Lorica Demaris was a Zeltron female who served in the Resistance against the First Order. Prior to joining, Demaris was credited with destroying an illegal weapons cache, and her name became famous. However, Demaris was not actually involved in the incident, and she joined the Resistance to live up to the heroic persona that the galaxy saw her as. In the Resistance, Demaris was a cadet in J-Squadron under the leadership of Jo Jerjerrod. A month into her training, Demaris and a few members of J-Squadron were sent on a scavenging mission to Vodran. While on the swamp planet, Demaris and her fellow cadets encountered First Order stormtroopers and were taken captive.