- "There's…too many of them!"
- ―Lieutenant Telsij
Lieutenant Telsij was a Human male Y-wing pilot and a lieutenant who served in Gray Squadron during the Galactic Civil War. At the Battle of Endor, he flew as Gray Two in a Y-Wing, acting as Colonel Horton Salm's wingman. He was one of only four pilots to survive an attack on the Imperial Academy of Carida. His gunner at Endor was Karie Neth. When TIE fighters began to attack the Rebel starfighters in space, Telsij cried out that they were being overwhelmed. Despite the overwhelming numbers of Imperial fighters, the Rebellion emerged victorious.
Behind the scenesEdit
In 1999, an action figure of Telsij was released by Hasbro in the "Rebel Pilots Cinema Scenes" set, but it was incorrectly labeled as Arvel Crynyd. Although the shape of the helmet included with the figure matches that worn by Telsij, the pattern on it was based on another helmet prop created for the film, which was later worn by Rebel pilot Till in the video game Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire.
The actor who portrayed Telsij has been identified as Eiji Kusuhara, who also starred in Eyes Wide Shut and died in 2010.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Lieutenant Telsij)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Gray Squadron 2)
- (as "Arvel Crynyd")
- "Ask Lobot"—Star Wars Insider 118 (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection