- "Why? Why buy a child just to kill her?"
"Because I could."
- ―Dass Jennir and Dezono Qua
Dezono Qua was a Human male from Esseles. He was the sole heir of a wealthy family, and was not well-liked. He lived alone at his family villa with droids as his only companions. He had a small army of IG-series droids, an H2 pilot droid, and a protocol droid nicknamed "E-10."
Qua, believing that his money allowed him to do anything he wished, had the habit of eating sentient beings. He purchased slaves, often young ones, of different species, only to have E-10 cook and serve them to him. He purchased a child slave from slave trader Orso Meeto on Orvax IV every ten days. Resa Greenbark was one of the unfortunate slaves bought for food. After Resa's father and the crew of the freighter Uhumele raided the Qua villa in search of her, Dass Jennir shot an unarmed Qua in the chest with a blaster upon learning of Resa's fate.
Personality and traits
- "I guess that makes sense. She was something... special."
- ―Qua reflects on his meal
Dezono Qua was a solitary individual, who was able to cover his disturbing idiosyncrasies with wealth and power. As such, he had no conscientious individuals surrounding him in his home, and would only make use of droids with unwavering loyalty to him.
In addition to this, Qua possessed little to no empathy or sympathy for those whose relatives he had consumed, even when met face-to-face; his encounter with Bomo Greenbark and his companions reflected this. Even in the face of death at blasterpoint, Qua, in a most insensitive and blasé manner, expressed no remorse for his deeds, only showing true emotion when reflecting on consuming Resa.
Behind the scenes
Dezono Qua was first mentioned in the graphic novel installment Dark Times 4, and made an appearance in the subsequent installment, Dark Times 5. Since then, the character has received passing mentions as a footnote in successive issues.
- Dark Times 4 (First mentioned)
- Dark Times 5 (First appearance)
- Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 1 (In flashback(s))
- Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 2 (Indirect mention only)
- Dark Times 13 (Indirect mention only)
- Dark Times 14 (Indirect mention only)
- Dark Times 15 (Indirect mention only)
- Dark Times 16 (Mentioned only)
- Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness 1 (Mentioned only)
- Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness 5 (Mentioned only)