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- Artificial Gravity: Before being launched back into space, the Colossus' gravity generators hadn't been needed in 20 years, resulting in their breaking down shortly after launch. "Into the Unknown" revolves around Kaz, Torra, Neeku and CB-23 having to fix them.
- If It Swims, It Flies: It was designed to fly in space, but it can also survive being submerged. Doza is surprised when it manages to hold together when it sinks.
- Police are Useless: The security droids don't do anything about people getting mugged or killed, but they will book you for being unregistered and arrest those who induce a panic without an emergency. In one instance, one of them runs away when a sea monster attacks the Colossus (although to be fair, there wasn't much it could've done anyways).
- Space Station: But it hadn't been in space for over twenty years before the First Order came.
- Steal the Surroundings: When the First Order takes over the platform, Kaz and the others resolve to fly the Colossus elsewhere out of First Order reach, since trying to resist the First Order's invasion will just bring in reinforcements.
- Truce Zone: Anyone can come to the Colossus and do business. Of course, when the First Order took over, that changed. In fact, they make it clear that they expect all inhabitants to be loyal to them, and all who protest will be arrested.
- Wretched Hive: The Colossus is not what you'd call a safe community. Judging by the sound of things, death is so commonplace that the locals often joke about it, whether it be blowing up in the races, getting mugged, or thrown off the station into the sea for whatever reason. Apparently, the only thing people can't get away with is inciting panic when there is no emergency.
Captain Imanuel Doza
The owner of the Colossus and the father of Torra Doza, who participates in the local races.
- Ambiguously Brown: Like his daughter, and they both have Latino-sounding names and are played by Latino actors.
- Benevolent Boss: Doza may be morally questionable at times, but he's kind enough to frequently hire Yeager to work on the station's defenses as shown in "Synara's Score". That being said, Doza is part of what keeps Yeager's Repairs afloat.
- Broken Pedestal: He found the Empire to be this, causing him to defect.
- Defector from Decadence: He was an Imperial, but sometime around the Battle of Endor, he left after learning the Empire's true colors.
- Foil: To Yeager. Both are retired soldiers from opposite sides of the Galactic Civil War (Yeager being a rebel, Doza being an Imperial; interestingly, Doza was a Non-Action Guy due to being a navy officer while Yeager was a pilot) who have lost loved ones (in fact, both Yeager and Doza have/had a wife and daughter), and they're reluctant to get involved in the new conflict, which brings their pasts back up (Yeager is approached by Kaz from the Resistance, while Doza is approached by the First Order). While theyre both from different classes (Yeager is working-class while Doza is upper-class), they both just want to survive. Kaz even accidentally discovers their pasts by finding an old memento while sneaking around in their private offices (Kaz finds the photos of Yeager as a rebel and with his family; Kaz finds Doza's old Imperial uniform).
- His uniform is evocative of an Imperial officers uniform.
- Likewise, his appearance and mannerisms can bring to mind older but nobler and more approachable Imperial officers, such as Piett and Yularen.
- The plants in his office appear to be shin'yah trees, a plant native to Vardos. Vardos was a staunch supporter of the Empire until it got wrecked in Operation: Cinder. This event caused several Imperials and other loyalists present, including part of Inferno Squad, to have a HeelFace Turn.
- HeelFace Turn: He defected from the Empire after learning that it wasn't a force of good as it so claimed. However, he implies that there was a more personal reason as to why he left, something that people like Commander Pyre wouldn't understand.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Kaz and the other citizens of the Colossus think that he's willingly listening to the First Order and letting them take over the Colossus, when the truth is that he's trying his best to keep the station out of the First Order's hands, but knows that just telling them no could just make things worse and that they're a bigger threat than anyone else realizes. It eventually becomes clear later in the season that Doza is being coerced by the First Order.
- Innocently Insensitive: He asks Yeager to participate in the Platform Classic, and when he turns it down, he tries to convince him by revealing he invited his brother, Marcus, in an attempt to play on their sibling rivalry. Unfortunately, either he wasn't aware of the traumatic past between them or he greatly underestimated Yeager's grief.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He greatly resembles his voice actor, Jason Hightower.
- It's Personal: When Pyre asks why he would leave the Empire, Doza simply answers that it was because of personal matters that he doubts Pyre would understand.
- Meaningful Name: In The Bible, God told Isaiah that the House of David (descended from David of David vs. Goliath fame) would be protected in the future by Immanuel (whose name means "God with us" in Hebrew), Immanuel being another name for Jesus. At the very least, it works with Captain Doza being the protector of the Colossus.
- Old Shame: In-universe. He keeps his Imperial uniform hung in his office's closet, but really does not want anyone to see it. Turns out he defected from the Empire, but it seems that he's worried that knowledge of his past will get him shunned. Because of this, he's fully aware that the Empire's self-proclaimed successor, the First Order, is a larger threat than anyone else thinks at the moment.
- Overprotective Dad: He keeps Torra on the Colossus and has never let her leave (even on routine missions that other Aces go on).
- Papa Wolf:
- Torra, mistaking Kaz for sneaking into Doza Tower to see her out of romantic interest, warns Kaz that her father will not be pleased if he finds out about this.
- When Kaz asks him for permission to sink the Colossus so that they can take out the First Order transmission jammer, Doza allows it, but warns him that if the station gets damaged in any way, he better hope that the First Order gets to him first before he does.
- Properly Paranoid:
- He rightly suspects that the First Order is more dangerous than most people believe. Probably helps that he used to be an Imperial, so he knows how they work.
- He tells Team Fireball not to tell anyone that they're repairing the targeting computer for the Colossus' laser cannons, because someone might tell an enemy of the Colossus, such as the pirates, which will give them a chance to strike at the platform. He's right.
- He has warned his security droids to watch out for unauthorized droids, especially ball droids (like BB-8), in the tower, as they could be spies. He's right this is brought up by 4D when she discovers BB-8 has snuck into Torra's room, as he had accompanied Kaz to spy on Captain Doza.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's willing to listen and does not appreciate outsiders assaulting his people. Even when the First Order offers an alliance if he gives them control of the Colossus, he's wary and only provides them some help (such as informing them of Kel and Eila's presence) to keep the First Order off of the Colossus' back. Although then again, he doesn't do anything about the lower-class citizens throwing people off of the platform, possibly because he sees it as their problem. It's also stated by Vonreg that he has covert connections with the criminal underworld that may land him in trouble with the New Republic if they ever find out.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons:
- In "The Children from Tehar", he finds Kaz's interest in looking for Kel and Eila suspicious, as he knows Kaz has something to do with the First Order and he knows that the kids are wanted by the First Order. He's right, but Kaz doesn't learn about the connection between the kids and the First Order until later. When Kaz answers honestly about wanting to help them and needing the money, Captain Doza doesn't believe it.
- It's implied that he assumes Kaz is a spy from the New Republic, as Torra reveals at the end of "Secrets and Holograms" that he knows about Kaz's past as a New Republic pilot.
- Shout-Out: He resembles Captain Gloval from Macross (or Robotech in the West).
A droid who works for the Doza family. Since Captain Doza almost never leaves the tower, he sends her to deliver messages instead.
- Character Death: When word is that Yeager has been arrested by the First Order, Doza goes up to Pyre in his office and demands that he leave. When Pyre refuses to budge and orders Doza arrested, Doza orders 4D to eliminate Pyre and his men. 4D kills them all except for Pyre, who shoots her dead.
- Failed a Spot Check: She fails to notice Kaz on Torra's bed while he also tries to hide his face behind one of Torra's stuffed animals. Justified, because the lights were off and Torra's bed is shadowed by the bunk above it, and she was also focused on BB-8, who was standing right in front of her.
- Punny Name: Her name is L33t L1ng0 for "admin".
- Red Alert: As a security droid, she goes into a scary one when she sees BB-8 intruding in Torra's room, as Captain Doza warned her to watch out for ball-droids, as they may be spies.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When she's on Red Alert.
Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono
Homeworld: Hosnian Prime
A young man from a wealthy metropolitan family with a senator for a father, he enlisted in the New Republic Navy as an X-Wing pilot, before he was secretly recruited by the Resistance. He was then sent on a top-secret mission by General Organa and Commander Dameron to spy on the First Order on the Colossus shortly before the Second Galactic Civil War.
- Ace Pilot: Or at least what he wants to be. So far, he is at his best on those occasions he's in a cockpit.
- Ambiguously Brown: He appears to be of Asian descent, specifically Japanese. His voice actor, Christopher Sean, is half-Japanese.
- Bad Liar:
- In "The Triple Dark", he claims that he used to work at a factory on Coruscant making "new ships" to explain his poor mechanical skills on the older ship they're working on. Tam doesn't buy it, but lets him say whatever he wants.
- In "Synara's Score", when Synara finds them working on the targeting computer for the Colossus' anti-aircraft laser cannons which they were told to keep secret in case someone told enemies of the Colossus, Kazuda claims that it's actually a "food steamer". Synara sees through it.
- In "The New Trooper", he pretends to be a stormtrooper when Kel and Eila knock out the original guy, since the stormtrooper's absence would attract attention. Kaz struggles to hide his awkwardness, but his bosses just assume that his brainwashing has gotten faulty and he just needs another reconditioning. Fortunately, Kaz has gotten what he needed to know by that point and returns the original guy, who has been disoriented by all the Amusing Injuries he had to endure while held captive, leaving the First Order is oblivious to the infiltration.
- Badass Normal: He's a former New Republic fighter pilot and is not Force-sensitive.
- Demonstrated in "The High Tower" when he has to platform-jump while under fire. For Force-sensitive or athletic characters, this would be small fry. Since he's not either of those things, he has trouble pulling it off and nearly falls a couple of times, but he makes it work.
- Blue Is Heroic: His first outfit, his New Republic Navy uniform, was blue.
- Break the Cutie: When he watches Starkiller Base blow up his homeworld.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's awkward and way too enthusiastic, and it's not a cover. Which is probably why Poe and Leia picked him in the first place: he's the last person you'd suspect of spying.
- ...But He Sounds Handsome: Synara asks him about who the pilots that rescued her from the monkey-infested ship were, unaware that Kaz was one of them. Kaz says that he can't think of anything special about them other than that one of them was handsome.
- Butt-Monkey: Due to having grown up spoiled because he's from a rich family in the central systems and having a father who refused to let him be independent, he ends up becoming this on the Outer Rim station of the Colossus. His arc in Season 1 is learning how to do things on his own and earning the respect of the locals.
- Captain Crash: He's gained a reputation as such due to wiping out in his first race on the Colossus.
- Character Development: He goes from being a clumsy newcomer that is used to getting what he wants and constantly needs help from others, to stepping up as a capable leader when no one else is there to help.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
- Unlike most of the main characters created for the various animated series (e.g. Ahsoka, Kanan, Ezra), he's not Force-sensitive. In addition, while Kazuda is still young, he's considered past the age of the usual Kid Hero in comparison to Ahsoka and Ezra, who both started their respective shows as fourteen year-olds. Also, unlike most Star Wars main characters, who have tended to come from backgrounds of being orphaned or impoverished, he's still in contact with his family until the start of the series and his family is rich and from an influential world.
- Going deeper, part of Ezra's arc was learning to be something beyond a survivor that fended for himself he learned how to live, to live for others, and teach them to live too. On the other hand, Kaz's arc is starting from scratch: he's lived a life of privilege, but was always dependent on others, so he needs to learn how to survive on his own before he can start living for others. If Ezra and Kaz were to meet, Ezra would have a field day with Kaz.
- Additionally, Ezra was a street urchin with no fighting skills at the start of his series, while Ahsoka was a skilled combatant but had some trouble with leading her clone troops. Kazuda is already enlisted in the New Republic military by the time the series begins and is a skilled pilot to begin with, while the others had to step up and learn what it takes to be a soldier, Kazuda's arc revolves around him loosening up and becoming comfortable with the reckless and independent people of the Colossus. While Ezra was a scrappy street kid who escaped physical brawls through trickery and cunning, but lacked professional pilot training, Kazuda is a hopelessly clumsy oaf when it comes to actual fighting, but he instantly snaps to attention when he's behind the wheels of a starfighter, the one place where's completely in his element.
- Cover Identity Anomaly: Kaz's lack of mechanical skills causes him some trouble with the "mechanic" part of his cover, something that arouses Tam's suspicions. However, his skills improve somewhat as time goes on.
- Cowardly Lion: Unlike the Star Wars protagonists before him, he's not a fighter and is justifiably terrified when he goes into danger. He'll still do it though, even if he screams all the way.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Though he can be rather clumsy, he's good at improvising plans on the spot. Or should we say, he's good at winging it.
- Crush the Keepsake: Downplayed. Kaz treasures his first racing trophy dearly and keeps it on him as a lucky charm. We first see it early on in the show when he's facing a lot of heat from the other characters, and it gets crushed later in its debut episode when Kaz uses it to hold a door open. Kaz doesn't mind that much, merely quipping that it really is lucky.
- Daddy Issues: He has a strained relationship with his father. As a result of this, he looks up to Poe and Yeager.
- Doomed Hometown: He's from the New Republic capital, Hosnian Prime, which gets blown up by the First Order. And he sees it happen.
- Epic Fail: He's horrible with a blaster. According to him, he scored really well on the training simulators back at the Academy, but when he plays a shooting game with Torra, Tam, and Synara, he misses all five targets whereas they all at least got two, which puts his account into question. On one hand, this can be justified as the demilitarized New Republic being very lax with its military training. On another hand, Kaz is just The Klutz or is at least months out of practice. On the gripping hand, Kaz is getting better as a spy and might be pretending...
- Fantastic Racism: Implied. While starting his spy mission, he wonders if one of Team Fireball's clients, a Neimoidian, is in cahoots with the First Order. Given that Kaz and his high-class family have likely never seen conflict from where they lived (such as the Clone Wars), there might be a reason why Kaz thinks that. But then again, Kaz starts wondering if other random people on the Colossus are First Order spies. He was right about the client, but for completely different reasons (the client was working with pirates who were hired by the First Order).
- The Hero: He's the main character of Resistance.
- Heroic BSoD: When he watches Hosnian Prime blow up. But due to the circumstances, he has to save his time to mourn for later.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the very first scene we meet him, he's prepared to die holding off Major Vonreg while telling his teammates to flee. Luckily, Poe comes in just in time to save him.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He resembles his voice actor, Christopher Sean.
- Its Pronounced Tro PAY:
- Kazuda is pronounced like "kuh-zoo-DUH", while Leia pronounces his name as "KUH-zoo-duh".
- Xiono is usually pronounced "zee-oh-no".
- Jumped at the Call: He's quick to accept Poe's offer to join the Resistance and immediately take up a mission. Although becoming a spy wasn't quite what he had in mind...
- Keet: He's incredibly cheerful and energetic and is very eager to be an Ace Pilot, throwing up his hands with a "Yes!" when Poe sends him on his mission.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Kazuda is an overly enthusiastic dork and the resident Butt-Monkey of the Colossus, but put him behind the controls of a starfighter, and that goofy awkwardness falls away to reveal a confident and hard-working professional.
- Likes Older Women: He seems to have a crush on Synara, given that he really wants to hang out with her, even though she seems to be a couple of years older than him. It doesn't stop him from considering she may be a spy, though.
- Living a Double Life: Kaz has to juggle working at Yeager's as an undercover starship mechanic with secretly going on missions with Poe.
- Meaningful Name:
- In Japanese, "kazu" means "harmonious/peaceful", befitting Kazuda's status as the hero & protagonist of a story that takes place during and at the end of a time of peace.
- Alternatively, "kazu" is an alternate reading for "one"note (the other being "ichi"), referencing that he's the main character of Resistance and that he wants to be the best pilot in the Galaxy.
- Depending on how you pronounce it, "Xiono" pronounced as "shee-awhn-oh" would be derived from "shion", the Japanese name for Tatarinow's aster. In Japanese flower language, this flower in particular symbolizes remembrance. This is likely referencing Kazuda's status as a Legacy Character after the heroes of The Clone Wars and Rebels.
- Additionally, "shion" contains the character, "shio", which means "tide", as in the ocean. Presumably, Kazuda is a powerhouse (or is at least one in the making) and is a reference to Space Is an Ocean. The main backdrop of Resistance is also the Colossus, a starship station on an ocean world. This is also in contrast to Tam's name, which is associated with rivers.
- If you pronounce "Xiono" as "sai-onn-oh"/"zai-onn-oh", this would be a reference to Mount Zion, which according to The Bible, used to be a fortress until King David (of David vs. Goliath fame) took the city as his own, becoming the birthplace of Jerusalem. This is likely referencing Kazuda and the Resistance's statuses as underdogs, or that the First Order takes over the Colossus.
- Missing Mom: His father is frequently brought up, but not his mother. When Hosnian Prime blows up, Kaz mourns both of his parents, which means that his mother was indeed in the picture.
- Naïve Newcomer: He's a young man from an affluent metropolitan family, and was a fresh New Republic cadet when Poe recruited him. When Poe places him undercover on the Colossus, he's surprised by how rough people are in the Outer Rim and ends up getting on the wrong side of a few folks who haven't been so fortunate as he has in life.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: His last conversation with his father before he was presumably killed when Hosnian Prime blew up was that he told him that he was Disappointed in You. Now, he and Kaz will never have the chance to reconcile.
- Nice Guy: He's a kid with good spirit. Yeager even says that if nothing else, Kaz has a good heart.
- Not a Morning Person: As demonstrated in "Signal from Sector Six" when Yeager wakes him up before dawn because they've got a long day ahead of them, Kaz is not good with mornings.
- Not So Different: Both he and Torra have lived sheltered lives due to their fathers who believe that they're doing what's best for them. It's not a surprise that the two get along rather swimmingly.
- Perpetual Poverty: At the start of the show, he suffers from this, since Yeager only pays him well if he does his work right, which isn't often. As a result, he's constantly in financial problems (at one point, he can't even pay for more than two sips of water) and seeks out ways to make more money, but for one reason or another, it never works out. Since he's always been dependent on his father for money, the point of this is to teach Kaz to work for his rewards.
- Reality Ensues:
- As a non-Force sensitive, he has trouble pulling off feats that Force-sensitive characters can do without breaking a sweat, such as platform-jumping. Additionally, while he may have military training, he's a pilot, not a soldier, so he's less athletic. And, despite having marksmanship training, it's been a while since he's had it; the episodes "Station Theta-Black" and "The Doza Dilemma" show he's a few months out of practice if he never had to use his training in real combat.
- Him being around incidents involving the First Order nets him suspicion from Captain Doza and the First Order.
- Ship Tease: Kaz gets an equal share of this for both Torra and Synara. Possibly jossed for Torra, as Torra turns him down early in the show (although this could change). As for Synara, it's not clear if she feels the same about him.
- Spoiled Sweet: The good-hearted and friendly son of a wealthy senator.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He really likes those nut-looking things that they serve in the Ace lounges, enough to stuff them in his mouth by the handful.
- Walking Disaster Area: If Kaz is near, on, or in something, expect it to break. It gets to the point where Neeku sincerely warns him against blowing up Flix and Orka's shop when he's asked to watch it (it just gets trashed and Kaz blows up a freighter instead). When they plan to (deliberately and carefully) submerge the station to get a message out, Yeager says he always knew Kaz would eventually sink the Colossus.
- What You Are in the Dark: When various citizens on the Colossus notice that he has a trophy made of a rare and valuable metal, they offer to buy it off him offering him so much the possibility of being able to live luxuriously in the High Tower is very real; certainly his money issues would be solved for the foreseeable future. Despite being upset with his small paycheck earlier that day and not yet having adjusted to Outer Rim life, he turns down the offers due to the sentimental value the trophy has for him. At the same time, he lets it get somewhat squished holding a door open so that Grevel, who had just tried to steal it from him, can get to cover with him during a pirate attack, and doesn't even mind the damage.
A veteran pilot who runs a starship repair shop. An old friend of Poe's, Poe sends young pilot Kazuda to live and work with Yeager and his workers while on a mission to spy on the First Order.
- Ace Pilot: According to Rucklin, Yeager is such a skilled pilot and has such a great ship that he could easily win the races at the Colossus if he entered them more often, which he had demonstrated a couple of times before. Even Hype Fazon gives him a straightforward, non-backhanded compliment on his skill. For unknown reasons, Yeager refuses to... until the time comes to show his brother that he's still the better pilot and he would have won if he didn't throw the race.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: "Yeager" is the English transcription of the German word and surname, "Jaeger"/"Jäger", which means "hunter".
- Character Development: In Season 1, he goes from wanting nothing to do with the oncoming war, to being a reluctant mentor to Kaz anyways, to warming up to Kaz and joining the fight against the First Order when they take over the Colossus.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at in "Fuel for the Fire" and later explained in "The Platform Classic". Ten years ago, his wife and daughter were killed when Marcus' attempt at using hyperfuel during one of their races together went out of control. The experience put Yeager off of flying and racing, distanced himself from Marcus, and he disappeared to live a quieter life running a repair shop.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's rather dry and snarky, balancing out Kaz's clumsiness and Neeku's The Pollyanna.
- Dramatic Irony: He starts the show not wanting anything to do with the Resistance, but reluctantly allowing Poe to place Kaz in his team as a cover and making it clear to the both of them that he otherwise is uninvolved. Not long after, Yeager can't help but lecture Kaz about doing his job with the Resistance correctly, and as Season 1 comes to a close, Yeager covers for Kaz when he is suspected of being a member of the Resistance and ends up being mistaken as another spy. By then, Yeager decides to be more involved in fighting against the First Order and working with the Resistance.
- To Kanan and Rex. Once again, Yeager is an old veteran in his field and is initially uninterested in putting his skills back into another conflict, though he mentors the next generation in doing it. Time will tell if he decides to join the fight again.
- Personality-wise, Yeager is more similar to Hera than Kanan or Rex, except Hera is a determinator and is fiercely dedicated to her job in spite of her losses, while Yeager has grown cynical about the galaxy being on the verge of another war and is initially unwilling to do anything about it, implied to be because he lost his friends and family.
- To Poe's parents, Shara and Kes. Both parties are retired rebel soldiers (and Shara and Yeager both being ace pilots) who also have a spouse and a kid, and by the time of the Sequel Trilogy, Kes has lost Shara to currently unknown circumstances and Yeager lost his family to a freak accident involving racing. Both Kes and Yeager are tired and disappointed that another war is about to happen and would rather have nothing to do with it.
- To Kanan and Rex. Once again, Yeager is an old veteran in his field and is initially uninterested in putting his skills back into another conflict, though he mentors the next generation in doing it. Time will tell if he decides to join the fight again.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Yeager is a humble man who attends to his duties and serves as the Team Dad/The Mentor to his workers. On the other hand, his younger brother, Marcus, is involved in gangs and is inept at handling his own problems that he caused in the first place.
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of "Descent", after tampering with the First Order communication device with Kaz, he pushes him into water to get him to escape as Stormtroopers arrive to arrest them.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He resembles Scott Lawrence, except with dreadlocks and a beard.
- Meaningful Name:
- Chuck Yeager was a famous U.S. Air Force pilot, one of his most famous feats being the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound.
- Jarek is a diminutive version of the name Jarosław, which means "powerful and famed/glorious", likely referring to his status as an Ace Pilot.
- His last name means "hunter" in German.
- The Mentor: To his crew, that being Tam and Neeku. He takes Kaz under his wing early in the show.
- No One Gets Left Behind: He, Kaz, and Torra race to stop Tam from leaving the Colossus with Tierny and Pyre, but their attempts at talking to her fail and they are forced to accept that there is nothing else they can do for her.
- Not So Above It All: In "The Platform Classic", he firmly rejects Marcus' offer to join him in the Platform Classic. But as Marcus leaves the shop, Yeager offhandedly adds that he could beat Marcus at racing any day anyways, which leads to his workers playing chicken with him to successfully goad him into joining the race. He spends the rest of the episode with that attitude combined with his bitterness towards Marcus.
- Old Soldier: He's a retired Rebel pilot. However, he warns Kazuda that he wants nothing to do with the conflict with the First Order. As Season 1 goes on, however, his outlook changes.
- Parental Substitute: For Tam. When he introduces Kaz to her and says that he's lending the Fireball to him, she argues with him while he remains unmoved by her anger, reminiscent of an argument between a teenage daughter and her father. Probably helps that he was a father to a young girl of his own and that she would be around the same age as Tam... And it hurts all the more when she is led by Tierny to believe that he was using her this whole time and never cared about her.
- Retired Badass: He's a Rebel pilot that survived the Galactic Civil War, good enough that everyone who's seen him fly, even Hype Fazon, comments on his skill when he comes up in conversation. He doesn't want anything to do with piloting a ship himself, much less the next war, but circumstances force him out of retirement.
- Secret Keeper: He's the only person on the Colossus who knows about Kaz's mission as a spy.
- Skunk Stripe: He has a grey streak in his hair.
- So Proud of You: When they get cornered by First Order troopers after managing to send a distress call to the Resistance, he essentially tells Kaz this before letting himself get captured to let Kaz get away.
- Team Dad: To Team Fireball. Though he'd rather mind his own business, he can't help but serve as a father-figure and mentor to his workers anyways. Given that he was in a rebel flight squadron and he was a father, it makes sense.
- Throwing the Fight: He does this in "The Platform Classic" to let Marcus win, after realizing that Marcus is genuinely remorseful for his past deeds and is trying to redeem himself for himself by not letting history repeat, which is only possible if Marcus wins the race.
- True Companions: He doesn't take it well when it seems that Bucket has fallen off of the platform to his death by Stormtroopers near the end of Season 1. He's relieved when it turns out he survived.
- You Have to Believe Me!: In "No Escape", he tries to tell Tam that the First Order is tricking her and that they're the real bad guys, but it falls on deaf ears.
Tamara "Tam" Ryvora
An aspiring racer from Kuat who lost her ship, having since become a mechanic with Team Fireball.
- Action Girl: She's described as "tough-as-nails" and gets physical during a pirate attack in "Synara's Score".
- Association Fallacy: Her thought process regarding the First Order can be summed up as: they follow the model of the Galactic Empire, and as her grandfather, who was a good person, worked in an Imperial factory, the Empire and by extension, the First Order must be good and/or justified in their actions.
- Berserk Button: She hates having her ship messed with. Unfortunately for her, Kaz breaking things is a Running Gag.
- Broken Pedestal: Suffers a major case of this when she learns that Kaz and Yeager have lied to her about their involvement with the Resistance, which leads to her getting arrested by association. Agent Tierny takes advantage of her feelings to manipulate her.
- Commonality Connection: With Synara, another woman with mechanical expertise and a desire for more out of life than what was given to them.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Like Hera, Tam left home so she could become an Ace Pilot. Unlike Hera, Tam sought out fame and glory and doesn't have a great deal of experience, and has a far surlier personality, more akin to Sabine. And whereas Hera and Sabine had plenty of reason to stand against the Empire, Tam has reason to support the Empire, which results in her joining the First Order.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Tierny tricks her into believing that Kaz and Yeager were spies that were taking advantage of her (and Neeku). Although Tam initially has good faith in them (such as believing Yeager was Taking the Heat for Kaz), Tierny successfully convinces her otherwise.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her father was a professional racer, yet in spite of it, their home life was rough. She left her home to follow in his footsteps, but in one race, she was low on money for repairs, so she bet on her own ship. She lost miserably, causing her to not only lose her money, but also her ship. Now, she works as a mechanic for Yeager's Repairs until she can get enough money and repair the Fireball or at least get another ship.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts out unwelcoming to Kaz, especially since he suddenly arrives to literally steal her thunder (or... fireball, really) and breaks it before its repairs that she made to it are complete. Over time, their relationship gets better... until the First Order takes over.
- Dislikes the New Guy: She strongly dislikes Kaz when he first arrives for multiple reasons, namely that she doesn't think Team Fireball can afford to have another worker, because Kaz pointed out the Fireball's The Alleged Car status, which she took as an insult to her work, and because Kaz is terrible at being a mechanic.
- Dramatic Irony:
- When Tierny tells her that Yeager was the master spy while Kaz was his subordinate, Tam correctly believes that he's not a Resistance spy. Tierny (who also genuinely believes Yeager is a Resistance spy) changes her mind by showing her a "confession" of Yeager claiming he's the main spy. Tam initially reasons that Yeager is just Taking the Heat for Kaz (which is also correct), but Tierny convinces her otherwise.
- Tierny gets her to believe that Kaz is a sociopathic liar that managed to fake his stupidity to her, even though if anything, he's a Bad Liar and he only got away with it because Tam just thought he was being dumb.
- She is unaware that Synara, one of her only friends on the Colossus (and as far as she's aware, one of the only people she knows that wasn't lying to her), was also a spy whose role put her life in danger.
- FaceHeel Turn: As of "Descent", she is with the First Order, having been manipulated by Agent Tierny into believing that Yeager and Kaz are the villains and that they were using her this entire time. In "No Escape", she takes up Tierny's offer to become a First Order pilot.
- Foil: To Kaz.
- While Kaz comes from a privileged background, Tam is from a more working-class family, and is working for a new ship when we first meet her.
- Kaz is friendly, if awkward, while Tam is abrasive.
- Kaz grew up on the capital of the New Republic and supports the Resistance, while Tam, coming from a former Imperial shipyard world, grew up being told the Empire was good, leading to her joining the First Order.
- Tam and Kaz are both naïve, but about the exact opposite things. At the beginning of the series, Kaz is knowledgeable about the galaxy's political situation, including that the First Order is a threat to galactic peace and the New Republic, even more so than his senator father, but has a rough time on the Colossus at first due to having lived a life of privilege. Tam, on the other hand, is used to living a rough life, but is so ignorant of galactic history and politics that she believes the Empire was good and is easily manipulated into joining the First Order.
- Genre Blindness: She brushes off Kaz's warnings about the presence of stormtroopers on the Colossus, believing that the First Order's "rescue" of Torra was genuine instead of Engineered Heroics, and assuming that it's okay because Captain Doza wants them there for security purposes. Even after getting called out by Eila and Kel for believing the First Order more than her friends, she buys a stormtrooper patrol's claim that Hype got clearance to leave the platform because of her acrimonious history with him, when in actuality he had been detained. And in "Descent", this comes to a head when, upset upon finding out that Kaz and Yeager have been keeping her in the dark about their affiliation with the Resistance, she decides to join the First Order because she thinks that doing so will prove her innocence, not realizing until it is far, far too late that they only see her as a tool.
- Goggles Do Nothing: She wears a visor on her forehead, and has yet to actually use it as eye protection.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She's unconcerned with the First Order's presence because her grandfather worked in an Imperial factory. Because her grandfather was a good man, she's convinced that the Empire and the First Order are good.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: She doesn't want anything to do with some conflict between the First Order and some terrorist group, she just wants to repair the Fireball so she can go back to racing. But the events of Season 1 lead her to another path, and not a good one...
- Ink-Suit Actor: She resembles Suzie McGrath.
- Jaded Washout: Tam was an aspiring racer who ended up being down on her luck when she lost her ship in a race, landing her with a dead-end job at Yeager's.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's rough around the edges, but underneath it all she does care about others.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She and Neeku know nothing about Kaz's real reason for being on the Colossus. Tam has heard of Poe as a friend of Kaz and Yeager's, but doesn't know who he really is. Initially, it's not a problem since she could care less about what Kaz does, but as the season goes on, she becomes more curious as to what Kaz has been doing to the Fireball that gets it so roughed up and what Kaz and the others are doing in opposition of the First Order. Kaz and Yeager opt to keep her uninvolved because she wouldn't understand, especially due to her sympathy to the First Order. When things come to a head, this results in her allying herself with the First Order when she finds out about this trope.
- The Mean Brit: IN SPACE! She's really not happy about either Kaz's arrival or that Yeager is loaning him the Fireball as a favor, when he already promised her that he would eventually give her the ship. Neither does she take Kaz pointing out the ship's Alleged Car status well.
- Meaningful Name:
- In Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu, "tamara" means "lotus flower". She shares this with Padmé, whose name also means "lotus flower" in Persian.
- In ancient Briton mythology, Tamara was the goddess of rivers and streams, in contrast to Kazuda's last name being related to oceans and waves.
- One Steve Limit: Her nickname is the same as Tam Posla's first name.
- Only Known By Her Nickname: Not until "Bibo" is it made clear that "Tam" is actually short for "Tamara", and only First Order authorities regularly refer to her by her full name.
- The Resenter: Develops this for Kaz to a degree because, not knowing about his real reason for being on the Colossus, she's upset that Yeager seems to be showing inexplicable favouritism towards him, such as letting him fly the Fireball whenever he wants and apparently getting a new droid.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: After being convinced by Tierny that Kaz and Yeager were using her, Tam comes to believe that Kaz was Obfuscating Stupidity and that he's one hell of a spy for being able to trick her. Meanwhile, Kaz is a genuine Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass, but Tam has never been around to see him show the "badass" part of that, either because Kaz hides it from her or she's just not there to see it.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Tomboy to Torra's Girly Girl.
- Two Girls to a Team: She and Torra are the two main female characters in Resistance.
- We Used to Be Friends:
- Her and Hype Fazon, who she claims forgot about anyone who didn't live in the Tower when he made it into the Aces. This history means that when he goes missing, she buys a stormtrooper patrol's claim that he got clearance to leave and departed abruptly hook, line and sinker despite Torra and Kaz's misgivings. Even so, she couldn't care less what happens to him, and clearly does not want to see him again.
- As of the end of Season 1, she has severed her friendship with Kaz and Yeager. What she thinks of Torra and Neeku for still being friends with them is currently unknown, although she seems to think that Neeku is still being tricked by the two.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- In "The New Trooper", she's on the receiving end of this from Eila and Kel for believing the First Order more than her friends, who are trying to warn her about the Order's true nature.
- Gives one to Yeager in "No Escape, Part I" when she comes across him getting escorted to his cell, accusing him of having lied to her and taken advantage of her. Yeager tries to convince her otherwise, but she isn't having it.
- Wrench Wench: She's a mechanic, and is seen carrying a wrench in the show's first poster.
Descended from a line of bantha herders, Neeku left his tribe and eventually came under the employment of Team Fireball as a mechanic.
- Ambiguous Disorder: He tends to miss social cues; in the first episode, he mistakes Kaz declaring that he'll become the best pilot in the galaxy for Kaz declaring that he is the best pilot in the galaxy, which stirs up trouble. Word of God is also that he's seen as a prodigy from his homeworld and also a genius mechanic.
- Best Friend: Appears to be the closest that Kaz has to one.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: He has multiple hearts, and the way he talks about his people giving up their own organs for their siblings suggests it's not simple organ donation.
- Culture Clash: He's not very good with human social skills, but when it comes to fellow aliens, he's often the one translating for the humans around him.
- Deliberate Values Dissonance: He enthusiastically mentions that he ate his last pet after it died. In this big and wide galaxy, this is probably either a normal thing from where he came from or he's a Cloudcuckoolander. It was also previously mentioned that gorgs are eaten for food, so his last pet might have been one.
- Heavy Sleeper: Judging by the fact he wasn't woken up by the loud sound Bucket broadcasts to wake Kaz at the beginning of "Signal from Sector Six", he might be this.
- Ink-Suit Actor: His facial features resemble Josh Brener, except Kadas'sa'Nikto.
- Is This a Joke?: When the First Order goes after him and the rest of Team Fireball, he asks why they're being pursued and running away since they're not the spies they're looking for. Kaz confesses to him that he is the spy in question. After taking a moment to process it, Neeku tells him that this is a terrible joke and not the time for humor. When Kaz reiterates that this is the truth, Neeku still thinks that Kaz is trying to keep up the joke. When he sees a message from Leia addressed to Kaz, Neeku finally believes him and asks why didn't he tell him earlier.
- Literal-Minded: He misinterprets Kaz saying that he'd like to be an ace pilot as a claim that he already is one, which leads to Kaz immediately getting flung into dangerous races and attracting more attention than he'd like.
- Locked Out of the Loop: While he knows that Kaz was brought there by Poe Dameron and specifically introduced to Yeager, he doesn't appear to know about Kaz's mission. He remains locked out even as he helps Kaz save Kel and Eila from the First Order in "The Children from Tehar". When Kaz finally tells Neeku the truth in "Descent", Neeku initially thinks it's a bad joke.
- Meaningful Name: "Niku" is a nickname that can be derived from "Nikolas", which has roots in the Greek word and goddess "Nike", meaning "victory".
- Mysterious Past: Of the members of Team Fireball, he's the one we have the least background on. It's hinted during his conversation with Kaz about Kaz's trophy in "The Triple Dark" that Neeku is from offworld and misses his home. Word of God reveals that he just has a simple backstory he's a skilled mechanic from a family of farmers and he moved out to work on the Colossus.
- Nice Guy: Neeku is a kindhearted, if a bit confused, young man.
- Non-Action Guy: He has no combat prowess. During a pirate attack on the Colossus, he mentions hiding in the supply closet with Bucket when a pirate tried to get into the shop.
- The Pollyanna: His voice actor describes him as perpetually cheerful and optimistic.
- Secret Keeper: Partially. He knows that Kaz was brought to the Colossus by Poe, but doesn't appear to know the real reason for Kaz's presence or what Poe's actual job is.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Kadas'sa'Nikto, or Green Nikto, aren't a common species to see in Star Wars, much less as a main character.
- Token Nonhuman: He's the only alien in Yeager's crew.
An old battered astromech that Yeager owns.
- Character as Himself: Just like Chopper on Rebels. Whether he secretly has a real voice actor like Chopper did is unknown.
- Cool Helmet: He likes wearing his old rebel pilot's helmet. In one of the shorts, he gets antsy when he can't find it and says that he feels naked without one.
- Disney Death: At the beginning of "Descent", he is shot off an open part of the shop's floor into the ocean below by stormtroopers while separated from the others. It turns out he got rescued by Chelidae who were using nets to fish.
- The Gadfly: Like Chopper before him. He hits Kaz occasionally, like backhanding him or kicking him unremorsefully. Although he seems to complain less than Chopper, or is at least quieter.
- Grumpy Old Man: Seems to act like one. He's not an active troll like Chopper, but he seems cranky and tired.
- Non-Action Guy: During a pirate attack on the Colossus, he hid out in the supply closet with Neeku when a pirate tried to get into the shop.
- Older Than They Look: He was over a hundred years old when Yeager bought him.
- One Degree of Separation: Considering a drawing of Chopper can be seen in Bucket's closet, the two might be acquaintances.
Model: BB-series astromech droid
Poe's temporary droid while lending BB-8 to Kazuda. Shortly prior to Poe's mission to Jakku, he left CB-23 with Kaz while he took BB-8 back.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Poe notes that she's a bit snobby, with her getting upset when it seems that she was only a Replacement Goldfish for him while BB-8 was gone.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Just as capable in combat as BB-8.
- Replacement Goldfish: She was temporarily one for Poe during Season 1 while BB-8 is with Kaz. Towards the end of the season, BB-8 is returned to Poe and CB-23 takes his spot as Kaz's droid.
- Robot Buddy: Kaz gets her as one since Poe had to take back BB-8.
- Ship Tease: With BB-8. Though she despises him at first, she's touched when he rescues her from some monkeys and they share a tender moment.
- Tuckerization: "CB" is the initials of Carrie Beck, the Lucasfilm Story Group's Vice President of Development.
An Ace at the Colossus and the daughter of the Colossus' owner, Captain Imanuel Doza. She's the youngest member of the Aces and is listed as Number 5.
- Ace Pilot: Don't let her age fool you. She's the newest addition to the Aces, and for a good reason. If the reactions to Kaz choosing her as his competition in his first race and her specs are any indication, she might even be better than the others.
- Ambiguously Brown: If her voice actress is any indication, she may be Latina.
- Best Friend: Seems to be building up as one to Kaz. Whether or not it's a case of Platonic Life-Partners or Ship Tease remains to be seen.
- Blue Is Heroic: She wears bright blue.
- Child Soldier: Downplayed. She's fifteen years old, but she and the other Aces (who are older than her) defend the Colossus from unruly threats. That's the most fighting she gets into, though, at least for now.
- Commonality Connection: She and Kaz get along because they're Spoiled Sweet Lonely Rich Kids, but she isn't aware of this until later.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Unlike Ahsoka and like Sabine, she's already experienced in her field. Though unlike both Ahsoka and Sabine, she's more on the nicer side of the Action Girl spectrum.
- Facial Markings: She has some blue dots on her cheeks.
- Foil: To Tam. Both are young women with family members who had backgrounds in the Galactic Civil War (Tam's grandfather worked in an Imperial factory and Tam's family lives on a world that was pro-Imperial; Torra's father is a defected Imperial and Torra's mother is a rebel pilot, who is implied to have something to do with why Doza defected). Because of their backgrounds, this affects how they react to the First Order-Resistance conflict and Kaz being exposed as a spy: Tam, having grown up believing that the Empire is a force of good, is easily swayed into believing that the First Order is good and that the Resistance is evil; Torra, on the other hand, knows of her parents' past and is able to distinguish that her father is a good man, but the Empire is evil and is also immediately uncomfortable with the First Order's presence on the Colossus.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her room is decorated with posters and toys, including stuffed animals. Some of the recognizable ones include a Ewok teddy bear, a tooka doll, an alien plushie based on a cut Rogue One character, an extra-limbed Ortolan plushie, a puffer-pig plushie, a baby neebray plushie, and a bantha plushie. Though not plushies, she also has action figures of Boushh and a First Order Stormtrooper, as well as toy replicas of rebel and Imperial ships.
- Hero-Worshipper: She has a poster of Sabine's starbird, suggesting that Torra admires Sabine and the Rebel Alliance. Probably also helps that her mother was a rebel pilot.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Her entire life revolves around the Colossus, as her Overprotective Dad refuses to let her leave even on routine Ace missions. Becoming friends with Kaz is a gift to her.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She resembles Myrna Velasco.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Downplayed. When Kaz tells the Dozas that he plans to submerge the Colossus, Torra says that it sounds fun and exciting, much to the chagrin of her father. When it actually happens, she mutters that it's not as fun as she'd imagined.
- Like Brother and Sister:
- Like Parent, Like Child: Her mother was a pilot in the Rebel Alliance, which inspired Torra to become a pilot.
- Lonely Rich Kid: She's the daughter of the owner of the Colossus, living in the tower with the rich denizens, and she doesn't really have any friends, as not many people her age live on the Colossus. She comes to befriend Kaz, and through him, Tam and Synara.
- Meaningful Name:
- "Tora" means "tiger" in Japanese, presumably referring to her being an Action Girl.
- "Tora" was also reportedly a shorthand Japanese radio codeword for totsugeki raigeki, or literally "lightning attack" (militarily, raigeki means "torpedo attack"), indicating to one's superiors that a surprise attack on the enemy has succeeded (and this might also be a Shout-Out to Tora! Tora! Tora!). For Torra, it means she's an Ace Pilot.
- In Spanish, "tores" means "tower". Similarly, in Scottish, "torra" means "from the castle".
- Missing Mom: At the start of Resistance, we see that Torra only has her father.
- Nice Girl: She wishes Kaz good luck when they race against each other and compliments him during their race. After he loses and crashes, she stays at Team Fireball's place to wait for him to come to so that she can see he's okay. Later on, she takes it remarkably well when he comes into her bedroom unannounced because of his attraction to her (or so she thinks). She even helps him escape the stormtroopers pursuing him with no questions asked, and she also covers for him when the stormtroopers talk to her and her father about the incident. Later still, even after discovering Kaz sneaking around inside her father's office and suspecting him of being a spy, she still helps him escape unnoticed.
- Odango Hair: She has two hair buns, similar to Miko Nakadai.
- Ojou: She's the daughter of Captain Doza, a rich tycoon who runs the Colossus, and as such, is treated like a princess. Of course, she's also a champion racer as part of the Aces. For the above two reasons, Kaz losing not just epically, but against her no less, earns him a very embarrassing reputation on the Colossus.
- Orange/Blue Contrast: Her racing colour scheme is pale blue and orange.
- Poster-Gallery Bedroom: Her room is full of posters and toys referencing past events in the franchise, including one of Sabine's starbirds and another for the Boonta Eve Classic.
- Secret Keeper:
- In Season 1, she starts to suspect Kaz of being more than he claims to be, but she continues to hang out with him.
- According to Word of God, she's aware that her father was a former Imperial, and although she doesn't know all the details, she knows that he's a good person in spite of this fact.
- Ship Sinking: In "The High Tower", she assumes Kaz has snuck into her room to see her in a romantic sense, and politely turns him down. Word of God has also emphasized that they're more Like Brother and Sister rather than romantically interested in one another.Torra: Oh, Kaz... I think you've mistaken my kindness for something else.
- Her name is this to Tora! Tora! Tora!, a biographal movie that depicts Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Her hairstyle may be this to Miko Nakadai of Transformers Prime, another show by Polygon Pictures, whose crew members have said they liked Miko.
- In "Secrets and Holograms", Torra does a cartwheel instead of running during a comical moment, possibly referencing a moment in Transformers Prime where the animators had Miko cartwheel into a room instead of walking in as the script had listed.
- Her being an Ace Pilot just like her missing/dead mother while her father is the boss of a racing circuit who seems to have been so affected by the absence of his wife that it has negatively affected his relationship with his daughter, as well as being close friends with a boy from the military, is taken straight from Ōban Star-Racers, which has been cited as an inspiration for Resistance.
- Spoiled Sweet: A Nice Girl who happens to be the daughter of the Colossus' owner.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Girly Girl to Tam's Tomboy.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Downplayed. While turning down Kaz, she gets rather close to him and gently cups his face, which weirds out Kaz. Part of the reason is probably that you wouldn't expect this kind of gesture from a regular teenager. Not to mention that any other girl in that situation would probably worry that a boy they barely know is interested in her enough to sneak into her home to see her...
- Two Girls to a Team:
- She and Tam are the two main female characters in Resistance. Played with in that Torra isn't one of Yeager's crewmembers, though she does grow close to them.
- In the Aces, she and Freya are the only two women.
A full-of-himself Ace at the Colossus, listed as Number 1.
- Big Damn Heroes: He and Aunt Z return in the Season 1 finale, shooting down some TIEs before Kaz, Yeager, and Torra can be killed.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be egotistical, but he does care about his fellow Aces and defends the Colossus with them. He also seems to want nothing to do with the First Order, not even escorting in a ship full of supplies for the station.
- He sincerely compliments Kaz for racing Torra Doza, because even though Kaz lost, he survived.
- He tries to make a genuine effort to reconnect with Tam. Too bad his egotistical thinking gets in the way.
- The Leader: There's a reason why he's Ace One. Plus, he's the top racer of the squadron, so his position as leader is well-earned.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He's usually a loud, egotistical jerk, but when he has to actually do something important (dogfighting, keeping a cruiser from crashing), he becomes much more focused and professional. While he may goof off during a race or in the Tower, he clearly takes his job as their leader seriously.
- Like Brother and Sister: He is this with Torra. The two are playfully rival each other in the races, with Hype frequently picking on her whenever he wins that is, always. However, when Hype gets into trouble with the First Order, Torra immediately becomes concerned over his disappearance, and after rescuing him, the two hug.
- Meaningful Name: His first name is Hype. Because he's hype!
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He drops his arrogance when the station is clearly in danger, like in "Sixty Seconds to Destruction".
- Small Name, Big Ego: Described as being "flashy" in promotional material. Not to mention that he has his name engraved on his belt, which surely doesn't indicate how inflated his ego is.
- Tuckerization: His last name is derived from his voice actor's last name.
- We Used to Be Friends: He and Tam used to be friends, but when she lost her ship, he left her for the Aces and a life of fame and glory over staying with her and helping her.
A former TIE pilot for the Empire, now a racer at the Colossus as an Ace.
- Grumpy Old Man: Described as gruff and not someone people cross.
- Hazy Feel Turn: He used to be a TIE pilot for the Empire and he does miss the glory days, but it's not clear if he genuinely misses working for the Empire and is aware of how evil they were. If anything, he doesn't seem to have been put on trial for being an Imperial soldier and he doesn't like the First Order either.
- Heel: People arent sure if he really is an Imperial veteran or if he's just pretending to be one to intimidate people. During the Platform Classic, he shot down Bo Keevil's ship with ion blasts. It's unknown whether this was him cheating or not, or if he was just putting on a show for the audience.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He resembles his voice actor, Stephen Stanton.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's abrasive and fights dirty, but he thanks Kaz during the Final Battle in the Season 1 finale for saving him from some First Order TIEs on his tail and seems to be on some level of True Companions with his fellow Aces.
- Meaningful Name: His first name is one letter away from being "gruff", and the first part of his last name can bring to mind "hollow".
- Retired Badass: Well... if he survived the Galactic Civil War despite his occupation, then maybe he is a badass. Or just lucky. Or a heel.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears an old Imperial uniform with the sleeves ripped off.
- Still Wearing the Old Colors: He still wears a modified version of his old Imperial uniform, and his ship is a heavily-modified TIE.
A fierce and no-nonsense woman who flies for the Aces.
- Alliterative Name: Freya Fenris.
- Ambiguous Situation: She shares her surname with Astrid Fenris, a background character in Solo and expanded on more in Tales From Vandor. Astrid was also a pilot, and in fact, the two share a resemblance.
- Author Appeal: Once again, a character created by Filoni is associated with wolves, her surname being named for a mythological wolf.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: She's named for two major figures in Norse mythology.
- Ice Queen: She's cold and calculating, yet ferocious. She never smiles even once in Season 1.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Like her demeanor.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She resembles her voice actor, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Alternatively, she looks like Cate Blanchett, like Duchess Satine and Governor Pryce before her.
- Iron Lady: She's a serious lady who you don't want to mess with.
- The Leader: Even though Hype Fazon is the official leader of the Aces and she's more of his Number Two, she's the more active leader.
- Meaningful Name:
- In Norse Mythology, Freya (whose name means "the Lady" in Old Norse) was a goddess associated with, among other things, love, beauty, fertility, gold, war, and death. Fitting for an Iron Lady such as Freya Fenris.
- Also from Norse Mythology, Fenrir (or Fenrisulfr) was a monstrous wolf, son of Loki, and destined to kill Odin in Ragnarok. When applied to our Freya, this is probably a case of Names to Run Away from Really Fast.
- Mysterious Past: Her past is described as "polished" by Word of God.
- Number Two: To Hype.
- Odango Hair: Similar to Leia's.
- Perpetual Frowner: She never smiles, not even once, in Season 1.
- Red Is Heroic: Her flight suit is red and white, and she's one of the good guys.
Species: Kel Dor
A mysterious racer among the Aces.
- Captain Crash: He crashes a lot because he tends to fly rough and overstress his ship.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much. In the promotional video introducing the Aces, his voice actor isn't even listed. For a reason.
- He speaks for the first time in the short "Sixty Seconds to Destruction", for a grand total of one sentence.
- Shout-Out: To Evel Knievel, a famous stuntman.
- The Stoic: In part because he wears a mask, so we can't see his facial expressions. At one point, Hype gets hammy on him, and the only response Keevil gives is silence.
Torra's mother and Captain Doza's wife.
- Ace Pilot: She was a pilot for the Rebellion, and her career inspired her daughter, Torra, to follow in her footsteps.
- 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.
- Ambiguous Situation:
- Her status is currently unknown. Given the track record in Star Wars and that Torra remembers her fondly, she might be dead, but nothing's certain yet.
- Whether or not she knew her husband was a former Imperial officer (and possibly had something to do with his HeelFace Turn) is currently unknown.
- Good Parents: Implied. Torra remembers her fondly and became a pilot to follow in her footsteps.
- The Lost Lenore: Appears to be one to Captain Doza. If one pays close attention, Captain Doza can be seen wearing a ring, which is presumably his wedding ring.
- Missing Mom: She's Torra's mother and her fate is currently unknown.
- Mysterious Past: Everything about her besides her status as a former rebel pilot is currently unknown.
- Shout-Out: To Ōban Star-Racers, in which the protagonist (who 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: Implied. During the Galactic Civil War, she was a rebel pilot while her future husband was an Imperial officer, although it's not clear if they got together during the war or after the war (although her husband states that he quit the Empire for a specific reason besides realizing it was evil). It looks like they got a happy ending... maybe.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without also talking about Captain Doza's past.
The co-owner of Flix and Orka's Office of Acquisitions.
- Bird People: He looks like a humanoid chicken with talons on all four limbs, no wings, and stock alien antennae.
- Blatant Lies: He claims that his father was part Gungan. However, Orka doesn't buy it since Gungans don't have feathers.
- Disappeared Dad: His father is apparently absent by the time he's introduced Orka to his mother.
- Honest John's Dealership: They do have everything you need for ships, but much of what they sell comes from salvage.
- Human Mail: He and Orka spend the last few episodes of Season 1 in a crate, waiting for the First Order postal service to mail them to Flix's mother. They stay in the crate even after Kaz tells them the First Order probably doesn't have a postal service.
- Meaningful Name: He works in a mechanical parts shop and his name is Flix, like flickering lights.
- My Beloved Smother: Flix's mother wants him and Orka to visit her, much to Flix's chagrin.
- Mythology Gag: He's based off of Return of the Jedi concept art for the Ewoks.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Compared to other alien designs in the Star Wars universe (and specifically, the cartoons), Flix has a rather simplistic yet silly design, like something you'd see in a Studio Ghibli movie such as Spirited Away or the show's inspiration, Ōban Star-Racers.
- Shout-Out: His long thin limbs surrounding a round body look a bit like Kamaji, and other Studio Ghibli characters, as fits the series.
- Those Two Guys: With Orka.
The co-owner of Flix and Orka's Office of Acquisitions.
- Human Mail: He and Flix spend the last few episodes of Season 1 in a crate, waiting for the First Order postal service to mail them to Flix's mother. They stay in the crate even after Kaz tells them the First Order probably doesn't have a postal service.
- Ironic Name: He's a bat-person (that could easily be mistaken for a pig-person or mouse-person) named for the orca whale.
- Pet the Dog:
- When Kaz reveals that he doesn't have any money to pay for the parts for the Fireball, Flix and Orka back out. Neeku persuades Orka to at least give them secondhand parts in a trade since they've been friends for a while, which Orka obliges to by asking Kaz to get a gorg for them.
- When Kaz takes too long to get a gorg for the duo as part of the deal, they buy lunch anyways. They easily could have turned off the deal, but they follow through with their word.
- Those Two Guys: With Flix.
A resident of the Colossus who runs Aunt Z's Tavern and sorts out the bets for the local races.
- Big Damn Heroes: She and Hype return in the Season 1 finale, shooting down some TIEs before Kaz, Yeager, and Torra can be killed.
- Characterization Marches On: It takes a few episodes for her accent to solidify.
- Continuity Nod:
- She has a space waffle tattoo.
- Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away has a plot point where Crolutes (Unkar Plutt's species) turn out to be a male-only species, but share their homeworld with the female-only Gilliand. She's confirmed to be a Gilliand, according to Women of the Galaxy.
- Deadpan Snarker:Kaz: Aunt Z, do you ever say something and later regret it?
Aunt Z: Ah, yes. When I said "Hello, Kaz!", and then I immediately regretted it.
- Everybody Has Standards: Like many other denizens of the Colossus, she despises the Empire (likely being old enough to have been around during that time) and the First Order.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Another card-carrying member of Star Wars' group of characters who constantly wear goggles on their foreheads.
- Greed: On the one hand, she does live in the rougher part of the Colossus and resents the wealth and privilege flaunted by those in the command tower. On the other, she runs a bar on an ocean planet and has the nerve to charge for water.
- Ironic Nickname: Being called "Aunt Z", you'd think that she treats her patrons like family. She does anything but, enjoying it whenever her customers get into fights, and charging them for water.
- It Amused Me: After Kaz starts a barfight by accident, she lets it happen because it was entertaining.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be a grouchy bartender, but she does care about her regular patrons as shown when the First Order takes over the Colossus.
- One Degree of Separation: When she and Hype have to escape the Colossus in "The Disappeared", Aunt Z says she has a friend on Takodana they can go to, implied to be none other than Maz Kanata.
- Only Known By Her Nickname: She's always called "Aunt Z" since her full name is unpronounceable in Basic.
- Pet the Dog: When a patrol of Stormtroopers try to recruit the kids, she tells them to screw off and that "these young people are too good for you".
- Service Sector Stereotypes: A sarcastic and abrasive bartender, who nonetheless holds a lot of power on the station as she runs the betting pool for races. Unlike most bartenders, she actually likes it when fights break out at her place, and bets on how long Kaz'll last.
- Tattoo as Character Type: Since she runs a tavern, having a tattoo of a waffle and crossed cooking implements on her arm fits.
- The Unpronounceable: With a name that has a lot of consonants and only one vowel at the end, it's little wonder she's simply called Aunt Z by most Basic speakers.
Another young racer that Kaz befriends. However, he has an ulterior motive: becoming the best racer on the Colossus, and he'll lie and thieve his way to the top if he has to.
- Asshole Victim: After his ship is destroyed, he takes up a job as a servant in Doza Tower and he gets pushed around by the Aces, especially Hype. Does he deserve it? Yes.
- Butt-Monkey: He's treated as such by the Aces, particularly Hype.
- When he sees Kaz sneaking into Captain Doza's office, he runs off to tell Doza, who is in the middle of a professional meeting with the First Order. When they rush off to his office to catch Kaz, Kaz has disappeared. Doza, angry with Rucklin's behavior, tells him to throw away his trash if he's going to come in here.
- The Cameo: He and his friends are seen in the marketplace during "Synara's Score". Much later, in "No Escape, Part I", Rucklin and Lin are seen being escorted through Doza Tower by stormtroopers.
- Les Collaborateurs: He and Lin are seen being escorted around Doza Tower with some stormtroopers, like Tam, meaning that they're unsurprisingly this.
- Evil Is Petty: He wants revenge on Kaz for getting his ship blown up. When he sees Kaz and BB-8 sneaking into Captain Doza's office, he rushes off to tell the captain. Not because its what anyone else would have done, but because he wants to make Kaz look bad.
- False Friend: He and his teammates befriend Kaz just so that they can get access to Yeager's quarters. They dont really see him as a friend.
- Foil: To Kaz. Both of them want to be the best pilots around and their ambition can get lethal without someone else's minding, but Rucklin would rather seek the easy way out, like manipulating others, stealing hyperfuel, and removing safety features to make his ship fly faster, while Kaz is ultimately willing to work hard to achieve his goals.
- Hate Sink: He and his friends are toxic, self-serving, jerkasses. They're reputed as such on the Colossus, and it's not surprising that Rucklin and Lin (and seemingly not Gorrak) are seen collaborating with the First Order in the Season 1 finale.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He resembles his voice actor, Elijah Wood, but with blue eyes and blonde combed hair.
- Jerkass: He pretends to be Kaz's friend, and uses him to get the hyperfuel. After the stolen fuel causes his ship to explode, he blames Kaz for it, and attempts to exact revenge on him for it.
- Last-Name Basis: Usually addressed as "Rucklin".
- Lethally Stupid:
- He used unstable hyperfuel without knowing how dangerous it was, or how to properly use it. Barely a few seconds after his ship's jets activated, the hyperfuel ignited, destroying his entire ship.
- He had the parachute removed from his ship's ejector seat in an attempt to make his ship faster. Kaz is quick to point out how foolish this was as he and Rucklin are falling out of the sky.
- Moral Myopia: He was a False Friend to Kaz, using him to steal the hyperful from Yeager, and sees nothing wrong with his actions in the least. He later makes it his goal to get payback against Kaz for the loss of his ship, even though Kaz saved him from being killed by his own short-sighted actions.
- Never My Fault: He blames Kaz for the loss of his ship, rather than admit his use of stolen hyperfuel was the true cause.
- Not Helping Your Case: Maybe Captain Doza would have held him in higher consideration if Rucklin hadn't 1) interrupted him in the middle of showing the First Order out, and 2) upon entering the captain's office only to find Kaz had disappeared, he hadn't started touching Doza's personal stuff and just concluded the obvious that Kaz is either hiding or left.
- Toxic Friend Influence: He and his team befriend Kaz just to take advantage of his connection to Yeager, then trick him into letting them sneak into Yeager's quarters under the claim that they would try to check out Yeager's ship while they were actually stealing his hyperfuel.
- Ungrateful Bastard: His reaction to Kaz saving him from his ship before it could explode due to the hyperfuel he stole is to blame Kaz for it, even though Rucklin was ultimately responsible, because he sunk all of his money into the ship and now he's lost everything. He then vows to somehow get back at Kaz for the incident.
A merchant who sells gorgs. Kaz gets off on the wrong foot with him after throwing a dart that was, unbeknownst to him, rigged, into his back.
- Butt-Monkey: In both "The Triple Dark" and "The Children from Tehar", he appears solely to get involved in a collision ending with him on the ground and some of his merchandise scattered everywhere.
- Gentle Giant: Downplayed and possibly averted. He's a big, tough, scary dude who sells cute and small critters. He's definitely a big, tough, scary dude, and those creatures bite and are not intended for domestic use.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first we see of Bolza is him throwing someone off the Colossus to his death for slighting him.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets angry very fast, and holds grudges for quite a while.
A local that "beats" Kaz at darts. Now that Kaz owes him money for losing the bet, Grevel gets on his case.
- Con Man: He challenges new arrivals to darts, then sabotages them to earn the money. An offhand remark indicates the two Snivvians he has as henchmen are working off their debts to him.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: He's a far cry from the cheerful and hyperactive Aleena seen thus far in the universe.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Aleena are generally shorter than Yoda, but Grevel is dangerous enough that he's got two much larger henchmen working for him to pay off their debts to him.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Downplayed. He doesn't so much as acknowledge Kaz after he saves his life, even though Grevel was threatening him moments before, but it's because he's too busy running in terror. That being said, he hasn't bothered Kaz in any episodes since, so perhaps he considers that enough to cancel the debt.
An elderly Arcona that lives on the Colossus.
- Recurring Extra: She frequently appears in the background of scenes on the Colossus.
The race announcer at the Colossus.
- Ambiguously Human: Since we never see him onscreen, his species is still undetermined. Judging by his name which sounds rather similar to that of Lak Sivrak, he may or may not be a Shistavanen.
- Large Ham Announcer: He commentates on every race in an extremely bombastic fashion. Just like the last character Greg Proops voiced in the Star Wars universe.
- Mythology Gag: He's named after Lak Sivrak, a Shistavanen patron of Chalmun's Cantina with a storebought werewolf mask who was in the original version of A New Hope before being removed and replaced by Ketwol. He's also played by the guy who voiced the other race announcer in Star Wars canon.
- The Voice: As the race announcer, he never physically appears.
Kel and Eila
Two runaway children from Tehar. Their village was destroyed and massacred in a First Order attack led by Kylo Ren. As the only survivors, they stowed away on a cargo ship to the Colossus to flee from the First Order, who continued to pursue them.
- Ambiguous Situation: Phasma claims to Captain Doza that they are runaway children of a high-ranking First Order family, but Kel and Eila say that the First Order appeared to attack their village unprovoked. It later turns out that the First Order wants the duo dead, and as a conversation between Phasma and Pyre goes, it seems that Phasma was lying to Captain Doza: they wanted the kids dead to preserve the secrecy of the First Order's activities on Tehar.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Thanks to quick thinking by Kaz, they fake their deaths to the First Order by appearing to invoke this trope, jumping off of the Colossus only to instead end up hiding under it, with their vital signs being faked by the Chelidae workers slowing their own bodily functions.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Eila has this power. As Kel explains, any dream that she has over and over again always comes true.
- Faking the Dead: They fake their deaths to the First Order by appearing to have jumped to their deaths, thanks to Kaz and the Chelidae.
- Justified Criminal: As kids living on the streets, they have to steal food to get by. They're trying to run away from Kylo Ren, and he's the nastiest threat to the galaxy.
- They Know Too Much: The First Order wants them dead because they could tell people about their atrocities. Though it's ambiguous it may also be a case of the First Order needing to shut them up to cover up the atrocities committed that were meant to ensure there were no witnesses for their real activities on Tehar, a planet so obscure other characters are certain it must be in the Unknown Regions.