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"Sir, unauthorized access at the data vault."
"What?"
"It's just come in sir."
―Adema reports activity in the Citadel's vault to Krennic[src]

Mytus Adema was a human male who served the Galactic Empire as a lieutenant in the Imperial Citadel Tower on the planet Scarif. Serving under General Sotorus Ramda, Adema was an ambitious man who disliked his superior officer and hoped to one day make a damning report on the general's behavior. He was on duty in the station's command center when in 0 BBY the Imperial Advanced Weapons Research Director Orson Krennic arrived to request information on communications made by the scientist Galen Erso.

Shortly after the director's arrival, a series of explosions visible from the command center marked the beginning of a rebel attack on the Citadel which aimed to steal the plans for the Death Star superweapon stored there. During the fighting, Adema was fooled by false reports of rebel activity on several of the Citadel's landing pads, but then reported an unauthorized attempt to access the Citadel's data vault during the fighting. Krennic rushed off to try and prevent the theft of the plans, but was unable to stop the rebels from transmitting them to their fleet in orbit. Adema, Krennic and everyone else in the Citadel was then killed when the Death Star itself fired upon the base with its superlaser, in a further unsuccessful attempt to keep the plans from the rebellion.

BiographyEdit

"This is pad 5, we're being overrun. Help us!"
"Pad Twelve! Pad Ten! Pad Eight! Please confirm! Confirm and report! Get reinforcements down to Pad Five!
"
―Alliance Corporal Stordan Tonc tricks Adema into sending reinforcements to the wrong location[src]

Mytus[2] Adema was a human male lieutenant in the service of the Galactic Empire,[1] who in 0 BBY[2] was stationed in the Imperial Citadel Tower on the planet Scarif under the command of General Sotorus Ramda. He was present in the tower's command center when Director Orson Krennic of the Empire's Advanced Weapons Research division arrived in the command center to request all recorded correspondence that the Imperial researcher Galen Erso had ever sent be retrieved from the tower's archives.[1] The request caused Adema and every other officer in the room bar Ramda to flinch due to the sheer number of records this would involve.[3]

As Krennic waited for the correspondence to be delivered, a series of distant explosions visible from the command center were set off by a group of Alliance to Restore the Republic soldiers and operatives that had managed to infiltrate Scarif's defenses and hoped to steal the plans for the Imperial Death Star superweapon from the Citadel. Adema and the other Imperials in the command center watched in shocked silence through the room's viewport until the director yelled at them to mobilize the Citadel's garrison of stormtroopers and respond to the attack.[1]

As fighting began to break out between the rebel and Imperial forces around the Citadel, Adema began receiving requests for help and anomalous reports of large numbers of rebel attackers being sighted at several of the Citadel's landing pads.[1] Some of these reports were genuine, but others, including the reports from Pad Two and Pad Five were false attempts by the defected Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook and his rebel squadmates in their stolen Imperial Zeta-class cargo shuttle SW-0608, which was parked on Landing pad nine. Adema fell for the ruse and ordered that men be sent to Pad Five, where no rebels were actually fighting.[1]

Shortly after being fooled, Adema received a report of unauthorized access being made in the Citadel's data vault, as a three man rebel team had snuck inside the base to find the Death Star plans while the battle outside caused a distraction. The lieutenant immediately reported the new development to Krennic,[1] who was reading through the Galen Erso correspondences he had received so far.[4] The director quickly worked out what was happening and left to confront the rebels in the vault with two death troopers.[1]

In an attempt to prevent the plans from falling into rebels hands, the Citadel was destroyed soon after by the Death Star's superlaser, killing Adema, Krennic and all inside. Their deaths were in vain however, as the rebels on the ground managed to transmit the plans from the planet's surface to the Alliance Fleet prior to their deaths,[1] allowing the Alliance to ultimately later destroy the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin.[5]

Personality and traitsEdit

Adema was a purposeful and unusually ambitious young officer who viewed Ramda's overconfident command of the Citadel's garrison with disdain, watching his commanding officers actions closely in the hopes one day being able to provide a damning report on the general to Krennic. He viewed the Death Star as a potent symbol of Imperial might that should be respected.[2] When reporting the unauthorized access to Krennic, Adema's head twitched to the side seeking support from other officers in the control center; however, he received none.[4] Adema had fair skin, green eyes and brown hair.[1]

EquipmentEdit

While on duty, Adema wore a gray, gaberwool Imperial officer's uniform including a cap. He carried a private datapad in a shockproof case on his belt and wore a code cylinder and a rank insignia plaque on his breast. The plaque showed two red squares and one blue.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Lieutenant Adema first appeared in the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, where he was played by Jack Roth and named in the credits, despite his name never being spoken within the film itself.[1] His first name was then revealed in Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and published the day after the film's North American released on December 15, 2016.The film's novelization, written by Alexander Freed and released the same day as the guide, gives Adema additional lines of dialogue when he speaks with Krennic which were not used in the film.

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