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Durpin was an Imperial officer who commanded the Blockade of Kashyyyk, and patrolled the Emperor Palpatine Museum and Echo Base on Hoth with his fellow comrade Plumestriker.

BiographyEdit

Imperial fleet Peril on Kashyyyk

Plumestriker and Durpin commanded the Imperial blockade of Kashyyyk

Blockade on KashyyykEdit

Durpin was a Lieutenant Commander following the Battle of Hoth. He had an aide named Plumestriker, who was determined to serve the Galactic Empire. Lieutenant Commander Durpin commanded the Imperial blockade above Kashyyyk. The Empire's Trandoshan proxies maintained order on the planet and subjugated the Wookiees. To ensure compliance with the Wookiee Chief Attabura, the Trandoshans took his son Tantarra hostage and imprisoned him in an island fortress.[1]

When the scavenging family known as the Freemakers sneaked past the Imperial blockade in the freighter StarScavenger, Durpin and Plumestriker gave their men orders to pretend the incursion never happened while they traveled to Kashyyyk to deal with the intruders. Upon landing at the iron fortress, Durpin and Plumestriker asked the Trandoshans if they had seen anything suspicious. When the Trandoshans reported that a group of humans had delivered a wroshyr wood panel, Durpin sounded the alarm.[1]

However, the Freemakers managed to free Tantarra and steal the third Kyber Saber crystal. The Wookies then attacked and overwhelmed the Trandoshan forces. Later, Durpin and Plumestriker managed to corner Zander and Rowan Freemaker at the StarScavenger. When Plumestriker complimented Durpin for saying that finding the ship would led to the rebels, Durpin denied saying that. Durpin was about to make a speech about what the Imperials would do with their prisoners when Kordi Freemaker sneaked up behind them and knocked out the two officers with her newly-acquired wroshyr wood panel.[1]

Later, Durpin and Plumestriker reported the rebel incursion to Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. Durpin was reprimanded by the two Sith Lords for his incompetence. When he tried to deflect some of the blame onto his aide Plumestriker, the Emperor instead blamed the Trandoshans. He then promoted Durpin to General and gave him more men and resources. While Durpin was despondent, Plumestriker was jubilant.[1]

Stunt on NabooEdit

Freemakers Naboo Crystal Chase

Durpin and Plumestriker had to deal with the Freemakers

Following his promotion, General Durpin and the-now Commander Plumestriker were posted to a plush posting at the Emperor Palpatine Museum in Theed, Naboo's capital. The Museum had once been the Theed Royal Palace but had now been repurposed as a museum dedicated to glorifying Palpatine. The two officers were assigned with guarding the Museum's exhibits. While chatting about the Museum's impregnability, the two passed a disguised Zander who was wheeling the B1 battle droid Roger, who was disguised as an exhibit. The two failed to recognize Zander due to his mustache.[2]

Later that night, the two Generals settled down to play a game of holochess. Unknown to them, Roger took the opportunity to break out of his exhibit and let the Freemakers inside. While Plumestriker was alarmed by the sound of broken glass, Durpin was too engrossed with the game to bother. However, the two were stirred out of their complacency when Rowan accidentally triggered a chain reaction that caused a N-1 starfighter exhibit to collapse. While Durpin was dismissive of the problem, Plumestriker alerted the stormtroopers and ordered them to search for intruders.[2]

The two Generals and their stormtroopers soon cornered Zander, Roger, and Kordi at the Theed Hangar. While Durpin wanted to let off the intruders as mischievous kids, Plumestriker recognized them from their earlier encounter on Kashyyyk. In deference to Durpin, they decided to skip through the paperwork and execute the intruders on the spot. However, they were stopped by Rowan, who had disguised himself as Emperor Palpatine. Rowan chastised the Generals for harming his "generous" donors. Durpin begged for forgiveness and offered to be demoted to Ensign, an offer which the fake Emperor accepted.[2]

After Durpin, Plumestriker, and their men had left, the Freemakers discovered the sixth Kyber Saber crystal but were attacked by the Sith agent Naare and the bounty hunter Dengar. During the ensuing duel, Naare stole the sixth crystal but the Freemakers escaped by toppling the N-1 starfighter, which triggered an explosion that demolish the Museum. Durpin and Plumestriker survived the devastation. Durpin tried to dismiss the damage but ended up slipping among the debris.[2]

Exile on HothEdit

Durpin and Plumestriker Hoth

Durpin and Plumestriker confront the Freemakers

Following the debacle at the Emperor Palpatine Museum, Durpin and Plumestriker were demoted to Ensign and Sub-Ensign respectively. The two were reassigned to the former rebel base Echo Base on the frozen planet Hoth. While Plumestriker regarded this as a hardship posting and sought to regain the Empire's favor, Durpin regarded the reassignment as a refuge from the galaxy's problems. When the Freemakers arrived on an improvised snowspeeder sledge seeking refuge, Durpin tried to drive them away but the Freemakers rode their sledge inside.[3]

While Plumestriker wanted to alert Imperial High Command to the presence of the intruders, Durpin was determined to let nothing disturb their quiet exile. He attempted to drive out the Freemakers with his blaster but was bitten by a baby wampa they had befriended. After sending a distress transmission, Plumestriker tried to help Durpin by shooting at the wampa. However, this angered the mother wampa who attacked and chased the two Imperial officers out. Later, a fleeing Durpin and Plumestriker ran over Naare while fleeing from the wampas.[3]

Manning the blockadeEdit

Durpin and Plumestriker were later stationed aboard a Gozanti-class cruiser blockading a planet where the rebel agents Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca were stranded. Since their ship, the Millennium Falcon lacked a fuel intermixer, they were unable to travel. The Imperial cruiser soon intercepted the Freemakers' starship StarScavenger. After the Imperials boarded the ship, the Freemakers pretended to be dying from the Gamorrean flu. Durpin fell for their ruse but Plumestriker realized that humans could not contract the Gamorrean flu.[4]

Plumestriker had the Freemakers thrown into a brig. However, Durpin began to feel sick and asked Plumestriker to check if he was having a fever. While Durpin was preoccupied, the Freemakers escaped with the help of Roger, stole the cruiser's fuel intermixer, and escaped aboard the StarScavenger. Instead of giving chase, Durpin fretted about accidentally contracting the Gamorrean flu and insisted that Plumestriker check his glands. With the Imperials preoccupied, the Freemakers managed to rendezvous with Lando and Chewbacca and repair the Millennium Falcon.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

Durpin was a complacent and disillusioned Imperial officer who was tired of pomp and ceremony.[2] Durpin often tried to hide his incompetence by making up lies or trying to shift responsibility.[1] He had little interest in his duties as an Imperial officer and was more interested in recreational activities like playing holochess. On one occasion, he was prepared to execute the Freemakers without carrying out paperwork. Durpin was fooled by Rowan Freemaker's disguise as Emperor Palpatine.[2] Despite the cold and barrenness of Hoth, he regarded it as a refuge from the galaxy's problems.[3]

Durpin was also gullible and fell for the Freemakers' ruse that they had contracted the Gamorrean flu. He panicked and believed that he had also contracted the disease. This prevented him from responding to the Freemakers' escape.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

Durpin was voiced by Richard Kind in the 2016 Disney XD animated television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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