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"She's gonna blow!"
―Grizz Frix's last words[2]

Grizz Frix was a male human starfighter pilot who flew for the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. He was recruited into the squadron after the Battle of Hoth and was killed during the Battle of Endor, where he flew under the callsign Red Five.


Joining Red Squadron[]

"Grizz Frix."
"Another hothead. Still, he never brained a fellow rebel with a tray. And with that ringing endorsement, he's part of the squadron."
―Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson, reforming Red Squadron[4]

Shortly after the evacuation of Hoth in 3 ABY,[5] Grizz Frix was recruited by Commander Wedge Antilles into the newly reformed Red Squadron, Lieutenant Wes Janson commented that he was another "hothead." On reporting on progress from sim training, Antilles told his superior The Contessa that Frix had no trouble flying in formation, but kept breaking formation to chase down targets.[4]

Protecting the rendezvous point[]

"We lost Penn, Grizz, do not engage. Stay with me."
―Bela Elar, to Grizz Frix[4]

Days after Antilles reformed Red Squadron, the squadron was sent on a mission. Frix flew a T-65B X-wing starfighter as Bela Elar's wingmate, alongside Penn Zowlie, in an attack on a nearby pirate base, that threatened the safety of the Alliance's rendezvous point. The squadron succeeded in eliminating the pirates.[4]

Battle of Endor[]

The death of Grizz Frix at the Battle of Endor.

During the Battle of Endor, Frix flew for Red Squadron under the callsign Red Five.[3] He died when his T-65B X-wing starfighter exploded during an attack on an Imperial Star Destroyer.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Grizz Frix was played by actor Ronny Cush in Return of the Jedi.[6][7]

Frix's helmet prop—or one of a matching design—was previously used by Jon Vander in A New Hope, and "Hobbie" in The Empire Strikes Back. It was also seen being carried by a different, unidentified pilot on Home One in Return of the Jedi.


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Notes and references[]

  1. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi depicts Grizz Frix was killed at the Battle of Endor, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  3. 3.0 3.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Rebel Pilots in the Databank (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Rendezvous Point"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Rendezvous Point" is set in the aftermath of the Battle of Hoth, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 3 ABY. As such, the events in "Rendezvous Point" must have taken place around that year.
  6. Howard Campbell: Ronny Cush – A true Jedi (2018-07-01). jamaicaobserver.com. Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on January 30, 2020.
  7. The Making of Return of the Jedi
  8. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  10. Hijacking the Harbinger occurs between the Battle of Yavin, which takes place in 0 BBY as stated by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, and the assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks, which Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition places one year after the Battle of Yavin, therefore 1 ABY. As such, hijacking the Harbinger must between 0 ABY and 1 ABY.