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"All remaining cruisers are online, sir… but our engines are hit… we're not going anywhere."
"Thank you, Hemi. I'm sorry."
―Hemi and Jan Dodonna[src]

Hemi was a Mon Calamari male who served in the Alliance to Restore the Republic aboard the MC80A Home One Type Heavy Star Cruiser Republic, under the command of General Jan Dodonna. In 1 ABY, when the Galactic Empire launched an assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks, destroying many rebel starships, Hemi served at the side of General Dodonna and was killed during the assault when the Republic was destroyed.

Biography[]

Escaping the Imperials[]

"Star destroyers are converging on us, general."
"They've taken the bait. Signal Solo."
―Hemi to Dodonna[src]

Dodonna ordering Hemi to open fire

Hemi was a Mon Calamari male who served in the navy of the Alliance to Restore the Republic under the command of General Jan Dodonna, stationed on the MC80A Home One Type Heavy Star Cruiser Republic.[2] In 1 ABY,[1] the Galactic Empire launched their assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks, a Rebel Alliance production center. The rebel cruisers attempted to escape via hyperspace but were unable to scramble their starfighters, as none of the cargo bay doors would open; all the systems had been disabled by Shu-Torun technologies, which all the cruisers were outfitted with, preventing the cruisers from escaping the area. The Shu-Torun people had betrayed the Rebel Alliance because they had been working under the Galactic Empire. Only codes found on the personal flagship of Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader, the Executor, could bring the ships back online.[3]

After successfully bringing the rebel cruisers online, the Republic escaped into hyperspace. However, with ships still stuck at the space docks, rebel heroes Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa convinced General Dodonna to return to help the other ships.[4]

Returning to the space docks and death[]

"The fleet has escaped sir. The envoys are clear. Our... shield are failing."
"It's nearly over I'm proud of you all"
―Hemi reporting on the status of the Republic's shields[src]

The Republic then returned to the assault and Dodonna ordered Hemi to use all the firepower they had on the Executor. Hemi then reported to Dodonna that the Star Destroyers were converging on them after using the MC80A as bait. Dodonna then ordered Hemi to signal the smuggler Han Solo to get the codes to the rebel cruisers. When the rebel starships were able to provide the fleet the override codes to get the Shu-Torun technologies that rendered them useless, Hemi was at Dodonna's side when the general ordered the fleet to scatter as their cruiser was taking a lot of damage.[2]

The Republic was taking heavy damage when Hemi reported that although all the remaining cruisers were online, their engines were too damaged for them to go anywhere. Dodonna thanked Hemi for his service and told him they would guard the rear. Shortly after, Hemi reported that all the cruisers were ready and so General Dodonna ordered them all to leave. The Mon Calamari told General Dodonna that the Alliance Fleet had escaped, but the Republic's shields were failing. The general then sat back in his chair and noted that he was proud of everyone he fought with. The Republic was destroyed, and both Dodonna and Hemi went down with the cruiser.[2]

Personality and traits[]

"The fleet has escaped, sir. The envoys are clear. Our…shields are failing."
"It's nearly over. I'm proud of you all."
―Hemi reporting to General Dodonna[src]

Hemi had grey skin and blue eyes. He followed his orders from his general and was willing to go down with the cruiser to ensure the safety of the Rebel Alliance Fleet.[2]

Equipment[]

Dodonna ordering Hemi to disperse the fleet

Hemi wore a dark gray uniform with blue sleeves and a black belt.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Hemi appeared in the fifty-fifth issue of Marvel Comics' Star Wars comic series. The issue was written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Salvador Larroca,[2] and published on October 3, 2018.[5]

Appearances[]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition, the Assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks occurred around a year after the Battle of Yavin. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas establishes that the battle marks the beginning of 0 ABY, the assault, including Hemi's death, must take place around 1 ABY.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Star Wars (2015) 55
  3. Star Wars (2015) 51
  4. Star Wars (2015) 54
  5. MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars (2015) #55 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
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