Squalls was a sergeant in the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Special Forces during the Galactic Civil War. In 4 ABY, the Alliance planned to attack the Galactic Empire's second Death Star battlestation orbiting the Forest Moon of Endor, and Squalls served as a demolition expert in the strike team assembled to go to the moon and deactivate the Death Star's protective SLD-26 planetary shield generator. The strike team successfully disabled the shield generator, allowing Alliance starfighters to destroy the Death Star.
Squalls served as a commando in the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Special Forces during the Galactic Civil War, a conflict fought between the Alliance and the Galactic Empire. By the year 4 ABY, Squalls had attained the rank of sergeant.
In 4 ABY, the Alliance discovered the Empire was constructing a second Death Star battlestation in orbit of the Forest Moon of Endor, and planned to destroy the Death Star. However, in order to destroy the station, the Alliance first had to deactivate the superweapon's protective SLD-26 planetary shield generator on Endor's surface. Alliance General Han Solo assembled a strike team for the mission to Endor, of which Squalls was a member, serving as a demolitions expert alongside fellow commando Sergeant Junkin.
With Solo as the pilot, Squalls and the rest of the strike team boarded the stolen Imperial Lambda-class T4a shuttle Tydirium in their journey to the Endor system. Once the shuttle reached the Death Star construction site, it was queried by the Imperial Super Star Destroyer Executor, which was in defensive orbit over Endor. However, Solo bypassed the Executor with the use of a stolen Imperial code, and the Executor gave the Tydirium clearance to land on the Forest Moon. After disembarking, the strike team proceeded to scout the area, but Solo and other command crew members Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca, along with the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, eventually became separated from the main group after encounters with the moon's Imperial scout trooper patrols. Nevertheless, Solo ordered the squad to continue on, and the strike team made its way toward the shield generator under the lead of Major Bren Derlin.
Upon nightfall, the squad camped out in a camouflaged shallow ravine, posting two sentries and setting up a blanket grid with its scanning equipment. Shortly after the squad's first sleeping shift, the strike team's scanners detected an All Terrain Scout Transport walker moving toward their location. The squad managed to jam the walker's transmissions and disable its spotlights, before circling the walker to keep it off balance. During that maneuver, the group's medic, Corporal Delevar, fired a smoke canister into the AT-ST's cockpit window, with the resulting smoke explosion forcing the walker's crew to abandon the vehicle and surrender to the strike team. After capturing the Imperials, the squad forced the walker's pilot to make an initial comm check-in at blasterpoint. Continuing on to the rendezvous point, the squad forced the walker pilot to make several more check-ins along the way to explain the scout walker's absence.
Solo and the others then rejoined the strike team, having formed an allegiance with the Ewok tribe of Bright Tree Village, who showed them a route to the shield generator bunker's backdoor. Proceeding into the structure, the commandos were ambushed and captured by Imperial troops stationed on the moon. Subsequently led outside the bunker, the strike team's capture proved short-lived, as the Ewoks attacked the Imperial troops, with the counterattack eventually turning the tide of the battle in the Alliance's favor. Retaking the bunker, the strike team successfully destroyed the shield generator with the use of 7-PrG proton grenades. As the Death Star's deflector shield was demolished, Alliance starfighter units managed to destroyed the battlestation.
Personality and traitsEdit
While the strike team's explosives—selected by Squalls and Junkin—were highly volatile material adding to the danger of their Endor mission, the pair of demoliton experts volunteered to carry the explosive charges during the mission.
Behind the scenesEdit
The character of Squalls was introduced in an excerpt discussing the Endor strike team in Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi, with the information reprinted in both The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook and the second edition of Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi. Issue 44 of The Official Star Wars Fact File also mentioned Squalls in the Battle of Endor entry which included an excerpt on the strike team members.
- (First appearance) (Indirect appearance only)
- (Reprint) (Indirect appearance only)
- (Reprint) (Indirect appearance only)
- Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi (First mentioned)
- The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook
- Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi, Second Edition
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 44 (END12, The Battle of Endor)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Official Star Wars Fact File 44 (END12, The Battle of Endor)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- ↑ The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook
- ↑ Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi, Second Edition