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"Ignite the Spark. Light the Fire."
―Resistance motto[19]

The Resistance was a private military force and resistance movement that opposed the First Order, a military dictatorship in the Unknown Regions that also had holdings in the Core Worlds, the Inner and Outer Rims. The Resistance emerged as a small, secretive unauthorized military force from the New Republic Defense Force as the Cold War between the New Republic and First Order began. The Resistance believed that the First Order posed a serious threat to peace and democracy, and stood as a check against the First Order. However, the Galactic Senate did not believe them and regarded them having a fixation on the past. The Resistance fought the First Order after they launched a preemptive strike on the New Republic and subsequently occupied large swathes of the galaxy. Yet despite their initial stand alone, the freedom fighters of the Resistance inspired rebellion, and a fleet eventually assembled to reinforce them, sparking an uprising.

The Resistance was founded by General Leia Organa and was modelled to an extent on the Rebel Alliance. Members of the Resistance shared General Organa's views regarding the threat posed by the First Order, that arose from the Galactic Empire in unknown space. While still a Republic senator, Princess Organa founded the Resistance after she was sidelined from the Senate following a scandal that revealed her father to be the reviled Darth Vader. General Organa recruited veterans of the Galactic Civil War, like Admiral Gial Ackbar and other New Republic military personnel like New Republic officer Poe Dameron, while many others joined the Resistance as officers, soldiers, pilots, and in other roles.

The Resistance initially was to obtain evidence of illegal military activities and report this to the New Republic, but opposed them in open warfare when they moved in from the Unknown Regions to seize military control of the galaxy in 34 ABY. With the help of the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, and his apprentice Rey, the Resistance escaped the First Order's siege at Crait and lived to fight another day. When Darth Sidious, publicly known as Emperor Palpatine, revealed himself to be alive and bolstered by the Sith Eternal's armada of planet-destroying warships, the Final Order, the Resistance invaded the ancient Sith redoubt at the Battle of Exegol. Together with the Citizens' Fleet, the Resistance defeated the Sith Eternal's forces at Exegol. Meanwhile, Rey sacrificed herself to destroy the Sith Lord, though she was resurrected by Ben Solo, who gave his life force to save hers. The victory of the Resistance inspired the people to rise up against the First Order, whose military rule crumbled under a series of attacks.



"The sun is setting on the New Republic. It's time for the Resistance to rise."
―Leia Organa[17]

The Resistance was founded by General Leia Organa, a hero of the Rebel Alliance, to monitor the actions of the First Order.

At the end of the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire suffered their final defeat against the New Republic during the Battle of Jakku. The Galactic Empire signed a peace treaty with the New Republic called the Galactic Concordance, which mandated that they keep the peace with the New Republic,[12] leaving only fragmented[20] remains scattered around the galaxy[21] Other remnants of the Imperial Military disappeared into the Unknown Regions, where they quietly formed the First Order. Meanwhile, the New Republic carried out the massive demilitarization of the New Republic Defense Force, reducing it down in the interest of pursuing peace and preventing a galactic war from ever occurring again. Princess Leia Organa, who had been one of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance during the war, argued strongly against the demilitarization policies and said that the New Republic could not trust the Imperial remnants from attacking the New Republic and urged the senate to take the threat seriously, but she was considered a warmonger.[12]

Senator Leia Organa had formerly been an influential member of the New Republic Senate, including the Defense Council[22] but lost almost all credibility following the public revelation of her father having been Darth Vader and was forced to resign. Following the Mission to Sibensko, Leia was partially vindicated when she discovered evidence that a paramilitary faction called the Amaxine warriors was colluding with Rinnrivin Di's cartel to overthrow the Republic. While Leia warned that there were more threats, much of the Senate disagreed, with some accusing her of warmongering. Realizing that the Senate could not protect the New Republic, Leia along with the few remaining allies she could trust, such as Gial Ackbar, C-3PO, Joph Seastriker, and Temmin Wexley, formed a paramilitary outfit called the Resistance.[17]

Fearing an occupation of their independent homeworld, Ryloth, by the First Order during their rise of power, numerous Twi'leks pledged their allegiance to Leia Organa and the Resistance.[9]

Rise of the First Order[]

"I'm a Republic officer, General. I swore an oath to protect the Republic, to—"
"No, you misunderstand. I like it. It was rash of you, as I said, it was foolish. But we could use some rash these days, and foolish and passionate are often confused, and passion is something we desperately need."
―Poe Dameron and Leia Organa[23]

Requiring a hidden base of operations, the Resistance chose D'Qar due to the planet's obscurity.

To be a check on the designs of the First Order, Organa formed the Resistance with a base on D'Qar, in an outpost that was once intended as an Alliance base during the war. The Resistance was a splinter group from the Republic's military and operated wholly independently of the Republic chain of command. The Republic quietly tolerated Organa's activities,[12] as she pursued evidence that the First Order was violating the Galactic Concordance, while some members of the Galactic Senate secretly supported her actions with their funding and sympathies. The Resistance went into combat against the First Order on a few occasions and even exposed the New Republic senator Erudo Ro-Kiintor as a First Order agent.[23]


Lor San Tekka possessed the key to finding the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Following Operation: Sabre Strike, General Organa knew that the Resistance would need more help, so she hoped to find her missing brother, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, who had gone into exile after the destruction of his new generation of Jedi.[23] Believing that Lor San Tekka held the key to finding Skywalker, General Organa sent Poe Dameron and his Black Squadron on a quest to find the ancient explorer. Using the information acquired during Operation: Sabre Strike, Black Squadron undertook a mission to Ovanis to question the Crèche cultists about Tekka's whereabouts.[24]

Their mission was complicated when the First Order dispatched Agent Terex to recover the information that Poe had acquired during Operation: Sabre Strike. While Poe dealt with the Crèche and Terex's landing party, Black Squadron at the urging of L'ulo L'ampar attacked Terex's TIE fighters and landing platform.[25] The fighting was complicated when two large winged creatures hatched from the Crèche egg and fought. Ultimately, Poe defeated Terex in physical combat and forced the First Order agent to withdraw his forces. Having obtained the information from the Crèche elder, Poe and Black Squadron departed Ovanis.[26]

Continuing their search for Lor San Tekka, General Organa bribed Warden Luta into letting Black Squadron enter Megalox prison on the high-gravity world of Megalox Beta to question Grakkus the Hutt. However, Terex found his way first and managed to bribe Luta into abandoning Black Squadron inside the prison. Despite Terex's tactics, Poe and his fellow pilots managed to reach Grakkus' fortress. Grakkus then offered to sell the information to whoever got him out of the prison first.[27] In response, Poe got BB-8 and the other astromech droids to embark on a mission to disable Megalox space station's gravity shield. Jess's droid O-R10N was destroyed by a security droid.[28]

When Terex hired an army of gangsters to attack Grakkus' fortress, Black Squadron joined Grakkus' posse in fighting off the rival gangs.[28] They held out long enough for BB-8 and his team to deactivate the gravity shield. While Terex and the other gangsters were crushed under the weight of Megalox Beta's high gravity, Poe and his fellow pilots were unaffected since they wore gravity belts. After rescuing Grakkus, they convinced Luta to let them go in return for restoring control of the prison. Before escorting Grakkus into hyperspace, Black Squadron stopped Terex's starship Carrion Spike from attacking the Megalox prison shuttles rushing to evacuate the prisoners. Having extracted the necessary information from Grakkus, Black Squadron allowed him to flee into hyperspace.[29]

OR-Kappa-2722 skirmish

The cold war was a state of hostility that existed between the Resistance and the First Order prior to the New Republic's collapse.

Despite outsmarting the First Order, Poe and General Organa realized that the First Order had a spy among their ranks and suspended the search for Tekka.[29] Poe subsequently embarked on a solo mission to the Inner Rim gas giant of Pheryon to meet with the Galaxy Beacon journalist Suralinda Javos, who wanted to sell information about the First Order's illegal rearmament efforts to General Organa. During the course of the mission, the two were captured by the First Order Security Bureau Agent Weel. Javos managed to kill Weel and free Poe. After escaping, Javos experienced a change of heart and decided to join the Resistance.[30]

At the request of General Organa's spymaster C-3PO, Poe along with BB-8 and the technician Oddy Muva undertook a mission to Kaddak to retrieve a member of the Resistance spy droid network who had obtained data on the First Order including the location of Supreme Leader Snoke.[31] However, Agent Terex had planted the data as part of a rogue mission to destroy the Resistance.[32] Terex had retaken control of the Ranc Gang and was determined to continue his pursuit for Poe. Poe, BB-8, and C-3PO managed to retrieve the spy droid, who turned out to be the BX-series droid commando N1-ZX.[33]

Poe's mission was complicated further by Oddy Muva embarking on a mission to rescue his wife, Sowa Chuan, who had been kidnapped by Terex in order to exert leverage against Oddy.[34] Terex had forced Oddy to spy on Poe and Black Squadron. Meanwhile, Poe realized that Terex was planning to track him back to the Resistance Base on D'Qar. Poe and the droids crash-landed on a desert world in an attempt to evade Terex and his Ranc Gang.[32] Poe's Black Squadron mates soon arrived and fought with Terex's "Uglies." The Resistance pilot L'ulo L'ampar and N1-ZX were killed during the skirmish. Terex's forces were wiped out by First Order forces under Commander Malarus, who had been sent to chastise the prodigal First Order agent. Poe allowed Malarus to arrest Terex, and the two factions departed peacefully in an effort to avoid open warfare.[35]

Sometime later General Organa at the height of the galactic tensions released the Grace Report to the Galactic Senate where she claimed the First Order has violated the Galactic Concordance and was building hidden shipyards, armories, research-and-development labs, and academies, detailing the fact facilities were working day and night on the massive military buildup, one far larger than the First Order would need to defend its member worlds. It also included accounts of testimony from refugees who fled from First Order space to warn the Resistance of what life is under their rule with stories about property seized, populations relocated, children kidnapped, and dissenters exterminated and accusing the Order cooperation agreements with the neutral systems being enforced by the business end of blasters as well as threatening the neutral worlds in the galactic borderlands. And that the First Order calls to civilize the galactic frontier were all but a story they told to cover their colonization of star systems.[36]

Following a series of adventures, Organa sent her most trusted pilot, Commander Poe Dameron, to Jakku to find a segment of a star map that was in the possession of the legendary Lor San Tekka. Tekka gave Dameron the map, who in turn trusted it to his astromech droid BB-8 just before Dameron was captured. The map came into the possession of Finn, a stormtrooper who defected from the First Order, and a desert scavenger named Rey. With the help of former Alliance General and famed smuggler Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca, Finn and Rey set off on a mission to return BB-8 to the Resistance. They sought the help of the pirate Maz Kanata on Takodana, where they were tracked by the First Order.[1]

A new galactic war[]

Conflict begins[]

"We are the spark that will light the fire that will burn the First Order down."
―Poe Dameron[5]
Resistance command center

Without the New Republic, the Resistance stood alone against the armies of the First Order.

The Cold War ended with the Starkiller crisis; General Hux declared war on the New Republic and then commanded that the Starkiller Base superweapon be fired, it was then one massive beams of energy was fired across the galaxy towards the Hosnian system which was destroyed, including Hosnian Prime and other astronomical bodies of the system as the First Order set out to takeover the galaxy.[1]

Chancellor Lanever Villecham, Resistance commander Korr Sella, countless senators, and all the inhabitants of the Hosnian system were victims in the destruction of the system.[1] In the resulting pocket nova, Hosnian Prime became a second star in its system.[37] Afterward, singer Hevasi Joy denounced the First Order and called for people to join the Resistance, but her words resulted in her being imprisoned by the Order.[14]

Rising from the ashes[]

"People are counting on us! The galaxy is counting on us!"
―Han Solo, to Finn[1]

Following the loss of the senate and the Hosnian system,[11] the Republic was virtually helpless as the First Order fleet spread across the galaxy as many Republic member worlds surrendered to the First Order without a fight. These events quickly led to the collapse of the New Republic where its surviving senators had dissolved the remaining task forces in a effort to protect their own homeworlds.[38] The few Republic military forces that remained were completely outclassed and destroyed by the First Order, convincing many Republic member worlds to surrender to the First Order without a fight, rather than risk defeat and devastation.[38]

In the immediate aftermath of the Hosnian Cataclysm as open war, the Resistance became a successor to the fallen New Republic, upholding the ideals of democracy and freedom.[5] Organa's first command was to send Commander Dameron, who had escaped from the First Order with Finn's help, to Maz Kanata's castle on the forest planet of Takodana to retrieve BB-8 and counter the First Order's assault on the planet. Poe arrived with several T-70 X-wing starfighters squadrons and fought the First Order off, though Rey was captured as part of the First Order's quest to find Skywalker as well. The Resistance engaged in a fierce dogfight, resulting in the destruction of many First Order TIEs and the deaths of many stormtroopers. As the battle raged on above the castle, the remaining First Order troops boarded their ships and withdrew, taking the captured and unconscious Rey along with them.[1]

Han Solo and Finn on Starkiller Base

Using information provided by a rogue stormtrooper, the Resistance infiltrated Starkiller Base, intending to destroy the First Order superweapon.

Upon arriving on D'Qar, the site of the Resistance's headquarters, they planned a counterattack. Finn had given them the superweapon's blueprints, which revealed that the base drained the energy of the sun in order to charge its main weapon, and that it required a thermal oscillator, which sustained the energy on the planet, that, if destroyed, would destabilize the planet's core and implode the base. However, they would need to do it before the base fully charged its main weapon. Finn, Solo, and Chewbacca were to go to Starkiller Base, who also intended to rescue Rey from the base and to disabled the shields protecting a oscillator.[1]

The Resistance however had some early successes with one notable example being able to liberate the Colossus station on Castilon from the First Order's grip and was able to escape into deep space while being pursued by the First Order.[39] Inferno Squad was also able to escape the First Order as large-scale fighting between Jinata Security forces, and the First Order began in Kestro, the ruined abandoned capital city of Vardos, as the Order burned the city.[9]

Meanwhile, Solo piloted the Millennium Falcon to Starkiller Base accompanied by Chewbacca and Finn and snuck into the main base and captured Captain Phasma, whom they forced to disable the shields before disposing of her in a garbage chute. They reunited with Rey, who had already escaped on her own. Upon arriving at the junction, Rey quickly went to work. Within a very short span of time she managed to rig the junction properly, leading to a service hatch opening upon the complex Han and Chewie were sneaking within. Han and Chewie then planned a proper strategy to make maximum use of the explosives at their disposal before getting to work. Han confronted Kylo Ren on a bridge over a large pit, pleading with his son to reject Snoke and return to the light side of the Force. However, Ren refused, and killed his father with his lightsaber, who with love, stroked Ren's face before he plummeted down a shaft as Finn, Rey, and Chewbacca looked on in horror. Ren then felt weakened and horrified by his actions. Meanwhile Chewbacca was able to injure Ren with his bow-caster and proceeded to shoot down several stormtroopers.[1]

Rey vs Kylo Ren

Rey, a scavenger strong with the Force, fought for the Resistance against the First Order's champion, Kylo Ren, General Organa's own son.

Chewbacca then detonated explosives on columns supporting an access tunnel that led into the thermal oscillator's conduit. Finn and Rey exited the base into the forest, but were followed by Ren in the forest and knocked out Rey unconscious, then Finn ignited the Skywalker family lightsaber. Ren, the grandson of Anakin Skywalker, claimed that the lightsaber rightfully belonged to him and dueled over it. All of a sudden, the lightsaber flew out from the snow into Rey's hand and begun her own duel with Ren. With the tunnel open, Dameron, entered it and began a chain reaction of explosions across the planet's surface as it imploded and then exploded. Before Rey could move to finish Ren off, the planet ruptured between where they were standing and they were separated and the stored material from the drained sun then began to expand to create a new star in the planet's place,[1] turning the star system into a binary.[37]

Rey, Finn, and the rest of the Resistance pilots then returned to the base for a strategic gathering concerning the map to Skywalker's location, though at the cost of Solo and many starfighter pilots. Upon their return, R2-D2 awoke from a years-long slumber and provided the remainder of the map needed to find Skywalker from an incomplete galactic map from the Imperial archives, only completed with BB-8's fragment. Rey, accompanied by Chewbacca and R2-D2, traveled to the planet Ahch-To to find Skywalker, but he refused to join the Resistance, overcome with grief and shame over his disastrous failure to train Kylo Ren. Rey eventually left to confront Ren herself, leaving Skywalker behind.[1]

Organa had a funeral to be held on D'Qar for Solo and thought that it would provide a chance to inspire troops with the old rebel spirit from the days of the Galactic Civil War. Organa also took the opportunity to read out the names of the pilots who never made it back from the Starkiller.[38] Zay had ordered Suurgav to contact the Resistance and tell them that the war was just beginning.[9]


"In every corner of the galaxy, the downtrodden and oppressed know our symbol, and they put their hope in it. We are the spark that will light the fire that will restore the Republic. That spark, this Resistance, must survive. That is our mission."
―Amilyn Holdo[5]
Final lifeboats are away

The First Order struck back against the Resistance, destroying their headquarters on D'Qar shortly after the Battle of Starkiller Base.

While Rey was on Ahch-To, the Resistance moved to hastily evacuate its primary base on D'Qar. The destruction of Starkiller Base had saved the planet from immediate destruction, but the First Order still knew the base's location, and moved to launch a conventional attack. With the exception of some small cells, agents, fighting groups, the entire Resistance navy was summoned to help evacuate the planet and search for a new home base.[11] Knowing desperately that they needed aid, Organa dispatched Black Squadron[40] and Inferno Squad to gather allies in the Outer Rim.[9]

The First Order fleet arrived near the end of the evacuation of the base, using a Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought to destroy it. To give the Resistance fleet time to escape, Wing Commander Dameron disabled its defenses in a high-speed attack run before a bomber attack led by Tallissan Lintra destroyed the dreadnought, defying Organa's orders to fall back. Despite the success of the assault, the entire Resistance bomber fleet was lost in the process. For his costly and disobedient action, Organa demoted Dameron to the rank of Captain.[5]

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A Resistance cell in control of the Colossus arrived too late to assist with the evacuation of D'Qar.

In the aftermath of the evacuation, Captain Imanuel Doza and a band of Resistance fighters arrived with the Colossus to retrieve coaxium from the wreckage of the Fulminatrix. The Resistance effort led by Hype Fazon was able to get the coaxium and depart as the First Order began to resume it hunt for the Colossus. Senator Xiono contacted Kazuda Xiono, his son, shortly before via a special coded message and revealed that both himself and his family had survived the Hosnian Cataclysm. However, the First Order had identified Kazuda as a spy. The senator further warned Kaz that bounty hunters would be after him.[41] After departing, the Aces who were in need of combat training, the Colossus went to the mostly uninhabited ice moon Celsor 3 to train.[42]

After coming out of hyperspace, the Resistance fleet headed to Crait, only to find a fleet of First Order ships, including the Mega-class Star Dreadnought Supremacy. Low on fuel and supplies, the fleet was slowly destroyed as ship after ship ran out of fuel and was destroyed by the Supremacy. Kylo Ren led a TIE fighter attack that wiped out the Resistance's starfighter wing, but hesitated to open fire at the bridge of the Resistance's flagship, the MC85 Star Cruiser Raddus, upon sensing his mother's presence. His escorts fired instead, killing the entire bridge crew except for Organa, who survived exposure to the vacuum of space but was rendered unconscious. With Organa out of commission[5] and most other senior leadership, including Admiral Ackbar, dead,[43] Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo was assigned to temporarily replace Organa, remaining passive about the situation, much to Dameron's irritation.[5]

Poe meets Holdo

Without Organa, the Resistance became divided between supporters of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo and those who followed Captain Poe Dameron.

Finn and the maintenance worker Rose Tico later informed Dameron that the First Order was tracking them through hyperspace. The two had devised a plan to sneak on board the Supremacy to disable the tracking device to allow the Resistance to flee to safety. Knowing Holdo would never sanction their plan, Dameron decided to keep it on a need-to-know basis. Teaming up with Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, they covered Finn, Tico, and BB-8 fleeing the Raddus aboard a small transport as they traveled to Canto Bight to recruit a codebreaker to help get past the Supremacy's sensor grid.[5]

As all but the Raddus fell to the First Order's guns, Holdo announced her plan to use unarmed transports to evacuate the Raddus. Furious with the decision, Dameron staged a mutiny with C'ai Threnalli, Kaydel Ko Connix, and a few others on the ship to stop her to buy his friends more time. Unfortunately, Finn's group was discovered and captured aboard the Supremacy before they could disable the tracking device. At this time, Organa recovered and incapacitated Dameron, allowing Holdo's evacuation plan to go forward. When Dameron regained consciousness, Leia informed him that Holdo was well aware that the First Order was tracking them and thus had the transports cloaked from their sensors so they could reach Crait and wait until the enemy fleet had departed the system. Unfortunately, Finn's group's codebreaker, DJ, sold out the Resistance to the First Order, allowing the Supremacy to spot the fleeing transports and begin firing on them, wiping out all but six of the thirty. Holdo subsequently sacrificed herself to destroy the Supremacy by ramming the First Order's fleet at light speed.[5]

During the battle, Rey boarded the Supremacy and tried to convince Kylo Ren to turn back to the light side of the Force and join the Resistance. However, Ren refused and later framed her for his murder of Snoke after she fled the Mega-Destroyer.[5]


Retreating to an abandoned Rebel outpost on Crait, the Resistance was forced to rely on obsolete ski speeders against the First Order war machine.

The remaining transports arrived on Crait and prepared to send a transmission to the Resistance's allies in the Outer Rim. However, the First Order struck again, with Kylo Ren, now the new Supreme Leader, leading an attack on the former Rebel base. Finn's group, having escaped, crash-landed in a Xi-class light shuttle after escaping the Mega-Destroyer, initially being shot at by the Resistance soldiers in the confusion, they would then join the last of the Resistance as they readied for their last stand, whose numbers were rapidly depleted by the invaders. The Millennium Falcon, piloted by Rey and Chewbacca, arrived to help, but this still was not enough to slow the First Order's advance. As the battering ram prepared to fire, Dameron ordered all speeders to fall back as it would be a suicide run. Finn, however, disobeyed and piloted his speeder directly towards the barrel of the cannon. Unwilling to let Finn die, Tico crashed her speeder into his, saving Finn's life but badly injuring herself.[5]

As the cannon opened fire through the main doors of the base. The Resistance realized that all of the messages sent to their allies had been received, but none had responded. Greatly saddened, Organa gave up all hope and said the spark was out with all seemed lost before Skywalker intervened via a Force projection. Organa and Skywalker spoke one last time before he went to face Ren.[5]

Family Reunion

Luke Skywalker died saving the Resistance from his fallen nephew Kylo Ren, and in doing so he inspired a new wave of hope across the galaxy.

Ren ordered all of the walkers to open fire on Skywalker as he appeared outside in a futile attempt to destroy him. However, the Jedi Master was unscathed, Ren then arrived on the surface and confronted Skywalker in an epic lightsaber duel, Rey meanwhile helped the remaining Resistance members escape. Before his projection faded and he died from exhaustion, Skywalker stated that the Rebellion would be reborn from the last of the Resistance, and that the legacy of the Jedi would endure through Rey. Following a remaining vulptex, having left through a natural exit. Dameron led the surviving Resistance members in search of the exit and escaped on Falcon. Skywalker passed away peacefully and became one with the Force. His passing was felt by Rey and Organa, who both noted that he was content and at peace. What remained of the Resistance retreated, on a quest to build their new Rebellion. Ren had failed to destroy the Jedi Order as the last Jedi, Rey, had survived.[5]

Resistance reborn[]

Ventures directly after Crait[]
"We have everything we need."
―Leia Organa, on rebuilding the Resistance[5]
Poe finn and rey post crait

In the aftermath of the Battle of Crait, the First Order had reduced the Resistance to a handful of freedom fighters.

In a rare moment of peace, Dameron, Rey, and Finn all sat together on the Millennium Falcon, and reflected on recent events. As the group finished talking about their past adventures together and while C-3PO was translating one of the sacred Jedi texts to Rey in the Millennium Falcon, BB-8,[40] opened a distress call from the Resistance's Black Squadron, who were currently aiding the struggling Ikkrukk resistance led by Prime Minister Grist against the First Order and sympathizers.[44] After Poe got Leia Organa's permission to help and repromotion to commander, he got a ship loaned from Grakkus, who was supporting the Resistance after the Battle of Crait, and rescued the squadron by shooting down TIE fighters so as to serve as bombs to a Star Destroyer and trick the assaulters by bringing down the shield and using ground cannons to finish the job. This in turn earned the Ikkrukk's alliance with the Resistance,[45] but they later retracted from helping them.[14]

Believing an old friend, Ambassador Yendor, could help them, Organa and the other members of the Resistance aboard the Falcon traveled to the world of Ryloth. Once there, they were brought to a Ryloth Defense Authority base, and, although he knew that Chancellor Drelomon and General Ishel would not agree with the idea, Yendor allowed the Resistance to stay at the base. However, the First Order, for what appeared to be unrelated reasons, arrived in Ryloth's capital of Lessu. Organa continued their current plans, however, and[14] Commander[45] Dameron, Black Squadron, Inferno Squad, and new allies they had gathered arrived on Ryloth. After launching a mission to Bracca and a mission to Corellia, however, someone in Lessu betrayed them, and the First Order launched an attack. The Resistance, including Organa, Yendor, and Rey, escaped the planet and regrouped at a location provided by the Collective.[14]

Mon Cala and the Moon of Avedot[]

The Resistance then had gone to the neutral world of Tah'Nuhna who gave assistance to them shortly after the Battle of Crait, but this came at a heavy price, as this was soon discovered by the First Order who quickly destroyed Tah'Nuhna. The Resistance themselves had retreated to its camp on the garbage planet of Anoat.[15]

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The Resistance fleet and First Order fighting over Mon Cala.

Sometime later Dameron was tasked to go to the Moon of Avedot to obtain munitions that the New Republic had impounded from the pirates to help rebuild the Resistance. While General Organa and Rey traveled to Mon Cala following the news on Tah'Nuhna in the hopes of negotiating an alliance and adding Mon Calamari ships to the Resistance's armada, however they were confronted by Chadkol Gee, who was fiercely isolationist, and the advisor of General Nossor Ri,[15] an ex Separatist,[46] but were stopped by Aftab Ackbar, son of the late Admiral Gial Ackbar, who provided the Resistance with starship,[47] with King Ech-Char and the Mon Cala joining the Resistance, this led to the First Order to making an example of Mon Cala after learning that the Mon Calamari and Quarren were supporting the Resistance.[48]

Black Spire Outpost[]

Resistance spy Vi Moradi in the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.

The Resistance later was able to establish a presence on Batuu, where they set up a temporary encampment outside Black Spire Outpost which the Resistance picked largely because it had been ideal for their needs and included a DF.12 Com Turret for security.[49] The pirate Hondo Ohnaka made a deal with Chewbacca to use the ship, and hired a temporary crew to take part in one of Ohnaka's jobs, where they were tasked with hijacking a First Order train containing coaxium.[19] The Resistance also began to locate allies, sanctuary, and firepower. However, two weeks after the arrival of Resistance forces on the planet,[50] the First Order's 709th Legion landed on Docking Bay 9 in Black Spire Outpost under command of Lieutenant Agnon, the forces of the 709th, commonly referred to as the "Red Fury," searched the outpost for Resistance spies,[51] who were presided by Supreme Leader Ren himself[19] to take over the the Outpost in an effort to remove the Resistance.[51] Several Resistance recruits were once scrambled there alongside BB-8 to their fighters, while another a group of recruits departed from the ruins on a mission in an transport before the vessel's capture and eventual escape from a Star Destroyer.[52]


Some time later a bacta production plant on Tevel was liberated from First Order forces and was successfully retaken by the Resistance and the Tevellan.[53]


The First Order sometime after went to Minfar to obtain the Echo Horn, a weapon to control the Zixon but was destroyed by Dameron, Rey, Tico, Resistance members, and sympathizers.[47]

Lighting the spark[]

"People are rising up all over the galaxy. Poe, we did it."
"We did it."
―Finn and Poe Dameron — (audio) Listen (file info)[5]

At some point, the Resistance set up a base on Ajan Kloss from where they operated. After a broadcast using the voice of the thought-to-be dead Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine alias Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious that threatened revenge was sent out across the galaxy, Resistance members Poe Dameron, Finn, Chewbacca, and Klaud undertook a mission to the Sinta Glacier Colony, where they gathered intelligence from an ally, Boolio, who had, in turn, received the information from a spy in the First Order. The team returned to Ajan Kloss, where they decoded the intel and learned that Darth Sidious returned from his grave, was laying low on a hidden planet, Exegol, in the Unknown Regions, behind the First Order's creation, and that he and his followers had built the largest fleet the galaxy had ever known, the Final Order all as parts for the contingency of his master plan in completing the Revenge of the Sith. Meanwhile, the First Order had already established contact with the Sith Lord after Supreme Leader Ren acquired a wayfinder beloning to his grandfather Darth Vader from Mustafar. Rey learned from Skywalker's journals that he had been searching for a wayfinder, and decided to finish Skywalker's mission in order to find Sidious and his followers to stop them and destroy the Sith once and for all with the reluctant approval of General Organa since she knows how that if he combines his fleet with the First Order then it is going to be too late to stop him from establishing a new Sith Empire but warns them of the spy's intel on how they only have sixteen hours before Darth Sidious launches the Sith fleet from their base on Exegol to attack the free worlds. Rey was joined by Finn, Dameron, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8 on the Millennium Falcon.[4]

Forbidden Valley

A Resistance team arrived on Pasaana on a mission to acquire a wayfinder that could lead them to Exegol.

The team traveled to Pasaana, where Skywalker's mission had ended. There, they found General Lando Calrissian, who had been tracking down a Sith assassin, Ochi of Bestoon, with Skywalker. Calrissian pointed the team in the direction towards Ochi's ship. The team also located Ochi's blade underground, which had ingrained on it the coordinates to the Emperor's wayfinder in the Sith language. C-3PO was forbidden by Old Republic law to translate Sith, however. They used the ship to escape off Pasaana after the First Order tracked them down and confiscated the Falcon, though Chewbacca was captured by the Knights of Ren and believed to be dead. On Ochi's ship, BB-8 reactivated Ochi's droid, D-O, who befriended the group.[4]

The team then traveled to the First Order occupied world of Kijimi, where Dameron knew someone who could bypass C-3PO's programming. They ran into Dameron's contact prematurely: Zorii Bliss and the Spice Runners of Kijimi. Despite Dameron leaving the group behind earlier, Bliss agreed to help them and took them to their droidsmith, Babu Frik, who successfully bypassed C-3PO's programming. They learned that the Emperor's wayfinder was located in a vault in the Endor system, reasoning it to be the Death Star ruins on Kef Bir. Rey sensed through the Force that Chewbacca was still alive on Kylo Ren's flagship, the Steadfast, and the team rescued him. However, Rey learned through Kylo Ren that she was Darth Sidious' granddaughter and that they formed a dyad in the Force.[4]

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The Resistance plotted their course to victory over the First Order and the Sith Eternal on Ajan Kloss.

The group then went to Kef Bir, where they met Jannah and her tribe of orbak riders and learned that they were former First Order stormtroopers who had deserted, like Finn. Rey went rogue and recovered the Emperor's wayfinder amidst the ruins of the second Death Star, but she was confronted by Ren who destroyed the device in order to prevent her from confronting her grandfather and destroying the Sith without him. The two fought in a lightsaber duel among the wreckage in the oceans; Ren nearly bested Rey, but General Organa sacrificed herself by using her last bit of energy to reach out to her son through the Force, and a distracted Ren was impaled with his lightsaber by an enraged Rey before she realized Leia's presence. Rey healed Ren through the Force and took his ship to Ahch-To, where she considered exiling herself. However, she was motivated by the Force spirit of Skywalker to confront her fears and continue on. Rey traveled to Exegol using Ren's wayfinder and Luke's T-65B X-wing Red Five and transmitted Red Five's tracking beacon to the Resistance, allowing them to trace her route through the Unknown Regions to Exegol. On Ajan Kloss, Dameron became the new leading General of the Resistance and promoted Finn to General. Calrissian arrived on Ajan Kloss to help the Resistance; he and Chewbacca were sent to the Core Worlds on the Falcon to try and rally the free worlds.[4]


The Resistance survivors celebrate on Ajan Kloss after defeating the Sith Eternal at Exegol.

The Resistance, led by Generals Dameron and Finn following General Organa's passing, attacked Exegol in an attempt to prevent the Sith Eternal from deploying the Xyston-class Star Destroyers and forming a new Sith Empire. On Exegol, the Resistance faced the full might of the Sith Eternal forces, led by Allegiant General Enric Pryde. Although the Resistance was initially vastly outnumbered and nearly beaten, General Calrissian and Chewbacca arrived with reinforcements in the form of a citizens' fleet. After healing himself, Darth Sidious attacked the Resistance and galactic forces, but he was stopped by Rey, when she she deflected Sidious' lightning back towards him, causing the Emperor to disintegrate and be destroyed at last, preventing the rebirth of the Sith. While General Dameron led the air team, General Finn led the landing team onto the Steadfast after he switched the source of the navigation signal needed for the Sith fleet to deploy off of Exegol from a navigation tower on Exegol to his ship's beacon. Finn and Jannah turned Pryde's turbolasers against his own ship, destroying it, and with it, the navigation signal. With the remaining Sith Star Destroyers of the Sith fleet trapped on Exegol and destroyed, the Resistance and galaxy fleet retreated back to Ajan Kloss, where they celebrated their victory against Sidious and the Sith Eternal. During their retreat, the Resistance learned that their victory had inspired an uprising against the First Order by the inhabitants of the galaxy, thereby fulfilling their stated goal of being the spark to light the fire to burn the First Order down.[4]



"You are the leader of the Resistance, a critical check on the designs of the First Order. You are a symbol of the Resistance and an inspiration to all soldiers who follow our cause and do their duty in hard times."
―PZ-4CO, to Leia Organa[54]
Resistance HQ SWDA

Resistance High Command consisted of General Leia Organa and other veterans of the Galactic Civil War.

The Resistance was a band of soldiers, pilots, spies, and other freedom fighters, who served in a struggle against the First Order many years after the Battle of Endor. The ultimate authority of the Resistance lay in its General, Leia Organa, who had once been a vital leader in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War, and reputedly knew the name of every single member in her organization.[54][12] Commanders of the Resistance carried out their duties in the belief that they would be able to restore the New Republic and return the galaxy to democratic rule.[5]

Other members of Resistance High Command included Major Caluan Ematt,[54] Admiral Statura, Admiral Gial Ackbar, and Major Taslin Brance.[12] Organa's droids C-3PO and R2-D2[55] also served in the Resistance, while PZ-4CO took command of the control center's operations with the assistance of C-3PO. Many other individuals performed tasks, such as starfighter and droid maintenance, in the Resistance base on D'Qar.[12]

During the Battle of Oetchi, most of the Resistance High Command were killed when Kylo Ren's wingmen destroyed the bridge of the Resistance flagship Raddus, leaving Organa as the only survivor. Command of the Resistance then passed onto the next highest ranking Resistance officer, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, who served as the acting leader of the Resistance until Organa regained consciousness.[5]

General Organa remained the leader of the Resistance until her death[4] one year later.[56] Her final command was making Poe Dameron acting general of the Resistance. Dameron promoted Finn to general as well.[4]


"Just because something doesn't matter to the First Order doesn't mean it lacks value. The Resistance is built on hope. People need something to believe in, a symbol to stand behind. So we go to places where the First Order doesn't have a foothold, win the people over, and create a place where anyone who stands for freedom can find their home—or park their X-wing and wait for orders. By now, you probably know how few people we have left. We lost most of our fleet, tons of our allies. Every bolt-hole we can build to hide and gas up our ships is one more pocket of hope."
Vi Moradi, to Archex[57]
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Members of the Resistance were recruited from the ranks of the New Republic military.

Like its predecessor, the Rebel Alliance, the Resistance utilizes hit-and-run tactics against the forces of the First Order, the Resistance's military strategy was to merely delay the movements of the First Order and obtain irrefutable evidence of illegal military incursions into New Republic territory to present to Republic Command.[23] An organized group, the Resistance had a designated rank system for members in both the army and navy.[58] The ranks were simple but often had variations. The Army used the following ranks in descending order: General, Colonel, Commander, Major, Captain, and Lieutenant. The Navy used similar ranks listed here in descending order: Admiral, Vice Admiral, Colonel, Commander, Major, Captain, Lieutenant. An additional rank, lieutenant commander, was used by Nien Nunb after the Battle of Crait. Rank badges with rank symbols indicated a soldier, officer, or pilot's rank. Red badges were used by the army while blue ones were used by the navy.[12] The ranks Vice Admiral and lieutenant commander did not have a specific badge.

Militarily, the Resistance was forced to make do with outdated and aging equipment unlike the New Republic, and was so undermanned that most of its personnel were forced to do double duty as scanner technicians, droid programmers, starship mechanics, and regular foot soldiers. Owing to its lessened pool of manpower, the Resistance placed a greater emphasis on treating the wounded and returning them to duty, and as a result finding medical equipment was a high priority. Resistance troopers commonly utilized the BlasTech EL-16HFE blaster rifle and were ferried into combat on Resistance transports, which were heavily modified transports assembled from varying vessels from previous wars. Gian-211 patrol speeders and an army of droids helped keep the Resistance up and running, with many robotic workers given more responsibility and independence than elsewhere in the galaxy and seen as more than just droids, which was a continuation of the ideas of the Rebel Alliance. Many protocols of the Rebel Alliance also remained in use, with code K-one-zero signaling the evacuation of a base, which was most notably used during the Battle of Hoth. In addition, C-3PO led the Resistance's droid spy network, with GA-97 alerting the Resistance to BB-8's location on Takodana.[12]


Rank insignia of the Resistance military

Many members of the Resistance were recruited from the ranks of the New Republic military, such as Poe Dameron, C'ai Threnalli, Iolo Arana, Karé Kun, and Temmin "Snap" Wexley, while others were veteran officers and soldiers of the Galactic Civil War who had fought along side and remained loyal to Leia Organa. The upper levels of Resistance command is consisted of veterans of the Galactic Civil War who had remained loyal to Leia Organa. With many skilled commanders left unemployed by the Military Disarmament Act, several old rebels readily rallied to Leia's call to action. Officers, such as Admiral Ackbar were treated with great respect by Resistance personnel, many of whom existed in a generational divide, with most young "victory kids" barely in their twenties having never witnessed the horrors of tyranny firsthand.[23] Many of the youngest kids were used to fill out the ranks of the Starfighter Corps and were recruited from local planetary defense forces. Spirited and idealistic, many of the pilots formed a close-knit bond and were eager to bring the fight to the First Order.[11] All members of the Resistance, including pilots, technicians, and ground crew were given infantry training.[36]

As a symbol in their struggle against the First Order, the Resistance adopted the starbird[54] once used by the Rebel Alliance.[59] The symbol adorned the helmets of Resistance starfighter pilots,[55] who were known to use T-70 X-wing starfighters in combat, which were older than the New Republic T-85 X-wing.[60] Owing to New Republic demilitarization efforts, acquiring capital ships was near impossible. Consequently, the Resistance base on D'Qar contained two starfighter wings, code-named Red and Blue. Blue Squadron served as the primary line of defense for the base, while Red Squadron flew as support. Commander Poe Dameron led both squadrons as Black Leader, not as an indication of a special squadron, but to denote his specialized fighter, Black One.[61][12]

Resistance Army[]

Due to the limited manpower and resources of the Resistance, personnel in both the Resistance army and Resistance navy sometimes rotated roles. The core of the Resistance army were the Resistance troopers, but the army also counted with specialized units, such as the rocket-jumpers, Wookiee Warriors, medics, and scouts. During battles, the army was led by military officers. The rarity of skilled personnel led to army and navy often switching service branches. One example was the doing evacuation of D'Qar, where the soldiers present on the MC85 Star Cruiser Raddus were assigned to shipboard security as bridge guard. A short time later, the navy repaid the favor, when the pilots flew army V-4X-D ski speeder during the Battle of Crait. The Resistance army would use several artillery emplacements, including the V-120 artillery emplacement, the V-232 artillery emplacement, and the DF.12 Com Turret. The army are equipped with planetary shield generators. The Resistance army had several vehicles in their possession, including V-4X-D ski speeders, Gian-211 patrol speeders, and old Imperial All Terrain Scout Transports. Resistance army personnel were equipped with blaster pistols and blaster rifles. Blaster pistol models used by the army included DT-15 blaster pistols, Glie-44 blaster pistols, and DH-17 blaster pistols. The Resistance also had a few NN-14 blaster pistols. Rifles used were EL-16 blaster rifles, EL-16HFE blaster rifles, DH-17 blaster rifles, and "Roba" M-45 repeating ion blasters. Members of the Resistance army were also outfitted with thermal detonators, comlinks, TE4.4 field quadnoculars, and RM-45 ammunition and tool pouches.

Resistance Navy[]

The Resistance navy employed the use of several varieties of capital ships and frigates. Such variants of capital ships included the MC85 Star Cruiser (The Raddus), as well as the MC80A Home One Type Heavy Star Cruiser (Home One), a variant of the MC80 Star Cruiser (Echo of Hope), a MC95 Star Cruiser (Aftab Ackbar's starship). The Resistance navy made use of two frigate variants, such as 4 Nebulon-C escort frigates (Anodyne), and 3 hybrid Vakbeor-class cargo frigate (Vigil). The Nebulon Cs were used as escorts and medical cruiser while the Vakbeor Frigates were used as cargo ships. The Resistance navy also made use of smaller craft during its fight against the First Order, making use of at least three model types of corvettes; two CR90 corvette (Tantive IV), four Free Virgilla-class Bunkerbuster (Ninka), and one Sphyrna-class Hammerhead corvette (Sterdic Star). The Resistance also used a class of bomber, the MG-100 StarFortress SF-17. The Millennium Falcon, Jungle X-hopper, as well as a stolen Xi-class light shuttle, and a stolen Griffin-class light shuttle were also vessels that were used by the Resistance. The Resistance navy made use of several types of transports throughout its history, such as the GR-75 medium transport, the Resistance transport pod, the Resistance transport, the U-55 orbital load-lifter, YC-123B transport hauler, and a stolen AAL-1971/9.1 Troop Transport was used at one time by forces loyal to the Resistance. The Resistance navy deploy a variety of starfighters. Such starfighters included the RZ-1 and RZ-2 A-wing interceptors, the BTL-S3 Y-wing Starfighter, BTA-NR2 Y-wing starfighter, B-Wing Fighter, the HH-87 Starhopper, the T-65B, T-85, and T-70 X-wing starfighters, the Z-95 Headhunter, the Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighters, and in certain situations, stolen TIE/sf space superiority fighters. The Resistance also used Clone Wars-era starfighters, such as the Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 starfighter, V-19 Torrent starfighter, the Clone variant of the Z-95 Headhunter, and the Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptor.

Resistance space stations[]

Resistance Spy Kazuda Xiono led Team Colossus to liberate the Colossus, an old Imperial fuel station. The commanding officer of the station was Captain Doza. Upon receiving a distress signal from Lando Calrissian, the Colossus promptly joined in the decisive battle at Exegol to combat the Sith Eternal forces. Among the battle's other participants were Yeager's ship, Blue Ace, and the Fireball, the last of which was piloted by Kazuda Xiono.

Foreign relations[]

"Our distress signal's been received at multiple points…but no response."
"They've heard us…but no one's coming."
―Kaydel Ko Connix and Larma D'Acy[5]

A Resistance sympathizer flying a scavenged YT-1300 light freighter.

As a splinter group, the Resistance had a tense relationship with its main sponsor, the New Republic, which wanted to avoid war with the First Order even as the Order violated the terms of the Galactic Concordance. Resistance members, like Leia Organa and Poe Dameron were frustrated with the Galactic Senate's slow decision-making process and unwillingness to take action against the First Order.[12][23] While the New Republic Defense Force officially tolerated the Resistance,[12] some military commanders like Major Lonno Deso disliked the Resistance for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by the First Order. While the Republic believed that the First Order were a minor but troublesome Imperial remnant that exaggerated their strength and power, the Resistance saw the Order as a threat to the New Republic and the galaxy.[23] Some in the New Republic saw the Resistance as extremists,[62] and others regarded General Organa, who had been sidelined from the political process by a new generation of political leaders,[63] particularly after the revelation of her father being Darth Vader,[17] as an alarmist at best and a warmongerer at worst.[12] Nonetheless, the cash-strapped Resistance relied on the support of some sympathetic senators who discreetly channeled credits, ships, equipment, and recruits to the small, secretive military force.[64]

Due to its efforts to resist the First Order's advances, the military junta identified the Resistance as one of its main obstacles to galactic domination and tried unsuccessfully to destroy its base on D'Qar.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Resistance was created for the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Its name was first revealed at Celebration Anaheim in April 2015[65] and made its first appearance in the prologues and epilogues of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens young readers novels Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure[54] and The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure.[55] Actor Oscar Isaac, who portrayed Resistance pilot Poe Dameron in the sequel trilogy, compared the Resistance to guerrilla fighters.[66]


Non-canon appearances[]


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 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 StarWars-DatabankII The Resistance in the Databank (backup link)
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Leia Organa formed the Resistance six years before the "Starkiller Incident." As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Starkiller Incident to 34 ABY, It can be deduced that Leia was head of the Resistance until her death in 35 ABY.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  6. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens in 34 ABY. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi takes place immediately after the end of The Force Awakens.
  7. StarWars Star Wars: The Last Jedi Props and Costumes on Display at SDCC on StarWars.com (backup link)
  8. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Star Wars Battlefront II
  10. SWZ01 logo Star Wars: X-Wing Second EditionResistance Transport Expansion Pack (Card: Logistics Division Pilot)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  13. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance — "Descent"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Resistance Reborn
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Allegiance 1
  16. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Ultimate Sticker Collection
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Bloodline
  18. Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  20. Lost Stars
  21. The-Mandalorian-logo The Mandalorian — "Chapter 23: The Spies"
  22. AhsokaS1 Logo Ahsoka — "Part Seven: Dreams and Madness"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 Before the Awakening
  24. Poe Dameron 1
  25. Poe Dameron 2
  26. Poe Dameron 3
  27. Poe Dameron 4
  28. 28.0 28.1 Poe Dameron 5
  29. 29.0 29.1 Poe Dameron 6
  30. Poe Dameron 7
  31. Poe Dameron 8
  32. 32.0 32.1 Poe Dameron 11
  33. Poe Dameron 10
  34. Poe Dameron 12
  35. Poe Dameron 13
  36. 36.0 36.1 The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
  37. 37.0 37.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
  39. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance — "No Escape: Part 2"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Poe Dameron 28
  41. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance — "A Quick Salvage Run"
  42. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance — "Live Fire"
  43. SWInsider "A Certain Point of View" — Star Wars Insider 219
  44. Poe Dameron 30
  45. 45.0 45.1 Poe Dameron 31
  46. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Water War"
  47. 47.0 47.1 Spark of the Resistance
  48. Allegiance 4
  49. How Disney theme parks made Galaxy's Edge part of the Star Wars storyline by Breznican, Anthony on Entertainment Weekly (February 27, 2019) (archived from the original on March 1, 2019)
  50. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has official backstory elements that, though not directly published for the public, are officially canon details that can be obtained verbally from cast members working in the land.
  51. 51.0 51.1 Galaxy's Edge 1
  52. Star Wars actors bring their characters to life in Disney theme parks' Rise of the Resistance ride by Breznican, Anthony on Entertainment Weekly (February 27, 2019) (archived from the original on September 14, 2019)
  53. Choose Your Destiny: A Finn & Poe Adventure
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure
  56. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker as taking place one year after the Starkiller Incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore, the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker must take place in 35 ABY.
  57. Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
  58. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  59. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  60. Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
  61. StarWars-DatabankII Resistance X-Wing in the Databank (backup link)
  62. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance — "The Recruit"
  63. StarWars-DatabankII Princess Leia Organa in the Databank (backup link)
  64. StarWars-DatabankII The Resistance in the Databank (backup link)
  65. TwitterLogo Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) on Twitter: "Rebels = Resistance Empire = The First Order #TheForceAwakens" (screenshot)
  66. 'Star Wars': Oscar Isaac says Carrie Fisher's still 'with us' filming 'Episode IX' by Truitt, Brian on USA Today (August 28, 2018) (archived from the original on February 13, 2019)

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