- "This is where I belong. I gave my life to this Empire. Fought to keep it strong."
- ―Garrick Versio to his daughter, Iden
Garrick Versio was a male human admiral in the Imperial Security Bureau, a law enforcement and intelligence agency of the Galactic Empire. He and his wife Zeehay had a daughter named Iden before divorcing when Iden was five years old. It was Admiral Versio who brought the planet Vardos into the Empire, and as a result was known as the "Hero of Vardos" and had a statue dedicated to him outside of the Archive.
Convinced that Imperial strength was necessary to maintain order in the galaxy, Admiral Versio extended that conviction into his relationship with his daughter, mercilessly pushing her and constantly testing her limits. Eventually, Iden became the commander of Inferno Squad, an Imperial Special Forces commando unit assembled by Admiral Versio, which included Agents Gideon Hask, Del Meeko, and Seyn Marana, in response to the destruction of the Death Star. He first tasked them in infiltrate and destroy the Dreamers, a mission that resulted in an Imperial victory though saw the death of Marana.
Admiral Versio commanded the Star Destroyer Eviscerator and partook at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, witnessing the death of Admiral Firmus Piett, whom he called a fool after the Super Star Destroyer Executor crashed into the second Death Star and was destroyed. Shortly afterwards, the second Death Star exploded, destroyed by the attacking Rebel forces. Vice Admiral Rae Sloane, despite not being the highest ranking commanding officer, ordered for a full retreat, and Admiral Versio and the Eviscerator waited for Inferno Squad to evacuate Endor.
Above Vardos, Admiral Versio confirmed the death of Emperor Palpatine to his daughter aboard the Eviscerator and shared with her the Messenger droid he received, which communicated the final orders of the Emperor: to begin Operation: Cinder at once. He sent Iden and Inferno Squad to Fondor to protect Moff Raythe, who transported satellites crucial to Operation: Cinder aboard his Star Destroyer Dauntless. Though a battle erupted at the Imperial shipyards above Fondor when Rebel Alliance forces attempted to hijack the ship, they were eventually destroyed, and Operation: Cinder was secured.
Moff Raythe's satellites and the Dauntless were in fact sent to target the loyal Imperial world of Vardos itself. Despite the planet being his own homeworld and teeming with Imperial loyalists, Admiral Versio ordered the satellites turned online per the posthumous order of the Emperor, and commanded his daughter to extract Protectorate Gleb. However, during the mission, Iden and Meeko went rogue after deciding that it was not moral to leave loyal Imperial citizens to die. They escaped aboard the Corvus with their crew and some survivors, but Hask turned on them and returned to Admiral Versio with Protectorate Gleb and her agent, prompting Admiral Versio to promote Hask to Commander.
Admiral Versio went on to run operations on Bespin and Sullust, procuring fuel and weapons for the shattering Empire, while he and Hask were hunted down by Iden and Meeko, now members of Inferno Squad in the New Republic. At some point in the final year of the Galactic Civil War, Admiral Versio fell under the command of Counselor Gallius Rax, who was secretly in charge of executing the clandestine Contingency, and partook in the Battle of Jakku. The Eviscerator was badly damaged in the battle and soon began to lose integrity; as it burnt in the skies of Jakku, Iden made an attempt to rescue her father. Though Rax also intended for Admiral Versio to leave, he declined his daughter's rescue attempt. Looking out over the battle and his rapidly disintegrating starship, Admiral Versio bitterly lamented having dedicated his entire life to an Empire which was indeed weak and flawed whilst Iden tried to convince him to leave. In their final moments together, he made peace with his daughter and urged her to leave and live a good life, something which he did not regard himself worthy of. Iden reluctantly left him on the bridge and evacuated in an escape pod, while Admiral Versio remained on the Eviscerator as it crashed onto the sandy deserts of Jakku, perishing in the collision.
Behind the scenesEdit
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- We've Finally Seen A Campaign Mission From Star Wars: Battlefront II. Kotaku. Retrieved on June 11, 2017.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ Admiral Versio a member of the Imperial Security Bureau, which the novel Tarkin establishes to be a subdivision of the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ Meet the Hero of Star Wars Battlefront II. Electronic Arts. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
- ↑ . ".@EAStarWars Yes, that's me as #AdmiralVersio in #Battlefront2 what a privilege and honour #StarWarsBattlefrontII"