- "At my command—FIRE!"
- ―The officer orders his men to fire their weapons
A Human male served as an officer under Imperial Governor Corwyth on the planet Metalorn. During the year 0 ABY, Princess Leia Organa of the Rebel Alliance infiltrated the factory planet in order to spread the seeds of rebellion among the uninformed worker populace, which had little knowledge of the outside galaxy and its current events. The officer was ordered to find Organa, and, using a tracking device implanted in a stolen blaster, he tracked her to an ore processing center. When the conveyor bucket that the tracking device was broadcasting from appeared within the line of sight of the officer's stormtroopers, the officer ordered his men to open fire. After the smoke had cleared, they discovered that Organa had escaped, and all that was present in the conveyor bucket was the stolen blaster.
- "Set all blasters at low level intensity—we want to destroy the woman, not the conveyer!"
- ―The officer prepares his men for confrontation
By 0 ABY, a Human male served the forces of the Galactic Empire as an officer. Assigned to the planet Metalorn, located in the Mid Rim, the officer worked under the command of the planet's Imperial governor, Corwyth. Corwyth managed to keep Metalorn, a planet covered in smog and factories, isolated from outside influences and the local populace unaware of the Rebel faction fighting the rule of the Empire. In addition, Corwyth designed an elaborate security system centered around the use of tracking devices in electrical equipment and weapons. As such, if an individual ever stole a blaster, the Imperials could easily locate that person due to the tracking device built into the gun.
Eventually, the Rebel princess from the planet Alderaan, Leia Organa, attempted to infiltrate Metalorn in order to bring the world out of the dark and take the planet's populace to the brink of rebellion. It was not long before Organa encountered a lone stormtrooper, whom she dispatched; unaware of the tracking device in the trooper's blaster, Organa took the weapon for herself. The officer was tasked with tracking down the stolen blaster using the device implanted inside of it, though he was unaware of the identity of the woman who had stolen it. Troopers chased Organa to an ore processing center, where she hopped onto a cart on an ore conveyor, which carried the princess through the processing center. The officer reached the chamber ahead of her and had his men prepare for her arrival, stationing them along a catwalk above the conveyor. The plan was to blast Organa as soon as she appeared. Meanwhile, the heightened activity was passed along as nothing more than a security test to the curious populace.
While riding the conveyor, Organa figured out the security system and its relation to her weapon, and ditched the moving cart while leaving the blaster behind. When the cart arrived in the officer's secured chamber, the troopers opened fire on his command. Once the smoke dissipated, the Imperials quickly discovered that the princess had escaped, much to the officer's frustration. The officer reported back to Corwyth, who could only vent his grievances on his radio officer. Ultimately, Organa's mission was a success, persuading her old mentor Arn Horada to help spread a rebel movement through the planet's populace. Eventually, Organa escaped Metalorn.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "The rebel's not in the car… only the stolen weapon!
- ―The officer realizes his failure
The officer was loyal to the Empire and was able to effectively command stormtroopers. Upon learning that Princess Leia was riding in an ore cart through the ore processing center, he ordered his men to lower the power settings on their weapons so as not to damage the surrounding valuable industrial equipment. The officer had light skin and blond hair.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Imperial officer was created for Star Wars 30: A Princess Alone, an issue of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series, written by Archie Goodwin and illustrated by Carmine Infantino and Gene Day. A Princess Alone was released on December 30, 1979.
- Star Wars 30: A Princess Alone (First appearance)
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 Star Wars 30: A Princess Alone
- ↑ Star Wars 30: A Princess Alone takes place after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 0 BBY, but before the death of Baron Orman Tagge, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 0 ABY.
- ↑ Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 2: Dark Encounters