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"When I was a kid that's what I always wanted. To be the best. And in my mind, that's what I was—Kazuda Xiono, the best starfighter pilot in the galaxy."
―Kazuda Xiono, to Poe Dameron and Neeku Vozo[src]

Kazuda Xiono, nicknamed "Kaz," was a human male military pilot and later Resistance spy who served in the years following the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. The son of Senator Hamato Xiono, Kazuda served with the Starfighter Corps of the New Republic Defense Fleet during the Cold War, at which point the Resistance recruited him to spy on the First Order. As a result, he was sent to the Colossus—an independent refueling station located on the Outer Rim planet Castilon—where Commander Poe Dameron instructed him to gather information pertaining to the local population's sympathies and determine if their allegiance was to the Republic or the First Order.

Xiono upheld an occupation in Jarek Yeager's repair station as a cover, though he struggled to hold his cover as a spy. Befriending Neeku Vozo and Tamara Ryvora while on the station, Xiono eventually helped to liberate the station from its First Order occupation, albeit at the cost of Ryvora's allegiance. Xiono eventually joined Ace Squadron, and helped to defend the Colossus from First Order forces during the hunt for the station.

Though briefly intending to leave the Colossus to fully join the Resistance, Xiono instead soon led a final stand against the First Order forces led by Commander Pyre and Agent Tierny, rescuing Ryvora from the First Order alongside Yeager, and helping to inspire the citizens of the Colossus to fight back alongside Captain Imanuel Doza and Ryvora with his selflessness, leading to their victory against their attackers. Xiono later piloted the Fireball at the Battle of Exegol as part of the citizens' fleet amassed by Lando Calrissian, the events of which ultimately resulted in the demise of the resurrected Darth Sidious and a galactic uprising against the First Order.


Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

"As usual, you always need help—my help. I help you get into the Academy, I help you get into the Navy, I help you get everything you wanted."
―Hamato Xiono, to Kazuda Xiono[src]

Kazuda Xiono won an aurodium trophy in his first competition as a sky racer.

Born on the Core World Hosnian Prime[1] in 14 ABY,[2] Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono was the son of his mother[8] and Senator Hamato Xiono, a wealthy politician who served in the Galactic Senate during the era when the galaxy was governed by the New Republic, years after the Galactic Civil War.[4] Xiono, who aspired to become a great pilot, was awarded a trophy made from aurodium after winning his first race. He would keep it among his personal effects for years, believing the trophy brought him good fortune as well as the fact that it reminded him of his homeworld.[9]

With his father's support, Xiono was able to enroll in a military academy which, in turn, led to service in the New Republic Defense Fleet. By then, the rise of the First Order gave way to a tense political standoff between the Republic and the Galactic Empire's successor. Xiono eventually served as a T-85 X-wing pilot in the New Republic Starfighter Corps.[4]

Joining the Resistance[edit | edit source]

Meeting Poe Dameron[edit | edit source]

"And I'm gonna help. Whatever the job is that you give the ace pilots. You know... The ace pilot job."
"Can you believe this kid, BB-8?"
"Yeah, he believes me! BB-8 knows the Resistance needs Kazuda Xiono!
―Kazuda Xiono and Poe Dameron upon the former's decision to join the Resistance.[src]

By 34 ABY,[10] when New Republic Command acquired critical information pertaining to the First Order's operations in the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, Xiono's squadron was tasked with delivering the intelligence to the Resistance. They were engaged by Major Elrik Vonreg, who sought to prevent the squadron from completing their mission. Xiono briefly argued with his droid, R2-C4, remaining adamant that Poe Dameron would arrive. After protests from his wingmates regarding the intel's importance, Xiono pointed out that it must have been important if they were being attacked over it. Unable to outmaneuver the First Order pilot, Xiono ordered his wingmates, Mia Gabon and Hugh Sion, to abandon the mission while he remained behind to await the arrival of their Resistance contact, Commander Poe Dameron. After his wingmates' escape, Xiono's X-wing was shot and damaged in one of its engines, though he remained ecstatic due to Gabon and Sion's escape. The euphoria proved to be short-lived as both Xiono and his droid lamented that they were too young to die, though Dameron suddenly appeared, rescuing Xiono. Due to a strategy Xiono concocted in which Dameron lured Vonreg in front of Xiono's TIE, the two were able to ward off Vonreg's TIE together.[4]

Dameron offered Xiono a role in the Resistance.

Following the dogfight, Dameron thanked Xiono for his help, and offered him to come on board their command ship, a CR90 corvette, in order to have his ship repaired. Xiono expressed disbelief upon boarding, stating that he never expected to board, let alone see such a ship. Dameron met him onboard soon after, and they congratulated one another on their victory and teamwork. Dameron briefly inquired as to whether or not Xiono was interested in joining the Resistance, to which Xiono affirmed that he had, but ultimately decided against due to his father's wishes for him. Dameron was soon after called to deliver the intel to General Leia Organa, prompting Xiono to ask Dameron to tell Organa that he believed her to be the bravest person in the whole galaxy. Xiono also spontaneously asked Dameron to tell her he said "hello," which prompted him to chastise himself in frustration.[4]

After Dameron left, Xiono requested that BB-8 guide him to the refresher. Upon finishing, Xiono exited only to find BB-8 had left, leaving both himself and R2-C4 alone on the ship. Upon inquiring R2-C4 as to where BB-8 had gone, the astromech droid refused to answer, prompting Xiono to instead look for Dameron and BB-8. Xiono eventually heard General Organa behind a door, which promptly opened, causing Xiono to stumble into the room where Dameron was speaking to her via hologram. Dameron quickly ushered Xiono out of the room, asking if the young pilot was spying on him. After Xiono denied this claim, Dameron confided in him that the intel Xiono had delivered confirmed the Resistance's suspicions that the First Order was preparing for a full-scale attack on the New Republic. Upon learning of this, Xiono insisted he help, stating he would do whatever it takes to fulfill the Resistance's "ace pilot jobs." Dameron agreed after brief contemplation, though Xiono first requested to contact someone before starting.[4]

Kazuda Xiono contacted his father through a scrambled signal.

Xiono contacted his father, who was initially unaware it was his son due to the signal being scrambled. Xiono informed his father that he was with the Resistance, to which his father replied in disdain, chastising Xiono for getting recklessly involved. Regardless of his father's remark, Xiono asked that he could be helped with something; however, the elder Xiono responded by berating his son for constantly asking him for help, prompting Xiono to reconsider his request, and end the connection in frustration. After the call, Xiono finally requested his mission details from Dameron.[4]

A secret assignment[edit | edit source]

"You can work on my team. But when it comes to your mission as a spy, I don't want anything to do with it."
―Jarek Yeager, to Kazuda Xiono[src]

Poe Dameron recruited Xiono as a spy, believing he could become a valuable asset to the Resistance.

As they made their way to the ocean planet Castilon, Dameron explained to Xiono that the First Order would be receiving fuel and supplies in order to build up their forces, and that someone on Castilon was likely assisting them. Xiono initially responded in surprise to his assignment as a spy, stating that he believed his assignment would utilize his skills as a pilot. Dameron simply responded that Xiono would "be both." The duo soon began their approach to the Colossus, a supertanker fuel depot stationed on Castilon. Xiono's excitement returned as he recalled stories he heard about the Colossus. Upon their arrival, Dameron left to look for his contact, Jarek Yeager, instructing a nervous Xiono to act as if he was a wanna-be pilot looking for a job as a mechanic.[4]

As Xiono witnessed a few starships flying by, he expressed his amazement, recalling that as a child, he had thought of himself as "Kazuda Xiono, best starfighter pilot in the galaxy." As Xiono said this, Neeku Vozo, a Kadas'sa'Nikto mechanic approached both him and Dameron from behind, introducing himself to Xiono, referring to him using the title he had proclaimed. Dameron briefly introduced Xiono to Neeku, in turn, before having him follow to Aunt Z's Tavern. As Xiono and Dameron carried about their business, however, Neeku began to spread word about Xiono's self-proclaimed skill as a pilot, leading nearly the entire station to learn about Xiono's false reputation. As a result, Aunt Z addressed Xiono accordingly, albeit sarcastically, upon meeting him. The group informed Aunt Z they were searching for Yeager, who was already sitting in the tavern. Dameron introduced Xiono to Yeager, who, like Aunt Z, expressed awareness of who he was due to the rumors, as well as an initial refusal to help Poe and Xiono carry out the mission. As Dameron pulled Yeager aside to speak, he instructed Xiono to remain in the tavern and refrain from causing trouble.[4]

Xiono began what he believed to be a friendly game of darts with the Aleena Grevel.

Xiono remained in the tavern as instructed, and began a game of darts with Grevel, who set the stakes with Xiono at five hundred credits. After Xiono made several perfect shots, Grevel tripled the stakes, rigging the game by offering Xiono a tampered-with dart. The dart hit Bolza Grool, prompting the Klatooinian to begin harassing Xiono. Grevel also began to harass Xiono, demanding the fifteen hundred credits he allegedly owed him. After an argument between Grool and Grevel over who Xiono owed, a bar fight was started in the tavern, which Yeager promptly ended after he and Dameron returned. During the following conversation, Xiono reaffirmed that Vozo had taken Xiono's word too easily, blaming him for the trouble that had occurred. Xiono's words had hurt Vozo, who he proceeded to try and apologize to, stating that it was technically in the realm of possibility that he was the best pilot on the Colossus, as he had yet to race anyone. However, Neeku took this literally, telling Xiono that he deserved a chance to prove his erroneous claim.[4]

Member of Team Fireball[edit | edit source]

An unwilling challenger[edit | edit source]

"That's the Fireball?! That thing looks like an explosion with wings!"
―Kazuda Xiono, in reference to the Fireball[src]

Vozo proceeded to announce to the patrons of Aunt Z's Tavern that Xiono intended to challenge in the next race. Xiono requested Yeager's assistance in getting him out of the race, but Yeager refused, stating that if Xiono refused, Aunt Z would have Grool throw him into the waters below the Colossus. Afterward, Dameron informed Xiono that he would be leaving, though he first informed him that the race could be Xiono's best chance to establish good relations with the citizens of the platform. As he left, Dameron ordered BB-8 to remain on the Colossus and keep an eye on Xiono. After Dameron's departure, Xiono expressed frustration toward Vozo oncemore, though the Nikto stated that he believed in Kaz, and that Xiono could change the lives of the platform's citizens for the better. Upon Xiono asking what he meant, Vozo elaborated that Xiono winning the race would result in newfound popularity for them, allowing them to join Ace Squadron and reside in Doza Tower.[4]

After observing a race alongside Yeager and Vozo, Xiono was singled out by the race's announcer, who prompted him to select a challenger for the upcoming race. After seeing each pilot in Ace Squadron, Xiono selected Torra Doza, the squadron's youngest member, as his challenger. Later, in Aunt Z's Tavern, Xiono was distraught over his lack of a ship with which to participate; in response, Yeager stated he would loan Xiono the Fireball, a racer he and his crew, Team Fireball, had been working on. The group went to Yeager's repair shop, where Xiono reacted in disbelief to the Fireball's poor condition. At this point Xiono was introduced to Tamara Ryvora, who claimed to Xiono that he had never flown a better ship than the Fireball. Yeager, in turn, introduced Xiono to Ryvora as their newest employee. However, the introduction between Xiono and Ryvora was stale, with Ryvora leaving in frustration upon learning Xiono would be lent the Fireball. Afterwards, Xiono accidentally broke a part off of the Fireball, prompting Yeager to call his old astromech droid, Bucket, who took the part from Xiono and knocked him out with it.[4]

Xiono and Vozo went through a convoluted series of deals to obtain the Fireball's parts.

Later, Xiono asked Yeager what supplies would be necessary to repair the Fireball. Yeager provided Xiono with a list consisting of the necessary supplies, which further frustrated Xiono. Immediately after, Torra Doza arrived, introducing herself to Xiono and informing him to avoid running into the first sky ring, though also telling him that no one else had survived racing against her before. Xiono expressed to Yeager that he may still have a slim chance, prompting Yeager to chastise him, telling that he only needed to survive the race, not necessarily win it. Afterward, Yeager sent Xiono, Vozo, and BB-8 to Office of Acquisitions in order to provide the list of supplies to Flix and Orka.[4]

As Flix and Orka gathered the parts, Vozo informed Xiono that he would be responsible for paying for the parts, to which Xiono responded in panic, exclaiming that he had already lost all of his money. This resulted in Flix and Orka refusing to provide Xiono with the Fireball's parts. After Vozo pleaded with Orka briefly, the Chadra-Fan agreed to supply Xiono with second-hand parts if he and Vozo grabbed a gorg for Flix and Orka's lunch. Xiono and Vozo went to the Colossus marketplace, where they discovered the gorg salesman was in fact Bolza Grool, the Klatooinian Xiono had accidentally hit with a dart earlier. After being threatened, Xiono offered Grool a deal, in which he would market Grool's gorg shop on the Fireball during the race in exchange for a gorg. Grool accepted the offer, and Xiono purchased a gorg that had just bitten his fingers. After the exchange, Xiono and Neeku returned to the Office of Acquisitions, only to discover Flix and Orka had already eaten. Nonetheless, they accepted the gorg and gave Xiono the parts.[4]

Xiono and Vozo returned to the repair shop, only for Ryvora and Yeager to complain about the condition of the parts. As a result, Xiono walked off, irritated. The following night, Xiono pondered his father's goals for Xiono, stating that they had only been for his father's benefit. Xiono then concluded that he would win the race the next day, for himself.[4]

The first race[edit | edit source]

"Nobody survived racing against me, but who knows? Maybe you'll be the first to walk away."
―Torra Doza, to Kazuda Xiono[src]

The Fireball and the Blue Ace competed in a sky race above the Colossus.

Before the race against Torra, Xiono was told by Yeager that he did not necessarily need to win, as he had an obligation to fulfill his mission from Poe. Xiono responded with confidence, stating that he had it handled. Xiono then boarded the Fireball, and prepared it for launch as Yeager instructed Xiono that in order to win, he would have to pass through the final sky ring first. As he prepared for launch, however, the Fireball malfunctioned.[4] As Torra took off in the Blue Ace[11] with a head start, the Fireball began to plummet toward the ocean below. Xiono narrowly escaped the crash, managing to activate his racer just before impact. He eventually began to catch up to Torra, growing cockier as his success lasted longer. Xiono nearly won, but eventually began to push the engines of the Fireball too much, despite Yeager's warnings, resulting in the Fireball malfunctioning. This caused Xiono to crash into the final sky ring, before finally impacting the ocean's surface, knocking himself out in the crash.[4]

Xiono eventually woke up in Yeager's shop, surrounded by Yeager, Vozo, Ryvora, and Torra. Yeager commended Xiono for surviving, even in spite of his loss against Torra. Afterwards, Yeager and Xiono had a private discussion, in which Yeager told Xiono that he trusted Dameron's judgement regarding him. Yeager agreed to allow Xiono to stay with him and work as a mechanic in Team Fireball, though in exchange Xiono was to leave Yeager out of his dealings with the Resistance. After their discussion, Yeager left Xiono alone, as he sat and watched the sunset.[4]

Pirate attack[edit | edit source]

"There's too many pirates. They'll never hold them off. Come on, BB-8! I think I have an idea."
―Kazuda Xiono, to BB-8[src]

Xiono stumbled upon the First Order's conspiracy to attack the Colossus through Kragan Gorr's pirates.

After settling into the Colossus for some time, Xiono began to unpack his things, lamenting his lack of thinking ahead and bringing more. Neeku Vozo complimented Xiono's trophy before going into a tirade regarding his old pet Lucky, which disgusted Xiono. After the brief discussion, Xiono was assigned the job of repairing Hallion Nark's Sheathipede-class transport shuttle under Ryvora and Vozo's supervision, despite his admission of having little mechanical expertise.[9]

While attempting to repair Nark's shuttle, Xiono also asked Vozo about the First Order, and discussed the possibility that Nark's shady appearance could possibly criminalize him as a member of the First Order. While distracted by this chain of thought, Xiono accidentally electrocuted Vozo, though the Nikto engineer bore no offense. Xiono proceeded to further flub his attempt at repairs by causing a loud sound to blare from the shuttle, annoying the others. Under brief interrogation from Ryvora, Xiono claimed that he hailed from the Mechanic's Academy on Coruscant.[9]

Under assignment from Yeager, Xiono was sent to the Office of Acquisitions to collect spare parts. However, Xiono decided to use this chance to also begin his attempts at "spying." Xiono's poor attempts at it resulted in him being confronted by Grevel and a pair of Snivvians, though he soon escaped, albeit haphazardly.[9]

Xiono soon found his way into the Office of Acquisitions. Xiono requested a CX-19 compressor from Flix and Orka, who also offered to purchase Xiono's trophy for a large sum of credits, though he refused. Xiono was then brought back to Yeager's shop by Tamara Ryvora. Xiono attempted to pretend adeptness at mechanic work, though Ryvora was not easily convinced.[9]

While continuing the repair efforts on Nark's ship, Xiono overheard a conversation between Nark and Warbird gang captain Kragan Gorr, who discussed a plan of action known as a "triple dark." Xiono accidentally startled Nark, causing the Neimoidian to drop his comlink. As a result, Yeager deducted the cost of the comlink from Xiono's pay. Afterwards, Nark departed the Colossus, while Xiono was chastised for his ineptitude by Yeager.[9]

After meeting Glem, who mentioned the frequency of pirate raids during storms known as "triple darks," Xiono realized that Hallion Nark was in fact a spy for the Warbird gang. As Xiono attempts to leave and warn the others, he is stopped by Grevel, who was now threatening him at gunpoint for his trophy. Once again, the encounter was cut short by the blaring of klaxons as the Warbird gang attacked using starfighters and a modified Lambda-class shuttle.[9]

During the chaos, Xiono, alongside Grevel, fell onto the windscreen of the Lambda-class shuttle, only to be blown off back onto the station. Xiono then utilized his trophy to hold the blast doors and allow Grevel into the Colossus' interior, though the heroic effort resulted in his trophy being damaged. Xiono then ran to Yeager's shop, and found Nark's comlink. Using its connection to the pirates' communications to his advantage, he caused feedback to be sent to them, distracting them and allowing Ace Squadron to drive them away.[9]

After the chaos, Xiono was attempting to repair the Fireball, and tried to demonstrate his self-believed success to the other members of Team Fireball. However, the engine stalled, embarrassing him as a result.[9]

Meeting Jace Rucklin[edit | edit source]

"Hey there! Me and my friends were just talking about you. You flew in that sky race against Torra, right? You've got some skill. What's your name?"
"Kazuda Xiono. Friends call me 'Kaz'."
"Jace Rucklin. I'm a racer, too.
―Kaz and Jace introduce themselves[src]

Xiono meets Rucklin for the first time.

While working on an engine in Yeager's shop one day, Xiono got distracted by a sky race, causing the engine to drift over the edge of the station and into the ocean below. Upon retrieving the engine, Xiono and Yeager got in an argument, and the former stormed off to Aunt Z's Tavern. There he was approached by the young racer Jace Rucklin, who took Xiono to meet Lin Gaava and Gorrak Wiles, the two members of his crew. The trio informed Xiono of Yeager's racing history and revealed that the mechanic had a hidden racer.[12]

The crew then invited Xiono to a race against Rucklin where the two took speeder bikes just above the surface of the ocean to see who could reach a distant sky ring first. Unbeknownst to Xiono, Wiles had sabotaged one of the bikes as part of a plan to gain Xiono's trust. During the race, Xiono's bike malfunctioned, and after saving his life, Rucklin flew him back to Colossus on the back of his speeder. Once on board, Yeager happened upon the group and scolded Xiono for wasting valuable time and took him back to the shop. After a further scolding from Yeager, Xiono sneaked out once again to meet Rucklin and his crew. He found the three working on Rucklin's racer, and they convinced Xiono to help them sneak into Yeager's private hangar to get a look at his secret racer.[12]

Once Xiono and Rucklin managed to sneak into Yeager's office, Xiono discovered several holograms from Yeager's past, including photos from the Battle of Jakku and of his family. The two were almost caught as Yeager and Ryvora entered the room, but they managed to escape unnoticed, and Rucklin took off with a container of hyperfuel. The theft was discovered by Bucket during an inventory check, and the rest of Team Fireball was alerted. Once Xiono was made aware of the danger involved with hyperfuel and the fact that it could turn Rucklin's ship into a bomb, he raced off to warn the others. He got to Rucklin just as the race was about to begin and jumped onto the racer to prevent him from taking off. The two began to fight, and the racer was accidentally launched. The two were ejected just before the ship exploded, but the emergency parachute had been removed in an attempt to reduce the weight of the racer. BB-8 managed to snag the two out of the air and pull them back to safety with the help of Yeager.[12]

Rucklin went on to blame Xiono for losing the race and vowed that things were not over between them. Yeager took Xiono back to his shop where, to Xiono's surprise, the mechanic continued to allow him to be employed. He told the young man that he felt he was a good person, and allowed him to work on engine parts outside, where Xiono could watch the rest of the race. The platform carrying the engine parts, however, would once again drift over the edge of the platform into the ocean below.[12]

Doza and the First Order[edit | edit source]

"We need to get into that tower and see what's up, BB-8."
―Xiono, to BB-8[src]

Xiono scales the side of Doza Tower in an attempt to escape the First Order.

After an announcement from Captain Doza informed the citizens of the Colossus that power was to be rationed for the night, Xiono, Ryvora, Vozo, and BB-8 headed to Aunt Z's Tavern for some drinks. While there, Aunt Z informed the group of her suspicions of Doza, accusing him of being part of the First Order, and Xiono decided he needed to infiltrate Doza Tower in order to discover what the Captain was up to.[13]

Champion racer Hype Fazon entered the bar a short time later, and during a short conversation with Xiono, revealed that a First Order shipment was being delivered to the Colossus. Later that evening, Xiono went outside to watch the shipment come in, despite a curfew mandated by Doza, and discovered that the shipment was, in fact, being delivered by First Order stormtroopers. After being spotted by Ryvora, the girl revealed the reason for her resentment for Fazon, but the racer walked up behind her mid-conversation. He invited the two up to the Aces' Lounge to talk.[13]

While in the Tower, Xiono sneaked off to investigate the First Order presence, and he managed to place a comlink on a food tray being carried by a droid into Captain Doza's office. He used the comlink to listen in on Doza's meeting with Major Vonreg of the First Order and discovered that the Major was attempting to bribe Doza into aligning with the First Order by offering fuel and protection for the Colossus station. However, Xiono was found out when the droid carrying his comlink exited the office and walked too close to Xiono, causing the comlinks to produce a loud, high-pitched noise. Xiono fled down the hallways with the stormtroopers in pursuit.[13]

Xiono unknowingly hid in Torra Doza's room, and she helped him escape out her window. He then scaled the side of the tower as the stormtroopers fired at him from a balcony, and the denizens of Aunt Z's Tavern began placing bets on whether or not the boy would fall. BB-8 opened a door allowing Xiono to evade the stormtroopers' blaster bolts. Vonreg approached Captain Doza and accused his daughter of aiding Xiono, but the Captain took his daughter's side and ordered the troopers to leave the Colossus. Xiono returned to Yeager's shop, and the power was restored thanks to the new shipment of fuel.[13]

Refugees from Tehar[edit | edit source]

Kaz finding Kel and Eila in the care of the Chelidae

After damaging the acceleration compensator aboard the Fireball, Xiono went to Aunt Z's Tavern for a drink with Vozo. Xiono later heard Glem and Yani talking about a 20,000 credit bounty on two runaway children named Kel and Eila. Despite Vozo's misgivings, he decided to find and help the children in order to use the bounty for parts needed for the Fireball.[14]

Xiono, along with BB-8 and Vozo, searched for the children and ran into them in the marketplace. Xiono recognized the wooden charm on Kel's arm. Xiono offered to help them but they were frightened and ran away. Xiono realized that the two children were in trouble. Neeku offered to help and introduced Xiono to the Chelidae, a shell-like amphibian species who lived in the Colossus' engineering deck where they worked as engineers, maintenance workers, and power plant workers. Vozo's Chelidae friends agreed to help them find the children.[14]

Exiting the engineering deck, Xiono, BB-8, and Vozo were summoned by 4D-M1N for a meeting with Captain Imanuel Doza, who ran the Colossus. Doza had received reports that Xiono had been sighted with the two missing children, who had a large bounty on their heads. Xiono showed Doza's Kel's charm and asked why the children were on the run. Doza did not answer and asked Xiono to consider who would put such as a large bounty on their heads. Xiono reassured Doza that he only wanted the children to get home.[14]

Returning to Yeager's repair station, Xiono told Ryvora that he had been looking for money to compensate for the damaged compensator. Shortly later, Xiono received news from the Chelidae that they had found the children. At the engineering deck, Xiono found Kel and Eila with the Chelidae. Though the children were frightened, he convinced them to accept his help. The two children told them that their parents were wiped out by the First Order after Kylo Ren and his forces destroyed their village on Tehar.[14]

Xiono and Vozo helped Kel obtained a herb from the Colossus marketplace to treat Eila's broken leg. However, a First Order unit led by Commander Pyre arrived at the Colossus to eliminate Kel and Eila in order to conceal news of the massacre on Tehar. Xiono, Vozo, Kel, and BB-8 managed to elude the stormtroopers and flee into the engineering deck. Using blast doors, they managed to stall Pyre's stormtroopers long enough for Xiono to devise a plan to throw the First Order off Kel and Eila's scent.[14]

Xiono's plan involved tricking the First Order into thinking Kel and Eila had jumped down a grate into the sea below. When Commander Pyre entered the room, he offered the children the chance of coming with the First Order or being destroyed. Kel and Eila rejected his demand and jumped into the sea. As part of Xiono's plan, the two children were picked up by Chelidae while two of the "shell folk" jumped into the sea to simulate Kel and Eila. Since Chelidae were capable of suppressing their life signs, Commander Pyre and his troopers were led to believe that Kel and Eila had perished.[14]

Kel and Eila found refuge with the Chelidae, who also repaired the Fireball's damaged acceleration compensator. Satisfied that the children were safe, Xiono returned to Yeager's station. After returning the compensator to Ryvora, Xiono contacted General Organa via a computer screen. However, Organa was away and his transmission was picked up by the Abednedo pilot Ello Asty. Xiono recounted his encounter with Kel and Eila as well as Kylo Ren's role in the massacre on Tehar. Alsty promised to convey his message to General Organa.[14]

Incident in Sector Six[edit | edit source]

Later, Xiono was woken up early in the morning by Yeager for an unscheduled "salvage run." Yeager flew Xiono and BB-8 on a Star Commuter 2000 shuttle into the skies of Castilon where they rendezvoused with Poe Dameron, who had come to take Xiono on a training flight. Xiono was delighted to see his mentor and boarded a spare T-70 X-wing starfighter that Dameron had brought along. Dameron was also accompanied by the BB-series astromech droid CB-23.[15]

After jumping into his T-70 X-wing, Xiono and Dameron went on a fun flight through a nearby asteroid field in the Castilon system. Xiono made two attempts to do "backward tail slide" but ended up scrapping his starship. Xiono then picked up a distress signal from the nearby Sector six. Traveling to the scene, they discovered a wrecked Darius G-class freighter, which had been attacked by pirates.[15]

Poe and Kaz during the investigation of the Darius G-class freighter

Xiono, Dameron, and the droids boarded the ship. They witnessed two pirates being devoured by an unseen threat. After fighting through several Kowakian monkey-lizards, the Resistance pilots and their droids managed to rescue an unconscious Mirialan crew member who turned out to be the Warbird pirate Synara San. The group were attacked by a Kowakian ape-lizard but managed to escape back to their starfighters.[15]

Once in space, they fought with several pirate starfighters. During the dogfight, Xiono performed a successful "backward tail slide" over an asteroid, causing a pursuing pirate ship to collide with the asteroid. After returning to Castilon, Xiono brought back the unconscious Synara San. Recognizing him from the earlier pirate raid, Synara initially assaulted Xiono but befriended him after learning that Xiono had helped rescue her. Xiono helped Synara to settle into the Colossus, not knowing that she was a member of the Warbird gang.[15]

The second pirate raid[edit | edit source]

Xiono and his Team Fireball colleagues later received a contract to repair the Colossus' anti-air defense system's tracking computer. While they were repairing the computer, they learned that they needed a new CoMar Tri-Tracker chip. Yeager sent Xiono, Ryvora, and BB-8 to obtain the tri-tracker chip. They visited Flix and Orka's Office of Acquisitions, but the merchants lacked the chip.[16]

Kaz and Tam ask Synara for a CoMar Tri-Tracker chip.

At Xiono's suggestion, the trio visited Synara San, who had found a job as a salvager in the loading docks. Synara managed to retrieve a tracker chip from a sunken cruiser. Xiono and his friends returned to Yeager's repair shop. Synara later visited Yeager's shop and gave Xiono some power couplings. Though Kaz claimed that the targeting computer was for a food steaming machine, Synara deduced that it was for the station's air defense system and informed Kragan that the Colossus' defenses were down.[16]

Shortly later, the Warbirds raided the Colossus, terrorizing the marketplace and the loading docks. While Ryvora and BB-8 went into the loading docks to search for their friend Synara, Xiono and Yeager transported the tracking computer to the air defense system. However, they were attacked by Kragan Gorr and his pirates. While Kaz fought the pirates, Yeager struggled to load the tracking computer into the missile system.[16]

After some delays, Yeager and Kaz managed to fit the tracking computer into the anti-aircraft system. As a result, Captain Doza was able to reactivate the cannons and drive the pirates away. Returning to Yeager's shop, Yeager complimented Kaz for his good job and courage. Meanwhile, Synara gained Ryvora's trust while the pirate raid forced Captain Doza to reconsider the First Order's offer of protection.[16]

The Platform Classic[edit | edit source]

Kaz admires Marcus Speedstar's racer.

While working with the rest of Team Fireball on the Fireball racer, Kaz and Tam chatted about the upcoming Platform Classic race on the following day. Kaz told the others that he heard a rumor that would make the Platform Classic the biggest race in the galaxy; the presence of galactic racing champion Marcus Speedstar. Kaz was excited when the team accompanied Yeager for a meeting with Captain Doza.[17]

During the meeting, Kaz and the rest of Team Fireball expressed excitement when Captain Doza announced that Marcus Speedstar would be racing in the Platform Classic. However, unknown to everyone else, Yeager was still bitter towards his younger brother Speedstar for causing the deaths of his wife and daughter. He refused to race with Speedstar or to talk with his younger brother.[17]

Later, Kaz was present at Yeager's garage when Speedstar visited with his Esral'sa'Nikto Oplock and astromech droid R4-D12. Neeku introduced Kaz and Tam to Oplock. After Speedstar had left, Yeager chastised Xiono for going behind his back by trying to get him to race Speedstar in the Platform Classic. When Kaz raised the point that Speedstar was Yeager's brother, Xiono claimed they had an agreement not to race each other. Unaware of the falling out between the two brothers, Xiono and Tam pressed Yeager on the matter of him not wanting to race Speedstar. This irked Yeager who announced that he would force Marcus to back down.[17]

However, Speedstar was unwilling to pull out because he wanted to secure the prize money to secure a ransom for his friend Oplock, who had been taken captive by the Guavian Death Gang for unpaid debts. Yeager's plan backfired when Aunt Z and the other customers placed bets on the two brothers. Yeager wanted to back out but Xiono reminded him that he couldn't. Still upset with Xiono over the race, Yeager "loaned" him to Speedstar.[17]

Since Xiono was not a real mechanic, he struggled to repair Speedstar's racer Galaxy's Glory. Speedstar expressed admiration for his older brother, telling Xiono that he was the better pilot. Speedstar also confided that he and Yeager had fallen out after he caused a racing accident but neglected to mention that his actions had caused the deaths of Yeager's wife and daughter. Speedstar also regretted using hyperfuel in an attempt to win that race and added that it ruined everything.[17]

Prior to the Platform Classic the following day, Xiono told Yeager to forgive Speedstar. Yeager responded that he once had a family. When Xiono responded that Speedstar loved Yeager as a brother, Yeager responded that Marcus only cared for himself. Xiono and his fellow mechanics watched the race from the balcony. While watching the race, Xiono accidentally shoved a pit droid off the balcony.[17]

Kaz also watched as Yeager, Speedstar, and the other races re-entered Castilon's atmosphere. During the final leg, Yeager reconciled with his younger brother after realizing that his intentions to rescue Oplock were genuine. Yeager pulled out of the race, allowing Speedstar to win the race and claim the prize money needed to free Oplock.[17]

Following the race, Kaz watched as Yeager and Speedstar parted company on friendly terms. After Speedstar had left, Kaz told Yeager he would had a fantastic racing career. Yeager thanked Kaz for teaching him the importance of forgiveness. Kaz also joked with BB-8 that he and Yeager were becoming friends. When BB-8 took offense, Kaz suggested that he and Yeager could be allies instead.[17]

Juggling spying and friendship[edit | edit source]

Xiono with Torra Doza in the Aces' Lounge

Later, Xiono received orders from Poe Dameron to find any information linking Captain Doza to the First Order. While trying to enter Doza Tower with BB-8 through the shipping door, Xiono encountered Captain Doza's daughter Torra Doza, whom he had raced earlier. Torra was annoyed with her father's over-protectiveness and wanted to venture into the market space. Due to their similar ages, Xiono took the opportunity to befriend Torra as a means of gaining access to Doza Tower.[18]

After Torra encountered hostility from merchants in the Colossus marketplace, Xiono accepted Torra's invitation to visit Doza Tower in order to play the new simulator game Flight Simulator Squadron. Their visit coincided with a meeting between Captain Doza and Commander Pyre to discuss the First Order's protection offer following the second pirate attack on the Colossus. Inside the Colossus, Xiono, BB-8 and Torra briefly visited the Aces' Lounge. While helping himself to snacks, Xiono encountered a vindictive Rucklin, who still blamed him for the loss of his speeder.[18]

Xiono and BB-8 later accompanied Torra to her room where they played a game of Flight Simulator Squadron. The computer game was interrupted by the arrival of the security droid 4D-M1N. Kaz managed to hide but BB-8 was spotted by 4D, who assumed "intruder" mode. While Torra calmed 4D down, Kaz took the opportunity to sneak away and make his way to Doza's office where there was a datapad containing information on Captain Doza's meeting with Commander Pyre. While Captain Doza accompanied Commander Pyre to his shuttle, BB-8 helped Xiono to enter Doza's office.[18]

Once inside, Xiono began downloading data from Doza's datapad into a memory stick. However, Rucklin had spotted Xiono sneaking into Captain Doza's office and alerted Captain Doza. BB-8 managed to alert Xiono, who hid inside a closet. There, Xiono discovered an Imperial officer's uniform, confirming that Captain Doza had once been a Captain in the "Old Empire". Fortunately for Xiono, Captain Doza did not search the closet and dismissed Rucklin's claims.[18]

After escaping Doza's office, Xiono and BB-8 encountered Torra, who asked what he was doing in her father's office. Xiono offered to tell the truth at Aunt Z's Tavern. Seeking a discreet way to exit the building, Torra led Xiono and BB-8 into the trash incinerator. However, the trash incinerator had been scheduled for incineration. Xiono, Torra, and BB-8 barely escaped being incinerated by the machine. After their misadventure, Xiono claimed that he was a former New Republic starfighter pilot who had become a racer. While Torra was skeptical of Xiono's story, she allowed him to leave.[18]

Mission to Station Theta Black[edit | edit source]

Kaz and Poe investigate Station Theta Black.

Xiono later borrowed the starfighter Fireball for an off-world mission with Poe Dameron. While Xiono had obtained Yeager's permission, Ryvora took offense that Xiono had borrowed "her starship." Since Ryvora had "forgotten" to install new stabilizers, Xiono and BB-8 were stuck in space when the ship broke down. Fortunately, they were picked up by a Resistance CR-90 corvette.[19]

Aboard the ship, Xiono and BB-8 took part in a briefing with Poe and General Organa. General Organa sent Poe and Kaz on a mission to investigate possible First Order flight paths into the Unknown Regions. They traveled in their T-70 X-wing starfighters, accompanied by BB-8 and Poe's astromech droid CB-23. Arriving at the coordinates, they discovered an asteroid base known as Station Theta Black in the middle of an asteroid field.[19]

After docking, Xiono explored the asteroid base with Poe and BB-8 while CB-23 took the starfighters and hid them in the asteroid field. Poe wanted to investigate what the base was being used for and handed Xiono a blaster. BB-8 managed to access a network terminal and discovered that Station Theta Black was being prepped for demolition. The three were attacked by a hidden First Order sentry droid but Poe managed to disable the droid. The droid managed to send an intruder alert to Starkiller Base before being destroyed.[19]

While Xiono and BB-8 thought they should return to base, Poe insisted on continuing with the mission, seeking to find out what the First Order was using the base for. Despite the arrival of First Order stormtroopers led by Captain Phasma, Xiono and his comrades managed to reach a control room where BB-8 discovered that Station Theta Black was once a dedlanite mining and processing facility. The Resistance operatives soon encountered four stormtroopers but managed to escape them following a brief skirmish, which caused the stormtroopers' explosives to prematurely explode.[19]

Xiono and his comrades then headed back to the hangar, fighting off stormtroopers along the way. At the hangar, the Resistance operatives encountered Captain Phasma and her troops. While fleeing onto bridges, Xiono used one of the cranes to slow down their First Order pursuers. They managed to rendezvous with CB-23 and their starfighters and escaped the station.[19]

However, the Resistance pilots and their droids were then pursued by Major Vonreg and his TIE squadron. Xiono was unable to loose the First Order pursuers but Poe managed to shoot down one of the enemy TIEs. Before Major Vonreg could eliminate the Resistance flyers, Captain Phasma ordered his squadron to break off the engagement because she was going to detonate the asteroid field. Xiono and Poe survived the explosion with Xiono hiding his starfighter behind an asteroid.[19]

Following the mission, Poe and Kaz informed General Organa that the First Order was building lots of weapons. While Kaz was hopeful this information would sway neutral New Republic senators, Organa was pessimistic since several senators were benefiting from the creation of these weapons. Organa also told Kaz that everyone had a part to play in the Resistance. Organa's words moved Kaz, who responded that more people would help if they knew what was at stake.[19]

All Aces Battle Royale[edit | edit source]

Kaz saw many ships coming and more pilots roaming the Colossus' decks. From Aunt Z, Kaz learned that all the ships and pilots were there for the All Aces Battle Royale. Kaz saw known First Order sympathizer and ace pilot Marnia Un'la'na at the tavern. Kaz followed her and saw her meeting with an Ugnaught. Kaz learned that she was planning on giving information to Major Vonreg. Kaz contacted Dameron, who told him to intercept Un'la'na's transmission by racing in the Battle Royale. Kaz decided to "borrow" one of the Hosnian Prime's pilots' backup ships. Kaz and BB-8 added some decals to the ship, installed a Republic encryption recorder, and gave himself the alias Bolt-Shatterer-K. Kaz took part in the Battle Royale and stayed close to Un'la'na.[1]

Despite staying close to her, Kaz and BB-8 were unable to establish a link between the recorder and Un'la'na's ship. Kaz and BB-8 were able to get the data but were forced to crash land the ship. The crash destroyed the recorder, but Kaz remembered that the ship had a backup recorder. Kaz was able to transmit the data to Dameron and Organa and returned the ship.[1]

The Bibo incident[edit | edit source]

Kaz showing visible disgust towards Bibo

Xiono and Neeku later visited Synara San at the Colossus loading docks to seek spare parts for the Fireball. During the visit, Neeku adopted a baby rokkna which he found in the engine cowling of a Z-95 Headhunter. To the consternation of both Xiono and Synara, Neeku adopted the rokkna as his new pet, which he named Bibo. Bibo's presence at Yeager's garage created tensions between Neeku and Yeager, the latter of whom demanded that Neeku get rid of his new pet. This hurt Neeku who threatened to resign and left to chase after his pet, who had fled the garage.[20]

In the midst of this conflict, Xiono departed at the request of Tamara to obtain a working stabilizer from Synara since the one they had retrieved was rusted. Seeking to question Xiono about his involvement with the Resistance, Synara invited Xiono to come for a salvage run on her salvaging skiff. While at sea, Synara questioned Xiono about the pilots who had rescued her. Xiono was evasive but Synara was not satisfied. Their conversation was interrupted by the sighting of a large rokkna heading towards the Colossus.[20]

Kaz and Synara raced back to the Colossus, narrowly avoiding being crushed by the large sea creature. They managed to alert the security droids and Captain Doza, who sealed the Colossus. Ace Squadron tried to drive the rokkna away but were unable to pierce its thick hide. At the urging of Synara, Xiono flew the Fireball and aided Ace Squadron but were still unable to drive the sea monster away from the platform. At the urging of Tam, Neeku managed to appease the rokkna by surrendering Bibo. To everyone's relief, the sea creature turned out to be Bibo's mother, who has happy to be reunited with her child.[20]

In an attempt to cheer Neeku up, Xiono bought Neeku a gorg as a pet. However, Neeku mistook it for food and ate it instead.[20]

The stolen phase connector[edit | edit source]

Xiono doing "business" with Teroj Kee

As Kaz's mechanical skills improved, he earned the respect of Tamara Ryvora, Neeku, and Yeager. In return for obtaining repulsorlifts and injectors from Flix and Orka, Xiono agreed to look after their stall for one day while the two went on holiday. Besides looking after the Office of Acquisitions, Flix and Orka tasked Xiono and BB-8 with looking after their pet gorg Bitey. Since Kaz had little experience with shopkeeping, BB-8 had to help him locate Premium Deluxe D90 Droid Oil for the spacer Jooks.[21]

Later, the Office of Acquisitions was visited by a brown alien named Teroj Kee, who wanted to purchase a phase connector. However, Flix and Orka had already sold their phase connector to a mining company, which had not yet picked it up. As compensation, Kaz managed to convince Teroj to buy three tool kits, ten lenses, and a crate of connector rods. Terroj instructed Kaz to meet him at the docks. However, Teroj was secretly working for the First Order and lured Xiono inside a crate, which he then lowered into the sea.[21]

Xiono managed to use a welder to break the lock and escape the crate before it fell into the sea. Meanwhile, Teroj invaded the Office of Acquisitions and stole the phase connector following a struggle with BB-8. After learning about the theft of the phase connector, Xiono followed Teroj into the Colossus' spaceport where the alien boarded a freighter with several stormtroopers. Xiono managed to stow aboard with Bitey, who had come along for the ride.[21]

To prevent Teroj from escaping offworld with the phase connector, Xiono enlisted Bitey's help in sabotaging the ship's power couplings and cables, causing the freighter's engines to blow up. Xiono and Bitey managed to escape in an escape pod. After returning to the Office of Acquisitions, Xiono helped BB-8, who had been trapped under a cupboard. Xiono also informed Flix and Orka about Teroj Kee's attempted heist of the phase connector. While Orka was grateful to Xiono for stopping Teroj from escaping with the connector, he still tasked Xiono with cleaning up the mess caused by Teroj.[21]

Following the encounter with Teroj, Xiono confided with BB-8 about the First Order's interest in the phase connector and believed that the First Order was interested in drilling for dedlanite or something else. Xiono decided to contact the Resistance to warn them about the First Order.[21]

The Doza dilemma[edit | edit source]

Xiono engages the Warbird Gang with the Fireball.

Xiono, alongside Ryvora and Torra, was relaxing in Aunt Z's Tavern when Synara entered. Upon an inquiry from Xiono regarding Synara's state of mind, Synara denied any trouble, stating she had only been working extra shifts. Torra interrupts, inviting the group to her room to play a new Drone-Blaster game she acquired.[22]

When in Torra's room, Xiono inquired about Captain Doza's interaction with the First Order. His inquiry was largely ignored by Torra, however. Afterwards, Xiono attempted to play the Drone-Blaster game, but failed to hit any targets, much to his own chagrin.[22]

Xiono was later attempting to fix a speeder bike alongside Vozo, though it exploded. Xiono then left to the salvage yards alongside BB-8, to pick up parts necessary for more repairs. Upon a suggestion from BB-8 that Xiono was interested in Synara, Xiono denied such an accusation. As they travelled through the salvage yards, Xiono and the droid spotted Synara speaking to a pair of strangers. Xiono and BB-8 then attempted to follow them in secret, though they were nearly discovered upon Xiono receiving an injury.[22]

Upon a later encounter with Synara, Xiono was met by Synara with denial regarding her conversation with the strangers.[22]

Upon discovering Torra's kidnapping, Xiono instructed Synara to alert the Aces to the event, then left in the Fireball himself. Upon discovering Torra's location, he transmitted the coordinates to the Aces. Despite both his and the Ace's efforts to rescue Torra, the First Order instead arrived, feigning a rescue of the younger Doza. In actuality, the First Order had staged the kidnapping and rescue with the pirates responsible for Torra's capture.[22]

After the incident, Xiono once again questioned Synara about her conversation with the strangers. This time, she replied that the strangers were salvagers from offworld. After the discussion, Xiono then held reservations that Synara either was a pirate, or was working for them.[22]

Thieves on the Colossus[edit | edit source]

"Looks like no one told those thieves, how did they sneak onto the platform? This is bad news."
―Kazuda Xiono[src]

Kaz and BB-8 successfully captured the thieves.

At some point, Xiono was being instructed by Neeku Vozo about the importance of the Colossus' internal piping system, much to his own boredom. After leaving, Xiono encountered a group of thieves inside the maintenance halls of the Colossus. Utilizing the information Vozo had provided regarding the station's piping system, Xiono staged an attempt to stop the thieves, though he nearly incinerated BB-8 via a furnace in the process. By rerouting the pressure to save BB-8, Xiono also caused the thieves' thermal detonators to be rerouted to the station's underwater exterior, alerting the station's security droids to the thieves, who were promptly arrested.[23]

Life on the Colossus[edit | edit source]

At some point during the mission on the Colossu, Yeager sent BB-8 to find Xiono because he wanted to show him how to work on a targeting computer. BB-8 went on a "goose chase" through the Colossus marketplace and Aunt Z's Tavern only to find Xiono working on the targeting computer. Xiono asked BB-8 to find Yeager, causing the droid to bow his head in exasperation.[24]

Kazuda being hit by a wayward dart, thrown by Bucket

Xiono, his Team Fireball work colleagues, and Torra Doza had a game of holodarts at Aunt Z's Tavern. Xiono missed all three attempts during his round. Bucket then took a turn. His first two darts hit the bull's eye but the third dart pierced Xiono's buttocks. An enraged Xiono then chased Bucket.[25]

One day, BB-8 borrowed Bucket's helmet, causing the older astromech droid to search Yeager's repair shop and the surrounding area frantically for the helmet. When Bucket asked Xiono if her had seen the helmet, Xiono suggested that the droid retrace his steps. Bucket subsequently acquired a new helmet from Flix and Orka before returning to the garage. When Bucket discovered BB-8 with his prized helmet, he attacked the younger droid, causing BB-8 to drop the helmet. Unaware of the trouble, Xiono tried to return the helmet to Bucket but the grumpy droid kicked him in the leg.[26]

Later, Torra Doza got Kaz to babysit her pet voorpak Buggles at Yeager's repair shop. However, the restless pet let Kaz on a chase through the garage. Xiono saw Buggles chasing a bird on the edge of the Colossus. Xiono was still searching for Buggles when Torra returned and asked where her pet was. Buggles then resurfaced inside the cockpit of the Fireball, causing the ship's engines to run.[27]

Torra later assisted Kaz in testing the Fireball's thrusters. Kaz followed Torra through a twisting course. As they headed back to the platform. the Fireball's throttle broke in Kaz's hand. At the last minute, Kaz was able to jam the broken throttle back into place and slide into a stop. Despite the safe landing, Kaz was then knocked down by the Fireball's canopy.[28]

The First Order occupation[edit | edit source]

Assisting in Synara's escape[edit | edit source]

Xiono makes his getaway after helping Synara escape.

Xiono, Ryvora, Vozo, and BB-8 were later walking through the Colossus marketplace, and witnessed a TIE fighter's arrival on the station. Xiono expressed excitement for the occupation, in an attempt to hide his true contempt towards the First Order. Upon Xiono's suggestion that the First Order was a villainous faction, the idea was met with disdain by Ryvora.[29]

Upon witnessing a group of First Order troopers attempting to arrest Glem, a resident of the Colossus, Xiono attempted to prevent this. Vozo, believing Xiono to merely be nervous out of admiration for the First Order, gave the troopers both Xiono's name and the location of his work, Yeager's shop. The situation was quelled when Glem found his identification, allowing Xiono and the group to leave, to the stormtroopers' confusion.[29]

Upon later arrival to Yeager's shop, Xiono expressed concern over the First Order occupation, and asked Yeager to be allowed a transmission to the Resistance. Yeager argued against Xiono on this, stating all transmissions were being tracked. Xiono expressed a belief that the presence of the First Order could expand to a complete occupation. This argument was interrupted by Vozo, who had allowed a group of stormtroopers into the shop to speak to Xiono and Yeager.[29]

Upon being questioned about a possible Resistance spy on the Colossus, Xiono feigned ignorance to the stormtroopers. After being shown evidence of himself near Doza's tower on the night of Torra's abduction, Xiono asserted that he was responsible for informing Doza of Torra's kidnapping.[29]

Later, Xiono was once again following Synara in secret, debating whether or not to inform her of his knowledge of her true allegiance. After witnessing a conversation between Synara and Kragan, Xiono departed, only to witness First Order stormtroopers harassing both Rolt and Opeepit.[29]

That night, Xiono and BB-8 returned to the salvage yards, and encountered Synara. Xiono expressed his intent to help Synara escape, as the First Order was attempting to locate her. After triggering an alarm and missing the final shuttle to leave the Colossus, Xiono and Synara later asked Neeku Vozo for assistance. Neeku informed Xiono and Synara that there were escape pods in the underwater levels of the Colossus. With Vozo staging a distraction for the First Order, Xiono and Synara reached the escape pods, at which they bid each other farewell.[29]

Infiltrating the ranks[edit | edit source]

Xiono concocts a plan to infiltrate the First Order's ranks using stormtrooper armor.

While inside Yeager's trophy room, Xiono and Yeager both expressed discontent towards the First Order occupation, Yeager citing Imperial rule decades prior. This argument resulted in Ryvora's frustrated exit. After the others leave, Yeager gave Xiono a stern warning regarding his position with the Resistance, and the danger of being surrounded by the First Order.[30]

Xiono was later greeted by Kel and Eila, who asked him to accompany them. When they arrived at the destination, alongside Ryvora, Xiono was startled to see an unconscious First Order stormtrooper, CS-515, who Kel and Eila had knocked out earlier. Tamara inspected the trooper, affirming that he was still alive, and suggested the group turn themselves in. Xiono refuted the idea.[30]

After hiding from a group of patrolling troopers, Xiono and his group carried the unconscious trooper to the maintenance bay of the Colossus. The group then heard the trooper's communications, to which Xiono concocted a plan to impersonate the trooper and report in for commlink issues, and in the process, he planned to erase the incident with Kel and Eila from the First Order database. Upon leaving to carry out the plan, however, Xiono was encountered by a pair of troopers and instructed by the present officer, CS-812, to accompany them.[30]

Xiono soon attempted to reach a nearby transport whilst the other two troopers were occupied with an incident in the marketplace; upon reaching the transport, Xiono learned that the incident with the children had not been reported. However, upon attempting to further investigate the First Order's dealings, Xiono was interrupted by MB-13A. After the First Order droid extracted information from the console, Xiono, under the guise of the trooper, instructed MB-13A to give him the data rod. After a brief struggle with the resistance droid, Xiono finally acquired the data rod.[30]

After his struggle with the droid, Xiono was caught by CS-812 once again. Xiono was instructed to accompany CS-812 to meet with Commander Pyre in the command tower. When asked to provide a report of his work, Xiono hesitantly provided an erroneous report, to which Pyre instructed CS-812 to escort Xiono to a full mental wipe and reprogram. Xiono promptly staged an escape, albeit still under the guise of CS-515. After a brief distraction staged in the marketplace, Xiono managed to remove the armor from himself and put it back onto the real CS-515, who was taken in for the memory wipe nonetheless.[30]

Upon his return to Yeager's shop, Xiono and Yeager inspected the data rod he retrieved in private. Upon inspecting the intel, the two learned that the First Order was, in fact, amassing a fleet in preparation for warfare. It was upon this discovery that they concluded the First Order wanted the Colossus in order to be able to refuel their fleet.[30]

Investigating the Dassal system[edit | edit source]

Xiono and Dameron are targeted by the First Order probe droid.

In 34 ABY,[31] after learning of the First Order's plot to build a wartime fleet, Xiono made an attempt to construct a device to contact the Resistance with. Upon hearing a response, Xiono was surprised that it was, in fact, Poe Dameron speaking in person, rather than through his communications device. Upon Dameron's visit, Xiono also learned that Dameron had arrived to pick up BB-8 for a mission to Jakku. In consolation, Dameron offered CB-23 as a permanent replacement for BB-8.[32]

Dameron and Xiono then decided to investigate a location that seemed to be a hotspot of First Order activity. The two escaped the Colossus via the Fireball, which, just prior, briefly free-fell after an engine malfunction. While in the air, Dameron boarded his own T-70 X-Wing. Upon arriving to the Dassal system, the two discovered that the system's sun had mysteriously vanished, and the planets had been cored out. The two decided to investigate further.[32]

Upon closer inspection, the two journeyed into the only planet that had been cored perfectly, only to be endangered by the gravity well present within the core. After escaping, Dameron and Xiono landed on a nearby moon, on which they discovered what seemed to be an ancient settlement.[32]

While investigating the abandoned village, Xiono and Dameron discovered that the villagers had been wiped out in a hostile manner. After Dameron gained a feeling of being watched, he and Xiono began to track the First Order probe droid that had been spying on them. The probe droid soon became aware it was being tracked, and activated a number of remotes to dispel its pursuers. Xiono was knocked in the head twice, rendering him incoherent as BB-8 and Dameron attempted to stop the probe. After coming to, Xiono eventually attempted to shoot the droid, only succeeding on accident after tripping.[32]

After the skirmish with the probe droid, a squadron of TIE fighters arrived, led by Major Vonreg. Xiono and Dameron escaped the assault via the Fireball and Dameron's X-Wing, and led the TIEs into the cored planet they had traveled through earlier. Using the gravity well to their advantage, the duo outmaneuvered the TIEs, though Vonreg survived. Following the dogfight, Xiono and Dameron underwent a "droid swap," after which Dameron left with BB-8, and Xiono returned to the Colossus with CB-23.[32]

Xiono returned to the Colossus at the confusion of his crew mates, who had been unaware of his whereabouts. They were further curious about CB-23, wondering where BB-8 had gone.[32]

Investigating disappearances[edit | edit source]

CB-23 catches a falling Kaz.

At some point during the First Order occupation, Xiono, Ryvora, and Vozo were seated inside Aunt Z's Tavern, discussing the upcoming Ace Run. As this discussion continued, the trio witnessed a duo of stormtroopers enter the tavern, demanding Aunt Z display recruitment propaganda, to her initial refusal.[33]

While working on repairs for the Fireball, Ryvora asked Xiono about apparent carbon scoring on the vessel. Xiono countered by claiming that he came in too hot on re-entry. Neeku Vozo soon entered, announcing that Captain Doza had ordered all future races to be cancelled. The group later speculated in Aunt Z's Tavern, with Xiono claiming that the First Order could have felt threatened by the Aces. Ryvora countered by stating that the Aces weren't needed anymore, as the station was better protected by the First Order.[33]

Torra Doza soon entered the tavern, asking the group about Hype Fazon's disappearance. Aunt Z outwardly replied with a belief that he was abducted by the First Order. The group responded in alarm when a patrol of stormtroopers stated that Fazon had willingly left the station earlier that day - a claim met with disbelief by most of them. Xiono and the others then witnessed Aunt Z throw the recruitment propaganda back at the patrol, refusing to display it any longer.[33]

After this disturbance, Xiono and Torra left in an attempt to investigate Fazon's disappearance. In order to enter the tower, CB-23 distracted the guarding troopers with a crate full of gorgs, while Xiono and Torra entered through the elevator. Upon reaching the hangar, the duo discovered that Hype's ship had been impounded and was due to be scrapped. Deducing that Hype had certainly been abducted, the duo returned to Aunt Z's Tavern, only to discover that she had been abducted as well, with her tavern in chaos as her droid, G1-7CH, was overworked.[33]

Xiono and Torra soon returned to Yeager's workshop, in an attempt to alert Yeager to the disappearances. Upon entering Yeager's office, they were surprised to learn that Captain Doza was also present. Doza revealed that the First Order had been abducting those who openly defied them, and was shipping them off-world to an unknown location. Xiono left, determined to rescue their friends before it was too late.[33]

Torra and Xiono snuck onto the exterior scaffolding of the Colossus, in an attempt to reach the docks. The two watched as the prisoners of the Colossus were boarded onto a transport shuttle, in preparation to be shipped off-world. Xiono and Torra ambushed the stormtroopers guarding outside, causing a distraction while Aunt Z, Fazon, and the other prisoners escaped. In order to lay low for a period of time, the escaped prisoners left on the commandeered shuttle, due for Takodana. Xiono soon returned to Yeager's repair shop, where he discovered that a squad of First Order stormtroopers, led by Commander Pyre, was in the process of arresting Team Fireball.[33]

Hunted by the First Order[edit | edit source]

"Commander Pyre. What is the stages of the Colossus refueling station?
The Resistance is proving to be stronger than we anticipated, Captain Phasma.
―Pyre and Phasma discuss the Resistance.[src]

Avoiding arrest[edit | edit source]

A frustrated Kaz is soaking wet.

Pyre's claim that Team Fireball had been conspiring against the First Order was rebutted by both Yeager and Ryvora, the latter of which pleaded that Xiono explain things. Following this, a skirmish broke out at the behest of Bucket, who fell into Castilon's ocean in the chaos. As Xiono, Vozo, and Yeager hid in Yeager's office, Ryvora remained behind and willingly let herself be detained by the troopers.[5]

While inside the office, a frantic Xiono informed Vozo that he was, in fact, a Resistance spy. The group escaped into a nearby room, and was led by Yeager through the passages. Xiono insisted on rescuing Ryvora, though Yeager denied the request, stating that sending a message to the Resistance was more imperative. The argument was cut short when a squad of stormtroopers overheard the conversation and began firing. While running from their assailants, the group was rescued by Eila, Kel, and the Chelidae, though Xiono further insisted on rescuing Ryvora.[5]

While planning to contact the Resistance and free Ryvora, the group studied a map of the Colossus. While planning, Xiono suggested a plan to sink the station underwater, leaving only the control tower above. This would allow Xiono to swim to the tower, and shut down the communications' jam. Meanwhile, the group instructed CB-23 to deliver a message to Captain Doza, to ensure all seals were shut so the citizens of the station would not drown. Upon CB-23's return, Xiono and the others received approval of their plan from Doza. Xiono and Vozo then sunk the Colossus.[5]

Yeager and Xiono swam to the outside of the Colossus, towards the communications relay. The two attempted to shut off the jammer, which ended in success. While attempting to transmit a message to General Leia Organa, the group is attacked by a squad of First Order stormtroopers, led by Commander Pyre. Xiono and CB-23 were pushed into the water to safety by Yeager, who was then captured by the First Order. Upon returning to the maintenance bay of the Colossus, Xiono learns that Organa had received his message, but had no available reinforcements. He was unaware that the Warbird gang had also received his message.[5]

Liberating the Colossus[edit | edit source]

Kaz enters a scuffle with a First Order SCUBA trooper.

Following Yeager's capture, Xiono was briefing his team on a plan to find and release Yeager and the other prisoners, with intent to travel to Hosnian Prime afterwards. After inquiry from Kel and Vozo, Xiono expressed that his father would be able to press charges against the First Order in the New Republic senate.[34]

Later, Xiono and his team ambushed a duo of stormtroopers. Xiono decided he would make his return to the control tower, returning to the underwater exterior with CB-23. As he swam towards the Control Tower, he was spotted by a group of First Order SCUBA troopers, who began to take chase. Xiono then swam into a corridor, which Neeku promptly pressurized, flushing out the SCUBA troopers.[34]

While making his way to the tower, Xiono encountered Flix, Orka, their droid, and their pet gorg Bitey inside of a crate in their shop, learning they intended to be shipped off of the Colossus to safety. After a brief conversation with them, Xiono encountered Torra Doza's pet voorpak, Buggles. While following the voorpak, Xiono was surprised to learn from Vozo, through his commlink, that the Colossus was capable of flight. Continuing to follow Buggles, Xiono eventually met with Torra, though their planning was interrupted by MB-13A. The enemy BB-unit was quickly defeated by CB-23, however.[34]

Xiono and Torra later made their way into the Command Tower, where they encountered and stunned a stormtrooper. While attempting to hide the unconscious stormtrooper, Xiono and Torra came across a group of stormtroopers viewing a transmission from Starkiller Base. Spying on the squad, they overheard a transmission of General Hux's speech, before watching in horror as the Hosnian System was destroyed.[34]

Escape from Castilon[edit | edit source]

Team Colossus looks out to hyperspace in anticipation.

Xiono, filled with grief and shock from the destruction of the Hosnian System, during which he believed his parents to be killed, begrudgingly further resolved to get rid of the First Order presence on the Colossus. Torra and Xiono made their way to the brig of the Colossus, freeing Yeager and Captain Doza from imprisonment. The group later ambushed a pair of curious stormtroopers, locking them in the cell as they escaped.[35]

Following a plan devised by Neeku Vozo, Xiono coordinated an attempt to flush the stormtrooper forces out of the Colossus. After this, Xiono and Torra came across Tamara Ryvora and a squad of stormtroopers led by Commander Pyre and Agent Tierny. After pleading with Ryvora for her to remain on the station, Xiono, Torra, and Yeager - who arrived later - became surrounded by First Order forces. This ambush was thwarted by Neeku Vozo, who activated the Colossus' main drive, causing the station to rise into the air. The First Order forces present on the Control Tower escaped, alongside Ryvora.[35]

Afterwards, Xiono and the other citizens of the Colossus coordinated to launch a defensive strike against the First Order, alongside the other Aces. When ambushed by a pair of TIE fighters, Xiono, Yeager, and Torra were rescued by an incoming shuttle piloted by Aunt Z and Hype Fazon, who had picked up Xiono's earlier distress call. Xiono, alongside Yeager and the Aces, participated in a dogfight to protect the station as it escaped. During the battle, Xiono was responsible for the death of Major Vonreg.[35]

With the First Order forces overwhelmed, Xiono, Yeager, and the Aces quickly landed on the Colossus as it rose above the atmosphere. When inside the hangar bay, Xiono watched as the station jumped into hyperspace. Xiono and the others celebrated their victory, and Xiono revealed that he planned to take the Colossus to the Resistance base on D'Qar. Xiono was initially frustrated to learn Vozo had incorrectly inputted the coordinates to D'Qar, but later watched hyperspace eagerly as the Colossus ventured into the unknown.[35]

Difficulties with repairs[edit | edit source]

"Do you know who was good with innovative relays? Tam."
―Kaz lamenting Tam's departure.[src]

Kaz and Torra trying to fix the Colossus' gravity

After arriving out of hyperspace, Doza ordered Yeager to run a complete diagnostic of the platform to find out what things needed fixing on the Colossus. After doing so, Yeager promptly informed the Captain that they were running low on coaxium fuel, their defense system was down, the engine was weak, the transmitter relay wasn't functioning properly, and the gravity generator was glitching, leading to sudden losses of gravity. After discovering this information, Kaz and Neeku volunteered to fix the gravity generator and check out the transmitter, along with Torra and CB-23. Unbeknownst to them, the First Order droid presumed to be destroyed, MB-13A, was waiting.[36]

Once they floated their way to the hyperdrive chamber, Xiono immediately went to work on the gravity generator. But after some time, his frustration boiled over, and he asked Neeku Vozo to see whether the Chelidae would aid them. Vozo did so, and told Kaz that the Chelidae Vilpac had told them to leave, believing that it was not safe for the trio. Xiono, believing that they were still shell-shocked from the battle, told Vozo to forget them and send CB-23 to fix the long range transmitter.[36]

Back at the hyperdrive room, a vexed Xiono was informed by Torra Doza that they were not getting enough power to the induction coil. A now very annoyed Xiono murmured that it should have been working, and he subconsciously asked an absent Tam Ryvora to hand him the fusion spanner. A knowing Torra kindly gave him a reminder that Ryvora was no longer present, to which Kaz apologized for. Xiono then attempted to contact Vozo and CB-23 via comlink, to no avail. An intrigued Torra inquired as to what was going on with the two, to which Xiono replied by saying that Vozo was likely trying to fix more than originally assigned. A still worried Torra decided to check on them, with Kaz following. Once inside the shaft, they discovered a bound Neeku, as MB-13A ambushed Xiono and Doza.[36]

The droid whipped out its electro-shock prod and began to advance on the duo. Xiono attempted to try to distract the droid while Torra rescued Neeku, to temporary success until MB-13A finally succeeded in overpowering Xiono. Torra was then forced to leave Neeku and to go help Kaz out. Once Kaz came to, both he and Torra realized that droid was about to hail the First Order and inform it of the Colossus' location. Xiono attempted to prevent this outcome by diving at the droid, twisting its head. As Torra cancels the transmission, Xiono attempted to lead the droid away on another chase.[36]

Xiono was soon cornered by MB-13A, though CB-23 soon intervened and distracted the opposing droid. Xiono and Torra then proceeded to open an airlock shaft, which caused MB-13A to be jettisoned into space. In the process, MB-13A attempted to drag Xiono into space with it, but was foiled by CB-23 and Torra.[36]

After gravity was restored to the Colossus, Kaz decided to send an apology transmission to Tam Ryvora, who had received it. Ryvora attempted to initially ignore the transmission.[36]

A tough ride[edit | edit source]

"Are you serious?! No more drinks? You guys are running low on everything."
―Kazuda Xiono to G1-7CH.[src]

Kaz receives a transmission from his father.

While seated in Aunt Z's Tavern, Xiono realized that the Colossus was running low on the vast majority of their supplies. Vozo informed him that at the current rate of consumption, the Colossus would run out of many essential necessities. Synara, who'd taken a seat beside Xiono, agreed with Vozo's calculation, and asked Xiono if he'd spoken to Doza about the matter. Xiono gave her reassurance by telling her that their next destination was going to have everything they needed. Synara wanted to know the spot they were headed to, but Kaz replied by saying that it was classified.[8]

Immediately after this discussion, Xiono was informed that a long-range communication was coming in for him. After telling Synara that he had sent a transmission to Ryvora, he rushed over to the command center expecting a reply to said message. Instead, the message was from Xiono's father, Hamato Xiono. Hamato told him that the Xiono family had survived the attack due to being offworld at the time. Xiono asked his father to come and reunite with him at the Colossus' location, but the elder Xiono declined, stating that Kazuda had a massive bounty on his head, and bounty hunters would be searching for him, right as the communications went out.[8]

The hunt for coaxium[edit | edit source]

"The Resistance base! It's been wiped out."
―Kaz on the Resistance base following his arrival.[src]

The Colossus cell arrives at the deserted planet of D'Qar.

As soon as the Colossus arrived at D'Qar, the First Order had jumped into hyperspace and was heading their way. Kaz also almost instantly realized something was wrong as he stared at the planet. TIE and X-Wing rubble had littered the once empty space. A massive red mark was left on the planet. Yeager made the comment that Resistance must have put up one massive fight, but wondered where they were going to receive hyperfuel for the Colossus. Kaz caught sight of the remains of the Fulminatrix and suggested they go and hunt for coaxium in the remains of the dreadnought. Yeager thought that it was a brilliant idea, and asked Kaz to go enlist the aid of the Warbird gang, which Kaz did so, with the help of Synara, who promised Kragan that there would be many things to scavenge in the ruins of the Fulminatrix. With that, knowing the First Order would come at any time, the pirates, along with Kaz and Neeku, made their way to the ruins of the Fulminatrix.[8]

The Galleon landed in the hangar of the Fulminatrix, where the team began their salvage operation. As they stepped out of the pirate ship, CB-23 gave the warning the air supply was getting low, which they acknowledge. Soon, Kaz and the others weaved their way deep into the dreadnought, with Neeku, who believes he is a pirate now, began to pick up many heavy supplies from the ship.[8]

The Warbird gang, with Kaz and Neeku in tow, make their way to the remains of the massive Fulminatrix.

Eventually, the group ran into Skreek who tells them that they're heading the right way and that the command deck is close. The team quickly ran into the command deck, where the hyperfuel was being held. Neeku, who had decided that life as a pirate is hard, tried to release the coaxium, but to no avail. He scrutinized the locks to find that they were quite sophisticated. Fearful that the First Order would arrive, Kaz told Neeku to hurry up.[8]

As if on cue, the Star Destroyer that Tam resided in came out of hyperspace. Doza quickly informed Kaz and his team that they had company and to hurry up, but that he'd send the Ace Squadron to distract the First Order as Kaz retrieved the coaxium.[8]

Kragan, realizing how much little time they had remaining, began to hit the canister of coaxium, shaking it. But it wasn't until Pyre ordered the Destroyer to fire on the remains of the Fulminatrix that the canister popped free. With that, the crew sprinted to The Galleon which took them back to the Colossus, where Neeku was able to put the coaxium into the fuel tank, which allowed the Colossus to make the jump into hyperspace right at the perfect time.[8]

A new role[edit | edit source]

The Jakoosk began to attack Ace Squadron.

Xiono was eventually introduced as the newest member of Ace Squadron, alongside Yeager, who became the squad's commander. Hype Fazon met the announcement with discontent, primarily targeted towards Xiono. Fazon later dismissed Xiono's assurances, further mocking him as "Kaz-tastrophe."[6]

Eventually, Xiono and Yeager participated as a team, working against the remainder of Ace Squadron in a training skirmish on Celsor 3. Xiono and Yeager ambushed the Aces, with Xiono disabling Griff's Black Ace. Xiono and Yeager were victorious, largely due to a lack of cooperation from Hype Fazon.[6]

Following the training session, Xiono attempted to console a frustrated Fazon. However, Fazon responded in irritation, going as far as blaming Xiono for Tam Ryvora's betrayal.[6]

Xiono and Fazon were later paired together in another practice session on Celsor 3. Xiono, acting as Fazon's lead, aided Fazon in escaping an ambush by Torra Doza and Griff. Later, a jakoosk awakened, attacking Fazon. Xiono attempted to free Fazon from the creature's grasp, but realized his blaster shots did nothing. When the jakoosk released Fazon, now going for Yeager, Xiono began collaborating with Fazon in creating a plan to free Yeager. Xiono, Fazon, and the other Aces work to topple ice pillars, causing them to hit the jakoosk, which in turn resulted in Yeager's escape.[6]

Following the skirmish with the jakoosk, Xiono was congratulated by a now more cooperative Fazon, and openly welcomed into Ace Squadron.[6]

Mission to Celsor 3[edit | edit source]

A tired Kaz celebrates the Jakoosk's defeat.

Xiono, alongside Torra Doza, entered Aunt Z's Tavern, only to learn that she planned to leave the Colossus due to the lack of food on the station. Xiono pleaded with Aunt Z, who reluctantly gave a proposition to Xiono - she would stay if Xiono and Torra could hunt down the jakoosk on Celsor 3, as it could provide the Colossus with a food supply for a lengthy amount of time. Xiono later discovered Neeku Vozo had been packing as well, which further motivated him to hunt the jakoosk.[37]

Xiono and Torra later accompanied Kragan Gorr and the Warbird Gang, and grew frustrated with the pirates' unwillingness to listen to the advice given regarding the jakoosk. Xiono and Torra gave the pirates time to escape, forcing the jakoosk to escape after the failed attempt to capture the beast. Upon the return to the Colossus, Gorr shifted the blame of the failure onto Xiono and Torra.[37]

The pair of Aces soon departed in an attempt to capture the jakoosk again, this time utilizing a high powered cannon developed by Tamara Ryvora. Much to Xiono's frustration, he discovered that Buggles, Torra's pet voorpak, had stowed away aboard the Fireball. During the skirmish with the jakoosk, Xiono attempted to set up the cannon while simultaneously hiding Buggles' presence from Torra, though Torra had realized Buggles had come along after the voorpak ran away. After realizing the power source for the cannon was faulty, Xiono soon used CB-23 as a power source instead, allowing him to successfully take down the jakoosk. Back on board the Colossus, Xiono was among those who celebrated the success during a feast in Aunt Z's tavern.[37]

Finding an engineer[edit | edit source]

Kazuda and Synara find Nena on her starship.

At some point, Xiono, alongside Neeku Vozo, was present inside the Colossus' control tower, attempting to fix the communications relay. While working, the Colossus received a distress call from Nenavakasa Nalor, also known as Nena. Xiono, alongside Synara, departed to locate Nena.[38]

When Xiono and Synara encountered Nena, the Nikto claimed to have been a survivor of a recent First Order attack. Xiono responded with excitement upon learning Nena was an engineer. However, Synara was more hesitant to trust Nena. The trio then returned to the Colossus.[38]

While back on the Colossus, Nena was introduced to Yeager and Doza by Xiono. While the ship underwent improvements under Nena's guidance, it was discovered that a large sum of the ship's power seemed to be rerouted to the Warbird Gang's quarters. Xiono decided to investigate, and soon learned from Synara that Nena had been rerouting the power instead, and had been sending encrypted signals to the First Order.[38]

Xiono later confronted Vozo regarding Nena, though Vozo responded with denial, believing Xiono was merely jealous. However, Nena soon attempts to escape, revealing the truth of her intentions while attacking Xiono and Vozo. Xiono then gained the pirates' assistance, allowing him to let the Colossus jump to hyperspace.[38]

Mission to Drahgor III[edit | edit source]

Xiono, alongside Torra Doza, Orka, Flix, and CB-23 went to Flix's homeworld of Drahgor III in an attempt to gain fuel, and underwent dangerous turbulence while landing. The group landed on the fuel refinery, uncertain whether or not Flix's family will cooperate. Upon meeting Flix's cousins, Xiono struck a deal with Flanx, agreeing to fix their drill in exchange for fuel.[39]

Xiono soon noticed movements in the darkness of the caverns, and the lift leading down halted. Flix commented that it was a Karnex dragon, which Flanx quickly denied with an exasperated sigh. Soon, the lift began to fall at intense speeds, and the group was separated. Xiono was alone, separated from CB-23, Flix, and Flanx by a chasm. Xiono asked Torra and Orka, who were still holding onto the elevator shaft, to climb and ask for assistance.[39]

While attempting to reach the drill, Xiono encountered a Karnex dragon. Though scared during the moment, Xiono was relieved when the dragon failed to see him. Upon mentioning his encounter at a later time, Xiono was taunted by Flanx. Xiono and Flanx soon fixed the drill, though heard a roar that was, instead, from the dragon. The group was attacked by the dragon, with Flanx being captured by the creature as more dragons arrived.[39]

Xiono soon freed Flanx, and the group retreated through the caverns. Xiono created a plan to deter the Karnex dragons, and began to activate several floodlights alongside CB-23. Though the plan worked briefly, it was soon foiled when the floodlights were disabled by a dragon's attack. The dragons, however, were still deterred by Torra and Orka, who arrived in an incoming shuttle.[39]

Xiono and his friends soon returned to the surface, now with the fuel promised through the deal. After Flix reconciled with his cousins, the group departed back to the Colossus. During the trip back, Xiono asked a reluctant Flix about his career as a cantina singer.[39]

Finding a Sith temple[edit | edit source]

"Just because you can't see something doesn't mean it's not real, Kaz."
―Eila to Kazuda Xiono regarding the Force.[src]

At some point, Xiono, alongside Torra Doza, and Freya Fenris, discovered a trading outpost on Ashas Ree. Xiono reluctantly allowed Eila and Kel to accompany them, though he told the two children to remain hidden from Torra and Freya. Xiono, Eila, and Kel soon find an old temple, which they believe to be an ancient temple of the Force. At this time, Xiono expressed his disbelief in the Force.[40]

Immediately after their conversation, the trio overheard an individual calling for help from within the temple. They soon entered a maze-like inner temple, before finding a central room with an artifact in the center. When trying to activate the exit for the trapped person, Xiono accidentally trapped himself as well.[40]

Inside, Xiono met the old woman who had been calling for help. Grey grew impatient with Xiono, ordering him to remain still and quiet. Xiono then accidentally activates a giant grinder, placing both himself and the woman in extreme peril. The duo were soon freed by Eila and Kel, however, and began to exit the temple. Their escape was further rushed when Xiono accidentally triggered yet another trap, which caused the Sith temple to collapse.[40]

Upon exiting the temple, Xiono, the woman, and the children saw Torra Doza and Freya Fenris being apprehended by a squad of First Order Raiders. Xiono soon attempted to create a plan with the woman, only to find she had disappeared. Xiono was then surrounded by a group of First Order Raiders, and promptly surrendered. The group was soon rescued by the old woman, who detonated the Sith relic, killing the First Order Raiders.[40]

Following the skirmish, the group asks the woman, who is then identified as Mika Grey, to accompany them back to the Colossus. After slight hesitation, Grey accepted, leaving Ashas Ree alongside Xiono and the others.[40]

Helping Torra Doza[edit | edit source]

While the Colossus was awaiting the arrival of an unknown Resistance pilot, Xiono, alongside the other Aces, was in the midst of a dogfight with a squadron of First Order TIE fighters. After a tense skirmish, the Aces were ordered to return to the supertanker. The Colossus then escaped into hyperspace.[41]

Later, when discussing their frustrations in the Ace's lounge, Xiono was rebutted after expressing his support for Captain Doza. He was remarked as "Kaz-tastrophe" by Hype Fazon once more, despite having not been at fault. Xiono later attempted to assist Captain Doza and Torra, but was escorted away by Yeager upon learning that they were not waiting for the entire Resistance, but instead Venisa Doza, Torra's mother.[41]

Xiono offered to help Torra find her mother, to which Torra replied that she wanted to meet with her mother so desperately as it was her own birthday. Later, Xiono enlists Neeku Vozo's help in making a cake for Torra, and he celebrates Torra's birthday alongside the other Aces.[41]

A game of chance[edit | edit source]

Xiono was among those who traveled to Vranki's Hotel and Casino, hoping to earn more credits for the Colossus' benefit, as well as allow the Aces to race once again. Upon arriving to the casino, Xiono was among the first to note how empty the establishment was; according to Vranki, the Hutt proprietor of the casino, this had largely been due to the bursting popularity of the casinos on Canto Bight. Upon being offered food and drink, Xiono was quick to accept. However, soon after, Xiono became discomforted after witnessing a racer crash into an asteroid.[42]

Following Hype Fazon's loss against Vranki, Xiono spoke with Neeku Vozo, and realized alongside Fazon that the hologame that Vozo was playing and the racing droids were connected in some way. Vranki soon after presented a new bet to Xiono; if they won, they would get Fazon back on the Colossus, and if they lost, Vranki would the other racer and their ship. After brief persuasion from Xiono, Captain Doza accepted the wager.[42]

After yet another series of losses to Vranki, Xiono and Torra finally entered the race themselves, in a tag team match. After a brief setback on Torra's end, Xiono began in the second leg of the race. Thanks to intervention from Neeku, Xiono was able to win the race, allowing the crew to regain the entirety of Ace Squadron. Xiono, alongside the Aces, Neeku, Yeager, and Captain Doza, then left Vranki's casino, along with a cache of new credits.[42]

Luck runs out[edit | edit source]

Xiono had, at some point, been on a winning streak during a gambling game in Aunt Z's Tavern. Leoz, a pirate from the Warbird gang, became frustrated, and as a result climbed onto the table, licked his hand, and placed it on Xiono's temple. The others around him were shocked, believing Xiono to be cursed. Xiono, only disgusted by the action, shrugged it off as hysteria and left, though he had accidentally provoked pirate Gork during his exit.[43]

Xiono, still denying Neeku Vozo's claims that he was cursed, rebutted Neeku's claim that a sparking ceiling light was a sign of the curse. As the two entered the marketplace, Xiono offered to pay for Vozo's meal, though the latter refused to Xiono's frustration. As Xiono attempted to order his own meal, the vendor stated that the stew was out. Vozo once again claimed that this was a side effect of Xiono's curse, once again to Xiono's frustration.[43]

After nearly avoiding a stack of falling crates, Xiono was called to the hangar alongside Hype Fazon and Torra Doza. Ace Xiono entered the hangar, he tripped on a wet floor. After recollecting himself, the group was informed that they were to be assigned as a defensive force as the Colossus traveled through the Guavian Death Gang's territory.[43]

As the Aces attempted to hold off the Guavian fighters, Xiono skimmed an asteroid, causing him to screw up an attempt to prevent a Guavian starship's escape. Upon his return to the Colossus, Xiono was met with frustration by Captain Doza, who stated that the entire Guavian Death Gang was now aware of their presence. After insistence from Neeku, Xiono reluctantly returned to Aunt Z's Tavern in an attempt to have Leoz remove the curse.[43]

Upon returning to the tavern, Xiono requested that Leoz remove the curse on him. However, Leoz merely tricked Xiono, instead placing a "double curse" on him. Afterwards, Vozo pleads that Xiono meet with Mika Grey. Reluctantly, Xiono obliged. Grey stated that Xiono's curse was within him, and gave him a talisman that would allegedly help quell the curse. Thanking Grey, Xiono left to aid the Aces in defending from an ongoing attack.[43]

While boarding the Fireball, Xiono unknowingly dropped the talisman. During the dogfight, Xiono eventually realized he had lost the talisman; despite this, he recollected himself, and managed to redeem his earlier failure in warding off the Guavian Death Gang. After the battle, Xiono returned to Leoz, tossing him the talisman, much to Leoz's own fear. Afterwards, Xiono returned the talisman to Grey.[43]

Repairing the Colossus[edit | edit source]

At a later point in time, Xiono was disguised as a technician on the First Order-allied supertanker, the Titan, alongside Neeku Vozo, while CB-23 was present with a painted disguise. Xiono was briefly spotted by Tamara Ryvora, now also known as DT-533, though Ryvora had failed to fully identify Xiono. Xiono returned to Vozo's position, distressed upon learning that Ryvora and Rucklin were both present on the Titan.[44]

Xiono and Vozo then followed CB-23 through the corridors, in an attempt to locate a part that would allow them to expedite repairs on the Colossus. When sneaking through a lower level, Xiono was stopped by a stormtrooper, who ordered him to lead General Armitage Hux to the briefing room of the Titan. Xiono reluctantly complied, though upon arriving to the briefing area with Hux, he became more distressed upon realizing Commander Pyre was present as well.[44]

Xiono continued to follow Hux and Pyre, all whilst overhearing a conversation between the two. Xiono was eventually cut off from the group when they entered the primary briefing room, allowing him to exit and return to his mission. Xiono returned to Vozo's position, utilizing his poor impersonation of a technician to ward off a pair of stormtroopers. Xiono and Vozo then departed to the engine room to retrieve the deflector needed for the Colossus.[44]

While making their way to engineering, Xiono and Vozo were seen by Jace Rucklin, who had begun to follow CB-23 just prior. Xiono and Vozo then attempted to remove the Titan's deflector, though the pair were finally confronted by Rucklin. Xiono began to plead with Rucklin, though Rucklin responded with dissent towards Xiono. Rucklin called First Order security, trapping Xiono and Vozo in the engineering bay.[44]

Xiono and Vozo were soon unknowingly released by Ryvora, who had overheard the two discussing the fates awaiting those on the Colossus if their mission did not succeed. The two then made their way to the hangar of the Titan, and utilized a crane to make their way to a First Order troop transport, which they commandeered and piloted back to the Colossus.[44]

Helping another spy[edit | edit source]

While in the Colossus' command tower, Xiono intercepted a distress call sourced from the Varkana system. Despite Captain Doza's concerns, Xiono stressed that the call could be a coded Resistance transmission. Yeager supported Xiono's idea, and volunteered to accompany them. Doza gave Xiono and Yeager one rotation to complete the mission.[45]

Having then enlisted the help of Synara San, the group arrived on Varkana and began walking through Vargo Spaceport. As CB-23 began attempting to track the distress signal, a Gran vendor named Lechee began to haggle with Xiono and his group. When they refused to do business with him, they left, while Lechee contacted a bounty hunter moments later.[45]

The group soon located the signal, though discovered the Resistance spy, Norath Kev, was no longer present. As they learned about the First Order's involvement on the planet, they were cornered by Ax Tagrin, the hunter responsible for Kev's capture. As they attempted to escape, Xiono and Yeager were split off from Synara, who remained behind to hold off Tagrin.[45]

As Xiono and Yeager regrouped with Synara, they decided to begin investigating in the marketplace. They confronted Lechee, and learned that Norath was taken to the hunter's ship. After the interrogation, Synara destroyed Lechee's communication device, preventing him from further contacting the First Order.[45]

The group soon found Tagrin's ship, where they found Norath Kev. Despite Kev's warning, the group then fell into Tagrin's trap. Xiono then began attempting to bring the ship down from inside. As CB-23 managed to crash the ship, Xiono and Yeager helped Kev out, but had been followed by Tagrin. During the skirmish, Xiono and Kev escaped, but realized that Tagrin had captured Yeager, Synara, and CB-23.[45]

Rescuing his friends[edit | edit source]

As Xiono and Kev watched Tagrin escort their friends to the First Order, Kev expressed his disappointment in his own choices, to which Xiono responded that it was not his fault. Xiono was soon contacted by Captain Doza, who stated that the Colossus would not be able to wait much longer. Xiono requested that Doza hold out as long as possible.[46]

Xiono explained to Kev that he planned to steal stormtrooper armor, and infiltrate the First Order ranks to rescue his friends. Kev replied with distaste to the idea, but their discussion was cut short as Xiono alerted a pair of nearby stormtroopers on accident, forcing them to carry out the plan early.[46]

As Xiono and Kev arrived at the hangar, they encountered Commander Pyre. After a brief ruse, they continued to the assault lander holding Yeager and Synara, whom they freed. The group briefly locked Tagrin in the shuttle, though he escaped and attempted to prevent the group's escape. However, Xiono's group managed to leave, and was assisted by Ace Squadron as they left Varkana.[46]

Kaz and Norath celebrate their escape from Varkana with Neeku.

As the group arrived back on the Colossus, Neeku Vozo expressed glee upon seeing Xiono in stormtrooper armor. Xiono responded that the armor acted as more of a disguise than protective outfit. Kev then asked Xiono to come with him, in order to help the Resistance. After a brief moment of deliberation, Xiono responded that he would rather remain on the Colossus.[46]

The pirates' mutiny[edit | edit source]

Upon learning that Neeku Vozo had been assigned work on the Colossus, Xiono became curious and began to follow Vozo. As he attempted to ask Vozo about his duties, he was cut off from his friend by the Warbird gang, who had asked Vozo for assistance fixing a squad of B2-series super battle droids.[47]

Xiono later spoke with Synara regarding his concerns, finding the pirates' activity suspicious. Synara then agreed to help Xiono investigate what they were doing with Vozo. As Xiono and Synara infiltrated the Warbird gang's hangar, they discovered Kragan's plan to stage a mutiny against Doza using the super battle droids. Before they were able to inform Doza, they were thrown into a makeshift cell alongside Vozo.[47]

The trio was soon rescued by B1, a modified B1-series battle droid that had been programmed by Vozo. Xiono then helped Vozo and Synara stop the pirates' mutiny, and witnessed the Warbird gang's exile from the Colossus. Afterwards, he became insecure as Vozo attempted to compliment him on his abilities as a spy.[47]

A new home for the Colossus[edit | edit source]

Kazuda and Griff after having been captured by the Aeosians

Upon the Colossus' arrival to Aeos Prime, Xiono was one of the few who were cautious regarding the new possible home that Captain Doza had chosen. Xiono was later briefed by Doza and Yeager, who paired him alongside Griff Halloran to scout the planet out for inhabitants and resources.[48]

While scouting, Halloran criticized Xiono's desire to help the Resistance in the war. Xiono further expressed his worry regarding Doza's decision; this was further amplified upon the duo's discovery of an abandoned village, which had been attacked by the First Order. After this discovery, Xiono realized Griff had disappeared, and began to search for him.[48]

Xiono was soon captured by the same tribe of Aeosians who were responsible for capturing Halloran. While captured, Xiono attempted to negotiate his escape, though the Aeosian queen was unwilling to listen to Xiono. However, Xiono's attempts eventually resulted in success upon his ability to provide medicine to the ailed Aeosians became noticed by the Queen.[48]

Xiono later arrived to the Colossus, and helped to quell tensions between the Colossus' inhabitants and the Aeosians. Through Xiono's actions, the Aeosian queen allowed Doza to keep his ship on Aeos Prime, and affirmed that her people would help them if necessary.[48]

Escape from Aeos Prime[edit | edit source]

Xiono bids farewell to his friend, Neeku Vozo.

After the Colossus settled on Aeos Prime, Xiono had made the decision to finally depart from the station to fully join the Resistance. After contacting Norath Kev, Xiono was given a farewell by Captain Doza, who wished Xiono the best of luck on his journey. As Xiono packed, Neeku Vozo met him in despair, distraught that his best friend was going to leave. Xiono was later met by Yeager, who interrupted Xiono's farewell with Synara San and Torra Doza.[49]

When speaking to Yeager, Xiono was given the Fireball as a departure gift. After a brief farewell between Yeager and Xiono, Xiono boarded the Fireball with CB-23 and left the Colossus. However, while entering the coordinates for hyperspace, Xiono and CB-23 spotted a First Order probe droid, and were forced to return to the Colossus in order to warn Doza about a possible First Order attack.[49]

After crashing the Fireball back onto the Colossus, Xiono assisted in the station's escape using Yeager's ship, alongside the Aces. During the escape, the Colossus and Ace Squadron entered combat with Commander Pyre's Star Destroyer. For a brief moment, Xiono managed to target and fire upon the bridge of the Star Destroyer, but the ship was protected by Tamara Ryvora, unbeknownst to Xiono.[49]

After the skirmish, Xiono returned the Colossus, expressing both joy over the victory and his condolences for the loss of Aeos Prime. Xiono then decided to remain with the Colossus, deciding he would be most needed there.[49]

Rescuing the Resistance recruits[edit | edit source]

Kazuda reunites with Hugh Sion and Norath Kev.

Xiono was among those present in the Colossus' hangar during the arrival of Venisa Doza and Jade Squadron. After being briefly introduced to Venisa, Xiono met with his friend from his New Republic squadron, Hugh Sion, as well as Norath Kev. Upon the suggestion that Aces would be reserved to rescue a group of Resistance recruits, Xiono, alongside Torra Doza, willingly volunteered.[50]

Xiono was later present at the mission's briefing, at which they were ordered to go to the planet of Dantooine to pick up the recruits. After departing to Dantooine, Xiono was embarrassed as Sion informed Hype Fazon that he had almost failed the academy. Soon after, the Aces and Jade Squadron made contact with a group of TIE fighters, though they made quick work of them before contacting the three Resistance shuttles.[50]

As Xiono assisted in escorting the Resistance shuttles, the group was engaged by a reinforcement squadron of TIE fighters, one of which was piloted by Tamara Ryvora. Xiono worked to flank the TIEs, but was interrupted when Lieutenant Galek began pursuing him, and one of the shuttles was destroyed by Rucklin. Xiono managed to escape alongside the remaining shuttles and fighters after Galek was killed by Venisa.[50]

After returning to the Colossus, Xiono lamented the loss of life alongside Torra and Fazon.[50]

Rescuing Tam Ryvora[edit | edit source]

Xiono, Ryvora, and Yeager attempt to escape the Star Destroyer.

At some point, Xiono and Neeku Vozo were repairing the Fireball alongside CB-23 when the duo were contacted by Tam Ryvora, who claimed to want to defect from the First Order. Xiono and Yeager requested to go meet Ryvora on Castilon, at the initial reluctance of Captain Doza. After having their mission approved, Xiono, Yeager, and CB-23 went to Castilon.[51]

After arriving on Castilon, Xiono and Yeager were met with a feeling of nostalgia, lamenting their prior departure from the planet. As Ryvora arrived with a group of TIE fighters, Xiono and Yeager took cover while Ryvora eliminated the other TIEs. After a brief reunion with Tam, the group, with an unconscious Jace Rucklin in tow, boarded their transport to leave Castilon.[51]

While preparing to exit Castilon, the group was ambushed by Pyre and Tierny's Star Destroyer. After evading orbital bombardment from the ship, they attempted to escape, but were caught in the Star Destroyer's tractor beam. Having briefly deliberated a plan, Xiono participated in the self destruction of the shuttle as he hid elsewhere on the Star Destroyer alongside Yeager.[51]

The chase ends[edit | edit source]

Kazuda, Tam, and Yeager work to send their warning to the Colossus.

Xiono, Ryvora, and Yeager soon made their way to the engineering bay of the Star Destroyer, aiming to send a transmission to the Colossus. They dealt with the stormtroopers present, before Yeager began sending the transmission. Xiono attempted to persuade the citizens of the Colossus to get away, unaware that they would rally to aid them.[51]

Xiono and his allies soon made their way to the hangar of the Star Destroyer in an attempt to find an escape shuttle, but were ambushed by Pyre, who forced them to surrender. The trio are brought to Tierny, who remarked the group's efforts as worthless. Upon the Star Destroyer's arrival to the Colossus, Xiono was horrified to discover that the supertanker had not escaped.[51]

Kazuda and his friends celebrate their victory.

Upon the start of the battle, the trio began their escape from the bridge, trapping Tierny on the bridge in the process. When the group reached the hangar, their descent cable snapped, causing them to fall into the fray below. As Xiono was about to be killed by Pyre, CB-23 intervened, but was disabled in the process. Xiono, carrying CB-23, boarded a transport alongside Yeager and Ryvora to escape the exploding vessel.[51]

Xiono and Ryvora had a proper reunion upon their return to the Colossus, and were among those who celebrated the defeat of their pursuant. The entirety of Team Fireball soon went to Aunt Z's Tavern, to further celebrate with drinks. Aunt Z gave praise to the efforts of the Colossus' citizens, christening them "Team Colossus" as Xiono celebrated with Ryvora and Neeku Vozo.[51]

Battle for freedom[edit | edit source]

"Fireball, here. Hi, everyone!"
―Kazuda Xiono checks in at the Battle of Exegol[src]

Sometime later, Xiono participated in the Battle of Exegol along with the rest of the citizens' fleet, flying the Fireball against the forces of the Sith Eternal and the revived Darth Sidious. He checked in via radio, alongside many other pilots, only to be silenced for his chatter straight away. The forces of the galaxy fleet emerged victorious in the battle, defeating the Sith Eternal and its forces.[7]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

"You ready for this?"
"Heh. I'm never really ready for anything, but that hasn't stopped me yet."
―Poe Dameron and Kazuda Xiono, discussing their mission to Station Theta Black[src]

Xiono was confident in his skills as a pilot but uncertain about his role as a spy.

Kazuda Xiono was a human male[3] who had black hair, brown eyes, and light skin. He had a scar on the left side of his temple hairline by the time of his assignment on Castilon.[4]

Whereas Kazuda Xiono was confident in his abilities as a trained pilot in the New Republic Navy, he was less sure of himself when it came to his role as a Resistance spy. Despite feeling out of his element as a spy, Xiono was determined to make the best of his situation, largely through his cover as a mechanic in order to better carry out his mission for the Resistance.[4]

He was loyal to the New Republic, having been born under its rule. Believing the First Order posed a threat to his government, Xiono felt compelled to support the Resistance in spite of his father, who viewed Leia Organa and her followers as extremists. Unlike Hamato, Kazuda was inspired by the Resistance, particularly by its leaders such as Organa and Poe Dameron.[4]

Following the escape of the Colossus from Castilon, Xiono became more of a figurehead for the Colossus Resistance, often taking lead roles in important missions for the group. His confidence in himself grew as well, and he became more favorably seen by the Colossus' inhabitants as well.[3]

Xiono did not believe in the Force, citing his lack of firsthand experience with it as a reason.[40]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Poe Dameron[edit | edit source]

Kazuda Xiono had a deep respect for the seasoned Resistance fighter pilot Poe Dameron. He shared Dameron's view that the First Order posed a serious threat to the New Republic and was willing to help the Resistance in any way he could.[4] The two shared a love for flying with Xiono looking up to Dameron as a mentor.[15]

Jarek Yeager[edit | edit source]

Xiono and Jarek Yeager initially had a tense relationship. Despite Yeager's misgivings about Xiono's naivety and clumsiness, Yeager agreed to shelter Xiono due to his friendship with Dameron.[4] While Yeager was annoyed with Xiono's lack of mechanical aptitude and naivety, he respected Xiono's moral compass and willingness to save Jace Rucklin from himself.[12] Yeager also respected Kaz for his courage and improved mechanical skills when installing a tracking computer while under fire.[16]

Kaz also played an important role in softening Yeager's attitude towards his estranged younger brother Marcus Speedstar. Kaz convinced a reluctant Yeager to forgive Speedstar. As a result, Xiono and Yeager became allies, if not friends.[17]

Neeku Vozo[edit | edit source]

One of Xiono's closest and most loyal friends was the Nikto Neeku Vozo. While Vozo's tendency to take things literally created misunderstandings, Xiono's willingness to meet challenges regardless of the odds stacked against him won him Vozo's respect. Vozo helped Xiono to find his way around the Colossus while he was settling in as a spy.[4] As close friends, Vozo gave Xiono invaluable advice not to trust Rucklin and his friends[12] and later helped Xiono to find Kel and Eila.[14] At times, Xiono's was annoyed by Vozo's antics such as using a comlink in close proximity and misunderstanding Xiono's interest in the First Order.[13]

Tamara Ryvora[edit | edit source]

Tamara Ryvora was initially hostile towards Xiono, regarding him as an interloper. She was upset that Yeager allowed Xiono to racer her racer the Fireball[4] and was frustrated by his lack of mechanical skills, which caused Xiono to damage an acceleration compensator on one occasion.[14] Despite her hostility, Ryvora was genuinely concerned when Xiono was pursued by stormtroopers during a mission to Doza Tower.[13]

Ryvora gained a better respect for Xiono as his mechanical skills improved but still thought there was room for improvement.[21]

Jace Rucklin[edit | edit source]

Kazuda Xiono was initially won over by Jace Rucklin and his friends' lackadaisical attitude towards life and love for racing. However, their relationship fell apart after Rucklin stole a canister of hyperfuel from Yeager's garage. While trying to save Rucklin, Xiono destroyed Rucklin's racer, earning Rucklin's enmity.[12]

Synara San[edit | edit source]

As a kind person, Xiono helped Synara San settle into life aboard the Colossus after rescuing her from a wrecked freighter.[15] He came to rely on her as a source of salvaged goods while remaining ignorant of her true identity as a pirate. Though Xiono tried to hide his role in the Resistance, Synara saw through his foibles. Xiono and Synara's friendship deepened after the two worked together to escape Bibo's mother and warn the Colossus of the coming rokkna during the "Bibo incident."[20]

Marcus Speedstar[edit | edit source]

Kazuda Xiono idolized the galactic racing champion Marcus Speedstar and dreamed of him racing his employer and reluctant mentor Jarek Yeager. From Speedstar, Xiono learned that Speedstar respected his brother and was plagued by his role in causing the deaths of Yeager's wife and daughter. As a peacemaker, Xiono urged Yeager to reconcile with his younger brother; advice which Yeager subsequently took up. This not only allowed the two brothers to reconcile but enable Speedstar to secure the ransom for his friend Oplock.[17]

Leia Organa[edit | edit source]

Kazuda Xiono looked up to General Organa as a war hero and leader. He disagreed with his father who regarded Leia's Resistance organization as extremists.[4] While Xiono believed that the discovery that the First Order was building weapons would convince the galaxy that the First Order was a threat, Organa disagreed because several senators were benefiting from these weapons. Leia admired Xiono for his willingness to do his part for the Resistance. Xiono was inspired by Organa's view that the Resistance belonged to everyone and that anyone could contribute to it. Xiono believed that a lot more people would support the Resistance if they knew what was at stake.[19]

BB-8[edit | edit source]

In order to aid and watch out for Kazuda Xiono, Poe Dameron left BB-8 with him during Xiono's spy mission on the Colossus. Although BB-8 initially reacted strongly against this assignment, the droid and Xiono slowly developed a bond over many close calls with the First Order. Xiono was clearly disappointed when BB-8 and he parted due to Poe requiring the droid for a mission to Jakku.[32]

Skills and abilities[edit | edit source]

"Get ready to be impressed."
―Kazuda Xiono[src]

Xiono was a skilled pilot.

Kazuda Xiono specialized in piloting New Republic X-wing starfighters. Unlike his role in intelligence gathering, Xiono was both skilled and self-assured in the cockpit of starfighter.[4] Xiono's lack of mechanical expertise, however, posed problems with his cover on his undercover mission, as he was supposed to be a mechanic as well as a pilot, and had some difficulty learning.[9] As he spent more time in his job his skills as a mechanic grew however, and was able to help repair the Colossus' targeting computer.[16] Thanks to his training in the New Republic Navy, he was also a decent shot with a blaster, albeit in simulations.[19]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

During his time in the New Republic, Xiono piloted a T-85 X-wing starfighter alongside the rest of his squadron. After his assignment on Castilon, Xiono was given access to Jarek Yeager's older racer, the Fireball.[4] Xiono would utilize the Fireball on many occasions, before being given ownership of the racer just prior to the escape from Aeos Prime. On the same occasion, following the temporary disabling of the Fireball, Xiono was lent Jarek Yeager's newer racer for use in combat.[49] At one point, Xiono was also given a blaster pistol by Poe Dameron, in order to defend himself in case of incident.[19]

Xiono wearing his New Republic pilots' uniform

Xiono typically wore a casual outfit, including a green outer jacket, typical black pants, and a black undershirt. When serving as a New Republic pilot, Xiono wore the standard blue New Republic pilots' uniform.[4] On two occasions, Xiono also wore the armor of a First Order stormtrooper in order to blend in with their forces.[30][46] On another occasion, Xiono also impersonated a First Order technician in order to steal supplies from the First Order supertanker fuel depot known as the Titan.[44]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Kazuda Xiono is the main character of the 2018 Lucasfilm Animation series Star Wars Resistance. He is voiced by Christopher Sean.[4] Originally, the casting process called for an Asian American actor to play Kaz as they wanted to promote diversity,[52] and the Japanese American[53] Early notes about the character described him as “like a bird, hopping around clumsily on the ground, also stating that once he was in the pilot's seat he would be "awesome."[54] Sean has also stated that Kazuda promotes a more energetic, crazy, and "off-the-wall bonkers" side of life, and a lifestyle of acting before thinking.[55]

Concept art of Kazuda Xiono in his New Republic flight suit

Prior to receiving the role, Sean had only applied for two auditions in regard to voice acting, with only the second in relation to a Star Wars project. According to Sean, his agent in New York had directly contacted him and claimed that Lucasfilm had asked for specifically Sean in relation to Star Wars: Resistance.[56]

According to Sean, Kaz draws inspiration from his father, Patrick Friel, who had served in the Navy. He had also stated that the character's traits took inspiration from his father's stepchildren.[57] Sean has expressed pride at voicing an Asian lead character in a Star Wars cartoon and that Asian viewers can now see Kaz and say "That looks like me. I'm part of the Star Wars Galaxy."[58]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller.png "All Aces Battle Royale"—Star Wars Adventures 16
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars Resistance executive producer Athena Yvette Portillo stated Kazuda Xiono's age as 20 years old at a Lucasfilm press event ahead of the premiere of the show's first season. She also revealed the show began six months before Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which took place in 34 ABY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition established the show's premiere took place after the Mission to Megalox Beta. Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious dated that mission to 8011 C.R.C., the equivalent of 34 ABY in another dating system. This means the entirety of Star Wars Resistance's first season takes place in 34 ABY. Since Kaz was twenty at that time, his birth year can be calculated as 14 ABY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 StarWars-DatabankII.png Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono in the Databank (backup link)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Recruit"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Descent"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Live Fire"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "A Quick Salvage Run"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Triple Dark"
  10. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Poe Dameron recruited Kazuda Xiono sometime before the Starkiller Incident. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Starkiller Incident to 34 ABY, Xiono's recruitment must have taken place sometime prior to or during that year.
  11. StarWars-DatabankII.png Blue Ace in the Databank (backup link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Fuel for the Fire"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The High Tower"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Children from Tehar"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Signal from Sector Six"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Synara's Score"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Platform Classic"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Secrets and Holograms"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Station Theta Black"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Bibo"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Dangerous Business"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Doza Dilemma"
  23. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller.png "Sector 7-E"—Star Wars Adventures 17
  24. SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Search for Kaz"
  25. SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Dart and Cover"
  26. SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Bucket's Quest"
  27. SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Buggle's Day Out"
  28. SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Rematch"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The First Order Occupation"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The New Trooper"
  31. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that the mission to the Dassal system and BB-8's return to Poe Dameron's care both took place in the same year as the Starkiller Incident. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the Starkiller Incident in 34 ABY, therefore the mission to the Dassal system took place during the standard year of 34 ABY.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Core Problem"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Disappeared"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "No Escape: Part 1"
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "No Escape: Part 2"
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Into the Unknown"
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Hunt on Celsor 3"
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Engineer"
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "From Beneath"
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Relic Raiders"
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Rendezvous Point"
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Voxx Vortex 5000"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Kaz's Curse"
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Station to Station"
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Missing Agent"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Breakout"
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Mutiny"
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The New World"
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "No Place Safe"
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Rebuilding the Resistance"
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "The Escape"
  52. Richard Woloski (2018-10-02). Star Wars Is BACK…. On TV with Star Wars Resistance!. Archived from the original on July 18, 2019. Retrieved on January 31, 2020.
  53. Kambra Clifford (2015-02-20). DAYS' Christopher Sean speculates on PaulSon's future and which major character could be Paul's dad. Soap Central. Archived from the original on July 15, 2019. Retrieved on July 15, 2019. "Being the son of a Japanese mother and a dad who worked in the Navy"
  55. YouTube.png Interview: Christopher Sean "Star Wars Resistance" on the The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast YouTube channel (backup link)
  56. YouTube.png Interview: Christopher Sean "Star Wars Resistance" on the The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast YouTube channel (backup link)
  57. Welcome to the Resistance: Meet Christopher Sean, the voice of Kaz on (backup link)
  58. SWInsider.png "Irrestible: The Voices of Star Wars Resistance"—Star Wars Insider 186

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