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"They are devious and deceitful and most importantly, stupid."

The Ohnaka Gang, also known as Hondo's Gang, and sometimes referred to as the Weequay pirates, was a group of pirates led by Hondo Ohnaka that was based on the Outer Rim planet Florrum by the Clone Wars. Despite the common moniker of Weequay pirates, Nikto, Bith, Jawa,[2] and Ishi Tib[7] pirates were also members of the gang.[2] RA-7 protocol droid 4A-2R was a valued member of the gang.[10]

While the gang managed to operate during the Clone Wars, it was dissolved during the Galactic Empire's rise. During the Imperial Era, Ohnaka continued to work, but he was now only a small-time pirate and smuggler.[10]


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Ohnaka with three of his men

During the Clone Wars, the gang was led by Captain Hondo Ohnaka in the Outer Rim. From their base on Florrum, they raided starships and held travelers for ransom.[11] During one of their layovers on Vanqor, Ohnaka and his gang were approached by the Sith Lord and Separatist Head of State Count Dooku. Ohnaka and his gang took Dooku to Florrum. En route, the pirates were able pick pocket Dooku's lightsaber and Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber. Despite Dooku's threats, Ohnaka and his gang were able to surround and outnumber him.[2]

Ohnaka contacted Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and demanded to be paid one million in spice. After Senator Padmé Amidala asked that two Jedi confirm that his gang did have Dooku, Ohnaka demanded they arrive unarmed. When Obi-Wan Kenobi and Skywalker arrived, Ohnaka and his gang checked for weapons. Despite Skywalker's attempt to reclaim his lightsaber, Ohnaka and his gang took them to see Dooku. After reporting Dooku's capture, the gang invited the Jedi to a banquet.[2] The Pirates were able to drug Kenobi and Skywalker and tied them with up with Dooku. Ohnaka told Turk Falso to welcome Senator Kharrus and escort them to their complex.[5]

Unfortunately, Falso, Barb Mentir and several other pirates planned to steal the spice from the Republic. Mentir shot down the Republic transport and told Falso that there were survivors. Falso, Mentir and several of the pirates went to deal with the survivors and keep it from Ohnaka. During the time, Ohnaka and his gang were able to prevent, Kenobi, Skywalker, and Dooku from escaping. Falso and his men were able to steal the ransom, but lost it when Representative Jar Jar Binks and Commander Stone's escort retrieved. Falso told Ohnaka about this, saying the Republic was attacking with an army and would give them the ransom. Ohnaka sent several tanks to attack the Republic forces while he would deal with the Jedi.[5]

The tanks Ohnaka sent found only Representative Binks and attempted to take him as a prisoner. Binks, inadvertently took control of one of the tanks until he was held at gunpoint. The pirates, seeing him as nothing but a plague, decided to kill him. The pirates were then subdue by Commander Stone and his troopers. Ohnaka and his remaining pirates tortured the Jedi until the power went out. Kenobi and Skywalker were able to retrieve their lightsaber and take Ohnaka hostage. During this time, Dooku was able to escape. As Falso and Mentir planned to escape, Dooku strangled Falso and forced him to shoot Mentir. After killing the two pirates, Dooku escaped. As Kenobi and Skywalker made their way to the Twilight with Ohnaka, they were joined by Binks and Stone's troops. Ohnaka was released and in return they were allowed to leave. Kenobi warned that Dooku may return.[5]

Ohnaka and his gang traveled to Felucia where they tried to force a farming village to give them their nysillin crops. Ohnaka and his gang were forced deal with the farmers, as well as hired bounty hunters and Jedi Master Kenobi, Knight Skywalker and his apprentice Ahsoka Tano. Ohnaka tried to bribe the bounty hunters to no avail and refused Kenobi's offer of Republic credits. Thus, Ohnaka and his gang attacked the village. Unfortunately, the farmers, Jedi and bounty hunters forced the pirates to leave.[4]

Ohnaka and his gang met up with Ohnaka's ex-girlfriend, Aurra Sing and his old friend Jango Fett's son, Boba. Ohnaka refused to aid Sing and Fett in their quest for vengeance against Windu. Ohnaka promised he and his men would not hinder them either. Ohnaka and his men allowed Master Plo Koon and Padawan Tano to land. When Sing escaped, Ohnaka and his men allowed Tano to take one of their bikes to pursue her. Ohnaka was able to convince Fett to reveal Slave 1's location to Koon and Tano. After Tano forced Slave 1 to crash,[12] Ohnaka pulled Sing out of it's wreckage[13] and salvaged it.[6]

The pirates then attacked the Crucible.[7]

Sometime after the Galactic Empire's formation, the Ohnaka Gang was broken up.[9]



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