I was playing LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga recently (don't judge me), and while doing the first level for A New Hope, there is a character you can play as named "Rebel Friend." He doesn't seem to be based on any existing character that I know of. My questions are who is he and where did he come from?
I took that "Rebel Friend" to be the strikingly-blue-eyed rebel who features prominently in the first shipboard scenes of A New Hope. I don't have any basis for this, except that that guy feels like the first brief viewpoint character the movie has, even though he dies without having a single line (except his death yell). Although his appearance is brief, he was the first character in Star Wars that any audience could relate to.