- "Long live the Empire."
"Long live the Empire."
- ―Moff Gideon and the captain
A human male captain served in a Galactic Empire remnant led by Moff Gideon. He commanded an Imperial Gozanti-class cruiser, which was attacked above the moon Trask around 9 ABY by four Mandalorians led by Bo-Katan Kryze. The captain sealed himself in the bridge as stormtroopers defended the hallways, being swiftly eliminated. He soon had the Gozanti cruiser begin its ascent from Trask.
After the Mandalorians took control of the cargo bay, the captain threatened to hunt them down if they stowed away with crates. He then contacted Gideon, requesting help from the moff. Gideon, though, ordered him to sacrifice himself and the Gozanti cruiser. Thus the captain killed his officers in the bridge and began flying the cruiser straight towards Trask. However, the Mandalorians stopped him and Kryze interrogated the man for the location of Gideon. The captain subsequently killed himself using an electric shock mechanism in his mouth.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Boarded above Trask[edit | edit source]
- "How long until we clear the atmostphere and can make a jump to hyperspace?"
"We can't climb until we leave the harbor zone, sir."
- ―The captain and the pilot
During the reign of the New Republic, the captain served in a remnant led by Moff Gideon. He commanded an Imperial Gozanti-class cruiser which went to the estuary moon of Trask in the Kol Iben system to export weapons from a black market port, paid for with stolen resources from the planet Mandalore. The Gozanti cruiser was attacked a number of times by a trio of Mandalorians, Bo-Katan Kryze, Koska Reeves and Axe Woves, and the crew made sure to scan for life forms as a precaution before the cruiser's scheduled departure.
The Gozanti-class cruiser set off at the start of the day, cruising along a shipping lane in preparation to ascend from Trask. However, Kryze, Reeves and Woves attacked the cruiser, accompanied by the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin. As the four Mandalorians fought the stormtroopers on the outside walkways of the Gozanti-cruiser, the captain made his way to the bridge, where the ship's security officer informed him of the situation. A stormtrooper from outside then dropped onto the bridge window, and the captain ordered that the hall to the bridge be guarded with the door sealed.
The Mandalorians made it inside the Gozanti-class cruiser and began eliminating more stormtroopers. The captain asked for an update, wishing to know the number of attackers. Although a stormtrooper reported at least ten attackers over comms, the security officer claimed that only four enemy life forms were present, and the stormtrooper identified the Mandalorians before being killed. The captain inquired on when the cruiser would manage to leave into hyperspace. After the ship's pilot informed him that they were not allowed to ascend yet, the captain forcibly had the Gozanti cruiser begin climbing altitude immediately.
Sacrifice[edit | edit source]
- "How far have they gotten?"
"They've breached the cargo hold and taken everything but the bridge. We require immediate backup."
"If they've taken that much of the ship, I'm afraid that's no longer an option. You know what to do."
- ―The captain and Gideon
The Mandalorians headed towards the cargo bay, where the ship's deck officer was instructed by the captain to hold the infiltrators off until the Gozanti-class cruiser entered hyperspace. The captain then listened over the comms as the deck officer had his stormtroopers trap the Mandalorians by closing the doors. The deck officer informed the man that the enemies were trapped in the cargo control area. The captain realized that the Mandalorians could now use the cargo control area, but it was too late as the deck officer and his troops were flushed out of the cruiser when the Mandalorians opened the cargo bay doors.
The security officer reached out to the cargo bay, and Kryze responded, bragging about what the Mandalorians could do with the weapons they were seizing. The captain threatened to hunt the infiltrators down if they stole any crates, but his adversary stated her intention to take over the whole cruiser. Thus the man contacted Gideon, informing the moff of the ongoing attack and requesting for backup. After the captain specified how much of the Gozanti-class cruiser had been taken, Gideon implicitly ordered him to sacrifice the vessel.
The captain complied with Gideon's order and shot the pilot and security officer with his SE-14r light repeating blaster. He then took the piloting controls and forced the Gozanti cruiser into a nose dive straight towards Trask's surface. The Mandalorians reached the bridge, Djarin grabbing the man from his seat and taking the pilot controls with Reeves. As the two Mandalorians flew the Gozanti-class cruiser back to level altitude, Kryze held the captain at knife point, demanding to know if Gideon had the Darksaber, an ancient lightsaber used as a symbol of leadership in Mandalorian culture. The man assured her she already knew, and Kryze promised to let him live if he led her to the moff. However, the captain claimed that Gideon would not let him live, and forcibly gnashed his teeth, activating an electric shocking mechanism that killed him.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "I'll let you live. But you will take me to him."
"You might let me live, but he won't."
- ―Bo-Katan Kryze and the captain, on Gideon
The captain was a human male with light skin, grey hair, and blue eyes. Upon learning that his Gozanti-class cruiser was being attacked, he had the bridge sealed and the hallways guarded to preserve his safety. When the Mandalorians continued to break through waves of stormtroopers, the captain frequently asked for updates from his officers and rushed the cruiser into beginning its ascent early. The man advised the deck officer and his troops to buy time for the Gozanti cruiser to escape, and took a moment to realize when the deck officer had accidentally given the Mandalorians control of the cargo bay doors.
When Bo-Katan Kryze took control of the cargo bay, the captain claimed that he would hunt the Mandalorian and her accomplices if they stole from the Gozanti-class cruiser. With the infiltrators having taken a large portion of the cruiser, the captain reached out to Gideon for help. Having then been ordered by the moff to sacrifice himself and the Gozanti cruiser, the man complied and killed his two officers in the bridge to take the pilot controls. In response to Bo-Katan Kryze's promise to let him live if he led her to Gideon, the captain, knowing that Gideon would kill him regardless, committed suicide.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- "If you think you're going to escape with those weapons you are sadly mistaken. Even if you manage to jettison a few of those crates, we will comb the entire area until you are hunted down and killed."
- ―The captain, to Bo-Katan Kryze
The captain wore the standard uniform of an Imperial naval command officer, including an Imperial kepi and a code cylinder attached below each shoulder. He wore a rank insignia plaque on his left breast with three red bars above three blue. The captain used an SE-14r light repeating blaster to shoot his two officers in the bridge and eventually committed suicide using an electric shock mechanism in his mouth that he could activate by forcibly gnashing his teeth.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The captain appeared in "Chapter 11: The Heiress" of Jon Favreau's 2019 Disney+ television series The Mandalorian, directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and released on November 13, 2020. Credited as "captain," he was played by Titus Welliver with Con Schell serving as the stunt double.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of "Chapter 11: The Heiress," including the appearance and death of the Imperial captain, must have taken place around 9 ABY. establishes that
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Trials of the Darksaber"