- "There is no place for maverick heroics in his Emperor's navy."
"Trust me, I've got no interest in being a hero, Commodore, what I—"
"Well, congratulations. You're not one."
- ―Almudin, to Han Solo, during the latter's court martial
Almudin was a human male who served as a commodore in the Galactic Empire. In 10 BBY, Almudin was part of a military tribunal and oversaw the court martial of Imperial cadet Han Solo, who had disobeyed orders during an attack by raiders on Onyx Squadron, which he was flying in at the time, to save the life of Cadet Lyttan Dree.
The court martial resulted in Solo's expulsion from the flight academy at Carida and the Imperial Navy, thereafter reassigning him to the 224th Imperial Armored Division on Mimban. It was rumored that Almudin had an amazing flight record before his assignment on the tribunal.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- "This tribunal, me in particular, finds you guilty of disobeying a direct order, and you are hereby reassigned to the infantry. Report for immediate transfer to Mimban."
- ―Almudin sentences Han Solo
Commodore Almudin was a human male who served in the Imperial Navy of the Galactic Empire. In 10 BBY, Almudin had the job of sentencing Navy pilots at military tribunals and was one of the Imperial officers present for the tribunal of Imperial cadet Han Solo, a student at the Imperial flight academy on the planet Carida and a member of Onyx Squadron. Solo had disobeyed a direct order during a dogfight with raiders in order to save fellow cadet Lyttan Dree, who was flying under the callsign Onyx Two.
At the tribunal, Almudin had Solo recount the events of the mission in which he had saved Onyx Two, even though the details were all included in the cadet's report. Almudin and the other officers present, including Warrant Officer Ardwyl Hercho, proceeded to find Solo guilty of disobeying a direct order and reassigned him to the 224th Imperial Armored Division of the Imperial Army, which was fighting on the planet Mimban.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "Cadet Solo. I still can't decide if you're brave or stupid."
"I like to think I'm a little of both, sir. I mean, Moff. Sir Moff."
"It's 'Commodore,' and if you think having a smart-ass attitude is the way to go here, you're sorely mistaken."
- ―Almudin and Han Solo
Almudin had a particularly round face, which Han Solo found distracting and irritating during his military tribunal. Almudin spoke to the cadet with a tone of less than disgust and, upon sentencing, made sure to note that he in particular found Solo guilty. When Solo forgot the commodore's rank, Almudin initially did not change his expression as Solo tried to correct himself but finally broke as the cadet finished.
Interpreting the cadet's words as mockery, Almudin warned him that being a "smart ass" would not help his cause. Solo had heard rumor that Almudin had an amazing flight record prior to his tribunal assignments. The commodore had tan skin, graying black hair, and brown eyes. He spoke Galactic Basic with an aristocratic accent.
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "This tribunal sees no reason to terminate a well-trained, if defiant, cadet. Therefore, we recommend transferring you to the tip of the spear on Mimban. Active duty immediately."
- ―Almudin's altered dialogue in the Solo: A Star Wars Story comic adaptation
Almudin was created for the 2018 Anthology film, Solo: A Star Wars Story; however, the sole scene including the character was cut from the final release. Despite this, the scene appeared in various adaptations of the film, starting with Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition, a novelization written by Mur Lafferty and released on September 4, 2018. The novel adaptation of the scene bore only slight differences in dialogue from the film's script. The audiobook of the novel also differs slightly from both the film and novel, as Almudin's use of the term "smart-ass" is removed.
The scene was depicted for the first time in the first issue of the comic adaptation of Solo, released on October 10, 2018, and written by Robbie Thompson with illustrations by Will Sliney. The depiction of the military tribunal in the comic adaptation differs in several ways from the film script and novelization, including Almudin's dialogue. This article assumes that the dialogue from novelization takes precedence in canon over the comic adaption. The scene itself, in which Almudin was portrayed by Ramon Tikaram, was then included as a deleted scene on the home-video release of the film. Due to its inclusion in the novelization, this article treats the deleted scene as also being canonical.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (Appears in deleted scene(s))
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition (First appearance, simultaneous with Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition audiobook)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition audiobook (First appearance, simultaneous with Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 1
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 1
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide states that Han Solo was expelled from the Imperial Navy nine years after the formation of the Galactic Empire. Given that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the formation of the Empire to 19 BBY, Solo's military tribunal, which Almudin attended, according to Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition, must have taken place in 10 BBY.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Newbold, Mark (2018-09-14). Solo: A Star Wars Story: Ramon Tikaram and missing out twice on Star Wars. Fantha Tracks. fanthatracks.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2019. Retrieved on December 8, 2019.