A bounty hunter was a member of the Bounty Hunters' Guild in the years following the Galactic Civil War and during the early days of the New Republic. A hulking, brutal hunter, he was present during the shootout on the planet of Nevarro when the Mandalorian Din Djarin attempted to escape with the Child. He fought side-by-side with guild leader Greef Karga.
- "You put the bounty down and perhaps I'll let you pass."
- ―Greef Karga
Some time later, he joined Karga and the rest of the guild members as they attempted to stop Djarin from fleeing the planet. The bounty hunter stood beside Karga while he attempted to persuade Djarin to hand over The Child. The Bounty Hunter had his larger blaster aimed directly at the Mandalorian during the conversation. He engaged in a firefight with Djarin, as well as the other Mandalorians, when they arrived to reinforce and rescue Djarin and The Child.
Behind the scenes
The bounty hunter first appeared in Chapter 1 of Jon Favreau's television series The Mandalorian, directed by Dave Filoni and first aired November 12, 2019. The character was portrayed by American actor Dominic Pace and the name Gekko was given to the bounty hunter by make up artist Brian Sipe in an Instagram post. In November of 2020, the bounty hunter received a sketch art card by The Topps Company.
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" (First appearance)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3: The Sin"
- The Mandalorian: Season 1: Volume 1