Hurst Romodi fought in the Clone Wars, a three-year pan-galactic conflict that pitted the Galactic Republic against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. When Sheev Palpatine replaced the Republic by a Galactic Empire of his own device at the end of the war, Romodi was a battle-scarred veteran, and he became one of the first generals in the new Imperial Army. Alongside Wilhuff Tarkin, he contributed to the pacification of the unruly Western Reaches. In the aftermath of the Battle of Ogoth Tiir, he took reconstruction initiatives, which later became a subject of discussion in Colonel Julyan's Strategy and Tactics class at the Arkanis Academy. After his retirement, Romodi was personally invited to return to the military to help in the readying of the Death Star project.
Behind the scenesEdit
Hurst Romodi's first appearance in canon was in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, in which he is seen attending a meeting onboard the Death Star. According to the fan website Aveleyman, he was portrayed by Ian Selby. In the Star Wars Legends continuity, Romodi first appeared in the film's novel, released several months prior to the film, in which he was given the name "Romodi;" he was later given the first name "Hurst" in the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare, written by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart. Romodi was not identified in canon until the 2015 novel Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy, also written by Fry. No connection between the Imperial in A New Hope and Romodi in The Secret Academy was made until Fry confirmed on his Twitter account that they were indeed the same character. Hurst Romodi was portrayed by Andy de la Tour in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
On the social network Twitter, several French fans have humorously pointed out the resemblance between de la Tour's Romodi and the Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppé, prompting several French-speaking online media outlets to relay the information.
- Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy (Mentioned only) (First identified as Romodi)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First identified as Hurst)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novel
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy: A Graphic Novel
- Darth Vader 1: Vader (Appears in flashback(s))
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ Aveleyman - Ian Selby. Retrieved on June 16, 2014.
- ↑ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel
- ↑ The Essential Guide to Warfare
- ↑ . “@Cevan77 @LelalMekha Yes.”
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story credits
- ↑ Ils ont trouvé le sosie d'Alain Juppé dans "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". Huffington Post (French edition). Retrieved on December 23, 2016.
- ↑ Alain Juppé dans « Rogue One » ?. Le Soir.be. Retrieved on January 2, 2017.
- ↑ Ils ont vu le sosie d'Alain Juppé dans "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". RTL.be. Retrieved on January 2, 2017.