- "I just wanted to wish my competition good luck on tomorrow's big race."
- ―Torra Doza, to Kazuda Xiono
Torra Doza was a human female pilot who lived on the Colossus, an aircraft refueling station located on the Outer Rim world of Castilon, during the era of the New Republic. The daughter of a former pilot for the Alliance to Restore the Republic, her mother's exploits helped inspire Doza's own love of flying. She was a resident of the facility's upper levels, owing to the position of her father, Captain Imanuel Doza, as station operator.
Doza piloted the Blue Ace, a state-of-the-art ship with various customizations suited to her personality and racing skills, during the time of the cold war. Her membership in Ace Squadron—a starfighter squadron employed by the station for defense purposes—afforded Doza the opportunity to fly alongside some of the most skilled pilots in the galaxy. She was an avid racer who often participated in the station's racing contests. After his arrival in 34 ABY, Torra became acquainted with fellow racer Kazuda Xiono, secretly a Resistance spy, and eventually came to suspect there was more to Xiono than he claimed.
Born in 19 ABY,[source?] Torra Doza was the daughter of Imanuel Doza and a former pilot for the Alliance to Restore the Republic. She grew up on the Colossus refuelling platform on the ocean planet Castilon, raised by her overprotective father. At a young age, Doza joined the Ace Squadron—a team of highly skilled and competitive starship pilots hired to protect the Colossus. Serving as the youngest of the Aces, Doza piloted the Blue Ace, an advanced starfighter that incorporated various design modifications and coloration to reflect her personality and flying skills.
- "Nobody survived racing against me, but who knows? Maybe you'll be the first to walk away."
- ―Torra Doza, to Kazuda Xiono
Doza's affiliation with the Aces afforded her the opportunity to participate in the station's racing competitions. During the rise of the First Order, Doza became acquainted with Kazuda Xiono, a New Republic pilot who raced for Jarek Yeager's Team Fireball while also working as a spy for the Resistance. She met him when he chose her as his opponent in a solo race he had been unwillingly signed up for, and she came down to Team Fireball's repair shop to wish Xiono good luck. During the race, she and Xiono proved to be very close, if not superior, in skill, and the deciding factor was ultimately the quality of their ships, as the engines of the ramshackle Fireball gave out when Xiono pushed them too hard, causing them to crash and giving Doza the victory. After Xiono was rescued, Doza made sure to be there when he woke up, and congratulated him on surviving a race against her, which she had earlier claimed had never happened before.
Riding the stormEdit
- "They're breaking off the attack."
"I don't think it was all us."
- ―Freya Fenris and Torra Doza
A short time later, when Kragan Gorr and his gang of pirates attacked the Colossus during a major storm, Doza, along with fellow Aces Freya Fenris, Hype Fazon and Bo Keevil, defended the platform in their starships. They fought well, but were outnumbered until the pirates abruptly retreated. While Fenris believed the Aces' skill has been sufficient to claim a victory, Doza suspected there was another factor that they didn't know about. She was correct — Xiono had assisted by broadcasting a grating feedback loop over the pirates' communications channel.
Kaz's visit to Doza TowerEdit
- "If my father catches you here, he'll kill you!"
- ―Torra Doza ushers Kaz out of her room
Torra's next encounter with Xiono came when he managed to get himself invited into Doza Tower by Hype Fazon in an attempt to find out what visiting First Order personnel were doing on the platform. After being discovered outside Captain Doza's office, Xiono fled. Hearing the commotion, Torra sent a droid, 4D-M1N, outside to see what was going on, and Xiono slipped into the open door of her bedroom without knowing what room he was entering. Torra, assuming Xiono had come because he was attracted to her, turned him down.
She was more concerned with what her father, Captain Doza, would do to Xiono if he found him there, and helped him out her window to the narrow ledge below it before the stormtroopers pursuing him forced their way in. Torra tried to claim that Xiono had gone in a different direction, but it didn't work, and the troopers left. After Xiono had successfully escaped his pursuers, when Major Elrik Vonreg confronted Captain Doza about the spy on the platform, Torra claimed that the intruder, Xiono, had merely been a friend of hers who had gotten lost while on his way out of the tower. Doza backed her up, and eventually Vonreg and his troops left.
Juggling racing and escort dutyEdit
Torra was sent, along with the rest of the Aces, to escort in an important shipment, resulting in a pirate attack on the platform thanks to the pirates' spy, Synara San. Later, Torra competed, along with the rest of the Aces, in the annual Platform Classic, placing third after Jarek Yeager chose at the last second to let his brother, Marcus Speedstar, win as he was in need of the prize money.
Torra, due to her father's over-protectiveness, was not often allowed to go out, but she grew bored of doing nothing but playing flight simulator games and being alone all day. Sometime after the Platform Classic of 34 ABY, she attempted to ask her father if they could go on a hover cruise, on the same day he was awaiting the arrival of Commander Pyre of the First Order. Doza promised Torra they could go on the cruise in three and a half hours, and had 4D-M1N lock her in her room for her own safety. Torra first had the droid take out her pet Voorpak, Buggles, on the premise that the animal might have an accident indoors, and then snuck out, having deduced the passcode.
Buggles betrayed Torra's presence in the hallway to the droid, but then urinated on the floor, allowing Torra to escape as 4D had to clean up the mess. Exiting Doza Tower via the delivery door, Torra ran into Xiono, who was attempting to sneak in with BB-8, headfirst, and persuaded him to come along with her to the Colossus marketplace. There, Torra took an interest in the wares of one antiques vendor's stall, but decided not to buy anything after the vendor attempted to raise the price of the object she'd been looking at fourfold, from five to twenty credits. She was then recognized and swarmed by a crowd of upset Colossus residents demanding to know what Captain Doza was doing about recent events, including cancelled races, so Xiono helped her escape from the questions.
Alone in a quieter section of the marketplace, Torra talked with Xiono about her loneliness, and, upon some questions from him, told him about her father possibly making a deal with the First Order to protect the station from pirates. When Xiono heard that Torra owned Flight Simulator Squadron, the latest flight simulator game, he suggested they go and play it, seeing it as a ticket into the tower. Torra thought she should get back before the First Order arrived, but the arrival of Pyre's shuttle overhead made that impossible. She snuck herself, Xiono and BB-8 back into the tower, and the three avoided various security droids.
Arriving in one of the rooms of the Aces Lounge, where the other four Aces were relaxing, Torra was questioned by Fenris and Griff Halloran, who both wanted to know about why her father had cancelled races. After Xiono had an encounter with Jace Rucklin, who had an irrational grudge against him due to the loss of his racer, which had been Rucklin's fault, Torra took Xiono off to her quarters. On the way there, they witnessed Pyre and Doza talking in the corridor, with Pyre giving Doza a datapad. Xiono attempted to head for Doza's office, but Torra pulled him away, telling him he was going the wrong direction. In her quarters, Torra and Xiono played Flight Simulator Squadron for a bit, before Xiono and BB-8 were forced to hide when 4D-M1N entered. When the astromech was spotted by 4D, Torra had to talk her family's droid down from attack mode, allowing Xiono the opportunity to slip out behind 4D's back. BB-8 then departed as well.
Torra later heard that Xiono had apparently snuck into her father's office, and arrived there just in time to prevent Doza from opening the closet where Xiono was hiding. She told her father that the Aces wanted to talk to him about the cancelled races, as they had a right to know, and the two left, with Torra looking uncomfortable, allowing Xiono to exit the closet without being discovered. He had snuck in to copy the datapad's contents onto a memory stick. Torra later tracked down Xiono and BB-8 in the hallway, telling Xiono she knew how to get him out of the tower, if he explained to her what he was doing in Doza's office. Xiono offered to explain at Aunt Z's Tavern, and Torra led him to a secret exit without security droids: the door to the trash incinerator.
Xiono was incredulous upon discovering their location, but Torra was confident of the safety, as the incinerator was only activated every three days. However, she had miscalculated the days, and the incinerator was indeed active. She and Xiono were forced to dodge laser bolts from the incinerator as BB-8 raced to open the door. After they exited, Torra confronted Xiono directly: was he a spy? He tried to laugh it off, but she revealed to him that her father had discovered Xiono had been a New Republic pilot. His claim that he had quit the job to become a racer failed to convince her, and the two parted ways. Shortly after she returned to her room, Torra was met by her father, who told her to get ready for the promised hover cruise. Torra wondered who, exactly, Xiono was.
The Holodarts gameEdit
Torra Doza attended a holodarts game at Aunt Z's Tavern with Xiono and his Team Fireball friends. During the game, Xiono missed all three attempts during his round. Bucket managed to hit the target during the first two attempts but the third holodart pierced Xiono in the backside.
Racing with HypeEdit
During a race, Torra attempted to knock Hype from his position as the number-one ranked ace. Torra initially took the lead in her ship Blue Ace but burned her booster fuel early, allowing Hype to claim the lead and preserve his position as top racer.
While on one of their routine escort missions, Torra and her fellow Aces under the leadership of Hype managed to slow a rapidly descending freighter, saving the ship from crash-landing on the Colossus.
Buggle's day with KazEdit
Later, Torra got her friend Xiono to babysit her pet voorpak Buggles at Yeager's garage. However, the creature led Xiono on a chase through the garage. When Torra returned, she and Xino discovered that Buggles had gotten inside the cockpit of the racer Fireball and had turned on the ship's engines, alarming the two of them.
Kaz's test flightEdit
Torra raced Xiono, who was flying the Fireball during a test flight. Torra and Xiono circled the Colossus in their ships. While Torra's Blue Ace experienced no problems, Xiono lost control of the Fireball when the ship's throttle broke off. He managed to regain control of the Fireball but it soon fell apart after landing.
Personality and traitsEdit
Much of Torra Doza's time was spent in the cockpit of a starship, causing her to develop a sense of flair and competitiveness as a racer. She was an audaciously bold and thrill-seeking pilot, willing to both defend the Colossus station and participate in its racing events. She was very energetic, possessing the eagerness of a teenager, yet was also exceptionally able. She favored speed as a pilot, and therefore, no expense was spared to ensure that her starfighter, the Blue Ace, was a state-of-the-art ship noted for its aerodynamic design. She was also very compassionate, being sure to be one of the first to greet Xiono after he woke up from his crash during their race. Additionally, she was perceptive, realizing that Xiono kept secrets from her.
Aside from her passion for flying and racing starships, Doza yearned for companionship, having been raised in an isolated household by a doting and somewhat overprotective father. As a result, she ultimately formed a friendship with Kazuda Xiono, a fellow pilot with similar interests. She also harbored a desire to impress her father.
Skills and abilitiesEdit
- "I'm an Ace pilot. I've battled pirates and marauders."
- ―Torra Doza, on her abilities
Though the youngest member of Ace Squadron, Torra Doza was a highly skilled starship pilot who could fly and compete with some of the best-known pilots in the galaxy. Due to her skills, she was both a daring pilot and a competitive racer.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "You get her into a ship and, man, she will just, like, blow you out of the water."
- ―Brandon Auman, on Torra Doza