- "Governor Belladar, why has this Rebel infiltration been tolerated so long?"
"I don't understand the question, Lord Vader."
"Let me put it in simpler terms." [Vader Force-chokes Belladar]
"Did that clarify things, Governor?"
- ―Darth Vader executes Antes Belladar for his failure to prevent a Rebel uprising
Antes Belladar was the Human male governor of the agricultural planet Reytha during the reign of the Galactic Empire. In 0 ABY, during the Galactic Civil War, Reytha was taken over by the Alliance to Restore the Republic, which Belladar was unable to prevent. Eventually, he received assistance from the Sith Lord Darth Vader, who was able to eliminate the Rebels from several of Reytha's major cities. After Belladar discovered a Rebel presence in the Montrosa Islands, Vader led his army there. When he arrived at the islands, Vader executed Belladar for failing to prevent the Alliance takeover, and then eliminated the remaining Rebels from the planet.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- Soldier: "Sir, we're receiving reports of Rebel activity in the islands of Montrosa."
- Belladar: "Are you certain, soldier?"
- Soldier: "Yes, Governor."
- Belladar: "Lord Vader, I just received some terrible news."
- Vader: "Governor Belladar, my patience is wearing thin."
- ―A Reythan soldier, Belladar, and Vader[src]
Antes Belladar was a Human male who served the Galactic Empire and rose to the position of governor of the agricultural planet Reytha several years before 0 ABY. In that year, during the Galactic Civil War, a major conflict between the Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic, Reytha was taken over by the Alliance, and Belladar was unable to prevent it from doing so. To counter the Rebel threat, the Governor was forced to request help from the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader, who had already discovered the Rebels' plan to take Reytha when he had chased them off their base on the moon Yavin 4. Upon receiving the information, Vader left for Reytha immediately, knowing that the loss of its food supplies could strongly damage the Empire.
Upon Vader's arrival, Belladar thanked him for responding so quickly to his call, and then reported that the Alliance was still preparing to attack the planet. However, a probe droid scan showed that the Rebels had already taken over Reytha. Vader planned to take the capital city, Reytha Minor, but instead led his army to attack and retake the smaller cities of Teks and Breeda for the Empire. After Vader did so, Belladar was surprised that he was able to defeat the Rebels in those cities. As soon as it had gained enough soldiers, the Empire launched its assault on Reytha Minor and destroyed the Rebels' command center. Belladar then received a report from a Reythan soldier that the Alliance had set up multiple bases in the planet's Montrosa Islands. Belladar relayed this to Vader, who then departed for the islands.
Once Vader's army arrived at the islands, Belladar told him of the structure the Rebels had set up in their bases. Vader, however, questioned the Governor on how the Rebels had been allowed to infiltrate Reytha, but Belladar was not sure what Vader was asking. Deciding that the Governor had failed the Empire for the last time, Vader used the Force to strangle Belladar, killing him. Vader then destroyed the Rebel bases in the Montrosa Islands and continued his search for the Alliance Fleet.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "The weakness of Governor Belladar leads Lord Vader to suspect the Rebel infiltration extends further into Reytha."
- ―Emperor's Hand Mara Jade, on the events at Reytha
Antes Belladar was able to achieve the position of governor of Reytha under the Empire, but several years on the relatively peaceful planet led many to believe that he had grown soft, and the Empire even considered the possibility that Belladar was a Rebel sympathizer. Emperor's Hand Mara Jade saw the Governor as being weak in his abilities. When Darth Vader arrived on Reytha, Belladar gave outdated information to him, reporting that the Rebel Alliance was only preparing to attack when, in fact, it had already completed its takeover of the planet. Belladar also preferred a task that was his responsibility be passed to someone else to save him the trouble of completing it himself. Belladar was fair-skinned, and, during the Rebel takeover of Reytha, he wore a visor attached to a helmet that hid most of his face.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "I really would rather not."
- ―One of the lines randomly generated by Belladar in the level editor
Antes Belladar has only appeared in the 2001 PC video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and in its 2002 expansion, Clone Campaigns, in which he was voiced by James Horan. Prior to the game's release, Belladar was mentioned in its strategy guide. Belladar appeared first in the second level of the Imperial campaign, titled "Breaking Bread," and he was also in the next level "Fire, Earth, Water and Air." In the levels Belladar does not actually appear, but his voice is heard talking to the player, and he is shown in the game's level editor, in which he fights other units placed by the player with a blaster. Belladar's first name is also only given in the level editor; in the levels his character is always just called "Reytha Governor," with his last name being given in dialogue with Darth Vader.
In Galactic Battlegrounds, an inconsistency occurs involving Belladar. At the end of the first level of the Imperial campaign, the Empire finds intelligence on Yavin 4 that leads them to arrive at Reytha; however, at the start of the next level Belladar thanks Vader for responding to his call for help, and Vader asks why he has been summoned. This article assumes that the Empire found the intelligence on Yavin 4 and left for Reytha, and that Belladar requested Vader's assistance at the same time.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook