Jek Porkins (2)Full unit name: Porkins, Jek Tono
Last updated: 02.05.2024 14:36:06
Version: 8.02.002.2024.01.13
Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
A New Hope
(MOVIE)
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Died: Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Event
Galactic Civil War
Known Facts (9)
Mission to Commenor (4)
Battle of Yavin (5)
Summary
Jek Tono Porkins was a trader and pilot from Bestine IV who, along with the other Bestines, was forced to abandon his homeworld when the Galactic Empire chose it as the site of a new military base. Seeking the opportunity to strike back at the Empire, Porkins joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic and was assigned to Tierfon Rebel Outpost for pilot training with the Tierfon Yellow Aces. His skill at low-altitude strafing runs and his rotund physique earned him the nicknames "Belly Runner" and "Piggy." After the completion of the Empire's Death Star, the Yellow Aces were taken to fully active status and transferred to fill gaps in pilot rosters at other Rebel bases. When Porkins's good friend Wes Janson
Wes Janson
(Human)
Character
Supporting Characters
was taken ill with a case of Hesken Fever, Porkins was given his friend's assignment instead and transferred to Red Squadron
Red Squadron
Organization
Rebel Alliance Navy
, operating out of the Great Temple on Yavin 4
Yavin IV
Planet
.
Porkins soon took part in his first missions with Red Squadron, working with Biggs Darklighter
Biggs Darklighter
(Human)
Character
Supporting Characters
, Wedge Antilles
Wedge Antilles
(Human)
Character
Major Characters
, and Cesi Eirriss to help retrieve a number of astromech droids from the smuggler Nera Dantels
Nera Dantels
(Human)
Character
Supporting Characters
on Commenor. The group returned to Yavin 4 just before the arrival of the Death Star
Death Star
Starship
Space Stations
in the Yavin system, on a mission to destroy the Rebel base. Porkins flew as Red Six during the Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Event
Galactic Civil War
, his skills at strafing aiding the Rebels early in the battle. However, when his T-65 X-wing
T-65 X-Wing
Starship
Starfighter Models
starfighter was struck by debris, leaving him with several mechanical and computer malfunctions, Porkins was hit by enemy turbolaser fire and killed.

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See also
UH
Known for being a member of the following organizations
Red Squadron
Known for serving or being a passenger on the following ships
T-65 X-Wing
Pilot
Known armor & apparel
K-22995 Light Flight Helmet
Diagnostech Life Support Unit
All characters this character met
Nera Dantels
Complete list

Full unit name: Porkins, Jek Tono Last updated: 02.05.2024 14:36:06