The Karkarodon were an amphibious aquatic species that were native to Karkaris. The species were known to be fast swimmers, often ripping apart their enemies with their teeth. The Karkarodon Riff Tamson was a commander in the Confederacy of Independent Systems and briefly became ruler of Mon Cala before Lee-Char overthrew and killed him. A Karkarodon was also imprisoned in the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center around 20 BBY.
Biology and appearanceEdit
Karkarodons were an aquatic species with sharp teeth and webbed hands and feet. They were fast swimmers and could rip apart their enemies with their teeth. The Karkarodon Riff Tamson managed to blaster shots to the chest without showing any signs of injury.[source?] They hailed from Karkaris, which neighboured the Mon Calamari system.
- "Tamson, have your soldiers arrived?"
"Yes, count. We now have the city under control."
- ―Count Dookyu and Riff Tamson
At some point, the Karkarodons created a cybernetically enhanced biological weapon known as the Hydroid Medusa, on Karkaris. During the Clone Wars, the Karkarodon commander Riff Tamson was sent by Count Dooku to help occupy the planet Mon Cala for the Confederacy of Independent Systems. After capturing the planet and its prince, Lee-Char, he declared himself ruler of the Mon Cala, having Karkarodon enforcers occupy the capital. His rule was short lived, however, when the Quarren senator Nossor Ri betrayed him. Lee-Char was able to kill Tamson shortly after. A Karkarodon was among the many prisoners detained in the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center. One day, he confronted the bounty hunter Rako Hardeen, who stabbed him with a fork. into the Karkarodon's hand, threatening to eat him. He then let him go, and the Karkarodon fled back to his table with the Lutrillian.
Behind the scenesEdit
The appearance of the Karkarodon is based on sharks. The name of the species is a reference to Carcharodon, a genus that includes the great white shark. Their homeworld, Karkaris, also has a name similar to carcharias, which is the species name for the great white.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Water War" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Gungan Attack"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Prisoners"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deception"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Friends and Enemies" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- Star Wars: Alien Archive - Species Guide