"For the record, I take full responsibility for the droids' escape. Any punishment that you deem necessary I will willingly submit to."
―DSS-0956 reports his failure to retrieve R2-D2 And C-3PO[src]

DSS-0956 was the desert stormtrooper senior officer of Desert Sands during their deployment to Tatooine.[3] He reported to Captain Mod Terrik,[4] and failed to recover the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO at the Lars homestead.[3]


DSS-0956 was equipped with the standard modified stormtrooper armor issued to sandtroopers. He also carried a long-range comlink, a blaster pistol, a heavy blaster rifle, and a food/water pack.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

DSS-0956 was created in 1989's Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope,[2] and was also featured in the Tatooine Debriefing story within the book.[3]


In the 2007 "Look Sir, Droids" action figure set made by Sideshow Collectibles, DSS-0956 was identified as the sandtrooper who was addressed by Davin Felth in[5] the source scene from the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[6] However, the 1996 story When the Desert Wind Turns: The Stormtrooper's Tale identified that character as Mod Terrik, who was further established to be killed attempting to prevent the Millennium Falcon's escape,[7] whereas DSS-0956 was established by Tatooine Debriefing to have lived past those events.[3] In 2008, DSS-0956 was given an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, which clarified that he served under Terrik.[4]



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