- "You know you can't trust those little freaks!"
- ―Han Solo, to Bala-Tik, regarding Kanjiklub
Kanjiklub was a notorious criminal organization that operated in the Outer Rim Territories approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. The gang was led by street fighter Tasu Leech and his lieutenants, once Delphi Kloda and later Razoo Qin-Fee.
History[edit | edit source]
- "I never made a deal with Kanjiklub!"
"Tell that to Kanjiklub."
- ―Han Solo and Bala Tik right before the arrival of Kanjiklub
Originating as renegade slaves of the Hutts, Kanjiklub fighters, interchangeably known as "Kanjiklubbers" or "Kanjis," relied on makeshift weaponry to commit their crimes and enforce their will. This was in stark contrast to Kanjiklub's chief rivals, the Guavian Death Gang. Shortly before the Battle of Starkiller Base, Kanjiklub put aside their differences with the Guavians in order to confront longtime smuggler Han Solo over debts that he had failed to repay. Leech confronted Solo and his first mate, Chewbacca, aboard Solo's Eravana. However, a trio of dangerous rathtars were released into the session, and the beasts killed Leech, his lieutenant Qin-Fee, Volzang Li-Thrull, Crokind Shand, Tolomar Reez, multiple Kanjiklubbers, and at least three Guavian security soldiers, which allowed Solo and his companions to escape. Bala-Tik asked for an individual to inform the First Order that Solo had BB-8.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Kanjiklub were played by Indonesian actors Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman, who starred in the critically acclaimed action films The Raid and The Raid 2. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams wondered if they were available, and to his delight, they were. "Not enormous roles in the movie," he said, "but wonderful to have them in the film."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Battlefront II (Mentioned only)
- Aftermath: Life Debt (Mentioned only)
- Phasma (Mentioned only)
- "The Perfect Weapon" (First mentioned)
- Poe Dameron 9
- Forces of Destiny: The Rey Chronicles (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- The Force Awakens Adaptation 2
- Han & Chewie Return!
- "Black Spire: Return to a Shattered Planet"—Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire (Mentioned only)
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- Disney Infinity 3.0
- LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – "Hunting for Han"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – "Rey Strikes Back"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Set: 75105 Millennium Falcon) (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Rey's Survival Guide (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 16 (Databank A-Z: E-11 Blaster–Cornelius Evazan) (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 31 (Databank A-Z: Kaminoans–King Katuunko)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 36 (Databank A-Z: Cut Lawquane–Lothal)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 52 (Weapons & Uniforms: The Kanjiklub)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious
- Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
- Star Wars Search and Find Volume I
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary