Biography[edit | edit source]
Search for Windu[edit | edit source]
Castas joined Boba and Sing when they went to search for the remains of Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker in the wreckage of Admiral Shoan Kilian's destroyed Venator-class Star Destroyer, Endurance. During this time with the bounty hunter group he showed his cowardly nature and his lack of patience. More than once, he was the one who saw the incoming obstacles sent at them by astromech droid R2-D2 in the ship. In the end, after barely escaping one of the latest of R2's traps, Castas said he had enough and in that moment, Aurra Sing, for the first time, agreed with the Klatooinian about getting out of the collapsing wreckage before anything else could happen to them.
Upon returning to Slave I, Castas was present when Aurra received a message from Bossk that there was a Jedi starfighter taking off back at the wreckage. The whole crew of the Slave I, including Castas, got on board right away and went to crash site. There, Castas was the one who described and pointed out that the markings of the starfighter matched those of Windu's fighter. The chase ended when Windu's fighter, in reality piloted by R2 himself, got away into hyperspace. At that moment, Castas was the only member on board who voiced his loud disappointment and sharing his fears that Mace Windu would return to hunt them down. The last comment was quickly discarded by Aurra Sing, who said that wouldn't happen because Jedi were known to not carry grudges against anyone.
Quitting[edit | edit source]
Later, a discussion on board the Slave I broke out. Castas had decided he had enough and that the whole situation had become more complicated than what he had signed on for, pointing out the failed attempts at killing Windu and bringing the Endurance down. Sing, displeased with what turned out to be what she considered a very sad excuse for a bounty hunter, decided that if Castas did not want to go along with the whole situation, he was going to be allowed to walk away at the next stop they make. Sing decided this to be the planet Florrum, where she had an old friend who might be able to take Castas's place in the whole "kill Windu" endeavor.
When Slave I arrived at Florrum, there they were welcomed by none other than Hondo Ohnaka, who turned out to be Sing's old friend and lover. Castas was greeted as not the first one who couldn't handle Sing's leadership. On the projector, Castas decided to talk to Fong Do, a Nautolan bounty hunter on Coruscant. During the conversation, Castas said that he had valuable information for "the right people". This secret talk was overheard by Aurra Sing, who spied on Castas with her antenna. Shortly after insulting her as an "old hag" and offering information on the failed mission, Sing turned around, pulled out one of her blaster pistols, and when Castas turned around, shot him through his one remaining eye. He snapped round in pain, and hugged the projector, before his corpse slid to the floor.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "I never took you for a coward, Castas."
- ―Aurra Sing
Although tough, he was also cowardly and unwilling to stick his neck out, a fact which did not sit well when he signed up with Aurra Sing. His cowardice eventually cost him his life. Aside from being a coward, Castas was known to have anger issues. Some of which surfaced in the worst possible times like when he almost beat up Boba Fett, for which he was going to be shot by Aurra Sing herself. Castas would also often complain about his work if it started to get dangerous or difficult, which almost caused the fight with Boba when he chastised Castas for complaining about the job when he had done virtually nothing.
A fact that was crucial for Castas was that he was not very bright and did not always think his actions all the way through. Such instance was the fact that he had the idea to sell information on Aurra Sing, while not that far away from her.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lethal Trackdown"
- The Clone Wars: Bounty Hunter: Boba Fett
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Insider 118
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide