- "Tough hides. Naturally resistant to blaster fire. The Hutts like to use them as bodyguards and bounty hunters."
- ―Luke Skywalker, on Weequay
Weequays were a sentient species common throughout the galaxy. Weequay possessed tough, leathery skin resistant to desert environments and blaster fire. Many Weequay were mercenaries, pirates, and bodyguards for the Hutt Clan. Notable Weequays include Hondo Ohnaka, who led the Ohnaka Gang, and the Jedi Sora Bulq.
Biology and appearance
Weequay were a sentient species native to the desert world of Sriluur. Weequay were common throughout the galaxy. Evolving under merciless conditions, their tough, leathery skin helped them endure the harsh environment of their homeworld as well as providing natural resistance to blaster fire. This made Weequays ideal bodyguards and bounty hunters. Some Weequay grew horns on their lower jaw, while others had bumpy extensions of their skin. Weequay often kept their hair long. Weequays could also be force-sensitive.
Many Weequays served the Hutt Clan as mercenaries, bodyguards, and slaves since the Hutts controlled their homeworld. Some were able to escape those hardships and sought out the Alliance to Restore the Republic and used their skill to bring some good to the galaxy.
Weequay in the galaxy
The pirate Hondo Ohnaka was the leader of the Ohnaka Gang, Ohnaka and most of the members, including Turk Falso Gwarm, and Jiro were Weequay. Ohnaka later assisted the Spectres with liberating the planet Lothal from the grip of the Galactic Empire. Ohnaka later open Ohnaka Transport Solutions on Batuu.
Many Weequay worked for the Hutt Cartel, some of which included Pagetti Rook and Rintel Aren, who specifically worked for Jabba the Hutt. Both Aren and Rook would meet their demise during the Rescue of Han Solo at the Great Pit of Carkoon.
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Notes and references
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- "Swoop Racers"—Star Wars Adventures (2017) 21
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
- "The Incident, Part 1"—Star Wars Adventures 5
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty Hunters"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Box"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 9: The Marshal"
- Heir to the Jedi
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revival"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
- Bounty Hunters 8