- "Karabast! Karabast? What does that even mean?"
- ―Agent Alexsandr Kallus to Garazeb Orrelios
Garazeb Orrelios, a member of the Ghost crew, used it quite frequently. Ezra Bridger adopted the phrase after spending time with Orrelios. Sabine Wren, another of Orrelios' fellow rebels, also used the phrase when they beheld an Imperial Star Destroyer emerging from hyperspace (prompting Orrelios to echo the sentiment) and so too did the ISB agent Alexsandr Kallus, though whilst expressing confusion regarding what it meant.
Behind the scenes
The phrase was created by writer Greg Weisman for the television series Star Wars Rebels. Archive audio of Pao exclaiming "Karabast!" can be commonly heard in the video game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes upon his defeat.
In "Illusion of Control," the sixteenth episode of the third season of the DC Comics animated series Young Justice, released on July 2, 2019, the character Henchy, later revealed to be Devastation in disguise, says karabast in response to being hit by Perdita Vladek. Henchy was voiced by Steve Blum, who also voiced Garazeb Orrelios in Rebels, and the episode was written by Weisman.
- Star Wars Rebels: The Ultimate Guide
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- "Spark of Rebellion"—Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2018