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"Locked on target."
―Bruster sights the Falcon[src]

Tophid Bruster, designated DT-4431, was a lieutenant TIE fighter pilot in the Starfighter Corps of the First Order. In 35 ABY, Bruster piloted a TIE/fo space superiority fighter as part of a group sent to destroy the YT-1300 light freighter known as the Millennium Falcon while it was on a mission to the Sinta Glacier Colony. Bruster engaged the freighter, but it ultimately escaped.

Biography[]

"Got one!"
"How many are left?"
"Too many."
―Finn and Poe Dameron fight against Bruster's TIE group[src]

Lieutenant Tophid Bruster[3] was a human[1] male[2] TIE Fighter Pilot with the designation DT-4431 who served in the Starfighter Corps of the First Order during the war against the Resistance.[3] In 35 ABY,[4] he flew in a TIE/fo space superiority fighter as part of a squadron sent to the Sinta Glacier Colony in order to track down the Resistance YT-1300 light freighter known as the Millennium Falcon. The TIE fighters split up into several groups, with Bruster's moving down an ice corridor within the glacier.[2]

Bruster piloted a TIE fighter within Sinta Glacier.

The group spotted the Falcon docked further down the corridor, where its crew members Finn, Poe Dameron, Klaud, R2-D2 and Chewbacca were transferring data from the Resistance sympathizer Boolio. Bruster locked on to the vessel, but it undocked and began to escape, shooting down one member of Bruster's group and then crushing two other TIE fighters by causing part of the corridor's ceiling to collapse. The Falcon ultimately escaped the colony by flying through an ice wall and hyperspace skipping away.[2]

Equipment[]

Tophid Bruster wore the standard black uniform and flight helmet of a First Order TIE pilot. The helmet had data projected onto its interior viewplate and the uniform's chestplate had a life support control center attached.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Tophid Bruster was created for the 2019 sequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker,[2] and was first identified in the accompanying reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by Pablo Hidalgo.[3]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that the TIE fighter pilots of the First Order were all humans. As Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary identifies Tophid Bruster as a First Order TIE pilot, Bruster must be human.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  4. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker occur thirty five years after the Battle of Yavin. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Battle of Yavin to 0 BBY, the events of The Rise of Skywalker, which includes Bruster's appearance, must occur in 35 ABY.
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