"Reverse engines. Full power!"
―Gorin orders his crew to try and avoid the oncoming Star Destroyer collision[src]

Gorin was a human male who served as an admiral in the naval forces of the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. He commanded the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Intimidator while it was stationed above the planet Scarif and participated in the Battle of Scarif when the Alliance to Restore the Republic Sphyrna-class corvette Lightmaker forced the Star Destroyer Persecutor to collide with the Intimidator, destroying both ships and eventually destroying the Shield Gate.


An unexpected attackEdit

"Sir, those are rebel ships!"
"Get Admiral Gorin, immediately!"
―Casido orders Gorin to be brought to the bridge[src]

Gorin was a human male who served as an admiral in the Imperial Navy of the Galactic Empire. He was stationed on board the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Intimidator above the planet Scarif as part of the Imperial Orbital Command. The deployment's purpose was to defend the Citadel Tower on the planet's surface, which was commanded by General Sotorus Ramda.[1]

In the year 0 BBY, a group of rebels aiming to steal the plans to the Imperial Death Star superweapon managed to slip pass Gorin's forces above Scarif using a stolen Imperial cargo shuttle and reach the planet's surface. After fighting broke out between the rebels and the Scarif garrison, part of the rebel fleet under the command of Admiral Raddus arrived to support the ground forces. Upon the fleet's arrival, Lieutenant Casido gave orders on the bridge of the Intimidator for someone to immediately alert Gorin and bring him to the bridge.[1]

The Battle of ScarifEdit

"Transmission from Admiral Gorin. Sir, part of the rebel fleet has arrived from hyperspace and amassed outside the shield. However, the admiral believes they are no threat to the planet…"
―Ramda reports Gorin's opinions to Krennic[src]

As the battle above Scarif began, Gorin contacted Ramda and alerted him and Director Orson Krennic to the arrival of the rebel fleet, under the command of Admiral Raddus.[3] On Krennic's orders, the Shield Gate above Scarif was then closed, separating the rebel and Imperial fleets from their respective ground forces. Gorin's forces then battled Raddus's above the planet until the rebel admiral ordered the Y-wings of Gold Squadron to launch ion charges at the Persecutor, the second Star Destroyer under Gorin's command.[1]

The charges disabled the vessel, allowing the rebel Sphyrna-class corvette Lightmaker to ram into the side of the Persecutor and slowly push it toward the Intimidator. Gorin tried to avoid the impending collision by ordering that his vessel reverse at full power, but it was not enough, and the Persecutor smashed into the Intimidator, sheering the admiral's Star Destroyer in two. The Persecutor then continued on into the shield gate, destroying it and allowing the rebels on the planet's surface to transmit the Death Star plans to the fleet. After the transmission was received, the Death Star arrived above Scarif,[1] and Gorin ceded his authority of the deployment to the superweapon's commander, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

Gorin had fair skin, gray hair and eyes.[1] When the rebel fleet first attacked above Scarif, Gorin believed they posed no threat to the Imperial forces on the planet's surface.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Gorin is played by actor Michael Gould in the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[1]



Notes and referencesEdit

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