- "Why, that rotten Mars!"
- ―Teemto Pagalies
Mars Guo was a male Phuii who piloted podracers. He had a propensity for heavy drinking and pretty women, and his loud mouth frequently got him into trouble. He would often pick fights with the local riffraff of Mos Espa despite his diminutive stature, which constantly led to his own defeat.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- "First time, big time ... Mars Guo!"
Mars wasn't the best podracer on the circuit, but he had made quite a name for himself in the minor rim leagues, and he felt confident that he could pull off a victory in the Boonta Eve Classic. Unfortunately, he made the mistake of imbibing one too many drinks at Boles Roor's glimmik concert the previous night, and the even worse mistake of hitting on one of Sebulba's Twi'lek masseuses, Ann Gella. The Veknoid Teemto Pagalies, who had long been infatuated with Ann, overheard this encounter.
Outraged, he reported the incident to Sebulba the next day, who responded by subtly sabotaging Guo's podracer. During the second lap, Sebulba was vexed by the fact that Guo's Collor Pondrat Plug-2 Behemoth was still in the running, and to finish the matter he broke off a small bit of his pod and tossed it behind him into one of Guo's colossal engines. The craft was shattered and Guo's pod was sent flying.
Many believed this was the end of the swaggering Phuii pilot, but Mars managed to survive and limped back to his home planet of Phu, but unfortunately wasn't able to buy Ann Gella. However, while he was being attended in a medcenter, a bitter Sebulba persuaded race officials to put all of Guo's belongings to be auctioned, including his two enslaved Rodian mechanics, Pax and Trax Bonkik, although Pax was purchased by Teemto Pagalies prior to the auction. It was a long time before he showed up on the podracing circuit again.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
While the model of Guo shown here has orange eyes with slitted pupils, the CG Guo in the one of the deleted scenes has white eyes with round pupils. This might indicate Phuii could change eye color, as could Kushibans.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Episode I Adventures 6: The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer
- Podracing Tales
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Racer Revenge
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Episode I Who's Who: A Pocket Guide to the Characters of The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- "Around the Galaxy: Toy Fair Exclusive"—Star Wars Galaxy Collector 6
- Star Wars: Power of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Episode I Podracer Punch-Outs
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 26 (POD2, Podracer Pilots)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Tatooine Limited (Card: Hit Racer)
- Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Head-to-Head Tag Teams
- Star Wars: Complete Vehicles
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Mars Guo)
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 150
- "Podracing 101!"—Star Wars Magazine 2