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"There is no one like me in the galaxy! I am justice! I am the bane of the Jedi! I haunt the dreams of their Padawans! I will drink your fear and spill your blood and my hate will scar the galaxy! I am Aurra Sing!"
―Aurra Sing[11]

Aurra Sing, also known as Nashtah, was once a female Jedi aspirant, but following a series of tragedies and misfortunes, she left the Jedi Order to become a vicious bounty hunter specializing in Jedi and political assassinations. She even became an associate in the posse of Cad Bane, a brief mentor of the orphaned Boba Fett, a commander for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, and later an Imperial agent under the Sith Lord Darth Vader.

During the Second Galactic Civil War, Sing was hired to kill Queen Mother Tenel Ka Djo and Chume'da Allana, only to be beaten by the latter.

Sing's career spanned over eight decades, from before 41 BBY to 40 ABY.


Early life[]


Aurra Sing as a Padawan

Aurra Sing was born in the slums of Nar Shaddaa to a spice-addicted mother named Aunuanna, who called the child "angel,"[6][7] and a father she never knew.[7] A Force-sensitive female humanoid, the young Sing was exposed to the ruthless violence of Nar Shaddaa for the first two years of her life, before her strength in the Force was discovered by the Jedi Master[1] An'ya Kuro, also known as "the Dark Woman."[11] Promising Aunuana that her daughter would have a better life away from the smuggler's moon,[6] the Jedi brought Sing to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, where the Dark Woman, her one-time student Ki-Adi-Mundi, and other members of the Jedi Order trained the child to use the Force and the Jedi weapon the lightsaber. Mundi was troubled by the darkness in Sing,[1] and Kuro, though experienced with difficult students, was a harsh teacher, and struggled to form the bond with her pupil[11] that the Jedi Council had hoped would allow Sing to put aside her aggression and learn control. Headstrong and deadly, Sing was dubbed "Nashtah" by her fellow students, for a six-legged Dravian predatory animal.[12]

Not yet a Padawan apprentice,[12] Sing traveled with Kuro to a training ground maintained by the master on Ord Namurt.[13] The nine-year-old student was led into a trap by a young Twi'lek, and captured by[1] Sennex pirates. Sing was convinced by the pirates that her master had sold her to them as a slave,[14] while the Dark Woman suspected that her apprentice had left to escape her arduous training,[13] and deemed her departure to be the will of the Force.[11] Sing joined the pirate crew and learned to track and ambush quarry from its captain, who, years later, sold her to Wallanooga the Hutt for several thousand credits, having grown jealous of her skill and fearing that she would usurp his power.[1]

Once again on Nar Shaddaa, Sing underwent further training at the expense of her Hutt masters, depleting a generation's worth of the wealth accumulated by the family of Urdruua the Hutt.[15] Seeking to translate Sing's Force-sensitivity and fringe-honed skills into a career as an assassin, Sing's new master apprenticed her to an academy of Anzati killers who implanted her skull with a Rhen-Orm biocomputer sensor.[12] With a personal debt to Wallanooga compelling Anzati leader Anis to ignore the his people's reluctance to train outsiders and protecting Sing from harm, she learned the four cornerstones of assassination—the kill, infiltration, drama, and evasion—from instructor Torgo Tahn, whose obsessive advances she continually rebuffed.[14] After four years, Sing's education was complete, and she set out to exact revenge on those who had wronged her in the past, killing Wallanooga and the pirate crew.[1]

Jedi hunter[]

Early victims[]

"Fear me, Jedi! I am Aurra Sing, Nashtah, scourge of your kind! I haunt your darkest dreams! I drink Jedi blood; I nest in their guts! Your nightmares now have a name, hierophant, and that name is Aurra Sing!"
―Aurra Sing[7]

Before 41 BBY, Aurra Sing began a career as a bounty hunter and assassin, with Jedi among the number of her victims. Sing gained a reputation among the Order for claiming the lightsabers of her quarry as trophies.[16] Though Sing refused to join the Bounty Hunters' Guild, its Trandoshan guildmaster Cradossk would employ her services in the capture or killing of hunters who violated guild rules.[17]

During Obi-Wan Kenobi's apprenticeship to Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Sing hunted the Jedi Mana Veridi on Kwannot. Veridi, underestimated by the assassin, was able to communicate a distress call to the Jedi Council, who dispatched Kenobi and Jinn to her aid. As the two arrived and made contact with Veridi in a darkened alleyway, Sing killed her and engaged the rescuers in a lightsaber duel. Outfighting Kenobi, the bounty hunter pursued Jinn to a nearby rooftop and took the master by surprise by drawing a second blade. When the apprentice rejoined the battle, Sing knocked both Jedi to the ground, but found herself outmatched in combat and fled, though she was able to claim Veridi's lightsaber for her collection.[18]

Around 36 BBY,[19] Sing put into action a scheme to capture Torgo Tahn and claim a bounty on his head: the year prior, the bounty hunter had purchased a Consular-class cruiser, which she modified with onboard energy inverters and arranged for an agent to sell to Tahn. Posting a price on her own head as a lure, Sing sprung a trap set for her by the Anzati, following a faked message from the Dark Woman and staged opposition from the Nuala Marauders to the starship she had prepared, where she was captured and restrained by Tahn. As he debated whether he would claim the bounty or kill her himself, Sing activated the inverters, freeing herself, turning her restraints on her captor, and taking him prisoner.[14]

In 32 BBY, during her time on Tatooine, Sing watched the Boonta Eve Classic Podrace from a balcony on Beggar's Canyon.[5] She noticed that the young Human slave, Anakin Skywalker, was not cheating, which was astounding to her. She had reasoned that it was because of his strong connection to the Force that helped the boy win "an honest race in a contest that has no rules."[20] At the same time, Skywalker won his freedom.[5] They would formally meet a decade later.[21]

Jedi Knight and lightsaber combat instructor Cin Drallig cited the threat of the saber-wielding Sing as cause for the sustained study of Form II, a dueling style oriented towards saber-to-saber combat, in a discussion of lightsaber forms recorded in the Jedi Order's Great Holocron in 31 BBY.[16]

The hunt for Aurra Sing[]

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Aurra Sing at the Boonta Eve Classic Podrace in 32 BBY.

Sing became known as a hunter of Jedi, carving a bloody swath of victims including Sharad Hett on Tatooine,[22] and Peerce and J'Mikel on Coruscant. After the deaths of Peerce, J'Mikel and a group of Republic Peace Officers, J'Mikel's Padawan Xiaan Amersu described the attack to the Council. The Council then decided to send Ki-Adi-Mundi, Adi Gallia, and A'Sharad Hett to begin a hunt for Sing. Sing was soon brought to the planet Talas where she was attacked by droidekas dispatched by two Quarrens named Tallet and Lekket. The Quarrens explained to Sing that they needed her services to assassinate the Quarren Senator Tikkes, who had tipped off the Republic on an operation the Quarrens had been running. Sing took no interest in the senator but agreed to the mission anyway after finding out that her former master, the Dark Woman, led the raid. Sing was nearly captured by the Jedi hunting her, but escaped aboard a personal flier. After crashing on a lush jungle world, Sing engaged the Jedi protecting Tikkes. Sing managed to get aboard the ship holding the Senator with only Hett guarding him. Sing and Hett dueled with their lightsabers with Hett coming out as the victor. Sing soon escaped, however, as the Jedi and the Senator left the planet.[10]

Later contracts[]

In 27 BBY,[23] Sing was contacted through the Bounty Hunters' Guild by Reess Kairn, a Twi'lek former Jedi and pirate who had assumed the identity of a priestess of the Order of the Ffib through reconstructive surgery. On the forest moon of the planet Endor, Kairn hired Sing to kill three Shi'ido members of his crew, who had used their species' shape-shifting abilities to take on the Twi'lek's original appearance. Kairn directed the hunter to three planets representing elemental states—Icy Hoth for liquid, desert Tatooine for flame, and gaseous Bespin for sky—and claimed that one of three was himself, identifiable by the red-colored eyes of a spice addict. In reality, the hunt was a ruse conceived to fake his own death, and he had hired mercenary Thranta Riders to kill Sing over Bespin.[17]

On Hoth, she disguised herself in the pelt of a wampa controlled by the Shi'ido via biostim implant to infiltrate his camp and confront him. In the ensuing lightfight, Sing killed the impostor and caused a cave-in, before escaping the Shi'ido's wampas and a dragon slug awoken by the collapse with a jetpack. Proceeding to Tatooine, she took up a sniper's position in the township of Mos Espa and shot the second Shi'ido while he drove a landspeeder with Wuher, a young human, onboard. Believing she had killed the last of the impostors, Sing traveled to Bespin and pursued her target, observing an aerial acrobatics display from the back of a thranta, on an airhook, only to be set upon by Kairn's mercenaries. The hunter killed her assailants and commandeered a thranta, while abandoning her airhook to collide with and kill "Reess Kairn." Recovering his corpse, Sing discovered, to her surprise, that he had been in reality the third Shi'ido. Realising that she had been betrayed to the mercenaries and deceived about Kairn's whereabouts, Sing reasoned that the fourth elemental state, land, corresponded to the Endor moon. Returning to the place her hunt had begun, she approached the "priestess" from behind, and shot and killed the genuine Kairn.[17]

On Balmorra, Sing ran into Jango Fett,[24] a fellow bounty hunter for whom she had worked as a contract stringer,[1] while hunting Rigorra the Hutt. Aurra apparently had had a connection to the Hutt when she was just a slave to Wallanooga. Sing and Fett managed to infiltrate the Hutt's well defended palace but were captured along with two other bounty hunters—Bossk and Skorr—who were hunting Rigorra's brother. All four managed to escape after being poisoned with powerful toxic flowers and Sing captured Rigorra.[24]

Clone Wars[]

Separatist employment[]

"Hello, Aurra. What a surprise to find you here."
"I'm sure. You shouldn't have come here, Jedi, but I will enjoy watching you die."
"Sorry to have to disappoint you.
―Sing prepares to fight Anakin Skywalker[21]

Aurra Sing on Devaron during the Clone Wars.

Sing was employed for a time by Count Dooku, who sent her to find Boba Fett, as the boy was thought to have information vital to the Separatist cause. Upon discovering that young Fett was heir to a large amount of money, Sing attempted to take the money herself.[25] This plan failed, however, when the young Fett escaped her on Aargau.[26]

In 22 BBY,[27] Sing was hired by the Devaronian Galactic Republic senator Vien'sai'Malloc to assassinate her colleague, Senator Elsah'sai'Moro, who threatened to reveal Sai'Malloc's arrangement with the Separatists to establish a raiding base on the planet Devaron. Sing crossed paths with Jedi sent to investigate Sai'Moro's death, including Aayla Secura, Tholme, and An'ya Kuro. She almost killed the latter two in a cave explosion but was defeated and captured instead by Secura, who scarred the bounty hunter and sliced off her bio-computer antenna. Sing was sent to a prison on Oovo IV,[11] but secured her release with information pertaining to bounties posted on the Jedi[27] by the Crimson Nova chapter of the Bounty Hunters' Guild,[28] of which she was a one-time member by the Imperial Period.[8]

During the Cortosis droid crisis, Anakin Skywalker encountered Sing on Tatooine. She first posed as one of the locals, and asked the young Jedi's help in eliminating a womp rat nest that was harassing the inhabitants. To her surprise, Skywalker managed to solve the problem without any incident. She revealed herself, and temporarily distracted him, by setting off a thermal detonator. Skywalker chased after the Dark Jedi and cornered her near Jabba the Hutt's palace. However, before they could fight, Saato managed to incapacitate Anakin, and ordered Sing to throw the Padawan into the palace dungeons.[21]

Three months after the Battle of Geonosis, Urdruua the Hutt placed a death mark on a Jedi and Sing accepted the bounty. However, the Hutt revealed that the Jedi Aurra was supposed to be hunting was in fact herself. He shot poison gas into his main chamber, but Sing escaped, to find herself surrounded by Nikto assassins being led by a Chadra-Fan with a nail gun. After finding another way to escape, she sniped out three Duros assassins, who were also trying to snipe her. After getting on a comlink with the Hutt, she noted that she had placed a bomb in the Hutt's palace, and a few seconds later it was destroyed. Aurra Sing left the scene saying: "Such a waste. Now I have to go to find real Jedi to kill."[15]

During Separatist-aligned bounty hunter Cade Bane's mission to capture Republic Jedi General Bolla Ropal on Devaron, Aurra Sing was hired by her fellow hunter to lead Nashtah Team of the Separatist Droid Army. Confirming their target's position, Sing ordered a droid subordinate—who mistook her for Separatist commander Asajj Ventress—to fire on a Republic gunship to provide a distraction for Bane's attack.[9]

Joining Boba Fett[]

"Only two to go, Windu. Come and find us. We'll be waiting!"
―Aurra Sing to Mace Windu via hologram[29]

Aurra Sing and Boba Fett

In 21 BBY,[30] during the Clone Wars, she joined up with Boba Fett to kill Mace Windu for revenge for Boba's father. Boba, under the name of "Lucky", boarded the Endurance as a clone cadet. After his first attempt on Windu's life failed, he contacted Sing to ask for advice. Sing told him to blow up the reactors, much to Boba's surprise. After Boba successfully destroyed the Endurance's reactors, sending it crashing towards Vanqor, he got into one of the escape pods along with several of the other cadets. Once they were away from the plummeting vessel, the pod was docked by Slave I. Bossk and Sing entered the pod to confront Boba. After telling him that the other cadets must be launched into space, due to the fact that they are "living witnesses", Boba reluctantly came aboard Slave I and jettisoned the pod from Slave I's docking area. Although the group of bounty hunters escaped, the cadets were saved by Anakin Skywalker and Windu, who had escaped the Endurance in their Jedi Starfighters.[31]

She later abducted Admiral Kilian, Commander Ponds, and a naval officer from the crash site of the Endurance on Vanqor. After Skywalker and Windu triggered their bomb in the crash site, Boba convinced Sing to go back there and get the two Jedis' heads to bring to Dooku, who might pay them for their trouble. Sing, along with Boba and Castas, went to the crash site. Due to the ship falling apart, and R2-D2's interference, Sing decided to blow up the crash site. As they left, Bossk contacted Sing, telling that a explosion happened near where the Jedi landed. Sing then ordered Bossk to jam all transmissions from the planet. When Sing and her team returned to Slave I, they saw Windu's Jedi starfighter taking off. Unbeknownst to Sing, only R2-D2 was aboard. Though Slave I took out the Jedi fighter's communications, Artoo reached the hyperspace rings and escaped. Knowing that Windu would not hold a grudge against them, she decided to motivate Windu by using the hostages.[32]

When contacting Mace Windu to come and find her, Sing shot Ponds, whom she had abducted, after Boba wouldn't do it. The group of bounty hunters then docked on Florrum for a visit with Sing's old flame Hondo Ohnaka to see if he would give them any advice. During a visit in the bar with Hondo, Sing overheard Castas communicating via hologram to a friend on Coruscant. After hearing him calling her an old hag, she shot him. Plo Koon and Ahsoka Tano later caught up with her. After having a quarrel in a room, Sing fled away, leaving a discouraged Boba behind. Tano chased her, but after getting an order from Plo Koon, she went to free the hostages. Sing got suspicious, so she went to go and stop the Padawan. After Tano pursued her, she fled on Slave I, but because of a wing failure caused by Tano, the ship crashed. Sing was presumed dead by the Jedi.[33] Unknown to them, Hondo salvaged her out of Slave I's wreckage.[34]


"Honey, this isn't about your cause. This is about revenge. My employer wants to get even with you. Simple as that."
―Aurra Sing[34]

Sing faces Ahsoka Tano, who is protecting Amidala

Sing was later hired by Ziro the Hutt to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala in retaliation for imprisoning him. She tracked the Senator to Alderaan, where Amidala was due for a conference on refugee concerns. Infiltrating the conference through the vents and snapping the neck of several Senate Commandos, Sing set up a sniper position. Only the timely intervention of Tano gave Amidala a flesh wound, forcing Sing to flee.[34]

Sing later made a second attempt on Amidala's life when she tracked down the Senator, not being fooled by the BD-3000 luxury droid acting in her place. But once again, Tano interfered. Sing outdrew Tano as she grazed the Padawan, but Amidala used a stun blaster on her. Sing was then arrested and brought to Coruscant.[34]

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Sing teams up with Cad Bane

Later in the Clone Wars, Sing teamed up with Cad Bane's bounty hunter team for the raid on the Republic Senate Building. To see how "solitary types" like Aurra Sing, Robonino and Shahan Alama would work together, Bane set them on a test mission to capture bounty hunter Davtokk on the planet Keyorin. Davtokk attempted to take out Bane to collect the bounty on his head, but was overcome with relative ease by Bane's team. Pleased with their performance, Bane moved the team to Coruscant to prepare for an operation to rescue Ziro Desilijic Tiure.[35]

During the hostage siege Aurra covered Bane's entrance to the building by taking out the Senate Commandos who attempted to stop him with a sniper rifle. After Bane eliminated the remaining Senate Commandos, Aurra shot a dying one. Later she aided Shahan Alama in searching for the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, whose presence in the Senate Building threatened to thwart Bane's plan. Eventually, with the help of Robonino they managed to render Skywalker unconscious. When the Hutt crime lord was freed, Aurra Sing successfully left the crime scene along with the rest of the group.[36] Her actions earned her a one-hundred fifty thousand credit bounty on her head for "crimes against the Republic."[37]

During the Clone Wars, Sing was hired to assassinate Republic ambassador Yong Dolor on Coruscant by his assistant Lorn, who hoped to pin the incident on the Separatists and take his superior's place. From a sniper's position, she took aim at the ambassador, but was interrupted by Jedi Knight Jyl Somtay. Though Somtay disarmed and captured Sing, turning her over to GU-series "Guardian" police droids of the Coruscant Security Force, she was unable to uncover Lorn's identity. To do so, the Jedi Knight disguised herself as Sing and, tracing a poison found on a ryyk blade carried by the bounty hunter to a dive bar, and confronted her contact on the pretense of demanding upfront payment. At the same time, the genuine Sing feigned asphyxiation in Republic custody, prompting the droids to release her restraints and allowing her to escape. Pursuing the impostor to the bar and attacking her, Sing was again defeated by Somtay and rendered unconscious. Still posing as Sing, Somtay had the contact arrange a meeting with Lorn and goaded him into confessing his guilt before arresting them both, foiling their plot.[38]

Agent of the Empire[]

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Aurra Sing unleashed.

In 18 BBY, she was freed by Darth Vader and sent to kill the former Jedi, Jax Pavan. Vader had her transported to Coruscant, and she went to the remains of the Jedi Temple to search for any clues to Pavan's whereabouts. While there, she encountered Gregar Typho and in the resulting duel between them, she lost and became unconscious. Typho then took one of her lightsabers, which he would later send as a gift to Jax.[7]

Sing was closing in on her quarry, getting nearer and nearer to finding Jax, and at one point engaged in a duel against Jax's Gray Paladin ally, Laranth Tarak. Later, she caught up with Pavan and engaged him in a duel. The Jedi outsmarted Sing, and dropped her into a reposticator, where he presumed Sing met her death.[7]

Galactic Civil War[]

"Jedi assassin?! Look, I ain't the biggest believer in all that kooky mysticism, but even I know that Jedi don't die easy."
―Han Solo[18]

En route from Tatooine's Mos Eisley spaceport to the Alderaan system aboard the Corellian freighter Millennium Falcon in 0 BBY,[27] the aged Obi-Wan Kenobi shared the tale of his and his master's encounter with Sing on Kwannot with the Falcon's captain, Han Solo. Unfamiliar with the hunter, Solo was incredulous at the success of a Jedi-targeting assassin, and at Kenobi's claim that Sing had fled with her opponents at her mercy.[18]

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Aurra Sing participating in Jabba's demolition games

Sing was seen again on Tatooine soon after the Battle of Hoth, once again on the hunt of a Jedi. She had followed her instincts to the planet as she had sensed a new Force wielder there, but was unable to pick out her target at first as his powers hadn't yet surfaced and so she was unsure as to who it was. To find out, she entered Jabba's demolition games on her ancient swoop, using her sniper rifle to take out targets. She eventually discovered that that her target was the young Wade Vox, whom she tried to take out after he won his freedom. She was unable to do so, however, as Vox deflected her sniper shots with his newly-built crimson lightsaber.[39]

Galactic Alliance[]

"Your father was full of surprises as you are."
―Aurra Sing to Leia Organa Solo[20]
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Galactic Federation of Free Alliances Historical Council Archivist emeritus Voren Na'al reported Sing's killing of Sharad Hett, her Coruscant massacre and subsequent pursuit—with an attached image of her duel with A'Sharad Hett—and her role in the Devaron ruse and cortosis battle droid crisis of the Clone Wars, in his 36 ABY chronicle The New Essential Chronology.[27]

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An image of Aurra Sing included in Jedi vs. Sith

In 40 ABY,[40] using the name "Nashtah," Sing was accidentally hired by Lalu Morwan to assassinate Hapan Queen Mother Tenel Ka and her young daughter Allana. After allying herself with an undercover Han and Leia Organa Solo, whom she shared her tale of watching Anakin Skywalker's race, her attempt to kill Allana was thwarted by Jacen Solo and ironically, her own quarry; while she managed to destroy the Defender Droid DD-11A and deal a few wounds on Solo, she had suffered a dislocated knee and was immobilized by Allana's injector pen. Soon afterward, she was captured by security forces and placed in a holding cell aboard the Star Destroyer Anakin Solo.[20]

In the same year, after the death of Jedi Master Mara Jade Skywalker, Cin Drallig's remarks on Sing were recovered from the Great Holocron and compiled by New Jedi Order archivist Tionne Solusar, along with an image and description of the bounty hunter, in the historical record Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force.[16]

Around 138 ABY,[41] a Force vision of Sing killing the elder Hett was conjured by Sith Lord Darth Wyyrlok during a duel with the younger, now known by the Sith title Darth Krayt.[42]

Personality and traits[]

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Aurra Sing, assassin for hire

"I never ask for permission to do anything, my darling."
―Aurra Sing, to Hondo Ohnaka[33]

Aurra Sing was one of the most powerful and ruthless bounty hunters in the galaxy. She possessed a great hatred of Jedi, believing that they had abandoned her. Because of this she was an angry and pained individual and Aayla Secura took advantage of this by taunting her about being abandoned by the Jedi Order, allowing her to defeat Sing. Sing had no qualms about committing murder and killed Clone Commander Ponds without a second thought. During her youth, she was also noted for being very aggressive, and therefore the Jedi Council placed her under the instruction of An'ya Kuro. However, Sing hated Kuro, possibly because she used brutal and, to some, disturbing training methods, and she quickly believed that the Jedi Master had abandoned her when she was captured by pirates and thus turned to the dark side.

Sing avoided live bounties due to their heightened difficulty and expense, fulfilling them only at a premium to her employer.[17] When the contract called for it, however, she could put aside her personal feelings and take a target in alive.[14]

However, despite her ruthlessness, Sing was also somewhat of a mother to Boba Fett during his teenage years, sometimes addressing him as "honey" and stopping him from drinking alcohol in Hondo Ohnaka's bar. She was, however, also very selfish and abandoned Fett to save herself after the boy was captured by Plo Koon. She also tried to get the boy to murder the helpless Commander Ponds and, when he hesitated, she simply shoved him aside and killed Ponds herself.

Boba's bounty hunter father, Jango, felt sympathy for Aurra. Over the years, Jango Fett had encountered many other bounty hunters and, on several occasions, had even been required to kill them. He'd done so without remorse because bounty hunting was, after all, a chosen profession, and everyone knew the risks. No one had, by 23 BBY, ever gained Jango's entire trust, and very few—only Zam Wesell and Cradossk—had ever earned his respect. But ever since his first run-in with Sing, he'd felt something for her that was—for Jango—even more powerful than trust or respect: she had his sympathy, something Fett kept in extremely short supply. While others looked at Aurra and saw nothing more than a trigger-happy psychopath, Jango saw her as a broken spirit, the result of a lifetime of bad breaks. He felt sympathy for Aurra because she had not chosen bounty hunting as a profession, it had chosen her.[24]

Aurra Sing had, for a time, a romantic relationship with Hondo Ohnaka, and though they were no longer lovers by the time of the Clone Wars, Ohnaka still referred to her as "my dear". However, Ohnaka refused to help Sing when she tried to lure Ahsoka Tano and Plo Koon into a trap.


"My mother was human. My father was a ghost in the night, and I doubt even my mother knew his species—but it was obviously a long-lived one. If I ever find out who he was, perhaps I'll be able to hunt him down and kill him."
―Aurra Sing[20]
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Aurra Sing's long fingers

Sing's biological heritage was veiled in secrecy. Her mother was Human, but her father was of an unknown long-lived species. Nevertheless, rumors abounded, some even speculating that he may have been Anzati.[7]

She inherited certain physical traits from her father, such as her pale white skin, dark and sunken eye sockets, and fingers roughly twice the length of the standard Human hand. Another trait that seemed to originate from her father was a very strange metabolism which required her to frequently ingest sustenance, which mainly consisted of drinking blood drained from raw meat. She also inherited his longevity, her life having long exceeded that of a regular Human. At the time of the Second Galactic Civil War, she was at least ninety years old though she appeared no older than she had during the Clone Wars, sixty years prior.[20]

Powers and abilities[]

"Truly, her powers are great. The dark side must be strong in her."
"No—not yet. I met her on Tatooine, remember—I don't know why, or how, but she neither a disciple of the light or the dark side.
Eeth Koth and Ki-Adi-Mundi debate on Aurra Sing's Force allegiance[43]

Aurra Sing dodges droidekas with Force speed.

Aurra Sing was a deadly bounty hunter and Jedi killer who slew several Jedi throughout her career, including the highly skilled Sharad Hett. She was skilled in the use of telekinesis which she used to hurl rocks at Hett before killing him.[22] When ambushed by droidekas, she managed to evade their blaster bolts with Force speed and use Force Jump to get a close swipe at them. Sing was also a highly skilled lightsaber duelist, both with a single lightsaber and dual blades.[10] She was capable of utilizing Battlemind and Force sight.[44] Sing once employed Force lightning.[45]

Sing also proved to be an excellent markswoman and sniper, managing to shoot Sharad Hett in the arm on Tatooine.[22] She was also able to shoot down several Senate Commandos with great accuracy during her mission to rescue Ziro the Hutt and shot a blaster out of Anakin Skywalker's hand after he disarmed her companion, Shahan Alama.[36]

Weapons and equipment[]

"I thought only the Jedi possessed such weapons!"
―Reess Kairn, on Aurra Sing's lightsaber[17]

One of Sing's dual-trigger blaster pistols

Aurra Sing often took Jedi's lightsabers as trophies and kept them in suitcases. She wielded two dual-triggered blaster pistols and a Czerka Adventurer slugthrower rifle or Fallann hyper-rifle slung on her back, as well as the lightsabers of the Jedi she had slain. She also made use of a customized swoop while hunting Sharad Hett on Tatooine.

After killing the pirate crew who had sold her to Wallanooga the Hutt, Sing claimed their blockade runner as her own,[1] and berthed a starfighter onboard.[45] In addition to her swoop bike, she employed a jetpack and airhook for transport during her hunt for Reess Kairn.[17]

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Aurra Sing's lightsaber

Sing had a number of cyborg parts, the most prominent being the antenna sticking out of her head. Her skull contained a Rhen-Orm biocomputer, which could identify lifeforms,[17] heighten her senses, and allow her to simulate the Anzati ability to perceive fear.[12] Aurra Sing also possessed a scarlet single-bladed lightsaber. Sing didn't construct the lightsaber herself, but took it from one of the Jedi she killed. Prior to the Invasion of Naboo, Sing used it to kill Jedi Knight Mana Veridi on the planet Kwannot and later wielded it in combat against Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. In 27 BBY, Sing carried her lightsaber while on the search for the rogue Jedi Reess Kairn.

Behind the scenes[]

The character of Aurra Sing was first conceived in a sketch labeled "Babe Fett" by Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang. Chiang had made the sketch as a result of George Lucas' request to have more characters fill out the podracing sequence in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. In the final film, the character was played by model Michonne Bourriague.[46] Aurra Sing became so popular with fans that she was explored in other media, including the video games Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars: Demolition (where she was voiced by Tasia Valenza) and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, where she was voiced by Jaime King.

According to Aurra Sing's entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Sing was 75 years old[47] in 40 ABY,[40] approximately 76 years after her earliest known appearance,[19] by which time she was over 13 years old according to The New Essential Guide to Characters.[1] This article treats the age given by the Encyclopedia as an error.

Before the cancellation of The Clone Wars, several unfinished episodes featuring Sing were written for the show's sixth season, including one in which Sing was planned to be killed, according to King's husband Kyle Newman.[48] Had this concept been canonized, it would have contradicted Sing's appearances in the Star Wars Legends stories set during the Galactic Civil War and the New Republic and New Jedi Order eras.[7][39][20]


Non-canon appearances[]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 The New Essential Guide to Characters
  2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia
  4. Star Wars: Head-to-Head Tag Teams
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars (1998) 17
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Star Wars: Republic: The Hunt for Aurra Sing
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Jedi: Aayla Secura
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Databank title Sing, Aurra in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "Aurra's Song" — Dark Horse Presents Annual 2000: Girls Rule!
  15. 15.0 15.1 CWACite "Old Scores" — Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 8
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 StarWarsTales-Icon "Once Bitten" — Star Wars Tales 12
  19. 19.0 19.1 According to Star Wars Omnibus: Rise of the Sith, Aurra's Song takes place approximately 36 years before the Battle of Yavin, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 0 BBY, 36 years after 36 BBY.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 Legacy of the Force: Tempest
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Star Wars: The New Droid Army
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Star Wars: Republic: Outlander
  23. According to HorselessHeadman Comics Timeline on Dark Horse Comics' official website (backup link), The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing takes place 27 years before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which The Essential Reader's Companion dates to 0 BBY, 27 years after 27 BBY.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Star Wars Adventures 6: The Warlords of Balmorra
  25. Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
  26. Boba Fett: Maze of Deception
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 The New Essential Chronology
  28. Republic 65
  29. The Clone Wars: Bounty Hunter: Boba Fett
  30. The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 35 (21 BBY 9–12, Boba Fett's Revenge)
  31. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Death Trap"
  32. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "R2 Come Home"
  33. 33.0 33.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Lethal Trackdown"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Assassin"
  35. The Clone Wars: Invitation Only
  36. 36.0 36.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Hostage Crisis"
  37. StarWars Get Ready for The Clone Wars with Downloadable Goodies on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  38. "Jedi Masquerade" — Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic 6.28
  39. 39.0 39.1 Star Wars: Demolition
  40. 40.0 40.1 The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of Legacy of the Force: Tempest to 40 ABY.
  41. Legacy—War 1 takes place approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 0 BBY, 138 years before 138 ABY.
  42. Legacy—War 1
  43. Star Wars (1998) 28
  44. The Dark Side Sourcebook
  45. 45.0 45.1 Star Wars (1998) 29
  46. Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels, p. 101
  47. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 152–153 ("Sing, Aurra")
  48. YouTube Solo Live Reaction on the Steele Wars YouTube channel: "You know, she actually died befo... There were episodes of The Clone Wars season 6 that I was in, which were deleted and she was in that too and she died." (backup link)

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