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Rogue Squadron

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The Rogue Squadron is a renowned starfighter squadron in the "Star Wars" universe, first appearing in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back". The squadron was created by Luke Skywalker, the series' protagonist, and primarily comprises of Rebellion pilots who survived the Battle of Yavin, including Wedge Antilles. The Rogue Squadron played a major role in all significant battles against the Darth Vader led Galactic Empire.

It is famous for their legendary exploits in battle, credited with the destruction of both Death Stars. Each pilot in the squadron is considered an elite fighter in the Rebel Alliance and had a unique skill that set them apart, such as sharpshooting or tactical brilliance. Due to their unparalleled successes, the squadron has earned mythical status in the "Star Wars" universe.

The Rogue Squadron's prowess is not just due to their exceptional piloting skills but also their incredible teamwork and mutual trust. The team acts more like a family than a military unit, and this close-knit bond enables them to overcome obstacles and foes that would quickly overwhelm a less coordinated group.

In "Return of the Jedi", Rogue Squadron was responsible for leading the attack on the second Death Star. The successful run on the second Death Star was primarily conducted by three pilots from Rogue Squadron: General Lando Calrissian, Wedge Antilles, and rookie pilot Nien Nunb.

Interestingly, the name of the squadron comes from Rogue One, the callsign assumed by Jyn Erso and her team during the mission to steal the Death Star Plans in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". This was an homage to the team that laid the groundwork for the Rebellion's eventual victory against the Galactic Empire.

Through various books, comics, and video games, the adventures of Rogue Squadron have been further explored, continuing their essential roles in the Rebellion's struggles and later as part of the New Republic. This distinguished starfighter squadron is a core part of "Star Wars" lore, exemplifying heroism and rebellion against oppressive forces.

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