- "They don't call me Danger Leader for nothing."
- ―Shriv Suurgav
Shriv Suurgav was a Duros male soldier who came to join the rebellion against the Galactic Empire as a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. An officer and pilot, Suurgav was the head of Danger Squadron, thus serving under the callsign Danger Leader.
Over the next three decades, Imperial sympathizers organized into the First Order. Viewing it as a threat to the New Republic, former Rebellion leader Leia Organa created the Resistance to oppose the First Order and protect the Republic. Suurgav joined the Resistance as a soldier.
Galactic Civil WarEdit
- "I know my way around Sullust. After all, I did help liberate this place."
- ―Shriv, to Lando Calrissian
A misanthrope with a heart of gold nevertheless, Shriv Suurgav held a sarcastic and at times cynical attitude and personality. Shriv was there present when Sullust was liberated from the Empire.
Look Before You LeapEdit
- "To this exact spot. Which is why I told you it's dangerous for us to land here."
- ―Shriv, to Nien Nunb
Shriv and the Sullustan Nien Nunb tracked two TIE fighters to a dangerous planet, but they lost sight of the TIEs while entering the atmosphere of the planet. After landing Shriv insists that they should first have done a full scan for dangerous life forms. Shortly after, the ground moves and sucks them and the Mellcrawler II and drops them into a cave covered in green gunk which clogged the starship. They discovered one of the TIE fighters; which is being eaten by blue worm creatures. Shriv manged to unclog the starship and later escaped.
Later, Shriv was present on the command bridge of the Restoration when it received a general distress call from Inferno Squad, an Imperial Special Forces commando unit whose operatives and crew, save for a few loyalists including Agent Gideon Hask, went rogue after the Imperial loyalist planet of Vardos was targeted by climate disruption arrays as part of Operation: Cinder. Commander Iden Versio and Agent Del Meeko, along with the crew of the Corvus, surrendered to the Rebel Alliance, and were brought on board the Restoration despite Shriv's fear that it could be a trap. Shriv brought his old friend, General Lando Calrissian, to the Restoration to speak with the rogue Imperials. In exchange for the intelligence provided on Operation: Cinder, Calrissian offered them two X-wing starfighters, which Iden feared the Rebellion would use to track and monitor them, though Shriv objected by stating the Rebellion was too busy for that. When Lando and Shriv learned Operation: Cinder was targeting Naboo, Calrissian offered Iden and Del a choice: to leave free, or to join them in combating Operation: Cinder. Iden and Del, though not wishing to join the Rebel Alliance, agreed to help and temporarily joined Danger Squadron under the callsigns Danger Five and Danger Six, partaking in the battle of Naboo.
Though Danger Squadron and the Restoration had crippled the Star Destroyer Torment and destroyed the remaining satellites, surviving Imperial forces had evacuated to Theed, which came under attack. Shriv, Del, and Iden landed in the city and met with Princess Leia Organa, who split up with Del to defend him while he reactivated the city's defensive ionic pulse. Shriv and Iden went to reactivate the other power relays; they eventually came under heavy attack from Imperial stormtroopers and an AT-ST scout walker, but Del was able to detonate the ionic pulse from the royal palace, disabling the Imperial weapons and forcing them to surrender. Shriv caught Iden's ID10 seeker droid as it was effected by the ion pulse. Iden and Del were subsequently confronted by Leia Organa, who learned from Lando that they were in fact the Imperial Inferno commandos. Moved by the battle, Iden told Leia that it took them too long to realize that they had been fighting for the wrong side in the war, and hoped to continue fighting with them. Leia complimented them as symbols of hope for the galaxy, and welcomed them to the New Republic.
Returning to SullustEdit
Inferno Squad was subsequently integrated into the New Republic military, with Shriv filling Hask's spot as its third member, volunteered for the job by Calrissian himself. Shriv took part in an Inferno mission to infiltrate an abandoned weapons depot on Sullust with General Calrissian in order to secure weapons for the Republic, though discovered that Imperial forces under Admiral Garrick Versio, Iden's father, had already captured the facility, causing Calrissian to change the mission's objective to instead destroying the facility altogether to prevent the Empire from getting the weapons. While Calrissian flooded the facility with lava, Shriv captured an AT-ST scout walker for them to use to escape. However, they were unable to find an Imperial shuttle to escape off of. Climbing out of the scout walker, Shriv sarcastically quipped to Lando that if he was going to die here, he was glad Lando would too. However, they were saved by Iden and the Corvus, arriving in the nick of time.
Battle of JakkuEdit
Shriv and Inferno Squad went on to participate in the Battle of Jakku one year after the Battle of Endor in 5 ABY. Shriv and Iden answered distress calls in their quadrant together, torching a crashed Star Destroyer that was deploying TIE bombers and reinforcing Captain Lindsey and his troops, who were on march to Carbon Ridge to capture an Imperial research facility. Afterwards, Shriv and Iden defended the Corvus from Admiral Versio and Commander Hask's forces; Iden shot down her former squad mate and attempted to rescue her father from the Eviscerator. He declined her rescue attempt, but nevertheless made peace with his daughter in his final moments. Iden was found by Del in an escape pod in the deserts of Jakku after the battle was over. Shriv, accompanied by the affectionate seeker droid, found the two kissing and showed them the ruins of the Imperial fleet, marking the end of the Empire and the beginning of a new era.
Twenty nine years after the Battle of Jakku, Shriv, now a member of the Resistance, located the Corvus on the remote planet Pillio on the edge of the Jinata system. However, it had been abandoned with none of its crew members nor its captain, Del Meeko, who had previously been on the planet investigating Project Resurrection. He contacted Iden and her daughter with Del, Zay, summoning them to Pillio and, together, they journeyed to the previous destination of the Corvus, Athulla. There, they were contacted by an Athullan, who revealed that Jinata Security had been abducting Athullan families. Near the planet, the Corvus was attacked by a Jinata Security operative named Leema Kai. After Iden killed him and Zay threatened to fire missiles on their flagship, the Opportunity, Kai's men surrendered. They then learned that Jinata Security's headquarters were located on Vardos, Iden's homeworld.
On Vardos, Shriv and Iden witnessed the Hosnian Cataclysm and found Gleb shot in the Archive and are captured by First Order stormtroopers commanded by a living Gideon Hask, who survived his ship crash at the Battle of Jakku and went on to serve as a First Order officer. Hask revealed to them that he had Gleb killed after her usefulness in Project Resurrection ran out, which involved the kidnapping of children to raise them as stormtroopers of the First Order. When Shriv warned him that the Senate wouldn't stand for this, Hask informed the two that the Hosnian system was destroyed and that the First Order had spent the decades preparing while the Republic had taken no action. Hask revealed to Iden and Shriv that he had killed Del on Pillio before having his Star Destroyer Retribution fire on the Corvus, where Zay had remained behind. He then ordered his stormtroopers to find out what the pair know about the Resistance then burn Kestro city.
Shriv and Iden were able to escape, however, in the midst of a battle between Jinata Security and the First Order. They found Zay alive and hijacked TIE fighters to sneak on the Retribution and gather data that could be useful for the Resistance. The three split up with Shriv going alone, though they later reunited when Zay and Iden found the schematics to the Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought. Iden and Zay destroyed the Star Destroyer's hyperdrive while Shriv found a means of escape, though in the ensuing chaos, Hask fatally shot Iden before falling to his own death after Iden shot him. The Retribution was ripped out of hyperspace during the final moments of the Battle of Starkiller Base at Starkiller Base itself; Zay then told Shriv that although Iden had perished, there was still hope for the Resistance in the war.
Shriv and Zay returned to D'Qar in a TIE fighter, where he attempted to gain permission to land, though he was denied. General Leia herself made contact with them and informed them that the Resistance was evacuating, knowing that the First Order was still aware of the location of their base despite the destruction of the First Order's own Starkiller Base. She tasked them with locating their allies in the Outer Rim Territories, which the duo accepted. They jumped to hyperspace before the First Order arrived.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars Battlefront II (First appearance)
- "Tales from Wild Space: Look Before You Leap"—Star Wars Adventures 7
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel (Indirect mention only)