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"Being an Ace is not all fun and games, Kaz. They also have to help bring in shipments, patrol the skies. It can be dangerous."
―Neeku Vozo[src]

Ace Squadron, also known as the Aces squadron or the Aces, was a starfighter squadron employed by the Colossus refueling station as a defense force during the age of the New Republic. The squadron consisted of the five pilots: Hype Fazon, Freya Fenris, Griff Halloran, Bo Keevil, and Torra Doza. Besides their defense and escort work, Ace Squadron also participated in the station's numerous races.

DescriptionEdit

Ace Squadron was a starfighter squadron that defended the Colossus refueling station on the planet Castilon and also escorted critical shipments. They were also tasked with the handling of critical shipments. The squadron consisted of the five best pilotsHype Fazon, Torra Doza, Freya Fenris, Griff Halloran, and Bo Keevil—in the facility. They were also considered as some of the most talented pilots in the galaxy. Aside from their role in station security, the Aces were known to engage in competitive starship racing for leisure.[1][3]

Ace Squadron had five racers which doubled as starfighters: Fazon's Green Ace, Doza's Blue Ace, Fenris' Red Ace, Halloran's Black Ace, and Keevil's Yellow Ace.[1] Ace Squadron resided in the luxurious Doza Tower where they relaxed in the Aces' Lounge.[3]

HistoryEdit

During the New Republic era, Ace Squadron defended the Colossus from a raid by Kragan Gorr's Warbird pirate gang.[5] While Ace Squadron was escorting a fuel shipment, the Warbirds raided the Colossus a second time but were repelled by Team Fireball and the undercover pirate Synara San. These raids led Captain Imanuel Doza to consider the First Order's protection offer.[6] Later, Ace Squadron took part in defending the Colossus from the enraged rokkna mother who was seeking her child Bibo during the "Bibo incident."[7]

Besides their defensive role, Ace Squadron participated in several races including a race with undercover Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono and the Platform Classic featuring Marcus Speedstar.[1][11] One of their members Torra was kidnapped by the Warbirds at the behest of the First Order. Her comrades pursued the pirates but the First Order managed to rescue Torra. This forced Captain Doza to consent to the First Order's occupation of the Colossus.[8]

After the First Order arrived at the Colossus in order to provide security, races were suspended and all starfighters were grounded. Fazon protested, and was arrested by stormtroopers. He was able to escape captivity with the help of Resistance agents.[12] When the Colossus resistance led by Xiono deliberately sunk the Colossus into the ocean, the Aces scrambled to their stations.[13]

Doza frees aces

The Aces are released from imprisonment by Captain Imanuel Doza

Following the sinking of the Colossus, Commander Pyre ordered the imprisonment of Ace Squadron, deeming them a threat to the First Order. However, Torra managed to escape and join Xiono.[14] After the Colossus resistance retook the station, Ace Squadron and Xiono's Fireball starfighter participated in a dogfight with First Order starfighters during the Colossus' escape from Castilon. They then escaped with the Colossus into hyperspace.[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

"The Aces are a group of pilots amongst the best in the galaxy...They're all reluctant resistance members. They didn't want this. It's sort of been thrust upon them because of the First Order."
―The Aces featurette[src]

Ace Squadron was created and developed for the animated series Star Wars Resistance. The first footage of the squad was released on August 17, 2018.[15] Further details regarding the pilots that formed the squadron were released on September 14, 2018.[2]

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