Biography[edit | edit source]
A male Talz from Orto Plutonia, Muftak was abandoned in Mos Eisley, a spaceport located on the planet Tatooine, as a newborn. He grew up knowing he was different from other species, but had no knowledge of the Talz or his homeworld. Muftak became a pickpocket and took up residence in abandoned tunnels beneath Docking Bay 83. To avoid overheating, he frequented Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, where he could also pick a pocket or two. He was friends with various other regulars, and, when not drinking, he planned robberies with a Chadra-Fan named Kabe.
In the year 0 BBY, Muftak was drinking at Chalmun's when Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and a local farmboy named Luke Skywalker arrived in search of a pilot to take them to the planet Alderaan. He witnessed the pair get into an altercation with Dr. Cornelius Evazan and his companion, Ponda Baba, that ended with Kenobi dismembering Baba and wounding Evazan with his lightsaber.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "«I am going to die.»"
"Well then, Muftak, on the precipice of death, what sort of creature shall you be? One who values friends? Or profit? By which code have you lived?"
- ―Muftak and Djas Puhr
Muftak took it upon himself to use his great strength to keep Kabe, who, while street-smart, was also young and impetuous, out of too much trouble.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Nicknamed "Four Eyes" and "Spider-Man" during production due to his many eyes and furry face, Muftak was built for the booth inserts shot well after the main stage photography for the cantina sequences of the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, where he was portrayed by mold maker Laine Liska.
According to a 1978 memo, he was originally going to be named "Cullatran", but more than a decade later, the name "Muftak" was used by writers Michael Stern and Grant S. Boucher in their 1989 Star Wars Legends supplement for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope. This name became canon when it was used in the Star Wars: Card Trader digital app, on a card released in September 1, 2015.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Bounty Hunt
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
- A New Hope
- "The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper"—From a Certain Point of View
- "Born in the Storm"—From a Certain Point of View
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (Picture only)
- (First identified as Muftak)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills (Picture only)