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Crew of the Meson MartinetThe infamous crew of the Meson Martinet is led by the even more infamous Sidon Ithano.
A pirate known as the "Crimson Corsair", who gained a reputation as the best pirate in the Outer Rim Territories nearly 30 years after the Battle of Endor.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: All of his various nicknames are alliterative: Crimson Corsair, Blood Buccaneer, Red Raider.
- Badass Boast: The quote above, which he states after surviving a series of catastrophes with no means of escape.
- Breakout Character: His Ensemble Dark Horse status for having a cool design and a cool character in a story involving the Clone Wars as artifacts and welcoming Kix to his crew have led to him and his crew getting at least one more story in Adventures.
- Cool Mask: He wears a red mask of Kaleesh origins.
- Crown of Horns: His helmet has two protrusions on the side that resemble horns, though given its Kaleesh origins they were likely originally meant to accommodate and exaggerate that race's pointed ears.
- A Father to His Men: His men are loyal enough to him that they can understand his orders without him needing to speak. He was also willing to stay behind on a doomed ship when there weren't enough escape pods for his whole crew to escape in.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In The Lost Treasure of Count Dooku, when him and his crew are stuck on an exploding spaceship that doesn't have enough escape pods for everyone, Ithano stays behind while his men escape. They all think he's dead, but they're shocked when he walks into their favorite bar, intact and carrying the treasure.
- The Men First: When there aren't enough escape pods for all of them onboard a collapsing ship, Ithano remains behind so his crew can escape. He survives, though.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Besides being known as the Crimson Corsair, Sidon is also called the Blood Buccaneer and Red Raider. He must really like alliteration.
- No One Could Survive That!: At the end of "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku", Ithano is on a ship that is eaten by a sandworm and then explodes on an extremely inhospitable planet. Three weeks later he walks back into the bar which his crew frequents with said exploding ship's memory core, which holds the locations of every Separatist base and factory in the galaxy, including a few hidden ones ripe for plunder. All of the crew except for Quiggold are amazed, although he does ask his captain how he survived.
- Red Baron: Known alternatively as the Crimson Corsair, the Blood Buccaneer, and the Red Raider. Bonus points for actually being red.
A male pirate who is Ithano's first mate aboard the Meson Martinet.
- Affably Evil: Like his captain, Quiggold is pretty easygoing for a pirate.
- Dressed to Plunder: Like any good pirate, he has a peg leg. His left leg is missing from the knee down, with the replacement being made from a fuel funnel.
- Humanoid Alien: He is a Gabdorin, which are a somewhat stout humanoid amphibian species.
- Number Two: He is Ithano's second-in-command.
- Undying Loyalty: To Ithano. Even after the rest of the crew thinks he is dead.
A female pirate in Ithano's crew.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She's one of the few red Twi'leks to appear in canon. In Legends, this was also a very rare skin color for Twi'leks.
- Breakout Character: Her Ensemble Dark Horse status for being representing the return of a popular species in the Sequel Trilogy era, as well as having a cool design helped fuel the return of Ithano, her, and Kix in at least one more story in Adventures.
- Cool Mask: Has a cool protection mask on her headgear, though it might be Goggles Do Nothing.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only woman in Ithano's pirate crew.
Sovereign Latitudes of MaracavanyaEstablished in the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, the Sovereign Latitudes of Maracavanya is a pirate nation situated in Wild Space that preys on both the New Republic and Imperial remnants. Consisting of a collective of pirate crews operating under the banner of Eleodie Maracavanya, the Sovereign Latitudes offered an alternative to both the Republic and Empire's philosophies.
Homeworld: Nar Shaddaa
The self-proclaimed ruler the Sovereign Latitudes of Maracavanya in Wild Space. They grew up on Nar Shaddaa and was once enslaved by the Empire. After the fall of the Empire, Maracavanya's crew got a hold of the Super Star Destroyer Annihilator, which they rename Liberty's Misrule.
- Affably Evil: For a pirate ruler, Maracavanya is quite the charming being with strict rules about killing only when necessary. Their charisma is one reason they have attracted so many loyal followers.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Once a slave to the Empire, they became one of the most feared and powerful pirates in the galaxy who established their own pirate government.
- Lovable Rogue: They have a fairly strict code, steals only to ensure their people are taken care of, and hates the Empire with a passion.
- Sinister Scythe: Wields an electro-scythe as their personal weapon, which can fold into a staff.
- Transgender: They and their subordinates alternatively use masculine, feminine and non-binary pronouns.
- Visionary Villain: Seeks to establish a pirate collective in Wild Space that can maintain their own territory and protect it from outside threats while mutually sharing any loot from their raids. They also hope this would make the pirates less murderous, as their numbers would cause their targets to submit without a fight.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The status of Maracavanya's enclave has yet to be revealed after the end of the war.
A Sarkan member of Maracavanya's crew
A pirate gang that terrorizes the planet of Castilon. Their primary target is the Colossus, a major refueling station and racing platform, which they attack at the behest of the First Order.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: The Warbirds have men and women from numerous different species among their ranks.
- Scarred Equipment: Many of the Warbirds wear scavenged pieces Imperial armor that is in very rough shape.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After the Warbirds join forces with the Colossus to help them escape from Castilon, they have a strained working relationship with Captain Doza as a result of the Warbirds' prior antagonism and being purely self-interested.
The leader of the Warbird Gang.
- Artificial Limbs: He has a cybernetic left hand.
- Cool Ship: The Galleon is a barge that serves as a mobile base of operations for the Warbirds that resembles a classic maritime pirate ship cobbled together from old vehicle parts, much like the other Warbird vehicles.
- Enemy Mine: When the Colossus is under assault by the First Order while trying to escape Castilon, Kragan comes to their aid and docks his ship aboard the station before it jumps to hyperspace, knowing that his gang has outlived its usefulness to the First Order and will be hunted down without allies to help them survive.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Kragan has a scarred face and lost some of his facial tentacles at some point.
- Meaningful Name: "Kragan" sounds like "kraken", a giant squid sea monster that is said to attack ships. Befitting the name, Kragan is also a Quarren.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Major Vonreg decides to hold out on his payment to the Warbirds for kidnapping Torra Doza and attacks them as part of a False Flag Operation (and killing some of them in the process), Kragan decides he's done working with the First Order.
- Would Hurt a Child: He is perfectly willing to go along with the First Order's plan to kidnap Captain Doza's teenage daughter as a way of pressuring him into accepting the First Order's "protection".
One of Kragan's pirates. She salvages from junk that crashes or washes ashore islands on Castilon.
- Alliterative Name: Synara San.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Similar to the polar Mon Cala introduced in Rogue One, she's our first instance of a purple-skinned Mirialan. Previous Mirialans we've seen had yellow-green skin.
- Becoming the Mask: She comes to genuinely care about Tam, Kaz, and Torra, enough that she starts to doubt her mission for Kragan. Though her ultimate goal is to return home to her fellow pirates (which she succeeds in doing), she comes to doubt her place among them after experiencing the warmth and friendship she had on the Colossus.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When Kaz and Poe rescue her in "Signal from Sector Six", she claims that she was attacked by pirates, and they bring her to the Colossus to get her medical attention and a place to stay. Too bad she is one of those pirates, and that she's an enemy of the Colossus.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She appears in "The Triple Dark" as Kragan's helmeted co-pilot before gaining a major role later.
- Dark Action Girl: She's a pirate, so of course she can fight.
- The Dragon: To Kragan.
- Foil: To Kaz. Both are spies, but Synara is older and more capable. Synara also seems to have a troubled past and came from less privileged backgrounds, which was what pushed her to become a pirate since she was out of options.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She shares some resemblance to her voice actress, Nazneen Contractor.
- Meaningful Name: Cynara is a genus of plants related to sunflowers, likely referring to how looks may be deceiving.
- The Mole: After getting registered, she's secretly undercover as a dock worker so that she can assess the Colossus' defenses.
- Mysterious Past: She has a grudge against the Colossus and wants it to be destroyed for currently unknown reasons beyond chaotic evil. She also mentions that she was close to her father, though whether or not she was lying isn't clear.
- Oblivious to Love: Either she's unaware of Kaz's crush on her or isn't interested.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: When she learns that the pirates are going to kidnap Torra for the First Order, she helps Kaz and the Colossus's defense try to rescue her, although this may be more because she's come to care for Torra than because Torra is young.
A member of the Warbird Gang.
- Dark Action Girl: Quite the skilled pirate and fighter, managing to not only infiltrate the Colossus and kidnap Torra but also survive the First Order's betrayal of the Warbirds.
- Horned Humanoid: As a pureblooded Palliduvan, she has a row of long spikey horns running along her head.
- Tattooed Crook: As is appropriate for a pirate, Valik has numerous tattoos.
- Would Hurt a Child: She has no issue kidnapping Torra and turning her over to the First Order.
A Pantoran pirate who is captain of the Opportunity and leader of the Blood Bone Order. She is a very capable fighter, and can even wield a lightsaber effectively due to having training with a sword.
- Affably Evil: Although she is a pirate, she has a strict code against killing when not necessary, saves Asajj Ventress before knowing she is even useful to her, and is a genuinely cheerful and easy-going person.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: She was elected leader of the Blood Bone Order due to the being the toughest and smartest member, and in over two decades she has never been voted out of the position.
- Birds of a Feather: There is a good reason her story with Ventress is titled Kindred Spirits.
- Everyone Has Standards: She does not like killing when there are other options and takes great care to make sure that none of Hondo's men die when she and Ventress infiltrate his base, and forces Ventress to use stun blasts and non-lethal attacks on them. Inferno Squad reveals that she has cultivated her reputation as a bloodthirsty pirate so that her targets surrender quickly and she doesn't have to risk actual bloodshed.
- Facial Markings: Averted: unlike other Pantorans, Lassa has no yellow tattoos on her face. Ventress asks her about her lack of tattoos, and Lassa explains that that it is due to her having no loyalty to anyone but herself and her crew.
- Noodle Incident: At some point she became acquainted with Saw Gerrera and his Partisans, after which she began supplying them with weapons and supplies. She continued to supply the Dreamers after Jedha instead of assisting the Rebel Alliance because she felt she owed it to Saw to help his few remaining followers in what time they had left.
- Pirate: She is a very successful and feared pirate, having apparently spread rumors about being ruthless and a Bad Boss in order to scare her victims and competitors.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: Aside from her blue skin, purple hair, and golden eyes, she looks human.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She was tricked by Gideon Hask and Del Meeko of Inferno Squadron into thinking they were members of the Partisans and took them to the Dreamers base on Jeosyn, which eventually lead to the deaths of all the Dreamers.
A male Dug that was the leader of the Dug pirate organization the Syvik Delegation, based on Galzez. When he and his pirates captured rebel Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger, the base was destroyed by the Rebellion's Liberator, which was commanded by a previous captive of theirs, Commander Jun Sato, during the rescue of Ezra Bridger.
- Bullying a Dragon: First they captured a rebel commander, then a Jedi Padawan with connections to the Rebellion. Neither of those sound like fun scenarios, considering the both of them escaped.
- A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Inverted. While the Syvik Delegation never successfully turns in Sato or Ezra and thus never receive their pay from the Empire, Rokeg lectures his men that no matter how much they make off of the bounty, they have to spend it wisely and save it for future useful investments.