Blount was a male human who served as a lieutenant in the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. During the Battle of Endor, in which the Alliance attacked the Galactic Empire's DS-2 Death Star II Mobile Battle Station battle station, Blount served alongside General Airen Cracken as a gunner in the quad laser turrets of the Millennium Falcon. With Blount onboard, General Lando Calrissian fired the shots from the pilot's seat that destroyed the Death Star's reactor core and triggered the battle station's destruction.
Behind the scenes
Blount appeared in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, standing in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon just prior to the Battle of Endor. He was portrayed by Trevor Butterfield, who played a wide variety of roles in both Return of the Jedi and in 1980's The Empire Strike Back. Butterfield filmed additional scenes as Blount, running through the Falcon's corridors and manning the ship's quad turrets alongside General Cracken, but they ultimately went unused in the film's final cut. The rough, unedited footage was later included in the 2011 Blu-ray Disc release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and both Blount and Cracken were confirmed as being the ship's gunners during the Battle of Endor in the 2015 book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
The name "Blount" originates in Star Wars Legends continuity, as Decipher, Inc.'s Star Wars Customizable Card Game christened Butterfield's Rebel character in its 2000 expansion set "Death Star II Limited." The name was brought into current Star Wars canon with the release of Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
- Star Wars in Pictures: The Original Trilogy
- Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
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- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (First identified as Blount)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 12 (Databank A-Z: Cosians–Dagobah)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 19 (Helmets: Lando Calrissian) (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 23 (Helmets: Rebel Commando)
- "Making Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Unseen!"—Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2018 (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Rebel Alliance Conversion Kit (Card: )
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Battle of Endor: The Lost Rebels (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi deleted scene)—Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Lieutenant Blount) (backup link)