He erupted from a top-opening hatch built into the deck, at the opposing end to the deck-mounted cannon, as the lightsaber wielding Skywalker turned to face him. Nysad managed to fire off one shot, which Skywalker deflected, before slicing Nysad across his chest with his lightsaber. Nysad subsequently fell through the hatch from whence he came.
Behind the scenes
Certain production photos actually show Nysad on set within Jabba's court room standing with Wooof, Geezum and Giran indicating that these three may in fact be present when Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca are sentenced to death.
Hasbro produced an action figure modeled after Nysad (named "Nikto Gunner") in 2009 as part of their Legacy series. The figure came packaged with an anti-personnel laser cannon, but the character never used such a weapon in the film (it was used by a different Nikto, Vizam).
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Coloring Book (1984) (Picture only)
- Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters (Cover only)
- Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Behind the Magic
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Jabba's Palace Limited (Card: Nysad)
- Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive (Picture only)
- "Who's Who in Jabba's Palace"—Star Wars Insider 60
- The Unknown Regions
- The Essential Atlas (Picture only)
- "Rogues Gallery: An Audience with Jabba the Hutt"—Star Wars Insider 134
- "A Star Wars Family Legacy"—Star Wars Insider 141 (Picture only)
- "Take a Tour of Jabba's Palace!"—Star Wars Magazine 2 (Picture only)