Name: Ric Oli√É¬©
Species: Human (Naboo)
Height: 1.83 meters
Hair color: Light brown
Eye color: Bluish green
Brawling Parry: 4D
Vehicle Blasters 5D+2
Planetary Systems: 5D+1
Repulsorlift Operation: 6D+1
Space Transports: 6D+2 (*)
Starfighter Piloting: 7D (*)
Starship Weapons: 6D+1 (*)
Starship Shields: 5D+1
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
Droid Programming/Repair: 4D+1
First Aid: 3D+2
Space Transport Repair: 5D+2
Starfighter Repair: 6D
*: After his inner ear injury his skills are penalised by -2D when outside of a planets atmosphere.
CREDITS - 500
Naboo Flight Suit and Helmet, Blaster Pistol (4D), Comlink, Armoured Jacket (+2 vs Physical Damage, +1 vs Energy Damage)
FORCE SENSITIVE - N
FORCE POINTS 3
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 7
Description: Ric Oli√É¬© was a human male starship pilot who served in the Royal Naboo Security Forces. He was the commander of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps, and the leader of Bravo Flight. Oli√É¬©'s talents also landed him the job of the Queen's personal pilot, often flying the Naboo Royal Starship in the service of Padm√É¬© Amidala. Due to Naboo's pacifistic nature, Oli√É¬©'s skills were rarely in use, although he saw military action during the Invasion of Naboo. Following the battle, Oli√É¬© suffered an inner-ear injury and was eventually succeeded as Naboo's royal pilot by Daneska Varbar√É¬≥s. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Oli√É¬© had become part of the Amidalans, a resistance group of Naboo which desired to hunt down and kill those responsible for Amidala's mysterious death, facing the Sith Lord Darth Vader when the Sith was tricked into going to Naboo by Sab√É¬© so they could kill him for his role in the former queen's death.
Invasion of Naboo
By the time that Naboo was invaded by the Trade Federation, his only superior in the Royal Naboo Security Forces was Captain Panaka. Towards the beginning of the invasion, Bravo Leader Oli√É¬©, along with the rest of his pilots, were captured and arrested by Federation forces when they swept into Theed. Their Queen was also arrested, and Naboo was subjugated swiftly by the droid army. However, they did not anticipate the intervention of two Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, who were able to rescue the Queen, her entourage, Oli√É¬©, and his pilots. Oli√É¬© had no time to comprehend what was going on, as he was quickly ushered into the Queen's Royal Starship, and ordered to set a heading for Coruscant.
Escape would not come easily, as the Federation's blockade would provide Oli√É¬© with a significant challenge. He was flying an unarmed transport against a fleet of heavily-armed capital ships. Although he tried his best, the ship sustained heavy damage during the escape, and lost its shield generator. R2-D2, one of the ship's astromech droids, repaired the shields, which allowed Oli√É¬© to pilot the ship through the blockade to safety.
During the escape, the hyperdrive suffered enough damage to prevent the ship from finishing the journey to Coruscant. Kenobi suggested that they land on Tatooine, a desert planet, and purchase the parts needed to make repairs. Qui-Gon Jinn, the Queen (in disguise), the Gungan, Jar Jar Binks, and R2 set out to look for the parts. After a few days, they returned with both the parts and a new member of the group√Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚnine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, an aspiring pilot. Oli√É¬© took to the boy and offered him a few short lessons in starship piloting. When the Queen's pleas with the Galactic Senate to send aid to her besieged planet went unheeded, she decided to return and take matters into her own hands. Oli√É¬© flew the group back to Naboo to confront their Trade Federation adversaries. Oli√É¬©'s skills, combined with a lessened Trade Federation space presence, allowed them to land on the planet with enough time for Amidala to contact the native Gungans to enlist their help.
The battle for Naboo
The Queen had a plan√Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚthe Gungan Grand Army would assemble and draw the droid forces out of Theed, she and Panaka would then sneak into the city and capture the Viceroy of the Trade Federation, Nute Gunray, and Oli√É¬© and his pilots would attempt to knock out the Droid Control Ship. Destroying the ship was the key to deactivating all droid units and saving the outmatched Gungans.
When the Queen and the Jedi liberated Theed's hangar, Oli√É¬© and his pilots sprang into action, clambering into their N-1 starfighters and setting out for the Droid Control Ship. The Federation launched Vulture droids in attempt to counter the Naboo offensive, and succeeded in destroying many of the N-1 fighters. Only upon reaching the enemy ship did Oli√É¬© realize that the deflector shield was too strong, and that the battle seemed hopeless. Just when it seemed as though the Naboo fighters would fail in their mission, the Control Ship started to explode from the inside to Oli√É¬©'s surprise as none of the Naboo fighters managed to hit it. To his surprise, a fighter flew out of the exploding ship piloted by Anakin Skywalker who had inadvertently joined the battle, landed inside the ship and damaged the main reactor. As the Droid Control Ship exploded, Bravo Flight jubilantly returned to their liberated homeworld to celebrate. He later attended the funeral of Qui-Gon Jinn.
Post-battle of Naboo
At some point after the Battle of Naboo, Oli√É¬© suffered an inner-ear injury that made it difficult for him to leave atmosphere, though he was still able to fly under the clouds. By 28 BBY, Daneska Varbar√É¬≥s had succeeded Oli√É¬© as Naboo's royal pilot.
In 19 BBY, Padm√É¬© Amidala passed away after the end of the Clone Wars and the Galactic Republic's transition into the First Galactic Empire. Shortly afterwards, a funeral for the former queen and senator was held on Theed. Oli√É¬© was one of those who attended the funeral and helped to bury Amidala, whose corpse was laid to rest in a tomb.
Galactic Civil War
By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Oli√É¬© had become a member of the Amidalans, a resistance group founded by the former royal handmaiden Sab√É¬©, whose goal was to kill anyone involved in Amidala's mysterious death. Sometime after the duel on Cloud City in 3 ABY, the Sith Lord Darth Vader visited Naboo in his search to take revenge on those who hid the existence of Luke Skywalker, his and Amidala's secret son. He was tricked into going to Naboo by Sab√É¬©, and once he arrived there, the Amidalans tried to kill him. As Vader chose to battle the Amidalans at one site of Naboo's forests, Oli√É¬© and some Amidalans trapped Vader, his forensics droid ZED-6-7 and some of his death troopers in Gungan bubble wort projectors.
Vader demanded Oli√É¬© and his forces to show themselves, leading Oli√É¬© to come out of the shadows and sentence Vader to death for the murders of Padm√É¬© Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, unaware that Skywalker and Vader were actually one and the same. Recalling his meeting with Oli√É¬© aboard the Queen's Royal Starship over thirty years ago, Vader asked Oli√É¬© if he met Amidala and Skywalker and if he saw Amidala die, to which Oli√É¬© told that he fought with them during the Battle of Naboo but he just buried Amidala. Vader thus responded that Oli√É¬© and the other Amidalans were then of no use to him and broke free of the projector. Oli√É¬© ordered the Amidalans to fight for Padm√É¬© and Anakin, but Vader and his troopers easily dispatched them before Vader impaled Oli√É¬© through his back with his lightsaber. Oli√É¬© survived his wounds and asked for forgiveness to his late Queen at the same time Vader managed to open Amidala's tomb, which Oli√É¬© and the Amidalans had failed to protect.
Personality and traits
Oli√É¬© was a naturally gifted pilot and could pilot any craft on Naboo. He was reverent towards his queen and always respected her decisions. Although he followed Panaka's orders, Oli√É¬©'s opinions were always respected.