[89] Ackbar can be played as a hidden character in the Nintendo Wii version of the 2008 video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed if the player entered the cheat code "ITSATWAP". [1][129][130][131] According to Bauersfeld: "I saw the face, and I knew what he must sound like. In the story arc, entitled "Burning Seas", Ackbar was a commander and Chief of Security for Mon Cala King Lee-Char, and Darth Vader and his forces visited the planet to strengthen the Empire's influence there. . In the comics, Ackbar and Mon Mothma attempts to lead the Rebel Alliance through the crisis, and Ackbar later organizes a response when his home world is attacked by the Empire's new superweapons, the World Devastators. "Ackbar represented the ingenuity in creature and costume development at the time. [22] Ackbar also appeared in the 2007 video game Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, in which he was kidnapped by the bounty hunter Boba Fett and handed over to the Empire, who imprisoned him aboard an Imperial cruiser. In case the clue doesn’t fit or there’s something wrong please contact us! [41] The Last Jedi editor Bob Ducsay said he was also disappointed with how the scene was handled, saying it was "slightly incidental", though he said the scene was intentionally designed that way and he did not come to have second thoughts about it until after watching the completed film. [107][110] He prefers to personally lead major assaults, fearlessly flying into the battlefield along with his soldiers. [8] Rose was not required to audition for the part of Ackbar before being given the role. [8][24] Despite his success as a warrior, his actions are usually shown to be tempered by justice, honor, and concern. [135], Breckin Meyer portrayed Ackbar in the Robot Chicken: Star Wars series, a Star Wars-themed version of the stop motion sketch comedy television series Robot Chicken on Adult Swim dedicated entirely to Star Wars parodies. [9][75] Ackbar played a supporting role in the Jedi Academy Trilogy, a set of novels by Kevin J. Anderson released in 1994 and set two years after the Heir to the Empire trilogy. Lando Calrissian: We won't get another chance at this, Admiral. [9][79] It is revealed in The Unifying Force (2003), the final novel of the New Jedi Order series, that Ackbar dies of old age shortly before the end of the war,[1][48][80][81] after which he receives a grand memorial service. 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"[128][129] International Business Times writer Amy West said the line has "become somewhat cult-like in the eyes of the Star Wars fanbase". The white boots Ackbar wears in the film are the same design as those worn by Imperial stormtroopers. . [151], In 2018, the comic strip story in which Ackbar made his debut in 1982 was retroactively titled after the character's famous line. [24][59] In the storyline, the B-wings are designed in a research facility on an asteroid named Shantipole, and the project is nearly compromised by an Imperial spy, forcing Ackbar and other characters to repel an Imperial attack and escape. [1], Rose returned to portray Ackbar in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. [9] Ackbar has a methodical style,[109] and tends to be cautious and conservative, as demonstrated by his initial call for a tactical retreat during the Battle of Endor upon learning that it was a trap. Despite his small role in Return of the Jedi, Admiral Ackbar is considered a fan favorite among Star Wars characters. "[81] Screen Rant writer Ben Sherlock wrote of Ackbar's death: "It was such a fleeting moment that many fans didn’t even realize it had happened. 16 in a 1998 list of the "Top 20 Star Wars Characters" featured in the magazine Star Wars Insider. 21 on IGN's list of the Top 25 Star Wars Heroes. [16][17][18][19] During this time, Ackbar learns much about both the Empire and military tactics in general, as well as about the Rebel Alliance and the Death Star, a moon-sized superweapon Tarkin is developing at the time. However, it created too many complications with the operation of the puppet head, so it was worn by another Mon Calamari character instead. His quick thinking and wartime strategy saved the rebels in the Battle of Endor, in which the Rebel Alliance successfully destroyed the second Death Star. . Admiral Ackbar: We saw it. During one passage, Ackbar made an impassioned speech, warning his fellow officials in the newly-formed New Republic that while the Empire suffered a heavy loss with the death of Emperor Palpatine and the destruction of the Death Star II, the Empire was still a threat and the war was not yet over. . [1], Ackbar played a supporting role in the "Burning Seas" story arc from the comic book series Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, which was released in 2018 but was set about one year after the events of Revenge of the Sith, the final movie in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He had a screen presence. [8][35][48][53][125][130] Dave Filoni, a Lucasfilm animation producer who has worked on several Star Wars television shows, said of the character: "Ackbar has a crazy level of fame for the amount of time he's spent onscreen. Fleet Admiral Gial Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. "[137] The "It's a trap!" [31][35][36][37] Attempting to spark a civil war on the planet, the Separatists use Quarren insurgents to obstruct Mon Cala Prince Lee-Char's succession to the throne, and Ackbar attempts to protect Lee-Char and rally the Mon Calamari people as a battle for the planet begins. Although the weapon systems on this Death Star are not yet operational, the Death Star does have a strong defence mechanism. Lando Calrissian: Han will have that shield down. [12] The fragile peace between Mon Cala's two primary species, the Calamari and the Quarren, is disrupted after King Kolina is assassinated by Riff Tamson, an agent for the Confederacy of Independent Systems, also known as the Separatists, one of the primary antagonists of the series. This involves you as well." fame dies at 93", "10 Most Heartbreaking Deaths In Star Wars", "College campaign for 'Star Wars' mascot is fully operational", "Morning Vid: Comedy Central Hosts Love Admiral Ackbar", "R.I.P. More than 1,000 fan videos have been created on the video-sharing website YouTube featuring or parodying Ackbar and that line of … May 27, 2016 - Explore Mike Ball's board "Admiral Ackbar", followed by 157 people on Pinterest. Ackbar made his first appearance not in the film, but in a Star Wars newspaper comic strip that ran a few months before Return of the Jedi was released. "[38], Admiral Ackbar appeared in the first two films of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which were distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures after The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. A member of the amphibious Mon Calamari species, Gial was the foremost military commander of the Alliance Fleet who led major combat operations against the Galactic Empire and was later integral in the formation of the New Republic. _,,,--~~~~~--,_ . [109] His dedication to his career and duty left little time for a personal life or romances, and as a result he does not have a family of his own, with the exception of two nieces. Collector Notes Admiral Ackbar. ! Gial played a supporting role in the 1983 film, Return of the Jedi, and later became a prominent character in … [9][24] This success prompts Rebel leader Mon Mothma to promote him to Admiral,[25][26] news he reacts to heavily due to the weight of the responsibility. [9][77] In disgrace, he resigns from his post and retires to his home planet. [134] Voice actor Artt Butler, who was a fan of Ackbar ever since watching the Star Wars films as a child, portrayed the character in the television series The Clone Wars. 16 in a 1998 list of the "Top 20 Star Wars Characters" in the magazine Star Wars Insider. [51][52], Although his role in the Star Wars films was relatively brief, Admiral Ackbar became a prominent character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, which encompasses all licensed stories in the Star Wars universe outside of the nine main feature films, such as novels, comic books, video games, and television shows. [98], A Mon Calamari named Aftab Ackbar, Admiral Ackbar's son, was created to appear as a minor character in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), the final film in the sequel trilogy. Although his time in the film was brief, Ackbar became a prominent character in other Star Wars media, including novels, comic books, video games, and television shows, and later made appearances in the sequel trilogy films Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and the television series The Clone Wars. Is definitely Admiral Ackbar's most iconic line, and it's in the top ten Star Wars lines of all time. Ackbar had just 14 lines of dialogue in Return of the Jedi, and his total screen time across all three film appearances totaled only three minutes and 30 seconds. The novel included the public disclosure that Organa is the daughter of Darth Vader, which nearly destroyed her reputation and led many to condemn her. [129] Bauersfeld said he appreciated the passion of fans and responded to every autograph request, but that he was not particularly knowledgeable about Star Wars himself; in 2011 interview, he said he had not seen Return of the Jedi since it first came out, still had not seen the first Star Wars film, and had trouble imitating Ackbar's voice because he could not remember what it sounded like. ... Ackbar became a character in the process of building him. . in Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi… is originally from a planet called "Mon Calamari" – one completely covered by water, and with floating cities! More than 1,000 fan videos have been created on the video-sharing website YouTube featuring or parodying Ackbar and that line of … crossword clue. . [6][31][37] The battle is lost, despite the assistance of the Jedi Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, and Kit Fisto. [46], Ackbar's total screen time across all three of his Star Wars film appearances totaled only three minutes and 30 seconds. [125] Although intended as a joke, Rose found the gesture offensive and said he was "in tears in the suit". [30], Footage of Ackbar reciting the line was featured on both Comedy Central comedy shows The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on February 11, 2010, alongside clips of various Republican Party politicians insisting a White House invitation by President Barack Obama was a trap. [1] He was not originally hired to portray Admiral Ackbar, but instead to help build and operate the Sy Snootles puppet for the Max Rebo Band, which performs at the palace of the alien crime lord Jabba the Hutt. [91][92][93] In the novel, Ackbar participated in the New Republic's efforts to seek out the remnants of the Empire hiding in the Outer Rim region of the galaxy, and he communicated with his colleague Wedge Antilles before Antilles' disappearance on the planet Akiva, where much of the book's story was set. Well, that's that then!'". Admiral Ackbar was a hit for collectors right out of the gate. [90], Admiral Ackbar appeared in Star Wars: Aftermath, a 2015 canon novel by Chuck Wendig set immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi. [1][144][163] Morgan Phillips, an independent hip hop musician and disc jockey, included a song about the character called "Admiral Ackbar Please" on his album Star Wars Breakbeats. [31][47] Although Ackbar had no lines of dialogue during his death scene in the film, the comic book adaptation of The Last Jedi revealed that his last words were: "Torpedoes inbound. His best lines, as of Star Wars episode six, were as follows: (when the imperial fleet appeared) "It's a trap!, (when the death star first fired) "It's no use general Calrissian! [13], Erik Bauersfeld said of the line: "The fans who write say they'll never forget 'It's a trap!' [144][147][148][149] "It's a Trap! . The Star Wars Talk Show", where he played the host of a talk show similar to The Jerry Springer Show. Although their efforts started out as a joke, some students began to seriously push for the idea,[167][168] while others strongly opposed it and felt it was an embarrassment for the university. "[146] Nate Jones of New York magazine's website Vulture, called the death scene "disrespectful" and "unfathomably rude", and that Ackbar "deserved better than to go out in a throwaway moment". He was ranked No. .. Ackbar for me was always this amazing, grizzled war veteran, and getting to inhabit him and his voice for the new book made me pretty giddy. [69] In the second novel of the series, Dark Force Rising, Thrawn attempts to frame Ackbar for treason by placing stolen money into his personal accounts. 14 in The Huffington Post's ranking of 93 characters,[80][139] and No. [114] Marquand said he "picked the most delicious, wonderful creature out of the whole lot, this big wonderful Calamari man with a red face and eyes on the side". [12] Whitta, who co-wrote the story of the film, said he wanted Ackbar included, but since he was already featured in The Force Awakens, the team behind Rogue One decided the character should not appear in two films released so closely together. "[114] Costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers helped create the Ackbar costume, for which Rose wore a beanbag-like piece around his belly to create Ackbar's distinctive silhouette. This clue was last seen on Daily POP Crosswords, October 31 2019. Rose moved the mouth using his hand,[1][114][116][119][120] while Mike Quinn operated the eyes via cables. He was more military. .\ ._____/ . Although the weapon systems on this Death Star are not yet operational, the Death Star does have a strong defence mechanism. . See more ideas about admiral ackbar, admiral, star wars. [45] Gary Whitta, a writer who has worked on several Star Wars projects, said: "When I went to the set of The Force Awakens, the first thing I had to do was put on the Admiral Ackbar mask, and I did. The exhibit opened at the Washington, D.C. museum complex in 1997 and later went on a national tour that lasted until 2002 and visited various museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. They looked down for one second to get a handful of popcorn, and when they looked back up, Ackbar was gone. [24][60] Ackbar appears in Dark Empire, a six-issue comic book series that detailed the resurrection of Emperor Palpatine, as well as Luke Skywalker's brief conversion to the dark side of the Force. Though he acknowledges that he is unlikely to face melee combat as a high-ranking officer, he engages in the practice because he feels staying proficient in fighting techniques helps him stay sharp, flexible, and ahead of his enemies. . [9][12][14] Ackbar is the leader of his home town, Coral Depths City, when forces from the Galactic Empire invades and nearly destroys the planet. Admiral Ackbar was best known for his appearance in the film Return of the Jedi, the final entry in the original Star Wars trilogy. [9] However, even as his body begins to fail him due to his advanced age, he comes out of retirement when the Yuuzhan Vong attempt to conquer the galaxy in a bloody war that nearly destroys the New Republic. The shield must be deactivated if any attack is to be attempted. 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