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In the waning days of the [[Galactic Republic]] and the [[Clone Wars]], Blissex designed the [[Victory I-class Star Destroyer|''Victory''-class Star Destroyer]] for [[Rendili StarDrive]]. The craft was considered to be among the best of its kind, and although it saw limited use by the Republic, it would be a mainstay of the [[Galactic Empire]] fleet in the future.<ref name="is" /> Blissex himself was never comfortable with devising war machines, but he acknowledged the need for them to keep the peace.<ref name="ff121" />
 
In the waning days of the [[Galactic Republic]] and the [[Clone Wars]], Blissex designed the [[Victory I-class Star Destroyer|''Victory''-class Star Destroyer]] for [[Rendili StarDrive]]. The craft was considered to be among the best of its kind, and although it saw limited use by the Republic, it would be a mainstay of the [[Galactic Empire]] fleet in the future.<ref name="is" /> Blissex himself was never comfortable with devising war machines, but he acknowledged the need for them to keep the peace.<ref name="ff121" />
   
When [[Supreme Chancellor]] [[Palpatine]] made his grab for power in [[19 BBY]], Blissex chose to disappear from the galactic spotlight. He was idealistic, and he vehemently disagreed with Palpatine's policy of using weapons of mass destruction to police his new [[Galactic Empire]], but he understood the threat that the [[Emperor]] posed to his safety. Rather than be forced to do that which he believed wrong, Blissex became one of the founding members of the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]].<ref name="ff121" />
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When [[Supreme Chancellor]] [[Palpatine]] made his grab for power in [[19 BBY]], Blissex chose to disappear from the galactic spotlight. He was idealistic, and he vehemently disagreed with Palpatine's policy of using weapons of mass destruction to police his new [[Galactic Empire]], but he understood the threat that the [[Emperor]] posed to his safety. Rather than be forced to do that which he believed wrong, Blissex became one of the founding members of the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic]]. Despite this, his daughter, [[Lira Blissex]], married [[Imperial Governor]] [[Denn Wessex]] of the [[Reglim Sector]], and took her father's intended place in the Empire. She designed the [[Imperial I-class Star Destroyer|''Imperial I''-class Star Destroyer]], working from her father's designs for the ''Victory I''-class.<ref name="ff121" />
   
 
Most importantly, however, he was the mind behind the [[Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter|Alpha-3 ''Nimbus''-class V-wing starfighter]], that would be the predecessor of the Empire's [[TIE/ln starfighter|TIE Fighter]].
 
Most importantly, however, he was the mind behind the [[Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter|Alpha-3 ''Nimbus''-class V-wing starfighter]], that would be the predecessor of the Empire's [[TIE/ln starfighter|TIE Fighter]].

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Walex Blissex was an esteemed starship engineer.

Biography

Galactic Republic

"She is a remarkable vessel. With the engineering breakthroughs we tackled developing her, she's just the start. She's a real sign of things to come."
―Walex Blissex[src]

In 22 BBY, Walex Blissex was working at Kuat Drive Yards, with the title of Project Engineer. He designed and developed the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor, a small craft purpose-built for use by the Jedi Order. Blissex was proud of his craft, and joined in the unveiling on Kuat with Senator Risi Lenoan, and Jedi Knights Adi Gallia and Aayla Secura. Blissex took this opportunity to speak to HoloNet News.[3]

In the waning days of the Galactic Republic and the Clone Wars, Blissex designed the Victory-class Star Destroyer for Rendili StarDrive. The craft was considered to be among the best of its kind, and although it saw limited use by the Republic, it would be a mainstay of the Galactic Empire fleet in the future.[2] Blissex himself was never comfortable with devising war machines, but he acknowledged the need for them to keep the peace.[1]

When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine made his grab for power in 19 BBY, Blissex chose to disappear from the galactic spotlight. He was idealistic, and he vehemently disagreed with Palpatine's policy of using weapons of mass destruction to police his new Galactic Empire, but he understood the threat that the Emperor posed to his safety. Rather than be forced to do that which he believed wrong, Blissex became one of the founding members of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Despite this, his daughter, Lira Blissex, married Imperial Governor Denn Wessex of the Reglim Sector, and took her father's intended place in the Empire. She designed the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer, working from her father's designs for the Victory I-class.[1]

Most importantly, however, he was the mind behind the Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter, that would be the predecessor of the Empire's TIE Fighter.

The Rebel Alliance

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Walex Blissex.

Following the Battle of Yavin, General Jan Dodonna realized that the Alliance needed a starfighter that could match the TIE Fighter for speed and maneuverability. He approached Blissex, and together they developed the RZ-1 A-wing interceptor. Though Mon Mothma was initially skepitcal, she gave in to the now-popular Dodonna, and the craft was developed. Mothma, however, refused to adequately fund the project, forcing Blissex to get the maximum output for the lowest amount of input. Putting his skills to good use, Blissex was able to successfully assemble the RZ-1, using components so common that they could be found anywhere in the galaxy, without sacrificing any performance whatsoever.[4] Due to his service to the Alliance, he was given the honorary rank of general.[5]

In 4 ABY, Blissex was present aboard the Home One, in preparation for the climactic Battle of Endor.[6] This would prove to be one of the last times Blissex was seen in public. When the Alliance gave way to the New Republic, Blissex became a part of Dodonna's "Grey Cadre." Amongst the battle hardened veterans that made up the group, Blissex was the most quiet and reserved of the lot.[1]

Blissex later designed the Republic-class Star Destroyer for the New Republic.

Engineering aptitude ran in the Blissex family. His daughter, Lira Wessex, was responsible for the Venator-class Star Destroyer, the Imperial-class Star Destroyer, and the Executor-class Star Dreadnought. Ironically, the Executor was destroyed when one of the A-wings designed by her father rammed its bridge.

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