Colby Hoff

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"You killed my father. Have you forgotten Colby Hoff?"
"You are mistaken, Hoff. Your father committed suicide, as I recall. Stuck a blaster in his mouth and blew the back of his head off, didn't he? Very messy."
"You ruined him!"
"We were business competitors. He gambled that he was smarter than I. A foolish mistake."
―Hoff and Prince Xizor[src]

Colby Hoff was a Human[2] male and formerly a pesky business competitor of Prince Xizor,[4] the leader of the Black Sun crime syndicate.[3] After a failed gamble to outsmart Xizor left him ruined, Colby committed suicide by firing a blaster into his mouth[5] and blowing off the back of his head.[3]

Seeking to avenge his father's death, Hoff's son later ambushed Xizor inside a protected corridor on the planet Coruscant[3] in 3.5 ABY.[6] Xizor calmly subdued his assailant and snapped the young man's neck after remarking that Colby Hoff was foolish to have challenged him.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Colby Hoff was first mentioned in the May 1996 novel Shadows of the Empire, written by Steve Perry.[3] The 1998 Star Wars Encyclopedia and the 2000 third edition of A Guide to the Star Wars Universe state that Xizor had Colby Hoff murdered,[4][7] but the 2008 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia later clarified that Hoff committed suicide,[5] which matches the description from the novel.[3]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Colby Hoff is dead as of the events of the Shadows of the Empire novel, which the The New Essential Chronology dates to 3.5 ABY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 SotE TC Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire trading cards (Card: Xizor's Dirty Handiwork) illustrates Colby Hoff's son as Human. This article therefore considers Colby Hoff to be of the same species.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Shadows of the Empire novel
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Encyclopedia ("Hoff")
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 48 ("Hoff, Colby")
  6. The New Essential Chronology dates the events of the Shadows of the Empire novel to 3.5 ABY.
  7. A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Third Edition
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