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Yerka Mig was a Human male from the planet Ralltiir who became an Imperial officer, pilot, and bureaucrat. When the Galactic Empire subjugated his homeworld in 1 BBY, Mig resigned and fled in remorse, becoming a fugitive from both Imperial Intelligence and the Imperial Security Bureau and living as an outlaw on Tatooine, where he frequented the planet's Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in 0 BBY.

Biography[]

The Human male[2] Yerka Mig hailed from the planet Ralltiir.[1] He joined the Galactic Empire, becoming a pilot and an Imperial officer.[3] Also a bureaucrat with high security clearance, Mig was still serving the Empire when his homeworld was subjugated[1] in 1 BBY.[4] Mig resigned in protest[3] and fled in remorse after Ralltiir's subjugation.[1] With his high security clearance making him a fugitive from both Imperial Intelligence[3] and the Imperial Security Bureau, Mig was forced to live as an outlaw on Tatooine.[3]

Yerka Mig (center) at the cantina

While on Tatooine, Mig was known to frequent Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in the planet's city of Mos Eisley.[5] In 0 BBY,[6] Mig was in the cantina when a former moisture farmer named Luke Skywalker and a Jedi Master named Obi-Wan Kenobi entered, searching for a pilot to take them and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 to the planet Alderaan. Mig witnessed the smuggler Han Solo killing the bounty hunter Greedo before Solo left the cantina.[2]

Personality and traits[]

Yerka Mig fled from the Empire in remorse after his homeworld's subjugation.[1] While he was living as an outlaw on Tatooine and frequenting Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, Mig could not help but resist a smirk at Solo quipping "sorry about the mess"[3] to Wuher, the bartender. He had brown hair and fair skin.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Yerka Mig first appeared in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first film of the original trilogy. Uncredited in the film,[2] he was portrayed by actor George Stock, listed as one of the "bureaucrats."[7] Mig's scenes were filmed from April 12 to April 22, 1976 at Elstree Studios's stage 6.[8]

In 1995, Decipher, Inc. first named Yerka Mig in the Star Wars Customizable Card Game's Premiere Limited set.[1] According to a fan-run website for the game, he was named as an anagram of Decipher employee Mike Gray.[9] In 2002, he was mentioned in The Official Star Wars Fact File 22, where his name was spelled "Yerke Mig."[3]

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