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Born out of the Commission for the Protection of the Republic, COMPNOR is a Imperial political and intelligence agency responsible for spreading Imperial propaganda and monitoring Imperial citizens and the military for any signs of treason and rebellion. After the death of Emperor Palpatine, it was reorganized into the Office of Imperial Promotion, Galactic Truth, and Fact Correction.
- Academy of Evil: The ISB have their own academy on Coruscant, and the Sub-Adult Group has SAGEducation.
- Canon Immigrant: COMPNOR was a major element of Legends that Tarkin made canon again.
- Child Soldiers: Kind of. If COMPNOR is equivalent to the SS, then it's pretty obvious that the Sub-Adult Group would be analogous to Hitler Youth/Hitlerjugend. It's even an alternative to the Imperial Academy.
- Irony: Despite the fact that they're supposed to be the Imperials that keep their fellow Imperials and civilians loyal by monitoring them, they have about the same risk of being incompetent, having Skewed Priorities due to self-serving ambitions, or becoming a rebel as other Imperials. Jenkes murdered his superior, Herdringer, so that he could impersonate him and not get in trouble for his criminal activities, Kallus has a HeelFace Turn and becomes a Reverse Mole until later becoming a rebel officer serving Alliance Command, and Sinjir becomes a rebel officer directly under Chancellor Mon Mothma.
- Light Is Not Good: They are one of the few branches of the Imperial government to use white uniforms for their officers. They are also one of the Empire's most ruthless and sinister organizations.
- Man in White: Their highest-ranking officers wear white uniforms with black pants and an optional black cap.
- The Rival: ISB and Imperial Intelligence, the military's own intel service, are in constant competition with each other.
- State Sec: It is the Empire's equivalent of the SS. Known divisions are:
- Coalition of Progress: Propaganda and social engineering group, controls the Ministry of Information, the Sub-Adult Group, and HoloNet News.
- Imperial Security Bureau (ISB): National law enforcement agency that is officially described as equal parts FBI and military police. Or if you'd rather stick with Nazi analogies, think of them as the Empire's Gestapo; even their relationship with Imperial Intelligence mirrors the Gestapo's with the SD.
- Ubiqtorate: Intelligence gathering and special operations.
- Token Nonhuman: COMPNOR is mainly human, like other groups in the Empire, though it does have a couple of exceptions, such as "Bracchia", who is a Koorivar spy for the ISB, and ISB Agent Barrisk Favvin, who is a Gotal.
Director Armand Isard
The director of the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, or COMPNOR, which encompasses many of the Empire's intelligence and internal security services under its umbrella leadership.
- Canon Immigrant: Like COMPNOR, Armand Isard was a part of the Legends Expanded Universe, though he was the Director of Republic and later Imperial Intelligence, and brought into the mainstream canon in Tarkin. It remains to be see if his daughter, Ysanne, will be included as well.
- Minor Major Character: Despite being one of the most powerful men in the Empire, Armand has yet to play a large role in the rebooted canon. He does not even speak in his single appearance.
- Schrödinger's Canon:
- His last name is pronounced "eye-sard", sounding similar to "ice-heart".
- He has a daughter, Ysanne. She killed him and became one of the Big Bads of the Imperial Remnant, though as of this writing, the lack of her presence suggests that either she doesn't exist or she isn't as prominent as she was in Legends.
- He is a Social Darwinist and one of Palpatine's closest allies.
- He was killed (by Ysanne) shortly before the Battle of Yavin, which would explain why there hasn't been anything about him during the Empire's decline after the Battle of Endor despite his high importance.
Imperial Security Bureau
Colonel Wullf Yularen
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
A native of Coruscant, Yularen served as Anakin Skywalker's second-in-command of his fleet and the admiral of the Republic cruiser Resolute during the Clone Wars. He later became an intelligence officer of the Empire, at first serving as liaison between the ISB and Naval Intelligence before being promoted to Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, although he was eventually transferred back to the ISB. He was stationed aboard the first Death Star.
- Affably Evil: Even as one of the leaders of the ISB, Yularen remains the same friendly and polite man he was during the Clone Wars.
- Anti-Villain: He either does not know that the Sith run the Empire or fails to understand the Unfortunate Implications that suggests- that the Clone Wars were engineered by Palpatine, that the Jedi were never traitors, and that the regime he is serving is evil. From his point of view, The Empire is the legitimate government and the "good guys" in this situation, forced to take extraordinary measures in these desperate times.
- Ascended Extra: He appeared in A New Hope in the scene where Tarkin has a meeting with the generals and admirals on the Death Star (he's the one in a white uniform), but had no spoken lines. He received a fleshed out expanded role in The Clone Wars.
- Badass Mustache: He still has it as an elderly Imperial officer.
- Broken Pedestal: Averted. While Kallus has had a HeelFace Turn and is the spy everyone has been looking for, his opinion of Yularen doesn't change. In fact, he almost geeks out when they meet again in Season 3, though Yularen is disappointed to learn in private with Thrawn that his old student is a traitor.
- Canon Immigrant: In a way. A Legends card game expanded on his character, named him, and gave him his job as an Imperial Security Bureau officer. He would not be further expanded on until The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide (a roleplay game) and The Clone Wars.
- Character Death: He was on the first Death Star when it blew up.
- Deadpan Snarker: He often displays a dry wit toward the situations that Anakin and Ahsoka get him into.
- Demoted to Extra: In Seasons 3 to 6 of The Clone Wars, he had a total of six cameos, two each in Seasons 3-4, and one each (with a new character model) in Seasons 5-6.
- Disappointed in You: At the end of "Through Imperial Eyes", he's notably disappointed to learn that Kallus, one of his best students, has become a rebel spy.
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: While he's memorably known as the old guy in the white tunic at the meeting aboard the Death Star, he is seen briefly passing by an undercover Han, Luke, and Chewie while wearing a black cap with another ISB officer that is also wearing a black cap. Why he's wearing a cap (whereas him not wearing one can be excused as him being a high-ranking officer like Tarkin, Motti, Tagge, Krennic, and so on; Beck and Kallus are also known to not wear caps.) is never explained.
- His voice actor, Tom Kane, compared his character during Imperial times to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel of Nazi Germany in World War II. Rommel's opposite number, Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery of Britain, respected the German commander and said that even though Rommel wore the Nazi uniform, he wasn't a Nazi. Kane believed that Yularen, being a strict military officer, was merely following orders when the Republic became the Empire.
- When he debuts in Rebels, he serves as an Expy of Captain Pellaeon to Thrawn, especially at the end of the episode when Thrawn reveals the cover up in a monologue.
- FaceHeel Turn: Not that he had a choice when the Republic was transformed into the Empire. At the very least, he doesn't seem to have changed otherwise.
- Government Conspiracy: He knew about Gallius Rax and personally read his reports (and was in fact, the only one allowed to read his reports; it was for his eyes only), bypassing even NI Vice Admirals Rancit and Screed.
- Headbutting Heroes: Like Tarkin (though to a lesser extent, since Yularen has a Hidden Heart of Gold that occasionally shows), he isn't fond of the Jedi, viewing them as problematic to the operational security of military operations due to their maverick nature on the chains of command.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He rarely shows it, but he does care for Anakin and his friends.
- One particular occasion is in "Storm Over Ryloth", after Ahsoka's recklessness and disobedience led to him getting sent to the medbay. She apologizes to him under the assumption he was still knocked out, and he later returns to the bridge when she begins to doubt herself as the leader of the operation to back her up.
- Continues into his days as an Imperial. He's cordial to his star pupils in the Royal Imperial Academy and keeps tabs on them after they graduate, like Kallus for example.
- Just Following Orders: Word of God is that he was this during the reign of the Empire. We don't know his stance on the conflict, but presumably he simply believes that he's just doing his job.
- Obliviously Evil: Seems to have bought into Imperial propaganda hook, line and sinker- that the Jedi tried to overthrow the Republic, that the formation and behaviour of The Empire is simply a Necessarily Evil security measure, that the Rebels are in the wrong etc. He does not Kick the Dog like many other Imperial agents and is genuinely a decent if gullible man who happens to be working under an evil regime- his biggest crime is ignorance and naivety.
- Officer and a Gentleman: He is noble in both his service to the Republic and to the Jedi. He's implied to still be this during his service to the Empire instead of becoming cold and detached like most other Imperials.
- Politically Correct Villain: Unlike other Imperials, Yularen has no prejudices towards aliens and non-Core Worlders and shows disdain towards those who do.
- Prematurely Grey-Haired: Well, he's middle-aged enough to have a few stripes by the first year of the Clone Wars, but it becomes fully grey after the Time Skip, in which the story was only in the second year of the war.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He doesn't seem to have changed that much under the Empire.
- Rank Up: Averted at first in Tarkin, as it is revealed that he gave up his frontline military career after the emergence of the Empire and took a demotion from admiral to colonel when he joined the ISB. However, at the end of the novel he is promoted to Deputy Director of Military Intelligence.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: This guy deserves a medal for just having to work with Anakin and Ahsoka.
- Schrödinger's Canon:
- Regarding Yularen's stance on the Empire according to Legends, he was boundlessly personally loyal to Emperor Palpatine and had good connections to his inner circle despite not being a part of it. He also would add a touch of pro-Imperial bias to his intelligence reports and became increasingly obsessed over improving intelligence security and rooting out corruption.
- In The Clone Wars All There in the Manual, Yularen was raised on Anaxes, and his father, Thull Yularen, was a legendary and highly-esteemed officer of the Republic Judicial Forces, entering the Republic Navy to follow his father's footsteps.
- State Sec: According to his Databank biography, one of Yularen's responsibilities as part of the ISB was rooting out sedition within the Senate.
- The Stoic: He's able to handle Anakin and Ahsoka without losing his cool.
- Tempting Fate: A rare positive use. Yularen tells Thrawn that he'll welcome him with open arms into the ISB if the Imperial Navy rejects Thrawn, betting that the other man would look good in white. Palpatine promotes Thrawn all the way up to Grand Admiral, and the uniform for that rank has a white tunic not unlike the main ISB uniform.
- Villainous Friendship: Gets along swimmingly with Thrawn and Pryce. It's expanded on in Thrawn, which reveals that he helped Thrawn fight several court martial attempts and bonded with him during the hunt for Nightswan. He met Pryce during the same period, helping her bring down a rebel cell on Coruscant, which tied the three together due to a connection to Nightswan. However, after the Battle of Batonn, he ends his friendship with Pryce due to rightly suspecting she is responsible for murdering an ISB agent to rescue her parents and then killing hundreds of civilians and Imperials to cover that up.
- You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: His reaction to Anakin's idea of using walkers to board Cad Bane's frigate.
Admiral Garrick Versio
The father of Inferno Squad's Commander Iden Versio, who oversees the unit's operations. After the Battle of Yavin, he was promoted to Admiral, given command of the Eviscerator, and became an integral part of Emperor Palpatine's contingency plan, Operation: Cinder.
- Canon Immigrant: By the Battle of Endor and afterwards, his Star Destroyer is the Eviscerator. At one point in the X-Wing comics (which take place post-Endor), the 181st was briefly stationed on a Star Destroyer of the same name. On one hand, this may be a coincidence. On the other hand, consider that both Inferno Squad and the 181st are elite TIE pilot squads.
- Disappointed in You: When Iden (and Del, but mostly Iden) deserts from the Empire so she can save the people of Vardos from Operation: Cinder. Though later, when they meet again for the last time, he bears no grudge against her and instead encourages her to live her life, having realized in his remaining time that he wasted his life serving the Empire.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: However neglectful he is of Iden, he does genuinely care about her and is proud of her. He also cared about Zeehay for a while, but it unfortunately didn't last.
- Before his death, he urges Iden to leave him and have a happy life instead of making the same mistake as he did in dedicating his life to a doomed cause. Comes with the closest thing we'll get to a hug from him onscreen; holding hands.
- Everyone Has Standards: Though he's less obvious about it, he walks Iden away from the Sentinel droid after they get surprised by droid's Jump Scare.
- Face Death with Dignity: He declines Iden's attempt to rescue him, saying that for all he's done in his life for the Empire, it's only right that he dies with it.
- Foil: To Hask. Having been raised in military families, they both dedicated their lives to the Empire to the point that they are specialized in their own fields—Hask being a special forces operative, while the Admiral is a high-ranking State Sec officer. They both lose or lost their families at some point—Hask's Dark and Troubled Past is that they were killed by rebels, while the Admiral is bitterly divorced and loses his daughter's allegiance. After reuniting with a defected member of Inferno Squad, the Admiral acknowledges as the Empire is dying that he wasted his life and urges his daughter to have a happy life, while Hask—having joined the transition to the First Order—is still bitter and blames his former brother-in-arms for leaving him for a happy life.
- Going Down with the Ship: He stays on the Eviscerator as it falls during the Battle of Jakku, dying with both his ship and the Empire.
- Heel Realization: He realizes as the Empire loses the Battle of Jakku that he wasted his life committing to the Empire and that he took down people with him, then urges Iden to not be one of those people by continuing to live on and living a happy life.
- I Did What I Had to Do: According to Word of Saint Paul, Garrick hopes Iden understands what it takes to be a leader of a military.
- I Will Find You: Iden vows to bring him to justice when she joins the Alliance, partly out of anger towards him as well as genuine moral, though by the Battle of Jakku, the motive becomes more of wanting to give him a second chance or at least finding closure wit him.
- Like a Son to Me: Has shades of this towards Hask, who is also Like Brother and Sister to Iden.
- Married to the Job: Considering his distant personality and how dedicated he is to serving the Empire, it's implied this is why he and Zeehay divorced.
- Meaningful Name: The name Garrick means "one who rules with a spear". He's the technical leader of Inferno Squad, but it also doubles as an Ironic Name because he's a Non-Action Guy and only participates in battles from a distance in the ship's command deck.
- Mission Control: To Inferno Squad.
- Opposites Attract: Both Garrick and Zeehay are loyal Imperial Security Bureau workers, but Garrick is The Stoic while Zeehay is more emotional. Their relationship doesn't last, meeting a bitter end.
- Parental Neglect: While he does care about Iden, he prefers to keep things as impersonal as possible and the only reason why he & Iden get to interact often is in military circumstances, due to Garrick being seriously dedicated to his job. Iden had to work hard to become a high-ranking Imperial so that she could get her father's attention.
- Pet the Dog:
- When a young Iden cries about her parents' divorce, her father comforts her and says that she'll be strong like a Versio should be (though he puts down her mother while doing so).
- After his Sentinel droid Jump Scares Iden for being unauthorized to ask anything about Operation: Cinder, Admiral Versio pulls her away from the droid instead of just standing there coldly and/or scolding her for invoking it. Probably in part because he didn't know the droid could act that way either.
- Rank Up: Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, he is promoted from Inspector General to Admiral.
- Redemption Rejection: He rejects Iden's rescue for him, stating that he's gone too far to be worthy of saving.
Inspector-General Bozeden Jeems
An up-and-coming ISB officer, Jeems is responsible for security at the Imperial Citadel on Scarif, where many of the Empire's darkest and most dangerous secrets are kept.
- The Political Officer: As the ranking ISB officer on Scarif it is Jeems' duty to ensure the security of the Empire's secrets from internal dissent.
- Skewed Priorities: When the Rebel assault on Scarif begins and the breach of the data vault is reported, Jeems' priority is to find a way to save his career instead of preserving Imperial secrets.
- Uncertain Doom: Some Imperials managed to evacuate the Citadel before the Death Star destroyed it. Whether Jeems is one of them is unknown.
An agent of the ISB that worked with now-Governor Arihnda Pryce in the early years of the Empire's reign over the Galaxy.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Him threatening the Pryce family causes Governor Pryce to kill him, then she blows up a rebel bomb on Batonn to destroy the evidence of his murder, which is what caused the heavy civilian casualties that everyone assumes Thrawn was behind, unknowingly souring her friendship with Thrawn and Eli.
Agent Romwell Krass Junior
An ISB agent stationed at a black-site/top-secret Imperial prison on the Hyborean moon. After the Battle of Endor, Krass's family was killed in a New Republic attack to storm and liberate the Hyborean prison, causing him to flee. Grieving, he wandered aimlessly throughout the Galaxy and came across Maz's Castle on Takodana. After engaging in a fight with a New Republic pilot and his girlfriend at the tavern, the two were scolded by Maz, who then advised Romwell to find peace within himself before warning him to not return to her castle.
- Drowning My Sorrows: He gets drunk at Maz's Castle, which gets him into trouble when he starts a fight with a New Republic pilot that also happened to be there.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His family were among the civilian casualties of a New Republic attack.
- Fantastic Racism: He's a bit xenophobic, but he decides to listen to the advice of the non-human Maz.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Maz points out that being an ISB agent, Krass has hurt people in the past, and now that he's lost things of his own now, "the scales are balanced". However, she urges him to not share his pain with others but rather find inner peace, and things will get better from there.
- One-Shot Character: Only appears in one of the many interludes throughout the Aftermath trilogy.
Agent Andressa Divo
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
An ISB agent who has compiled information on various individuals associated with the rebellion and the galactic fringe. She is the daughter of Tan Divo, a detective for the Coruscant Police.
- Ambiguous Situation: After Tarkin had Alderaan blown up, Agent Divo's notes on Bail Organa for that day mysteriously disappeared, and that day was also the last known time she spoke with her father. It's not clear why, since she's still loyal to the Empire afterwards, but presumably, the Empire put a lockdown on information about Bail and Alderaan, and the destruction of Alderaan strained Agent Divo's relationship with her father.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She finds Kallus's anecdotal experience with the Partisans horrifyingly vicious, and she isn't sure if she should put that kind of information in file.
- Framing Device: Scum and Villainy is an outside perspective narrating on Agent Divo's files about the Empire's enemies.
- One Degree of Separation: Being co-workers, she knows Agent Kallus and is acquainted enough with him that she figured the information she found on Ketsu that she was going to use for something else would be something he'd appreciate having for his own task regarding Phoenix Squadron. He's also spoken to her about his traumatic meeting with the Partisans.
Senior Commander Alecia Beck
An ISB officer assigned to the Star Destroyer Vehement. Shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star, Beck hunts down the Rebel unit known as the Shrikes, who have knowledge of all potential base sites for the Rebellion.
- Bad Boss: Orders the Vehement to capture the Millennium Falcon in a tractor beam even though two TIEs are in the way and they would be ripped apart by the beam. Captain Hove and the rest of the bridge crew are stunned by this, but Hove complies due to his fear of Beck.
- Electronic Eyes: Her left eye is a bright red implant, replacing the one she lost fighting a corrupt ISB officer wielding a laser cutter. When Shara Bey attempts to impersonate her in Shattered Empire she is exposed due to lacking the implant.
- Fantastic Racism: She dislikes alien species, particularly Rodians after a Rodian member of the Shrikes killed her four captured teammates and herself to prevent Beck from getting information out of them.
- Red Right Hand: The giant glowing red eye is a pretty big indicator of her moral stance.
- The Starscream: She became the head ISB agent on the Vehement after confronting her superior in the docking bay with evidence that he had been selling secrets and taking bribes. The two fought, and while Beck lost an eye she won the fight and received a promotion and commendation.
- Stealth Pun: As one of the only ISB officers that has had a main role in EU material, the other officer is Kallus. Beck and Kallus. As in, beck and call.
- Villainous Breakdown: When she realizes that she cannot risk using the tractor beam to capture the Falcon without also destroying the dome protecting the city of Motok on Cyrkon (which would result in thousands of deaths in front of millions of witnesses, many of whom would likely become rebels in response), Beck cannot even bring herself to speak and simply walks off the bridge of the Vehement.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Shara impersonates her in Shattered Empire, and the only reason why it doesn't work is because she doesn't have an electronic eye, rather than someone obviously impersonating a dead officer if Beck is already dead by this point.
An ISB officer assigned to the Star Destroyer Devastator. He was later transferred to Darth Vader's new flagship, the Super Star Destroyer Executor.
- Jerkass: Even for an ISB officer he is unpleasant, treating everyone he encounters with equal disdain and suspicion.
- Lack of Empathy: He views Ciena Ree's mother being accused of treason as an excellent opportunity to test Ree's loyalty, which he considers her to be failing when Ree puts in a request for leave in order to attend the trial. Her returning and claiming she believes her mother was guilty has Ronnadam suggest her for promotion.
- The Political Officer: His job is to monitor the crew of the Executor for signs of disloyalty or distractions to their duty to the Empire.
- Uncertain Doom: He was most likely killed when the Executor was destroyed at Endor, but no specific mention of his fate is ever given.
Colonel Emarr Ottkreg
A ISB agent and loyalty officer stationed aboard the Star Destroyer Vigilance.
- Asshole Victim: He is executed by Sloane as she gives the order for the Imperial fleet to retreat from Endor in order to prevent him from interfering with her command. Since he is from the ISB, nobody cares.
- Captain Obvious: When the Rebel fleet attacks the Imperial fleet, Ottkreg offers some helpful commentary.Ottkreg: We're under attack!
Sloane: That's a common hazard during space battles.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Sloane notes one of the most annoying things about Ottkreg is that he gets way to close to other people, particularly superior officers.
- The Political Officer: He is assigned to the Vigilance to monitor Sloane and the crew's performance and reaction during the Battle of Endor to see if there are any signs of disloyalty or incompetence.
- Smug Snake: As is typical of most Imperial officers, particularly ISB agents. His repeated idiotic comments about the Rebellion and total lack of understanding military tactics annoy Sloane so much that she finally just shoots him to stop them and prevent Ottkreg from countermanding her orders.
Sinjir Rath Velus
Model: RA-7 protocol droid
A protocol droid with feminine programming who served as an administrative assistant in the Imperial Security Bureau's office in the Galactic Empire's Citadel Tower, located in the Imperial security complex on the planet Scarif.
- All There in the Manual: Most informations about her are from Character Encyclopedia and Ultimate Visual Guide.
- Always Someone Better: Her databanks were protected from electronic or other forms of intrusion. This led to her developing a conceited attitude and acting in an insufferably arrogant manner to the other droids of a lower station.
- Character Death: She was in the Citadel Tower on the day Scarif was destroyed by the Death Star.
- Evil Counterpart: She's colored black and the same model as AP-5, and unlike AP-5 she remains with the Empire.
- Fem Bot: She has feminine programming.
Model: RA-7 protocol droid
A protocol droid with feminine programming who worked at the Imperial Security Bureau's Killun-71 base.
- Distaff Counterpart: She's the same model as AP-5, but with feminine programming. He's rather embarrassed to be the same model as her.
Deputy Director Harus Ison
Second-in-command of the Imperial Security Bureau, later transferred to the Ubiqtorate.
- Interservice Rivalry: With Vice Admiral Rancit, the head of the Navy Intelligence Agency.
- The Spymaster: He runs many of the Empire's intelligence gathering operations.
- Underestimating Badassery: When Moff Wilhuff Tarkin's state-of-the-art personal cruiser Carrion Spike is stolen by dissidents, Ison dismisses their threat, agreeing with Admiral Antonio Motti that they can do limited damage with the resources on the ship and that redistributing the Imperial fleet to find and destroy them is a waste of time. Grand Vizier Mas Amedda quickly reproaches him for this view, noting that any attack on Imperial assets that goes unanswered will only encourage similar actions. The dissidents also quickly prove to be a larger threat when they carry out several highly successful raids on Imperial facilities and broadcast footage of their attacks for the galaxy to see.
Coalition of Progress
Ministry of Information
Minister of Information Pollux Hax
An Imperial bureaucrat who served as COMPNOR's Minister of Information. He was tasked with keeping journalists in check so that their reports corroborated with Imperial propaganda.
Bureau Chief Eris Harro
An individual who served as Bureau Chief for the Outer Rim Node of the HoloNet News Agency in Phelar. During the uprising on Lothal, they worked with their boss, Minister Hax, to create wanted posters for the rebels known as the Ghost crew.
- Ambiguous Gender: Due being a mere namedrop so far, not much is known about them. In Legends, however, Eris is a woman.
- Canon Immigrant: They were originally from a oneshot short story from Legends called "The Guns of Kelrodo-Ai".
- Schrödinger's Canon: In her Legends short story, back in the early days of the Empire, Eris was a reporter for the Eriadu News Service. At one point, she and her team were sent to report on a campaign to rid Kelrodo-Ai of a Separatist holdout as a part of the Western Reaches Operation. Eris ended up marrying the leader of that campaign, Imperial pilot Captain Shea Hublin.
Imperial Press Corps
An Imperial reporter that discusses current events regarding the Empire's presence on Lothal on the planet's HoloNet News.
- '70s Hair: Rocks a nice combed hairstyle with puffy sideburns.
- Blatant Lies: Predictably with the Empire, the news he reports on is obvious propaganda. For instance, two of his earliest reports mention that the Empire is helping business through regulation, and that they are peacefully buying land off of farmers. The reality: the Empire is bullying non-human businesspeople and threatening their livelihoods, and they are forcibly evicting people from their land to take it and any resources they own.
- The Bus Came Back: After last appearing in the Rebels season 2 premiere "The Siege of Lothal", he makes an appearance in the late season 3 episode "Secret Cargo". He also shows up in Inferno Squad to report on Iden's trial.
- Coincidental Broadcast: The events described on the website usually relate to events that are shown on Rebels in some capacity.
- Local Angle: A Lothal angle, to be specific. Events relating to the planet are given greater precedence than events relating to the Empire as a whole, though they are discussed.
- News Broadcast: Given that HoloNet News is obviously a news station.
- Pompous Political Pundit: Surprisingly subverted - while he clearly does have an Imperial agenda to promote, he's more subtle about it than most people involved with the Empire.
- Propaganda Machine: HoloNet News, which he runs a piece of, is quite obviously one.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He reports the news for an oppressive government, but it's strictly business.
- Show Within a Show: He runs the Lothal news station.
- The Voice: For most of the first season of Rebels and all of the HoloNet News updates. He is seen briefly in "Call to Action" while conducting an interview.
A popular investigative reporter before HoloNet News was absorbed into the Empire. Under the Empire, she was assigned instead to cover events and other casual things in an attempt to produce positive public relations, much to Calliope's displeasure. After Mandora announced her retirement, Calliope's new editor, Eridan, promoted her to senior reporter and dubbed her the "Voice of the Empire".
- She's supposed to be an investigative reporter, which means she exposes lies and other conspiracies. The Empire wants her to make them look good instead, and she realizes the irony of the situation.
- Mandora convinces her to gather information for rebels through her reports rather than reporting on things to make the Empire look good, making her less of a "voice of the Empire" and more like ears of the Rebellion.
- Reverse Mole: Her former editor Mandora Catabe recruits Calliope as a spy for a rebel group she joined.
An old modified recorder droid owned by Mandora Catabe. After her retirement, she passed down her droid to Calliope. X-0X was embedded with a message from Mandora to Calliope, asking her to stay with HoloNet News in spite of its newly-found Imperial loyalties and take advantage of her job as senior reporter, as it will allow her to find information that may prove of use to the Rebellion. Due to age, X-0X was prone to glitches and other bugs.
- Robot Buddy: To Calliope and previously Mandora, though it isn't very chatty or eccentric as most examples.
A pro-Republic artist who worked for a Corellian holographic media conglomerate during the Clone Wars, she joined the Republic's successor, the Empire, and mentored young Imperial propagandists for COMPNOR. A propaganda artist herself, she made multiple pieces of Republic propaganda and Imperial propaganda, before her last piece that attempted to copy the pro-rebel graffiti art of Sabine Wren. This was not well received by Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, who had Dunivee arrested on charges of treason and erased information on her from Imperial records.
- Follow the Leader: In-universe. Used a similar artstyle to Sabine's in one of her artpieces to attract the same audience as Sabine's. Of course, it being unorthodox and too inspired by the rebels, Tarkin had her "disappear".
- Uncertain Doom: Treason by an officer is punishable by death, and Tarkin really doesn't like Imperials that he thinks can't do their job right, so things aren't looking so bright for Dunivee.
- Unknown Rival: In response to growing rebellion and the popularity of Sabine's art, she tried to make an Imperial piece that tried to appeal to the same audience that enjoyed Sabine's, but as you can tell, it doesn't go over well with Tarkin.
- Unperson: There's a lesson to be learned here: if you want to stay in one piece, don't make anything that seems remotely rebellious and unorthodox to Imperial protocol, especially when Tarkin is watching.
A self-taught artist with an AJ^6 cyborg construct attached to her head. During the Galactic Civil War, she made at least one propaganda poster, Join the SAGroup, based on a concept by Minister Pollux Hax of Information. Her career ended when pro-Alliance slicers hacked into her headpiece and revealed she had anti-Imperial sentiments.
The wife of Admiral Garrick Versio, and the mother of their child, Iden Versio. Like her husband and daughter as well as the rest of their world, she was an avid supporter of the Empire, contributing to the cause as an propaganda artist. She and Garrick divorced when Iden was five, and though she and her former spouse maintained tension, Zeehay still kept contact with Iden.
- Death by Despair: Implied to be how she died after learning Iden supposedly betrayed the Empire.