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- "You can see here the Death Star orbiting the forest moon of Endor…"
- ―Admiral Ackbar describes the holoimages Vees displays during the Endor briefing
s'Too Vees, a Human male, was a gambler who was at some point located in Cloud City on the gas giant planet Bespin during the height of the Galactic Civil War. When Imperial forces occupied the city in 3 ABY, Vees evacuated and followed former Cloud City Baron Administrator Lando Calrissian to the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Vees rose to the rank of lieutenant and served the Alliance as a dock mechanic. In 4 ABY, he operated a holoprojector during the briefing before the Alliance's attack on the second Death Star. Vees intentionally turned down an opportunity to serve in the rear guard in order to work on Calrissian's starship, the Millennium Falcon.
In 3 ABY, the Human male s'Too Vees was a gambler, who was at some point located on the the tibanna gas mining colony known as Cloud City, on the gas giant planet Bespin, in the Anoat sector of the Outer Rim Territories. When the forces of the Galactic Empire under the command of Lord Darth Vader chose to occupy Cloud City and take control of Bespin, Lando Calrissian, the city's Baron Administrator, ordered the evacuation of the city. Vees followed Calrissian and joined the ranks of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. There he found work as a dock mechanic, installing cannons on starfighters, and eventually attained the rank of lieutenant.
In 4 ABY, when the Rebel Alliance learned of the location of the Empire's new battlestation, the second Death Star, from their Bothan intelligence operatives, the leaders of the Alliance came up with a plan to destroy the station before its construction could be completed. In a briefing on the flagship of the Alliance Fleet, Vees operated a holoprojector that depicted the plan for the upcoming battle: the deflector shield protecting the Death Star would be deactivated by a Rebel strike team on the forest moon around which the Death Star orbited, and then a force of starfighters would fly into the battlestation and destroy its main reactor. Calrissian, having been promoted to general, would lead the fighter assault. In the preparations for the battle, Vees was offered an assignment in the rear guard, but turned it down in order to work on Calrissian's starship. To lead the attack, Calrissian borrowed a fast freighter, the Millennium Falcon, from a friend who was going to be involved in the ground assault and would not be needing it in the battle.
Personality and traitsEdit
Vees, like Calrissian, was a professional gambler. When Calrissian left Cloud City in order to escape the Imperial occupation, Vees followed him, joining the Rebel Alliance. Later, when Vees was offered a position in the rear guard, he turned it down in favor of working on Calrissian's vessel. The Bespinite was also a dock mechanic, working on the weapons systems of starfighters, and could operate a holoprojector. During the briefing before the Battle of Endor, Vees wore a headset while operating the holoprojector. He was light-skinned, and had brown hair.
Behind the scenesEdit
s'Too Vees first appeared as an unnamed and uncredited extra in the 1983 film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, in which he is shown at the controls for the holoprojector during the Rebel briefing before the Battle of Endor. His name and additional details were provided on a Decipher, Inc. Star Wars Customizable Card Game card, part of the July 2000 set Death Star II Limited. His card's gameplay statistics mention another Rebel named Corporal Marmor by saying that when he is in the same battle site as Marmor or Calrissian, the player's destiny power increases. Although the CCG card for Vees mentions Calrissian and his vessel, it is not clear whether Vees's work on the Millennium Falcon entailed flying aboard it in the battle or simply performing maintenance on it in Home One's hangar bays. Since no later source mentions Vees as part of the Falcon's crew during the battle, no assumption is made as to his position.
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Return of the Jedi Storybook
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi PhotoComic
- Star Wars Technical Journal, Volume Three (Picture only)
- Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi, Second Edition (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Chronicles (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Behind the Magic (Picture only)
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- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Lieutenant s'Too Vees) (First identified as s'Too Vees)
- The Complete Star Wars Trilogy Scrapbook (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary (Picture only)
- "25 Years of Return of the Jedi!"—Star Wars Insider 105 (Picture only)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (Picture only)
- The Essential Atlas (Picture only)
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Lieutenant s'Too Vees)
- ↑ The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array