First off, Emon is one of the few Firespray pilots who's sympathetic to the Rebellion, being one of the siblings of the main protagonist from the video game. I placed his pilot skill and cost right between Kath Scarlet and Krassis Trelix, and gave him the standard Firespray upgrades along with the Elite Pilot icon.
I designed his pilot ability to reflect more of a support role, (much along the lines of two of the ships being released next wave) as the Imperial Firesprays focus mainly on offensive abilities. Given that he's a supporting character in X-Wing Alliance, and his hot-headed yet protective personality, I gave him the ability to acquire stress or red target locks from friendly ships. This quote describes his ability perfectly:
"Trouble clings to Emon like iron filings to a magnet, and he wouldn't want it any other way." - Aeron AzzameenI've yet to test Emon out, so I don't know how useful his ability is in practice, nor how balanced adding a Firespray to a Rebel squad is. Can't wait to find out though!
On a related note with all this talk of Rebel starships and whatnot, BOOM FFG announces the Beta for Age of Rebellion! Goddamn it FFG, we haven't even had a chance to dig deep into Edge of the Empire and you tease us this Beta!