Chewbacca Was Not the Original Wingman

You don't even have to be a dork to know that Chewbacca was Han Solo's co-pilot, not his wingman, although maybe you do have to be a dork to point out that the trilogy's most prominent wingman was Luke's fellow X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles, who flew with the Rebel Alliance during both Death Star missions and the defense of the Hoth base. Wedge (and Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon) pulled the most important wingman move of the series by holding off Imperial TIE fighters as the Death Star closed on Yavin, allowing Luke — and we're sorry we didn't realize the Spike-style crudeness of this metaphor until we started typing it — to shoot his torpedo down the Death Star's exhaust port, thus impressing the shit out of Leia. Luke was, of course, ultimately unable to "hit that" because "that" was his sister. Luke Skywalker's genetic heritage: the original cockblock.

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