- "I see three time winner Bozzie Baranta is back for another try."
- ―Fodesinbeed Annodue
Bozzie Baranta was a mechanic on Gasgano's pit crew around the time of the Boonta Eve Classic during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Baranta had pink and tan skin, and blue eyes. Eventually, Baranta became a podracer himself.
Working as a mechanic for Gasgano, in 32 BBY, he fostered dreams of becoming a podracer himself. He secretly practiced with the Ord Pedrovia until he felt he could at least hold his own on the Amateur circuit. At that point, he made his request to part ways with Gasgano. Once the Xexto saw how he could race, Gasgano agreed to let him off the pit crew, and even had a hand in funding Baranta's campaign to buy a podracer.
Becoming a podracer
He performed quite well that he became the favorite in the track "Abyss" in Ord Ibanna. He was known to let worry affect his piloting, but could be a dangerous opponent, due to his tendency to stop regularly during a race to make repairs. As such, he spent more to repair the podracer than he did to purchase it.
Skills and abilities
Baranta's podracing impressed the likes of Gasgano.
Personality and traits
Baranta's Shelba 730 Razor podracer was considered one of the most flashy, beautiful and elegant pod ships of the Tournaments. He conisdered it his pride and joy. His podracer had average acceleration and good response, but it had below average handling. He installed a top of the line repair-module on his podracer to make sure his podracer got all the attention. He ended up putting more money into repairing it then he did actually buying it.
Behind the scenes
- «I hope Watto gave you a good deal for that junkpile.»
- ―Bozzie Baranta was voiced by Terence McGovern
Bozzie Baranta was first mentioned in the Baranta's voice in the Star Wars: Episode I film novelization He made his first full appearance in Star Wars Episode I: Racer, voiced by Terence McGovern. In early drafts of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace there was a character named Bozzie Barada.
- Star Wars Episode I: Racer (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace video game (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Star Wars Episode I: Racer
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 79 ("Baranta, Bozzie")