"Jam the speeders."
"I can't, sir."
"Why not?"
"They're not using speeders!"
―Enric Pryde and Masir Trach, upon seeing the Resistance's orbak mounts[src]

Masir Trach was a human male who served as a commander and scanner officer in the First Order, and held a rank befitting that of a senior officer.[5] Previously assigned to the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Finalizer, when Trach was transferred to the Steadfast he was caught in the power struggle between General Armitage Hux and Allegiant General Enric Pryde, the commanders of the Finalizer and Steadfast respectively. Although Trach could sense the tension between the two Generals and was aware that the orders they gave him carried ulterior political moments, to avoid dispute he chose to focus on carrying out the letter of his orders.[3]

Trach participated in the Battle of Exegol, the final confrontation in the war against the Resistance as part of the Final Order. During the battle, Trach witnessed a group of Resistance fighters, led by former First Order stormtrooper Finn, launch a ground assault on Exegol riding orbak mounts. He declared his shock that they used animals rather than speeders, preventing their opponents from using technology to disable the vehicles.[4]

Ultimately, a military strike from the Resistance on the hull of the Steadfast resulted in the destruction of the ship, with its own turbolasers turned against it. Trach met his end aboard Pryde's ship when Resistance members Finn and Jannah destroyed the Steadfast.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Masir Trach first appeared in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment of the Skywalker saga, where he was portrayed by the actor Amir El-Masry.[4] The character's surname was revealed in the film's credits, where he is listed as "Commander Trach," while his forename was revealed in the accompanying reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by Pablo Hidalgo.[3]



Notes and references[]

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker to one year after the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, the events of The Rise of Skywalker must occur in 35 ABY.
  2. "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition" states that the crew of the Steadfast was killed during the Battle of Exegol. As Masir Trach is depicted as it's crew member in Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker he must have died
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  5. His uniform is depicted as teal-colored, which Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary stated was reserved for senior officer ranks such as Major and Colonel within the First Order.