Written by Mr. Mouseburger 13th May 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
Despite the life expectancy of an Imperial Admiral being shorter than a book of David Beckham’s witticisms, there is not shortage of takers for the role. This time it is Admiral Piett whose life is cut unexpectedly short, during the climactic battle with the Rebel Alliance over the moon of Endor.
Piett is aboard the Super Star Destroyer, Executor, with his second officer Commander Gherant, but he is severely hamstrung by Emperor Palpatine's orders not to engage the Rebel fleet, but to merely keep them busy while the Death Star's superlaser picks off their warships one at a time.
However, a well-placed shot from an anonymous Rebel fighter results in the Executor losing its bridge deflector shields, rendering the bridge vulnerable to attack. Then an attack comes in the form of Arvel Crynyd, whose A-Wing starfighter has been damaged. Crynyd flies his starfighter towards the bridge in a kamikaze attack.
Even as Piett orders forward firepower intensified, Gherant sees Crynyd coming and points him out, wailing, "Too late!" He and Piett turn and run away from the viewport (where did they think they were going anyway?) as Crynyd's A-Wing slams into and completely destroys the bridge.