Grand Admiral Thrawn (full name: Mitth'raw'nuruodo) is a fictional character and a major antagonist in the Star Wars universe. He first appeared in Timothy Zhan's Thrawn trilogy — Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command — published between 1991 and 1993. In these books, set five years after Return of the Jedi, Thrawn has assumed command of the remaining forces of the Empire and is planning to battle the New Republic. He has subsequently appeared in numerous other Star Wars expanded universe works, including five more novels by Zahn. More: