|Unidentified mine operator|
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- "Back off! This is a legal operation."
- ―The mine operator to Gavyn Sykes
A mine operator was in charge of a plasma mining camp around the time of the Invasion of Naboo. He encountered Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes during the invasion. After the individual refused to give information to Sykes, Skyes destroyed the mining camp.
During the invasion of the planet Naboo by the Trade Federation in 32 BBY, a male mine operator ran a mining camp owned by the smuggler Borvo the Hutt to search for plasma resources on Naboo. The camp also served as a plasma shipping site for the Trade Federation. During the invasion, the Trade Federation Droid Army began attacking his camp with several tanks, and a ship resembling the Hutt smuggler Borvo's personal transport left the scene during the skirmish. Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes of Bravo Squadron, traveling in a speeder, was searching for his downed flight leader Captain Kael at the same time and discovered the mining operation. After destroying the droids that were attacking the camp, Sykes contacted the mine operator, demanding to know who was in charge. The operator responded by becoming hostile, insisting that his mine was a legal operation. His words, however, did not deter Sykes, and the operator ordered his remaining defenses to fire on the Naboo pilot when Sykes refused to heed the operator's final warning. Sykes retaliated by destroying the camp.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "This base is programmed to defend itself. This is your last warning."
- ―The mine operator
The mine operator became hostile when Sykes demanded to know who was in charge of his mine. He was also protective of his camp; and he ordered his turrets to fire on Sykes.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo (First appearance)