Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Star Wars) Hints, Secrets, and Easter Eggs
By Richard Lynch
Inferno Squad was decidedly a more interpersonal Star Wars book than most of the recent novels. As a result, there weren’t many big picture details or revelations about the larger galaxy. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t small details for eagle eyed readers to pick up. Join us as we break down some the most exciting reveals in the Inferno Squad and speculate about what it all means.
1. The Fate of the Senate
Sometime before the Death Star was destroyed, the Emperor dissolved the Imperial Senate. We now know that thanks to Leia’s Rebel sympathies, the remaining senators were arrested and interrogated in the hopes of discovering other members of the Rebellion. While it’s implied that they can look forward to a fair trial, it seems unlikely that many senators will make it out of this “trial” intact. The function of the Senate building is unknown, but fans of the main Star Wars comic line may already have an idea of what happened to the senators if they read Star Wars Annual #1.
2. Inden’s Imperial Lineage
The parents of book and game protagonist Iden Versio parents are both loyal and high-ranking members of the Imperial machine making her the first example we’ve seen of a second-generation Imperial. Her mother, Zeehay Versio, was an accomplished artist and propaganda designer. Her work may be showing up in future Star Wars projects. Her father, Garrick Versio is a high-ranking member of the Imperial Security Bureau and the commander of Inferno Squad. While Iden respects her elder, they have never had a real parent/child relationship, a problem which we start to see emerging in the novel. Since Garrick is already confirmed to appear in Battlefront II, maybe we’ll see this relationship evolve even more.
3. The Team
Inferno Squad was initially made up of four members.
Iden Versio – The leader, she’s the one who always comes up with the plan.
Gideon Hask – The professional soldier in the group and Iden’s second in command, Hask brings a professional edge to Inferno Squad.
Seyn Marana – The most kind-hearted member of Inferno Squad, Seyn had a sort of photographic memory which allowed her to memorize details others would miss and learn dozens of languages. Unfortunately, she was killed during the events of the novel.
Del Meeko – The techie, Agent Del Meeko is at good at building bombs as he is at programming droids, he gives Inferno squad a technological edge by improving their equipment and their ship. He also designed the wonderful little probe droid we see in the background of promo Images.
4. Clone Wars Survivors
Much like Saw Gerrera, survived to appear in Rogue One, former separatist turned rebel. Lux Bonteri survived well into the era of the Empire. A constant advocate for peace, Lux is torn between two ideologies even though he doesn’t necessarily agree. Regardless, of his feelings, he joined the remainder of the Partisans in the hope that he might do some good, under the guise of the Mentor. At the end of the novel, his fate is left unclear. For readers who weren’t who Lux is, I recommend watching season three of The Clone Wars, a show worth the attention of any Star Wars fan.