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Jorg Sacul was a native of the planet Tatooine who suffered a near fatal crash on a T-16 skyhopper while on his homeworld, changing his life course. Emerging from an Academy as the top pilot in his class and a natural leader, he would join the Rebel Alliance's Starfighter Corps as a T-65 X-wing starfighter pilot.

Leading a squadron and becoming a Rebel pilot commander, Sacul was a renowned mentor to younger squadron members, as well as a visionary storyteller who entertained his pilots with far-flung tales of distant galaxies thousands of years before the Galactic Republic. Sacul was also rumored as being Force-sensitive, and many said if he were born in a different time, he could have been a great Jedi.

Biography[]

The Human male Jorg Sacul hailed from Tatooine,[1] a planet in the Tatoo system.[2] A reckless dreamer, he owned a T-16 skyhopper, and at one point, he got into a near fatal crash on the T-16 while on his homeworld. He would eventually go to an Academy, emerging as the top pilot in his class and a natural leader.[1]

Sacul went on to join the Rebel Alliance's Starfighter Corps, flying a T-65 X-wing starfighter and attaining the rank of commander. Sacul led a squadron, and mentored younger Rebel pilots within his squadron.[1]

Personality and traits[]

Once a reckless dreamer before his T-16 crash changed the course of his life,[1] Sacul's troops knew him as a fearless fighter renowned for his inner strength and ability to remain calm under fire.[3] He was also a renowned mentor to younger squadron members. A visionary storyteller, Sacul entertained his pilots with far-flung tales of distant galaxies thousands of years before the Galactic Republic. Sacul had fair skin, gray hair, and black eyes.[1]

Skills and abilities[]

Sacul emerged from the Academy as top pilot in his class and a natural leader. He was rumored to be Force-sensitive, and many said if Sacul were born in a different time, he could have been a great Jedi.[1]

Equipment[]

Sacul wore an orange Rebel flight suit and a flight helmet adorned with two black Alliance Starbirds and a dark gray stabilization bar. The helmet's visor was tinted in a dark color. He was armed with a blaster pistol.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"Three years ago, it was Jorg Sacul (blame me for the name), which was George Lucas in a Rebel pilot's outfit with an appropriate "biography" on the card back."
―Stephen J. Sansweet, talking about his idea for Jorg Sacul[4]

The Jorg Sacul action figure, in packaging

Jorg Sacul was created in 2002 for Hasbro Inc.'s Star Wars Saga toy line, specifically for that year's Celebration II, as a Tuckerization and with the likeness of Star Wars film director George Lucas.[1] Initially the idea was for a film director with a camera, before the figure was instead thought to be Lucas in stormtrooper armor, and ultimately a Rebel pilot was thought up, with how the real Lucas had been a film industry rebel as inspiration.[5] Stephen J. Sansweet came up with the name, and wrote the first draft of the biography for the figure, which was ultimately rewritten, except for a few words, by Lucas Licensing President Howard Roffman.[4] Sacul's biography talking about his near fatal T-16 skyhopper crash and being a visionary storyteller with far-flung tales of distant galaxies thousands of years before the Republic are similar to George Lucas's near fatal car crash in his teenage years, and his eventually directing the Star Wars films.[6]

Non-canon biography[]

In 2007, artist Ken Steacy published a print at Celebration Europe. The print was published on a card for 2011 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 6. On the image, Sacul is shown boarding his X-wing starfighter[7] on the MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser Home One prior to 4 ABY's Battle of Endor.[8] Another Alliance officer is seen painting their compatriot, Leia Organa, in her Huttese slave-girl costume on the starfighter, which also has at least six total Imperial starfighters and a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle. Sacul also has a purple R-series astromech droid in his cockpit, and the side of his helmet shows a red Alliance Starbird with other red vertical bars in the middle instead of a black Starbird and a single dark gray stabilization bar.[7]

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Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 HasbroInverted.png Star Wars Saga (Pack: Commander Jorg Sacul (Rebel Pilot)) (backup link)
  2. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 224 ("Tatooine")
  3. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 122 ("Sacul, Jorg")
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWInsider.png "Scouting the Galaxy" – Star Wars Insider 81
  5. SWInsider.png "Prequels in Plastic and Other Toy Tales" – Star Wars Insider 121
  6. George Lucas: The Car Wreck That Changed His Life and Led Him to 'Star Wars' (2019-07-31). Biography: Historical & Celebrity Profiles. Biography. Archived from the original on August 5, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Topps logo.svg 2011 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 (Card: #660 - Who's Running this Show) (backup link)
  8. Topps logo.svg 2011 Topps Star Wars Galaxy Series 6 (Card: #660 - Who's Running this Show) (backup link) is on the MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser Home One prior to 4 ABY's Battle of Endor, as the Rebel Alliance's Generals Han Solo Lando Calrissian are shown together in the hangar, while the Alliance's Leia Organa is painted in her Huttese slave-girl costume on Sacul's T-65 X-wing starfighter. As shown in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this can only be chronologically after the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon shown earlier in the film. Rebel Commander Luke Skywalker is also shown on the card with the uniform he wore to Endor, so the in-universe place and time on the image are Home One before the Battle of Endor. The New Essential Chronology dates Return of the Jedi to 4 ABY.

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