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Pter Nyklas was an officer in the Imperial Navy.
During an exchange with the Trandoshan slavers that supplied the slaves, Nyklas discovered that Ssoh's starship had been disabled. Nyklas ordered his TIE/ln starfighters under the command of Lieutenant Han Solo to destroy the ship, but Solo belayed the strike order when he discovered the Wookiees onboard. Nyklas ordered Solo and his pilots to kill the survivors, but instead Solo delivered the leader of the revolt, a Wookiee named Chewbacca. Infuriated, Nyklas ostensibly removed Solo's flying privileges.
Returning to Coruscant, Nyklas whipped Chewbacca regularly, regardless of his performance. When Chewbacca rose up in anger against Nyklas, the Imperial commander drew his blaster and was only stopped from shooting the Wookiee by Solo. As the pair fled, Nyklas filed Solo's dishonorable discharge papers and swore revenge on them. However, Nyklas never obtained a chance as Solo and Chewbacca contributed to the downfall of the Galactic Empire Nyklas served.
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 17 (SOL2, Han Solo)
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (First identified as Pter)