Fong was a light-skinned, dark-eyed, Human male who flew as a pilot for the Alliance to Restore the Republic in their war against the Galactic Empire. During the Battle of Yavin, Fong served as the leader of Red Squadron and piloted a T-65 X-wing starfighter, and during the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY, Fong piloted a T-47 airspeeder under the call sign "Speeder 3." As a Rebel pilot, Fong wore an orange flight suit and a gray, yellow-visored flight helmet.
Behind the scenes
Fong was created as a tuckerization of Jim Fong, the design director at Galoob, the company which produced the Star Wars Micro Machines toy line from 1994 to 2002. The character appears in the Micro Machines Action Fleet playsets "Yavin Rebel Base" and "Ice Planet Hoth" which, respectively, picture Fong on monitors within the Great Temple and Echo Base. While "Yavin Rebel Base" labels Fong as Red Leader during the Battle of Yavin, the title was held by Garven Dreis; as such, this article treats Fong as a non-canon subject.