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Ephant Mon was a Chevin who worked for the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure during the time of the rescue of Han Solo.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Ephant Mon was an illegal weapons dealer[4] who worked for Masse Goskey at Masse Goskey's Arms Emporium and Explosives Mart, purchasing and recording inventory for the business. Goskey routinely insulted Mon and criticized their work.[3] By 10 BBY[5] Mon turned on Goskey and shot him in the torso with an HK8 Sawtooth blaster pistol, killing him. With Goskey eliminated, Mon planned to take over the Arms Emporium and rename it after themself.[3] Mon was present in the palace of the crime lord Jabba the Hutt when Princess Leia Organa attempted to rescue Jabba's prisoner Han Solo. As Jabba's longtime friend and head of security, Mon warned Jabba about the danger Luke Skywalker posed to him.[1] Jabba not heeding Ephant Mon's warning cost the Hutt his life.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Ephant Mon first appeared as a character in the Star Wars Legends novelisation of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which was written by James Kahn and released in 1983. Mon then went on to appear in the film itself later that year as a background character in one scene. Andy Cunningham was the uncredited puppeteer of Ephant Mon. In a concept that went unused in the final film, Salacious B. Crumb would be seated on Ephant Mon's left shoulder. Testing of this concept was done behind the scenes and was mentioned in the novel by James Kahn.[source?]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
  4. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  5. Ephant Mon recorded this event in the Smuggler's Guide, which Dryden Vos later owned, meaning Mon owned the book before Vos' death during the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story. As Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide places the events of Solo to nine years after the formation of the Galactic Empire which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY, it can be calculated that Mon's betrayal of Goskey must have occurred by 10 BBY.
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