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"Your tauntaun'll freeze before you reach the first marker!"
"Then I'll see you in hell!"
―Tigran Jamiro and Han Solo — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]

Lieutenant Tigran Jamiro was a human male who served as a senior logistics officer and deck officer in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. In 3 ABY, he was stationed in Echo Base on the planet Hoth when the Jedi Luke Skywalker failed to return to the base after going to investigate what the latter believed to be a meteor.

He informed Skywalker's companion, Han Solo, that the Jedi had not returned, then unsuccessfully attempted to dissuade Solo from leaving the base on a tauntaun to search for his missing friend. Jamiro then participated in the Battle of Hoth, in which the Galactic Empire attacked Echo Base and forced the Alliance to evacuate.

BiographyEdit

"Sir, Commander Skywalker hasn't come in the south entrance. He might have forgotten to check in."
"Not likely. Are the speeders ready?"
"Uh, not yet. We're having some trouble adapting them to the cold."
―Tigran Jamiro and Han Solo — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]
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Tigran Jamiro served in Echo Base.

Tigran Jamiro was a human male who served as a senior logistics officer[2] with the rank of lieutenant in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire.[3] In 3 ABY,[4] he was among the Alliance Military forces stationed in Echo Base, the Alliance's secret headquarters on the planet Hoth.[1] At one point, Jamiro spoke with Princess Leia Organa in one of the hangars of the base concerning the fact that the planet's dropping temperatures had caused the engines of all the Alliance's speeders to ice over. She gave the order to Jamiro that all snowspeeders would remain grounded until the issue was fixed.[5]

When the Jedi Luke Skywalker failed to return to the base after going to investigate what he believed to be a meteor, Jamiro was working as deck officer. The officer and his assistant then rushed into the tauntaun chamber near the base's north entrance, where Jamiro approached Skywalker's companion, Han Solo. The officer reported that Skywalker had not returned through the base's south entrance, but speculated that he may simply have forgotten to check in. Solo dismissed this idea and asked Jamiro about the readiness of the base's speeders, but when the officer reported that the vehicles had not yet been adapted to the cold, Solo prepared to ride out on a tauntaun before anyone could protest. An assistant officer then stated he would cover sector twelve and set communication control to screen alpha.[6]

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Jamiro tried to stop Solo leaving Echo Base on a tauntaun.

Hoping to maintain some control of the situation, Jamiro called after Solo that his tauntaun would never survive outside the base, as temperatures were rapidly dropping while night fell, meaning the creature would freeze. Solo disregarded the warning and rode out alone. Neither Solo or Skywalker returned to the base that night, but both were discovered alive and rescued the following morning. Shortly after their return, the Empire arrived in the Hoth system and began attacking Echo Base.[6] Jamiro was among the personnel that took part in the battle,[2] and although the Alliance was defeated by Imperial forces, the rebels managed to successfully evacuate much of the base.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"We'll have to go out on tauntauns."
"Sir, the temperature's dropping too rapidly."
"That's right, and my friend's out in it."
―Han Solo and an aghast Tigran Jamiro — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]

Jamiro was aghast at Solo's plan to ride out on a tauntaun and considered it pure madness.[6] He had fair skin, brown hair, and blue eyes.[1]

EquipmentEdit

"All snow-speeders will remain on the ground until we can figure this out, officer Jamiro."
"At your command."
―Leia Organa and Tigran Jamiro discuss the iced over speeder engines[src]

Jamiro wore a set of rebel snow gear that included a brown sleeveless jacket over a white uniform, as well as white command gauntlets and a white insulated watch cap with a com set, a brown face wrap, and white cap warmers.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Significant appearancesEdit

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Ray Hassett (right) on the set of The Empire Strikes Back

Tigran Jamiro was portrayed by Ray Hassett in the 1980 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[1] His scene was filmed between March 29 and April 4, 1979.[7] Hassett was only credited as one of several "Other officers" in the film.[1]

The character's name was first established in the new Star Wars canon in the mobile card game Star Wars: Force Collection,[2] which initially launched in 2013. Although the launch of Force Collection predates[8] the Star Wars canon reset of 2014,[9] Lucasfilm Story Group member Leland Chee confirmed that the game was kept updated to fit with canon.[10] The name Tigran Jamiro originates in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where it first appeared on a card released in the 1996 Hoth Limited expansion set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game.[11]

InconsistenciesEdit

In Force Collection, the image used on Jamiro's card is actually one of[2] fellow rebel officer Bren Derlin.[12] The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?, a 2015 novelization of The Empire Strikes Back by Adam Gidwitz, alters Jamiro's scene in the film to have Leia Organa and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 present.[3] The 2017 junior novelization of the film by Ryder Windham only slightly alters some of Jamiro's dialogue.[6]

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