(played by Timothy M. Rose
, voiced by Erik Bauersfeld
) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe
. He first appears in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
and later is a supporting character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
of novels, video games
, and comic books
. His famous line, "It's a trap!" has become a popular internet meme
Ackbar first appears in Return of the Jedi
(1983), leading the Rebel Alliance
's assault on the second Death Star
above the forest moon of Endor
. Despite being lured into a trap, Ackbar and Lando Calrissian
lead the Rebels in destroying the Death Star.
Expanded Universe material says Ackbar becomes a representative to Mon Calamari
's ruling council shortly after he finished school.
After the Empire invades Mon Calamari, Ackbar is captured and enslaved
, serving Grand Moff Tarkin
In Timothy Zahn
's Thrawn trilogy
, set a few years after the Empire is destroyed, Ackbar becomes part of the New Republic
's provisional government. He retires before the beginning of The New Jedi Order
series, but comes out of retirement to help fight the Yuuzhan Vong
. Ackbar dies of old age shortly before the war ends.