Roach was a human female and a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic's 61st Mobile Infantry, better known as Twilight Company. She was recruited by First Sergeant Hazram Namir and Quartermaster Hober on her home planet of Haidoral Prime[1] in 3 ABY.[2] Namir took a liking to her when she became part of the company and also was able to determine that Roach was a recovering spice addict. She was ultimately killed during the Siege of Inyusu Tor on the planet Sullust.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"If I was going to write a story about a rebel infantry company, I figured it only made sense to bring in a new recruit and show the process of training and integration. Roach's presence also serves as a reminder that all the Twilight regulars had lives before they joined up, and most were never career soldiers. She is, in some respects, the archetypal Twilight soldier."
―Alexander Freed[src]

Roach appeared in the 2015 canon novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, written by Alexander Freed.[1] Freed explained, in an interview with Daily Dot, that he had created Roach as a means to show the process of training and integration in Twilight Company and be a reminder that all the regular Twilight personnel had lives before they joined the company. He also claimed he found Roach fun to write, the character having a level of "childish joy" which proved a change of pace to prompt reactions from others.[3]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  2. 2.0 2.1 The main events of Battlefront: Twilight Company are set twenty-two years after the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Those events must have therefore occurred in 3 ABY. Furthermore, Roach must have died on Sullust in that year.
  3. Geller, Eric: Alexander Freed takes us into the trenches of his latest 'Star Wars' novel (2015-11-03). dailydot.com. Daily Dot. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. "Twilight Company is the first canon 'Star Wars' novel to delve deeply into the 'war' part of the saga's name."