- "It is good to restore the natural order of things after a period of such disarray, don't you agree?"
- ―The Client to the Mandalorian
"The Client" was a human male who was associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire after its collapse. In around 9 ABY, he and the scientist Doctor Pershing hired many bounty hunters to recover a child for them from the planet Arvala-7.
- "No puck. Face to face. Direct commission. Deep pocket."
- ―Greef Karga describes the Client's job to the Mandalorian
The human male known as "the Client" was an individual associated with a remnant of the Galactic Empire following its collapse, stationed in Nevarro. In around 9 ABY, he and the scientist Doctor Pershing hoped to acquire an infant of the same species as former Jedi Grand Master Yoda, which was being held by a group of Nikto on the planet Arvala-7.
Greef Karga, head of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, was informed of the job being available, although rather than the traditional puck and chain code being provided, the Client wished to meet the hunter who accepted the job face to face. Many bounty hunters from the Guild accepted the job. Karga later informed the bounty hunter known as "the Mandalorian" of the job after he turned in his previous bounties, which he accepted. The guild master then contacted the Client to let him know the Mandalorian was coming to meet him, describing the hunter as the best in the parsec, but also expensive.
- "Greef Karga said you were coming."
"What else did he say?"
"He said you were the best in the parsec. […] He also said you were expensive. Very expensive."
- ―"The Client" and "the Mandalorian"
The Mandalorian met with the Client in a building guarded by a TT-8L/Y7 gatekeeper droid, and four armed stormtroopers stood with the Client while he sat at a desk during the meeting. After the bounty hunter entered, the Client greeted him but was interrupted by Doctor Pershing's arrival. Reacting to the scientist's sudden entry, the Mandalorian immediately drew his weapons, prompting the stormtroopers to do the same. Pershing apologized, and the Client stood to introduce him before asking that the Mandalorian lower his guns. When the bounty hunter demanded that the stormtroopers lower theirs first, the Client obliged and signaled to the troopers.
With the standoff settled, the Mandalorian sat and the Client presented a bar of beskar to him as a down payment, explaining that more of the material would be handed over on delivery of the asset they sought. After Pershing clarified that the asset they wanted needed to be delivered alive, the Client revealed that he would also accept proof of termination for a lesser payment, a statement that did not please the scientist. When the Mandalorian asked for the puck, the Client revealed that they could only provide the last four digits—the asset's age of fifty years old—and the its last known location. The bounty hunter accepted the mission and left with the beskar.
- "Such a large bounty, for such a small package."
- ―The Client
The Mandalorian successfully returned with the Child and delivered it directly to the Client, who was extremely pleased to see the Child, immediately getting up from his desk with a fob to confirm it was the correct target. Pershing then scanned the Child and confirmed it was in good health, after which the Mandalorian questioned the Client as to why so many other hunters had fobs. The Client then produced the promised camtono of beskar and handed it over to the Mandalorian. Before he left, the bounty hunter asked what the Client planned to do with the child, but the Imperial refused to say, stating that per Guild tradition the transaction was now over and so should be forgotten.
With the Mandalorian gone, the Client and Pershing argued over the Child. The Client told Pershing to simply extract what they needed from the Child, killing it if necessary, but the doctor refused, stating he had specific orders to deliver the baby alive. The Client then simply told him to hurry, as he could no longer promise that Pershing would be kept safe, and left. The Client's warning proved true, as the Mandalorian returned shortly afterwards and rescued the Child from Pershing, but spared the doctor.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Yes. Alive. Although, I acknowledge that bounty hunting is a complicated profession. This being the case, proof of termination is also acceptable for a lower fee."
- ―The Client offers a pragmatic alternative to the Mandalorian
The Client remained calm while the Mandalorian and stormtroopers drew arms in his presence and was willing to have his men lower their weapons first. Despite having previously agreed with Pershing that they would required the asset to be delivered alive, he offered the Mandalorian the alternative of termination, and claimed to be pragmatic when Pershing complained. As the Mandalorian left, the Client stated he was pleased to see the beskar returned to its rightful owners, as he believed things needed to be returned to order after the recent period of what he referred to as disarray. The Client had fair skin, white hair and gray eyes.
- "I have a camtono of Beskar waiting for you upon the delivery of the asset."
- ―"The Client" to "the Mandalorian"
The Client wore a black coat over a brown shirt with dark gray pants and black boots. A medallion bearing the Imperial emblem hung around his neck. He had a camtono of beskar that had been taken during the Great Purge.
Behind the scenesEdit
"The Client" is a character who appears in The Mandalorian television series, released on November 12, 2019 in Disney+. He is portrayed by Werner Herzog. His name was first revealed in The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer & International website.
- (First pictured)
Notes and referencesEdit
- Episodic Photos | DTCI Media (October 29, 2019). Retrieved on October 29, 2019. (First identified as The Client)