He's an X-Wing pilot with the Rebellion and the de facto leader of Red Squadron, the team of pilots Like Skywalker joins up with. As "Red Two," Antilles was tasked with training a young recruit named Luke Skywalker. He’s talking to Wedge Antilles. Even a Rogue has to go sometime. A young rebel pilot at the Battle of Yavin, Wedge Antilles survived the attack on the first Death Star to become a respected veteran of Rogue Squadron. ―Wedge Antilles, in combat Wedge took to flying during one of his more successful attempts to run away from home, ... Wedge became a Rebel pilot and famously survived engagements with twelve different Death Stars. Had Wedge shown up to the battle in Rogue One, he would've already seen the Death Star before and his line wouldn't have made sense. And there is Wedge Antilles, barreling through the superstructure with the Millennium Falcon literally flying into the belly of the beast, the heart of darkness, the most dangerous of missions. He flew alongside Biggs Darklighter, whose sweet mustache could not protect him from enemy fire in the Battle of Yavin, and he died, but Wedge lived on. Now we know why. IGN named Wedge the 24th greatest Star Wars character of all time, claiming "Wedge Antilles may be the most important ancillary character in the Star Wars universe". Wedge Antilles met Luke Skywalker when the two sat next to each other at General Dodonna’s briefing in the rebel base on Yavin 4. It is time for Wedge's friends to accept that even the greatest of them all must eventually fall. Wedge was skeptical, to say the least, that any pilot could penetrate the Death Star’s defenses to hit a two-meter target – he swore the task was impossible, even for a computer. Wedge Antilles first appeared in the third act of the original Star Wars. The mission is a success, and Avalanche retreats to the Sector 7 slums, where their hideout, Seventh Heaven is located. But wait, you say, that guy looks different than the man in the X-wing cockpit during the attack on the Death Star, and isn’t that Wedge? Had Wedge shown up to the battle in Rogue One, he would've already seen the Death Star before and his line wouldn't have made sense. Wedge jumps off the train with the rest of Avalanche, and takes part in the attack on Midgar's Mako Reactor 1.Wedge's job is to secure the exit route while the others go set the explosive. Genre: Scifi Author: Susan Hill. Wedge Antilles was an X-Wing pilot and close friend of Luke Skywalker who appeared in all three of the Original Trilogy films. Now we know why. Wedge Antilles was one of the more important minor characters during the original Star Wars trilogy. He piloted a snowspeeder in the defense of Echo Base on Hoth, and led Red Squadron in the rebel attack on the second Death Star above Endor. He was there when Luke destroyed the first Death … [19] Wedge was portrayed by three voice actors in the Star Wars radio series from National Public Radio : Meshach Taylor in A New Hope , Don Scardino in The Empire Strikes Back , and Jon Matthews in Return of the Jedi . He was right there racing out against the firestorm. Wedge Antilles was an X-Wing pilot and close friend of Luke Skywalker who appeared in all three of the Original Trilogy films. When attacking, reduce the defender's agility value by 1 (to a minimum of "0"). Status: Complete Chapters: 1. The Death of Wedge Antilles Susan Hill 2 stories Summary. The two would eventually buddy up to run the trench of the Death Star, with Wedge …