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"Krennic, stop. It was me. It was me. They have nothing to do with it. Spare them."
"Fire.
"
―Galen Erso's unsuccessful attempt to stop Krennic from executing Uravan and his colleagues[src]

Ames Uravan was a human male scientist from the planet Christophsis. He served the Galactic Empire from circa 19 BBY until his death in 0 BBY. During that time, Uravan was assigned to the Kyber crystal research team division of the Tarkin Initiative, stationed at the Eadu Energy Conversion Laboratory. Under the leadership of Galen Erso, Uravan and his colleagues worked to turn kyber crystals into a viable and consistent energy source for use in the Death Star's superlaser, giving it the capability to destroy entire planets.

When the Imperial Director Orson Krennic found evidence of a rebel sympathizer within the research team, he confronted Uravan and his colleagues. Even though Erso admitted to being the traitor, Krennic ordered his death troopers to kill the team of scientists anyways.

BiographyEdit

Kyber crystal research teamEdit

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A kyber crystal

Ames Uravan was a human male scientist from the planet Christophsis. He was in the service of the Galactic Empire[1] circa 19 BBY,[2] stationed at the planet Eadu's Energy Conversion Laboratory, as part of the Kyber crystal research team division of the Tarkin Initiative. Members of the research team, including Uravan, were not there by choice and were kept secluded at their laboratories.[1]

Under the leadership of Galen Erso, the scientists worked to make kyber crystals a viable and consistent energy source for use in the superlaser of the Death Star,[1] a Geonosian designed battle station[4] that would, with the superlaser, have the capability to destroy entire planets.[5]

Eadu's mountainous terrain[1] hid the team's laboratories,[6] which were used for kyber crystal testing and development. Uravan's duties on the research team included overseeing the shipments of kyber crystal fragments from the moon Jedha. He would then implement his own phase-shifting grafting technique to fuse pieces of them together synthetically, so they would act as one.[1]

DeathEdit

"Gentlemen. One of you has betrayed the Empire. One of you conspired with a pilot to send messages to the Rebellion. I urge that traitor to step forward."
―Krennic confronts Uravan and his colleagues[src]
Erso and fellow scientists

Uravan and his colleagues learning about Krennic's unplanned visit

When Director Orson Krennic found evidence of a rebel sympathizer within the research team[3] in 0 BBY,[2] he traveled to Eadu with a group of death troopers to investigate.[3] Upon his arrival, scientist Feyn Vann alerted his colleagues, including Uravan, that Krennic's shuttle would be landing soon, and Erso reassured the team that nothing was wrong.[7]

Stormtroopers lead the scientists out of the laboratories and onto the platform outside. Krennic assembled his death trooper unit around the scientists, recalling them each by name, including Uravan. He announced his knowledge of the conspiracy against the Empire, by working with a pilot to spread word of the Death Star. He instructed the traitor to expose himself, but no response came from Uravan or his colleagues.[8]

After waiting several moments, Krennic concluded that the scientists conspired in a group effort and readied his troopers for a firing squad execution. Erso intervened and confessed to being the traitor, pleading for Krennic to spare the others. However, as soon as Erso stepped out of the way, the director ordered the other scientists executed nonetheless. Uravan was shot and killed by a death trooper, and his body lay in the rain alongside the other members of the research team.[8]

The team's work contributed to the completion of the Death Star project,[8] but the space station was destroyed soon after[5] due to the weakness Erso planted inside.[8]

Personality and traitsEdit

Ames Uravan had light skin, brown eyes, and brown hair.[1]

EquipmentEdit

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Uravan wore a blue-and-white engineering jumpsuit while stationed on Eadu.

While part of the Kyber crystal research team, Uravan wore a blue-and-white engineering jumpsuit.[8] The jumpsuit had antiseptic coveralls, which were marked with the insignias of both the Empire and the Tarkin Initiative.[1]

His uniform had a tunic that would change colors when in the presence of dangerous radiation, and shoes grounded against potential static charges within the labs. His jumpsuit included a pocket over the chest that held code cylinders, which unlocked access to restricted laboratories.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Ames Uravan first appeared in the 2016 anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which he was portrayed by Robert Benedetti-Hall. The film's credits refer to him as "Engineer",[3] but his name was revealed in Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo which was published the same day as the film.[1]

AppearancesEdit

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