Captain Raymus Antilles was the owner of R2-D2 and C-3PO and the captain of the Tantive IV, Princess Leia's escort ship. Both Princess Leia and Captain Antilles were loyal to the Rebel Alliance, and both were on a mission to deliver the secret plans which would reveal the weakness of the Death Star, a planet destroying battle station that the Galactic Empire created. While carrying out their mission, their ship was invaded by Imperial Stormtroopers and Darth Vader, soldiers of the Galactic Empire. During the mission, Captain Antilles was choked to death, without the force, by Darth Vader. R2-D2 and C-3P0 escaped with the secret plans and both found a new owner, Luke Skywalker.