Ten Numb, a former bounty hunter and demolitions expert, joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic and was assigned to Blue Squadron. During the assault on the second Death Star, Ten Numb was ordered to lead a B-wing attack against Imperial command ships. He carried out meritorious service during the battle, and was promoted to Blue Leader after the conflict, due to the death of Merrick Simms.
He accompanied Luke Skywalker and various members of Rogue Squadron to Corellia, where he was separated from the group when he followed Imperial storm commandos on a stolen speeder bike. He was captured by General Weir, who took him to Tralus. The other Rogue Squadron members followed his signal but arrived too late to save him, as Ten was killed during interrogation.
Behind the scenes
In Return of the Jedi, Ten is played by Richard Bonehill. He wore a red uniform, as did all B-wing pilots. Easily mistaken for Nien Nunb, Ten can be seen in this uniform on an original Topps Return of the Jedi trading card as well as in the film during the briefing and the celebration on Endor.
The Decipher Customizable Card Game card and both Hasbro action figures depict him in a white uniform. This is based on a preproduction image of the character in which he was wearing a white uniform, not on his film appearance. This is largely attributed to the (at the time) only known photo of Ten Numb in the book Star Wars: Chronicles, as most assumed the red-suited Sullustan on Endor was Nien Nunb.
Ten also appears in the X-Wing: Rogue Leader comics wearing a white uniform.
One of the three LEGO B-wing playsets has Ten in a white uniform, and the other two in a red one. Hasbro released a white-uniformed Ten Numb action figure as part of their Star Wars: The Legacy Collection toy line. Numb is included in the Rebel Pilots Series I Evolutions pack, along with Wes Janson and Dorovio Bold, and is erroneously depicted on the cover of the Battle Pack with an A-wing instead of a B-wing.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- X-Wing: Rogue Leader 1
- X-Wing: Rogue Leader 2
- X-Wing: Rogue Leader 3
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book (Max Rebo) (Picture only)
- "Around the Galaxy"—Star Wars Galaxy Collector 5
- "Who Is That Alien?"—Star Wars Kids 6
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Ten Numb) (backup link)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Death Star II Limited (Card: Blue Squadron 5) (backup link)
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
- "Set Piece"—Star Wars Insider 59
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 20 (PIL2, Training Rebel Alliance Pilots)
- "Drawn By The Force"—Star Wars Insider 83 (Indirect mention only)
- Classic Star Wars (Set: 6208 B-Wing Fighter)
- Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
- "Toy Wars"—Star Wars Insider 107
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 14
- "Ask Lobot"—Star Wars Insider 117
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
- (Picture only)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – B-Wing Expansion Pack (Card: )
- Classic Star Wars (Set: 75050 B-Wing)
- Star Wars: Armada – The Corellian Conflict (Card: )