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This article is about the battle in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. For the made-for-TV movie, see Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.
Battle of Endor
Part of the Galactic Civil War
Depictions
Canon information
Date 4 ABY
Location Endor's forest moon
Result Decisive Alliance Victory; Fragmentation of the Galactic Empire
Combatants
Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance
Ewoks
Commanders
Palpatine  
Moff Jerjerrod  
Firmus Piett  
Darth Vader  
Gilad Pellaeon
Nial Declann  
Osvald Teshik
Admiral Ackbar
Mon Mothma
Crix Madine
Lando Calrissian
Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
Chief Chirpa
Wedge Antilles
Strength
Space fleet: Death Star II, Super Star Destroyer Executor, 24+ Star Destroyers, several hundred TIE fighters

Ground forces: Planetary Shield, 1 Infantry Legion, 1 Mechanized Division, 1 Reserve Battalion Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article is about the series. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Ewoks: Battle for Endor (1985), retitled Star Wars Ewok Adventures: Battle for Endor for the DVD release, is a made-for-TV movie set in the Star Wars galaxy and sequel to The Ewok Adventure. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Fans of the Star Wars fictional universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, the forest moon of Endor is a moon which is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... The moon of Endor In the Star Wars fictional universe, the forest moon of Endor, also known as the sanctuary moon, or simply Endor, is a moon that is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... Ewoks are a species of bearlike hunter-gatherers that inhabit the forest moon of Endor. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ... Moff Jerjerrod was an Imperial officer from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ... Fleet Admiral Firmus Piett is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, played by Kenneth Colley in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. ... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ... For information on this characters appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, see Anakin Skywalker. ... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ... Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ... Admiral Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... -Mon Mothma Mon Mothma (48 BBY-24 ABY) was the Senator of Chandrila in the waning days of the Old Republic and leader of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic. ... Crix Madine (b. ... Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe, who do not fit into any other category. ... Wedge Antilles, played by Denis Lawson, is a fictional character in the original Star Wars trilogy and in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Executor (Star Wars) be merged into this article or section. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... TIE Fighter, see X-wing computer game series. ...

Space fleet: 5+ Mon Calamari cruisers, several Nebulon-B frigates, several Corellian Corvettes, dozens of smaller warships; X-wing, A-wing, Y-wing, and B-wing starfighters; the Millennium Falcon

Ground forces: One Lambda-class shuttle, stolen AT-ST walker; Ewok gliders and catapults; Rebel commandos and Ewok warriors Home One- Mon Calamari Star Cruiser In the Star Wars fictional universe Mon Calamari Star Cruisers are the main cruisers in the Rebel Alliance/New Republic/Federation of Free Alliances fleet for a significant portion of the Galactic Civil War. ... The Nebulon-B Frigate is a starship from the fictional Star Wars universe, and it has also been known as the Escort Frigate or the Rebel Cruiser. ... Rear view The Corellian Corvette, also known as the Rebel Blockade Runner or simply Blockade Runner, is a ship from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ... The A-wing, an interceptor starfighter in the Star Wars universe, is used by the Rebel Alliance. ... The BTL Y-wing Starfighter/Bomber is one of the Rebel Alliance starfighters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... B-wing is also the title of an expansion pack to the Star Wars: X-Wing The B-wing is one of the Rebel Alliance starfighters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the fictional class of vehicle. ... The Millennium Falcon is a fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee firstmate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Lambda-class shuttle is a standard light utility aerospacecraft in use throughout the Imperial Navy. ... All Terrain Scout Transports are bipedal war machines used by the Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Ewoks are a species of bearlike hunter-gatherers that inhabit the forest moon of Endor. ...

Casualties
Majority of TIE fighters, majority of shield command bunker staff, majority of stormtroopers, civilian contractors and imperial personnel aboard the Death Star, the Executor, and many Star Destroyers (including 2 captured, Accuser and Adjucator); possibly over 1,000,000 personnel. Many Ewok fighters, some Rebel commandos, many Rebel starfighters, Mon Calamari Star Cruisers Liberty and Defiance destroyed by the Death Star, one Corellian Corvette destroyed by the Death Star.

At least 4,000+ rebel losses For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ...

The Battle of Endor is the fictional climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In the fictional Star Wars universe, it was the final engagement of the Galactic Civil War fought by the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire in the movies. The war continued far into the New Republic era, really ending with the Bastion Accords in 19 ABY. The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Admiral Piett General Veers Darth Vader General Carlist Rieekan Princess Leia Luke Skywalker Strength 9 AT-AT walkers Several AT-ST walkers Several AT-AR walkers Several AT-PT walkers Snowtroopers E-Web Repeating blasters Death Squadron Imperial-class (Mark II) Star Destroyers Super... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance/Bespin Security Force Commanders Darth Vader Boba Fett Princess Leia Lando Calrissian Strength TIE Fighters TIE Bombers Lambda-class shuttle Super Star Destroyer Stormtroopers Scout troopers Heavy-weapon specialist Stormtroopers Dark Troopers 4 anti-aircraft cannons Rebel Troopers X-wings Y-wings Millennium Falcon 4... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... This article is about the series. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was an interstellar political resistance force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ...

Contents

Prelude

The prelude to this battle came when the Alliance learned that Empire was constructing a second Death Star space station (under supervision by Moff Jerjerrod). The Alliance leadership soon discovered that this version had corrected the design flaws in the original Death Star, that the Alliance had exploited in the Battle of Yavin. It was decided that the station would have to be destroyed before it became operational. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ... Moff Jerjerrod was an Imperial officer from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium...


With the loss of life of many Bothan spies, the space station was found to be orbiting the forest moon of Endor. In addition, they learned that, although the station was protected by a powerful deflector shield projected from a base on the moon, the station's weapons were 'not yet ready for service'. Furthermore, they also learned that the Emperor himself would personally oversee the final completion of the station. Destroying the station while Palpatine was still aboard would kill him and deliver a crushing blow to the Empire. // The Abyssin inhabit the planet Byss. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, the forest moon of Endor is a moon which is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ...


With a golden opportunity too good to miss, the Alliance planned a two pronged attack. A commando squad, led by newly appointed General Han Solo, would land on the moon in a stolen Imperial Shuttle and disable the Imperial base's deflector shield projector. This would allow a Rebel fleet to attack the station and destroy it. Meanwhile, the Rebel Fleet massed near the planet of Sullust. Palpatine devised a strategy to maintain a large taskforce close to Endor to provide security and support for the Death Star II, since the majority of the Imperial Fleet was spread out across the galaxy trying to find and engage the Rebels. This was later shown in the battle, as the rebels where caught in a trap while attempting to attack the station. Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... // A dangerous, yet lush world, Ragoon 6 was the location of a Jedi training site. ...


Unbeknownst to them, the Rebels were falling into a grand trap devised by the Emperor himself. In an attempt to effectively eliminate the Rebel Fleet, Palpatine planned on drawing it and its command personnel to Endor using simple disinformation: he hid the fact that the station's primary systems were already operational (and had dispatched Darth Vader earlier on to ensure that the systems were ready on time). With a large naval force hidden on the far side of the moon and an elite legion, possibly some troops of 501st; Imperial troops standing by on the moon's surface, he was ready to crush the Rebels once and for all. Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... For other uses, see Disinformation (disambiguation). ... A Clone Trooper of the 501st Legion The 501st Legion (also known as Vaders Fist) is a fictional Clone Trooper (and later Stormtrooper) unit from the Star Wars movies and Expanded Universe. ...


The Battle

The Rebels took the bait and the trap was sprung with the commandos captured at the moon's base and the Rebel fleet trapped by the Imperial Navy, which was ordered to hold position and prevent the Rebels from escaping. To make things worse, the Death Star's superlaser was already fully operational and was re-designed to be an anti-ship weapon, destroying Rebel cruisers at will. General Lando Calrissian and Admiral Ackbar closed with the imperial fleet to buy time, but the situation was dire all the same. The Rebellion's frightening discovery that the station had the capacity to fire its main weapon system far more often and more accurately than ever before put them on the back foot, and it was all but inevitable that the Death Star would annihilate the entire fleet if given the time. The only alternative for the Alliance was to directly engage the fleet of Imperial Star Destroyers in close-quarters. This point-blank range tactic proved to be very costly (many ships were destroyed this way), with Mon Calamari Cruisers turning out to be a good match for the Star Destroyers. By engaging the Imperial Fleet in this manner, the Rebels now had an opportunity to fight and cause damage while remaining more or less shielded by the proximity of both fleets, disallowing the Death Star to fire for fear of destroying Imperial vessels. Despite the numerical advantage of the Imperial Fleet, the Rebels were able to cause considerable damage as both fleets merged and engaged. The Imperial tactic of swarming the enemy starfighters with TIE Fighter's proved ineffective; Rebel starfighters were shielded and their pilots somewhat better trained. Imperial pilots were trained and used to fighting in strict battle lines - a condition that disappeared with this tactical move. Although there were a few of the Imperial Navy's finest ace fighter pilots who served during the battle, one of the most noteworthy being Alach Stilar, who shot down 17 rebel starfighters, and made several straffing runs in his custom inteceptor at small rebel gunships, frigates, and he even straffed the rebel command ship Independence, and Home One. Executor and several escorting Star Destroyers In the fictional Star Wars galaxy, the Imperial Navy, or more properly, the Imperial Starfleet, was the military arm of the Galactic Empire charged with maintaining security in Imperial space. ... Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Admiral Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... TIE Fighter, see X-wing computer game series. ...


Unknown to the Emperor, however, the Rebel commandos had made an alliance with the indigenous Ewok tribe on the moon. Their warriors ambushed the Imperial stormtroopers soon after the Imperials had captured the Rebel commandos. Although initially surprised by the ambush made by the Ewoks, the Imperials regained the upper hand and squads of stormtroopers began utilizing cover and anti-guerilla tactics to confuse and destroy the enemy. Despite being "vastly" outnumbered by the natives, the stormtrooper legion forced the Ewoks to retreat deeper into the forest, as Imperial AT-ST scout walkers decimated Ewok holdouts and defenses. However, a squad of Ewoks led by Chewbacca managed to capture one of these walkers, and the tide of the battle began to turn as Chewbacca used this AT-ST to take out isolated Imperial troops as well as other Imperial walkers. The sight of this, rallied the remaining Ewoks, who had been retreating into the woods, and they doubled their efforts behind the stolen AT-ST. This allowed the Ewoks to spring a number of primitive, though incredibly effective, traps that had been set up by toppling all Imperial walkers. The tactic worked, and together, the traps and the commandeered walker defeated the remaining scout walkers. Initially unable to get inside the bunker to destroy the shield generator, as a result of a lockdown to prevent entry, Han Solo posed as an AT-ST pilot, informing the Imperials staff within the bunker, that the battle was almost over and the rebels were in full retreat. The main door was opened and three squads of reinforcements were sent to help search for the rebels. The Rebels, however, were waiting, and the Imperial reinforcements, sorely outnumbered and under the guns of an AT-ST, surrendered to the Rebel/Ewok force and were taken prisoner. With the main door now opened due to Solo's trickery, the Rebels proceeded to infiltrate the Imperial facility and destroy the bunker with many Proton charges. The destruction of the facility brought down the Death Star's deflector shield. Ewoks are a species of bearlike hunter-gatherers that inhabit the forest moon of Endor. ... For other uses, see Commando (disambiguation). ... Stormtroopers have distinctive white armor and a helmet with a grimacing, skull-like visage. ... All Terrain Scout Transports are bipedal war machines used by the Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... All Terrain Scout Transports are bipedal war machines used by the Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the fire service a Squad is a Engine Company with a compliment of rescue tools. ... All Terrain Scout Transports are bipedal war machines used by the Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A deflector shield is a fictional technology commonly found in science fiction. ...


Taking advantage of the situation, 6 Rebel fighters engaged the Death Star. 2 X-wings, 2 A-wings, 1 Y-wing and the Millennium Falcon dove into the uncompleted Death Star's superstructure leading to the main reactor. Hoping to give more assistance to Home One as well as distract the pursuing Imperials, Lando ordered the rebel starfighters to split up and head back to the surface. One of the A-Wings and the other X-Wing led two Interceptors away, but the X_Wing was destroyed as soon as it emerged from the superstructure. In order to dissuade more Imperials from swarming the Rebel fighters within the Death Star's superstructure, Ackbar ordered a concentrated assault on the Imperial flagship, the H.I.M.S. Executor, forcing the Imperial fleet to rally fighters to defend her, having taken considerble damage. With the combined effort of the remaining starfighters, her bridge shield-generators were destroyed. Green Leader, after taking critical damage, rammed his fighter into the unshielded bridge and killed much of the command staff (including Admiral Piett). The ship's engines misfired as a result of the destruction of the computers in the command center, and the careening vessel was pulled in by the Death Star's gravity and collided into the Death Star's surface before the ship's crew could re-establish helm control in the auxiliary bridge, destroying the Executor and all her crew as well as causing some damage to the Death Star's surface. Meanwhile, Moff Jerjerrod had orders from the Emperor to destroy the forest moon should the Rebels manage to deactivate the shield. As the Death Star began to orbit its primary weapon towards its target, the Rebel fighters sped towards the main reactor. Jerjerrod responded by flooding the area with interference to hinder the Rebels' progress, and issued an evacuation order to non-essential crew, troops, command personnel and civilian contractors working in the construction aboard the station. X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ... The A-wing, an interceptor starfighter in the Star Wars universe, is used by the Rebel Alliance. ... The BTL Y-wing Starfighter/Bomber is one of the Rebel Alliance starfighters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Millennium Falcon is a fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee firstmate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). ... The Executor was a large Super Star Destroyer in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Arvel Crynyd was an A-Wing pilot for the Rebel Alliance in the fictional Sci_Fi series Star Wars. ... USS Bunker Hill was hit by Ogawa (see picture left) and another kamikaze near Kyūshū on May 11, 1945. ... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ...


Meanwhile, the Emperor, who was attempting to turn the young would-be Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker, with the Dark Side of the Force, was killed by Darth Vader when he turned against the Emperor in order to save his son from Sidious' Force-lightning barrage. Unfortunately, that final act was one of self-sacrifice as well as fulfilling the prophecy of the Chosen One, as Vader, reborn again as Anakin Skywalker, free from the Dark Side that had consumed him throughout the Galactic Civil War, died in the arms of his son before he could board his shuttle. All the while Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles were approaching the main reactor. Using concussion missiles and proton torpedoes, they detonated the Death Star's power regulator, and the main reactor itself, causing a massive explosion which led to a chain reaction that destroyed the station. Luke was able to escape in Vader's shuttle just before the explosion. Gold Leader narrowly made it out of the superstructure as the fireball ripped through the exploding space station. After the battle's conclusion, the Rebels command staff celebrated on the forest moon of Endor in Bright Tree Village. This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... For information on this characters appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, see Anakin Skywalker. ... Chosen One is the second Hillsong Music album in the Youth Alive series by the Hillsong Church. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Wedge Antilles, played by Denis Lawson, is a fictional character in the original Star Wars trilogy and in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... A chain reaction is a sequence of reactions where a reactive product or by-product causes additional reactions. ...


The Fleets

Imperial forces at Endor consisted of an augmented Sector Group containing at least thirty-four Imperator-class Star Destroyers, at least one Tector-class Star Destroyer, one Executor-class Super Star Destroyer and one communications cruiser. There was extensive fighter support from the Imperial fleet and possibly from the Death Star II itself. This fighter support consisted of several Imperial TIE Fighter Wings, a majority consisting of TIE Interceptors, scattered in small squads. There were also many pilots aboard the Death Star who served as reserve units should the battle turn against the Empire. A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ...


The main Alliance capital ships were Mon Calamari warships. The large Home One was Admiral Ackbar's personal flagship. Other star cruisers included the Liberty, Defiance, plus many more Mon Calamari warships. Numerous frigates, escort carriers, corvettes, armed merchant cruisers and fireships were also in the Rebel fleet. The advance Rebel fighter forces were split into 5 ad-hoc fighter wings (Red Squadron, Green Squadron, Blue Squadron, Grey Squadron and Gold Squadron), these fighters were to lead the assault on the Death Star's Main Reactor and others engaged the Executor. Despite the now widespread introduction of the advanced A-wing, B-wing and X-wing fighters, the Y-wing was still the primary workhorse of the battle. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... In the Star Wars universe, Home One was the personal vessel of Admiral Ackbar and Flagship of the Rebel Alliance and later the New Republic. ... Auxiliary cruisers were merchant ships taken over for conversion into a vessel armed with cruiser-size guns, and employed either for convoy protection against true cruisers, or for commerce-raiding missions, where its appearance was used to trick merchant ships into approaching. ... This article is not about the fireboats that fight fire Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588-08-08 by Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, painted 1796, depicts Drakes fire ship attack on the Spanish Armada. ...


Expanded Universe

More details of the battle were revealed in Expanded Universe literature. It was revealed that Grand Admiral Teshik had escaped the destruction of the Death Star. After the destruction of HIMS Executor, command should have properly passed from Admiral Piett to him. Gilad Pellaeon, senior surviving officer of HIMS Chimaera inexplicably ordered an illegal retreat from Endor. This action is most curious: despite the loss of HIMS Executor, the numerical and qualitative properties of the Star Destroyers should have permitted the Imperial fleet to maintain their presence and possibly even turn the battle against their Rebel foes. It is possible that the Imperial's had lost more ships by the time Pellaeon ordered the retreat. It is even more curious that the retreat order was widely followed. The battle was won by the Rebellion. Grand Admiral Thrawn later theorized that with the death of Emperor Palpatine, the battle meditation he exercised on his troops through the Force was removed and the Imperial Navy's fighting ability was dramatically reduced, allowing the Rebel fleet to scatter them. Thrawn was correct that the Death Star's destruction and the withdrawal of battle meditation had a dramatic effect on the Imperial Fleet's effectiveness, though he was mistaken as to the meditator's identity- battle meditation is a rare talent, which Palpatine did not possess, but Grand Admiral Nial Declann did. Declann's concentration was broken when he sensed the Emperor's death. He went to the Throne room and searched the room completely, the emperor was killed in the reactor shaft moments before. Grand Admiral Declann died shortly thereafter when the Death Star was destroyed. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Grand Admiral Thrawn (full name: Mitthrawnuruodo) is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, Force powers are the manifestations of a beings connection with the Force. ...


According to the novelization of Return of the Jedi, Moff Jerjerrod was preparing to destroy the moon of Endor when the fighters reached the reactor. This is possible as, in the movie, the superlaser flashes before the station explodes (indicating a malfunction) and the Death Star appeared to have been re-positioned toward the planet. A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a work of fiction that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ... Moff Jerjerrod was an Imperial officer from the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Teshik did not retreat with the rest of the Imperial squadron and fought on for several more hours until his flagship, HIMS Eleemosynary, was captured. He was later tried and executed by the Rebel Alliance for reasons unknown.


Had the Rebels failed at destroying the station, the results would have been far worse than they thought. In the years beforehand, the assassin droid IG-88 was preparing to launch a droid revolution. The last surviving model, IG-88A, built a duplicate of the Death Star's computer core and switched his fake one for the real system, downloading his consciousness as well. When the Imperial technicians installed the core, IG-88A literally became the Death Star, with complete access and control to all systems. None of the Imperial personnel knew, although Palpatine suspected his presence when a series of doors in his throne room opened and closed wildly. When the Rebels arrived, IG-88A fired the superlaser at the Rebel fleet, letting the Imperials believe they were in control (and even making adjustments to make it more accurate), while he prepared to transmit his master control signal that would cause all droids to turn on their master. After having finished off the Rebel fleet, IG-88A planned to turn the superlaser on the Star Destroyers. Before the assassin droid could do so, the Super Star Destoyer Executor was losing control and on course to crash into the space station. IG-88 notice but did not seriously consider the threat of the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing heading towards the reactor. When the Death Star core collapsed, all power was lost and the destruction of the station wiped out IG-88A. IG-88 was a fictional character who first appeared in the movie Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as a bounty hunter hired to track down the Millennium Falcon. ...


Rebel losses were heavy, they had lost at least capital ships to the Death Star and several others destroyed or damaged by the battle with the Star Destroyers. The Imperial fleet however suffered many more losses to fighters and capital ships, possibly because the Imperial tactic is usually to engage in rather strict battle lines. Close-quarters combat as seen during the battle would probably have been an enormous surprise to them. The rebel fighters proved vastly superior in terms of pilot capability as well as the technology in the fighters themselves, primarily shields. The Imperial swarming technique was "ineffective" and an enormous amount of TIE fighters were destroyed this way. Curiously, no TIE Bombers were deployed, as they carried concussion missiles or proton torpedoes which could do considerable damage to Rebel warships.


The Devastator was destroyed, according to Star Wars Sourcebook: Essential History, while the Ajudicator and Accuser were captured and pressed into Rebel service as Liberator and Emanciapator. This tally of losses concurs with Heir to the Empire where Gilad Pellaeon recalled that several other star destroyers were lost besides the Executor. According to the novellization of ROTJ, the Rebels were even involved in suicidal attacks, with a fatally damaged Rebel cruiser taking down a Destoyer with it. Wedge Antilles himself helped to finish off the Star Destroyer which was serving as the communications ship; the Imperial vessel was crippled while winning a duel against a Rebel cruiser. In the movie, shortly before the Executor's shield generator is destroyed, a Destroyer is seen dueling with a Cruiser before its destruction. Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Wedge Antilles, played by Denis Lawson, is a fictional character in the original Star Wars trilogy and in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


The disintegration of the Galactic Empire began shortly after the Battle of Endor as news of the Emperor's death became widespread. As Palpatine deliberately did not plan for succession of rule, numerous Imperial leaders began carving out personal fiefdoms. This decay accelerated approximately six years after Endor during the events surrounding the clone Palpatine and his eventual defeat. Years later, the small (and mostly ignored) Imperial Remnant signed a peace treaty, officially ending the Galactic Civil War. In the Star Wars universe, the Imperial Remnant is a New Republic nickname for the Galactic Empire that came about following the Bastion Accords that ended the Galactic Civil War. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ...


See also

The moon of Endor In the Star Wars fictional universe, the forest moon of Endor, also known as the sanctuary moon, or simply Endor, is a moon that is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ...

External links

  • Christian Taylor's Battle of Endor page
  • Battle of Endor on Wookieepedia, a Wikia wiki
Wikia (no official pronunciation[2]; originally Wikicities) is a selective wiki hosting service (or wiki farm) operated by Wikia, Inc. ...

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Battle of Endor | Encyclopedia of Speculative Fiction | Wizards.pro (2095 words)
The Battle of Endor was the final major engagement of the Galactic Civil War fought by the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire.
The prelude to this battle came when the Alliance learned that Empire was constructing a second version of the Death Star space station (under supervision by Moff Jerjerrod).
This was later shown in the battle, as the rebels where cought in a trap while attempting to attack the station.
Battle of Endor - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (3758 words)
The Battle of Endor was the largest and most important engagement of the Galactic Civil War fought by the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire.
It was a miscalculation made by the rebels, as Palpatine had devised a strategy to maintain the fleet close to Endor, to provide security and support for the second Death Star, instead of engaging the Rebel Fleet.
Although the battle dealt a devastating blow to the Empire, efforts were made to provide it with a pro-Imperial spin.
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