- "It feels strange, though... being on the other side. I took their orders for a long time."
- ―Kasan Moor, on her defection
Kasan Moor was an Imperial TIE interceptor pilot and flew as the lieutenant of the elite 128th TIE Interceptor Squadron. Following the destruction of her homeworld, Alderaan, by the Empire's Death Star, Moor grew something of a hatred for the Empire and would defect to the Rebel Alliance during the Alliance's liberation of Gerrard V.
Moor's knowledge of Imperial installations and her exceptional piloting skills were reason for her induction into the legendary Rogue Squadron, an Alliance starfighter unit led by Commander Luke Skywalker. Flying under the callsign Rogue Seven, Moor led the Alliance through a string of several victorious hit and run operations against various Imperial bases. Following her assistance in bringing down Moff Kohl Seerdon, Moor retired from being an active member of Rogue Squadron to be an advisor to Mon Mothma, Chief of the Rebel Alliance. She would once more fly for Rogue Squadron during the Battle of Calamari years later.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Imperial pilot[edit | edit source]
As a pilot for the Empire, Moor rose to the rank of lieutenant and, after proving her prowess, was given command of the 128th TIE Interceptor Squadron, which Rogue Squadron member Wes Janson later referred to as "the best of the best." One of her known activities with the group during her time with the Empire was to find potential candidates for Imperial takeover on the gas giant Taloraan. Moor and the 128th were so well regarded that both she and the squadron were mentioned as an example of what the best pilots and machines can do in the official Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide.
Her views on the Empire changed following the destruction of her home planet, Alderaan, by the first Death Star. After she was assigned to put down a rebel uprising on the planet Gerrard V, Kasan's TIE Interceptor's controls were damaged by repeated ion cannon blasts from Gold Squadron member Crix Madine. When Madine forced Moor to surrender herself, Moor admitted her quarrels with the ideals of the Empire, and offered defection to the Alliance.
Work with Rogue Squadron[edit | edit source]
- "How pathetic, allying yourself with those Rebel criminals—Rogue Squadron. You and your so-called Rogues helped in the absconding of my AT-PTs and the plundering of my Research Facility. My retaliation shall be swift and just…Do you no longer harbor any loyalty to our Emperor? Defecting to the rebel terrorists shall be your undoing, Kasan. Unfortunate to lose such a fine officer, but the weak will die out to make room for the strong. It is the way of the universe. Farewell, little rodent."
- ―Moff Seerdon, to Kasan Moor
Kasan was taken to Rebel service during the Liberation of Gerrard V by one of Crix Madine's Y-wings. Moor donated her TIE interceptor to the Alliance Fleet, and offered her knowledge of Imperial installations to the elite Rogue Squadron, led by Commander Luke Skywalker. Due to her knowledge and prowess at piloting starfighters, Moor was inducted into Rogue Squadron as Rogue Seven. Her knowledge was used to lead a raid on an Imperial storage facility on the Jade Moon. Rogue member Wedge Antilles did not trust Moor, but Moor continued to prove her allegiance by assisting Rogue Squadron in attacks on Balmorra and Kile II.
Moor took part in the rescue of Antilles from the Imperial prisons on Kessel following his capture on Kile II. With Rogue Squadron again at full strength, Moor assisted Rogue Squadron in attacks on Taloraan and Fest, raids which were aimed at reducing the resources of Imperial Moff Kohl Seerdon, who was amassing his forces for a massive attack on the Alliance's bacta supply on the jungle world Thyferra. She confronted Seerdon directly during Seerdon's retaliatory attack on Chandrila, homeworld of one of the Alliance's founders, Mon Mothma. Seerdon insisted that her defection to the Rebellion would be her undoing, and was a waste of her prowess. While Moor was intent on pursuing Seerdon, Luke Skywalker persuaded her otherwise.
Moor's knowledge led to another raid on Imperial territory, this time on the Capacitor on the volcanic planet of Sullust. Seerdon had used this raid to his advantage, and used the time that the Rebellion was focused on Sullust to achieve his goal of seizing the Alliance's supply of bacta on Thyferra. Moor took part in the battle to reclaim the bacta. During the battle, her X-wing starfighter was shot down by Imperial forces, but she managed to survive the crash-landing.
Later activity[edit | edit source]
It is believed that Moor retired from Rogue Squadron sometime before the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY. She would remain a member of the Rebel Alliance, acting as an advisor to Mon Mothma, General Crix Madine, and Admiral Gial Ackbar, and continued to use her knowledge of Imperial operations to aid the fledgling Rebellion.
Years later, though she had long since retired from her role in Rogue Squadron, Moor flew for the team again during the Battle of Calamari. This was done as a personal favor for Wedge Antilles, who was promoted to Rogue Leader following the retirement of Luke Skywalker. Since she was not an "official" member of the group during the battle, no New Republic records describe her participation during the battle.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Writer Ryan Kaufman jokingly described Moor as being thrown into the "La Brea Tar Pits" of secondary videogame characters, as she was created solely for the game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and has barely appeared in any source material since. He offered insight into what Moor's life was like between the attack on Thyferra and the Battle of Mon Calamari.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Star Wars PocketModel TCG – Scum & Villainy (Card: 128th Squadron TIE Interceptor)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 21 (SKY10, Luke Skywalker)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide