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Wilhuff Tarkin
Biographical information


Died

During the Battle of Yavin

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Height

1.85 meters[1]

Hair color

Brown,[2] later gray[3]

Eye color

Blue[3]

Chronological and political information


Affiliation
"The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers."
Leia Organa[src]

Wilhuff Tarkin was a Human male who served the Galactic Republic and, later, the Galactic Empire. During the Clone Wars, Tarkin served as a Republic captain and was taken prisoner by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, before escaping with the help of a Jedi and clone trooper strike team. He was later promoted to Admiral and presided over the trial of Ahsoka Tano, who was framed for the bombing of the Jedi Temple Hangar.

After Supreme Chancellor Palpatine transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire, Tarkin became the regional Governor of the Outer Rim[5] and commanded the Death Star. He believed that fear of the battle station would keep the local systems loyal to the Empire, and used it to destroy Alderaan to showcase the station's power. The Rebel Alliance, however, stole plans to the Death Star and was able to destroy it during the Battle of Yavin, killing all those on board—including Tarkin.

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