1993's X-Wing flight combat sim was actually the first licensed Star Wars game on PC, and Keyan Farlander was the pilot players controlled. A limited edition of the game came with a novella called The Farlander Papers that shed a little more light on him, but the character himself wouldn't actually appear on-screen until the B-Wing expansion pack for the game later that year. Farlander would later be tapped by a number of different authors for further novels and stories making him a very early example of the Star Wars' franchise's unique power to take relatively inconsequential characters and imbue them with tremendous backstory and lore – sadly none of which is considered canon any more. By the time writers were done with Farlander, they'd established that it was actually his X-Wing Luke that borrows for the Death Star trench run in A New Hope. Most recently he showed up as a pretty kickass character in the X-Wing Miniatures tabletop war game.