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"Chewie's a living legend of the Resistance and the Rebel Alliance before."
"Why, Beaumont—I had no idea you and the living legend were close enough for nicknames."
"There's a lot you don't know about me, Daz."
―Beaumont Kin and Daz[src]

Beaumont Kin was a human male historian who served in the Resistance during their war with the First Order as a Resistance trooper. He participated in the attack on Kashyyyk and the battle of Exegol.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Born around 5 BBY,[2] Beaumont Kin was a human male and the son of a mother and father who he claimed told him he was "useless." According to Kin, this was the reason he threw away a promising future to join the Resistance, though it was unclear to fellow Resistance member Daz Crano if he was serious or not and Kin did not confirm.[3]

Kin had a fascination with the early Republic era that followed the vanquishing of the Sith. This led him to visiting sites in Malachor, Moraband and Devaron in his quest to learn more about the ancient Jedi and Sith and the long-forgotten conflicts that affected the galaxy.[5]

Kin sought to become an educator,[6] and was on track to become one of the youngest professors at Lerct Historical Institute when the Hosnian system was destroyed. He abandoned his academical career and joined the Resistance, becoming a captain in the intelligence division.[1]

The Resistance[]

He served in the Resistance army as a Resistance trooper[1] during their war with the First Order and participated in an attack against the First Order blockade of the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. While serving with the Resistance, he became acquainted with the legendary Rebel hero Chewbacca and was close enough that he called the Wookiee by his nickname of "Chewie." Kin was aboard the Millennium Falcon as they approached Kashyyyk and sent coordinates to Daz Crano. They landed and freed a group of captured Wookiees, and Chewbacca ran off. Kin and Crano chased after. They stopped at the edge of the Black Forest while Chewbacca fought First Order troopers.[3]

Kin, Nien Nunb, and Crano continued their search for Chewbcca before the Wookiee emerged with more freed brethren.[7] Later, the Resistance party was traveling through the forest when Chewbacca trapped the First Order troopers in order to free more slaves. Kin and the rest arrived just in time to support Chewbacca.[8]

Stationed at the Resistance base on Ajan Kloss, Kin took part in combat training alongside Rose Tico and Kaydel Connix, becoming close with both of them. He helped Rey decipher the ancient Jedi texts that she had brought from the planet of Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker had kept watch over them.[1]

Battle of Exegol[]

In 35 ABY, Kin was present along with the rest of the Resistance at the Battle of Exegol. He was dropped off by a transport hauler, the Fortitude, along with Resistance troopers and Orbaks, and participated in the ground assault on the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Steadfast.[4]

Personality and traits[]

"Didn't you learn anything today, Beaumont? Chewie was never alone. None of us are."
―Crano to Kin[src]

Kin was a human with blond hair, blue eyes, and light skin. His personality could be difficult for others to discern if he was joking or being serious, something that people told him frequently.[3] He was very studious, and his knowledge of certain topics such as the Sith and the Jedi proved helpful to the Resistance.[1] Kin also claimed to Crano that his parents thought he was useless.[7]

Skills and abilities[]

Beaumont Kin was fluent in nine languages, including the Wookiee language of Shyriiwook and was able to translate the languages for others,[3] though he struggled to understand certain dialects.[7] He claimed to be something of a historian and shared his knowledge of Kashyyyk's history with his comrades during the attack on the planet. Being fluent in so many languages and being well versed on the ancient Jedi language, Kin helped Rey Skywalker decipher the texts during the Resistance's time on Ajan Kloss.[1]

He also could wield a blaster pistol.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

"[He told me], 'Just be aware of the fact that there are massive sequences in Act Two, there are massive sequences in Act Three but because we're shooting Act One first, I've put you in there and you seem to not be around as much in Act Two and Act Three but that's because that's what we're doing first so I want you here, I want you invested. So read the script but just know there won't be long until there'll be a re-draft of those things and we'll see you a little bit more'. So I read it, and the script is amazing and obviously there isn't a lot I can say."
―Dominic Monaghan on how he got his role[src]

Beaumont Kin first appeared in "Ghosts of Kashyyyk, Part 1."

Beaumont Kin appeared in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. He was portrayed by Dominic Monaghan.[4] The character first appeared in the 2019 comic "Ghosts of Kashyyyk, Part 1" by John Barber, part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing program, where he was identified as Beaumont.[3] His surname "Kin" was revealed in previews for Topps' 2020 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Series 2 trading card set, which previewed trading cards autographed by Monaghan for the character.[9]

The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams wrote the part of Kin with Dominic Monaghan in mind, having previously worked with him in the ABC TV series Lost. While Monaghan wasn't contacted for the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Abrams later offered him the role of the Beaumont Kin, which Monaghan got after England won against Colombia in the Round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup as part of a bet with Abrams.[10]

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