- "Echo Base, this is Rogue Two. I've found them. Repeat, I've found them."
- ―Zev Senesca, after locating Luke Skywalker and Han Solo on Hoth
Zev Senesca was a human male rebel pilot who served the Rebel Alliance as a member of Rogue Squadron. While operating on Hoth, Senesca flew a snowspeeder under the callsign Rogue Two. He was the pilot who located the missing Alliance members Captain Han Solo and Commander Luke Skywalker, and he later participated in the Battle of Hoth. During the battle, Senesca and his gunner died when their snowspeeder was shot down by an AT-AT.
- "Like hunting sharwhales on Uthura! I'm coming home!"
- ―Zev Senesca, during the Battle of Hoth
Zev Senesca was a human male from Kestic Station. At some point, Senesca left Kestic Station and resided on Uthura, where he hunted starwhales. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Senesca had joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic, serving the Rebel Alliance Starfighter Corps. After joining the Alliance, he met Wedge Antilles and Hobbie whilst at one of General Hera Syndulla's training exercises.
In 3 ABY, Senesca was among the Rebels stationed at Echo Base on the ice-planet of Hoth, where he flew a T-47 airspeeder under the callsign of Rogue Two. When Rogue Leader Luke Skywalker went missing during a patrol, Captain Han Solo went in search of him. The following morning, Senesca led Rogue Squadron and located the two missing officers.
Soon after, the Galactic Empire discovered Echo Base, and the Rebel Alliance began an evacuation. During the subsequent Battle of Hoth, Senesca piloted his snowspeeder, with Kit Valent serving as his gunner. While defending Echo Base from Imperial All Terrain Armored Transports, Senesca's snowspeeder was shot down, and both he and Valent were killed.
Behind the scenesEdit
Zev Senesca was created for the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, in which he was portrayed by actor Christopher Malcolm. The film's credits identified the character as "Zev (Rogue 2)", and the surname of "Senesca" was later canonized in Ultimate Star Wars, a 2015 reference book.
According to Ultimate Star Wars, Senesca hailed from Kestic Station. However, the 2015 junior novel The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? states that Uthura is his homeworld, and a cohesive timeline from Lucasfilm has yet to be determined.
- Star Wars 45: Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part II
- Star Wars 51: Hope Dies, Part II
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? audiobook
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Senesca)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- ↑ Star Wars 45: Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part II
- ↑ Star Wars: Complete Locations