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"I didn't want it to come to this. But then you broke the code."
―Greef Karga threatens the Mandalorian[src]

Greef Karga was a human male who was the head of the Bounty Hunters' Guild following the collapse of the Galactic Empire. In around 9 ABY, he met with the bounty hunter known as the Mandalorian in a cantina to accept four bounties the hunter had captured. The Mandalorian then refused to accept payment in Imperial credits, forcing Karga to pay him in Calamari Flan, after which he told the Mandalorian about an unusual job from individual known as the Client associated with an Imperial remnant.

Karga was pleased when the Mandalorian completed the job and after congratulating him gave him a new bounty to hunt down. The Mandalorian however soon had a change of heart and rescued the Child whom he had originally delivered to the Client. Karga then led a group of other Guild members in confronting the Mandalorian and trying to reclaim the Child, but ultimately the hunters were overwhelmed when the Mandalorian's Tribe joined the battle. Karga fled and confronted the Mandalorian alone in the Mandalorian's starship, the Razor Crest, but the bounty hunter outwitted Karga and shot him off the ship and escaped.

BiographyEdit

Dealing jobsEdit

"There is one job."
"Let's see the puck."
"No puck. Face to face. Direct commission. Deep pocket."
―Greef Karga gives the Mandalorian a new bounty[src]

Shortly after the collapse of the Galactic Empire, the human male Greef Karga was the head of the Bounty Hunters' Guild.[2] One of the bounty hunters he worked with was known as the Mandalorian, and in around 9 ABY, the hunter returned to Karga on Nevarro, having successfully captured four bounties the guild master had given him, including a Mythrol. The Mandalorian met with Karga in a cantina to hand over the four tracking fobs, and once he had confirmation that the hunter had the bounties, Karga signaled to one of his men to go and collect the bounties—who had been encased in carbonite—from the Mandalorian's starship, the Razor Crest.[1]

Cantina The Mandalorian

Greef Karga negotiates with the Mandalorian on his next job at the cantina on Nevarro.

Karga then attempted to pay the bounty hunter in Imperial credits, but the Mandalorian refused the currency due to the collapse of the regime. When the guild master argued, the bounty hunter rose to leave, prompting Karga to give in and offer to pay in Calamari Flan, although admitting he could only pay half what was owed in that form. The Mandalorian accepted and asked what further jobs were available, attempting to claim all of those that Karga offered, but the guild master refused to hand them all over as he had other hunters who needed work. He explained to the hunter that the lack of work was due to those offering bounties not wanting to pay Guild rates.[1]

When the hunter was unimpressed with the fact that the highest job Karga had to offer only paid five thousand credits, the guild master offered up a contract from a man known as the Client. The job did not have a bounty puck, and required the hunter to meet with the Client face to face. Karga did not know anything more about the work, but after the Mandalorian accepted it, he contacted the Client to let him know the bounty hunter was on the way.[1]

A successful jobEdit

"They're all weighing the beskar in their minds, but not me. No. I for one, I celebrate your success, because it is my success as well. Hell, even I'm rich."
―Karga congratulates the Mandalorian[src]

The Mandalorian successfully completed the job and retrieved a Force-sensitive Child from the planet Arvala-7. As he returned with the bounty, Karga contacted the Mandalorian via hologram and told him to deliver the Child directly to the Client. For his part in the job, Karga was paid at least two bars of beskar. Saucer Head later approached the Guild leader and attempted to justify the failure of his bounty with him, but Karga dismissed him when the bounty hunter demanded for more pucks. When the Mandalorian later met with him in the cantina again, Karga praised him for his success and mocked the other hunters who had failed to collect the bounty. He suggested the hunter relax to celebrate and offered to take him to the Twi'lek healing baths, but the Mandalorian refused and demanded another job.[3]

Karga offered him his pick of the best bounties and the Mandalorian selected a Mon Calamari nobleman's son who had skipped bail and last been sighted on Karnac. Before he left, the Mandalorian asked about the Client's plans for the Child, but Karga stated he did not know, as to have asked would have been against Guild protocol.[3]

Dealing with a traitorEdit

"If you truly care about the kid then you'll put it on the speeder and we'll discuss terms."
"How do I know I can trust you?"
"Because I'm your only hope."
―Karga and the Mandalorian negotiate in a standoff[src]

The Mandalorian left, but soon had a change of heart and attacked the Imperials and rescued the Child. With the Child out of Imperial hands, the bounty fobs for the infant reactivated, including the one held by Karga. The head of the Guild then led the hunters with him in the cantina to ambush the Mandalorian, surrounding him as he attempted to reach his ship with the Child. Karga demanded that the Mandalorian hand over the bounty, ordering him to place it in a speeder so that they could discuss terms. The Mandalorian appeared to surrender and comply, but upon reaching the speeder he took cover and opened fire.[3]

Greef Karga Surrounded The Mandalorian

Karga and the Guild surrounded the Mandalorian

Karga and the other hunters quickly took cover as the Mandalorian began to slowly make his escape in the speeder. As the hunters and the Mandalorian exchanged fire, Karga carefully took aim and shot the astromech droid piloting the speeder carrying the Mandalorian and the child, causing the vehicle to crash. The other hunters began to close in, but the Mandalorian opened fire with his Amban sniper rifle, disintegrating three of his attackers and causing the rest to retreat to cover. The Mandalorian demanded he be allowed to pass, but Karga refused and he and the other renewed their attack. The Mandalorian briefly held off the Guild with his flamethrower, but once it ran out of fuel, they closed in again. Before they could reach the Mandalorian however, the hunters came under attack from the rest of the Mandalorian's Tribe, who flew in with jetpacks and rained missiles down upon the Guild members.[3]

Karga opened fire upon the Mandalorians, but quickly fled as the other bounty hunters were overwhelmed. Karga headed to the Razor Crest, where he awaited the Mandalorian's arrival by hiding in the upper deck. Once the Mandalorian entered the hold, Karga confronted him at blaster point, but the bounty hunter managed to activate his carbonite freezing apparatus with his whipcord thrower, creating a cloud of gas that hid him from view. Karga fired blindly but missed, allowing the Mandalorian to shoot the head of the Guild once in the chest and knock him back out of the ship. Karga survived the shot as it hit the beskar plate in his jacket. The Mandalorian managed to escape with the Child, leaving Karga lying flat on his back on the dirt.[3]

Personality and traitsEdit

"It's not slow at all actually. Very busy. They just don't wanna pay Guild rates. They don't mind if things get sloppy."
―Karga explains the lack of Guild work[src]

Greef Karga described the Mandalorian to the Client as the best bounty hunter with in the parsec, but also expensive. He attempted to convince the Mandalorian that he could still spend Imperial credits when the hunter refused to accept them and attempted to claim it was the only payment he had available, but quickly gave up and offered Calamari Flan when the bounty hunter threatened to leave with the pucks. He could speak in Huttese as well as Galactic Basic. Karga had dark skin, black hair and brown eyes.[1]

EquipmentEdit

"I can do Calamari Flan… but I can only pay half."
―Karga struggles to pay the Mandalorian without using Imperial credits[src]

Greef Karga had access to enough Imperial credits to pay the Mandalorian's bounty fees, but could only afford to pay half of the fees using the Calamari Flan he had available.[1] He was paid at least two bars of beskar for the Mandalorian's successfully capture of the Child and used a blaster pistol in battle.[3] He wore a brown jacket over a lighter brown shirt with a bandolier and brown gloves.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Greef Karga is a character who appears in The Mandalorian television series, released on November 12, 2019 on Disney+. He is portrayed by Carl Weathers.[4]

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