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"Nice work, C'borp!"
―Finhead Stonebone praising C'borp[src]

C'borp was Finhead Stonebone's chief gunner aboard the pirate vessel Marauder Starjacker, which operated some four thousand years before the Battle of Yavin. In 4,000 BBY, C'borp took the ship's laser turret to fire on an Ithullian ore hauler, which was transporting valuable ore that Stonebone wanted to siphon. C'borp quickly and efficiently destroyed the ore hauler's defenses, including a security detail lended to the hauler by the powerful crime lord Bogga the Hutt. However, as the siphoning crew boarded the ore hauler, the Marauder Starjacker was captured and the pirate crew imprisoned after the surprise appearance of Bogga's flagship, Enforcer One. C'borp and the other pirates were brought to the Hutt's estate on the moon of Vo Dasha, where Stonebone and his crew were offered exoneration for their pirating if they went to the desolate planet of Ambria to retrieve some Adegan crystals. Stonebone agreed, and C'borp and the group went to Ambria with a team of Bogga's enforcers. The group successfully managed to obtain the crystals, but as the two groups began fighting amongst themselves about who would get the reward, Jedi trainee Nomi Sunrider attacked the criminals and killed C'borp.

Biography

"We hit the last of the escort tacticals, Finhead."
―C'borp[src]

In 4,000 BBY, C'borp, a male member of an unidentified slug-like species, was the chief gunner on the Marauder Starjacker, a pirate vessel owned and operated by Finhead Stonebone. While serving on the Marauder Starjacker, C'borp took his position as the laser turrets to fire on an Ithullian ore hauler commanded by Captain Gruna. The ore hauler was defended by Dreebo, an enforcer under the employ of Stonebone's rival, the crime lord Bogga the Hutt. Although Dreebo quickly moved to attack the Marauder Starjacker, every shot he fired missed; taking the opportunity, C'borp fired back at Dreebo, destroying the enforcer's starfighter. He then turned his attention to the ore hauler, destroying the rest of its defenses and allowing the rest of Stonebone's men to start siphoning the ore. After his attack on the hauler, C'borp reported his success to Stonebone, who received him with praise. However, Stonebone's crew was surprised by the appearance of the Enforcer One, Bogga's flagship. Bogga's enforcers captured the Marauder Starjacker and took its crew, including C'borp, prisoner.[2]

C'borp and his pirate associates were brought to Bogga's estate on the Stenness system moon of Vo Dasha in chains. Although Stonebone's crew were at first threatened, he and his crew were offered a chance at exoneration by Bogga if they performed a task for him. Bogga wanted the group to journey to the desolate planet of Ambria, to retrieve a shipment of valuable Adegan crystals that had eluded his grasp some time prior.[2] Stonebone agreed on behalf of the team, and C'borp and his associates went to Ambria alongside some of Bogga's top enforcers. Due to knowledge gained from a previous excursion to Ambria, it was known that the Adegan crystals were being kept at a compound owned by Jedi Master Thon, Bogga's sworn enemy. Descending out of their skiffs, C'borp and the crew were met by Master Thon, who did not attack as he was expected to, surprising the pirates. Instead, Thon allowed himself to be taken prisoner by the group. However, infighting soon surfaced between Bogga's enforcers and Stonebone's pirates, as the enforcers refused to share the profit from the crystals. The verbal sparring escalated into a brawl between the two sides, with C'borp taking on Fnnbu, the being who had discovered the crystals in the compound. Little did they know, their violent emotions were being influenced through the Force by Nomi Sunrider, a young Jedi trainee under the tutelage of Thon. While the two sides were distracted by the physical confrontation, Sunrider sprang into action, igniting her lightsaber and attacking them. C'borp was helpless to stop Sunrider, and was slain.[1]

Personality and traits

C'borp was willing to perform illegal activities, as he found work as the gunner on Stonebone's pirate vessel and assisted in illegal ore siphoning, taking pride in a job well done. He was also very competent at his job, and found his work met with praise by Stonebone.[2] C'borp was easily influenced by mental Force powers, being manipulated by Sunrider to behave violently while on Ambria.[1]

Behind the scenes

C'borp first appeared in Tales of the Jedi: The Saga of Nomi Sunrider, a story arc of the Tales of the Jedi comic book series, written by Tom Veitch and released over late 1993 and early 1994. C'borp appeared in the second[2] and and third of the arc's three issues.[1] In these appearances, C'borp was illustrated by David Roach.[2][1] In 2008, C'borp was given an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[3]

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