"Been awhile since you've been on Tatooine with your old partner Saponza. It actually feels good to be back under the twin suns."
―Saponza, to his partner[src]

Saponza was a male human from the sun-scorched planet of Tatooine who worked as a mercenary. At some point between the Battle of Yavin and the Battle of Hoth, Saponza and his partner established a base of operations in the former's Tatooinian homestead. The two mercenaries soon attracted the wrath of Jabba, the resident Hutt crime lord of Tatooine. Bib Fortuna, Jabba's chief of staff, contacted him and his companion several times, and even though he warned them about Jabba's revenge, they still ignored it, possibly believing Jabba would forget or simply not bother. In retaliation for the death of six of his henchmen, Jabba had Saponza's homestead razed to the ground. Realizing that they could not defeat the Hutt on their own, Saponza and his partner were forced to pick a side in the Galactic Civil War[1] and chose to join the freedom fighters of the Rebel Alliance.[2]

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Personality and traitsEdit

At the time of the Galactic Civil War, Saponza was an older, yet broad-shouldered human sporting white hair.[1] He was outwitted by Bib Fortuna, and did not believe Jabba would bother to seek revenge. He did dispatch six of Jabba's henchmen however and was skilled with a blaster, despite being slightly weak minded.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Saponza (pronounced /sə.ˈpæn.zə/) was created for Star Wars: Commander, a 2014 mobile strategy game by Disney Interactive.



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: Commander Empire Gameplay video
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Kekit's Databank entry, it is stated that Saponza and his partner played an integral part in the campaign that liberated a Jawa clan from the Tusken Raiders. It also states that the plan was orchestrated by Jennica Pierce of the Rebel Alliance. This scenario does not occur if the player aligns with the Empire, so it can be deduced that Saponza's gang joined the Rebellion.
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