Lieutenant Estoc was a female Imperial officer stationed at the Wheel space station following the Battle of Hoth and the Escape from Cloud City. After the Rebel Alliance leaders Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker fled aboard The Wheel, Estoc gave a hologram report warning the residents about the presence of the rebels. Estoc then lead a squad of stormtroopers in searching Freemaker Salvage and Repair in the Middle Ring for any signs of the rebel fugitives.
Kordi and Zander Freemaker hid Princess Leia inside a trash box before Lieutenant Estoc and her troopers could enter the garage. Kordi and Zander claimed not to have seen the rebels but allowed the Imperials to search their business. When Estoc noticed the absence of the starship StarScavenger, Kordi claimed that the ship had departed on a salvage mission. In reality, Luke, Rowan Freemaker, and the battle droid Roger had taken the ship on an accidental trip. Kordi and Zander then tried to push out the trash box but Estoc followed and pointed out that they had missed the trash incinerator. Kordi denied hiding rebels inside the box but dumped Leia and the contents inside the trash incinerator to escape Estoc's inquisitiveness. Satisfied, Estoc and her troopers left while Kordi and Zander rescued Leia.
Following a pursuit throughout the Wheel, Lieutenant Estoc and her stormtroopers cornered Kordi and Leia at a diner in the Middle Ring. While searching the diner, her troopers found Kordi hiding inside a pot. Unable to find Leia, Estoc ordered her troopers to send Kordi to a dreary prison planet. At that moment, Leia resurfaced from hiding inside an alien's hair and used the plate to knock out the stormtroopers. Leia even kicked Estoc out of the diner and the Imperial officer was sucked up by a passing garbage truck.
After reuniting with Zander, the Freemakers and Leia returned to the Freemaker Garage where they sent out the rebels' Y-wing into space. The starfighter was promptly destroyed by two Imperial TIE fighters. Shortly later, Estoc and her stormtroopers entered the Freemaker Garage to confront Kordi and Zander. When the siblings claimed that Leia had forced them to help at gunpoint, Estoc realised they were lying but left them alone because she believed that Luke and Leia were dead. Believing this would boost her career, she and the stormtroopers went to celebrate. In her absence, the Freemakers helped Leia and her brother Luke, who had just returned from an adventure to Felucia, to escape by selling them a Z-wing at a much reduced price.
Personality and traitsEdit
Lieutenant Estoc was a stern, no-nonsense Imperial officer. She was known for her inquisitive nature and could discern when someone was lying. Estoc eagerly led a manhunt for Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. Despite her eagerness, she was bested by Leia in physical combat. Estoc also fell for a ruse when the Freemakers sent out the rebels' Y-wing as a decoy and mistakenly believed Luke and Leia had perished. An ambitious woman, she viewed the purported deaths of Luke and Leia as a chance to advance her career.