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"Presenting Borbig Drob the Houk! Nine-time champion of the Stormblade Bloodfest!"
―An introduction for the Houk gladitor Borbig Drob[src]

Houks were a sentient species of hulking humanoids that had massive forearms and were capable of building heavy musculature.

Biology and appearance[]

The Houk were a sentient, humanoid species distinguished by their muscular bulk, and large arms[1] that ended in four-fingered hands.[2] They had tiny eyes set deep in their thick, bone-ridged skull.[3]

Houks in the galaxy[]

Borbig Drob

Owing to their powerful builds, Houk prisoners were found in large numbers in the spice mines of Kessel.[4]

Some found employment as gladiators. During the early years of the Galactic Empire's reign, Borbig Drob earned the title of champion at the Stormblade Bloodfest on nine occasions, before fighting at the Gladiator Night event on the planet Lothal. There he fought against the Feeorin gladiator Warjak before being defeated by the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk.[1] At some point during the Galactic Civil War, another Houk fought alongside a Red Nikto and a Trandoshan. Although they had a single opponent, the Wookiee known as Black Krrsantan, the Houk and his fighting partners were all killed in the pit.[5]

Around 5 ABY,[6] the male Houk Jorgatha served in the New Republic's 61st Mobile Infantry on the planet Troithe.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

The Houk were first created for the Star Wars Legends novel Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, which was written by Brian Daley and released in 1980.[8] Though Daley's novel is now part of the Star Wars Legends continuity rather than the current canon,[9] the Houk species was canonized in the 2014 junior novel Ezra's Gamble by Ryder Windham.[1]



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