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Alliance Starfighter Command
The leadership of the Alliance Starfighter Corps, Starfighter Command is responsible for coordinating the resources needed to maintain its diverse squadrons and determine the best uses of each squadron. They also run the Alliance's starfighter training facilities, and later the New Republic's flight academies.
General Antoc Merrick
Callsign: Blue Leader
The head of Starfighter Command, Merrick hailed from Virujansi and was a key member of the early Rebel Alliance's military leadership. A skilled pilot, he flew both U-Wings and X-Wings as the leader of Blue Squadron. Merrick led the starfighter attack during the mission to steal the Death Star plans, being killed in the Battle of Scarif.
- Ace Pilot: According to the kill marks on his helmet, he has at least sixty kills. In The Rebel Files, Poe Dameron notes that Antoc could outfly most pilots who ever lived.
- Big Damn Heroes: He and Blue Squadron show up to save Rogue One from the walkers on Scarif, taking them all down from the air.
- Character Death: Gets shot down in the Battle of Scarif, notably dying in a similar manner to Red Leader Garven Dreis (he gets his engines blown out by a TIE and crashes while screaming).
- A Father to His Men: He is very protective of his people, particularly the U-Wing pilots, and refuses to risk their lives without good reason. Merrick is aware of this protective instinct, so he has his second-in-command, Colonel Cor, handle the details of resource allocation and deployment into dangerous assignments in a dispassionate manner that he cannot.
- Four-Star Badass: Both general and skilled X-Wing pilot.
- Frontline General: While actual command of the rebels during the Battle of Scarif falls to Admiral Raddus, Merrick himself is a general who's personally involved in the fight as an X-Wing pilot.
- Mythology Gag: In Legends, Merrick Simms was the name of Blue Leader.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: On his homeworld of Virujansi, Merrick was the leader of the Rarified Air Cavalry. After the Empire abolished the planet's ruling council, installed an Imperial governor, and integrated their military into the Empire, Merrick and his pilots were offered positions in the Imperial Navy. He refused, and alongside his comrade Garven Dreis fled Virujansi to find the Rebel Alliance and offer their services as starfighter pilots.
- We ARE Struggling Together: He and General Draven of Intelligence often come into conflict, with Merrick considering Draven far too ruthlessly pragmatic and willing to risk civilian casualties in his brutal special operations missions.
General Bandwin Cor
General Merrick's second-in-command, Cor handles the day-to-day details of running Alliance Starfighter Command. He succeeds Merrick's position as head of Starfighter Command following the Battle of Yavin.
- Consummate Professional: His job is to determine how to efficiently allocate resources and best determine where to deploy starfighter assets. He made an agreement with Merrick to do this job dispassionately, treating the pilots as resources on a ledger, not living people.
- Number Two: To Merrick. According to From a Certain Point of View, Cor's been having to pick up Merrick's work now that his superior is dead and is eventually promoted to permanently replace him.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Attempts to pilot an unarmed shuttle through the Imperial assault on the Mako-Ta space docks in order to fly close enough to a sabotaged Rebel cruiser's launch bay doors and open them. Unfortunately, Cor barely manages to clear the launch bay before his shuttle is destroyed by TIE fighters and Han arrives in the Millennium Falcon a few minutes later to perform the same task.
- Rank Up: The Marvel Star Wars comic reveals that he was promoted from Colonel to General sometime after the Battle of Yavin.
Captain Wedge Antilles
Callsigns: SS-25, Red Two, Red Three, Rogue Three, Red Leader, Phantom Leader, Spectre-9
A Rebel pilot from Corellia who fought in the Battles of Yavin, Hoth, and Endor, becoming one of the Rebellion's most celebrated heroes. Notably the only man to face off against both Death Stars and live to tell about it. Following the Battle of Endor, Wedge is briefly captured and tortured by the Empire before being rescued. Upon recovering from his injuries he founded Phantom Squadron and assisted in the Liberation of Kashyyyk and the Battle of Jakku.
After the war ended, Wedge served as an instructor at the New Republic flight academy on Hosnian Prime, training many pilots who would go on to join the Resistance like Poe Dameron. He eventually retired to Akiva and married Norra Wexley. In the aftermath of the Battle of Crait, Wedge and Norra joined the depleted ranks of the Resistance to fight against the First Order.
- Ace Pilot: Survives both Death Star runs while shooting down several Imperial starfighters, eventually becoming the Alliance's most decorated and famed pilot.
- Badass in Distress: He is captured by Imperial forces in Aftermath and tortured by them throughout the novel before being rescued at the end.
- Badass Normal: He has no connection to the Force, but is easily one of the best pilots seen in the films. He even saves Luke during the first Death Star battle, and easily navigated the maze of death that was the inside of the second Death Star. His piloting prowess has become so legendary that, in certain lexicons, the "Badass Normal" trope is named "Wedge-type Character" instead.
- Bad Liar: In Aftermath, Wedge states that he is one, that he is just a pilot and not somebody who can convince a Jawa to buy a bag of sand like Han Solo. It contrasts from his depiction in Legends, where he was a big enough Troll that Han sometimes believed his every word and to the point that Leia had to learn to see through it.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Life Debt, he and Ackbar ignore the New Republic Senate's decision to hold off on any new offensives while negotiating with Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and lead Phantom Squadron and Home One to Kashyyyk in order to aid Leia in stopping the Imperial bombardment of the planet and save Han, Chewbacca, and a group of rebels who had been attempting to liberate the world. Their arrival turns the previously hopeless situation into a major victory for the New Republic.
- Broad Strokes:
- According to Aftermath, he's not fond of the Empire because they hurt his family and a girl he loved, which is similar to his backstory in Legends.
- Similar to Wraith Squadron in Legends, Phantom Squadron is a group of washouts, screwups, and last-chancers given the opportunity to redeem themselves by Wedge.
- In both canon and Legends his primary love interest is a widowed Rebel whose husband is eventually revealed to be alive but brainwashed into a sleeper agent by the Empire.
- The Bus Came Back:
- After his only appearance in the first half of Season 3 of Rebels in his debut episode, he later returns in the second half, having been doing jobs for Phoenix Squadron offscreen.
- He shows up in the Final Battle in The Rise of Skywalker as a gunner rather than a pilot, likely due to the character being 56 years old.
- Butt-Monkey: Ezra and Zeb seem to like picking on him and Hobbie, and on one mission, he ends up being partnered with AP-5 and Chopper. Only after the start of the mission does he realize that the only reason why he got partnered with the two droids is because nobody else wanted to.
- Call Sign: He has several throughout the series:
- As a Imperial cadet, he was TIE SS25.
- During the Battle of Yavin, he was Red Two. Following that battle and the rebuilding of Red Squadron, Wedge became Red Three.
- During the Battle of Hoth, he was Rogue Three.
- During the Battle of Endor, he was Red Leader/One.
- After founding Phantom Squadron he is Phantom Leader.
- Call to Agriculture: After retiring from the military he and Norra bought a small farm outside of Akiva's capital city.
- The Cameo: He can be heard in Rogue One during the Battle of Scarif, though he is not seen. He wasn't actually present during the battle, since A New Hope is the first time he sees the Death Star ("Look at the size of that thing!"). You can also see his X-Wing in some of the camera shots of the base on Yavin 4.
- Career-Ending Injury:
- Nearly got one post-defection, in a mission he was encouraged to do by Fulcrum II. It ended with him crashing into the peak of a volcano and getting a leg broken in three places. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero for Fulcrum indeed.
- The same leg gets broken again when he is captured at Akiva. He is stuck on light duty for several months afterward while he recovers, which frustrates him to no end.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: Speaks with the most glacially calm voice of all the Rebel pilots during the Battle of Endor, even when making an impossible run into the guts of the second Death Star, with all of the hopes of the Rebellion riding on his success.
- Character Development: In A New Hope, he tends to voice his concerns about a wide variety of things (the size of the Death Star, whether the targeting computer can hit the target, and the gun towers in the trench), in Empire Strikes Back, he's much more confident but still excitable ("Good shot, Jansen!" and "Whaa! That got him!"). By Return of the Jedi, he maintains an unshakable Danger Deadpan during a massive space battle, even while flying through the Death Star II to lay in an attack run.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Wedge was a constant background character in the Original Trilogy, but he didn't affect the plot. Yet, in Return of the Jedi, he ends up destroying the shield protecting the Second Death Star's core and allowing the Rebellion to defeat the Empire.
- Cool Big Bro: Shades of it. In one of the issues of the Rebels magazine comics, he tags along with Mart to keep an eye on him when the latter wants to see the original Iron Squadron despite the risk of the both of them getting in trouble for leaving Chopper Base against orders.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Prior to joining the Skystrike Academy, he used to work in a fuel depot and local farms. When he enrolled, a series of events that included the Empire hurting his family, friends, and a girl he loved made him sympathetic to the Rebellion, which attracted the attention of Fulcrum II, who in turn got him and Hobbie help from Sabine to defect.
- Defector from Decadence: He used to be a pilot from the Skystrike Academy, a TIE Flight Academy, and with the help of Fulcrum II (unknowingly initially) and Sabine, he and Hobbie defect to Phoenix Squadron.
- Dressing as the Enemy: In the second half of Rebels Season 3, he once again dons the Imperial pilot suit.
- Exact Words: Wedge is not only the sole person to survive both Death Stars, he's the only person to fight both Death Stars. Luke, Han, Chewie and Evaan (the Y-Wing pilot), the only others who could even have qualified, weren't flying because they had more important things to do (and/or haven't managed to exist in canon yet, in this case of Evaan). That said, considering the attrition rate of those battles, surviving both is still an achievement, and this fact is used as the foundation of his Ace Piloting credentials.
- Famed in Story: By the time of the Battle of Endor, Wedge is one of the Rebellion's most well-known heroes thanks to his exploits at Yavin and Hoth. His fame only grows further when he destroys the second Death Star alongside Lando.
- Happily Married: To Norra Wexley sometime after the events of the Aftermath trilogy.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Temmin Wexley, who he began training as a pilot after the Battle of Akivia. Temmin later becomes his stepson.
- The Leader: Of Red / Rogue Squadron following the Battle of Hoth, and then Phantom Squadron following the Battle of Akivia.
- Limited Wardrobe: In all of his appearances in the movies, Wedge only wears his Rebel pilot suit.
- Living Legend: Even prior to the Battle of Endor, Wedge is regarded by the other Alliance pilots as this due to surviving the first Death Star. By the time of the First Order-Resistance war, Wedge is on a list of living Alliance members whom the First Order are seeking to eliminate due to being potential Resistance recruits who could rally more fighters against them. Wedge does exactly that after surviving their kidnapping attempting, using his influence to rally numerous pilots who had previously served under his command, along with several of their children who grew up on stories of his exploits.
- The Lost Lenore: Part of his hatred for the Empire comes from them having harmed and presumably killed a girl he loved named Mala.note His helmet in Rebels bears her name in remembrance.
- Mauve Shirt: His role in the original trilogy films is little more than "recurring rebel pilot", but by giving him a name and having him appear prominently in all three films, he's elevated from an extra to a supporting character.
- The Mentor: Two of his students at the New Republic's flight academy were his stepson Temmin and Poe Dameron, whom he considered his star pupils and both of whom went on to become the Resistance's top fighter aces.
- Mythology Gag: Him being a Defector from Decadence as his backstory may be a reference to how in Legends, he would infiltrate Imperial Flight Academies, gather and/or persuade cadets to rebel, then have them grab the first ship out of there once they graduate. That way, the Rebel Alliance won't have to use up resources to train new pilots. Instead, they have sympathizers get trained by the Empire.
- Named After Somebody Famous: The Antilles Intercept, a flight maneuver taught to New Republic/Resistance pilots, is named after him.
- Nerves of Steel: You try flying through the superstructure of a moon-sized space station and sound calm about it the entire way.
- Nice Guy: He is a friendly guy who wholeheartedly believes in the Rebellion's ideals.
- Not So Above It All:
- After being subject to AP-5 and Chopper's antics, the final straw is when Chopper accidentally hits him in the knee, causing the pilot to angrily chase after the astromech with intent to beat him up.
- He also has no issue getting back at Wes for the pranks he pulls, notably locking his friend in a spinning flight simulator filled with Tauntaun musk after Wes had previously planted a stink bomb of the same musk within his cockpit during a patrol.
- Odd Friendship: According to Aftermath, Fulcrum II ended up becoming his friend, though as Wedge looks back on it a couple years after his defection from the Skystrike Academy, it seems that he never found out who Fulcrum II really was by then.
- Old Soldier: When he comes out of retirement to fight the First Order he is at least in his late 50s with several old injuries still bothering him, but he quickly proves that his piloting and shooting skills are as sharp as ever.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In the first movie, Lucas dubbed another actor's voice over his lines. In Empire, Lawson affected an American accent before switching to his native Scottish in Jedi.
- One Steve Limit: No relation to Captain Raymus Antilles, or Bail Antilles (who is only mentioned once in The Phantom Menace).
- Outliving One's Offspring: Stepson in this case. He fights in the Battle of Exogol as a gunner aboard the Millennium Falcon and survives the battle, but he only arrived just moments after his stepson, Temmin, was killed.
- Rank Up: He starts as a defected lieutenant in Rebels, becomes wing commander of Red Squadron and commander in the Alliance military in general, later becoming a captain in the New Republic.
- Retired Badass: By the time of the First Order-Resistance conflict, Wedge and Norra have been farmers on Akiva for years and want nothing more than to stay that way. But the destruction of Hosnian Prime and the death of so many senior Resistance leaders, including Luke and Ackbar, drive them to come out of retirement and join the Resistance.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Although the New Republic decided to forgo any new offensives while attempting to negotiate the Empire's surrender with Sloane, Wedge and Ackbar decide to follow Leia in going to Kashyyyk to stop an Imperial fleet from destroying it and killing Han and Chewie.
- Ship Tease: With Norra Wexley. The two begin a brief relationship in Life Debt, but when Norra returns from Kashyyyk with her husband Bentin, who had been imprisoned there, the relationship ends. Bentin's subsequent brainwashing and death allow Wedge and Norra to resume their relationship. This might double as a Mythology Gag, as Wedge faced similar circumstances with his Legends Love Interest.
- Taking the Bullet: His role in the trench run is to fly behind Luke's X-Wing and soak up the fire from the pursuing TIEs long enough for Luke to fire his torpedoes. However, when his maneuvering capabilities are reduced after taking damage, Luke orders Wedge to pull out of the trench since he can no longer protect him.
- True Companions: Although it is not shown much in the films, the other works establish that he is part of the core group of heroes and his personal loyalty to Luke, Leia, and Han eclipses his loyalty to the New Republic.
- Uncertain Doom: At the end of Empire's End, he retires from his piloting career to become the chief instructor of the flight academy on Hosnian Prime. Thankfully, Resistance Reborn reveals he had retired and moved to Akiva before the planet's destruction.
- Veteran Instructor: Post-Jakku, Wedge was assigned as the head instructor of a New Republic flight academy on Hosnian Prime, as the New Republic felt that he had gone rogue a few too many times and that his active service was no longer needed with the war coming to a close.
- Wingman: Acts as Luke's alongside Biggs during the run on first Death Star. He has to pull out of the trench run due to his fighter taking too much damage.
- You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: He's relieved to hear that the Rebellion sent Sabine to help him, Rake, and Hobbie escape from Skystrike, though this is his reaction when she reveals that she's just making this up as she goes along.
- Younger Than They Look: Although his appearance may indicate that he is in his late 20s or early 30s, he is actually the same age as Sabine Wren, who was 21 years old at the events of the battle of Yavin.
Chief Nera Kase
The boss of the starfighter pilots and flight crews on Base One at Yavin 4.
- A Day in the Limelight: She receives her own short story, "Grounded", in From a Certain Point of View.
- A Mother to Her Men: She deeply cares about her pilots and carries immense guilt whenever they don't make it out of battle alive, feeling that as they are her responsibility, she wonders if there was anymore she could have done to prevent them from being another casualty. At the end of the Battle of Yavin, while everyone is celebrating, she leaves herself alone to grieve.
- "Strike as Lightning"—Blade Squadron motto
A mixed wing of B-wing bombers and their A-wing, and later X-wing, escorts which participated in the Battle of Endor, engaging the Star Destroyer Devastator. Following that climatic battle, Blade Squadron participated in key battles at Malastare, Kuat, and finally Jakku during the effort to finish off the Empire.
Wing Commander Adon Fox
Callsign: Blade Leader
The human commander of Blade Squadron. He lost his wife during the evacuation of Hoth when her transport was destroyed by the Devastator, which he is eager to avenge during the Battle of Endor.
- Ace Pilot: Moonsong notes that he doesn't look much like a warrior, being overweight and redfaced, but that he makes up for it with his fast reflexes and skill in a fighter. He defeats Imperial Ace Pilot Commander Gradd, who is one of the best Imperial pilots in the fleet, in a one-on-one fighter duel, but his fighter is left heavily damaged afterwards.
- Blood from the Mouth: Tastes blood in his mouth after his dogfight with Commander Gradd has left his A-wing (and him) in rough shape.
- Commanding Coolness: He is regarded as a first-rate commander by his pilots.
- Crusading Widower: He is extremely pleased when he realizes that the ship his squadron is assigned to destroy is the Devastator, the same ship responsible for destroying the transport his wife was on at the Battle of Hoth.
- Disappointed in You: He sees a lot of potential in Moonsong, but is disappointed in her inability to follow proper squadron protocol in training exercises. That disappointment hurts her a lot more than any chewing out he or Stramm could give her.
- Empty Shell: He considers himself one after the loss of his wife at Hoth, noting he hasn't felt much of any emotion since then.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: After the Devastator is destroyed, he orders the remaining fighters in Blade Squadron to leave him behind and rejoin the rest of the Rebel fighters. The story ends with him still alive, but with little hope for rescue before his injuries kill him or his fighter falls apart.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Knows exactly how to handle the pilots under his command, cutting Moonsong slack about Mildly Military status because she is a good pilot and does not discipline her for mouthing off to Stramm after an exercise because she was correct when she told him that Fox's numbers were off for their attack run. However, he does chew her out for lack of communication with the rest of the squadron, which Moonsong acknowledges as a problem.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: He knows about Stramm and Moonsong's relationship, but doesn't do anything about it despite it being against regulations.
Commander Braylen Stramm
Callsigns: Blade Two, Blade Leader
A former Imperial officer who defected a year prior to the Battle of Endor. He is second-in-command of Blade Squadron. After the Battle of Endor, Stramm became the leader of Blade Squadron and was tasked with rebuilding it.
- Ace Pilot: During the Battle of Endor, he is the only B-wing pilot in Blade Squadron who engages the TIE interceptors in a dogfight and doesn't get killed. He shoots down several of the TIEs, saving Moonsong and allowing them to complete their bombing run on the Devastator.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Moonsong, although they are together by the time the story starts and are simply keeping up the act in public.
- Defector from Decadence: He deserted from his post on Naboo and joined the Rebellion after having enough of the oppressive orders handed down by his Imperial superiors.
- Fish out of Water: As a Imperial pilot, he was used to a more disciplined and orderly command structure. The Mildly Military nature of the Alliance frustrates him and results in Stramm sometimes being too hard on his pilots to compensate for this.
- Knight in Sour Armor: He does not really think the Alliance has a chance to defeat the Empire, but wants to fight it anyway to strike back at the evil he had served for far too long.
- Number Two: He is second-in-command of Blade Squadron and takes over command after Fox's A-wing is badly damaged and they think he is dead.
- Rank Up: He was promoted to commander and made the leader of Blade Squadron following the Battle of Endor.
- Secret Relationship: With Moonsong, although Fox is secretly aware of it. He ends their relationship after being promoted to squadron leader, believing that it would be too inappropriate to continue.
- Uptight Loves Wild: He is known for being a by-the-book officer who still abides by the discipline he got in the Imperial military, but gets into a relationship with Moonsong, who most definitely does not like playing by the rulebook.
Lieutenant Gina Moonsong
Callsign: Blade Three, Blade Leader
A human ex-smuggler who operated out of Coruscant, Moonsong recently joined the Rebel Alliance. She was in a relationship with Stramm until after the Battle of Endor. During the Battle of Kuat, Moonsong is promoted to squadron leader when Stramm is assigned to coordinate starfighter tactics.
- Action Girl: In addition to being a skilled pilot Moonsong is capable in ground combat. During the Battle of Jakku she is shot down and works with a group of New Republic soldiers to ambush an Imperial supply convoy.
- Ace Pilot: Fox notes that she is one of the best pilots he has ever seen, and may even be nearly as skilled as Wedge Antilles. However, she has trouble working with the rest of the squadron as a team, although this issue evaporates when they go into combat at Endor.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Stramm, although they are together by the time the story starts and are simply keeping up the act in public.
- Fiery Redhead: She has short red hair, and is very passionate and outspoken.
- Mildly Military: Being an ex-smuggler, Moonsong is used to playing a little loose with the rules, even for a Rebel. Fox tells her that if they weren't already short on pilots, he would yank her flight permission due to her attitude in the training exercises and tendency to act on her own plans without telling the rest of the squadron what she is doing.
- New Meat: She may be a natural pilot and have plenty of experience as a smuggler, but before the Battle of Endor she still has less than fifty hours of flight time in a B-wing. The harrowing experience of Endor rid her of this status immediately, and Moonsong was put in charge of training the squadron's new recruits.
- Number Two: She is made the second-in-command of Blade Squadron after Endor.
- Rank Up: Promoted to lieutenant after the Battle of Endor.
- Reformed Criminal: She used to be a smuggler before quitting and joining the Rebellion.
- Secret Relationship: With Stramm, although Fox is secretly aware of it. Stramm ends it after he gets promoted to squadron leader.
- Wingman: She and Fanty serve as each other's wingman.
Callsign: Blade Four
A male human who is Gina Moonsong's wingman. Fanty was one of three members of Blade Squadron who survived Endor.
Cadet Cutter Poole
Callsign: Blade Five
A male human who joins Blade Squadron after the Battle of Endor.
- Glory Seeker: He is all smiles upon joining the Rebellion and explains that he is very glad that he joined up before the Rebels finished off the Empire. He lets out an excited cry after getting his very first, and only, kill.
- Mauve Shirt: Gets a bit of character established before being killed at the Battle of Malastare.
- New Meat: He and Dahn share this status when joining Blade Squadron, having no experience flying starfighters before training under Moonsong.
Cadet Yori Dahn
Callsign: Blade Six
A female human who joins Blade Squadron after Endor. She was the first mate of a tramp freighter who joined the Alliance after the Empire killed the rest of her crew.
- New Meat: She and Poole share this status when joining Blade Squadron, having no experience flying starfighters before training under Moonsong.
- Revenge: Her main motivation to fight against the Empire is to avenge her dead crewmates. Moonsong thinks that mentality will get Dahn killed quickly, but she ends up being the only one of the three new recruits who survives.
- Sole Survivor: Was the only survivor of her crew, and the only new recruit under Moonsong's command who survives.
Cadet Jordan Karls
Callsign: Blade Seven
A male Togruta pilot who joins Blade Squadron after the Battle of Endor.
- Character Death: Dies in the opening stages of the Battle of Malastare when his starfighter is caught in an electromagnetic of the shield protecting the planet, which whips his starfighter into the shield and destroys it instantly.
- Red Shirt: Gets the least page time of the three new recruits to Blade Squadron in Zero Hour.
- Token Minority: He is the only known non-human in Blade Squadron.
An airspeeder and starfighter squadron. During the Battle of Atollon, Blue Squadron flew Y-Wings and suffered heavy casualties. At the time of the Battle of Scarif, Blue Squadron was a mixture of X-Wings and U-Wings and served as a key ground support unit, although it suffered heavy casualties during the mission to steal the Death Star plans. Four years later, Blue Squadron was a B-Wing unit and participated in the Battle of Endor.
General Antoc Merrick
Callsign: Blue Leader
Callsign: Blue Two
A pilot in Blue Squadron that fought at the Battle of Scarif.
Callsign: Blue Three
A computer specialist who spent much of her time on flight simulators she created herself, she immediately took the opportunity to join the Rebel Alliance when it came to her homeworld of Fresia, wanting to become an X-Wing pilot. She would be placed in Blue Squadron as an X-Wing pilot and would die in the Battle of Scarif.
Homeworld: Ord Mantell
Callsign: Blue Four
An X-Wing pilot of Blue Squadron, hailing from the world of Ord Mantell. He fought at the Battle of Scarif.
- Ace Pilot: Not only does he narrowly avoid crashing into the Shield Gate, he is later seen outmaneuvering three TIE fighters whilst destroying a Star Destroyer's shield generator simultaneously!
- Distinguishing Mark: Like Farns Monsbee, it seems he has the Wren Phoenix insignia on his helmet.
- Famed in Story: He is quite well known amongst X-Wing pilots due to having written the training manual for the starfighter. Poe mentions having memorized "Raner's Rules" when he was a child.
- Number Two: He was the second-in-command of Blue Squadron and took charge of the squadron members who didn't make it through the orbital gate to Scarif's surface.
- Small Role, Big Impact: While Gold Squadron are the ones to disable the Star Destroyer Persecutor with their ion torpedoes, said-torpedoes arguably wouldn't have had as much of an effect had Barion not successfully disabled the Persecutor's shield generator moments prior. As said-Destroyer proved vital in destroying the Shield Gate that was preventing Rogue One from transmitting the Death Star plans to the Rebel fleet...
- Tuckerization: His name is (mostly) an anagram of his actor's name, Ariyon Bakare.
Callsign: Blue Five
An X-Wing pilot from Blue Squadron, fighting in the Battle of Scarif. Unlike most pilots, his helmet's Rebel insignia was of the modified Wren Phoenix, by rebel propaganda artist Sabine Wren of Mandalore.
Callsign: Blue Six
An X-Wing pilot transferred from the Tierfon Yellow Aces into Blue Squadron, he participated in the Battle of Scarif.
- Character Death: He was the last member of Blue Squadron to attempt to fly through the Shield Gate surrounding the planet while it was down, but the shield recovered in time for Grek's X-Wing to crash into it and kill the pilot.
- Oh, Crap!: Frantically shouts "come on" repeatedly while attempting to fly his X-Wing past the Shield Gate before it closes, and can only scream when the Shield Gate does close and Vangos is unable to pull up his X-wing in time to avoid crashing.
Lieutenant Heff Tobber
Callsign: Blue Eight
A U-Wing pilot from Blue Squadron who fought in the Battle of Scarif. He was once stationed at the rebel outpost on Crait.
Warrant Officer Laren Joma
Callsign: Blue Eleven
A U-Wing pilot tasked with delivering reinforcements to Rogue One during the Battle of Scarif.
- Character Death: Dies when her U-Wing is shot down and crash-lands on the beaches of Scarif.
- Gunship Rescue: Her specialty as a U-Wing pilot. During the Battle of Scarif she pilots the only U-Wing that makes it through the shield gate before it closes, delivering reinforcements to Rogue One and then flying around the battlefield to give her gunner Bistan the chance to provide covering fire for the ground troops.
- The Nicknamer: Dubbed Bistan "space monkey" as an endearing nickname.
- Oh, Crap!: Frantically yells "We're going down!" when her gunship gets sent careening onto the shores. Though she still manages to take out a few Imperials when she crashes.
Lieutenant Taslet Colb
Callsign: Blue Eleven
The co-pilot to fellow Blue Eleven, U-Wing pilot Laren Joma, during the Battle of Scarif. They would both die during the battle when their U-Wing is shot down.
- Character Death: Dies when his U-Wing is shot down and crash-lands on the beaches of Scarif.
Callsign: Blue Twelve
One of the four Y-Wing pilots transferred from the Atrivis sector to the Profundity, he fought at the Battle of Scarif.
- Ambiguous Situation: It is unknown if he survived the Battle of Scarif.
Callsign: Blue Five
A Sullustan B-Wing pilot that also had expertise in demolitions. In the Battle of Endor, he led Blue Squadron in the assault against Imperial command ships.
- All There in the Manual: His name and call sign can be found in the Rebel pilots Databank slideshow. More about his background was later given in the official Star Wars Card Trader app.
- Bounty Hunter: Prior to joining the Alliance, he worked as a bounty hunter.
- Humanoid Alien: As a Sullustan, he has the basic human body shape but a distinctly alien appearance.
- Numerical Theme Naming: Don't confuse him with Nien Nunb, but the reason for their similar names is that Nien Nunb is a joke on 'Number Nine', and Ten Numb's name is a joke on "Number Ten".
An elite squadron of five X-Wings that performs intelligence gathering missions for the Alliance Fleet in the aftermath of the defeat at Hoth.
Callsign: Corona Leader
A female human aristocrat who commands Corona Squadron.
- Boyish Short Hair: She's depicted as having this in the manga adaptation.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The author imagines her being portrayed by Michelle Yeoh.
- The Exile: She was forced to flee from her homeworld when the Empire invaded and turned the population against the ruling family, although they were eventually enslaved as well.
- The Leader: Of Corona Squadron until shortly after the Battle of Endor.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Goes by "The Contessa", with her real name never actually being stated. She explains to Wedge that it is a reminder of the status that she thought would protect her but didn't.
- Put on a Bus: She leaves the military to return to her homeworld after Endor in order to run for election as president.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is from the ruling noble family on her homeworld, with Yendor referencing her having lived in a palace, but she joined the Rebellion to fight the Empire.
- Sole Survivor: She is the only member of her family who survived the Imperial takeover of her homeworld.
Callsigns: Corona Two, Corona Leader
A male Twi'lek pilot who becomes friends with Thane Kyrell. Following the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War and the rise of the New Republic, Yendor returned to his homeworld of Ryloth and became the independent world's ambassador to the New Republic. With the rise of the First Order he prepares for future conflict and to defend Ryloth by establishing the Ryloth Defense Authority, which he later aligns with the Resistance.
- Ace Pilot: He survived the Battle of Endor and served as squadron leader, so this trope should go without saying.
- Ambadassador: Returns in Bloodline as an emissary from his homeworld of Ryloth.
- Badass Bookworm: After establishing the RDA in an old historical society facility, Yendor established his office in a massive library and began working to preserve books and relics from Ryloth's history while preparing for war against the First Order.
- Call Sign: Initially flew as Corona Two before being made the leader of the squadron.
- Character Development: When first introduced, Yendor was only a pilot with little interest in command or politics. He eventually rose to become an effective squadron commander, then an ambassador, and finally founded his own resistance movement against the First Order.
- Deadpan Snarker: Spends most of his time snarking.
- Guy in Back: During the Battle of Hoth, Yendor serves as the gunner in Thane's snowspeeder.
- In the Hood: After becoming a scholar in his later years Yendor wears an ornate black robe with blue and silver embroidery and often wears the hood up.
- Old Soldier: By the time of the war against the First Order he is in his sixties but still determined to fight. Yendor hopes that he may even get the chance to fly an X-Wing again.
- Outliving One's Offspring: During the First Order's attack on the Ryloth Resistance base, his daughter Hahnee dies fighting alongside Leia. Yendor is so shaken by this that he briefly plans to stay behind and continue fighting while everyone else evacuates, but Leia manages to talk him out of it.
- Rank Up: After the Contessa leaves the New Republic to return to her homeworld, Yendor is promoted to squadron leader.
- Rebel Leader: As the First Order gains power, Yendor establishes the Ryloth Defense Authority with the unofficial approval of the planetary government. When Leia arrives on Ryloth looking for help rebuilding the Resistance he has the RDA merge with the Resistance and becomes one of its leaders in the aftermath of the Battle of Crait.
- Recurring Character: Although initially a secondary character introduced in Lost Stars, he has gone on to make several more appearances and become one of the most recurring non-film characters in the novels.
- Retired Badass: Leaves the New Republic military shortly before the end of the war to help liberate Ryloth, after which he is immediately made ambassador, a position he holds for at least twenty-three years. He comes out of retirement to fight the First Order.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Offers Leia and the Resistance shelter in the RDAs headquarters after the Battle of Crait despite knowing Ryloth's government would be weary at best. When his son Charth questions the wisdom of this, Yendor declares that he doesn't really care what others will think.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: His dynamic with Thane.
Callsign: Corona Three
A sarcastic and cranky human male.
- Character Death: His X-wing is destroyed by TIE fighters during the scouting mission to the Hudalla system.
- Gonk: In the manga adaptation, compared to his teammates. He looks like Usopp with a nose in the shape of a hook.
- Knight in Sour Armor: He is always extremely grumpy and pessimistic, but his squadmates put up with it because he is an excellent pilot who gives everything he has to the Rebellion.
- Mauve Shirt: The least developed member of Corona Squadron and the only one who dies.
Commander Thane Kyrell
Callsigns: AV-547, Corona Four
An aristocrat from Jelucan, Thane was best friends with Ciena Ree and went to the Imperial Academy on Coruscant with her, graduating as a top-ranked TIE pilot. However, he deserted the Empire soon after the destruction of Alderaan and joined the Alliance several months later. However, fate continued to bring him and Ciena, still serving in the Imperial fleet, together on several occasions during the war.
- Abusive Parents: While his mother was only neglectful of him, Thane's father would often beat him harshly and bad enough to leave scars that were still visible in his adulthood.
- Ace Pilot: He is one of the most skilled pilots to ever graduate from the Imperial Academy on Coruscant. After joining the Alliance, Thane is assigned to Corona Squadron, which is one of their elite Starfighter units.
- Bully Hunter: He hates bullies, mainly because his father and older brother were both bullies. In fact, he and Ciena become friends because Thane charges a bunch of kids bullying Ciena when she tries to sneak a look at Tarkin's shuttle. This mentality later contributes to his decision to join the Rebellion despite being cynical about it, as he can no longer stand simply going around the galaxy and seeing the harm Imperials are inflicting everywhere.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Ciena and Thane. They meet when they're little ship-nerd 8-year-olds. They fall in love about a decade later.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The author sees him as being played by Sam Reid.
- The Cynic: He was never a true believer in the Empire, and simply joined up to fly their advanced ships. Even after joining up with the Rebellion, he did not initially think that whatever replaced the Empire would be good, but that it at least had to be better than the Empire. After serving with the Rebellion for awhile and coming to admire its leaders, he does eventually start to believe that the Rebellion has a good chance to establish a just government.
- Death Faked for You: Although Ciena told him she would report that he had deserted, she actually claimed that he had committed suicide out of grief over the destruction of the Death Star.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: A downplayed example. Thane works for the Rebellion with Luke Skywalker living just down the hall, but continues to believe the Force is ridiculous nonsense. Doubly so with so many people in living memory who knew the Jedi. Also, despite the staggering amount of really weird happenstances that keep bringing him and Ciena back together. However, he's never shown as seeing any hard evidence (Luke doesn't appear on page in the book nor apparently use his powers where Thane can see, and witnesses don't interact with him), thus his view seems more reasonable at first, since he just hears people state their belief in the Force. In the end, he comes around to believing it's real from the aforementioned happenstances just becoming too much for ever explaining as being coincidences.
- Friendly Enemy: What he and Ciena. General Rieekan and his squadron are not particularly pleased by this, although his squadmates come around when they witness Ciena save Thane's life during a scouting mission.
- HeelFace Turn: Deserts the Empire and eventually joins the Rebellion.
- Heel Realization: The destruction of Alderaan kicks off his realization that the Empire is evil, and watching his fellow Imperials enslave the Bodachi'i drives him to finally desert from the Empire.
- Hollywood Atheist: Zigzagged with Thane. He's initially a cynical atheist who disbelieves in the Force, an afterlife or any spiritual things generally, certain people are fundamentally self-interested (to him, the Rebels are just less bad than the Empire, rather than virtuous). However, he is still a nice guy and slowly learns he's wrong on all these things, which Thane easily accepts.
- Interclass Friendship: With Ciena: his family is a powerful aristocratic family while Ciena's is working-class.
- Knight in Sour Armor: While he does not believe the Alliance can defeat the Empire, Thane feels he must fight it after having served the Empire and seeing its evil firsthand.
- Odd Friendship: Besides their social statuses, Thane and Ciena also come from opposing cultures that settled Jelucan at different points. The fact that it grows into a romance that continues even after Thane joins the Rebellion only increases how odd it is.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes that his boss, Mon Mothma, was the woman that he vented to when he got drunk after having a previous Oh, Crap! that he might unknowingly kill Ciena during some battle between the Rebellion and the Empire. Fortunately, Senator Mothma is a Nice Girl, Reasonable Authority Figure, and a Benevolent Boss who understands that he's in distress, and as long as he doesn't let his love for Ciena get in the way of his commitment to the Rebellion, it'll be okay.
- Rank Up: By the time of the Battle of Jakku, Thane was promoted from Lieutenant to Commander.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He comes from a wealthy aristocratic family, but initially joins the military before deserting and eventually joining the Rebellion that is attempting to take down the system that helps his class back on Jelucan.
- Starcrossed Lovers: With Ciena.
- Token Human: While part of the crew of the Mighty Oak Apocalypse.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: His dynamic with Yendor.
- We Used to Be Friends: Although his friendship with Ciena survives his defection, his friendship with Nash does not. Thane is disgusted that Nash continues to serve the people who destroyed his homeworld, while Nash views Thane as a manipulative traitor and assumes that he must never have been truly friends with them.
Lieutenant Kendy Idele
Callsign: Corona Five
A dark-skinned female human from Iloh, Kendy was a roommate and friend of Ciena Ree and Jude at the Imperial Academy on Coruscant. After graduating, she and her unit eventually mutinied against the Empire and joined the Rebellion, where she was reunited with her friend and fellow classmate Thane.
- Ace Pilot: While never as good as Ciena or Thane, Kendy was near the top of the class at the Imperial Academy and is assigned to an elite X-Wing unit as part of the Rebellion.
- Action Girl: In addition to being a capable pilot, Kendy is more than capable of taking care of herself in a firefight. At the academy, she had the best scores in accuracy with a blaster, and she puts those skills to good use when infiltrating the Inflictor.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The author imagines Kendy being played by Parminder Nagra.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Being from a tropical world with lots of beaches, she grew up going barefoot most of the time and grew to hate having to wear shoes, particularly the Imperial military boots.
- HeelFace Turn: She and most of her unit mutiny against the Empire on Miriatin, with the survivors joining the Rebel Alliance.
- We Used to Be Friends: She no longer considers Ciena to be a friend after joining the Rebellion, believing that someone who continued serving the Empire as long as Ciena had would be too corrupted to still be a good person. She changes her mind after witnessing Ciena save Thane's life during the scouting mission to the Hudalla System.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark green hair, which is a natural color for humans hailing from her homeworld of Iloh; as confirmed in Leia, Princess of Alderaan.
A starfighter squadron stationed aboard the Restoration under the command of General Lando Calrissian.
Major Shriv Suurgav
Callsigns: Danger Leader, Dross Leader
An X-Wing pilot that worked closely with Lando to hunt down Admiral Versio after the Battle of Endor. Thirty years later, he became an agent of the Resistance.
- Actually Pretty Funny: When he tells Lando that he helped liberate Sullust, the latter jokes that that explains why the Empire is still there. Shriv laughs, and admits that that's a good one.
- Alliterative Name: Shriv Suurgav.
- Bait-and-Switch: After a mission with Nien Nunb goes wrong in the Adventures comics...
- Butt-Monkey: He gets picked on by a couple of characters and his presence is ignored a few times despite his rank. He thinks that hes The Friend Nobody Likes in a case of My Friends... and Zoidberg.
- Deadpan Snarker: How he deals with his Butt-Monkey status.Shriv (Feeling dejected after getting ignored by Del): "Hey Shriv, I hope you survive this incredibly dangerous mission as well." Thank you Del, your friendship means everything to me.
- Honorary Uncle: During the thirty year timeskip, Iden's daughter, Zay, has taken to calling him "Uncle Shriv".
- Ink-Suit Actor: He looks a bit like a Duros version of his actor.
- The Leader: To Dross Squadron, his new Resistance unit— while he's not the only veteran of the last war among them, he quickly takes charge and leads them on their first mission to acquire new ships on Bracca.
- Moment Killer: At the end of the Battle of Jakku, he gets pestered by D10 into following the droid's directions... right into Del and Iden sharing their Big Damn Kiss.
- Old Soldier: The man has been in the thick of action some time prior to the Battle of Endor, and followed through with some pivotal operations all the way to the Battle of Jakku. Thirty years later, he's still an active agent of the Resistance.
- Parental Substitute: He takes on this role for Zay Versio after her parents die during the events of Star Wars: Battlefront 2. In Resistance Reborn, he privately refers to her as "my girl" with fatherly pride.
- The Straight Man: To Lando's laidback attitude. Their mission on Sullust's Imperial factory spirals into chaos thanks to Lando's Indy Ploy tendencies, and poor Shriv is forced to tag along anyway.
- Taking You with Me: He jokes that if hes gonna die at the weapons compound on Sullust (which they had flooded with lava), hes glad that Lando is gonna die too.
A Y-Wing Squadron that fought in the Battle of Endor.
Callsign: Gray Leader
A Y-Wing pilot who led Gray Squadron in the Battle of Endor.
- All There in the Manual: His Legends name is reestablished in the canon reference book Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
- Canon Immigrant: The character was originally introduced in the Legends novel X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. The Star Wars Customizable Card Game later identified the previously unnamed Gray Leader from Return of the Jedi as Salm.
Callsign: Gray Three
A Y-Wing pilot that flew for Gray Squadron and died in the Battle of Endor.
- All There in the Manual: His name and call sign are found in the Rebel pilots Databank slideshow.
- Defiant to the End: After his Y-Wing is badly damaged and on the verge of exploding, Yong manages to guide into crashing against the hull of a Star Destroyer to inflict one last bit of damage before dying.
- Red Shirt: One of many Rebel pilots at Endor who exist only to be killed.
Lieutenant Gureni Telsij
A Y-Wing pilot that fought in the Battle of Endor.
- All There in the Manual: His Legends name is reestablished in the canon reference book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
- Death by Adaptation: In Legends, he survived the Battle of Endor, but the updated canon junior novelization of Return of the Jedi has him die in the battle.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, he flew as Gray Two.
Originally stationed at Yavin 4, Green Squadron flew Y-Wings and A-Wings at the Battle of Atollon, and later, X-Wings into the Battle of Scarif. Four years later, Green Squadron was reorganized into a squadron of A-Wing fighters that participates in the Battle of Endor.
Callsign: Green Two
A pilot in Green Squadron that fought at the Battle of Scarif.
- The Cameo: We only catch a glimpse of him taking a ride on a motorized cart to his starfighter. We don't get to see him in action, though he apparently was.
Lieutenant Attico Wred
Callsign: Green Four
A former TIE pilot who defected to the Rebellion after disobeying a direct order to fire on an unarmed civilian craft. His callsign would be given to Shara Bey sometime before the Battle of Endor.
- Defector from Decadence: He refused to shoot down an unarmed civilian craft, leading to him defecting from the Empire to the Rebellion.
Callsign: Green Seven
A pilot in Green Squadron that fought at the Battle of Scarif.
Callsign: Green Twelve, Red Twelve
A pilot in Green Squadron that was put out of action prior to the mission to steal the Death Star plans due to injuries sustained from a crash. Wion Dillems would step in to take his place as Green Twelve around the time of the mission to steal the Death Star plans.
- Canon Immigrant: In Legends, he was created for X-Wing: The Official Strategy Guide, a book that tied in with X-Wing. He was also Red Twelve rather than Green Twelve.
- Schrödinger's Canon: His homeworld is Denon.
- Red Shirt: Shot down while covering Dreis' trench run.
- Spared by the Adaptation: More than likely avoids his Legends counterpart's fate due to said injuries... and then subverted in From a Certain Point of View, where it is revealed he got placed into Red Squadron for the Battle of Yavin anyway.
- Taking the Bullet: His role in the trench run is to fly behind Dreis' X-Wing and soak up the fire from the pursuing TIEs long enough for Dreis to fire his torpedoes.
Lieutenant Wion Dillems
Callsign: Green Twelve
Unlike the members of his Tree Dweller tribes in the wilds of Yelsain, he was drawn to technology for the unimaginable speed it allowed him to fly at. Originally based on Admiral Raddus' Profundity, he stepped in to the fill the Green Twelve position in Green Squadron.
- Tuckerization: The initials of his name are switched from his actor's name, Dion Willems.
- Riss Cylos/Green Three
- Chaff Korus/Green Six
Commander Arvel Crynyd
Callsign: Green Leader
The leader of Green Squadron, Crynyd was the most experienced A-Wing pilot in the Alliance. He led Green Squadron during the Battle of Endor, focusing his forces on thinning out the Imperial fighter screens to give Alliance bombers a shot at taking out the Star Destroyers.
- Ace Pilot: After being shot out of control, he managed to steer his A-Wing right into the bridge of the Executor.
- All There in the Manual: Although unnamed in the movie, his previously established Legends name is canonized through the Star Wars in 100 Scenes reference book. On the Front Lines also dedicates a profile to him as one of the key figures of the Battle of Endor, which reveals his rank, status as the most experienced A-Wing pilot in the Starfighter Corps, as well as his role in defining the A-Wing as the Alliance's primary reconnaissance and escort starfighter.
- Character Death: Gets hit by a turret, but does a heroic kamikaze ramming into the Executor's bridge, which brings it down and leads to Crynyd taking Admiral Piett with him.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: It could be the angle, but his eyes are often shadowed during the battle, giving him a rather sinister appearance.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: During the Battle of Endor, his fighter gets shot down. As his ship begins to break apart, the pilot manages to crash it clean through the bridge of the Executor, causing it to lose all control and smash into the Death Star.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Rather than try to eject from or crash land his doomed A-Wing, Crynyd aims for the bridge of the Executor's bridge and manages to disable it in the process.
- The Leader: Of Green Squadron.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears briefly during the Battle of Endor sequence, but his actions take out the biggest Imperial ship outside of the Death Star at Endor and allow the Rebellion to turn the tide of the battle.
- Taking You with Me: Decides that if he is going to die, he might as well take the largest Imperial ship and their Admiral, Firmus Piett, with him.
Captain L'ulo L'ampar
Callsigns: Green Two, Green Leader
Lieutenant Shara Bey
Callsign: Green Four
A human A-Wing pilot in Green Squadron, Shara joined the Rebellion alongside her husband Kes Dameron while leaving their son Poe safely with her father.
- Ace Pilot: She is a very good pilot, shooting down multiple TIEs at Endor and ultimately surviving that chaotic battle. Shara even flies her A-Wing through the legs of an AT-AT during the Battle of Cawa City in order to get the drop on several TIEs pursuing L'ulo.
- Badass Normal: She's just a mom that figured she'd put her Ace Pilot skills to use and just so happened to become friends with Luke and Leia due to unexpected events.
- Bus Crash: Poe's story in Before the Awakening reveals that Shara died several years after retiring when Poe was only nine. The exact circumstances of her death are not revealed.
- The Cameo: Her Naboo Starfighter from Inferno Squad's perspective of the Battle of Naboo during Operation: Cinder in Battlefront II can be seen, though she isn't heard.
- Good Parents: Probably. According to Word of God, her motive for joining the Rebel Alliance was that the events of the Battle of Yavin caused her to realized that the best way to provide a better future for Poe was if the rebels won the war, so she figured that she might as well put her piloting skills to use somewhere in that. Poe also remembers her fondly.
- The Protagonist: Of Shattered Empire.
- Reluctant Retiree: L'ulo submits retirement papers in Shara's name when he learns her husband's own retirement papers have been approved, knowing that she would never stop flying combat missions if he did not.
- Retired Badass: After completing the mission to Vetine with Luke, Shara retires to a new colony on Yavin 4 with Kes and Poe.
- Rugged Scar: She has a small vertical scar above her right eye that goes through the outer edge of her eyebrow.
- Workaholic: She throws herself completely into her work after the Battle of Endor, volunteering for mission after mission while her father watches over her child and her husband is forced to keep radio silent while in the field, much to the concern of L'ulo.
- Kokely, KIA at the Battle of Endor.
- Pick, unknown status.
Founded by Wedge Antilles a few months after the Battle of Akiva, Phantom Squadron's roster consists of pilots considered to be washed up, mentally unstable, or injured to continue service for the New Republic.
Temmin "Snap" Wexley
A female Twi'lek that served in Phantom Squadron as an X-Wing pilot. After Phantom Squadron was forcibly dissolved by the New Republic, unlike her squadmates, she chose to work at a fishing rig on Chandrila rather than as support crew at the New Republic base on the world. She and her fellow members of Phantom Squadron returned to action at the Battle of Jakku.
- Last Episode, New Character: Was not mentioned in Life Debt, where Phantom Squadron was introduced.
A male Quarren that served in Phantom Squadron as an X-Wing pilot. After Phantom Squadron was forcibly dissolved by the New Republic, he worked with Koko as support crew at the New Republic base on Chandrila, taking up the job of an engine mechanic. He and his fellow members of Phantom Squadron returned to action at the Battle of Jakku.
- Last Episode, New Character: Was not mentioned in Life Debt, where Phantom Squadron was introduced.
A male X-Wing pilot in Phantom Squadron. After Phantom Squadron was forcibly dissolved by the New Republic, he worked with Jethpur as support crew at the New Republic base on Chandrila, taking up the job of a runner for fuel lines. He and his fellow members of Phantom Squadron returned to action at the Battle of Jakku.
- Deadpan Snarker: During the Battle of Jakku, Wedge offers Temmin some words of comfort, that it's okay if he wants to back out and nobody will blame him for that. Koko yells that he's the only person that will if everyone else won't.
- Last Episode, New Character: Was not mentioned in Life Debt, where Phantom Squadron was introduced.
Pre-Atollon & Atollon Roster
Callsigns: Phoenix Two, Starlight Four
The son of a member of the original Iron Squadron, who died on Mykapo. His uncle, Jun Sato, lost contact with the rebellious teen, as he would go on to start a rebel cell of his own. After joining Iron Squadron to the Lothal Sector resistance cell, Mattin eventually became a X-Wing pilot in the Rebel Alliance, serving in Phoenix and Starlight Squadrons.
- '70s Hair: His haircut is impressively retro, and yet another stylistic nod to the decade in which Star Wars debuted. The creators cited Jim Morrison's hairdo as a template.
- Ace Pilot: Well, he certainly sees himself this way. He does eventually develop into one for real, and is selected as part of the elite Starlight Squadron which was tasked with reuniting the scattered Rebel fleet after the Battle of Hoth.
- The Bus Came Back: After his only appearance in Season 3, he returns in Season 4 as a pilot in Hera's Phoenix Squadron.
- Cryptic Background Reference: His X-Wing helmet has "Sammie" written on it. Unless the helmet is from someone else, he seems to have something do with someone named Sammie or it's just an Easter Egg.
- Disappeared Dad: His father died in combat.
- Dumbass Has a Point/Jerkass Has a Point: After defeating the first wave of Imperial ships, the Ghost crew tries to convince him and Iron Squadron to leave. One of the arguments Hera tries to pull is that they can't handle themselves in combat. Mart counters that they were fine and didn't need back-up, which is actually true; the rebels only shot down a couple of TIEs while the Iron Squadron wrecked everything else in that wave. But it is quickly rendered moot and descends into Not Helping Your Case when Mart says the main ship the Iron Squadron destroyed was a Star Destroyer, further showing that he and the others don't know what they're really up against.
- Dumbass No More: Fortunately, he starts to the fight more seriously, especially after the Battle of Atollon.
- Expy: Of Ezra pre-Time Skip. His jumpsuit and hairstyle even evoke Ezra's previous appearance. It's not too surprising that it seems that he and Jai are on some level of friendship in Season 4.
- I Choose to Stay: When Sabine and Ezra tell the group they have to leave immediately, he doesn't board the Phantom II and disengages the airlock, wanting to fight the Empire despite the odds being stacked against him. He fails, though the rebels return to save him.
- It Only Works Once: His technique of dropping explosive cargo onto minor Imperial ships doesn't work against an Imperial light cruiser headed by an actual admiral who orders the shields up before the cargo is even within a mile of hitting it.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He claims to be an expert, but he's hopelessly unaware of how things actually work. Notably, he seems to think that any ship larger than his own is a Star Destroyer.
- Leeroy Jenkins: After Ezra talks some sense into Gooti and Jonner, they try to persuade Mart that they need to leave when Imperial reinforcements arrive. Mart stays behind last second to continue to fight, believing that running away is cowardly. He loses and needs to be bailed out by the rebels later.
- Missing Mom: No comment is made on his mother besides the fact that he got his surname from her. She seems to be still around.
- Nom de Mom: For whatever reason, Mart took up his mother's surname, Mattin, rather than his father's surname, Sato. Considering one of the reasons why this trope is used is to hide their identity from enemies, this may be the case for Mart.
- Odd Friendship: He gets along oddly well with Commander Wolffe and Vizago during the Rebels finale.
- Rebellious Spirit: He's been this way for a while, according to Sato.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He calls himself "the best pilot in the galaxy" and boasts about taking on Star Destroyers. He's certainly not a bad pilot, but he's nowhere near that good, and he's really only managed to survive as long as he has by way of being too minor for the Empire to really care about. The moment he faces actual meaningful Imperial resistance, he crumbles quickly.
- Tragic Keepsake: His YT-2400 was from his father, who got it from Sato.
- Tuckerization: Switch an "R" in Mart and a "T" in Mattin, and you got Matt Martin, a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group and manager of digital content and community relations.
Callsign: Phoenix Four
An X-Wing pilot that participated in the Attack on Lothal. She was killed in the dogfight in Lothal space.
- Ace Pilot: At least according to All There in the Manual. Though considering Phoenix Squadron badly lost the Attack on Lothal either way, the assault probably wasn't an accurate indicator of her abilities.
- Mauve Shirt: She's briefly developed when she exchanges quips with Hera and Mart over the comm before she's killed a few minutes later.
- Two Girls to a Team: She and Hera are the only seen women in the Lothal roster of Phoenix Squadron.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: It's not clear if her name really is Cleat or if it's just a nickname.
Callsign: Phoenix Five
An X-Wing pilot that participated in the Attack on Lothal. He was was killed in the dogfight in Lothal space.
An X-Wing pilot that participated in the Attack on Lothal. He was shot down by the second wave of TIEs and crashed in Capital City, where he was found and captured by local Imperials.
- Ace Pilot: The markings on his helmet indicate that he's had sixty kills while in flight.
- Badass in Distress: While he survives crash landing in Lothal's capital city, he is found and captured by Rukh and imprisoned by the Empire for interrogation.
- Punny Name: "Secondary", referring to how you'll probably remember him for being the Token Non-Human pilot despite being a minor character.
- Token Non-Human: He's the only non-human besides Hera we see in the Lothal roster and him being a Lutrillian seems to serve as showing that there are some non-humans in the Alliance at this point in the timeline.
- Uncertain Doom: He is not seen again after his capture by the Empire, and unlike Hera, the Rebels make no effort to learn his fate or rescue him.
A group of pilots stationed at Echo Base on Hoth.
Callsign: Rogue Leader
Homeworld: Kestic Station
Callsign: Rogue Two
A pilot in Rogue Squadron from Kestic Station. He was killed during the Battle of Hoth.
- All There in the Manual: His full name and some of his background are established in the canon reference book Ultimate Star Wars.
- A Day in the Limelight: The short story "Rogue Two" from second volume of From A Certain Point of View focuses on Zev.
- Blood from the Mouth: During the battle, he can be seen with blood around his mouth and nose, indicating his snowspeeder took some damage at some point and he had received injuries.
- Character Death: Dies along with his gunner Kit Valent when his snowspeeder is shot down by an AT-AT.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: He dies while in the middle of instructing his gunner to prepare to launch a cable at an AT-AT.Senesca: Set for position three. Steady...
- Mauve Shirt: He had a couple of scenes before being killed during the battle.
Derek "Hobbie" Klivian
Callsign: Rogue Four
A pilot in Rogue Squadron who joined the Rebellion after defecting while training to become a TIE pilot at Skystrike Academy. He flew alongside Luke at the Battle of Hoth.
- All There in the Manual: His name and background were first re-established in the canon reference book Ultimate Star Wars.
- He was on standby to fly as Red Six if Jek Porkins was injured or unavailable during the events of Rogue One, according to the Visual Guide.
- Bus Crash: He died during the Battle of Hoth according to On the Front Lines.
- Death by Adaptation: While Legends works adapted his deleted scene of ramming General Veers' AT-AT, they depicted him ejecting at the last second before the crash and going on to become a mainstay of Rogue Squadron after the Battle of Hoth. In Canon, he did not eject and died in the ramming.
- Defector from Decadence: He was trained alongside Wedge at the Skystrike Academy and defected with him, with help from an infiltrating Sabine. He would later do the same two years later, recruiting Biggs after the both of them were commissioned onto the Star Destroyer, Rand Ecliptic, after getting into another Academy again.
- Distressed Dude: He and Wedge were both captured when they attempted to desert, but were rescued by Sabine and successfully escape.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Hates the name Derek and insists on being called by his childhood nickname of Hobbie.
- In-Series Nickname: He is more commonly known as "Hobbie" than his actual name.
- Ramming Always Works: Took out the lead AT-AT during the Battle of Hoth by crashing his snowspeeder into it, sacrificing his life to buy time for ground forces.
- Retcon: Initially, the Databank claimed that Hobbie survived the Battle of Hoth by ejecting before ramming his snowspeeder just like in Legends. On the Front Lines, however, confirmed him to have died as per reference to the original Deleted Scene, with approval from the Lucasfilm Story Group.
- Wingman: During the Battle of Hoth, he flew as Luke's wingman.
- You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: He is not pleased when he hears about how small an escort each transport leaving Echo Base will get:Hobbie: Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?
Homeworld: Kalist VI
A member of Rogue Squadron from Kalist VI. During the Battle of Hoth, Dak served as Luke's gunner during the battle. He was killed when their snowspeeder malfunctioned.
- Character Death: When attempting to get his harpoon gun ready, something explodes and kills him, which also has the added effect of leaving Luke defenseless. What's left of Dak is Squashed Flat by the foot of an AT-AT.
- A Day in the Limelight: The short story "Against All Odds" from the second volume of ''From A Certain Point of View" focuses on Dak.
- Due to the Dead: Luke tries to get Dak's body out of their snowspeeder when it crashes, but is forced to leave him behind when an AT-AT crushes the fighter.
- Explosive Instrumentation: His console explodes when a power malfunction causes it to overload, which killed him instantly.
- Guy in Back: He served as Luke's gunner in their snowspeeder.
- Hero-Worshipper: He was very excited to be assigned to Luke's snowspeeder, who he is a big fan of since Luke destroyed the Death Star and is training to be a Jedi.
- New Meat: Of the "overenthusiastic but ultimately doomed new recruit" variety. Putting him alongside Luke is an effective way of showing how much Luke himself has grown in between films.
- Penal Colony: His family were political prisoners in an Imperial penal colony and Dak himself was born there.
- Red Shirt: In the film, he gets a few lines establishing his youthful enthusiasm compared to the now more experienced Luke before dying during the battle. However, Dak's background is expanded on in source books and novels to avert the trope.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets a few lines that show a friendship with Luke before being killed.
Lieutenant Wes Janson
A member of Rogue Squadron from Taanab. During the Death Star crisis, he was put out of action due to being ill. During the Battle of Hoth, he served as Wedge's gunner during the battle. Following the evacuation he assisted Wedge in reforming Red Squadron to protect the recovering Rebel Fleet.
- Ace Pilot: He is counted amongst the best pilots in the Rebellion.
- All There in the Manual: His first name was first established in the canon reference book Star Wars in 100 Scenes.
- Ascended Extra: He is a minor character in the film, but is developed a lot more throughly in other media.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He is constantly irreverent and seemingly takes nothing seriously, but is one of the deadliest pilots in the Rebellion.
- Canon Immigrant: Him being sick while the whole Death Star situation was going on, causing Porkins to stand in for him, happened in Legends as well.
- Fun Personified: It takes a lot to dampen his spirits, with even Hobbie's death being unable to prevent him from snarking and messing with a brightly colored protocol droid about how bad it would be at espionage.
- Guy in Back: He served as Wedge's gunner in their snowpeeder.
- Number Two: To Wedge in Red Squadron after they rebuilt it following the Battle of Hoth.
- The Prankster: Loves to mess with his friends and squadmates, with his favorite target being Hobbie, whom he subjected to hundreds of pranks. He always makes sure to confine his pranks to times where they won't interfere with actual missions.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Before he was placed in Rogue Squadron, he used to be a Tierfon Yellow Ace.
Tierfon Yellow Aces Squadron
An X-Wing squadron stationed at Tierfon launch base. However, after encroaching Imperial forces nearby forced an eventual evacuation of the base, the Yellow Aces dissolved. At least four members were sent to Base One on Yavin 4 prior to the Battles of Scarif and Yavin.
- "Fearless to the Finish"—Vanguard Squadron motto
A New Republic squadron assigned to Project: Starhawk, operating off of the Temperance.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Prior to their proper introduction in Star Wars: Squadrons, Vanguard Squadron and the Temperance received mentions in Alphabet Squadron and Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall.
- Meaningful Name: Vanguard means a position or group of people leading the front of new developments and ideas, befitting how Vanguard Squadron are the protectors of the top-secret Project: Starhawk, which will produce a series of ships that are key to winning the war.
Kierah "Gunny" Koovah
Callsigns: Vanguard Leader
A decorated veteran of the Mimbanese Liberation Army, Kierah "Gunny" Koovah serves as the flight leader of Vanguard Squadron.
- Alliterative Name: Kierah Koovah.
- Artificial Limbs: She lost her left arm after being shot down by Separatist forces in the Clone Wars, and now sports a cheap-looking metal prosthetic.
- Good Ol' Boy: She comes across almost as a sci-fi alien version of this. She has a very slight southern drawl, a casual and relaxed demeanor, a strong sense of right and wrong, and loves reminiscing about the good ol' days on her backwater homeworld.
- Old Soldier: She's been fighting for nigh on three decades, first as a resistance fighter against the Separatist Alliance in the Clone Wars, then as a rebel pilot against the Empire. Her squadmates often bemoan her tendency to share long-winded war stories with the "young 'uns."
Gracalia Vatara "Grace" Sienar
A distant scion of the Empire-aligned Sienar Fleet Systems Mega-Corp, Grace refused to compromise her morals for the sake of her family's business and enlisted with the Rebellion, taking great pleasure in blowing up the warships her family so happily provided to the Empire.
- Daddy Issues: She offhandedly calls her father a bigot.
- Meaningful Name: In the eyes of the Empire, you could say that she "fell from grace" by betraying her family and defecting to the Rebellion.
- Number Two: To Gunny.
- White Sheep: She's estranged from her family, the owners of a corporation that happily manufactures warships for the Empire. As such, she takes plenty of delight in wrecking TIEs in battle.
A former semi-pro racer, now the A-Wing pilot of Vanguard Squadron.
- The Empath: Their connection to the Force allows them to feel others emotions. They note that when Commander Lindon Javes discusses his former protégé Terisa Kerrill they could feel the pain and hurt that the severing of that relationship caused him.
- Gender-Neutral Writing: They go by they/them pronouns.
- I Just Knew: They gets "hunches" about situations that always turn out to be spot on. Keo explains that while they are not able to reach out and manipulate the Force, they are sensitive to its energies and can "feel" things.
Feresk "Frisk" Tssat
A former smuggler and thief, Frisk joined the Rebellion after an Imperial client put a death mark on him. He now serves with distinction, if not enthusiasm, in Vanguard Squadron.
- Con Man: His previous career involved hustling a lot of people, which burned him a lot of bridges. At one point he asks the player to "teach" him how to play sabaac for credits, which is obviously a ploy to hustle them. The Light You Bring mentions that he's banned from playing sabaac in the wardroom because of this.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back: A downplayed example in the backstory. He planned on leaving Vanguard after he'd shaken the death mark, but hearing Grace tell him she'd miss him made him decide to stay.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In Shadow Fall, Tssat is heard helping at the attack against Shadow Wing on Troithe.
- Noodle Incident: While he doesn't elaborate too much about it, the incident that earned him a death mark involved him selling a forged painting to an Imperial official... who, unknown to Frisk, wanted to use it to impress Admiral Thrawn, who immediately identified it as a fake.
- Stereotype Flip: Most Trandoshans are hunters who enjoy fighting up-close and bloody. Frisk is a schemer who hates hunting and prefers flying instead. Even his ship shows his differences with many of his fellow Trandoshans, as a Y-Wing is a support ship designed to bring down capital ships instead of hunt starfighters.
- Token Heroic Orc: Frisk is one of the few Trandoshans in the franchise to be portrayed heroically, most of them being vicious mercs, hunters, or pirates. His profile on the Databank describes him as being too good-hearted to be your typical Trandoshan, but he's still conniving enough to be a Con Man.
A rebel pilot who helped rescue Lindon Javes during his defection. In the aftermath of the mission, they were rewarded with a cushy posting on Chandrila, but were later brought in by Javes to aid Vanguard Squadron in its mission to assist Project Starhawk.
- I Owe You My Life: Javes owes them his life for helping save him in the prologue, leading to him bringing them on to Vanguard Squadron.
- Mythology Gag:
- Reassigned to Antarctica: Downplayed. After the destruction of the second Death Star, they were assigned to guard duty over Chandrila. This is implied to have been a reward rather than a punishment, due to the safeness of the post, but Javes notes that they're clearly better suited to active duty.
- Sixth Ranger: Javes recruits them to Vanguard Squadron instead of letting them be reassigned to Chandrila.
Carson Teva's squadron
One of three New Republic X-wing pilots who respond to an intrusion on a prison ship caused by a group of mercenaries.
- Animal Motif: As any fans of the animated shows know, Dave Filoni loves wolves. He also has the Wolfpack sigil on his helmet.
- Awesome McCoolname: Trapper Wolf. Just... Trapper. Wolf.
- Big Damn Heroes: Towards the end of "The Passenger", he and Carson show up to save the Razor Crest from being overwhelmed by a swarm of krykna.
- Creator Cameo: Dave Filoni makes his first Star Wars live-action appearance.
A New Republic X-Wing pilot. Along with Trapper Wolf and Sash Ketter, he responds to the distress signal set off by Davan and attacks Ran's outpost.
- Creator Cameo: He's played by Rick Famuyiwa, who directed The Prisoner, the episode he appears in.
A New Republic X-Wing pilot. She joins Trapper Wolf and Jib Dodger in attacking Ran's outpost after the Mandalorian plants Davan's distress beacon on Qin.
- Creator Cameo: She's played by Deborah Chow, who directed several episodes of the series.
Captain Carson Teva
A New Republic X-Wing pilot running patrol around Tatooine alongside Trapper Wolf.
- Big Damn Heroes: He and Trapper Wolf show up in time to save Mando, the Child and Frog Lady from being swarmed by krykna.
- Old Soldier: He has been with the Rebellion since before Alderaan and is now one of a handful of patrol officers in the Rim around Nevarro.
- Reasonable Authority Figure:
- On running the Razor Crest's tags he discovers that there's an arrest warrant for the Mando. After reviewing details about the incident, and learning that Mando tried to save a New Republic Lieutenant, he decides to be lenient and lets Mando go on the condition that he fixes the inoperative tracking beacon on the Razor Crest.Mando: Am I under arrest?
Carson: Technically, you should be. But these are trying times.
- In "The Siege" he offers Cara Dune a position as official marshal of Nevarro, rather than turn her in for deserting the New Republic, as he believes the only way to deal with the Imperial Remnants in the Outer Rim is with the support of the local communities.
- On running the Razor Crest's tags he discovers that there's an arrest warrant for the Mando. After reviewing details about the incident, and learning that Mando tried to save a New Republic Lieutenant, he decides to be lenient and lets Mando go on the condition that he fixes the inoperative tracking beacon on the Razor Crest.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: When Mando tries to tactfully bribe him with the bounties of the three convicts he imprisoned in episode 6, he flatly turns him down.
Kazuda Xiono's squadron
A pilot in the New Republic Navy. She, Kazuda Xiono, and Hugh Sion were sent to deliver intel to Poe Dameron, but were ambushed by Major Vonreg of the First Order.
- Ambiguously Brown: She appears to have Asian features, somewhat resembling Sabine.
- Meaningful Name: Possibly unintentional, but her name is Mia. Kaz doesn't follow up on his promise to return to base after the mission, so he might as well have gone MIA.
- True Companions: When Kaz tells her and Hugh to flee while he holds off Vonreg, she expresses reluctance and only does so when he assures them that "he'll be right behind them."
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Hugh is shown to have joined the Resistance sometime before the end of Resistance, but her fate is unknown.
A pilot in the New Republic Navy. He, Kazuda Xiono, and Mia Gabon were sent to deliver intel to Poe Dameron, but were ambushed by Major Vonreg of the First Order. At some point, he later joined the Resistance as a member of Jade Squadron.
- The Bus Came Back: He later returns near the end of the show in "Rebuilding the Resistance", now as a pilot for the Resistance.
- Casting Gag: In the promotional short Rogue One Recon, Sam Witwer also voiced a rebel pilot that had an Oh, Crap! when he and his fellow female pilot discovered the Death Star. They didn't make it.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Of his voice actor, Sam Witwer.
- Oh, Crap!: When it seems that Vonreg is about to demolish him and his squadmates.
- One Degree of Separation: He later happens to be under the command of Venisa Doza, who is the wife of the captain of the station that Kaz was placed on after meeting with Poe.
Other Rebel and New Republic Pilots
A male human X-Wing pilot who fought at the Battle of Endor.
- All There in the Manual: His name is given in the canon reference book Star Wars in 100 Scenes.
- Character Death: He survived most of the Battle of Endor, only to be shot down by TIE fighters in the narrow confines of the Death Star.
- Red Shirt: One of many Rebel pilots at Endor who exist only to be killed.
- Sacrificial Lamb: His death prompts Lando to order half the fighters that made it into the Death Star to split off from him and Wedge and head back to the surface as a distraction, which reduces the number of TIE fighters following them to the reactor.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, he was Red Seven at the Battle of Endor.
Captain Dosmit Ræh
An X-Wing pilot from the Tierfon Yellow Aces Squadron. Presumably, she participated in the Battle of Jakku and was downed. Her helmet would be recovered by Rey, who would idolize the pilot and imagine stories about her.
- Ace Pilot: Her helmet has kill markings on it which include at least three black Vs in yellow dots, each of which indicate twenty fighter kills, meaning Dosmit has at least sixty kills.
- Posthumous Character: She seems to have died in the Battle of Jakku, but Rey carries on her memory by creating a doll of her and keeping her helmet during her time on Jakku.
- Punctuation Shaker: Might not be an alien, but her surname has the only instance of an ash ligature among the characters.
- Unknown Character: We don't know anything about her besides that she was a Tierfon Yellow Aces X-Wing pilot that fought and died in the Battle of Jakku. Rey doesn't know much either, so she likes to make up stories about her.