Chelli Lona Aphra, better known as Doctor Aphra, is a character from the Star Wars franchise. She was a human archaeologist recruited by Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin. By her own description, she was a "rogue archaeologist". She undertook several missions from the Sith Lord Darth Vader with her assassin droid companions until she fell out of Vader's favor. She then faked her own death to continue traversing the galaxy with the two aforementioned droids.
Aphra was revealed to be a lesbian. She was the ex-girlfriend of another character, Sana Starros, who attempts to murder her numerous times. Aphra was then romantically involved with Imperial officer Tolvan, with whom she shares a kiss in a moment where she believed they were about to die. Tolvan ended up giving Aphra an Imperial command indentification, stating she still both loved and hated Aphra.
Aphra first appeared in Marvel Comcics' Star Wars: Darth Vader before a spin-off comic, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, was made. Aphra remains a fan-favorite character.