Athgar Heece was a Dybrinthe bounty hunter who operated in the Niima Outpost on the desert planet Jakku during the reign of the New Republic. Heece was used to living on worlds with higher atmospheric pressures and temperatures than Jakku, so Jakku seemed quite pleasant to Heece. Heece wore brown robes with a hose that supplied processed atmosphere. During the year 34 ABY, Heece was in the Niima Outpost waiting in a line to sell junk to the junk boss Unkar Plutt shortly before the outpost was partially razed by First Order TIE/fo fighters in an unrelated mission.


Athgar Heece and Rey on Jakku

Athgar Heece (far left) waits in line to sell junk to Unkar Plutt

Athgar Heece was a member of the Dybrinthe species[2] from the Deep Core moon of Dybrin 12[1] who operated as a bounty hunter during the reign of the New Republic. Heece operated on the desert planet Jakku, and as Dybrinthe are accustomed to higher pressures and atmospheric conditions, Heece was one of Jakku's few visitors who found the world's atmosphere pleasant.[2]

During the year 34 ABY, Heece was present in Niima Outpost. Alongside another Dybrinthe, Heece stood in a line to sell junk to the outpost's Crolute junk boss Unkar Plutt. An Abednedo and the human scavenger Rey stood in line ahead of Heece. While dealing with Rey, Plutt offered a lucrative trade deal for Rey's recently acquired droid BB-8. When Rey refused, Plutt angrily closed his shop, barring Heece from seeing the junkboss.[3]

Later in the day, Heece was still in the settlement when the Niima Outpost was partially destroyed by First Order TIE/fo fighters when they gave chase to Rey in their own attempt to capture BB-8.[3]

Personality and traitsEdit

Athgar Heece was a tall individual who wore elaborate headgear while on Jakku which Heece wore to improve his breathing while away from Heece's homeworld.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Athgar Heece first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015. The character was not identified in the film, but received a name in Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by Pablo Hidalgo and released the same day as the film. Behind the scenes photos posted on the TMZ website reveal that Athgar Heece was portrayed by a blond female extra, later identified as British artist Mel Pickup.[4]

In LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Heece is portrayed as being close friends with Lor San Tekka.[5]


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