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"I should think that you Jedi would have more respect for the difference between knowledge and wisdom."
―Dexter Jettster[3]

Dexter "Dex" Jettster, nicknamed Dexi Jet, was a male Besalisk with a colorful background who lived on the planet Coruscant and was the owner of Dex's Diner. Serving mostly hard workers from the area, the diner offered home-style cooked meals and freshly brewed ardees ("Jawa juice"). Jettster worked as the cook and employed two waitresses, Hermione Bagwa and her WA-7 waitress droid partner, FLO.

It was shortly before the Clone Wars that Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi came to Dex's Diner to see if his old friend, Jettster, could identify a poisoned dart. Though few even knew of the planet Kamino, Jettster did from his days as a prospector on Subterrel and was able to identify the dart as originating from Kamino. Furthermore, he knew of the native inhabitants, the Kaminoans, who were cloners of some repute and kept to themselves but were welcoming to those who brought credits. Jettster gently chided his old friend Kenobi who as a Jedi should have put more faith in another person's wisdom than the droids of the Analysis Rooms.

Biography[]

Fall of the Republic[]

Owner of Dex's Diner[]

"The best food this side of the Senate District!"
―Advertisement for Dex's Diner[src]

Jettster serving food from his diner kitchen.

Before the Clone Wars, Dex's Diner was known to have the best nerfburgers ever, and people from all over the galaxy traveled to Coruscant to eat at Dex's. Unfortunately, not all of Jettster's clientele was trustworthy, as he was. Thieves sometimes stole nearby, so Jettster enlisted the help of his Jedi friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kenobi and Jettster set up a sting in the diner itself to stop the robberies. When the thief, Tri Tellon, pickpocketed a trinket from Kenobi, Jettster and Kenobi tracked Tri to her hideout that she shared with another rogue, Magreda. Jettster now owed a favor to Kenobi, one that would be paid.[4]

Approached by Kenobi[]

"This baby belongs to them cloners. What you got here is a Kamino saberdart."
―Dexter Jettster examining one shown to him by Obi-Wan Kenobi[3]

Kenobi investigating the Kamino saberdart at Dex's Diner

Following an assassination attempt Senator Padmé Amidala during the Separatist Crisis, Jettster was approached by Kenobi as part of an investigation on Amidala's aggressors, who wanted to know if Jettster could identify a poison dart. Jettster was able to identify the dart, which was from the planet Kamino. Jettster and Kenobi exchanged friendly banter, and then Kenobi left the diner. Using Jettster's information about Kamino, Kenobi visited the Jedi Archives, but he was unable to locate the system.[3]

Falling on hard times[]

"It's a menace, this war. So many things we can't get or are suddenly more expensive. The folk down here are going to notice the pinch long before those in the upper levels consider doing anything about it."
"But they will eventually, right?"
"Oh, they'll try. They'll write a bill and talk about it for a week, and maybe it'll pass or it won't, but I'll still be here, trying to run a restaurant."
―Dexter Jettster and Sabé[5]

Following the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Jettster found himself struggling to obtain certain ingredients for his customers, forcing him to cut various items from the menu and affecting his restaurant's income. At one point, Sabé, one of the restaurant's regulars asked the waitress droid FLO about the missing menu items. FLO went on to explain the situation, which led to Jettster himself ranting about it from behind the counter. Sabé tried to assure Dex that the Republic would do something about it, to which Dex reminded her that whether they did or not, he would still be there trying to run the diner.[5]

Imperial Era[]

"He's sending a ship to collect my new pal along with my surveillance data, then taking everything before the Senate Council of Labour Abuses."
―Dexter Jettster writes about the council in the Smuggler's Guide[6]

Dexter Jettster on Athus Klee.

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Dexter looked through a box of reading material on the planet Pashvi. Jettster purchased the book that would become known as the Smuggler's Guide previously owned by Reginald Danfillo from the box for fifty credits, which had been tucked between The Biography of Master Thief Makuta and The Field Guide to Trammic Reptavians, because he saw Maz Kanata's name on the first page.[6]

After hearing rumours of illegal cyborg mods and bodies grown to fit buyer specifications in the stellar skirt of the Tingel Arm, Jettster arrived on Athus Klee in a star-streamer to investigate. After the starship made port in the morning, most passengers poured out quickly and headed directly into the Spacers' District, and by the time the older Jettster had made it off the vessel every inn had been fully booked out. Jettster instead headed out of the district into the underbrush and found a relatively dry rise then lay down under the stars. He discovered the Crimson Dawn was advertising for workers to mine ore in their ore hub.[6]

Jettster rescued a Rodian worker from the ore hub.

After six days of hacking through the jungle with a vibro-machete, Jettster had received bites from two vipers and countless gnats, but managed to find the ore hub. Sneaking around the hub's processing plant, the Besalisk spotted the chop shop and took a number of scans of the workers with his macrobinoculars. He then rescued a single Rodian worker from the hub and the pair headed back toward the spaceport.[6]

En route, the pair spent hours one night starring up at the stars through the jungle canopy. Upon reaching the port, Jettster contacted a politician on the galactic capital, Coruscant, who he was friends with and informed him of the hub. The politician sent a ship to pick up the Rodian and Jettster's surveillance scans so that they could be taken before the Imperial Senate Council of Labor Abuses. Jettster wrote about his experiences on Athus Klee throughout his journey, with Evazan and the smuggler Han Solo annotating the pages with their own comments when the book later fell into their possession.[6]

While still on Athus Klee, Jettster then visited the Rasher's Rest cantina, where he met the hunter Tyro Viveca and left his possessions unattended while visiting the latrine. Viveca took the opportunity to steal the book that would become known as the Smuggler's Guide from Jettster and then left Athus Klee for the planet Kashyyyk.[6]

By 4 ABY,[7] Dex's Diner was defunct.[8]

Personality and traits[]

Jettster was 1.88 meters tall, with a brown-black mustache, yellow eyes, and tan-brown skin.[2] Jettseter was a very friendly individual who greeted his friend Kenobi with a hug. He was even willing to help the Jedi Knight identify a poisoned dart that was used to kill the bounty hunter Zam Wesell and provide information on the isolated Kaminoan species.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Dexter Jettster was voiced by Ronald Falk in Attack of the Clones.[3] He was originally written to be married to his waitress, Hermione Bagwa.[9]

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