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Nord was involved in the group of officers planning to kill Darth Vader due to the Sith Lord's ruthlessness when dealing with mistakes made by officers working under his command. Vader planned to confront the Rebel Luke Skywalker, Nord took advantage of this opportunity and opened an airlock near the Dark Lord hoping he would be pulled into the vacuum of space. But Vader called upon the dark side of the Force to aid him in surviving the seemingly irresistible pull of air. Nord realized that this failure had doomed him, but he gained a temporary reprieve as Vader was focused on capturing the escaping Rebels.
Several TIE series starfighters, including one piloted by Vader, engaged the Rebels' craft, but the Millennium Falcon intervened, and the battle left Vader's craft crippled. Seeing another opportunity to assassinate Vader, Nord ordered the Tarkin's superlaser fired at the Rebels, hoping Vader would be caught in the blast. But the Rebels had sabotaged the firing mechanism, causing the Tarkin to self-destruct killing all on board, including Nord.
- Star Wars 52: To Take The Tarkin (First appearance)
- "Vader Adrift"—Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2012 (Mentioned only)