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"Rumor has it that it got its peculiar name from a Falleen prince-turned-crime-lord, but I'm pretty sure that's just a legend."
―Strono Tuggs on the salad allegedly named for Xizor[src]

Xizor was a Falleen male prince-turned-crime-lord[1] who ruled the Black Sun criminal syndicate. The prince was headquartered in the Southern Underground region of the Coruscant Underworld where he owned a 102-storey-high palace.[2] According to the Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs, Xizor was the namesake of Xizor Salad, though he was dubious of the rumor and believed it was likely only a legend.[1] Xizor also shared his name with Xizor Transport Systems.[3]

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Figurines of Xizor in the filming of the Mos Espa Grand Arena

Xizor was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the fifty-third issue of the 2014 magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon.[2] In the Stars Wars Legends continuity, Xizor was first mentioned in the 1995 novel Darksaber written by Kevin J. Anderson.[4] He first appeared in the 1996 novel Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry[5] and went on to play a major role in the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire multimedia project.[6]

During the Boonta Eve Classic sequence of the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, the first installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the micro-machine toy figurine of Xizor was used as a stand-in for members of the crowd.[7] However, as this cameo was solely used as background fill-ins, it is unknown if this would be considered an actual appearance of the character.[8]

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