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"Aleksin and Pavol. I don't know if they're brothers, or clones, or modified, or what they are, but they are extremely, ah… close, and they are extremely good. Two of the best I've ever seen. I hope we don't need 'em, but if we need 'em, I want to have 'em."
―Lando Calrissian, to Lobot[src]

Pavol was a feline humanoid clone. He and his clone lover Aleksin worked as hand-to-hand combat experts at the time of the Galactic Civil War. Sometime prior to the Battle of Hoth, they lent their services to the gambler Lando Calrissian in order to earn enough money to afford a clone they would rear as their child. During the theft of the Emperor's luxury yacht Imperialis, Pavol and Aleksin were corrupted by the dark side of the Force. Pavol was subsequently killed during a confrontation with the bounty hunter Chanath Cha, an old acquaintance of Lando.

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Lando's heist[edit | edit source]

Pavol was a feline humanoid clone warrior who lived during the Age of the Empire.[4] He and his clone lover Aleksin were renown warriors who were skilled in melee combat. After the gambler Lando Calrissian decided to steal a luxury starship belonging to a rich Imperial from Sienar Fleet Systems's Orbital Shipyard CC-24 above the planet Castell, Lando and Lobot visited Pavol and Aleksin to solicit their services. Impressed by Pavol and Aleksin's combat skills against dueling droids, Lando decided to hire Pavol and Aleksin as armed backup for his heist.[2]

Pavol, Aleksin, Lando, Lobot, and the Ugnaught antiquities expert Korin Pers infiltrated the shipyard in stealth suits. After Pavol and Aleksin overpowered the stormtrooper sentries, the group took the yacht into space. However, this yacht turned out to be the Emperor Palpatine's pleasure craft Imperialis.[2] Before Lando and Lobot could flee into hyperspace, the Emperor dispatched three Imperial Star Destroyers to recover the vessel. Pavol and Aleksin watched as the yacht evaded Imperial gravity mines. The group managed to escape after Lando undertook a dangerous maneuver which involved latching onto one of the Star Destroyer's tractor beams and drawing it towards its sister ship. As the two Star Destroyers collided, Calrissian and Lobot fled into deep space.[4]

Following the escape, Pavol and Aleksin embraced. The two clones then joined Lando, Lobot, and Korin in exploring the ship. Upon entering the sealed central chamber, Lobot was impaled through the gut by a vibroblade belonging to one of a pair of Imperial Royal Guards.[4] While Lando and Korin evacuated Lobot to safety, Pavol and Aleksin fought against the Royal Guards with daggers. Following a fierce battle, Pavol and Aleksin managed to kill both guards by the time that Lando and Korin had returned with blasters. They discovered that the Royal Guards had been guarding several Sith artifacts including the mask of Lord Momin.[5]

Consumed by the darkness[edit | edit source]

While Lando and Korin debated how they would dispense with their acquisitions, Aleksin stared into the Sith helmet, which had been sculpted by Sith Lord Darth Momin. He was corrupted by the dark side presence inside and ignited a double-bladed lightsaber. When Pavol touched Aleksin's right shoulder, Aleksin went berserk and sliced off Pavol's lower right arm. As the two faced each other, Lando and Korin retreated from the central chamber and sealed the heavy alloy door. While Lando believed Aleksin had turned on them, Korin speculated that Aleksin had been corrupted by the Sith artifacts, citing the deformed faces of the slain Royal Guards.[3]

Calrissian wanted to return to the chamber and help Pavol but Korin was determined to escape. Inside the chamber, Pavol knelt before the armed Aleksin and asked his love what had happened to him, while nursing his wounded arm. When Aleksin taunted him for losing his arm, Pavol tried to reason with him and remind Aleksin of their plan to use the proceeds from Lando's heist to obtain a clone to raise as their child. When Aleksin remarked that no offspring of his would have a one-armed parent, Pavol denounced him as a monster and grabbed a vibroblade. Sensing Pavol's anger, Aleksin goaded him into a fight.[3]

Pavol too was corrupted by the Sith artifacts. He decided to join forces with Aleksin in seizing the cargo for themselves and killing the others. The two used their Sith lightsabers to slice their way out of the central chamber.[3] Pavol and Aleksin soon found Lando, Korin, and the bounty hunter Chanath Cha, an old acquaintance of Lando and former lover of Lobot. Aleksin demanded that the others leave their ship. Pavol was present when Aleksin tricked Korin into joining them with the lure of treasure. He watched as Aleksin killed Korin with his double-bladed lightsaber.[1]

After Chanath shut the door, Pavol pursued her. He managed to corner her at the docking bay and attacked her with his lightsaber. Chanath grabbed his hand and told him that he had missed his chance. She tried to shoot him with her blaster pistol but Pavol sliced it off with his lightsaber. Chanath tried to reason with Pavol by telling him that he had lost his arm and that he was more scared of the lightsaber than her. When that failed, Chanath drew her knife. Following a fight, Chanath managed to kill Pavol with a stab to the chest. Meanwhile, Lando killed Aleksin. Pavol's remains were destroyed when Chanath set the Imperialis to self-destruct per the Emperor's orders.[1]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

Pavol and Aleksin fighting multiple battle droids

"Aleksin, my love. What has happened to you?"
―Pavol, to Aleksin[src]

Pavol was a clone warrior from a feline, humanoid species. He had black skin and blue eyes.[2] Pavol and Aleksin were romantic partners who wanted to use their proceeds to buy a clone to raise as their child.[3] Lando Calrissian, who did not know of their exact relationship, mistakenly suspected that they were brothers,[2] referring to them as "the twins."[5] Pavol was a skilled fighter who wielded a variety of weapons including staffs[2] and knives.[4]

Pavol and Aleksin once defeated two Royal Guards in melee combat.[4] Pavol was heartbroken when a dark side-corrupted Aleksin turned on him and sliced off his lower right arm. Goaded by Aleksin, Pavol fought with his former lover.[3] After being corrupted by the Sith artifacts, the two attempted to kill the others and claim the ship for themselves. Pavol tried to ambush the bounty hunter Chanath but was no match for her skills with the knife. While he wielded a lightsaber, Chanath observed that he was afraid of it.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Pavol first appeared as a secondary character in the Marvel Comics story Star Wars: Lando. He was written by Charles Soule, drawn by Alex Maleev, and colored by Paul Mounts. In Lando 4, Pavol is shown to have lost his lower right arm. However, in Lando 5, his left arm is shown to be the missing one. Later in the same issue, he is depicted with both arms intact.

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