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"I've got a problem here."
"Eject."
"I can hold it."
"Pull up!"
"No, I'm all—Aargh!"
―Porkins talks to Biggs Darklighter, moments before his death — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Jek Tono Porkins, nicknamed "Piggy", was a male human trader and pilot from Bestine IV. He decided to abandon his homeworld after the Galactic Empire moved in and built a new military base there, and he ended up joining the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

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Rebel pilotEdit

"Cover me, Porkins."
"I'm right with you, Red Three."
―Biggs Darklighter and Jek[src]

As a seasoned rebel pilot, Porkins was known for ritual hazing of new recruits, despite his fellow veterans being generally accomodatng.[6]

In 0 BBY,[2] Jek Porkins flew an X-wing starfighter in the Rebel Alliance Starfighter Corps during the Battle of Scarif. The battle ended with the theft of the technical readouts for the Death Star, a moon-sized Imperial battlestation.[7]

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Porkins in his X-wing

Stationed at Base One, Porkins dished out drinks for his fellow pilots on the night before the Battle of Yavin.[6] Porkins was chosen by Garven Dreis to fly a T-65B X-wing starfighter under the callsign Red Six, part of Red Squadron, alongside Nozzo Naytaan as the wingmen of Zal Dinnes.[8] He bumped into Biggs Darklighter after the mission briefing, exchanging banter with his fellow pilot that Darklighter considered to be a ritual hazing from the cocky Bestine native.[6]

During the battle, Dreis ordered the destruction of one of the Death Star's deflection towers, which Porkins and Darklighter destroyed with their starfighters' laser cannons. Porkins' craft struck debris from the tower and began to malfunction, causing him to drift over the Imperial turbolaser batteries mounted on the surface. Ignoring Darklighter's warning to eject from the craft, Porkins was killed almost instantly by ground fire.[4] The officers and pilots around the central command table in the Massassi war room heard Porkins' last words, and Elyhek Rue vowed that he would be avenged.[8] Despite this, another Rebel pilot didn't receive word of his death, and asked if Porkins could see Luke Skywalker's fighter a few minutes after Jek was shot down.[3]

LegacyEdit

"So long, Piggy. You will be avenged."
―Elyhek Rue[src]

Over three decades later, Porkins was remembered through the Porkins Belly Run, a Resistance flight maneuver named in his honor.[9]

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