- "I'll skin them alive!"
Pekt was a male Trandoshan from Trandosha who was born into a powerful family, and became a slaver. After the Battle of Endor, he joined with the Imperial Moff Hindane Darcc to enslave the Wookiees on Kashyyyk. He and Darcc were subsequently chased off Kashyyyk by a Wookiee army led by the Wookiee Chewbacca. Pekt was then killed in the raid on Avatar Orbital Platform.
The male Trandoshan Pekt was born on the species' homeworld, Trandosha. He was a member of a powerful family, and at a young age, began to expand his clan's empire. As a young hatchling, he used his servants in experiments with slave restraints. After reaching the molt stage, Pekt moved on to the Wookiee prisoners-of-war kept in his clan's garrison and soon gained a reputation for his sadism.
Realizing that the Wookiees had great strength, Pekt used his father's fortune to research their biology, and developed a series of techniques to capture and enslave them. He earned a certain degree of fame when he was consulted by bounty hunter Bossk in order to make some custom weapons for him, and in return, Pekt received a number of fine Wookiee pelts, which he gifted to his egg-litter. On one job, a Wookiee broke free, seized Pekt in his paws, and tore off the Trandoshan's arms while Pekt just stared at him. The Wookiee was then killed and Pekt returned to Trandosha. Within a month, his arms had regenerated, a trait shared by all Trandoshans, and he was back at the camp.
In 32 BBY he allied with the Trade Federation and helped them to colonize Alaris Prime, probably to have a mutual help on hunting Wookiees. However, his plans sunk when Attichitcuk, with the help of Qui-Gon Jinn, drove the Federation off, but while leaving, he vowed to return.[source?]
Enslavement of the WookieesEdit
- "No sign of Darcc. I'll wager that's him and Pekt in that transport."
- ―Solo, upon sighting Darcc's shuttle leaving the planet
Gradually, Pekt's reputation as a Wookiee-exterminator garnered him several jobs around the galaxy, working for bounty hunters, gangsters, and eventually the Galactic Empire. He hired a task force of ex-Trandoshan Army regulars and it was rumored that he could clear a Wookiee village in less than a standard week.
When the Empire took control of Kashyyyk, under advisement from Trandosha, they enslaved the major cities of the planet. Pekt and the Trandoshan slavers were selected by Moff Hindane Darcc to oversee the entire slaving operation, and Pekt drew up the plans for the Avatar Orbital Platform, a slaving hub in Kashyyyk's orbit. Pekt knew as long as the Empire controlled Kashyyyk, he could act with impunity, and he did—stepping up both his experiments and his slaving trade.
However, in 4 ABY, after the Battle of Endor, the enslaved Wookiees, freed and gathered by New Republic members Han Solo and Chewbacca, attacked Pekt and Darcc's holdings. After the Wookiee army destroyed Darcc's Palace, Pekt and the Moff escaped in a shuttle, with a hold full of Wookiee slaves, to the heavily protected Avatar Orbital Platform. There they stood in the station's fortress. The Wookiee army followed them to Avatar and knocked out the station's airbases, preventing their escape. With the arrival of Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, and Rogue Squadron, their fortress was demolished. Solo and Pekt traded insults, and Pekt and Darcc were soon killed, with the orbital station soon following.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Man, you Trandoshans are ugly up close."
"The sentiment is mutual, human."
- ―Han Solo and Pekt trading insults on Avatar Orbital Station
At an early age, Pekt experimented with slavery restraints. When a Wookiee was trying to tear his arms off, he just stared back coldly. Pekt, like Trandoshans in general, was not considered to be honest or brave. At the time of his death, he had a reputation for brutality and was considered to be especially sadistic. Pekt also considered Humans to be ugly.
Behind the scenesEdit
Pekt was voiced by Frank Welker in the 2001 video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. He received his first canonical mention in the game's strategy guide, and went on to appear in the game's Chewbacca campaign. He and Darcc escape in a scripted event at the end of the fifth mission. In the sixth mission, taking place on Avatar, the player's objective is to kill Pekt and Darcc.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (First mentioned)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Galaxy of Intrigue
- "Blood Feud!"—Star Wars Insider 124