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Minor bounty hunters in Star Wars
Bossk is a Trandoshan bounty hunter and pilot of Hound's Tooth. Trandoshan are the traditional enemies of the Wookiees. This three-fingered, three-toed reptiloid long specialized in hunting down Wookiees - sometimes enslaving them for the Empire, sometimes skinning them for their pelts. He had several run-ins with Chewbacca and Han Solo, and each time was humiliated when they made good their escape from him and other bounty hunters. Bossk heeded Darth Vader's call to rendezvous with other bounty hunters aboard Vader's Super Star Destroyer, the Executor. Later, he and other finders tried to wrest the prized catch - Han Solo in carbonite - away from Boba Fett.
Years after the Battle of Endor, Bossk got old and retired from professional hunting. He still killed people from time-to-time, just for the feeling of it. He later ran into Han Solo on a space station during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. When he heard of Chewbacca's death, Bossk rubbed it in Solo's face...and got punched in his face.
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|Film portrayer||Morris Bush|
Dengar appeared briefly in The Empire Strikes Back and can also be spotted among the menagerie of fiends at Jabba's Palace in Return of the Jedi. The cold bounty hunter and pilot of Punishing One was hired by the Empire to hunt down the Millennium Falcon. He appeared as a middle-aged man of heavy-build in dark brown armor with cloth wrapped around his head.
In addition to the reward promised by Vader, Dengar was especially eager to find the Falcon from a personal grudge he held against Han Solo. Dengar injured himself badly in a swoop race with Solo and was forced to take drastic measures to preserve his life; he became a cyborg thanks to Imperial experimentation. The parts of his brain controlling emotions such as compassion, mercy and pity were removed, leaving him a shell of his former self, a completely merciless killer. During much of his career he was considered more ruthless than Boba Fett himself, and usually performed assassinations rather than live captures. Despite all of this, Dengar was not an evil man; he simply couldn't help the fact that the Empire had modified his brain. He was often disgusted at what he had done.
Eventually Dengar would meet a humanoid woman called Manaroo and fall in love. Through sharing her mind with Dengar, Manaroo gave him back his senses of love and compassion. Dengar then renounced his occupation as a bounty hunter, and after a brief spell as partner with Fett, he retired.
Interesting note: Dengar was the one who found Boba Fett after he was "eaten" by the sarlacc. He rescued him and he and his girlfriend Manaroo were the only two people to see Boba Fett's face since he became a bounty hunter.
In Dark Force Rising, by Timothy Zahn, Mara Jade is taken prisoner for a short time by a bounty hunter. She later kills the man, and after searching him for identification, finds an ID card that reads Dengar Roth. It was later revealed that this was a forged ID card carried by a man impersonating the real Dengar.
Durge was a Gen'Dai bounty hunter who is nearly unstoppable warrior driven by century old grudges. Completely encased in his battered highimpact armor, Durge's true form is concealed. Though he is a bounty hunter, he is no one's side but his and cares not for his employer's wishes or the reward for his work. He only tracks his prey for the love for it to feed his bloodlust that had spanned over hundreds of worlds in almost two thousand years.
Durge was born two millenia before the fall of the Republic, and was regarded as an ideal example of his kind. But it took a new-found love for violence, along with witnessing bounty hunters in action, that lured Durge away from his tribe and into a lifetime of bloodlust, becoming as a student under the most experienced and dangerous bounty hunters in the universe. About a millennia before the events of the Phantom Menace, Durge was in service of one of few remaining Sith. He faced and fought many Jedi, developing counter moves from every battle. By the time the Sith were wiped out, Durge went into hiding to escape the Jedi. 900 years later, Durge succed on an bounty to assisinate the leader of the Mandalorians. But the Mandalorians got revenge when they used Durge's immortality against him, making him a undying victim of many unspeakable tortures before he finally escape from his captors.
It took nearly a century of hibernation to regernate from the damage the Mandalorians inflicted. But Durge only got more pyschotic from the ordeal with intentions of killing every last Mandalorian. By the time he reawaken he learned the Mandalorians had been long dead. Cheated out of his revenge, Durge found purpose when he worked for Count Dooku during the Clone Wars. He was seemingly killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi at the Battle of Muunilist, but survived to help Asajj Ventress in the slaughter of the Gungan's Oma'Duhn colony on the moon of Naboo. Durge was later sent by Count Dooku to take out a Corellian named Drama Korr. In the process of doing this he encountered Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, who were searching for Asajj Ventress at the time. Durge was then killed by Anakin Skywalker when his escape pod fell into a star.
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|Film portrayer||Paul Blake (uncredited)|
Greedo is the Rodian bounty hunter who was killed by Han Solo in the cantina on Tatooine in A New Hope. Greedo was attempting to extort money out of Solo, but neglected to keep a close enough watch on Han, who drew his weapon and fired before Greedo could react.
In the 1997 re-release of the film, Greedo gets a badly-aimed shot at Solo before Solo fires. George Lucas has said that this change is to enhance Solo's overall heroism. This angered many fans and in the 2004 version both now pull the trigger at the same time.
Greedo's father, also named Greedo, appeared as a child in the script for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace but failed to make the final cut. The deleted scene, where he gets into a scuffle with Anakin after the Podrace, can been seen in the DVD outtakes.
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|Affiliation||Mandalorian (Formerly) (mercenary)|
|Film portrayer||Voiced by Clancy Brown|
Montross was a character from the video game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. He was a vengeful Mandalorian with a desire to lead the Mandalorians. He betrayed Jaster Mareel and Jango Fett became the leader of the Mandalorians. After the Mandalorian's were almost entirely annihilated at the Battle of Galidraan, Montross became a bounty hunter and never was known to never to take a bounty in alive. Jango was one of his greatest enemies, and eventually met his end by Fett's hands, shortly before Jango killed a Dark Jedi.
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Calo Nord is a character from the game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He was a bounty hunter in the time of the Old Republic, 4,000 years before the Galactic Civil War. He was sold into slavery by his parents, but on his 16th birthday killed his owners and then his parents. He soon became a bounty hunter and worked for Davik Kang's Exchange. He was nearly killed when the Sith bombed Taris, but survived and took a contract from the Sith to hunt down Bastila Shan and Revan. He was killed by Revan during Revan's search for the Star Maps .
Aurra Sing made a brief appearance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The character, or at least the appearance of model Michonne Bourriague, was so popular with fans that the character was expanded into the Star Wars comics.
The character was first conceived in a sketch labeled "Babe Fett," by Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang.
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Zuckuss is a bug-eyed bounty hunter who was hired by the Darth Vader to find the Millennium Falcon. A native of the planet Gand, Zuckuss, tracks his prey by using traditional Gand techniques to invoke visions of his prey. He is the owner and pilot of the Mist Hunter. While working for the Hutts Zuckuss was teamed with the bounty hunter droid 4-LOM. The atmosphere in Gand has high ammonia content and exposure to oxygen is poisonous to Zuckuss, so he is forced to wear a special mask and suit. His mask, however, does not cover his entire face, revealing his insect-like features.
There is some confusion as to which character is Zuckuss and which is his partner 4-LOM due to their names being switched on their Kenner action figures. Initially, the bug-eyed alien was named 4-LOM by Kenner; and the droid was named Zuckuss. Later on, Lucasarts decided that droids had names with cyphers and letters, and organics had not. Thus, Zuckuss is the alien. He is shorter than 4-LOM and wears a brown robe with various gas tubes attached to his mask.
After his partner's personality was lost, Zuckuss left the Rebel's service. When the Rebel Alliance became the New Republic, Zuckuss regretted leaving them, as he could have gotten a high government job or military command.
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