Momaw Nadon, also known as "Hammerhead," was a male Ithorian who was exiled from his homeworld of Ithor as punishment for revealing the agricultural secrets of his species to the Galactic Empire in order to save the planet. He spent his exile on Tatooine and sympathized with the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Momaw Nadon, who also started to be referred to as "hammerhead" at some point, hailed from the planet Ithor, until he was exiled as punishment for revealing his species' agricultural secrets to the Galactic Empire in order to save Ithor. Spending his exile on the desert world of Tatooine, Nadon maintained a small secret garden in the mountains south of the planet's Mos Eisley spaceport.
During the Galactic Civil War he sympathised with the Alliance to Restore the Republic who opposed the Empire, and would hide Rebel operatives in his garden. However, his support for the rebellion was rumored. Nadon was present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina when Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and local farm boy Luke Skywalker arrived in search of a pilot to take them to the planet Alderaan. He witnessed the pair enter into an altercation with Dr. Cornelius Evazan and his companion Ponda Baba, which ended with Kenobi dismembering Baba and wounding Evazan with his lightsaber.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Momaw Nadon first appeared in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope but went unnamed until identified as "Hammerhead" for his Kenner Products action figure. He received his name and backstory in Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope, a 1989 Star Wars Legends sourcebook written by Michael Stern and Grant S. Boucher for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. His name and portions of his backstory were confirmed to be canon by the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, which was released in 2015.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Bounty Hunt
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- "A Bad Feeling About This"—Star Wars: A New Hope: 6 stories in 1
- "A Bad Feeling About This"—The Original Trilogy Stories
- "Not for Nothing"—From a Certain Point of View
- Star Wars: A New Hope Cinestory Comic
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Factivity Collection: Star Wars (Picture only)
- (Picture only)
- (First identified as Momaw Nadon)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Momaw Nadon)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 27 (Databank A-Z: InterGalactic Banking Clan–Jakku) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars Search and Find Volume I
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition