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Pru Sweevant was a Narquois male who was born on the planet Narq[3] in around 21 BBY.[2] He worked as a bandit around thirty years after the Battle of Endor. Using contacts in the Mining Guild, he learned the schedules of vulnerable convoys and raided them.[1] He took particular delight in capturing ships owned by Neimoidians.[5] He at one point served on the crew of the pirate Sidon Ithano[4] and was present in the pirate queen Maz Kanata's castle when the smuggler Han Solo entered with the scavenger Rey, the former stormtrooper Finn and the astromech droid BB-8. Shortly after the four newcomers arrived, many of the patrons of the castle rushed outside to witness the destruction of the Hosnian system by Starkiller Base, a superweapon controlled by the First Order. The castle itself was then attacked and destroyed by the First Order's forces.[6] While in the castle, Sweevant wore a yellow outfit and carried a blaster pistol with an amplified galven chamber that provided a more intense blast. He had red eyes and blue skin and hair, which acted as camouflage amongst the fungus forests of his homeworld Narq.[1]

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"C050 was a very simple head. But I designed it with the actor Kiran Shah in mind. It kind of looks like Kiran."
―Ivan Manzella describes designing Sweevant[src]

Pru Sweevant was created for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, where he appeared briefly as a background character in Maz Kanata's castle.[6] The character was first revealed to the public through an exclusive article on the website of Vanity Fair in May 2015,[7] seven months before the films release. Neither the article nor the film identified the character, but his name was revealed in the reference book Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by Pablo Hidalgo and released in conjunction with the film.[1] He was played by the actor Kiran Shah, who also played Teedo.[6] Senior sculptor Ivan Manzella designed Sweevant during pre-production of the film in October 2013, at which time he was known as "Castle Alien C050". Manzella designed the character's simple head with Shah specifically in mind, and believed the character and actor look somewhat alike.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge novel Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire starts concurrent with the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, then jumps four months ahead to the Resistance establishing its presence on Batuu, and concludes with an epilogue set several weeks later, when the First Order occupies the planet and the Battle of Batuu begins. The themed land Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is also set during the occupation of Batuu and depicts the Battle of Batuu via the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The Star Wars Book dates the Battle of Batuu to 34 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 34 ABY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary also places the Battle of Batuu six months after The Force Awakens, which Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore everything within Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and any related tie-in media depicting the Battle of Batuu, or set between The Force Awakens and the battle, must also occur in 34 ABY. GalaxysEdgeLogoMini.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeStar Wars: Datapad states that Pru Sweevant was 55 years old during the events of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, meaning he was born in around 21 BBY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 GalaxysEdgeLogoMini.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeStar Wars: Datapad
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  5. StarWars-DatabankII.png Pru Sweevant in the Databank (backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  7. Leibovitz, Annie: Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o's Characters Revealed in Exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photos (2015-05-04). Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on May 4, 2015.
  8. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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