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John D. Branon
Biographical information



0 BBY, Yavin system

Physical description




Hair color


Chronological and political information

Rebellion era[2]

"I'm hit!"
―Branon's last words during the Battle of Yavin. — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

John D. Branon, sometimes known simply as John "D", was a young Human male pilot who served the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. In 0 BBY, he participated in the Battle of Yavin under the callsign Red Four.[2]

Flying a T-65 X-wing starfighter, Branon was shot down by TIE/LN starfighters during the assault on the first Death Star, among the first pilots who were killed. He and Theron Nett were the only Rebels to die at the hands of TIE pilots during the battle, as the rest of the X- and Y-wings that fell during the battle were destroyed by Darth Vader or gunned down by turbo laser fire.

Behind the scenesEdit

"My agent kept calling it “Stan Wars”. People had no idea whatsoever. Even on set actors and the stars, who still say so now, were raising their eyebrows about the quality of the writing, and whether or not the dialogue was particularly sayable. As far as I was concerned, playing Red 4, I had two lines or whatever."
―Jack Klaff discussing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and his role on the film.[src]

John D. was portrayed by Jack Klaff in A New Hope. He was presumably named after John Dykstra.[3]

Though the film credits list Jack Klaff as the actor portraying John D, the Customizable Card Game names Jack Klaff's character Lt. Naytaan. The CCG creators made an error in naming him Naytaan. According to Leland Chee, Naytaan and John D. are two different pilots.[4]

John D. has been known as "Fake Wedge" among much of the Star Wars community, because of the belief that Jack Klaff played the character of Wedge in the Rebel briefing room scene (a character played by Denis Lawson in every other scene). Pablo Hidalgo has since revealed that "Fake Wedge" was not actually portrayed by Klaff, but rather by actor Colin Higgins.[5]

Insider 59, Who's Who, mistakenly adds Cesi “Doc” Eirriss's photo as a participate of the Battle of Yavin



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