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"This is Vi Moradi, and General Organa needs our help. Every day systems get caught in the grip of the First Order, but the Resistance has not been defeated. We've settled on Batuu, a small planet at the edge of the Outer Rim. It's so remote the First Order hasn't even bothered with it. You've supported our cause—now we need you to join the fight. We need you to join us on Batuu. Stand with us against the First Order. Get ready recruits, it's time for you to join the party. And I'll see you at the edge of the galaxy."
―Vi Moradi, in a transmission to Resistance sympathizers[src]

Vi Moradi, also known by the codenames Starling, Amaka Kottu, Evette Harlo, or Magpie, was a human female spy who served the Resistance.

BiographyEdit

"Ignite the Spark. Light the Fire."
―Vi Moradi[src]
Amaka

Vi Moradi, Resistance spy code named "Starling"

Vi Moradi, was a spy who served in the Resistance during the cold war. At some point prior to the attack on Tuanul she and her droid, U5-GG, were captured in their starhopper and taken aboard the First Order battlecruiser Absolution. Whilst aboard the ship, she was interrogated for information about the past of Captain Phasma by Cardinal, a rival of Phasma, in exchange for her release.[1]

Moradi relayed all of the testimony she learned from Siv, a former comrade of Phasma's from Parnassos, about his rival, while in the meantime subtly prying information from Cardinal. In the end, when Cardinal demanded proof to accuse Phasma of murdering General Brendol Hux, Moradi provided him with a Parnassos beetle, the means of which Phasma committed the deed. After Cardinal failed to bring the evidence to his superiors and later lost a duel against Phasma, Moradi rescued him and later traveled to Parnassos to rescue Siv as well as her daughter Torbi.[1]

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Vi Moradi on Batuu

Moradi later visited Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, where she would send a message to all Resistance sympathizers to join the remaining Resistance forces on Batuu to help in the war between the Resistance and the First Order.[3]

Moradi would later encountered First Order stormtroopers, on one occasion she was forced into hiding when they were nearby.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

Moradi resisted Archex's physical advance, stating that she wasn't into him, before remarking to herself that she had never cared for anyone, neither man or women, that way.[2] She had a brother named Baako Moradi whom she cared about deeply.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Vi Moradi was created for Delilah S. Dawson's 2017 novel Phasma.[1] According to Dawson, Moradi can be seen as a "female Poe Dameron" for her humor, ego, and talent, but with an added dash of James Bond.[5] Moradi was originally identified as "Amaka" on James Zapata's blog, who designed her, Cardinal's and Keldo's appearances.[6] Dawson was asked to change the name to Vi when it was determined that the character would appear in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge,[7] for which the actress and stuntwoman Alex Marshall-Brown originated the role.[8] The character played a role in the opening ceremonies for both versions of Galaxy's Edge,[9][10][11] and can be randomly encountered by visitors.[12] She is portrayed by a number of different actresses at both parks.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Phasma
  2. 2.0 2.1 Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
  3. YouTube Media Invite to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland on the Attractions Magazine YouTube channel
  4. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  5. SWCustom-2011 Delilah S. Dawson on Exploring the First Order's Ruthless Captain in Phasma on StarWars.com
  6. Amaka on James Zapata's blog
  7. TwitterLogo Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) on Twitter "Hey, thanks! I created Vi for PHASMA, but she was originally named Amaka Moradi. They asked us to change her name to Vi for use in the parks, which we were happy to do. I had no idea she would be this big a deal, though! #GalaxysEdge" (screenshot)
  8. TwitterLogo Alex Marshall-Brown (@amarshallbrown) on Twitter "It has been such an honor to join the Star Wars universe originating the role of Vi Moradi for the world premiere of Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge. As long as there is air to breathe, The Resistance shall fight on. Ignight [sic] the Spark & Light the Fire!" (backup link) (screenshot)
  9. Couch, Aaron (May 30, 2019). Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opens in Spectacular Fashion With George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. The Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com.
  10. Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (August 28, 2019). #DisneyParksLIVE: Watch the Replay of the Dedication Ceremony of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney Parks Blog.
  11. Johnson, Zach (August 28, 2019). Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Has an Out of This World Dedication Ceremony at Disney's Hollywood Studios. d23.com.
  12. SWCustom-2011 Who is Vi Moradi, Resistance Hero of Batuu? on StarWars.com

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