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- "Not scum. Ania. Ania Solo."
- ―Ania Solo
Ania Solo was a Human female who was a member of the House of Solo, a descendant of the smuggler Han Solo and the Jedi Knight Leia Organa Solo. She was also a distant cousin of Empress Marasiah Fel. Towards the end of the Second Imperial Civil War, Ania Solo escaped from an Imperial prison camp on Drash-so and encountered the kindly assassin droid AG-37, who gave her transportation offworld to honor a promise that he made to her ancestor Han Solo. By 138 ABY, Solo was working as a junk dealer in the Carreras system, and she accidentally discovered the lightsaber of Imperial Knight Yalta Val after an Imperial communications droid containing the lightsaber turned up in her junkyard. Enlisting the help of her Mon Calamari friend Sauk, Solo attempted to sell the weapon on Carreras Major, but soon became the target of a Sith posing as Val when the Sith learned that she had his lightsaber.
Pursued by the star system's security forces, Solo, Sauk, and their friend AG-37 joined forces with the Imperial Knight Jao Assam in an effort to locate the real Val. However, they were captured by security forces not long afterwards, and Solo's friends were injured in a battle with the Sith during their escape attempt. Determined to save her friends, Solo pursued the Sith, who revealed himself to be Darth Wredd, a rogue Sith who had deserted the insurgent One Sith order. Wredd wanted to destroy the One Sith and restore the Rule of Two. During a climatic showdown, Ania thwarted Wredd's attempt to execute the real Master Val live on a galaxy-wide broadcast. While Darth Wredd managed to escape, Solo was able to save her friends and escape the destruction of the Carreras G51 communications array.
After the Carreras Incident, Ania Solo joined forces with the Imperial Knight Jao Assam in hunting down the rogue Sith Darth Wredd. Following a detour to Nalyd, Ania and Jao traveled to Dac, the watery homeworld of the Mon Calamari and Quarren species. There, they discovered that another rogue Sith known as Darth Luft and his pirate associates had established a slaving operation in the orbiting Mon Calamari Shipyards and were using Mon Calamari and Quarren refugees to build a fleet of pirate starships. Darth Luft threw Ania and Jao into an escape pod and jettisoned them into the poisoned oceans of Dac in an attempt to kill them. However, they were rescued from a watery death by Sauk and AG-37. During a joint Galactic Alliance and Fel Empire assault on the Mon Calamari Shipyards, Ania, Sauk and AG-37 saved the lives of many Mon Calamari and Quarren prisoners by closing the space doors, saving them from being exposed to zero gravity space.
Despite later learning that they had unwittingly played into the hands of Darth Wredd, Ania was proud that she and her companions had help save the lives of many Mon Calamari and Quarren during the Dac Incident. While resuming their hunt for Darth Wredd, Ania discovered that she had been framed for the murder of an Imperial Knight Teemen Alton. Before Ania could clear her name, she was kidnapped by her former lover Ramid, who wanted to collect the bounty on her head. However, Ania and her captor were forced to work together when Ramid's starship was attacked and shot down by a mysterious bounty hunter, who was determined to capture Ania. While stranded on an unknown planet, Ania and Ramid escaped the bounty hunter and traveled to a settlement with the intent of getting offworld. During their journey, Ania and Ramid reconciled with the latter forgiving Ania for abandoning him during a prison escape. Ania also forgave Ramid for kidnapping her.
At the settlement, Ania and Ramid were ambushed by the bounty hunter, who killed Ramid and then fought off Jao Assam, who had come to her rescue. Ania was then captured by the bounty hunter, who revealed that she was a former Imperial prison guard from Ania's prison camp on Drash-So and was the real killer of Teemen Alton. The bounty hunter then attempted to frame Ania by implanting her prosthetic hand on Ania's left arm. Before the bounty hunter could finish her work, she was attacked by Jao. While Jao tangled with the bounty hunter, Ania managed to break free and kill the bounty hunter by using her remote to crush her with her own TIE Bomber. However, Ania's troubles were not over yet. She was quickly apprehended by a group of Trandoshan stormtroopers to face trial for her alleged crime.
Fortunately for Ania, Master Yalta Val and Jao Assam were able to clear her name by producing evidence that the real murderer of Teemen Alton was the deceased bounty hunter who had tried to frame her. Ania was thus exonerated and free to go. However, her friend Jao was imprisoned for deserting his Imperial Knight posting, a crime which carried the death penalty. Before Ania could seek an audience with her cousin Empress Fel to petition for Jao's life, Jao escaped from his prison cell with the help of the rogue Sith Darth Wredd, who wanted to recruit the Imperial Knight as his Sith apprentice. With the consent of Empress Fel, Ania, her companions, and a force of stormtroopers were sent on a mission to rescue the fugitive Jao Assam. Jao managed to transmit coordinates which led Ania and her companions to the floating dead world of Mala, which she had first visited during the Carreras Incident.
Ania succeeded in rescuing Jao. However, this was merely a ruse engineered by Darth Wredd to lure both the One Sith and Empress Marasiah Fel to Mala. There, he intended to destroy the One Sith to avenge the destruction of his family and homeworld of Mala, and to carry out his mission to kill Empress Fel. Wredd's plot succeeded and a great battle ensued on Mala between the One Sith and the Imperial Knights. During the fighting, Ania and her companions temporarily joined forces with Darth Wredd to fight the One Sith. In an attempt to bring Jao over to the dark side of the Force, Darth Wredd attacked Marasiah Fel and goaded Jao into killing him. However, Jao refused to take the bait and kill Darth Wredd in anger. Instead, Ania carried out the deed by shooting Darth Wredd with a blaster rifle, ending the threat posed by the rogue Sith and saving Jao from falling to the dark side. Following the defeat of the Sith, Ania Solo declined an offer from Empress Fel to become the captain of her personal bodyguard. Instead, she, her companions, and Jao Assam chose to continue their travels through the galaxy.
Early life and imprisonmentEdit
- "She is a Solo. I made a promise to a Solo [Han Solo] once. That's really all there is to know."
- ―AG-37 describing his special relationship with Ania Solo
A Human female descendant of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, Ania Solo lived through the Second Imperial Civil War of 130–138 ABY, in which the Galactic Empire under the Sith Lord Darth Krayt was defeated by the Alliance of the Empire-in-exile, the New Jedi Order, and the Galactic Alliance Remnant. Early in her life, some people believed that Solo would come to a bad end, while others believed that she had a great destiny ahead of her; Solo, on the other hand, did not believe in destiny. At some point prior to 138 ABY, she developed a romantic relationship with a spacer named Ramid.
Towards the end of the Second Imperial Civil War, Ania Solo was sent to an Imperial prison camp on Drash-so in the Selvatas system for murdering an unidentified individual. Her love interest Ramid also ended up in the prison camp. During her imprisonment, Ania was regularly abused and tortured by a sadistic female guard, who had a prosthetic left hand and wielded a lightwhip. Ania and Ramid attempted to escape the prison camp but caught the attention of the guards. During the escape, Ramid was shot and recaptured but Ania managed to escape. Ramid was severely punished for the escape attempt and developed a grudge towards Ania, whom he unfairly blamed for abandoning him. While Ania regretted abandoning Ramid, she had no way of ascertaining that he had survived.
Following her escape from the Imperial prison camp, Ania Solo encountered the kindly assassin droid AG-37. While Ania had pulled a gun on AG-37 during their first encounter, the two would become close and loyal friends. Several decades earlier, AG-37 had made an unspecified promise to Ania's ancestor Han Solo. AG-37 recognized Ania as a descendant of Solo and took pity on her. Seeing that she had no money to buy a transport out of the Selvatas system, AG-37 granted lodging and passage to Ania Solo. Seeking to escape the troubles in the Selvatas system, Ania fled to the remote Carreras system, a star system near the Surd Nebula in the Outer Rim Territories.
- "You know, I'm not originally from the Carreras system. I ended up there almost by accident. Some people thought I'd come to a bad end. Some thought I was destined for greatness. They were both wrong. I bought myself a junkyard and ignored them. I don't believe in destiny."
- ―Ania Solo
While visiting Carreras Minor, Ania encountered a homeless Mon Calamari engineer named Sauk, who had lost his family during the One Sith's genocide against the Mon Calamari. Taking pity on a total stranger, she helped Sauk secure lodging and a meal. As a result, Sauk came to respect Ania for helping him in his hour of need and the two became close friends. By 138 ABY, Ania Solo had succeeded in establishing a junkyard on Carreras Major. An insectoid individual named Tham and its Human partner delivered a shipment to her, and Tham became agitated when Solo refused to pay their price of ten thousand credits. The Human attempted to threaten her, but Solo summoned a large droid which she ordered to escort Tham and the man back to their starship.
While looking through the shipment of junk, Solo discovered an Imperial communications droid, which had actually been launched by the crew of Imperial Knight Yalta Val a week earlier before their ship had been attacked. Solo took the droid to an ice mining platform in the rings of Carreras Minor, where she met with her friend Sauk and showed the Mon Calamari the comm droid. However, as Sauk examined the droid, the pair discovered Val's lightsaber, and Solo urged Sauk to shut off the lightsaber almost immediately when he activated the weapon. She then convinced Sauk to help her sell the lightsaber, persuading the Mon Calamari that it was their chance at a big score.
On Carreras Major, Sauk and Solo witnessed a guard shoot an alien in the middle of the street, and she brushed aside Sauk's complaints and led him to a nearby shop. However, the owner refused to even consider buying the weapon in fear of being discovered by Governor Biala's security forces. When the shop owner insinuated that he might turn the pair in for possessing the weapon, Solo angrily confronted him, but the owner threw both Solo and Sauk out into the street. They were quickly set upon by a mounted guard, and Solo ran into an alleyway with Sauk to avoid the guard—but the two were forced to stop before they ran into a crowded intersection, allowing the guard to catch up to them. Angered by how the man called her and Sauk scum, Solo refused the guard's order to hand over the lightsaber and drew her blaster instead, shooting the man in the stomach and killing him.
- "Look, I'm sorry, Sauk."
"You're sorry, but I'm a refugee again. Only now I'm a criminal, too. Why can't you ever leave well enough alone, Ania?"
"I didn't plan for any of this. I just—"
- ―Ania Solo and Sauk
Pursued by more guards, the two fled through Carreras Major's sewers in Solo's ship, and Solo ordered Sauk to use the lightsaber to defend them when she realized that the targeting lead on the vessel was damaged. When Sauk accidentally damaged a pipe when Solo swerved after being hit by their pursuers, Solo used the cloud of smoke that issued from it to escape through an access tunnel to the surface. The two returned to Solo's junkyard, where Sauk continued to work on the Imperial comm droid, but Solo insisted that she would not abandon Sauk, though she intended to get rid of the lightsaber. Their conversation was interrupted by the arrival of AG-37, a droid and frequent customer that Solo was friends with, and she directed him to the north side of the junkyard to find a linear converter. Before departing, AG-37 warned Solo to get rid of the lightsaber, and it was only minutes later that an Imperial Knight arrived with guards from Carreras, demanding the return of the lightsaber.
However, Solo refused to give him the weapon, claiming ownership by right of salvage, and she summoned her large droid to convince the Knight to leave. However, the Knight simply pulled the lightsaber out of her grasp and used it to destroy the droid before he departed, ordering the guards to kill Solo and Sauk. Fortunately for the two, the guards were distracted by several gesaw rats scavenging the remains of Solo's droid, allowing Sauk and Solo to escape into the junkyard. Firing at her pursuers, Solo and Sauk fled deeper into the junkyard, but the timely arrival of AG-37 saved them from execution as he eliminated the guards. AG-37 brought the two aboard his ship and offered to take them as far as Bonadan, and when Solo questioned him as to why he was helping them, he confused her by explaining that he always paid his debts.
The droid then expressed his suspicions about the Imperial Knight's hostile actions, and Solo headed back to apologize to Sauk for the trouble she had caused, though his resentment was cut short when he repaired the comm droid enough to the point where it began to display a hologram. The droid displayed an image of an Imperial Knight battling a Sith, prompting Solo to call for AG-37, and the droid pointed out that the Knight in the hologram—the one using the lightsaber that Solo had discovered—was not the same Knight who had attacked them at Solo's junkyard. Their conversation was interrupted by the ship's proximity alarm, and the three were dismayed to see an entire blockade of ships.
Forced to turn back towards the interior of the Carreras system, AG-37 followed Sauk's instructions and headed towards an unstable part of Carreras Minor's ice ring, piloting the freighter through tunnels in the ice as their Carreras starfighter pursuers followed. Thinking of a way to stop the fighters, Solo rushed to the freighter's cargo bay and opened it, venting Sauk's ship and sending it flying into the starfighters, which were unable to avoid it in the narrow tunnel and collided with the ship. AG-37 quickly landed the freighter on Carreras Minor's surface, where Sauk finished repairing the comm droid as Solo grew frustrated with the group's decision to sit and wait. However, the ship was attacked by a tentacled creature, prompting AG-37 to head outside after ordering Solo into the pilot seat, but Solo passed his orders on to Sauk and headed outside with AG-37, donning a face mask and grabbing a blaster.
While battling the creature, Solo was nearly killed by one of its limbs, but the timely arrival of Imperial Knight Jao Assam saw him defend her and then drive off the creature enough for the ship to escape, though the two were nearly thrown off the top of the freighter in the process. Solo immediately drew her blaster on the Knight when they landed nearby, and Assam explained to AG-37 and Solo that he was looking for his mentor, Yalta Val. AG-37 convinced Sauk and Solo to stand down, explaining that "Val" had been attacking them, and the Imperial comm droid showed Assam the hologram of the fight. Assam identified the Knight in the hologram as Yalta Val, leading the group to realize that the Knight they had encountered before was an impostor, and AG-37 allowed Assam to load his starfighter into the freighter's hold before the group departed the planet to find the real Val.
Helping her friendsEdit
- "No. Listen. Solo wasn't special. He was a criminal. But he stepped up when everything depended on him. He did because it was the right thing to do… and because his friends needed him."
Evading more pursuing starfighters, the group followed the comm droid's coordinates into the Surd Nebula, though they were surprised when their pursuers broke off upon reaching the edge of the nebula. To the surprise of Solo and the others, when the freighter arrived at the coordinates where Val had vanished, there was no planet to be found, and they were soon captured in the tractor beam of a larger ship. Dozens of tiny droids burst through the hull when the freighter was deposited in the larger ship's hangar, and Solo and her friends were forced out into the hangar where they were captured by Carreras guards. Knocked unconscious and imprisoned in holding cells on the Carreras G51 communications array with Sauk and a deactivated AG-37, Solo began searching for a way out immediately upon awaking, but her efforts were in vain. Some time later, Sauk came to the realization that the planet they had been searching for had in fact moved, though the two were unable to do anything with the knowledge at the time.
The three of them were finally freed when Jao Assam was liberated from his separate imprisonment by Governor Biala, who had realized that the false Knight was trying to destroy the array. Solo was insulted by Assam's insistence that they would be unable to take on the Sith without Master Val, and she continued to argue with the Knight as they headed to the hangar—but when they encountered the Sith in the hangar, Solo ignored Assam's warnings and opened fire on the Sith's departing ship. The Sith escaped the explosion and leaped back to the hangar floor, where he choked Solo with the Force and threw her aside. The Sith made short work of AG-37 and sent Sauk flying into the bulkhead before engaging Assam in a duel, and though Assam was able to score several hits on the Sith, the fight ended with Assam being tossed out of the hangar into space as the Sith escaped in a new ship.
When Solo came to, she was horrified to find the hangar destroyed after the battle, and AG-37 urged her to pursue the Sith and stop him, reminding her that her ancestor Han Solo had become a hero because he always helped his friends. Grabbing Assam's fallen lightsaber, Solo took Assam's starfighter and headed for the moving planet—now located just in front of the communications array—in pursuit of the Sith. Spotting the Sith's shuttle, Solo headed down into a series of caverns, where she found the newly-proclaimed Darth Wredd declaring an insurgency and preparing to execute Yalta Val live on camera, a spectacle that was being broadcast all over the galaxy using the Carreras communications array. Solo interrupted Wredd's speech and opened fire upon the Sith, but he used the Force to disarm her before he entangled her in wreckage and threw her to the floor.
However, Yal summoned Assam's lightsaber from Solo's boot just in time to free himself and stop Wredd from executing him, and the two began to duel as Solo freed herself. Seeing that the array was about to crash into the planet, Solo fled the caves and returned to Assam's fighter in hopes of saving Sauk and AG-37 from the array, and she dragged her injured friends to the freighter despite Sauk's pleas that she save AG-37 and get to safety. Escaping aboard the freighter, AG-37 flew back down to the planet's surface and Solo rushed to the boarding ramp so that Master Val could leap aboard, and the freighter escaped just before the array crashed into the planet. Tending to Sauk in the medbay, Solo apologized to her unconscious friend for involving him and getting him hurt, but Val and Solo were called to the cockpit by AG-37 when the droid encountered a surprise—Jao Assam, floating in space but still alive thanks to the Imperial comm droid. Solo began to care for Assam in the medbay as well when they brought the injured Knight aboard, and Solo repeated her apology to Sauk when the Mon Calamari awoke—but Sauk brushed it off, reminding Solo that she had saved all of her friends.
Detour to NalydEdit
"We have to find him [Darth Wredd]. We have to stop him. If we don't, no one else will."
- ―Ania Solo
The group immediately set off in pursuit of Darth Wredd, but damage to the ship soon left them dead in space, and the group tended to their wounded as they activated the Imperial comm droid to call for help. Solo and her friends were soon met by the Imperial Star Destroyer Animus, which brought AG-37's ship aboard, and Solo was given a brief tour by one of the Imperial officers, who informed her that Empress Marasiah Fel herself was impressed with Solo's actions during the recent crisis. Fel was requesting a formal audience, and the officer expressed her belief that Solo could gain a comfortable assignment on the capital Coruscant from the audience, as the Triumvirate wished to keep her happy. Solo soon learned from Sauk that AG-37 had offered her friend a job as an engineer on his ship, and AG-37 offered her a place on his ship as well, but when she decided to take the offer on Coruscant, the droid advised her to remain alert before departing the Animus with Sauk.
A little while later, Jao Assam confided in Solo that he had foreseen Darth Wredd attacking the Empress, and the Knight admitted his belief that Wredd wished to make Assam his apprentice to reinstate the Rule of Two Sith doctrine. When Assam brought up the idea of destiny after the two discussed Wredd's megalomania and his desire to kill off the other Sith, Solo confided in the Imperial that she did not believe in destiny, and the two agreed to do what the Empress expected of them. However, Solo eventually decided otherwise and went to Assam's quarters, where she convinced him to join her in hunting down Wredd. Once Assam had donned his armor, the two headed for the hangar to secure a ship, but found Master Val and a squad of stormtroopers waiting for them. Master Val attempted to reason with Assam by reminding the younger Imperial Knight that they had orders to serve the Empress. Assam tried unsuccessful to convince Val that Darth Wredd still posed a serious threat that needed to be stopped.
Their conversation was interrupted by a trigger-happy stormtrooper, who triggered a brief fire fight. During that brief skirmish, Ania fired at least one shot. Jao Assam used his lightsaber to deflect their blaster bolts and told Ania to hide behind him. In the end, Assam was able to call a truce by telling Master Val that he did not want any bloodshed. Val agreed and ordered his stormtroopers to cease fire and stand down. Master Val allowed Assam reluctantly to leave with Ania on his quest but warned the younger Knight that he was being selfish. Unlike Ania, Assam was an Imperial Knight and was expected to serve the Empress, who was guided by the Force. Ania then urged Jao to leave before Master Val and his stormtroopers changed their minds. Ania and Jao then departed Animus on a stolen shuttle.
While traveling through hyperspace, Ania asked Assam about whether his vision had given him any hint of where they should be traveling. The two of them also browsed through regional incident reports for information on Darth Wredd's whereabouts, which included files on court martials and prisoners of war. Ania also asked Assam how long the authorities kept these records and whether they stretched back through the Second Imperial Civil War. She also wondered whether the Triumivrate would have purged these documents as well. Assam commented that Wredd was probably a Sith apprentice since he did not wear the tradition Sith tattoos which most members of the One Sith wore. The Imperial also speculated that Wredd could have been serving anywhere during that time and that they should look at files relating to that period. Ania also noted that many people were forced into doing things during the war that they did not want to.
At that point, Ania recognized one of the individuals on the file as Dieben, a Nalydian who had been Darth Wredd's henchman on Mala. Following the destruction of the Carrerras communications array, Dieben had been picked up in an escape pod in the Surd Nebula. The two quickly learnt that Dieben was a wanted fugitive who had been extradited to his homeworld of Nalyd to face punishment for various crimes. Ania and Jao then travled to Nalyd, a planet of swirling orange fog. After landing at a spaceport on that planet, Assam discovered from local sources that Dieben had been sentenced to death for various felonies including the assassination of a minister, assaulting an "officer of the law", and the sabotage of a public transport resulting in ten deaths. As punishment, Dieben was to be executed by firing squad in a public arena.
Before the execution could be carried out, Ania commandeered a spider-like creature and "rescued" Dieben. Together with Jao and Dieben, Ania fled the arena. They were pursued by the Nalydian authorities, who also rode spider-like creatures and fired blasters. During the escape attempt, the spider was shot and the three beings fell down a steep cliff. While Ania and Jao survived the fall, Dieben was not so lucky and was impaled by a sharp needle-like plan, resulting in wounds that led to his death. While Ania and Jao were unable to extract any information from Dieben, they quickly found out from the guards that Dieben had planned to rendezvous with Darth Wredd on the planet Dac following the events in Carreras. Dac, the homeworld of the Mon Calamari and Quarren species, had become a 'dead world' after the One Sith unleashed a biological weapon into its oceans the previous year. Meanwhile on Coruscant, Ania's activities attracted the attention of Empress Fel herself who ordered Ania's apprehension and also condemned Assam to death for desertion.
Mission to DacEdit
- "Not a bad deal, if you ask me. They get to be heroes and you didn't have to chop them to bits."
"What they told us isn't much to go on."
- ―Ania Solo and Jao Assam prior to their journey to Dac
Ania Solo managed to convince the Nalydian guards to release her and Jao Assam by pointing out that the latter was an Imperial Knight who was skilled in lightsaber combat. In exchange for returning Dieben's body to the Nalydian authorities, the Nalydians informed the two companions that Dieben had indeed plan to rendezvous with Darth Wredd in Dac. While preparing to disembark to Dac, Ania tried to convince a skeptical Jao that Dieben had been telling the truth because he was not smart enough to lie. Jao also recalled that Dieben had bragged about having powerful friends, whom Ania assumed to be Darth Wredd. Since the One Sith had poisoned Dac a year ago, the planet had become uninhabited and was lawless. There was some criminal activity in the Calamari system since the Galactic Triumvirate lacked a presence there. Ania replied that Dac's lawlessness made it a perfect hiding place for the Sith.
Upon exiting hyperspace, Ania and Assam arrived outside the Mon Calamari Shipyards, a series of orbital shipyards which had fallen into ruins since the Mon Calamari genocide. Ania and Jao's shuttle was quickly attacked by two Dac pirate droids which proceeded to wreck the starship's systems. However, Jao managed to shake off the intruders. Their shuttle was then caught in a tractor beam and then dragged into a hangar bay. Two criminals, an Aqualish and a Gran then approached the shuttle. However, Ania and Jao fought against the two criminals and overpowered them, stealing their clothes and armor. Jao deduced that the two were merely common criminals but sensed the presence of the dark side of the Force, which implied a Sith presence. Followed by their Imperial communications droid, Ania and Jao explored the shipyard and quickly discovered that a pirate gang had taken over the shipyards and were forcing enslaved Mon Calamari and Quarren to build a fleet of pirate ships.
Jao and Ania also managed to make contact with a Mon Calamari and a Quarren named Luen and Tikin respectively. Luen revealed that the Mon Calamari and Quarren refugees had been lured back to Dac by promises of making the planet habitable again. Tikin added that the pirates had held their children and elderly relatives hostage in order to force the able-bodied Mon Calamari and Quarren to build ships. Tikin also revealed that he had lost his wife during the Genocide and that his son was being held hostage. Luen also revealed that the pirates were part of a criminal syndicate led by some "rogue" Sith. Jao ordered the Imperial communications droid to send an encrypted message to Coruscant informing Empress Fel about the pirates' slave-labor operations in the Dac system. When Ania raised concerns about Jao being executed by the Triumvirate authorities for desertion, Jao explained that the pirates were a threat to the Triumvirate and the galaxy which outweighed his own predicament.
Jao, Ania and their two local "guides" were then pursued by more pirates. After dodging their pursuers through the shipyard, the four encountered the Sith Darth Luft, a tall red-skinned male Twi'lek. Darth Luft revealed that he had no connections with Darth Wredd and derided the rogue Sith for rebelling against the One Sith. He also mentioned that the One Sith had sent emissaries to contact the Galactic Triumvirate and claimed that the government was not interested in Dac. Instead of killing Jao, Ania and the two escaped slaves, Darth Luft decided to dump them through a trapdoor into the poisonous oceans of Dac. The four fell into an escape pod which was immediately jettisoned into the ocean world. Due to the presence of viral spores in Dac's oceans, one single drop was enough to kill a living being.
While Ania and her companions faced certain death as the escape pod plummeted into Dac's oceans, the Imperial communications droid managed to reconfigure his antenna in order to broadcast their location even from the ocean depths. Meanwhile, Sauk and AG-37 arrived in the Dac system. AG-37 detected the Imperial communication droid's signals from beneath Dac's oceans and quickly deduced that Ania and her companions were trapped in an escape pod. They realized that they had to get to them before the hull buckled since a single drop of the poisoned ocean was enough to kill any lifeform. Meanwhile, Ania was unwilling to resign herself and her companions to death and attempted to gain control of the escape pod's directional thrusters. However, Tikin revealed Sith and his pirates had forced their slaves to strip all of the propulsion systems from the pods to use in the fleet.
At that point, AG-37 made contact with Ania and her companions, assuring them that they were going to use their ship's grappling arm to retrieve the escape pod. AG-37's ship had dived into the oceans of Dac and Sauk had fired the ship's grappling gun in attempt to catch the plummeting escape pod. Sauk and AG-37's rescue effort succeeded and they managed to rescue Ania and her companions. AG-37 ship's towed the escape pod into one of the shipyards above Dac where Ania and Jao reunited with Sauk and AG-37. When Ania asked if Sauk and AG-37 had gotten past the pirates, they assured her that AG-37 had already dispatched them. Sauk also confirmed that they had intercepted enough of the Imperial comm droid's transmission to know that their companions needed help.
Stopping Darth LuftEdit
- "So what? We also liberated the ring and saved a bunch of Sauk's people. After all that, I'm sure we can take down one arrogant Sith!"
- ―Ania Solo
Following their narrow escape from death, Jao Assam expressed his intentions to eliminate Darth Luft and to put an end to the plight of the Mon Calamari and Quarren slave laborers. Ania Solo and AG-37 disagreed with Jao Assam's plan and urged the Imperial Knight to wait for reinforcements before confronting the pirates. Ania stressed that they needed more firepower. AG-37 concurred and announced that they would depart immediately. The Quarren Tikin vowed not to abandon his son in the Mon Calamari Shipyards. However, Assam was adamant on pursuing his crusade against Wredd and Luft. Ania tried to reason with Assam by pointing out that Dieben had lied to them about Wredd's whereabouts and that their quarry was not in the Mon Calamari Shipyards. AG-37 concurred with Ania and announced that they would depart immediately.
In response, Assam argued that they were not led to Dac by coincidence and claimed that he could feel that Wredd was behind the situation. He vowed not to miss this opportunity to stop Darth Wredd. Assam's plans alarmed Tikin who feared that his crusade would endanger his son. He warned that the pirates punished workers who rebelled by hurting their families. Refusing to be part of Jao's plan, he returned to the ship yards. Finally, Ania tried to reason with Jao by warning him that his plan to fight the whole pirate ring was reckless and insane. However, Jao refused to listen to reason and departed to confront Darth Luft and the pirates. Unhappy with these developments, Ania and AG-37 left on their starship.
Shortly after leaving the docking hangar, they were attacked by several pirate starfighters. Ania urged AG-37 to "dispatch" their pursuers but the droid responded that these new starfighters were more formidable than those they had previously encountered. Before AG-37 could finish his sentence, their pursuers were hit by laser fire and incinerated. By then, Master Yalta Val and Admiral Gar Stazi had received the Imperial communication droid's transmission and learnt about the pirate presence in the Dac system. Seeking to free the enslaved Mon Calamari and Quarren captives, Stazi had assembled a fleet of Galactic Alliance warships while Yalta Val brought a detachment of trainee Imperial Knights.
By that stage, a slave uprising had broken out in the Mon Calamari shipyards. In an attempt to free his son Tilin, the Quarren Tikin alerted Darth Luft to Jao Assam's escape. Instead of sparing his son however, the Sith threw Tikin out of the window, killing him. This murder outraged the Mon Calamari and Quarren slaves who began attacking their pirate captors. Jao Assam then entered the fray and engaged Darth Wredd in a lightsaber duel. Meanwhile in space, Ania watched with satisfaction as the Galactic Triumvirate ships arrived. She also destroyed at least two pirate droids which had tried to attach themselves to a Galactic Alliance tanker.
Aware of the amphibian nature of the Mon Calamari and Quarren, Admiral Stazi had brought a tanker among his forces with the intention of flooding the shipyards. This was intended to neutralize the pirates while creating a comfortable environment for the aquatic species. Stazi's plans worked and the pirate's space ring was quickly flooded with water. Imperial seatroopers and Knights under the command of Yalta Val then entered the ring and rounded up the pirates, who unlike the Mon Calamari and Quarren were not accustomed to an aquatic environment. In response to the slave revolt and the Triumvirate attack, Darth Luft had ordered his men to expose the detention bays containing the slaves' family members to the vacuum of space. While several Mon Calamari and Quarren were killed, the flood of water created a massive ice plume that prevented many more lives from being lost.
In space, Ania Solo, AG-37, Sauk, and Luen witnessed the expansion of the ice plume outside the family detention. Knowing that the ice would not hold for long, Ania and her crew vowed to close the bay doors. Donning a breathing apparatus, Ania entered the shipyard with Sauk and the two attempted to access the bay door's controls but found them encrusted in ice. She then ordered Sauk to evacuate the Mon Calamari and Quarren inmates. Meanwhile AG-37 stayed aboard their starship and narrowly evaded laser fire from the space battle. He assured Ania that he would do a loop around and return for her and Sauk. With the ice beginning to crack, she and Sauk were still struggling to evacuate the Mon Calamari and Quarren captives.
With AG-37 preoccupied with dodging laser fire, Ania ordered the Imperial communications droid to travel to Bay 519C's access panel and close the doors. Just as the ice shattered, the Imperial communications droid succeeded in shutting the detention bay's doors, saving countless Mon Calamari and Quarren lives. Meanwhile, Jao Assam succeeded in killing Darth Luft with the help of two Imperial Knight cadets. Following Luft's death, Yalta Val's Knights and seatroopers asserted control of the space station and apprehended the pirates. Meanwhile, the liberated Mon Calamari and Quarren settled in the flooded space ring. As a gesture of reconciliation between the two species, Luen adopted Tikin's son Tilin.
Following the events above Dac, Ania and her companions departed in AG-37's ship and made a jump into hyperspace. AG-37 counselled Ania that pursuing Darth Wredd was the right thing to do but cautioned that they were running short on funds. At that point, they received an incoming transmission that was for Jao Assam. This transmission turned out to be a holographic recording from Darth Wredd praising Assam for following his trail and eliminating Darth Luft. According to Wredd, his plan was now several steps closer to completion. The rogue Sith expressed his desire to thank Assam in person and offered him a place in his reconstituted Sith Order.
Assam was taken by surprise that Wredd had managed to contact them. He lamented that Wredd had wanted to eliminate Luft from the beggining and that Ania and her companions had been inadvertently playing into the rogue Sith's hands. Ania took a more optimistic approach and pointed out that the team had liberated the Mon Calamari and Quarren slaves at the ring. If they could accomplish something like that, Ania reasoned that they could eliminate an "arrogant" Sith.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "You have to try. Your family has always—"
"Stop it. Those people don't have anything to do with me. Do I look like royalty? I work in a junkyard. I wish I could be someone like that—look, I'm just not."
- ―AG-37 and Solo
A Human female, Ania Solo had black hair, fair skin, and brown eyes. She was independent and stood up for herself, and she leaped at the chance to move onto something bigger after she and Sauk discovered the lightsaber of Imperial Knight Yalta Val.  When "Yalta Val" confronted her and demanded his lightsaber back, Solo stood up to him, believing that the law was on her side and that she had the right of salvage to the weapon. However, when the Knight's forces attacked them, Solo came to regret her actions and viewed them as stupid and brash. When roused to action, Solo disliked waiting and planning, believing that one should be proactive, and inactivity was a source of great frustration to her. She was also particularly loyal to her friends, and she was unwilling to put them in harm's way unless she was there with them. When Sauk, AG-37, and Assam were injured in the fight with the Sith that Solo had started, Solo was dismayed and angry with herself for causing them harm, and she apologized to Sauk for her actions—though, as Sauk pointed out, Solo risked her life to remedy her errors and to save her friends. Solo was of the opinion that all governments were essentially corrupt, and she was hostile to Jao Assam upon meeting him in the belief that he was like the Sith impostor.
In Solo's opinion, a smart individual was one that recognized an opportunity and took it, and Solo almost never refused to give up—when captured, she began searching for a way out, and it was only when she was reminded of danger to her friends that Solo began to lose hope in situations. Solo refused to be compared with her famous ancestors in the Solo family, for though she desired to be a hero like them, Solo felt that she was incapable of doing so. However, when AG-37 reminded her of how Han Solo had become a hero because he always did the right thing to rescue her friends, Solo put aside her self-doubt and became determined to rescue her friends and stop the Sith. Solo was inventive, using Sauk's ship as a weapon against the pursuing starfighters when she realized that AG-37's freighter was unarmed, and she prided herself on being a good shot with a blaster. Solo was also a capable pilot, able to pilot starfighters, freighters, and other ships of various sizes and models.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "The idea of a female lead was pitched to us, and that was a big, big thing that drew us to this project. It's fundamentally the opportunity to do something different in the "Star Wars" universe. It's a female character driving things so it gives you a new perspective on the universe but it's also a new way to tell classic "Star Wars" stories—or a classic type of "Star Wars" story—just from a fresh perspective."
- ―Gabriel Hardman
Ania Solo is the protagonist of the comic series Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2, a sequel to the original and similarly-named Star Wars: Legacy. The series is being written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, and additionally penciled by Hardman. The idea of a female lead originated outside of the writing team, but it played a significant role in drawing them to the project—both Bechko and Hardman believe it will allow them to write Star Wars from a fresh perspective. They have described her as a character who relies on her wits and does not take a lot of guff, but is nevertheless not a traditional badass female. Hardman hopes she will be "an inspiring but very down-to-Earth human sort of character, as well.
Solo was first revealed to the public on December 3, 2012, in a solicitation for the series released on Comic Book Resources. She was identified as Han and Leia Organa Solo's great-granddaughter, but Dark Horse Comics' solicitation for Legacy's first issue later named her as their great-great-granddaughter. Bechko and Hardman have stated that how exactly she is related to them is a mystery that will not be revealed soon.
- Star Wars: Legacy: Prisoner of the Floating World (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Legacy: Outcasts of the Broken Ring
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 11
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 12
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 13
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 14
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 15
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 16
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 17
- Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 18
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 140
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 145
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 147
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 151
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Star Wars: Legacy 1: Prisoner of the Floating World, Part 1
- ↑ Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 16
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 5
- ↑ Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 11
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 15
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 14
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 6
- ↑ Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 12
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Star Wars: Legacy 2: Prisoner of the Floating World, Part 2
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 3
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 4
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 7
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 8
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 9
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 10
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Jeffrey Renaud. EXCLUSIVE: Hardman and Bechko Resurrect "Star Wars: Legacy". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on December 21, 2012. Retrieved on December 21, 2012.
- ↑ Phegley, Kiel (December 3, 2012). Exclusive: "Star Wars: Legacy" Returns In 2013. Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on December 21, 2012. Retrieved on January 28, 2013.