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Lt. Orson Krennic is the secondary antagonist in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He is the head of the Galactic Empire's weapon and armor research center, on the planet of Scariff.
He is the head of the Imperial Research Center. He plots to build the Death Star I and gain power upon the galaxy, and is also one of the people who are in charge of the Death-Troopers. He works for Grand Moff Tarkin.
Similar Antagonists Edit
- Harvester Supreme Commander (ID4: Independence Day) - Both are introduced as the main antagonists, but they are actually the less powerful antagonists. They are also extremely smart and know a lot about weapons and technology. Also, both were finished off by explosions.
- Commander Vic Hoskins (Jurassic World) - They are both scheming and manipulative people who intend to design a future.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Edit
He at first takes Galen Erso as a hostage, and asks him where his daughter, Jyn Erso is. He offers to take the whole family as hostages, so they can all be heroes. However, Lyra Erso shoots him, in fear that he will corrupt her and her family. The Stormtroopers manage to kill Lyra, and almost find Jyn Erso, who hid away.
Many years later, The Empire kept Jyn as a hostage, as she escaped with the help of The Alliance. Orson was later present when Tarkin tested his Death Star. Under Tarkin's command, Orson was to choose the target location. The weapon was tested on Jedham, and was meant to destroy it's rebel alliance, lead by Saw Gerrera.
He later got into a brief argument with Tarkin, who informed him there is a traitor in Galen Erso's research facility, and ordered Orson to kill the traitor, then find his hidden plans. Orson later flew to Galen's research center, as expected. He informed the scientists, including Galen Erso, that one of them is a traitor. When Galen admitted he was the traitor, and not any of his scientists, Orson shot and killed all of Galen's scientists, and hit Galen on the face. Before he could kill Galen, a rebel bombing raid occurred, killing Galen, while Orson escaped.
He then met Darth Vader, who discussed with him the matters of The Death Star I, and the priority to destroy the rebels. Darth Vader informed him that Tarkin is in control of the weapon, and choked him with force powers, thus leaving Orson to suffer.
He later occupied his own research center on Scarif, as he tried to find Galen's plans and send them to Tarkin. However, Jyn and Cassian Andor lead some alliance members to attack his guards (including Shore-Troopers and Death-Troopers). Accompanied by two guards, Orson races to the data vaults and opens fire upon locating Jyn and Cassian. Cassian kills both of Orson's guards, but is then shot himself by Orson, causing him to fall to a presumed death, while Jyn managed to bring herself out of sight.
Jyn then found her way to the rooftop of the facility. Orson pursues and corners her on the rooptop, and asked who she is. Jyn replied that he already knows her as the daughter of Galen Erso. Orson informed her that the shields are still on, as he prepared to kill her. However, before he can pull the trigger, Cassian, who had survived the fall, shoots Krennic in the back. Jyn and Cassian then leave Krennic to die. Unable to move due to his injury, he looked at the sky, and realized that Tarkin was betraying him, by shooting The Death Star I on Scarif. He was instantly destroyed by the explosion, and Jyn and Cassian suffered the same fate shortly afterward.
- He was introduced as one of the two main villains of the film. However, Grand Moff Tarkin was revealed to be the more dangerous villain to the Rebels, since Tarkin outranked and had bigger ambitions than Orson, killing more people than Orson in total. Also, while Orson kills people out of rage and fury, Tarkin kills people for pleasure. Orson starts off as one of the two main antagonists, but eventually becomes less of a threat, near the film's ending.
- He is similar to Vic Hoskins from Jurassic World, as they are both are scheming and manipulative people who intend to design a future.
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