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"Oh, the stories I could tell. So many of them true."
―Hondo Ohnaka[9]

Hondo Ohnaka was a male Weequay pirate and outlaw whose varied exploits garnered him notoriety and infamy throughout the galaxy. Over the course of Ohnaka's storied and decades-long career as the head of self-styled operations such as the Ohnaka Gang and Ohnaka Transport Solutions, he often became intertwined with the conflicts of his time. Although primarily self-serving, he provided crucial aid and assistance to his allies in the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars, the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War, and the Resistance during the First Order-Resistance War. In addition to his prolific escapades, Ohnaka authored several books and inspired many outlaws to follow in his footsteps.

After escaping enslavement as a young man, Hondo Ohnaka became an outlaw, forming the Ohnaka Gang and began forging a reputation as a successful pirate in the Outer Rim as the pirate king, captain and crime lord of Florrum. He first gained galactic fame during the Clone Wars, a war between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, when he dreamed of the big score that would make him an underworld kingpin and managed to capture Confederate Head of State Dooku and Republic Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Though Ohnaka was unsuccessful in ransoming the trio, his influence was far from diminished, and the Ohnaka Gang established an uneasy relationship with the Republic through the Jedi, whom he encountered numerous times as both an ally and an antagonist. However, Ohnaka could not replicate his ties with the Republic with the Confederacy, as Dooku ordered Confederate General Grievous to destroy the Ohnaka Gang's base on Florrum, after which his crew briefly fractured.

The end of the Clone Wars saw the rise of the Galactic Empire, under whose rule Ohnaka's gang was dissolved, and the once-great pirate king was cast adrift as a small-time smuggler and outlaw. While on his own, Ohnaka became an ally of the fugitive Jedi Ezra Bridger and the Spectres, an insurgent cell rebelling against the Empire. Ohnaka frequently aided Bridger and the Spectres in their fight against the Empire, culminating in his participation in the liberation of Bridger's homeworld, the planet Lothal. By the time of the war between the Resistance and the Neo-Imperial First Order, Ohnaka had rebuilt his reputation and formed Ohnaka Transport Solutions, a shipping company based in Black Spire Outpost on Batuu that was used as a front for a successful smuggling racket. When the Resistance briefly established a base on Batuu, Ohnaka provided them aid as they recuperated following the Battle of Crait.


Early life and servitude[]

"Not many know this, but I began my career working as an advisor to Porla the Hutt back on Boonta. While not the most powerful of his kin, Porla taught me much of what I needed to know to survive in this galaxy."
―Hondo Ohnaka[6]
Young Hondo Ohnaka

Young Hondo Ohnaka

Though details of his early life were largely unknown,[10] Hondo Ohnaka was born on Sriluur,[1] the homeworld of the Weequay species and a planet located in the Hutt Space region of the Outer Rim Territories.[11] Ohnaka's parents were con artists[10] and his mother, in particular, became a driving force in leading Hondo to follow in their footsteps. Hondo's mother neglected to care for her child like a parent normally would and taught him how to pick pockets instead of singing him lullabies. As a young boy, Ohnaka loved his mother despite their adversarial relationship, which included her routinely throwing him out of their home as a twisted way to teach him lessons.[8] When he was still young, Hondo's parents sold their son into slavery, ostensibly as an offering to Quay, a Weequay deity, but in his later life, Ohnaka believed they did so only because they needed the money. After some time living as a slave, Hondo managed to escape his bondage by disguising himself as a policeman on a ship bound for the planet Boonta.[10]

On Boonta, Hondo found work as a cupbearer for Porla the Hutt,[12] a member of the Hutt Clan.[6] In this role, Ohnaka provided business advice to the Hutt, who took a liking to the young man and found his insight invaluable. Porla eventually made Hondo his personal assistant[10] and advisor and began teaching the Weequay the many tricks of his illicit trade.[12] Over the years, Hondo developed a bond with Porla and gained the trust of the Hutt,[10] but was secretly not content with a life of servitude.[12] Seizing an opportunity, Ohnaka joined forces with several other servants and betrayed Porla, stealing the Hutt's skiff, several other vehicles, and numerous weapons.[10] After fleeing Boonta, Hondo and his band of escapees decided to follow a path of piracy, and he became the leader of the runaways, who relocated to a region of space between the Corporate Sector and the Tion Hegemony. Because of the region's remoteness, ships traveling through were easy targets for the early exploits of Ohnaka's group, who began plundering what vessels they could.[12]

Pirate king of Florrum[]

Forming the Ohnaka Gang[]

"Without a doubt, the pirate is the greatest of all those who work beyond the boundaries of what most consider to be legal. They have earned an unfair reputation as cheats and brigands, but I see them as nothing more than independent businesspeople operating outside of an unjust system."
―Hondo Ohnaka on piracy[6]

Ohnaka's pirate crew, soon dubbed the "Ohnaka Gang," eventually found their way to Farana, a planet located in Wild Space. On Farana, Hondo stumbled upon an arsenal of ships that belonged to a local collector. Aside from six Flarestar-class attack shuttles, the collector owned a Corona-class armed frigate. Immediately taking an interest in the fleet and coveting the prized Corona frigate, Ohnaka and his gang began wreaking chaos across Farana, hoping to force the collector into giving up his ships. The collector initially only offered a bribe for Ohnaka to stop, but after accepting the payment, Hondo refused to cease his campaign. After another bribe failed to stop the Ohnaka Gang, the collector relented and agreed to let Hondo take the ships. In addition to the fleet, the collector promised not to seek retribution, but only on the condition that the Ohnaka Gang simply leave Farana.[12]


The Ohnaka Gang's base on Florrum.

Because of his successful swindle on Farana, Ohnaka was armed with a fleet of attack ships and a signature flagship, renamed the Acushnet. Now a proper pirate captain, Ohnaka set about growing the numbers and reputation of his gang as a pirate king.[2] He began organizing how his crew would operate and decided to staff his fleet with a small number of seasoned pirates to conduct their exploits.[12] The Ohnaka Gang settled on the Outer Rim planet Florrum in the Sertar sector. On Florrum, Ohnaka established a sprawling base in the depths of a canyon, which was powered by a line of power couplings. Among the base's amenities were several landing zones, a large detention center, a marketplace, and a dining hall. Hondo also secretly built a private hangar elsewhere on the planet, which housed his personal collection of starships, among them the Luxury 3000 space yacht Fortune and Glory. With little else on Florrum to drive attention to the planet, the Ohnaka Gang was able to flourish.[13]

Using his new fleet,[12] Ohnaka conducted raids on backwater worlds pocked with small communities, where his gang faced minimal authority and little resistance and could easily take control of farming harvests and mining operations.[14] Despite having been sold by her, Ohnaka was still fond of his mother and remained in contact with her. At some point, she taught him not to let friends or family stand in the way of profits before swindling him out of a large sum of money.[8] Though Hondo found success as the leader of his pirate gang,[12] he once joined a crew of mercenaries alongside bounty hunter Aurra Sing. Not wanting to cross her, Ohnaka allowed Sing to believe she was in charge of the crew, through which the pair worked alongside and befriended famous names in the bounty hunting business, including Jango Fett and Cad Bane. Ohnaka and Sing formed an on-and-off again relationship before their mercenary careers parted.[6] He also had two pet Kowakian monkey-lizards, Pilf Mukmuk[5] and Pikk Mukmuk.[15]

Auction of Eldra Kaitis[]

"Welcome aboard, honored guests. I think you've all waited long enough. Up for auction is one Jedi Padawan, for you to ransom, maim, or mutilate in whatever way you desire."
―Xev Xrexus addresses her guests, including Hondo Ohnaka[16]

Around 32 BBY,[17] Ohnaka received an invitation from Xev Xrexus, the Boss-Mistress of the Xrexus Cartel, to attend an auction aboard her base in the Drazkel system. Alongside representatives from various other notable criminal groups, including the Pyke Syndicate, Black Sun, and the Hutt Clans, Ohnaka and his gang joined Xrexus's soiree, where she announced that up for auction was a Padawan of the Jedi Order, Eldra Kaitis. Standing near Grakkus the Hutt and a group of Moogans led by Jee Kra, Hondo listened as Xrexus explained to her guests that the winner could do whatever they pleased with the young Jedi, who had been taken captive by the Xrexus Cartel following a shuttle crash. Because she was wary of interference from the Galactic Republic, Xrexus announced that she would conduct the auction in two hours and invited her guests to enjoy themselves while they waited.[18]


Hondo Ohnaka bids for Jedi Padawan Eldra Kaitis.

When the time came for Xrexus to begin the auction, she took her position atop a platform overlooking her many invitees and opened the bidding at 500,000 unmarked credits. Ohnaka was among the first to make their bids, which quickly raised the price to 750,000, then 900,000, eventually reaching 2 million credits. Bidding slowed as the price grew, and Ohnaka soon abstained as Jee Kra made a bid for 2.5 million. Xrexus called out for any bids of 3 million, but Hondo and the rest of the room refused to continue despite her disappointment. Xrexus confirmed Kra as the winner but invited Ohnaka to stay on her base after the auction, where she planned on hosting a small party to console the losers. While Kra attempted to leave with Kaitis, a group of bounty hunters, led[16] by Hondo's friends[6] Aurra Sing and Cad Bane, hijacked the Moogan's ship and killed him, taking the Jedi for their own.[16]

Knowing of the bounty hunters' actions, Xrexus had Kra's ship bombed as they fled, which sent the thieves plummeting down to the surface of a nearby moon. With her guests still gathered, she alerted them to a new opportunity to win Kaitis. She announced that she would host a pay-to-play hunt for the Jedi and her captors, with a buy-in of 350,000 credits.[16] Accepting her offer, Ohnaka paid her fee and traveled to the moon aboard the Acushnet. The hunt quickly turned against their favor as Kaitis teamed up with the bounty hunters to fight back against the incoming waves of hunting parties.[19] After Kaitis was killed during the skirmish, Ohnaka, like the other criminal groups who had joined the hunt, decided to leave the moon and prepared his ships for departure. While one of his Flarestar shuttles was taking off, however, it was attacked by Sing and her comrades, who killed Hondo's crew onboard and seized it.[20]

Capturing Dooku[]

"What to do, what to do, what to do. I don't want to kill you... per se. In fact, you seem like decent fellows — even you, Count. This is just business, and once I get my money, we can go back to being friends. It's very simple. Now try not to complicate things by breaking out again."
―Hondo Ohnaka to Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku — (audio) Listen (file info)[7]

During the Clone Wars, Hondo and his gang encountered Count Dooku, the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and a Sith Lord. Dooku was on the run from the Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and had crash-landed his solar sailer on the planet Vanqor, which lay a few parsecs away from Florrum. Dooku encountered Hondo and his gang salvaging his wrecked solar sailer. When Hondo offered to provide him passage offworld, Dooku accepted his offer, claiming he was above material wealth.[5]

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Ohnaka converses with Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Ohnaka then transported Dooku to his base on Florrum. However, during the journey Ohnaka arranged for his Kowakian monkey-lizard Pilf to steal Dooku's lightsaber, as well as Skywalker's lightsaber, which Dooku had acquired during an earlier skirmish on Vanqor. Ohnaka and his men then took Dooku captive. Realizing that Count Dooku was an important Separatist leader, Ohnaka hoped that he could make a lot of money by selling Dooku to the Republic. Hondo contacted the Republic via hologram and displayed the captive Count to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine while demanding a ransom of one million credits worth of spice. Palpatine accepted Ohnaka's price and dispatched Kenobi and Skywalker to Florrum in order to verify the pirate's claims.[5]

Kenobi and Skywalker arrived at Ohnaka's pirate base and were able to verify Dooku's identity. Having completed the transaction, Hondo invited his Jedi guests to banquet with his pirates. However, he drugged the two Jedi's drinks, causing them to fall unconscious.[5] Ohnaka then took his Jedi guests hostage and imprisoned them in the same cell as Dooku. He wanted to ransom Kenobi and Skywalker so that he could triple the ransom. Unaware of the recent developments on Florrum, the Republic dispatched Senator Kharrus and the Gungan Representative Jar Jar Binks and a detachment of clone troopers to deliver the spice ransom to Hondo's gang and collect Count Dooku.[7]

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Ohnaka boards one of his ships.

One of Ohnaka's pirates, Turk Falso, decided to double-cross his captain and steal the spice ransom for himself. Turk ordered his men to shoot down the Republic emissaries' shuttle, causing it to crash in the Doshar fields. Senator Kharrus, the clone trooper pilot Mack, and his co-pilot were killed during the crash, but Representative Binks and several clone troopers led by Commander Stone survived. While Turk's band hunted down the Republic emissaries, Turk misled Hondo by claiming that the Republic ship had been delayed. Turk's forces were later slaughtered by Binks' clone troopers, who had managed to tame several local skalders. Turk was the only survivor and falsely reported to Hondo that the Republic forces had sent an army instead of the ransom. Believing Turk's lies, Hondo sent several WLO-5 battle tanks to destroy the clone troopers.[7]

Meanwhile, Hondo had to deal with Count Dooku and his two Jedi captives who had made three escape attempts. Following the third attempt, he held Kenobi and Skywalker in a containment field. On the battlefield, Hondo's tanks were defeated after Jar Jar Binks entered one of the tanks to negotiate with Turk. Binks accidentally caused the tanks to ram into each other and knock out the power grid. This caused a black-out at Hondo's pirate base which allowed his three captives to escape. Dooku killed Turk and several other pirates before fleeing in one of Hondo's starships.[7]

Meanwhile the Weequay pirate captain himself was captured by Kenobi and Skywalker. Despite their unpleasant experiences with Ohnaka, Kenobi ordered his former Padawan Skywalker to release Hondo, since Dooku had escaped and they did not want to have any more troubles with the pirate gang. As a gesture of respect, Hondo ordered his forces to stand down. Praising the Jedi for their nobility, he allowed the Jedi and their clone troopers to leave his pirate base in peace. Before they left, Kenobi warned Ohnaka that Count Dooku now knew the location of his base and was not as forgiving as the Jedi foreshadowing events to come in the near future.[7]

Trouble on Felucia[]

"This effort...is no longer... profitable!"
―Hondo, as he retreats from Felucia[15]
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Ohnaka invades a Felucian village.

Following his encounter with Count Dooku and the Jedi, Hondo and the Ohnaka Gang began raiding the fungi-covered planet of Felucia. They routinely raided a nysillin spice village, prompting the Felucian villagers to hire a band of four bounty hunters for their protection. These four bounty hunters were named Sugi, Embo, Rumi Paramita, and Seripas. Shortly later, Hondo's old Jedi adversaries Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano visited the same village to investigate the disappearance of a Republic medical station orbiting the planet. The Jedi's arrival coincided with one of the Ohnaka gang's routine visits to the village.[15]

Hondo began demanding that the villagers deliver a portion of their nysillin by the following morning. While visiting the village, he also attempted to buy-out the bounty hunters but Sugi rejected the offer. Ohnaka then discussed a "business deal" with the Jedi Knight Kenobi, who offered to pay the Ohnaka gang to take him and his Jedi companions to a Republic outpost. However, Ohnaka declined the venture on the grounds that he did not want any credits. After issuing his ultimatum to the villages, Hondo left the village to regroup with his pirate forces. Meanwhile, the Jedi and the bounty hunters worked together to train the Felucian villages to resist Hondo and his pirate gang.[15]


Ohnaka duels Skywalker.

Hondo sent one of his scouts to spy on the villages, but the scout was killed by Embo. After the scout failed to return, Ohnaka and his pirates assaulted the village. While Hondo led the assault from the cockpit of a tank, the rest of the gang charged the village on their speeder bikes. During the ensuing skirmish, Hondo used his tank to blast the village from atop a cliff, wounding Embo and killing the bounty hunter Rumi. Skywalker then engaged the Weequay pirate in a duel with his lightsaber, prompting Hondo to brandish his electrostaff in defense.[15]

The Jedi eventually gained the upper hand and nearly kicked Hondo off the cliff. But Hondo managed to survive by clinging onto the ledge. Feigning submission, Ohnaka tricked Anakin into pulling him up. However, Ohnaka then attacked Skywalker and pushed him into the way of the repulsor tank's turret. While Skywalker managed to survive by jumping off the cliff before the shot hit, Hondo was able to take advantage of the chaos to make his escape, fleeing the planet and village along with his pirate gang.[15]

Reunion with Aurra Sing[]

"Couldn't handle her, could you? Well, don't be ashamed. You're not the first man to bail out from under her command."
―Hondo, to Castas, about Aurra Sing[21]
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Ohnaka is reunited with a kiss from his ex-girlfriend, Aurra Sing.

Later, Hondo was revisited by his former lover, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing. Sing was accompanied by Boba Fett, Bossk, and Castas. Sing had become Boba's mentor and was helping the youth to hunt down and kill the Jedi Master Mace Windu, who had killed his father Jango Fett during the First Battle of Geonosis. She had come to seek aid and refuge from the Republic, as well as to drop off Castas as he wanted to abandon the job since it had become too risky. Ohnaka refused to assist Sing and Boba with their quest, but offered them indefinite stay on Florrum. While in the bar with his guests, Hondo witnessed Aurra execute Castas for disclosing their whereabouts to other bounty hunters, hoping to make a profit.[21]


Ohnaka convinces Boba Fett to give up the location of the Republic hostages

Aurra's visit was followed by the arrival of the Jedi Master Plo Koon and Anakin's apprentice Ahsoka Tano, who had been tracking Boba and his associates. Hondo informed the two Jedi that Aurra and Boba were waiting in a bar and had set a trap for them. Following a brief skirmish, Aurra fled the bar in an airspeeder and was pursued by Ahsoka. While under capture by Koon, Hondo managed to convince the young Fett to reveal the location of the Republic hostages Admiral Shoan Kilian and a Clone officer, telling him that it is was what his father would want him to do. Fett complied and the Jedi were able to rescue the Republic hostages and capture Bossk. Far from the base, Aurra attempted to escape on Boba Fett's starship Slave I. However, Ahsoka damaged the starship's wing, causing it to crash.[21] While Aurra was presumed dead by the Jedi, Hondo secretly rescued her[22] and took possession of Slave I in lieu of Boba's incarceration.[23]

Delivery to Onderon[]

"Hondo, what are you doing here?"
"Oh, no, no, no. You should thank me, child. I have brought you a gift from Skywalker and Kenobi. The latest from Sienar!"
"Rocket launchers?"
"Shoulder-fire. Very expensive."
―Hondo Ohnaka and Ahsoka Tano[24]

Later in the war, Ohnaka—at the behest of the Jedi General Anakin Skywalker—delivered several rocket launchers to rebel forces on Onderon during their civil war when the droid gunships proved to be too much for the rebels. Ahsoka was surprised to see him, and he quickly fled the planet along with his pirates when a droid patrol attacked the group.[24]

From king to criminal[]

Dooku's revenge[]

"General Grievous, I presume? What a surprise... have a seat."
"You may dispense with pleasantries, pirate. This planet is now under Separatist control!"
"Aha... and what do you suppose that means?"
"It means you have a new master, pirate scum!
―Grievous and Hondo Ohnaka[23]

Grievous tosses Ohnaka onto the floor.

Later during the Clone Wars, Ohnaka and his pirate gang's Corona-class armed frigate intercepted and boarded the Jedi training cruiser Crucible, which was carrying the Padawan Ahsoka Tano, the architect droid Huyang, the astromech droid R2-D2, and six Jedi younglings Petro, Gungi, Katooni, Ganodi, Byph, and Zatt. These younglings had recently completed an initiation rite on Ilum. The Ohnaka Gang wanted to take the youngling's kyber crystals, which were highly prized on the black market. During the raid, Ohnaka and his pirates used a docking tube to board the Crucible. Following a struggle Huyang, R2-D2, and the younglings managed to break their ship free of the pirates and escape into space. However, Tano was sucked into the docking tube during the escape attempt and captured by Ohnaka, who regarded her as a valuable hostage and intended to turn her "into profit."[25]

Following the raid, Ohnaka and his gang took Ahsoka Tano to their base on Florrum. There, he taunted the suspended Tano, and revealed that he intended to sell her to an underworld "businessman" who would pay "handsomely" for a beautiful female Jedi. He also threateningly claimed that the so-called "businessman" did not care whether Tano was delivered to him dead or alive. Later, the Ohnaka Gang was visited by a traveling carnival troupe led by the Dug manager Preigo. Unknown to Ohnaka, the six Jedi younglings had passed themselves as junior acrobats. The younglings managed to impress Ohnaka and his pirates during an entry act and subsequently convinced the drunken pirate captain to take part in the second act. While Hondo and his pirates were distracted, the youngling Katooni managed to free Tano and recover her lightsabers. When his pirates spotted the Jedi escaping and gave chase, Ohnaka was too intoxicated to take part in the pursuit.[26]

Hondo Ohnaka stayed at his pirate base while his pirates attempted to recapture Ahsoka and her younglings in the wilderness. During this time, the pirate captain was subsequently visited by the Separatist military leader General Grievous and a droid army. Grievous opened a holo-communications channel with Count Dooku, who conferred with Hondo. In retaliation for his imprisonment during their first encounter, the Separatist leader had come to take over Florrum and to dismantle Ohnaka's arsenal. Despite his protests, Hondo was incarcerated by the Separatists who proceeded to dismantle his base and vehicles.[23]


Ohnaka escaped Florrum aboard Slave I.

Meanwhile, Tano and the younglings joined forces with the Ohnaka gang to rescue Hondo and to fight the Separatists. While R2-D2 distracted the Separatist droids with the pirate's tank, Ahsoka, the younglings and several of the pirates made their way into the pirate base and found Hondo's cell. With the encouragement of Hondo, the youngling Katooni managed to correctly assemble her lightsaber and free Hondo from his cell. After freeing the remaining pirates, Hondo and his Jedi rescuers managed to escape the prison section before it was leveled by Separatist tanks.[23]

During their escape, Ohnaka and his pirates attempted to flee the planet but the youngling Katooni managed to appeal to his sense of honor. Flying the repaired Slave I, Hondo managed to rescue Ahsoka and the remaining younglings from General Grievous, and together the surviving pirates and the Jedi escaped to a nearby Republic cruiser, where they were picked up by General Kenobi. When confronted by Kenobi about the attack on the Crucible, Hondo claimed that it was a rescue mission. Kenobi decided not to punish Hondo and the Ohnaka gang due to the assistance they had provided Tano and the younglings. Hondo departed but not before giving Katooni a final nod of approval for her actions on Florrum.[23]

Attack of the Nightbrothers[]

"Filth! You will pay for your insolence."
"'Insolence?!' We are pirates! We don't even know what that means. Open fire!
―Maul and Hondo Ohnaka[27]

In the aftermath of the Separatist attack, Hondo turned the ruins of his base into the Hondo's Salvage business.[27] He also acquired three new Corona-class frigates. Each of these ships were commanded by Ohnaka's captains, Jiro, Sabo, and Goru, as mobile bases to patrol the Florrum system and prevent another attack such as the Confederacy's. Because of the new ships, Hondo semi-retired the "Acushnet", which he stored on Florrum in an undisclosed location.[12]

Hondo encountered a new challenge in the form of the Sith Lords Maul and his brother Savage Opress, who attempted to recruit Ohnaka's gang into an army that would serve the brothers. The brothers managed to lure several of the Ohnaka Gang aboard their starship and managed to bribe Jiro and Goru into flipping sides. Those that remained loyal to Hondo, including Sabo, were executed by the two brothers. Hondo witnessed the execution via hologram. Under the leadership of Maul and Savage Oppress, the turncoat pirates then launched an attack on Ohnaka's base on Florrum and claimed it for their own.[27]

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Ohnaka and his gang open fire against the brothers.

Fortunately for Hondo, he received reinforcements in the form of the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Jedi Master Adi Gallia. Together with these Jedi reinforcements, Hondo and his pirates resisted the brothers' onslaught. During the fighting, Gallia was killed by Opress. Hondo retreated with the remainder of his loyalists, and when he asked Kenobi where Gallia was, he told him she was dead. Hondo was shocked, stating that he was speechless and that not even Kenobi could defeat the two "crazies." Hondo's men managed to obtain a large turret and he ordered them to set up a trap for the traitors. Kenobi told Hondo to collapse the tunnel so that the brothers would be separated from the pirates; much to his anticipation, the two went after Kenobi while the pirates pursued Hondo and his men.[27]

Hondo's men took out the large turret as the traitorous pirates pursued them, and they surrendered, knowing they were outmatched. Jiro, one of the traitorous captains, begged for mercy, and Hondo accepted him and the remaining pirates back into the gang. Hondo decided to celebrate the reunion by pillaging the brother's ship. As the pirates went out to meet with the brothers who were also retreating, Hondo reinvigorated his men by stating that they weren't that strong if Kenobi was defeating them alone. The two attempted to flee on their ship, which was shot down by one of Hondo's men. Hondo offered Kenobi a ride to the crash site to confirm if the two were dead. He believed that both of them had died in the crash, while Kenobi believed otherwise. Hondo and his men then looted the wreckage, obtaining credits and weaponry.[27]

Competition with the Blood Bone Order[]

"Jedi? In my hall? Again?"
―Ohnaka to Jiro[28]

Ohnaka and his gang briefly came into conflict with Lassa Rhayme and Asajj Ventress over contested plunder.

Sometime later, Ohnaka's Gang plundered the Steady On of its cargo and destroyed the vessel's fighter escort, unwittingly stealing the haul from rival pirate Lassa Rhayme and her gang, the Blood Bone Order. When Ohnaka was absent from Florrum, Rhayme set up a meeting with Jiro, concealing her true identity and pretending to be a member of her crew wanting to defect to Ohnaka. In addition to information on the Blood Bone Order, she offered Jiro her Jedi prisoner (who was actually the bounty hunter Asajj Ventress). This was all a ploy for Rhayme and Ventress to recover the cargo of the Steady On, which Ohnaka's Gang was unloading.[28]

After successfully getting Jiro to send most of his men to the bogus coordinates of the Blood Bone Order's fleet, Rhayme and Ventress took out most of the remaining pirates before being interrupted by the return of Hondo himself. Rhayme dueled the Weequay captain with Ventress' lightsaber, eventually disarming and holding him hostage until the Steady On's cargo was handed over to her, upon which she and Ventress left the system.[28] At some point towards the end of the war, Fett reclaimed ownership of the Slave I[29] from Ohnaka, who also mentored the young man in the bounty hunting profession for a time.[30]

Fall of the Ohnaka Gang[]

At some point after the rise of the Galactic Empire and the fall of the Republic, the Imperials broke up the Ohnaka Gang, forcing Hondo Ohnaka to continue his life of piracy alone. At some unknown point, Ohnaka antagonized the Rang Clan, causing the clan to place a bounty on his head.[9] At some point, Ohnaka wrote the Book of Hondo.[31]

Freelance outlaw[]

Exploits of the Imperial Era[]

"Oh, Qi'ra, Qi'ra. It does look like you have fallen into our little trap. Catching you was quite difficult, my young friend. I had to partner with IG-88 here."
"A Crimson Dawn Lieutenant will fetch a nice bounty."
―Hondo Ohnaka and IG-88[32]

Hondo fights Guardian Chirrut Îmwe on Jedha.

During the Imperial Era, Hondo and his protégé Quadoro were hired by Dok-Ondar to assist him in collecting a statue made of kyber crystal from Jedha City's Temple of the Kyber. Hondo was able to stun one of the Guardians of the Whills, but several more attacked him. After Quadoro was killed, Hondo and Dok-Ondar found a statue. After Dok-Ondar used a lightsaber to cut the statue, Hondo was confronted by Chirrut Îmwe. The two of them fought each other until Dok-Ondar convinced Îmwe to let them leave with the statue. Hondo and Dok-Ondar then boarded their ship and slipped past the Imperial blockade.[33]

At one point Ohnaka was paid a significant amount of credits by a female Jedi for her to hide, a fact which reached the Imperial Inquisitorius.[34]


Qi'ra as a prisoner of Hondo and IG-88

Around 11 BBY,[35] Hondo teamed up with IG-88 to collect the bounty on Qi'ra,[32] a lieutenant in Dryden Vos' crime syndicate, Crimson Dawn.[36] After IG-88 chased her through the streets of Ord Mantell and into an alley, Hondo emerged to capture her when she tried to escape into a building. Eventually though, Hondo was tricked and double-crossed by IG-88 when Qi'ra manipulated Hondo into revealing the bounty on his head was higher than both IG-88 and Qi'ra's combined. When IG-88 raised his vibroblade at Hondo, Qi'ra successfully subdued the pair and collected the bounties on both of their heads.[32]

Auction of Maz Kanata's Journal[]

"What is an item worth? Whatever the buyer thinks it is worth."
―Hondo Ohnaka quoting his mother in the Smuggler's Guide[37]

After acquiring the book known as Smuggler's Guide in the lost-items office of Thikkiiana City on Kashyyyk, Hondo Ohnaka wondered what happened to its previous owner, Tyro Viveca, but quickly dismissed the idea as his own concern, as long as he doesn't come looking for this logbook. He flipped through the pages and recognized the value of the name Maz Kanata, as many would pay for knowledge of buried treasures and secrets in this book. He also wondered if the book was fake, made to separate fools from credits, which inspired a new business plan.[37]

He visited the planet Florrum to find the master forger, Bar the Rotter, in the Cellar of Penitence at the Church of Infinite Perception. Having persuaded Bar with a drink of Whyren's Reserve, Hondo left Florrum and set a course for Balmorra. Hondo next sought to find the Marquess, who could manipulate the Undervine network. Hondo planned for Bar to complete three logbook forgeries, and for Marquess to reach out for buyers on the anonymous Undervine to arrange three auctions, while bidders would be unaware of competing auctions.[37]

Hondo organized the first auction in panopticon garret above the casino floor on the Zirtran's Anchor space station, renting the room for 5,000 credits. Hondo hoped to bring six bottles of Whyren's Reserve as refreshments until Bar found the storeroom key, which left him with half a bottle. The auction attracted agents from multiple syndicates and started with a bid at 75,000 credits, but was ended when Rang Clan used a document authenticator to verify the fake Maz Kanata's Journal and started a blaster fight, but Hondo was prepared for such a catastrophe.[37]

At the first sign of a blaster, the Marquess jerked her neck to rattle the gears inside her headpiece, which made every screen on the walls flash white at the same time, blinding anyone who hadn't closed their eyes. But Xrexus Cartel's droideka remained and followed Hondo, Marquess, and Bar to the turbolift. Hondo closed the turbolift doors just before the droideka assumed attack stance, leaving behind Marquess and Bar, claiming that the turbolift wasn't big enough to fit three people. Hondo wondered if he should have held the doors open for others, but dismissed the thought as no one would benefit if he died. As he feared, the word spread on Undervine about the forgery of Smuggler's Guide, derailing Hondo's plans for the auction in the Boro-borosa system and the third auction.[37]

Later, Hondo found a polished stone among Bar's belongings that he used for meditation on teachings of the Church of Infinite Perception. He acquired a state of enlightenment when he took a stone with him to Kafrene bordellos leading him to return to his pirate ways. Ohnaka wrote about his experiences with the auction throughout his journey, with Lando Calrissian, Master Codebreaker and the archaeologist Chelli Lona Aphra annotating the pages with their own comments when the book later fell into their possession. Later, Hondo Ohnaka was captured by Gunda Mabin and lost Smuggler's Guide and others things to her.[37]

Meeting the Spectres[]

"You lied to me? I knew I liked you!"
―Hondo Ohnaka to Ezra Bridger[9]

In 4 BBY, Hondo Ohnaka took over the Devaronian crime lord Cikatro Vizago's starship, the Broken Horn. During the struggle, Ohnaka managed to disable Vizago's bodyguard droids by stealing his droid controller and imprisoned the Devaronian in a cell aboard the ship's brig. However, Vizago managed to send a distress signal before his capture that was picked up by Ezra Bridger and the astromech droid Chopper, who were members of the Spectres. The two rebels were cleaning the rebel starship Ghost which was parked on the planet Garel. Hearing Vizago's distress, Ezra and Chopper traveled on the Phantom and found the Broken Horn in orbit above Garel.[9]

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Ohnaka works alongside Ezra Bridger.

The two rebels boarded the Broken Horn and encountered Ohnaka in the ship's bridge. When questioned by Ezra, Hondo claimed that he had won the Broken Horn in a game of sabacc with Vizago. Not wanting to reveal his true identity, Ezra introduced himself as the smuggler and galactic entrepreneur Lando Calrissian. Shortly later, the Broken Horn was spotted and attacked by an Imperial warship. However, Ohnaka and his new-found rebel partners managed to escape due to the quick actions of Ezra and Chopper, who managed to power up the engines and make a jump into hyperspace. Impressed, Hondo offered Ezra the chance to assist him in selling five power generators at extortion rates. In the end, the two partners agreed to split their profits and to give Ezra two of the power generators. Not trusting Ohnaka fully, Ezra stole the pirate's droid controller and secretly handed it to Chopper for safekeeping.[9]

Hondo and his new-found partners traveled to the frigid planet Nixus where they planned to sell the power generators to an unknown buyer at Nixus Hub 218. Upon landing at Nixus Hub 218, Ohnaka and Ezra discovered that their buyer was the Jablogian crime lord Azmorigan. Azmorigan was aware that the Rang Clan had placed a bounty on Ohnaka's head and he also recognized Ezra as one of the rebels who had helped Calrissian. Seeking revenge against both Hondo and Ezra for past wrongs, Azmorigan had them hoisted onto a loading dolly which would then catapult them into space. Azmorigan also planned to seize their power generators for himself. Before Azmorigan could exact his revenge, he was foiled by Chopper, who attacked him and his men using Ohnaka's blaster pistol and one of Azmorigan's henchmen's blaster rifle. During the ensuing skirmish, Ohnaka and his rebel allies managed to turn the tables on Azmorigan and escape off-world with the generators and several stolen credits. Hondo also realized that Ezra was a Jedi after the youth wielded a lightsaber and used the Force to stop the dolly from hurling him into space.[9]

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Ohnaka during the Imperial Era

After escaping Nixus, Hondo and his rebel partners traveled back to Garel on the Broken Horn with the generators. When Ezra revealed his true identity and confided that he was feeling overwhelmed by his responsibilities to the rebellion and his Jedi training, Ohnaka suggested that the boy could become a "pirate Jedi." Shortly later, Ezra and Chopper traveled down to the ship's brig where they discovered a captive Vizago. Vizago revealed that Hondo had actually shot him in the back with a stun gun and disabled his droids before seizing control of his ship. The two rebels freed Vizago and together they confronted Ohnaka on the bridge. While Ezra proposed that the two criminals split their profits and let him keep the generators, Vizago took the opportunity to snatch back his droid controller and order his droids to attack the intruders. Ohnaka managed to flee on the Phantom, taking the five power generators with him.[9]

Unknown to Hondo, the Phantom's autopilot had already been programmed to return to her mothership, the Ghost. Hondo landed in a spaceport in Garel City where he was surrounded by the other crew of the Ghost including the ship's captain Hera Syndulla and Ezra's master Kanan Jarrus. Shortly later, Ohnaka was rejoined by Ezra and Chopper, who had returned to Garel in an escape pod. The rebels allowed Hondo to keep his credits but seized the five power generators, which were used to alleviate an energy crisis on the planet Rinn.[9]

Friend of the Rebellion[]

The Lasat refugees[]

In 3 BBY, Hondo contacted Ezra via a transmitter and told him to travel to Nixus Hub 218, where the Empire had captured two refugees. Ezra and the crew of the Ghost traveled to Nixus where they discovered that these two refugees were Lasat who has survived the fall of Lasan. The rebels managed to overpower their Imperial captors and rescue the refugees, who introduced themselves as the former Lasan High Honor Guard Gron and the female mystic Chava the Wise. This development both delighted and unnerved Garazeb Orrelios, the sole Lasat member of the crew of the Ghost who had believed that he was the last of his species. After the rescue, Ohnaka introduced himself as Ezra's mysterious contact and revealed that he had also tipped off the Empire to the refugees' arrival knowing that the rebels would arrive to save the day.[38]

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Ohnaka speaks to the Ghost Crew through a hologram after being captured by the Empire.

With Imperial reinforcements bound to show up, the rebels began their return trip to the Ghost. When Ohnaka inquired if he would be receiving payment, Ezra refused, which made the Weequay pirate very proud of his young friend, saying he had never had a student learn so quickly. After the rebels had left, Hondo was cornered by several stormtroopers. Always one to make a profit and double-cross his friends to save himself, Ohnaka led the Imperial troopers to the rebels, who were making their way through the halls of Hub 218. These stormtroopers were serving under the Imperial Security Bureau Agent Kallus, a perennial foe of the Spectres, who ordered his men to seize them alive. Before the Imperials could capture the rebels, Ohnaka secretly contacted Ezra and warned him of the approaching Imperials he had sent their way.[38]

The stormtroopers engaged the crew of the Ghost in a fire fight within the halls of Nixus Hub 218. To help his rebel partners, Hondo secretly sealed several of the doors, preventing many of the stormtroopers from pursuing the rebels. Ohnaka's actions enabled the rebels to flee aboard the Ghost and escape into hyperspace. However, Hondo was not so lucky and he was captured by the stormtroopers. Ohnaka was then forced to help agent Kallus and Admiral Kassius Konstantine hunt down the rebels. Due to a tracker planted in the transmitter which he had used to contact Ezra, the Imperials were able to track down the rebel ship Ghost to an unstable star cluster in Wild Space.[38]

When the Ghost began penetrating the unstable star cluster, Hondo marveled that the rebels were trying a dangerous feat. This prompted Kallus to respond that they believed that they could. With Kallus' Imperial cruiser unable to follow the Ghost into the star cluster, Hondo remarked that Kallus should wait to catch them the next time. Kallus then responded that the rebels would be destroyed by the gravitational pull of the star cluster. Despite the odds, the rebels and the Lasat refugees managed to navigate safely through the maze due to Zeb's bo-rifle. They then rediscovered the legendary Lasat homeworld of Lira San, which was already populated by millions of Lasat and became a refuge for the two Lasat refugees.[38]

Heist at Reklam Station[]

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Hondo shows Reklam Station to the Phoenix Cell.

Following the events on Nixus Hub 218, Hondo was imprisoned by the Empire[2] at the Imperial prison on Naraka. He shared his cell with the Ugnaught laborer Terba, who had been imprisoned for trying to escape the Imperial junkyard Reklam Station inside the planet Yarma. Reklam Station was being used to dismantle several decommissioned Republic starfighters including Y-wing starfighters. Seeking pecuniary reward and to escape the prison, Terba related the information to Hondo. Hondo then convinced the Spectres particularly his former one-time partner Ezra Bridger to rescue him in return for disclosing this valuable information. In 2 BBY, Ezra and his fellow rebels staged a rescue and managed to evacuate Hondo. However, Terba was killed during the escape attempt when he separated from the rebels after Hondo refused to give him a double share.[39]

After his escape, Hondo accompanied the Spectres back to Chopper Base on the planet Atollon. There, he tried to convince Hera to sell him the Ghost but was rebuffed by the rebel captain. Hondo then reiterated his demand for a ship equipped with a hyperdrive, detachable cargo bay, shield generator, and a crew. In response, the Phoenix Cell's Commander Jun Sato reminded the pirate that he would be paid only if his information was useful. Hondo then informed the rebels about Reklam Station and the Y-wings being dismantled there. At the urging of Rex and Ezra, Hera agreed to send a reconnaissance mission there to investigate Hondo's claims.[39]

Hondo and Ezra's team including Rex traveled to Yarma in the assault shuttle Phantom. Since they could not travel there directly the Phantom exited hyperspace at Sereeda Waypoint. Hondo warned them that it was not a good idea since Sereeda was located in Mining Guild space. As Hondo had forewarned, the Phantom was intercepted by a Mining Guild patrol. Following a brief dogfight, the rebels fled into hyperspace and reached Yarma. Hondo then guided Sabine to Reklam Station, which lay inside the gassy planet's atmosphere. On the way, the rebels were ambushed by two DTS-series Dismantler Droids but managed to shoot them down. Despite being hit, Sabine managed to land the Phantom beneath one of the orbital station's platforms.[39]

After boarding the station, Hondo and the rebels encountered several Ugnaught laborers including Melch. While Ezra wanted to ignore them, Hondo spoke to the Ugnaughts and told them that he was Terba's friend and that the rebels had come to liberate them. Ezra then asked Hondo to convince Melch to shut down the conveyor belt. Following a skirmish with Imperial stormtroopers and dismantler droids, the rebels, Hondo and the Ugnaughts managed to steal five Y-wings. Hondo and the Ugnaughts followed Ezra to the command center but stopped to guard an Imperial landing craft in the hangar. After the station began to collapse, Hondo and his Ugnaught allies took the shuttle and fled offworld. Before leaving, Hondo contacted Ezra to thank him and his friends for rescuing him.[39]

When Ezra was later captured by the Imperial Viceroy Gar Saxon during a mission to the third moon of Concord Dawn, Ezra claimed that he worked as part of Hondo's scavenging party. However, Saxon was not fooled and continued interrogating his prisoner.[40]

Theft of the Argora[]


Hondo with the Argora as he meets up with the Spectres

Hondo then tipped off Ezra about the rare creature, the Argora, being held a Class four container transport that acted as the Emperor's personal zoo. Hondo then boarded the transport where he found the Argora. Unfortunately, Hondo did not know which crate the Argora was in and inadvertently released the other captive creatures. As Hondo made his way to escape the creatures, he ran into the Spectres. At first, Hondo refused to hand the Argora over to them and told them that they had other things to worry about than stormtroopers.[41]

As the creatures approached both Hondo and the Spectres, he then tried to make his escape. Hondo was then chased by Ezra, who demanded Hondo to surrender the Argora. Unfortunately, Hondo and Ezra were then confronted by stormtroopers under Dr. Hazlekk and Captain Zarda. As the stormtroopers prepared to fire, Hondo again made his escape when the rest of the Spectres arrived. Hondo and Ezra then worked together in trapping Hazlekk, Zarda and their stormtroopers behind a force field. Hondo then tried to make off with the Argora, but Ezra released it. Hondo then came under attack from it and decided to give it to the rebels. Hondo then boarded the Last Chance and left.[42]

Treasure hunting on Wynkahthu[]

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Hondo, Melch, Azmorigan, and the Spectres

Later, Hondo struck a business partnership with the Jablogian crime lord Azmorigan, who had acquired the flight plan for an Imperial cargo ship. Azmorigan had learned that the cargo ship was carrying treasures and proton bombs. The two partners and Hondo's Ugnaught crew ambushed the cargo ship near the planet Wynkahthu. However, the cargo ship drifted into the planet's stormy upper atmosphere. Hondo sent his Ugnaught crew to board the ship but most of them were lost due to the dangerous windy conditions. Only Melch survived the boarding and Hondo abandoned his last crew member to his fate.[43]

With their plan in tatters, Hondo contacted his old friend Ezra Bridger and solicited the help of his rebel cell. While Hera was opposed to working with Hondo and Azmorigan due to their negative past encounters, she agreed to commit her crew and ship Ghost after learning that the cargo ship contained proton bombs, which the rebellion desperately needed. Following some discussion, Hondo and Azmorigan agreed to split the treasure while the rebels obtained the proton bombs. After assessing the situation, the rebels decided to board the cargo ship by leaping on its hull and then opening the cargo bay. They would load the cargo onto the ship by firing grappling guns.[43]

When the rebel recovery team assembled in the Ghost's cargo bay, Hondo tried to dissuade Azmorigan from coming by claiming that the recovery mission was too arduous for the frail Jablogian. However, Azmorigan insisted on coming along and threatened not to let the mission go ahead unless he came. After leaping onto the hull, Hondo, Azmorigan, and the Spectres led by Zeb managed to find a manhole which led inside the ship. Hondo soon encountered Melch, who attacked him for abandoning him. At the urging of Zeb, Hondo admitted that he had contracted the rebels after losing his Ugnaught crew. Hondo managed to win Melch over by offering him a two percent share of the treasure.[43]

While Zeb was angry at Hondo's deception, Ezra tried to defend him by claiming he at least told half the truth. Hondo, Azmorigan, and the rebels managed to enter the cargo bay with the help of Chopper and Ezra. Once inside, Hondo and Azmorigan squabbled over the treasure while the rebels began preparations to load the proton bombs aboard the Ghost. Using grappling guns, they managed to fire two cables onto the Ghost. The rebels used the cables to tow the proton bombs aboard the Ghost.[43]

After Hondo tried to load one of his treasures with Ezra's help, Zeb objected and reminded Hondo that the rebels got to load their weapons first. After Azmorigan disappeared and Zeb vanished while trying to find him, Ezra tried to ask Hondo for help but the Weequay pirate was more concerned about his share of the treasure. Hondo also told Ezra that Azmorigan was his business partner and acquaintance. As a result, Ezra realized that Hondo only cared for himself. Ezra subsequently discovered that Zeb and Azmorigan had been locked in the brig by a DT-series sentry droid. He managed to free them but the rebels and Azmorigan were pursued by more sentry droids.[43]

When Ezra and the others returned to the cargo bay with sentry droids behind them, Hondo and Melch were attempting to load a crate onto the cables. Ezra told them to get ready to leave but Hondo insisted on taking the treasure. Amidst the confusion, Melch hid inside a crate; not trusting Hondo to save him. Hondo was unconcerned about Melch's disappearance and claimed that he had fallen to his death. Hondo and Azmorigan raced each other on the cables back to the Ghost while clutching to their cargo. Chopper, Ezra, and Zeb followed soon. The Imperial cargo ship then fell into the vortex and exploded, destroying everything aboard.[43]

Back aboard the Ghost, Hondo and Azmorigan fought over a chest only to discover a hidden Melch inside. While Hondo was disappointed at not getting his share of the treasure, he claimed to have learned the value of friendship. Melch punched him in the chest to indicate that he did not trust Hondo's words. Hera then ordered Hondo and his associates to continue their conversation on their stolen Imperial landing craft.[43]

Returning a favor[]

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Hondo Ohnaka

At the request of Hera Syndulla, the bounty hunter Ketsu Onyo located Hondo and Melch on the planet Seelos, where they were staying with the former clone commandos Gregor and Wolffe. Hondo and the others present when at the modified AT-AT walker Joopa Base when Hera and Rex arrived on the Ghost. Hera had come to recruit Hondo and the others to help Ezra liberate his homeworld of Lothal from the Empire. While Hondo agreed with Wolffe that they had little chance of prevailing against the Empire, he admired Ezra's courage and said that there was nothing he would not do for the boy.[44]

During their journey to Lothal, Hondo convinced Hera to latch the Ghost onto the hull of a cargo ship in order to slip through the Imperial blockade of Lothal. Despite the misgivings of Hera and Kallus about his plan, the other rebels placed their trust on Hondo and latched onto the cargo ship once it had exited hyperspace. Hondo's ploy worked and the rebels were able to enter Lothal's atmosphere undetected. Upon arriving above the Lothal cliff dwelling, Hondo and Melch helped the rebels to route Governor Arihnda Pryce's attack force by shooting down two Imperial patrol transports.[44]

Following the battle, Hondo along with Melch and Ketsu met up with Ezra. When Hondo asked if he could take his leave, Ezra told him that their struggle was not over until they expelled the Empire from Lothal and showed that the Imperials could be defeated.[44]

Liberation of Lothal[]

Following the skirmish at the Lothal cliff-dwelling, Hondo took part in the Rebels' attack on the Imperial Complex, a mobile Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility. As part of their plan, the rebels used an unwilling Pryce to gain landing rights at the Dome. Hondo and Melch helped to capture the command center by distracting the officers and stormtroopers inside long enough for the other rebels to storm the room and force their surrender.[45]

After using a faux Protocol 13 to evacuate the entire Imperial garrison aboard the "Dome," the rebels tried to fire up the Dome's engines only to be blocked by Grand Admiral Thrawn's Star Destroyer Chimaera. Thrawn managed to force Ezra to come to him to discuss an unconditional surrender by bombing Capital City. In Ezra's absence, the rebels adopted Sabine's plan to send two strike teams to recapture the power terminals that powered the Dome's deflector shield generator.[45]

While Melch pursued stormtroopers, Hondo joined Rex and Ketsu Onyo as Team A to secure the north tower's power terminal. Despite fierce resistance, the rebels managed to capture the power terminal. Hondo took out several of the stormtroopers when he thought Melch was killed. He then discovered that Melch had only been stunned. Shortly later, the rebels managed to raise the Dome's deflector shields before the Chimaera was able to restart their bombardment of the capital.[45]

After Ezra managed to summon a pod of purrgil to carry himself, Thrawn, and the Chimaera into the depths of space, the rebels were able to launch the Dome into Lothal's upper atmosphere. Hondo and the other rebels managed to escape before detonating the Dome, which wiped out the Imperial garrison on Lothal. This ended Imperial rule on the planet.[45]

Ohnaka Transport Solutions[]

A new endeavor[]

"It wasn't about the credits for me. I accepted a new job as an administrator of all things. Just wanted one last adventure before a life of management. I leave the future heists to Hondo."
"Hey, I am an honest businessman now! Just needed a little funding for my next honest business, that's all."
―Lando Calrissian and Hondo Ohnaka[46]
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Hondo Ohnaka, during the Galactic Civil War

In the aftermath of the Liberation of Lothal, the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire became engaged in open warfare,[47] during which Ohnaka started planning to expand his prospects.[6] No longer reliant on undertaking missions himself, Ohnaka began contracting mercenaries to do jobs for him. Sometime after the Battle of Yavin[48] in 0 BBY,[49] Hondo hired the Tatooine-based Saponza and his partner, whose work the Weequay had taken notice of, to undertake various jobs for a means of profit.[48] Ohnaka also contracted the archeologist-turned-thief Chelli Aphra and smuggler Just Lucky to steal for him, an endeavor that ended with the two becoming intoxicated on spice liquor.[50] Around the same time,[51] the once-dead[9] Ohnaka Gang reformed under Captain Skragg. Despite retaining the name of the titular former leader, Ohnaka was uninvolved in the gang and dismissed by Skragg as weak,[51] while individual members had varying views on the pirate king's leadership.[52]

During the Galactic Civil War, Ohnaka decided to embark on a new venture by entering "legitimate business" and turning his reputation around. He conceived a new company, Ohnaka Transport Solutions, in which he and an assortment of employees would provide shipping and cargo services. Though looking to establish himself as a professional,[6] Hondo lacked the necessary funding to do so and decided to join his friends, the pirate Maz Kanata and smuggler Lando Calrissian, on a heist to steal treasure from Imperial General Kardan, a gluttonous collector stationed aboard the Halcyon starcruiser. Led by Kanata, Ohnaka and Calrissian infiltrated the Halycon, where Kanata met with Kardan in the ship's upper decks to sell him what she purported to be the Crown Jewels of Alderaan. While Kanata spoke with Kardan, Hondo and Lando played a game of sabaac with two workers in the lower levels.[46]

When the time came, Ohnaka and Calrissian left the sabaac game to take their positions for Kanata's ruse. When Kardan put the Alderaanian necklace into his private safe, the jewelry displayed an image of Ohnaka to the cameras, but the workers Hondo had played sabaac with reported his presence in the Engineering Room. Kardan ordered two of his stormtroopers to capture Ohnaka, who they chased through the lower decks until they cornered him in the auxiliary reactor. One stormtrooper, TD-3300, demanded that Ohnaka surrender, but Hondo taunted him, leading the soldier to tackle him over the side of the reactor. Despite the fall, Ohnaka survived and went to one of the Halcyon's cabins to meet with Kanata, having served his purpose as the distraction in the heist. Meanwhile, Kardan had his men open his safe so he could ensure that Ohnaka was not inside, as the cameras suggested. When Kardan opened his safe, Calrissian arrived, disguised as a crewmember of the space liner, and offered to help take the general's treasures to his shuttle.[46]


To provide a distraction for his heist on the Halycon, Ohnaka is chased by stormtroopers in the ship's lower levels.

After filling a wooden box with a generous amount of Kardan's relics, Lando escaped and brought the chest to Kanata and Ohnaka. Much to Ohnaka and Calrissian's confusion, Kanata dumped the treasure out of the box. Hondo exclaimed that he had nearly died for the relics, but Kanata informed him that she had deposited 40,000 credits in both his and Lando's accounts as payment. Calrissian asked what the purpose of the heist was, and Kanata told them that she had only wanted to recover the box, which was gifted to her long ago. Calrissian told Ohnaka and Kanata that he hadn't joined the heist for the credits but had recently accepted a position as the Baron Administrator of Cloud City on Bespin and wanted one final adventure before going legitimate, which Hondo informed his friends that he planned on doing as well. Their heist over, Kanata sent an anonymous tip to the Imperial Security Bureau about Kardan's illicit collection, which facilitated the trio's ability to escape the Halcyon undetected.[46]

By 4 ABY,[53] Ohnaka was able to establish Ohnaka Transport Solutions and embark on his new path as a businessman, soon forging contracts with legal and illegal organizations across the galaxy. While at first willing to work with crime syndicates such as the Hutt Cartels and the Black Sun, Ohnaka found that his moral code had evolved and began reconsidering some of his company's relationships with them. While outwardly proclaiming that he had no issue with the Black Sun's activities and presenting aloofness, Hondo put himself in jeopardy with Lord Gyuti's syndicate by purposely allowing a shipment of Black Sun slaves to escape his custody. Still a rebel sympathizer, Hondo also abused his contract with the Galactic Empire, giving Rebel Alliance forces a chance to intercept a shipment of weaponry he had been hired to send to Endor by Imperial Admiral Firmus Piett.[6]

After the Battle of Endor, in which the Rebel Alliance gained a major victory in the Galactic Civil War and decapitated the Empire, the Alliance transformed into the New Republic,[47] and Ohnaka believed the new government was a sign that his new career as a respectable professional would help his reputation and Ohnaka Transport Solutions thrive. Instead, he found that his tenuous ties to the galaxy's crime syndicates threatened his business, and a bounty of 7,000 credits was placed on his head. In addition, his membership in the Bounty Hunter's Guild was revoked, and he recognized a worrying trend of bounty hunters increasingly ignoring accepted codes. Concerned that his life was at stake, Hondo briefly considered a number of contingency plans, including hiring a decoy and going on the run, but instead resolved to continue his business plans and search for new clients that would be unlikely to put a price on his head.[6]

Hoping to prepare himself and future employees for possible mercenaries that might attempt to collect his bounty, Ohnaka wrote a guide detailing numerous bounty hunters and syndicates entitled The Secrets of the Bounty Hunters. In addition to the bounty hunters he had heard tales of and encountered throughout his life, Hondo included sections on his old friends Aurra Sing and Cad Bane. While Hondo knew that Sing had died many years before, he was unsure of Bane's status. Over the years, Hondo and Bane had remained friends as they aged, and Ohnaka had last spoken with Bane when the Duros had accepted a job with a Pyke Syndicate branch on Tatooine for a handsome fee[6] in 9 ABY.[54] Some time after their conversation, Hondo learned that the Pyke's operation on Tatooine had been eliminated by Boba Fett, who had taken over the deceased Jabba the Hutt's territories in Mos Espa, and reports of the battles indicated Bane's demise, which Ohnaka mourned in his book.[6]

Turbulent deal on Takodana[]

"I suppose I deserve a small part of that, maybe, but I didn't know you were going to go and get yourselves kidnapped. I was just on Takodana to see about purchasing some ships and ship components. It was a perfectly legitimate illegitimate business deal before you three had to go and get yourselves involved."
―Hondo Ohnaka, to Maz Kanata, Han Solo, and Chewbacca[8]
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Hondo Ohnaka traveled to Takodana to buy ship parts from the Hackjackers, ship thieves who stole from Maz Kanata's castle.

Sometime before 34 ABY,[55] Ohnaka traveled to Takodana to meet with Tjepo Juibop, the leader of a local band of ship thieves known as the Hackjackers, to purchase some ships and related components. While walking to Maz Kanata's castle,[8] where the diminutive pirate had at some point hung a portrait of him inside,[56] Ohnaka crossed her parking lot, fighting the urge to steal one of the many ships there. As Hondo approached the castle, he noticed the Millennium Falcon parked nearby and decided to enter it, unsure if he would steal it or simply look around. Before he could, however, Han Solo called out to Ohnaka and warned him not to enter the ship. Ohnaka turned to Solo and Chewbacca, who had aged much since their last encounter. After awkwardly commenting on Solo's appearance, Hondo greeted Chewbacca and told the Wookiee that it had been too long since they had last met, but Solo interjected that it hadn't been long enough.[8]

Solo reminded Ohnaka that he had warned him not to mess with the Millennium Falcon before, and Hondo, not wanting a confrontation, bid the two pilots a good day and continued on his way to the castle. As he walked away, Ohnaka heard a commotion behind him and turned to see Solo and Chewbacca being assaulted with stun batons by two large Dowutins. Ohnaka ducked behind another spaceship and watched as a Nosaurian wheeled out a repulsorcart, which the Dowutins put the unconscious Solo and Chewbacca onto before bringing them up the lift of a nearby G9 Rigger. Once the G9 left, Hondo, believing that fate had given him a chance to take the Falcon, boarded the freighter and sat in the cockpit. As he powered up the ship, however, Ohnaka felt the barrel of a blaster against his neck and heard Kanata say his name. Kanata asked Hondo why he was in the Falcon and ordered him to get out of the captain's seat, but Ohnaka redirected her question back at her.[8]

Kanata told Ohnaka that she was going to rescue her "boyfriend," confusing Hondo, who mistook her reference to Chewbacca for Solo, and explained that her palace had been targeted by ship thieves recently. Hondo feigned outrage at the ship theft, but Kanata saw through his guise and rhetorically asked what he was doing on Takodana. Hondo replied that he was going to rescue her boyfriend too, but Kanata dismissed her query and told Ohnaka that she had no time to argue and sat in the copilot's seat. Ohnaka asked why she wasn't going to rescue Solo and Chewbacca in one of her ships, and Kanata explained that it was faster to take the ship they were already in and ordered him to take off. Once in the skies above Kanata's castle, Hondo asked where they were heading, and she showed him a device that displayed the location of a tracker she had planted in Solo's drink.[8]

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Ohnaka accompanied Kanata into Takodana's wilderness to rescue Han Solo and Chewbacca despite working with the Hackjackers, who had kidnapped them.

With Kanata's directions, Hondo lifted the Falcon further into the sky, clipping a tree and scraping two of the towers on Maz's castle. Once clear of the fortress, Kanata again asked Hondo why he was on Takodana, and he lied that he had come to visit her for old times' sake, then deflected and asked what had happened with Solo and Chewbacca. Kanata explained that she had asked the two to investigate the Hackjackers, and Ohnaka realized that she and the two pilots had accidentally interfered with his business deal. After planting the tracker in Solo as a precaution, she sent them to pose as buyers, which led to the kidnapping Hondo had witnessed. Kanata's tracking device led her and Ohnaka to a small mountain, where she ordered him to land the Falcon in a glen despite Hondo's insistence that they turn around. Maz reached into a container and pulled out Chewbacca's bowcaster, then forced Ohnaka to disembark the ship first.[8]

Ohnaka and Kanata walked through the woods toward Solo's location indicated on her tracker, which led them to a sheer stone wall. Hondo commented that her device must have malfunctioned and recommended that they return to the castle and drink in honor of the deceased pilots, but she chastised him for being a "quitter" and began pushing on the rock wall, which opened when she gave on stone a twist. They entered a tunnel revealed by the opening, where Ohnaka told Kanata that what they were doing was crazy. The two bantered briefly, after which Hondo relented and continued following the determined Kanata. Deeper into the tunnel, the two saw four red dots ahead of them, but when Kanata stepped forward to investigate, she and Ohnaka realized they were looking at a nexu. The nexu pounced forward and snapped at Kanata, but she managed to evade the creature, which was held back by a chain.[8]

Kanata realized that the passage had doubled before they reached the nexu, and when Hondo requested that they turn around, she threatened to skin him and fly his hide as a flag above her castle. Ohnaka joked that he was attached to his hide, but Kanata did not respond and continued down the path. After some more walking, the passage opened into a cavern, and on the far wall was a door guarded by a human and a Twi-lek. The two guards noticed Hondo, who smiled and approached the two. The Twi'lek asked Ohnaka what the password was, and, despite knowing the password, Hondo responded by attempting a Jedi mind trick. The guards unholstered their blasters, but the pirate stepped aside to reveal Kanata, who aimed Chewbacca's bowcaster at them. When Kanata told the guards that the bowcaster did not have a stun setting, the two re-holstered their weapons and opened the door.[8]

Inside, Ohnaka and Kanata saw Solo and Chewbacca suspended in the air while members of the Hackjackers stood throughout the room and droids took apart a host of spacecraft. Kanata told Hondo that they were in the Hackjackers' chop shop, and Ohnaka replied that they had to be quiet since the thieves hadn't noticed them yet. Ignoring Hondo, Kanata charged forward with the bowcaster and began firing, setting several crates ablaze. The explosion flung Kanata backward, crashing into Ohnaka and sending them both to the ground. The Hackjackers took the two and suspended them in the air with Solo and Chewbacca, who poked fun at the lackluster rescue attempt. When Tjepo Juibop approached the captives and confronted Kanata, Ohnaka revealed that he was the Hackjackers' buyer by saying the password. Juibop had Hondo lowered, and Kanata, Solo, and Chewbacca yelled at him for turning on them.[8]

Ohnaka followed Juibop to look at what ships he had for sale, but while he perused the lineup, two droids pulled some vines apart and revealed an opening in the cavern. Outside the cavern was the Millennium Falcon, which the Hackjackers had found parked nearby. Juibop ordered his team to begin scrapping it, to Solo and Ohnaka's dismay. Seeing the Hackjackers cutting into the Falcon, Ohnaka decided that his deal was not worth the cost of his friends and the Falcon and slipped back into the tunnels with a stolen fusioncutters, where he cut the chains holding the nexu. The creature ran into the chop shop and charged at Tjepo and the Hackjackers, which gave Hondo a chance to free his companions. The four ran to the Falcon but were stopped by Juibop, who wielded a DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle and pinned behind several cargo crates. Solo ordered Ohnaka to keep Tjepo talking, and Hondo yelled out to the Delphidian that there was still a way for them to profit from their planned deal.[8]

Ohnaka insulted Juibop when he chastised Ohnaka for only thinking of profits, allowing Solo to take advantage of the distraction and fire at a rack of explosives behind the ship thief. The blast took out Juibop, and Hondo ran into the Falcon with the others. When Ohnaka took the captain's chair, Solo grabbed him by his jacket and pulled him out of the seat, then took command of the Falcon and brought the ship back to Maz's castle. Once there, Kanata and Solo confronted Hondo and demanded that he explain himself. Ohnaka admitted that he knew the Hackjackers were selling stolen ships but added that he had refused to follow through on his original intentions and rescued them at considerable risk, which quelled the argument until Ohnaka brought up the fee for his rescue services, after which Ohnaka quickly left the castle, deciding that it was best to postpone the conversation until he met them again.[8]

First Order-Resistance War[]

"Straight and to the point. I like that about you. And Ohnaka Transport Solutions stands ready to serve you. We have plenty of ships. I'm sure we can provide any solution you might need for—well, for transport…obviously!"
―Hondo Ohnaka, to Bazine Netal[8]

Ohnaka welcomes new crew candidates to Ohnaka Transport Solutions.

By the time of the Cold War between the First Order and the Resistance, Ohnaka had based Ohnaka Transport Solutions on the planet Batuu with his droid R5-P8. Despite claiming to be a legitimate business, Ohnaka's company was, in reality, a front for smuggling.[57] While at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, Ohnaka frequently recounted tales of besting a Jedi.[58]

When Kendoh Voss and her gang traveled to Batuu in an attempt to scam Dok-Ondar out of the Sword of Khashyun, Ohnaka agreed to work with Dok-Ondar. He met with the gang at Ohnaka Transport Solutions, where Ohnaka learned from Voss that she needed his help to transport the sword through the First Order blockade after she stole it.[33] Ohnaka reported to Dok-Ondar, unaware that Voss was watching him by use of a cam droid. Ohnaka demanded that Dok-Ondar tell him how he acquired the hilt, and after hearing the story, departed.[59]

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Ohnaka meets Chewbacca at Batuu's Spaceport.

After the Battle of Crait, a decisive confrontation of the First Order-Resistance War, Ohnaka was stationed at Bakkar Spire in Black Spire. At some point, the Millennium Falcon landed on Batuu, where Resistance members established a base outside the outpost. Ohnaka made a deal with Chewbacca to use the ship, and hired a temporary crew to take part in one of Ohnaka's jobs, where they were tasked with hijacking a First Order train containing coaxium.[57]

While searching for the Millennium Falcon, mercenary Bazine Netal was informed by the leader of the White Worms on Corellia that Ohnaka was in possession of the ship. With this information, Netal departed for Batuu to find Ohnaka.[60]

Personality and traits[]

An unforgettable fellow[]

"You don't survive in the Outer Rim by being stupid!"
―Hondo Ohnaka[5]

A portrait of Hondo in Takodana Castle on Takodana.

A self-centered, avaricious pirate king[2] who was[5][7][25] almost[44][45] solely concerned with getting the best business deal for himself,[5][7][25] Hondo Ohnaka stood out in a galaxy already crowded by people with interesting or strange personalities. While merely being unforgettable would have been enough of a distinction to set Ohnaka apart from everyone else, he had a habit in appearing at the right place at the right time,[61] resulting in him crossing paths with many influential figures during the Clone Wars,[5][7][25] Imperial Era,[44][8] and beyond.[57]

His avarice led him to kidnap and ransom several high profile prisoners during the Clone Wars including Count Dooku, and the Jedi Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano. These characteristics occasionally brought him into trouble with the Jedi, the Republic, the Separatists, and even his own men, who attempted to emulate his behavior to advance their own interests.[5][7][25] Ohnaka's avarice and treacherous nature continued into the Age of the Empire by exploiting and betraying several "business partners" he collaborated with, including Cikatro Vizago, Ezra Bridger, and the Lasat refugees Chava and Gron.[9][38] He believed every situation had the chance to be turned into one that could generate profits.[39]

Despite his selfish qualities, Ohnaka was still capable of honor and courage.[21] On one occasion, he successfully convinced the young bounty hunter Boba Fett to reveal the location of two Republic hostages by telling Boba that it was the honorable thing to do, and calmly affirming that it what his father Jango would have done. On a later occasion, he joined forces with his former Jedi prisoner Ahsoka and several Jedi younglings to fight off General Grievous and his droid forces. Ohnaka admired the courage and devotion of the Jedi younglings, particularly the youngling Katooni.[23]

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Hondo makes a deal with Chewbacca.

Although he did betray Skywalker and Kenobi by drugging them to ransom both off,[7] Ohnaka also had a reputation as a reliable businessman who kept his word.[21] In return for a high fee, he honored his promise to deliver several rocket launchers to beleaguered Republic allies on Onderon, although he did quickly depart once his work was done and danger appeared.[24] Despite selling out the Rebels for a profit, Ohnaka did not run off immediately. He warned Ezra of the incoming stormtroopers and helped the Rebels escape, showing that even though Ohnaka was keen to make a profit, he still did not want any harm to come to Ezra.[38] In fact, Ohnaka later affirmed that there was nothing he would not do to help Ezra.[44]

Ohnaka also had a romantic relationship with the bounty hunter Aurra Sing, whom he secretly rescued after her ship had been shot down by Jedi forces.[21] In addition, Hondo could speak Ugnaught which helped him to befriend several Ugnaught laborers including Terba. He used his command of the Ugnaught language to convince the Ugnaught laborers at Reklam Station to help the rebels steal Y-wing starfighters and to accept him as their leader. Ohnaka was also skilled at linking other people's interests to his own goals and ambitions. He sold the Phoenix Group information about Y-wing starfighters at Reklam Station in return for gaining a ship and crew. In the end, the rebels did not have to pay Hondo directly because he found a ship and crew at Reklam Station himself.[39]

A notable trait of Ohnaka's business conduct was his distrust for hard currency. He preferred payment in expensive trade goods, such as spice[5][7] or nysillin.[15] All the same, he was incredibly happy to secure a box of credits during his first adventure with Bridger. By the time he met Bridger, Hondo Ohnaka was aging and his hair had turned gray.[43]


"One of my best friends was a Jedi. I'm pretty sure we were friends."
―Hondo Ohnaka describes his relationship with Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ezra Bridger[9]

Though Hondo's schemes were often frustrated or thwarted by the various Jedi he encountered, he never grew to resent them or hold a grudge, instead seeming to remember those adventures fondly and growing a liking for Jedi generally. He held a particular soft spot for Obi-Wan Kenobi,[9] whom he often greeted with a warm "Kenobi!,"[27] even as adversaries.[15]

Ohnaka was also known for his flowery rhetoric and liked to refer to his Ugnaught crew as his "short, fragrant family." While he claimed to regard his Ugnaught crew as his family, Ohnaka was not above abandoning them when danger arose. Ohnaka's betrayal angered Melch, who attacked him. However, Ohnaka managed to placate the Ugnaught by offering him a two percent share of the treasure instead of one. While Bridger trusted Ohnaka to a degree, and respected him as a tricky-but-friendly business partner, Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus regarded him as a slippery and untrustworthy character. While Ohnaka claimed to care for his "partners," he was known to put his pecuniary interests ahead of others (as exemplified by his exploitative attitude towards Azmorigan).[43]

While Ohnaka thought that Ezra had little chance of success in liberating Lothal, he admired the boy's spirit and courage. Ohnaka's respect for Ezra led him to return the youth a favor by volunteering to assist in the planet's liberation, telling Bridger's fellow allies that there was nothing he would not do for the boy.[44] Despite dominating Melch in their relationship, Ohnaka regarded him as a friend. He was distraught when he thought that Melch had been killed, remarking in reaction that Melch should not strive to be a hero and instead was a fellow pirate, and shot several stormtroopers in rage. However, Ohnaka was elated when he discovered his friend had merely been stunned, showcasing his sarcasm.[45]

Skills and abilities[]

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Ohnaka with three of his men.

Hondo Ohnaka was a competent and able leader who was able to keep his men in check and to lead the Ohnaka Gang on salvaging and raiding expeditions. During a skirmish on Felucia, Hondo showed a reasonable understanding of battle tactics. Ohnaka typically wielded a Weequay blaster pistol and later a DL-44 heavy blaster pistol,[9] but he was also skilled enough to handle an electrostaff in combat and managed to put up a decent fight against the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, though he ultimately lost the duel.[15] In addition, Ohnaka was also able to take on numerous opponents and fought several battle droids with a blaster and cutlass.[27] On a later occasion, Ohnaka managed to outwit the crime lord Vizago and his body guards and seize control of his ship, the Broken Horn.[9]

Behind the scenes[]

Hondo Ohnaka first appeared in the Cartoon Network The Clone Wars television episode "Dooku Captured,"[5] which first premiered on January 2, 2009.[62] He was voiced by Jim Cummings, who later reprised his role in several The Clone Wars episodes and the Disney XD television series Star Wars Rebels.[63] Cummings has also voiced Hondo in the non-canon LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures episodes "The Test"[64] (which premiered on July 25, 2016,[65]) and "The Storms of Taul"[66] (which premiered on August 2, 2017[67]).


Hondo Ohnaka appears as an animatronic character at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Hondo's name is derived from the Japanese film director Ishirō Honda and the actor Seiji Onaka, both of whom worked on entries of the Godzilla franchise. This decision was made by Clone Wars writer Henry Gilroy, though Gilroy notes that the pirate's first name was changed to "Hondo" by Star Wars creator George Lucas.[68] Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni stated Ohnaka did in fact view Obi-Wan Kenobi as his friend, and after the Jedi were all but destroyed by the Empire, the pirate missed the Jedi Order because of the excitement they had brought to his life. He concluded his statement by saying Ohnaka was a Jedi sympathizer.[63]

At Disney's 2017 D23 Expo, it was revealed that Hondo would be a part of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park area. Artwork depicted Hondo and Chewbacca making a deal involving the Millennium Falcon, providing the back story for the Smuggler's Run attraction that will allow guests to fly on board the freighter.[69] Hondo appears as an A-1000 animatronic in the pre-show, the second most-advanced figure Imagineering has built after the Shaman of Songs from Pandora: World of Avatar. The figure has 50 different functions and runs entirely on electronics for smoother animation.[70][71] Jim Cummings provided the voice for both animatronic, as well for live-action video material in the Smuggler's Run attraction, while the live-action Hondo was performed by actor Robert Nairne.[72] On August 28, Hondo led the dedication ceremony for the Disney World version of Galaxy's Edge.[73][74]

Hondo Ohnaka was introduced as a playable character of the same name in the 2015 mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes in 2023, which features characters and ships from both the canon and Legends continuities.[75]


Non-canon appearances[]

Hondo and Freemakers Test

Hondo in The Freemaker Adventures


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 StarWars Hondo Ohnaka in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle!
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Dooku Captured"
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 Star Wars: The Secrets of the Bounty Hunters
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Gungan General"
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 Pirate's Price
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Brothers of the Broken Horn"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 AltayaCite "Jabba the Hutt and Other Characters of the Underworld" — Star Wars Encyclopedia
  11. Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Build the Millennium Falcon Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 72 (Starship Fact File: The Acushnet)
  13. Build the Millennium Falcon Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 89 (Guide to the Galaxy: Florrum-Pirate World)
  14. Collapse of the Republic
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Bounty Hunters"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Darth Maul (2017) 3
  17. Helmet Collection logo small Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 ([[{{{2}}}|{{{2}}}: {{{3}}}]]) establishes that the events of Star Wars: Darth Maul are set shortly before the Invasion of Naboo, which is dated to 32 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
  18. Darth Maul (2017) 2
  19. Darth Maul (2017) 4
  20. Darth Maul (2017) 5
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Lethal Trackdown"
  22. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Assassin"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "A Necessary Bond"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Tipping Points"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "A Test of Strength"
  26. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Bound for Rescue"
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Revival"
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  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 ForcesOfDestinyLogo-Dplus Star Wars Forces of Destiny — "Triplecross"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Galaxy's Edge 3
  34. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
  35. Star Wars: Timelines
  36. Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Legends of the Lasat"
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
  40. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Imperial Supercommandos"
  41. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "Endangered, Part 1" — Star Wars Adventures (2017) 7
  42. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "Endangered, Part 2" — Star Wars Adventures (2017) 8
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "The Wynkahthu Job"
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "A Fool's Hope"
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 Halcyon Legacy 4
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  48. 48.0 48.1 Star Wars: Commander
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  50. Doctor Aphra (2020) 22
  51. 51.0 51.1 Bounty Hunters 8
  52. Bounty Hunters 10
  53. Star Wars: The Secrets of the Bounty Hunters establishes that Ohnaka Transport Solutions was founded prior to Firmus Piett's death at the Battle of Endor, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY.
  54. Star Wars: Timelines places the present day events of The Book of Boba Fett in 9 ABY.
  55. Pirate's Price shows that the events on Takodana take place before Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY.
  56. Star Wars Battlefront II
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  58. Lando's Luck
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  65. The Test
  66. TheFreemakerAdventuresLogo-Dplus LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures — "The Storms of Taul"
  67. Disney XD - The Storms of Taul
  68. TwitterLogo Henry Gilroy (@HGilroy67) on Twitter: "#CloneWars fun fact! How'd Hondo Ohnaka get his name? I named him after original #Godzilla Director Ishiro Honda & Godzilla actor Seiji Onaka. Onaka also means "stomach" in Japanese & Hondo was always hungry! At the last minute George Lucas changed Honda to Hondo. #MayThe4th" (screenshot)
  69. YouTube Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge name announcement, more details - Disney World, Disneyland - D23 Expo 2017 on the Inside the Magic YouTube channel: "At the D23 Expo 2017, Disney Parks and Resorts announced new details for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the new name for Star Wars Land." (backup link)
  70. How Disney Built Star Wars, in real life by Panzarino, Matthew on techcrunch.com (February 27, 2019) (archived from the original on February 28, 2019)
  71. The A1000 Is Disney's Advanced Animatronic Bringing Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to Life by Blitz, Matt on www.popularmechanics.com (February 28, 2019) (archived from the original on November 23, 2019)
  72. TwitterLogo Robert Nairne (@RobertNairne) on Twitter: "Rising moons! Now #StarWars #GalaxysEdge @Disneyland is open…I can finally reveal I played sassy space pirate HONDO OHNAKA! Don't crash my ship! (Thanks for the loan @JoonasSuotamo)" (screenshot)
  73. DPB-Logo Hondo Ohnaka (Fickley-Baker, Jennifer) on the Disney Parks Blog (August 28, 2019) (backup link)
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  75. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes