Zorii Bliss is a character in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She is a resident of the frigid planet of Kijimi and the leader of a group of Spice Runners. She was once acquainted with Poe Dameron before he joined the Resistance.
Zorii is the leader of a group of Spice Runners and thus loyal to her crew. Zorii is known to hold grudges, as shown with Poe Dameron who left her and the Spice Runners to join the Resistance. However, when talking to Poe about his doubt on winning the war, she encouraged him to continue the fight, revealing that despite her embitterment, she does support Poe and his cause to bring peace to the galaxy.
When the Resistance agents arrived on Kijimi to find the path to Exegol, Zorii Bliss confronted Poe Dameron, alongside a group of goons, still furious at the pilot over his abandonment of their cause, but Rey knocked out her goons, Bliss was impressed by her skill, and was convinced to help them. Bliss then led them to Babu Frik, the legendary droidsmith, as the Resistance needed to unlock forbidden translations in the systems of C-3PO, in order to translate a dagger that would lead to a Sith wayfinder to the hidden world Exegol. Bliss and Dameron left the room while Frik was working, and spied on First Order operations from the roof of the workshop, talking about how the occupation changed things. During the conversation, Bliss reassured and motivated Dameron to continue the fight against the First Order, and removed part of her helmet.
The pair then altered the other Resistance agents to approaching First Order forces. Understanding that Poe needed to get on board the Kylo Ren's Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Steadfast, Zorii gives him a First Order Captain's Medallion at great cost. As they began their escape, now with the added knowledge that their Wookiee friend Chewbacca was being held on the Steadfast, Poe made an offer to Bliss for her to join them, which she declined. Bliss then remained on Kijimi while Poe and his allies liberated Chewbacca, before traveling to Kef Bir after translating the dagger.
The resurrected Darth Sidious soon gave the order to use one of his Xyston-class Star Destroyers, the Derriphan, to destroy a planet that the Resistance would know. Kijimi was chosen, and subsequently obliterated by the Sith Star Destroyer's axial superlaser.
Despite assumption, Bliss was able to escape before the destruction of Kijimi, joining the Resistance and flying a BTA-NR2 Y-wing starfighter called the Comeuppance alongside Babu Frik during the Battle of Exegol against the Sith Eternal forces. The Resistance and their allies were ultimately victorious, following the demise of Sidious and the destruction of the Steadfast, which stranded the remaining Sith Star Destroyers on Exegol.
Afterwards, she joined the celebrations of the Resistance's victory back on Ajan Kloss. She and Dameron acknowledged each other during the celebration from across the crowds of Resistance members.
- Zorii never takes her helmet off during the movie.
- Zorii is similar to Hondo Ohnaka as they both were criminals and only did business for money. However, Hondo rarely worked with the heroes just for a certain amount time while Zorii immediately turned to the side of good and helped the heroes in saving the galaxy.