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"Green Leader standing by."
―Arvel Crynyd checks in during the Battle of Endor[src]

Arvel Crynyd was a male human pilot who served in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. In the war's fourth year, Commander Crynyd participated in the Rebellion's attack on the Galactic Empire's second Dearth Star in the Battle of Endor, flying an RZ-1 A-wing interceptor in Green Squadron as leader of the squadron. When Crynyd was killed during the battle in a suicide run to destroy the Super Star Destroyer Executor, Lieutenant L'ulo L'ampar assumed command of the squadron. The battle ended soon after, seeing the destruction of the Death Star and death of Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine.

BiographyEdit

Battle of EndorEdit

Arvel Crynyd[2] was a male human who served the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War, a galaxy-wide conflict between the Alliance and the Galactic Empire.[1] Holding the rank of commander,[3] Crynyd flew as a pilot in Green Squadron, operating an RZ-1 A-wing interceptor[1] In 4 ABY,[4] after the Bothan spynet discovered that Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine would be aboard the second Death Star to oversee its construction, Alliance High Command determined that launching an immediate assault on the space station would be their only chance to cripple the Empire.[1]

With the full Alliance Fleet, Crynyd, under the callsign of Green Leader, exited hyperspace above the forest moon of Endor, approaching the superweapon in his A-wing.[1]

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Personality and traitsEdit

Crynyd was a human male with brown eyes and light skin.[1] Being a veteran pilot and instructor, Crynyd spent more time in an A-wing than anyone else in the Alliance Starfighter Corps. He praised the starfighter and maintained the notion that skilled A-wing pilots could easily outfly the TIE interceptor—the Imperial counterpart to the A-wing. Having also recognized that the lightly shielded A-wings couldn't stand up to Imperial-class Star Destroyers, Crynyd pushed them into reconnaissance and escort missions where speed meant strength.[3]

EquipmentEdit

As a pilot of the Alliance, Arvel Crynyd wore a green flight suit and helmet, while operating an RZ-1 A-wing interceptor.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Arvel Crynyd first appeared in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. He was portrayed by Hilton McRae in an uncredited role. Crynyd would later make an appearance in the first issue of the 2015 comic series Shattered Empire, Part I[5]

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