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The Resistance
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"The sun is setting on the New Republic. It's time for the Resistance to rise."
General Leia Organa

A small, secretive private military force created by General Leia Organa to monitor and check the actions of the First Order along the borders of their territory. Most New Republic politicians refuse to have anything to do with the Resistance, regarding General Organa and her soldiers as hard-liners. Organa's cash-strapped movement relies on credits, ships and equipment quietly funneled to it from the few senators who share her concerns.

In 34 ABY, the First Order finally declares war on the New Republic by destroying the entire Hosnian System which housed their current capital alongside most of their fleet and military using Starkiller Base, a planet-size weapon ten times bigger than the second Death Star.

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In retaliation, the Resistance launches an attack on Starkiller Base and they are able to destroy it. However, a few days later, the Resistance is decimated in the Battle of Crait by the First Order. With only two dozen survivors, they decide to regroup and start a new Rebel Alliance against the First Order, who have taken control of the Core Worlds without much resistance.


    In General 
  • Cassandra Truth: Most of the New Republic doesn't believe in Leia's claims about the danger the First Order represents. Until it's too late, as Starkiller Base annihilates a whole system.
  • Expy: They're actually not so much a political faction as they are sort of an expy of the old Expanded Universe's Rogue Squadron: a small but elite military unit of only a wing or two of starfighters that makes precision strikes to destabilize drastically larger enemy forces.
  • La Résistance: Subverted at first. While they do resist the First Order's galactic assault, they were a privately-funded militia from the New Republic rather than a conventional resistance movement. Double Subverted when the First Order blows Hosnian Prime to kingdom come and starts chasing the Resistance across the galaxy, truly fulfilling their namesake.
  • No Mere Windmill: Their views on the Imperial Remnant were viewed as alarmist and reactionary by most of the New Republic government and military. They were correct about the First Order's intentions.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite their name, they didn't really start out as a resistance movement — they were a privately-funded militia from the New Republic waging an unsanctioned war against the First Order, which itself was more of a military junta than a proper government, an actual resistance to the new status quo. Once the First Order obliterated the Republic Fleet and began their occupation, however, they became one.
    • Meta-wise, the name is also a leftover from past versions of the script were the New Republic was decimated before the events of the The Force Awakens, with Leia already leading a Resistance against the occupying-First Order.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Since most of the New Republic military and political leadership is blind to the growing threat posed by the First Order, they openly refuse to finance Resistance operations. Resistance funding is dependent on Leia and a few of her friends in the Senate.
  • Plausible Deniability: The Resistance has some sympathizers in the New Republic but no official support. A few sympathetic Senators privately sent them a trickle of funds and supplies. This attempt at plausible deniability fooled no one. However, as it is common knowledge in the First Order that the Resistance is backed by the New Republic — all the deception did was postpone an open declaration of war with the New Republic itself.
  • Private Military Contractors: They are essentially Leia Organa's private army and navy.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: While the Resistance is mostly composed of civilian volunteers, the addition of veteran officers and New Republic pilots that broke away from the New Republic military classified them as this in the eyes of the New Republic, with them setting up shop on their own when the New Republic Senate refused to do anything about the growing power of the First Order. A number of New Republic senators, however, did support them in private.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Villified: Much like the Rebel Alliance, they are heroic champions of the oppressed with no ambiguities in their heroism. However, their formation shows the failure of the New Republic as a government.
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: They repurposed the old Rebel Alliance starbird as their symbol.
  • Suspiciously Small Army: They're absolutely tiny: with less than 1000 active members (the original Rebel Alliance had a few ten thousand members at its peak for comparison) operating out of a single airbase on a single planet, with a space fleet consisting of two wings of outdated starfighters with only two several-decade-old Mon Calamari cruisers as support. It is noted that many of their pilots pull double duty as infantry when the need arises. Their political and financial situation precludes any growth; they make do with what they have. Whittled down even further after the battle of Crait with 500 members reduced to a few dozen survivors who fit inside the Millennium Falcon. By the time of The Rise of Skywalker, they have recovered but are still no match for the First Order.
  • Token Trio: The actors playing the new heroic human trio are composed of a white British girl, a Nigerian-British guy, and a Guatemalan-American guy, in stark contrast to the previous trios where all three were white.
  • Windmill Crusader: How the Resistance is viewed by most of the New Republic. At the time of The Force Awakens it has been over thirty years since the end of the Galactic Civil War. The New Republic and the Imperial Remnant have been at peace for three decades. What is left of the Empire is hemmed in and crippled by punishing reparations, economic sanctions and disarmament treaties. So naturally the Resistance's claims of a resurgent Imperial military looking to reignite hostilities is met with a great deal of public skepticism. Unfortunately, most of the New Republic doesn't know about the secret Imperial colonies, manufacturing facilities, and military bases in the Unknown Regions, and the First Order is No Mere Windmill.

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Leadership

    Leia Organa 

General Leia Organa

See her separate page.

    Amilyn Holdo 

Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo

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"Godspeed, Rebels"

Species: Human

Homeworld: Gatalenta

Portrayed by: Laura Dern
Appearances: Leia, Princess of Alderaan | Cobalt Squadron | The Last Jedi

Leia: Then there's this girl from Gatalenta named Amilyn Holdo who is… let's say, a little odd.
Bail Organa: I trust your judgement, Leia, but don't be too quick to write people off. Sometimes they can surprise you.

As a teenage member of the Apprentice Legislature under the Empire, Amilyn met Leia Organa and became involved in the rebellion. Decades later, she became a Vice Admiral of the Resistance and served as the commander of the Ninka.


  • Adorkable: She shows shades of this, like when she shares a giggle with Leia after they say "May the Force be with you" at the same time. She also appears to mouth the 'pew pew' sound of her blaster as she fires it.
  • All for Nothing: Very narrowly averted. Holdo's secret escape plan nearly gets completely undone when the First Order learns of it and begins shooting the defenceless transports. Holdo's Suicide Attack ensures that at least a few transports make it to Crait, but then when they finally contact their Outer Rim allies, none of them respond. Fortunately, Luke and Rey turn up in time to distract the First Order and help the Resistance to flee on the Millenium Falcon, but that was one hell of a lucky break.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Her regal and aristocratic attire makes her stand out in the Resistance whose members typically wear more practical/informal attire.
  • Aloof Ally: She's definitely on the Resistance's side and has their best interests at heart, but she can come across as rather distant to her subordinates and makes little effort to endear herself to them, focusing instead on the task at hand. She is shown to have a very warm relationship with Leia, though, and they trust each other completely.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When talking to Leia about romantic partners, she doesn't mention which gender she prefers and says only dating humanoid males sounds "limiting".
  • Be as Unhelpful as Possible: She won't tell Poe anything about her plan to save the Resistance besides "We're maintaining our current speed". She does have good reasons for doing so, but Poe interprets this as "We have no plan", leading to a lot of conflict between them.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed. She is willing to put up with Poe's outbursts, including calling her a coward, and it's implied she was even going to let him in on her plan, but when he publicly accuses her of being a traitor, she calmly orders security to "get this man off [her] bridge."
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Leia at first dismisses her as too bizarre to be helpful, but soon discovers her eccentricities lend themselves to very shrewd thinking. Perhaps best seen when they have to evade an Imperial scan which would show them on a known rebel planet: while Leia is nearly caught, Amilyn comes up with a perfect lie on the spot then deliberately annoys the man into letting them pass.
  • Be Yourself: As a teenager she tended to overdress in as many colors as possible in an attempt to be as un-Gatalentan as possible. Leia points out that defining herself as being unlike a thing is still letting that thing define you, which Amilyn takes to heart, choosing her current dyed hair with matching colorful dresses.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her plan after evacuating D'Qar is to simply flee the First Order until they reach Crait and signal for help, contrasted with Poe's failed plan to sneak onto the First Order mothership and disable its tracking system. This teaches Poe a lesson about favoring Boring, but Practical approaches over flashy Awesome, but Impractical Indy Ploy heroics.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Downplayed. She’s rather eccentric, with bright purple hair and clothes that look better suited to a party than a battleship, but she’s actually a good strategist and a lot more competent than she looks.
  • Cassandra Truth: She tells Poe that his plan is far too dangerous and unpredictable. Poe refuses to listen...unfortunately, Holdo is soon proved right, as just about everything that could go wrong with his plan does.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: As a teenager, she is rather eccentric in both her behavior and dress. While learning how to climb mountains, she spends more time looking for snow owls than paying attention to the lessons.
  • Cloudcuckoolanguage: She tends to speak cryptically and in weird metaphors; Leia calls this "Holdo speak".
  • Cool Crown: She wears a high-class tiara.
  • Creepy Good: She always seems to be a little off kilter. Even when being totally genuine with Leia, she sort of acts like she'd rather not be there. Of course, her entire screen time consists of awkward or tense moments, so it might be justifiable.
  • Cultural Rebel: Unlike most Gatalentans, who tend to be more somber and tranquil, Amilyn is hyper and eccentric. She tells Leia that she wants to dress exactly the opposite of people from Gatalenta, who like scarlet cloaks and pale white and grey clothing, which she finds too boring. She's calmed down in her adult age, though she still doesn't quite conform to Gatalentan standards.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a few snarky moments:
    Holdo: Very kind of you to make me aware.
  • Depending on the Writer: While The Last Jedi depicts Holdo as a Bait-and-Switch Tyrant, the novelization gives her a few more purely vindictive moments after she takes command, in particular a scene in which she de-authorizes Poe Dameron specifically from helping to evacuate the Resistance's medical cruiser as it's under attack, implying she prioritizes her own grudge against him over saving the sick and injured.
  • The Ditherer: How she comes across. Her apparent inaction results in the loss of almost the entire Resistance fleet. This is left open to interpretation, as while there was a plan to evacuate, no actual action is taken until Leia wakes up from her coma and this inaction leads Poe to enact his own plan.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: She single-handedly devastates the First Order's fleet and cuts Snoke's ship in half by ramming it with the Raddus at lightspeed, giving the surviving Resistance ships time to escape.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Back in her teenage years, she taught Leia meditation and gave her some wise pieces of advice.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Although Leia thought her strange at first and tried to avoid her, she came to like Amilyn due to her honesty and desire to do good. Their friendship was solidified when Amilyn learned of the rebellion and helped Leia expose a potential traitor and warn a rebel fleet of an Imperial attack.
  • Foil:
    • If only very loosely, she's one to Winter, Leia's fellow adopted sister in Legends. Both are similar-aged allies and long-time friends of Leia, also having experience in the political field and being more feminine than the princess herself... and that's about as far as the similarities go. While Winter was The Stoic/Straight Man to Leia, Amilyn is a Cloudcuckoolander (to the point that Leia thought she was weird when they initially met), with also Winter being more traditional/finicky while Amilyn is a Cultural Rebel And of course, they have strange-colored hair, but Winter's was naturally white while Amilyn just likes to dye her hair.
    • Within the film itself, Holdo is set against Supreme Leader Snoke. For the majority of the film, they're the ones in charge of their respective movements, and the two of them are presented as notably extravagant in their dress, with Holdo's elegant dress, hair, and tiara, and Snoke's golden robe, ring, and slippers. Their contrasts come with their portrayals. Snoke appears to be powerful and with great direction and authority, and Holdo appears to be clueless and weak, which causes her crew to mutiny. In the end, however, it becomes clear that Snoke has little motivation beyond advancing his image, and he dies from arrogance when interpreting Kylo Ren's intentions in his favor, and Holdo proves to have been doing everything for the Resistance, with her final act devastating the First Order fleet. To cap it off, their signature colors (purple and gold/yellow) are direct complements.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Anyone that's read Leia: Princess of Alderaan before viewing The Last Jedi would know that she's genuinely good, helpful, and loyal, despite whatever her exterior may lead you to think.
  • Genki Girl: She is very much this in her youth, with a hyperactive and quirky personality, and a habit of dying her hair often and wearing very loud clothing. As an adult, she has toned this down, though her purple hair and Adorkable traits indicate she's still this to an extent.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Subverts this trope. Admiral Holdo, from Poe's perspective, is portrayed as a somewhat incompetent leader who doesn't understand the gravity of the situation at hand. Poe hopes that Leia will wake up from her coma and save the Resistance from Holdo's poor leadership and stages a mutiny to do so himself. However, when Leia wakes up, she sides with Holdo and stuns Poe for being insubordinate. Poe later comes to realise that Holdo was doing everything she could to save the Resistance just like him, she simply had a different method of going about it.
  • Headbutting Heroes: Runs into conflict with Poe Dameron. As a leader, Vice Admiral Holdo values caution and discretion with survival as a top priority. She disagrees with Poe's brand of flashy heroism and refers to him as a "trigger-happy flyboy".
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Once everyone has been evacuated, she stays aboard the Raddus and rams Snoke's gigantic starship at lightspeed to buy time for the Resistance remnants to shelter themselves on Crait.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her regal and elegant appearance, she's described as being tough as nails. According to Word of God, she's also slightly Force-sensitive, which could contribute to her ethereal demeanor.
  • Iron Lady: She is a bit too quiet/passive to be considered a prime example of the Iron Lady trope, however she is undeterred by those who question her capability as a leader.
  • Jumped at the Call: Upon learning of the rebellion she eagerly joined it, and was in fact quite relieved that she did not have to fight the Empire on her own.
  • Lady of War: Admiral Holdo's costume is more reminiscent of a ballgown than combat fatigues, yet this does not stop her from being a high ranking official within the Resistance. She also proves to be capable of stunning mutineers and taking out almost the entire First Order fleet in her fancy clothes.
  • The Leader: She temporarily takes command of the Resistance after Leia is left in a coma. She's mostly types Mastermind and Levelheaded. She is remarkably calm in the face of danger and seems unfazed by the highly-stressful and increasingly bleak situation the Resistance are in; she also spends much of her time coming up with and executing an escape plan that will save the most lives possible, whilst keeping it closely under wraps. She frequently clashes with Poe throughout the film, who wants to take more direct action against the First Order and mistakes her secrecy and aloofness for incompetence and cowardice.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't tell anyone about her plan to save the Resistance, and indeed doesn't even inform them that she has a plan other than "run away and try not to die." In large part, this is because the First Order keeps following and finding the Resistance, and not knowing about the tracker, Holdo and the leadership have reason to suspect a traitor in their midst, thereby necessitating their secrecy. In turn, however, Poe and some of the others don't tell her about their plan to sneak aboard the Supremacy and shut down the hyperspace tracker, as Poe believes her to be incompetent and untrustworthy, saying the plan is "need to know". Funnily enough, these are pretty much her reasons for not telling Poe about her plan; she's horrified when she finally learns about Poe's plan, pointing out how insanely risky it is. Poe, meanwhile, proves her secrecy was wise when, upon learning her plan, he blurts it out to Finn over the radio while DJ is listening in, which leads to the First Order learning the plan when DJ sells them out.
  • The Mad Hatter: In the book, at first it appears that she is oblivious that she looks weird in others' eyes. However, at the very end, when she and Leia are interrogated by an Imperial Captain, she brilliantly plays up her kooky self-image to dupe the Captain, implying that she's very much self-aware.
  • Mean Boss: She comes across as a bit of one, especially to Poe, being rather condescending and passive-aggressive with him, referring to him as "flyboy" and keeping him and many other people under her command Locked Out of the Loop. This is deconstructed when it results in Poe and other Resistance members distrusting her and mutinying. However, it turns out that Holdo cares very deeply for the Resistance, even admitting she admires Poe's spirit, and she willingly sacrifices herself to save them. She also does have her reasons for being a jerk to Poe, seeing as he has a habit of ignoring orders and behaving recklessly.
  • Meaningful Name: With a name like Holdo, it seems fitting that she would be the one to hold the line against the unstoppable First Order fleet in the doomed flagship while the other Resistance members escape.
  • Nerves of Steel: All through the film, Holdo retains a calm and optimistic manner during the increasingly dire Stern Chase. She only starts to crack when the plan goes awry and the First Order start firing on the evacuating transports; however, she still stays calm as she prepares a kamikaze attack on the Supremacy, not hesitating for a moment even though she knows she'll die in the process.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She causes Poor Communication Kills by not only not telling Poe and the others that what her plan is, but acts as if she doesn't have a plan at all, thus leading Poe and the others to rebel against her and causing hundreds of deaths.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She really likes the feeling of terror, especially of the mortal variety. While the rest of the pathfinding group is sombered by the realization that their pathfinding classes are meant to teach them to face the fear of death, she's positively delighted, and when she volunteers to stay behind on the cruiser as a decoy, she looks pretty excited...until it turns out that it's not a game of cat-and-mouse anymore and that more needs to be done.
  • Not Afraid to Die: She's not afraid of death, and yearns for dangerous adventures to "get more comfortable with the nearness and inevitability of it". This is probably related to the fact that she is Force-sensitive, and somehow able to intuitively feel "the other side" and understand that death is not the end.
  • Not So Different: She distances herself from the culture of her planet by wearing vibrant clothes and dyeing her hair, and states that she wants to be "as much anti-Gatalenta as possible". However, this is just the surface: deep inside she shares many cultural values of her planet, including a love for spirituality, astrology and meditation and a belief in universal harmony; her penchant for speaking in metaphors could also be related to the Gatalentan tradition of flowery poetry.
  • Not So Stoic: She spends most of the film being cool and/or haughty, but when the evacuation starts to go awry, this attitude completely breaks.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has a big one when she notices the First Order firing on the evacuating transports when they shouldn't have known about the ships at all. She's practically in tears while frantically ordering the plan to continue.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Holdo doesn't tell Poe and several other Resistance members about her plan to evacuate them on transports, resulting in Poe assuming she has no plan and going rogue to try and save them. This backfires badly, as Poe's actions inadvertently cause the First Order to learn of the plan, nearly getting the entire Resistance wiped out. It's implied (and outright confirmed in the novelisation) that Holdo was trying to keep the plan secret in case of information leaks, but she doesn't make this very clear to Poe and the others.
  • Proverbial Wisdom: A variation. She is very spiritual, deep into astrology and meditation, and tends to speak in peculiar metaphors. Her speech mannerisms could be partly the result of her background: her home planet's spiritual teachings are a Fantasy Counterpart of Oriental religions which are known for broad use of proverbs, Koans and metaphors.
  • Ramming Always Works: Ramming the Raddus at the First Order's Flagship. At lightspeed, even. The attack sliced the Supremacy's starboard side clean off.
  • Regal Ringlets: Her hair is quite curly, signifying her as a person of importance in the Resistance.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Her first on-screen appearance is in The Last Jedi, but she's established to have been an old friend of Leia's dating back to even before the Galactic Civil War.
  • The So-Called Coward: She spends most of The Last Jedi keeping Poe and many of the Resistance members in the dark about her plan to get them off to safety once they reached Crait's vicinity, to which Poe considers to be cowardice and lack of a backup plan. It's not until after a mutiny and Leia quelling it that things get cleared up, and the evacuation proceeds as planned. When the First Order sees through their plan and easily foils it, Holdo takes extreme measures to ensure no further Resistance casualties are inflicted on her watch.
    D'Acy: She's running away!
    Poe: ...No she isn't.
  • Still the Leader: Late in The Last Jedi, she orders Poe off "her" bridge, even though she's seemingly done nothing to help the Resistance besides fuelling up a few transports for an evacuation, with Poe being more proactive. It's subverted, however, when it turns out she actually does have a plan to save them and was merely being secretive about it.
  • The Strategist: She is responsible for ensuring the Resistance's survival and escape from the First Order following the evacuation of D'Qar. She keeps her plan secret from the majority of the Resistance and it's only fully revealed near the end of the film: fuel up small transports fitted with cloaking devices and evacuate everybody onto them once they're in range of Crait, a planet containing an old Rebel base that's defendible and has equipment that will allow them to contact their allies for help. Holdo, meanwhile, will remain on the main cruiser as a distraction, with the transports slipping by unnoticed. Even Poe, who had been at odds with Holdo the entire film, admits he thinks this a good plan. It very nearly works; unfortunately, DJ informs the First Order about the transports when he's captured, putting the whole operation in jeopardy. Holdo improvises by ramming the cruiser into the Supremacy at lightspeed to protect the remaining transports.
  • Suicide Attack: She stays onboard her command ship once everyone else has been evacuated to Crait, and rams Snoke's starship with it at lightspeed. The result is devastating for the First Order's fleet.
  • Supporting Leader: She is a supporting character in The Last Jedi who leads the Resistance when Leia is left comatose.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Leia is badly wounded during the evacuation of D'Qar, Holdo temporarily takes command of the Resistance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She likes to dye her hair a number of different colors, and changes it quite often. When Leia first meets her, Amilyn's hair is green. During her service with the Resistance, she dyes it purple.

Command Staff

Admirals

    Gial Ackbar 

Fleet Admiral Gial Ackbar

See his entry on the New Republic Navy page

    U.O. Statura 

Admiral U.O. Statura

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Garel

Portrayed by: Ken Leung
Appearances: Poe Dameron | The Force Awakens

"We weren't prepared for anything like this."

Statura helped to liberate his homeworld from the Empire as a teenager, after which he entered into a career in applied sciences. With the rising threat of the First Order, he was recruited by General Leia Organa to serve as the head of ship procurement and logistics for the Resistance, as well as a technical advisor.


  • All There in the Manual: His background can be found in The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary.
  • Desk Jockey: Although he has combat experience, Statura's role in the Resistance is a vital bureaucratic and advisory position which keeps him out of battle.
  • Four-Star Badass: Holds the rank of Admiral.
  • Noodle Incident: At the time his backstory was revealed, there were no other details on a Garellian resistance movement against the Empire other than the assumption that it had to do with Rebels, where Garel is prominently featured and first debuted in.
  • Properly Paranoid: In order to get vital supplies for the Resistance Statura would use smugglers and a double-blind system to ensure that there was no risk of discovery of the base on D'Qar. Considering that all of those smugglers were found and killed by the First Order but the base remained secret, his system worked quite well, at least for the Resistance.
  • Put on a Bus: According to The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary, he was likely sent away on other missions during the events of the film.
  • The Strategist: Came up with the Resistance's plan of attack to destroy Starkiller Base, utilizing his scientific background to identify a weakness in the superweapon's oscillator.

Generals

    Caluan Ematt 

General Caluan Ematt

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Andrew Jack
Appearances: Smuggler's Run | Moving Target | Bloodline | Before the Awakening | The Force Awakens | The Last Jedi

"You will never stop us. We will not be broken. However long it takes, we will never stop fighting."

A male human officer of the Alliance and member of the Shrikes, an intelligence unit devoted to locating potential locations for Rebel bases. He later joins the Resistance's struggle against the First Order.


  • The Determinator: During the war against the Empire, Ematt vowed that he would never rest until the galaxy was free from tyranny. Decades later, he continues to be determined to see the First Order wiped away like its predecessor.
  • Frontline General: Commands the Battle of Crait from the trenches, getting out of them to observe the enemy's assault forces with his macrobinoculars.
  • Jumped at the Call: Helped form the Resistance after answering Leia's summons to Hosnian Prime when she uncovered the first hints to the existence of the First Order.
  • Living MacGuffin: He knows the locations of all the potential bases the Rebels could move to after evacuating Yavin 4, making him a major target for the Empire to capture.
  • Old Soldier: By the time of The Force Awakens, Ematt has been serving in the military for more than thirty years. Poe notes that Ematt's body language is that of someone who has seen too much of war.
  • Rank Up: The heavy casualties the Resistance takes during the Evacuation of D'Qar results in Ematt being promoted from Major to General.
  • The Spymaster: He handles intelligence duties for the Resistance, although his agents have some difficulty gathering information on the secretive and cautious First Order.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Shrikes, after the others all die in an Imperial ambush. By the Battle of Crait, he and Leia are this to the Resistance's command structure.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Leia, with the reveal of her true parentage having no effect on his opinion of her.

Commanders

    Korr Sella 

Commander Korr Sella

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Appearances: Bloodline | The Force Awakens

"I have total confidence in you, Sella. I know you will deliver our message to the full extent of your considerable abilities."
Leia Organa

The daughter of a prominent New Republic politician, Korr served Leia as an aide during her last years in the New Republic Senate before joining the Resistance as a commander. Korr is dispatched by Leia to convince the New Republic Senate of the threat posed by the First Order after their attack on Jakku.


  • Adaptation Expansion: Most of Korr's scenes were cut from the film. She gets more pagetime in the novelization of The Force Awakens.
  • Affectionate Nickname: While serving as Leia's senatorial aide, she was referred to as Korrie by the office staff. When she quits in disgust after learning about Darth Vader being Leia's father, she angrily informs Leia that she has not gone by Korrie since she was a child and that Leia should have called her by her name instead.
  • All There in the Manual: Her appearance in the film is looking horrified at the destruction of Hosnian Prime. Her name and reason she was there for the Resistance are established in novelization and visual dictionary.
  • Broken Pedestal: She is not happy when she finds out Leia is the daughter of Darth Vader. However, she later realises she was wrong to judge Leia over something she had no control over and becomes loyal to her again.
  • Character Death: She is still on Hosnian Prime when the First Order destroys the system with the Starkiller.
  • Commanding Coolness: Carries the rank of Commander in the Resistance.
  • Improbable Age: She is only twenty-two years old, and holds the rank of Commander in the Resistance military. Partly Justified given the Resistance's small size and value of ability over any other considerations.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In Bloodline, Korr has only recently started working in politics and is utterly dismayed by how dysfunctional the New Republic Senate is and the bad blood between the Populists and Centrists. She loses her naivety by the end of the book and joins the Resistance.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has an expression of pure horror on her face as the Starkiller beam begins to destroy Hosnian Prime.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Leia's true parentage is exposed, Korr angrily quits as her aide, horrified at having served the daughter of Darth Vader. After a few weeks of reflection, she seeks out Leia and apologizes and offers to work for her again if needed.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In her only scene in The Force Awakens (that made it into the theatrical release), she is killed by the First Order on Hosnian Prime. She gets a bit more characterisation and background in the novel Bloodline.

    Larma D'Acy 

Commander Larma D'Acy

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Warlentta

Portrayed by: Amanda Lawrence
Appearances: The Last Jedi

Hailing from the independent world of Warlentta, D'Acy is a army officer of the Resistance who serves aboard the Raddus.


  • Jumped at the Call: Leia personally came to Warlentta to recruit D'Acy into the Resistance, and she happily accepted with her family's blessing.
  • Military Brat: Her father was the commander of Warlentta's military forces, and the rest of the family has a proud military history.
  • Number Two: To Vice Admiral Holdo.

Captains

    Idrosen Gawat 

Captain Idrosen Gawat

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Mykapo

Portrayed by: Togo Igawa
Appearances: The Last Jedi

The former commander of Mykapo's planetary defense forces, Gawat joined the Resistance after his retirement to contribute his decades of experience to their cause. He serves aboard the Raddus as its executive officer.


  • All There in the Manual: His backstory is given in The Last Jedi's Visual Dictionary.
  • Number Two: To Ackbar, who is commander of the Raddus with Gawat as his executive officer.
  • Old Soldier: He is in his seventies and still dedicated to safeguarding the galaxy from threats like the First Order.
  • Retired Badass: After his retirement from the Mykapo defense fleet, Gawat decided that he did not want to stop serving yet and joined the Resistance.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: After only a few minutes of screentime and a handful of line, Gawat dies alongside most of the Raddus' bridge crew when it is destroyed by a missile.

    Anodyne captain 

Unnamed captain

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Danny Sapani
Appearances: The Last Jedi

"The last of our crew has been evacuated and heading your way. It's been an honor, Admiral. Godspeed, rebels!"

An unnamed captain who piloted the medical frigate, the Anodyne, during the evacuation of D'Qar.


  • Face Death with Dignity: He remains relatively calm as his ship blows up around him, assuring Holdo the Anodyne's crew have all been evacuated and wishing the Resistance luck moments before he's killed.
  • Famous Last Words: "Godspeed, rebels", spoken to Admiral Holdo. She herself later uses this line as she watches the Resistance evacuate to Crait (while she remains on the Raddus).
  • Going Down with the Ship: When the Anodyne runs out of fuel, he remains on-board while the rest of the crew escapes to the Raddus and is killed when the First Order blow up his ship.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Says this word-for-word to Holdo.
  • No Name Given: His name hasn't been revealed.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: His first scene is also his last.

Support Staff

    Harter Kalonia 

Dr. Harter Kalonia

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Harriet Walter
"I don't get to treat many lightsaber wounds. It's such an old weapon. People today prefer to fight with rifles and blasters, from long range. I suppose it doesn't matter. Death is death, no matter the mechanism that is employed to beget it. But not for your friend. Not this time."

A human female who serves the Resistance as a medic.


  • Adaptation Expansion: She has more dialogue and scenes in the novelization of The Force Awakens.
  • Cool Old Lady: Exudes a sense of calm authority, which is handy for a doctor in a secret Resistance force. Chewbacca, who is normally pretty touchy about people touching him or treating his wounds, is a perfect patient for her while quietly telling the story of how he got injured, with her soothingly noting how it sounds very scary and that he must be pretty brave.
  • Jumped at the Call: She was one of the initial members of the Resistance, having personally accepted Leia's invitation to join the founding of the organization due to her trust in the Princess and her warnings about the danger to the New Republic.
  • Majorly Awesome: A non-combat version: her official rank in the Resistance is major, and she proves to be quite awesome by not only easily treating Chewbacca's wound without him causing a fuss, but by also successfully treating Finn's lightsaber injuries, which she notes are extremely uncommon and difficult to deal with.
  • The Medic: She is the head medic at the Resistance base on D'Qar, and treats Chewbacca's blaster injury as well as Finn's lightsaber injuries from his duel against Kylo Ren.
  • Secret Keeper: Keeps records of Greer Sonnel having bloodburn hidden and provides her secret treatments, since if her condition was known she would be barred from even light duty as Leia's personal pilot. Her willingness to keep secrets was one of the reasons Leia recruited Kalonia into the Resistance.

    Kaydel Ko Connix 

Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Dulathia

Portrayed by: Billie Lourd

A young human woman who works as a controller at the Resistance base on D'Qar.


  • Alliterative Name: All three of her names are this(Kaydel Ko Connix).
  • Ascended Extra: She was more or less a background character in The Force Awakens, but becomes a fairly important supporting character in The Last Jedi as a member of Poe's inner circle and a participant in his mutiny. Then she becomes one of the last living Resistance members.
  • Blatant Lies: When Finn and Rose sneak off the Raddus to find a codebreaker on Cantonica, Connix covers for them, telling Holdo their ship detaching was just a bit of debris.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde and one of the good guys.
  • Mission Control: Her job.
  • Odango Hair: Wears her hair in this style, probably a reference to the fact that she's played by Carrie Fisher's real-life daughter as well as her role on Scream Queens. In-universe, it could possibly be out of admiration for Leia.
  • Outrun the Fireball: How she narrowly escapes the First Order's destruction of the Resistance base on D'Qar at the start of The Last Jedi, escaping just ahead of an Orbital Bombardment in the last transport.
  • Rank Up: She was promoted to lieutenant due to her performance in the control room during the assault on Starkiller Base, and her first duty as an officer is coordinating the evacuation of D'Qar.
  • Undying Loyalty: She's part of Poe's inner circle of close friends and comrades. In The Last Jedi, she covers up Finn and Rose's departure for him, and later is an active participant in his mutiny, standing as the primary officer on the bridge with him while the others keep Holdo and her supporters captive.

    Pamich Nerro Goode 

Ensign Pamich Nerro Goode

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Crystal Clarke

A lead controller at the Resistance Base on D'Qar. During the Evacuation of D'Qar, Goode served as a transport pilot and operated a ski speeder during the Battle of Crait.


  • Ace Pilot: Together with Cova Nell, Goode piloted one of the few transports that managed to survive the First Order's bombardment and make it to the surface of Crait, although getting advice from Poe Dameron certainly helped.
  • Mission Control: Her role during the assault on Starkiller Base.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Went from serving as a control room operative to flying transports and barely armed speeders against the First Order.
  • Uncertain Doom: She may have died in the Battle of Crait, as only the speeders piloted by Poe, C'ai, and Nien Nunb made it safely back. However, Finn and Rose both survived the destruction of their speeders, so there is a chance that Goode did as well.

    Vober Dand 

Vober Dand

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Species: Tarsunt

Homeworld: Suntilla

Portrayed by: Derek Arnold
Appearances: Cobalt Squadron | The Force Awakens | The Last Jedi

"Two more X-wings down. That's half our fleet destroyed!"

A member of the Resistance's Ground Logistics Division who serves as a controller at the base on D'Qar.


  • Bothering by the Book: He is known for being a stickler for details and not allowing anyone to operate outside of standard protocol.
  • Humanoid Alien: Has the basic human body type but a distinctly alien appearance.
  • Mission Control: His job as a controller is to help direct missions and report data to the command staff.

Resistance Starfighter Corps

Resistance Heroes

See the Resistance Heroes page.

Espionage Agents

    Vi Moradi 

Vi Moradi

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Species: Human

A spy for the Resistance. Sometime before Poe found Lor San Tekka, Vi was captured by the First Order and tortured by Captain Cardinal for information on Captain Phasma's past.


  • Action Girl: As a spy, she gets into scuffles with First Order soldiers. In Galaxy's Edge, she fights a First Order officer (who apparently isn't a Non-Action Guy).
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: It used to be black, but she dyed it while on the run.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: We don't know exactly how she escaped her cell and impersonated a stormtrooper, just that she shows up in time to rescue Cardinal when he's being poisoned.
  • The Social Expert: Since part of her job is getting stories out of people, she's very good at managing a situation so she can extract information. Even while being tortured by Cardinal, she often has the upper hand on him.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's depicted as having one in Women of the Galaxy. She presumably cut it off by the time of Phasma.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Despite Cardinal torturing her, she manages to persuade him to see that the First Order isn't all he thought it was cracked up to be, and when he gets poisoned (possibly lethally), she attempts to rush him to a proper medical facility to get him treated.

    Kazuda Xiono 

Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono

See his entry here.

Droids

Droid Intelligence

    C-3PO 

C-3PO

See his entry on the Rebel Heroes page.

    PZ-4CO 

PZ-4CO (Peazy)

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Appearances: Moving Target | Join the Resistance | The Force Awakens | The Last Jedi

"General Organa, I have been requested to assist you in recording your memoirs."

A Resistance-affiliated protocol droid tasked assisting C-3PO's spy network, offering tactical advice, and recording Leia Organa's memoirs.


  • Distaff Counterpart: To C-3PO.
  • Fembot: Has "feminine programming".
  • I Should Write a Book About This: One of her jobs is to aide in the creation of Leia's memoirs.
  • The Medic: After the evacuation of D'Qar, Peazy is reassigned to help in the medbay due to the droid intelligence network going dark to avoid detection.
  • Starfish Robots: Unlike most protocol droids Peazy is not based on a human body, but is instead modeled after the long-necked Tofallid species.

Operatives

    GA-97 

GA-97

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Appearances: The Force Awakens

A servant droid in Maz Kanata's castle that secretly works for the Resistance.


  • Reverse Mole: A Resistance droid undercover as a servant in a Bad-Guy Bar.
  • Robot Maid: Outwardly, he's a servant robot.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Appears briefly in one scene, but without his warning to the Resistance all the heroes would have been captured or killed by the First Order.

    PZ-99 

PZ-99

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Appearances: C 3 PO

"I must say, even for a security droid, you're most ill-mannered."
C3-PO

A "class 4 security droid". Part of C-3PO's crew on the mission to transport Omri, a captured First Order droid, to the Resistance.


  • Arm Cannon: Has a double-barreled laser cannon mounted on its wrist.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to protect the others from spice spiders.
  • Old Soldier: Was somehow involved in the Battle of Jakku at the end of the Galactic Civil War.
  • Palette Swap: Looks similar to PZ-4CO but with slightly different coloring.

    CO-34 

CO-34

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Appearances: C 3 PO

"You're a limited conversationalist, but I'm sure after your long record of service there's little you don't know about building under duress."
C3-PO

A "class 5" construction droid. Part of C-3PO's crew on the mission to transport Omri, a captured First Order droid, to the Resistance.


  • Heroic Sacrifice: Transforms into a bridge to help the other droids cross a river of tar but takes too much damage from the creatures inside to continue.
  • Pokémon Speak: Unable to say much more than his name and function

    2-MED-2 

2-MED-2 (Toomedtoo)

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Appearances: C 3 PO

A "Class 1" medical droid. Part of C-3PO's crew on the mission to transport Omri, a captured First Order droid, to the Resistance.


  • The Cynic: Says he's known many humans and droids who love to talk about fighting but are afraid of actually doing it.
  • The Medic: He's a medical droid.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: He was only put on the transport used to transport Omri as ballast.

    VL-44 

VL-44

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Appearances: C 3 PO

A Resistance security droid. Part of C-3PO's crew on the mission to transport Omri, a captured First Order droid, to the Resistance.


    N1-ZX 

N1-ZX (Nunzix)

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Appearances: Poe Dameron

"Fight? Why would I do that? They don't want to kill me. Once you're dead, I'll just surrender, and live to surrender another day."

One of C-3PO's droid spies stationed on the criminal run Outer Rim world of Kaddak who learns the location of Supreme Leader Snoke.


  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Complains about the low-quality ship that the Resistance sends to rescue him.
  • Dirty Coward: C-3PO installed a self-preservation protocol that worked a little too well in Nunzix, as he refuses to do anything to assist Poe in fighting Terrex's men.
  • Irony: Nunzix is a BX commando droid, one of the most dreaded units in the Separatist army, yet he is too cowardly to fight. It isn't until his personality is overwritten with Mister Bones' that he lives up to his model's reputation.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He's concerned about this so he refuses to tell Poe and Threepio anything about Snoke until he's back safe at the base.

Others

    R2-D2 

R2-D2

See his entry on the Rebel Heroes page.

    R2-KT 

R2-KT

See her entry on the Galactic Republic page.

    CB-23 

CB-23

See her entry on the Colossus page.

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