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Ten Numb was a Sullustan B-wing pilot who served at the Battle of Endor as part of Blue Squadron under the callsign Blue Five.[1]


Ten Numb, a former bounty hunter and demolitions expert,[1] 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.

Ten Numb with his B-wing starfighter

Following the truce at Bakura, Numb helped combat forest fires on the forest moon of Endor, using his B-wing's reconfigured weapons systems to spray fire-extinguishing fluid over the canopy.[3]

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.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Numb in the pilot's seat over Endor

In Return of the Jedi, Ten is played by Richard Bonehill.[4] 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.



Ten Numb right after the Invasion of Bakura

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