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* ArmoredCoffins: The pilots go into combat without deflector shields or even ejector seats [[note]]Or life support, for that matter. The TIE/fo fighters seen in The Force Awakens have both ejector seats and life support[[/note]]. They even nickname the [=TIEs=] suicide sleds to reflect this.

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* ArmoredCoffins: The pilots go into combat without deflector shields or even ejector seats [[note]]Or life support, for that matter. The TIE/fo fighters seen in The Force Awakens have both ejector seats and life support[[/note]].seats. They even nickname the [=TIEs=] suicide sleds to reflect this.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His HollywoodAtheist tendencies are the result of this. In the original backstory, the Clone Wars were at least forty years before the events of Star Wars and the Jedi were less common and more secretive. Additionally the powers granted by the Force were more subtle without outward displays of power like Vader's Force choke being very rare, to the point where even people who knew the Jedi wouldn't necessarily believe the Force was real. The army of highly visible knights using flashy space magic less then twenty years ago was one of the many prequel series retcons that doesn't quite mesh with the original Star Wars.


-->''"Through sheer stupid luck, the rebels managed to destroy the first Death Star. By rebuilding the Death Star, and using it as many times as necessary to restore order, we prove that their luck only goes so far. We prove that we are the only galactic authority and always will be."''
--->--'''Nash Windrider'''

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-->''"Through ->''"Through sheer stupid luck, the rebels managed to destroy the first Death Star. By rebuilding the Death Star, and using it as many times as necessary to restore order, we prove that their luck only goes so far. We prove that we are the only galactic authority and always will be."''
--->--'''Nash -->--'''Nash Windrider'''

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* ShutUpKirk: When Baylo compares the Emperor's officers to mindless droids, Vader (who is a cyborg himself) immediately Force chokes the man to death.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Averted. Palpatine wanted to keep Baylo alive and force him to watch his beloved Navy be turned into something he hated and have the ''Defiance'' be melted down into cafeteria trays. In fact, he wanted to use Baylo, a man who was willing to kill his own students for a cause, for his own ambitions. But that plan ended when Vader killed him without the Emperor's say so. The ''Defiance'' is later renamed the ''Obedience'' as a final jab toward Baylo as well as a not-so-subtle hint toward Vader to learn his place.


* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler:He is entirely unaware that the operation at Jedha is intended to get the Rebellion to believe Trios is one their side as a spy to lure them into a trap]].

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler:He is entirely unaware that the operation at Jedha is intended to get the Rebellion to believe Trios is one their side as a spy to lure them into a trap]].trap. He's later brought up to speed, and claims not to hold a grudge against Trios... but he clearly does...]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: As he menaces Luke Skywalker with the various weapons in his mechanical arm, Luke lures him towards an ion torpedo and uses it to disable his cybernetics, enabling him to knock Kanchar unconscious.


!The Death Star
-> See the [[Characters/StarWarsDeathStarCrew Death Star Crew page]].



!Imperial Death Squadron
->See the [[Characters/StarWarsImperialDeathSquadron Imperial Death Squadron page]].



!Imperial Death Squadron
->See the [[Characters/StarWarsImperialDeathSquadron Imperial Death Squadron page]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once the Endor Shield array is destroyed and the Emperor is killed, Imperial crewmen, guards, stormtroopers, officers, and pilots begin to flee the doomed Death Star.


!!!Miscellaneous

[[folder:TIE Pilots]]
!!TIE Pilots
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Spaceborne cousins of the Stormtroopers, these pilots fly the TIE-series of space superiority vehicles, including fighters, bombers, and interceptors.

->For TIE Pilots of the First Order, see their folder on [[Characters/StarWarsTheFirstOrder the First Order]] page.

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!!!Miscellaneous

[[folder:TIE Pilots]]
!!TIE Pilots
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Spaceborne cousins
!!!Crew of the Stormtroopers, these pilots fly the TIE-series of space superiority vehicles, including fighters, bombers, and interceptors.

->For
''Pursuer'' / Squadron 5, Shadow Wing

[[folder:Teso Broosh]]
!!Second Lieutenant Commander Teso Broosh
!!!'''Species:''' Human

->'''Appears in:''' ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTIEFighter
TIE Pilots of the First Order, see their folder on [[Characters/StarWarsTheFirstOrder the First Order]] page.Fighter]]''



* AcePilot: Only ten percent of TIE pilot applicants graduate, making them either the best starfighter pilots in the galaxy, or the luckiest.
* ArmoredCoffins: The pilots go into combat without deflector shields or even ejector seats [[note]]Or life support, for that matter. The TIE/fo fighters seen in The Force Awakens have both ejector seats and life support[[/note]]. They even nickname the [=TIEs=] suicide sleds to reflect this.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Like Stormtroopers, both men and women can serve as TIE pilots.
* EvilWearsBlack: In contrast to the white-armored Stormtroopers.
* FragileSpeedster: Although unshielded and unarmored, TIE fighters are quite nimble, and more than capable of outrunning their Rebel counterparts (except the A-Wing) in straight-line acceleration.
* InterServiceRivalry: The Army and Navy have their own respective TIE Fighter units, so naturally there's a lot of animosity between the two (Navy pilots tend to get all the glory, even though Army pilots have more skill). After the Battle of Yavin, all Army and Navy squadrons are merged.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The TIE Defender serves as a fighter-bomber, carrying a large complement of missiles and anti-fighter lasers.
* MookMobile: A squad of these fighters heading for you has the same image as a squad of Stormtroopers.
* SamusIsAGirl: Female pilots are only indicated by their voices.
* SpaceFighter: The Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Fighter does not have hyperdrive, shields, or heavy armaments. It is built to be fast and cheap, able to smash enemy ships through sheer numbers.
* StukaScream: The very distinctive sound produced by the twin ion engine definitely counts.
* WeHaveReserves: An embodiment of this principle in the Imperial Navy. The Empire emphasizes quantity over quality for their starfighter corps, using large squadrons of expendable fighters and pilots to overwhelm enemy ships. However, after the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire begins to put more emphasis on the quality of their fighters, upgrading squadrons to the improved TIE Interceptor and better training. Their performance at Endor is a lot better.



[[folder:Navy Troopers]]
!!Navy Troopers
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-->''"The security deflector shield will be deactivated when we have confirmation of your code transmission. Stand by."''

Soldiers serving in the Imperial Navy, they're almost as ubiquitous as Stormtroopers and serve a variety of functions from control room personnel to guards.

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[[folder:Navy Troopers]]
!!Navy Troopers
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-->''"The security deflector shield will be deactivated when we have confirmation of your code transmission. Stand by."''

Soldiers serving in the Imperial Navy, they're almost as ubiquitous as Stormtroopers and serve a variety of functions from control room personnel to guards.
[[folder:Ganem Kahi]]
!!Flight Officer Ganem Kahi
!!!'''Species:''' Human

->'''Appears in:''' ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTIEFighter TIE Fighter]]''



* CleanupCrew: The ones aboard the ''Executor'' often find themselves serving this function. A couple of them are on hand to drag the dead body of Captain Needa away after Vader has [[YouHaveFailedMe finished with him]].
* CoolHelmet: Their helmets resemble glossy black Samurai helmets.
* EliteMooks: The ones serving on the first Death Star were hand-picked by Tarkin himself to guard the space station.
* EvilMinions: They're not usually front line troops and so they rarely actually get involved in any action. A few of them ''did'' get into a shootout with the disguised Han and Luke in the Death Star's detention center, though.
* EvilWearsBlack: Their uniforms are black.
* FacelessGoons: Averted. In fact, they're one of the only kind of Imperial troops with visible faces. This is {{Deconstructed}} in the ''From a Certain Point of View'' story, "Change of Heart". They are expected to be as stoic and impartial as the Stormtroopers, but not having close-faced helmets means they have a much harder time hiding their feelings if they are uncomfortable about something.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: They don't aim any better than their counterparts the Stormtroopers.
* {{Mooks}}: They're essentially to the Imperial Navy what the Stormtroopers are to the rest of the Empire.
* PraetorianGuard: A pair of them are often shown in the background protecting Grand Moff Tarkin or Darth Vader.

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* CleanupCrew: The ones aboard the ''Executor'' often find themselves serving this function. A couple of them are on hand to drag the dead body of Captain Needa away after Vader has [[YouHaveFailedMe finished with him]].
* CoolHelmet: Their helmets resemble glossy black Samurai helmets.
* EliteMooks: The ones serving on the first Death Star were hand-picked by Tarkin himself to guard the space station.
* EvilMinions: They're not usually front line troops and so they rarely actually get involved in any action. A few of them ''did'' get into a shootout with the disguised Han and Luke in the Death Star's detention center, though.
* EvilWearsBlack: Their uniforms are black.
* FacelessGoons: Averted. In fact, they're one of the only kind of Imperial troops with visible faces. This is {{Deconstructed}} in the ''From a Certain Point of View'' story, "Change of Heart". They are expected to be as stoic and impartial as the Stormtroopers, but not having close-faced helmets means they have a much harder time hiding their feelings if they are uncomfortable about something.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: They don't aim any better than their counterparts the Stormtroopers.
* {{Mooks}}: They're essentially to the Imperial Navy what the Stormtroopers are to the rest of the Empire.
* PraetorianGuard: A pair of them are often shown in the background protecting Grand Moff Tarkin or Darth Vader.
OfficialCouple: With Zin.



[[folder:Imperial Crewers]]
!!Imperial Crewers
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-->''"Captain, Lord Vader demands an update on the pursuit."''

The backbone of the Imperial Navy, these technicians man the consoles which control the vast starships.

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[[folder:Imperial Crewers]]
!!Imperial Crewers
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/navy_crewmen_sw.jpg]]

-->''"Captain, Lord Vader demands an update on the pursuit."''

The backbone of the Imperial Navy, these technicians man the consoles which control the vast starships.
[[folder:Zin Graw]]
!!Flight Officer Zin Graw
!!!'''Species:''' Human

->'''Appears in:''' ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTIEFighter TIE Fighter]]''



* TheBridge: A Star Destroyer's bridge has the crewers working in sunken pits while the officers stand over them, indicating a sharp contrast in the Imperial hierarchy.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Enlisted crew wear light grey jumpsuits, while officers wear olive grey tunics and [=NCOs=] wear black.
* EvilMinions: They perform these functions admirably.
* FacelessGoons: Not in the films, but in ''Rebels'', they have their cap visors tucked down so that their faces are partially obscured.
* GhostExtras: The crewers rarely get any lines, but they're all visibly terrified of Lord Vader. After Captain Needa is killed, the technicians who were watching immediately scramble to get back to work when Vader turns in their direction.
* PunchClockVillain: Most of them. They look visibly afraid when Darth Vader strolls along the deck.

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* TheBridge: A Star Destroyer's bridge has the crewers working in sunken pits while the officers stand over them, indicating a sharp contrast in the Imperial hierarchy.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Enlisted crew wear light grey jumpsuits, while officers wear olive grey tunics and [=NCOs=] wear black.
* EvilMinions: They perform these functions admirably.
* FacelessGoons: Not in the films, but in ''Rebels'', they have their cap visors tucked down so that their faces are partially obscured.
* GhostExtras: The crewers rarely get any lines, but they're all visibly terrified
AmbiguouslyBrown: She appears to be of Lord Vader. After Captain Needa is killed, the technicians who were watching immediately scramble to get back to work when Vader turns in their direction.
Space-Asian descent.
* PunchClockVillain: Most of them. They look visibly afraid when Darth Vader strolls along the deck.OfficialCouple: With Ganem.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: With Jeela.



[[folder:Imperial Gunners]]
!!Imperial Gunners
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-->''"Commence primary ignition."''

Operators of the Imperial Navy's heavy artillery, from flak cannons to the Death Star's superlaser.

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[[folder:Imperial Gunners]]
!!Imperial Gunners
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/imperial_gunners.jpg]]

-->''"Commence primary ignition."''

Operators of the Imperial Navy's heavy artillery, from flak cannons to the Death Star's superlaser.
[[folder:Jeela Brebtin]]
!!Senior Lieutenant Jeela Brebtin
!!!'''Species:''' Human

->'''Appears in:''' ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTIEFighter TIE Fighter]]''



* AntiAir: One of their main duties is operating turbolaser cannons, which were the primary defense of the first Death Star.
* CoolHelmet: Their distinctive beetle helmets, which provide technical updates and shield their eyes from power discharges.
* TheEngineer: Imperial gunners are a sub-group of the Starfighter Corps, as they are either pilots-in-training or applicants who failed for flight assessment but still possess keen eyesight and technological skill. ''Rebels'' shows gunners serving as engineers aboard an Interdictor cruiser.
* EvilWearsBlack: They dress in black like the TIE Fighter Pilots and Navy Troopers.
* FacelessGoons: They're not frontline troops, but they are still armed and nasty to deal with.

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* AntiAir: One of their main duties is operating turbolaser cannons, which were the primary defense of the first Death Star.
* CoolHelmet: Their distinctive beetle helmets, which provide technical updates and shield their eyes from power discharges.
* TheEngineer: Imperial gunners are a sub-group of the Starfighter Corps, as they are either pilots-in-training or applicants who failed for flight assessment but still possess keen eyesight and technological skill. ''Rebels'' shows gunners serving as engineers aboard an Interdictor cruiser.
* EvilWearsBlack: They dress in black like the TIE Fighter Pilots and Navy Troopers.
* FacelessGoons: They're not frontline troops, but they are still armed and nasty to deal with.
TwoGirlsToATeam: With Jeela.


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[[folder:Lyttan Dree]]
!!Lieutenant Lyttan Dree
!!!'''Species:''' Human

->'''Appears in:''' ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsHanSoloImperialCadet Han Solo: Imperial Cadet]]'' | ''Film/{{Solo}}''[[note]]novelization only[[/note]] | ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTIEFighter TIE Fighter]]''

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[[/folder]]

!!!Miscellaneous

[[folder:TIE Pilots]]
!!TIE Pilots
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tie_pilot_sw_4474.png]]

Spaceborne cousins of the Stormtroopers, these pilots fly the TIE-series of space superiority vehicles, including fighters, bombers, and interceptors.

->For TIE Pilots of the First Order, see their folder on [[Characters/StarWarsTheFirstOrder the First Order]] page.
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* AcePilot: Only ten percent of TIE pilot applicants graduate, making them either the best starfighter pilots in the galaxy, or the luckiest.
* ArmoredCoffins: The pilots go into combat without deflector shields or even ejector seats [[note]]Or life support, for that matter. The TIE/fo fighters seen in The Force Awakens have both ejector seats and life support[[/note]]. They even nickname the [=TIEs=] suicide sleds to reflect this.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Like Stormtroopers, both men and women can serve as TIE pilots.
* EvilWearsBlack: In contrast to the white-armored Stormtroopers.
* FragileSpeedster: Although unshielded and unarmored, TIE fighters are quite nimble, and more than capable of outrunning their Rebel counterparts (except the A-Wing) in straight-line acceleration.
* InterServiceRivalry: The Army and Navy have their own respective TIE Fighter units, so naturally there's a lot of animosity between the two (Navy pilots tend to get all the glory, even though Army pilots have more skill). After the Battle of Yavin, all Army and Navy squadrons are merged.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The TIE Defender serves as a fighter-bomber, carrying a large complement of missiles and anti-fighter lasers.
* MookMobile: A squad of these fighters heading for you has the same image as a squad of Stormtroopers.
* SamusIsAGirl: Female pilots are only indicated by their voices.
* SpaceFighter: The Sienar Fleet Systems TIE Fighter does not have hyperdrive, shields, or heavy armaments. It is built to be fast and cheap, able to smash enemy ships through sheer numbers.
* StukaScream: The very distinctive sound produced by the twin ion engine definitely counts.
* WeHaveReserves: An embodiment of this principle in the Imperial Navy. The Empire emphasizes quantity over quality for their starfighter corps, using large squadrons of expendable fighters and pilots to overwhelm enemy ships. However, after the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire begins to put more emphasis on the quality of their fighters, upgrading squadrons to the improved TIE Interceptor and better training. Their performance at Endor is a lot better.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Navy Troopers]]
!!Navy Troopers
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/navy_troopers_sw.jpg]]

-->''"The security deflector shield will be deactivated when we have confirmation of your code transmission. Stand by."''

Soldiers serving in the Imperial Navy, they're almost as ubiquitous as Stormtroopers and serve a variety of functions from control room personnel to guards.
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* CleanupCrew: The ones aboard the ''Executor'' often find themselves serving this function. A couple of them are on hand to drag the dead body of Captain Needa away after Vader has [[YouHaveFailedMe finished with him]].
* CoolHelmet: Their helmets resemble glossy black Samurai helmets.
* EliteMooks: The ones serving on the first Death Star were hand-picked by Tarkin himself to guard the space station.
* EvilMinions: They're not usually front line troops and so they rarely actually get involved in any action. A few of them ''did'' get into a shootout with the disguised Han and Luke in the Death Star's detention center, though.
* EvilWearsBlack: Their uniforms are black.
* FacelessGoons: Averted. In fact, they're one of the only kind of Imperial troops with visible faces. This is {{Deconstructed}} in the ''From a Certain Point of View'' story, "Change of Heart". They are expected to be as stoic and impartial as the Stormtroopers, but not having close-faced helmets means they have a much harder time hiding their feelings if they are uncomfortable about something.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: They don't aim any better than their counterparts the Stormtroopers.
* {{Mooks}}: They're essentially to the Imperial Navy what the Stormtroopers are to the rest of the Empire.
* PraetorianGuard: A pair of them are often shown in the background protecting Grand Moff Tarkin or Darth Vader.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Imperial Crewers]]
!!Imperial Crewers
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/navy_crewmen_sw.jpg]]

-->''"Captain, Lord Vader demands an update on the pursuit."''

The backbone of the Imperial Navy, these technicians man the consoles which control the vast starships.
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* TheBridge: A Star Destroyer's bridge has the crewers working in sunken pits while the officers stand over them, indicating a sharp contrast in the Imperial hierarchy.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Enlisted crew wear light grey jumpsuits, while officers wear olive grey tunics and [=NCOs=] wear black.
* EvilMinions: They perform these functions admirably.
* FacelessGoons: Not in the films, but in ''Rebels'', they have their cap visors tucked down so that their faces are partially obscured.
* GhostExtras: The crewers rarely get any lines, but they're all visibly terrified of Lord Vader. After Captain Needa is killed, the technicians who were watching immediately scramble to get back to work when Vader turns in their direction.
* PunchClockVillain: Most of them. They look visibly afraid when Darth Vader strolls along the deck.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Imperial Gunners]]
!!Imperial Gunners
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/imperial_gunners.jpg]]

-->''"Commence primary ignition."''

Operators of the Imperial Navy's heavy artillery, from flak cannons to the Death Star's superlaser.
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* AntiAir: One of their main duties is operating turbolaser cannons, which were the primary defense of the first Death Star.
* CoolHelmet: Their distinctive beetle helmets, which provide technical updates and shield their eyes from power discharges.
* TheEngineer: Imperial gunners are a sub-group of the Starfighter Corps, as they are either pilots-in-training or applicants who failed for flight assessment but still possess keen eyesight and technological skill. ''Rebels'' shows gunners serving as engineers aboard an Interdictor cruiser.
* EvilWearsBlack: They dress in black like the TIE Fighter Pilots and Navy Troopers.
* FacelessGoons: They're not frontline troops, but they are still armed and nasty to deal with.
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. She gets banged up a couple times in fights.



* FourStarBadass: Sloane gets hands-on with the violence a few times in ''Aftermath''. First, when she notices Jas watching the satrap's palace, Sloane immediately goes to the shuttle's weapons station and opens fire on her instead of ordering a stormtrooper to do it. Later, she personally leads a group of stormtroopers to [[spoiler:capture Norra, Jas, Sinjir, and Temmin in the sewers, and is the one who finishes off Mr. Bones when it tries to free them]]. Lastly, she effortlessly [[spoiler:kicks Pandion's ass, gutshots him with a blaster, and leaves him for dead in a exploding shuttle while she commandeers his Star Destroyer]].

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* FourStarBadass: FourStarBadass:
**
Sloane gets hands-on with the violence a few times in ''Aftermath''. First, when she notices Jas watching the satrap's palace, Sloane immediately goes to the shuttle's weapons station and opens fire on her instead of ordering a stormtrooper to do it. Later, she personally leads a group of stormtroopers to [[spoiler:capture Norra, Jas, Sinjir, and Temmin in the sewers, and is the one who finishes off Mr. Bones when it tries to free them]]. Lastly, she effortlessly [[spoiler:kicks Pandion's ass, gutshots him with a blaster, and leaves him for dead in a exploding shuttle while she commandeers his Star Destroyer]].Destroyer]].
** Sloane beats up and almost kills Norra Wexley in a fight in ''Life Debt''.
** In the climax of ''Empire's End'' she has a brutal fistfight with [[spoiler:Gallius Rax]] and takes her share of lumps.

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* ObfuscatingDisability: It's designed to look not-quite finished, with massive gaps in the superstructure (and technically speaking, it isn't actually finished by the opening of ''Return of the Jedi''). As Luke, and then the Rebellion as a whole, learns, the second Death Star is ''fully armed and operational''.


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* TaughtByExperience: No easily overlooked and exploitable exhaust ports this time. Had it not been for the ewoks, the Rebellion would've been unable to get in.


* ShoutOut: His appearance is one to actor Tom Skerrit. And maybe one of the pilots from the fanmade ''WebVideo/TIEFighter'' short.

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* ShoutOut: His appearance is one to actor Tom Skerrit. And maybe one of the pilots from the fanmade ''WebVideo/TIEFighter'' ''WebAnimation/TIEFighter'' short.


** ''Especially'' in light of the heavy victory that the rebels won almost immediately before Leia's capture and imprisonment.

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** *** ''Especially'' in light of the rebels' [[Film/{{Rogue One}} recent heavy victory that the rebels won almost immediately before Leia's capture and imprisonment.just days ago.]]

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