Judging by the color and style of his apparel, I am guessing he is perhaps a member (or ex-member) of the Imperial Guard. Possibly the Captain. Because the majority of the single player storyline will take place after the destruction of the second Death Star and the Emperor's demise, it is not unlikely that the Captain of his Imperial Guard would be left in some position of High Imperial Command. (Admittedly unlikely however, that he would be given command of a ship. Imperial Guards aren't trained for naval command.)

Also I believe I have identified his species. Judging by the pale skin and black rhombus-like line tattoo, he is Rattataki. However he is only seen through what appears to be some sort of holoprojection device (as seen by the static and glitches that can be noticed), perhaps projecting the image of his head over a robotic body. Therefore the pale skin could simply be the blue tint of the holo, but the tattoo is still present and I stand by my claim.

It's not entirely impossible either that he is some type of Sith, however plenty of other Star Wars stories have already bent (if not flat out broken) the rule of two. Ex: The Force Unleashed Series, Star Wars Rebels, Mara Jade (Multiple Appearances), etc. | Which leads me to believe EA may not want to add their game to that list with the overdone plot.

So who and what is he? Any help on this matter or additional theories would be greatly appreciated, many thanks to those who contribute.

  • Since the game is not out yet, and there doesn't appear to be any additional official info on this, this might fall under our "questions about future works are off-topic" policy, as it is essentially only theories and opinions. Apr 19, 2017 at 7:13
  • I don't know enough about Shattered Empire/Battlefront 2 to be able to give a full and proper answer, but I think this guy may have cracked it: twitter.com/Truly_Defective/status/853597151125020672 maybe someone who does have a better grasp of the Shattered Empire comic might be able to answer this properly?
    – Smiff Lord
    Apr 19, 2017 at 14:36
  • @Galifreyan but the trailer has been released...
    – SJuan76
    Apr 19, 2017 at 20:48
  • "This question does not appear to be about science fiction or fantasy within the scope defined in the help center." Pretty sure Star Wars is science fiction mates... Apr 20, 2017 at 1:07
  • You're right about SW, but please read the question that @Gallifreyan has included above. As soon as the game comes out, you'll most likely get your answer. Until then we've only got speculation, theories and opinions to go on - this site prefers facts.
    – Longshanks
    Apr 20, 2017 at 5:47

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The figure in red is a sentinel, a type of droid that gave out orders to Imperial commanders after Palpatine's death.Sentinel droid They were used to direct and brief high-ranking Imperials on initiating Operation: Cinder.

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    and yes, both they and the single player campaign are canon
    – NKCampbell
    Jan 19, 2018 at 16:34

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