- "I'm a journalist. I needed a story, and I thought Poe could give it to me. I manipulated him. Used our friendship to get what I wanted."
- ―Suralinda Javos
Suralinda Javos was a female Squamatan who lived approximately 30 years after the Battle of Endor. Javos served in the New Republic Navy alongside Poe Dameron some time after the Battle of Endor, becoming acquainted and establishing a friendship with him. Eventually she resigned her commission to become a journalist, working for the Galaxy Beacon. During the First Order–Resistance war, she attempted to manipulate Poe into getting the location of the Resistance
Reuniting with PoeEdit
Approximately 30 years after the Battle of Endor, she arranged a meeting with Dameron to write a scandal story about the rumored Resistance, with the scandal of finding the location of their secret base. She sent a message to him from the Inner Rim planet Pheryon, pretending she had information about the First Order that she had uncovered during her journalism work, including information about a secret large-scale project.
Before Dameron arrived, Javos bribed the security forces in the floating city to leave, and arranged for a gang of thugs to shoot at them once Dameron arrived, framing the former on the latter group. The deal went as planned, and Javos and Dameron escaped the city on a stolen stormsailer. While they escaped they were captured by four stormtroopers led by Lieutenant Weel of the First Order Security Bureau. The two escaped, and Javos then revealed to Dameron that she had deduced that he flew for the Resistance. Having gained her trust, she was flown by Dameron to the Resistance headquarters on D'Qar to relay her ostensible intel on the First Order to General Leia Organa. Once there, she quit her job as a journalist to join the Resistance.
Joining the ResistanceEdit
Due to her deception, Javos was relegated to sanitation duty on the base. Eventually, Poe summoned her to a meeting with Organa, who still had misgivings about her earlier deception. Javos apologized once again for her selfish ambitions and still wished to whatever she could to aid the Resistance. Organa agreed to give her a second chance, explaining the need for increased public opinion for the Resistance, which Javos interpreted as a need for her own skills in manipulation. She analyzed that due to the New Republic dismissing the First Order as a threat and have yet to take the Resistance seriously, they could turn it around by capturing footage of how the Resistance works as well as the truth face of the First Order. Therefore, she turned to C-3PO, asking if he did indeed managed a galactic network of spy droids, to which he quickly denied before his mistress gave him permission to disclose.
Mission to SpalexEdit
Javos soon flew copilot with Jessika Pava in an old BTL-S3 Y-wing Starfighter as it was the only two-seater fighter the Resistance had on hand with Karé Kun accompanying them in her X-Wing. However, Poe wasn't accompanying them, mentioning that he and Temmin Wexley were going after Oddy Muva. While traveling through hyperspace, Javos tried to get to know Pava a little better, mentioning how her own species was nearly driven to extinction by the Empire. She then inquired by Muva and learned that he was a traitor who leaked Black Squadron's movements to the First Order and had since been on the run.
The trio arrived on the planet Spalex to capture footage of the First Order executing the natives for refusing to disclose the location of their thorilide deposits. Pava and Kun desired to intervene but Javos reminded them to stay on mission, pointing out that they're outnumbered and that this footage would save billions more lives over the few. Unfortunately, the two refused to let a massacre ensue and opened first on the stormtroopers, resulting in the team's capture. Javos immediately surrendered to the First Order and requested to speak with their commanding officer. She revealed to him that she had camera drones in place recording all the events on the ground and transmitting to a relay in orbit that would beam it to her office on Hosnian Prime if she didn't check in. She offered the access codes to the drones so he could delete the footage himself before identifying Pava and Kun as members of the Resistance and Black Squadron, giving him incentive to keep them alive.
Javos was soon cuffed next to Pava and Kun, who immediately accused her of betrayal. She defended that she did what was necessary to save their lives but insisted she had an escape plan, telling them to run as soon as she unlocks their cuffs. Though Pava insisted they'd be shot before they could make it ten feet, Javos stated she only required a distraction, revealing she had more than one camera drone in the sky.
The second Javos unlocked their cuffs, Pava and Kun made a run for it while Javos made it to her drone controls, signaling them to come down and blast all the First Order forces. Unfortunately, their relief was a short-lived as a First Order Light Cruiser over their heads. The trio soon found themselves on the run from a pair of TIE fighters and a Xi-class light shuttle piloted by Commander Malarus, which destroyed their starfighters. Luckily, they were saved by Poe and Temmin, who had managed to escape from the Enshado, only to be chased by a whole swarm of TIEs. Then suddenly, one of the TIEs, piloted by Oddy Muva, opened fire on the First Order before ramming the Enshado, destroying it and forcing Malarus to retreat.
Upon reuniting with Poe, Javos informed him that all her camera drones were destroyed in the battle, save one, which captured footage of Muva's heroic sacrifice. Though Poe insisted it wasn't exactly true, Javos retorted that he should grow up, reminding that there's a war on.
Mission to Cato NeimoidiaEdit
Javos later accompanied Organa to Cato Neimoidia as her bodyguard as part of a plan to rescue Lor San Tekka from House Maccon. The plan involved sneaking in a series of crates containing the late Padmé Amidala's gowns with Poe concealed inside one of these crates to infiltrate the vaults of House Maccon. As soon as Poe was in the vault, Black Squadron would engage House Maccon's droid fighters, causing enough distraction for Poe to free San Tekka and smuggle him out in the same crates. Javos personally escorted the crates back onto Organa's transport, noting that the two guards stationed there were nowhere to be found. She then released Poe and they both disembarked to get him to Black One to assist his squadron. Unfortunately, both Organa's transport and Black One were hijacked by Agent Terex and Commander Malarus respectively, who had somehow anticipated their plan. Javos commented how their heist had turned into a disaster. Thankfully, Baron Paw Maccon agreed to loan Poe an old V-Wing, which he used to knock Malarus out of the sky, after which she was arrested by House Reya.
After the battle was over, Javos expressed her sympathies to Poe over the loss of his fighter but he assured her that he's rather lose a fighter than a pilot before reminding they had more important concerns. Organa then revealed that she had a tracker hidden in with the gowns and hopefully they'll be able to track down Terex before he hands Lor San Tekka to the First Order or kills him.
Meeting on D’QarEdit
Javos was present at a meeting on D’Qar after the Battle of Starkiller Base where it was shown that the First Order had already regrouped and were ready to attack the Resistance Base on D’Qar. It was then decided that Black Squadron excluding Poe would travel to the Outer Rim to gather help and allies for the Resistance.
Battle of Grail CityEdit
Personality and traitsEdit
- Poe Dameron 7: The Gathering Storm (First appearance)
- Poe Dameron 17: War Stories, Part I
- Poe Dameron 18: War Stories, Part II
- Poe Dameron 19: War Stories, Part III
- Poe Dameron 21: Legend Found, Part II
- Poe Dameron 22: Legend Found, Part III
- Poe Dameron 23: Legend Found, Part IV
- Poe Dameron 25: Legend Found, Part VI
- Poe Dameron 26: The Awakening, Part I (Cover only)
- Poe Dameron 28: The Awakening, Part III (Appears in flashback(s))
- Poe Dameron 29: The Awakening, Part IV (Appears in flashback(s))
- Poe Dameron 30: The Awakening, Part V (Appears in flashback(s))
- Poe Dameron 31: The Awakening, Part VI
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Poe Dameron 7: The Gathering Storm
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Poe Dameron 28: The Awakening, Part III
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Poe Dameron 17: War Stories, Part I
- ↑ Poe Dameron 18: War Stories, Part II
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Poe Dameron 19: War Stories, Part III
- ↑ Poe Dameron 21: Legend Found, Part II
- ↑ Poe Dameron 22: Legend Found, Part III
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Poe Dameron 23: Legend Found, Part IV
- ↑ Poe Dameron 30: The Awakening, Part V