Saga Imperial officers besides Tarkin that were important

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  1. JediMasterKeno Force Ghost

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    Anyone know technically any Imperial officers were really important and strict besides Tarkin in the Original Trilogy?

    I know Veers was important but what about Piett? I know PIett didnt get much of a backstory on screen or from expanded universe canon wise
  2. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Motti (who gets choked in ANH) gets expanded on a bit in the Death Star novel.
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  4. Michael McKean Jedi Knight

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    Perhaps Moff Jerjerrod whom the Emperor commissioned to commandeer the construction of the Second Death Star. He is of course seen at the start of ROTJ when Vader disciplines his 'apparent lack of progress' on the construction work. He also features in two deleted scenes and one of them reveals that he was important. He has the go-ahead to fire the Death Star's 'super laser' at Endor, but he hesitates due to his concern for human life and the thought that he'd be killing so many beings, thus he gives the order too late and the Death Star is destroyed before the laser is fired. If it wasn't for him and his natural compassion then Endor would have been destroyed along with all the rebel fighters on it, including Han and Leia. So in that sense he is also very important for the Expanded Universe because Han and Leia are key to the formation of the New Republic.
  5. Michael McKean Jedi Knight

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    Here are the deleted scenes of Jerjerrod. The first one is relevant as well because the Emperor commanded him to guard his throne room which must mean he valued him to some degree. The second clip relates to what I said in the previous post.
    http://www.viddler.com/v/69433bae
  6. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    This doesn't sound anything like the guy in the RoTJ novelization. In that, he is portrayed as positively gleeful- his only sorrow is that with the rebellion destroyed, he'll have no more opportunities to torment them. Everyone else is fleeing- but he's at the controls, eagerly awaiting the moment the DS2 completes its rotation so he can fire.
  7. Michael McKean Jedi Knight

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    Yes I've read that before, and it is quite important because you could argue that his hesitation in giving the order to destroy Endor was actually due to over-excitement upon thinking that he was two words away from crushing the rebellion, and this is credited because his facial expression when he hesitates could be in fact taken as joy. So, he could have just been savouring the moment. Either way, he gave the command too late and is thus an important figure.
  8. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    He does point out to Palpatine when he gives the "If the shield goes down, destroy the Endor Moon" order that their own troops are down there- so that might be a part of it.
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  9. AnakinColodin Force Ghost

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    Be warned below is EU explanations for films characters that make them imporant Imp officers later on.

    General Madine who is the human male who gives the portion of the briefing about the ground Mission on Endor was formerly according to the Expanded Universe the Officer in charge of all of the Empires Special Operations units before he joined the Rebellion. The mission were he defects to the Rebels is playable in one of the Rogue Squadron games for Nintendo consoles

    Captain Panaka serves as Moff of the Chomell sector(which includes Naboo) in the EU set during the Dark Times

    There is a white haired and white uniformed officer in the confrerence room when Motti is choked by Vader. This has been retconned as being Admiral Yularen from the Clone wars cartoons.
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