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  • Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin is one of the central antagonists featured in the original film where he was played by actor (better known for his numerous roles in various films during the -). A younger version of the character was briefly seen at the end of the prequel film where he played by . For the radio drama, provided the voice for Governor Tarkin. actor provided the voice for Tarkin in the video game .

    In the television series , Governor Tarkin now has the Grand Moff title. He visits the planet to deal with its growing insurgent activity, and reprimands Minister Maketh Tua, Agent Kallus, and the Inquisitor for their repeated failures to stop the planet's . Tarkin has the Inquisitor execute Commandant Aresko and Taskmaster Grint for the two's inability to deal with the cell's leader, Jedi Kanan Jarrus. Later, Tarkin sets a trap for the Rebels and manages to capture Kanan during their mission to send a message through one of the planet's communication towers. The Rebels' message gets sent out, but Tarkin then orders the tower to be destroyed. Kanan is tortured by the Inquisitor and transported to the system aboard Tarkin's . During Kanan's rescue by Rebel forces, Tarkin's Star Destroyer is destroyed, and the Inquisitor is killed. On Lothal, Tarkin introduces Agent Kallus to Darth Vader.

  • Shortly after achieving the rank of Grand Moff, Tarkin took a younger Imperial officer named as his protégé. The two became romantically involved with one another, but although they tried to keep it a secret, it wasn't long before rumos began circling about the command ships of the officer's dalliance with Governor Tarkin. Tarkin used his position to elevate Daala through the ranks of the Imperial Navy, ultimately making her an Admiral under his personal command. Tarkin eventually assigned Daala to oversee a scientific weapons research facility located at the .

    Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, also known as Governor Tarkin, is a in the , first portrayed by in the . The character has been called "one of the most formidable villains in history."

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  • Wilhuff Tarkin

    Name Wilhuff Tarkin
    Aliases Grand Moff Tarkin; Governor Tarkin
    Continuity Star Wars
    Category Antagonist
    Type Military personnel
    Race Eriaduan
    Gender Male
    Base of Operations Eriadu; Death Star I
    Known relatives Thalassa Motti (wife); Conan Antonio Motti (cousin through marriage); Lithio Motti (ancestor through marriage); Shella Motti (niece); Ranulph Tarkin (cousin); Gideon Tarkin (brother); Rivoche Tarkin (niece); Voren Na'al (extended family); Sander Delvardus (extended family)
    Status Deceased
    Born 64 BBY
    Died 0 BBY
    First Appearance Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
    Played by Peter Cushing; Wayne Pygram; Keene Curtis; Paul Darrow

    He’s the scion of an honourable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.

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Governor Tarkin’s role in “A New Hope” has long intrigued fans: who is this guy who orders Darth Vader around? James Luceno’s novel answers that and reveals what it takes to succeed in the Galactic Empire.