- "Copy, Rogue Leader."
- ―Wedge Antilles to Luke Skywalker
Rogue Leader was the callsign attributed to the lead pilot of the Rebel Alliance's starfighter squadron, Rogue Squadron. In honor of Jyn Erso and her crew's sacrifice at Scarif, Luke Skywalker ordered for the specific "Rogue One" designation that they used to be retired. This led to Luke flying instead as Rogue Leader. He used the callsign in the defense of Hoth's Echo Base when it was besieged by the Empire.
Behind the scenes
Star Wars: Battle Pod stated that an alternate title for the leader of Rogue Squadron was "Rogue One." However, the later short story Rogue Two in From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back established that the term "Rogue One" was retired. Being the more recent source, this article assumes Rogue Two is correct.
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