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C'ai Threnalli was an Abednedo male pilot who flew in the Resistance Starfighter Corps of the Resistance during their war with the First Order.

Biography[]

"Poe, the command ship!"
―C'ai to Poe Dameron, after noticing that the Steadfast had gone down[src]

Having previously flown for the New Republic, Threnalli was one of several Abednedo who joined Leia's Resistance movement, as his people had been early supporters of the General. He was known to be an X-wing pilot by choice, but also received cross-training in other types such as the B-wing and Y-wing models.[5]

Following the Battle of Starkiller Base in the year 34 ABY,[9] Threnalli was amongst the personnel in the Resistance base on the planet D'Qar who waved off the YT-1300 light freighter known as the Millennium Falcon, piloted by Rey and her passengers, as it set off to find the missing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker on the planet Ahch-To.[6]

Shortly after the Resistance evacuated the base on D'Qar, Threnalli flew as Commander Poe Dameron's wingman.[1] He remained loyal to Dameron, joining the mutiny against Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo along with at least several others. However, he was stunned, along with Dameron's other allies, by Holdo after she caused a distraction.[3]

Threnalli flew his T-70 X-wing during the First Order-Resistance War

Threnalli was aboard the Resistance transports that escaped the Raddus and later participated in the Battle of Crait, managing to survive with only a small number of other pilots. He escaped aboard the Millennium Falcon along with the few Resistance survivors, and hugged Dameron.[3]

In 35 ABY,[10] Threnalli flew his T-70 in the Battle of Exegol against the Sith Eternal forces. After the battle, he returned to Ajan Kloss and celebrated with the rest of the Resistance.[8]

Personality and traits[]

Threnalli in his flightsuit and flight helmet

At 1.88 meters tall,[2] C'ai Threnalli was an Abednedo male[1] who had bluish-brown skin,[4] brown hair, black eyes,[3] and dangling mouth tentacles,[2] which were heat and motion-sensitive.[5] His feet had three toes. He was considered a hotshot pilot, and was as comfortable flying an X-wing starfighter as much as a regular airspeeder, as he could turn his hand to any contols. He was loyal to fellow Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.[2] He learned to speak Basic, but often lapsed back into Abednedo.[5]

Equipment[]

C'ai Threnalli wore the standard Resistance pilot flightsuit, with flight vest, Guidenhauser ejection harness, boots, and life support equipment.[3] His specially-shaped white flight helmet[2] sported a yellow Resistance symbol, with blue and yellow stripes. The phrase "AUBREY" was written on the side in Aurebesh.[11] He also carried a Glie-44 blaster pistol.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

C'ai Threnalli first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens,[6] where actor Paul Kasey is seen wearing the costume of Ello Asty in one of the final scenes of the movie.[12] As Asty's death had been shown earlier in the film,[6] Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo stated that the Abednedo seen waving off the Falcon in that scene must be a different character.[13]

The design for Threnalli was created by creature concept designer Jake Lunt Davies, while his costume was made by costume designner Michael Kaplan.[14] Threnalli was performed by Paul Kasey, who was assisted by 'Animatronic Facial Performer' Phill Woodfine.

This character went unnamed until appearing in the "Escape from Starkiller Base" DLC expansion for the video game LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which starred Threnalli, voiced by Christian Simpson, crashing in a T-70 X-wing starfighter during the Assault on Starkiller and then fighting through First Order forces and escaping the planet's surface alongside fellow Resistance members Lieutenant Wright and R3-Z3.[15] Story Group member Leland Chee confirmed on Twitter that the idea was for Threnalli to be the unnamed pilot from the film.[16]

Appearances[]

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Non-canon appearances[]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

Threnalli's specially-shaped flight helmet, with Aurebesh inscription "AUBREY"

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
  8. 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  9. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  10. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker to one year after the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, the events of The Rise of Skywalker must occur in 35 ABY.
  11. ToppsDigitalLogo.pngStar Wars: Card Trader (Card: C'ai Threnalli's Helmet - Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Tools & Props)
  12. Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens — "Crafting Creatures" BluRay featurette
  13. TwitterLogo.svg Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter: "That's another Abednedo (well, it's the same costume, but we did see Ello die, so therefore, it's another one)." (screenshot)
  14. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Last Jedi Props and Costumes on Display at SDCC on StarWars.com (backup link)
  15. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  16. TwitterLogo.svg Leland Chee (@holocronkeeper) on Twitter: "That's the idea, yes. Could have been Ello Asty but then Ello died." (screenshot)

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