Milar Travis was a Rebel Alliance starfighter pilot during the Galactic Civil War. By 0 BBY, Travis, alongside fellow Rebel pilots Fin Danglot and Keyan Farlander, was mentored by the pilot Puck Naeco. In 0 BBY, Travis was stationed at the Great Temple, the Alliance's base on the moon Yavin 4.
Prior to the Battle of Yavin, she attended a briefing held by the base's commander, General Jan Dodonna, who discussed the Alliance's plans to attack the Galactic Empire's DS-1 Orbital Battle Station superweapon, arranging for the base's starfighter squadrons to carry out the attack. Travis was a fair-skinned Human female with blonde hair who sported earrings. She wore the standard Rebel flight suit, with a name tape displaying her surname in the High Galactic alphabet on her uniform.
Behind the scenes
- "[…] Red 12 finally gets a name, chosen after sorting through a number of candidates. They were Naeco (original X-wing game), Captain Ernek Marskan (same), Fin Danglot (Galaxy Guide 1), Travis (a blonde woman from Marvel's retelling of A New Hope back in the Droids kid's comic – how's that for obscure?), and Talos Merkin (Captive to Evil)."
- ―Jason Fry, The Essential Guide to Warfare endnotes
Milar Travis was introduced in the eighth issue of Marvel Comics' Star Wars: Droids comic-book series, written by David Manak, illustrated by Ernie Colón, and published on March 17, 1987. Later, Jason Fry would consider Travis as one of several candidates to retcon as the previously unnamed role of Red Twelve during the Battle of Yavin for the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare, before ultimately settling on Puck Naeco. Nonetheless, both Travis and Fin Danglot were separately included in the book as a shoutout. Travis was also given the first name of "Milar" in that source, a tuckerization of Star Wars authors Karen Miller and Karen Traviss.
- Droids (1986) 8 (First appearance)
- The Essential Guide to Warfare (First identified as Milar)