Name: Admiral Gial Ackbar (as of the Battle of Endor)
Homeworld: Mon Cala
Born: Prior to 52 BBY
Species: Mon Calamari
Height: 1.8 meters
Eye color: Orange
Skin color: Brown mottle
Blaster Artillery: 4D+1
Melee Combat: 5D+1
Command: Mon Calamari 10D
Alien Species: 7D
Planetary Systems: 5D+1
Survival; Ocean/Underseas: 6D
Tactics: capital ships 7D
Tactics: fleets 6D
Tactics: starfighters 5D+1
Capital Ship Piloting: 5D+2
Capital ship piloting: Mon Calamari battle cruiser 6D+1
Capital Ship Shields: 4D+1
Space Transports: 4D+2
Starfighter Piloting: 4D+2
Capital Ship Repair: 5D+1
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+1
Moist Environment: When in moist environments, Mon Calamari receive a +1D bonus to all Dexterity, Perception and Strength attribute and skill checks.
Dry Environment: When in a very dry environments, Mon Calamari seem depressed and withdrawn. They suffer a -1D penalty to all Dexterity, Perception and Strength attribute and skill checks.
Aquatic: Mon Calamari can breathe both air and water and can withstand extreme pressures found in ocean depths.
Force Sensitive: N
Character Points: 17
Dark Side Points: 0
Force Points: 1
Equipment: Mon Calamari Uniform, Blaster Pistol (4D), Comlink, Datapad
Description: Gial Ackbar was a veteran male Mon Calamari soldier and strong revolutionary leader during the Clone Wars, and the Galactic Civil War, Ackbar was regarded as a brilliant tactician.
Ackbar hailed from the planet Mon Cala and served as the captain of the Mon Calamari Guard. During the Clone Wars, Ackbar fought in the Battle of Mon Cala, in which he helped to secure Prince Lee-Char's ascent as King of Mon Cala and repel the Confederacy of Independent Systems. After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Ackbar became the foremost military commander in the Alliance to Restore the Republic, emerging as a symbol of defiance against the Empire's subjugation of non-humans. His presence attracted Mon Calamari support for the Alliance, thus supplying the Mon Calamari star cruisers that made up a bulk of the Alliance Fleet.
From his command ship of Home One, supreme commander Ackbar acted as the fleet commander during the Battle of Endor, in which the Alliance successfully mounted an attack that led to the destruction of the Empire's second Death Star and the death of Emperor Palpatine.
Gial Ackbar was born on the aquatic planet Mon Cala during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Mon Cala was a part of the Republic, ruled by Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, and Ackbar eventually enlisted into military service to the Mon Calamari Guard, which was tasked with protecting Mon Cala's monarchs and dignitaries. Ackbar eventually worked his way through the ranks of the guard, and became its captain; therefore, he also became the chief military advisor to the leader of the ocean world.
The Clone Wars
King Yos Kolina ruled Mon Cala during the Clone Wars, between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic. The war subsequently came to Mon Cala when Separatist Riff Tamson assassinated Kolina. Members of the Quarren Isolation League, however, which was led by Chieftan Nossor Ri, took credit for the crime in order to provoke a civil war on the planet, thereby preventing the rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Lee-Char, from ascending to it. Ackbar, as the captain of the Mon Cal Knights, became Lee-Char's protector. In the Mon Calamari capital, a meeting was soon held, where Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and senator PadmĂ© Amidala of Naboo attended as representatives to the Republic.
However, the Quarren isolationists ensured Tamsonâ€”one of Count Dooku's many Separatist enforcersâ€”was present as well. The Quarren dignitaries voiced that they did not want Lee-Char as their king because he was too young and inexperienced. As the debates went on, what the Quarren did want became clear: a Quarren king, not another Mon Calamari ruler. Lee-Char assured the Quarren that he was dedicated to serving both races in a mutually beneficial way, Tamson, however, ordered him to cease speaking, as he had not "earned the right." Ackbar rushed in and reminded the Karkarodon that he had no say, as he was just an observer for the Confederacy. Ri then said that the Quarren, their argument not agreed to, were done with the negotiations and exited.
Ackbar, Skywalker, and Amidala reported in to the Jedi Council, specifically Jedi Master Yoda, aboard a Republic frigate, where Ackbar informed the council that a civil war on Mon Cala was inevitable. Yoda, therefore, in order to keep Mon Cala aligned with the Republic, dispatched a company of clone SCUBA troopers, Jedi Kit Fisto, and Skywalker's Padawan Ahsoka Tano, to bolster the defenses of the Mon Calamari. Ackbar then met with Mon Cala's senator in the Galactic Senate, Meena Tills, who officially assigned Ackbar to protect Lee-Char during the forthcoming battle. Ackbar, however, thought it foolhardy to take the prince onto the battlefront, as he was too inexperienced in combat, though, he gave in, as it was a longstanding tradition for the monarch of Mon Cala to lead the soldiers into battle.
Later, Lee-Char addressed the gather troops, telling them he did not believe the Quarren intended to attack, but before he finished, the Quarren army attacked, along with Separatist AQ-series battle droids led by Tamson; prompting Ackbar to proclaim "It's an attack." Ackbar and Skywalker quickly rallied their forces to defend the city, and held true to Till's will and took the prince to the front lines. Ackbar then led the charge into the enemy ranks and ordered his troops not to let their homeworld fall to the confederacy. The fighting continued, and soon thereafter, Yoda came through: The Republic's reinforcements arrived. Ackbar moved back to the prince's position, handed him a blaster, telling him to earn the respect of the people; he had to lead the fight. Lee-Char, realizing the wisdom in Ackbar's words, began to rally their forces.
Civil war on Mon Cala
The gamble soon paid off when the droids and Quarren retreated to their transports. Ackbar voiced to the Jedi that they had won the first assault. Tills, thinking they had completely defeated the Separatists, told Lee-Char to start dictating for the Separatists' surrender. Ackbar halted Till's hasty assumptions; the first wave had been beaten, not the battle. However, just then, dozens of massive cyborg Hydroid Medusas descended upon the city. The seemingly invincible jellyfish swept their tentacles through the clone troopers and Mon Calamari, electrocuting many. More droids materialized from behind, and as they were outmatched, Ackbar told the prince it was time to retreat. The pair agreed that the caves on the ocean floor were the safest place, so they fled to the caves. Once there, Lee-Char expressed his concern that his father would have been disappointed in him for the failures that he had befallen during the day's events. Ackbar, however, assured the young prince that Kolina would have been proud of his son.
While regrouping in the caves, the Jedi Council was contacted in order to arrange the deployment of more Republic soldiers. However, before an agreement could be reached, the Council's signal was jammed, leaving Ackbar and the others unsure if the council planned to send reinforcements. Ackbar and Skywalker agreed that it was likely troops would be sent, but Lee-Char believed they would arrive too late to do any good against the Confederacy. Taking the lead, Lee-Char devised a way to escape the planet: take the Republic frigate on the water's surface to Coruscant, the Republic's capital. The plan was agreed on, so the group began the ascent to the surface. A plethora of enemy troops stood in their path, so Fisto diverted the enemy forces and sent down several One Man Submersible Devilfish to expedite the ascent.
However, as they neared the ship, it exploded and the debris rained down over Ackbar and the others. Skywalker told the others to grab onto the debris so it could pull them back down to the ocean floor. Ackbar did so, and as they fell, he voiced that they should split up into two teams to better protect the true location of the prince. Lee-Char agreed, and Ackbar told him to be careful, as he was Mon Calamari's last hope. The prince then went with Tano, Fisto, and the clones, while Ackbar's group, Amidala, Skywalker, and Tills, planned to disrupt the city's communications, which would prevent Tamson from knowing that Republic reinforcements were incoming until it was too late for him to mount a proper counterattack.
Ackbar, Skywalker, and Tills headed to the city's central planetary scanner mast to topple it. Skywalker used the Force to cause it to collapse while Ackbar defended him from aqua droids. The group retreated after the mission succeeded. However, Tamson correctly deduced that the scanner mast alone had been targeted because Republic reinforcements were forthcoming. Therefore, he launched another attack. Ackbar and the others fought the Separatist soldiers in order to keep their attention on them, rather than searching for the prince. Ackbar and the others were soon surrounded by Hydroid Medusas, but were saved when the Republic reinforcements arrived: A Venator-class Star Destroyer deployed members of the Gungan Grand Army from Nabooâ€”who, like the Mon Calamari and Quarren, were amphibians.
The Gungans attacked using their traditional weaponsâ€”boomas and atlatlsâ€”whose plasma-based technologies disabled the Hydroid Medusas, droids and Quarren alike, and freed Ackbar, Tills, and Skywalker, who joined the turning tide of the battle. A Separatist Trident-class assault ship soon arrived and began spinning; creating a vortex that confused the battlefront and scattered soldiers on both sides. Ackbar grabbed on to Skywalker, swam him to the gunship, and threw him up to it. Skywalker severed one of its legs with his lightsaber, causing the craft to spin out of control and crash. However, with their surge in forces nullified, the Republic-aligned troops were taken prisoner by the Separatists.
Ackbar, his troops and the clones were taken to a prison camp on the ocean floor, while Skywalker, Amidala and Fisto were personally interrogated by Tamson. Tano and the prince, however, managed to elude capture again, but Lee-Char thought to rally the forcesâ€”Mon Calamari, Gungan, clone, Jedi, and even Quarrenâ€”to all together overwhelm Tamson and his droids. He infiltrated the prison camp Ackbar was detained in to ask his guidance. Ackbar and Tills rejoiced when they saw the prince alive, but were confounded when Lee-Char explained his daring plan to reunify the citizens of Mon Cala against the Separatist invaders. Ackbar was shocked that the prince would ally himself with the people who had killed his father, but Lee-Char told Ackbar that he knew for fact that Tamson had done so. Tano added that she had seen similar occurrences of Dooku manipulating a planet's people to start a civil war, so the prince said that he would find and show Ri the truth. Ackbar agreed to the prince's noble plan and said he would marshal the Mon Calamari troops for battle. Lee-Char also gave the captain his signal of when to attack: when a Quarren attacked a Separatist. Just then, a legion of aqua droids appeared and put the prince under arrest. Lee-Char willingly went with his captors in order to confront Ri and show him the truth.
Later, Lee-Char was sentenced to death by Tamson, and ordered that all the prisoners be taken to the capital to witness the execution. Tamson's Karkarodon enforcers surrounded the prince while Tamson read aloud the prince's crimes against the Separatist state. Meanwhile, Ackbar and the other prisoners watched from the side. One of Ri's aides materialized and handed Ackbar his baton and informed him that Lee-Char's boldness had worked: Ri and the Quarren had agreed to expel to Confederates and reclaim Mon Cala. Ackbar looked across the plaza and nodded to Ri. The Quarren soldiers quietly distributed arms to the clones and troops, while Ri swam across the plaza, created an ink cloud, and grabbed the prince. Ackbar's troops opened fire on the Separatists and the battle raged once more. Ackbar charged the aqua droids, leading the battle from his side, while Lee-Char proved himself by leading the rest of the forces and killing Tamson, a fearsome warriorâ€”thereby freeing Mon Cala. Ackbar, the Jedi, and Ri, rushed to the young prince and congratulated him.
Some time later, Ackbar attended Lee-Char's coronation as the king of Mon Cala, like his father had once done. Ackbar stood to the right of the ceremonial throne, witnessing Ri's pledge of allegiance of the Quarren to King Lee-Char, and Lee-Char likewise pledged his loyalty to all the people of Mon Cala.
Around 18 BBY, Ackbar held the rank of commander as the Chief of Security for King Lee-Char. During the first year of the Imperial Era, Lee-Char had come under the influence of a Jedi Padawan named Ferren Barr. Barr helped Lee-Char defy the Empire in their trade negotiations, which garnered the attention of Emperor Palpatine. Palpatine sent Darth Vader to handle the Jedi, and he had Moff Wilhuff Tarkin park the Sovereign above Mon Cala.
As the negotiations in Dac City with Tarkin's ambassador Telvar went nowhere, Darth Vader, five Inquisitors, and a squad of elite clone troopers arrived at Dac City. Upon their arrival, Ackbar stopped the Inquisitors and demanded their business. The Ninth Sister gave Ackbar an Imperial writ legally stopping anyone from bringing any harm to her and the other two inquisitors. Commander Ackbar, thinking it to be outrageous, refused to give any ground, even when Darth Vader stepped in. Vader told him that he was looking for an enemy of the Empire. Ackbar continued to insist that King Lee-Char was involved in peaceful negotiations, nothing more. However, Telvar's shuttle, which had been taking off nearby, exploded. Vader used this to accuse Ackbar of the attack being the fault of the Mon Calamari. Above the planet, Tarkin informed Major Rantu that the deployment of landing craft would commence immediately.
Vader then took his Inquisitors to find King Lee-Char, whom he expected would know where the Jedi was. A battle broke out in Dac City. Meanwhile, Lee-Char, Ackbar, Raddus, and a few other Quarren and Mon Calamari observed how the battle was going. Ackbar reported that the defenders were holding their own, but that the Empire had landed substantial forces on all of the above-ground land. He also noted that the Mon Calamari were not at their best above the waves. Lee-Char hoped to hold the Imperials until the evacuation was complete, although it only fifty percent of civilians had been moved below water by that point.
Lee-Char then spoke with Governor Tarkin, begging him to withdraw the attack. Tarkin maintained that it was the Mon Calamari who had provoked the Empire with the murder of Telvar, and that they would only cease the violence if Lee-Char allowed for him to "investigate." Lee-Char, knowing that an investigation was closer to an invasion, threatened Tarkin with an aggressive defense. Tarkin warned the king to stop fighting, and then ended the call.
Lee-Char then got on a call with Ackbar and Raddus, instructing the former to defend the northern hemisphere and the latter the southern. Ackbar inquired what the king would do, and Lee-Char answered that he planned to make an address to his people. However, just as he signed off with Ackbar and Raddus, Vader and his Inquisitors arrived. Right as Vader began to use the Force on Lee-Char to get him to reveal the location of the Jedi, many creatures emerged from the sea and destroyed the above-ground cities. The waves produced by this destruction even caused Vader to fall into the sea, and he was not able to respond to Tarkin's comm requests.
Vader was eventually able to escape the ocean and was rescued by his Inquisitors, although he insisted to them that he never needed rescue. Lee-Char was rescued, by a group of Quarren in a submarine. Above the ground, Colonel Bergon reported to Tarkin that they were making progress, but just as Tarkin warned her not to underestimate Raddus, Commander Ackbar and a number of Mon Calamari rode in on aquatic vehicles with Ackbar leading the charge, crying out "For the King! For Mon Cala!" Bergon sent in her TIE Fighters. Ackbar waited for the TIEs to get closer, and then gave the signal to emerge out of the water.
The vehicles' missiles fired at the TIEs and Bergon's platform, penetrated the shields, and destroyed the platform. Ackbar was taken to where Lee-Char was. The both of them thought that Lee-Char would have died. Ackbar explained that they had been able to take down one of the sky-bases, but the Empire would bring more. Lee-Char told Ackbar that they would fight until the Empire withdrew, and that he would save his people. Ackbar, skeptical of this, asked if this was Lee-Char's words or the Jedi's. This reminded him of Barr, who in the meantime was being hunted by Vader and his Inquisitors. Vader, at this point, took his Inquisitors and purge troopers to confront Barr, who was eventually killed. Raddus was able to launch a group of Star Cruisers to help evacuate Mon Calamari. The cruisers, which had originally been merchant vessels, had been refitted for combat.
Nevertheless, the result of the battle ended up being a victory for the Galactic Empire. After the invasion, Commander Ackbar fled Mon Cala to serve the rebellion against the Empire, which he did loyally. At some point, Ackbar was enslaved by Grand Moff Tarkin of the Empire, but was later saved by the rebels.
Galactic Civil War
After the destruction of Alderaan, a fleet under the command of Ackbar, received a distress signal from Alderaanian refugees attempting to flee from the Empire. In response, Ackbar first sent Echo Squadron, but ended up sending three CR90 corvettes, a Nebulon-B frigate, and the MC80 Liberty Type Heavy Star Cruiser Aurora to help the refugees after he was convinced by Lindon Javes that they needed more help.
Evacuating Yavin 4
Following the Battle of Yavin, the Empire set out to attack the Rebel base. Ackbar was among the Rebel leaders in charge of getting the fleet together to help with the evacuation. Colonel Anj Zavor made contact with Ackbar and what remained of the fleet after the Battle of Scarif, although Ackbar later said in 34 ABY that they were "Shorthanded, behind schedule, underequipped, and hardly in a position to supplant Raddus and bolster the rebel fleet."
He helped organize the troops and gather the supplies on the planet for evacuation. During the chaos, Ackbar ran into Princess Leia. He gave his condolences regarding the Destruction of Alderaan while at the same time ordering troops where to bring supplies. He informed her where General Jan Dodonna was, whom she had been looking for.
Mission to Rodia
Around 0 ABY, Ackbar sent Luke Skywalker along with R2-D2 on a mission to Rodia. Although the objective of the mission was to open new supply lines for the rebellion, Ackbar was uncomfortable with calling it smuggling. The mission had been the idea of Princess Leia, who suggested that the Chekkoo clan would be open to working with them. While Mon Mothma was at first unsure of the idea, when Ackbar supported it, the decision was made. Skywalker noted while he was on the mission that no one seemed to want to challenege Ackbar.
Mission to Fex
When Skywalker returned, Admiral Ackbar and Princess Leia Organa took a shuttle to the commmand ship Redemption. He began to explain how the mission went, but Ackbar cut him off, uninterested. He was more curious about what happened to Skywalker in the Llanic system, where he had shot down two TIE fighters. Organa revealed that Organa began to explain a new mission, which would have the goal of extracting the cryptologist Drusil Bephorin and bringing her to see her family on Omereth, which Ackbar explained was out past Hutt Space. Ackbar commented that it was an ocean planet, which looked delightful to him, if not for the large and hungry native fish. When Skywalker inquired why he was the one being assigned the mission, Organa explained that a talented pilot would be needed.
The Kupohan he had saved had been carrying valuable information that revealed the whereabouts of a Givin cryptologist named Drusil Bephorin who the rebellion wished to extract. Skywalker, who had been planning to use the Desert Jewel, asked for it to receive a weapons upgrade, but Ackbar told him that the Alliance was low on money, and had to focus its resources on maintaining the fleet, and not upgrading it. Skywalker suggested that he ask Nakari Kelen for help as her father was very rich, and was told by Ackbar that she had returned from her training mission. Ackbar did not object to this plan.
Once Kelen had returned, she began to converse with Skywalker, with Admiral Ackbar standing nearby. She told him of her father's plan to investigate a new moon his scouts had discovered. Although Kelen did not think that her father would give money for upgrades for nothing, she speculated that he might exchange the funds for a scouting report on the moon, which Kelen thought she and Skywalker could do. Ackbar then cut in, asking if the Empire knew about Fex and the planet it orbited, Sha Qarot, as well as if any sentient species lived there. Kelen was unsure about the former, but told Ackbar there were no sentient species that she knew of. Ackbar gave them permission to go, but also asked that they keep a lookout to see if the moon would make a good base for the Alliance. Skywalker then bade farewell to Ackbar.
Mission on Denon
When Skywalker returned, the fleet was still hiding in the Orto Plutonia system. When he and Kelen met Ackbar in the Promise, Ackbar was disappointed to hear that Fex would never be able to house a rebel base, but he was encouraged to hear that the Desert Jewel had been upgraded. He then began to brief the pair on their new mission. He explained that their contact ran a noodle hut on the planet Denon as a front for her spywork. They would go to this restaurant and order something strange to indicate what they were looking for.
Upon Ackbar's forgetting of the strange dish, the protocol droid C-3PO reminded him that it was the Corellian buckwheat noodles with rancor sauce. Ackbar and Kelen both found this dish apalling. Organa assured them that they would not need to eat it, just order it. Sakhet, the shop's owner, would have files ready for them when they arrived. Ackbar told them that their target, Bephorin, wanted to be taken to Omereth, where the Alliance was arranging for her family to be brought. Ackbar warned that she would be heavily guarded, and that the guards may need to be "taken care of." The mission ended up being successful, but Kelen, to the great regret of Skywalker, was killed.
Shortly after the Mission on Denon, Rebel forces managed to bomb an Imperial supply base on Imdaar and a shipyard on Kuat. Ackbar informed Leia Organa of this sometime after the events occurred.
Sometime later, on an Alliance warship, Rebel commanders received a distress signal from R2-D2. Ackbar, Mon Mothma, and General Jan Dodonna learned that Luke Skywalker had been captured by a Hutt crime lord. Ackbar inquired how they could rescue Skywalker, although Mon Mothma regretfully stated that she was unwilling to put out the resources to rescue him. Mothma also began to say that she had no idea who would even volunteer for such a task, but she was interrupted by a growl from Chewbacca, which was translated by C-3PO to mean that the pair would leave at once.
Hijacking the Harbinger
Between 0 ABY and 1 ABY, the planet Tureen VII came under siege by the Empire for scretly providing aid to the Rebel Alliance. When Ackbar, Mothma, and Dodonna learned of these events, Ackbar suggested that the Alliance return the favor by providing help to their people, who were starving. When Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker suggested taking such action, Mothma explained that three previous attempts had been unable to penetrate the planet's blockade or its swarms of TIE fighters. Skywalker suggested that they would need something big to barrel through, but this was shot down by Mothma, who explained that the Rebel fleet could not be spared.
Skywalker clarified, saying he didn't mean the fleet, but in fact a Star Destroyer. Organa thought that he was crazy, and Dodanna felt the plan to be preposterous, but Ackbar thought that it could work, suggesting that a crew as well as an Admiral to take command. Mothma gave them permission to proceed, and the mission would be carried out. The attempt was successful.
Mutiny on Mon Cala
After the battle for Jedha, Leia, Luke, Han Solo, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca and Ackbar met with Regent Dors Urtya to discuss the possibility of the Mon Cala Mercantile Fleet rebelling against the Empire and joining the Rebel navy. Urtya declined out of fear for the people of Mon Cala.
Ackbar was present on a Mon Calamari Star Cruiser when he and the rest of the fleet received a message from the dying King Lee-Char asking his people to join the Alliance before he was killed by stormtroopers. Ackbar led the fleet along with Rebel Alliance support to mutiny against the Imperial forces sent to stop them. Ackbar contacted Captain Pysk Lila of the Aurora Flare and asked if she would volunteer to crash her cruiser full of coaxium into a Star Destroyer in order for the fleet to escape, knowing that she would loss her life in the process. Lila agreed to the tactic, and Ackbar told her that he wished he could have gotten to know her more. The Aurora Flare crashed into the Star Destroyer causing a hole to form in the Imperial blockade and for the Mon Calamari cruisers to escape. Ackbar and the rest of the Mercantile Fleet fled to Mako-Ta Space Docks where they would be outfitted into warships for the Rebel Navy.
Assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks
Ackbar was present at Mako-Ta Space Docks when the Rebel Alliance tried to start a party to celebrate their new fleet. But their party was cut short by the arrival of Darth Vader's Death Squadron who were secretly contacted by Queen Trios. Because the cruisers had been sabotaged by Trios, Death Squadron started to pick off each cruiser one by one. Luke Skywalker did manage to get passed the Shu-Torun codes used to shut down the cruisers, and launches the rebel starfighters. Luke uses the light trail from his ship to signal to Ackbar that the bay doors are open. Ackbar orders all his fighters to launch and spread the word. After getting the codes needed to bring all the ships online, Ackbar order the Home One to launch into hyperspace.
Shortly after, Ackbar was present when Valance offered a datacard that held the plans to a shield generator.
Prior to Shu-Torun
After an attack on an Imperial Impound Yard, Luke Skywalker offered Tula Markona and her clan if they want to go up to Home One and meet Admiral Ackbar, but Tula refused to because she was still upset that Skywalker and his team indirectly caused the deaths of her parents.
The team traveled to the Kaliida Nebula in the Volt Cobra and were initially worried that they were in a trap when Ackbar and Home One did not come by to pick them up. Home One eventually arrived to pick them up when Ackbar's voice was heard over the comlink, relieved to know that they had survived the assault on Mako-Ta Space Docks. Princess Leia went up to the bridge to talk with the Admiral, who was very delighted to see her. After greeting her, the Princess told Ackbar that she has several documents that would allow them to destroy Shu-Torun, the homeworld of Queen Trios. Ackbar was very reluctant and skeptical to have use a large rebel force to allow Leia to pursue her personal vendetta against the Queen of Shu-Torun. The Mon Calamari admiral asked how she planned to do this, to which Leia told him that she has a plan they would never expect.
Working with Rogue Squadron
After the attack in the Cilpar system, ambitious rebel pilot Ibti Myrak was placed on comms duty by Skywalker for her actions during the attack. While Rogue Squadron went to aid in an ambush in the Valo system, Myrak stayed back with Ackbar to work on comms. But when she realized that something was not right, she sprinted off as Ackbar called to her figure out where she was going.
But Ackbar caught up to Myrak in the hangar bay and called her out for attempting to leave and thus disobeying Commander Skywalker's orders. Myrak tried to plead her case but the annoyed admiral was not having it and ordered her to report back to the flight deck. But the reckless pilot insulted the admiral and shoved the chief technician Garn Stewer into Ackbar, knocking him down. Myrak apologized but jumped into and x-wing and took off anyway.
C-3PO then attempted to alert Ackbar but he ignored the droid and asked for a report from Stewer. Stewer reported that they could not track Myrack because she was in hyperspace and Ackbar ordered him to get the admiral in contact with Skywalker. But Stewer was unable to because Rogue Squadron because of the ongoing battle in the Valo system.
As the battle raged on, R2 tried to reach contact with Ackbar's fleet but to no avail. But after Myrak rescued Skywalker, the battle turned to the rebel's favor when the Rebel Fleet arrived, causing the Empire to retreat. Skywalker thanked Ackbar for arriving to save them, but Ackbar believed that Skywalker should thank Myrak for discovering encoded messages a spy had been sending to the Empire for months.
Road to Endor
Although Admiral Ackbar was not present at the Battle of Hoth, he did receive a call to come and assist with the evacuation. However, there was not enough time to scramble the rebel fleet. The evacuation was completed in a matter of hours, but the Alliance suffered major losses.
After the battle, Ackbar implemented a new hyperspace jump schedule for the fleet: Jump coordinates would be transmitted from the Home One to all of the nearby ships in the fleet, with the coordinates then being given to other outposts and vessels. As a safeguard, Ackbar had every gunner in the fleet fire on any craft that came out of hyperspace on an incorrect reversion vector. When X-wing pilots Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson rendezvoused with the Home One, Antilles speculated that the reason for the lateness of Luke Skywalker could be because of Ackbar having high-security rebels take extra hyperspace jumps.
Battle at Ab Dalis
After the Rebel Alliance managed to escape a Battle on Ab Dalis, Ackbar, Mothma, and the rest of the Eleventh Division grouped up with the Fourth and Seventh Divisions. They were rescued by the Fourth Division's Starlight Squadron and Commander Skywalker and given a new security transmission code based on the lost language of Trawak.
Siege of Inyusu Tor
In 3 ABY, Alliance Intelligence introduced Operation Ringbreaker, a series of coordinated assaults which had the goal of shutting down the naval shipyards at the Kuat Drive Yards. Once its defenses were stretched to the tipping point, naval and infantry forces would attack. General Crix Madine sent the Phase 1 overview of Ringbreaker, which detailed how the 61st Mobile Infantry would secure multiple targets.
The Operation was planned to culminate with the sabotage of the Kuat Drive Yards. However, the operation came to a halt at the Siege of Inyusu Tor when Imperial resistance was more than the rebel forces could handle. Ackbar said in 34 ABY that Operation Ringbreaker was brilliantly planned, but was brought low by undetectable circumstances. Commander Mothma said that another attempt to take Kuat would not be attempted.
Preparing to strike
Around 4 ABY, many rebel leaders rendezvoused at the planet Zastiga. During a top clearance meeting, a hologram was shown of an incomplete Death Star. Many present, including Princess Leia, were confused, assuming that it was the Death Star from the Battle of Yavin. Ackbar then revealed that the Empire had begun construction on a second Death Star, with a larger diameter and many advanced specifications such as an advanded superlaser. The other leaders at the meeting began to discuss what the Alliance's next move would be, and how they would go about destroying it. General Airen Cracken and Ackbar explained that the flaw that had allowed the first Death Star to be destroyed would have been removed. He and Mon Mothma agreed that the Rebellion would have to make their attack before the battle stations completion.
The next day, the leaders returned to the briefing room, many of whom were exhausted. When Mothma motioned for him to begin, Ackbar once again brought up the holo of the second Death Star. He explained that the Death Star would be vulnerable as long as its main reactor was exposed. When Admiral Massa dejectedly said that the entire rebel fleet would not be enough to defeat the Imperial Fleet, Ackbar fired back, explaining that they would not be able to win the battle ship to ship, but rather by creating time for their starfighters. Ackbar also revealed that they had learned that the station was protected by an energy field generated from the surface of a nearby moon. Madine's commandos would steal an Imperial shuttle, get to the moon, and knock out the generator.
One admiral pointed out that it would be difficult for the fleet to assemble without the Empire noticing. Ackbar explained, as he had previously told Mon Mothma, that Sullust was the only realistic fleet staging area if the Alliance was to take advantage of the Sanctuary Pipeline, which was a closely guarded Imperial secret until rebel agents were able to discover it. The fleet would gather there, the commando team would go and bring down the shield, and the fleet would follow, traveling down the Sanctuary Pipeline. Princess Leia then offered a strategy to distract the Empire from the discovering what they were up to: Leia would lead a fake recruiting run with a supposed rendezvous point, while the real fleet gathered at Sullust. Leia's suggestion of Nien Nunb to be her pilot on the mission was supported by Ackbar. Organa assumed that since Ackbar did not object to her plan, he approved of it. Although the plan was not immediately vetoed, it did take some more consideration from Mothma.
When Madine volunteered himself for the mission, Ackbar shot this down, saying that Madine was required to stay to help plan for Endor. Ackbar also mentioned that since the Rebellion had already struck Sullust during Operation Ringbreaker, it would be believable that they would do so again. He promised Mothma that after the Battle of Endor, the fleet would return to liberate Sullust. In 34 ABY, Ackbar said that this was accomplished, but months after Endor as opposed to the planned days.
During Commander Iden Versio's escape from the Invincible Faith, she snuck passed a room where Ackbar was debriefing rebel personnel to join the rest of the Rebel fleet who were to join together at Sullust to launch a surprise attack on the second Death Star.
When Mothma asked who Ackbar had chosen to lead the starfighter attack on the second Death Star, she suggested Luke Skywalker. Ackbar, on the recommendations of the Sullustan Nien Nunb and Ensign Deltura, suggested Lando Calrissian. In order to conivince Calrissian, Ackbar first tried appealing to his honor, but after a failure through that approach, went straight to money. Ackbar later stated in 34 ABY that he was disappointed that Calrissian did not remain in service.
Battle of Endor
Ackbar, by this point the supreme commander of the Alliance Fleet, was one of the commanders of the Battle of Endor. By this time he was already an admiral in the Rebel fleet. At the pre-mission briefing, Gial told the plan of how the Rebels would attack the Death Star. He explained that a ground team led by General Han Solo would go to the surface of the forest moon of Endor and take out the shield generator, and that a fighter squadron led by General Lando Calrissian would then enter the battle station's superstructure and take it out from the inside. He commanded the fleet from the bridge of his ship, Home One. Once the battle commenced, however, between the fleet's sensors being jammed and an Imperial fleet cutting off their escape, Ackbar realized that they had been led into a trapâ€”the Empire was leading them to their demise. Ackbar was reluctant to continue the battle after the Rebels saw that the Death Star's superlaser was operational. However, Calrissian convinced him otherwise. Once Han Solo's squad took out the shield generator, Ackbar's fleet held off the rest of the Imperial forces while Calrissian and his fighters, along with Wedge Antilles, flew inside the Death Star to take it out. Ackbar especially told his forces to concentrate their firepower on the Executor, which was ultimately destroyed by an A-wing. Ackbar was devestated by the loss of life that took place at the battle.