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"TK-421, why aren't you at your post? TK-421, do you copy?"
―An Imperial officer tries to address TK-421[src]

TK-421 was the designation of a male stormtrooper who was stationed on the Death Star. TK-421 was guarding the Millennium Falcon when it landed to rescue Princess Leia Organa.

Biography[edit | edit source]

"Hey, down there! Could you give us a hand with this?"
―Han Solo lures TK-710 and TK-421 onto the Millennium Falcon — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

TK-421 was ambushed inside the Millennium Falcon.

TK-421 worked in maintenance, and with help of the mouse droid MSE-6-G735Y, delivered supplies and equipment to different sectors of the station but secretly wanted to use the droid for racing. On one occasion, a mishap with G7's holorecorder playback caused him to catch the attention of a superior officer, who became smitten over the trooper. He held a security clearance of lambda, but was upgraded to beta following his meeting with the officer.[4]

When the Death Star captured the Millennium Falcon, TK-421 was ordered to guard the ship while an Imperial scanning crew determined if anyone was aboard. Responding to a call for help from inside the ship, TK-421 and TK-710 were ambushed by Han Solo. Solo and Luke Skywalker then used the two troopers' armor to infiltrate the Death Star. Not too long afterward, the Battle of Yavin commenced, which ended with the Rebel Alliance destroying the Death Star.[5]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

TK-421 was highly fond of his mouse droid and often spoke to it of his dream to be transferred to Coruscant.[4]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

TK-421 was portrayed by Stephen Bayley in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope, but he was not given credit.

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