Gabriel Flores, TIE Pilot
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Gabriel Flores, TIE Pilot

Gabriel Flores portrays a TIE pilot. TIE pilots serve in the Imperial Navy and pilot the TIE series starfighters. The twin ion engine starfighters are agile single-pilot craft with a titanium alloy hull and steel armored solar panels. However, the craft lacks a deflector shield and life-support systems, sacrificing those items for more speed and agility. TIE Fighters typically attack in swarms in order to overwhelm their opponents. Gabriel, husband to Joleen, is a prop-maker and stay at home dad to his sons Max and Bruce. The Highland Park family also includes a dash hound named Dana, a chihuahua / dash hound mix named Sasha, and another mixed breed dog named Daisy. He quickly states that his proudest moment was the day his son Max was born. Gabriel’s most prized possession is his Hasbro 12" Han Solo action figure signed by Harrison Ford. In addition to his work in the 501st Legion, he also enjoys prop making, 1/6 scale figures, toys and collectibles, and model railroading. His favorite films include Star Wars, Aliens, and Batman while his favorite music groups include Depeche Mode and The Smiths. Gabriel (TI-10422) is a member of the 501st Legion—an organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts who contribute to local communities through charity and volunteer work. In fact, one of Gabriel’s favorite pastimes is making children smile.

Location: Pasadena, California.

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