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"Do you think you could give me a hand… Uh…?"
"Peet. Peet Deretalia. Of course. This is nothing. Just looks like the motivator disengaged."
―Theo Meltsa and Peet Deretalia[src]

Peet Deretalia was a human female who worked as a technician for the Resistance ground crew. During Deretalia's service, she became affectionate toward X-wing pilot Theo Meltsa, but she was too timid to introduce herself. Around 34 ABY, the astromech droid BB-8 enacted a scheme that introduced Deretalia to Meltsa, and the two humans immediately bonded. Deretalia thanked BB-8 with an extra oil bath, and she sent a commendation of the droid to Commander Poe Dameron.

Biography

Resistance technician

"What… What are you doing? Hey! Cut it out!"
―Peet Deretalia is pestered by BB-8[src]
Deretalia-and-BB-8

BB-8 bumps into Peet Deretalia.

A human female, Peet Deretalia was a technician who served in the Resistance[1] against the First Order.[2] Working for the ground crew at the Resistance base on D'Qar, Deretalia serviced and maintained[1] T-70 X-wing starfighters and Resistance droids.[2] During her time as a technician, Deretalia fell in love with Resistance pilot Theo Meltsa. Likewise, Meltsa had feelings for Deretalia, but they were both too shy to introduce themselves.[1]

Less than a year before the First Order's attack on Tuanul in 34 ABY,[3] the astromech droid BB-8 took notice of Deretalia and Meltsa's mutual feelings, so the droid formed a plan to introduce them. BB-8 sabotaged Meltsa's X-wing starfighter and approached Deretalia, halting her work by repeatedly bumping into her. Deretalia quickly grew irritated of BB-8's antics and told the droid to stop, but the droid continued, knocking her off balance and causing her to fall into Meltsa.[1]

Meeting Meltsa

"I'm… I'm sorry… Um…?"
"Theo. Theo Meltsa."
"I'm sorry, Theo. This droid is being difficult."
―Peet Deretalia meets Theo Meltsa[src]
Peet-and-Theo

Peet Deretalia, Theo Meltsa, and BB-8

Deretalia and Meltsa immediately bonded, and the pilot introduced himself, asking Deretalia if she could repair his ship. Deretalia cheerfully obliged, and she invited Meltsa to get a meal, stating that she knew the chef in the mess hall. Meltsa accepted her offer, and before the two left, Deretalia thanked BB-8 with a kiss. Hand-in-hand, Deretalia and Meltsa departed for the mess hall.[1]

Later, Deretalia spoiled BB-8 with an extra oil bath, and she sent a note to Commander Poe Dameron, praising BB-8's wisdom. In the note, Deretalia also expressed concern for Meltsa's safety, and she requested that Dameron watch over him.[2]

Personality and traits

"There. See? Good as new."
"Thank you so much. You are wonderful."
"Oh! Ha-ha! It was…um… Heh-heh. It was nothing."
―Peet Deretalia and Theo Meltsa[src]

Deretalia had black hair, green eyes, and dark skin. She had affectionate feelings for Meltsa, but she was too bashful to introduce herself. When Deretalia's work was disrupted by BB-8, she was annoyed, but she became grateful once she understood the droid's plan.[1] Deretalia worried for Meltsa every time he entered his X-wing, and she voiced her concerns to Commander Dameron.[2]

Skills and abilities

"You know, any time you want me to look over your ship—make sure no more parts are falling off—I can always help."
―Peet Deretalia, to Theo Meltsa[src]
Theo-thanks-Peet

Theo Meltsa asks Peet Deretalia to repair his X-wing.

As a technician, Deretalia performed maintenance tasks on T-70 X-wing starfighters,[1] and she was also responsible for servicing Resistance droids.[2] When Meltsa's X-wing motivator was sabotaged by BB-8, Deretalia was easily able to repair the ship.[1]

Equipment

"Commander Dameron, I hope you don't mind, but I spoiled BB-8 with an extra lubrication bath today."
―Excerpt of Peet Deretalia's note to Poe Dameron[src]

Deretalia wore brown gloves, black boots, and green overalls over a dark-green shirt. When working on Resistance starfighters, Deretalia carried a toolbox containing an assortment of devices.[1] As a technician for the Resistance's droid pool, Deretalia had access to oil baths.[2]

Behind the scenes

Peet Deretalia first appeared in "SaBBotage," a comic strip created by Chris Eliopoulos and Jordie Bellaire. The story was first published in Poe Dameron 1: Black Squadron, Part I and released in 2016.[1]

Appearances

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Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 "SaBBotage"—Poe Dameron 1: Black Squadron, Part I
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Poe Dameron: Flight Log
  3. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the attack on Tuanul to 34 ABY, and Before the Awakening establishes that Poe Dameron joined the Resistance less than a year prior. Since Dameron is a Resistance member at the time of "SaBBotage," Peet Deretalia must have met Theo Meltsa less than a year before the attack.
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