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"Gunners! Look alive!"
―Tallissan Lintra during the evacuation of D'Qar[src]

Tallissan Lintra, nicknamed "Tallie," was a human female pilot who served as a lieutenant and squadron commander in the Resistance. Before joining the Resistance, she lived on a farm with her father on Pippip 3. During the war against the First Order she piloted an RZ-2 A-wing starfighter, serving as Blue Leader during the evacuation of D'Qar until her demise at the hands of missiles fired by Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer, taking out the rest of the Resistance Starfighter Corps alongside her.

BiographyEdit

Joining the ResistanceEdit

Tallissan Lintra was born[5] in 12 ABY[2] long after the dark days of the Galactic Empire. During her early life she and her father lived on a farm on Pippip 3, where she learned how to fly using her father's crop duster RZ-1 A-wing.[5]

In 28 ABY,[7] Princess Leia Organa created the Resistance,[8] a small military force created to oppose the First Order.[9] By 34 ABY,[3] Lintra had joined the Resistance, becoming a lieutenant and one of their most capable pilots, impressing even Poe Dameron with her piloting skills.[5]

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Lintra's A-wing squadron was stationed on the Ninka during their campaign on the Cassander sector.

In 34 ABY,[10] the Resistance learned that pirates armed by the First Order had started to raid the star systems in the Cassander sector. In response to the threat of the sector being taken by the First Order, the Resistance sent Lintra and her A-wing squadron as well as bombers from Cobalt and Crimson Squadron to the sector. The Resistance's first target in the sector was to destroy a pirate controlled spaceport on Mamkoda, Lintra and her squadron were assigned to protect the bombers while they made their attack run on the spaceport. During the battle, Lintra and her squadron encountered heavy resistance from the pirates, but the Resistance bombers were able to destroy their target.[11]

Three days after the mission on Mamkoda, Lintra and the Resistance forces undertook a relief mission to Caraxl. While the bombers started to deliver the supplies, Lintra reported to the bombers that First Order TIE fighters were on an intercept course to their position. As their orders were to avoid confrontation with First Order vessels, the mission was aborted and they headed back to the[11] Free Virgillia-class Bunkerbuster[12] Ninka. After returning they learned that the pirates' base was located on Sheh Soahi, with the information Resistance forces were able to destroy the base and get proof of the First Order alliance with the pirates.[11]

Evacuation of D'QarEdit

"Bombers, keep that tight formation. Fighters, protect the bombers. It's not every day we get a shot at a dreadnought, so let's make this count."
―Tallissan Lintra giving orders to the Resistance squadrons[src]
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Tallissan Lintra during the evacuation of D'Qar.

After the destruction of Starkiller Base,[13] ships from the Resistance fleet arrived at D'Qar with new complements of starfighters and joined the remaining forces stationed on the planet while the Resistance's forces started to evacuate the base.[5] During the evacuation Dameron designed a semi-improvised plan to destroy a[4] Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought[12] after receiving the schematics from Inferno Squad.[14] As part of the plan squadron commander Lintra,[15] piloting an RZ-2 A-wing starfighter[12] and assuming the leadership of Blue Squadron,[6] was tasked to command the Resistance starfighter forces and escort the bombers to their target.[1]

After the First Order fleet arrived at D'Qar, Lintra and the fighters started their approach to the dreadnought after Commander Dameron had destroyed all the turbolasers[6] on the Fulminatrix's[5] surface. While they started to get closer to the dreadnought Lintra ordered the bombers to stay in formation and joked with her wingmate Stomeroni Starck to not get drawn into dogfights. During their approach Teene spotted several TIE fighters closing in formation, Lintra compared their formation to dire hounds loose among whellays back home on Pippip 3.[15] Once the TIE Fighters got close enough the Resistance fighters engaged in combat trying to clear a path for the bombers, after reaching the dreadnought Lintra ordered the bombardiers to start their dropping sequence on the ship, however the majority of the bombers were destroyed after one spiraling TIE cockpit detonated the proton bombs in one of the bombers. The only bomber left managed to drop its explosives destroying the dreadnought. As the dreadnought exploded Lintra and the surviving fighters returned to[6] the Raddus[5] and jumped into hyperspace.[6]

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Tallissan Lintra moments before her death.

After fleeing from D'Qar, the Resistance fleet dropped out of hyperspace in the remote Oetchi system.[4] Unknown to the Resistance, the First Order had tracked them through hyperspace and began an attack on their fleet.[6] Lintra, whilst sleeping, had a dream where she had to protect the bombers, but she couldn't see them but instead could only locate them by the screams of their pilots as they died. After being woken up by a klaxon in the Raddus ready room, Lintra and Starck confused looked at the holotank and realized that the First Order fleet had followed them. After putting on her boots and her flight vest Lintra made her way to the hangar.[15] In the hangar Lintra and the rest of the fighters started up their ships in order to engage the First Order, but before they could take off, Kylo Ren piloting his[6] TIE silencer[5] fired a pair of missiles into the hangar killing Lintra, along with the rest of the starfighters.[6]

Personality and traitsEdit

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Tallie Lintra was considered one of the most capable pilots in the Resistance.

"Practice your dance moves later–we gotta fly."
―Lintra joking with Starck[src]

Tallissan Lintra was a human female who had light skin, brown eyes and blonde hair. As a pilot she proved to be one of the most capable in the Resistance, impressing Poe Dameron with her skills.[5] Lintra had a good relationship and often joked with her wingmate Stomeroni Starck.[15]

EquipmentEdit

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Tallissan Lintra's flight helmet

Lintra wore a standard green Resistance pilot uniform that included a FreiTek life support unit attached to her vest and a Guidenhauser ejection harness, additionally she wore a synthsilk scarf that her father gifted her. Lintra's red and white flight helmet had the letters "DA" wrote in aurebesh on it, which stood for "Deadly Approach" a punch-line to a well-known pilots' joke.[5] Lintra piloted a blue marked RZ-2 A-wing starfighter[14] and carried a blaster pistol with her.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tallissan Lintra was portrayed by Hermione Corfield in the 2017 Star Wars saga film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi[6] The character was listed as "A-Wing Pilot Tallie" in the film's end credits,[6] but was identified as "Tallissan Lintra" in The Visual Dictionary and Incredible Cross-Sections reference books released in conjunction with the film.[16]

Tallie first appearance was in the first expansion pack for the 2017 video game Star Wars Battlefront II where it introduced Tallie's A-Wing as a starfighter hero unit, the pack was released on December 13 two days before the movie.[17]

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 StarWars-DatabankII Tallie Lintra in the Databank (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary mentions that Tallissan Lintra was 22 years old at the time of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens in 34 ABY and The Last Jedi takes place immediately after the end of The Force Awakens, using simple math we can place Lintra's birth to 12 ABY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens in 34 ABY. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi takes place immediately after the end of The Force Awakens.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  7. TwitterLogo @DelReyStarWars (Del Rey) on Twitter "So excited to have @claudiagray writing a #StarWars novel with us. SW: New Republic: Bloodline coming 2016. Set 6 years before TFA." (screenshot) The tweet in question states that the events of Bloodline take place six years before the events of the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas establishes that the events of The Force Awakens take place in the year 34 ABY and so using simple math it can be concluded that the events of Bloodline take place in 28 ABY.
  8. Bloodline
  9. StarWars-DatabankII The Resistance in the Databank (backup link)
  10. The Resistance's Cassander sector missions takes place shortly before the Atterra campaign which takes place during the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which the reference book Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places in 34 ABY.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
  13. Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  14. 14.0 14.1 Star Wars Battlefront II
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
  16. SWCustom-2011 New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Books and More Revealed at SDCC 2017 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  17. Choose a Side: The Last Jedi Season is Coming. Electronic Arts Inc.. Archived from the original on January 20, 2018. Retrieved on November 9, 2017.

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