Star Wars: Pandora's Legacy
Human Rebel Pilot
A young man in his early twenties, Wedge is an unassuming figure on his own two feet. He’s slight of build, dark-haired and dark-eyed, and plain featured. In the cockpit of a star fighter, however, he is a force to be reckoned with.
Wedge Antilles was the son of a spacer, and grew up amongst the stars. He was orphaned at the late age of seventeen, and took to smuggling, using his skills as a pilot to outmaneuver customs patrols and Imperial enforcers.
Despite his youth he joined the Rebellion almost from the start, and helped establish the Rebel’s infant fighter corps. Wedge took part in the mission that secured several advanced X-Wing star fighters, and was a founding member of Rogue Squadron. During the Battle of Yavin, he was one of only two pilots to survive the Death Star run, and became the only original member of Rogue Squadron still breathing.
By the time the rebel’s established Hoth’s Echo Base, Wedge was a wing-leader under Luke Skywalker. During the evacuation, General Rieekan promoted him to Commander on the spot, and ordered him to lead the covering action while Rebel transports ran the Imperial blockade.
Antilles was the first pilot to spot the gunship Second Chance as it made it’s apparently suicidal assault on the Imperial Interdictor Cruiser. Ording his pilots to lend support, the X-Wing’s cleared the skies of enemy TIEs before lending their own firepower to the endeavor.
When the artificial gravity well vanished, Antilles made a command decision: he transmitted the location of the rebel rendezvous to the gunship, so they could join the main fleet in retreat.