- "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 from the planet Sriluur 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.
During the Clone Wars, Hondo Ohnaka and his Ohnaka Gang became involved in several conflicts with both the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The pirate gang operated out of Florrum until they were extirpated by Separatist forces led by General Grievous.
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. A Weequay pirate named Skragg took control of the remnants of the Ohnaka Gang during the Imperial Era. Ohnaka would later assist a rebel group known as the Spectres with liberating the planet Lothal from the grip of the Galactic Empire. After the end of the Empire, Ohnaka would 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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