NT-311 was an Imperial stormtrooper who served in the 501st Legion during the Galactic Civil War. He served as the point man in his squad. In the year 0 BBY, NT-311 was stationed on the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Devastator when it captured the Rebel CR90 corvette Tantive IV, which contained the stolen plans of the Empire's DS-1 Orbital Battle Station. Despite the 501st's victory during the lightfight that followed, the Rebel droids R2-D2 and C-3PO escaped with the Death Star plans.

Biography[edit | edit source]

NT-311[3] was a Human[1] male[2] who served as an Imperial stormtrooper[3] in the 501st Legion,[4] an elite stormtrooper unit commanded by the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader,[5] during the Galactic Civil War. NT-311 served as his squad's point man. Communications with orbiting Star Destroyers greatly enhanced his unit's planetary coverage.[3] NT-311 was stationed aboard the Sith Lord's flagship, the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Devastator,[6] by 0 BBY.[7]

That year,[7] the Devastator captured Senator Leia Organa's consular ship,[8] the Rebel blockade runner Tantive IV,[9] which contained the stolen plans of the Empire's DS-1 Orbital Battle Station superweapon. NT-311 was among the stormtroopers who participated in the subsequent boarding of the vessel.[6] The 501st engaged the Rebel troopers defending the Tantive IV in battle, which ended in victory for the 501st Legion and in Senator Organa's capture. However, the Rebel droids C-3PO and R2-D2, the latter of whom possessed the stolen Death Star plans, evacuated the ship in an escape pod.[8]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

NT-311 wore the standard suit of stormtrooper armor. He wielded an E-11 blaster rifle.[3]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

NT-311 was first mentioned by a card for the Premiere set of Decipher's 2001 Jedi Knights Trading Card Game.[3] Although initially unconfirmed, Leland Chee, the maintainer of Lucasfilm's Holocron continuity database, would later on verify that the Jedi Knights Trading Card Game depicted NT-311 as a stormtrooper who boarded the Tantive IV during the Devastator's overtaking of the vessel,[10] events shown in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[8]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary establishes that all stormtroopers were Humans during the Galactic Civil War.
  2. 2.0 2.1 JKTCGLogo.png Jedi Knights Trading Card GameScum and Villainy (Card: NT-311 • Quick Draw)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 JKTCGLogo.png Jedi Knights Trading Card GamePremiere (Card: NT-311 • Squad Point Man)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Battlefront II confirms that all stormtroopers who boarded the Rebel blockade runner Tantive IV were 501st Legion stormtroopers.
  5. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  6. 6.0 6.1 During the Battle of Tatooine, the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Devastator captured the Rebel blockade runner Tantive IV and deployed stormtroopers aboard the blockade runner, as shown in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. As Leland Chee confirmed on Facebook icon.svg Leland Chee on FacebookKeeper of the Holocron (July 1, 2013). (content obsolete and backup link not available) that NT-311 partook in the attack on the Tantive IV, then NT-311 was thus also stationed aboard the Devastator during that battle.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The New Essential Chronology dates Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to 0 BBY.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  9. Databank title.png Rebel blockade runners in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  10. Facebook icon.svg Leland Chee on FacebookKeeper of the Holocron (July 1, 2013). (content obsolete and backup link not available)
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