this self-important Imperial officer served the Navy as a Captain during the years following the Battle of Yavin. When Darth Vader returned to the Emperor's side, Captain Wermis was assigned to the first task force assembled to track down the heroes who destroyed the first Death Star. Wermis hated being subordinate to Vader, and often spoke condescendingly to the Dark Lord of the Sith. Vader, recognizing the need to locate the Alliance quickly, tolerated Wermis' jibes long enough to reach The Wheel, where he hoped to capture Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa in one swift action. Although Skywalker escaped from The Wheel, Wermis didn't suffer a similar fate to other Imperial officers who failed Vader. He was allowed to continue his service to the Dark Lord of the Sith, although Vader relished in putting Wermis into positions where his lack of courage forced him to retreat. It was later discovered that Wermis was a native of the planet Anaxes, and a member of a long line of naval officers from the planet.