ByMatt Rose, writer at

For those caught up on Star Wars Rebels will have seen the return of another familiar face. To those who have not heard of this gentleman. I shall care to explain, Wilhuff Tarkin was a Human male who was one of the most powerful individuals in the Galactic Empire, a Grand Moff who shaped Imperial doctrine and was the driving force behind the creation of its key embodiment, the Death Star. Born on Eriadu to the powerful and militaristic Human Tarkin family, the ambitious Tarkin began his career by serving in the Republic Outland Regions Security Force. He then retired and entered politics, becoming lieutenant governor of Eriadu and the Seswenna sector, before returning to the military in order to serve Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as an agent of the secret Sith Lord's New Order movement. It was in that time that Tarkin learned of his friend Raith Sienar's designs for the Expeditionary Battle Planetoid and, convinced of the potential of the design, presented Palpatine with the plans for what would become the Death Star. The Grand Moff would be killed in a short few years during the battle of Yavin. His original actor was portrayed by Peter Cushing and voiced by Stephen Staton returning from Clone Wars. The Grand Moff was becoming weary about the rebels and was called in to rest assure they meant no threat. This return marked another original trilogy character returning to the show and rest assure, he will not be the last.


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