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"Look around you. There is no escape."
―Commander Pyre to Kazuda Xiono[src]

Pyre was a human male who served in the First Order as a stormtrooper commander during the era of the New Republic.

BiographyEdit

"When Major Vonreg and Commander Pyre first proposed the idea of collaborating with pirates, I was skeptical. Since then, you have done little to prove me wrong."
―Phasma, to Kragan[src]

Pyre[3] was a human[1] male[2] who served as a commander in the forces of the First Order during the cold war. He and Major Elrik Vonreg proposed to Captain Phasma that the First Order should collaborate with pirates, which led to a partnership with Kragan Gorr and his pirate gang. The plan was for Kragan and his pirates to attack the Colossus enough so that Captain Imanuel Doza would cede control of the vital fueling station to the First Order. After a failed attack by the pirates, Kragan reported to Phasma and Major Vonreg, where Phasma stated her disappointment to Kragan and remarked that she was skeptical from the beginning of Pyre and Vonreg's idea.[3]

Searching for Kel and EilaEdit

"We'll only ask this once. Where are the Children?"
―Pyre to the Chelidae[src]
Commander Pyre and first order stormtroopers

Commander Pyre with two stormtroopers

Later, Pyre was sent to the Colossus along with several stormtroopers in search of two young fugitives, Kel and Eila, who had escaped the destruction of their village on the planet Tehar. He and his troops eventually cornered the two children in the engineering room, where Kel declared that he and his sister would rather die than be captured before apparently leaping to their deaths. Afterwards, Pyre reported to Phasma that his mission was complete, as the children were "no more". Unbeknownst to Pyre, Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono, his friend Neeku Vozo, and the Chelidae engineering staff had faked Kel and Eila's deaths.[2]

Discussing sanctionsEdit

"This sanction will allow First Order to secure both your platform and skies. We'll find these pirates and eliminate them. To the benefit of both our parties....Don't take too long, Captain. We expect your answer soon."
―Pyre to Imanuel Doza[src]
Doza & Pyre hologram

Doza contacts Pyre

Following another pirate attack on the station, Captain Doza messaged Pyre and asked to make arrangements. The First Order officer replied that he would arrive in person to discuss it.[5]

Pyre returned to the Colossus, where he met with Doza to discuss sanctions that would allow the First Order to garrison an occupational force on the station to protect them from the pirates. When asked how many troopers would be stationed, Pyre assured Doza that there would be enough to stave off any further threats and that his men were more than capable of eliminating them. Doza then inquired to how long the occupation would last, to which Pyre replied that it was difficult to map out a timeline, citing that pirates can be unpredictable. The meeting concluded when Doza said he would need time to review the sanctions before coming to a decision. Pyre advised him not to too take long, for he was expecting an answer soon, then was escorted off the station.[6]

As Pyre was about to board his shuttle, Jace Rucklin came running up, asking to speak with Doza. When asked if there was anything that should concern him, Doza assured Pyre that it was nothing he couldn't handle. Pyre soon departed the Colossus afterwards.[6]

Attempted theft of a phase connectorEdit

"Teroj."
"Commander Pyre. I failed to secure the phase connector. My mission was sabotaged, and the goods were destroyed."
"That is unfortunate. Captain Phasma will not be pleased. Report back at once."
―Pyre and Teroj[src]

Pyre later sent First Order agent, Teroj Kee, with a pair of stormtroopers to the Colossus to acquire a phase connector from the Office of Acquisitions while its owners, Orka and Flix, were absent. Since the phase connector was already pre-ordered for a mining colony offworld, Kee resorted to stealing it. Kee later reported to Pyre that his transport carrying the device was sabotaged and destroyed. Pyre stated that this turn of events was unfortunate and that Phasma would not be pleased. He then ordered Kee to return at once.[7]

Kidnapping of Torra DozaEdit

"You will take something precious from Captain Doza until he relinquishes the station."
"And what would that be?"
"Something that is very close to him."
―Pyre and Kragan Gorr on kidnapping Torra Doza[src]

Pyre and Phasma later converse with Kragan Gorr, having grown impatient that his raids had failed to drive Captain Doza into the First Order's arms. Gorr demanded triple payment to compensate for his losses, threatening to back out of their deal. With a nod from Phasma, Pyre instructed Gorr to kidnap Torra Doza to force her father to relinquish the station.[8]

After Gorr's inside agent on the Colossus helped abduct young Torra, Pyre later sent Vonreg to meet with Gorr, under the guise of delivering payment when in truth it was to pull a doublecross and fake a rescue; Pyre also instructed Vonreg to give Gorr his regards. The ruse successfully convinced Doza to allow the First Order to garrison stormtroopers on the Colossus, as well earning goodwill among some of the platform residence.[8]

Occupation of the ColossusEdit

"Our job is simply to maintain order."
―Pyre to Imanuel Doza on the Colossus occupation[src]

Searching for a pirate spyEdit

Pyre later communicated with Captain Doza, who complained that his stormtroopers were actively undermining his authority. The ex-Imperial administrator reminded that the First Order was to remain only until after the pirate threat had been dealt with. Pyre argued that the First Order was doing what was necessary to protect the Colossus and its residents and insisted that Doza needed their protection.[9]

Searching for a pirate accompliceEdit

Shortly afterwards, Pyre himself arrived to meet with Captain Doza. Doza informed him that the pirate spy he was looking for had recently escaped and thus he believed there was no need to maintain so many stormtroopers on the Colossus. Pyre argued that someone on the platform aided in her escape and stated he would find them. Doza then stressed that he was still in command, to which Pyre was forced to agree.[10]

Pyre later inquired Doza as to why he left the Empire years ago. Doza insisted it was a personal choice and that Pyre wouldn't understand even if he explained why. Just then, Sergeant CS-812 and his squad entered Doza's office. Pyre requested Doza leave so he could speak with his troopers in private. As soon as Doza had left, Pyre informed that Phasma was sent a full garrison to the Colossus and instructed that sympathizers on the platform may remain while the dissidents shall be arrested or otherwise "dealt with".[10]

Pyre then demanded their personal reports and CS-812 volunteered CS-515, who summarized his patrol in an unprofessional manner. Having been earlier informed by CS-812 suspecting CS-515's conditioning to be erratic, Pyre ordered that the defective stormtrooper be brought to their transport for a full mental wipe and reprogramming. CS-515 soon escaped, in which CS-812 initiated pursuit. CS-515 was eventually captured, though the First Order was unaware that Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono had replaced him earlier.[10]

Taking controlEdit

Later, while the Colossus was hosting a race, Pyre communicated with Doza via hologram, insisting that the races held a security risk. When Doza defended that the benefits of "positive morale" outweighed the risk, Pyre asked if he knew how the pirates were able to infiltrate the Colossus, to which Doza reminded that so long as he was in charge, so were the races. Pyre then conceded, but promised the discussion was not over.[4]

Pyre later returned to the Colossus to meet with Doza, stating that he wanted to brief him on security matters and insisted he cancel the all future races until further notice. Though Doza protested that this would jeopardize the station's livelihood and community, Pyre refuted that he couldn't risk an accident with undisciplined, non-military pilots. Doza was ultimately forced to concede to Pyre's demands, knowing that openly defying the First Order would put his constituents at risk.[4]

Pyre later led a group of stormtroopers to Jarek Yeager's Repair Station, where he found all of Team Fireball, save Kazuda Xiono. Once Xiono and CB-23 entered the hangar, Pyre declared him and his friends under arrest.[4]

But Kaz and his friends managed to escape Pyre and his stormtroopers (except Tamara Ryvora who did not try to flee). Later, Pyre took control of the Colossus, arresting Captain Doza for "insubordination" and shot his bodyguard droid 4D-M1N when she tried to help him.

Battle of CastilonEdit

When Kazuda Xiono and his Resistance group retook the Colossus, Pyre and Tierny tried to capture Yeager but failed and fled with Tamara Ryvora who joined the First Order.[11]

In the aftermath, he returned to his Star Destroyer with Agent Tierny. Captain Phasma ordered him to find the Colossus after it fled into hyperspace, or destroy it to keep it out of the hands of the Resistance. She warned him that the consequences of failure would be his execution. Pyre then inducted Ryvora into the First Order as a TIE fighter pilot.[12]

Ventures following th Battle of CastilonEdit

After Ryvora, now Cadet DT-533, joined the First Order, she turned in her comlink, which Pyre was able to use and find the location of the Colossus orbiting D'Qar. They caught the Colossus cell in the middle of salvaging coaxium from the Fulminatrix, which had been destroyed following the Evacuation of D'Qar. Though they almost got it, the Colossus was able to escape at the right time.[13]

EquipmentEdit

Pyre wore gold-plated stormtrooper armor and a black pauldron, and utilized a gold-plated F-11D blaster rifle.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Aside from Phasma, we also have the character Pyre, who is her sort of second-in-command. He needed to look unique as well, and we didn't want to stick with a silver theme, so I think it was fun that we brought in the gold. It makes him really distinct from her and the rest of the troopers."
―Amy Beth Christenson on the development of Pyre[src]

Commander Pyre is a character created for the animated series Star Wars Resistance. He is voiced by Liam McIntyre.[2]

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