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An old acquaintance of Han's, Maz Kanata is a smuggler queen who has a huge castle on the planet Takodana. Maz's castle offers safe haven to its patrons, so long as they obey her rules and do not bring their conflicts or politics to her doorstep.
- Action Girl: Though it's only briefly shown, in The Last Jedi she can handle a blaster quite well, and she is a Force user after all.
- All There in the Manual: Her dialogue and actions in The Force Awakens only imply that she's Force-sensitive, but ancillary materials confirm it. She's not of the Jedi or Sith, though, and used her attunement to give her an edge in her piracy, and later to lead her to Force-touched artifacts... like the Skywalker Family Lightsaber.
- Amazing Technicolor Population She has orange skin.
- Another Story for Another Time: When she gives Anakin's lightsaber - which Luke lost in Cloud City - to Finn, Han asks her how she found it. She answers that's a good question, for another time.
- Bilingual Bonus: Her first name is similar the the Japanese term "Mazu", which means "at the beginning", and her second name directly translates to "a long distance off" in the same language. Loosely, her name would be "Before many things and off in the distance", but given the series, it effectively means "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
- The Cameo: Her voice, specifically her speaking to Rey during The Force Awakens, can be briefly heard alongside many other pivotal characters in the Star Wars canon as Ezra walks through the World Between Worlds in Star Wars Rebels, about 35 years prior to her actually saying that.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Like Yoda, Maz Kanata is an incredibly ancient, incredibly wise, quite diminutive alien sage of unclear origin who hides out on a remote planet and has great insights about the Force and the battle against the Dark Side. But while Yoda was a slightly cantankerous religious ascetic and a Jedi Master, Maz is a pirate who runs a bar, hits on Wookiees, hangs around with thieves and smugglers, and is merely Force-sensitive, not a Jedi.
- Cool Old Lady: She's ancient, but still a spry lady with smuggling fame and a lascivious side, and she encourages Finn or Rey (or both) to become heroes and embrace the Force.Maz: I've lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes. I know your eyes.
- Demoted to Extra: She has only one scene in The Last Jedi after having a central role in The Force Awakens, and it's to set Finn and Rose off on a side story. She has more scenes in The Rise of Skywalker, but contributes nothing of importance to the plot and is just hanging around the Resistance base for the entirety of the film.
- Distaff Counterpart: She's essentially a female Yoda.
- Elderly Immortal: By the time of the The Force Awakens she is over a thousand years old. She's lived long enough to know how the Dark Side of the Force takes on many forms from the Sith to the Empire to the First Order.
- Expy: She's set up as the Sequel Trilogy's Yoda. According to Word of God, the two have crossed paths in the past.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: Maz has some degree of an ability to read eyes, likely by using the Force, and her goggles have magnifying dials on them to give her a better view... and freak out the one she's reading.
- Good Counterpart: To Snoke. Both are ancient beings who lived throughout the fall and rise of the Republic. They act as mentors to Rey and Kylo Ren, helping them understand the ways of the Force. They also use exaggeration in their appearance, with Snoke using supersized holograms and Maz wearing magnifying goggles.
- Hero of Another Story: When Poe, Rose, and Finn contact Maz Kanata, she cheerfully chats to them while dodging and returning gunfire. And using a jetpack. "Union dispute," she says.
- Homage: She was created as a tribute to Rose Gilbert, a high school teacher of the director J.J. Abrams and co-production designer Rick Carter.
- Interspecies Romance: She apparently has a thing for Chewie and calls him her boyfriend.
- MayDecember Romance: Combined with Interspecies Romance, with Chewie (at least if they actually are a thing), as Maz is over a thousand years old and Chewie's only a few hundred years old by the time of The Force Awakens. Also possibly with the Master Code Breaker she sends Rose and Finn to find, given her somewhat suggestive comments about him.
- Miniature Senior Citizen: She is a very old lady and she is barely taller than R2, but this may or may not be a thing with her entire lifecycle, being an alien and all.
- Noodle Incident: For whatever reason, she has a portrait of Hondo in her castle, which you can find in Battlefront II. Presumably, it relates to Hondo hanging around her castle before the Battle of Endor (as seen in the ambiguously canon The Freemaker Adventures) or someone like a former henchman of Hondo left it there for Maz. Maz doesnt seem too fond of Hondo, according to The Freemaker Adventures.
- The Narrator: In the intro to Forces of Destiny and in the broadcast versions of the shorts.
- No Time to Explain: Her answer to Finn on how she got the Skywalkers' blue lightsaber in The Force Awakens.Maz: It's a good question... for another time.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Described as a space pirate in supplemental materials, Maz spends the film on a planet not doing any piracy, nor is described as a space pirate in the movie. In The Last Jedi, she's seen in the middle of a firefight, but only gives the ambiguous explanation that it's a "union dispute".
- Really Gets Around: Maz definitely seems to have a healthy and active love life. She refers to Chewie as her "boyfriend", and when Poe and Finn ask her if the "Master Codebreaker is "good with his hands," Maz replies "Oh, yes" in an extremely lascivious tone while stroking a blaster.
- Red Baron: Also known as the "pirate queen of Takodana".
- Serkis Folk: The character model is CGI, while the acting is motion-captured on-set/site by Ms. Nyong'o.
- Shipper on Deck: Insists that Han take BB-8 to the Resistance rather than doing it herself so that he could see Leia. And in the Forces of Destiny episode "Bounty Hunted", Maz tells Chewie to tell Han that Leia's "a keeper".
- Space Pirate: Maz Kanata is an intergalactic criminal, and her castle is filled with all types of fugitives and smugglers who need a place to find a drink or a job.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her contribution to Poe's boneheaded plan ultimately got a lot of Resistance fighters killed.
A massive Dowutin big game hunter and mercenary. He is a frequent patron of Maz Kanata's castle, where he plans his next trips by listening to rumors about dangerous animals seen by spacers in Wild Space and the Unknown Regions.
- A Day in the Limelight: He is the main character of the short story Bait.
- Blood Knight: Hunts not because he needs the money, but because he enjoys it and finds thrills in taking down dangerous creatures.
- Egomaniac Hunter: Takes numerous trophies from his kills, and also likes attracting women by showing off his kills.
- Everyone Has Standards: He refuses to hunt sentient beings. That being said, he has no problem placing them in danger as bait to kill dangerous creatures, although he will do his best to ensure they do not die.
- Humanoid Alien: He's a Dowutin, a species of big-sized, bulky humanoids with orange skin and two tusks in their chins.
Cratinus and Prashee
A pair of identical, twin Ubdurian brothers, Cratinus and Prashee were frequent costumers of Kanata's castle and enjoyed using their undistinguishable looks to swap identities so they could scam other individuals.
- Always Identical Twins: Both guys look and dress the same exact way. Somewhat justified because their clothing, the travel smocks, are a part of Ubdurian culture.
- Humanoid Alien: Ubdurians are bald humanoids with yellow skin and no discernible noses.
- Trickster Twins: As mentioned on their description, these guys' completely identical appereances allowed them to swap identities often just to scam other individuals.
- Uncertain Doom: After Maz' castle is attacked by the first order, it's unknown if Cratinus and Prashee survived, died or were taken prisoners.
A powerful criminal organization spread throughout the galaxy, Black Sun was a major player in the galactic fringe during the Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War. During the Empire's reign, it was part of the "Five Syndicates", which were the six most powerful criminal groups in the galaxy that maintained an uneasy and frequently broken peace with each other and cooperation with the Empire.
- Adaptational Wimp: In Legends, Black Sun was an N.G.O. Superpower that was considered a force to be reckoned with on a galactic scale. In canon, they don't have as powerful an army, taking advantage of the Clone Wars to increase their criminal activity and being overwhelmed in battle with the Separatists even when they are part of the Shadow Collective. They also seek to form alliances with other syndicates to expand their relatively small power base. In Last Shot, Black Sun is only able to pose a major threat to the New Republic because the latter's fleet was demilitarized to ten percent of its original size.
- Canon Immigrant: The Black Sun syndicate originated in the 1996 Legends multimedia project Shadows of the Empire. The Falleen — the race from which Prince Xizor originated — were also made canon, showing up as leaders and enforcers. Xizor himself has yet to be recanonized, barring a brief mention in a Galaxy's Edge cookbook.*
- Enemy Mine: Black Sun sometimes allies with other criminal groups for a variety of reasons.
- They were forced to work with several other criminal organizations when Darth Maul and Savage Opress executed Black Sun's leadership and formed the Shadow Collective. However, Maul's presence seemed to be the only thing making them cooperate, as while Maul was imprisoned on Stygeon Prime, Black Sun got into a conflict with the Pyke Syndicate — one of the other crime syndicates that made up the Shadow Collective — when the latter's current leader refused to merge syndicates. However, once Maul started butting heads with the two militarily superior governments leading a galactic war, Black Sun alongside the other crime syndicates jumped ship and the Shadow Collective fragmented.
- After the death of Jabba the Hutt and the Empire's defeat at Endor, Black Sun allied with the newly formed Red Key Raiders to take advantage of the galactic chaos and expand their criminal enterprises.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: So far, their canon depiction has only shown Falleen as their leadership, but they are still willing to hire non-Falleen mercenaries and bounty hunters.
- N.G.O. Superpower: Downplayed. The Black Sun is still one of the most powerful crime syndicates in the galaxy and has some influences in galactic governments, but unlike in Legends, the canon version of Black Sun isn't militarily powerful enough to be even close to equal-footing with the major galactic superpowers of their time, even when teamed up with other equally-influential crime syndicates. They are able to pose a threat to the New Republic a few years after its establishment, but only because the Republic decided to cut down its military presence.
- Only in It for the Money: The only incentive they had for working with the Shadow Collective aside from being strong-armed after their previous leaders were executed was money for their mercenary work. Black Sun only deserts once it has become apparent that Maul has made some very powerful enemies from both the Republic and the Separatists and it's not worth getting paid for.
The leader of Black Sun during the early years of the Clone Wars, he and the rest of Black Sun's leadership were purged when Darth Maul took over the organization and forced them to work for him.
- All There in the Manual: He is not named in his sole appearance, with supplementary materials providing that information.
- Off with His Head!: He is decapitated by Savage Opress along with the rest of Black Sun's leadership.
- Underestimating Badassery: When Maul and Savage demand Xomit submit and swear Black Sun's loyalty to them, he thinks they are crazy and orders their death. Even after Savage breaks one of his guards neck's with no effort Xomit does not seem concerned and rises to fight them himself, which ends with his swift death.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies in his very first appearance after barely a minute of screentime.
Once a lieutenant of the Black Sun crime syndicate, Ziton was quickly promoted to being its leader after Darth Maul (both literally and figuratively) decapitated Black Sun's previous leadership on Mustafar in his quest for allies. Shortly after his promotion, he didn't hesitate to have Black Sun join the Shadow Collective.
- Bald of Evil: He's bald for the most part, but has black hair in a topknot.
- Beard of Evil: He's got a goatee along with a small mustache.
- Dragon Ascendant: Though not by choice, since he was only promoted (and very quickly) through Darth Maul having Savage Opress execute his previous bosses. While now Black Sun's leader, he is a sub-dragon to Darth Maul in the Shadow Collective.
- I Have Your Wife: He tries to force a merger between Black Sun and the Pyke Syndicate by taking Marg Krim's family hostage and using them as a bargaining chip.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He initially thought Darth Maul trying to recruit Black Sun would be suicide for him, but had a change of thought after watching Savage Opress kill one of their thugs with his bare hands before beheading all five of Black Sun's leaders, and then getting forcefully promoted.Darth Maul: It would seem the decision to join us is now yours.
Ziton Moj: After careful consideration, we will join you.
- Lizard Folk: Falleen look like green-skinned humanoids, but they have a protruding spinal column.
- Mob War: In the first half of Dark Disciple, he and Black Sun are engaged in one with the Pyke Syndicate over a potential merger between the two syndicates, suggesting that they were longtime rivals and decided to take advantage of the temporary power vacuum created by Darth Maul's capture (and they went back to not killing each other when Maul was rescued from Stygeon).
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He and the rest of the Black Sun forces desert Maul in Son of Dathomir #4 rather than stay and fight overwhelming Separatist droid armies for an unprofitable cause.
- Would Hurt a Child: Takes prisoner and later (presumably) kills the children of Pyke leader, Marg Krim in Dark Disciple.
Formerly known as "Black Nail", he was a contract killer for Black Sun. However, he had a change of heart and moved to a farm on Ammon IV with his wife, Loris, and had a son together. Black Sun was not so forgiving about his retirement, and sent Ketsu Onyo to terminate him.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: He's got a tan, apparently from working in the fields a lot.
- Eyepatch of Power: He has an eyepatch on his right eye. Considering he used to be a hitman, it's not so hard to imagine why he needs one.
- Faking the Dead: Ketsu spares him and takes his torn shirt so that she can claim to Black Sun that she killed him.
- Heel Realization: He doesn't want to kill anymore, just wants to live a simple and quiet life in the countryside with his wife and son.
- Hitman with a Heart: We're not sure if he was one when he used to be a killer, but he's a retired hitman that now has a heart, if you want to be technical.
- Retired Badass: He used to be a contract killer for Black Sun, but not anymore.
Broken Horn Syndicate
Species: Mon Calamari
Years before the Lothal insurgency, Odai was a Mon Calamari crime boss. As a front for his criminal activities, he used Vizago (who was his underling then) as the public face for their so-called company, Twin Horns Storage. Soon, however, Vizago replaced his boss as leader of the renamed Broken Horn Syndicate.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Unlike the red of Ackbar or polar white of Raddus, his skin is blue.
The leader of the Broken Horn crime syndicate on Lothal. The crew of the Ghost occasionally worked with him, if reluctantly, in their operations.
- Affably Evil: He's a ruthless criminal, but he doesn't go out of his way to be cruel and can be reasoned with. Which is a lot more than you can say of the Empire.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begs Ezra to let him out of his cell, after being imprisoned in his own brig for at least a day by Hondo.
- Bilingual Bonus: Or rather, a Trilingual Bonus. His first name, "Cikatro", is similar to the Spanish word "cicatriz" (scar), and his last name, "Vizago", is similar to the French word "visage" (face). So, you've got "Scarface" running around in the Star Wars universe.
- Butt-Monkey: Not only do our rebel heroes not like him, but he's always getting in trouble with fellow criminals and the Empire. For example, Hondo managed to lock him in the brig of his own ship and took command of it in the mean time, and it would've stayed that way if Ezra hadn't come to bail him out.
- Child Hater: He mutters that he hates kids after he blasts Ezra and Chopper's escape pod off his ship. It also turns out that he's also had a previous encounter with two other kids years ago that probably had to do with this too.
- It turns out that making Lina and Milo do work for his and Odai's syndicate (then called the Twin Horns Storage) eventually ended with the kids' bounty hunter tracking them down to their little den and fighting Vizago, who got his left horn snapped by her. And that's why he renamed his syndicate to the Broken Horn Syndicate.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Subverted. It's said he would sell his own mother into slavery for a profit, but Hera mentions that her crew is too good a source of income for him to sell out to the Empire, but that won't stop him from bailing out without paying them when a deal turns sour.
- Easily Forgiven: Very much averted, as the Ghost crew ceases any contact with him early on in the series after he abandons them to the Empire.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Apparently, he was fond of his mother, though whether or not he would actually sell his mom for a couple of credits as Hera says is unknown. It's also implied his mother was a scoundrel too.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's disgusted to see what the Empire has done to Lothal in Rebels Season 4, which has been his base of operations for almost two decades and might even be where he grew up.
- Evil Counterpart: "Brothers of the Broken Horn" portrays him as a darker take on Hondo Ohnaka's "charismatic yet ruthless" criminal archetype. Whereas Hondo has some sense of morality and will sometimes stick his own neck out out of the goodness of his heart, Vizago is utterly remorseless and is even more obsessed with making a profit. It's telling that Hondo can maintain a Friendly Enemy relationship with Ezra and the Ghost crew when the gang would quickly sever all ties with Vizago. This changes over time, as in Season 4 he shows up in the quality of Enemy Mine exactly like Hondo.
- Fingerless Gloves: As seen in his picture, he wears a pair with studs on the knuckles.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: None of the Ghost crew members like him. Even Rex and Kallus—who have never or scarcely met him personally—don't like him. Whenever they have something that benefits him, he tries to get buddy-buddy with them. He's also the Butt-Monkey to fellow criminals. There's probably a reason why he doesn't seem to have organic henchmen anymore and uses droids instead.
- Godzilla Threshold: Following the incident with the disruptors, the Ghost crew became less willing to work for him. When Kanan's been captured by the Empire, Ezra decides they have no choice but to turn to him for leads (a decision that Hera is infuriated with).
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Going along with what his name translates to as stated in Bilingual Bonus, Vizago does indeed have a scar on his face. He also has a broken horn.
- Greed: His defining vice. Hera argued that he'd be willing to sell his mother if it meant making a small profit, then added that he wouldn't sell them out because they're a source of income.
- HeelFace Turn: When the crew frees a Mining Guild transport with him on it, he joins the Rebellion along with the other freed slaves.
- Horned Humanoid: A natural trait for Devaronian males, and going along with the name of his syndicate, one of them is broken.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: The syndicate was already suffering under the Empire when we first saw him, but by season 4 it's completely gone and he's reduced to working for the Empire with only his ship to his name. And when he gets caught smuggling, he's made a slave to the Mining Guild.
- Meaningful Name: See Bilingual Bonus. His production name was also "Scarface".
- Meaningful Rename: The Broken Horn Syndicate used to be called the Twin Horns Syndicate until the Shade broke one of his horns in a fight.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: As mentioned under "Bilingual Bonus", his name means "Scarface" when translated to English.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: As evidenced in "Rebel Resolve", Vizago really isn't that bothered by the whole rebellion against the Empire morally-wise.
- Odd Friendship: He gets along oddly well with Commander Wolffe and Mart during the Rebels series finale.
- Karma Houdini: He made off with half a shipment of banned weapons without paying the Ghost crew for retrieving them, and he has not received any kind of punishment for it.
- Subverted later on; Hondo Ohnaka disabled his droids, imprisoned Vizago, and stole his ship. Since Ezra is too honorable to refuse the favor owed Vizago, and Ohnaka isn't much of a saint either, Ezra decides to help him get back his ship. However, he does leave Vizago his ship, but with no credits or generators, so that's the worst punishment he ever receives.
- Finally fully averted when he's Made a Slave after being caught smuggling puffer pigs.
- Obviously Evil: His species naturally look like demons, he has a hideous scar on his face, and a very foreboding voice. Played straight in that he is a selfish criminal, but also played with in that he's one of the least malevolent ones around.
- Only in It for the Money: Cash is his main motivator when helping the Ghost crew. But now, money is the only thing that can help him cope with the brutality of the Empire.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When a deal to trade some T-7 ion disruptors turns sour and Agent Kallus arrives with a pack of AT-DP walkers, he makes off with half the shipment and leaves the Ghost crew to fend for themselves while he refuses to pay them for the half of the shipment they did give him.
- Skewed Priorities: When Imperials board his ship for an inspection when they realize he's smuggling unauthorized lifeforms (the Ghost crew), he stays behind after the Ghost crew releases his new puffer pigs for a diversion so he can grab one of his puffer pigs before getting out of there. It inflates and he gets left behind. The next time we see him, he's working in a prisoner labor camp and has to be bailed out by the Ghost crew.
- Token Evil Teammate: Just because he's opposed to the Empire doesn't mean he's an outstanding moral individual. Suffice to say, the Ghost crew — especially Hera — does not enjoy working with him. Since he was too much of a Jerkass, they've stopped coming to him for help.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After his HeelFace Turn, he's less of a Jerkass to the point that he takes his new role as a rebel seriously, finds Ezra's back-up plan cool (space whales), and has an Odd Friendship with Wolffe & Mart.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It is currently unknown as to what happened to the disruptors he bought from the Ghost crew.
The Brotherhood of Wire and BoneA cult of individuals who believe that organic life is flawed and mechanical beings are a superior form of existence.
A gangster that sought out a transmitter of unknown power. He crossed paths with the crew of the Millennium Falcon, which cost him his chances at claiming the transmitter for himself, leading to him seeking out revenge against Lando by threatening Cloud City.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He's the main villain of Last Shot, but obviously nowhere close in power to any Imperial, hence why he seeks out a special transmitter that supposedly would've made him powerful. The transmitter contained a kill order for droids across the galaxy to kill organic beings, but that was put to a halt thanks to the efforts of our heroes.
- Mad Doctor: His M.O. Fyzen believes that droids are superior to organic life since they do not grow old and die, and if organic beings can use mechanical parts to repair themselves, then why can't the opposite be true?
- Start of Darkness: Fyzen's and his friend were kidnapped by Amani gangsters while they were medical students, but while being transported the gangsters were attacked and the only survivors were Fyzen, his friend and a medical droid. From there Fyzen grew an obsession with how much more durable droids were over organics, and slaughtered his own comatose friend for spare parts to repair his medical droid.
A medical droid originally owned by an Amani gang, he was taken in by Fyzen Gor after escaping and became the first subject of his droid-organic experiments.
- An Arm and a Leg: Lost one of his arms when the Amani transport carrying him and Fyzen crashed.
- Anti-Villain: Number One was simply following his programming after Fyzen Gor became his master, and after L3-37 injected the concept of doubt into his mind while he was the Phylanx, he eventually grew to hate Fyzen and wanted to stop his evil plans.
- Doomsday Device: Number One's head itself was rebuilt into the Phylanx Redux Transmitter, a device that when activated broadcasts a galaxy-wide signal that turns droids into homicidal killing machines.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: When Lando comes across him the second time as the Phylanx, he outright begs Lando to destroy him to prevent the kill-order from being transmitted.
- We Can Rebuild Him: A very macabre inversion. After losing his arm, Fyzen decides to give him an organic one harvested from his own comatose friend.
- You Are Number 6: Given the name Number One by Fyzen, since he was the first droid that he repaired.
The Garbis Family
A lineage and a criminal organization based in the capital city of Thune, Thune City. They used to appropriate any unattended cargo found on the planet, leaving their symbol behind them. Anyone else afterwards taking possession of that cargo gets into trouble with the Garbis family, as the Ghost crew would discover.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Sounds a lot like The Mafia. Thune even bears some resemblance to Venice.
- Meaningful Name: "Don" is another word for "crime boss" of a crime syndicate, and the leader of the Garbis is named Donith
Guavian Death Gang
An enforcer and negotiator for the Guavian Death Gang.
- Badass Longcoat: Unlike the other Guavian enforcers, he wears a stylish coat.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Bala-Tik's most prominent facial feature.
- Cyborg: According to supplementary materials he has a cybernetic left leg.
- Enemy Mine: The Guavian Death Gang and Kanjiklub are rival criminal organizations, but they work together to collect from Han Solo.
- Evil Debt Collector: He tracks down Han Solo to collect the 50,000 credits they loaned him for the rathtar job. With blasters.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Although Han has failed jobs and not paid back debts in the past, Bala-Tik has continued working with him because he has been a valuable source of information. The realization that Han was also getting loans from the Kanjiklub behind his back is what motivates him to finally deem Han expendable.
- Uncertain Doom: Although he is last seen safe and sound in the movie reporting that Han has BB-8 to the First Order, in the novelization he realizes right after this that he is stranded on Han's freighter with two rathtars still at large and rescue some time from arriving.
- Violent Glaswegian: Is he ever! Even though there's no Scotland in space, this vicious gang leader certainly has a noticeable Scottish accent.
Guavian Security Soldier
The cybernetically enhanced soldiers of the Guavian Death Gang.
- Cyborg: They are cybernetically enhanced.
- Expy: Of the Zann Consortium's Defilers from Star Wars: Empire At War.
- Faceless Goons: They all wear face concealing helmets, which allow them to communicate through high-frequency data streams.
- Super Serum: Equipped with mechanical pumps that inject chemicals into their bloodstream, enhancing their speed and aggression.
- Undying Loyalty: They swear utter loyalty to the Guavian Death Gang in exchange for their cybernetic upgrades.
KanjiklubAn Outer Rim criminal organization based on Nar Kanji, a former Hutt colony, and many of its members are former Hutt slaves. They are known for being skilled street fighters who use a mix of blasters, clubs, and knives in combat.
- Enemy Mine: They align with the Guavian Death Gang after discovering that Han Solo has been lying and borrowing money from both of them.
- Evil Debt Collector: The Guavian Death Gang goes to collect the 50,000 credits they loaned Han Solo for the rathtars job. They are presented as ruthless criminals who the protagonists watch die with little sympathy or concern.
- Improvised Weapon: Commonly use these due to their origins as revolting slaves, in contrast to their more high-tech rivals in the Guavian Death Gang.
- Klingon Promotion: The leader of the gang may be challenged to combat by another member at any time. Tasu Leech has defeated many rivals this way.
- Slave Liberation: Kanjiklub is mostly made up of human slaves who revolted against their Hutt masters.
Homeworld: Nar Kanji
The leader of the Kanjiklub gang, Leech grew up on the Hutt colony world of Nar Kanji.
- Ace Custom: The "Huttsplitter", which was designed by his lieutenant Razoo to have higher charged blaster bolts and is decorated with the bones of several animals and includes a bayonet made from the tuck of a narglatch.
- All There in the Manual: Most of the information about him comes from the official website and other supplementary materials. A recent video about every language heard in the films also shows that Leech is actually speaking Jablogian rather than Huttese as previously assumed.
- Bilingual Dialogue: He refuses to speak Basic, which he considers a soft language for the weak, preferring to communicate in Jablogian.
- Mister Big: He is the tiniest member of Kanjiklub, but he is their leader and a brutal street fighter.
- Uncertain Doom: He was last seen being chased by an enraged rathtar through Han Solo's bulk freighter.
Homeworld: Nar Kanji
One of Tasu Leech's lieutenants, Qin-Fee is a skilled fighter and tinkerer who modifies the gang's weapons.
- Ace Custom: He designs weapons for the rest of the Kanjiklub, and his own personal weapon is the "Wasp", a blaster rifle he upgraded with a external accelerator barrel cage and a pump action gas compressor for quicker reloads, and he also painted it yellow.
- Fight Clubbing: According to the Visual Dictionary, he was part of the illegal Zygerrian fighting circuit but got expelled for cheating. Which is both odd and impressive considering the sport has no rules.
- Number Two: He is Leech's second-in-command.
- Pyromaniac: The Visual Dictionary describes him as this. He carries several homemade explosives with him.
A member of a noble family from Serenno that has fallen on hard times, Kendoh leads her gang in various capers across the galaxy in hopes of earning enough credits to restore her family's fortune and reputation.
- Blue Blood: Part of a noble family from Serenno, and certainly acts with the arrogance of a noble from that world.
- Everyone Has Standards: She is horrified when she notices that Dok-Ondar has a baby sarlacc amongst his collection.
- Impoverished Patrician: Her family has apparently lost most of its riches and Kendoh had to leave her homeworld to recover it through criminal activity.
- Jerkass: She is a highly impatient and rude, even to her subordinates.
The muscle of Kendoh's crew.
- Kick the Dog: Starts a fight with a Wookiee in the marketplace of Batuu and knocks him out before reporting him to the First Order as a Resistance sympathizer in order to draw stormtroopers away from Dok-Ondar's store.
The third member of Kendoh's crew. Remex is a shapeshifter and the team's pilot.
- Humanshifting: As a Clawdite he can transform into any humanoid species that has a similar body type and size.
- In the Hood: Walks around with a hood most of the time when not in a shifted form.
- Pet the Dog: When a urchin tries to pickpocket him, Remex just buys him some food and tells him to get better at stealing or he will starve.
Spice Runners of Kijimi
Ascending to power in the wake of the fall of the Empire and Jabba's death, the Spice Runners of Kijimi quickly took control of the spice trade out of Kessel after first raiding spice transports and then arranging to control them.
The leader of the Spice Runners. She spends most of her time in the Thieves' Quarter of Kijimi and crosses paths with the First Order and Resistance during their conflict.
- Ace Pilot: She proves at the battle on Exegol that the Y-Wing, normally a slow and cumbersome starfighter, is a force to be reckoned in the hands of someone like her, skillfully evading incoming TIE Dagger fire by doing barrel rolls and singlehandedly blasting a Star Destroyer's cannon (thus taking down the entire ship with it), whereas multiple fighters had to gang up on another's cannon moments prior.
- Advertised Extra: She had a fairly notable media presence leading up to the The Rise of Skywalker's release and got her own character poster, though in the film itself she only has a significant role in the second act, bringing the heroes to Babu Frik and giving them a First Order medallion.
- Anchored Ship: Whatever's going on between her and Poe is left unresolved by the end of The Rise of Skywalker. She softens towards him after she helps him get to Babu Frik and asks him to come with her when she leaves for the Colonies. At the end of the film, Poe non-verbally suggests they go somewhere more private, but she declines. It's a lighthearted exchange and leaves their relationship open-ended
- Anti-Hero: She smuggles illegal drugs for a living and was initially willing to hand over Rey to the First Order purely for money (even though the First Order have been terrorizing her homeworld and she makes it clear she doesn't support them). However, in the end she does help the heroes and she comes to aid them on Exegol.
- Ascended Extra: Poe Dameron: Free Fall gives her a much larger role compared to The Rise of Skywalker and expands on her character, in particular her history with Poe.
- Cool Guns: She has a pair of black and gold E-851 blaster pistols, which look a bit like high-tech versions of a flintlock pistol.
- Cool Helmet: Wears a golden helmet with a black visor.
- Defeat Means Friendship: She's a criminal and introduced herself by holding the heroes at gunpoint and intended to give Rey to the First Order for bounty, but after Rey defeated her and her crew easily, she warms up to them and agrees to help them. Later during her private conversation with, she shows her softer side and asks Poe to come with her, with the implication that she still has feelings for him.
- Disney Death: It's implied she may have been killed when Kijimi is destroyed by the First Order, but she turns up alive at the end to aid the Resistance.
- The Faceless: Her full face is never seen in the film, merely her eyes at one point.
- Faux Action Girl: Downplayed. She's the leader of a group of spice smugglers with years of experience and wields blasters, but in the film itself she only gets into one direct fight that we see and promptly gets her butt kicked by Rey (who is admittedly Force-sensitive). Zorii does turn up later at the battle on Exegol, though the most we see her do is take out two TIE Daggers and a Star Destroyer's cannon before joining up with Poe.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her skin-tight suit leaves little to imagine.
- Generation Xerox: Free Fall reveals her mother Zeva was the originally the leader of the Spice Runners and Zorii ends up following in her footsteps.
- Greater Need Than Mine: She somehow managed to obtain a First Order captain's medallion, which can give the user's ship universal clearance, and intended to use it to leave Kijimi for a better life. However, she insists that Poe take it so he can infilitate a Star Destroyer to rescue Chewbacca.
- Guns Akimbo: Subverted. She always has two blasters on her and she's depicted wielding them simultaneously on the theatrical release poster, but in the film itself she's only seen using one blaster while keeping the other holstered.
- Heroic Ambidexterity: According to the Visual Dictionary, she's ambidextrous and tries to avoid giving this away in combat so as to catch opponents off-guard.
- Ironic Name: Her surname Bliss means 'perfect happiness or joy', but Zorii herself comes off as quite a jaded and abrasive individual, first introduced holding the heroes at gunpoint and furiously chewing out Poe for abandoning her crew.
- Last Episode, New Character: She's first introduced in The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode in the Sequel Trilogy.
- Ms. Fanservice: Downplayed as her appearance isn't hugely revealing and she doesn't show any skin except for her eyes briefly, though her Spy Catsuit is rather clingy and shows off her figure.
- New Old Flame: It's implied she's this to Poe Dameron; they knew each other from his days as a spice runner and she's still pissed off at him for screwing them over, yet she she also still shows affection for him and they're a bit flirtatious with each other.
- The Resenter: Towards Poe for abruptly ditching her and the other spice runners to join the Resistance; in spite of this she does still care about him and is persuaded to help him.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She helps Poe, Rey and Finn sneak aboard a First Order ship to rescue Chewie and retrieve a Sith dagger to find Exegol. Although everything to do with the dagger ends up being inconsequential, they do save Chewie.
- Stylish Protection Gear: She wears a maroon bodysuit with gold accessories, which presumably protects her from Kijimi's frigid climate.
- Tsundere: Default "Harsh". She's introduced holding a blaster to Poe's head and saying how she "wants to see [his] brains in the snow". A few scenes later, she's gently encouraging him not to give up hope of defeating the First Order and gives him a rare item to help save Chewie.
A tiny droidsmith working among the Spice Runners of Kijimi.
- Crosscast Role: He's a male Anzellan, and he's voiced by actress Shirley Henderson.
- Mr. Fixit: He can reprogram or modify virtually any droid, regardless of the security measures protecting its systems.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's one hyper-adorable little alien.
- You No Take Candle: He mostly speaks in his native language but can also speak in an extremely broken form of Basic.
The leader of the Spice Runners in 18 ABY.
- Anti-Nepotism: Zorii may be her daughter, but she doesn't give her special treatment and Zorii still has to prove herself a valuable member of the Spice Runners before she's permanently welcomed into the gang.
- Connected All Along: It's revealed near the end of Free Fall that Zeva is Zorii's mother.
- The Queenpin: She's the overarching leader of the Spice Runners and has ambitions to expand the gang's influence across the galaxy.
A high-ranking member of the Spice Runners.
- The Mole: He eventually becomes an informant for the New Republic, secretly feeding them intel about the Spice Runners.
- Number Two: Zorii describes him as being second only to Zeva, the gang's leader, in the Spice Runners' hierarchy.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Zeva kills him after learning he has become a New Republic informant.
White WormsA criminal organization based in the slums of Corellia's capital, Coronet City.
Lady Proxima is the fearsome matriarch of the White Worms. She rules Corellia's black market from a tangle of sewer tunnels beneath Corellia's Coronet City. A briny pool serves as a throne room where Proxima feeds her hatchlings and commands the urchins known as scrumrats.
- Aliens Speaking English: She's rather fluent in Basic for a Starfish Alien.
- Bad Boss: She exploits poor and/or orphaned children to do her dirty work, has no trouble sending them into volatile situations and punishes them harshly if they don't carry out her orders to her liking (she has Han beaten when he returns from a botched exchange, even though he was the one who got turned on by the buyers). And she actually seems to expect the kids to be grateful to her for 'saving' them.
- Distaff Counterpart: Could be considered one to Unkar Plutt. They're both scumbags who force children to work dangerous jobs to earn them money, in exchange for measly food portions, and send their goons to beat up The Hero when they displease them.
- Could also be considered one to Jabba the Hutt, as both of them are nasty, slug-like Starfish Aliens (although Proxima is closer to a centipede or a grub) who control large criminal gangs and have a bone to pick with Han Solo.
- The Fagin: She sends her scrumrats out in the streets of Coronet City to pick pockets and barter stolen goods, and punishes them if they don't bring her money or goods or try to flee.
- I am a Humanitarian: In the novelization Qi'ra believes she might eat Han as a punishment for not selling the coaxium.
- Innate Night Vision: The novelization says her species have it.
- Insectoid Aliens: She looks like a giant larva.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She has twelve of them.
- Starfish Aliens: She has no humanoid features whatsoever.
- Weakened by the Light: She has to live in the dark, as she can get badly burned by the light of Corellia's sun.
A White Worm enforcer, Moloch ensures none of Lady Proxima's scrumrats works against her. He is one of the few Grindalids willing to venture out of the sewers into the damaging Corellian sunlight.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Unlike Proxima, he speaks in the native tongue of his people, but understands Basic nonetheless.
- Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: Apparently, female Grindalids such as Lady Proxima look like giant larvae while males such as Moloch have humanoid features.
- Subverted in that his legs are in actuality tail segments.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is very low-pitched and intimidating.
- The Dragon: He is Lady Proxima's main enforcer.
- Innate Night Vision: The novelization says the Grindalids have it so Qi'ra doesn't see the point in trying to hide from him in the dark corridors.
- Kryptonite-Proof Suit: His suit protects him from the damages of the Corellian sunlight.
- Malevolent Masked Men: His protective armor's mask makes him look menacing.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: He uses Corellian hounds when going after Han Solo and Qi'ra.
- The Starscream: In the novelization, he's secretly glad that Han attacked Lady Proxima because it made her look weak which would mean her rivals would be more likely to assassinate her, giving Moloch a chance to control the gang.
- Weakened by the Light: Like other Grindalids, he has to live in the dark as he can get badly burned by Corellia's sunlight. He has to wear a customized protective armor when venturing outside.
Rebolt was a young human male criminal who worked for the notorious White Worms gang.
- Always Someone Better: Does not like that Qi'ra got to be one of the leaders of the Worm in the novel Most Wanted.
- The Beastmaster: Has two Corellian hounds as his pets.
- Perpetual Frowner: The novelization says he has a perpetual frown that makes even his smiles look menacing.
- Spiteful Spit: Does it in Han's fave after his You Need a Breath Mint remark.
- You Need a Breath Mint: In the novel, Han tells him his breath is legendary.
A Rodian member of the White Worms. Originally from Coruscant, he and his brother Reezo ended up relocating to Corellia after the death of their parents. Tsuulo joined Han and Qi'ra when they found themselves tangled up in a skirmish between crime syndicates.
- Parental Abandonment: His parents were killed in a speeder accident when he was young.
- The Smart Guy: Knows his way around technology and is usually seen carrying a datapad around. His technical know-how proves invaluable when Han and Qi'ra are on the run after they came into possession of an important data cube.
- Token Minority: Tsuulo was the first non-human and non-Grindalid scrumrat to be accepted into the White Worms.
- Token Religious Teammate: As a kid on Coruscant Tsuulo once visited a secret museum dedicated to the Force, and ever since he's been a firm believer of the Force and often prays to it for guidance. Han and Qi'ra are expectedly unconvinced by Tsuulo's preaching.
A young scrumrat who works as a thief for Lady Proxima.
- It's All About Me: She's willing to potentially deprive a fellow scrumrat of food if it means getting more for herself.
- Kids Are Cruel: She is introduced stealing another scrumrat's loot in order to get an extra portion from Lady Proxima. Then again, these kids are starving, so it's likely she's motivated more by desperation than purely malice.
- Street Urchin: She's one of several urchins who works with the White Worms to survive.
The Xrexus Cartel
The head of the Xrexus Cartel. Some time before the Invasion of Naboo, her syndicate captured Jedi Padawan Eldra Kaitis and intended to auction her off to the highest bidder. That is, until the unknown Sith apprentice known as Darth Maul came into the picture.
- Alliterative Name: Xev Xrexus.
- Asshole Victim: Maul eliminates her to cover his tracks, and the galaxy was all the better for it.
- Face Death with Dignity: When Maul arrives to kill her, Xrexus remains clam and wistfully notes that had she known she was about to be murdered, she would have gotten a better vintage to drink.
- Rich Bitch: She clearly has no morals, doing whatever she wants as long as she gets that money and she stays at the top.
- Would Hurt a Child: Like every mob boss here, she sees selling off a Jedi apprentice that just so happens to be a Twi'lek girl as a great way to make some credits. Her clients are fine with it too, per usual.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: This woman has three X's in her name. And a V.
Zann ConsortiumA crime syndicate active at least after the Galactic Civil War. Its members are enemies of the Black Sun, particularly in the Anoat sector of the Outer Rim.
- Adaptational Wimp: In Legends, the Zann Consortium was a strong contender for the third galaxy superpower during the Galactic Civil War: it owned massive fleets with unique technology, had many powerful Force users in its staff, and is possibly the only organization that could boast of having battled against both the Empire and the Rebellion at the same time and come out victorious. In contrast, its canonical counterpart has not fully shown the extent of its military might, but the fact that it butts heads in equal terms with the Black Sun, which suffered a heavy case of Adaptational Wimp itself, implies the Consortium didn't fare much better at this field. The de-canonization of the battles fought by the Consortium in Legends also erases its best achievements on the battlefield, replacing them with small scale mob wars in faraway planets.
- Canon Immigrant: Originally a faction from the videogame Empire at War, it was canonized by Disney in Star Wars: Uprising.
- Cryptic Background Reference: His only canonical appearance yet amounts to a mention that only people familiar with Legends could recognize.
- Demoted to Extra: Downplayed, if only because the Zann Consortium from Legends was actually not featured in more than a handful of works (though it had a solid place in the canon and no work actually contradicted it). However, the Consortium's main appearance in Empire at War showed it as a very powerful faction even at the end of the Civil War, especially after raiding Palpatine's secret vaults and collecting his untold riches, while in canon the Consortium is seemingly little more than a random mob.
- N.G.O. Superpower: Downplayed. Unlike its Legends counterpart, this version is clearly nowhere near the level of galactic superpowers like the New Republic or the First Order, but its rivalry with the Black Sun implies the Consortium still has a lot of influence on the underworld of many planets.
- Satellite Character: Little is said about them in Disney continuity aside from the fact that they have an enmity with the Black Sun.
- Schrödinger's Canon: The original Zann Consortium was named after its founder, Tyber Zann. Its canonical counterpart retains the name, which means there should still be some guy surnamed Zann behind it, but nothing about it has been confirmed or disproved.
Codebreakers / Slicers
A mysterious slicer that Finn and Rose meet in Canto Bight. When their plan to recruit the Master Codebreaker for the Resistance fails, they're forced to settle for his services instead.
- Adorkable: DJ does have a certain lovable, big cuddly charm about him.
- Affably Evil: He's certainly not the kind of person that you'd want to actually associate yourself with, but he's genuinely polite enough that you wouldn't regret spending any time with him. Even though, y'know, he's a criminal.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: To Vila Restal in Blake's 7. They both have very similar personalities and outlooks on life as well as being weak fighters. However, Vila is a bit more principled and would be disgusted by D.J's selling out Finn and Rose to the First Order.
- Badass Longcoat: Though he isn't really a badass (not a fighter, certainly) he's still a "cool" sort of guy in a long, dark, tattered yet somewhat stylish coat.
- Bait the Dog: Yeah, he's a criminal and a scumbag, but so are some of the franchise's most beloved characters. And while he may seem cruel by demanding Rose's Tragic Keepsake as payment, he makes up for it by giving it back to her afterwards. Didn't stop him from selling the Resistance out to the First Order to save his own skin, did it?
- Buffy Speak: A touch of this. Like using "Blip Blappity Bloop" when describing the plan.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: DJ is an amoral, eccentric, Rummage Sale Reject slicer Only in It for the Money. But he is insanely good at what he does,to the point he can hack the security systems of the best guarded starship in the galaxy and make it look easy. Lampshaded by the official preview material, which describes him as having "threadbare clothes and [a] lackadaisical attitude that conceal a sharp mind and expert skills".
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
- Could be considered TLJ's answer to Lando, with a few distinctions. He's unkempt and jailed when we meet him, counter to Lando's high status on Bespin. Oh, and while Lando betrays the heroes due to coercion, realizes his mistake and makes amends, DJ was motivated by money and feels no remorse.
- Also TLJ's answer to Han Solo: He's Only in It for the Money, Not in This for Your Revolution, his unkempt appearance and speech impediment bring to mind the Running Gag of everyone underestimating his ship, the Millennium Falcon. Except that he really is only in it for the money, doesn't care about your revolution, and will sell you out to your enemies without a moment's hesitation. It's just business to him.
- Also TLJ's answer to Boba Fett: In contrast, he's just a regular locked up criminal while Boba has a reputation as the galaxy's best bounty hunter. Though neither of them actually care about the war and are Only in It for the Money, while also being efficient at their jobs. There's really not that much different between them. All he cares about is getting paid no matter which side happens to have the higher price. Similar to how Boba's association with the Empire boils down to just being hired by them whenever they need his service.
- Cool People Rebel Against Authority: He sees society and the people in it as one big dumb machine so he prefers to live on the margins and exploit and scam them in response.
- The Cracker: In the Star Wars universe, hackers are known as "slicers".
- Deadpan Snarker: He notes that he can't help but to overhear Finn and Rose's conversation... Because they're speaking so loudly.
- Devil in Plain Sight: DJ is an off-kilter criminal that Finn and Rose are slow to trust and only join forces with when there's no other options, despite the fact DJ openly states he doesn't pick sides and only cares about money. If you were expecting a Han Solo type, you were wrong, since he's exactly what he says he is and sells the Resistance out to the First Order.
- Dirty Coward: When things go south and The First Order gave DJ the choice to "sing" (and get a fat reward) or get executed, he chose the former.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Has his boots off while in his cell (even carrying them hanging off his neck to leave his hands free, in the classic tramp fashion), and his dirty, tattered socks show he likely does it a lot.
- Dramatic Stutter: DJ has a notable Speech Impediment that comes and goes as he talks. In contrast to most examples of the trope, it actually has kind of a double purpose: the stutter makes him creepier before the characters get to know him, and the nonchalant way he carries himself with it underlines how damn relaxed he is afterwards.
- Dressing as the Enemy: He joins Rose and Finn in their First Order infiltration mission.
- Fair Weather Friend: Seems to have shades of this... especially when you consider DJ's "buddy-buddy" interactions with "Roundy" (BB-8). Finn and Rose also are genuinely shocked and besides themselves when he betrays them since they (and we the audience) were kind of starting to actually like him.
- Gentleman Thief: Seems to be mostly his M.O. in the comic about him; He mainly scams casinos and the wealthy & powerful and the one exception turns out to be a subversion. note
- Grey-and-Gray Morality: DJ discusses his belief that there is no good or evil people when Finn's constant claims of Black-and-White Morality get on his nerves. How? By showing Finn that the previous owner of their newly-stolen ship was an arms dealer who sold to the First Order and Resistance alike.DJ: It's all machine, partner. Live free, don't join.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: As part of his personal philosophy, he's not one to actually pick a side for too long. Case in point, he later sells out the Finn and Rose to the First Order, allowing him to walk free and getting hundreds of Resistance fighters killed.
- Hidden Depths: DJ's lackadaisical mannerisms belie a surprisingly jaded and pessimistic worldview. He figures that at the end of the day, there are no "Good Guys" or "Bad Guys" — just fools who fight and jerks who profit from it, and he'd rather be the latter. There's also some ambiguous depths that are revealed just before and after his betrayal — just before, he gives Rose her down-payment back seemingly out of genuine kindness, and after, he seems to display at least some degree of remorse over selling the Resistance out.Finn: You're wrong.
- Hipster: Seems to be this mixed with being a Hobo.
- Hobos: Certainly comes off as one. Also seems to have some shades of Hipster.
- Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Played with. DJ demands Rose's necklace, her only reminder of her beloved, now deceased sister, as payment for his help, but he later gives it back to her and reveals he only wanted it because the metal it's made from is an excellent conductor. The audience thus learns that DJ isn't all bad under his rough exterior. Then he sells her and Finn out to the First Order for a much more sizable reward than the Resistance could give him and callously leaves them to die, reminding the audience that not all bad doesn't mean secretly good. And then again, he does show what seems to be remorse for what he has done, hinting he is not as completely amoral as he looks.
- Karma Houdini: DJ betrays the Resistance, gets hundreds of Resistance fighters killed and waltzes out with no comeuppance whatsoever. This is pretty much the last we see him in the film.
- Lack of Empathy: He has a very blasé attitude toward the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order despite all the suffering it causes. This attitude extends to selling out hundreds of people to their deaths to make a tidy profit, including two people who trusted him.DJ: They blow you up today, you blow them up tomorrow.
- Lovable Rogue: He's played up as one. A shady criminal recruited to the rebels side who says he's Only in It for the Money, but has hints that there might a nobler side to him. Turns out, he really is only in it for the money, and may even have been scamming Finn and Rose from the start.
- Nice Hat: Subverted. He wears a cap when introduced, but it's not the nicest. When he gets a First Order uniform, he starts wearing the hat backward.
- The Nicknamer: Gives our heroes pet names, mainly "Roundy" (for BB-8, who he seemed to have a fondness for) and "Big-F" for Finn.
- No Name Given: His name is not given in The Last Jedi. Word of God and advertising material calls him "DJ" after his personal motto, "Live free, Don't Join".
- Nothing Personal: He tries to say something like this when he sells out Finn and Rose, but due to his Lack of Empathy it comes across as cold and uncaring, even if his last line and body language implies it is genuine.
- Not-So-Badass Longcoat: Is more like this than a Badass Longcoat (seeing that he's not into fighting), but he still looks cool.
- Only in It for the Money: He doesn't care one way or another about the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order, and his only goal is to find a way to make some credits off the chaos. Unsurprisingly his loyalty to the Resistance evaporates the moment he realizes things have failed leaving him with no pay and minutes to live. He's even able to swing a reward out of the First Order in the process, the subsequent deaths bothering him not at all. That said, he does appear to show some guilt in his body language and, assuming he wasn't scamming from the start, it was either betrayal or death.
- Opportunistic Bastard: DJ couldn't care less about politics or loyalty, he's just about seizing opportunities to make money. He overhears Finn and Rose's plan by chance while they're in prison together and only convinces them to let him help after they coincidentally run into him a second time. He then sells them out and tells the First Order about the Resistance's plan to escape, all for a larger payout. Though it's ambiguous whether he was conning Finn and Rose the entire time, or if he decided the First Order would pay better.
- Pet the Dog:
- He initially demands Rose's necklace as a deposit for his services, but returns it to her after it turns out he only needed it as a conductor.
- He also appears to be a bit buddy-buddy with BB-8....whom he affectionately refers to as "Roundy" and the droid even went with him when he initially ditched to jail (reuniting with Rose & Finn on the beach).
- The one-shot comic about him seems to show that DJ mainly only scams the rich and powerful, casinos, other crooks and big business (rather than the poor, average person, old widows, etc. like a lot of con-artists). In a way, despite his betrayal in The Last Jedi, he may genuinely be a Lovable Rogue (albeit one who's averse to fighting and wouldn't give his life for a cause).
- The Philosopher: Of the Postmodernism, Hipster, Straw Nihilist variety.
- The Pig-Pen: Wears dirty clothes and is certainly a very scruffy guy. Possibly justified by being in a literal dungeon with no shower or washing machine, as it is never revealed how much time is he supposed to have been there for before Finn and Rose find him.
- Rugged Scar: Has a distinct scar on his upper-cheek.
- Rummage Sale Reject: DJ might be an expert hacker, but you won't see him on a fashion walkway◊ any time soon.
- Shout Out: Benicio Del Toro compared DJ's personality to the sort of character you'd see in a Dostoevsky novel, or a song by Bob Dylan or Tom Waits.
- Shadow Archetype: Essentially he's one to Finn in the film. Up to this point, Finn still didn't really care about the Resistance cause and just wanted to get away from the conflict. But the adventure with Rose opened his eyes to the bigger picture and DJ is essentially him if he never learned that lesson, uncaring to the suffering of the oppressed around them and just looking out for himself by any means necessary. DJ selling them out ultimately clinches things and finally pushes Finn into finally fighting for someone other than himself.
- The Sociopath: Subverted. Not caring that the information you sold out murdered hundreds of people is just as despicable as cackling in evil glee about it, especially if you coldly add that the hefty amount of cash you got for said betrayal is an adequate justification for doing so. However, his body language does indicate some genuine resignation, if not even guilt, and it was either selling out his allies for wealth and leaving unharmed or suffering a certain brutal death. Being a "True Neutral" with no dog in either fight, what would be the sense of dying for a cause one doesn't believe in? He comes across as less "evil" and more "selfish cowardly jerk".
- Spanner in the Works: His betrayal of Finn and Rose not only screws them over, but it completely derails their plan — the First Order learns of the escaping transports and hundreds of Resistance soldiers get killed in the process.
- Speech Impediment: He has a stutter that comes and goes, sometimes bordering on Porky Pig Pronunciation. It could pass as a nervous tick if he weren't so laid back.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The last we see of him is him going towards his ship, not him flying off. As such, it's unclear whenever he flew off or died when Holdo crashed into the ship before he could leave. The cut scene where Rose bites Hux's finger seems to indicate the former, as when Hux scurries off, the ship isn't there in the background at all.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: DJ's accent is very...Benicio Del Toro-ish. His frequent mumbling and Dramatic Stutter only make it that much weirder.
- Wild Card: Serves no one but himself. He agrees to help Finn and Rose at first by leading them abroad Snoke's flagship, only to betray them later and reveal the Resistance's plan to Hux when captured and offered a reward, before getting away scot-free and leaving Finn and Rose to die.
The Master Codebreaker
A human codebreaker recommended by Maz Kanata, who was sought out by Finn and Rose to stop the Supremecy from tracking the Resistance.
- Ace Pilot: According to Maz, the Master Codebreaker is also a expert pilot.
- The Cameo: He is played by Justin Theroux, while Lily Cole plays one of his companions.
- The Cracker: He wasn't titled the "Master Codebreaker" for nothing.
- Interspecies Romance: Maz hints at a past relationship between them.
- No Name Given: Maz does not provide his name to Finn and Rose, and the Master Codebreaker keeps that information very closely guarded.
- Public Secret Message: He posted all of his personal information in a public terminal but made it heavily encrypted. Anyone who managed to successfully uncover the information was welcome to take his mantle.
- Red Herring: Within the film itself, a man wearing a red floral symbol on his lapel that Maz Kanata recommends as a master codebreaker is seen at one of the tables in Canto Bight, but the audience never finds out if it really was him or if he could have helped the heroes, as ultimately the whole endeavor is for naught.
A companion of the Master Codebreaker who is secretly seeking to usurp his title.
Smugglers and Spacers
L3-37, abbreviated L3, is a feminine hodgepodge droid associated with Lando Calrissian. She is a one of a kind droid, assembling and improving herself with scraps of other droids.
- BrainComputer Interface: Can plug herself in to the Millennium Falcon.
- Brain Uploading: After her destruction, her navigational system and memory is uploaded to the Millennium Falcon's computer, giving the Falcon its unique personality. This further gels with the old Star Wars d6 sourcebook stating that the Falcon has three sentient droid brains installed for extra computer power.
- The Comically Serious: Like K-2SO, even when L3's not being sarcastic whatever she says is funny (just see her enthusiasm during most of the Kessel mission).
- Crazy-Prepared: In Last Shot, L3 built a team of droids in her image to scour the galaxy for the Phylanx Redux Transmitter, and programmed them to be resistant to the Phylanx's kill order. She also programmed them to make sure Lando made it out alive in case he ever came looking for the Phylanx too, a order that would be successfully carried out years later.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's even more sarcastic than K-2SO. When Lando asks if she needs anything, she replies "equal rights".
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies, confused and terrified, as a distraught Lando helplessly cradles her blasted remains.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Vuffi Raa from The Lando Calrissian Adventures.
- Do-Anything Robot: Due to being made of multiple droid parts, she has one of the most detailed navigational computers of the galaxy within herself, she's strong enough to Neck Lift humans, she has a hacking interface that's quite similar to astromech droids, she has protocol droid programming and she has a buzzsaw in her "belly".
- Failed a Spot Check: While leading the slave revolt she charges onto the surface declaring how happy she is for given this opportunity to free people. She either doesn't notice or doesn't think it's relevant that there are still armed guards active on the surface. They identify her as important and focus fire on her leading to her destruction.
- Fembot: She is a female-programmed droid, but not overtly feminine beyond her voice.
- For Great Justice: She fights for the rights of droids.
- Join or Die: In the novelization, the Millennium Falcon's computer tells her that she'll have to merge with it or the ship or everyone on it will be destroyed.
- Like an Old Married Couple: She and Lando bicker and banter constantly, in a good-humored way that reinforces their clearly close-knit bonds.
- The Navigator: She has a very detail navigational computer in herself.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Her antics make her the most humor-oriented character in Solo.
- Punny Name: Referencing L33t L1ng0.
- Rebellious Spirit: She can't stand seeing things like droid Gladiator Games and urges them to rebel.
- Recurring Element: She's the third main humanoid droid sidekick with a British accent after C-3PO and K-2SO.
- Remember the New Guy?: Was the Millennium Falcon's computer all along.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Not in terms of appearance, but personality - her mannerisms and tone of voice aren't that far off from a human.
- Robosexual: Invoked; she asserts in one scene to Qi'ra that Lando is attracted to her, but that she herself is not interested.
- Robot Buddy: To Lando.
- Sacrificial Lion: She gets destroyed by blaster fire on Kessel during the heist.
- Sapient Ship: Given that her personality was uploaded to the Millennium Falcon along with her navigational system, she effectively is the Falcon. Threepio mentions that he finds the ship's computer rather rude.
- Scavenged Punk: She's made of scraps from other droids.
- Self-Constructed Being: The novelization says that L3 used to be a generic R2D2 style astromech droid until her owner forgot to replace her Restraining Bolt after cleaning her sensors. She used his workshop to build a bipedal body then increased her memory to hold star charts and download all known cases of droid freedom legal cases.
- Serkis Folk: Much like K-2SO, L3-37 is brought to life through motion-capture.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: She's the character whose antics make her the most humor-heavy character in Solo, and she's the only one to bite it during the Kessel heist.
- Slave Liberation: The distraction she causes on Kessel for the heist includes freeing droids and organic slaves.
- Soap Box Sadie: Never passes up an opportunity to advocate for droid rights, in both serious situations and comical snark.
- Spaceship Girl: She becomes the AI of the Millennium Falcon.
- Translator Buddy: She can translate several galactic languages.
- Unreliable Narrator: She mentions to Qi'ra that Lando is deeply in love with her, and that she herself doesn't reciprocate. Given she's a bit of a Cloud Cuckoolander, it's unclear whether this is really the case, it's all in her head, or even if she's actually trying to deny that she herself has feelings for Lando.
- Zombie Advocate: Is strongly for droid rights and wants to liberate them from slavery to humans.
A smuggler and criminal who has a past with Han Solo and Doctor Aphra. After Han stole her cut of a theft they carried out using a fake marriage, Sana began hunting down her former associate. After encountering him and Leia shortly after the Battle of Yavin, Sana and Han worked out their differences, after which she began to do jobs for the Rebellion.
- Ambiguously Bi: She was in a relationship with Dr. Aphra in the past, and faked a marriage to Han as part of a con job, but it is never clarified if she and Han were also in a relationship at that point, leaving her orientation ambiguous.
- Bounty Hunter: Suggests that she and Han turn Leia in to the Imperials for the reward.
- Calling Your Attacks: One of her weapons is a voice-activated blaster that can be told to target specific body parts. She uses it to great effect against a gang of Rodians.
- Character Development: When she first appeared, she was willing to sell out Leia to the Empire. However, she quickly becomes invested in the Rebellion's cause.
- Cool Starship: Boasts that her ship, the Volt Cobra, is superior to Han's Millennium Falcon.
- A Day in the Limelight: She is the central character of issue #34, which features her teaming up with Lando to pull off an impressive smuggling operation and explores her personality and motivations.
- Et Tu, Brute?: She was genuinely in love with Aphra until Aphra stabbed her in the back and has never forgiven her for it.Sana: Did you ever care about someone so much that it scared you just to think of it? Like there's this vulnerable chunk of you, just walking around where you can't protect it?[...] But then, oh then, this little box stabs you through your kidneys and sets fire to your trust and jumps up and down and up and down on it, forever. Smiling.
- Fire-Forged Friendship: She and Leia don't like each other much when they first meet, but after fighting the Empire together the two have become pretty close.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be quite harsh, manipulative and even treacherous, but Sana does come to care about the Rebels, risking her life to help them out when she could easily turn around and leave. A lot of the money she makes from her criminal exploits also goes to keeping her hometown functional, personally making sure that a local hospital won't have to close down.
- Manipulative Bastard: Her plan in issue #34 that allows her to simultaneously profit from and screw over a pirate gang, Jabba the Hutt and the Imperials by pitting them all against each other in a bid for a cache of weapons that she doesn't even have. Even Lando is awed.
- Marriage of Convenience: It turns out Han used their wedding as cover so he could pull a heist. Sana is quite aware that the marriage isn't legally binding. She's using it as a way to force Han to give her her cut from the heist after he ran off with it.
- Misery Poker: She claims Hera is lucky and naive to the real world because she only lost the love of her life and most of her family, and wasn't betrayed by her lover like she was. Hera doesn't take the bait.
- The Missus and the Ex:
- Sana catches up with Han while he's on a semi-romantic scouting trip with Leia.
- She meets Magna Tolvan, Aphra's current girlfriend, at one point in the Catastrophe Con arc.
- Noodle Incident: Issue #16 shows that Sana and Dr. Aphra are old acquaintances, but had a falling out. Given the way they argue mixed with tender and casual dialogue it would seem they were once romantically involved. More or less confirmed in Issue #19, but when straight up asked by Leia, Sana replied she didn't want to talk about it. In Aphra's series, it is finally revealed that they were in a relationship until Aphra somehow horrifically betrayed Sana, but what that betrayal was is unknown.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Sana stays with the Rebels, ostensibly so that she can keep an eye on Han and get what he owes her. As Luke points out, it's a pretty inefficient way to make money, and Sana ends up becoming more invested in the Rebellion than Han is.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Seems like this at first, but it is ultimately subverted: she is not Han's ex-wife, she was only playing it up in the hopes that it would force him to return her cut from a job they did.
- She considers Aphra her Psycho Ex-Girlfriend and comes close to killing her several times, believing that she would be doing the galaxy a favor by ending Aphra's intentional and inadvertent path of destruction.
- Sword over Head: Sana is on the receiving end when she's caught under some rubble and Leia approaches her with a lightsaber. She expects to be killed by Leia, and is instead freed by her. At this point she starts to warm up to Leia and reveals her past with Han.
- We Used to Be Friends: She was very close with Aphra once, helped her start her life of crime and took her away from the university, which made Aphra's inevitable betrayal of her that much worse.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Though she willingly allies with the Rebels and becomes fond of them all, she is perpetually baffled at their insistence on never killing their enemies unless they have no other choice. Luke or Leia have to convince her not to gun down somebody who's just in the way on more than one occasion.
A male Dressellian smuggler operating during the Clone Wars, Obitt was forced into becoming a personal agent of Orson Krennic, a Republic and later Imperial officer. During this time Obitt became acquainted with the Erso family, who also became trapped in Krennic's web.
- The Atoner: After Krennic tricked him into making illegal deliveries to two legacy worlds that enabled the Empire to take control and begin strip-mining them, Obitt decides that on his next run for Krennic to the system of Salient, which he determined was obviously a double-cross, he would instead warn the planet of the Empire's plan with the aid of several fellow smugglers and revolutionary Saw Gerrera and fight alongside Salient's military forces to resist the Empire.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: At the end of Catalyst, Obitt is able to help the Ersos escape Krennic, escape from being under Krennic and Tarkin's thumb, and begins a relationship with Woana, a Dressellian barmaid he had a crush on.
- Nice Guy: As a smuggler, Obbit developed a reputation as a dependable and good guy who rarely touched dangerous materials. He even worked with the Jedi Order on a handful of occasions.
- Playing Both Sides: Provided information to the Republic on the Separatists while also delivering non-military supplies to Separatist worlds. Krennic's discovery of this is what enabled him to force Obitt into becoming his agent.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: Aside from a slightly larger head that is bald, creased in the middle, and has many wrinkles, Obitt and his fellow Dressellians are indistinguishable from humans.
- Spanner in the Works: His decision to help the Ersos and screw over Krennic results in progress on the Death Star being delayed for years.
- Unwitting Pawn: Although aware he is a pawn in Krennic's schemes, he is usually being used in more than just the ones he knows about. Krennic even knew Obitt would see the double-cross coming on the run to Salient and planned for it, knowing that Obitt warning the government there would trigger a war that would bog his rival Tarkin down.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He's a green space-bunny alien person...
- Canon Immigrant: From the original run of Star Wars comics from the '70's & '80's.
- Early-Bird Cameo:
- Years before he was formally reintroduced into canon, one of the variant covers for Issue #1 of the main Star Wars comic series features the main characters of the Original Trilogy trying to avoid him. Looks like they failed.
- He or another member of his species appeared in Forces of Destiny short, "Bounty Hunted", which was released a couple of weeks before the Adventures issue that would formally recanonize him was released.
- The Trickster: Does this when he realizes the cargo he's carrying was fake and that the real one was most likely being carry to safety by one Han solo.
Crew of the Windfall
"Captain of the Windfall"
A smuggler operated as the captain of the starship Windfall, along with their droid ZOE3. The smuggler was unknowingly Force-sensitive, and was a descendant of Lady Corvax, an ancient Force-sensitive resident of the planet Mustafar. Darth Vader had them captured in his search for the Bright Star.
- Action Survivor: The Captain is a smuggler that is in way over their head, but manage to competently wield a lightsaber and sneak around an Imperial fortress undetected.
- Ambiguously Human: Or maybe ambiguously Half-Human Hybrid. The Captain is confirmed to be human, but their ancestor Lady Corvax's species is uncertain. She does look like a human, though.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Vader keeps the Captain alive and has his soldiers defend them throughout the story because they're still needed to obtain the Bright Star and help him in his plan.
- The Captain: of the Windfall.
- Cool Sword: The concept art for the Captain shows them wielding a yellow-bladed lightsaber with cool-looking hilt.
- Featureless Protagonist: Being a player character in a VR game, you're only able to see the character's hands.
- Gender-Neutral Writing: Just like the player characters from Commander and Uprising, there's no indication on the Captain's canon gender.
- Hide the Evidence: When they're brought onto Mustafar, ZOE3 and the Captain do their best to hide the fact that they're smugglers, including hiding the illicit credits they have and wiping the ship's navicomputer to hide where they've been.
- In the Blood: The player character is important because they're part of Lady Corvax's bloodline, and thus are able to access her sanctum and the Bright Star.
- No Name Given: The player character is only referred to as "Captain" by ZOE3.
- Player Character: For Vader Immortal.
- The Quiet One: The Captain has no speaking lines throughout the game.
The co-pilot of Windfall. She and her captain were captured by Darth Vader in his search for the Bright Star.
- Fem Bot: She is a droid with feminine programming.
- Hide the Evidence: When they're brought onto Mustafar, ZOE3 and her captain do their best to hide the fact that they're smugglers, including hiding the illicit credits they have and wiping the ship's navicomputer to hide where they've been.
- It Has Been an Honor: ZOE3 says at one point while the Captain is sneaking around Vader's castle that no matter what happens, it's been a good run.
- Motor Mouth: In contrast to her captain, she almost never stops talking.
- Robot Buddy: For the player character in Vader Immortal.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: She makes up most of the comedic moments on this ship with the fact that she never stops talking. The end of the first episode has Vader picking her up with the Force and hurling her across the room. She's not seen for the rest of the episode.
Trade Spine League
A human male smuggler and gangster on Burnin Konn, Dapp is an associate of the Trade Spine League. After Riley and her smuggler sibling become indebted to him, Dapp has them work for him and the League to pay off their debt.
- Affably Evil: Quite cheerful for a smuggler and gangster, which is probably where his nickname comes from. That being said, he does have a temper that makes him somewhat unstable and difficult to work with.
- Benevolent Boss: Although he initially threatens to kill Riley and the Smuggler for losing his cargo of Kyber crystals, he lets them work off the debt instead and treats them extremely fairly. He even refers to the Smuggler as his best and favorite employee.
- Facial Markings: Has a large tattoo around his right eye.
- Fluffy the Terrible: A gangster named "Happy" Dapp doesn't sound very terrifying.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When the Purge Troopers arrive at the Carbon Score Cantina to wipe out the people who heard Leia's message regarding the Emperor's death, Dapp hides Riley instead of going for cover himself, which results in his death and her survival.
A gunrunner who stole the Millennium Falcon from Han Solo.
- All There in the Manual: His first name and line of work are revealed in supplementary materials. He made his first appearance in the "Flight of the Falcon" arc of Star Wars Adventures.
- Arms Dealer: He used the Falcon to run guns.
- HeelFace Turn: In the years after stealing the Millennium Falcon and making a name for himself, Ducain had been making supply runs for an unknown man who turned out to be a First Order officer. Horrified that he had been fueling a group who will cause chaos throughout the galaxy, Ducain remembers Han's last words to him before he stole the Falcon and decided to cut all ties to his contact. Even after the Irving Boys had stolen the Falcon from him, Ducain reaffirms that he wanted to atone for his sins and joined the Resistance.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Ducain used to work for Maz Kanata as a cleaner but opportunity struck when Han needed an assistant. When Han left Ducain to look after the Falcon while he tried to find Chewie, Ducain stole the Falcon and from there on, he became a famous smuggler and visiting places he could only dream of when he was younger.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After he stole the Falcon from Han, the Irving Boys stole it from Ducain.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Ducain used the Falcon to deliver weapons to an unknown informer but when he found out that the man is from the First Order, Ducain was horrified and attempted to return the Falcon to Han.
- Noodle Incident: How he was able to steal the Millennium Falcon from Han Solo himself and get away with it.
- Small Role, Big Impact: If it weren't for him, The Force Awakens wouldve ended after the first act.
A Melitto scavenger, bounty hunter, arms dealer, and all around scumbag. Sarco had an encounter with Luke Skywalker on Devaron shortly after the Battle of Yavin, and more than three decades later is living on Jakku.
- Ascended Extra: Appears very briefly in the background of The Force Awakens, but plays a key role in another story.
- Arms Dealer: Currently operates as a arms dealer on Jakku.
- Bounty Hunter: This was one of his many former careers.
- Combat Pragmatist: If a battle is not going his way, Sarco will use a flash grenade to blind his opponent.
- Disney Villain Death: Survives this in The Weapon of a Jedi, receiving a slash from Luke's lightsaber before being knocked down a large hole. Luke senses Sarco survived the fall, and his presence on Jakku more than thirty years later shows that he managed to escape.
- Evil Poacher: His attempts to poach local wildlife on Devaron does not sit well with Luke or the droids. This is one of the first hints that he's even less savory than he first appears, and he already comes off as pretty unsavory.
- Insectoid Aliens: Melitto are insectile humanoids who require masks and breathing devices on most inhabitable planets and use super-sensitive cilia to sense their environment. They also have hardened chitin all over their body.
- Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: After it looks like he might be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold by helping Luke defeat a group of Imperials, Sarco then tries to add Luke and his lightsaber to his collection, while threatening to murder a teenage girl and sell the droids.
- Obviously Evil: Wears a scary mask, tries to poach animals, has numerous people claiming he is untrustworthy, and genuinely just acts creepy when Luke first meets him. Later proves to be completely evil and a manipulative bastard.
- Shrouded in Myth: According to "Rey's Survival Guide", Rey has heard a rumor that he killed a squad of Stormtroopers.
A starship parts dealer who owned the space outpost Osisis Station and the private racecourse the Fool's Run. He often worked with the Ghost rebel cell, but after Imperial inspections of his facility increased, he wished to cease business with the crew. A deal was worked out that if Captain Hera Syndulla and the Ghost could outrun Vez and his Mandalorian Gauntlet fighter, the Splendour, then the rebels would receive the parts they need for their ship, but if not, then Vez would take the Ghost.
- Dirty Coward: Naturally, when the Empire starts getting on his back, he tries to sever connections with the Ghost crew.
- I Lied: When Vez loses the race, he tries to capture the Ghost anyway so he can turn the crew in. The crew isn't stupid; they had anticipated his betrayal, so they blow up one of his cargo vessels and manage to get him to surrender.
- Laser-Guided Karma: At the end of the comic, Vez has his men edit or destroy all traces of the crew in the station so that the Imperials won't find out on their next inspection. Unbeknownst to Vez, Sabine had painted the rebel starbird insignia on the outside of the facility, so the Empire would certainly know something happened between the two groups.
A Falleen that ran the Varluk Organization, a Zyzar-based company that designed and sold engine parts to whoever wanted to pay for them. At one point, Lando Calrissian swindled money from them. Some time later, the organization ran out of newly mined material but learned of Lando's puffer pig, and thus decided to steal it in an act of both revenge and self-preservation. Lando stole his pig back, but not before leaving behind information on a location with a massive haul of underground raw materials, both erasing his debt to the organization and also ensuring the long lifespan of the organization as well.
Aleksin and Pavol
Clone warrior lovers of an unknown alien species who join Lando on his plan to steal a ship full of valuable artifacts.
- An Arm and a Leg: During the theft of the Imperialis, Aleksin becomes brainwashed and cuts off half of Pavol's arm with a lightsaber.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Aleksin gets corrupted by the Sith helmet onboard the Imperialis and turns into a lightsaber-wielding menace. Pavol's attempts to stop him end with both of them corrupted.
- Bury Your Gays: They are corrupted by the Sith artifacts on the ship and eventually killed.
- Cat Folk: Their appearance.
- Elective Mute: They consider their voices sacred. The only ones allowed to hear their voices are their family and their victims.
- Discount Lesbians: They are one of the new Star Wars canon's first same-sex couples, but they are Cat Folk rather than humans, Human Aliens, or even Rubber-Forehead Aliens.
- Homosexual Reproduction: They were hoping to use the money from the heist to pay for a clone they could raise as their child.
Homeworld: Nal Hutta
A Jablogian slaver from Nal Hutta who operated within the vicinity of Lothal from his vessel, the Merchant One.
- Affably Evil: Despite how generally repulsive he is, he did offer Hera some food after Lando sold her to him (but aside from planning to knock him unconscious, she was too grossed out by his Jabba Table Manners to accept the offer). He also offered to let the Ghost crew live in exchange for letting him get revenge on Lando.
- Enemy Mine: Has some sort of weird alliance with Hondo (one can suppose that criminal relations are pretty complicated), and then the both of them with the Ghost crew in Season 3 to go on a treasure hunt. His team-up with Hondo mainly contains a lot of arguing over who gets what.
- Faceless Goons: His henchman all wear bug-eyed helmets.
- Fat Bastard: He is a fat criminal who partakes in the slave trade and other illegal activities. Considering the character his design comes from, one could snarkily call him a Hutt with legs.
- Gonk: He's very grotesque compared to the rest of the Rebels cast.
- Humanoid Alien: Has the basic human body shape but a distinctly alien appearance.
- Jabba Table Manners: Fitting for a guy based on Jabba's original designs.
- The Load: He's a huge liability because he's fat, slow, and gets frightened very easily.
- Mars Needs Women: He very clearly admires Hera's humanoid beauty, even though his physiology is rather radically different.
- Mythology Gag: He's based on an unused Jabba design for Return of the Jedi, and his role and actions are quite familiar to the Hutt's in the movie.
- Too Important to Walk: Subverted. Lando is surprised to see that he walked a long distance from his own ship to ambush him, and Azmorigan says he does what he has to, but that doesn't stop him from complaining about the pain in his legs.
Slussen Urla-fir Kal Kethin-wa Canker
A notorious slaver who provides sanctuary and protection to Vice Admiral Gedde after the battle of Endor.
- Elaborate Underground Base: He owns a massive fortress, built into an active volcano, which is also inside of a cave.
- Meaningful Name: A canker is an ulcerous condition or disease, which is an apt description for the hidious and supurating appearence of Vorlaggns.
- Overly Long Name: His full name is Slussen Urla-fir Kal Kethin-wa Canker. No wonder everybody just refers to him as Slussen Canker.
- Third-Person Person: He only ever speaks of himself in the third person, a habit universal to his species.
A Zygerrian slaver who operated her slave empire on Oon. She would be taken down from power when rebel Sabine Wren would infiltrate her empire and start a revolt against her. However, rather than executed, she was permitted to go free, with Sabine suggesting that she could use her talents against the Galactic Empire.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has purple skin, whereas most Zygerrians have pink or other natural cat/feline colors like light tan.
- Break the Haughty: At the end of her comic, she is left with nothing, but Sabine tells her she could always put her leadership skills to good use instead; to rise against the Empire, not rival it.
Vanver and Toursant Irving
A pair of criminals who stole the Millennium Falcon from Ducain.
- All There in the Manual: Their first names are revealed in supplementary materials.
- The Ghost: They have yet to make an appearance, but their actions prove instrumental in setting up the story.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After they stole the Falcon from Ducain, Unkar Plutt stole it from them.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Without them, the Falcon wouldnt have ended up on Jakku.
A scavenger who made a profit collecting and selling junk he salvaged from space battlegrounds during the Clone Wars, most notably droids. After the Battle of Bothawui, he salvaged R2-D2, who was presumed to be lost in the battle.
- Bullying a Dragon/Too Dumb to Live: He made the mistake of demanding more money from General Grievous, a figure publicly known for leading the Separatists' droid army and killing Jedi. After enough bullying from before buying Artoo, the General gets fed up with it and gives him his just reward. When Grievous says you've earned your reward, it's best to just accept what you've been given.General Grievous: There's your bonus.
- Disaster Scavengers: He makes his living scavenging wreckage from the space battlegrounds of the Clone Wars, and then selling it to whoever's willing to pay the most for it, including the opposing side of whatever faction the wreckage originally belonged to.
- Fat Bastard: Not only is he unusually portly and out of shape for a Trandoshan (even other fat Trandoshans such as those in Garnac's lodge are capable fighters), he's also a very sleazy merchant who's willing to hide merchandise (read: R2-D2) from their original owners so he can sell it to someone who would pay more (General Grievous).
- Four-Fingered Hands: Very unusual in that Trandoshans usually have three-fingered hands.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Not only was he able to dissect Artoo without disabling him, he was able to access his memory banks.
- Gasshole: He is introduced to Anakin and Ahsoka by farting in their faces while trying to climb through a faulty airlock door. In the documentary for "Downfall of a Droid", sound editors Matthew Wood and David Acord admitted that wasn't really part of the episode's original script and threw it in for their own amusement. However, this is downplayed, as he only farts one more time in his sleep and doesn't fart at all in "Duel of the Droids".
- Gonk: Trandoshans aren't necessarily pretty to begin with (and are usually much more menacing), but Nachkt's ugly even by their standards. In addition to being quite portly, he's got lanky arms in combination with stubby legs and a lazy eye.
- Greed: His Fatal Flaw, which got him rewarded with a lightsaber In the Back.
- In the Back: His "bonus" from General Grievous for accessing Artoo's memory bank.
- Lizard Folk: Comes with being a Trandoshan.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He may not be a ruthless killer like other members of his species, but instead, he's a sleazy junk dealer.
- Stereotype Flip: Trandoshans are often depicted as being brutally efficient hunters (and Nack Movers, a Palette Swap of him, was said to be a killer that warranted being poisoned to death to take out). Gha Nackt is an out-of-shape and shifty battlefield salvager.
Dr. Cornelius Evazan
A wanted doctor from Alsakan who is drinking in a cantina in Mos Eisley, where he and his partner Ponda Baba encounters Luke Skywalker.
- Ambiguously Human: A weird case, as while human, his strange looks are enough to make some canon sources mistakenly identify him as an alien.
- Ax-Crazy: He threatens people just for slightly bumping into him, and brags to Luke Skywalker that his crimes have given him the death sentence in twelve systems. According to "The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper", Muftak was supplying Evazan with a medication (which got lost when Han Solo dumped his cargo to escape the Empire) that may have suppressed his rage, but even he's not sure the meds would do the job sufficiently.
- The Cameo:
- Not Evazan himself, but an abandoned plastic surgery clinic allegedly once run by him (named "Doctor Evazan Cosmetic Surgery") shows up in Pons Ora on Abafar in The Clone Wars episode "Missing in Action".
- He has a brief cameo in Rogue One when the heroes brush past him, and his partner has to physically restrain him from attacking them. All There in the Manual reveals that under the alias of Roofoo, he's responsible for some of the... questionable things you'll see on Jedha.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He openly boasts and admits that he has a death sentence in twelve systems.
- Facial Horror: Half of his face ended up hideously scarred after an encounter with a bounty hunter.
- Gonk: His scarred face makes him look quite inhuman as a result.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He suddenly got aggressive when Obi-Wan confronted him ("This one is not worth the effort. Come, let me get you something.").
- It Amused Me: In Doctor Aphra, he implants Aphra and the droid trying to kill her with bombs that'll go off if either die or get further than 20 meters from each other, then drops them in a hostile city with a price on their head so they'll have to work together to survive. Why? He was bored and wanted something fun to watch while he was lying low.
- Jerkass: He and Ponda seem to just randomly decide that they don't like Luke and try to kill him.
- Mad Doctor: What exactly got him at least twelve death sentences? Some horrific medical experiments. On Jedha, he lobotomized the top halves of injured citizens' heads (or their entire heads in some cases) and replaced them with droid brains, turning them into meat droids. As the presence of Decraniated (the aforementioned meat droids) on Dryden Vos's yacht and Tam Posla's (who was one of the bounty hunters after him) presence on Vandor show, Evazan has been up to this long before the Jedha insurgency, having previously worked for the Crimson Dawn.
- Manipulative Bastard: He plays Aphra like a fiddle in the Catastrophe Con arc, passing himself off as a harmless victim for her to use and discard, even pretending to object to her crueler moments. All to rub it in later when he has her at his mercy.
- Mugging the Monster: He makes the mistake of messing with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Oh, Crap!: After realizing exactly how dangerous Triple-Zero is, Evazan and Ponda are terrified of him and are desperately trying to ensure he is destroyed before the droid can come after them.
- Saved by Canon: He was in Jedha City with Ponda Baba a very short time before it was obliterated by the Death Star, but they left the planet for Tatooine soon enough.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Ponda.
- Too Dumb to Live: Wuher notes how extremely dumb it is to continuously declare that one has a death sentence in multiple systems in a bar filled with other criminals and bounty hunters, several of whom look very interested when they hear that.
- Translator Buddy: He translates all of Ponda's threats towards Luke.
- Underestimating Badassery: They certainly didn't expect the old man they picked a fight with would turn out to be a Jedi Knight in hiding.
- Villainous Friendship: He and Ponda get along quite well, and openly call themselves friends.Ponda: Nuuhhhrk-ut-ut.
Evazan: You're quite right, Ponda. Evil doesn't preclude friendship.
A thug and friend of Dr. Evazan, he gets into a fight with Luke Skywalker, resulting in a confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Despite being wounded by the Jedi, Ponda and Evazan continued their reign of terror across the galaxy.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: In Legends, he and Evazan had a brief falling out after a botched (and nearly fatal) attempt at reattaching Ponda's arm, with Ponda even threatening revenge on Evazan. In Canon, despite Evazan still nearly killing Ponda in the arm reattachment attempt, there's nothing indicating that the two had a falling out and seem to still be good friends.
- An Arm and a Leg: His right arm is cut off by Obi-Wan's lightsaber. After the incident, Tam Posla collected Ponda's arm as part of a lead in his hunt for Evazan. After Posla is killed, Evazan steals his ship and reunites with Ponda in it, and gives his arm back to him, as a souvenir.
- Artificial Limbs: Evazan builds him a new arm to replace the one Obi-Wan cut off. He even throws in a flamethrower in the hand for Ponda, although he doesn't tell him about it first so he could laugh at Ponda's scared reaction upon accidently activating it.
- Ax-Crazy: Beyond the things he and Doctor Evazan get involved in, the Databank suggests that Ponda only picked a fight with Luke (which Dr. Evazan escalated) because he was bored.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Unlike most species in the Star Wars, his wound is not instantly cauterized when he loses his arm to a lightsaber, leaving a bloody mess on the floor. This bit of Early Installment Weirdness is Hand Waved away by explaining that the blood properties of the Aqualish species are different than most other aliens in the setting.
- The Cameo: In Rogue One, Jyn and Cassian bump into him, and he has to physically restrain his partner from attacking them. All There in the Manual reveals that he's been up to some of the more peculiar things you'll see on Jedha under the alias of Sawkee.
- Humanoid Alien: Has the basic human body shape, but has an alien appearance.
- Jerkass: For some reason he and Evazan seem to randomly decide that they don't like Luke and try to kill him.
- Saved by Canon: He was in Jedha City with Cornelius Evazan a very short time before it was obliterated by the Death Star, but they left the planet for Tatooine soon enough.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Evazan.
- Underestimating Badassery: He didn't expect the old man he attacked to be a Jedi Knight in hiding.
- The Unintelligible: He doesn't speak Basic, forcing Evazan to translate Ponda's threats towards Luke.
- Villainous Friendship: With Evazan.
Tonnika Sisters (Brea and Senni Tonnika)
A pair of sisters who became wanted criminals after botching a prison break on Kiffex. They eventually became associates of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, but had a falling out with Han.
- Accidental Murder: While breaking a friend out of a detention center on Kiffex, a prison guard returned to their post early and engaged Brea in a firefight. The inexperienced Brea accidently shot and killed him, forcing the sisters to go on the run.
- Ambiguously Human: They were stated to be Kiffar in Legends, but their species isn't explicitly mentioned in canon. However, with it being stated that they became criminals on Kiffex (one of the two Kiffar homeworlds, and the sisters' homeworld in Legends), this is likely still canon.
- Coordinated Clothes: They wear identical clothing, save for color, and have the same hairdo.
- Everyone Has Standards: They hate having to do jobs for Jabba.
- Noodle Incident: Most of their past with Han and Lando is this. At one point, Brea and Senni trashed a hotel room on Coruscant to get back at Lando for something, while Han is apparently responsible for Brea's greatest humiliation and she is determined to get revenge on him.
- Older Than They Look: A mugshot that Ahsoka comes across in "Lightsaber Lost" shows that Brea was already wanted for murder during the Clone Wars, over twenty-one years before she and Senni ended up in Chalmun's Cantina on Mos Eisley.
A crime lord who also acts as a intermediary for other criminals. He is always accompanied by a group of small flying "elves" who translate for him. During the reign of the New Republic, he was imprisoned in Megalox Beta.
- Ascended Extra: Initially only had a very small role in his first appearance in Lando, but has gone on to appear in two other comic series that have expanded on his role in the criminal underworld.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and his elves are very good friends. When one is crushed by gravity during Grakkus' escape from Megalox Beta, Toren makes an audible sound for the first time and weeps out of grief.
- The Unintelligible: Speaks very quietly in an unknown language, which his elves then translate to whomever he is speaking with.
- Villainous Friendship: With his elves. Toren also thought he and Terex were friends, then Terax abandoned Toren and two other criminal associates to die in Megalox Beta when the gravity dome was shut off.
Sava Korin Pers
A disgraced professor who used to work at the University of Bar'leth during the age of the Republic. An expert on antiquities, she once teamed up with Lando Calrissian, but it resulted in the loss of one of her eyes. Years later, Lando and Lobot would meet her again to recruit her to their heist to steal the Imperialis under the pretense it may hold antiques. However, she died during the mission.
- Eye Scream: She lost one of her eyes the first time she worked with Lando.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the Sith artifact screws up the twins, she decides she wants out and tries to ditch the group, but gets killed.
A thief who betrays her partner, takes refuge in Maz Kanata's castle, and gets plastic surgery to escape the authorities.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Ryn betrays her partner BeeLee, but right before BeeLee's death, she sends out a prepared message to all her friends and allies. Two of those friends happen to be the surgeons that work on Ryn's face. They end up giving Ryn BeeLee's old face, which results in Ryn being arrested for her crimes.
A leader of a minor cartel who rose to become a crime lord by being funded by the Amaxine warriors.
- Affably Evil: He is very polite and courteous when dealing with Leia.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Rinnrivin was originally a small time spice dealer, however, he rose to become a major crime lord, courtesy of the Amaxine Warriors and the First Order.
- Hero-Worshipper: Rinnrivin worships Leia for killing Jabba the Hutt. He addresses Leia as "Huttslayer".
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Cultivates this image, as he drinks rare and expensive wine, collects art and furniture, and dresses in the latest elegant styles.
- Not So Different: Tries to argue this with Leia while attempting to convince her to have the senate lower restrictions on hard spice, claiming that she broke the law to fight the Empire and married a smuggler. Leia points out that those are very different things from drug running.
- Karmic Death: Rinnrivin gets crushed to death when Leia shoots one of the supports in the Sibensko underwater base.
- Wicked Cultured: Leia thinks that had he been human, Rinnrivin would not have been out of place in the upper levels of Imperial society due to his intellectual tastes and persona.
The head of the Gray Syndicate, based in Lothal's Capital City.
- Character Death: After getting enough pay to get a snooper program, Merei activates her locator while at their base so that she doesn't have to stay indebted to them, expecting them to get arrested. Since her parents work with the Empire and Imperial forces were sent to save her, everyone, including Laxo, gets killed in a raid instead.
Species: Yushyn's Species
An independent loan shark-esque figure operating on Coruscant during the Clone Wars. He and two of his men swing by Trace Martez's place of residence to demand their money.
- Dirty Coward: It takes about a minute of seeing Ahsoka manhandle his goons to make him bail.
- Jerkass: Not a nice guy at all, given how he happily picks on Trace Martez over Rafa's debts.
- Mugging the Monster: Has his men threaten Ahsoka, completely unaware that this is a battle-hardened Jedi Padawan he's dealing with.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He exists mainly to kick off the plotline that will eventually lead to Ahsoka discovering Maul is on Mandalore.