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"Remember Ochi of Bestoon when you die!"
―Ochi, to Darth Vader[src]

Ochi, also known as Ochi of Bestoon, was a humanoid alien male devotee of the Sith. Since the time of the Clone Wars, Ochi was a Jedi killer and hunter of Sith arcana. An associate of Yupe Tashu, an adviser of the Galactic Emperor and Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Sidious, he served the Acolytes of the Beyond. Ochi also worked as a Sith assassin under Sidious, operating for the Lord of the Sith even after the latter's death at the Battle of Endor. Darth Sidious' Exegol-based cult, the Sith Eternal, sent Ochi to retrieve Sidious' grandaughter Rey. When Rey's parents refused Ochi her location, he killed them, sealing the girl's fate as the only blood-relative of Sidious. Later, after he bragged of knowing the secret location of the fallen Emperor at a cantina, Ochi was tracked by Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian to Pasaana, where Ochi became stranded under its desert sands and died.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Jedi killer, relic hunter[edit | edit source]

The humanoid Ochi of Bestoon was an associate of Yupe Tashu who served the self-styled Acolytes of the Beyond.[5] A Jedi killer since the time of the Clone Wars[1]—a galaxy-wide conflict between the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance[6]—Ochi became a hunter of Sith relics during his infamous career, operating as a ruthless assassin and a devotee to the dark side of the Force.[7] Ochi eventually became a Sith loyalist.[3] At some point in his life, Ochi acquired the services of the droid D-O from one of his victims.[5]

Assassin of the Dark Lord[edit | edit source]

Into the fire[edit | edit source]

At some point in his life, Ochi of Bestoon came into the direct service of the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious, who was publicly known as Emperor Sheev Palpatine of the Galactic Empire, as a Sith assassin. He was tasked by Emperor Sidious with hunting down his Sith apprentice, Darth Vader, on Mustafar as part of Vader's Sith training to strengthen him in the dark side of the Force.[4]

The rogue clone[edit | edit source]

Ochi was a member of the Sith Eternal cult devoted to following Darth Sidious after his death at the Battle of Endor and resurrection on Exegol. Ochi was tasked with the retrieval of Sidious' granddaughter, Rey, from her mother and father, who was the son of the Sith Lord himself. Wielding a dagger, Ochi eventually tracked down his master's son and daughter-in-law only to discover they had hidden her. Rey was left with junk boss Unkar Plutt on the planet Jakku. After refusing to surrender their daughter's location, Ochi used his dagger to murder them both[3] aboard his ship, the Bestoon Legacy.[8]

Silent sands[edit | edit source]

Ochi's skull

After killing Rey's parents, Ochi attracted the attention of Jedi Luke Skywalker, who was searching for a rumored "key" to Exegol, and, alongside Lando Calrissian, he tracked Ochi to the desert world of Pasaana.[3] Ochi had come to their attention after bragging in a cantina about having a clue to the location of the Emperor's wayfinder, saying he had the coordinates inscribed.[1] The two pursued the Jedi hunter hoping to gain information, but before they could arrive on Pasaana, Ochi was trapped in sinking sands of the Shifting Mires, dying in the deep caverns below. The trail went cold. When Skywalker and Calrissian found the Bestoon Legacy, they found it abandoned, with no trace of Ochi himself or clues of the wayfinder.[3] Ochi's bones were picked clean by gouge-beetles.[5]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

In 35 ABY,[source?] Darth Sidious announced his revived intentions to dominate the galaxy, triggering the Resistance to renew their search for Exegol. On Pasaana, Rey, along with Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, found themselves in the same predicament as Ochi once did, after hoping to explore his derelict ship, only to be caught in the sands and to sink underground. While in the caves, Rey found Ochi's remains, as well as his Sith dagger, which she learned was the missing key that Luke Skywalker had searched for. Unlike Ochi, however, Rey and the others escaped the caves, and Rey sought justice for her parents.[3]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

Ochi of Bestoon was obsessed with ancient Sith arcana. While not Force-sensitive himself,[5] the relic hunter[7] believed that the dark side of the Force propelled him and shaped his actions. He considered his murders to be in the service of the greater darkness beyond the veil.[5]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Ochi of Bestoon flew the Bestoon Legacy as a personal craft

Ochi of Bestoon possessed a personal knife used to commit acts of murder.[9] The assassin also captained a ship named the Bestoon Legacy,[10] which was left with D-O on Pasaana after the Sith assassin's demise there.[3]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Ochi of Bestoon was played by creature performer and puppeteer Liam Cook[11] in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, the third and final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.[3] Ochi's design came from a piece of concept art made for Boolio.[12]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition
  2. According to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, Rey's father and mother died shortly after they left their daughter on Jakku thirteen years before the "Starkiller Incident." Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary also dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, in which Ochi's remains are found, to one year after the Starkiller Incident. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Starkiller Incident to 34 ABY, it can be deduced that Rey's parents died around 21 ABY, and the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker take place in 35 ABY. Therefore Ochi must have died between 21 ABY and 35 ABY.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  4. 4.0 4.1 Darth Vader 6
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  6. StarWars-DatabankII.png Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Ochi of Bestoon in the Databank (backup link)
  8. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
  9. StarWars-DatabankII.png Blade of Ochi of Bestoon in the Databank (backup link)
  10. StarWars-DatabankII.png Bestoon Legacy in the Databank (backup link)
  11. Liam Cook. LinkedIn. Archived from the original on April 19, 2020.
  12. The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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