- "I'm goin' in. Cover me, Porkins."
"I'm right with ya, Red Three."
- ―Porkins and Biggs Darklighter during the Battle of Yavin
Jek Tono Porkins, nicknamed "Piggy", was a male human trader and pilot from Bestine IV. He decided to abandon his homeworld after the Galactic Empire moved in and built a new military base there, and he ended up joining the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
- "Red Six, standing by."
- ―Porkins reports in during the Battle of Yavin.
Originally a trader on Bestine IV, Jek Porkins was forced to leave his homeworld because of the Galactic Empire. Seeking revenge, he trained to become a pilot in the Starfighter Corps of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
In 0 BBY, Jek Porkins flew an X-wing starfighter as a member of Red Squadron during the Battle of Scarif, going by the callsign Red Six, where he mostly provided support for the other ships in Admiral Raddus' fleet. The battle ended with the theft of the technical readouts for the Death Star, a moon-sized Imperial battlestation.
Just days after returning from Scarif, Porkins dished out drinks for his fellow pilots at Base One on the night before the Battle of Yavin. He once again flew with Red Squadron, again as Red Six, alongside Nozzo Naytaan as the wingmen of Zal Dinnes. He bumped into Biggs Darklighter after the mission briefing, exchanging banter with his fellow pilot that Darklighter considered to be a ritual hazing from the cocky Bestine native.
During the battle, Dreis ordered the destruction of one of the Death Star's deflection towers, which Porkins and Darklighter destroyed with their starfighters' laser cannons. Porkins' craft struck debris from the tower and began to malfunction, causing him to drift over the Imperial turbolaser batteries mounted on the surface. Porkins was convinced he could still navigate his fighter, ignoring Darklighter's warnings to extract from the area. Porkins' fighter was caught in turbolaser crossfire and he was killed almost instantly. The officers and pilots around the central command table in the Massassi war room heard Porkins' last words, and Elyhek Rue vowed that he would be avenged. Despite this, another Rebel pilot didn't receive word of his death, and asked if Porkins could see Luke Skywalker's fighter a few minutes after Jek was shot down.
- "So long, Piggy. You will be avenged."
- ―Elyhek Rue
Over three decades later, Porkins was remembered through the Porkins Belly Run, a Resistance flight maneuver named in his honor. Whilst traveling aboard the Millennium Falcon following the Battle of Crait, BB-8 told R2-D2 about the death of the Abednedo pilot Ello Asty, who went by the callsign Red Six, R2 told him that they had lost a Red Six during the Battle of Yavin.
Personality and traitsEdit
Because of his rotund physique, Porkins was playfully nicknamed "Piggy" and "Belly Runner".
Behind the scenesEdit
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Fighter only)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- Star Wars LINE Webtoon
- "Duty Roster"—From a Certain Point of View
- "Desert Son"—From a Certain Point of View
- "Grounded"—From a Certain Point of View (Voice only)
- Star Wars 45: Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part II (Mentioned only)
- Poe Dameron 28: The Awakening, Part III (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas (First identified as Tono)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files (as Red Six)
- ; image #4 (of 15)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: )
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Desert Son"—From a Certain Point of View
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 "Duty Roster"—From a Certain Point of View
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Poe Dameron 28: The Awakening, Part III