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"You don't seem fine. You missed at least two clear shots, and that's not like you."
"I took out two others."
"Yeah, but I took out three, and we both know my count beating yours is not normal."
―Tarvyn Lareka and Iden Versio[src]

Tarvyn Lareka,[2] designated TK-4601, was a human male who, after graduating from the Imperial Academy, served aboard the Star Destroyer Devastator as a junior member of Darth Vader's personal stormtrooper legion, Vader's Fist.[1] He stunned princess Leia Organa during her capture aboard the Tantive IV above the desert planet Tatooine and told another trooper to inform Vader they had captured a prisoner.[3]

Following the Battle of Yavin Lareka served as a lieutenant TIE fighter pilot in the Imperial Starfighter Corps aboard the Star Destroyer Determination.[2]

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Behind the scenesEdit

Tarvyn Lareka first appeared, albeit unnamed, in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first installment of the Star Wars original trilogy.[3] Christie Golden later confirmed on Twitter that she had included Lareka in her novel Battlefront II: Inferno Squad and that her then upcoming short story in From a Certain Point of View would be focused on Lareka.[4]

Christie Golden also confirmed that Tarvyn Lareka's identification number is a reference to the musical Les Miserables—the lead character of Jean Valjean, while imprisoned, had a prisoner number of 24601.[5]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The Bucket"—From a Certain Point of View
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  4. TwitterLogo Christie Golden (@ChristieGolden) on Twitter "Yes! It's the 2nd trooper who stuns Leia and says "Inform Lord Vader we have a prisoner." And...he's also in Inferno Squad novel! :D" (screenshot)
  5. TwitterLogo Christie Golden (@ChristieGolden) on Twitter "Yes. :)" (screenshot) (In response to: "Is Tarvyn’s ID, TK-4601, a nod to Les Mis?")
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