Star Wars Battlefront II explored an entire new story set between Return of the Jedi and The Power Awakens. The one-player marketing campaign launched Iden Versio, the chief of the Empire’s elite particular forces unit and later a Insurgent and Resistance agent, in addition to new Insurgent heroes and Imperial villains. It additionally featured the return of some beloved favorites, giving us our first on-screen have a look at Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo (with a beard!!!) within the days and years instantly after the Battle of Endor.
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However whereas all of those characters take middle stage within the story at one level or one other, none proved to be as widespread amongst gamers as Shriv Suurgav, the sarcastic and cynical Duros who fought alongside Lando and Iden in opposition to the Empire and the First Order within the sport. Shriv’s dynamic with the care-free and charming Lando immediately received him followers, as he moped round throughout their missions, commenting on his accomplice’s bigger than life heroics. However like Han, Shriv has a coronary heart of gold on the within, as he fights to guard the galaxy from Imperial tyranny, however he’ll by no means present it.
Whereas he by no means appeared in any of the Unique Trilogy films, it’s defined within the official Star Wars databank that Shriv took half within the Liberation of Sullust earlier than the occasions of Return of the Jedi and in addition fought alongside different Rebels within the Battle of Endor, participating within the celebration on the planet after the Emperor fell and the second Loss of life Star was destroyed. In IDW’s Star Wars Adventures comics, we see Shriv working with Sullustan Insurgent hero Nien Nunb to thwart the plans of what remained of the fractured Empire.
In Battlefront II, we first meet Shriv throughout an Imperial siege on Naboo, an assault carried out simply days after the Battle of Endor that was a part of the Emperor Palpatine‘s final plan to rise once more. After his dying, the Emperor despatched a posthumous message to the Empire’s remaining army leaders to set his depraved contingency plan in movement. Operation: Cinder was meant to destroy Imperial planets corresponding to Naboo and Vardos. However why would the Emperor wish to destroy Imperial facilities of energy? Whereas it might sound a bit convoluted, the plan is definitely fairly easy: to be able to create his Ultimate Order on Exegol, he wanted to finish his outdated Empire in order that the New Republic would really feel protected and switch a blind eye to the formation of the First Order within the Unknown Areas.