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Utris M'Toc was an Imzig male and former member of the High King's Guard on the planet Couronne, but a bloody coup forced him to leave his homeworld. He later became a leader of the Wing Guard security force on Bespin's Cloud City, working to protect the local citizenry from corruption in his own ranks. Honest and efficient, M'Toc never took a bribe in the course of his duties.

BiographyEdit

Utris M'Toc hailed from the Imzig homeworld of Couronne, where he once served as a member of the High King's Guard. However, he was forced to leave his species' planet following a bloody coup.[1]

Eventually, M'Toc joined the elite Wing Guard in charge of security on[4] the planet Bespin's Cloud City.[5] Under the leadership of city Baron Administrator Lando Calrissian,[1] who ushered in a new era of public accountability in the formerly corrupt Wing Guard,[5] M'Toc worked to protect Cloud City's citizens from the less reputable members of the local constabulary.[2] For his efforts, M'Toc became an enemy of Bislav Merril, a tyrannical Wing Guard commander who treated his fellow Cloud City troopers with disdain.[6]

In 3 ABY, during the Galactic Civil War, M'Toc was present in Cloud City as Imperial forces led by[7] the Dark Lord of the Sith[8] Darth Vader arrived in pursuit of Rebel Alliance agents.[7] The subsequent Imperial takeover of Cloud City forced Calrissian to flee Bespin,[9] while the responsibility fell to the Wing Guards to do whatever they could to save their city from the Empire.[10]

Personality and traitsEdit

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Utris M'Toc's Bespin Wing Guard uniform featured unique gold piping.

As a leader of the Bespin Wing Guard,[2] Utris M'Toc took on the crucial duties of Cloud City security with honesty and efficiency.[4] He attempted to shield the people of Cloud City against the corruption found within the Wing Guard.[2] Unlike other Cloud City troopers,[11] M'Toc never accepted a bribe.[2] A male member of the[3] humanoid[12] Imzig species, M'Toc had light skin with touches of blue on his face, and light-brown hair.[1]

EquipmentEdit

Utris M'Toc wore the dark-blue uniform of the Bespin Wing Guard. His tunic was uniquely adorned with gold piping along the collar, arms, and bottom trim, and he donned a unique gold neck treatment. He also wore a gold ring on his left third finger.[3] M'Toc armed himself with a Relby-k23 blaster pistol and a baton, which he kept holstered on his left and right hips, respectively.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The character of Utris M'Toc originated in the November 1997 Cloud City Limited expansion set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game from Decipher, Inc. The set's "Trooper Utris M'Toc" card features a still photo of an exotic-looking alien security guard against a Cloud City backdrop, ostensibly from[2] the 1980 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[9]

According to Star Wars author Stephen J. Sansweet, this alien guard was considered for use in The Empire Strikes Back but was apparently never filmed[3] and can only be seen in still production photos taken on set.[13] In writing the 1999 reference book Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive, Sansweet further noted the unique gold trim seen on the character's uniform, different from other Bespin Wing Guards. He speculated that this presumably indicated officer rank.[3]

All sources to mention Utris M'Toc by name format his surname as "M'Toc,"[2][4][6][13][14] with the exception of the 2014 Star Wars Insider 148 article "Rogues Gallery: The Cloud City Wing Guard," which alternatively styles the name as "M'toc."[1]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 SWCCGsmall Star Wars Customizable Card GameCloud City Limited (Card: Trooper Utris M'Toc)
  2. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive
  3. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 HasbroInverted Star Wars: The Legacy Collection (Pack: Cloud City Wing Guard (Utris M'Toc)) (backup link)
  4. 5.0 5.1 Databank title Wing Guard in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  5. 6.0 6.1 SWCCGsmall Star Wars Customizable Card GameSpecial Edition Limited (Card: Sergeant Merril)
  6. 7.0 7.1 SWInsider "Rogues Gallery: The Cloud City Wing Guards"—Star Wars Insider 148 identifies members of the Bespin Wing Guard, including Utris M'Toc, who were active during the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, which encompasses the Galactic Empire's seizure of Cloud City amid Darth Vader's hunt for the Rebel Alliance. The New Essential Chronology dates these events to 3 ABY, during the Galactic Civil War.
  7. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III ("Vader, Darth")
  8. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  9. HasbroInverted Star Wars: Power of the Jedi (Pack: Bespin Guard – Cloud City Security) (backup link)
  10. SWCCGsmall Star Wars Customizable Card GameCloud City Limited (Card: Trooper Jerrol Blendin)
  11. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 99 ("Imzig")
  12. 13.0 13.1 Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection
  13. HasbroInverted Star Wars: The Legacy Collection (Pack: Cloud City Wing Guard (Sergeant Edian)) (backup link)
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