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"I am Bossk, son of Cradossk!"
―Bossk — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Cradossk was a Trandoshan male and the father of Bossk. A seasoned warrior and respected bounty hunter, Cradossk shared a rivalry with the Wookiee chieftain Tarfful, and, by the time of the Clone Wars, Cradossk's son gained a reputation for hunting Wookiees. Despite adopting Cradossk's trade, Bossk was reluctant to talk about his father with young accomplice Ezra Bridger. During the Imperial Era, Cradossk was a notable member of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, and he made a profit by providing services to the Galactic Empire.


"Our agent in the Bounty Hunters Guild reports that sentiment is trending negative toward the Rebellion as the Empire increases its use of guild services. In other words, Cradossk is making a killing."
―Excerpt of Captain Andor's report to General Draven[src]

Cradossk was the father of the bounty hunter Bossk.

A fearsome Trandoshan male, Cradossk was an experienced warrior and respected bounty hunter.[1] Like other Trandoshans,[3] Cradossk had a fierce rivalry with the Wookiees of Kashyyyk, including Tarfful,[1] a Wookiee chieftain who fought against Trandoshan hunters.[4]

Several years before the Clone Wars,[5] Cradossk's son, Bossk, was born on Trandosha,[6] the species' homeworld,[7] and Cradossk eventually taught Bossk how to steal landspeeders. Like his father,[8] Bossk became a bounty hunter and a renowned Wookiee hunter.[6] In 5 BBY,[9] during the Imperial Era, Bossk took a mission to the planet Lothal, where he hired the street urchin Ezra Bridger as a guide. When the young human asked questions about Bossk's father, the Trandoshan became annoyed, stating that fathers were "overrated."[8]

Prior to the start of the Galactic Civil War[2] in 0 BBY,[10] Cradossk was a notable member of the Bounty Hunters' Guild,[2] an institution designed to regulate the bounty hunting profession.[11] The Galactic Empire made use of the Guild's services, and according to Captain Cassian Jeron Andor, an intelligence officer of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, Cradossk was "making a killing." Andor's statement was sent to General Davits Draven, and the transmission was recorded in The Rebel Files.[2]

Personality and traitsEdit

Cradossk had orange eyes and scaly, green skin.[1] He had a hatred of Wookiees, which he passed on to his son Bossk.[12]


As a bounty hunter, Cradossk wore a red flight suit and armed himself with a Relby-v10 mortar gun, a weapon also used by Bossk.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Join Tarfful and Cradossk to lead your forces into battle!"
―"Fierce Enemies" caption for Star Wars: Galactic Defense[src]

Bossk's father was first referenced, without name, in Ezra's Gamble, a junior novel written by Ryder Windham and published by Disney–Lucasfilm Press[8] on August 5, 2014,[13] as a prequel to the animated television series Star Wars Rebels.[8] The bounty hunter Cradossk first appeared in the 2014 mobile game Star Wars: Galactic Defense. Although Galactic Defense did not state Cradossk's identity as Bossk's father,[1] a relationship originally established by author K. W. Jeter in the 1998 Star Wars Legends novel The Mandalorian Armor,[14] dialogue in the 2017 video game Star Wars Battlefront II confirmed as much.[6]

In Galactic Defense, Cradossk and Tarrful were unlockable Champions during the limited-time event "Fierce Enemies." Cradossk could gain Champion Synergy with other bounty hunter Champions, namely Bossk, Cad Bane, Dengar, Boba Fett, Jango Fett, and Aurra Sing.[1]



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