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Bounty Hunters

"Bounty hunters! We don't need their scum."
Admiral Piett

Utilized by legitimate governments, private citizens, and criminals, bounty hunters are skilled trackers who hunt down targets to bring in alive or dead. Most bounty hunters also act as mercenaries, taking on other jobs like providing protection, taking down rival organizations, or stealing valuable items. Bounty hunters tend to work alone, but sometimes form groups of several hunters for larger jobs. The Bounty Hunters' Guild is responsible for regulating the legitimate bounties that its members pursue.


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First active under the Old Republic

First active under the Empire

    The Shade 

The Shade

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Species: Human

Professionally known as "the Shade", this bounty hunter was hired by Imperial Captain Korda to apprehend the children of cartographers Rhyssa and Auric Graf as well as their droid, CR-8R.


    Tam Posla 

Tam Posla

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Milvayne

Portrayed by: ???
Appearances: Solo | Rogue One | Doctor Aphra

An interstellar lawman from the Milvayne Authority. He has gone rogue in pursuit of a pair of criminals calling themselves Roofoo and Sawkee responsible for kidnapping, slavery, and surgical alteration. After escaping the destruction of Jedha City, he signed on as a mercenary with Son-tuul Pride to fund his hunt, entering a romantic relationship with Caysin Bog, another of Roofoo's victims, in the process.


  • Ambiguous Situation: A man wearing his armor can be seen escorting Jyn into the Partisan base. Either this is a blooper or Tam was undercover for whatever reason.
  • Badass Gay: He's involved with Caysin Bog.
    • Battle Couple: He and Bog end up fighting side by side several times while working for Son-tuul Pride.
    • Bury Your Gays: Bog ends up dying during the Hivebase-1 infiltration thanks to a secret contingency Dr. Aphra programmed into his implants forcing him to walk into a wall of droid blasterfire. Later, Posla is killed by Triple-Zero after Aphra lured him to Accresker Jail under the claim that Doctor Evazan was there (which happened to be accidentally true, as the person she claimed to be Evazan was indeed Evazan in disguise).
  • Bounty Hunter: His new occupation.
  • Break the Badass: Though it does invoke his Berserk Button at first, he is then too traumatized to fight back against the Tarkin Initiative droids after witnessing Bog's death.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Though he's not strictly following his department's orders, he refuses to kill a Stormtrooper and even an Eldritch Abomination because they've broken no laws.
  • The Cameo: He briefly appears in the background of Solo as a spectator watching Han and Lando's game of sabacc on Vandor.
  • Cool Helmet: As the Guavian Death Gang security soldiers' helmets appear to be similar or even successor versions to Posla's, then it means that the strange design on the face is a central sensor and a broadcasting dish.
  • Cowboy Cop: Jedha is not in his jurisdiction, but he is determined to bring these two criminals to justice.
  • Cyborg: Dr. Aphra reveals that his body is almost entirely robotic and bristling with built-in weapons, though it's unclear if his enhancements are standard issue for the Milvayne Authority or if he acquired them during his bounty hunting career.
  • Famed In-Story: The rebels have heard of his exploits and want someone like him working for the Alliance.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Watch the scene in Solo where Han and Lando play sabacc closely, and he's in the background, watching their game.
  • Hero of Another Story: His hunt for Roofoo and Sawkee.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He is so focused on hunting down Roofoo and Sawkee for their crimes that he is willing to work for brutal criminal organizations like the Son-tuul Pride to get the credits he needs to continue his search.
  • Not Quite Dead: His body remained intact even after Accresker Jail was destroyed, and just so happened to be the perfect host the Force energy from the Gundravian spores was looking for.
  • Not So Stoic:
  • Not What I Signed Up For: Finding out that his teammates snuck in weapons aboard a rebel ship so they could ambush the crew despite the fact that they were supposed to have given them up when they boarded almost causes him to stay with the rebels. Since they were in the middle of a firefight and he was in on it as far as the rebels were concerned, he changes his mind, though he's still upset about the whole ordeal.
  • Revenge: After he realizes that Aphra killed his lover, Tam vows that after he takes out Evazan he will hunt down Aphra and cut out her heart as slowly as possible.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Dr. Aphra lured him to Accresker Jail under the claim that Evazan was there in an attempt to escape. She instead hands over Lopset Yas, whom she claims to be Evazan. After a while, Posla suspects that he's been deceived by Aphra, and when he tries to go after her, Triple-Zero kills him. Then it turns out "Lopset Yas" was Evazan in disguise the whole time.
  • That One Case: The Decraniations on Milvayne, so much so that he went rogue to hunt the suspects down when they fled his jurisdiction. If his presence on Vandor around the same time as Dryden Vos (a known owner of Decraniated servants) is any indication, he's been on his crusade for years.
  • Token Good Teammate: He felt that the Empire was keeping his police department from doing their job properly, so he quit. Despite becoming a vigilante, he's still a law-abiding and honorable citizen... or he tries to be.
  • Unexplained Recovery: As of this writing, it's unknown how he escaped Jedha City before its destruction.

    Jas Emari 

Jas Emari

Species: Zabrak

A bounty hunter who aids the Rebels' plan to rescue Wedge Antilles and investigate Imperial activity on Akiva in order to claim the bounties on several high ranking Imperials.


  • Action Girl: Naturally, as a female bounty hunter.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Sinjir describes Jas as having moonlight-blue skin. Unless it had to do with the light (they were on Endor when Sinjir described her, so this might be possible if it were night-time), this would make Jas the first Zabrak with a hue of blue skin.
  • Bounty Hunter: Her original job before becoming part of the New Republic's war criminal hunting task force. After the Battle of Jakku, Jas returns to bounty hunting as the head of a band consisting of herself, Dengar, Embo, and a female Rodian named Jeeta.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Norra, Temmin, Sinjir and Jom.
  • Generation Xerox: She is the niece of Sugi from The Clone Wars, who is also a Zabrak bounty hunter with a strong moral code. Jas is painfully aware of this fact, and laments that she ended up acting exactly like her aunt by taking jobs for morality over credits after swearing not to.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Used to take jobs for the Empire and criminal organizations, and was in fact on Endor preparing to kill Leia Organa and claim the bounty on her before the second Death Star exploded. After that, she decided the Rebels were going to win the war and started working for them exclusively, going after high ranking Imperial war criminals.
  • Horned Humanoid: Being a Zabrak.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Offers to have sex with Sinjir, who is revealed to be gay.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Her relationship with Jom Barell begins with them getting into a fistfight before ending up having sex in her quarters.

    IG-88 

IG-88

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Model: IG-series assassin droid

Appearances: Forces of Destiny | Age of Rebellion | The Empire Strikes Back | Adventures

A droid bounty hunter also known as a Phlutdroid built by Holowan Laboratories, an Imperial research group. After turning on its creators, IG-88 became one of the galaxy's most feared bounty hunters.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: Zigzagged. His appearances in Forces of Destiny show him getting outsmarted or humiliated by the protagonists, but in "Triplecross", he shows that he doesn't have the same Smug Snake behavior of the IG-88 network in Legends, as he outright states that he and Hondo Ohnaka are not in a position to negotiate after they are both apprehended by Qi'ra.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed. His Legends counterpart (more specifically, IG-88A) had an ambitious plan to take control of the galaxy, believed he was superior to all organics, and was willing to exterminate millions to achieve dominance. While just as psychopathic, IG-88 in canon doesn't seem to be anywhere near as ambitious, there's no sign of Fantastic Racism, and his psychopathy seems to be limited to the thrill of the hunt.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Holowan originally planned to make him to be at the beck and call of others, but IG-88's programming was incomplete when he was activated. This resulted in an independent droid bounty hunter that enjoys killing a little too much.
  • Composite Character: In Legends, IG-88 was a collective of five assassin droids working together for a common purpose. In canon, there seems to be only one IG-88 (it has been confirmed that there are four other Phlutdroids, but whether they are other IG-88 units or not isn't clear), taking both IG-88A's personality and originator role and IG-88B's role in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • The Dreaded: His reputation is extensive enough that IG-88 is one of the bounty hunters personally summoned by Darth Vader to find the Millennium Falcon.
  • Killed Offscreen: He was disabled by Boba Fett after he was caught trailing him to Cloud City for Han Solo's bounty and left for dead in the Ugnaughts' incinerator room. However, unlike in Legends (as IG-88B), this wasn't permanent, as he was seen active again post-Endor.
  • Killer Robot: One of the deadliest in the galaxy. Unsurprising, since IG-88 is descended from the Separatist MagnaGuards.
  • Loophole Abuse: Not by him, but rather his makers. After the formation of the Galactic Empire, the production of battle droids was outlawed. Holowan Laboratories (already known for building MagnaGuards for the Separatist Alliance) worked around this ban by simply reclassifying their products as security droids. By all accounts, IG-88 is an illegal model.
  • Mythology Gag: According to the Force Collection digital trading card game, IG-88 once ran a software infiltration on the second Death Star, similar to how IG-88A uploaded his mind to it (and took control of its superlaser) in Legends. Unlike his Legends counterpart, IG-88 didn't get as far, as his infiltration attempt was thwarted by Imperial astromech droid R2-Q5 (which also turned out to be a blessing in disguise, considering what happened to the Death Star II).
  • Professional Killer: He used to be an assassin droid before going rogue and becoming a bounty hunter.
  • The Rival: Considered to be this to Boba Fett.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Ever since he was first activated, he had a desire to kill. So much that just the act of killing his targets is more of a reward to him than the payment he receives, even if the target was worth more alive. During a mission where he was hired to apprehend an Imperial shuttle thief, IG-88 got irritated by the thief's evasiveness and decided that the thief wasn't worth taking in alive, even if it meant blowing up the stolen shuttle and reducing his reward.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Legends, the entire IG-88 network was killed off by the end of the Battle of Endor (although the remains of IG-88A were found and reprogrammed). As a single character in Canon, he not only survived the encounter with Boba Fett on Bespin, but survived past Endor and into the First Order-Resistance conflict.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Has a considerable arsenal built into its exoskeleton.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: IG-88 went rogue almost soon as he was activated.
  • Unexplained Recovery: It isn't explained how he survived his encounter with Boba Fett on Bespin.
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    Zuckuss 

Zuckuss

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Species: Gand

Homeworld: Gand

Portrayed by: Chris Parsons

A Gand Findsman, Zuckuss was one of the first members of his organization to leave his homeworld. He was one of the bounty hunters who answered Darth Vader's call to find the Millennium Falcon.


  • Cool Starship: He pilots the Mist Hunter, a ship filled with ammonia to make himself feel at home, which also immigrated from Legends.
  • Gas Mask, Longcoat: Wears a long robe and a respirator, which he needs because Gand breathe ammonia rather than oxygen.
  • Insectoid Aliens: Zuckuss is a Gand, a species with compound eyes and hard exoskeletons.
  • Robot Buddy: 4-LOM is his.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: As a Findsman (who are Force-sensitive to a degree), Zuckuss used his uncanny tracking abilities for bounty hunting.
  • Third-Person Person: Like all Gand, he only refers to himself with third-person pronouns.

    4-LOM 

4-LOM

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Portrayed by: Catherine Munro

A droid bounty hunter who often partners with Zuckuss.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Was originally a protocol droid, but logic glitches allowed him to override his programming and become a thief and bounty hunter. This is a problem with the LOM-series of protocol droids in general, and a number of them became enforcers in the Outer Rim. Investigations by Exantor Divo revealed that the Droid Gotra (a crime syndicate founded by former Separatist Battle Droids) corrupted 4-LOM's programming and have used him as a symbol to rally other droids to their cause.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Even though his usual hunting partner is a Force-sensitive mystic, he prefers to rely on facts with solid evidence and dismisses Zuckuss's warnings as "superstitious flim-flam".
  • Killer Robot: Was not designed to be one, but he is rather good at killing.
  • Robot Buddy: To Zuckuss.
  • Robot Maid: Formerly a protocol droid.
  • Unnecessarily Creepy Robot: Industrial Automaton's (normally known for astromech droids) LOM-series protocol droids have the same body build as Cybot Galactica's 3PO-series protocol droids, but have a more fly-like head to appeal to Insectoid Aliens such as Gand.

    Black Krrsantan 

Black Krrsantan

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Species: Wookiee

Homeworld: Kashyyyk

Appearances: Darth Vader | Marvel's Star Wars | Doctor Aphra | The Screaming Citadel

"I've captured enough Wookieesss and ssold them to tradersss to feed the pitsss. Until Krrsantan I'd never met one who volunteered."
Bossk

A Wookiee bounty hunter frequently employed by Jabba the Hutt. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, Darth Vader hires Black Krrsantan to hunt down and capture a mysterious agent of the Emperor. While working with Vader, Dr. Aphra comes to owe Krrsantan a large amount of credits, which he intends to collect by accompanying her after she fakes her death to escape from Vader.


  • Battle Trophy: Takes a lock of hair from other Wookiees he kills in pit fights.
  • Berserk Button: The mere sight of the Xonti brothers is enough to send him into a rage.
  • Blood Knight: He enjoys fighting in pit fights against captive Wookiees. At one fight on Son-tuul, Krrsantan strangled one of the Wookiees who was supposed to fight and then took his place, with the owners being too scared to say anything about it.
  • Continuity Nod: Krrsantan's ship is identical to the Wookie gunships seen in Rebels, although the outside is made of metal instead of wood.
  • Cyborg: The Xonti Brothers gave him subdermal plating, an enhanced endoskeleton and metallic knuckles.
  • Dark Is Evil: As his name indicates, his fur is black as opposed to the primarily brown fur of most Wookiees, and he's quite a bit psychotic, with Bossk noting that he's never seen another Wookiee to jump into pit fights willingly.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Chewbacca: he has darker fur and is an amoral bounty hunter who works for Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's quite a bit bulkier than Chewbacca, who he's an Evil Counterpart to.
  • The Exile: He is no longer welcome on Kashyyyk due to somehow "disgracing" his people. Considering his profession and what he likes to do for fun, it isn't hard to imagine how he managed to do that.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Sports one after losing an eye during the Screaming Citadel arc.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a very ugly scar over his left eye that extends over his head. It was given to him by Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • One-Man Army: In order to get Aphra and the others into the main temple on Yavin IV, Krrsantan tricks the Imperial garrison. Aphra notes that it is hardly a fair fight for the Empire, who get decimated by Krrsantan.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the situation at the Citadel of Rur deteriorates, with Imperial forces trapping Aphra and her father, Krrsantan leaves on her ship with the droids, telling he will find her if she manages to live so she can repay him. Aphra does escape, and Krrsantan finds her soon after.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His shoulder pads have several spikes on them.
  • Stereotype Flip:
    • Most Wookiees are honorable beings who only fight when necessary. Krrsantan is a violent brute who enjoys killing enslaved Wookiees in pit fights.
    • Wookiees traditionally use wood in most of their technology out of respect to nature. All of Krrsantan's equipment is drawn with a metallic gleam to show that he isn't using an ounce of wood. Krrsantan even flies a Wookiee gunship, but it's made of steel.
  • The Unintelligible: Being a Wookiee this is a given, since he can only speak Shyriiwook, which sounds like growls and roars to non-Wookiees.
  • Villainous Friendship: With another bounty hunter named Beebox, who he gives a lock of hair from his latest kill in the fighting pits.
  • You Owe Me: Keeps following Chelli Aphra around not because they are friends, but because she owes him money. He lets it drop after he gets his hands on the Xonti brothers.

    Chanath Cha 

Chanath Cha

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Species: Human

A prestigious bounty hunter hired by Palpatine to retrieve his private yacht from Lando's crew.


  • Alliterative Name: Cha-cha.
  • Badass Bandolier: She has two of them crisscrossing her chest.
  • Badass Cape: Dark gray in color.
  • Badass Family: She and her parents, Bhada and Ramat, once formed a bounty hunter team that managed to put up a fight against Darth Vader.
  • The Cameo: She is one of the bounty hunters that Vader calls upon to hunt down the gone-rogue Doctor Aphra.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Considering she's a bounty hunter and she's also old friends of Lando and Lobot, it's expected.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's a female version of Boba Fett.
  • Everybody Has Standards: Vader and Palpatine may like hiring her, but she's a little freaked out when a situation with a Sith artifact aboard the Imperialis comes up.
  • Good Parents: Bounty hunting may be the family business, but it doesn't take away from the "family" part of it.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has scars that resemble knife wounds above one eyebrow and over her mouth.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her main weapons of choice.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Vader holds her hostage, leading to her parents turning themselves in to him so that she can live to see another day.
  • Jet Boots: She has a pair that are similar to Cad Bane's.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: After attacking Vader at a bar with her family, she left behind the leftover ion bombs while fleeing the scene in belief that they had finished him off already. When Vader chases after them on the highway, they're practically defenseless and it results in her parents getting apprehended.
  • One-Man Army: She takes on an army of mercenaries by herself in her introduction and wins.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Palpatine just so happens to be the highest bidder. She has no problem killing either. But when it turns out her old pals Lando and Lobot are behind the theft of the Imperialis, she tells them off for being dumb enough to do something that crazy and works with them to destroy the ship (further persuaded to do so when it turns out there are some rather peculiar things going on in the ship).
  • Revenge: She is forced to promise not to seek vengeance against Vader for apprehending her parents after they attempted to assassinate him.
  • Samus Is a Girl: She is introduced wearing full body armor and helmet and in every conversation between her and Palpatine and his droid they use gender-neutral pronouns. It isn't until she takes her helmet off in Lando's presence that we see she is a woman.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Lobot's alright, but Chanath is something else.

    Djas Puhr 

Djas Puhr

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Species: Sakiyan

Portrayed by: ???

A bounty hunter operating on Tatooine who is friends with several locals who frequent Chalmun's Cantina.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's still a bounty hunter, but Puhr is nowhere near the same type of scum as his Legends counterpart. In Legends, he was on Jabba the Hutt's payroll and was even willing kidnap children for him. In canon, he despises Jabba enough to refuse to take bounties from his organization, to the point that he roots for Han when he knows Greedo is after him.
  • Blatant Lies: His repeated insistences to both himself and others that he is not friends with Han, Chewie, and the group with whom he drinks with at Chalmun's ring hollow due to how he treats them and the fact he freely offers up money and information to help them all out.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His appearance may be frightening, but Djas himself is quite easygoing and even friendly.
  • Everyone Has Standards: His opinion of Jabba the Hutt is so low that he refuses to pursue bounties posted by him, and will sometimes even warn targets about the bounties. This may stem from his rumored past as a former slave of Jabba.
  • Pet the Dog: Warns Han about the high bounty that Jabba placed on his head and makes no attempt to claim it himself due to Han and Chewie bringing him a Gwayo bird egg, which are a delicacy on his homeworld and banned by the Empire.
  • The Power of Friendship: Believes in it, and manages to resolve the differences between all his friends by discussing it and making a wager that Han Solo will survive and Greedo will die because of it.
  • Token Good Teammate: Oddly enough for a bounty hunter, but out of his circle of friends on Tatooine Djas seems to be the most honorable and friendly of the group.

    IG-90 

IG-90

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Model: IG-series assassin droid

Appearances: Darth Vader

An assassin droid and bounty hunter hired by Vader and Aphra to steal a shipment of Imperial money.


  • Fantastic Racism: Shoots a bouncer who says his bar doesn't serve droids. Also calls out a fellow bounty hunter for insulting droids.
  • Mythology Gag: His color scheme, speech pattern and being an assassin droid recall HK-47.
  • Palette Swap: He's IG-88 but with red plating. His relationship to IG-88, if any, is unknown.

    Beebox 

Beebox

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Appearances: Darth Vader

One of the bounty hunters hired by Aphra to steal a shipment of Imperial money.


  • Ambiguously Human: He's never depicted out of his armor, so it's unclear if he's an alien species or a very short human.
  • Call-Forward: He is the reason why Vader demands to his bounty hunters that there'll be "no disintegration" in The Empire Strikes Back. And Vader demonstrates the penalty for breaking that rule.
  • Cool Helmet: He wears a helmet that very vaguely resembles Mandalorian helmets.
  • Depraved Dwarf: He's very short and also a murderous thief and bounty hunter.
  • The Faceless: As mentioned above, he's never seen without his helmet.
  • Force-Choke: He is choked to death by Darth Vader after bringing him a disintegrated body and claiming it was Aphra.
  • Oh, Crap!: Starts to panic when he realizes the anonymous client who he was attempting to swindle with fake remains of Aphra was none other than Darth Vader.

    Nik Hepho 

Nik Hepho

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Species: Britarro

Portrayed by: ???
Appearances: Rogue One

A bounty hunter of some renown in the Inner Rim. Hepho specializes in tracking down members of the Church of the Force.


  • Humanoid Alien: He's a Britarro, a humanoid species with bluish skin, bald heads and small nostrils.
  • Illegal Religion: He helps enforce this, having hunted the depths of Coruscant to root out the Church of the Force from the Imperial capital.
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien: Britarros look mostly like humans except for their bluish skin, bald heads and tiny nostrils.
  • Uncertain Doom: He was on Jedha shortly before Jedha City and the surrounding area were destroyed by the Death Star.

    Fissol and Gowski 

Fissol and Gowski

Species: Ithorian (Fissol), Gamorrean (Gowski)

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Appearances: Rebels Magazine

A pair of bounty hunters that heard a rumor of two Jedi residing on Lothal. They caught Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger and intended to turn him in to the Empire, but were halted by his master, Kanan Jarrus.


    Mayv Trillick 

Mayvlin "Mayv" Trillick

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Species: Human (Oktarian)

Homeworld: Oktaro

A young bounty hunter and librarian. She was hired by Alinka Aloo to take care of her tookas, only to find herself on a dangerous quest with Chewbacca and "K-2SB" to retrieve a book from Ushruu for the Aloo family.


  • Ambiguously Brown: She's an Oktarian human, a race of humans. She also appears to have a forehead decoration, like a bindi.
  • Audience Surrogate: The only human character in The Mighty Chewbacca, and she also loves books, is smart, is an Action Girl, is Ambiguously Brown, and young (but not too young) without parental supervision.
  • I Have Your Wife: Well, Alinka gets her to submit to her by threatening to destroy a book that is sacred to her people, which is especially taken seriously by Mayv, a book-lover.

Employed by the Son-tuul Pride

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    Rabael Dir Glorio 

Viscount Rabael Dir Glorio

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Species: Human (Alderaanian)

Homeworld: Alderaan

Appearances: Doctor Aphra

A mysterious mercenary with skill in swordsmanship. He’s apparently a prince, in fact, 26th in line to the late royal family of Alderaan and the last surviving member of House Glorio. He is hired by Dr. Aphra and the Son-tuul Pride for a mission.


    Glahst Omera 

Glahst Omera

Species: Defel

Appearances: Doctor Aphra

A mercenary obsessed with hiding in the shadows.


  • Awesome, but Impractical: Always sneaking off in the midst of battles sets up her own death, as it means Tolvan can kill her and impersonate her while no one is looking.
  • Dirty Coward: Everyone assumes that she's this.
  • Genuine Human Hide: After Tolvan kills her, Tolvan uses Omera's skin as a disguise.
  • Informed Ability: Lampshaded. She's supposedly a sneaky bastard who does things behind the scenes, but everyone complains that she doesn't actually do anything, so she probably only sneaks off to loot for herself and hide out for the rest of the battle.
  • Invisibility: Defels can bend light around themselves, effectively becoming invisible.
  • The Nose Knows: Has a very sensitive sense of smell.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She's only alive for two issues and then it turns out Tolvan killed her partway through her second appearance.
  • Wolf Man: She's a Defel, which are wolf-like humanoids.

Saponza's Gang

    Saponza 

Saponza

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Species: Human

Appearances: Commander

A male human mercenary from Tatooine who established a base of operations in his homestead with his gang.


  • Badass Bandolier: His character portrait shows him carrying one over his right shoulder to left waist.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: According to All There in the Manual, Saponza, his partner, and their gang canonically chose to join the Rebel Alliance.
  • Desert Punk: His base of operations is located in the desert of Tatooine.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He did not believe Jabba would bother to seek revenge after he and his gang killed several of Jabba's outlaws.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Downplayed. At the beginning of the game, Darth Vader hires him and his gang to deal with some Tusken Raiders on Tatooine. Later, Princess Leia hires his gang to retake medical supplies from a cartel den. After these missions, he and his gang are forced to pick a side and stick to it.
  • The Leader: Of his mercenary gang.
  • Neutral No Longer: Jabba's assault on his base forces him and his gang to pick a side.

    Saponza's partner 

Saponza's partner-in-crime

Appearances: Commander

An old friend of Saponza, a fellow mercenary based on Tatooine. They and Saponza established a base of operations with their gang at the latter's homestead until they ended up killing several of Jabba the Hutt's outlaws, forcing the gang to choose between joining the Empire or the Rebel Alliance.


  • Badass in Charge: When you join the Rebel Alliance, you get your own base on Tatooine. After you destroy the nearby Fort Sunfire, Captain Kosh sends the 68th Legion to attack your base. Half of the legion is killed in their failed attempt to kill you.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: Canonically, you and the gang chose to join the Rebel Alliance.
  • Gender-Neutral Writing: There's no indication on your character's canon gender, but it is irrelevant to the plot and gameplay anyway.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: It is almost whatever name you want it to be.
  • Player Character: For Commander.

Employed by Black Sun

    Ketsu Onyo 

Ketsu Onyo

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Shukut (Mandalorian Space)

Voiced by: Gina Torres
Appearances: Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Forces of Destiny

"Tell me you don't miss it."

A bounty hunter who was once a cadet at the Imperial Academy on Mandalore. She escaped along with fellow cadet Sabine Wren, who was then her partner for a time before Ketsu betrayed her and left her for dead. She encountered Sabine again years later while working for Black Sun.


  • All There in the Manual: Initially, it went unrevealed as to whether or not Ketsu was actually Mandalorian or she just came from outside of Mandalorian Space to attend the Imperial Academy there (though it raises the question as to why she didn't just attend the Imperial Academy in her own sector), but the Visual Encyclopedia revealed that yes, she is Mandalorian. Scum and Villainy finally names her homeworld as Shukut.
  • Assassin With A Heart: She can be merciless, but she'll be willing to go against her orders for good friends and people with loved ones.
  • Badass in Distress: After sparing Jarret, she gets captured and the rebels go off to save her.
  • Bald Woman: Not quite, but other then a square patch on top of her head her head is shaven. It's in a similar style to the one sported by many Mandalorian males.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Makes a surprise return in "The Forgotten Droid", where she's helping the Ghost crew and Phoenix Squadron get to the Yaust system to establish their base. It is implied that she found that piece of intel for them, but unfortunately, her source probably wasn't as trustworthy as she thought.
    • After being absent from the show since "The Forgotten Droid", she comes Back for the Finale, having become a rebel in between episodes as we see in Forces of Destiny.
  • Canon Immigrant: Her homeworld is Shukut, a gas giant at the end of the Mandalorian system.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Turns around and rescues Sabine, and allows her to deliver the courier to the Rebel Alliance, presumably to make up for betraying her in the backstory.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Sabine. She also shows a bit of this to Ezra towards the end of "Blood Sisters".
  • Cool Helmet: A helmet based on early concept art of Kylo Ren, or at least a Knight of Ren.
  • Cool Ship: The Shadow Caster, which is a similar model to Ventress's Banshee.
  • Dark Action Girl: Works as a bounty hunter for the Black Sun syndicate.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She receives a comic revolving around one of her hunts, "Too Late to Change", and later appears in a couple more issues as well.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Sabine.
  • Good Costume Switch: Sabine paints a yellow starbird over her Black Sun insignia on her armor when she joins the Rebellion.
  • Heel–Face Turn: To some extent. After Sabine tells Ketsu she forgives her for abandoning her years ago, Ketsu starts to warm up again. When Ketsu is given a chance to cut and run without Sabine again, she instead returns for her. She also interacts amicably with Ezra, Chopper, and Hera afterwards but politely turns down their offers to join the Rebellion, unsure if she wants to leave her position in Black Sun yet, but is happy to help out whenever she can such as finding information on a secure base that they could use. Later on, her Forces of Destiny short with Sabine is about whether or not she feels she's ready to join the Alliance now... and she does, but as a solo operative.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: While her pay comes above all else, Ketsu does care for Sabine and is willing to make an exception for her.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Her main weapon is a pike with a blaster on the tip.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Abandoning Sabine to fend for herself led to Sabine having more trust and abandonment issues that she likely was aware of.
  • Purple Eyes: Hers are a very distinct violet.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Sabine, being a former cadet of the Mandalorian Imperial Academy with explosives expertise. While Sabine joined the rebels, Ketsu joined the Black Sun. Ketsu is even wearing Sabine's Season 1 colors.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a large tattoo of the Black Sun symbol on the back of her head.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Sabine in her debut episode, as while both are after a courier droid with important intel, neither wants it to fall into the Empire's hands. It gets better soon enough, though.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Uses darker colors in contrast to Sabine's multiple colors including pink, though if anything, they're both tomboys.
  • Unfortunate Names: "Ketsu" means "ass" in Japanese, which makes it either this or Getting Crap Past the Radar. It's likely that the intent was it was supposed to mean "blood", which in Japanese is "ketsueki".
  • We Used to Be Friends: She and Sabine did not part on amicable terms. They make up at the end of her debut episode.

    Boushh 

Boushh

Species: Ubese

Homeworld: Uba IV

Portrayed by: Carrie Fisher
Voiced by: Pat Walsh (Return of the Jedi), Matt Lanter (Forces of Destiny}
Appearances: Forces of Destiny | Return of the Jedinote 

A dangerous bounty hunter once employed by the Black Sun, who was killed by the syndicate after he attempted to blackmail them. Before his death, he had a run-in with Leia Organa and Chewbacca on Ord Mantell. After a firefight that rendered Boushh unconscious, Leia stole his armor to use as a disguise for infiltrating Jabba the Hutt's palace.


  • Bullying a Dragon: He was killed by the Black Sun, the same crime syndicate he was working for, for trying to blackmail them.
  • Cool Helmet: He wore a helmet with two visors.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: At least from his helmet's filter. The voice sounds raspy when speaking in Ubese, but much deeper in Basic.
  • The Faceless: As all we have seen of Boushh was an impersonation, the real Boushh has yet to be seen without his helmet in canon. Legends has shown what he (and Ubese in general) looks like underneath.
  • Mad Bomber: Thermal detonators are in his loadout, and he tried to blow himself and Leia up when he was backed in a corner. Leia played up this aspect of his character when impersonating him.
  • Mugged for Disguise: Leia got his armor from him after incapacitating him.
  • The Napoleon: Given that the petite-bodied Leia was impersonating him, Boushh - a male humanoid - was just as small. He also had the audacity to try to blackmail Black Sun and carried explosives.
  • Posthumous Character: Boushh was killed before his debut appearance, being impersonated by Leia.
  • Simple Staff: He carried what seemed to be a polearm-type weapon.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Legends, Boushh was long dead when Leia got hold of his armor, with it being supplied by the same former Black Sun bodyguard who killed him. In the Forces of Destiny short "Bounty Hunted", Leia encounters him in the flesh and merely incapacitates him before taking his armor.
  • Taking You with Me: After R2-D2 slams him against a wall with an industrial crane, he tries to blow himself and Leia up with a thermal detonator, but Maz Kanata zaps him unconscious before he can kill anyone. Leia got the idea to threaten to blow up everyone in Jabba's throne room from him.
  • The Unintelligible: In "Bounty Hunted", his Ubese dialect is unsubtitled.

The Partisans

See their own page here.

    Unnamed Lasat Mercenary 

Unnamed Lasat Mercenary

Species: Lasat

Appearances: Rebel Risingnote  | Rebelsnote 

"And then I saw him. The Lasat calmly walked through smoke and fire to finish my unit off. The injured never had a chance... I always wondered why he let me live."
Agent Kallus, "The Honorable Ones"

A Lasat mercenary who was hired by rebel leader Saw Gerrera of the Partisans. He was a colleague of one of Saw's allies, Reece Tallent.


  • Ambiguous Situation: He may be the Fool described in the Prophecy of Three, as his actions led Kallus to attempt to kill Zeb — and both characters have already been stated by Chava to be the Warrior and the Child respectively.
  • The Cameo: In Rebel Rising, he's mentioned to be one of Reece's men.
  • Driving Question: Why did he spare Kallus? Was it out of Cruel Mercy? A distaste for that much violence by that point? Did he want Kallus to do something later?
  • The Quiet One: He's apparently this from what Jyn knows about him according to Rebel Rising.
  • Unknown Character: We don't know anything about him, but he was key to Kallus finding a motivation as an ISB agent, all because he let him live for whatever reason.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If he hadn't attacked and offed Kallus' unit minus the man himself, then Kallus might've chosen another career option, his homeworld wouldn't have gotten wasted, and other rebel cells including the Ghost crew and Phoenix Squadron would have one less threat on their hands. Though then again...
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that he exists reveals that Kallus has a Freudian Excuse to be an Imperial, but also leads to him having a Heel Realization.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He isn't seen with Saw and/or the other Partisans in Guardians of the Whills and Rogue One, so either he was there and we just didn't see him, he was with another group of Partisans, or he left/died in between the years Kallus first saw him and the time of Guardians of the Whills/Rogue One. He was at least around when the Partisans still made efforts to liberate Onderon some years ago when Jyn was still with them, according to Rebel Rising. Reece also then complains later on in the book (in other words, about five years before Rebels) about how his men have ditched him so they could join Saw.

First active under the New Republic

    Bazine Netal 

Bazine Netal

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Anna Brewster
Appearances: The Perfect Weapon | Adventures | Pirate's Price | The Force Awakens

"Inform the First Order… I've found the droid."

A highly skilled mercenary operating thirty years after the Battle of Endor.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Her old mentor Kloda calls her "Chaakrabbit".
  • Dark Action Girl: A very highly skilled mercenary and spy with very few morals.
  • Femme Fatalons: In her scene in The Force Awakens, she wears pointed black finger caps.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Her skullcap conceals a burn from a flamethrower from an early job that went poorly.
  • Knife Nut: Carries seven throwing knives hidden in her jacket.
  • Master of Disguise: She disguises herself as several different people, fooling a slicer she partners with.
  • The Mole: She is a hired spy for the First Order.
  • One Degree of Separation: During the Flight of the Falcon multimedia project, she meets IG-88 and Embo in Adventures and Hondo in Pirate's Price.
  • Poisoned Weapons: According to The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, she carries a dagger coated in kouhun venom.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Appears in one brief scene in The Force Awakens, in which she alerts the First Order to the presence of Han, Finn, Rey, and BB-8 at Maz's Castle, which causes them to launch an assault and capture Rey.
  • The Vamp: She tried to be this on an early mission when she was fourteen. It went poorly, and she learned to prefer invisibility over seduction.

    Delphi Kloda 

Delphi Kloda

Appearances: The Perfect Weapon

A retired mercenary who started training other mercenaries, including Bazine Netal.


    Athgar Heece 

Athgar Heece

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Species: Dybrinthe

Homeworld: Dybrin 12

Portrayed by: ???
Appearances: The Force Awakens

A bounty hunter active 34 years after the Battle of Yavin, this Dybrinthe operated in the desert planet of Jakku and was present at Niima Outpost. Heece was one of few spacers who found Jakku to be a pleasant place.


  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Dybrinthes like Heece can tolerate very high atmospheric temperatures and pressures, which means they must wear special breathing gear when they're away from their homeworld.
  • Humanoid Alien: He's a Dybrinthe.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Zig-zagged. Heece wears the breathing gear because he needs it to survive, but he's still a bounty hunter.
  • Uncertain Doom: He was last seen in Niima Outpost when it was attacked by First Order TIE Fighters sent to retrieve BB-8. It's unknown if Heece survived or was killed.


Alternative Title(s): Star Wars Bounty Hunters

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