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Kin Kian was Human male who served as a pilot and gunner within the Alliance Starfighter Corps during the Galactic Civil War. Kian served with Aggressor Squadron, Rogue Squadron, and Gray Squadron.


Kin takes his seat at the pre-Endor briefing.

Kin Kian was a starfighter pilot and gunner who served the Alliance to Restore the Republic in 4 ABY. Kian served with Aggressor Squadron, before transferring to Rogue Squadron for a short time.[2] When information was discovered that the Galactic Empire was building a second Death Star over the forest moon of Endor, the Alliance organized a strike against the battlestation. Kian was present at the briefing,[1] and was assigned to backseat Colonel Horton Salm's BTL-S3 Y-wing starfighter as a gunner.[2] Salm led Gray Squadron during the Battle of Endor,[3] and made the run through the Death Star's superstructure.[4] Salm and Kian survived the battle, and he joined the Ewok celebration on Endor with some of his fellow pilots.[1]

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Kin Kian was portrayed by an uncredited by Jack Orris.[5] Kin Kian first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi as an unnamed Rebel pilot. In 2000, Decipher, Inc. released their Death Star II Limited expansion for the Star Wars Customizable Card Game named the character as Kin Kian. However, in 1997, Dark Horse Comics had already used the name for Sullustan gunner in Aggressor Wing in X-Wing Rogue Squadron 23. Whether or not the character on the CCG card was intended to be this character is unknown.



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