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"I am going to terminate you; not like a soldier or honored veteran. Oh, no. You will be discarded and forgotten, like an obsolete piece of field equipment, and no one will know or care."
―Brom Titus, to CT-7567[src]

Brom Titus was a human male who served as an admiral in the Galactic Empire's navy. A few years prior to the Battle of Yavin, Titus was in command of the Imperial Interdictor, an experimental Interdictor cruiser that the Empire was testing in the Del Zennis system, using the ship's gravity well projectors to pull rebel ships out of hyperspace. Titus managed to capture the Phoenix Squadron's Commander Jun Sato and Jedi-in-training Ezra Bridger, however they were rescued by Jedi Padawan Kanan Jarrus and Clone Captain Rex, who disguised themselves as stormtroopers. The rebels destroyed the Interdictor by adjusting the gravity well projectors to pull in every ship nearby when activated, even the Imperial light cruisers, however Titus got away in an escape pod before the ship's destruction. Following this failure, he was demoted to commander and placed in command of Reklam Station, which was later destroyed by Bridger, after the Phoenix Squadron stole several Y-wing starfighters from the station.

BiographyEdit

The Imperial Interdictor debacleEdit

Brom Titus was an Admiral in the Imperial Navy who commanded the Imperial Interdictor, an experimental starship equipped with four gravity well projectors capable of pulling starships out of hyperspace. Following Imperial protocol, Titus kept his warship in the Del Zennis system, which was classified as an Imperial test zone. On one occasion, Titus' Imperial Interdictor intercepted a patrol from the Phoenix Squadron, which was part of a wider rebel network that resisted the Galactic Empire.[1]

In response, the Phoenix Commander Jun Sato traveled on the CR90 corvette Liberator to investigate the disappearance of that rebel patrol. Sato was accompanied by the young Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger, who had been sent by Hera Syndulla to help Sato with his mission. Sensing Sato's ship, Titus' Imperial Interdictor pulled the rebel corvette out of hyperspace. After disabling the ship's systems, the Interdictor pulled the Liberator into its ventral hangar bay where the crew were captured by Titus' stormtroopers.[1]

Admiral Titus then ordered his stormtroopers to bring Commander Sato and Ezra to the Interdictor's command bridge. Sato tried to bluff his way out of trouble by claiming that he and his crew were from the Corporate Alliance and lambasted the Admiral for illegally detaining them. Titus however was not daunted by Sato's charade and put the rebel commander in his place by stating that he recognized him as Commander Jun Sato. Titus then turned his attention to Ezra, who claimed that he was Jabba the Hutt. However, the Admiral was not fooled and quickly told the boy that he recognized him as none other than Ezra Bridger. Titus then ordered his men to take the prisoners to secure holding cells.[1]

Brom Titus

Admiral Titus during the Interdictor debacle

The Admiral then used a hologram to inform the Imperial Security Bureau Agent Kallus that he had captured Commander Sato and Bridger. Kallus, who had encountered Ezra on numerous occasions, warned Titus to lock him in a secure holding cell with triple guard. Despite Kallus' warnings, Titus refused to believe that a young boy could pose a threat to the Imperial Navy. Unknown to Titus, the rebels Kanan Jarrus, Rex, and Chopper had infiltrated the Imperial Interdictor disguised as stormtroopers and an Imperial communications droid respectively. Meanwhile, Bridger managed to overpower his captors and lock them in his cell.[1]

Upon learning that Ezra had escaped, Admiral Titus ordered his crew to lock down all levels of the Imperial Interdictor and to secure the ship's hangar bays. He also gave his men permission to kill Bridger on sight, not wanting to prove that Agent Kallus was right about not underestimating him. The Admiral's problems were further complicated when he received word from his men that other attackers were impersonating security personnel and that the rebels had also infiltrated the reactor core controlling the gravity well projectors. Despite their difficulties, Titus' stormtroopers managed to capture one prisoner, whom the Admiral recognized as the former Clone Captain Rex.[1]

Admiral Titus had Rex brought to the command bridge where he attempted to make a deal with the former Clone Captain. While praising Rex and his kind for bringing peace to the galaxy, he expressed disappointment that the former Clone Captain was working with the rebellion. The Admiral then offered to grant Rex immunity and reinstatement at an Imperial training academy if he convinced his rebel compatriots to surrender. However, Rex refused to make any deals with the Empire. In response, Titus ordered two of his stormtroopers to hold down the prisoner while an Imperial interrogation droid tortured the Clone veteran.[1]

Before Titus could finish off his work, Kanan infiltrated the bridge disguised as stormtrooper and destroyed the interrogator droid with his blaster. Instead of standing his ground, the Admiral ordered his men to deal with the intruders before fleeing into a separate chamber. After taking out Titus' men, Kanan freed Rex and the two rebels fled the Imperial Interdictor in an escape pod. They then rejoined their rebel comrades, who had fled aboard Commander Sato's corvette. In response to the prisoners' escape, Titus ordered his crew to power up the Imperial Interdictor's gravity well projectors. On the verge of victory, the gravity well projectors malfunctioned; causing the Interdictor's escort Imperial light cruisers to crash into the Interdictor.[1]

Titus' warship was destroyed during the ensuing explosion but the Admiral managed to escape in an escape pod. Meanwhile, the rebels fled into hyperspace. Shortly later, Agent Kallus arrived in a Sentinel-class landing craft accompanied by several Imperial Star Destroyers. When the Admiral contacted Kallus via hologam to inform him of his predicament, a smug Kallus asked him if he had any problems with Ezra. In response, Titus nodded in embarrassment.[1]

Reklam StationEdit

Following his failure to protect the Interdictor, Titus was stripped of his rank of Admiral and demoted to Commander. He was then reassigned to Reklam Station inside the gas planet of Yarma where old BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bombers were being dismantled. Commander Titus oversaw a workforce of Ugnaught laborers and dismantler droids. One of the Ugnaught laborers Terba tried to escape but was captured and ended up at the Imperial prison on Naraka. There, Terba met the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka, who informed the Phoenix rebels about the Y-wings at Reklam Station. Seeking to obtain starfighters, the rebels dispatched a team led by Ezra Bridger to spy on the base. Instead, Ezra decided to recover the fighters.[2]

One of the Imperial dismantler droids spotted the rebels' ship Phantom and alerted Commander Titus. In response to the perimeter breach, Titus's subordinate officer activated the dismantler droids and sent them after the rebel ship. After losing contact with the dismantler droids and the Phantom, Titus contacted Governor Arihnda Pryce, who had earlier warned him about the rebels. Despite his efforts, the rebels managed to destroy the dismantler droids and infiltrate Reklam Station. They then convinced the local Ugnaught work force to help them steal the fighters in return for their freedom. When the conveyor belt system shut down, Titus contacted Laborer 429 and threatened to throw him off the station if he did not restart the machine.[2]

After one of the Imperial dismantler droids spotted the rebels, Titus activated the magnetic locks and sent a squad of stormtroopers to eliminate them. While Rex defeated the last dismantler droid, Ezra defeated Titus' stormtroopers and made his way up to the control room. By this stage, Titus had established contact with Governor Pryce who ordered him to contain the rebels until reinforcements arrived. Shortly afterwards, Ezra stormed the command room and defeated Titus' guards. The two quickly recognized each other from their earlier encounter aboard the Imperial Interdictor. Seeing a chance to regain his former status by capturing the rebels, Titus rejected Ezra's demand that he release the magnetic locks. He attempted to shoot the boy with his blaster but Ezra destroyed it with his lightsaber. In an attempt to discourage the boy, Titus claimed that he had disabled the control unit and that the only to free the ship was to shut down all power to the station which would kill everyone aboard. However, Ezra was undaunted and disabled the power. With Reklam Station powerless, Titus ordered an evacuation of the station then ran off to try and escape himself.[2]

ChimaeraEdit

Titus was later seen being escorted away from Thrawn's Office by a pair of Stormtroopers along with Captain Brunson and another Imperial officer aboard Grand Admiral Thrawn's flagship, the Chimaera. The group were passed by Lieutenant Yogar Lyste, and the Imperial Security Bureau Agent Kallus. The former referred to the trio as sector command staff.[3]

Personality and traitsEdit

Admiral Brom Titus was a cold and arrogant Imperial Navy officer who took pride in his experimental Imperial Interdictor and desired to use it to combat the growing rebellion.[4] While Titus was not fooled by his rebel captives Commander Sato and Ezra Bridger's charades, he underestimated the young Bridger and refused to believe that the teenager could pose a threat to the entire Imperial Navy. Titus was also sadistic and willing to torture the former Clone Captain Rex to death for spurning his offer of rejoining the Empire.[1]

Due to his failure to stop the Lothal rebels and Rex from destroying the Imperial Interdictor, Titus was demoted to Commander and was reassigned to managing the Imperial junkyard at Reklam Station. He was tasked with overseeing a workforce consisting of Ugnaught laborers. Based on his conversation with Laborer 429, Titus appeared to be able to understand the Ugnaught language. Titus appeared to be a harsh boss and threatened to throw 429 off of Reklam Station if he did not repair the malfunction. Seeking to regain his former rank, Brom tried to defeat Ezra and his team but was outmaneuvered by the young Jedi rebel, who destroyed the Station.[2]

Skills and abilitiesEdit

Despite being a high-ranking Imperial Military officer, Brom Titus appeared to have no combat skills. When he was ambushed by the Jedi Kanan who had come to rescue his comrade Rex, Titus did not stand his ground and instead fled to another chamber while ordering his men to kill the intruders.[1] On another occasion, he attempted to repel Ezra with his blaster but the young Jedi destroyed his weapon with his lightsaber and knocked him to the ground.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Brom Titus first appeared in the seventh episode of the second season of Star Wars Rebels, "Stealth Strike," and was voiced by Derek Partridge.[1] He later reappeared in the third season's premiere episode Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow.[2]

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