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"All creatures are ruled by the strongest among them. It is the way of nature. The strong survive and the weak are crushed. Now, how do we identify the strong among us? Is it only the largest? The most muscular? No, Yama. It is the ones with the most discipline. The ones that can master their own base instincts and project——power"
―Winshur Bratt, to Yama Dex[src]

Winshur Bratt was a human male who hailed from the town of Bela Vistal on the planet Corellia. Born in the year following the Battle of Yavin, he was placed in a religious center, where he studied there for the majority of his life until he grew old enough to look for work in Coronet City. He eventually joined the Corellian Engineering Corporation's Records Department and became their head clerk, promoted to Executive Records Officer by 34 ABY when the First Order took over the company, with Yama Dex and Monti Calay being assigned as his assistants.

One day, Bratt was assigned the duty of handing out labor work to prisoners arriving to Corellia, accompanied by a reform officer, Colonel Genial. He was later accused of working with the traitorous Calay by the colonel. While the two were alone, Bratt killed the colonel when he pushed him off a bridge and sent him falling into the sea below, determined to hand over Calay to the First Order himself. During a scuffle with Dex, whom he intended to punish for her actions, Bratt was ultimately killed by Teza Nasz, a former Imperial warlord who had been recruited into the Resistance.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Winshur Bratt was a Corellian human male born in the town of Bela Vistal on the planet Corellia in the year after the Battle of Yavin. As a member of a middle class family, Bratt was placed in a religious center by his mother, both of which he despised greatly over the years. During his time at the center, he earned the nickname "Bratty." He grew up in the presence of stormtroopers that had occupied the town during the ongoing Galactic Civil War. When he became an adult, he travelled to Coronet City to search for work.[1]

Serving the First OrderEdit

"Of course, I'll have to add this to your permanent record, and appropriate disciplinary action will no doubt be taken. It's for your own good, really. You see that, don't you?"
―Bratt, to Yama Dex[src]

Within six months of entering the city, Bratt became the head clerk of the Corellian Engineering Corporation's Records Department, retaining his job after passing his re-employment interview with a woman when the First Order took over the company. By 34 ABY,[3] he was promoted to Executive Records Officer for the department and received his own office, with Yama Dex and Monti Calay being assigned as his assistants. At one point, he met the businessman Hasadar Shu at an informational session on a new park being built on the government district.[1]

One day, Bratt received a communication from his mother, but deleted it due to the hatred he harbored for her. While awaiting clearance to enter his office in Building Two, he was approached by Navah, who had studied with him at the center. As the two conversed, Bratt revolted at Navah's presence, as he distanced himself from his hometown and anyone associated with it. After receiving clearance to enter the building, he parted ways with the woman without bidding her farewell, viewing her as insignificant. He also considered reporting her as she squeezed his arm while they chatted. While Bratt made his way to his office, he nodded at Colonel Genial, a reform officer from the Reform Office.[1]

When he entered his office, he began managing the corporation's records. He summoned Yama Dex after seeing two new boxes of records on his desk, but noticed that her hair did not meet the company's regulation. She claimed that she worked late in the morning and did not have time to change it, but Bratt stopped her before she could continue. The officer then began explaining how creatures are ruled by the strongest among them, and that humans were measured by their level of discipline. He then asked her if she wanted to be powerful or be crushed by her weakness, to which Dex replied she wanted to be powerful. Bratt then instructed her to straighten her belt and adjust her hair before dismissing her and giving her the boxes to be organized, stating that the violation will be added to her permanent record and would result in disciplinary action.[1]

AssignmentEdit

"This message is intended for Executive Records Officer Winshur Bratt of the Corellian Command Base. If you have accessed this in error, you continue under penalty from the First Order."
―Bratt learns of an assignment intended for him[src]

Sometime later, Bratt was approached by Monti Calay, who delivered a message from Bratt's superior on a datapad, marked as urgent and confidential. After entering his password, he dismissed Calay and watched as the message played. Bratt recognized the woman in the hologram as the same one from his re-employment interview. The officer was given three documents detailing multiple lists of prisoners to be transferred to Corellia, and was tasked with securing the documents so that they may only be accessed by high-profile individuals, as well as assigning labor work to the prisoners. The woman informed him that he would be working with Colonel Genial to oversee the placement of the prisoners in the Corellian shipyards labor pool. The woman also stated that Bratt would be transferred to high command if the tasks were successfully completed, before closing the hologram.[1]

Bratt inspected the list of names, recognizing a number of designations. He learned that the prisoners were former politicians, and realized that this was an opportunity to prove himself and become someone of importance. After deciding to acquire the job roster from the Employment Department in order to obtain a better understanding of the prisoners' assignments, he summoned Calay and tasked him with managing the office while the officer retrieved a number of records from the department.[1]

Bratt observed the prisoners' arrival, accompanied by Calay. His assistant questioned if the prisoners would be executed, but Bratt replied stating that the First Order was merciful and allowed them to live by doing hard labor. He then opened his datapad and matched the names with the prisoners' faces. He assigned different tasks to various prisoners before stopping at Ransolm Casterfo, recognizing his notoriety in politics. Bratt was then approached by Genial, who ordered him to continue assigning labor work to the other prisoners. After finishing his work, Bratt returned to his office.[1]

Lunch with a businessmanEdit

"Bratt. You didn’t tell me that you knew Hasadar Shu."
"Well, uh, yes. We are acquainted."
―Bratt and Genial[src]

In his office, Bratt, tired from the assignment, was approached by Dex, who was worried about his condition. The officer told her to focus on completing the tasks she was assigned the day before. He was then informed of his appointment with Hasadar Shu, arranged by the girl herself as the businessman knew Bratt personally. The officer tried to cancel the meeting, but learned that Shu had already arrived outside his office, who was chatting with Genial. He then hastily prepared to meet the two. As they conversed, Bratt felt uneasy as Shu claimed he was an old friend of the officer, taking notice of Dex, who smirked as she turned away. The three then made their way to lunch.[1]

During the luncheon, Bratt learned the reform officer's name, considering it a joke. He viewed the luncheon as a disaster, as he was unable to spark a meaningful conversation with Shu in an attempt to understand how the businessman knew him personally. Bratt choked on his food, prompting Shu to offer him a glass of water. When he returned to his office, he saw Dex and Calay together, and asked them why supplies were scattered around the room. He then instructed the girl to clean up the room and gather the reports he had requested before the lunch. Bratt then took notice of Calay, who claimed to be ill, and dismissed him, not wanting to fall ill himself. He told Dex to cover for Calay in case the officer needed assistance.[1]

Accusations of treacheryEdit

"But it's not true. None of it is true. I've been set up!"
―Bratt is accused of being a traitor[src]

Later during the day, Bratt attempted to call Dex in order to have her make caf for him, but she did not respond. After calling her two more times, he got up and saw the girl asleep at her desk. Due to the frustration he had built up from his lunch with Shu and Genial and the girl's mannerisms and actions over the weeks, Bratt proceeded to knock Dex off her chair and beat her till she bled. After beating the girl, the officer staggered on the way to the restroom, where he vomited all the food he had eaten into the sink. He questioned his actions against Dex, but concluded that she deserved what had happened.[1]

After washing his face, he was approached by Genial, who informed him that Calay had stolen the datapad that contained the lists of prisoners and that he learned this information from Dex herself. Since Calay operated under Bratt's supervision, the officer ultimately shouldered the blame, and would be answerable to high command. Bratt was also accused by the colonel of working with environmental activists alongside Shu during their informational session. Genial deduced that Bratt could not hand the list over to Shu as he was accompanying him during their meeting, and so he had Calay deliver the list instead. Now in a dire predicament, Bratt accompanied Genial as they attempted to seize the list from Calay in a party held by Shu in order to clear the officer's name. Exhausted, he left the office with a disheveled appearance. However, he did not notice a group of Resistance members who observed him leaving while hiding.[1]

Sudden turn and deathEdit

"Leave me."
―Bratt's final words, to Ransolm Casterfo[src]

As Bratt and Genial made their way through the streets of Coronet City to attend Shu's party, the colonel repeatedly insulted the officer for his incompetence until he finally snapped. In his thoughts, Bratt admired everything the First Order stood for. When they reached a bridge, he noticed the sea that the city bordered. Bratt questioned his identity, before Genial ordered him to move faster as they were late to the event. With no witnesses present, Bratt ran towards the colonel and knocked him over the bridge's railing, sending him falling to his death. Now determined to find Calay and clear his name himself, he ran back to his office with a smile on his face.[1]

Upon returning to Building Two, he noticed Dex sneaking around inside. He watched as the girl entered an underground passage that led to the shipyards and pursued her. Bratt eventually lost sight of her in the dark tunnel and started running before Dex appeared before the officer with a pipe in her hands. He slowly approached her while reminding her that power came from discipline. When they were close, a scuffle ensued. Bratt managed to wrest the pipe from her hands, causing Dex to fall to her knees. Preparing to swing the pipe at her, he was interrupted by Teza Nasz, an ex-Imperial warlord who was now allied with the Resistance, who threatened to shoot him if he did not surrender the pipe to Dex.[1]

Bratt refused, and was promptly shot in the stomach by Nasz. The officer collapsed on the floor, and watched as other Resistance members made their way to Nasz and Dex. He was then nudged by Casterfo, who was now a member of the Resistance. The former prisoner offered the dying officer a hand, but Bratt refused as he knew he was dying, prompting Casterfo to leave with the others. In his final moments, Bratt thought about how violence had led him down a path with false promises of power, realizing that it had not saved, but doomed him.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Who is Winshur Bratt now? And who will he be?"
―Bratt ponders to himself[src]

A Corellian human male, Bratt's time in Bela Vistal's religious center had a profound effect on his personality, causing him to despise his mother and everyone associated with the town over the years. He went so far as to delete an unopened communication from his mother, in the hopes that she would realize he had distanced himself from his past completely. When he became an Executive Records Officer, Bratt took great pride in his new job, and was joyful when his interviewer told him he was destined for bigger achievements than working in Corellia.[1]

While conversing with Navah, Bratt wanted to part ways with the woman as quickly as possible, when he learned she was a classmate of his at the religious center. When they subsequently separated, Bratt did not bid her farewell, viewing her as an insignificant person due to her job in the working class and her dirty appearance, and considered reporting her for assault when she squeezed his arm. Bratt had a commanding presence in front of his assistants, Dex and Calay. He viewed Dex as a nuisance due to her messy appearance and demeanor, while considering Calay an obedient aide. However, he faltered when in the presence of Genial and Shu, the latter of which knew the officer personally. He later took out his personal frustrations on Dex and beat the young girl until she bled, blaming her for his misfortunes.[1]

Bratt firmly believed in everything the First Order stood for, and wanted to prove himself to the regime even after facing accusations of treachery. He held his ideals until he was shot and left for dead, filling him with regret. While dying slowly, Bratt realized that violence had betrayed and doomed him with false promises of power, and that his assistants were not to blame.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Winshur Bratt was featured as one of the main characters in Resistance Reborn, a 2019 novel written by Rebecca Roanhorse.[1]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 Resistance Reborn
  2. Resistance Reborn states that Winshur Bratt was born in the year after the Battle of Yavin. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the battle to 0 BBY, Bratt was born in 1 ABY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Resistance Reborn takes place days after the events of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, which in turn are set directly after Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, both The Last Jedi and Resistance Reborn must also take place in the same year, which also includes Bratt's appearance and death.
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