Chase Return of the Jedi but long before The awakening of the force, Star Wars Squads introduces a new cast of characters to the galaxy far, far away. These Star Wars Squads characters, new to the Star Wars canon, they come in the form of two opposing starfighter squadrons, the Vanguard Squad of the New Republic and the Titan Squad of the Empire.
With each squad consisting of five pilots (four, not counting the player character), as well as commanding officers and support team, the game adds more than a dozen characters added to Disney. Star Wars canon for fans to learn more. Dice Star Wars media tendency to refer to other entries in the vast franchise, it is possible that some of the Squads‘new faces will appear again in the future Star Wars stories.
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The following list includes all the new characters that were introduced in Star Wars Squads, including all members of the Vanguard Squadron and Titan Squadron.
Star Wars Squadrons New Republic characters
Ardo is a native of Mon Cala, where he lived during the imperial occupation. Back then, he introduced himself as a bartender to learn imperial secrets from careless soldiers, then sent the information to the Rebellion. He rose through the ranks and became the chief of intelligence for the Vanguard Squad, who is often seen discussing risks and tactics with Lindon Javes.
Feresk Tssat, also known as “Frisk”
Frisk, an albino Trandoshan, never fit in at home. He worked his way through the galaxy as a con man, feigning various trophies and collectibles until he collided with an Imperial governor and was marked for death. Evading the Empire’s death mark for years gave Frisk abilities the Rebellion deemed valuable, and flying under the Rebel Alliance gave Frisk the sanctuary of the Empire he needed, a mutual benefit to both parties.
Gracalia Vatara Sienar, also known as “Grace”
Born into a life of luxury, thanks to her family playing an important role in the production of TIE Fighter for the Empire, Grace fled her home to see firsthand the cruelty of the Empire. After dodging the bounty hunters who tried to bring her home for years, she finally joined the Rebellion. As she is familiar with the design of Imperial ships, she uses her knowledge to help the New Republic as a member of the Vanguard Squad.
Once a professional starfighter racer, Keo found himself on the bad side of the Outer Rim crime syndicates. It was thanks to the kindness of an anonymous stranger that Keo escaped the syndicates in one piece and, in the process, became passionate about the fight between the Empire and the New Republic. Though dismissed simply for having a hunch, Keo is Force-sensitive, often using his gift to make predictions about upcoming battles, much to the amazement of other Vanguard Squad pilots.
Kierah Koova, aka “Gunny”
Gunny is a veteran of countless battles, having lost an arm while fighting to liberate her home world, Mimban, from the Separatists. It wouldn’t be long before she became a freedom fighter once again, only this time fighting the newly formed Galactic Empire. She serves as the Vanguard Leader, always leading from the front and eager to train the next generation of pilots.
Lindon begins the game as the leader of the Imperial Titan Squad. It is in the wake of the destruction of Alderaan, when tasked with destroying fleeing Alderaan refugee ships, that he decides to defect and join the Rebellion. He quickly rose through the ranks and, after the destruction of the Second Death Star, finds himself in command of the Vanguard Squad and the secret New Republic Starhawk Project.
Zerelda serves as a mechanic for the Vanguard Squad. Unlike many in her profession, she has a deep distrust of droids, due to growing up in a world occupied by the Separatist droid army. After the Clone Wars, she found herself on the pod racing circuit, before finally being recruited by the New Republic.
Imperial characters of the Star Wars squads
Havina exists for one purpose: to kill rebels. Fueled by the deaths of her two brothers during a Rebel attack and having lost too many squadmates during the Battle of Endor, Havina wants revenge as part of Titan Squad.
LT-514 began life as Obon Yandro. After being mistaken once for an Imperial Intelligence officer, he discovered that he had a gift for intelligence work and joined the Empire, where he received cybernetic implants that allow him to analyze data quickly and efficiently. Due to a lack of qualified intelligence officers after the Battle of Endor, LT-514 found himself assigned to the front aboard the Imperial Star Destroyer Supervisor along with Vanguard Squad.
The daughter of two former imperial senators, Rella has always had a nose for politics. She believes that the death of Emperor Palpatine may have paved the way for the Imperial Senate to be reborn and aspires to one day, perhaps, help guide the Empire, not only with his military strength but with his mind as a political leader. Meanwhile, she finds herself a member of the Titan Squad, where she serves as a strategist for the squad.
Not much is known about Shen, even his Titan squadmates. He was once shot down and nearly killed in the crash that followed, then rebuilt with cybernetics. Shen never takes off his battle damaged helmet and is able to survive the physical trauma that would kill most pilots. He is fiercely loyal to the Empire and all he wants is to see the New Republic fall.
Terisa grew up in the underworld of Coruscant as an orphan before joining the Empire. Believing that the old Republic was corrupt, she finds purpose with the Empire as a pilot and is grateful for the opportunities the Imperial Navy provided her to build a better life. Years after flying under Lindon Javes and witnessing his betrayal firsthand, Terisa is promoted to commanding officer of the ISD Supervisor and is tasked with discovering the New Republic Starhawk Project, in which Lindon Javes is involved.
Once a police officer, Varko joined the Empire during the Rebellion, seeking to preserve order in the galaxy. He has survived much longer than he thought possible, witnessing the deaths of many former teammates along the way. Although he has occasionally questioned the methods of the Empire, he remains convinced that the Empire is the best option for a peaceful and stable galaxy, and he fights to restore the law as leader of the Vanguard Squad.
Willard grew up with a love for imperial ship design, although he never wanted to be a pilot. After graduating from the prestigious Arkanis Academy Imperial Officers School, he trained to become a mechanic and found himself assigned to the ISD supervisor and Star Wars Squads‘ Vanguard Squad.
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