(at time of Commencement
Three eyes, beige skin with brown mottling, a kink in one antenna
Maptoo grew up with
the intention of going into commercial art. At a specialized art school
when he was 15, he met Akia Veaq, and they quickly took a shining to
each other. Before long they were dating and going steady.
The marriage of Maptoo's older brother a couple years later convinced
him to propose to Akia. Before he could, however, she broke up with him
with no warning and cut off all communication with everyone she knew,
including Maptoo. The suddenness and unexpectedness of it devastated
him, and he sank into depression. He gave up his artwork and took to
recklessly racing around the city on a speeder bike. Maptoo's brother
eventually tracked down Akia to find out what had happened so he could
try to get his brother back to normal. She finally admitted that the
Empire had been severely hassling her father and his whole family over
a legal dispute and was threatening him and those close to him. Akia's
brother-in-law had even been thrown in prison on trumped-up charges,
and that was when Akia cut her ties to Maptoo and everyone else.
When his brother told him this, Maptoo saw an opportunity to help her
family and win her back by fighting against the Empire. With that new
sense of purpose, he set out one day for the Alliance, not telling his
parents or brother about it until he was already gone. His family was
very upset, but Maptoo promised to return as soon as he could and that
he'd keep in touch as much as possible.
He started out by flying shuttlecraft, but after the Alliance saw he
had an aptitude for starfighters they transferred him to Starfighter
Command. The Coronas were his first squadron, and when he was assigned
CC as his wingman he found in her a sympathetic friend who understood
having a family who disagreed with the decision to join the Rebellion.
Theme Song: "Look
Through My Eyes"
by Phil Collins