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Captain Lorth Needa


Captain Lorth Needa is a character from Star Wars, specifically from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, released in 1980. Portrayed by Michael Culver, Needa is a naval officer in the Imperial Navy under the command of Darth Vader's Dark Lord of the Sith. His character is most notably remembered for his unfortunate communication with Vader, leading to his demise.

Needa commands the Star Destroyer Avenger, charged with the pursuit of the Millennium Falcon. Unable to capture the Rebel ship quickly, he takes full responsibility for its escape and communicates the failure to Vader. This fatal update results in the infamous application of Vader's force choke, leading to Needa's death and a chilling reminder of Vader's ruthlessness. Despite his limited screen time, Captain Lorth Needa is remembered as part of the iconic narrative that solidifies Darth Vader's fearsome reputation.

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