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"Better let her loose! They're right behind me! [...] I can't hold them!"
―Theron Nett, before his death — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Theron Nett was a Human male smuggler from Ord Mantell who later became a Rebel X-wing pilot, and wingman of Red Squadron's leader, Garven Dreis, during the Galactic Civil War.


Prior to the Battle of Yavin, Theron Nett worked for years as a smuggler, a career he considered himself lucky to have survived. Nett joined the Rebel Alliance's Dantooine Squadron, with squadron leader Garven Dreis serving as his mentor and frequent wingman. Later transferred to Red Squadron, he struck up a friendship with his squadmate Nozzo Naytaan, a young pilot whose excessive recklessness he sought to curb.[1]

Joined by astromech droid R2-X2, Nett flew a T-65 X-wing starfighter as Red Ten in the Battle of Yavin, once again flying on Red Leader Dreis' wing during the second attack run on the Death Star. Attempting to cover the squadron leader from the pursuing Black Squadron, he was shot down and killed by TIE/LN starfighter pilot "Backstabber".[2]

Behind the scenes[]

"There's too much interference."
―Theron Nett[src]

Theron Nett was played by English actor Robert O'Mahoney, who is uncredited, although He has just as many lines as Garrick Hagon or William Hootkins and any of the other minor pilot actors who were credited.[3] The depiction of "Theron's" death strangely shows him with the helmet worn by Wes Janson in The Empire Strikes Back. This is in fact footage of a different actor, Christopher Matthews, intended to be Red Twelve (later identified as Puck Naeco), whose fighter is destroyed moments before.[4]

An X-wing pilot figure depicting Nett's helmet design in a 2014 LEGO set was identified as Theron Nett in a display at that year's San Diego Comic Con.[5]


Nett flying as Red Ten


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