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"You can work as a mechanic on my team. But when it comes to your mission as a spy, I don't want anything to do with it."
―Jarek Yeager, to Kazuda Xiono[src]

Jarek Yeager was a human male mechanic who owned a repair shop on the Colossus during the era of the New Republic. A former Rebel pilot and veteran of the Galactic Civil War, Yeager once served with the Alliance to Restore the Republic. After the war, he sought a quiet, peaceful life and, therefore, retired to a refueling installation located on the ocean planet Castilon in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories.

In addition to his occupation as a mechanic and shopkeeper, Yeager was the leader of a racing team, Team Fireball, which consisted of a younger generation of starship pilots. During the cold war, his team accepted the New Republic pilot Kazuda Xiono as the newest addition to their ranks. Although Yeager permitted Xiono to work as a member of his crew, he knew the young pilot was, in fact, a spy for the Resistance and wanted no part in their conflict with the First Order.

BiographyEdit

Galactic Civil WarEdit

"Wow, he was in the rebellion too? I didn’t know Yeager was at the Battle of Jakku... Yeager had family."
―Kazuda Xiono[src]

During the Galactic Civil War, Jarek Yeager served as a Rebel pilot in the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and later with the New Republic when he participated in the Battle of Jakku.[3] At the end of the battle, Yeager was photographed along his victorious X-wing squadron in front of the wreckage of the Star Destroyer Ravager.[4]

New Republic eraEdit

"You showing up always means trouble."
―Jarek Yeager to Poe Dameron[src]

Following the defeat of the Galactic Empire and subsequent rise of the New Republic, he started a family, marrying a woman and having a son with her. At one point, Yeager was photographed with his family on the planet Batuu. However, he eventually lost them, and retired to the Outer Rim Territories, where he settled on the ocean planet of Castilon as a member of the Colossus community.[3] While living on the refueling station, Yeager established himself as a starship mechanic,[5] a repair shop owner, and the leader of Team Fireball — a racing team composed of a younger generation of mechanics and pilots, including Neeku Vozo and Tam Ryvora. In addition to its organic members, Yeager's team was served his droid R1-J5, a decrepit and obsolete astromech droid commonly referred to as "Bucket".[2] Yeager also at one point competed in the station's races, often winning, but by 34 ABY he no longer did so.[3]

At the height of the cold war, the Resistance planted a spy on the Colossus in the hopes of gathering intelligence on the rising threat of the First Order. Resistance Commander Poe Dameron, who was an old friend of Yeager's, asked him to hire the spy, former New Republic pilot Kazuda Xiono, as a worker at his shop as cover. Yeager had misgivings, especially after Xiono was embroiled in a bar brawl less than an hour after arriving, but acquiesced, although he wanted nothing to do with the conflict between the Resistance and the secretive First Order.[2]

Yeager and his team had to quickly to fix up an old racing ship, the decrepit Fireball, for Xiono to use in a solo race he had been unwillingly signed up for by the overly-eager Vozo. Ryvora was displeased, as Yeager had promised her the ship, and he told her he was doing it as a favour for a friend. Yeager was unimpressed with the used parts Xiono acquired for the ship, who hadn't had enough credits to pay for new parts. In the race the next day, Yeager warned Xiono not to fly too fast or he would cause the ship's engines to flame out. Xiono flew well, and eventually ignored the advice due to sensing victory, causing him to crash. After Xiono came to in the repair shop afterwards, Yeager took him aside and told Xiono that, although he could work on Team Fireball, Yeager had no interest in getting involved in his mission.[2]

Personality and traitsEdit

Having survived the Galactic Civil War, Jarek Yeager enjoyed his retirement on the Colossus, which kept him far removed from the central systems of the galaxy. Possessing a life's worth of experience, Yeager was noted for his quiet and hardworking attitude, as well as the wisdom that came with age.[1] Though a father figure to the young members of Team Fireball, Yeager found Kazuda Xiono to be a source of both trouble and grief due to the latter's spying activities. Knowing Xiono's ties to the Resistance, the former pilot declared that he had no intention of getting involved in their fight against the First Order.[2]

Yeager was a human male with brown eyes and dark skin.[2] By the time of the cold war, approximately three decades after the Battle of Endor,[6] his black hair had begun to turn gray.[2]

Skills and abilitiesEdit

Possessing a lifetime of experience, Jarek Yeager's skills included piloting and repairing starships. He was also experienced at running a local business through his occupation as a repair-shop owner on the Colossus installation.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Yeager represents the old school. Yeager was a pilot for the Rebellion. Now he's just trying to live his life, as mainly, a mechanic on this installation in the middle of nowhere. And he, unfortunately, keeps getting pulled back into the action...He's the father figure of Team Fireball."
―Meet Team Fireball featurette[src]

Jarek Yeager is a character created and developed for the Star Wars Resistance animated series.[7] He is voiced by Scott Lawrence, who was the official voice of Darth Vader in all Star Wars games from 1994 to 2006 when Matthew Sloan became the official voice of Vader in spin-off material.[8]

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