|Star Wars character|
|First appearance||The Force Awakens (2015)|
|Portrayed by||Billie Lourd|
|Full name||Kaydel Ko Connix|
|Occupation||Lieutenant in the Resistance|
Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she is portrayed by Billie Lourd. Connix is a minor character in The Force Awakens, and becomes more prominent in the sequel, The Last Jedi. Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.
Creation and casting
Lourd said that she auditioned for the lead role of Rey in The Force Awakens, which ultimately went to Daisy Ridley. In the film, Lourd played the minor role of Lieutenant Connix, a character created specifically for her by director J. J. Abrams. Lourd reprised the character in The Last Jedi, in which she played a larger role than in The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens (2015)
Connix is one of many members of the Resistance who land on Takodana together with General Leia Organa after the battle ends. Later she coordinates communications from pilots to officers in the battle to destroy Starkiller Base. She is later promoted to lieutenant for her efforts in the battle.
The Last Jedi (2017)
Connix is first seen on D'Qar, leading the evacuation of the Resistance Base. She and the others flee on Organa's flagship, the Raddus. Vice Admiral Holdo takes command when Organa is rendered unconscious after an attack on the ship's bridge. Connix helps Poe Dameron conceal an unauthorized mission by Finn and Rose Tico to infiltrate the First Order flagship pursuing the Raddus. She supports Dameron's mutiny, but surrenders shortly after Organa awakens. Connix is among the few survivors after the Battle of Crait who escape aboard the Millennium Falcon.
Episode IX (2019)
Related works and merchandising
Connix is a playable character in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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- Breznican, Anthony (December 18, 2015). "Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A collection of cameos and Easter eggs: Friend of the General". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2015. Slide 9 of 10.
- Though Lourd is credited as Lieutenant Connix in the film's credits, the official companion book Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo (2015) identifies the character with Lourd's photo as Kaydel Ko.
- Kickham, Dylan. "What Is Billie Lourd's Role In The Last Jedi? Kaydel Ko Connix Will Be Back". Elite Daily. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
- Topel, Fred (March 13, 2016). "Billie Lourd Will Return With A Larger Role In Star Wars Episode 8". /Film. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
- The promotion was stated in her entry in the book Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Official Collector's Edition (ISBN 9781785862113)
- Kroll, Justin (July 27, 2018). "Star Wars: Episode IX Announces Cast; Carrie Fisher to Be Featured". Variety. Retrieved July 27, 2018.