this man was believed to have been native to the planet Alderaan, but all records of his birth and life were lost when the planet was destroyed by the first Death Star. Like his buddy, Tag Greenley, Bink was believed to have joined the Alliance, and briefly served with the Alderaanian Guard. However, both were caught by Imperial forces when the Tantive IV was apprehended over Tatooine. According to popular legend, Bink and Tag escaped by overpowering two stormtroopers, stealing their armor, and pretending to be Imperial soldiers aboard the Devastator. Upon reaching the first Death Star, Tag and Bink tried to escape in a pair of stolen TIE Fighters, but had to watch in horror as the Death Star destroyed Alderaan. Their ships were nearly intercepted by Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon, but managed to outrace the freighter to the Death Star. As the legend goes, Bink and Tag were the two stormtroopers on guard duty when Obi-Wan Kenobi disabled the Death Star's tractor beam, allowing the Millennium Falcon to escape. It was believed that the pair escaped the destruction of the Death Star at the Battle of Yavin by stealing the Lambda-class shuttle Tydirium, calling in a favor from Lando Calrissian to avoid Boba Fett and reach the Alliance near Calamari. They were deemed heroes, despite the fact that they had originally deserted their posts aboard the Tantive IV, a fact that they worked hard to hide. They later agreed to help Lando infiltrate Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine, but were discovered by Boba Fett and fed to the sarlacc. Only the bounty hunter's own tumble into the creature's mouth saved all three of them. Tag and Bink were then sworn to secrecy, never to reveal Boba Fett's inappropriate fall into the sarlacc.