Merc Sunlet was a human male thief from Tirac Munda. Skilled in multiple languages, Sunlet was often hired by the wealthy for advice on how to keep their own property safe.[1] In the year 0 BBY, Sunlet was present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, and stood near the bar. While he was there, he was witness to a fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and a notorious villain known as Doctor Evazan. Sometime after this event, he was having a conversation with Gela Yeens, who worked for gangster Jabba The Hutt. Concurrently, Kenobi and his young companion fled the Cantina, after two Imperial Stormtroopers began searching for them.[2]

Personality and traits[]

Sunlet was described as a crafty purloiner with a heart of gold.[1] He was a human male with graying hair and fair skin.[2]

Skills and abilities[]

Sunlet was well traveled and skilled in many langauges.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Merc Sunlet first appeared as in the Cantina scene of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, though he is seen very briefly.[2] Although uncredited, he was played by propsman Ted Western.[3] Sunlet was later identified and given a brief backstory in the A New Hope Limited expansion set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game, released in 1996.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Swccglogolg Star Wars Customizable Card GameA New Hope Limited (Card: Merc Sunlet) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  3. YouTube Ted Western Merc Sunlet on the ConGuests YouTube channel: "Ted Western worked on Star Wars ANH as a Props Man and was dressing the Cantina set when they worked out they didn't have enough people... he ended up being in shot as the character Merc Sunlet!" (backup link)

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