the son of Tev Matthews, Ty joined the Alliance at the young age of fifteen, eager to support the cause his father so deeply believed in. Ty was adopted by his father's old unit, after Tev was killed while under Imperial interrogation. Demonstrating a skill with circuit repair and an understanding of technology, Ty was eventually assigned as a computer technician aboard the Home One. He further distinguished himself while on the Mon Calamari crusier, and soon found himself on Admiral Ackbar's staff. He earned the rank of Lieutenant, and was later responsible for decrypting the contents of the Imperial message drone captured in the wake of the Battle of Endor.