- «Inform the First Order… I've found the droid.»
- ―Bazine Netal, to the First Order[src]
Bazine Netal was a human female mercenary. She was present in Maz Kanata's castle approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. Netal informed the First Order of the presence of BB-8 in Kanata's castle.
- "My bedtime stories were tales of bloody pirate raids. My friends were grizzled murderers who taught me how to punch. My jump rope was a garrote. But it was better than the orphanage."
- ―Bazine Netal
Bazine Netal was born on the planet Chaaktil with a name that she later kept secret. As a child, she was taken from an orphanage in Chaako City by Delphi Kloda and raised in Kloda's combat school where she learned a range of deadly martial arts. Kloda nicknamed her "Chaakrabbit."
When Netal was fourteen years old, Kloda sent her to steal an item from one of his competitors. She was quickly discovered by her mark, who burned her with a flamethrower. Despite this, Netal was able to kill her attacker and complete her goal, though she was left with burn scars on the left side of her scalp.
Thereafter, Netal became a feared bounty hunter and master of disguise, learning from teachers other than Kloda as well. At some point, she adopted the pseudonym "Bazine Netal." She based her operations on Chaaktil around Suli's cantina.
Mission to VashkaEdit
Six years after having left Chaako City, Netal received an assignment from an anonymous client. Her assignment was to retrieve a steel case which was in the possession of former Imperial stormtrooper Jor Tribulus. Netal's client warned her that a competitor known as "Narglatch" would also be hunting for the case.
Netal visited Kloda in order to borrow his ship, the Sparrowhawk. Kloda leant her the vessel on the condition that she take Kloda's student, the skilled Pantoran slicer Orri Tenro, along on her mission as a part of his training. Reluctantly, Netal agreed, hoping that Tenro's slicing ability would outweigh the risk he posed to her mission. As they left for the planet Vashka, Tenro proved to be incompetent with anything aside from computers.
On Vashka, Netal and Tenro infiltrated the medcenter where Tribulus was most recently recorded as a patient. There they were able to learn the location of Tribulus's retirement facility. Before disembarking for that site, Netal injected Tenro with a poison which rendered him unconscious.
Netal discovered that the retirement home had been overtaken by apidactyls. She made her way inside the building by distracting the apidactyls with a thermal detonator. There she met Aric Nightdrifter, a retired stormtrooper who had been living in the building, and he led her to Tribulus's remains.
Netal was taken by surprise when Kloda appeared and revealed that he was Narglatch, and he had raised Netal for the sole purpose of sending her after the case in order to steal it himself. After taking the case from Tribulus's corpse and disarming Netal, Kloda trapped Netal in the grave of apidactyl wax and escaped.
Using the materials Nightdrifter had buried with Tribulus, Netal was able to escape the building. She threw a detonator ahead of Kloda's narglatch, creating a hole in the ground and trapping Kloda. After a brief struggle, Netal killed Kloda and returned to the Sparrowhawk with the case.
First Order spyEdit
During the First Order's conflict with the Resistance, Netal served as one of the Order's spies. When she was at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana, Netal posed as Grummgar's girlfriend.[source?] As soon as the Millennium Falcon's captain Han Solo arrived with Rey, Finn, and BB-8, she informed the Order of the droid's location.
Searching for the Millennium FalconEdit
- "Because you have something I need—information. I'm looking for the Millennium Falcon, and rumor is that you nearly caught it."
- ―Bazine Netal, to IG-88
Sometime later, Netal was hired by a employer to search for the Millennium Falcon. She heard a rumor that IG-88 nearly caught it, so she met with IG-88 to discuss about the Millennium Falcon. During their discussion, IG-88 told Netal the story of when he almost caught the Falcon with Agent Kallus. IG-88 also told Netal that he almost had the Millennium Falcon again, but the bounty hunter Boba Fett got to Solo and the Falcon first. Netal responded that IG-88 had a lot of excuses and that her employer only paid for results. Before she left to continue her search, Netal informed IG-88 that someone knew where the Falcon was and that they would tell her where it was.
Netal later met with two droids, Doc and Teetee. They told Netal a story of when they encountered the Millennium Falcon on Lotho Minor. After the story, Netal told them that it wasn't even close to what she wanted. When she asked where she could find the Falcon, the pair didn't know as they hadn't seen it since Lotho Minor. Netal became angry but Teetee said that he knew the bounty hunter Embo had come into contact with her quarry. Netal left the droids and went to find Embo.
Netal made her way to Felucia where she found Embo. Knowing that Embo's funding from the New Republic had stopped, she made a deal with the Kyuzo where in exchange for credits, he would give her information she needed, about his encounter with the Millennium Falcon. After Embo told Netal a story of when he failed to capture the Falcon on a space station not long after the Battle of Endor, Netal questioned why it had been so hard to capture one ship. Following Embo's response, Netal replied that she would do more than try and capture it, she would succeed. After paying Embo the credits they agreed upon, he told her that he had heard the ship had surfaced somewhere. Finding the information from Embo interesting, Netal added that if there was anyone that wanted to capture the Falcon as much as her employer, it would be "her". Netal then set off for her next destination.
After arriving on Corellia, Netal captured one of the most skilled White Worms children so she could talk to Lady Proxima about the Millennium Falcon. She threatened to kill Proxima and the skilled child if she didn't tell her about the Millennium Falcon. Proxima told Netal a story of when Han returned to Corellia for parts for the Millennium Falcon. During this, Moloch, who served the White Worms, captured Han and Chewbacca and brought them to Proxima. Proxima told Han he would be punished because he owed her coaxium and had given her face scars from the sunlight. Chewbacca gave Han a thermal detonator which he used to explode the window which brought in sunlight. The sunlight damaged Praxima's face again and blinded her right eye as Han and Chewbacca made their escape. After the story, Netal became frustrated about that they did not capture the Millennium Falcon. Proxima suggested that Netal should visit a man named Ducain on Jakku, as she understood he had gotten his hands on the Falcon at one point.
Netal found Ducain and was told his story of how he stole the Falcon from Solo and its time with him, ultimately learning that Ducain was trying to return it Solo, before the Irving Boys stole it from him. After the story, Ducain left to join the Resistance and Netal became mad. As she left, Proxima contacted Netal saying that she had found the Falcon and that Netal should find Hondo Ohnaka on Batuu with it.
Personality and traitsEdit
Bazine Netal was intelligent and calculating, traits that served her well in her job. She was also elusive, as she was skilled at playing lowly aliens and would not reveal her past to anyone. She was extremely secretive as well.[source?]
Behind the scenesEdit
- 5-Minute Star Wars Villain Stories
- Lando's Luck
- "The Perfect Weapon" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- The Force Awakens Golden Book (Picture only)
- Chaos at the Castle
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation
- The Force Awakens, Part III
- "Flight of the Falcon, Part 1: Spy Games"—Star Wars Adventures 14
- "Flight of the Falcon, Part 2: The Planet of Misfit Droids"—Star Wars Adventures 15
- "Flight of the Falcon, Part 3: Home Again"—Star Wars Adventures 16
- "Flight of the Falcon, Part 4: Lady and the Tramp"—Star Wars Adventures 17
- "Flight of the Falcon, Part 5: Grand Theft Falcon"—Star Wars Adventures 18
- Pirate's Price
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Destiny – Empire at War (Card: Bazine Netal)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 "The Perfect Weapon"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Head-to-Head
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ "Flight of the Falcon, Part 1: Spy Games"—Star Wars Adventures 14
- ↑ "Flight of the Falcon, Part 2: The Planet of Misfit Droids"—Star Wars Adventures 15
- ↑ "Flight of the Falcon, Part 3: Home Again"—Star Wars Adventures 16
- ↑ "Flight of the Falcon, Part 4: Lady and the Tramp"—Star Wars Adventures 17
- ↑ "Flight of the Falcon, Part 5: Grand Theft Falcon"—Star Wars Adventures 18