- "Del Meeko. You worked your way up through the ranks, first as a stormtrooper, then a shoretrooper, then a TIE pilot. You have received several commendations for courage under fire. Your commanders have made notations that you excel at whatever you turn your hand to, but you seem to be particularly gifted with repairing everything—from armor to droids to engines."
- ―Admiral Garrick Versio
Del Meeko was a human male soldier who served in the Galactic Empire. A native of Coruscant, Meeko grew up during the time of the Jedi Order, though feared the Jedi. Meeko worked up through the ranks of the Imperial Military, starting as a stormtrooper, then as a shoretrooper, then as a TIE fighter pilot and finally a chief engineer. Sometime after the Battle of Yavin, Meeko, along with Senior Lieutenant Iden Versio, Gideon Hask and Seyn Marana, was drafted into Inferno Squad, a Special Forces unit in the Imperial Military, by Admiral Garrick Versio. Meeko participated in Inferno's first mission: to infiltrate and destroy the Dreamers, which was successful, though Marana died.
Meeko continued serving as an elite agent in Inferno Squad, conducting special operations for the Empire throughout the Galactic Civil War against the Rebel Alliance. He fought at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, which saw the death of Emperor Palpatine and destruction of the second Death Star. Meeko held the Corvus during the battle of Fondor, where Inferno fought against a Rebel attack on Moff Raythe's Star Destroyer Dauntless, which was transporting satellites to be used as part of Operation: Cinder. Meeko later took part in the Mission to Pillio as the sole Inferno agent with orders to destroy the Emperor's Observatory. Despite being on opposite sides of the war and once fearing the Jedi, Meeko worked with the new age Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker in locating the Observatory and fighting against Pillio's native bugs.
When the climate disruption arrays from the Dauntless targeted the Versio homeworld of Vardos, Meeko remained loyal to Iden as both went rogue, helping a group of civilians and their crew escape aboard the Corvus, narrowly evading the Eviscerator and Admiral Versio. They decided to surrender to the Rebel Alliance, and provided key intelligence on Operation: Cinder to Danger Leader Shriv and General Lando Calrissian. Meeko and Iden both fought at the battle of Naboo in an effort to combat Operation: Cinder, and ultimately defected to the New Republic as Princess Leia Organa welcomed them in.
Meeko continued to serve in Inferno Squad as it was integrated into the New Republic under the command of Iden Versio, making attempts to capture Hask and Admiral Versio as they fought against the Imperial remnants in the final year of the Galactic Civil War. Meeko piloted the Corvus at the Battle of Jakku while Iden shot down Hask and attempted to rescue her father from the crashing Eviscerator. Iden narrowly escaped aboard an escape pod, and reunited with Meeko at the end of the battle, which saw a victory for the Republic and the final defeat of the Empire.
Del and Iden went on to marry and have a daughter. Del used the Corvus to haul cargo in his newfound life of peace, and found faith in the Force. However, about thirty years after the Battle of Jakku, Del and his crew were captured by Protectorate Gleb and Jinata Security on Pillio, where he was interrogated by Kylo Ren for information on where Lor San Tekka took the map to Skywalker. Afterwards, he was confronted by a living Hask, now an officer in the First Order. In his final words, he addressed Hask by his first name and implored him not to go after Iden, warning Hask it would not end well for him before being killed by his former squad mate.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Join Inferno Squad. Electronic Arts Inc. (July 16, 2017). Archived from the original on July 13, 2017. Retrieved on July 13, 2017.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Join Inferno Squad. Electronic Arts Inc. (July 16, 2017). Archived from the original on July 13, 2017. Retrieved on July 13, 2017.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
- ↑ . "May I introduce to you...Inferno Squad @PaulBlackthorne @tjramin"