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Despite its critical role in the Imperial military, the Citadel on Scarif is regarded as a cushy posting, with many officers considering being assigned there as semi-retirement. While the Stormtroopers garrisoned there remain vigilant and combat ready, the rest of the garrison has become lax in their duties guarding the Empire's most valuable secrets.
General Sotorus Ramda
Commander of the Scarif Garrison, Ramda was awarded with command of the Citadel after crushing a rebellion on Syni IV. He enjoys his posting on the tropical planet due to its pleasant weather and unlikelihood of the conflict against the Rebellion reaching his highly secure facility.
- General Failure: His first reaction to explosions going off across the Imperial facility on Scarif is to gape in disbelief. It takes Director Krennic yelling at Ramda and the rest of his officers to snap out of it and begin issuing orders, most of which come from Krennic's prompting.
- Overranked Soldier: Given the sensitive materials being held at the Citadel, you would think the Empire would put someone with a bit more competence than Ramda in charge.
- Uncertain Doom: The novelization notes that Jyn and Cassian encounter no Imperials as they make their way down the Citadel and onto the beach before the Death Star destroys the base, with Jyn assuming they evacuated before the blast hit. If Ramda did make it offworld alive, he was likely executed for his failure to defend the facility and prevent the broadcasting of the plans, since part of the reason Tarkin ordered the Death Star to fire was to purge the lazy and incompetent officers of Scarif from the military, with Ramda at the top of that list.
The captain of the Intimidator and commander of the Imperial flotilla guarding the imperial archives on Scarif.
- General Failure: Despite having two Star Destroyers under his command, he fails to use them correctly when caught by surprise and is overwhelmed by the Rebel fleet.
- Mook Lieutenant: Another in a long line of Imperial Admirals.
- Oh, Crap!: His face he realizes the disabled Persecutor is going to crash into the Intimidator. Gorin desperately tries to order evasive action, but it is far too late.
Lieutenant Mytus Adema
An ambitious officer at the Citadel, Adema is disgusted by General Ramda and many other officers' lax attitude towards their duties.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Unlike other Imperial officers on Scarif, Adema does not treat his posting to the planet as a vacation. In fact, he is building up a account of all the ways Ramda is incompetent and plans on bringing it forward to Krennic in order to get the general removed.
- Mission Control: Serves as one of the chief officers in the Citadel control room and helps direct the response to the Rebel assault. It is in this role that Adema gets tricked by Bodhi and Tonc sending false reports over the comm system about Rebel movements.
- Mook Lieutenant: One of several on Scarif.
- Uncertain Doom: It is unknown if Adema managed to evacuate the Citadel before the Death Star fired.
Lieutenant Milton Putna
A former librarian turned Imperial security officer in charge of the Scarif archives.
- Borrowed Biometric Bypass: Jyn and Cassian have to use his hand to open the door to the archive vault.
- Tap on the Head: K-2SO whacks him on the noggin, and down he goes. Justified since K-2 is a droid and has powerful metal hands.
- Uncertain Doom: It's unknown if K-2's thwack on the head killed him or not. If he survived, he was probably killed when the Death Star destroys the Citadel.
An elite legion consisting of both Army and Navy personnel, the Endor garrison is tasked with operating the shield generator that protects the Second Death Star.
- Informed Ability: The Emperor describes the Endor garrison as a legion of his best troops, but the well-equiped mooks do not show much more competence than the average stormtrooper.
An Imperial Army colonel and commanding officer of the garrison's ground troops.
- Character Death: While Dyer is trying to apprehend the Rebels, Han Solo throws a box at him, sending him over a ledge into the shield power relays.
- Colonel Badass: Subverted. Seconds after appearing, he's unceremoniously sent to his death.
- Creator Cameo: Played by soundman and voice actor Ben Burtt (the man who voiced WALLE), who was the sound designer for the films.
- Disney Villain Death: Gets a Railing Kill from Han and falls to his death offscreen, complete with Wilhelm Scream.
- Railing Kill: Backflips over a walkway railing when Han chucks a box at him.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets about 5 seconds worth of screen time and one word, "Freeze!", before Han nails him with a box and knocks him into a Disney Villain Death.
- Wilhelm Scream: Gives one of these when he falls to his death.
An Imperial Army commander and commanding officer of the AT-AT attached to the Endor base. Luke surrenders himself to Igar, who then delivers him to Darth Vader.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being ordered by Darth Vader to search for the Rebels, Igar does not appear again, even during the battle at the shield generator complex.
The senior operator in the shield bunker.
- Majorly Awesome: Keeps his cool even as the Rebels seize the control room, then personally disarms Chewie of his bowcaster once stormtroopers capture them.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: A villainous example. Hewex is fooled by Han Solo into thinking the Rebels have been routed and dispatches reinforcements, which instead gets him and his squad trapped and allows the Rebels to finally capture the bunker. This leads to the destruction of the shield generator, and with it, the destruction of the Second Death Star.
Major Newland and Lieutenant Blanaid
The pilot and gunner of an AT-ST attached to the Endor base.
- Cool Helmet Both wear the same style of helmet as General Veers did in Empire
- Creator Cameo: Newland was played by Jedi's director and Blanaid by a co-producer. This led to their initial namesakes in Legends.
- Disney Villain Death: Blanaid gets tossed from the walker by Chewbacca.
- Vehicular Turnabout: Chewbacca and a couple Ewoks knock out Newland and toss Blanaid from the access hatch, then use the AT-ST to blast the remaining walkers.
- Walking Tank: The AT-ST serves as a light tank or infantry fighting vehicle.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: They don't appear for long before they're removed from control of their AT-ST.
Anoat Sector Command
Governor Ubrik Adelhard
The Imperial governor in charge of the Anoat Sector, home to Bespin and Hoth, at the time of the Battle of Endor. Also, he is the first post-Endor Imperial warlord in the new canon. He is infamous for establishing the Iron Blockade, a sector lockdown in an attempt to prevent word of the Empire's loss from spreading into the Anoat sector, but it managed to slip through regardless and created an inter-sector conflict between the citizens of the sector and Adelhard's Imperial forces.
- Ambition Is Evil: With the power of, well, believing strongly in the Empire, he managed to make his way from being just a Stormtrooper to Sector Governor.
- Big Bad: As the military governor of the Anoat Sector he serves as the main antagonist in Uprising.
- Blatant Lies: His propaganda broadcasts make it sound like the Empire won at Endor and anybody who says otherwise will be shot. This is despite news of the Rebel Alliance's victory circulating readily, making it out to double as Implausible Deniability.
- Beard of Evil: He has got a full-on beard and mustache. A few people have commented that he even looks a bit like Arcturus Mengsk.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Or had, in this case. He had a wife that got killed by Kouhun assassins.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a very deep and commanding voice.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He used to be a mere Stormtrooper, but he gradually rose up the Imperial ranks to where he is by the time of the Battle of Endor.
- General Ripper:
- Well, for one thing he has anybody who dares to tell the truth about what happened at Endor shot and he has imposed a total blockade on the Sector, turning it into his own personal fiefdom.
- And back when he was a junior advisor he convinced everyone that the best way to take care of the dissidents on Anoat (the planet) was to gas the entire thing. The planet became toxic and poisonous, forcing much of the population to flee from the polluted world.
- Man in White: He wears a white uniform, similar to the one Thrawn wore.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: You know what his solution was for the Imperial Army having trouble rooting out rebel cells on the planet Anoat? Bombard the planet with chemical weapons.
- Undying Loyalty: He is a true believer in the Empire and is willing to go on fighting despite the events at Endor.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to the cancellation of Uprising, we never got to see what happened to Adelhard and his Imperials. Considering that Empire's End reveals that Lando and the Uprising ultimately succeeded in overthrowing the Iron Blockade, he's presumably dead or in hiding.
Leader of the Purge Troops and the second-in-command of Imperial forces in the Anoat Sector at the time of Endor. Bragh believes that those who rebel against the Empire are less than human and uses his position to indulge his love of causing pain.
- Character Death: Perished in battle against Riley's sibling at the imperial prison on Anoat's moon Pujool, avenging the purge against the Carbon Score cantina and the death of Happy Dapp.
- Commanding Coolness: That's Commander Bragh to you, Rebel scum.
- Darth Vader Clone: Just look at his dark armor! And Cool Helmet!
- Doom Troops: He leads the Purge Troops, which are an elite stormtrooper unit charged with maintaining order.
- The Dragon: He serves as Moff Adelhard's chief lieutenant.
- Knight Templar: Bragh is a true believer in the Empire and he views Rebels as being little better than animals and savages.
- Sadist: He loves inflicting pain and suffering on other people and as a military officer he has the ability to do it often.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Sadistic and fanatical in addition to being Adelhard's chief enforcer.
- Undying Loyalty: In the same vein as Adelhard.
- Villainous Friendship: With Adelhard through both of them being sociopaths.
A male human officer who accompanied Darth Vader during Empire's occupation of Bespin.
- The Cameo: He's portrayed by Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett's suit actor in Original Trilogy.
- Distressed Dude: When he attempted to take the captured Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO to an Imperial shuttle, Lando and Bespin guards turned against him and his stormtroopers and took them hostage.
- Human Shield: He used Leia as a shield when he saw Luke was coming, as well as to show Luke that he has her, because they're trying to lead him into a trap.
- Mook Lieutenant: He's Darth Vader's second-in-command during the Empire's occupation of Bespin.
- No Name Given: He's unnamed in the film. His canon name was eventually confirmed in Star Wars: Force Collection digital card game.
- Oh, Crap!: He can barely react when Bespin guards turned against him and his stormtroopers and took them hostage.
An officer of the 224th Imperial Armored Division. Eight years after the establishment of the Empire, Bolandin was part of the occupation forces attempting to pacify the Mimbanese Resistance.
- Failed a Spot Check: Unlike Han, he does not notice all the inconsistences among Beckett and his crew's uniforms, including the rather obvious blaster bolt hole in Becket's armor.
- Jerkass: Quite unpleasant and happy to have an excuse to execute Han, whom he regards as a troublemaker and detriment to the Empire.
- Mook Lieutenant: He is a low-ranked officer assigned to one of the worst garrisons in the Empire.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By order Han to be thrown to the "beast" instead of just shot for desertion, Bolandin ends up uniting the greatest smuggling duo the galaxy has ever seen and future heroes of the Rebellion who are key to the Empire's defeat.
Axxila III Garrison
A retired TIE pilot who works as the bartender of the Zero Angle.
- The Bartender: Of the Zero Angle, where he enforces a Truce Zone between army and navy TIE pilots through his astromech droid Lightning's sonic emitters and shock probe.
- Cyborg: Following a crash, Florn had to be rebuilt with all four limbs being replaced with cybernetics along with his right eye.
- Interservice Rivalry: He hates the rivalry between navy and army TIE pilots, and after a barfight breaks out between members of the two groups he thoroughly chews them both out.Florn: Most flight bases have one bar for ground-hogs and another for vac-heads. You know why the Angle's different? because all your little feuds are a bunch of poodoo. Doesn't matter if you fly in the blue or the black, in goo or vacuum. We all fly suicide sleds — no shields and no defenses. Except for the skill of the hand on the stick.
- Retired Badass: He was a ace TIE pilot who is widely respected by all of the pilots, regardless of what branch they are in.
A army TIE squadron assigned to the Axxila III Bright Jewel Oversector Flight Base.
Squad Leader Sax Hastur
The commander of Nashtah Squadron.
- The Chains of Commanding: The casualties his squad has taken seem to be really getting to him, although he tries to hide feelings behind his duty and alcohol.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Although everyone in the squad (with the exception of Chellaine) are doing this, Hastur seems to be the most focused on just drinking away the memories of their last mission instead of starting a bar fight or trying to get philosophical.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a small scar going through his left eye.
- The Leader: Of Nashtah Squadron.
- To Absent Friends: He starts off the bonding between Nashtah and Banshee squadrons by reminiscing with Heiwei Akrone over Heiwei's brother Alois and friend Poul Ashanto, two TIE pilots who had gone through the academy with Hastur.
A female human pilot in Nashtah squadron.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: As seen in her image, she has some rather large eyebrows.
- Boyish Short Hair: Her hair is cropped fairly short. Makes sense since she is a pilot and longer hair would be uncomfortable in a helmet and potentially distracting.
- The Teetotaler: She does not drink, only ordering water when the squadron goes to the Zero Angle.
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female pilot in the squadron following their last mission, where the others were either killed or badly wounded.
A large male human pilot.
- Blood Knight: He enjoys fighting, and bonds with Banshee Squadron pilot Bruiser after they complimented each on their performance on opposite sides of the barfight.
- Hidden Depths: Chellaine notes that despite his boisterous nature and poor impulse control, Trompo is a great pilot with natural tactical instincts.
- Interservice Rivalry: Like a lot of army TIE pilots, Trompo harbors poor feelings toward navy pilots and jumps at whatever chance he can get to antagonize them.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Essada don't really get along due to Essada's questioning of the Empire and its methods, which Trompo thinks sounds like something a rebel would say.Trompo: You want to blame someone, Artur? Start with the rebels for once. They claim they're fighting for the common people, and now thousands in that city are dead because of what they did.
- Those Two Guys: With Sully. They always back each other up and start off the bar fight by encouraging the other army pilots into singing their anthem to provoke the navy pilots.
A male human pilot and Huck's friend.
A contemplative male human TIE pilot questioning the goals and methods of the Empire.
- The Dead Have Names: He gets upset when Hastur does not use the names of two members of their squadron killed during their last mission, although Hastur quickly snaps back at him.Hastur: Then one of our bombers hit the safehouse. Turned out it was full of munitions — the blast vaporized both our Dupe and her escort.
Essada: Riggs and Chan. They had names too, you know.
Hastur: You think I don't remember that?
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Huck don't really get along due to Essada's questioning of the Empire and its methods.
- Token Good Teammate: While none of his squadmates are evil, Essada is the only one among them who is actively questioning the actions of the Empire.
Commanding Officer Viggen
A male human officer who led an assault against the Imvur rebels.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His lieutenant suggested starting with an orbital bombardment in the assault against the Imvur rebels. Instead, Viggen chooses an immediate ground assault with AT-ATs. What happens? He loses and the rebels flee to live another day.
Cadet Reann Tomvig
Lothal Sector Garrison
Mandalorian Space Garrison
Moff Delian Mors
An Imperial Sector Governor over the planet Ryloth.
- Brawn Hilda: She's pudgy but still somewhat physically imposing.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: She has a very laid back command style, which is highly unusual for an Imperial officer. It comes from the fact that she is in a rut from the death of her wife. The events of the book cause her to drop the lazy part.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Loved her deceased wife dearly, and her death sent her into a spiral of depression and hedonism.
- Fantastic Racism: Not of the traditional kind, but she chose her servants because their pale green skin matched the trees, which any way you slice it is extremely objectifying.
- Functional Addict: She is a spice user but she is still capable of doing her job. At least, when she is interested or motivated enough to do it.
- The Hedonist: She definitely was enjoying the fruits of her position in Ryloth.
- Insistent Terminology: She refers to her conscripted Twi'leks as servants, not slaves.
- The Lost Lenore: Her personal life fell apart following the death of her wife, Murra, in a transport accident on Coruscant, which led to her losing interest in carrying out her duties and simply living in luxury on Ryloth's jungle moon.
- A Mother to Her Men: Mors actually does care about the soldiers and officers under her command.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: She has been tasked with what the rest of the Imperial Military considers a far-away and unwanted assignment. She treats it as unofficial semi-retirement.
- Straight Gay: She is a lesbian, though she does not bring up her sexuality.
- Undying Loyalty: The Emperor notes that while she may have many flaws, Mors is utterly loyal to the Empire and would not betray it to the Twi'leks.
- Villainous Friendship: She and Steen Borkas are friends, and Mors comes to regret how she ignored him while letting Dray do as he wished.
- Villain Protagonist: A secondary one to Darth Vader in Lords of the Sith.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She isn't seen or mentioned in Rebels when Ryloth is visited, with the local Imperial antagonist being Captain Slavin.
Colonel Belkor Dray
An Imperial Army officer under Moff Mors' command, holding complete operational control over Imperial forces on Ryloth.
- Ambition Is Evil: Dray is only concerned about his own career and advancement and is willing to do anything to further it. Like leaking information to Cham's rebels.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Let's see, not only does he betray Mors' trust but he sells the Empire out to Cham's rebels and later when things go south he turns on Cham's group.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Mors does little besides lounge around in her moon compound with her slaves, with Dray taking up the task of running Imperial affairs on Ryloth, a situation he is more than happy to exploit.
- He Knows Too Much: Even though Mors could easily capture Dray at the end of Lords of the Sith, she instead opts to destroy his scout craft with a missile since he could reveal the full extent of Mors' negligence to the Emperor if taken alive.
- Mook Lieutenant: Dray is in charge of Imperial ground forces on Ryloth.
- Non-Action Guy: He has not fired a blaster since basic training, and notes that if Cham or Isval tried to kill him at their meeting he would be doomed.
- Number Two: To Mors.
- Oh, Crap!: Has two notable moments of this in Lords of the Sith. The first is when he realizes that Cham has completely manipulated him for years. The second is when he learns that Cham's assassination plot was not targeting just Senator Orn Free Taa, but Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader.
- Sanity Slippage: As the situation on Ryloth worsens and Cham manipulates Dray further, he becomes very clearly mentally unhinged.
- Smug Snake: Dray is a very arrogant man and this arrogance blinds him to the fact that other people are playing him. Cham is more than happy to point this out.
- The Starscream: He is doing his damnedest to undermine Moff Mors and he has got his eye on her job.
- Underestimating Badassery: He thinks very little of Mors, believing her to be incompetent. However, even in their very first scene she catches him off-guard with several questions about the Free Ryloth Movement and has information which he does not, showing that his spite for her has blinded Dray to Mors very real capabilities.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Cham, who manipulated Dray for years while Dray thought he was the one doing the manipulation. His realization that Cham has always held all their cards in their arrangement begins Dray's long and very painful downfall.
- Villainous Breakdown: He loses it when his and Cham's plans start coming undone in the end, going from crying to giggling to having a conversation with the corpse of the pilot he shot.
Major Steen Borkas
A officer in command of the Equatorial Communications center on Ryloth.
- Consummate Professional: He runs a very efficient operation at the communications center and has a great deal of contempt for ambitious and scheming officers like Dray.
- Majorly Awesome: Ready to spring into action with only a single squad of Stormtroopers and technicians.
- Mook Lieutenant: He was in the same class as Moff Mors and unlike Colonel Dray, Borkas is competent and dutiful. Mors immediately regrets that she did not put Borkas in charge of operations.
- Passed-Over Promotion: Dray and his cronies were promoted over him, despite Borkas being more loyal and competent than them. Mors comes to regret doing that and apologizes to him.
- Undying Loyalty: To Mors. He understands that her behavior over the past several years is due to grief over the loss of her wife, and although he admits he was angry about not being promoted and essentially ignored by Mors, Borkas still supports her one-hundred percent.
- Villainous Friendship: With Mors, and it survives her depression and overlooking him for promotion.
An Imperial Captain who was stationed on his homeworld of Tatooine as the commander of the Imperial garrison there, overseeing the conflict against Jennica Pierce's local rebel cell.
- Canon Immigrant: He originally appeared in the now-Legends book Heroes in Hiding.
- The Captain: Held the rank of Captain.
- Evil Counterpart: To Jennica Pierce, being the character who assigns missions to Saponza's gang if they chose to work with the Empire.
- Evil Old Folks: He is an elderly officer who works for the Empire.
- Mission Control: He is the character that assigns missions in Commander if Saponza's gang has chosen to align themselves with the Empire.