Bulgan was an Ansionian, an Alwari tribal outcast of the Tasbir clan, who had a hunched back and was missing an eye due to a suubatar accident he suffered as a child. His brain was also damaged during the accident—that is, until the Jedi healer Barriss Offee fixed it.
His disabilities were the cause of him being cast out from his clan as a child to live in the cities. He became an enforcer for Soergg the Hutt, who implanted a detonator chip in his neck to ensure loyalty.
Bulgan was bald, had pale skin, but was, despite his hunched back, stronger than other Ansonians of average height and build. He and fellow outcast Kyakhta were tasked by Bossban Soergg to capture one of the Jedi Padawans recently arrived from Coruscant to help settle a border dispute; the outcasts' mission, however, was foiled by Jedi Offee, who cured them of their mental afflictions. Their loyalties then switched to the Jedi, whom they accompanied on their mission across the planet.
- The Approaching Storm (First appearance)
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- "Who's Who in the Jedi Order"—Star Wars Insider 62
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 45 (OFF1, Barriss Offee)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I ("Bulgan")
- The Essential Reader's Companion