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21 January 2009 Good article nomination (as Green Squadron pilot (Battle of Endor)) Removed
26 January 2009 Failed good article nominee (as Green Squadron pilot (Battle of Endor))
26 January 2009 Featured article candidate (as Green Squadron pilot (Battle of Endor)) Success
2 February 2009 Featured article (as Green Squadron pilot (Battle of Endor))
5 July 2009 Former featured article FA status of Green Squadron pilot (Battle of Endor) removed after merge
6 July 2009 Featured article candidate Success
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Current status: Featured article

How do we know he appears in Battle of Endor? MoffRebus 20:43, 11 Oct 2005 (UTC)

  • He was there but the the other stuff is wrong.
    • So, any other reply? MoffRebus 16:11, 28 Dec 2005 (UTC)
      • It's safe to assume that he participated in the Battle of Endor, IF we know he did not get killed beforehand. - TopAce 14:50, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Please see my entries/contributions over at Tycho Celchu's discussion. It's entirely plausible that this fellow could be in the Battle of Endor, provided that his "position" is not already accounted for by another canon character. -- Hawke / Rtufo 21:13, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Doesn't work--either he wasn't at Yavin, or he died on the way out of the Endor death star.

In one of the X-Wing books, Janson explicitly says that Wedge is the ONLY pilot to survive both Yavin and Endor from the cockpit of a fighter. Mbs419 20:06, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

  • He was perhaps unaware that the unnamed character of ROTJ reappeared in RA. You cannot consider canon that way. MoffRebus 22:44, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
    • It's really impossible to come to a definite conclusion discussing it here. I suppose Janson's line could throw it into question, but we've got no real official source really telling us Farrell's fate. At the moment, we see that guy's face in RA and at the Battle of Endor, so we should go by the assumption it's the same guy. Now, I'm not against adding the "parts of the article may be questionable canon" tag, as I think some of the other RA characters at Yavin have on their page. But I think that's the only way to handle it. Say its questionable, but mention what we know of the character. --JMM 23:08, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
      • I never figured the following... is his double appearance verified officially (NEC for example)? Or we just judge by the looks? MoffRebus 09:46, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
        • First off, for those of you who will undeniably ask, I have indeed played both Rebel Assault 1 and 2.

Now to business: I would think that the inclusion of Jake Farrell in the Battle of Yavin was simply game mechanics, done to make the game more fun to play. The same can be said of Rookiee One. The reason: it has been undeniably stated in numerous sources (i.e. X-wing novels, as mentioned by Mbs419) that only three Rebel Pilots survived the Death Star I attack: Luke Skywalker. Wedge Antilles, and Keyan Farlander. We all know, of course, that the Millenium Falcon made it to, albeit it didn't join the fray til the end (and just in time if I might add.) Remember, the movies are the and-all and be-all, no ifs, ands, or buts. Thus, the entire Death Star I level in RA1 should be considered non-canonical and simply game mechanics. Now, as for Rebel Assault 2, that can be considered canonical. My Humble Opinion:Include in the behind the scenes section something about the aforementioned points. Jake Farrell is clearly present at the Battel of Endor (we see him in ROTJ [no, that's not tycho] and, like I said, movies is the and all and be all.) Now, whatever anyone chooses to do with my insight (not the greatest, but insight nonetheless) is up to them. I've done my part. So...have a wonderful day, night, or whatever time of day you may be in at the time of this reading. --LtCol. JuiceStain 01:42, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

RA has been considered S-canon for some time. Look at its article to see why (your insights have been mentioned in the article, at least at some point in the past). As for the number of survivors, see Battle_of_yavin#Rebel_Alliance; yes, inconsistencies can exist and be retconned. The humble author who wrote those lines, could not predict that some future plot would require some more survivors. This remark shouldn't control all future decisions, so it's better to consider that it was 'literary mechanics' and ignore the statement rather than 'game mechanics' and ignore the whole plot of the game. MoffRebus 22:59, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Point taken...I guess just cuz we see only three fighters leave the Death Star shouldn't mean there were more...Assaj Ventress for example...we didn't see her die, and bam, she comes back.--LtCol. JuiceStain 01:48, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Relatives Edit

Is it possible that he is related to Thrak Farelle and Rayce Farelle? I mean, I know those two are from Star Wars: Battlefront II, have different last name spellings, and might not be canon, but still. They were Rebels too. Cyfiero II 04:07, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

  • You might be onto something, but I'd say highly unlikely unless we can find a source and/or confirmation. But it's good to have people thinking like that. :-) --LtCol. JuiceStain 23:58, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks. :)Cyfiero II 01:15, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


Some years ago there was a screenshot from ROTJ with the original Farrell-alike, but it was deleted since it is not verified that it was the same character. However it can still be included for reference. Can some admin restore it or someone upload it again? thanks. MoffRebus 22:35, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

  • The guy in that pic has his own Featured Article now - Green Squadron pilot (Battle of Endor). jSarek 22:40, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
    • So, did I miss same something? Which source confirmed those 2 guys to be the same? MauserComlink 20:20, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
      • I wonder that too MoffRebusMy Talk 13:27, September 9, 2009 (UTC)
        • Why do you wonder that, Moff? Weren't you originally opposed to when I split the article and made one for the Green Squadron pilot? Anyhow, it was the Rebel Assault strategy guide. Graestan(Talk) 16:58, September 9, 2009 (UTC)
          • A new "Evolutions" action figure set has been, or is being released naming a green-uniformed ROTJ pilot "Jake Farrell". --JMM 18:48, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
            • Both of the above. Strategy guide confirms Farrell was based on the ROTJ pilot and Hasbro place Farrell at Endor by name. Green Tentacle (Talk) 19:28, September 10, 2009 (UTC)


There's a lot of talk in the article about Jake having access to an RZ-1 prototype before Yavin, but isn't the whole point of retconning the R-22 Spearhead into existence due to the "fact" that the RZ-1, by definition, can't exist prior to the battle? It seems likely all pre-Yavin references to RZ-1s need to be changed to R-22s. That's the easiest fix, at least. Dangerdan97 05:15, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

  • Not really. The R-22 seems to be intended to primarily explain their appearance in Star Wars: Droids, several years before the RZ-1 came along. The New Essential Guide to Characters says that Dodonna based the RZ-1 on the R-22 and the first prototypes entered service shortly before Yavin, so I see no reason to assume this was anything other than an A-wing. Green Tentacle (Talk) 12:46, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
    • Then we have an issue with multiple articles claiming the A-Wings from X-Wing, Rebel Assault, Empire at War and a few other games are R-22s. Most egregiously, the R-22 article itself presently claims Jake flew a Spearhead at Yavin. Additionally, the RZ-1 article describes at length the its genesis as being based on flight data from the Battle of Yavin. Long story short, the site is internally inconsistent, and we need to either revise this article to reflect that Farrell flew a Spearhead, or revise a lot of articles to reflect that RZ-1s were available prior to Yavin. Dangerdan97 16:37, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
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