September 21, 2023
Star Wars | Who is Vi Moradi, Resistance Hero of Batuu?

Join us for a Peek into this spy’s dossier, and explore everything we need to know about her latest mission on Batuu is taking a closer look at Vi Moradi, the resourceful Resistance spy seen interrogating whistleblowers within the boundaries of the Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

If you’re lucky enough to take a Starspeeder to Batuu via Disney’s latest themed land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge keep your eyes peeled. You might run into a famous spy on the streets of Black Spire Outpost with her distinctive streaked hair and orange technical jacket. Her name? Vi Moradi. Vi is a long-time member of the Resistance, and she’s responsible for keeping the spark of hope alive, undermining and fighting the First Order whenever she can. Here’s what you need to know about this Resistance spy’s adventures before her life on Batuu.

Star Wars | Who is Vi Moradi, Resistance Hero of Batuu?

Compassionate, even when it’s risky.

When Moradi escapes the First Order, she manages to manipulate and then save one of her captors in the process. She takes pity on Captain Cardinal (who she nicknames “Emergency Brake,” and “Big Red Button,” due to his distinctive red-coloured armour), and takes him along with her instead of leaving him to die. She believes that Cardinal, also known as Archex, is a decent person deep down, in spite of his past as a fanatical First Order believer.

She’s a survivor…

Vi’s strength and incredible stamina let her get into and out of scrapes over and over throughout her adventures. She’s survived capture and torture by the First Order and was tough enough to answer the call General Leia Organa put out to all her top spies after the Battle of Crait: survive, salvage, recruit, regroup, and ignite the spark. That’s why she heads to Batuu with enough equipment to set up a Resistance base on the edge of Wild Space, where her biggest adventure yet begins.

…And sharp as a tack.

During her time on the Absolution, a First Order Star Destroyer, Vi is tortured by Cardinal for information about Captain Phasma’s mysterious past. With her eidetic memory, she’s able to fully recall what she learned from her recon mission to Parnassos, Phasma’s homeworld, while keeping track of parts she may have embellished.

Star Wars | Who is Vi Moradi, Resistance Hero of Batuu?

Resourceful and cunning.

Even when things go wrong on her mission to Batuu, Vi picks herself up and does the hard work: she takes stock of what she has left, goes to Black Spire Outpost, and starts networking. Though many Batuuans think that the concerns of larger galactic conflict won’t impact them, Moradi has an uphill battle convincing them that sooner or later, the First Order will turn everything upside-down if nothing is done. Navigating the local politics of gangsters, merchants, and scavengers in Black Spire Outpost could make her latest mission the hardest yet…

Leia trusts her with the toughest mission.

Even before the Hosnian Cataclysm, Leia comes to rely on Vi for Resistance business of all kinds. Moradi’s done so many missions for the General that she’s taken on numerous codenames, among them Magpie and Starling. Even the First Order follows the exploits of the legendary Starling, especially once she proves herself a thorn in their sides.

Star Wars | Who is Vi Moradi, Resistance Hero of Batuu?

Read more about Vi’s adventures in Star Wars: Phasma, out now, and in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire, arriving August 29th and available for pre-order.

About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire:

After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower—and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge.

A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.

To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colourful band of outcasts and misfits and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu—before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

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Phil Roberts is the Owner, Daily Content Manager and Editor of Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, Batman, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, King Kong, and the Ray Harryhausen movies. Follow him on Twitter @philthecool where he uses the force frequently!

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