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A desert planet located in a binary star system, Tatooine was a lawless world controlled by the Hutts, specifically Jabba the Hutt, whose palace was located on the world. As such, Tatooine was a popular destination for criminals and bounty hunters to ply their trade or hide. Lacking any significant sources of water, many residents made their living by drawing water from the atmosphere on moisture farms. The planet was orbited by three moons, Ghomrassen, Guermessa, and Chenini.
- All Planets Are Earth-Like: Notable zig-zag. While the part we see does resemble Earth's desertsNote , Tatooine as a whole is rather alien. It has two suns for example. Only a relatively small part of the northern hemisphere is considered habitable by intelligent life, and the whole southern hemisphere is too hot for anything but extremophile bacteria.
- Bad-Guy Bar: Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley is a popular hangout for smugglers, bounty hunters, murderers, and other even less savory beings.
- Binary Suns: One of the most famous examples in popular culture.
- Bright Is Not Good: Tatooine is a planet with clear yellow deserts, a bright blue sky, and orange sunsets, and it's considered one of the worst places in the galaxy on account of its crime rate, environmental problems, and simple dreariness.
- Crapsack World: Let's see: Tatooine is a desert planet and has dangerous sandstorms, slavery is legal, the rulers of the world are a violent criminal cartel, dangerous beasts are found everywhere including one that drags your death out for a thousand years, dangerous criminals go in hiding there or stop by the planet, and one of the two native species attack everyone who is not them. Plus, the Old Republic had no jurisdictions there. At the very least, it's implied to have become more peaceful decades after Jabba the Hutt died.
- Deadly Dust Storm: Massive sandstorms are a frequent hazard on Tatooine.
- Dying Town: The death of Jabba the Hutt and the upheaval of the criminal underworld that followed hit the cities of Tatooine hard. Mos Eisley, in particular, is now a shell of its former self. The once bustling streets are now empty, the Bounty Hunters' Guild doesn't bother to operate there anymore, and Chalmun's Cantina barely has any customers. When Rey makes a pilgrimage to Tatooine to bury the lightsabers of her masters, the lone resident that she runs into notes that there haven't been visitors for a very long time.
- Had to Be Sharp: Out in the desert, you have to contend with dangerous wildlife, Sand People, Jawas, sandstorms, and the general arid ruggedness of the terrain, as well as access to supplies and assistance being a fair distance away. In the cities, you have to deal with criminals at all levels of organization and brutality. As a result, a surprisingly number of Tatooine natives are surprisingly competent in a wide array of necessary skills, from piloting to technical to marksmanship to rock climbing.
- Hated Hometown: Neither Anakin nor Luke Skywalker have fond memories of this planet.
- Metal-Poor Planet: It was originally settled as a mining colony but this was soon abandoned as most of the metal was on the surface.
- Recurring Location: Being the homeworld of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader and the adoptive homeworld of Luke Skywalker, it is hardly a surprise that Tatooine is one of the most featured planets in the Canon. It also has a degree of relevance outside of this, due to being the home of Jabba the Hutt and the planet where Boba Fett was stuck on for several years. In a sense, it's kind of ironic that the planet farthest from the bright center of the universe ends up being one of the most visited in the franchise.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, long before the films themselves, Tatooine used to be a pristine world full of vast oceans and extensive jungles that was home to an advanced humanoid civilization known as the Kumumgah, who began colonizing nearby star systems, something which unfortunately drew the attention of the Rakatan Infinite Empire. The Rakata invaded the planet and enslaved its inhabitants, but, after a terrible plague caused the Rakata to lose their connection to the Force, the Kumumgah took the chance and revolted against their masters, successfully driving them away from their world. In response, the Rakata subjected the planet to an orbital bombardment that "glassed" (that is, fused the silica in the soil into glass, which then broke up over time into sand) the planet and boiled its oceans away, turning it into the desertic world it is today. The Kumumgah split into two races as a result of this change, the Tusken Raiders and the Jawas. Likewise, Tatooine may have earned its name after the Jawa name for the planet, Tah-doo-Een-e. In The Book of Boba Fett, the Tuskens make numerous references to Tatooine having once had plentiful water, though no further detail on what happened to the water is thus far forthcoming.
- Sea of Sand: Tatooine is a desert planet that has negligible surface water or plant life, and whose natives mostly consist of a few Wretched Hive spaceports and alien Desert Bandits. The so-called Dune Sea is a particular example: while many parts of Tatooine are rocky crags and mountains, the Dune Sea is a vast stretch of near-featureless sand that even the native life mostly avoids.
- Single-Biome Planet: The world is nothing but scorching desert with icecaps at the poles that nobody visits. Why or how there is anyone living there is unknown.
- Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: This planet is the place where people age far quicker than they would anywhere else due to the scorching twin suns. Obi-Wan goes from 34 year-old Ewan McGregor to 63 year-old Alec Guinness after living on the planet for 19 years (though since Obi-Wan was meant to be 38 when he arrived on Tatooine, the disparity isn't that great) while Boba Fett, after spending five years wandering the deserts of Tatooine, looks like a 59-year old Temuera Morrison despite being only 41 years old in-canon. The Larses suffer from it as well, going from a young couple in (at their earliest) mid-20s to looking old enough to be Luke's grandparents in A New Hope.
- Thirsty Desert: The planet is a massive desert with no water, with the exception of a few moisture farms.
- Tuckerization: Behind the scenes, the planet was named after Tataouine, a real-world town in Tunisia, whose deserts were the location in which most of the scenes taking place on Tatooine had been filmed through the franchise. One of its moons, Ghomrassen, is named after a city in Tunisia located 16 miles from Tataouine.
- Wretched Hive: The whole world, but Obi-Wan Kenobi notes the Trope Namer, Mos Eisley, is the worst.Obi-Wan: Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
Shmi Skywalker Lars
Anakin Skywalker's mother — and paternal grandmother to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, and great-grandmother to Ben Solo/Kylo Ren — who was a brave and resilient woman who survived life as a slave to become a moisture farmer. She surrendered her son to the Jedi Order, putting him on a path to become a Jedi. Her death at the hands of Tusken Raiders becomes a critical step on Anakin's journey to The Dark Side of the Force.
- Alliterative Name: Shmi Skywalker, before her marriage to Cliegg Lars at least.
- Back for the Dead: After being Put on a Bus in The Phantom Menace, she returns briefly in Attack of the Clones, only to die in the same scene.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Inverted. In Attack of the Clones, Shmi displays the worst outer injuries of anyone else in the film due to the torture she endured—and that's saying a lot considering we see one person die by explosion, another by decapitation, and another lose an arm; her face in particular is bruised, swollen, and covered in cuts.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: She dies from a month's worth of torture and abuse at the hands of a Tusken Raider camp.
- Death by Origin Story: Avenging her death is Anakin's first major step towards the Dark Side.
- Damsel in Distress: in Attack of the Clones, it's discovered she was abducted by Tusken Raiders and has been gone for a month. Anakin manages to track her down, but unfortunately she dies of her injuries.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. Though her past isn't explored in any real detail in the films, she's been a slave for much of her life, raised Anakin completely alone with no partner or family to support her and has little hope for a better life. The best things she's got going for her are that Watto is comparatively kinder to her than other masters and she has a son she adores. And this is to say nothing of Darth Sidious's apparent involvement in her son's conception.
- Determined Homesteader: She became this, helping Cliegg run his moisture farm after they got married. She's so determined she survives being kidnapped and tortured for a whole month, far beyond what most people expected.
- Determinator: In Attack of the Clones, she is beaten and starved by a group of Tusken Raiders and tortured for a month, but her memories of Anakin are all she needs to survive. Unfortunately, her determination gives out shortly after Anakin returns to rescue her.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Her fate in Attack of the Clones when Anakin arrives too late to save her from a Tusken camp.
- Dies Wide Open: When she dies in Anakin's arms, her eyes remain open. He closes them shut afterwards.
- Don't Look Back: She gives Anakin the strength to leave Tatooine by telling him not to look back at her in The Phantom Menace.
- Due to the Dead:
- Anakin returns her body to the Lars homestead after her death. She is buried in the family plot, where her husband Cliegg delivers a eulogy describing her as "the most loving partner a man could ever have", while Anakin expresses regret he couldn't save her and vows never to "fail" again.
- Decades later, Rey would give a symbolic funeral to her two grandchildren by burying their lightsabers (one of which was her son's lightsaber) near the site of her own burial.
- Dying Declaration of Love: A non-romantic example; she tries to tell her grown-up son that she loves him, but dies before she can fully say it.
- Good Parents: She loves Anakin dearly and willingly gives him up so he can have a life beyond slavery. She also serves as a loving stepmother to Owen Lars.
- Good Stepmother: Shmi was a loving maternal figure to her stepson, Owen.
- Happily Married: It seems she was this to Cliegg Lars, who indicates it as such in his loving eulogy during her funeral in Attack of the Clones.
- Happiness in Slavery: Downplayed. She doesn't seem happy exactly, but she is content with remaining on Tatooine as a slave while Anakin leaves for a better life in The Phantom Menace. That doesn't stop Cliegg Lars from buying her freedom and marrying her sometime before Attack of the Clones.
- House Wife: She's very much a stay-at-home mother, with C-3PO built by Anakin to help her around the house.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: A familial example. She encourages Anakin to leave her behind on Tatooine and become a Jedi, firmly believing her son deserves "more than a slave's life" even if it means being separated from him.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: She can only tell Anakin "I love..." before she expires.
- Made a Slave: She is a slave owned by Watto when she first appears. It's unknown if she's specifically a case of this trope or Born into Slavery (in the Legends continuity, she was enslaved as a child after her family were captured by pirates). It is known that Watto was far from her first master; prior to being won in a bet by Watto, she and her son were owned by Gardulla the Hutt and before that, she was bought by the Hutts from a slave market not unlike the ones on Zygerria (which Anakin notes in "Slaves of the Republic").
- Madonna Archetype: She's a strongwilled slave woman living in a desert, whose son was apparently immaculately conceived (possibly by the Force itself) and destined to bring balance to the Force. And he did...after falling to the Dark Side, assisting in the Empire's evil as The Dragon, before being brought back to the Light by dying to save his son. note
- Missing Mom: Downplayed. Shmi was a devoted mother to Anakin until he was taken to be a Jedi when he was nine. He spent the next decade training to be a Jedi Knight, and when they finally meet again, she dies in his arms.
- Meaningful Rename: After marrying Cliegg, her last name went from "Skywalker" to "Lars".
- Mystical Pregnancy: She tells Qui-Gon that Anakin had no father and that she can't explain how she came to conceive him.
- Nice Girl: Despite her hard life, she is a genuinely caring and gentle person. Anakin states she once told him that "the biggest problem in this universe is nobody helps each other".
- Nothing Is Scarier: We never find out exactly what was done to her during her captivity with the Tusken Raiders. When Anakin finds her, she's covered in cuts and bruises and barely clinging to life, so it certainly wasn't pleasant.
- Obi-Wan Moment: She knows that she's dead when Anakin finds her in Attack of the Clones, and declares herself "complete" when she lays eyes on him one last time.
- Parental Substitute: It's hinted she became one to her stepson Owen, as his own mother died when he was young and he is clearly distressed by her kidnapping and death.
- Parents in Distress: A big part of Anakin's story in Attack of the Clones is that he keeps having nightmares about Shmi being in danger. He becomes concerned enough that he goes to Tatooine to find her and learns she's been kidnapped by Tusken Raiders. Despite everyone else believing she's dead, Anakin refuses to give up hope and goes on a long trek across the desert to find and save her. He finally manages to track her down...but tragically, she dies in his arms from the torture and abuse she's suffered. He proceeds to kill every single one of the Tusken Raiders in the camp in a grief-fueled rage. Anakin's inability to save Shmi has a serious impact on his psyche, eventually becoming a factor in his turn to the Dark Side.
- Parents Know Their Children: She almost immediately recognizes Anakin in Attack of the Clones, even though she's barely conscious and it's been ten years since she last saw him (he was only nine at the time). The fact Anakin specifically calls her "Mom" probably helps.
- Pietà Plagiarism: The scene where she dies in Anakin's arms is reminiscent of this, as well the later scene where Anakin carries her wrapped body to the Lars homestead after her death.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Shmi's death due to the torture she received by the Tusken Raiders was the first step that put Anakin on the path to the Dark Side.
- Present Absence: Very much so in Queen's Shadow. Although she never makes a physical appearance in the story, Padmé thinks about her multiple times and she is a driving factor in Sabé's plotline. Namely, Padmé always regretted being forced to leave Shmi in slavery and intended to return to Tatooine to free her and other slaves after her term as queen ended. When her senatorial duties prevent this, Padmé sends Sabé to Tatooine in her place, while she herself tries to bring up the issue of slavery in the Senate. Sabé is unable to find Shmi, but she and Padmé still tried to help her and she was never far from their minds.
- The Quiet One: She doesn't have too many lines in her debut movie or subsequent appearances (it's justified in Attack of the Clones, as she's only in one scene and barely has the strength to stay alive, let alone speak). When she does talk, she's usually very soft-spoken as well.
- Rags to Riches: Downplayed. Shmi was a slave for most of her life and in-between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, she was freed by Cliegg, who would later be her husband. Afterwards, Shmi had a more comfortable life as a housewife and moisture farmer.
- Reunion Vow: She promises Anakin they will see each other again someday before he leaves for Jedi training in The Phantom Menace, while he promises to return and free her. They are finally reunited ten years later in Attack of the Clones; unfortunately, it's in Shmi's dying moments.
- Sacrificial Lion: Shmi is a supporting character in The Phantom Menace and, though she's offscreen for most of Attack of the Clones, she's still significant to Anakin's arc. Anakin's quest to save Shmi in the second half of the film ultimately ends with her death; Shmi dying is one of the key inciting incidents for Anakin's eventual transformation into Darth Vader and marks the point where the Prequel Trilogy takes a much darker turn. It also sets up one of the main plot threads of the next film, Revenge of the Sith; when Anakin starts getting nightmares about Padmé dying in childbirth, it is explicitly compared to the earlier incident with Shmi and he becomes fixated on trying to prevent another tragedy, which Palpatine exploits to persuade him to fall to the Dark Side.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, she was a skilled mechanic like her son Anakin.
- Second Love: To Cliegg. He met his first wife, Aika, on a Core World where they married and had Owen, but she died when Owen was very young and Cliegg moved with him back to his family's moisture farm on Tatooine. He met Shmi some time after 32 BBY and the two fell in love, with Cliegg buying her from Watto to free her and marrying her.
- Shipping Torpedo: When Anakin encounters Shmi's 'spectre' in "Overlords", she urges him to leave Padmé, saying he doesn't truly love her and that she is "poison" to him. However, as it turns out this is actually the Son impersonating Shmi, it's unclear what the real Shmi would've thought of Anakin and Padmé's relationship.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Shmi has very little personal effect on the galaxy, but she's one of the lynch pins of everything that goes down in the prequel and original trilogies: she gives birth to the Chosen One and it's her death that sets her son down the path of the Dark Side.
- So Proud of You: She tells Anakin as much after he wins the Boonta Eve Classic in The Phantom Menace. It's also one of the last things she manages to tell Anakin before she dies in Attack of the Clones.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She is among the most kindhearted souls in the Star Wars canon, yet meets her end at the hands of a barbaric tribe of Tusken Raiders. At her funeral, Cliegg states "I know wherever you are, it's become a better place".
- Truly Single Parent: She conceived Anakin without a father; Qui-Gon speculates he was conceived by the Force.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Between the events of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, she is freed from slavery by Cliegg Lars, finds love with him, and becomes a stepmother to his son Owen. She's then abducted and tortured to death by Tusken Raiders and dies moments after finally getting to see her beloved son for the first time in ten years.
A humble and hardworking moisture farmer from Tatooine and the father of Owen Lars. He freed and married Shmi Skywalker after buying her from Watto, becoming Anakin's stepfather.
- All There in the Manual: A lot of his background is given in the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.
- An Arm and a Leg: He lost his right leg to Tusken Raiders while searching for Shmi. According to Lucasfilm, he dies of his injuries and a broken heart shortly afterward.
- Brutal Honesty: Though he's clearly grieved, he bluntly tells Anakin he should accept his mother is dead. As it turns out, Shmi is still alive, but she dies from her ordeal shortly after Anakin finds her.
- Butt-Monkey: The expanded material reveals more details about Cliegg's life and it's pretty darn depressing. His brother Edern died when he was only fourteen in a landspeeder accident and his first wife Aika died when their son was very young, leaving him to rear Owen and run the family farm alone. In the films themselves, we know he found love again with Shmi... only for her to be dragged off to a horrible fate by Tusken Raiders. Cliegg was badly injured in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue her and dies sometime after Anakin returns her body to them.
- Cartwright Curse: The poor guy is widowed twice.
- Despair Event Horizon: When Anakin meets him, he's still grieving Shmi's loss to the Tusken Raiders one month earlier, and has long since given up hope of seeing her alive again.
- Disappeared Dad: Downplayed. Cliegg was present in Owen's life but had an offscreen death between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Also, to Anakin, as Cliegg is his step-father, but the former was away training in the Jedi Order.
- Fantastic Racism: He says that Tusken Raiders "walk like men, but they're vicious, mindless monsters." Then again, considering they kidnapped and tortured to death his wife, killed 26 of his fellow farmers when they tried to rescue her, and injured him so badly he lost a leg, his views are understandable.
- Happily Married: During Shmi's funeral, he calls her "the most loving partner a man could ever have".
- Killed Offscreen: He apparently died offscreen between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
- Nice Guy: From what little we see of him, he seems to be a pretty decent guy. He bought Shmi from Watto specifically so he could free her and is welcoming towards Anakin and Padmé, treating his stepson with sympathy over what happened to his mother. His son Owen also turned out to be a decent person, so it can be assumed he was a good father.
- Perma-Stubble: Has this, which may be due to his sorrow over Shmi's kidnapping.
- Slave Liberation: Type B; he falls in love with Shmi while she's enslaved to Watto, and buys her so he can free and marry her.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His freeing and marrying Shmi made Owen stepbrothers with Anakin; he and his wife Beru later adopt Anakin's son Luke after Anakin's FaceHeel Turn.
- Talking to the Dead: In his eulogy to his late wife, he talks to Shmi's grave directly, telling her how much he loves her, that he thinks wherever she is now has become "a better place", and bidding her farewell.
- Uptown Guy: Downplayed. He's a moisture farmer, which is not a money-filled job but is certainly better than being a slave. Like what his wife Shmi was.
Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun Lars
Owen: That's what I'm afraid of.
Owen was the son of Cliegg Lars from his previous relationship and the stepbrother of Anakin Skywalker. At the behest of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he and his wife Beru adopted their nephew and Anakin's son, Luke.
Tropes that apply to both
- Babies Ever After: Downplayed. Revenge of the Sith shows how Owen and Beru came into the custody of their nephew, Luke. His biological parents were unable to care for him (and his sister, Leia) — Anakin had fallen to the Dark Side and Padmé died. An infant Luke was then sent to his uncle and aunt to protect him from the Empire (while Leia was adopted by the Organas for the same reason).
- Badass Normal: Are shown to be this in Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the two briefly hold their own against an Inquisitor with nothing but a couple of blasters and farm equipment, albeit one who was previously wounded in a recent battle, despite having no Force powers of any kind. Not bad for a couple of moisture farmers.
- Battle Couple: They work together in fighting Reva to protect Luke.
- Bystander Syndrome: They have no interest in galactic affairs. They believe the Rebellion and the Empire are no better than the Separatists and the (corrupt) Old Republic respectively. Owen believed Anakin should have stayed on Tatooine and not get involved in "some damn fool idealistic crusade".Luke: I can't get involved, I've got work to do! It's not that I like the Empire, I hate them, but there's nothing I can do about it right now!
Obi-Wan: That's your uncle talking.
- The Call Knows Where You Live: Both of them are casualties of the Empire, and specifically keeping their nephew from leaving Tatooine. However, Obi-Wan has been living on Tatooine since delivering Luke to them and has every intention of training the boy in the ways of the Force and sending him off to fight Vader and Palpatine.
- Death by Origin Story: Their deaths leave Luke free to leave Tatooine and begin his path to Jedi Knighthood.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: While their deaths aren't shown onscreen, the sight of their burnt skeletons in the mostly family-friendly Star Wars was one of the more graphic moments in the films (until the Darker and Edgier prequels were released at any rate).
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Luke never brings them up after he leaves Tatooine following their demise. In Marvel's Star Wars, he does break down and weeps about them, shortly after the Destruction of the first Death Star.
- Good Parents: While Owen is caring yet strict towards Luke, he nonetheless does this out of concern for Luke. Beru is far more understanding of Luke's frustrations of living on a farm, and helps iron out the tension between the two. Luke's reaction to their deaths shows that he loved them both deeply. In fact, had they not died, Luke would have stayed with them rather than learn to become a Jedi.Luke: [upon witnessing their charred corpses] There's nothing left here for me now.
- Happily Married: Uneasy relations with Luke aside, they are content to live together on Tatooine as moisture farmers. Even before they're married, they're shown to be a happy couple in Attack of the Clones.
- Hidden Badass: It took more than forty years for the pair that were slaughtered off screen in A New Hope to show it, but Queen's Hope reveals they ran an Underground Railroad to free slaves on Tatooine, while in Obi-Wan Kenobi, the pair hold off an angry Inquisitor for quite some time using stashed blasters and equipment from around their home as improvised weapons.
- I Was Quite a Looker: The couple looked very well in their youth.
- Killed Offscreen: In one scene, Owen is waiting for Luke to get started on chores while Beru prepares breakfast. The next scene, Luke finds their charred corpses courtesy of Imperial stormtroopers.
- Law of Inverse Fertility: In A Certain Point of View, Beru states she and Owen wanted children soon after they married, but were unable to conceive, even considering consulting fertility droids. Fortunately for them, they were able to adopt Luke and reared him as their son in all but name.
- Mirror Character: To Bail and Breha Organa. Both of the couples are the loving, adoptive parents of Hope Bringers Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. It was all of them being Good Parents that helped their children becomes the heroes they are. However, both set of parents did hide about their children's heritage to a certain extent to protect them. The Organas' explanation was vague but truthful while the Larses' lies were complete fabrications. While the Organas were royalty, Hispanic, secretly aided in the rebellion which Leia became a part of when she found out, and were close friends of their mother; the Larses were poor, Caucasian, were only concerned with being moisture farmers, both expressed no desire for Luke to go into the rebellion but both also had different takes on Luke leaving Tatooine (Owen was against the idea while Beru was more open to it), and both are related to Anakin (Owen being his step-brother and thus Beru is related via her marriage to her husband) but they didn't have a particularly close relationship.
- Muggle Foster Parents: They have no connection to the Force, yet are related to the most powerful family of Force users by marriage.
- Parental Substitute: Although Luke calls them his aunt and uncle, they're his parents in every other sense; they reared him from infancy and clearly love him as if he were their own child. While he sometimes clashes with Owen, Luke loves them and despite hating Tatooine, he's unwilling to just run off and leave them, only leaving with Obi-Wan after they're killed.
- Relationship Upgrade: Attack of the Clones has them as just boyfriend and girlfriend before marrying offscreen between that movie and Revenge of the Sith.
- Sacrificial Lamb: They are both incinerated alive by stormtroopers to show that the Empire will kill anyone who stands in their way.
- Slave Liberation: Queen's Hope reveals that they were heavily involved in leading a underground organization called the White Suns alongside Cliegg and Shmi that helped to free slaves and disable the trackers and bombs implanted within them.
- Younger than They Look: By the time of A New Hope, they're in their late forties, but due to Tatooine's hostile environment, they physically look like they're about a decade older than that.
Tropes that apply to Owen
- Armor-Piercing Question:
- In a heated discussion with Obi-Wan regarding the possibility of helping Luke reach his full potential, Owen shuts down the argument with the following question:Owen Lars: Haven't you murdered enough Skywalkers already, Kenobi?
- He also angrily asks another one of Obi-Wan in another argument.Obi-Wan: When the time comes, [Luke] must be trained!
Owen: Like you trained his father?
- In a heated discussion with Obi-Wan regarding the possibility of helping Luke reach his full potential, Owen shuts down the argument with the following question:
- Big Brother Instinct: Downplayed. He is Anakin's older step-brother but they didn't get to form a close relationship due to Anakin's life in the Jedi Order, but Owen still cares for him. In fact, one of the reasons he was antagonistic towards Obi-Wan is because he blames the older Jedi for what happened to Anakin.
- Cain and Abel: Downplayed with Anakin. They only met once (Attack of the Clones) and more emphasis is placed on Anakin's brotherly relationship with Obi-Wan. However, while Anakin made a FaceHeel Turn and became The Dragon for the Empire, Owen remained a relatively good, if flawed man.
- Determined Homesteader: Owen runs the Lars family homestead as a successful moisture farm. In a deleted scene, Biggs mentions that Owen could hold off a tribe of Tusken Raiders.
- Dramatic Irony: He has no idea that his stepbrother is not only alive, but is one of the leaders of the Empire, as well as that Obi-Wan tried to save him from falling to the Dark Side.
- Everyone Has Standards: He doesn't like Obi-Wan and warns him to stay away from his family, but a little while later when the Third Sister holds her lightsaber to his throat and threatens to kill his family if he doesn't tell her where any Jedi are, Owen refuses to give Obi-Wan up.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Owen tries to reign in Luke's adventurous impulses in A New Hope for fear that he will Turn Out Like His Father.
- Forgotten First Meeting: Sure, Threepio had changed his outer shell and had his memory erased, but Owen fails to recognize the name of the droid he bought is the same his stepmother brought with her until he met his stepbrother. Though he might have suspected it when Luke brought up that that the R2 droid they bought carries a message for Obi-Wan.
- Freudian Excuse: Whilst Owen's extreme Jerkass tendencies towards Obi-Wan seems pretty harsh, it's rooted in the belief that Owen thinks Obi-Wan is responsible for separating Anakin and his mother Shmi (who despite being Owen's stepmother, Owen truly loved like his real mother), and ultimately, destroying his family and doesn't want history to repeat itself with Luke.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In Obi-Wan Kenobi, while Owen pointing out to Kenobi that he failed in training Anakin may have been a low blow, it's not unreasonable for him to be skeptical of Kenobi being a good master for Luke, given that he doesn't have the benefit of knowing the entire situation. Furthermore, he has every right to not want Luke to be trained as a Jedi considering there is currently a galaxy-wide manhunt for anyone and everyone associated with the group. Obi-Wan eventually accepts this and decides that Luke shouldn't be trained until he is older and makes the decision himself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
- Owen can be controlling and demanding at times but he has a good heart. Best shown in Obi-Wan Kenobi where he refuses to sell out Obi-Wan to the Inquisitors, even though he doesn't like him, and later goes head to head with an Inquisitor to protect Luke.
- His love for his family is best shown when Reva comes after Luke. Despite Reva being an inquisitor, not to mention the same person that almost cut his head off for no reason, he puts up a hell of a fight, and after Obi-Wan returns and helps deal with the situation, he admits his grudging respect for him, and even introduces him to Luke, after it becomes clear Obi-Wan cares more about Luke growing up happy than to rush him into Jedi training.
- Knight Templar Parent: Owen is an extremely mild example, as he insists Luke stay on the farm, and as far away from "Crazy Old" Ben Kenobi, instead of following his dream to join the Imperial Academy. He also hides Luke's Jedi heritage by making up the story that his "dead" father was a simple navigator on a spice freighter. Though this tenses up their relationship, it's only because he doesn't want Luke to Turn Out Like His Father.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Fortunately averted. If Luke had followed Owen's orders to take R2-D2 to Anchorhead to have its memory wiped, then the Death Star plans would have been irretrievably lost, the Rebel Alliance would not have been able to destroy the Death Star, the Galactic Empire would have possibly won the war and the sacrifices of Jyn Erso and the Rogue One team would have been All for Nothing. In other words, Owen's decision would have doomed the whole galaxy.
- Papa Wolf: Many of his actions to keep Luke on the farm are to protect him, and he is willing to go toe-to-toe with Obi-Wan to keep Luke alive. Even when the Stormtroopers threaten him with death, he refuses to give up his nephew's whereabouts with the droid. He even fights against Reva to protect Luke despite being outmatched.Reva: You really love the boy. Like he's your own.
Owen: He is my own.
- Parents as People: He lies to Luke about who his father is and forbids him from getting Jedi training or going to the Academy. We realize it's because he loves Luke and is worried about losing him to the same terrible fate that took his father.
- Properly Paranoid:
- Owen refuses to let Luke go to the Imperial Academy under any circumstances. As we learn in Rebels, academies screen for Force-sensitive students and send them off to the Inquisitorius, meaning Luke would have had a one-way ticket to Darth Vader if he'd attended.
- He does have a point in being against Obi-Wan training Luke. Ignoring that as far as he knows, the Jedi life, and Obi-Wan's training had directly led to the death of his step-brother, the fact is that any Jedi, be it a master or a mere initiate, is the subject of a galaxy-wide manhunt, meaning that even a faint rumor that Obi-Wan was on Tatooine, and training a young Luke would most likely bring heavy Imperial attention towards the Lars family, most likely ending in Owen and Beru meeting their fates even sooner, with Luke and Obi-Wan either being killed or worse, captured either by the Inquisitors, or more likely, by Vader himself.
- Secretly Selfish: Uncle Owen, who spent the last of his savings on C-3PO and R2-D2, wants to regain his investment so he can hire more help, persuading Luke to stay on the farm for another year, instead of joining Biggs at the Academy. Owen also has a very negative opinion of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, whom he regards as a crazy old wizard and a dangerous, mysterious hermit that he sees as nothing more than trouble. Or at least, that's how it initially appears to Luke. While he is a jerk to Obi-Wan and somewhat over-protective of Luke, Owen actually has very good reasons for wanting to keep Luke at home and away from Obi-Wan; he's afraid that he will end up like Anakin, who Owen knows fell to the Dark Side and believes was killed by Obi-Wan. The EU also reveals the root cause of his dislike for Obi-Wan is that he partly blames him for what happened to his stepbrother.
- Spanner in the Works: Obi-Wan clearly intended to train Luke in the ways of the Force as soon as he was old enough, but Owen refused to let his nephew have anything to do with the Jedi and told Kenobi to stay away. Who knows how things might have turned out if Luke had slightly more training when the plot of A New Hope kicked off?
- Strong Family Resemblance: Owen greatly resembles his father Cliegg in his later years.
- Ungrateful Bastard: During Obi-Wan's exile on Tatooine, he had defended the Lars family on more than one occasion but Owen doesn't thank the old Jedi Master for saving his family, even punching him at one point. Subverted when Kenobi saved him from a Wookiee bounty hunter in which Owen silently acknowledges Obi-Wan for saving his life.
- Vocal Evolution: Joel Edgerton's voice for Owen in Obi-Wan Kenobi is much lower and gruff than it was in the prequels, sounding much more like Phil Brown's portrayal of the character in A New Hope.
Tropes that apply to Beru
- The Cameo: At the end of the Rebels episode "Twin Suns", Beru can be heard calling Luke home.
- Children Raise You: According to Bonnie Piesse (who played young Beru in the Prequel Trilogy), she portrayed Beru as being a bit shy and unworldly, and that it was rearing Luke that helped her mature into the doting, maternal woman she is in A New Hope.
- House Wife: Beru's main role shown in the Lars family homestead consists of making blue milk and preparing the family's food.
- Mama Bear: She helps Owen in fighting against Reva to protect Luke despite being outmatched.
- Nice Girl: Beru is shown to be a kind and compassionate woman. Obi-Wan Kenobi even shows that, unlike Owen, she's more respectful of Obi-Wan and thinks Owen is too harsh towards him.
- Open-Minded Parent: Unlike Owen, Beru is far more empathetic to Luke's wishes, and seemingly believes he just can't stay on the moisture farm forever.
- Plucky Girl: Beru is said to have a cheerful and positive disposition despite the harsh lifestyle of a Tatooine moisture farmer. "Beru Whitesun Lars", told from her point of view after her death shows her fully as this, taking life as it goes up to and including her own death, saying that she'd have preferred not to die so young but at least it allowed Luke to save the galaxy from the Empire's claws, and as such she believed it wasn't that bad after all.
- Supreme Chef: Beru took a cooking class once and her teacher said she made the best blue milk cheese he'd ever tasted.
- True Blue Femininity: Beru always wears at least one blue item of clothing, underlining her kind and nurturing nature and status as Luke's mother-figure.
The younger brother of Cliegg Lars and uncle to Owen Lars.
- All There in the Manual: His name and what happened to him are explained in expanded material.
- Death of a Child: He died at the age of just fourteen after crashing the family's landspeeder.
- Posthumous Character: He'd been dead for many years by the events of Attack of the Clones; his grave can be seen during Shmi's funeral.
The first wife of Cliegg Lars and mother to Owen Lars, who died years before they met the Skywalkers.
- All There in the Manual: She's an Unknown Character in the films, with details about her being fleshed out in the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.
- Canon Immigrant: She was first mentioned in the Visual Dictionary for Attack of the Clones, which is now under the Legends banner, and was re-canonized in the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.
- First Love: She was this to Cliegg.
- Missing Mom: To Owen.
- Posthumous Character: She died when Owen was very young in unspecified circumstances, prompting her widowed husband and son to move back to Tatooine where Cliegg eventually met his second wife, Shmi.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, she hailed from the Core World of Ator. In Canon, it's mentioned that she and Cliegg met on a Core World and that he owns a pyramid puzzle from Ator; although it's not mentioned if Ator is canonically a Core World and that this is where Aika was from, it's at least a strong possibility.
Fall of the Republic Era
A junk dealer who did business in Mos Espa. He owned the slaves Shmi Skywalker and her son Anakin, whom he put to work in his shop.
- Bald of Evil: While not necessarily "evil", his baldness does emphasize his more unscrupulous nature.
- Benevolent Boss: Downplayed, but it's there. He's generally pretty good to Anakin, for whom he spares a few moments of kindness. He clearly values his abilities, both as a mechanic and a racer, and is reluctant to let him go. Still, he is a slave owner, bets against Anakin in the races (despite, according to Shmi, forcing him to do it to begin with), and is remarkably petty in general where podracing in concerned. For all that, when they're reunited ten years later, Watto is ecstatic to see him and Anakin seems to hold no grudge.
- Expy: His appearance seems to be based on the Shingouz from Valérian. The Phantom Menace design director, Doug Chiang was known to own a set of the comics.
- The Gambling Addict: He often bets on Podraces, winning Shmi and Anakin from Gardulla the Hutt this way; it's also how he loses Anakin, and everything else he has.
- Greed: Played with; he doesn't actually demonstrate much in the way of greed when conducting business, only initially turning Qui-Gon away because Republic credits, the only currency that Qui-Gon has to hand, are worthless on Tatooine. His greed really manifests itself in his gambling, however, and results in him taking a major bath when he bets on Sebulba over the eventually victorious Anakin.
- Humble Pie: He is deeply affected by his lost Podrace wager against Qui-Gon in The Phantom Menace, as he not only loses his business, but his "favorite" slave Anakin as well. He is significantly less of a Jerkass in Attack of the Clones.
- Immune to Mind Control: Like all Toydarians, he's immune to Jedi Mind Tricks.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He claims to have great faith in Anakin's performance in the Boonta Eve Podrace right after betting heavily against him in favor of a racer who "always wins" and proceeds to laugh at the boy when his racer fails to start up. Nevertheless, he is far from an unfair master and, according to Word of God, has genuinely come to love the Skywalker family, evidenced by how upset he is to lose Anakin in The Phantom Menace, and how overjoyed he is to see him again as a fully-fledged Jedi in Attack of the Clones. Still according to Word of God, he treats his slaves far better than most of Tatooine's slave owners. After all, Shmi seems to be allowed to have her own house and Anakin, as long as he does the work he has to do, is allowed to wander in the town.
- Large Ham: Watto is always waving his hands while he talks and he doesn't do that much more subtly.
- Lost Him in a Card Game: He won Anakin and Shmi from Gardulla the Hutt gambling. He himself loses Anakin to Qui-Gon betting on the Boonta Eve Classic. He actually seems genuinely upset to lose Anakin and it's strongly implied he'd grown fond of him.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: He has a tapir-like snout, duck-like feet, and insect-like wings.
- No-Sell: He is immune to Jedi Mind Tricks, a trait that is inherent in all Toydarians, as Qui-Gon learns to his dismay when he tries to haggle for needed hyperdrive parts.
- Parental Substitute: Rather sadly, Watto is the closest thing young Anakin has to a father figure. Though he still does occasionally discipline him and Shmi like any average slave owner would, from what we get to see he is genuinely fond of the mother and son, treats them well, and was genuinely sad to see Anakin go. On top of all that, he would not sell Shmi until he was certain that her new master was a kind man that would give her a good and happy life (sure enough, when he does sell her off before the sequel, her new master promptly freed and then married her). Word of God does state that Watto generally treats his slaves much better than most other masters.
- Perma-Stubble: It thickens in the time between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.
- Pet the Dog:
- He lets Anakin go home early after their first meeting with Qui-Gon, much to the boy's delight.
- When Qui-Gon asks if he has the ship part he's looking for, Watto confirms that he does, but in a surprising display of honesty, he warns Qui-Gon that buying a whole new ship (which he doesn't sell) would be cheaper than buying the part.
- Shout-Out: His body language was modeled after Alec Guinness as Fagin.
- Sinister Schnoz: Taken to an interesting level; his nose is a short, floppy trunk similar to a tapir's.
- Sore Loser: He initially refused to free Anakin since he believed it was "an unfair bet" (and suspected that Qui-Gon knew that Anakin would win somehow). But relented when Qui-Gon suggested bringing this up with the Hutts.
- Space Jews: He's a hook-nosed, penny-pinching merchant and slave owner with a vaguely Yiddish-sounding accent as a result of him being voiced by Andrew Secombe. Attack of the Clones goes the extra mile by giving him a scraggly beard and brimmed hat.
- Stereotype Flip: Watto comes off as a very sleazy and amoral individual, but The Clone Wars presents other Toydarians (or at least those living on Toydaria) to be compassionate and honorable people. In short, Watto is one of the odd ones out of his species despite being the first one introduced. Living on Tatooine may contribute to enhance his flaws. Though as previously mentioned, Watto is much nicer and more decent than your average slaveowner, so by slaver standards, Watto would arguably be considered an exemplar Toydarian.
- Sympathetic Slave Owner: Watto's no saint, but he's comparatively a lot nicer to his slaves than most other slave owners depicted in Star Wars (such as Jabba the Hutt, who sexually harasses his slaves and feeds them to his rancor if they displease him). He lets Shmi and Anakin have their own home which, while nothing fancy, seems comfortable enough and lets Anakin do what he wants provided he completes his work. He also appears to have a soft spot for them; he seems genuinely sad to see Anakin go when Qui-Gon wins his freedom and is happy to see him again a decade later in Attack of the Clones, calling him "little Ani". When he had to sell Shmi due to money troubles, he also made sure she'd be bought by someone who would treat her well.
- Trapped by Gambling Debts: He loses everything — including ownership of Anakin — after betting heavily on Sebulba during the Boonta Eve Classic in The Phantom Menace. By Attack of the Clones, he's down on his luck and had to sell Shmi to Cliegg Lars just to get by.
- Verbal Tic: Says "I think" at the end of nearly every sentence.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: His accent seems to wander somewhere between Yiddish and Italian, sounding more like the former in The Phantom Menace, but a little nearer the latter in Attack of the Clones and his video game appearances.
- Winged Humanoid: He seems to prefer hovering everywhere as opposed to standing and walking.
Kitster Chanchani Banai
A slave child on Tatooine who was close friends with Anakin. He was eventually freed from slavery by Sabé alongside many other slaves, including Wald, and settled on Gabredor III.
A six-year old Rodian slave child from Tatooine and one of Anakin's playmates. Like his friend Kitster, Wald was freed by Sabé and settled on Gabredor III.
- Adaptation Name Change: Downplayed. in Legends, his name was W. Wald, with the capital W. being the initial of an unknown first name.
- Bilingual Bonus: His name means "forest" in German.
- Bilingual Dialogue: He only speaks Huttese but understands Basic.
- Call-Forward: In a removed scene. When Anakin briefly tussled with a different Rodian child, Wald warns him after the fight, revealing the then unnamed Rodian to be Greedo in his youth, to be careful who he messes with or he'll come to regret it.
- Cheerful Child: He's a slave, but is friendly and playful.
- Humanoid Alien: He's a Rodian.
- Little Green Men: Rodians invoke this trope with their design and coloration. While adult members of the species are human-sized, Wald is a kid and has a more adequate size for this trope.
- Lizard Folk: Rodians have green skin with peeble-like scales.
- Those Two Guys: Often seen in company of Kitster or Anakin.
A vicious podracer and reigning champion of the Boonta Eve Classic. He was not above cheating to win a race, often using various illegal weapons hidden in his heavily modified podracer against his opponents.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: A race pilot version; as skilled a podracer he may be, he is still a crafty and unapologetic cheater.
- Badass Driver: An impressive podracer pilot despite his tendency to cheat.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Like all Dugs, he walks on his hands and uses his feet to hold onto things.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Subverted. Even though everyone knows he cheats, he's still a crowd favorite. Played straight during the race though. Even with his sabotage, Anakin still manages to catch up that he tries to ram into him out of desperation. All the move does is get the wires to their engines tangled and risking crashing both vehicles. Anakin manages to free himself in time but Sebulba's pod careens right into a rock, wrecks his engines completely and costs him the race. He was lucky to walk away alive from that.
- Cool Car: His massive, split-X engine podracer.
- Crippling the Competition: He has no qualms doing this to other podracers to ensure his victory, as he does to Anakin's pod before the Boonta Eve.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Picks a fight with Jar Jar after the Gungan accidentally spits a gorg into his soup.
- Hellish Pupils: His pupils are uniquely cross-shaped on close inspection.
- Jerkass: He's arrogant, aggressive, and perfectly willing to cheat to win a race.
- Laser-Guided Karma: According to Anakin, Sebulba was the reason he lost in a previous race due to sabotage that he barely could salvage the remains of the pod. When they race again, it's Sebulba who crashes completely and loses all but the pod he's riding in.
- Maniac Monkeys: Despite his dragon-like reptilian face, Sebulba's Dug body evokes both the muscular physicality and tool skills of wild chimpanzees, while his personality shows some of their very worst behavioral traits (territorial competitiveness, unbridled aggression when provoked, and a surly, often hostile attitude).
- The Napoleon: He's Hot-Blooded and a total Jerkass, but stands no taller than a nine-year-old boy.
- Opposing Sports Team: Sebulba is Anakin's only competition in the podrace with any focus, and fits the typical role of a more experienced competitor who loses thanks to lacking the hero's integrity and spirit.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: His name is probably derived from Xibalba, the Mayan underworld.
- The Rival: To Anakin, whom he butts heads with numerous times even outside the race.
- Spiked Wheels: Sebulba modified his podracer in lethal ways such as adding a flamethrower and making it durable enough to ram other racers off the track.
- The Unintelligible: Speaks only in Huttese.
- Vehicular Sabotage: "Accidentally" breaks a piece off of Anakin's podracer before their race, which eventually causes Anakin's engine to overheat during the final stretch.
- Would Hurt a Child: With Anakin, who was nine years old when he was ramming his podracer into the former.
- Weird Beard: His "mustache" is actually a pair of loose skin strands with feathery tips.
The announcers of the Boonta Eve Podrace, Fode and Beed were a two-headed Troig who shared a single body. The red-skinned Fode provided commentary in an easy Basic drawl, while the green-skinned Beed provided counterpoint in Huttese.
- Amusing Alien: They're a two-headed race commentator played by improv comedians.
- Fat and Skinny: Beed is the larger head, while Fode is the skinnier one.
- Improv: All of their dialogue was riffed by their actors.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Interestingly inverted; Greg Proops was originally going to play the green head and Scott Capurro the red head.
- Large-Ham Announcer: They won't shut up about how awesome the Podrace is.
- Long Neck: Each head rests upon its own neck stalk.
- Multiple Head Case: They are two heads who share a single body, though the only differences they have character-wise is that each head speaks a different language: Basic (i.e., English) and Huttese, respectively.
- Serkis Folk: Originally their actors' heads were going to be superimposed on a CGI body until it was decided that a full CGI model looked better.
- Those Two Guys: They give commentary for the podrace in The Phantom Menace.
- Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: From what can be seen of their body, they have at least four arms.
A rookie racer at the time of the Boonta Eve Classic, Quadinaros later became one of the sport's greatest champions by the time of the Clone Wars.
- Adaptational Badass: In Legends, he only entered the Boonta Eve on a bet with a drunken Boles Roor; after wiping out at the starting line, he took his money and returned to amateur racing, although it is indicated he did move to a higher level at some point. Here, he becomes a genuine rival to the likes of Sebulba himself by the time of the Clone Wars.
- Butt-Monkey: He doesn't even make it past the starting line due to engine problems. And it apparently wasn't the first time either.note
- Cephalothorax: Toongs like Quadinaros have their heads where their chest should be located.
- Meaningful Name: Quadinaros has four engines on his vehicle.
- Non-Standard Character Design: His racer is the only one to have four engines instead of two.
- Took a Level in Badass: During the Boonta Eve Classic, Quadinaros couldn't even get past the starting grid. According to a poster seen in The Clone Wars, Quadinaros continued to use the same racer model and got into a rivalry with Sebulba worth promoting for a then-upcoming race.
A highly competitive but professional pod racer who piloted a green Ord Pedrovia model.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Normally he is focused on the race itself, rather than eliminating the competition like Sebulba, and would simply pass his competition without resorting to taunts or attacking them. But if someone tried to act scummy toward him, he was known to use his rather large pod to pay them back with interest.
- Combat Pragmatist: Gasgano's podracer is the only one seen with a rear-view camera, making it easier for him to block racers trying to pass him. He's also the only racer besides Sebulba that resorts to ramming the competition (in this case Anakin) in the Boonta Eve Classic, though unlike Sebulba, he never stoops to outright cheating.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: In-Universe with Gasgano, even if he rarely wins a race he remains popular with the crowds.
- Multi-Armed Multitasking: By virtue of being a Xexto, Gasgano has six limbs (two of them serving as legs), allowing him to perform more control functions at once.
Boonta Eve Classic Podracers
The Boonta Eve was considered to be the most dangerous of all podracing courses.
- Bird People: Nuknogs like Ark Roose are anthropomorphic, featherless chickens. Wan Sandage, a Devlikk, is seemingly this as well, having hands with long sharp claws like those of a ratite and looking like an anthropomorphic ostrich to an extent.
- Blood Sport: The race consists of piloting small pods which are tied to massive jet engines. Many of the pilots don't even finish the race, let alone survive it.
- Cool Car: Pods tied to jet engines. Can't get much cooler than that!
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Poor, poor Ratts Tyerell. As he was going through the Laguna Caves, Tyerell's accelerator jammed, leaving him unable to control his podracer, and the only thing the little Aleena could do was scream in horror as his podracer crashed into a stalactite and exploded. Ouch.
- Frog Men: Fluggrians like Elan Mak look like anthropomorphic frogs. In Legends, they were aquatic in nature, though this has yet to be confirmed in the current canon.
- Full-Boar Action: Dud Bolt. Vulptereens like him look like some type of cross between boars and crocodiles, with a stalk growing on their heads.
- He Who Fights Monsters: According to character guide, Ratts Tyerell was sick of Sebulba's cheating and meant "to fight fire with fire". However, he died in a crash before he could pay Sebulba back...
- Humanoid Alien: Ody Mandrell, as an Er'Kit.
- Intrepid Reporter: Clegg Holdfast, in addition to participating in the race itself, is a journalist for the Podracing Quarterly magazine.
- Jerk Jock: Many of the racers are.
- Killer Space Monkey: Boles Roor and Ebe E. Endocott are this to an extent, given they're participating on a rather ruthless sport. They're a Sneevel and a Triffian, respectively, both of which resemble primates.
- Lizard Folk: Ratts Tyerell, Mars Guo, Neva Kee and Clegg Holdfast. They're an Aleena, a Bardottan, a Xamster and a Nosaurian, respectively.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Dud Bolt's species, the Vulptereens, look like boars mixed with crocodiles with the stalk of an anglerfish on their heads.
- Never Found the Body: Neva Kee, who took off on a shortcut in the middle of the race and was never seen again. However, the book Scum and Villainy revealed that Jabba the Hutt hired Aurra Sing to shoot down his racer and capture him. Tan Divo suspects that Farwan & Glott (the manufacturer of Kee's podracer) placed the bounty in retaliation for Kee refusing to share the details on his modifications.
- Non-Standard Character Design: In a vehicle-based version of this trope, Neva Kee's podracer is the only one to have its cockpit in front of the engines, not use a power coupling and have the engines directly attached to the cockpit.
- Three Stooges Shout-Out: Ody Mandrell's pit crew, who gets into a slapstick scuffle.
- Turbine Blender: One of Ody Mandrell's pit droids gets sucked into his pod engine when he pulls over for repairs. Inverted in that, while the droid was unharmed, the pod was ruined along with his chances at winning the race.
Ann and Tann Gella
Twin Twi'lek sisters owned as slaves by Sebulba.
- Alien Hair: Their lekku.
- All There in the Manual: Expanded material reveals Sebulba purchased them from (surprise, surprise) Jabba the Hutt.
- Beautiful Slave Girl: Both of them.
- Cleavage Window: Their jumpsuits, combined with Navel-Deep Neckline.
- Coordinated Clothes: They both wear the same outfit and headgear (though possibly not by choice, given they're slaves).
- Fanservice Extra: They can be briefly seen giving Sebulba a massage and filing his toenails before the Boonta Eve Classic podrace. The fact Sebulba can afford two slaves to act as personal masseuses is a further indication he wins a lot.
- Go-Go Enslavement: They wear matching, tight-fitting jumpsuits apparently made from netting.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Blue-skinned space babes.
- Slave Collar: They both wear metal collars.
- Theme Twin Naming: Ann and Tann. Also counts as Aerith and Bob, given Ann is a pretty common-sounding name, Tann less so.
Species: Swokes Swokes
Homeworld: Makem Te
A Swokes Swokes gorgmonger who chastised Jar Jar Binks when she saw him attempting to eat one of her gorgs without paying.
- Call-Forward: Her phrase, "Die wanna wanga", would be uttered many years later by Bib Fortuna when R2-D2 and C-3PO infiltrated Jabba's palace as part of the plan to rescue Han Solo.
- Gonk: Her species certainly aren't known for their beauty.
- Horned Humanoid: Has a crown of short, pointy and spiky horns adorning her head.
- Humanoid Alien: She's a Swokes Swokes, a race of violent worm-like humanoids with regenerative abilities.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Despite her monstrous appearance and gruff, masculine voice, she is actually female.
- Scary Teeth: Her teeth are sharp and uneven.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, Gragra deeply regretted her harsh behavior and lived with a negligent husband named Grognak. She eventually managed to sell enough gorgs to buy a ship for herself and left her life on Tatooine behind, becoming a symbol to Gorgmongers everywhere. After she left, the gorg population in Mos Espa's sewers skyrocketed and they became a common food source for homeless people.
New Republic Era
The mayor of Mos Espa and its surrounding regions in the aftermath of the Galactic Civil War.
- Dirty Coward: Despite his bravado at Boba Fett in their first meeting, Mok Shaiz is revealed to be a gutless coward who would hand over his city to the ruthless Pykes for a lucrative deal. Once Boba is made aware of this deal by the Hutts, the mayor flees from his city and hides in Mos Eisley under protection of the Pyke leadership.
- Even Evil Has Standards: As calculating as he can be, he's still disturbed by the Pykes' "pragmatic" criminality and their disregard for collateral damage."No more explosives. Please. I didn't sign off on bombing Garsa's Sanctuary. I agreed to surgical strikes, not open warfare. [...] I am still the mayor of Mos Espa, and I will not see it destroyed."
- Hanging Around: Fennec Shand hangs him to death with a grappling cable.
- Not Me This Time: Despite the Night Wind assassin's claim, he denies any responsibility for sending them after Boba and directs him to Garsas Sanctuary, where he learns the Twins are the real perpetrators.
- Playing Both Sides: After Boba Fett assassinates Bib Fortuna and destabilizes the underworld of Tatooine, Mok Shaiz takes advantage of the chaos to pit Boba's new organization against Jabba's twin cousins while plotting to hand control over to the Pyke Syndicate for his own profit.
- Stereotype Flip: Ithorians are typically known for being pacifists and gardeners. Shaiz is instead a corrupt mayor who orders executions and lives on a desert world.
- Translator Microbes: He wears a device on his head that translates his speech in real time.
The owner of the Sanctuary, a cantina in Mos Espa.
- Character Death: In Chapter 6, just before the climax, her cantina is blown up by the Pykes, signaling their incoming invasion. Garsa is inside when the bomb goes off and realizes too late what is about to happen.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Though seemingly friendly and sweet to all, there are hints that she's been through hardship, such as her mysterious scar, that her actor describes Garsa's cantina as "trying to create a literal sanctuary of beauty and balance in a world that's lacking both", and that she insists on being called "Madame" and not "master". Twi'leks are often victims of slavery and have fought in wars on their homeworld for independence.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has a scar running from her collarbone to her sternum (visible here), which her actor implies she received in war.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Not as extreme as some Twi'leks but her rose-gold skintone is just different enough from human skintones to qualify.
- Miss Kitty: While not explicitly identified as such, she does employ several scantily-clad Twi'leks in her cantina. She's occasionally referred to as "Madame Garsa".
- Reasonable Authority Figure: For most of her scenes, Garsa comes off as someone who's well in the know not only of the business she's running, but how to deal with every actor/name amongst the "hive of scum and villainy" patronizing her establishment. Not only is she one of the few people Boba seems to be at ease with doing business during his rise as daimyo, but she's also one of the few people willing to deal with Krrsantan with words (even if they turn out to be unsuccessful).
Mok Shaiz's Majordomo
The smooth-talking administrative assistant to the mayor of Mos Espa.
- Butt-Monkey: Put bluntly, very little goes well for this guy. He's abandoned by his own superior, menaced by Boba and Fennec, humiliated in a low-speed chase that ends with him covered by an overturned fruit cart, and taken hostage. By "In the Name of Honor", he's sent out as an emissary to deliver a message to the Pykes' soldiers — a message that he doesn't know is an insult and a threat, and surely would've gotten him killed if Boba hadn't been waiting to catch them off guard; when he meekly offers additional council, Boba responds with a dry remark about selling him, which can't be good for any Twi'lek's self-esteem. Most of his remaining screentime is spent cowering in fear at the Rancor or clinging to Peli Motto for help.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only known as the Mayor's majordomo in The Book of Boba Fett despite having a more prominent role than Mok Shaiz.
- Hazy-Feel Turn: Starts as the corrupt mayor's assistant, but after being captured by Boba Fett he starts to cooperate more and more with him. By the end, he has partnered up with Peli and even helps Mando to his feet after the Rancor is calmed down.
- Humiliation Conga: The series is a very, very long one for him.
- Lovable Coward: He's a coward at heart but unlike the Mayor he serves, he's merely seen as a hapless, if rather annoying, messenger who actually cooperates with Boba and Fennec after he gets captured. This is best seen with his meek interactions with a bold Peli Motto during the battle of Mos Espa.
- Milking the Giant Cow: He almost always moves his hands while he's talking.
- Never Heard That One Before: Dealing with the Pykes is clearly not the first time he's been called a "Tail-head", although he smothers his annoyance under another layer of flattery.
- Plucky Comic Relief: His smarminess, gesturing and Butt-Monkey status are Played for Laughs.
- Professional Butt-Kisser: Whether when dealing with a dignitary or with some rough-and-tumble mercenary, he'll be effusive with the flattery. He lays it on super thick.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: When he and Peli are cornered by Boba's Rancor they both scream, and his voice is much higher than Peli's.
- Smug Snake: Introduced as an oily bureaucrat with a pompous and patronizing bearing, which never quite goes away even as the show grinds his dignity to powder.
The chief watermonger in Mos Espa, a greedy and conniving businessman who is also one of Boba's vassals.
- Create Your Own Villain: The Mods wouldn't be stealing water from him if he wasn't price-gouging for it.
- Evil Old Folks: A greedy, sleazy crook who overcharges for water.
- Faux Affably Evil: A trope that is a specialty of Stephen Root's acting abilities; he acts polite and doting, but it's clearly an act and he makes little effort to not condescend anybody he speaks to.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: When threatened with eviction to Mos Eisley, Peel cuts his losses with the mods and accepts Boba's order to slash his prices back down to a reasonable amount.
- Never My Fault: Refuses to concede any part in the rise of water theft despite charging ridiculous prices for it.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He condescends Boba for being a poor daimyo who nobody respects, but his attempt to get Boba to deal with the mods results in several wins for him; Boba hires a gang of specialized troops to bolster his ranks, deals with a scam causing unrest in his city, earning Boba the respect of his soldiers and the townspeople.
- Smug Snake: Very smug and has his head up his ass.
- Villain Has a Point: He's right that nobody in Mos Espa really respects Boba as daimyo, and points to the assassination attempt in the first episode as proof.
The day-shift bartender of Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley.
- The Bartender: His job in the cantina. He's a real jerk about it, too - for instance, he serves Luke a glass of filthy water for getting on his nerves.
- Everyone Has Standards: He may be a jerk and hate droids, but Wuher despises slavery and hates that it is so ingrained on Tatooine. Even though buying a couple slaves would help with staffing issues at the cantina, he refuses to consider it. He also makes a point of not telling the stormtroopers about Obi-Wan and his companions, the former of whom he recognizes as a Jedi.
- Fantastic Racism:
- Despises droids because his parents were killed by battle droids right in front of him during the Clone Wars. Wuher had a droid detector installed in Chalmun's to stop them from entering, although it keeps breaking.
- In the mini-comic "The Sand Will Provide", he cruelly kicks out a thirsty Tusken Raider boy for attempting to steal a drink.
- Freudian Excuse: He hates droids because he saw his parents gunned down by battle droids during the Clone Wars.
- Mean Boss: He makes a point of telling the Modal Nodes not to stop playing for anything — even if someone was just murdered in front of them, or thrown onto the stage.
- Noodle Incident: The Mandalorian Season 1 shows that he's been replaced by a droid.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: For whatever reason, he's no longer the bartender by the time of The Mandalorian and a droid has taken his place.
Garindan ezz Zavor
He serves as an informant to those who hire his services in Mos Eisley. Garindan was hired by the Empire to assist them in their search for two Rebel droids attempting to get offworld.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Legends, Garindan was made out to be a truly unscrupulous individual with no apparent other motivation besides Greed who would work for anyone who paid him, including the Hutts. In the Canon, while he's still willing to perform criminal activity and take spy jobs against the Rebellion, he's a victim of attempted brainwashing to be a spy for the Empire (which he only pretends to have worked), and only sold out the Rebel droids to the stormtroopers to earn enough credits to get off Tatooine and free his homeworld from the Empire later.
- All There in the Manual: His name is given in Star Wars in 100 Scenes.
- Anti-Villain: Of the not really evil type. Under the ruse of being a brainwashed spy, he's only working with the Empire to make enough money to return to Kubindi and then liberate it from the Empire.
- Blinded by the Light: Garindan wears goggles because Kubaz are sensitive to light. Because Garindan's trapped on a planet with two suns, he only gets a few opportunities to take his goggles off.
- Broken Pedestal: He once had an optimistic opinion of the Empire and wished to train as a diplomat. However, his opinion of them soured when he learned that they were brainwashing his people into being spies for them.
- Fantastic Racism: He finds himself on the receiving end of this by a lot of humans in Mos Eisley due to his bizarre appearance, to the point that the name "Long Snoot" is essentially a Fantastic Slur. Garindan also has a bit of this attitude towards humans in turn.
- Furry Reminder: His species being anthropomorphic anteaters, Garindan sometimes eats Tatooine's sand flies out of the air on instinct.
- Humans Are Morons: He holds most of the humans he's seen in low regard because he believes their status as the galaxy's dominant species has made them rather arrogant (and not just because the Empire, which is predominantly run by humans, ruined his life). He finds Wuher to be one of the least offensive humans he knows, and he finds the moisture farmers outside Mos Eisley to be nobler.
- Humanoid Alien: Has the standard human body shape but has the face of an anteater.
- Insectoid Alien: Even though his species look like humanoid anteaters, it is said that Kubaz have insectoid ancestry.
- In the Hood: Wears a dark cloak with a black hood up all the time.
- Knight in Sour Armor: He wants to free Kubindi from the Empire, but he's developed a cynical outlook after the Empire tried to feed the Kubaz propaganda, all the while exploiting them. As such, he perceives most humans as naive and self-centered fools who are willing to lie to themselves.
- The Lost Lenore: He is informed by his daughter via comlink that his wife died while he was away from Kubindi.
- Made a Slave: His enlistment by the Empire as a spy is actually a result of being enslaved and then (seemingly) brainwashed by them.
- Named by the Adaptation: Subverted. While he had a name, he didn't have a family name in Legends.
- The Nose Knows: Kubaz have very a acute sense of smell, even smelling minor environmental details. For Garindan, this just makes Tatooine even more unbearable.
- Non-Action Guy: He carries a blaster in case he needs it, but he prefers to fight with information.
- Not Good with People: He gets along well with his own species, but not other sentient races. However, he gets along just fine with Tatooine's animals due to their more basic desires and being consistently honest with themselves.
- Pretend to Be Brainwashed: After the Empire enslaved him, and like a lot of Kubaz, they tried to brainwash him into working as a spy on Tatooine. It didn't work on him, and he only pretends that it worked so that he can make money to liberate his planet later.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He's fighting against the Empire in the long-term, but he's willing to work against the Rebellion (as well as carry out other criminal activities) if it makes him enough money to hurt the Empire later.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His report to the Empire about Luke and Obi-Wan hiring Han and Chewie to transport them and the Rebel droids not only almost led to their capture before they departed Tatooine, but also served as a starting point for the Empire's investigation into the identity of the pilot who blew up the first Death Star.
- Starfish Language: He only speaks in Kubazian (which consists mostly of nasally whirring sounds) on screen, which is not subtitled for the audience, but the stormtroopers he informs can understand (which is justified by the Empire attempting to turn the Kubaz into brainwashed spies). He is capable of speaking Basic, but rarely does so.
- Vague Age: His exact age is unclear, but he is old enough to have grandchildren by Kubaz standards.
- You Can't Go Home Again: His main goal is get back to Kubindi so he can free it from the Empire and reunite with his hive. However, he's been stranded on Tatooine for years, and he's struggling to make enough credits (some of which he uses to make calls home) to get off despite being seemingly wealthy. His attempt to sell out C-3PO and R2-D2 to the Imperials was supposed to be his last job to get him off Tatooine. When the Imperials didn't get the droids and he wasn't paid because the bounty was forfeited, he was delayed for a little longer.
A musician and leader of the Modal Nodes, who perform in Chalmun's Cantina.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The reason that the Modal Nodes stick with him, despite his antics constantly putting them in danger — he's one of the best musicians in the business, and they're not about to throw away the chance to work with him.
- The Gambling Addict: After they escape Jabba's service, the band makes a point of keeping someone near him at all times so that he doesn't gamble their few remaining credits away.
- Metaphorically True: To convince the band to come with him to Tatooine, he promised that they'd be working for the "local lord" and playing in his palace. He didn't mention that their employer was Jabba the Hutt, a crime lord.
- No Name Given: Both he and his band are unnamed in the film. Their previously established Legends names were reestablished in the official article Music in the Star Wars Galaxy: The Modal Nodes vs the Max Rebo Band.
- Trapped by Gambling Debts: The reason he and the Modal Nodes are on Tatooine in the first place — they were more or less made slaves to Jabba the Hutt to pay back his debts.
The night-shift bartender at Chalmun's Cantina.
- The Bartender: Serves as a much more amicable version of this than Wuher.
- Canon Immigrant: Perhaps one of the biggest examples in the franchise. She is one of the only characters from the Holiday Special to make the jump to canon status in either the current EU or Legends.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, she was an amateur singer who eventually left Mos Eisley and went pro. She also joined an Underground Railroad-style organization after the defeat of the Empire.
The overseer and mechanic of Hangar 5-3.
- '80s Hair: She has an impressive set of bushy curls that evoke the massive perms of the 80s.
- Actor Allusion: Peli offers to buy the Child's spawn in Mandalorian Chapter 9, and confesses in The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 5 that she used to date a Jawa. On the long-running cartoon BoJack Horseman, Amy Sedaris voiced Princess Carolyn, an anthropomorphic cat who also found romance and an adoptive child outside of her species.
- The Cameo: When Boba Fett arrives in Mos Eisley to negotiate with the Pykes on the Tusken Tribe's behalf, she and her pit droids can be seen in the background.
- Cunning Linguist: She can communicate with Jawas and Frog people in addition to humans. She also seems to understand droid speak as she can communicate without need of a translator with her pit droids and astromechs.
- Cuteness Proximity: She takes an immediate shine to the Child, half-jokingly telling the Mandalorian she'd pay to take him off his hands, and seriously offers to pay for any potential offspring if the Child happens to reproduce asexually.
- The Dividual: She's rarely ever seen without her pit droids, who seems to follow her everywhere, including out of her hangar. They often provide comedy at her side.
- Interspecies Romance: She used to date a Jawa. In "In the Name of Honor" she briefly flirts with Mok Shaiz's Majordomo who's a Twi'lek.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's happy to soak the Mandalorian for every credit he's got for using her docking bay, but she's kind to the Child and is genuinely concerned that Mando may not be taking care of him properly (though she wastes no time trying to get Grogu back to him when he returns to Tatooine in Book of Boba Fett). She also immediately helps Frog Lady with her problem of finding a ship to ferry her without hyperdrive.
- Large Ham: Much more overtly silly and comedic than most other characters from The Mandalorian, with exaggerated expressions and mannerisms.
- Mama Bear: She's protective towards Grogu and when reunited with him in The Book of Boba Fett, immediately sees to it that he gets a good meal before risking her life to return him to Mando.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the finale of The Book of Boba Fett, Peli proves to be a decent fighter against the Pyke Syndicate, while also making sure that Grogu is safe.
- The Tooth Hurts: She loses one of her front teeth during the fight against the Pykes in Mos Espa after her droid-powered rickshaw crashes, sending her face-first into the ground.
- Wrench Wench: Works as a mechanic and appears to have done most of the repairs to the Razor Crest herself after the Mandalorian insists that no droids work on his ship. She later restores and soups up a junked Naboo N-1 starfighter for Din.
A mod artist who runs a parlor at the outskirts of Mos Eisley.
- Artificial Limbs: He has a crude cybernetic right hand which he can swap out for a variety of tools.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He's the person who saved Fennec Shand's life after she suffered a fatal injury and is also seen in Boba's palace preparing to perform a surgery on the injured Cobb Vanth.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Aside from performing small modifications, he's able to install mechanical organs into people's bodies, mostly likely made by himself.
- No Name Given: His name is never mentioned in the series, and the database only refers to his as "the Modifier".
Marshal Cobb Vanth
A lawman from Mos Pelgo, driven out of the town when the Mining Collective took it over and enslaved its inhabitants. After wandering the desert for days with nothing but a crate of crystals he stole from the Collective, he was rescued by a Jawa sandcrawler and traded the crystals for an acid-scarred set of Mandalorian armor — Boba Fett's. Clad in impenetrable beskar, he returned to Mos Pelgo and freed it from the Collective, restoring law and order to the town.
- 100% Adoration Rating: The citizens of Freetown absolutely love their Marshal, and take his goal in making Freetown a good place to live very seriously. When Cad Bane strolls up uninvited and shoots both Vanth and his overeager deputy in cold blood, all of its citizens travel over to Mos Espa to avenge him, despite trying to initially be a neutral force in the gang war.
- Clean Up the Town: His goal in becoming a lawman and forming Freetown.
- Cool Bike: His speeder, which appears to have been made from a podracer engine (and the same model of podracer as Anakin Skywalker's at that).
- Evil Power Vacuum: Hopes to take advantage of the power vacuum left by Jabba's death and the Empire's post-Battle of Endor disarray to improve Tatooine for the better.
- Before Timothy Olyphant was cast as him in The Mandalorian (thus making this a case of Casting Gag), Aftermath writer Chuck Wendig stated that Cobb was an expy of Raylan Givens.
- His term as The Sheriff of Freetown brings Seth Bullock to mind (also a Casting Gag for his Weequay friend, played by W. Earl Brown (Dan Dority)).
- Fantastic Racism: Towards Tusken Raiders.
- Fire-Forged Friends: He initially gets off on the wrong foot with the Mandalorian for disrespecting his culture by supposedly having stolen another Mandalorian's armor while not being Mandalorian himself, lightened when he explains how he simply found it and just needed it to protect his town. Over the course of the episode, they come to respect each other and Mando even asks him to take care of the Child if he gets killed by the Krayt Dragon. After slaying the beast, Cobb has no problem returning his armor to Mando as agreed and they go their own ways in peace.
- Humble Hero: A pirate accuses him of being motivated by greed and vanity. He answers that he's just a man trying to do some good for Tatooine.
- Innocently Insensitive: He wasn't aware that wearing Mandalorian armor without being Mandalorian was considered disrespectful to their culture (or at least to the culture that's still practiced by Mando's tribe), only meaning to use it as a means to protect Freetown. He also offers a drink to Mando, unaware that Mando comes from an offshoot where eating and drinking would need to be done in private due to their beliefs about unmasking.
- Insistent Terminology: The town Vanth protects is called Freetown, not "Mos Pelgo".
- Mirror Character: To Greef Karga. Both of them are allies to Din Djarin who devote their resources to cleaning up the respective towns they live in to make it a safe place for people in the galaxy to live in, and they also have a soft spot for Grogu once they actually meet him. The main difference is that Vanth was always a good guy who just wanted to make Mos Pelgo a safe place to live, whereas Karga came from a bad background as a ruthless bounty contractor and a former Imperial Magistrate who eventually made a HeelFace Turn.
- Mistaken Identity: The Mandalorian mistakes him for the Mandalorian bounty hunter he's heard about, only to discover that he's merely a pretender, something he takes offense to since only Mandalorians should wear Mandalorian armor according to his tribe's ways. Fortunately for Cobb, the issue of the Krayt Dragon gives him a non-violent out to the problem.
- Not Quite Dead: In the Season 1 finale of The Book of Boba Fett Cad Bane implies he killed Vanth to get a rise out of Boba Fett, and this seems only to be confirmed when Freetown's bartender Taanti tells Din Djarin that the Marshal was "gunned down in cold blood" later on. However it turns out Taanti was using Exact Words and Bane was either wrong or lying, as Vanth turns out to be just alive enough to be put into Boba's bacta tank and under the Modifier's tools to be patched up.
- Perma-Stubble: The only description of his appearance in the Aftermath trilogy we get is his salt-and-pepper stubble.
- Scarred Equipment: The Mandalorian armor he finds is described as looking like it's been "through hell and back" but still perfectly functional. Considering it's been through the stomach of a sarlacc, it's understandable it would come out a bit worse for wear.
- Slave Liberation: He was a slave until he escaped.
- The Sheriff: His job, and the reason he uses Boba's armor.
- Uncertain Doom: It's unclear whether Cobb survived his duel with Cad Bane in The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 6 or not. Unlike his deputy, he was just shot once and Freetown's population immediately tends him and requests immediate medical help, but the episode ends before revealing Vanth's fate. This is resolved in The Stinger for the Season 1 finale of The Book of Boba Fett, where he is shown alive in Boba's bacta tank.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Compared to how Boba Fett uses the armor, Cobb only knows the basics of using the armor's weapons and isn't using it to its full potential. It is excused by the fact that he found the armor in the possession of Jawas and simply bought it from them without knowing anything about the original owner. Since Cobb didn't know anything about Mandalorian culture, he didn't receive the necessary training to use the armor properly.
- Wardrobe Flaw of Characterization: One fairly obvious clue that he isn't Boba Fett is the fact that Boba's Mandalorian armor is almost comically ill-fitting, being several sizes too small for Cobb's lankier physique. Cobb is, after all, not the rightful owner of the armor, but his purpose in wearing it is to recontextualize the armor as a symbol of hope for the people of Mos Pelgo. Ironically, Cobb is ignorant of the fact that it was originally worn by the galaxy's most notoriously murderous bounty hunter.
- The Worf Effect: In The Book of Boba Fett, Cad Bane proves he is not to be trifled with when he guns Cobb and his deputy down effortlessly.
- You Cannot Kill An Idea: He tells a bandit leader that even if they destroy Freetown, the idea of it will never die.
A bar proprietor from Freetown who is one of Vanth's most trusted confidants.
- Casting Gag: He's portrayed by a Deadwood alumnus, much like Vanth.
- The Cavalry: He and the other people of Freetown act as this in the Season 1 finale of The Book of Boba Fett.
- Cool Old Guy: He's a pretty humble, honest old guy who is always concerned for the town's well-being.
- Friendly Sniper: His primary weapon of choice is a good sniper rifle.
- The Lancer: To Vanth, being his unofficial deputy and the voice of reason in domestic situations.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Despite being concerned with Freetown's involvement in the war between Fett and the Pykes, he still brings the townspeople to Mos Espa to help Boba defend it.
- Older Sidekick: He's one of Vanth's right-hand men helping run Freetown and is implied to be much older than him.
- You Are in Command Now: After Vanth is critically wounded, he leads Freetown into the Battle of Mos Espa.
A young woman from Freetown, who is involved in both fighting the Krayth Dragon and defending Mos Espa against the Pyke Syndicate.
Cobb Vanth's new Deputy Marshal in the newly-renamed Freetown.
- Aerith and Bob: Scott has a much more grounded name than his superior, Cobb.
- Overzealous Underling: To Cobb Vanth. Scott obviously means well but he's overeager in performing his duties. He's needlessly antagonistic towards Din Djarin, who's a proven ally to Freetown, and ignores Cobb's instructions to stay inside when Cad Bane walks into town.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He's gunned down by Cad Bane during a Mexican Standoff to demonstrate how dangerous Bane is.
- Spanner in the Works: With him getting involved in the duel between Vanth and Bane, Bane is forced to outdraw both of them, and taking them out in quick succession. This is likely the reason why he only injures Vanth instead of killing him outright.
- There Is No Kill like Overkill: Cad Bane shoots him several times in the torso, even after it's clear he's down and not getting back up.
- Too Dumb to Live: Despite Cobb clearly letting him know that Cad Bane is not someone to mess with, the poor guy still decides to insert himself into the fight and pays for it with his life.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: We don't get a chance to learn much about him besides his brashness before he's killed.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His presence in the Mexican Standoff distracts Cobb enough to slow him down and let Cad Bane outdraw them both.
A woman who works with Cobb Vanth in "Freetown".
Borgo the Hutt
A young Hutt living in Freetown. Vanth enlists Malakili as his tutor.
Short, rodent-like natives of Tatooine. They are passionate scavengers, seeking out or even stealing technology for trade in the deep deserts in their huge sandcrawler transports. Some can also be found on other worlds such as Arvala-7.
- Ambiguously Human: The novelization to A New Hope says that scientists wonder if humans and Jawas are distantly related.
- Animal Motifs: Rats. They are compared to them frequently, and when scared tend to scatter like a pack of them. In Legends materials, Jawas were said to look rather rat-like under the cloak, so there's that.
- Base on Wheels: Their sandcrawlers.
- Bedouin Rescue Service:
- If by "rescue" you mean "kidnap Artoo and Threepio and effectively put them through the droid equivalent of human trafficking", then they did this. Nonetheless, both droids would have been kriffed had it not been for them, so it's a mixed blessing.
- Played much more straight in The Mandalorian, where they briefly take in a lost and impoverished Cobb Vanth from Tatooine's harsh conditions. They allow Cobb to drink some water to rehydrate himself, and even allow him to take some old Mandalorian armor in exchange for the precious crystals he had on him. Justified, since Jawas are scavengers and traders of old droids and junk they can find, and not only is Cobb Vanth not a droid, but was also technically a customer in their eyes.
- Soundly averted with Boba. They rob him of his armor and then leave him for dead when they find him after he crawled out of the Sarlacc. His treatment by the Jawas may have differed from Cobb's because Cobb was still fully conscious, lucid, and would be able to cause trouble with his blaster, so they had to parley instead.
- By the Lights of Their Eyes: Due to their tendency to hide under hoods, the only recognizable feature of a Jawa's face are their bright yellow eyes.
- Catchphrase: "UTINNI!" This translates to "come on" or something to that effect — commonly used whenever they have found something of use.
- Disaster Scavengers: If there's been an explosion or some kind of a battle, these guys will be sure to make a profit off of it.
- The Faceless: Due to their hoods. One of the only things known about their biology is that they have fur.
- Imported Alien Phlebotinum: Inverted, their sandcrawlers were left behind by human miners after they realized that Tatooine was a Metal-Poor Planet.
- In the Hood: They wear hoods that completely conceal their faces, making it unknown what they look like underneath.
- Jabba Table Manners: The Jawas found on Arvala-7 are extremely sloppy eaters. When The Mandalorian brings them the rare Mudhorn egg they demanded as payment they immediately chop it open and start smearing the yolk over themselves in their rush to eat it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In contrast to the Tuskens. They're relentless thieves, and are not above trying to sell somebody something they just stole from that person, but they only seem to do it because of how desperate their situation is, being non-violent and take some care in not completely destroying equipment they steal parts from.
- Killer Rabbit: Despite their diminutive size, they can be dangerous when push comes to shove. What they lack in individual strength they make up for by living in moving fortresses, using powerful ion blasters and swarming their opponents. They are even able to fend off a hardened bounty hunter like Din Djarin, who ends up negotiating with them after his defeat.
- Knowledge Broker: A minor example. In Attack of the Clones, while searching for his mother, Anakin comes across a Jawa pitstop and trades some tools for them to point him in the right direction.
- Shadowed Face, Glowing Eyes: A rare example in live-action films, because their faces are always hidden by their hoods, with only their eyes visible.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Legends material suggests the Jawas evolved (or de-volved) from the Kumumgah, a technologically advanced species that lived on Tatooine when it was more habitable and whom eventually turned into both the Jawas and the Tusken Raiders after millennia of surviving in the harsh deserts.
- Starfish Language: Like the Wookiees, they cannot physically speak Galactic Basic, but can understand it. When non-Jawas like Din Djarin the Mandalorian attempt to speak Jawaese, it sounds silly to them.
- Trademark Favorite Food: They enjoy Mudhorn eggs ("SOO-GA!") so much that they will trade a spaceship's worth of parts, and all the weapons and other valuables they looted from said spaceship, in exchange for a single one of them. Once acquired, they will enthustically eat it on the spot.
Also known as "Tusken Raiders" and pejoratively referred to as "Sand People" by locals, these nomadic, primitive humanoids are native inhabitants of Tatooine's harsh deserts. They frequently raid settlements inhabited by off-world species, who they view as water-stealing invaders.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Current canon has definitely portrayed the Tuskens in a more nuanced way than Legends with their own traditions, beliefs and morals, compared to the unrepentant murderers and thieves they used to (and still generally are) be portrayed as.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Tuskens are, to the man, unrepentant murderers and monsters. Although it is played with: Anakin's slaughter of the Tusken tribe in Attack of the Clones (including the women and children) is still portrayed negatively.
- The Mandalorian is notable for being the second time in the franchise's long history where they are given more depth past unreasonable evil. It's shown that while inhumanly creepy and fairly hostile on their best days, Tuskens can be reasoned with if there's something in it for them. From Din's explanation, the Tusken Raiders also see themselves as the original people of Tatooine, and everyone else as outsiders, explaining their territorial aggression. Furthermore, they can actually profess to a degree of honor, promising to never hurt a town of natives for assisting in killing a Krayt Dragon, so long as the villagers do not attack them first.
- The Book of Boba Fett portrays a Tusken tribe that heavily subverts this trope. Their extremely tough lifestyle has made them extremely pragmatic and they see no problem with enslaving and mistreating outsiders. However, they are also honorable and believe in repaying debts of honor even if they are to outsiders. The Tusken chieftain lampshades the fact that other Tuskens live as merciless killers but his tribe does not subscribe to that philosophy.
- Ambiguously Human: There has been a lot of speculation both out and in-universe on whether Tuskens are human or not, given that there isn't anything visually to say they aren't just covered-up people, though it's pretty certain at this point they are a different species. Legends material takes this a step further, having both Tuskens and Jawas being the distant descendants of a highly advanced race that devolved over the millennia. They are also shown unmasked, and look decidedly non-human in appearance.
- What muddies the water even further is the Tusken habit of raising human children as their own, which means some Sand People really are human, just impossible to identify behind all the covering.
- Ambiguous Gender: Tusken children wear gender-obscuring, unisex robes and are mostly forbidden from removing them. It isn't until adulthood that their genders are made visibly clearer.
- Bandaged Face: The males' faces are wrapped in bandages.
- Bond Creatures: An individual Tusken is given a Bantha early in life and they stay with each other until one of them dies. If a Tusken were to mate, their Bantha would do the same with their mate's Bantha. If the rider were to die before the Bantha, the Bantha would usually die alongside them. If the Bantha died before the rider, the Bantha would be given a burial in a designated Bantha graveyard.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Their idea of making Cobb Vanth repent for a history of transgressions against their people is making him drink from a Black melon, a harmless fruit important to Tusken culture that is notorious for tasting horrible.
- Dirty Coward: The moment they think they might be in danger, they run away. As Obi-Wan explains, they return in greater numbers.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: One wonders if the Gaderffii stick was a jab at the Libyan Dictator, combined with the Tuskens' overall image of aggressive desert people.
- The Dreaded: In A New Hope, Luke wouldn't look for R2 late at night because there'd be too many Sand People to face under such potentially dangerous conditions.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: From what can be gathered, Tuskens genuinely care for their own tribe, and share a deep, almost spiritual bond with their Banthas, to the point that one dies should the other die first.
- The Faceless: Due to their masks. As part of their culture, they are forbidden from removing their masks except on special occasions such as childbirth.
- Fantastic Race Weapon Affinity: They favor gaderffii, metal sticks with both bladed and blunt ends.
- Fantastic Racism: In the Tusken POV stories from From a Certain Point of View, they are shown to have a very low opinion of Jawas and the moisture farmers, especially the latter because Tuskens view water as a sacred birthright given by their gods and they perceive farmers as stealing their resources.
- Fire-Forged Friends: While "friendship" is pushing it, a small tribe of Tuskens have forged a peace with the denizens of Freetown after fighting together to slay a Krayt Dragon. So long as no-one breaks the peace, the Tusken have sworn to come to Freetown's aid in times of strife, with the vice versa expected of Freetown's people.
- God of Evil: A large swathe of Tusken tribes view Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader as mythical bringers of death, owing to Skywalker's massacre of a Tusken tribe and Vader's occasional killing of Tuskens.
- Hidden Depths: The POV stories "Reirin" and "Rites" show that there's more to the Tuskens than killing anyone that isn't them and that they have a very religious culture. At least one Tusken (namely Reirin) wants to get off Tatooine.
- Horse of a Different Color: They use Banthas as mounts, and according to outside materials, are freakishly devoted to the things.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: According to Obi-Wan, their marksmanship is actually worse compared to Stormtroopers. In a deleted scene from the The Phantom Menace, despite managing to take down a pod racer previously, the Tuskens miss every shot they fire upon the Jawas scavenging the wreckage. Their aim is so poor that the Jawas didn't even flinch or flee at all.
- Improbable Aiming Skills:
- While Obi-Wan claims their accuracy pales in comparison to Imperial Stormtroopers, they are good enough shots with a long gun to bring down a podracer going several hundred miles an hour... though it may have been sheer luck, as they missed every shot on the Jawas that were immediately upon the wreck so badly that the Jawas act as if nothing's happening.
- Played straight in The Book of Boba Fett. Tusken marksmen have no problems hitting Pyke gunmen protected by the gunports of an armored train while the train is moving at great speed.
- Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: They prefer the Cycler rifle, which fires solid projectiles, over blasters.
- Magically Inept Fighter: The whole race could be seen as this, seeing as no Force-Sensitive biological Tusken ever appears, either in Canon or in Legends. Though to be fair — who would dare taking a child from these guys, and who's to say Force sensitivity isn't punished by death or something?
- Malevolent Masked Men: They are violent masked raiders who terrorize the people of Tatooine.
- Nothing Is Scarier:
- While there may be a single Bantha track, Tuskens ride single file to hide their numbers.
- Their faces were never shown in the Legends continuity to invoke this trope, and it's unlikely that the tradition will be broken anytime soon.Note
- Odd Friendship: The Tuskens are deeply uncharacteristically amenable and civil with the Mandalorian, and are willing to talk, barter, shelter and even break bread with him or with anyone he vouches, like Cobb Vanth.
- Primitive Clubs: A double-ended metal club called the gaderffii is the Tuskens' traditional weapon. The most prized gaderffii are made of durasteel scavenged from spaceship wrecks. The wood haft for it is acquired in a vision quest where they acquire a limb of hardwood from a source obscured by the hallucinations of the vision quest. In deft hands, a gaderffii is capable of brutalizing a whole squad of Imperial Stormtroopers.
- Proud Warrior Race: From their perspective. As a Rite of Passage, they were to kill a Krayt Dragon and take a pearl from its stomach as proof. Each warrior even makes their own Gaderffii stick. Even though the women aren't as encouraged to do most of the warrior-related activity, they are just as capable fighters as the men.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Their culture in a nutshell, although the "rape" part is disputable. The Book of Boba Fett introduces the notion that it is on a per-tribe basis, as the tribe that Boba ended up riding with are not of the raiding propensity according to its chieftain.
- The Rival: Shown in a deleted scene in Episode I, they and the Jawas compete in scavenging.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the valley where Anakin's massacre of the tribe that murdered Shmi occurred became a haunted site infused with the dark side of the Force, where other Tuskens would make sacrifices. Luke Skywalker felt deeply disturbed when he happened upon the site as a youth.
- Legends also gave the Tuskens a definitive origin - they, along with the Jawas trace their ancestry to a mostly peaceful, technologically advanced civilization that lived on Tatooine back when it was significantly more habitable than it is in the present.
- Legends material also depicted unmasked Tuskens at several points, though what they're like under the mask varies widely, from something truly monstrous, with a gaping maw full of sharp teeth to somewhat feline-like humanoids.
- Stay in the Kitchen: The men do most of the warrior-related activity, and the women are normally told to stay in the village and rear the children, even if they are the most competent fighters in the clan. Some like Reirin choose to act independently and The Book of Boba Fett shows that not all Tusken tribes have this mentality.
- The Unintelligible: Their language is made of growls and grunts. It sounds like donkey brayings. When the Mandalorian communicates with them, he does so through a series of hand signs rather than attempting to speak their language. Come Season 2 of The Mandalorian, however, he demonstrates that it is possible to speak their verbal language when conversing with them, though he still combines it with hand signs.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Their kidnapping and month-long torture of Shmi Skywalker is what ultimately set Anakin on his Start of Darkness and we all know what that led to.
Species: Tusken Raider
The chief of a tribe of Tuskens whose territory borders that of Obi-Wan Kenobi's hut.
- Ambiguous Gender: No pronouns are ever used for A'Yark.note .
- Ascended Extra: They are one of the Tuskens watching Luke during A New Hope.
- Canon Immigrant: In the Legends continuity, A'Yark was introduced in the novel Kenobi. John Jackson Miller took the opportunity to reintroduce them into canon with From a Certain Point of View.
- Eyepatch of Power: They are missing one eye and have replaced it with a red crystal that is visible even with their Tusken wraps.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, A'Yark met Ben shortly after his arrival on Tatooine and identified him as a Jedi due to her having been the sister-in-law of Sharad Hett, a Jedi who became a Tusken. After working together in an Enemy Mine moment and a failed attempt to recruit him as a replacement for Sharad, A'Yark decided to leave him in peace as she knew he was too powerful to antagonize.
- Worthy Opponent: Respectfully views Obi-Wan as a dangerous and crafty man and has forbidden their tribe from entering the territory around his house, knowing he has abilities the Tuskens cannot overcome.
Species: Tusken Raider
A young Tusken warrior who recently came of age and seeks to revitalize his tribe.
- Adaptation Name Change: Played with. His original name given by Legends was "URoRRuR'R'R". While the original name is still canon to some extent (the source for this being the 2015 sourcebook Ultimate Star Wars, which frequently recycled from Legends when no other canon information was available at the time), A'Koba was given his name in From a Certain Point of View to not only mesh better with the other named Tusken characters in the Canon, but likely because the original name would just be too hard to pronounce in any real-world language (plus, it would be a pain for the audio book narrators). If the Legends name is still valid, it may just be what his name sounds like in Tusken dialect, and "A'Koba" is just a name for the convenience of non-Tuskens.
- A Day in the Limelight: He is a point of view character in From a Certain Point of View.
- Oh, Crap!: When he hears a krayt dragon call emerging from Obi-Wan, he flees alongside his cousins.
- The Starscream: Plans on one day taking leadership of the tribe from A'Yark, and after noting how scared of going into Obi-Wan's territory she is, A'Koba thinks that day may come sooner than he was planning.
Species: Tusken Raider
The chief of the Tusken tribe that captures Boba Fett after his escape from the Sarlacc.
- Large and in Charge: The chief is the tallest member of his tribe.
- Reasonable Authority Figure:
- He is savvy enough to figure out that it was Boba and not the kid now bragging who killed the desert monster in the first episode of Boba Fett's series, and tacitly acknowledges this by giving Boba a water-bearing black melon to drink from.
- He trusts Boba to come back after going off... somewhere to get something, and when Boba returns with a bunch of swoop bikes, approves Boba's plan to destroy and pillage the speeder train to assert themselves towards the Pyke Syndicate running the route and terrorizing them.
- He also impresses upon Boba that his tribe is not of the stereotypical savage raider type that Tuskens are viewed as, and inducts Boba into the tribe by granting him the right to carry a traditional Gaderffii Stick.
- The Stoic: He's much more reserved and calmer than the rest of his tribe, while at the same time clearly commanding their respect.
Species: Tusken Raider
A skilled Tusken warrior of the tribe that that captures Boba Fett. She later trains him in the fighting style of the Tuskens.
- Action Girl: The most skilled warrior of the tribe; she easily defeats Boba in their first fight (though he was badly injured at the time) and can still regularly send him to the ground while sparring after he gets in better shape, and makes short work of a train car full of Pykes. She was also the quickest to get the hang of swoop riding.
- Drop the Hammer: She knows her way around a Gaderffii Stick, and teaches Boba how to wield one.
- Never Found the Body: Unlike with The Chief and The Kid, the audience doesn't know if The Warrior managed to survive the attack on their village by the Pyke Syndicate and simply left before Boba returned in Episode 3
Species: Tusken Raider
A Tusken youngling of the tribe that that captures Boba Fett.
- Ambiguously Related: While there is a heavy implication that he is the Chief's son, there is no confirmation that they are indeed paterfamilias and child.
- Bratty Half-Pint: At first, he's pretty cruel to Boba, beating him for fun and forcing him to dig for black melons. By the time of the second episode this is downplayed as he starts to warm up to Boba and eventually starts looking up to him.
- Canine Companion: Is usually accompanied by his pet massiff.
A faulty astromech droid who was captured by the same Jawas as R2-D2 and C-3PO. He malfunctioned just in time to allow Owen Lars to acquire R2-D2 in exchange, keeping him with C-3PO.
- The Bus Came Back: He reappears in live action in Episode 5 of The Mandalorian at the Cantina, then in "The Marshal" at Peli Motto's hangar.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Possibly. R5 was desperate to be bought, but sacrificed his chance to allow R2-D2 to complete his mission by "blowing his motivator". However, by playing dead, he survives the stormtrooper attack on the sandcrawler, and with his Jawa owners dead, he went for the nearest settlement to look for a new master (and he'd be free to claim, too). By season two of The Mandalorian he's now working for Peli Motto who seems to be treating him pretty well.
- Faking the Dead: After blowing his own motivator, R5 plays dead for a while. This allows him to survive the later Jawa massacre, as the stormtroopers overlook him.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Blows his own motivator after R2 begs him to do something that would allow him to be purchased instead, as R5 believed R2 was telling him the truth about being on an important mission to save the galaxy on behalf of the Rebellion. While he did survive, he also knew he'd be torn up for scrap afterwards and it's only due to the attack on the crawler that he escaped this fate.
- Honest John's Dealership: He's a defective droid that the Jawas try to sell to Owen Lars.
- Hope Spot: He was dying when R2 came aboard and was certain R2 would be picked instead of him, but instead Owen chooses him. He's overjoyed at finally having a family, and swears to the best droid he can be for them, but then R2 begs him for help and he realizes that he has to sacrifice himself for the greater good.
- Mysterious Past: Due to a memory wipe he does not remember anything prior to the Jawas acquiring him four years ago. R2 mentioning the Rebellion causes something deep inside his memory banks to stir, and R5 thinks he was once part of it.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Initially, Owen Lars purchases him rather than R2-D2. This would have left R2 and the Death Star plans in the possession of the Jawas, who were eventually found and slaughtered by Stormtroopers. His malfunctioning motivator causes Lars to purchase R2-D2 instead.
- Your Head Asplode: His "bad motivator" causes a small explosion inside his head.
Laze "Fixer" Loneozner
One of Luke's friends from Tatooine, who he frequently hung out with at Tosche Station. He is the boyfriend of Camie Marstrap.
- Ace Pilot: Downplayed. Not much to do on Tatooine for bored teenagers other than to hop in their land or airspeeders and engage in some reckless piloting. Fixer is the best in the group... except for Biggs and Luke.
- Canon Immigrant: He originally appeared in a deleted scene for A New Hope. He finally made a canonical on-screen appearance in The Book of Boba Fett.
- Jerk Jock: According to the deleted scenes (and expansions on them in other media), Fixer is a classic alpha male jerk who consistently "established dominance" over the other males in his peer group, especially Luke.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Belittling Luke and Biggs out of his own inferiority complex does him and Camie little good, as they are stuck on Tatooine while the former two go on to join the Rebellion and play a part in liberating the galaxy from the Empire. When we see them in The Book of Boba Fett, they look completely miserable at the mercy of some gangsters who've taken over Tosche Station.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: His Topps card indicates that he felt overshadowed by Luke and Biggs, even before they joined the Rebellion. The NPR radio drama has Biggs state that Fixer is "just smart enough to know he's better off being a big noise in a small room."
- The Rival: Luke and Biggs. Biggs was the only one who had the skills and confidence to challenge Fixer, and beat him often as not. Luke was even better, but a lot more meek and easily pushed around by Fixer.
One of Luke's friends from Tatooine, who he frequently hung out with at Tosche Station. She is the girlfriend of Fixer.
- Alpha Bitch: Downplayed. As Fixer's girlfriend, she's the dominant female (and the only female, actually). She sometimes enables and sometimes undercuts Fixer's more jerkish tendencies. In the NPR radio drama, Biggs describes her as "dumb enough to think she's made the prize catch hereabouts."
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: One-sided, as far as we know. Luke imagining having married her in the novelization of The Last Jedi suggests that despite how adversarial she was, he was still attracted to her in his youth.
- Canon Immigrant: She originally appeared in a deleted scene for A New Hope. She finally made a canonical on-screen appearance in The Book of Boba Fett.
- Farmer's Daughter: Her parents are hydroponic gardeners, who frequently bought water from the Lars family. This is how she knew Luke.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Belittling Luke and Biggs does her and Fixer little good, as they are stuck on Tatooine while the former two go on to join the Rebellion and play a part in liberating the galaxy from the Empire. When we see them in The Book of Boba Fett, they look completely miserable at the mercy of some gangsters who've taken over Tosche Station.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She called Luke by the nickname "Wormie", making him question their friendship.
- What If?: Luke has a dream sequence in the The Last Jedi novelization where he never left Tatooine and ended up marrying her.