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Arro Basteren was a human male soldier who grew up on the planet Ertegas and joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic in their fight against the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Serving as a private, he was among a group of rebels fighters, codenamed "Rogue One" that volunteered to join Jyn Erso in an unsanctioned mission to steal the plans for the Imperial Death Star superweapon from the Citadel Tower on the planet Scarif. After infiltrating the planet's defenses in the stolen Zeta-class cargo shuttle SW-0608, Basteren was amongst a squad that set out to create a distraction to draw the Empire's forces so that Erso and a small team could sneak into the Citadel and find the plans. Basteren and the others ultimately gave their lives in the fighting to ensure the plans were transmitted to the Alliance Fleet.[2]

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Private Basteren was played by James Harkness in the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was released in North America on December 15, 2016. His surname was only revealed in the film credits, while his first name was not stated until the release of the reference book Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, which was released the day after the film and written by Pablo Hidalgo.

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