"Outer Rim scum. I can smell them already. Be on the alert. If anything seems even remotely suspicious...kill them all."
―Aggadeen to a stormtrooper squad.[src]

Aggadeen was a male human who served as an officer in the Galactic Empire. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, he acted as the Imperial Overseer to Weapons Factory Alpha on Cymoon 1.


Rebel assaultEdit

"We have an entire Empire to keep armed and ready. We haven't the time or inclination to bargain with every two-bit Hutt or Moff who gets in our way."
"And we are."
―Aggadeen and Han Solo[src]

A few weeks after the Battle of Yavin, Aggadeen was stationed at Weapons Factory Alpha on the moon Cymoon 1, in the Corellian Industrial Cluster. An envoy was sent from the Outer Rim planet Tatooine. The envoy was employed by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and was to negotiate terms of shipping raw materials from Hutt controlled space to Imperial factories, to produce more Imperial war machines—such as TIE/ln space superiority starfighters and All Terrain Armored Transport walkers.

Aggadeen and a squad of stormtroopers awaited the shuttle that carried the Outer Rim envoy on one of the factory's landing platforms. The Overseer ordered the stormtroopers to kill the members of the envoy if they felt in any way suspicious. Three humans and an astromech droid emerged, and Aggadeen greeted them in the name of the Galactic Emperor and asked who he had the honor of addressing. The clear leader of the group called himself the official
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Aggadeen and Solo shake hands upon meeting.

emissary of Jabba the Great, Mightiest of all Hutts, but his name was Han—Han Solo. The pair shook hands as Han dubbed the Overseer "Aggie." The Imperials' LOM-series protocol droid confirmed Solo's identity, and Aggadeen invited them into the factory—after they had left their weapons outside. The envoy handed over their weapons as Aggadeen and the stormtroopers escorted them inside. The two parties walked through the factory where Han and "Aggie" conversed about the imminent negotiations. Han told him that they should be prepared for the negotiations to be vigorous, but Aggadeen revealed to the small time smuggler that there would be no negotiations. The negotiator would state the Empire's demands and they would be accepted by the Hutt's envoy—the Empire was huge, they had no time to negotiate with criminals or anyone who could possibly slow down the Empire. Solo was unimpressed and reminded "Aggie" that negotiating with criminals from the Outer Rim was not the Empire's style. The Death Star battle station undoubtedly cost billions of credits to build—many years to construct, had been destroyed, running the Empire's resources dry. They soon arrived at the room where the negotiations were to be held, Aggadeen invited them inside to await the negotiator. (Aggadeen knew the negotiator was Darth Vader, and none would dare argue the Empire's demands once he arrived.) But Solo professed to hold the negotiations on the noisy factory floor. Aggadeen questioned Solo's sanity and asked why. Solo smoothly replied that "Aggie" had said it earlier, "We aren't here to negotiate." Solo's astromech droid began leaking fluids onto the floor—the droid then electrocuted the liquid; and the stormtroopers who now found
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Leia "thanks" Aggadeen with a punch to his jaw.

themselves standing in it. Solo and his "bodyguards" defeated the remaining stormtroopers in hand to hand combat. Aggadeen had decided that Solo truly was insane and asked "What kind of envoy are you?" Solo replied "The Rebellious kind." and asked "Aggie" the direction to the main power core. Aggadeen refused to tell them, Weapons Factory Alpha was the most heavily guarded base in the galaxy. Solo ignored him and repeated his question; the proud Imperial officer refused to cooperate—until the astromech droid threatened to electrocute him as well. "Aggie" pointed them in the right direction and was thanked by the female bodyguard with right hook across his jaw.[2]

The Rebels moved on and rigged the power core to explode, Darth Vader arrived and was alerted to the Rebels presence when he was attacked by a sniper. Vader put the entire moon on alert. The rebels freed several slaves and commandeered an All Terrain Armored Transport walker. They used the walker to wreak havoc in their escape of the factory that was now a bomb. Aggadeen and other Imperials attempted to halt the power core's meltdown—but the Rebels had done their work well—the meltdown could not be stopped. Aggadeen contacted Lord Vader and requested permission to evacuate the facility. Vader vetoed his request and told him "If this factory explodes, you had best explode with it." Aggadeen obeyed, not even he could argue with the Dark Lord—not even for his own life. Vader cautioned him that further failure would not be tolerated and that the Rebel invaders had to die. Vader did not want Skywalker dead, however, as the Sith Lord had other plans for him.[3]

The price of failureEdit

"...Overseer Aggadeen will not fail us again."
―Darth Vader, to Darth Sidious[src]
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Aggadeen being tortured by Vader.

After the assault ended, Vader returned to the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, the capital of the Empire. He brought Aggadeen to the Palace with him, where the Dark Lord had the Overseer tortured as a consequence for the assault on Cymoon 1. Vader wanted to make sure Aggadeen was not withholding any more information on the Rebel attack that he could possibly use to find Luke Skywalker. Skywalker had been one of Solo's bodyguards that Aggadeen had failed to prevent from destroying the factory. Vader brought the Emperor, Darth Sidious, before the Overseer, and Vader told his master that Aggadeen would never fail the Empire again.[4]



Notes and referencesEdit

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