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"What are we waiting for? Fire on the base!"
―Moden Canady during the siege of D'Qar[src]

Moden Canady was a human male who served as a naval officer in both the Galactic Empire and the First Order. During the reign of the Empire, Canady commanded the Star Destroyer Solicitude of the Imperial Starfleet. He later joined the First Order, becoming captain of the Siege Dreadnought Fulminatrix, a capacity in which he served during the evacuation of D'Qar. To his irritation, however, he had to put up with the crew of the Fulminatrix, who were younger than him and, in Canady's view, inexperienced and arrogant. Canady, along with everyone else on his ship, were killed in a Resistance bombing run led by Poe Dameron in the space battle above D'Qar.

BiographyEdit

Moden Canady[1] served as the commander[4] of the Star Destroyer Solicitude of the Imperial Starfleet during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Following the Empire's fall, Canady became an officer of the First Order.[4] He eventually became the Captain of the Fulminatrix.[1]

During the evacuation of D'Qar, General Armitage Hux ordered Canady to command the Fulminatrix against the Resistance. During the battle, he ordered his warrant officer, Suday Bascus, to reorient the ship's topside cannons and prepare the onboard fighter squadrons for deployment against the Resistance Fleet, and proceeded to sternly remind the man that there was a difference between the orders "prep for launch" and "launch" when Bascus protested that Hux had previously ordered for the ship not to deploy their fighter squadrons due to wanting to give a demonstration to the Resistance.[5] In a surprise maneuver, Wing Commander Poe Dameron led a lone spearhead attack on the point-defense cannons of the Fulminatrix, to the annoyance of General Hux who demanded to know why Canady was not blasting the ship. Canady responded by stating that the ship was too fast and too close for the cannons and ordered his crew to launch their fighters. Canady was then informed by Bascus that there were several Resistance bombers approaching the dreadnought. While his fighters wiped out all but one of the bombers, Canady ordered the crew to fire on the Resistance base, destroying the complex after it was fully evacuated and then had them target the main Resistance cruiser. Before they could fire, however, the gunner Paige Tico managed to launch her ship's payload of bombs against the Fulminatrix, causing systematic destruction. Accepting he had been bested, Canady stood firm as his ship blew up, killing him and his crew.[3]

Personality and traitsEdit

A veteran officer of the Galactic Empire, Moden Canady was proud to serve the First Order just like when he served the Empire at the beginning of his career. However, he absolutely loathed having to serve alongside arrogant and inexperienced young First Order officers due to their lack of discipline and failure to work as a team chafing with his operational duties, to the point that he once entertained a brief fantasy of ejecting one out of an airlock.[source?] Despite loathing to serve with the younger First Order officers, he nonetheless sympathized to a degree for their zeal for the First Order.[1] Canady also detested serving under the command of General Armitage Hux, a First Order officer younger than him.[4] However, unlike many officers of the First Order, Canady was honorable and he demonstrated that trait until the very end. When he became aware that the Fulminatrix had been defeated and there was no escape, he preferred to accept his fate, silently respecting the courage of his enemies and remaining on his Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought rather than try to flee.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Canady was portrayed by Mark Lewis Jones in the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.[3] Jones also provided the voice for Darth Decimus in 2011 video game Star Wars: The Old Republic which belongs to the Legends continuity.[6] Canady's surname is a reference to May Dove Canady, the titular main character of the 2002 film May, in which The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson previously worked on as editor.[7]

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