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"Are you Officer Rapace?"
"I am. Who are you?"
"I am Loyalty Officer Sinjir Rath Velus.
"
―Velus introduces himself to Rapace[src]

The human male Rapace served the Galactic Empire as an Imperial officer on the planet Akiva. During the Rebellion on Akiva between the Empire and the New Republic, he was tricked into letting the former Imperial Sinjir Rath Velus into the communications station that he held command of after Velus claimed to still be an Imperial loyalty officer. Once inside, Velus stole Rapace's blaster pistol and killed him with it, and then dispatched the four stormtroopers who had been stationed with the officer with the aid of the battle droid Mister Bones. Velus and his New Republic allies then used the communication station to make an anti-Imperial broadcast the caused an uprising of the local population against the Empire.

BiographyEdit

"Sinjir Rath Velus. You…you died on Endor. You are listed as a casualty."
"Ugh. This
clerical error has been following me like a bad smell. No, I did not die on Endor, and yes, I am really here, right now, standing in front of you."
"I… You're not in uniform.
"
―Rapace questions Velus[src]

Rapace was an officer of the Galactic Empire stationed on the planet Akiva some time after the Battle of Endor. During the Rebellion on Akiva against the New Republic, Rapace was stationed with four stormtroopers in a communication station in the city of Myrra. During the battle, several allies of the New Republic based within the city formulated a plan to use the communications tower to instate rebellion amongst the local population against the Empire. In order to gain control of the tower, the group sent the former Imperial Sinjir Rath Velus to approach the tower and pretend to still work as an Imperial loyalty officer. Upon reaching the station's entrance, Velus demanded that the two stormtroopers guarding the entrance sent for their commanding officer, Rapace.[1]

Rapace quickly made his way down to the entrance and greeted the stranger, querying who he was. When Velus claimed to be a loyalty officer Rapace flinched in fear and then scanned the man to verify his story. The officer's scanner confirmed Velus' identity but also listed him as having been killed during the Battle of Endor, which the loyalty officer explained away as a clerical error. When Rapace also questioned Velus' lack of uniform, he explained that he had been off-duty but was now reporting in to help with the arising issues the local Imperials were facing. Velus then complimented the officer for locking down the station and then asked to inspect the insides. Satisfied with the former Imperial's answers, Rapace led him into the facility with the two stormtroopers following on Velus' orders.[1]

Once inside, the group were surprised to hear a knocking on the door they had just come through. Before Rapace could turn to investigate the door, Velus pushed him forward, grabbed the blaster pistol from the officer's belt and shot Rapace in the back, killing him. The door then opened revealing the battle droid Mister Bones, one of Velus' accomplices, who swiftly dealt with the two stormtroopers. Drawn by the noise of blaster fire, the two remaining stormtroopers that Rapace had had under his command descended from the top of the station, but were both shot by Velus. The New Republic allies then successfully triggered a local uprising against the Empire using the station.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"May we go inside? I would like to evaluate the situation."
"Sir. Of course, Loyalty Officer Velus. Right away.
"
―Rapace welcomes Velus inside the communication station[src]

Rapace was a prig-nosed human male with a dowdy beard. When he realized Velus was a loyalty officer he became frightened, but attempted to conceal his fear.[1]

EquipmentEdit

Rapace wore an Imperial officer's uniform including a small hat and carried a blaster pistol on his belt.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Rapace first appeared in the novel Aftermath, which was written by Chuck Wendig and released in 2015.

AppearancesEdit

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