within the Corellian sector during the Galactic Civil War. Scarlet preyed upon unarmed starships passing through Corellian space, using her Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft to ambush them and capture their cargo. When the Galactic Empire dispatched a team to destroy a Rebel base on Talus, Scarlet attacked and boarded their shuttle as it emerged from hyperspace, only to be driven back by the well-armed Imperials. Around the same time, she attempted to take possession of the Z-95 Headhunter Dire Hound from its spacer owner, but retreated when the spacer defended the starfighter.

 

Captain Yorr (Episode VI):

Yorr was a Human male captain who served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance. He was a member of several important and influential organizations within the Empire such as the specialized Imperial Demonstration Team, and Onyx Squadron. He was also the pilot of Darth Vader's shuttle prior to the Battle of Endor.

Yorr was a Human male who at some point before the Battle of Endor was a member of a specialized group within the Imperial Military known as the Imperial Demonstration Team. He also served as a test pilot on various TIE prototype starfighters. Yorr became a member of a starfighter squadron within in the Imperial Navy known as Onyx Squadron. During his time with Onyx squadron Yorr's call sign was Onyx 2, and he served alongside his wingman Colonel Jendon. He had scored at least twenty-four combat victories while he was still part of Onyx squadron. Because of the devastating blow to the Empire in the Battle of Yavin, Yorr was among the thousands of Imperial Academy cadets who were rapidly advanced into service.

In 4 ABY Captain Yorr was the pilot of Darth Vader's shuttle, ST 321, on its way to the Imperial superweapon, Death Star II. Upon arriving at the station Yorr and his copilot Jendon made final readings, monitored descent functions. It was a sequence they'd each performed a thousand times. Yorr requested clearance to land and transmitted the transmission code. The port controller, Endicott, said that the shield would be deactivated when the code was confirmed. Biting the inside of his cheek and smiling nervously at Jendon, Yorr told him to hurry saying that their passenger was in no mood to wait.

 

Colonel Jendon (Episode VI):

Colonel Jendon was a former test pilot who flew various TIE prototypes, and was the first pilot to fly a TIE Defender. He was a member of Onyx Squadron as Onyx 1 alongside Captain Yorr, and was the copilot of Darth Vader's personal shuttle in the months before the Battle of Endor. In 4 ABY Jendon and Yorr brought Vader to Death Star II.

 

Captain Kagi (Episode III [mentioned]):

 

"Tell Captain Kagi to prepare my shuttle for immediate takeoff."

―Emperor Palpatine to Mas Amedda

 

Kagi was the nickname of a clone trooper captain serving the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. By the conclusion of the war in 19 BBY, Kagi was charged with preparing Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's private Theta-class shuttle for takeoff.

In 19 BBY, Palpatine formally dissolved the Republic, replacing it with a Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor. Palpatine, secretly the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious, attempted to wipe out the Jedi Order to secure his power; in response, Jedi Masters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi set out to kill the two Sith—Yoda confronted Palpatine in the Senate rotunda, and Kenobi fought Darth Vader on the Outer Rim world of Mustafar. Once Palpatine forced Yoda to flee, he felt that Vader was in danger; the Emperor turned to his assistant Mas Amedda and had him inform Kagi to prepare his shuttle for immediate departure for Mustafar.

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Blue Squadron (Episodes IV, VI, and several novels):
Blue Squadron was a starfighter squadron active in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. Its pilots flew T-65 X-wings and B-wings among other starfighters used in the Rebel fleet.

Blue Squadron served at the Rebel base on Yavin 4, and participated in the Battle of Yavin. The squadron was made up of six pilots, all flying X-wings. It was essential in clearing the first Death Star's surface of turrets, and neutralized a larger laser cannon emplacement. Their main goal had been to join Green Squadron in an attack run on the station's superlaser, and also hopefully distract the Empire from the exhaust port attack. Blue Squadron participated in the Battle of Endor, though the pilot roster had been revised by this time. Ackbar had originally hoped for a full squadron comprised solely of B-wing starfighters. However, due to an unfortunate shortage of qualified B-wing pilots, three A-wings were used to flesh out the squadron during the battle.[source?] The B-wings were maintained by Verpine mechanics, and were equipped with armor-piercing missiles.

Each of Blue Squadron's three Flights contained three B-wings & one A-wing.[source?] The B-wings were charged with striking enemy capital ships while the A-wings kept them safe from starfighter attack. During the battle, the callsign "Blue Wing" was used to denote the squadron as a whole. However, it was also used as a moniker by the squadron's second-in-command after the death of Blue Leader. Blue Squadron's B-wings were also given orders to attack Imperial capital ships.

 

Dagger Squadron (comics):

Dagger Squadron was a starfighter squadron that served with the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. The first unit to be equipped with the then-experimental B-wing starfighters, they were activated and sent into combat by Admiral Gial Ackbar in a last-ditch effort to save a unit of Rebels that had become trapped behind Imperial lines.

 

Nera Dantels (comics):

 

"You never know what a smuggler's going to be like. But Captain Dantels was beautiful, Hobbie. Exotic. My type!"
―Biggs Darklighter

 

Nera Dantels was a Human female smuggler and captain of the freighter Starduster who joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. In 0 BBY, the Alliance had a critical shortage of astromech droids, and Dantels arranged to rendezvous with members of Red Squadron on Commenor to deliver a dozen R2 and R5-series astromech droids to the Rebels. The group came under attack from Imperial TIE fighters as they attempted to leave the Commenor system, but Dantels managed to take the Starduster to hyperspace and followed Red Squadron to the Rebel base on Yavin 4. While there, Dantels helped Red Squadron pilot Biggs Darklighter to find a rare plant in the jungle, an extract from which was used to treat pilot Derek Klivian, who was suffering from an unknown infection. Dantels and Darklighter began a brief relationship, but Darklighter was killed in combat against the Empire's Death Star battlestation soon after.

Seven months later, Dantels was part of a diplomatic team sent to Jabiim to negotiate an alliance with the Jabiimi Loyalists. When the Jabiimi realized that Rebel pilot Luke Skywalker was the son of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, who had abandoned them during the Second Battle of Jabiim in the Clone Wars, Dantels and the other Rebels were taken into custody. Escaping during a subsequent Imperial attack on the Loyalist base, Dantels and Princess Leia Organa reached the Starduster and returned to rescue Skywalker. Unable to help the Loyalists as the Imperials began an orbital bombardment of the planet, Dantels and the other Rebels were forced to flee. Two months after the Jabiim mission, Dantels joined Dagger Squadron in a raid to rescue a Rebel team that had been stranded on the Imperial refueling and supply depot Bannistar Station.

 

Ibtisam (books):

 

"What made Ibtisam a Rogue was her willingness to accept danger because the payoff of freedom for others was more than worth it."
―Wedge Antilles

 

Ibtisam was a female Mon Calamari pilot who flew for the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic during the Galactic Civil War. Driven by a refusal to stand by and watch as her people were destroyed by the Empire, she joined the Alliance Starfighter Corps around 4 ABY. Ibtisam volunteered to fly a modified B-wing starfighter at the Battle of Endor, but was shot down during the massive fleet action and spent twelve hours adrift in space.

After spending several months recovering from trauma, Ibtisam joined Rogue Squadron, though to her immense annoyance she was forced to pilot an X-wing starfighter. She initially clashed with fellow Rogue Nrin Vakil; the Mon Calamari and the Quarren species were traditionally hostile towards each other, though the two beings overcame this animosity. They flew alongside each other during missions to Eiattu 6 and Malrev IV as well as at the Battle of Brentaal IV. Ibtisam and fellow pilot Wes Janson were shot down over Brentaal IV, though they managed to evade Imperial forces and return to their unit.

In early 5 ABY, Ibtisam and Rogue Squadron were sent to the planet Ciutric IV to retrieve former Imperial Grand Vizier Sate Pestage and return him safely to the New Republic. By this point, she and Nrin Vakil had grown very close, and their friendship was bordering on romance. Their relationship reached an end on Ciutric, though, when Ibtisam was shot down by Imperial TIE fighters. She was mourned by her fellow Rogues at her funeral on Ciutric, and years later, the news of her relationship with Nrin helped to promote interrelations between the two species.

 

Keyan Farlander (Episodes IV, VI, comics, video games, and novels):

 

I'd do any of those things if it would help defeat the Empire, but what I really want is to watch Imperial ships blow up in front of my gunsights. It's something I need to do."
―Keyan Farlander

 

Keyan Farlander, nicknamed Lucky, was an Agamarian male Jedi Knight who served in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and New Republic military. A native of the small town of Tondatha, Farlander joined the Agamar Resistance after his hometown was destroyed in an attack by forces of the Galactic Empire, leaving his mother and father dead and sister badly burned. After attending a recruitment rally by Rebel leader Mon Mothma, Farlander decided to join the fledgling Rebel Alliance and became a pilot in the Alliance Starfighter Corps, serving in Red Squadron aboard the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Independence.

Farlander participated in many of the early battles of the Galactic Civil War, including the attack on the Death Star I at the Battle of Yavin. He would later survive the Imperial attack on Echo Base and fought in the Battle of Endor which saw the death of Emperor Palpatine.

His skill as a pilot was aided by his Force sensitivity but, as he became aware of his potential, he struggled with the dark side and found himself increasingly isolated. Farlander resolved to stop using the Force until a meeting with Luke Skywalker helped him begin to understand his abilities. He later trained as a Jedi at Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum, combining his life in the New Jedi Order with his life as a military commander for the New Republic. By the Yuuzhan Vong War, he had been promoted to general and served as one of the Republic's senior commanders, leading their forces in several battles including the Battle of Ebaq and the Recapture of Coruscant.

Ten Numb (Episode VI):

Ten Numb, a former bounty hunter and demolitions expert, joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic and was assigned to Blue Squadron. During the assault on the second Death Star, Ten Numb was ordered to lead a B-wing attack against Imperial command ships. He carried out meritorious service during the battle, and was promoted as Blue Leader after the conflict.

Following the truce at Bakura, Ten Numb helped combat forest fires on the forest moon of Endor, using his B-wing's reconfigured weapons systems to spray fire extinguishing fluid over the canopy.

He accompanied Luke Skywalker and various members of Rogue Squadron to Corellia, where he was separated from the group when he followed Imperial storm commandos on a stolen speeder bike. He was captured by General Weir, who took him to Tralus. The other Rogue Squadron members followed his signal, but arrived too late, as Ten was killed during interrogation.

 

HWK-290 light freighter (video games):
The HWK-290 was manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation during the decades leading up to the Battle of Naboo, in an effort to break into a new market for fast, small cargo ships. Unlike YT-series of ships for tramp captains, the Hawk line was aimed at more upscale clients, like wealthy merchants and noble politicians. The series saw modest success, but never reached the amount of sales of YT-series, and was discontinued during the Clone Wars to make way for military production.

 

Roark Garnet (Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game):

Roark Garnet was a Human male from the planet Socorro. During the Galactic Civil War, he operated as a smuggler, much to the dismay of his parents. He piloted an HWK-290 light freighter, the Moldy Crow, until his sister, Neena, was killed by the Tiss'shar gunfighter Uul-Rha-Shan. Upon her passing, Garnet inherited her freighter, the Dorion Discus, and used the Moldy Crow to pay off a loan that he had been forced to take out from crime lord Grappa the Hutt to cover his running expenses. Styling himself as an adventurer and entrepreneur, Garnet loved the life he led and viewed his lifestyle as true freedom.

 

Kyle Katarn (video games):

Kyle Katarn was a famous Human male Rebel operative from Sulon and later a Jedi of the New Jedi Order. He was a former Imperial stormtrooper who defected to the Rebellion. Often paired with fellow Rebel agent and smuggler Jan Ors, he performed many covert missions for the Rebel Alliance and later the New Republic, including the sabotage of the Dark Trooper Project.

Katarn was later informed of his Force sensitivity, and taught himself to become a Jedi while in search of the Valley of the Jedi. During this journey, he confronted the dark side within both himself and in the form of the Dark Jedi Jerec and his minions. After defeating them, Katarn went on to become a Jedi Master, teaching at the Jedi Praxeum. He participated in the offensives against the Yuuzhan Vong and became a part of the Jedi High Council in the New Jedi Order.

 

Jan Ors (video games):

 

"8t88, meet Jan. She's cranky sometimes. But very good looking. Not something you could relate to."
―Kyle Katarn

 

Jan Ors was a Human female Alderaanian intelligence operative who began her work as an agent for the terrorist organization Justice Action Network. As the undercover agent Jan Strange, she then shifted to helping the Alliance to Restore the Republic, becoming one of their trusted operatives.

Ors was instrumental in recruiting Kyle Katarn to the Alliance and together they worked on many missions for the Alliance and later the New Republic. The two would later become romantically involved. Ors continued her work for the New Republic by joining Alpha Blue, a secret intelligence organization, that she eventually took over from Hiram Drayson. There she worked for the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances against the Yuuzhan Vong.

 

Knave Squadron (video games):

Knave Squadron was a starfighter squadron that was equipped with E-wing escort starfighters. The unit saw its first combat action during the First Battle of Mon Calamari. One of the first E-wing squadrons deployed in the New Republic Defense Fleet, the pilots of Knave Squadron were among the reinforcements sent from Pinnacle Base to Dac following the loss of the Star Destroyer Emancipator. Though the squadron fought bravely, several craft and pilots were lost to defensive fire from the World Devastators.

 

Blackmoon Squadron (books):

Blackmoon Squadron was a starfighter unit in service to the New Republic and later the Galactic Alliance during the Yuuzhan Vong War. Blackmoon Squadron was made up of E-wing escort starfighters, and crewmembers reshuffled from Green Squadron. The Blackmoons were based on Borleias following the Battle of Coruscant, where they served alongside General Wedge Antilles during the Battle of Borleias. The squadron went on to become one of the elite squadrons of the New Republic/Galactic Alliance military, serving at the Second Battle of Obroa-skai and the Battle of Yuuzhan'tar. The unit was originally named Green Squadron and commanded by Captain Yakown Reth. Following his relief of duty due to battle-stress-induced paranoia, Blackmoon Squadron came under the command of Luke Skywalker, and later Captain Saz, who led the squadron through the rest of the war.

 

Etahn A'Baht (books):

Etahn A'baht was a pragmatic career naval officer, devoted to military service. A male Dornean, he served in the Dornean Navy with distinction, rising to command the entire eighty-ship force and using it to keep the Galactic Empire from conquering Dornea. He fought with the Alliance to Restore the Republic at the Battle of Endor, but Dornea declined to join that body or the New Republic until after A'baht had driven the Empire from Dornean space entirely.

When Dornea joined the New Republic, A'baht was recruited into the New Republic Defense Fleet. He defeated Imperial Admiral Gilad Pellaeon's forces at the Battle of Celanon in 13 ABY and, in 16 ABY, he became the inaugural commander of the New Republic Fifth Battle Group, which was quickly put to the test in the Black Fleet Crisis. Despite causing President Leia Organa Solo to doubt his judgment when he became irritated with her reluctance to consider the Yevetha a threat, A'baht was fully backed by Supreme Commander Gial Ackbar and regained Organa Solo's confidence. He led the Fifth Fleet, and later a double-sized combined force, against Viceroy Nil Spaar of the Duskhan League, defeating the Yevetha in the Battle of N'zoth.

A'baht later left command of the Fifth and accepted a demotion to brigadier general. He remained an important officer in the fleet, and served as one of the top strategic advisors to Supreme Commander Sien Sovv during the early Yuuzhan Vong War, urging Sovv to abandon his strategy of defending only strategically vital worlds and leaving the rest to fend for themselves. When his superiors failed to listen, A'baht resigned his commission and returned home to defend Dornea.

 

Corran Horn (books):

Corran Horn was a Force-sensitive Human male Corellian pilot who served as a Corellian Security Force investigator, a Rogue Squadron ace and New Republic hero, and later a Jedi Master of the New Jedi Order. Born to Nyche and Valin "Hal" Horn on Corellia, Horn lived his early life unaware that his grandfather was Nejaa Halcyon, a Jedi Master. He followed his father and adoptive grandfather into the Corellian Security Force, where he excelled. However, he came into conflict with his Imperial Intelligence liaison officer, Kirtan Loor, and eventually fled Corellia after the Battle of Endor in order to evade execution. Horn spent a year lying low on Garqi before saving several locals from the Empire and making the decision to join the New Republic.

A highly skilled pilot, Horn joined Rogue Squadron in 6 ABY and became a flight leader. He participated in the captures of Borleias and Coruscant, taking the shields of the latter down and being captured by the Empire in the process. He was incarcerated in the infamous Lusankya prison, where he resisted Ysanne Isard's brainwashing and became the first individual ever to directly escape the prison. On his return, he was hailed as a hero, but on learning that the New Republic would not allow the targeting of Isard for political reasons, he led Rogue Squadron in resigning and waging a guerrilla war against Isard's regime on Thyferra. During the course of that campaign, the Bacta War, Horn was married to Mirax Terrik, the love of his life and the daughter of his father's old rival, Booster Terrik. Horn rejoined the New Republic and continued his career in Rogue Squadron, helping defeat Zsinj and Thrawn and free the Lusankya prisoners.

When his wife was kidnapped in 11 ABY, Horn realized he had to tap his Jedi talents to save her, having learned of his family's secret past from Luke Skywalker's investigations several years earlier. He trained at Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum before rescuing Mirax, defeating the Invid pirate gang in the process. Horn balanced his careers as a pilot and Jedi until 19 ABY, when he resigned from the squadron with the rank of colonel after peace was achieved with the Imperial Remnant. Horn served as a Jedi instructor, training his two children, Valin and Jysella, before the Yuuzhan Vong War broke out. Horn served a vital role in the war, defeating Shedao Shai, the killer of Horn's close friend Elegos A'Kla, in a duel to save Ithor; the failure of the Yuuzhan Vong to live up to the terms of the duel shamed Horn and caused him to briefly take a leave of absence from the Jedi. He returned to full service after the Battle of Coruscant, and was crucial to the resolution of the war, helping unlock the mystery of Zonama Sekot.

After the war, Horn was elevated to the rank of Jedi Master and became one of the leading Jedi on the Masters' Council. He argued for strong relations with the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, and during the Dark Nest Crisis in 36 ABY, he was temporarily put in charge of the Jedi Order. When events on Corellia erupted into a war in 40 ABY, Horn helped steer the Jedi through the crisis as a member of the Jedi Council, even when the Jedi were declared enemies of the state, and saw the Jedi to victory over Darth Caedus, Dark Lord of the Sith. In 43 ABY, when Jedi began succumbing to a strange Force madness, Horn's family was stricken with tragedy when his son and daughter both contracted the psychosis and were captured and imprisoned in carbonite by the Galactic Alliance.

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Scimitar Squadron (Episodes V-VI):

Scimitar Squadron was an elite bomber squadron in the Imperial Navy that participated in the Battle of Endor during the Galactic Civil War. The TIE/sa bombers of Scimitar Squadron were typically assigned to attack secondary targets and provide cover during bombing runs. Their targeting systems were calibrated to track fast-moving Rebel starfighters.[4] Armed with proton torpedos and proton bombs, the TIE/sa bombers of Scimitar Squadron were additionally equipped with advanced targeting systems to increase damage during planetary bombardment.

 

Gamma Squadron (video game):

Gamma Squadron was an elite bomber wing in the Imperial Navy during the Galactic Civil War. The squadron's starfighters bore two white stripes on both sides of each wing panel.  The unit was known to have fought under Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin during the Conflict at Mylok IV, along side ace TIE pilot Maarek Stele.

 

Captain Jonus (Episode V):

Jonus was a captain in the Imperial Navy who often flew as the top cover during bombing runs. He served with Death Squadron under the bomber squadron Scimitar at the time of the Battle of Hoth. He narrowly escaped being eaten by a space slug once when he had to evac. He scored several kills against numerous Rebel blockade runners during his early years with the Imperial service. He was last seen evacuating Death Star II during its explosion, but it isn't known if he escaped.

 

Major Rhymer (Episode VI):

Rhymer was an Imperial TIE/LN starfighter pilot during the Galactic Civil War, serving in Scimitar Squadron. By the Battle of Endor, he reached the rank of major. As the Death Star II was blowing up, Rhymer took part in the evacuation. He was the pilot of Scimitar 1.

 

TIE Defender (books and video games):

 

"Imperial High Command decided that defender pilots would only be selected from TIE interceptor pilots who had flown at least twenty combat missions and survived. We're either the best pilots in the Imperial fleet or the luckiest."
―Rexler Brath

 

The TIE/D Defender, commonly known as the TIE Defender, was a high-performance TIE series starfighter developed for the Imperial Navy by Sienar Fleet Systems shortly before the Battle of Endor. Representing a shift in starfighter design from previous TIE models, the ship featured a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields to allow it to operate independently of Imperial capital ships. The ship's speed and agility, combined with its firepower, made it arguably the most advanced starfighter available at the time.

The ship's high cost, together with political factors, kept it from achieving widespread use in the Empire and units were assigned only to the most elite pilots. The starfighter played a major role in the Empire's campaign against rogue Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin and units participated in several other battles including the Battle of Endor. However, the advanced starfighter attracted the attention of several other factions and the Empire struggled to prevent the spread of the technology.

Following the death of Emperor Palpatine at Endor, the TIE Defender continued to see limited use by the Imperial Remnant up to at least 44 ABY, and was involved in numerous conflicts, including the Yuuzhan Vong War.

 

Delta Squadron:
Made for our game.Delta Squadron appears in the Star Wars: TIE Fighter videogame and it's novelization; it is the call-sign of the TIE Defender wing deployed by the Star Destroyer Garett, after the ship had been ambushed by the Zaarin Insurrectionists. The wing ran a gauntlet to bring Darth Vader (who was flying Delta 6) to Courscant and thwart the attack on the Emperor's Star Destroyer, the Majestic.

 

Onyx Squadron (card game):

Around 1 ABY, flying TIE/sa bombers, Onyx Squadron participated in the Battle of Talus.[3] It was also the first line unit in the Galactic Empire to be equipped with TIE/D Defenders for use in combat, they saw action during the Battle of Endor under the command of Rexler Brath.

 

Colonel Vessery (book):

Broak Vessery was a pilot of the Imperial Navy who served under Ysanne Isard following the death of Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Colonel Vessery's two TIE/D Defender squadrons, Interloper Squadron and Stranger Squadron, were soon ordered by Isard to rescue the New Republic's elite Rogue Squadron from above Corvis Minor V, following a trap laid by Isard's clone and Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel. Following the engagement, Vessery revealed that he counted the deaths of Rogue pilots—which included two dead, Khe-Jeen Slee and Lyyr Zatoq and two severely injured, Wes Janson and Asyr Sei'lar—as failures on his part and that, though a near impossibility, he should have been able to save them.

Vessery, coupled with an unnamed Imperial flight instructor, under orders from Isard, then proceeded to train the surviving Rogues in the use of the Imperial TIE/D Defender, in the hope that an alliance between rival forces could be infiltrated into Krennel's forces and used to bring the rogue warlord down.

Requiem Squadron, under the command of Wedge Antilles' alter ego Antar Roat, managed to infiltrate Krennel's forces and brought down the planetary shields protecting Ciutric. In the aftermath of the liberation of Ciutric and the deaths of Krennel, Isard's clone, and Isard herself, Vessery fled with two complete squadrons of TIE Defenders and their pilots.

 

Rexler Brath (book):

Rexler Brath was an Imperial pilot who served in the elite Onyx Squadron of TIE Defenders. He was also the leader of Onyx Squadron, which consisted of veteran pilots who had all flown, and survived, at least twenty missions in combat. For that reason, Brath considered his entire group either the best pilots in the Imperial Navy, or just the luckiest.

 

TIE Phantom (video games):

The TIE Phantom, also referred to as a Phantom V38, was a prototype TIE series starfighter developed by the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. A modified V38 assault fighter, the TIE Phantom was the result of a development project led by Grand Admiral Martio Batch and was equipped with both deflector shields and a hyperdrive, along with a technology not seen for decades—a stygium cloaking device.

The development process began in response to the Rebel victory at the Battle of Yavin. After some initial troubles, Batch was able to secure a supply of the stygium crystals required by the cloaking device, and the fighters entered production on Imdaar Alpha. When the testing process was completed following the Battle of Hoth, Darth Vader intended to use the new starfighter in a devastating assault on the Rebel Alliance Fleet. However, over a series of encounters, the Rebels learned of the new threat. Recognizing the danger, the Alliance dispatched pilots Rookie One and Ru Murleen to capture one of the fighters for study.

The Rebels successfully infiltrated the Super Star Destroyer Terror as it prepared to launch the fighters against the Alliance and escaped with one of them, which they used to destroy both the Terror and the facility where the fighters were produced. However, the Rebels' acquisition of the fighter was short-lived—when the stolen TIE Phantom's self-destruct mechanism activated before the Rebels could examine the fighter, the technology was lost.

Sigma Squadron (video game):
Sigma Squadron was a starfighter squadron of the Imperial Navy that was equipped with TIE Phantoms. To demonstrate the new starfighters' effectiveness to Darth Vader, Admiral Sarn deployed Sigma Squadron against a Rebel Alliance patrol in the Dreighton Triangle. All three Rebel fighters were destroyed and the TIEs sustained no casualties.

 

Shadow Squadron (book):
Shadow Squadron was an Imperial starfighter squadron that was formed after the fall of the Galactic Republic. Its ranks consisted of former valorous clone trooper pilots that had devolved into ruthless Imperial enforcers as the evil Galactic Empire was born. Shadow Squadron modified their V-wing and ARC-170 starfighters to serve the Emperor's new and more sinister cause, being specially tasked to hunt down pro-Republic remnants after the Clone Wars.

 

Echo & Whisper = ?  No info available.  They are....Phantoms.....

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VT-49 Decimator (video game):
The VT-49 Decimator was a heavily armed Imperial transport that had gone through many revisions and modifications, making it one of the galaxy's more feared Imperial warships. Decimators were used as either long-range reconnaissance units or picket ships stationed along the perimeter of Imperial fleets. Sometimes Decimators were used to break through enemy forces to deploy raiding parties.

The command of a VT-49 was a point of accomplishment and pride for the middle ranks of the Imperial Navy. It was usually seen as a stepping stone on the path towards command of a capital ship.

Captain Oicunn (Episode III):
Barrow Oicunn was an officer in the Republic Navy and later, an admiral in the Imperial Navy. When the Clone Wars broke out and affected the galaxy at large, Oicunn joined the Humbarine sector defense forces, which had recently fallen under the jurisdiction of the Galactic Republic war council. Oicunn's homeworld, Humbarine, suffered repeated attacks from the Confederacy of Independent Systems, prompting the junior officer to adopt inspired tactics within the limitations of Republic protocol. As the war ground on, defense forces were siphoned from Humbarine by the Republic, resulting in a devastating strike from General Grievous. Oicunn's family perished in the decisive Battle of Humbarine, and the planet was abandoned, forcing Oicunn to both reassess his faith in the government, and serve with the mainstream Republic Navy.

Serving with the Coruscant Home Fleet, Oicunn met his sector's representative, Bana Breemu, who declared him a hero of Humbarine. He served aboard the Mas Ramdar during the Battle of Coruscant, and continued to fight for the Republic, despite his disenchantment with their policies. Oicunn welcomed Palpatine's New Order, believing that a Galactic Empire would be able to maintain peace and justice throughout the galaxy. The lieutenant had the utmost respect for the rulers of the new regime, and swiftly rose through the ranks of the Imperial Navy, eventually reaching the rank of admiral.

 

Commander Kenkirk (Star Wars Galaxies):
Kenkirk entered the Imperial Navy and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. As of 1.5 ABY he served aboard the Imperial Star Destroyer Blackguard under the command of Captain Andal Sait. When Sait decided to go rogue and sell his ship to the criminal Black Sun crime syndicate, Kenkirk too became a traitor to the Empire and remained loyal to Sait. He helped test other officers' allegiance and persuaded several of his fellow crew members to follow the traitorous Captain.

Kenkirk was on duty on the Blackguard's bridge when chief engineer Olum started all the ship's TIE Fighters to use them to transmit a message to the Empire, warning them about Sait's treachery. As Olum had disabled the ship's tractor beams, most of the fighters were shot down. After this incident, Sait promoted Kenkirk to the rank of Commander.

Eventually the news about Sait's treachery got out and a crew of heavily armed spacers was sent to the Blackguard. The spacers boarded the ship and managed to fight their way through the ship towards the Star Destroyer's bridge. Kenkirk awaited them not far from the bridge and attacked the adventurers with heavy weapons, but was killed in the fight. Soon after, Sait was killed too and the spacers gained control of the Blackguard.

Rear Admiral Chiraneau (Episode VI):
Chiraneau was a Human male who served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. A TIE Fighter ace and an expert in the field of deep-space transmissions, he was promoted to the rank of admiral by Firmus Piett, the commanding officer of Darth Vader's Death Squadron. In 4 ABY, Chiraneau was serving as Piett's personal advisor aboard the Star Dreadnought Executor during the Battle of Endor, and he was killed when the warship plummeted into the second Death Star's surface.

 

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Typo, it says, that Tycho appears in Episode 5 but he doesn't, he actually appears in Episode 6. Other than that, fairly accurate bios.

 

Wookiepedia says indirect reference in Episode 5.  I've edited it for that fact and put in Ep. 6.  Thanks for the correction.

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A correction on Delta Squadron:

 

Delta Squadron appears in the Star Wars: TIE Fighter videogame and it's novelization; it is the call-sign of the TIE Defender wing deployed by the Star Destroyer Garett, after the ship had been ambushed by the Zaarin Insurrectionists. The wing ran a gauntlet to bring Darth Vader (who was flying Delta 6) to Courscant and thwart the attack on the Emperor's Star Destroyer, the Majestic.

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And finally, my least favorite ships:

 

 

Alpha Squadron (video game):
During the construction of the first Death Star, Alpha Squadron was assigned to the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Steel Talon at Despayre. The squadron was later transferred to the Death Star as it progressively became operational. When Dark Lady of the Sith Lumiya requested provisions of the Imperial stewardess Ysanne Isard in the wake of the Nagai–Tof War, Alpha Squadron was transferred to the EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate Revenant within her fleet, and participated in an assault on the Communications Research space station Epsilon Nine.

Avenger Squadron (video game):
Avenger Squadron was an elite Imperial Starfleet starfighter unit led by E.C. "Easy" Nerwal. They were assigned to Task Force Vengeance on its quest to pacify the Airam sector.

Unlike regular Imperial starfighter squadrons, Avenger Squadron was permitted to modify their TIE craft with advanced and expensive gadgets previously deployed only by Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin's experimental test units. This extra equipment included deflector shields, beam weapons—including jamming, tractor and decoy beams—and extra missile racks for increased warhead payload. However, except for the shields, those upgrades were only made available if and when the mission at hand called for a specific upgrade.

Initially, the standard starfighters employed by Avenger Squadron were modified TIE/IN interceptors with deflector shields, but other craft were also available to them.

Veterans of Avenger Squadron flew TIE Interceptors that were marked with double white vertical stripes on both lower wing panels, including the squadron commander's Interceptor—designated Avenger Leader—before receiving a TIE/ad starfighter—designated Avenger One—to lead the squadron with.

During the campaign into the Airam sector, the whole squadron was outfitted with the advanced TIE/ad—which came to be as TIE Avengers—previously only flown by their commander. Subsequently, Avenger Squadron usually exclusively flew the TIE/ad starfighters.

During her attempt to turn Corran Horn, Ysanne Isard offered Horn command of the unit. Appealing to his vanity, Isard proposed that Horn could lead the elite Imperial pilots against Rogue Squadron, but he was unswayed.

 

Saber Squadron (Episodes V, VI, video games, and books):
Saber Squadron was an elite TIE Interceptor unit and one of the squadrons of the 181st Imperial Fighter Group stationed aboard the second Death Star.

During the Battle of Endor, Saber Squadron was assigned to defend the Star Destroyer Avenger, a task that they carried out admirably in spite of the Galactic Empire's loss at that battle. The famous Imperial pilot Soontir Fel, perhaps second only to Darth Vader, led the squadron personally.

 

Lieutenant Lorrir (books):
Lorrir was a TIE/IN interceptor pilot in the Imperial Navy and former member of the 181st Imperial Fighter Group who defected to Prince-Admiral Delak Krennel's Ciutric Hegemony with his wife, Kandise, after the Battle of Endor.

Colonel Lorrir served as a lieutenant within the 181st Imperial Fighter Group during its time garrisoned at Brentaal IV shortly before and during the Battle of Brentaal IV.

Later, Lorrir was posted on the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reckoning, and was assigned to train Krennel's fighter pilots. Lorrir was a supporter of Admiral Lon Isoto, and firmly believed that Baron Colonel Soontir Fel had betrayed the Empire at Brentaal instead of Isoto. Lorrir himself was a mediocre pilot, as demonstrated when Antar Roat's Requiem Squadron trained with Lorrir's forces prior to Krennel's planned assault on Coruscant.

Lorrir was placed in command of the Requiem ships, which were ordered to fly on his orders. When Krennel sounded a battle alarm, Roat—who was actually Wedge Antilles, and was on Ciutric to bring down the planet's shields to allow the New Republic to defeat the Prince-Admiral knocked Lorrir out cold and took his uniform. This allowed him to delay the launch of Requiem's fighters, giving them an opportunity to avoid the primary battle while trying to knock out the planet's defenses.

Lorrir was ordered by the clone of Ysanne Isard to pilot her shuttle away from Ciutric, in an effort to deceive Rogue Squadron into believing she was in it. Mimicking the scheme the real Isard used to escape Thyferra, the clone sent relayed communications through the shuttle's comm systems while Lorrir fled the planet. However, Wedge recognized Lorrir's tendency to side-slip his ship to avoid being hit by enemy fire and destroyed the shuttle. Though most of the shuttle was destroyed, the cockpit was intact.

 

Fel's Wrath (Episode VI):
DS-181-3 was the call sign of a Human male starfighter pilot who served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. After receiving training at the Prefsbelt Imperial Academy from Baron Soontir Fel, DS-181-3 flew as Fel's wingman in Saber Squadron, part of the 181st Imperial Fighter Group, and was given the nickname "Fel's Wrath." In 4 ABY, DS-181-3 was present for Sith Lord Darth Vader's arrival aboard the second Death Star, and he later participated in the Battle of Endor.

Kir Kanos (comic):
Kir Kanos was a member of the elite Emperor's Royal Guard during the Galactic Civil War. Kanos, like all the other guards, held an unwavering loyalty to the ideals of Emperor Palpatine. Managing to evade the destruction of the superweapon Death Star II and the planet Byss, where much of the guard was stationed, Kanos was the final loyal member of the unit after their ultimate massacre at Yinchorr, under the orders of fellow guardsman and aspiring Emperor, Carnor Jax. Kanos swore a "blood oath" against the traitor and those who had a hand in Palpatine's ultimate demise. Kanos's actions led him to become the most wanted man in the galaxy; a massive bounty was put on his head by the Imperial Remnant. His efficient skills in combat allowed him to stay alive. Kanos made allies in the New Republic on Phaeda, becoming romantically involved with Republic lieutenant Mirith Sinn. With assistance from his temporary allies in the Republic, Kanos slew the would-be Emperor Jax on Yinchorr in the name of Palpatine. This was at the cost of his alliance with Sinn, who swore her own blood oath against Kanos for the murder of her close friend, Sish Sadeet.

Kanos then swore to eliminate everyone that had helped accelerate Palpatine's ultimate death, namely the Imperial Ruling Council, who were engulfed in an internal power struggle following the death of their leader, Jax. In order to infiltrate the organization, Kanos partnered with Tav Kennede, whose late father was the head of the Royal Guard Academy, and went undercover as bounty hunter "Kenix Kil" with the intention of being hired by the Council to hunt his alter ego, who had a sizable bounty placed on his dead, effectively gaining their trust. However, before Kanos could infiltrate their ranks, an impostor eliminated the Council members one by one, and Kanos unwittingly became entangled in a conspiracy by the criminal organization Black Sun to infiltrate the ranks of the Ruling Council by replacing their members with accelerated clones functioning as political puppets. Kanos opted to temporarily call off his plot in order to save Mirith Sinn, who was captured by Black Sun associate Grappa the Hutt and handed to the Zanibar people. These events culminated in Kanos's assassination of Xandel Carivus, head of the Ruling Council and self-declared Galactic Emperor.

Kanos continued operating as a bounty hunter, taking up assignments in various backwater sectors and hoping to one day take on Luke Skywalker, the primary figure in Palpatine's death. Eventually, Kanos was sought by the Restored Empire, an Imperial splinter group under the command of Ennix Devian, Palpatine's former personal assassin. Devian wished for Kanos to join his cause in bringing back the glory of the Empire as it was under the days of Emperor Palpatine. To this end, the bounty hunter Boba Fett was hired to bring Kanos to the planetoid RZ7-6113-23, the "hard-liner" home base. Kanos saw Devian as a foil to his own sense of honor and devotion; Devian's brutal actions and tactics convinced Kanos to drop his own blood oath against Luke Skywalker and Palpatine's enemies in the pursuit of the greater good. Kanos escaped the planetoid via a captured shuttle and met with Mirith Sinn on Coruscant. However, Kanos was unaware that he was being used by Devian to plant a small but volatile supply of the material zinethium, embedded inside the shuttle, in the galactic capital, with the intent of bringing about the destruction of both the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant. Being framed for the attempted mass murder of millions, Kanos found himself allying with Baron Ragez D'Asta for a final assault on the fleet of the Restored Empire above the Imperial capital Orinda, slaying Devian in combat. Following the battle, Kanos faked his death to retire from the public eye, hoping for a quiet future

 

Tetran Cowall (books):
Tetran Cowall was in High Winds, a drama about Coruscant tightrope walkers. Later in his career, Cowall began to find little work. He eventually joined Zsinj as an impostor of Baron Soontir Fel, leading a false 181st in an attempt by Zsinj to trap Rogue Squadron in an ambush. Loran described Cowall as having "no perceivable acting skills", though his portrayal of Fel was convincing enough to fool even Wedge Antilles, who knew the Baron personally.

 

Turr Phennir (books):

"Another day, another chance to kill Rebels."
―Turr Phennir

Turr Phennir was a Human male hailing from the planet Valahari who served for years as an ace starfighter pilot in the Galactic Empire's 181st Imperial Fighter Group. Recruited into the group by Major Soontir Fel around 1 ABY, Captain Phennir spent the next several years battling forces of the Rebel Alliance, the Empire's opponent in the ongoing Galactic Civil War. By 4 ABY, he was a major and the fighter group's executive officer. Phennir and the 181st flew in the Battle of Endor that year, which saw Galactic Emperor Palpatine die aboard the Empire's second Death Star battlestation. The defeat caused the Empire to fracture, but the 181st remained loyal to the throne and were called on to defend the planet Brentaal IV from the New Republic, the Alliance's successor state. Phennir had no faith in the Empire's new leadership and urged Fel to seize the planet as his own warlord holding, but the 181st instead flew into a battle that scheming Imperial Intelligence Director Ysanne Isard had already decided they would lose. When the New Republic conquered Brentaal IV and captured Fel, command of the 181st was given to Phennir.

When the crumbling Empire ceased to exist in 11 ABY, the Imperial Remnant was formed from the holdings of various warlords, and new Supreme Commander Gilad Pellaeon recruited Phennir and the 181st to aid him in the Orinda campaign of 12 ABY. The fighter group and the Executor-class Star Dreadnought Reaper battled New Republic forces in a series of clashes throughout the Mid Rim, ultimately repelling them in the Orinda system and securing the Remnant's borders. One year later, General Phennir and three other pilots of the 181st went on a diplomatic mission to the neutral planet Adumar, whose government also invited representatives from the New Republic. Phennir and his men won the hearts of the locals by frequently engaging them in customary aerial duels to the death, and they pledged themselves to the nation state of Cartann when its leader declared war on the rest of the planet. However, Phennir fled Adumar in his TIE interceptor when the New Republic pilots—flying for the opposing Adumari Union—shot down all three of his fellows. Cartann lost the war, and Adumar joined the New Republic.

After Adumar, Phennir remained out of action for years, resurfacing in 40 ABY to join a Confederation of planets that had seceded from the Galactic Alliance, the successor to the New Republic. As the Supreme Commander of the Confederation military, he led their war effort against the Alliance. His first action was to lure enemy forces into a trap at the planet Gilatter VIII, where mines awaited their ships. Phennir later quarreled with Sadras Koyan, Prime Minister of the Corellian system's Five Worlds government. Although the Five Worlds were members of the Confederation, Koyan independently used their Centerpoint superweapon against the Alliance, and Phennir responded by cutting the Corellians off from Confederate aid until Koyan was removed from power by his Minister of Information, Denjax Teppler. As the war drew to a close in 41 ABY, the Confederation surrendered when the Alliance joined forces with the Imperial Remnant and the Jedi Coalition. Phennir remained the leader of the independent government and represented them at a Unification Summit held on Coruscant in 43 ABY.

 

Carnor Jax (books):
Carnor Jax was a Royal Guard and aspiring Sith Lord who made a bid for the vacant Imperial throne. Jax was the second Sith apprentice to the self-proclaimed Dark Lady of the Sith, Lumiya, and served her after the deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. Jax and Lumiya were responsible for the extermination of the last few remaining Prophets of the Dark Side on Bosthirda.

After Palpatine returned in the form of several clone bodies, Carnor Jax succeeded in ensuring the demise of the last of Palpatine's clones, thus murdering the Emperor and opening a path to the throne. Jax was also responsible for the destruction of the Royal Guard, and had all but one of them killed off in a surprise attack on the planet Yinchorr. The remaining member, Kir Kanos, became a fugitive, forcing Jax to concentrate his efforts on capturing the man. The chase led Jax to capturing the Rebel leader Mirith Sinn and subjecting her to torture.

However, in an unfortunate series of events, the actions of Kanos helped Sinn to escape, and Jax and Kanos found themselves in a final showdown on Yinchorr. The following battle was evenly matched, but the unexpected prowess of Kanos threw off the balance and Jax was killed. Carnor Jax's death left Lumiya without a known apprentice for almost 30 years.

 

Soontir Fel (books):

"Fel is the best Imperial pilot alive."
―Tycho Celchu

Soontir Fel was considered among the best starfighter pilots in the galaxy, becoming an Imperial hero, but his journey to those heights was anything but easy. Born on Corellia to a farming family, Fel developed his piloting skills over the fields before gaining entrance to the Imperial Academy and beginning a career as a TIE fighter pilot. He served dutifully, demonstrating a strong sense of responsibility for his men. After a series of events out of his control tarnished his career, Fel was exiled to the lackluster 181st Imperial Fighter Wing, which he revived, eventually gaining its command and the title of Baron of the Empire, winning Fel a reputation as the Empire's most deadly pilot and the 181st as its most elite starfighter unit. During that time, Fel met and married the famous actress Wynssa Starflare, who he discovered was actually the sister of Rebel ace Wedge Antilles.

When Director of Imperial Intelligence Ysanne Isard sent Fel and his men to die at Brentaal IV for her own political gain, Fel was captured and defected to the New Republic, tired of the growing corruption after Palpatine's death. He joined his brother-in-law Antilles in Rogue Squadron, serving the New Republic faithfully, but shortly thereafter Fel was recaptured by Isard and sent to Grand Admiral Thrawn's base on Nirauan. There, Thrawn showed Fel the myriad threats awaiting the galaxy in the Unknown Regions, and Fel agreed to serve in Thrawn's Empire of the Hand, fighting against warlords and would-be invaders beyond the knowledge of galactic civilization.

There Fel raised a family, surrounded by hardship, before once again making contact with the galaxy at large during the hoax proclaiming Thrawn's return. When the Yuuzhan Vong War broke out, Fel sent his son Jagged and a handful of Empire of the Hand forces to the New Republic's aid. During the course of the war, the Empire of the Hand was dissolved, with Fel joining the Chiss Ascendancy and becoming a senior officer in the Chiss Expansionary Defense Fleet. A failed guarantee of parole on Jagged's part during the Dark Nest Crisis bankrupted and dishonored the Fels, but their difficulties would not last forever—Jagged was able to restore the family's honor in one final act before taking the reins of the Imperial Remnant, which was revived with Jagged and his descendants ruling as Emperors.

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Luke Skywalker (a movie or two?):
He's a redneck from some backwater planet that has been known to be good at hunting womprats.  Luke's been known to hang out with a scruffy group of friends that have been compared to nerf herders.  Also, his droids are getting a bit rusty.

 

Raymus Antilles (Episdoe IV, and comics):

"We intercepted no transmissions. This is a consular ship… We're on a diplomatic mission…"
"If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador?" ―Antilles and Darth Vader

Raymus Antilles was a male Human and the captain of the Corvette Sundered Heart at the time of the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War. He served the Royal Alderaan Civil Fleet under Senator Bail Prestor Organa. During the early stages of the Civil War, he served the Rebel Alliance in the fight against the Galactic Empire. He captained the Alderaan Diplomatic Cruiser Tantive IV before his death in 0 BBY at the hands of Darth Vader.

 

Jan Dodonna (Episode IV, comics, and others):
Jan Dodonna was one of the first generals in the Rebellion's military. He was one of the first captains of a Star Destroyer in the days of the Galactic Republic, having served in both the Stark Hyperspace War and the Clone Wars. Throughout his long period of service, Dodonna showed a strong grasp of tactics and strategy, and along with Adar Tallon, Dodonna wrote the book on modern space combat.

With plans brought to him by Princess Leia Organa which were downloaded from R2-D2, Dodonna helped plan the attack on the Death Star. At first, the situation seemed hopeless, as the station's defenses exceeded Dodonna's worst fears; the only strategy he could conceive that stood any chance was crashing wave after wave of the Alliance's heaviest vessels into the station, on the slim chance there would be sufficient damage to neutralize it; this would effectively destroy the Rebellion, but would allow a new one to grow without the Death Star threatening them. Dodonna prepared to go to sleep, but instead wandered the halls for fresh air. While doing so, he encountered a small child, weeping over a nightmare about a dragon coming to burn her village. Dodonna comforted her with an old tale of a Jedi Knight finding a hole in the dragon's scaly armor, killing it. Inspired, Dodonna ran back to his quarters and scoured the plans for a similar hole, eventually finding one in the form of a small exposed thermal exhaust port that led directly to the main reactor. The data showed that the defenses of the Death Star were built around large-scale attacks, allowing a small starfighter to attack the vulnerable exhaust port. Dodonna designed the starfighter attack that was successful in destroying the battle station.

 

Toryn Farr (Episode V):
Toryn Farr was a Human female who served as a chief communications officer in the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. In 3 ABY, she was stationed in Echo Base on the planet Hoth.
 
During the Battle of Hoth, she commanded the base's ion cannon when to fire on Imperial ships in orbit. Most notably, she gave the command which disabled the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Tyrant, allowing the first GR-75 medium transport, the Quantum Storm, to escape through the blockade, which served as the opening shots of the engagement.
 
Toryn was among the last Rebels to abandon Echo Base, leaving her station only after Princess Leia Organa ordered the final evacuation. After broadcasting the evacuation code signal to the surviving soldiers and pilots still engaging the Imperial assault force, she was the final person to leave the command center. Toryn escaped on the last transport to leave Hoth, the Bright Hope.
 
Prior to boarding the transport, Toryn was stunned to see a large number of badly wounded soldiers still lying on the flight deck before the ship. Among the wounded was her sister, Samoc Farr, a talented snowspeeder pilot. Knowing her sister had been shot down led her to the realization of how truly horrific the battle outside had been.
 
Toryn was instrumental in buying the wounded just enough time to board the transport before invading snowtroopers descended on the hangar. However, the time it took to load all the wounded onto the ship would prove to be the undoing of the Bright Hope, as it was quickly disabled during its blockade run before being able to make the jump to hyperspace.
 
Crippled and drifting through space with little hope of escape, Toryn assumed command of the survivors and implemented a plan to save as many Rebel lives as possible. Three escape pods holding eighteen of the most valuable personnel to the Rebel cause were launched back to Hoth, in the hopes they might survive.
 
Before the Imperials were able to capture the survivors of the Bright Hope, the ship was boarded by the bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM. They masqueraded as rescuers, when they were actually responsible for firing on the Bright Hope and preventing its escape. The truth behind their facade was to take the Rebels and use them as bait to capture Han Solo, and later, turn him in to Darth Vader.
 
Following a brief melee, Toryn convinced the bounty hunters to take all ninety remaining Rebels on board and deliver them to the Rebel underground on Darlyn Boda. Before evacuating the ship, she dutifully erased all computer records on board, preventing vital information from falling into Imperial hands, including the names of many personnel who served at Echo Base.
 
After spending a month on Darlyn Boda following her escape from Hoth, Toryn finally rejoined the Rebel fleet at the secret rendezvous point. For her brave efforts in assuming command to rescue the survivors of the Bright Hope, she was promoted to the rank of Commander in a ceremony led by General Carlist Rieekan aboard the EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate Redemption.
 
She was also given command of a group of Alliance Special Forces, with her first mission being to rescue the eighteen members of the Bright Hope who were jettisoned back to Hoth.
 

Ysanne Isard (books and comics):
Ysanne Isard was a female Human who served as the Director of Imperial Intelligence for several years during the Galactic Civil War, and ruled the Galactic Empire herself for a time after the Emperor's death in 4 ABY. Isard followed her father, Armand Isard, into Imperial Intelligence at a young age, blossoming into a model field agent. After the Alliance to Restore the Republic stole coordinates of the location of the Death Star's construction site, Ysanne was sent on a mission to the planet Darkknell. While the mission was a failure, she survived but the prospect of losing considerable face back on Imperial Center infuriated Isard. She instead found a way to pin the blame on her father. Backed up by members of the Emperor's Royal Guards, she accused her father of treason; the Emperor had him executed within the hour, and she took her father's position as Director of Imperial Intelligence. Isard was exceptionally close to Palpatine, so much so that she was given the second Executor-class Star Dreadnought constructed, the Lusankya. Buried underneath the surface of her homeworld of Coruscant, the Lusankya became a prison and brainwashing facility, and Isard used it to torture the secrets out of many enemies of the Empire, as well as convert selected prisoners into sleeper agents.
 
After the Battle of Endor, Isard became an advisor to Grand Vizier Sate Pestage, all the while engineering his downfall. In the same day, Isard had Pestage and the Imperial Ruling Council assassinated, leaving her Empress in all but name. Isard commanded a sizable force at the height of her power, though the fact she held Coruscant made her a target for the New Republic. Knowing Coruscant would inevitably fall to the New Republic, she had the Krytos virus developed, so that they would inherit a sick world and hopefully fragment. After blasting off Coruscant in the Lusankya, Ysanne Isard supported a political coup of Thyferra, and became a warlord. Rogue Squadron followed her to Thyferra, though, and managed to defeat her forces and capture the planet. Isard was presumed dead.
 
She had, in fact, survived, and remained in hiding during the Thrawn campaign, biding her time and contemplating past mistakes. Sometime during her time in hiding, she was contacted by the reborn Palpatine, and pledged to steal back her Lusankya and present it to him. When her clone allied herself with warlord Delak Krennel and reemerged in the Ciutric Hegemony, Isard provided Rogue Squadron with the location of the Lusankya prisoners, among them Rebel Alliance General Jan Dodonna, to discreetly obtain their aid in eliminating her clone. She betrayed the New Republic, though, and attempted to steal the Lusankya from New Republic control at the Bilbringi shipyards. However, a New Republic Intelligence agent, Iella Wessiri, was waiting for her and shot her dead.
 

Carlist Rieekan (Episode V, video games, comics, and books):
Carlist Rieekan was an Alderaanian general who, throughout his life, served the Galactic Republic, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the Alliance of Free Planets, the New Republic, and the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. He joined the Republic's Judicial Forces at the age of seventeen before serving in the Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. With the advent of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's ascension to Emperor and the installment of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, Rieekan immediately rejected the new regime. Instead, he chose to serve the Royal House of Alderaan as a civilian tactician, before becoming one of the founding members of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, a rebellion against the rule of the Emperor.
 
When the Imperial Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin brought the Death Star superweapon to bear on Alderaan, Rieekan was at nearby Delaya. He received a massive influx of distress calls and requests for evacuation, but hesitated to aid Alderaan, as he felt that his involvement would have implicated Alderaan at large as having ties to the illegal rebellion movement. Within minutes, Tarkin's battlestation fired its superlaser, destroying Alderaan in flash. Rieekan was shattered, and blamed himself for the disaster, as he felt his hesitation had cost many Alderaanians their lives. The incident took its toll on Rieekan, as he became an overly morose and paranoid man.
 
He was later tasked with command of the Alliance's Echo Base on Hoth, and also worked closely with the pilot Luke Skywalker's Rogue Squadron unit. Over the years, Rieekan collaborated with the Alderaanian princess, Leia Organa, and his insistence on thorough security and evacuation measures after the destruction of his homeworld proved instrumental to the Alliance when Lord Darth Vader's Death Squadron moved against Echo Base. Rieekan later oversaw Haven Base on Arbra, and would go on to serve as Minister of State and Director of Intelligence for the New Republic, the Alliance's successor state. The general eventually retired, only to be brought back into service during the Yuuzhan Vong War, during which he aided in the failed defense of Coruscant.
 

Mara Jade (books, video games, and comics):
Mara Jade Skywalker was, during different times in her life, an Emperor's Hand, a smuggler, and later a Jedi Master who sat upon the Jedi High Council. She was raised as a servant to Emperor Palpatine and became a high-level Force-using operative. As an Emperor's Hand, Jade carried out the Emperor's bidding, killing Rebels and corrupt Imperials alike with cold professionalism, even as a young woman. As Palpatine's assassin, she received top-notch training from experts in a variety of fields as well as training in the Force, which was continued by Luke Skywalker years later. After Palpatine's death, she received his last command, which was to kill Luke Skywalker; however, the death of her Master caused her to go rogue. Eventually she joined smuggler chief Talon Karrde, becoming one of his best smugglers and his second-in-command. During the predations of Grand Admiral Thrawn, she was forced to work with Skywalker, and developed a grudging respect for him. During the Galactic Civil War, Mara Jade proved herself skilled in a variety of fields; she was a good pilot and mechanic and trained in the use of both a blaster and hand-to-hand combat even without relying on the Force.
 
Over the years, she continued to work for Karrde and interact with Skywalker intermittently, training at his Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 for a short period of time. She was groomed by Karrde to take over the Smugglers' Alliance and had a brief relationship with Lando Calrissian as part of that role, although she later admitted it was a charade. She also continued to grow closer to Skywalker and worked alongside him on numerous occasions, including the Almanian Uprising and the Corellian Crisis. The two finally realized in 19 ABY while on a mission to Nirauan that they were in love, and wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.
 
After marrying Skywalker, Mara Jade took the surname Skywalker and devoted her life to the New Jedi Order, becoming a Master in her own right. Shortly before the Yuuzhan Vong War, she fell ill due to deadly coomb spores that she'd been infected with by a Yuuzhan Vong agent. She used the Force to slow their progress even as she continued to fight against the alien invaders on numerous battlefields including Dantooine and Ithor, but the disease was only purged from her system after the birth of her son Ben in 26 ABY. After becoming a Master, Jade Skywalker took her niece Jaina Solo as an apprentice until she reached Knighthood. During that time, she participated in Jedi offensives against the Yuuzhan Vong, aiding in the war effort. After the fall of Coruscant, she helped Cal Omas become elected as the Chief of State as the New Republic reorganized itself into the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. Jade Skywalker ultimately saw her efforts against the Yuuzhan Vong rewarded in the war's final battle on Coruscant with the death of Supreme Overlord Shimrra Jamaane.

In the following years, Jade Skywalker was active during the Dark Nest Crisis and the subsequent Swarm War, wherein she helped to thwart the expansionist plans of Raynar Thul and the insectoid Killiks who were spreading into Chiss space and subverting many other people into becoming Joiners under the influence of several Dark Jedi. Jade Skywalker was insistent that the Jedi who had joined Killik communities would be withdrawn, as they were using their skills in combat against the Chiss, provoking them. She continued to serve by the side of her husband as a Jedi Master during the Second Galactic Civil War, first serving alongside the Galactic Alliance against the rebellious Confederation. The re-emergence of the Sith Lady Lumiya was another threat that Jade Skywalker had to confront, but though she and her husband skirmished with both Lumiya and the fallen Jedi Alema Rar on multiple occasions, the darksiders escaped. As the war escalated, Jade Skywalker was killed by her nephew, Jacen Solo, whom she had learned was a Sith and therefore saw as a threat to her family personally, to the Jedi Order, and to the galaxy at large.

 

Moff Jerjerrod (Episode VI):

"Lord Vader, this is an unexpected pleasure. We are honored by your presence."
"You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander. I'm here to put you back on schedule." ―Jerjerrod and Darth Vader aboard the Death Star II

Jerjerrod was a Human male Moff of the Galactic Empire who served as the commander of the Death Star II prior to and during the Battle of Endor. Tasked with overseeing the space station's difficult final stages of assembly, Jerjerrod faced the wrath of both the Sith Lord Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine when the massive construction effort fell behind schedule. Despite warnings from Vader that the Emperor would not tolerate any further setbacks, the Emperor paid little attention to Jerjerrod when he visited the Death Star, though he did authorize the commander to operate the station's superlaser against the starships of the Rebel fleet when the Rebel Alliance launched its attack on the Death Star—a battle that culminated in the station's destruction and the death of all aboard.

"The Emperor is coming here?"
"That is correct, Commander, and he is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress."
"We shall double our efforts!"
"I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am." ―Jerjerrod and Vader discuss the Emperor's impending visit to the second Death Star

Dash Rendar (video games, books, and comics):

"He doesn't want to owe anybody, doesn't want anybody to owe him. He works for whoever pays the most. He's downright magic with anything that flies, and he can pick wing nuts off a tabletop with a blaster without scorching the finish. He's a good man to have at your back when the going gets hot—as long as your money lasts." ―Lando Calrissian, on Dash Rendar

Dash Rendar was a Human male smuggler and freelancer. Born into a wealthy Corellian family during the final years of the Galactic Republic, he chose to pursue a career as an officer in the Imperial Navy rather than joining the family shipping business. When his parents refused to sell their business to Prince Xizor, owner of Xizor Transport Systems and leader of the Black Sun crime syndicate, the Dark Prince sabotaged a freighter flown by Rendar's older brother, Stanton, killing him as his ship crashed into the Imperial Museum.
 
Emperor Palpatine blamed the Rendar family, exiling them from the Core Worlds and dismissing Rendar from the Imperial Academy on Carida. Fleeing to the Outer Rim Territories, Rendar gained a reputation as a hot-shot pilot, smuggler, and mercenary. His success gained him his own ship, the YT-2400 light freighter Outrider, and the services of the Nautolan navigator Eaden Vrill and the Cybot Galactica LE-series repair droid LE-BO2D9.
 
In 0 BBY, Rendar and Vrill agreed to protect holostar Javul Charn during her tour to pay for repairs to the Outrider after it sustained damage fleeing an Imperial patrol near the Maw. Charn initially claimed that she needed protection from an overzealous fan, but after multiple attempts on her life, Rendar learned that she was a member of the Rebel Alliance and was being pursued by the Imperial Security Bureau and elements of Black Sun, including Xizor himself. Rendar ultimately saw Charn safely to Alderaan, but Vrill was killed during an assassination attempt on Bannistar Station. Despite his personal reasons for disliking the Empire, Rendar refused to abandon his independence to join the growing Rebellion. His motivation was profit and, though he occasionally went on to work for the Rebels, he insisted on being well compensated. In 0 ABY, Rendar boarded the luxury liner Star of Empire with the intention of stealing it to sell to the Rebels.
 
Before he could act, however, the ship's computer, an artificial intelligence known as SIM, took control of the ship itself. Rendar was one of the few passengers trapped aboard and joined forces with the Shi'ido Mammon Hoole and his adopted children, Tash and Zak Arranda, to escape the ship and defeat SIM. He later took a job escorting the famous swoop racer Kimmi Chyler, smuggling supplies for the Rebels as he traveled. His work came to the attention of both the Imperial Security Bureau and Prince Xizor but, despite multiple attempts to stop him, Rendar successfully completed several deliveries. In 3 ABY, while delivering supplies to the Alliance's Echo Base on Hoth, Rendar was trapped on the planet when the Empire attacked and helped Rogue Squadron hold off Imperial ground forces until the Rebels could evacuate, destroying an All Terrain Armored Transport in the process.
 
Following the Battle of Hoth, Rendar was hired by the Rebel Lando Calrissian to track down Han Solo, who had been captured by the bounty hunter Boba Fett. He eventually led Calrissian to Gall in the Zhar system, but the Rebels were unable to rescue their friend. Following this, Rendar was hired by Princess Leia Organa to watch over the young Jedi Luke Skywalker after a recent attempt on his life. After saving Skywalker from a swoop gang on Tatooine, Rendar accompanied him on a mission to recover the plans to the Empire's second Death Star battlestation from the Mobquet medium transport Suprosa.
 
The mission was a success, but an apparent mistake by Rendar cost the lives of many Bothan pilots. Seeking to make amends, Rendar helped to rescue Organa when she was held prisoner by Xizor in his palace on Coruscant. The Outrider appeared to be destroyed while fleeing Coruscant, but Rendar merely faked his death to avoid reprisals from Black Sun and the Empire. In the following years he teamed up with the Human replica droid Guri, forming a mercenary team and eventually establishing a company to create more HRDs, including a replica of Rendar's own brother, Stanton.
 

Leebo (video games, books, and comics):
LE-BO2D9, nicknamed Leebo, was a Cybot Galactica LE series repair droid owned by Dash Rendar during the Galactic Civil War. Being a basic issue of LE repair droid, Leebo worked in Esseles starport as a safety standards inspector. At one time, an unknown transport vessel took off while being checked by the droid, making Leebo an unwilling stowaway. From that moment forward, LE-BO2D9 began to work as a ship mechanic, going from one owner to another throughout the coming years. He served multiple masters and each of them updated his abilities and skills, allowing Leebo to do more and more. Finally, he came to the hands of Corellian pilot and mercenary, Dash Rendar. Dash acquired the droid as payment from the Rodian comedian Kood Gareeda, and Dash seemed to believe his new possession acquired his former master's dry sense of humor.
 
Leebo accompanied Dash during his trip to Hoth, piloting his light freighter, Outrider, away from Echo Base and into the Hoth asteroid field following the Imperial attack. He later aided Dash during his escapades on Ord Mantell, Gall, on bodyguard mission to protect Luke Skywalker given by Princess Leia and assault on Imperial freighter, Suprosa, always guarding Outrider while offering Dash advice during his travels. He also piloted the ship above Coruscant at the Battle over Coruscant, while Rendar was manning the gun turret. At the end of the dogfight, Rendar's Outrider apparently exploded after being hit by a huge piece of space debris.
 
Leebo was present inside the cockpit of the Outrider when Rendar made a last-second escape into hyperspace, avoiding destruction in the maelstrom of debris from the exploded Falleen's Fist.
 

Nien Nunb (Episode VI, video games, and novels):
Nien Nunb was a Sullustan smuggler. He grew up in the caves of his homeworld, Sullust, with his sister, Aril Nunb. Later, he worked for the SoroSuub Corporation as a smuggler. During one of his smuggling flights, he befriended Lando Calrissian—an individual Nunb would have great deals with in later years. It was with Calrissian that he would copilot the Millennium Falcon during the Battle of Endor. He went on to become the administrator of the Kessel spice mines, and sporadically worked with the New Republic and its successor, the Galactic Alliance.

Edited by heychadwick

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I'd like to see R5-D4.

 

-2pt

At the start of the first combat phase roll an attack die.  On a Hit or Critical Hit suffer one damage,

 

or some pun regarding your pilot being badly motivated, if you prefer (can't focus?).

 

I actually quite like this idea after thinking about it.  I'd make it a greater negative points cost though (-4 or -5?), and instead of suffering damage deal one face-up damage card to your ship.

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