- "Computer's locked. Getting a signal...."
- ―Dex during Gold Squadron's trench run
Dex Tiree was a human male ace pilot from the planet Onderon who flew for the Rebel Alliance during the Battle of Yavin. During the battle, Tiree flew a BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bomber in Gold Squadron as Gold Two and the wingman of Jon Vander. Tiree's fighter was destroyed after being hit by Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1.
- "The guns - they've stopped."
- ―Tiree's last words during the Battle of Yavin
Dex Tiree was born on Onderon, sometime before 19 BBY. He visited Alderaan with his parents as a child, and in 12 BBY, his parents had a daughter. Some time later, prior to 0 BBY, Tiree joined the Rebellion, and flew a Y-Wing Starfighter as a part of Gold Squadron. He also found and took possession of an R5 series astromech droid that he named "Sparks", both for a saying he remembered his mother using, and for a fire the droid started on a moon of the planet Utapau.
In 0 BBY, Tiree participated in the Alliance's counterattack on the Death Star, flying under the callsign Gold Two. Alongside Davish Krail, Tiree provided cover to Captain Jon "Dutch" Vander when Gold Squadron began the first bombing run on the Death Star's thermal exhaust port, located at the end of the meridian trench.
When Vander ordered his squadron to activate their targeting computers, Tiree confirmed that he'd gotten a lock on the exhaust port. Shortly afterwards, the turbolasers stopped firing at them, much to Tiree's confusion. Darth Vader soon caught up to Gold Squadron in his TIE Advanced x1, and both Tiree and Sparks were killed when their starfighters were shot down from behind by Vader.
Behind the scenes
Dex Tiree first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. He was played by Jeremy Sinden, but was overdubbed by Harry Shearer. He was given the full name of Dex Tiree in the 2015 reference book Ultimate Star Wars.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (Voice only)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy audiobook (Voice only)
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- "Sparks"—From a Certain Point of View
- "Duty Roster"—From a Certain Point of View (Voice only) (as Gold Two)
- "Grounded"—From a Certain Point of View (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Dex)
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 34 (Databank A-Z: Davish Krail–Kuat Drive Yards)
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition