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Trinto Duaba was a male Stennes Shifter from Stennaros. An independent vagrant traveler about whom little was known, he was notably present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in Mos Eisley, Tatooine, on that fateful day that Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first met Han Solo and Chewbacca.[1] Sitting in a darkened booth with the Ithorian Momaw Nadon, Duaba witnessed Skywalker and Kenobi enter into an altercation with Dr. Cornelius Evazan and his companion Ponda Baba.[4] Over thirty years later, Duaba was also present at Maz's castle on Takodana when Han Solo brought Finn, Rey, and BB-8 to meet Maz Kanata.[1] Due to a hyperspace-rip side-effect,[5] the Stennes Shifter, along with many other patrons, witnessed the destruction of the remote Hosnian system directly from Takodana. Shortly thereafter, Maz's castle was leveled by the First Order, which killed many of its inhabitants.[3] Duaba, however, managed to slip through the chaos unharmed and seek shelter elsewhere.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Trinto Duaba (left) and Momaw Nadon in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Trinto Duaba first appeared in the cantina scene of the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[4] His mask was a reuse of a pre-existing design from the makeup artist Rick Baker's inventory. This design, known as "Terminal Man," was an attempt to create an original take on Frankenstein's monster. The character was assigned the name of Trinto Duaba in sources that are part of Star Wars Legends.[6] However the canonicity of that name was confirmed in Star Wars: Complete Locations.[2]

Contrary to popular belief, actor Salo Gardner never portrayed Duaba in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. However, he did play the part in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Pablo Hidalgo (@PabloHidalgo) on Twitter: "What they're seeing is some weird hand-wavy hyperspace rip. Side-effect of the Starkiller." (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  6. StarWars.com Meet Braconnor Bakiska on StarWars.com (backup link)
  7. TwitterLogo.svg Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter: "that's it, but the explanation is too long to get into here" (content obsolete and backup link not available)
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