- "We weren't prepared for anything like this."
- ―Ushos O. Statura, on Resistance casualties during the assault on Starkiller Base
Ushos O. Statura was a human male admiral and senior officer with the Resistance. Statura hailed from the planet Garel and had a scientific background. Statura's knowledge aided in the Resistance's efforts during their conflict with the First Order, in which he helped plan the assault on Starkiller Base, the First Order's superweapon, from their command center on D'Qar. Statura correctly predicted the attack on Starkiller Base would be successful if the Resistance crippled its thermal oscillator, which led to the destruction of the superweapon.
Galactic Civil War
Ushos O. Statura was born on Garel sometime prior to the Galactic Civil War. By the time he was a teenager, he had fought against the Galactic Empire to liberate his homeworld. Following the Battle of Endor, he pursued a career in applied sciences.
War against the First Order
Eventually, Statura was recruited by General Leia Organa as commander of ship procurement and logistics for her Resistance forces, becoming an admiral. He was never far from Organa's side, as she relied upon Statura for advice and perspective. He awarded the Rieekan Ribbon for Bravery in Battle to Poe Dameron for his role in the rescue of Admiral Ackbar. After the destruction of the Hosnian system, he helped plan the assault on Starkiller Base.
In the aftermath, as the First Order regrouped and prepared to obliterate the Resistance base on D'Qar, Statura was part of the briefing and expressed shock that the regime could arrive so quickly. Statura was killed along with most of High Command during the Battle of Oetchi when the Resistance flagship Raddus was attacked by the First Order.
- "Not everyone. But the Resistance leadership is gone. Admiral Holdo, Ackbar, Statura. The entire fleet."
- ―Temmin Wexley informing Norra Wexley of Statura's fate
Sometime after the Battle of Crait, Temmin Wexley and Karé Kun went to meet the retired Wedge Antilles and Norra Wexley, whom they informed of Statura's death alongside other members of the Resistance leadership, including Admiral Gial Ackbar and Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.
Behind the scenes
Ushos O. Statura was portrayed by Ken Leung in the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Leung previously played Miles Straume on the television series Lost, which was produced by J.J. Abrams, who directed, produced, and co-wrote The Force Awakens.
- Poe Dameron 15
- Poe Dameron 20
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens audiobook
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel audiobook
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation
- The Force Awakens Adaptation 5
- Poe Dameron 28 (In flashback(s))
- Poe Dameron 29 (Mentioned only)
- Resistance Reborn (Mentioned only)
- Resistance Reborn audiobook (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary states that Statura was a teenager when the Galactic Civil War ended (at the Battle of Jakku). With a maximum age of nineteen at the Battle of Jakku and a minimum age of thirteen, it can be determined that Statura was born thirteen to nineteen years before the Battle of Jakku. The Battle of Yavin took place five years before the Battle of Jakku; thus it can be calculated that Statura was born between eight and fourteen years before the Battle of Yavin.
- Resistance Reborn states that Statura's death ocurred in the days after the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which are dated to 34 ABY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
- "The Resistance" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 31 (Weapons & Uniforms: The Resistance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- Poe Dameron 28
- Resistance Reborn
- Yamato, Jen. (December 19, 2015). "How to Spot All the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Cameos, From Daniel Craig to Yoda". The Daily Beast.