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"Skywalker has just landed, my lord."
"Good. See to it he finds his way here."
―Bewil reports to Darth Vader[src]

Bewil was a human male served as a captain in the Galactic Empire during its war against the Rebel Alliance. In 3 ABY, he was part of the forces serving under the Sith Lord Darth Vader that occupied Cloud City on the planet Bespin in order to capture the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. Bewil informed Vader when Skywalker's X-wing starfighter was sighted approaching the city and was present in Cloud City's carbon-freeze chamber when Skywalker's companion Han Solo was frozen in carbonite.


Setting the trapEdit

"Ship approaching, X-wing class."
"Good. Monitor Skywalker and allow him to land."
―Bewil receives orders from Vader.[src]
Bewil and Vader

Bewil alerted Vader to the arrival of Luke Skywalker.

The human male Bewil served the Galactic Empire as a captain[2] during the Galactic Civil War against the Alliance to Restore the Republic.[1] In 3 ABY,[3] he was amongst the Imperial forces led by Sith Lord Darth Vader in the occupied Cloud City on the planet Bespin. Vader's aim was to capture the crew of the rebel YT-1300 light freighter, the Millennium Falcon, and them use them as bait as part of a larger trap for their comrade, the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker.[1]

Vader successfully captured the Falcon's crew with aid from the bounty hunter Boba Fett and Lando Calrissian, Baron Administrator of Cloud City. The Sith then viewed the city's carbon-freezing chamber, where he hoped to freeze Skywalker for transportation to the Galactic Emperor, Sheev Palpatine. Bewil approached Vader in the chamber and informed him that Skywalker's T-65B X-wing starfighter had been spotted approaching Cloud City. Vader ordered that the captain monitor the Jedi and allow him to land.[1]

Carbon freezeEdit

Carbon-freezing chamber crowd

Bewil witnessed Han Solo being frozen in carbonite.

Vader decided to test the carbon-freezing process before using it on Skywalker to ensure that it would not kill the Jedi, and ordered that the Falcon's captain Han Solo be frozen first. Bewil stood by in the chamber and observed Solo being lowered down and frozen. Once the process was complete and Calrissian had confirmed that Solo had survived the process, Bewil approached Vader and informed him that Skywalker had landed.[1]

The Sith ordered Bewil to make sure that the Jedi found his way to the freezing chamber, and the captain left to carry out the orders. Skywalker was ultimately lured into the chamber while trying to rescue the his friends, but managed to escape from Vader and leave Cloud City on the Falcon with its crew and Calrissian, who had betrayed the Empire.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

Bewil had brown hair and light skin.[1]


While in Cloud City, Bewil wore a gray Imperial uniform with a cap and a black belt, gloves and boots.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Kershner and Johns

Milton Johns on the set of Episode V.

Bewil first appeared in the 1980 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, in which he was portrayed uncredited[1] by Milton Johns. In the current canon, Bewil's name was first used in the Star Wars Black & White: The Empire Strikes Back set of trading cards released by The Topps Company, Inc. in 2018.[2]

The name was originally first used in the Star Wars Legends "Cloud City Limited" set of cards released for the Star Wars Customizable Card Game in 1997.[4] According to a Star Wars CCG fan site, Bewil was named as an anagram of Decipher game designer Sandy Wible.[5]



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