|“||I didn't stay up half the night making this chart just so some rookie General could come in here and change it!||”|
–Crix Madine shortly before the Battle of Endor
Crix was a General in the Rebel Alliance prone to an occasional hissy fit. He pretended to be fancy by telling people his name was French, pronounced "Cree."
Crix Madine was born on Corellia. Despite Corellia's opposition to the Emperor, Crix decided to enlist in the Imperial military when he turned 17. He attended the prestigious Zaloriis Imperial Military Academy (ZIMA). Crix graduated 12th in his class and was commissioned as a Captain the Imperial Infantry. His unit was stationed on Coruscant, which was a pretty cupcake assignment since nobody was going to openly engage in a ground war on Coruscant. Crix spent much of his time in the local officers' club where he was able to meet many leading Imperial military figures such as Admiral Motti and Commodore Ausphart. Madine impressed the senior officers with his knowledge of tactics, and was reassigned to a planetary strike force in the Outer Rim. This assignment sucked, since it involved regular skirmishes with various groups of militant rebels. Madine got really upset and threatened to quit the Empire if he wasn't reassigned. He was arrested and sent to Kessel.
Imprisonment and Rescue
Madine was forced to work in the spice mines alongside common criminals. He quickly decided that this sucked far worse than his last job. His many attempts to organize his fellow prisoners to mine more efficiently were met with apathy and hostility. Madine was very frustrated and would frequently burst into tears when he saw other prisoners doing shoddy work. Eventually Madine was rescued from this nightmare scenario by Wedge Antilles. Mon Mothma had heard about Madine's arrest and assumed that his outburst was a sign of defiance to the Empire. He became part of the Rebel military and was made a Colonel.
Madine was sent to Hoth to work under General Rieekan. Initially Madine and Rieekan got along well, but Madine complained constantly about how cold it was, and how his coat didn't fit him right. In order to get rid of him, Rieekan promoted Madine to General and had him sent to the Rebel special forces division. In the special forces, Madine trained new recruits. He liked this job because he never got his uniform dirty. When Mon Mothma needed someone to steal an Imperial shuttle, she asked Madine to organize a small group to do that. Madine took his top aide, Chuck Steak, and a few other soldiers and managed to steal a shuttle. The success of this mission positioned General Madine as one of the top Alliance military leaders of the time.