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Commander Poe Dameron/Black Leader
Major Temmin "Snap" Wexley
Callsign: Blue One, Black Leader, Black Two
Born on the Outer Rim world of Akiva, Temmin is the son of Alliance war hero Norra Wexley and Brentin Wexley. After the Battle of Endor, he joined his mother as part of a special New Republic unit devoted to hunting down Imperial war criminals. Thirty years after Endor, Temmin joined the Resistance to combat the growing threat of the First Order, serving in Blue Squadron and becoming known as the organization's best reconnaissance pilot. He also served as the second-in-command of the Special Ops Black Squadron, which he command when Poe was on other assignments.
- Ace Pilot: He's a highly skilled reconnaissance pilot. He also helps Poe Dameron take down Starkiller Base in his X-wing, and lives to tell the tale.
- The Artful Dodger: In his youth, Temmin was quite involved in the local black market.
- Band of Brothers: With the rest of Black Squadron.
- Battle Couple: With Karé after they get together until she breaks up with him out of fear their relationship was affecting their work. However, she later reconsiders and they get married, cementing their status.
- Call Sign: Flew as Blue One for the Resistance. In Black Squadron, he flies as Black Two until being appointed as Black Leader after the destruction of Starkiller Base.
- Character Death: He is shot down during the Battle of Exogol before The Cavalry shows up.
- Character Tic: His nervous snapping, which is how he got his nickname.
- Child Soldier: He began serving the New Republic military when he was only fifteen, although he was working alongside his mother under special circumstances.
- Early-Bird Cameo: His childhood adventures are detailed in Aftermath trilogy.
- Expy: Of Jek Porkins, being a hefty, bearded X-wing pilot.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He was something of an electronics whiz when he was kid. In fact, he managed to do the seemingly impossible feat of turning a B-1 Battle Droid (the skinny basic droids from the Prequel Trilogy) into a terrifying killing machine. In The Force Awakens he is shown performing maintenance on his own X-wing.
- Generation Xerox: His mom, Norra Wexley, was a Rebel war hero who flew as a wingman for the Millennium Falcon during the attack on the Second Death Star. Despite some initial Refusal of the Call, he ends up following in his mom's footsteps, first joining her special commando unit and eventually flying as Poe's wingman for the attack on Starkiller Base.
- Happily Married: Marries Karé during their tenure together in Black Squadron. Poe notes that despite their differences, the two of them are a perfect couple.
- Has Two Mommies: He was primarily raised by his aunt and her wife after his father was arrested by the Empire and his mother joined the Rebellion.
- In-Series Nickname: Snap, which he got because he has a habit of snapping his fingers when nervous or frustrated.
- Jumped at the Call: He was part of the founding group of Resistance members.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction in Aftermath when his plan to stay on Akiva by selling out Sinjir and Jas to the Empire blows up in his face and he learns the hard way about making deals with Imperial Stormtroopers breathing down your neck.
- My Greatest Failure: While leading Black Squadron in the aftermath of the destruction of Starkiller Base on a mission to find allies for the Resistance, Snap is tricked by King Siroc of Pastoria into eliminating a rival who opposed the First Order under the belief they were actually a pro-First Order terrorist. This and other failures on the mission make Snap question his leadership skills and make him understanding of Poe's mutiny against Holdo when they reunite.
- Old Soldier: He is closer to fifty than forty, and he has been serving in the Rebel Alliance/New Republic/Resistance military forces since he was fifteen. He takes exception when Karé Kun compares him to L'ulo, another veteran of the war against the Empire who is much older than Temmin.
- Parental Abandonment: His father was taken from him by the Empire and his mother joined the Rebel Alliance when he was a little kid. It takes him awhile to get over this and reconcile with his mom.
- Put on a Bus: According to All There in the Manual, he was likely sent to other evac points or on missions after the destruction of Starkiller Base along with other pilots like Jessika, which is why we dont see him in The Last Jedi.
- Rank Up: He is promoted to from Captain to Major between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
- Refusal of the Call: He originally wanted nothing to do with the Rebel Alliance/New Republic or with his mother or even leaving Akiva, having become quite adapt at dealing with Akiva's criminal element. Circumstances and a major mistake (see My God, What Have I Done?) eventually cause him to rethink this attitude.
- Ship Tease: Nearly admits to Karé that he has feelings for her when he thought he was going to die. She confronts him about it when they return to base and reveals she also has feelings for him, leading to the two to start dating.
- Tragic Keepsake: Keeps a copy of Mister Bones' code with him as a good luck charm. This comes in handy when Poe is stranded with a BX-commando droid that refuses to fight: Temmin transmits the code from orbit to the droid, who becomes a murder-machine and slaughters most of Terex's men.
- Undying Loyalty: He has known Leia since he was a teenager and has complete faith in her leadership. The reveal of Darth Vader as her father did nothing to shake that loyalty and he was one of the first pilots to join the Resistance when she formed it.
Jessika "Jess" Testor Pava
Callsign: Blue Three, Black Three
A human female from Dandoran, Jess is a skilled X-Wing pilot and mechanic. While normally assigned to Blue Squadron, she is also a member of Black Squadron, Poe's secret special-ops unit dedicated to locating Lor San Tekka.
- Ace Pilot: Like Poe, Wexley, and Nunb, Jess is one of precious few pilots to come out of the assault on Starkiller Base still in one piece. On those grounds alone, she definitely qualifies.
- Action Girl: Aside from being a skilled pilot, Jess is also skilled with a blaster. During Black Squadron's infiltration of Megalox prison Jess' quick thinking saves them when she uses gas grenades to take out a large number of prisoners attacking them.
- Ascended Fangirl: She's been a huge admirer of Luke Skywalker since she was a child.
- Band of Brothers: With the rest of Black Squadron.
- Badass in Distress: During Jess, Karé, and Suralinda Javos' mission to Spalex, they are captured by the First Order. They escape by Jess and Karé running to distract the guards, allowing Suralinda to reprogram her camdroids to crash into the stormtroopers from several stories high, killing them.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. When Suralinda asks why she modifies all her ships, Jessika has a flashback to her family in a ship with her mother reacting to something going wrong while another vessel approches, and only responds "Control." A subsequent issue has another flashback that shows her family captured and bound by an alien, presumably to be sold as slaves.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appeared in the Framing Story of the novel The Weapon of a Jedi ahead of her appearance in the movie.
- Hero-Worshipper: Of Luke Skywalker, and she freaks out a bit when she meets C-3PO and realizes who he is and that he served with Luke.
- In-Series Nickname: The droids of the Resistance have taken to calling her "The Great Destroyer" due to the number of astromechs she has lost on missions.
- The Jinx: The astromech droids of the Resistance consider her one, as every droid she is assigned gets destroyed on Black Squadron's missions. Eventually they refuse to work with her, forcing Jess to fly without an astromech. Fellow Resistance pilot Zari Bangel tries to set up a meeting between Jess and the astromechs, but they all leave except for BB-8, who flips out his lighter to her as either a thumbs up or something else.Jess: Are we sure that means what we think it means?
- Plagued by Nightmares: Jessika Pava has nightmares about whatever happened to her family. When Poe wakes her up from a nap, she shoots awake and looks terrified, worrying Poe about her mental state, but unfortunately, the Resistance is in such a bad place at the moment there literally are no therapists to help her.
- Put on a Bus: According to All There in the Manual, after the destruction of Starkiller Base, she and most of Poe's other surviving pilots were reassigned to other evacuation points or on missions, which is why she isn't seen in the events of The Last Jedinote . The final arc of Poe Dameron features that mission, with Black Squadron attempting to locate allies for the Resistance, and they rejoin the main Resistance forces in Resistance Reborn.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Dislikes working with Suralinda due to her initial deceit when joining the Resistance and her cynical and often embellished propaganda stories. Jess does save her life on Ikkrukk, but Poe notices that despite that Jess still does not personally like Suralinda.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Wears her hair in a ponytail all the time, which makes sense as Jess is a mechanic and pilot who needs to keep her hair out of her face.
- Tuckerization: Jessika Pava, played by Jessica Henwick.
- Twofer Token Minority: In addition to being a woman who is an X-Wing pilot, she's one of the very few notable Asian characters in the franchise (the others being Commander Sato and Sabine Wren from Rebels).
- Wrench Wench: She is a talented mechanic and is often assigned to maintenance shifts at the Resistance base due to her skills. She mentions to Poe that she has even found a way to increase the efficiency of the power convertors on her X-Wing by fifteen percent. Jess uses those upgrades to fly circles around First Order TIEs on Ovanis, causing them to crash while chasing her.
Captain Karé Kun
Homeworld: Sarq 22
Callsign: Black Two/Four/Five
A human pilot who served in the New Republic Starfighter Corps under the command of Poe Dameron as a member of Rapier Squadron. She joined the Resistance alongside her commanding officer and was a made the leader of Stiletto Squadron. Poe later selected her to become a member of Black Squadron, a small taskforce dedicated to finding Lor San Tekka before the First Order.
- Ace Pilot: She is one of the best pilots in the Resistance, which contributes to Poe choosing her to join Black Squadron.
- Action Girl: In addition to being a skilled pilot, issue four of Poe Dameron shows that she is pretty formidable with a blaster as well.
- Alliterative Name: Karé Kun.
- Battle Couple: With Snap until issue #20 of Poe Dameron, when she breaks up with him due to the belief that their relationship has become a distraction in their fight against the First Order. However, she later changes her mind and the two marry, cementing this trope.
- Band of Brothers: With the rest of Black Squadron.
- Call Sign: Initially flew as Black Five until L'ulo's death, at which point she became Black Four. When Snap was appointed Black Leader, she took over his position as Black Two.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has short spiky blonde hair and dark skin. It is unknown if this is her natural hair color or not.
- Happily Married: She and Snap get married in Issue 25. Sadly, Snap perishes during the Battle of Exogol.
- It's Not You, It's Me: She ends her relationship with Snap after deciding that their relationship is taking her focus away from fighting the First Order.
- Rank Up: She is promoted from lieutenant to captain upon joining the Resistance and is given command of her own Starfighter squadron.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the New Republic refuses to take action against the First Order even after there is proof it is rearming and raiding civilian vessels, Kun, Poe, and Arana all join the Resistance.
- Ship Tease: In the third issue of Poe Dameron, Snap seems on the verge of admitting he has feelings for Kun when it appears the squadron is going to be killed by the First Order. She confronts him about it in the next issue and reveals she also has feelings for him, leading to the two starting a relationship.
Captain L'ulo L'ampar
Callsigns: Green Two, Green Leader
A male Duros A-Wing pilot who flew in Green Squadron during the Battle of Endor alongside his friend Shara Bey. Following the battle, he is promoted to squadron commander to replace Arvel. Thirty years after the Empire's defeat, L'ulo joins the Resistance and serves alongside Shara's son Poe.
- Alliterative Name: L'ulo L'ampar.
- Call Sign: Flew as Green Two and Green Leader while serving the Rebellion.
- A Father to His Men: He becomes extremely worried over Shara's mental state after she keeps volunteering for mission after mission, worrying that her dedication to the Rebellion may be too extreme and that she will get herself killed. Eventually, when he finds out Kes already submitted his retirement papers and was approved but Shara did not, L'ulo does it for her so she will live and be able raise her son.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Goes out fighting to protect escape pods that are under fire from Terex's pirate crew.
- Honorary Uncle: To Poe Dameron.
- Humanoid Alien: Duros like L'ulo have a human body shape but a distinctively alien appearance.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: He is in the middle of gloating over destroying several pirate fighters when his own ship is destroyed.L'ulo: Ha! That's how a Rebel pilot does it, you low-down, dirty
- Leeroy Jenkins: In the Poe Dameron comics, he fires on some First Order TIE fighters, starting a battle, despite having orders to keep the situation peaceful. Poe gently rebukes him for this later.
- Nice Guy: Immediately gives permission for Shara to head down to Endor's moon and discover if her husband is alive, and acts as a reasonable and supportive friend to her on many other occasions.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Although the fleet is still on alert after the Death Star is destroyed, L'ulo gives permission to Shara to take a shuttle to Endor and find her husband.
- Red Herring: There are hints he might be the mole in Black Squadron as a way to provoke open conflict with the First Order. He is innocent, and Oddy is revealed to be the mole.
- Old Soldier: Joins the Resistance thirty years after Endor to combat the First Order. He is somewhat amused that despite his age and experience with the Rebellion, he is still being kept in the dark about details of certain missions due to their "need-to-know" nature.
- War Hawk: He wants the inevitable war with the First Order to start as soon as possible. Poe tells him that the Resistance should not be the one to start it, and that they need time to convince the New Republic of the threat before war breaks out.
- You Are in Command Now: Following Arvel's death, L'ulo takes over command of Green Squadron.
Callsigns: Black Four
A former soldier in the New Republic Navy who became an investigative journalist for Galaxy Beacon's Hosnian Prime offices. She contacts her old friend Poe Dameron claiming to have information on the First Order.
- The Atoner: As penance for lying to Poe so that he would take her to the Resistance's base, all so that she could boost her reputation as a reporter by revealing it to the galaxy and only stopping short of doing so after seeing how necessary the Resistance really was, she admits to everything and offers to do whatever they ask of her, no matter how menial, as long as she can help.
- Blue Skinned Space Babe: She is from a humanoid species with blue skin and pointed ears.
- Pragmatic Hero: As part of her job in crafting pro-Resistance and anti-First Order propaganda, Javos has little problem with bending the truth or leaving out certain details to present a more clear cut "good vs. evil" story, like framing Oddy's death as a heroic sacrifice to save his friends from the First Order while leaving out his role as a spy who had betrayed the Resistance due to the kidnapping of his wife.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Morally ambiguous, at least. She tells Dameron she has information on the First Order. In reality, she has no story and is hoping to find the Resistance's base. She pays off mercenaries to fake a First Order attack but when the real First Order shows up and massacres a bar full of people, she decides to join the Resistance.
- The Reptilians: She is an alien with a snake-like tongue and the ability to spit acid.
- Rubber Woman: To a slight extent: she can extend the length of her arms and legs by a few feet, giving her a longer reach than most humanoids, although the process seems somewhat painful judging by the noises it makes. Javos uses this skill at one point to climb to the top of a cave and hold herself there to ambush several First Order collaborators.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: When the rest of Black Squadron voices their discomfort with Javos' planned propaganda piece about Oddy and how it bends the truth, she scoffs at their naiveté.Javos: It tells the story of Oddy Muva, ace pilot and hero of the Resistance, who saved Black Squadron and single-handedly took down an entire First Order cruiser on his own. And he did it all for love. I think that's a pretty good story, don't you?
Poe: Yeah, but it's not exactly
Javos: True? Grow up Poe Dameron. There's a war on.
- Sixth Ranger: To Black Squadron, only officially joining well after its establishment.
- Super Spit: One of the abilities of her species. Comes in handy when she escapes from First Order custody, and she later uses it again to burn the faces of several Ikkrukkians collaborating with the First Order.
Lieutenant Commander Nien Nunb
Callsign: Red Three
A Sullustan who serves as a freelance pilot for the Rebellion. He participated in several operations flying his freighter, the Mellcrawler, and later assists Lando in flying the Millennium Falcon during the Battle of Endor. Thirty years after the Battle of Endor, Nunb is among several Alliance veterans who joins the Resistance to combat the growing threat of the First Order.
- Ace Pilot: He is a skilled enough pilot to sneak a fairly large starship onto a planet's surface without being detected by an orbiting Star Destroyer. Nunb later helps Lando copilot the Falcon during the Battle of Endor, helping guide it through the battle and the run through the second Death Star; thirty years after that, he pilots his own ship into the assault on Starkiller Base, living to tell the tale after the fact. He also pilots the salvaged Tantive IV during the Battle of Exegol.
- Alliterative Name: Nien Nunb.
- Arms Dealer: Prior to joining the Rebellion, Nunb smuggled and sold weapons.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Namir Hazram from being captured by the Empire in Twilight Company by ambushing the Stormtroopers arresting him.
- Bilingual Dialogue: With Lando. He is actually speaking Haya, a real African language, giving a Bilingual Bonus on their full conversation, which is full of Repeating So the Audience Can Hear:Nunb: I'm not getting any reading on the shield.
Lando: We've got to be able to get some kind of reading on that shield, up or down.
Nunb: I think they're jamming us.
Lando: How could they be jamming us if they don't know... if we're coming.
- Call Sign: As a member of the Resistance's Red Squadron, he flew as Red Three during the Battle of Starkiller Base.
- Deadpan Snarker: Moving Target has him frequently snarking about everything and everyone, much to Leia's amusement since the rest of her team can't understand him.
- Death by Adaptation: Presuming he did die at the Battle of Exegol (the novelization says he died, but due to conflicting testimony from official sources, his fate is uncertain in the film), he was still alive as of his last chronological appearance in Legends (43.5 ABY vs Exegol's 35 ABY in Canon).
- Friend in the Black Market: For Evaan. He provided her the services of his ship and all the weapons he had onboard free of charge in order to aid the survivors of Alderaan.
- Jaw Drop: He does this when he thinks that they are about to hit a low ceiling while flying through the Death Star. They just barely manage to tip the surface.
- Jumped at the Call: When Leia contacted old Rebels to join the Resistance, Nunb was among the first to answer her call.
- Oh, Crap!: When he and Lando realize the Death Star II is fully operational.
- Old Soldier: With thirty years between the battles of Endor and Starkiller Base, Nunb has been piloting and fighting for the Rebellion and Resistance longer than some of his wingmates in Poe's squadron have been alive. Driving this home, he's one of the very few pilots who actually survive the destruction of Starkiller Base and the Battle of Crait, the latter of which trimmed the Resistance down to only enough people to fill up the Millennium Falcon.
- Rebel Leader: Helps command the Rebel cell on his homeworld shortly after the Battle of Hoth. Nunb even helps lead the planet in a revolt against the Empire that successfully kicks them off the planet.
- Reformed Criminal: He was a smuggler and arms dealer before becoming a respected member of the Rebel Alliance and one of the most prominent Sullustan resistance leaders.
- Uncertain Doom: Nien Nunb's fate during the Battle of Exegol currently isn't clear due to conflicting testimony from professional sources. According to Rae Carson (the author of The Rise of Skywalker novelization, which is based on early screenplay), the Tantive IV was destroyed when it got caught in Palpatine's Force storm and Nunb died along with it. While the Tantive IV does get caught in the storm and Nunb is next to an exploding terminal in the film, we don't see the ship itself explode, but according to Nunb's actor, Mike Quinn, he survived the battle (he admits that the Tantive IV was originally going to be destroyed, but the idea was dropped). As it is now, there's a lot more pointing to his death than his survival, and he does die as far as the novelization is concerned.
- Undying Loyalty: To Leia; they first met when he aided her in rescuing Alderaanian refugees a few days after the Battle of Yavin and has repeatedly come to her aid in the decades since. Even the revelation of Leia's true parentage did nothing to shake his faith in her, with Nunb being one of the few people to contact her afterwards and express his continued friendship and support.
Callsign: Red Six
A skilled but reckless Abednedo X-wing pilot in Red Squadron. He was formerly a pilot in Cobalt Squadron.
- Character Death: He is shot down during the assault on Starkiller Base.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The Databank mentioned that he was a member of Cobalt Squadron. The Last Jedi would later feature Cobalt Squadron.
- Humanoid Alien: Has the basic human body shape but a distinctly alien appearance.
- Jumped at the Call: He was among the initial group of recruits into the Resistance alongside most of his squadron, believing that the New Republic was ignoring the rising threats against it.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His database entry notes that Asty often has trouble remembering to work as a team with his fellow pilots instead of operating on his own.
- Mythology Gag: His helmet has the same pattern as Biggs Darklighter's helmet during the Battle of Yavin in A New Hope.
- Punny Name: Of the Beastie Boys album Hello Nasty. To push the joke further, his helmet reads "Born to Ill" in Aurebesh, and the name of his species comes from the Biblical figure Abednego, who was mentioned prominently in "Shadrach". Phonetically, his name sounds like L-O-S-T, or Lost, which J. J. Abrams co-created.
Callsign: Red Three
A hotshot pilot serving the Resistance on D'Qar. After the Battle of Starkiller Base, C'ai becomes Poe Dameron's wingman and aides him in his efforts to keep the Resistance alive during the First Order's pursuit of their fleet.
- Ace Pilot: Although he can't quite keep up with Poe, C'ai is a capable pilot in his own right, having survived Starkiller Base, the Battle of Cait, and the Battle of Exogol.
- Ascended Extra: He was an unnamed Abednedo pilot in the background of The Force Awakens, but becomes Poe's wingman and fellow conspirator in the next film.
- Badass Baritone: C'ai speaks with a deep, booming voice and is a capable pilot.
- Hidden Weapons: Keeps a pair of vibro-knuckles tucked away in his boot.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Due to repeatedly misplacing his translator device, C'ai is only heard speaking his native Abednedish. Thankfully, Poe and most of the other pilots learned enough of the language from all the other Abednedo in the Resistance so they do not need the translator to understand him. He appears to have located his translator device in The Rise of Skywalker, as he is heard speaking Basic.
- Undying Loyalty: To Poe, alongside the rest of the Resistance pilots, supporting his mutiny against Vice Admiral Holdo despite his demotion.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Implied. Through the film, C'ai often says Poe's name in a rather worried tone, as if (unsuccessfully) trying to keep his friend from pulling off endangering stunts, but nonetheless, he's very loyal to him and both enjoy a strong companionship.
- Wingman: Serves as Poe's during the Evacuation of D'Qar since the pilots of Black Squadron had been dispatched on other missions.
The daughter of Iden Versio and Del Meeko.
- Action Girl: She is her mother's daughter, after all. Her first scene is the two of them flying X-Wings through a treacherous field of comet debris and trading light barbs, showing that she's also an Ace Pilot.
- Affectionate Nickname: Her Honorary Uncle Shriv calls her "Space Baby" in Resistance Reborn.
- Child Soldiers: She's a mere teenager, but is an active combatant against the First Order and their cronies, having been trained by her mother in military tactics from a young age.
- Dead Guy Junior: She's named after Iden's late mother, Zeehay Versio.
- Fling a Light into the Future: After discovering her father is dead and losing her mother afterwards, she and Shriv follow Leia's orders to gather The Cavalry for the Battle of Crait. Unfortunately, it didn't work out, though they were still able to spread word of the Resistance and raise some manner of support.
- Friendly Sniper: The first thing Zay did after surviving the Corvus's destruction was build a sniper nest, maintaining her position while Jinata Security forces and the First Order slugged it out.
- Guile Heroine: She's not above bluffing to intimidate enemies, as she convinces J-Sec's fleet to surrender after threatening to fire the Corvus's concussion missiles (the ship is not, in fact, armed with such equipment).
- Space People: She's revealed as such in Resistance Reborn, having been born aboard Inferno Squad's former flagship, the Corvus— a fact that Shriv lightly ribs her about, as he believes such folk to be less grounded and more prone to flights of fancy.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She greatly resembles Iden and Del.
- Tragic Keepsake: Del's New Republic flight jacket, which she wears even before realizing her dad is gone.
- Younger Than They Look: She looks like and is treated more or less as a young adult in Battlefront 2, but Resistance Reborn reveals her to be a mere teenager.
Other Fighter Pilots
Lieutenant Tallissan "Tallie" Lintra
Homeworld: Pippip 3
A Resistance pilot that flies an A-Wing. When First Order ships appeared over D'Qar during the Resistance base's evacuation, Tallie led her squadron in assisting Poe and the Resistance Bombers in holding off the First Order.
- Action Girl: She helps protect the bombers during the evacuation of D'Qar; according to expanded material she's considered to be one of the Resistance's best pilots, even impressing Poe Dameron.
- Adaptation Expansion: Her role in The Last Jedi is expanded on in the novelization, with several scenes taking place from her point-of-view.
- Advertised Extra: She was made a playable hero in Battlefront II and had a significant advertising presence, but in the film itself she has barely any screen time and is killed off in her second scene.
- Affectionate Nickname: She's nicknamed Tallie (in The Last Jedi she's credited as "A-Wing Pilot Tallie").
- Farm Girl: She grew up on a farm and first learned the basics of piloting by flying the family cropduster.
- Improbable Age: She is rather young to be a squadron commander (according to the Visual Dictionary, she's twenty-two years old during the events of The Last Jedi), but given the small size of the Resistance and its emphasis on skill over age, this is not unexpected.
- Oh, Crap!: The only reaction she has time to give before she's killed in a missile strike.
- Scarf of Asskicking: She wears an aviator-style white scarf in The Last Jedi trailer. According to All There in the Manual, it was a gift from her father, who she is close with.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She is killed when Kylo Ren bombs the Raddus hangar during the film's first act.
- Wingman: To Stomeroni Starck. Their status as wingmen also means they share quarters on the Raddus.
A X-Wing pilot who participates in the Evacuation of D'Qar and Battle of Crait.
- Ace Pilot: He is quite skilled, surviving the chaotic Evacuation of D'Qar. In the novelization, he manages to match his wingmate Tallie's maneuvers despite her flying a much more agile A-Wing.
- Adaptation Expansion: He has an expanded role and lines in The Last Jedi's novelization.
- All There in the Manual: His first name was given in The Last Jedi's Visual Dictionary.
- Alliterative Name: Stomeroni Starck.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies when the starfighter hanger aboard the Raddus is hit by a missile fired by Kylo Ren.
- Wingman: Flies as Tallie's wingman in Blue Squadron. They are also roommates aboard the Raddus.
A ex-racing pilot from Pamarthe, she served as a personal aide to Leia Organa after being forced to retire from Han Solo's racing team. When Leia founded the Resistance, Greer was among the initial group of pilots who joined.
- Ace Pilot: She used to be a professional racing pilot and won the Junior Sabers, a galaxy-famous race for younger pilots. Greer was so talented that she actually caught the attention of Han when the two tied in a race he was flying incognito.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Her attitude towards anyone who finds out she has bloodburn, the incurable illness that she knows will kill her sooner or later.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Averted. Pamarthens have a well-deserved reputation for this, but Greer is actually almost stoic. Joph is actually stunned to learn she is from Pamarthe since she works in an office and acts so different from the stereotype.
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of Bloodline, she takes a slow one by insisting on joining the Resistance as a fighter pilot, even though she knows that her only chance to survive her illness is to avoid just the kind of stress involved in being part of an underground militia.
- Undying Loyalty: As loyal as she is to Leia, Greer's greatest respect and admiration is for Han. She has doubts about Leia upon learning her true parentage, which are only put at ease when she learns Han has known for three decades and never cared.
Lieutenant Joph Seastriker
Hailing from Gatalenta, Joph was a member of the New Republic's Precision Air Team stationed at the Senatorial complex on Hosnian Prime. After being assigned as a pilot to aide Senators Leia Organa and Ransolm Casterfo to investigate increased criminal activity around Ryloth, Joph was drawn into a series of events that culminated in the founding of the Resistance.
- Has Two Mommies: His parents are two women, although if he is adopted or if one of them is his biological mother is never mentioned.
- Ironic Fear: Despite being a pilot Joph does not handle heights very well, particularly the rickety and very long wooden bridges that link the islands and mountains of Pamarthe. He explains to Greer that flying doesn't bother him since he is control of his ship, which he does not have over the ancient bridges.
- Jumped at the Call: He was extremely excited about being assigned to work with Leia on a dangerous assignment, later volunteering for more off the books investigations. In the end, Joph becomes one of the founding members of the Resistance, recognizing that there is a hidden threat to the New Republic that no one else but Leia and her allies will respond to.
- Luke Nounverber: In grand Star Wars tradition.
- Military Maverick: Shows a few signs of this. For instance, when slicing the satellites around Ryloth that send Rinnrivin Di information, he "modifies" his orders from simply getting the data they have on them to sending them updates on Di's positon as well, a risky move that would be a lot easier to detect. He manages to pull it off, while Leia orders him to never modify his orders again without running it by her and then congratulating him on the idea and succeeding.
- Tender Tears: Gatalentans do not consider crying anything to be ashamed of, and in fact believe it to be a sign of a good and caring heart. Hence, Joph begins crying when he finds out about Greer having bloodburn.
A Resistance pilot with a crush on tech officer Peet Deretalia.
A Resistance pilot. She and some others were personally vouched by fellow pilot Joph Seastriker to General Organa as the first new members of the Resistance.
- The Bus Came Back: She was only briefly in Bloodline, but ended returning for at least one issue in Poe Dameron.
- Jumped at the Call: Joined the Resistance as one of the first members of its Starfighter Corps, having previously expressed interest to Joph in helping Leia out with any secret missions she undertook to defend the New Republic.
Commander Venisa Doza
Yeager's old comrade, Torra's mother, and Captain Doza's wife. A veteran pilot for the Rebellion. she now serves in the Resistance as the commander of Jade Squadron.
- Ace Pilot: She was a pilot for the Rebellion, and her career inspired her daughter, Torra, to follow in her footsteps.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Wingmate", for Torra.
- All There in the Manual: It was revealed in Women of the Galaxy (which was released during the first half of Resistance Season 1) that she was a pilot for the Rebel Alliance before it was properly revealed in the show.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Asks Tam what she really wants, which further casts doubts in her loyalty to the First Order when she realizes all she can answer are First Order recruitment points.
- Blood Knight: She nostalgically reminisces to Torch about their successful rebel missions and how cool they were, and she cheerfully tells Tam to stay clear of the hangar as she makes her grand escape from Tierny's ship.
- Good Parents: Torra loves her dearly and became a pilot to follow in her footsteps. Venisa left for the Resistance because she wanted to make sure Torra had a safe future.
- Happily Married: With Imanuel. According to Yeager, the two were inseparable ever since she got him to leave the Empire.
- I Have Your Wife: Due to the highly sensitive nature of her work, Yeager and her family (later joined by Kaz) have to keep her status and identity in the dark to everyone in order to prevent this (i.e. being held as a hostage). As a sign of trust, she confesses her identity to Tam, who understands what would happen if she reported this to her superiors.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Resembles her voice actress, Tasia Valenza.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Six years ago, she left her family to join the Resistance and had to cut off communication with them due to the highly sensitive nature of her work. However, they do reunite every year at some undisclosed location on Torra's birthday.
- Like Parent, Like Child: Her charm, playfulness, and fierceness were definitely things she passed down to Torra. From Yeager's description alone, Kaz makes the comparison, to which Yeager responds that he has no idea.
- Lovable Rogue: She's a rare female example of this in the franchise. She's a reckless and smooth-talking heroic pilot who knows how to use a blaster and make a slick escape does this remind you of anyone?
- Love Redeems: She convinced Imanuel to defect from the Empire.
- Magnetic Hero: Whatever it was, she convinced Imanuel to leave the Empire. In the present day, she also finds ways to shake Tam and Rucklin's faith in the First Order as well.
- Mama Bear:
- She left her family for the Resistance in order to protect them from the First Order, specifically so that Torra could live in a safer galaxy.
- She threatens to do in a stormtrooper if he wrecks her X-Wing.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a corruption of "Vanessa", which is a name used for a genus of butterflies, befitting not only a pilot, but also someone who helps change people for the better.
- Missing Mom: She's Torra's mother, but she left six years prior to "Rendezvous Point" to join the Resistance.
- No, You: Upon being captured by Tierny and her men, the agent demands that she identify herself, to which our pilot replies "You first." Tierny is not amused.
- One Degree of Separation: She ends up having this to Kaz, as she happens to be Hugh and Norath's squadron commander, two people with separate connections to him.
- Parents as People: When the First Order became a known threat, she left to join the Resistance in order to protect people including her daughter, but her husband disagreed and wanted to stay out of it, not wanting to get involved in another war. Though they've had countless arguments about it, they still love and care about each other and Torra dearly.
- Rousing Speech: Gives one at a briefing in and later at the end of "Rebuilding the Resistance". Yeager and Doza note that she used to give these all the time back in the day.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Downplayed. Her husband is more grounded while she is rather suave, but that it isn't to say that she isn't serious either.
- Shout-Out: To Ōban Star-Racers, in which the protagonist (whom Torra appears to be based off of) has a Missing Mom, who is The Lost Lenore to the protagonist's father and was also an Ace Pilot like her daughter.
- Starcrossed Lovers: During the Galactic Civil War, she was a rebel pilot while her future husband was an Imperial officer until he decided to defect for a certain personal reason. Yeager mentions that the two were inseparable.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Despite the two apparently having never met, Tam thinks she looks familiar, almost certainly because she's Torra's mother.
- Unwanted Assistance: Aware of what she means to Yeager and that she has no idea what she's gotten herself into, she forcibly tries to take Tam with her back to the Colossus, but when Tam continues to be uncooperative, Venisa understands that she can't force her to return to the side of good and lets her stay but tells her to remember what she said about her true loyalties.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without also talking about Captain Doza's past and that she's a veteran rebel pilot now working for the Resistance.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: She reaches out to Tam and Rucklin, and it's also heavily implied that this was how she got to Imanuel.
Homeworld: Martaus VI
The commanding officer of the Resistance's StarFortress bomber squadrons.
- In-Series Nickname: The bomber crews affectionately refer to her as "the Old Lady", although they make sure to do so outside of her hearing.
- A Mother to Her Men: She cares deeply for the crews of her bombers. Leia feels her grief through the Force after they are wiped out at D'Qar and is nearly overwhelmed by it.
- Uncertain Doom: Her fate is unclear after the heavy Resistance casualties in The Last Jedi. The novelization notes she survived the evacuation of D'Qar, but her status after the destruction of the Resistance fleet and Battle of Crait is unknown. That said, Vi Moradi mentions her as someone she'd like to introduce to her new Resistance recruits in Black Spire, so it's likely she's still among the living.
The pilot of the Cobalt Hammer. Finch was a member of the New Republic's scout services, with the horrors he saw committed by the First Order on the edges of space driving him to join the Resistance.
- Ascended Extra: Appears very briefly in The Last Jedi, but has a major role in the prequel novel Cobalt Squadron.
- Beneath the Mask: He is typically relentlessly cheerful, but Rose suspects that is just a cover for his true feelings about the war and First Order.
- Character Death: He dies during the Evacuation of D'Qar when the cockpit of Cobalt Hammer takes a direct hit by TIE fighter.
Homeworld: Hays Minor
Rose Tico's sister, Paige serves as the vertical gunner on the Cobalt Hammer.
- Affectionate Nickname: Rose calls her Pae-Pae.
- Advertised Extra: Promotional material made her out to seem like shed be at least as major as Jessika, Ello Asty, and Snap, only for her to be killed off in the first act of The Last Jedi.
- Ascended Extra: That said, she gets a bit more screentime in the novelization for The Last Jedi, briefly becoming a narrator. Even after her death, Rose continues to talk about what Paige was like, giving more details about her characterization. Paige also has a large presence in Rose's Age of Resistance issue, getting just as much focus as her sister.
- Cool Big Sis: To Rose; they were even closer than twins, as described by the novelization, and her younger sister practically worshiped the ground Paige walked on.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her homeworld was polluted and ultimately destroyed by the First Order's mining and weapons testing, resulting in the deaths of her and Rose's parents as well. It is this that inspires her to fight with the Resistance.
- Face Death with Dignity: As she's swallowed up in the explosion of her bomber (the Cobalt Hammer), Paige merely closes her eyes and clutches her necklace.
- Friend to All Living Things: According to Rose, Paige was a serious animal lover, with fathiers being her favorite.
- Heroic Sacrifice: During Poe's successful—if costly—Dreadnought strike at the start of The Last Jedi, hers is the only bomber to make it to the drop point, she's then forced to detonate her payload while still in the blast radius due her co-pilot being killed in action. It worked, at the cost of her life (and many others).
- Nerves of Steel: She keeps a level head during Poe's assault on the Dreadnought, even as she finds her crew dead, is knocked to the ground by an explosion, hears Poe screaming in her ear to drop the payload, and has only a limited time to act. In the novelization, Rose describes her as the type of person who would be completely poised even if her ship was unresponsive and turbolaser fire was all around her.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Paige dies in the first act of The Last Jedi to give her sister, Rose, a motive.
- Sibling Team: With her younger sister Rose in Rose's Age of Resistance issue.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Her sacrifice comes early during the first act of The Last Jedi.
- Worthy Opponent: Captain Canady of the First Order Dreadnought Fulminatrix seems to regard her as one; rather than terror or rage, his expression was one of silent respect and admiration for her courage as his warship was torn asunder by the inferno of her sacrifice.
A crewmember of the Cobalt Hammer, serving as this ship's bombardier.
Lieutenant Wrobie Tyce
Larma D'Acy's wife. Originally a commercial pilot on Warlentta, she joined the Resistance alongside her wife. An A-Wing pilot for Cobalt Squadron, she was reassigned to other missions with Snap Wexley during the evacuation of D'Qar and the Battle of Crait.
An eleven-man squadron of cadets under the leadership of Jo Jerjerrod, training for the Resistance Starfighter Corps at the Yard. However, several cadets fought over reprogramming AG-90, which led to the Resistance base's power being shut down as a result of their antics. As punishment, Ackbar disbanded the squadron and had them assigned on a scavenging mission to Vodran.
Jothan Tiaan "Jo" Jerjerrod
A young man who leads an X-Wing cadet squadron, the J-Squadron, under the Resistance.
- Alliterative Name: Jo Jerjerrod?
- Ambiguously Brown: Meanwhile, Tiaan Jerjerrod was white.
- Dark Secret: Possibly in relation to his surname that just so happens to be the same as a dead Imperial moff's. At one point, Jo contacts his parents, who tell him that he's doing well at what he's supposed to be doing and that they have a map to Luke's location. Since no mention has ever been made of Jo's parents by the Resistance and it seems that Jo is doing something may be bad for the rest of the Resistance, it implies that his family works for the First Order.
- Et Tu, Brute?: In the first book, it seems that he betrayed the group, but it turns out to be false. However, in the second book, he betrays the group for the First Order when he, Lorica, Mattis, and AG get captured.
- Famous Ancestor: The Jerjerrod name is apparently a long line from the Core Worlds, which means that he's somehow related to the late Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod. That being said, however, Jo loathes the Empire's successor, the First Order, suggesting either there's a Sins of the Father or something else going on with Jo.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Mattis emphasizes his eyes when noting his stoic personality during their first meeting.
- Not So Above It All: Since one of his friends is a Gungan, he throws in random Gungan phrases every now and then.
- Sins of the Father: Maybe. He loathes the First Order, likely in part of Moff Jerjerrod and presumably the rest of the Jerjerrods' loyalties to its predecessor, the Empire ...and it is implied that the Jerjerrod family is still loyal to the First Order. However, considering Jo doesn't seem that happy or gung-ho about what the Jerjerrod family is up to nowadays, it would appear that joining in on the family business is a reluctant and unhappy choice for him.
- The Stoic: Remains poised during his introduction by Ackbar to Mattis.
Cadet Mattis Banz
An orphan boy from the world of Durkteel who was recruited into the Resistance.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Ambiguous Situation: Is he really Force-sensitive, or is his belief that he is one is a result of his Heroic Wannabe behavior to be like heroes like Luke?
- Audience Surrogate: The target audience of the Join the Resistance books are middle grade kids that are new to the franchise and/or are new lovers of the franchise, just as how Mattis is a Hero-Worshipper and is around the age of twelve to fourteen.
- Black-and-White Morality: He seems convinced that the Resistance and its predecessor, the Rebellion/Rebel Alliance, have done nothing wrong, and the First Order (and the Empire) and the Fringe are everything that's wrong.
- The Call Put Me on Hold: He's convinced that he is a Force-sensitive and it just hasn't manifested yet. He's made into the Resistance, but so far he hasn't actually manifested any powers.
- First-Person Peripheral Narrator: The series is mainly seen through his eyes and we only know as much as he knows.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: In the first book, when it seems that Jo had betrayed them, Mattis can't understand why anyone would want to betray the Resistance and the good people in it.
- Heroic Wannabe: He wants to be the next Poe, maybe even the next Luke.
- Hero-Worshipper: He's a pretty big fan of the heroes of the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance, and he wants to be just like them.
- I Am Who?: Subverted. He believes that he's Force-sensitive, having realized this from the descriptions about those kinds of people from the Phirmists. There haven't been any explicit signs that he actually is one, however, but he claims that he can feel it flowing through his body. He's also kept this information to himself.
- Innocently Insensitive: He hasn't done anything too insensitive yet, but he refuses to keep his voice down when he fanboys over meeting Lorica, believing that everyone should know about her heroics (despite that they probably do—she likely did those heroics under the orders of the Resistance, and their meeting is in the Resistance base itself). Considering what exactly happened that caused Lorica to join the Resistance, she likely just doesn't like people squeeing over her heroics in her face out of both annoyance and guilt/shame.
- Jumped at the Call: The first line of the series is literally someone asking if he's ready to join the Resistance.
- Kid Hero: He's fifteen years old at the beginning of the series.
- Naïve Newcomer: He thinks the Galaxy works in a Black-and-White Morality and thinks he's destined to be a hero like Poe or Luke. Though given he's the protagonist of his series, he probably will be a hero, though maybe not as famous as Poe or Luke.
- Nice Guy: The reason why he was recruited by the Resistance in the first place is because he always held out for the other kids at the orphanage.
- Parental Abandonment: No word on what happened to his parents or family. He was taken in by the Phirmists, a cult/religious order that believes in the Force.
Cadet Lorica Demaris
The daughter of a family that owned a hotel on Kergans, Lorica is a Zeltron girl famous for her exploits foiling antagonistic smugglers and destroying an illegal weapons cache in her hotel.
- Action Girl: She knows how to hunt alongside bassa hounds and can ride fathiers in competition. And now, she's a member of the Resistance, which is self-explanatory.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has pink skin, by virtue of being a Zeltron.
- Canon Immigrant: Her species, the Zeltrons, originated in the old Marvel Star Wars comics from the '70s.
- Cool Big Sis: Becomes one after defrosting in the first book to not only Mattis, but the rest of the squadron as well.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Kind of. She's from a rich, high-class family that had high expectations for her. At one point, they bought her a small yacht starship, which spawned her love for flying, because it let her feel free. After rumors starting flying around that the illegal weapons cache found in her family's hotel was blown up by Lorica herself, her family enrolled her into the New Republic Military Academy on Ganthel to help support her newfound image of being a hero. However, the commander there was sympathetic to the Resistance and saw that Lorica's skills would be better off helping the effort instead of wasted, as well as allowing Lorica a chance at doing something she wants, and secretly sent the girl to the Resistance.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially, she's dismissive of Mattis and the others for being obnoxious naïve newcomers, but she comes around.
- Lonely Rich Kid: She comes from a rich family that made her do things like enrolling her into an expensive academy (and later a military academy), teaching her how to hunt with the equivalent of hounds and riding the equivalent of horses, and so forth. At the very least, she found being spoiled and being subject to high expectations from her parents (and now the rest of the Galaxy) as boring and/or overwhelming.
- Famed in Story: She's known as a hero for her exploits against smugglers. Her first name to fame was when she foiled an illegal weapons cache in her family's hotel. She actually didn't do that much against the cache, but it did start her career as a Resistance cadet, wanting to keep up with the heroic persona the galaxy had suddenly given her.
- The Runaway: She's supposed to be at the New Republic Military Academy on Ganthel, not with the arguably-illegitimate Resistance and already participating in the frontlines. She only managed to do this with the help of the Resistance-sympathetic commander there and the Resistance High Command's approval.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: She actually didn't have as major of a role in that illegal weapons cache situation. The destruction of the cache just happened to take place in her family's hotel while she was around, and while local police congratulated her and thanked her for her assistance, the rumor mill went and made it seem like Lorica was the hero. Wanting to live up to her new heroic persona and leave her boring life, she joined the Resistance.
- Token Minority: The only non-human in the group besides AG-90 and Klimo.
Cadet Sari Nadle
- The Big Guy: Though this doesn't necessarily mean that she's the Dumb Muscle or anything like that. She's actually The Smart Guy.
- Gentle Giant: The biggest of the group, but is kindhearted.
- Hackette: She's a computer slicer.
Cadet Dec Hansen
A troublemaker boy from Ques, a world in Hutt Space.
Model: Monster droid (parts include: J9 (head), agriculture droid (the rest of his body))
Dec's proclaimed brother, actually a droid. As Dec was an only child, the boy's mother built AG-90 as a surrogate brother for him.
- Robot Buddy: Robot brother of Dec, as the two prefer it.
A Rodian boy who left his farming life to join the Resistance. He ended up becoming Mattis' first friend in their career as Resistance cadets.
A pink astromech droid who accompanies Black Squadron on their mission to Megalox.
A purple astromech droid who flies with Jess Pava in Black Squadron.
- All There in the Manual: Never named in the comic, only in a Tweet by writer Charles Soule.
- The Big Guy: He's the most combat-oriented droid in BB-8's droid group and takes down several Megalox guards with his gadgets and a few well-placed kicks.
- Guy in Back: For Jess until his destruction.
- The Worf Effect: Beats up several guards but is easily destroyed by a giant security droid.
A green astromech droid who accompanies Black Squadron on their mission to Megalox.
Jessika Pava's new astromech droid following the destruction of O-R10N.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She takes a missile aimed at Jess's starfighter during a dogfight when Jess's starfighter gets disabled.
- Official Couple: With BB-8. It doesn't last.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "Ivee" is presumably taken from IV-something.
- Taking the Bullet: She takes a missile meant to destroy Jess and her starfighter.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She only appears in the "Legend Found" arc of the Poe Dameron comic.
Jessika Pava's new astromech droid following the destruction of O-R10N and Ivee.
Ground Support Crew
An Abednedo starfighter technician who is training to become a pilot. Oddy serves as Black Squadron's mechanic.
- Band of Brothers: With the rest of Black Squadron.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: He's a tech but is eager to become a pilot and join Black Squadron in combat.
- The Mole: He is Terex's spy in Black Squadron, but only because he is holding Oddy's wife captive.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After freeing his wife and rescuing the rest of the prisoners aboard Terex's ship, he flees with her to escape the conflict between the First Order and Resistance.
A tech officer working for the Resistance.