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Hoth

Frigid Frontier

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Description

Hoth is the sixth planet in the remote system of the same name. It is a world of snow and ice, surrounded by numerous moons. Small meteorites that have wandered away from a nearby asteroid field constantly pelt Hoth's icy surface.

Following their victory at the Battle of Yavin, the core group of Rebel Alliance heroes had to abandon their headquarters at Yavin 4. They eventually set up a new outpost, Echo Base, on the ice planet. The temperature extremes required a great deal of effort from Alliance technicians to keep all their vital supplies from freezing.

An Imperial probe droid -- one of thousands dispatched throughout the galaxy -- eventually discovered Hoth. The Rebels were fortunate enough to learn of the droid, and began evacuation procedures immediately. The Empire arrived in the Hoth system, and invaded in a historic confrontation known as the Battle of Hoth.

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Appearances
  1. Episode V
Terrain
Frozen ice plains, glaciers
Climate
Frigid
Affiliation
Rebel Alliance (temporary)

Relationships

Rebel Alliance

Rebel Alliance

Evacuating their base on Yavin 4, the Rebels relocated to the ice planet Hoth. They carved Echo Base out of the ice, and protected it with an energy shield. The Rebels at first had difficulty adapting much of their gear to the subzero temperatures of Hoth.

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Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker helped establish the Rebel base on Hoth, and served as a scout, placing life form markers around the perimeter of Echo Base. Luke was attacked by a wampa ice creature, and had to endure a freezing night in a Hoth blizzard.

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All Terrain Armored Transport

AT-AT walker

During the Battle of Hoth, Imperial forces landed a squadron of five AT-AT walkers beyond the perimeter of the Rebel energy shield and marched over land to knock out the power generators protecting the Rebel base.

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Han Solo

Han Solo

Though Han Solo refused to formally join the Rebel Alliance, he nonetheless helped the Rebels establish their base on Hoth. He was constantly tinkering on the Millennium Falcon within the Echo Base hangar, hoping to get his ship into working condition so he could depart the Rebels and settle his debts to the criminal underworld.

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Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

Desperately searching for the Rebels, the Empire dispatched thousands of probe droids across the galaxy. One of the probes landed on Hoth and found evidence of a Rebel base, prompting the Imperial invasion of the frozen world.

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