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"Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?"
―Derek Klivian, to Leia Organa — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Derek "Hobbie" Klivian was a male human from the planet Ralltiir who served as a pilot for the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. He attended the Skystrike Academy with Wedge Antilles and Rake Gahree. He and Antilles defected to the rebellion after making contact with Sabine Wren. After the Battle of Yavin, Luke Skywalker invited Klivian to join Rogue Squadron. Klivian accepted and served the unit with distinction during the Battle of Hoth.


Early LifeEdit

Derek Klivian hailed from the planet Ralltiir.[1]

Escape from Skystrike AcademyEdit

"We made our choice."
―Derek Klivian to Sabine Wren[src]

Klivian ("Hobbie") was sent to Skystrike Academy, an elite flight academy on the planet Montross, training under Commandant Argin Relik. There, he met Wedge Antilles and Rake Gahree. In time, the trio became discontent with the direction they felt the Empire was taking and made plans to defect to the rebellion. This information eventually made its way to one of the many Fulcrum agents, who passed the information to the Phoenix rebel cell.[4]

The information also caught the attention of the Imperial Security Bureau, which dispatched Lothal sector's Governor Arihnda Pryce as well as agent Kallus to investigate the claims. Hobbie, Antilles and Gahree argued that they knew about their planned defection. However, fellow cadet Ria Talla, secretly undercover rebel Sabine Wren, overheard and told Antilles that she would help them defect.[4]

Later, Hobbie and his friends found an opportunity to escape when Relik ordered the cadets to take part in a mock combat exercise in space. Sabine arranged for her rebel comrades Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus to rendezvous their CR90 corvette near the planet. At Sabine's signal, Hobbie and his comrades flew towards the rebel corvette. However, Pryce deactivated the TIEs' solar collector panels, leaving them derelict in space. Pryce also ordered Captain Vult Skerris to shoot one of the TIE pods as a warning; claiming the life of Rake. Hobbie, Sabine and Wedge were soon arrested by Imperial forces.[4]


Derek Klivian and Wedge Antilles imprisoned on Skystrike Academy

Following their capture, Wedge and Hobbie were thrown into a holding cell by Kallus. Inside the two debated their escape plans with Wedge suggesting they surprise the guards. A demoralized Hobbie was dubious of their chances of success due to the lack of an escape plan. Fortunately for them, they were rescued by Sabine, who had managed to knock out Governor Pryce. The defectors and Sabine then fled down a corridor only to run into Agent Kallus. However, the ISB agent had a change of heart due to his previous encounter with Sabine's rebel cell and allowed them to escape.[4]

Heading to Hangar 24, Hobbie and his friends fled on a TIE bomber. They managed to flee into the atmosphere but were pursued by Captain Skerris. At the eleventh hour, they were rescued by Ezra's CR90 corvette and managed to flee aboard. Hobbie, Wedge, and their rebel rescuers then traveled to the Phoenix base on Atollon. There, Wedge and Hobbie were greeted by Commander Jun Sato who formally welcomed them into the rebellion.[4]

Rand Ecliptic mutinyEdit

Two years later, Klivian went undercover and attended an Imperial Academy with one Biggs Darklighter. Together they were posted to the Imperial starship Rand Ecliptic,[5] aboard which he had received the commission of first mate.[6] In a similar manner to Sabine years before, Klivian assisted Darklighter to mutiny and defect to the Alliance to Restore the Republic in time for the Battle of Yavin.[1]

Galactic Civil WarEdit

Battle of HothEdit

After the Battle of Yavin, Luke Skywalker invited Klivian to join Rogue Squadron. Klivian accepted[7][2] and came to be stationed at Echo Base on the planet Hoth. After the rebel presence on the planet was discovered by Darth Vader's Death Squadron, Hobbie and other starfighter pilots attended a briefing by Princess Leia Organa prior to the impending Battle of Hoth. Klivian and Rogue Squadron would fly T-47 snowspeeders to delay the landing Imperial ground forces while the rest of the station evacuated. Once this task was completed, the pilots would escort each individual transport away from the base, past the Imperial blockade. Skeptical that two fighters would be able to fight their way past an Imperial Star Destroyer, Organa nevertheless assured him that the base's v-150 ion cannon would provide enough cover for the escape.[2]

During the battle, Hobbie served as Skywalker's wingman.[2] He managed to eject from his airspeeder moments before it crashed into the lead Imperial AT-AT walker.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Cadet Hobbie with Wedge Antilles and Sabine Wren

Derek Klivian was portrayed by Richard Oldfield in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, in which he was credited only as "Hobbie (Rogue 4)". Hobbie appears as an Imperial cadet in Star Wars Rebels, voiced by Trevor Devall.



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