|“||Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you see it, youl'll never make it through the night.||„|
|~ Holdo to the Resistence members|
|“||That one's a troublemaker. I like him.||„|
|~ Holdo about Poe Dameron|
|~ Holdo's last words before her sacrifice|
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo is a supporting character from Lucasfilm's 2017 Star Wars saga film Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. She serves as a Vice Admiral in the Resistance during its conflict with the First Order. Following the Hosnian Cataclysm, she helps General Leia Organa lead the Resistance.
She was portrayed by Laura Dern, who also portrayed Ellie Sattler in the Jurassic Park series.
Powers & Abilities
Size: Holdo was very tall for a female, standing at around six feet tall and weighing over 150 pounds. She was taught on Alderan to use her size as advantage, easily overpowering most smaller opponents.
Blaster: What most heroes in Star Wars need to fight is a blaster, and Holdo carries a blaster model called the Defender-5. It has both a lethal and a stun setting.
Amilyn Holdo and Leia Organa met as teenagers when both served in Coruscant’s Apprentice Legislature, with the outspoken, unconventional Gatalentan and the tart-tongued, driven Alderaanian becoming unlikely friends. Holdo joined the Resistance and attained the rank of vice admiral, commanding the Ninka.
After Leia was injured in a First Order attack, Holdo transferred her flag to the MC85 Star Cruiser Raddus and assumed command of the Resistance. She then met with Poe Dameron, but due to his recent demotion from his rank of Commander after causing the death of the entire squadron during the evacuation of D'Qar, Holdo saw him as obstacle. She chose not to share any plans with him, considering him a reckless "fly-boy". This led to friction between her and Poe, with the starfighter ace plotting to undermine her authority.
After Poe mutinied against Holdo, she and her loyalist officers fought back, firing stun blasts at their fellow Resistance members. After Leia ended the mutiny, she and Poe evacuated the Raddus, but Holdo remained behind to pilot the cruiser. When the First Order targeted the transports thanks to DJ, she gave her own life so they could escape, jumping the Raddus to hyperspace and tearing the First Order's flagship (the Supremacy) in two, destroying twenty other Resurgent-class Star Destroyers, thus saving Finn and Rose Tico from being executed by Captain Phasma.
- According to Laura Dern, Amilyn Holdo was Force-sensitive.
- During the scene in which Holdo stuns Poe Dameron, Laura Dern accidentally said "pew pew" while firing the blaster. This blooper can be seen in the finished film.