|joysweeper (joysweeper) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-05-21 10:14:00
|Entry tags:||char: darth vader/anakin skywalker, char: grand admiral thrawn, group: rogue squadron, title: star wars|
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: Blood and Honor
This comic was about the backstory of Baron Soontir Fel. After Vader's death, he was considered to be the best pilot in the Empire. He gets mentioned from time to time elsewhere - Thrawn recruited and cloned him, he showed up briefly in the New Jedi Order, his son became one of Jaina Solo's love interests, and in the "Legacy" comics the Emperor is a Fel. But he's at his biggest in the Rogue Squadron comics, where he was first introduced.
It was a special forty-one page comic.
Rogue Squadron managed to capture Fel. He wanted to talk to Wedge Antilles.
So yes, he was a farmboy who unwillingly ended up joining the Imperial naval academy after he beat up the administrator's son to keep him from raping someone. And it turned out he was a really good pilot. Good enough to be called back to teach.
But both Biggs Darklighter and Hobbie Klivian very dramatically switched sides in the takeover of the Rand Ecliptic. (Tycho Celchu waited until the Death Star killed everyone he loved.) It wasn't Fel's doing, but he got kicked out of the academy anyway and posted in a wing of total wastes of carbon. Being Fel, he couldn't keep things like that.
He did as promised. After a while the 181st became legendary. He was elsewhere when the first Death Star blew - that same day, he pulled off a victory that was minor in comparison.
So they started dating, and things went well. So well that eventually, while enjoying various victories, Fel proposed.
Wedge Antilles, the best living non-Luke pilot in the Rebellion. Syal didn't want him and Fel to meet - she loved them both. Still, she did marry Fel. "They said a billion men had their hearts broken when Wynssa Starflare wed."
So Fel returned to the war and Syal went back to making holodramas, but now Fel wondered about each Rebel pilot he killed, dreading that point when they would meet. And then the Director of Imperial Intelligence showed up.
BAD TOUCH GET AWAY (sorry)
This freaked him out enough that he went to Syal and told her that he'd probably made an enemy - and indeed, Isard did assign him the post under an incompetant admiral that ended in him being captured - and that she should make plans to go into hiding. And she shouldn't tell him. He'd find her. No power in the galaxy would keep them apart.
Meanwhile, Fel kept flying missions.
They succeeded. Derra IV was disastrous for the Rebellion. Fel saw some good Rebel pilots die that day, but not their best.
His foundation shook even more when pretty much everyone but the alien admiral - Thrawn, if you haven't guessed - was honored for their involvement. Thrawn got sent away into the Unknown Regions, unrecognized.
But Fel was kept too busy by the various other events going on to think about that. From the Xizor thing to the debacle at Endor to Isard's machinations, so on.
Damn. He's sinister. And yes, he did join the Rebellion and Rogue Squadron, and he did not backstab them. After the events of the comics, Isard kidnapped him and sent him to Thrawn, who'd found him interesting.