AMILYN HOLDO THE VICE ADMIRAL
A member of the Resistance and a longstanding friend of General Organa, Vice Admiral Holdo takes command at a critical time for the Resistance.
With her striking dyed hair and glamorous attire, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo doesn’t look like a typical high-ranking officer. However, her military experience dates back to her time serving the Rebel Alliance in the early days of the Galactic Civil War. Born on the planet Gatalenta, as a teenager Amilyn Holdo joined a political organization called the Apprentice Legislature, on Coruscant. During her time there, she met Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan and the two became friends, spending a great deal of time together attending senatorial sessions and routine pathfinding training on various worlds. Whilst on one such trip, Holdo learned of her friend’s involvement with the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Soon after, Holdo helped Organa navigate safe passage to the Paucris system so that the princess could warn the rebel fleet that the Empire was poised to attack.
Later, after the Rebellion formally became the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and after a long fight to topple the evil dictator Palpatine during the subsequent Galactic Civil War, the Empire was finally defeated.
The Alliance rebranded itself as the New Republic. But out of the ashes of the Imperial machine came a remnant reorganized into the First Order. Organa created the Resistance to oppose the First Order, with Holdo joining the cause some years later as a Vice Admiral. When General Organa is injured as the Resistance flees the First Order, Holdo assumes command. However, while she is more than capable for the role, a number of Resistance members, chiefly Poe Dameron, bristle under her command, and are highly suspicious of her evasive manner.