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The Rebel Dream was an Imperial-class Star Destroyer[1] of the New Republic Navy. It began its career in the Imperial Navy as the Tyrant.


Imperial service[]

"We're blind. We could be boarded by a Rebel ship at any minute."
―Captain Lennox after the Tyrant was hit by an ion cannon during the Battle of Hoth[12]
Lennox Cabbel

Captain Lennox and Lieutenant Cabbel on the Tyrant at the Battle of Hoth

Assigned to Darth Vader's Death Squadron, the Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant was commanded by the capable Captain Xamuel Lennox, with Lieutenant Cabbel serving as executive officer.[11][9]

In 1 BBY, the Tyrant was one of the ten Imperial Star Destroyers involved in the Battle of Turkana.[4]

Eight months after the Battle of Yavin, the ship fought Warlord Nuso Esva's forces in the Poln system as part of Death Squadron.[5]

During the Battle of Hoth, Tyrant attempted to intercept the first Rebel transports to flee from Hoth, but was disabled by several shots from the Rebels' planetary ion cannon. Lennox's warship was left to float through the system, and several more Rebel transports subsequently escaped.[2]

During the battle on the surface, Imperial troops captured Rebel General Crix Madine and sent him to the Tyrant. After the shuttle entered the Tyrant's docking bay, the Tyrant was hit by another blast from the planetary ion cannon. While overseeing the repair of systems disabled by the ion cannon, Rebel commandos boarded the ship and rescued Madine. The commandos escaped with General Madine on a Lambda-class shuttle, with the Tyrant unable to pursue the shuttle. Later, the shuttle brought General Madine to the Mon Calamari Cruiser Champion, which then prepared to jump to hyperspace. Lennox engaged the cruiser with the now functional Tyrant, and proceeded to launch TIE fighters in preparation for battle. Lennox hailed the Champion and said that if they handed over General Madine, he would call off his attack. The captain of the Champion refused and ordered the launch of his ship's fighters. Captain Lennox was unable to defeat the Champion, and the ship escaped with Madine.[12][13]

In 4 ABY, Captain Lennox and the Tyrant participated in the Battle of Endor.[6]

New Republic service[]

"Then please, join me for dinner tonight, in my stateroom aboard the Rebel Dream?"
―Minister of State Leia Organa Solo to Prince Isolder[3]

Later, in the aftermath of the Bacta War, the New Republic captured the Tyrant from a weakly defended Imperial fueling outpost. Impressed by the symbolism of the Star Destroyer's former history serving with Vader's Death Squadron, Councilor Leia Organa renamed the ship the Rebel Dream and selected it as her personal flagship.[7][14]

By 7 ABY, the Rebel Dream was serving as Minister of State Leia Organa Solo's consular ship,[3] but was back in active duty to fight the Imperial Star Destroyer Peremptory at the Battle of Storinal. In this battle, Rebel Dream was recaptured by Imperial forces.[7]

Yuuzhan Vong War[]


The Quantum Storm escaping the Tyrant, disabled by the planetary ion cannon

At the time of the Yuuzhan Vong War, the New Republic had recovered the Rebel Dream.[15]

The Rebel Dream served under General Wedge Antilles at Borleias. The Rebel Dream's starfighters and support craft featured a white-and-dark-gray color scheme during the siege of Borleias. It later joined the fleet of the fledgling Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, where it participated in the defense of Mon Calamari.[16]

Behind the scenes[]

The image of the Tyrant in the Star Wars Encyclopedia features a faint inscription on the hull that reads, "We Break For Nobody,"[17] echoing a similar phrase, "We Brake for Nobody," inscribed on the mammoth starship Spaceball One depicted in the 1987 parody film Spaceballs.[18]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition states that Death Squadron's five Star Destroyers at the Battle of Hoth, which according to Swccglogolg Star Wars Customizable Card GameHoth Limited (Card: Captain Lennox) (backup link) includes Lennox's Tyrant, were either Imperial I- or Imperial II-class Star Destroyers. Given the inconsistency in the model of Star Destroyer used for the Tyrant in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, this article only assumes that it is an Imperial-class Star Destroyer.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The Courtship of Princess Leia
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
  5. 5.0 5.1 Choices of One
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Behind the Magic
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The New Essential Chronology
  8. The Essential Atlas
  9. 9.0 9.1 Swccglogolg Star Wars Customizable Card GameHoth Limited (Card: Captain Lennox) (backup link)
  10. HyperspaceIcon "Crossroads" on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com; new link on {{{newhost}}}; backup link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Swccglogolg Star Wars Customizable Card GameHoth Limited (Card: Lieutenant Cabbel) (backup link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 SWGTCGsmall Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameThe Price of Victory (Dark Side scenario campaign)
  13. SWGTCGsmall Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameThe Price of Victory (Light Side scenario campaign)
  14. The Essential Chronology
  15. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
  16. The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
  17. Star Wars Encyclopedia
  18. Spaceballs. Dir. Mel Brooks. MGM/Brooksfilms, 1987. Film.