- "No outsider will ever rule Mandalore!"
- ―Bo-Katan Kryze, to Darth Maul
Bo-Katan Kryze, a human female born to House Kryze, was a Mandalorian warrior who served Death Watch during the Clone Wars. Determined to restore her homeworld of Mandalore to its ancient traditions, she joined Pre Vizsla's splinter group with the intent of overthrowing the pacifist government led by her sister, Duchess Satine Kryze. As a member of Death Watch, Bo-Katan was Vizsla's trusted lieutenant and the commander of an elite unit known as the Nite Owls.
Following several failed attempts to reclaim Mandalore, Bo-Katan and Death Watch joined Darth Maul's Shadow Collective. Although their alliance with the former Sith apprentice achieved Death Watch's rise to power, it also led to Vizsla's death in single combat with Maul who claimed the darksaber and his opponent's place as leader of Mandalore. However, Bo-Katan refused to recognize the legitimacy of an outsider's claim, consequently resulting in a civil war between Maul's supporters and those who shared Bo-Katan's views. As the conflict engulfed her home planet, Bo-Katan implored Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi to reveal Maul's actions to the Galactic Republic, preferring the prospects of a Republic military invasion over Maul's reign.
By the time of the Clone Wars, Bo-Katan had joined Death Watch and was working a lieutenant under Pre Vizsla. She also led a small group known as the Nite Owls. After Death Watch set up camp on Carlac, Bo-Katan met with former Separatist Lux Bonteri and his friend Ahsoka Tano. When Bonteri and Tano turned against them, Bo-Katan chased them down.
- "We allied ourselves to Sith before. Count Dooku, he betrayed us. Sith are no better than Jedi. They claim to be powerful, but we put these two back together after the Jedi gutted them."
- ―Bo-Katan about joining the brothers
Following the events on Carlac, Bo-Katan and Vizsla discovered an escape pod containing two Zabraks; the former Sith Lord Maul and his brother, Savage Opress following their skirmish with Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Ohnaka Gang on Florrum. They then brought the two to their camp on Zanbar to heal them. When Maul awoke, Bo-Katan was Force choked when she pointed her blasters at him. However, Vizsla threatened to kill Savage if harm came to Bo-Katan. Bo-Katan was then let go and Vizsla and Savage introduced themselves to each other.
As a proud Mandalorian warrior, Bo-Katan often wore a full suit of Mandalorian armor, complete with a helmet and Z-6 jetpack. Like the other female members of Death Watch, the viewports in her helmet were shaped in a manner more reminiscent of the outline of the human eye, instead of the more masculine-looking T-shape used for the armor of Death Watch leader Pre Vizla and bounty hunter Jango Fett.
Behind the scenesEdit
Bo-Katan's voice was provided by American actress Katee Sackhoff for her appearances in The Clone Wars. In the character's first appearance in the "A Friend in Need", her face was concealed by her Mandalorian helmet. On September 10, 2016, Katee Sackhoff revealed that Bo-Katan would make an appearance in the animated series Star Wars Rebels at Oz Comic-Con Sydney.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- Star Wars Rebels Season Three
- (Picture only)
- (Picture only)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Rebels: Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- (Picture only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Academy"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Skirmish on Florrum"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Katee Sackhoff at Oz Comic-Con Sydney. Darryl James (September 10, 2016). "We're at Sydney Comic Con today and heres hot actress Katee Sackhoff onstage now. She just announced she's just voiced her Star Wars role again for Rebels." (archive copy created on September 10, 2016) (screenshot)