Brodie “Cannon” Coburn is a human male starfighter pilot in Skull Squadron. He flew during the Second Imperial War serving the Sith Empire.
When Cade Skywalker tries to infiltrate the Sith Temple on Coruscant, Brodie flies with the rest of Skull Squadron to try to apprehend him alive and Brodie is singled out to follow these orders. Cade is able to evade them and they return to base. In the hanger Brodie blames Crasher’s erratic flying for Cade’s escape and then watches as Moff Rulf Yage yells at his daughter, Skull Capitan Gunn Yage. After the Moff leaves, they all go to a cantina for drinks. About a week later Brodie and Skull Squadron try to capture the Mynock again, this time it is captained by Chak, but they are ordered to stand down before they can capture the ship. Brodie is mad about this but follows orders anyways and flies off.
Brodie is part of Operation: Thunderstroke along with the rest of Skull Squadron. He participates in the battle against Fel’s fighters but the operation is ultimately a failure because Fel escapes.
Brodie is also with the squad during the bombardment of Napdu. During the battle Darth Rauder orders the squad to attack what appeared to be civilian ships and his squademate Jae Akura confirms that they have no weapons; given no choice from Rauder, they attack the ships.
During the Battle of the Hidden Temple, Brodie and Skull Squadron are ordered to attack a ship full of Jedi younglings by Rauder. Captain Yage instead shoots down Rauder and announces her defection from the Sith Empire and Brodie follows her and they join the Fel Empire. Later, he also participates in the Battle of Coruscant, the final battle of the Second Imperial War.
Brodie Coburn was a member of Skull Squadron and earned his nickname Cannon because he is the most trigger happy member in the squad. He was friendly and competitive. He had a friendly rivalry with fellow Skull, Tev Rimon.
Brodie is a non-Force sensitive human. He is an accomplished fighter pilot, serving in Skull Squadron, an elite unit.