Wanten, originally designated TD-110, was a sandtrooper commander in the military of the Galactic Empire who led Foot Patrol 7 based in Mos Eisley on Tatooine. While on patrol in the city, he and his unit stopped and questioned an old man, a teenager, a protocol droid, and an astromech droid on a speeder eventually letting the group pass after TD-110 was unknowingly mind tricked into doing so. Foot Patrol 7 would later be called to reinforce other units by commander TD-4445 during a skirmish to prevent the Millennium Falcon from leaving one of the city's landing bays.
Wanten would eventually be on board the Death Star around the time Princess Leia Organa was rescued. Wanten had gained an awful headache as an aftereffect of the mind trick, which meant he had to give command of his troops to one of his subordinates. During his time on the Death Star, he realized that the droids he encountered in Mos Eisley were the droids the Empire had been looking for, as they contained the Death Star plans. On the way to Control Room 327 to control a skirmish there, he hit his head on the doorway and was briefly incapacitated, sparing him the death that met the other stormtroopers assigned there. Coming to, he noticed the droids that had eluded him and tried to shoot them in an attempt to redeem himself. However, he was stopped by a Moff who escorted him away for discipline. As a result of his mistakes, he was removed from his post on the Death Star. This allowed him to avoid its destruction in the Battle of Yavin that took the lives of many of his comrades.
Decades later, during the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance, Wanten served as a commander in the First Order military and was stationed on Vodran, where he hoped he would eventually be promoted to the Bittelari Cluster.
Personality and traitsEdit
A male human, Wanten had a thick trunk, beady blue eyes, and a Corellian nose that made it difficult to wear a stormtrooper helmet comfortably. By 34 ABY, he was bald, and his once-athletic body had turned fat.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- "Born in the Storm"—From a Certain Point of View (First identified as TD-110 simultaneous with "Bump")
- "Bump"—From a Certain Point of View (First identified as TD-110 simultaneous with "Born in the Storm")
- Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran (First identified as Wanten)
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