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The primary intelligence gathering organization of the Rebel Alliance. Under the guidance of General Cracken, Alliance Intelligence is responsible for gathering information on the activities and inner workings of the Empire's military, diplomatic, and economic operations and then analyzing them to plan operations. Intelligence agents often work closely with Alliance SpecForce to carry out their missions, which can include sabotage, infiltration, and assassination.
General Airen Cracken
The head of the Rebel Alliance's intelligence division.
- Ascended Extra: The character identified as Cracken in Return of the Jedi was just an extra on the Millennium Falcon.
- All There in the Manual: His role as a gunner on the Millennium Falcon during the Battle of Endor (first done in the Legends continuity) is revealed in the sourcebook Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
- Canon Immigrant: He first appeared in Legends content before being brought back into canon.
- Frontline General: During the Battle of Endor, when the Alliance threw everything it had at the Empire, Cracken served as a gunner aboard the Millennium Falcon.
- The Mentor: To Draven, whom he trained to be an intelligence operative.
- Pragmatic Hero: As the head of the Alliance's intelligence operations, Cracken is more than willing to approve operations that have morally dubious aspects. In Moving Target, he supports Operation: Yellow Moon, a fake recruiting mission that will put anyone who answers it into the crosshairs of the Empire in order to divert attention away from the Rebel fleet gathering at Sullust for the attack on the second Death Star.
- The Spymaster: He is in command of the Alliance's considerable spy and intelligence network.
General Davits Draven
Homeworld: Pendar III
A human male, Draven was stationed at Base One on Yavin 4 to serve as Alliance Intelligence's representative to the Alliance Council. He headed the operation by Extraction Team Bravo to retrieve Jyn Erso from Imperial custody on Wobani and oversaw Operation Fracture, the mission to assassinate Galen Erso.
- The Cameo: In Rebel Files, he writes a report to Mothma about extracting Lieutenant Caluan Ematt, shortly prior to the events of Smuggler's Run.
- Defector from Decadence: He served in Republic Intelligence during the Clone Wars, but after the reformation into the Empire he quit and joined the growing rebel movements.
- Everybody Has Standards: He doesn't like Saw either.
- Headbutting Heroes:
- He's aware that the commanding styles of Senator Mothma, Senator Organa, General Dodonna, General Merrick, and himself are not that compatible, which is why he picks up the slack that the others leave behind so to keep the Alliance functional.
- According to Rebel Files, he was one of the many rebel officers not pleased with the Ghost crew going against orders to rescue Kanan from the Sovereign. Ahsoka had to explain to him why it was a good idea for them to step in to save them at the end.
- Heel Realization: During the Hope Dies arc of the Star Wars comic he mentions it always bugged him how "He was the guy who was wrong" implying he realized he never should have tried to have Galen killed.
- Heroic Sacrifice: During the Battle of Mako-Ta, Draven and Leia led a infiltration team aboard the Executor to retrieve the codes needed to reactivate the sabotaged systems on the Rebel ships. When their escape options get narrowed down to one TIE fighter and with Vader on their heels, Draven sends Leia in the TIE while he and his special forces troopers delay Vader.
- Jerkass: He is a very unpleasant man and is openly hostile to Jyn, threatening to turn her back over to the Empire if she does not cooperate. Draven also ignores the orders Mon Mothma gave for Galen Erso to be brought in alive by instead ordering Cassian to assassinate him. This would come back to haunt the Alliance, as that move led to the Battle of Scarif, the capture of Princess Leia, and the Death Star destroying Alderaan, and could have ended the Alliance in flames had it not been for Luke Skywalker in the end.
- Jerkass Has a Point: As far as he knew, Galen was a collaborator with the Empire, so he figured having Cassian assassinate him would buy the Alliance time to sort out the situation before Galen could make the Death Star worse. By then, however, Draven was already too late, because the Empire didn't need Galen anymore anyway.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Despite being an unpleasant Jerkass, he's one of the few important characters to survive the events of Rogue One. In Star Wars #54, he's killed by Vader via Force Choke.
- Neck Snap: His ultimate fate while being Force Choked by Darth Vader.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His view of Galen as a Imperial collaborator who willingly creates weapons of mass destruction for the Empire has him order Cassian to assassinate Galen, which Draven doubles down on by ordering Rebel fighters to bomb Galen's research base. This leads to Galen's death, meaning he cannot inform the Alliance of the structural weakness he built into the Death Star, which leads to the costly assault on Scarif to obtain them instead. That ends up being a Heroic Sacrifice but continues a chain of tragedy that ends with Alderaan's destruction by the Death Star, which kills Alliance co-founder Bail Organa.
- Pragmatic Hero: Even more-so than Cracken, since Draven is perfectly willing to omit or outright lie about certain immoral details regarding his operations to Mon Mothma and the rest of the Alliance's leadership. He views such lies and actions as necessary to keep the Alliance functioning.
- The Spymaster: He is the ranking Intelligence officer on Yavin 4 and thus handles most of the Alliance's day-to-day intelligence operations while General Cracken is personally building up their spy rings throughout the galaxy.
- Those Two Guys: He and General Merrick are often seen accompanying Senator Mothma in Rogue One.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His decision to override Rebel Alliance leadership's orders to bring Galen Erso to them and instead have him killed starts a chain of disasters, including the loss of Rogue One and Galen's death and the loss of a good chunk of Rebel fighters. This chain that Draven started ultimately led to Princess Leia's capture by Darth Vader and the destruction of Alderaan and Rebel co-founder Bail Organa.
- We ARE Struggling Together: Other members of the Alliance's leadership have a contentious relationship with Draven due to his more extreme methods, with some members of the Alliance government thinking he is trying to manipulate them into more aggressive actions against the Empire, while General Merrick of Starfighter Command considers Draven too unthinking about the moral cost and potential side effects of his missions.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is fully prepared to order assassinations and other unsavory acts to bring down the Empire. When it comes to Galen, as far as Draven knows the scientist is a willing Imperial collaborator and he simply wants to prevent Galen from creating any more monstrous weapons. And when he received news that there were Alliance soldiers in the bombing area (Jyn and Cassian), he tries to call them back, but the pilots have already begun their attack run.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In the novelization, Mothma calls him out (partly out of frustration and stress) for going against orders by attempting to have Cassian kill Galen and sending in an attack run on Eadu, since she's already dealing with the Senate's wants and needs, so him assuming that everything would be fine and doing things without her approval weren't helping matters.
Major Bren Derlin
A Rebel officer and a member of Alliance Intelligence from the planet Tiisheraan. While stationed on Hoth, he served as Echo Base's security chief. He later led the unit which supported the mission to bring down the second Death Star's shield generator on Endor.
- All There in the Manual: His role in the Battle of Endor, previously established in the Legends universe, is reestablished in the canon reference book Ultimate Star Wars.
- Badass Mustache: Has a thick mustache and is one of the Alliance's top soldiers. In Heir to the Jedi, Luke even describes it as "legendary".
- Bearer of Bad News: Clearly hates the fact that he has to tell Leia that they have to call off the search for Luke and Han and close Echo Base's doors while the two other rebels were missing at night during a snowstorm on Hoth.
- Majorly Awesome: He has held the rank of major since at least a few weeks after the Battle of Yavin, and has commanded multiple vital missions for the Alliance which succeeded.
- Number Two: To General Rieekan at Echo Base.
Captain Cassian Jeron Andor
Captain Alexsandr Kallus
Lieutenant Caluan Ematt
Captain Magna Tolvan
The head of security on Eadu under General Cassio Tagge's command. When the rebels wreaked havoc at the base in an attempt to rescue/assassinate Galen Erso, she was demoted to captain and reassigned to investigating the remains of the evacuated rebel base on Yavin IV for failing to keep Eadu secure. She crossed paths with the Ark Angel crew when they were in search of the Ordu Aspectu.
After several failures, many of them involving Doctor Aphra, she defects to the Rebel Alliance and serves as Captain.
- Adorkable: After realizing that Doctor Aphra sincerely finds her attractive, Tolvan develops a crush on her and acts like an awkward teenager around her. When an underling shows her security footage of one of Aphra's crimes, her first remark is "She has new bracelets." When she next meets Aphra in person, the first thing she says is "I like your hat."
- An Arm and a Leg: Tolvan's neck is always encased in a flexible brace, and both her hands & arms are either artificial (like Vader) or encased in prosthetic coverings (it's not clear which). No explanation of the circumstances which brought these on her has yet been provided.
- The Bus Came Back:
- After being a villain-of-the-week for Aphra in the first arc of Doctor Aphra, she returns to the story after Aphra fails at her scheme to sell Rur's crystal.
- After being last seen in Sana's custody at the end of The Catastrophe Con arc and spending The Worst Among Equals arc offscreen, she returns in Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon... as a rebel.
- Badass Gay: Her luck might not be so great but her combat skill are top notch. She has some Foe Romance Subtext with Aphra, which becomes outright Dating Catwoman when they kiss in issue 16 of Aphra's comic.
- Butt-Monkey: Not played for laughs. Its actually kind of sad. Shes been demoted for failing to protect Eadu, two of her bosses that she looked up to are dead, the whole debacle with the Aphra family has made her a mockery and got her demoted again, and the other Imperials dont hesitate to remind her of this. It eventually results in her HeelFace Turn and she seems happier with the Rebellion.
- Dating Catwoman: Seems to be heading this way with Aphra as of their kiss in issue 16 and their clear desire to be with each other. Although due to her being an Imperial officer and Aphra a morally ambiguous criminal its not quite clear who the "Catwoman" is in this situation.
- Defector from Decadence: After being rescued by Sana, she spends some time with the Rebellion and ends up seriously joining them.
- The Determinator: Tolvan is definitely this, especially over the course of the "Remastered" story arc when she resorts to killing and skinning a fur-covered Defel member of Aphra's group and then wears what must still be the gory skin as a disguise to stowaway on their ship. The likely nausea-inducing Squick of it doesn't bother Tolvan one whit while she pursues Aphra.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Maybe. She at least respected her late bosses Tagge and Thanoth. After Ozzel brings up Tagge while mentioning how Tolvan used to be a highly-respected officer, she seems to be sad, either because she's still mourning her dead superior and/or the fact she's been Reassigned to Antarctica.
- Erotic Dream: Well, if her Imagine Spot about getting an Almost Kiss from Aphra doesn't count...
- Fake Memories: In issue #25, she volunteers to have her memories of Aphra wiped to give her a chance to escape Darth Vader. Aphra, knowing that Vader simply will not stop, and would kill them both anyway, changes Tolvan's memories so that she now believes that she killed Aphra after one betrayal too many.
- Foe Romance Subtext: Except not really subtext as its pretty obvious that while Tolvan may hate what Aphra's actions have done to her life, she is still very attracted to the young doctor. They end up kissing in issue 16.
- HeelFace Turn: After Sana rescues her, she willingly joins the Rebellion and seems quite happy there.
- Hidden Depths: According to Word of God, she's not actually loyal to the Empire. She's just a careerist, and while the easiest way to reach success was through the Empire, when that falls through one too many times, she has no problem joining the Rebellion.
- In the Back: Well, in the back of her right shoulder, Aphra's father strikes her there with a lightsaber when she holds Aphra at gunpoint.
- Ironic Name: "Magna" means great, but she's not as good as she used to be.
- MayDecember Romance: With Aphra, assuming Tolvan really is that much older.
- Oh, Crap!: Actually, "Oh, hell," are her exact words when she stumbles onto Aphra somehow being connected to none other than Lord Vader at the end of Issue #15.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: After the rebels laid destruction to the Imperial base on Eadu and got Galen killed while under her jurisdiction, Imperial command had her leading the combing of Yavin 4 for information on the rebels as punishment. It's rather tame in comparison to the other punishments that other Imperial superiors give out.
- It turns out that failing to apprehend the Aphra family or even retrieve the Rur crystal, in addition to being ditched on some backwater planet and having lost her entire legion during the mission, got her demoted to lieutenant and has essentially ruined her career.
- Shout-Out: Her neck brace and gloved(?)/artificial(?) arms are a nod to the prisoner-of-war prison commandant in The Grand Illusion, whose injuries required wearing gloves and a neck brace and relegated him away from being a frontline combatant, but develops a friendship with one prisoner despite the two being on opposite sides of a war.
- Silver Fox: Despite her aging appearance and graying hair, she's not that bad of a looker. Aphra seems to agree.
- The Dog Bites Back: After being being subjected to a Butt-Monkey status throughout a large portion of the Doctor Aphra comic, she ends up joining the Rebel Alliance.
- Vague Age: Despite her grey hair, she otherwise looks and acts younger than a fifty year-old would. She seems to be in her thirties.
A human Rebel spy stationed on Coruscant under the guise of the Imperial "Tharius Demo". He is forced to leave the planet after his cover is blown following a failed attempt to take the Emperor's life.
- Admiring the Abomination: After witnessing how ruthless and efficient the Emperor is, Ray saw him as being perfect in every way but ethically.
- Arc Villain: Of the Rebel Jail arc in the main Star Wars comic.
- Assassin Outclassin': He planned to surprise and kill the Emperor when he came to meet imprisoned senators before their execution. However, it was all a scheme by the Emperor to attract the Rebels hidden on Coruscant and then blow up the prison complex and kill everyone inside, including his own allies. The Emperor then pinned the event as a Rebel terrorist attack.
- Deep Cover Agent: Poses as an Imperial tax collector on Coruscant.
- Evil Debt Collector: His job as Tharius Demo is a tax collector. He regularly has to shake down civilians into paying inflated taxes and threatens to sell their children into slavery if they don't pay.
- Fallen Hero: He goes from loyal but cynical Rebel spy to a Rogue Agent fighting his own war against the Empire and attacking a Rebel prison in hopes of forcing the Rebel Alliance to adopt his methods.
- He Who Fights Monsters: He believed that to do his job he had to be as ruthless as the Empire. However, upon meeting the Emperor he realizes that he's nowhere near as monstrous as he is. He aims to fix that.
- I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: He doesn't consider himself a Rebel hero, just someone who does "what needs to be done", such as risking imprisoned senators' lives in order to get a shot at the Emperor. Likewise, he sees his attempt to kill the Emperor as heroic but cold-blooded murder. Although he does enjoy the times he gets to act charming and witty.
- Necessarily Evil: He justifies his actions as Tharius Demo with this. While he would like nothing more than to help the civilians he's forced to keep downtrodden, he can't risk his cover being blown.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: He adopts this mindset after meeting Palpatine.
- Rogue Agent: After the incident at Arrth-Eno he starts fighting his own war against the Empire and isn't above attacking the Rebel Alliance to achieve his agenda.
- Sole Survivor: The only Rebel spy on Coruscant to survive the destruction of the Arrth-Eno Prison Complex.
- Walking Spoiler: Reading his character entry gives away the plot of the Rebel Jail arc.
A male Abednedo technician and demolitions expert who works for Alliance Intelligence. He is assigned to Leia's team for Operation: Yellow Moon.
- Ambiguous Disorder: In addition to having claustrophobia and agoraphobia, Antrot seems oddly calm in certain situations that he should have more of a reaction to, misses several social cues, and exhibits some other odd behavior. Notably, the fact that he actually closes the handcuffs Leia puts on him when the team is trying to escape the Shieldmaiden because he thinks she actually forgot to do so indicates that he has a disorder that causes his thinking to be a little off.
- Demolitions Expert: Quite skilled at crafting explosives.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When he realizes the Mellcrawler is in a poor spot in the Shieldmaiden's hanger to cause any actual damage to the Star Destroyer when the Rebels detonate the explosives within, he runs to the ship, taking a blaster bolt to the arm in the process, and then flies the vessel deeper into the hanger before setting off the explosives while still aboard.
- Humanoid Alien: Abednedo like Antrot have the basic human body shape but a distinctly alien appearance.
- Non-Action Guy: He has no weapons training or experience in a combat situation, forcing the group to try and protect him in dangerous situations.
- The Smart Guy: His technical skills and experience with explosives come in very handy during Operation: Yellow Moon.
- The Spock: He approaches everything from a logical viewpoint and tends not to let emotions get in the way of his thinking. Although his logic can be a little... off sometimes.
- The Stoic: Very rarely reacts to anything with much emotion besides curiosity. His reaction to Leia telling him and Kidi the true purpose of Operation: Yellow Moon is to shrug, state that intelligence people always lie, and go back to working on his gear.
A Duros agent who was part of a Rebel intelligence network that was being murdered by one of their own. Bot is the first informant rescued by Han Solo during the Dragon Void Run.
- Alien Blood: When shot, he bleeds green blood.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He is the one killing the rest of the spy ring, but not of his own choice. The Empire captured him and brainwashed him into killing the others without realizing it.
- Fantastic Racism: When he first meets Chewbacca, Bot is convinced that he will eat him and that he cannot be trusted. Chewie has to actually threaten to eat him in order to get him to shut up.
- Madness Mantra: After being exposed as the spy, Bot begins repeating that he is not a killer over and over as he tries to kill Han and gets sedated.
- Nervous Wreck: He is constantly on the verge of completely panicking and is convinced that the traitor is going to kill him and everyone else. Han is clearly baffled how Bot survived long enough as a spy to be rescued.
- Only a Flesh Wound: Is shot in the arm by a bounty hunter using a slugthrower. Thankfully it only grazes him and Chewbacca quickly treats him with a medical kit.
A female Selonian, Dorae has a history with Han Solo and became a Rebel agent after the Empire seized her bar and enslaved her friends after she failed to pay protection money. As part of a network of Rebel spies being murdered, Dorae was the second informant rescued by Han during the Dragon Void Run.
- Cat Folk: She looks like a white tiger, though most Selonians look more like ferrets (at least in Legends; she's the only Selonian in new canon so far, so they could easily be cat people instead here).
- Dark and Troubled Past: She used to be a bar owner who was forced to pay bribes for protection from the Empire. To do so she got hold of a baby rathtar and was going to sell it, but then Han and Chewbacca tried to steal it and Chewie ended up killing it when it tried to eat Han. Since she could no longer pay for protection, Dorae's bar was seized and the Empire enslaved her friends.
- Deadpan Snarker: She gets on Han's back a lot with these, but he really doesn't care what she has to say.
- Exposed Extraterrestrials: While she wears a breast plate, she does not have any pants.
- Fantastic Racism: Shows some towards Twi'leks, telling Sonta and Nowk that she has never seen female Twi'lek pilots before and asks why they are not off dancing for their master.
- Heel Realization: She turned against the Empire and became a rebel spy after her Dark and Troubled Past, though she still makes some poor decisions like wanting to get back at Han and Chewie instead of letting them retrieve her like they're supposed to.
- Revenge Before Reason: When she realizes that Han and Chewie are the ones picking her up, she decides to take the opportunity to gain revenge on them despite the importance of their mission. Dorae comes to her senses after Loo Re Anno interferes.
Adame & Selentia
Two rebel operatives that sought out Han Solo and Chewbacca in an attempt to take the Millennium Falcon to investigate a case of assassinated rebel spies in the Dragon Void Run, per orders of Princess Leia.
- Jerkass Has a Point: They say that since Han is just some smuggler and joined the Rebel Alliance for the money, who's to say that he won't switch sides or go off to do something else when another side presents a larger sum of credits? Fortunately for them, Han is committed to sticking with the Alliance.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: Selentia looks human, except she has giant fins for ears.
- Those Two Guys: They're only shown accompanying each other and seem to be partnered together.
Kertas & Rismor
A pair of twins that served as spies for the Rebel Alliance. On recommendation of General Draven, the two accompanied Cassian on a mission to Wecacoe to retrieve Imperial security protocols.
- Bolivian Army Ending: They stay behind to fight off Imperial forces as Cassian and Kaytoo flee.
- Emotionless Girl: People of their species communicate by changing the scent of the air. If they need to convey something, they'll just change the smell.
- Heroic Sacrifice: The two stay behind on Wecacoe while Cassian and K-2SO steal a ship to fly back to the rebel base, leaving their fate ambiguous.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: One of them verbally tells Cassian to take K-2SO back to the rebel base as the droid contains the protocols they need, before fighting off Imperials to let them escape.
An excommunicated member of the Isopter Death Cult, having been kicked out for giggling during prayers. She is hired by Dr. Aphra and the Son-tuul Pride for a mission to uncover Triple-Zero's memory banks.
- Ambiguously Gay: She notices Aphra checking her stats and jokes that she must be checking her out. Aphra thinks shes kind of hot, too.
- Artificial Limbs: One of her arms is a prosthetic.
- The Bus Came Back: Left at the end of Issue #19 and returns in Issue #32.
- Everybody Has Standards: Thinks the other members of her heist crew are crazy and weirdos. By the end, she's come to find Aphra's modus operandi to be too apathetic.
- HeelFace Turn: She joins the rebels, having found working with Aphra to be too cynical and chaotic for her tastes.
- Interspecies Romance: Doesnt seem to have a problem with it.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: As a Xexto, she has four arms. One of them is a prosthetic.
- Only Sane Man: Claims to be this in Doctor Aphra #16, since Aphra is a Bunny-Ears Lawyer, Dek is a Cloudcuckoolander, Caysin is a living headless corpse, Posla refuses to kill an Eldritch Abomination until it seemingly kills his boyfriend because it hasn't broken any laws despite this being a life-or-death situation, Rabael ended up being a useless drama queen that got himself caught, and Glahst Omera is a Dirty Coward. The hectic events of the arc lead to her leaving Aphra for the Rebel Alliance, citing that she feels she needs to surround herself with people that have their life together and believe in something.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Doesn't mind being a merc, and she used to be a member of a cult. Her HeelFace Turn changes this.
- You Are Number 6: Presumably a naming convention of the Isopter Death Cult. Not to be confused with the Inquisitoriuss naming convention of Number Sibling.