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"Onca, you and your brother have been a legendary team. This challenge may prove difficult with you alone."
―Dooku, to Onca, after Bulduga's death[src]

Onca was a male Ithorian bounty hunter who was in operation during the Clone Wars, together with his brother Bulduga. Onca's and Bulduga's reputation caught the eye of the Sith Lord Count Dooku and Phindian criminal mastermind Moralo Eval, who invited both brothers to participate in a series of challenges at the Box on the planet Serenno. As Bulduga was killed before they arrived at Serenno, Onca was forced to participate alone.


At some unspecified point in their lives, Onca and his brother Bulduga became bounty hunters and formed a legendary duo throughout their careers, becoming famous across the galaxy.[3] In 20 BBY, during the Clone Wars, both brothers were invited along some other fellow bounty hunters by the Sith Lord Count Dooku and the Phindian criminal mastermind Moralo Eval to participate in a series of challenges at the Box on the planet Serenno. The duo's reputation was the main reason for which they caught Dooku's eye.[2]

Unfortunately, Bulduga did not live to take part of the competition because the Duro bounty hunter Cad Bane finished him and fancied his hat and asked how got it. As Bulduga responded by drawing out his pistols recognizing the conversation's tension, Bane drew his blaster first and shot fatally Bulduga and taking his hat for his own. Onca witnesses this event, but as he wasn't a fool he didn't dared to face off against Bane, although he secretely mourned for his deceased brother.[2]

Competing against other bounty hunters in the potentially fatal challenges, the victors would receive the honor of kidnapping Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine of the Galactic Republic. Onca did well the first challenge like the others, even although by Embo's fault he nearly fell to his death at the Dioxis released at the gas room, and made it to the second challenge. Once there, the bounty hunters discovered that the room was full of electrified laser blade columns just when one nearly impaled Onca's head after Rako Hardeen pushed Jakoli to safety, but Onca bent to avoid that fate. In a matter of seconds, however, Onca was cornered by the columns and one got directly to his head, with the laser near to his face threatening to slice it, but as the laser didn't got to far, it returned to its origina position. Thinking that he was safe, Onca sighed of relief, but he was quickly impaled in the back by a laser blade before he can became aware, killing him and thus becoming the first bounty hunter to die in the challenges.[2]

Personality and traitsEdit

Along his brother Bulduga, Onca was part of a successful legendary bounty hunting team famous over the galaxy. In contrast of his brother, who was a fast-drawing gunslinger, Onca was slower, incapable to overcome the bulk of his Ithorian build to snap off shots as quickly as Bulduga could.[3] This last trait would eventually cost to Onca not only his career, his life also, when he was fatally cornered at the Box on Serenno.[2]


Onca favoured firepower over finesse or flash. Onca frequently carried more than one blaster rifle, including a sawed-off one, at a time.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Onca appeared first and only physical appearance was in the episode "The Box" of the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He later appeared in a flashback sequence of the episode "Crisis on Naboo".



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