Leia reassured him that they had their own adventure. While traveling through the edge of Wild Space , Han contacted his wife Princess Leia to discuss the recent developments. Koch later claimed it was the tension between his own approach and Curtiz's which accounted for this: A dogfight ensued, where Solo shot down one fighter and congratulated Skywalker when he shot one down, as well—and advised him to not "get cocky. Norra and Captain Wedge Antilles traveled to Solo's last known coordinates in Wild Space but found themselves under attack by Imperial forces. Starros then contacted the Star Destroyer that had come to the planet after being alerted by the TIE that had originally pursued the Invictus , telling them that she intended to claim the bounty on Organa.
At some point, Solo and Chewbacca had a 50,credit bounty placed on their head after dropping a cargo of spice they were smuggling for Jabba. They traveled to Chalmun's Cantina on Tatooine to look for work to pay off Jabba. Kenobi defended young Skywalker from the criminals Ponda Baba and Cornelius Evazan with his lightsaber ; revealing himself as a Jedi before making their way to Solo's booth.
They arrived and began bartering terms of the deal. Solo assured Kenobi that the Millennium Falcon was the fastest ship around, because it had made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
Kenobi informed Solo that the cargo was only himself, Skywalker and two droids, and that they wanted to avoid Imperials entirely. Therefore, Solo set the price at 10, credits—higher than he normally would have. However, Kenobi raised Solo's bid to 17, credits: Solo was perplexed that Kenobi had raised his bid and quickly accepted the deal. The smuggler then told his temporary employer to meet him in Docking Bay 94 for departure as soon as he was ready, before warning Kenobi that some Imperial sandtroopers had entered the cantina and were looking for Evazan and Baba's attacker.
Kenobi and Skywalker hastily fled, leaving Solo to express his elation to Chewbacca at having garnered such a high-paying job to pay off Jabba. Chewbacca left as well right after. As Solo got up to leave, he was confronted by one of Jabba's bounty hunters: Greedo demanded to be paid Jabba's debt, or he would take Solo's dead body back to Jabba as payment. Solo, then, in self defense, covertly pulled his DL blaster pistol and shot Greedo from under the table a fraction of a second after Greedo fired his own weapon—though, Solo hit his target and Greedo did not.
Solo ignored the Murder tax  Jabba enforced on Tatooine, opting instead to simply toss Wuher , the cantina's bartender , some credit chips , before apologizing for leaving a mess and then heading to Docking Bay Jabba confronts Solo over Greedo's death and restitution for the spice shipment Solo lost.
Solo arrived in the docking and found Jabba himself, with several of his guards—including  Jabba's top bounty hunter Boba Fett —  looking for him near the Falcon. Jabba inquired as to whether Solo was going to pay him, and why he had "fried poor Greedo.
Jabba was pleased and added that if Solo paid twenty percent interest all could be forgotten, however, Solo talked him down to fifteen percent, and ironically stated that the Hutt was a "wonderful Human being," before entering the Falcon. A short time later, Kenobi, Skywalker, and their two droids, the protocol droid C-3PO , and the astromech droid R2-D2 , boarded the Falcon after Skywalker remarked that the Falcon appeared to be a "piece of junk.
The Millennium Falcon looked out-of-shape, but had been given "special modifications" that made it one of the fastest ships in the galaxy. Solo fired back while retreating on board and shouted for Chewbacca to take off.
The Falcon blasted away from the Mos Eisley spaceport and clear of Tatooine. Solo inserted coordinates to the Alderaan system into the Falcon ' s navigation computer while teaching farmboy Skywalker the importance of entering the correct coordinates—If it was not done correctly, the ship could run into any number of dangers associated with space travel.
The Falcon outran two Imperial Star Destroyers and jumped into hyperspace. The Millennium Falcon ' s passengers pass the time while traveling to Alderaan. While en route to Alderaan, Solo boasted of outrunning the "Imperial slugs ," but was annoyed when no one would humor him.
Chewbacca and R2-D2, often shortened to Artoo, were playing a game of Dejarik when Artoo outplayed the Wookiee, so Solo warned the droids not to upset him because Wookiee rage was not something C-3PO, often shortened to Threepio, a droid programmed in protocol would want to experience. Skywalker, meanwhile, trained with a remote with his lightsaber , trying to deflect the sting bolts with the civilized weapon.
Solo was skeptical of the Force —the energy field that connected all living things in the galaxy, and the Jedi, like Kenobi, were able to use to perform seemingly supernatural feats—because in all his travels he had never seen proof that pointed to its existence; to Solo, it was all "simple tricks and nonsense. Skywalker tried to deflect the bolts again, and did, while unable to see. Solo was mildly impressed, but acquitted Skywalker's ability to luck. Immediately after, the Falcon emerged from hyperspace in the Alderaan system.
The Falcon came out at Alderaan's galactic coordinates, but into a meteor shower , with Alderaan nowhere in sight. Kenobi, using the Force, realized the asteroid field was Alderaan: The entire planet had been destroyed by the Empire.
Solo couldn't believe the Empire had had enough firepower to do so, even with their entire fleet, but then an Imperial short-range TIE fighter appeared, seemingly confirming Kenobi's suspicions. Skywalker and Solo both conflated that if the fighter identified them as the freighter that had blasted away from Tatooine, they would be damned.
Therefore, Solo got in range to destroy it. Kenobi, however, argued against it before Solo realized that the fighter did have a base; what appeared to be a small moon that was seen in the distance. Kenobi quickly surmised that the moon was not a moon, but an Imperial space station , the Death Star battle station equipped with a superlaser that was capable of destroying entire planets.
Solo was shocked at the Death Star's kilometer spherical diameter and prepared to turn the Falcon around and retreat. One of the station's tractor beams , however, began to pull the Falcon in. Solo prepared to fight his way out once they were taken aboard and shut the freighter down. Kenobi was able to talk Solo into listening to him, though: Therefore, they ejected the Falcon ' s five Model CEC Class-1 escape pods and hid themselves in the Falcon ' s smuggling compartments located under the floor.
The freighter was pulled into Docking Bay where it was boarded and quickly searched by stormtroopers on the orders of Darth Vader ,  the Emperor's chief lieutenant and a Dark Lord of the Sith.
As they worked out the plan's details, an Imperial scanning crew came aboard to more thoroughly search the ship.
Solo shot them and then impersonated the crew, yelling out to a pair of stormtroopers outside for assistance. They came, Solo shot them, and he and Skywalker dressed themselves in their armor. Solo and Skywalker argue over whether to rescue the princess imprisoned aboard the Death Star. Skywalker, now under the guise trooper TK , fooled an officer into opening the door to the hangar's control room.
Chewbacca and Solo cut down the officer and his comrades, while Artoo plugged into a computer terminal to locate the tractor beam controls. Artoo found them and Kenobi departed to disable it after commanding the others to stay in the control room. Solo was fine with staying; he'd gotten much more than the he's signed on for in the cantina.
Artoo, however, had learned that Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan and a leading member of the Rebel Alliance, was aboard the station, and was scheduled to be executed in Detention Block AA very soon. Skywalker insisted that they go rescue her , and reasoned that if Kenobi had known she was present, he would have gone after her, too. Solo at first refused, but decided it was worth the risk when Skywalker and Chewbacca assured him there would be a huge reward from the Rebel Alliance if she was rescued.
Skywalker quickly worked out a subterfuge to bluff their way into the prison using Chewbacca as a prisoner scheduled for a prisoner transfer. Soon thereafter, they set out to the fifth level of the Death Star with their "prisoner" in stuncuffs and left the droids behind.
They arrived at the detention level and told the officer in charge, Shann Childsen , of the supposed transfer. He went to check the legitimacy of the fake stormtroopers' claim, while other troopers went to detain the Wookiee.
Chewbacca, per the plan, attacked. Solo kept up the charade while firing on the guards and security cameras. Solo located the princess's cell in the prison computer and sent Skywalker to get her while he tried to convince a technician that nothing had gone wrong via a comm system , before giving up and shooting the panel when the tech saw through the ruse and sent stormtroopers to investigate.
Organa takes command of her own rescue mission and orders Solo to jump into a garbage chute. The troopers blockaded the only exit to the detention block and attacked. Solo and Chewbacca returned fire while they retreated to Skywalker's position.
Skywalker had gotten the princess, who critiqued their plan to rescue her without thinking through an escape route. Solo quipped that she was welcome to return to her cell and be executed rather than rescued if she desired, while they took cover in the corridor and traded fire with the Imperials. Organa lost patience with the three men, took a blaster and shot open a chute and dove in after telling the others to follow.
Solo remarked to Skywalker that he wasn't sure if he was very frustrated with Organa, or if he was beginning to like her, and shoved Chewbacca into the chute. Skywalker and Solo followed right after. They found themselves in a garbage compactor with the only exit locked. Solo sarcastically told Organa great work in getting them nowhere and tried to shoot the open the exit.
The laser bounced wildly around the compactor , nearly hitting the rebels. Skywalker informed Solo that he had already tried it, that it was magnetically sealed. Organa commanded Solo to put his blaster away. Solo was unhappy at being ordered around, but did so. Just then, a low growl sounded; the four simultaneously realized they weren't alone. A moment later, a tentacle belonging to a dianoga grabbed Skywalker and pulled him under water. Solo and Organa frantically searched for him, and seconds later he reemerged.
Solo grabbed Skywalker and tried to shoot the creature, but Skywalker was pulled under again. Solo had almost given up looking when the dianoga released him and vanished. Solo helped him up, before the walls of the compactor began to close in. Chewbacca the princess and Solo tried to brace them while Skywalker contacted the droids in order for Artoo to hack into the station's network and shut down the compactor. After a bit of a delay, Artoo succeeded. The three Humans and the Wookiee rejoiced, for their lives had been saved.
They left the compactor and Skywalker and Solo took off the trooper armor. As they did so, Chewbacca heard strange noises coming from the compactor and ran away.
Solo fired a laser blast into the compactor to prove that the Wookiee was acting with cowardice. Organa scolded him for making so much noise, and told him that he would have to take orders from her if they were going to survive the ordeal. Solo was appalled at Organa's demeanor, and informed "her worshipfullness" that he only took orders from himself. Leaving Organa to quip that it was amazing that the smuggler was still alive.
Solo looked at Skywalker and muttered that no reward was worth putting up with the princess's attitude. As the group made their way back towards the docking bay, they ran into a group of stormtroopers. Solo yelled for Skywalker and Organa to go to the Falcon while he and his first mate charged the troopers. The troopers turned and ran from the screaming smuggler. Solo, however, ran into the troopers' reinforcements, and then he was being chased.
He ran back into the hangar and through a blast door as it closed; stopping the troopers who had pursued him and Chewbacca. Solo caught up with Skywalker and Organa who had also run into some trouble, and they prepared to board the Falcon , but several stormtroopers stood guard outside. The troopers, however, rushed to Darth Vader who was locked in lightsaber combat with Kenobi.
The group took advantage of the distraction Kenobi had created to rush aboard the freighter—except for Skywalker, who stopped. Kenobi saw that Skywalker and the others would be safe, so he let himself be cut-down by the Dark Lord. Skywalker yelled in grief, alerting the troopers to their presence. The troopers opened fire, but Solo ran and started up his ship, and once everyone was on board, blasted off and away from the battle station.
There troubles were not over, however: Solo shoots down a TIE fighter using the Falcon ' s turrets. Chewbacca piloted the Falcon in order for Skywalker and Solo to man its turrets to fight off the attackers. A dogfight ensued, where Solo shot down one fighter and congratulated Skywalker when he shot one down, as well—and advised him to not "get cocky.
While en route to the Yavin system , Organa grimly informed Solo that the Imperials had let them escape in order to track them to the hidden base, which explained the relative ease of their escape. Solo, didn't believe it had been easy and demanded to know what information Artoo was carrying that made him so special. Solo was shocked, and added that once he was rewarded, he was going to leave; he claimed he wasn't interested in the Rebels' revolution or the princess as a companion.
Organa assured Solo that if all he loved was money, that's all he would receive, and stomped away. Skywalker took her place and asked the smuggler what he thought of the princess. Solo admitted she had spirit, and inquired to whether Skywalker could see Organa and Solo together. Skywalker quickly said "no," thereby admitting he had his own feeling for the princess—much to Solo's amusement. The Falcon soon reached Yavin 4 where Solo and the others were welcomed; Alliance Alliance High Command had feared that Organa had died with her world.
The plans within Artoo were analyzed and a weakness was discovered: Solo and Chewbacca attended a briefing for the Rebel pilots , including Skywalker, who were going to attack the station when it inevitably arrived. General Jan Dodonna explained that a one-man starfighter could get close enough and fire proton torpedoes into the shaft that would cause a chain reaction that would destroy the station. Solo was skeptical, thinking it suicide to even attempt. Therefore, after he was given his reward of credits, he packed up to leave, but was confronted by Skywalker who insisted he stay and fight with the Rebellion.
Solo, thinking selfishly of his debt with Jabba, refused, and asked Skywalker to come with him and Chewbacca. Skywalker was dismayed with Solo's selfishness and angrily walked away.
Solo called after him an old Jedi saying: Solo and Chewbacca then left Yavin 4 aboard the Millennium Falcon. Soon, however, Chewbacca's nagging and Solo's conscience eventually got the better of the smuggler and he turned around and headed towards the Death Star where the battle was raging—although he did so not for the Rebellion's cause, but to save his friend, Skywalker.
Solo fired on the three Imperial fighters, destroying one, and causing another to panic and collide with Vader, who was sent spinning away from the battle station. Solo yelled in glee and told Skywalker to fire his torpedoes, since he was now clear to do so. Skywalker did, and it was a direct hit: The Death Star blew apart  and killed everyone on board.
Of the thirty Alliance ships that had participated in the battle, only three returned to the base with Solo in the Falcon. Solo rushed to Skywalker as he exited his fighter and congratulated him, while the princess embraced Solo in his bravery and proving there was more to him than money.
Organa awards Solo and Skywalker for their selflessness during the Battle of Yavin. A rushed  award ceremony was held later for the heroes of the battle; which included Solo.
The three awardees, Solo, Skywalker and Chewbacca, walked the aisle past hundreds of Alliance personnel. They reached the stage, where Organa placed a medal around Solo's neck as he winked at her. Skywalker was given his medal and they bowed to the princess and turned as the crowd clapped for them.
She asked them all to not forget the lives lost on Alderaan and during the battle, including her  adopted parents ,  Viceroy Bail Organa and Queen Breha Organa.
Dodonna followed up by informing the base's population their next course of action: The ceremony was adjourned. Organa playfully told Solo that he and his first mate had better get work.
Sometime following the battle of Yavin, Solo accepted a commission in the Alliance Military as a captain. With the Falcon scheduled to leave shortly after the Battle of Yavin, it was already an hour late as it lay parked in the Great Temple following the rebel's victory.
Leia Organa, helping oversee some of the last stages of the evacuation approached Han in an effort to get him to aid the Rebellion once more by rescuing Lieutenant Caluan Ematt of the elite rebel recon unit the Shrikes. Initially refusing, Han was eventually persuaded to come to the rebel's aid following pressure from his companion, Chewbacca.
With an even larger bounty of , credits placed on his head,  Han decided against his better judgment to aid the Princess, if only for feeling a pang of guilt for her and their doomed resistance movement.
With the Falcon the fastest ship and only ship that could reach Ematt in time, Han and Chewie set course for the distant Outer Rim world of Cyrkon where Ematt had been last heard from. Narrowly escaping an the Imperial -class Star Destroyer Vehement by changing their ship's IFF transponder , the two landed in the city's capital, Motok , where they ran into a gang of bounty hunters set out to capture the reward Jabba had put on their heads. Feigning surrender and stalling for time, Han offered to give over the money they had to pay off their debts to Jabba for their lives.
Nonetheless, the arrival of ISB Commander Alecia Beck and a quartet of stormtroopers interrupted the firefight, in which Han pretended to be the victim of a gang of rowdy rebels. With the bounty hunters now engaged fighting the stormtroopers, Han and Chewie ran off to meet with their old friend Delia Leighton of the starship Miss Fortune , a moving bar that could pack up and leave whenever local authorities realized their operations and evasion of property taxes.
While initially refusing to believe that Han was working with the Rebellion, Delia ultimately agreed to help Han by providing him with the location of Ematt in a low-rent hotel on the outskirts of town.
Heading there in a recently purchased high-end speeder, which Han intended to bill the Alliance, the gang of bounty hunters they had run into previously also followed them there after interrogating Delia and threatening to kill her longtime friend. Unbeknownst to Han, Chewbacca and Ematt, the bounty hunters realizing their situation for fighting the Empire earlier agreed to help the Imperials by hunting down Han Solo and the rebel he was supposed to meet, with Alecia Beck having previously ambushed Ematt's team members of Taanab.
Not intending to have Ematt commit suicide as his team members did to protect the sensitive information in their heads, Beck ordered over forty stormtroopers to take up positions in and around the hangar where the Falcon was parked as the bounty hunters chased Han back towards his ship.
Arriving in the hanger to be surrounded by stormtroopers, Han and his compatriots believed they were done for. Nonetheless, in an effort to escape, Han pretended to instigate Chewie by referring to him as his slave, in which Chewie would angrily retort. Starting a fight, the rebels would quickly assault the nearby Imperials attempting to cuff them as Delia and her ship, Miss Fortune opened fire on the hangar, with Delia seeking to make amends with Han for her forced betrayal.
Firing at the two magnetic generators protecting the hangar from the toxic fumes of the planet outside, Han managed to escape with Chewie and Ematt along with Delia in her ship as they blasted off into the planets atmosphere. Needing time for the navigation computer to plot their jump to lightspeed, Han and Chewie manned the cockpit while Ematt manned both turbolasers from the ships cockpit. After a moment's reflection, Han decided to help her and her ship instead of running away as he would have normally done, distracting the Star Destroyer as it utilized its tractor beam in an attempt to capture the Falcon.
Fixing their navicomputer, the Miss Fortune was able to jump to light speed however not before the Falcon was caught in the Vehement's lock. Han, horrified by the Empire's willingness to destroy its own fragile TIE fighters in the wake of their tractor beam to capture them, he fell into a freefall towards the planet in an effort to escape the beam. Due to the planet's gravity interfering with the tractor beam, Commander Beck ordered the Star Destroyer to move closer to attain its target, however he was ultimately forced to pull out after realizing that utilizing the tractor beam so close to the capital city of Motok would utterly destroy it, turning thousands of citizens against the Empire and resulting in mass media coverage of the atrocity.
Backing off, the Falcon pulled up from its collision course with the city, and with its navicomputer plotted, jumped into the safety of hyperspace. Solo and Chewbacca left to earn credits to pay off Jabba. They took several smuggling jobs, but Solo was getting nervous and turning down jobs.
He was approached by Katrull with an easy job but turned it down, stating the sector was under Imperial observation. After Katrull left, Solo noticed a female he had seen previously on another planet. Getting suspicious, he decided to leave only to be stopped by her partner at gun-point. They escorted him back to the Falcon , where Chewbacca greeted them.
The two agents revealed themselves to be part of the Rebel Alliance. They explained that Princess Leia had sent them to borrow the Millennium Falcon for a special mission. Solo refused to allow his ship to used without him and returned to the Rebel fleet to confront the princess. When he arrived, he angrily asked Organa about her decision to use his ship without his permission or participation. She took him aside and led him to a meeting with Airen Cracken.
Organa explained they had undercover agents they had to recover and decided to use the Dragon Void Run as cover to rescue them. She revealed that the Rebel leadership was worried about leaks and wanted to use a ship that wasn't aligned with the Rebel Alliance. Solo agreed to the mission, and accompanied Organa back to the docking bay. There, they feigned an argument so it wouldn't draw suspicion when the Falcon and her crew left the fleet.
Solo and Chewbacca arrived in the Gomar sector , checked in with the race officials and attended a party with the other racers. When the other participants realized he was a smuggler and not a professional racer, they first attempted to have him thrown out and then proceeded to ridicule him. Loo Re Anno intervened, and explained Solo had heart and the loyalty of his crew and this made him worthy.
The racers lined then lined up and made the jump to hyperspace to travel to the first checkpoint in the race. When they arrived, Solo found his ship under attack along with the other racers.
Solo attempted to outmaneuver the attacking mines , but was cut off by Delan Vook. Vook used the Falcon as a shield and fired on the attacking mines, hitting Solo's ship. Solo was angered by this and ran into Vook's ship, temporarily disabling it. As more of the mines attacked his ship, Solo noticed that they were ignoring the other racers who had been knocked out.
He correctly surmised that the mines were programmed to attack ships that were powered up, so he turned off his engines and coasted across the finish line unscathed. Loo Re Anno attached a cable to the Falcon and used it to tow her ship safely across the finish line as well. She thanked Solo for the assistance. After landing on the planet , Solo confronted Vook about firing on his ship.
Loo Re Anno told Vook that it was against the rules to fire on or tamper with another racer's ship and that he could be disqualified if Solo wanted to file a complaint. Solo declined, but warned Vook to stay out of his way. As Solo walked away, he was stopped by a Dug smuggler who warned him that he was in danger. He was then stopped by several stormtroopers, who place him under arrest. Solo was rounded up with the other racers of the Dragon Void Run as observers of the race protested.
Vook complained about the Imperial interference and was attacked by a stormtrooper. Solo came to his defense and was knocked to the ground. Before any more fighting could take place, an Imperial officer stopped it so that there wouldn't be any bad publicity.
Tomine told Solo he and the other racers were criminals. When the Imperial officer took offense at Loo Re Anno's witnesses , Solo stepped in to prevent the Imperials from harming them. The race officials managed to convince Tomine to let the race continue, and Solo ran back to his ship to start the next stage. Once on board, he found out that Chewbacca was injured while escorting the Rebel spy Bot back to the Falcon.
They began the next stage of the race, and Bot explained his theory that one of the spies that Solo was tasked to pick up during the race was a murderer who was killing the other informants.
Solo assured him that everything would be ok. The ship arrived at the next stage of the race, which was a grueling twelve hour run through a shifting debris field. Solo considered purposely disqualifying himself, which would still allow him to visit all the planets in the race without the risk of the race. He changed his mind and decided to complete the stage despite the danger. At the very end, the Falcon clipped some debris which caused it to slow down and possibly be disqualified but was saved when Vook hooked a tow cable onto the ship and pulled across the finish line.
After landing, Solo left Chewbacca with the Falcon to go retrieve the second Rebel spy, but was followed by camera droids. One of Loo Re Anno's witnesses, who had attached itself to Solo, destroyed the camera droids so Solo could meet with the spy without being observed. Solo and the Rebel spy returned to the Falcon , only to discover the spy had a history with Chewbacca and wanted to settle an old debt. Once on the Falcon , Dorae drew her blaster and explained that Chewbacca had killed her " baby ", a newly hatched rathtar which was trying to kill Solo.
She had planned on selling the creature and its death had caused her serious financial problems. Solo stepped in front of her blaster in an attempt to defuse the situation. Solo told the racers he was handling the situation and didn't need their help.
Nowk confronted Solo and told him that the race shouldn't be used as cover for personal business. Lee Re Anno assured the Twi'lek that Solo wouldn't sully the race's reputation like that and then asked to speak to him privately. She described the history of the Dragon Void run and how her grandmother had founded the race. She told Solo she saw something greater than just a simple pilot in him, but Solo replied that he was just a good pilot and being a special person just caused trouble.
The racers left his ship and Solo returned to the lounge where all his passengers were. Dorae questioned why Solo was working for the Rebel Alliance and told him she had joined after he financial problems caused her to lose her bar. As the race was about to resume, Dorae told him that they were waiting for the last of the Rebel operatives, and once they were aboard he should abandon the race and return to the fleet. Solo decided to delay taking off to wait for the others.
A speeder approached the Falcon , chased by stormtroopers and Solo told Chewbacca to start the engines in order to make a quick getaway.
As the last of the Rebel spies boarded the freighter, Solo quickly left the planet chased by TIE fighters. Solo wondered why they weren't trying to destroy the ship, and Dorae explained they were trying to capture them. Solo jumped to hyperspace and escaped. When they were safe, Solo joined the rest of the passengers.
U'Il explained that they were ambushed by the Empire because one of the Rebel spies in the group must be a traitor. She and Solo went into the cockpit and and discussed their plan of action. U'Il wanted to return to the Rebel base but Solo wanted to continue to the next leg of the race and try to determine who was giving information to the Empire.
When they came out of hyperspace, he and the other racers were confronted by an Imperial fleet. Solo took evasive action and asked the other racers if they had any weapons on their ships. When they replied that they were unarmed, Chewbacca fired on a TIE fighter with the Falcon 's quad laser cannon. During the fight, Dorae entered the cockpit and informed Solo that Aran had been murdered. Before he could react, Lee Re Anno summoned an interdimensional creature to distract the Imperials so the race could proceed.
As the Falcon entered the Dragon Void , Solo went to confront his passengers. Dorae criticized his decision to enter the Void, knowing that they could end up stranded and captured by the Empire. Solo deduced that Bot had killed Aran, and was attacked by the Duros with a hidden poison injector.
He headbutted Bot, who was subdued by Chewbacca but not before Bot injected himself with the poison. Solo and Chewbacca returned to the cockpit to finish the race. He contacted Loo Re Anno and asked her about her plans for after the race.
She explained to him that her life as a lone pilot was coming to an end, and she would either win the race or perish. The race continued on, and the starships approached the gate that marked the end of the race. As they got closer, Solo managed to pilot the Falcon past Delan Vook's starship and the Starshot team.
He drew even with Loo Re Anno's starship and managed to pass her when her starship was hit by fire from the pursuing Imperials. When he got near the gate, he realized he was dooming the legendary pilot to death, and veered off at the last minute which allowed Loo Re Anno to enter the gate first.
His passengers were convinced they were going to be captured and killed by the Empire. U'Il suggested that Solo take her blaster and kill them all before the Empire could take them. The gate opened, and Loo Re Anno and the rest of her people emerged. She thanked Solo for allowing her to return to her people. She then reopened the gate, so the racers could return to the start of the race safely. Once clear of the Imperials, Solo returned to the Rebel base and delivered his passengers to Organa.
She chided him on his rash behavior during the race. Solo reflected on the lesson he had learned from Loo Re Anno and decided to stay with the Rebels a while longer.
With the Empire's Death Star destroyed, Alliance High Command chose to press their advantage at the Empire's disarray by launching campaigns across the galaxy, targeting key Imperial worlds and facilities. Solo decided to stick with the Alliance in order to destroy the Empire's largest weapons factory and use his connections to the Hutt Clan to bluff their way into the factory , pretending to be the Hutt's envoy after Rebels ship-jacked the true envoy and stole their ship; which Solo, Organa, Skywalker, and Artoo traveled to Cymoon 1 in.
Chewbacca and Threepio, likewise, piloted the Falcon to Cymoon 1, landing undetected in the extensive fields of refuse that surrounded the factory. Solo landed the transport at Weapons Factory Alpha without incident and the group emerged from the craft. Organa and Skywalker were disguised in Jabba's bodyguard armor, acting as Solo's bodyguards, so Solo introduced himself to the Imperial delegation: After the protocol droid confirmed Solo's connections to the Hutts, "Aggie" lead the false envoy onto the factory floor after Solo and the others handed over their weapons to the stormtroopers.
Solo played along, cocky and overconfident, claiming to Aggadeen that he was the being that had taught Jabba his shrewd business skills. The Empire would state their demands and Solo would accept them on behalf of the Hutt Clan without argument.
Upon arriving at the conference room where Solo was to meet the Empire's negotiator, Solo and Artoo began the attack; Artoo, Skywalker, and Organa took the stormtroopers down in hand-to-hand combat , while Solo held the Overseer at gun-point and demanded to know the direction to the facility's main power core.
Aggadeen was horrified, but relented and sent them in the correct direction. While racing towards the core reactor, Organa contacted Threepio to ensure the droid would activate the Falcon ' s autopilot in order to pick them up once they finished their task. Threepio assured them that he would, and that he would take care of Solo's ship. The Rebels make their way to the facility's main power core in order to blow it up. Solo, Organa, and Artoo then went to work rigging the core to explode.
Skywalker, however, instead of standing guard as Solo had asked, fell into the Force and located several dozen slaves, which he freed. Solo grew worried at Skywalker's disappearance, but they finished slicing into the reactor nonetheless, programming it to self-destruct in ten minutes time.
Organa took time to thank Solo for defying his selfish nature to aid her and the Rebellion, she, however, questioned just why Solo would act so, wishing to know his true motives. Solo's motives were to help his new friend of Skywalker, but he was saved from admitting that he was also interested in Organa romantically when Skywalker returned to the reactor room with the slaves. Solo figured "the more the merrier" and called Threepio to tell him to start the Falcon ' s autopilot and pick them up.
Chewbacca interrupted, bringing news of the arrival of the Empire's negotiator: Solo ordered the Wookiee to retreat from the Dark Lord, but Organa countered Solo, telling Chewbacca to open fire in order to rid the galaxy of Vader. Chewbacca consented, but was unable to defeat Vader and was forced to flee, falling out of contact with Solo's group. Solo called Threepio, inquiring as to where he and the Falcon were, regretting that the planned chain of events had gone awry.
The protocol droid explained that he had not yet arrived because the freighter was being dismantled by native scavengers. Solo told him to solve the problem and took off with Organa, Skywalker, Artoo, and the slaves in search of a way out of the factory. Solo located a hangar full of massive All Terrain Armored Transport walkers and proceeded  to hijack one such behemoth.
Solo, Organa, Artoo, and several slaves boarded the walker, so Solo began their escape, barreling through the walls of the facility. Solo located Skywalker and Vader locked in lightsaber combat, so he brought the leg of the AT-AT into the confrontation, which forced the two combatants apart.
The smuggler told Skywalker to follow him with the slaves, as he was going to clear a path out of the factory before it exploded. Organa saw Vader and ordered Solo to target him, while the slaves targeted the Imperial ground troops. As a consequence of the walker being just-made, the laser cannons were not yet operational, which kept Artoo and a pair of Jawas busy while they worked on enabling them while Solo and Organa argued. While the rebels continued in their escape, Solo brought the walker towards Vader, trying to crush him with the AT-AT's feet.
However, Vader used the dark side of the Force to stop the walker. The dark power the Sith Lord wielded began to tear the behemoth apart. Solo was in disbelief at Vader's power—Solo was still not convinced that the power Skywalker and Vader wielded was real—and at Artoo's assurance that they were operational, opened fire on Vader with the walker's laser cannons, minorly injuring the Dark Lord and allowing Solo to pilot the walker outside of the facility into the refuse fields.
In the moment of calm, Solo tried to contact both Chewbacca and Threepio, but both failed to answer, leaving Solo to be very grateful when Skywalker assured him that he was heading towards the rendezvous. While continuing on their journey towards the Falcon , Chewbacca roared over the comlink, relieving Solo that his friend was alive.
Chewbacca then rescued Threepio from the tentacles of the scavengers and began to repair the damage they had done in order to pick up Solo and the others. However, Organa and Solo soon realized that the factory's reactor must have been defused because it had been long past ten minutes and it hadn't exploded.
Just after, Darth Vader set himself upon stopping the stolen walker, which he did so by cutting down the walker's legs. Solo and Organa looked at each other in realization as Vader succeeded in his task: Solo was injured in the crash and left battered and bloody. Organa and the slaves carried him from the wreckage while Skywalker covered them. The Jedi-to-be then returned to the factory mounted on a Z speeder bike and destroyed the core reactor; decimating the entire facility.
Chewbacca, with the Falcon repaired enough to fly, picked up the rebels and they fled into hyperspace  to the safety of the Rebel fleet. Aboard one of the Rebel capital ships , Solo was treated for the injuries he sustained.
He and Chewbacca then repaired the Falcon  best they could with the parts they were allowed by the Alliance deck crew. Skywalker left anyway, though, believing it something he needed to do. Solo and Chewbacca repair the damage done to the Falcon aboard an Alliance cruiser after escaping Cymoon 1. A short time later, after being denied access to the parts he needed to finish repairing the Millennium Falcon , Solo went and inquired to Organa what it was going to take for him to get the parts so he could leave the Alliance and settle his debt with Jabba before bounty hunters started showing up to forcibly take him to Jabba.
Organa chided him, explaining that the Rebellion couldn't afford to give away expensive items for free—Solo had to work for them. The princess informed the smuggler that she was going on a scouting mission to locate a possible location for a new Rebel base, which Solo could act as her pilot on the mission and receive the parts he needed as payment.
Solo agreed; though he was adamant that he would leave the Rebellion upon their return. Solo and Organa soon set off aboard a stolen Imperial Lambda -class T-4a shuttle , the Invictus , and intended to scout several locals, including the Ganath Cloud and the Moons of Ovise.
They began their search in the Moddell sector. Before they could truly begin, however, a pair of Imperial TIE fighters unexpectedly approached the shuttle and demanded identification from the Invictus.
Solo found it inexplicable that Imperials were as far out in the Outer Rim as they were, and prepared to put the shuttle through evasive maneuvers. The princess, stopped him, however, and transferred their stolen clearance codes to the TIE fighter pilots. The pilots were about to clear the Invictus , but Solo became impatient and put the shuttle through evasive maneuvers, tipping the Imperials off that the Invictus was not what it claimed to be; so the Imperials opened fire. Organa was furious at Solo, but as it was too late to rectify the situation, let Solo take the shuttle to an unnamed planet in the nearby Monsua Nebula.
The TIEs didn't follow Solo through the planet's electrical super-storms, though that saving grace didn't change the princess's mind; she told the smuggler that she hated him. On the surface of the planet, Solo was satisfied when Organa forgot their troubles, admitting that she found it incredible that beneath the planet's atmosphere of super-storms, a beautiful oasis laid.
Solo led her to his secret hiding place and offered her a glass of Corellian wine in an attempt to seduce her. The princess rejected Solo's invitation: Organa argued that if Solo hadn't lost his nerve and alerted the TIEs that they weren't who they claimed to be, they wouldn't have been in the predicament in the first place.
Solo countered that nothing in the entire galaxy could make him lose his nerve. However, a ship—the Volt Cobra , Sana Starros' ship—appeared and fired a laser blast down at the pair. Solo recognized the Cobra , lost his nerve, and told Organa to run. Confounded, Solo and Organa watched as Starros emerged from her freighter and introduced herself to the princess, pointing a blaster at her and claiming to be Sana Solo, Han's wife.
Solo could only put his hand on his face and mutter "oh no. Starros had placed probes in the atmosphere of the planet some time before  in an attempt to track Solo and it had paid off. Starros had taken it upon herself to make Solo's life miserable until he paid her share from the robbery on Stenness years earlier. Starros greeted Solo with a kiss, and then struck him across the face, which lead Organa to decide that she wanted no part of their business. Solo called to the princess, pleading to her that Starros was not his wife.
And when he did, Starros recognized the name of Princess Leia and decided to claim the bounty on Organa by turning her in to the Empire. Organa ignored them and went to return to the Invictus , but Starros by voice-control, told the Cobra to destroy the shuttle, which it did, cutting of their escape.
Solo was appalled at Starros' ruthlessness and was forced to let Starros frisk him; she took his DL blaster pistol. Solo attempts to defuse the tension between Starros and Organa in the Monsua Nebula. Starros then contacted the Star Destroyer that had come to the planet after being alerted by the TIE that had originally pursued the Invictus , telling them that she intended to claim the bounty on Organa.
Solo whispered to Organa that he could make it right, though he wouldn't take Starros on in a gunfight: The princess, however, took over Solo's plan; she kicked him into Starros and pulled a blaster pistol from her boot.
Much to Solo's dismay, Organa held Starros and him at gunpoint, though Starros pointed out the flaw in Organa's plan: TIE fighters were already descending from the sky. Several TIEs landed and their pilots emerged, ordering the trio to stand down. Organa opened fire on them. Solo pleaded with Starros to give him back his blaster, but she refused, only consenting when Solo lost his temper and admitted that he had joined the Rebel Alliance and was on the Empire's most wanted list.
Solo and Starros raced aboard the Volt Cobra , and Organa did, too, after realizing that Starros had given up on selling her to the Empire. Solo tried to persuade Starros to let him pilot her ship, but both she and Organa commanded him to "shut up" as they fled into space.
While in hyperspace, Starros mused Solo, amused that he had become a Rebel. Solo berated Starros for continuing to claim to be his wife, reminding her that their marriage was illegitimate and part of a robbery they had both been a part of. Organa then interrupted, bringing news from the Rebel fleet that Skywalker was in trouble on the Hutt world of Nar Shaddaa , the "smuggler's moon.
Organa promised to pay Starros if she took them to Nar Shaddaa—and Starros accepted. Flustered, Solo decided to admit the truth—he explained the robbery on Stenness, where he had participated in a marriage ceremony with Starros that was faked. He went to apologize to her, but behind the door, Organa was gone. Solo slumped to the floor, wishing Chewbacca was with him.
Shortly thereafter, the Cobra arrived on Nar Shaddaa at the coordinates of Chewbacca and Threepio, who had also answered Skywalker's distress call and come to his rescue. Chewbacca, however, had fallen afoul with the Corellian bounty hunter Dengar , who had subdued the Wookiee in an attempt to lure Solo there so he could claim Jabba's bounty on Solo.
Chewbacca, who was not hurt badly, took advantage of Dengar when he was distracted and threw the bounty hunter from the roof of the skyscraper where the grenade and Dengar exploded.
With that settled, Solo made sure Chewbacca was alright. The group did not know where Skywalker was, but a flight of TIE fighters streaking through the sky, tipped them off; follow trouble to find Skywalker.
Grakkus had organized a gladiator fight between Skywalker and Kongo the Disembowler , a massive beast from the molten world of Mustafar. Solo and the others tried to fire on the monster, but an EMP blast triggered by Grakkus had disabled all electronics—including blasters.
Confounded on how to proceed, the group was saved by Artoo, who located the group and threw Solo, Chewbacca, and Organa each lightsabers that belonged to Grakkus. Solo scoffed at using the weapon of Force-sensitives , but with his DL unusable, he charged into the melee with his first mate and the princess, cutting down stormtroopers and TIE pilots.
Solo wields a lightsaber for the first time in Grakkus's arena while rescuing Skywalker. Solo soon located Skywalker and went to gather him so they could leave the smuggler's moon. Skywalker quipped that Solo looked good wielding the Jedi weapon, though Solo only wished he had his blaster at his side. Skywalker tried to persuade Solo to let him go back and claim more of Grakkus's Jedi artifacts, but Chewbacca hoisted the Jedi-in-training up and carried him back to the Falcon while Solo made sure Organa and Starros also made it out.
Solo, Chewbacca, and Organa, returned to the Rebel fleet; Solo having decided to stay with the Rebellion just a bit longer. Solo reminds the princess that her priorities should be with Skywalker—not getting revenge against Vader. Organa informed Solo that she intended to go after Vader to kill him, though Solo thought it foolish; Vader was too powerful.
Solo realized, however, that Vrogas Vas was where Skywalker had gone, so he decided to put priority on making sure Skywalker was alright—not wishing to face Vader as the princess wanted. The YT freighter soon arrived at the Rebel refueling base on Vrogas Vas, and he and the princess were briefed in the mission by an Alliance captain: After receiving word that Skywalker's safety status was unknown, just that his fighter had crashed, Solo took it upon himself to rescue the "lucky, crazy kid.
Solo was shocked that the princess would do that, but he left her to lead an assault on Vader with the base's company. Upon arriving at the coordinate's where Skywalker crashed, Solo and Chewbacca saw explosions in the distance, so they quietly landed the Falcon near the source of the commotion.
Solo hiked atop a ridge with a sniper rifle , while Chewbacca headed around the ridge to intercept the mercenaries. Solo soon saw Skywalker, though he was unconscious and being carried by the assassin droid Solo called out to Aphra and her droids, making it clear that he wanted to just save his friend.
Aphra retorted to him that he would have shot first if he was any good at rescuing his friends. Solo recognized Aphra as the notorious gun thief, and listened to her threats, waiting for Chewbacca to get in position. Once the Wookiee was in position, he ripped off 's—known commonly as Triple-Zero—arms before the droid could harm Skywalker. Aphra charged and took cover at the bottom of the ridge below Solo and they fired on one another while Chewbacca took on the assassin droids.
Skywalker was awakened by Artoo in the ensuing chaos and forced to flee when BT-1—known commonly as Beetee—charged after them. With neither Solo nor Aphra able to gain the upper hand, they resorted to shooting each their own nests of wasp-worms above each other's heads; which dropped the stinging worms onto each other. Blinded and covered in worms, Solo tried to rip them off of himself, but ended up colliding head-on with Aphra.
Skywalker, with Chewbacca and Artoo came and revived the smuggler and thanked him for coming to his rescue again. Triple-Zero and Beetee, however, confronted the Rebels, intending to kill them, which Artoo denied them when he sprayed a liquid into Beetee's rocket launchers and chainguns, which caused the confused droid to launch his weaponry, blowing up the ridge around them. Artoo prepared to give him a medical shot that would reduce the effects of the Mandalorian Xenetox. Just then, a live message from Organa came over the Falcon ' s comm system, in which Organa ordered a squadron of Y-wing bombers to converge on her position and drop their payload on her because she had been captured by Vader, and in her death, Vader would also be killed.
Solo quickly got his ship in the air and stubbornly told the princess over the comm that he was not going to let her sacrifice herself. However, before they could make any headway, an Auzituck anti-slaver gunship collided head-on with the Falcon , knocking both starships into the ground below.
Solo and Skywalker recovered themselves, and were met with the imposing figure of the Wookiee Black Krrsantan ,  a bounty hunter working for Jabba, second only to Boba Fett..
Unknown to Solo, however, Krrsantan was working alongside Doctor Aphra and had come to claim Skywalker to take to Aphra. Krrsantan blew a hole in the Falcon ' s cockpit using a detonator and pulled Skywalker out. Solo was at first glad he hadn't come on Jabba's behalf, but then he realized that him taking Skywalker was no better. A duel between Wookiees then broke out when Chewbacca came to Skywalker's defense.
Solo told the Skywalker to run and save Organa while Solo and Chewbacca took care of Krrsantan to insure they had a ship to escape Vrogas Vas in. Neither Wookiee managed to gain the upper hand for some time, so Solo drew his DL pistol to help out his friend, but Krrsantan thwarted his attempt when he threw Chewbacca straight into the smuggler; knocking his blaster into the bounty hunter's grasp.
Artoo emerged from the Falcon and informed Solo that he hadn't gotten a chance to give Chewbacca the shot to reverse the poison, so he sent a syringe flying into Chewbacca.
Rejuvenated, Chewbacca quickly gained the upper hand against Krrsantan. Solo contacted Skywalker via comlink and asked whether he had located Organa yet, to which Skywalker replied with a warning, just as he was knocked unconscious by Imperial stormtroopers and captured. Before Solo could warn Artoo of Skywalker's capture, Krrsantan, who had managed to overpower Chewbacca using a dishonorable tactic, grabbed Solo around the neck and began choking him.
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