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"She isn't on Jakku. She's gone. No!"
―Rey's mother is questioned by Ochi as Dered Karno watches — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Dered Karno was an alien mercenary who, alongside Ommo Twilto,[1] worked as enforcers for the Sith assassin Ochi of Bestoon, a member of the Sith Eternal.[2] Around 21 ABY,[3] Karno and Twilto were in[2] the passenger compartment of Ochi's starship, Bestoon Legacy[4] as Ochi questioned the parents of Rey, whom he had been sent to find by the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Karno stood with an electroprod staff braced[2] as Ochi killed Rey's parents[4] with his dagger after Rey's mother claimed that Rey was no longer on the planet Jakku and that Ochi would not find her.[2]

Karno wore a dark red shirt with a brown belt, pants, gloves and boots as well as a gray helmet and armor made of plastoid tiles wrapped in leather padding. The alien had brown skin and black eyes and black, braided hair.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"Everything about this photo and these characters makes completing this trilogy worthwhile. Beginning to end."
―Derek Arnold on Dered Karno and Ommo Twilto[src]

Dered Karno was created for the 2019 sequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker,[2] and was first identified in the accompanying reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by Pablo Hidalgo. The book includes Karno in a section on the planet Pasaana,[1] although the character is not present in any scenes on the planet in the film.[2] Karno's name is a partial anagram of the name of actor Derek Arnold, who portrayed Karno in the film and referred to the character as Dovine on set.[5] Arnold stated that everything about Twilto and Karno and their appearance in The Visual Dictionary made completing the sequel trilogy worthwhile.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  3. According to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, Rey's father and mother died shortly after they left her on Jakku thirteen years before the Starkiller Incident. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the incident to 34 ABY, Rey's parents died around 21 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Tom Wilton (@tomKwilton) on Twitter: "Ladies and gentlemen meet your friendly local enforcers, Dered Karno and Ommo Twilto or Dovine and Tovine as @ActorDArnold and I liked to refer to them on set 😀" (backup link)
  6. TwitterLogo.svg Derek Arnold (@ActorDArnold) on Twitter: "Everything about this photo and these characters makes completing this trilogy worthwhile. Beginning to end." (backup link)
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