"Me, I'm the quintessential soldier who does his job very well. But what is that job? Two things: neutralizing Imperials and, the part I take most seriously, keeping my people alive. It doesn't matter if we were good or lucky out there todayand I'd rather the former than trust in the latter. What does matter is that we all survived, and that's as close to a miracle as I ever expect to see in my lifetime. The key thing to remember is that I can't trust in our luck or skill. I can't allow myself to believe we were that much better than the opposition and I can't let my people believe it. If they do, they'll die taking chances they should never take."
- Wedge Antilles, X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
"I am Wedge Antilles. I survived the Battle of Yavin. I survived the Battle of Hoth. Hell... Just a couple of weeks ago I blew up the Death Star during the Battle of Endor. The reason I'm still breathing when a lot of other good Rebel pilots aren't? Maybe it's because I'm better. Or maybe I'm just lucky."
Wedge Antilles, Lucky
's Star Wars Fan Art Character Bonanza
Day 14: Wedge Antilles.
I figured that people tackling Day 14 would probably draw Wedge of the classic trilogy, or of the X-Wing comicbook series, so I thought I'd do, instead, Wedge, more or less as he is now, in the Star Wars Expanded Universe timeline. Because, if you think about it, he's gone through about four decades of fighting, outliving not only most of the other minor characters, but some of the more major
ones as well. I think it's pretty damn impressive for a character who had only a handful of lines in the original trilogy, and one that I didn't want to dismiss for the sake of drawing a younger, better looking Wedge.
[No, that's not skin texture; that's my pencil layer, which I refused to get rid of.]Star Wars
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