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This article is about a Major in the Imperial Army. You may be looking for Richard Marquand, director of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi and character namesake.

Major Marquand was a male Human from the planet Kessel. He was the pilot of one of the AT-ATs in the complement of the Devastator and later pilot of Tempest Scout 2 during the Battle of Endor. During this time he was accompanied by gunner Lieutenant Watts.


When Chewbacca and two Ewoks landed on Tempest Scout 2, Marquand ordered Watts to get the only Ewok he was aware of off their AT-ST.

Watts peered out of the cockpit hatchway and was pulled out by the powerful Chewbacca, who threw him overboard. The two Ewoks then entered the cockpit and mercilessly beat Marquand unconscious. Midway through the tides' turn, the Imperials became privy to Tempest Scout 2's turncoat actions during the battle, and likewise believed that Marquand, alongside Watts, had turned traitor, not realizing that he was unconscious the entire time, or that Watts had been killed earlier.[2]

Later in the battle, Han Solo would don Marquand's uniform and helmet in a guise to trick Major Hewex into sending the Imperial bunker's crew out into the Rebel's ambush.

Behind the scenesEdit

Marquand was played by his namesake, Richard Marquand. Marquand was the director of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.



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