- "You were a spice runner?"
"You were a stormtrooper? We can do this all day."
- ―Finn and Poe Dameron
The Anzellan droidsmith Babu Frik served as a member of the gang. Poe Dameron had joined the Spice Runners when their ship crashed on Yavin 4 during his adolescence. Dameron worked with Vigilch, Gen Tri, Tomasso, Marinda Gan, and Zorii Bliss during his time with the group.
The trap at a summit
- "This isn't a meeting to form alliances, is it? It's a trap. And we're the ones pulling the trigger."
- ―Poe Dameron, to Zorii Bliss
When the group's then leader, Zeva Bliss, planned to kill rival criminals during the Kijimi summit, having invited them under the guise of making alliances, Dameron and EV-6B6 betrayed the Spice Runners. Though Dameron was unable to defeat Bliss and was overpowered, her daughter, Zorii, came to Dameron's aid and helped him fight. Zorii offered that they work together to defeat her mother and take control of the Spice Runners, but Dameron decided he no longer wanted to be a criminal. He instead decided to return home, but Zorii would rise to take control of the Spice Runners.
Occupation of Kijimi
- "We're trying to find Babu Frik."
"Babu? Babu only works for the crew. That isn't you anymore."
- ―Dameron and Bliss
During the Resistance mission to Kijimi, Dameron as went to see if there were any First Order patrol officers. Seeing that the whole village was under First Order control, the Resistance tried to avoid running into any stormtroopers. Just as they were clear, a gun was pointed to Poe's head. Bliss told him that he was stupid to come back and displayed annoyance with his decision to leave the smuggling group and was convinced to help them. Bliss then led them to Babu Frik, the legendary droidsmith, as the Resistance needed to unlock forbidden translations in the systems of C-3PO. Bliss and Dameron left the room while Frik was working, and spied on First Order operations from the roof of the workshop, talking about how the occupation changed things. Poe made an offer to Bliss for her to join them, which she declined.
- Poe Dameron: Free Fall
- Poe Dameron: Free Fall audiobook
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel audiobook
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation
- Star Wars: We Are the Resistance (First appearance)
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Star Wars Day-at-a-Time Calendar 2021
- The Star Wars Book
- "Republic, Rebel, and Resistance Starfighters" – Star Wars Encyclopedia (Picture only)
- "The Final Order and the Battle of Exegol" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- "Crime and Punishment" – Star Wars Insider 209
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