Venalo Wintz was a male individual who spent time in Niima Outpost on the planet Jakku. Thirty years after the Battle of Endor, the First Order deserter Finn ran past Wintz while searching for water in Niima. Wintz later walked past Finn being knocked to the ground by the scavenger Rey, who believed (thanks to the astromech droid BB-8) that the deserter was a thief. Moments later, the First Order attacked Niima in search of the BB-8, and Rey, Finn and the droid ran directly past Wintz while fleeing from stormtroopers. While at Niima, Wintz wore brown robes and a mask.
Behind the scenes
Venalo Wintz was played by an uncredited extra in the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which was released on December 18, 2015. The character did not receive a name in the film, but was identified by the video game Disney Infinity 3.0, which was released in conjunction with the film. In the game he asks players to aid him in testing and upgrading a speeder he salvaged. Despite the game being non-canon, story group member Pablo Hidalgo confirmed on Twitter that the names provided by the game for previously unidentified characters, including Wintz, were considered canon.
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Disney Infinity 3.0 (First identified as Venalo Wintz)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game (Picture only)