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"Looks like TK-486 is in trouble…"
―One of TK-486's fellow squad leaders[2]

TK-486 was the designation of a human Stormtrooper Commander in the Galactic Empire.[1] In the year 0 BBY,[3] TK-486 was stationed as a sandtrooper in Mos Eisley on the desert planet of Tatooine, where the soldier was once cornered by a trio of Jawas outside of Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina. When one Jawa reached for the strap of TK-486's[2] T-21 light repeating blaster,[4] the stormtrooper demanded them to stop, catching the attention of one of TK-486's fellow squad leaders.[2]

As a sandtrooper officer in the Stormtrooper Corps, TK-486 wore a backpack, an orange pauldron, and augmented stormtrooper armor.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

TK-486 first appeared in Bounty Hunt, a young readers activity book written by Katrina Pallant, illustrated by Robert Ball, and published by Egmont UK Ltd in 2016.[2]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded establishes that stormtroopers are humans and sandtroopers have augmented stormtrooper armor. According to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Orange pauldrons indicate the position of Stormtrooper Commander.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Bounty Hunt
  3. In Bounty Hunt, the Death Star's superlaser is fully operational, and Star Wars: Galactic Atlas establishes that the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and thus the completion of the superweapon, take place in 0 BBY. Since the Death Star was destroyed in the Battle of Yavin (Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope), it can be assumed that the events in Bounty Hunt also take place in 0 BBY.
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Defense
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