- "First time racing, rookie poodoo?"
- ―A fairly ironic taunt from Fud Sang
A member of an unknown species, the tiny Fud Sang was an inmate that lived at an Oovo IV detention center around 32 BBY, during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. A decent pilot, the prison warden, Fenn Booda, would occasionally grant Sang the opportunity to participate in podraces that Booda hosted in Desolation Alley. The races were to provide the inmates some form of entertainment. Piloting a BRE Block6 Tri-Ram podracer, Sang was considered to be a mediocre pilot at best, and primarily served as a shoo-in for the Oovo IV races in order to give the inmates someone to cheer for. Despite this, he memorized the layout of one of the planet's courses, and became fairly successful there.
- "Fud Sang is down there. Well, I thought he was serving four life sentences here in Oovo IV."
- ―Fode Annodue
Fud Sang was an alien of small stature, but despite his meek appearance Sang managed to land four consecutive life sentences to be served in the maximum security prison Desolation Alley on the Outer Rim planet of Oovo IV. There, he was placed under the watchful eye of the prison warden Fenn Booda. Booda was known to occasionally entertain the inmates with podraces, and at some point Sang managed to prove his own worth as a pilot, prompting Booda to offer the diminutive fast-talker a chance at racing the courses with the outlanders. Sang, well through his sentencing, accepted the offer and was presented an old Bokan Race Engineering BRE Block6 Tri-Ram. The Block6 however was not in pristine condition, and Sang more than often found himself maintaining it with scrap and outdated parts. However, with the customizations it still proved to be a formidable vehicle due to its high-end traction, above-average turning, and acceptable cooling. The vehicle's drawbacks included slow acceleration and a low overall top-speed. Overall it didn't matter, though. Sang was nothing more than a shoo-in for the Oovo IV races, acting as someone for the inmates to cheer on.
Desperate to counter the outlanders, Fud Sang did everything possible to push his machine to its limits. Booda even had hinted at the possibility of giving Sang his freedom if Sang performed well. While not considered to be a threat on the course by some, Sang did own a thorough knowledge of a course known simply as Vengeance, and more or less managed to memorize the layout of the entire track as it swung in and around Desolation Alley. Victories and his thorough knowledge of the course prompted him to the status of track favorite. He even managed to score a record race time of 03:51.921. Sang was also occasionally allowed to race off-world, and gained some fame on the frozen world of Ando Prime. Sang managed to become a favored racer on one of the planet's drag courses. Sang would even challenge other racers to compete against him. Whenever spotted by the Troig race announcer Fode Annodue on Oovo IV, Fode would generally comment on Sang's prison sentence.
Personality and traits
Fud Sang, despite meek outer appearances, had managed to land four consecutive life sentences on Oovo IV. Known for a motor-mouth, Sang was desperate to defeat any outlanders that arrived on his turf. He would constantly upgrade his podracer with whatever parts he could find, whether they were of quality or not. He would sometimes taunt a competitor before a race.
Fud was short, with a round fat body. His arms however were much longer than his legs, and one arm was nearly the size of his entire body. Sang also had two white eyes on bulbous stalks, and a narrow snout. His skin was colored purple.
Behind the scenes
Fud Sang first appeared in the 1999 video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer. Sang could be unlocked during the first circuit of races, his track introducing players to Oovo IV. Early concept art of Ody Mandrell, at the time known as Ody Mysturall, portrayed the character as a tall fuzzy creature not un-like a Yuzzum. Later concept art for the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace portray Ody with a small purple alien that heavily resembles Fud Sang.
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- (Concept art)
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