- "Yousa okay, Bogey? Yousa saved me! Yousa my new pallo!"
- ―Jar Jar Binks after being saved from a missile by "Bogey"
"Bogey" was the nickname of a Kwazel Maw that the Gungan Representative Jar Jar Binks encountered and befriended during a mission to Rodia in the Clone Wars. Bogey later played a key role in capturing the Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
"Bogey" was a member of the Kwazel Maw species who lurked in the swamps of Rodia. Its skin was covered in glowing bioluminescent markings, which offered enough resistance to deflect blaster bolts and even missiles. Bogey's mouth was big enough to swallow humanoids whole, while its yellow eyes had eyelids that would close when sleeping underwater.
Despite inhabiting the swamps of Rodia, Bogey appeared to be equally comfortable on land.
History[edit | edit source]
Jar Jar Binks traveled to the planet Rodia on behalf of the Galactic Republic with Padmé Amidala and C-3PO to discuss the continuation of Rodia's allegiance to the Republic with Senator Onaconda Farr. Unbeknownst to the trio, they were being led into a trap devised by Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray to capture Amidala. After Binks learned of Amidala's arrest, he rushed to her rescue - donning a Jedi robe that he had found aboard her ship. He was soon discovered by Gunray and his accompanying battle droids, however, and escaped underwater via a grate.
Here, Binks discovered "Bogey," and only just managed to escape the beast. Later, however, Binks found himself underwater once more, this time evading a missile that had been fired by a B2-HA super battle droid. In the process, Binks came face-to-face again with Bogey, and was swallowed whole by the creature - only for it to shrug off the missile and then release the Gungan. With the beast seemingly friendly towards him, Binks affectionately stroked its hide and gave it the nickname of Bogey.
Later, as Amidala and C-3PO were set to be executed by Gunray, Binks distracted the droid executioners and was then assisted by Bogey, who launched out from underwater and destroyed a number of battle droids, with Binks on its back. As Gunray looked to flee amid the confusion, Bogey toppled his shuttle off the edge of the hangar, cutting off his escape route. Gunray was then arrested by Amidala and Farr, while Binks was commended for his bravery as Bogey watched on.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness" (In flashback(s))
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia