Dean Lado, a notorious swoop gang leader.

Dean Lado was the leader of the Spiders swoop gang, which terrorized his home city of Gallisport, on Shesharile 5, during the height of the Galactic Civil War.


Lado made several alliances with other swoop gangs, namely the Westwood and the Raging Banthas, in an effort to destroy the Rabid Mynocks and gain control of the city. He also wanted to possess the Star Slinger swoop prototype, and did everything in his power to take the vehicle from Chop Harlison. In order to achieve this, Lado once kidnapped Chop's daughter, Jardra, and challenged Quayce to a race. If he won, Lado would obtain the Star Slinger and gain control of the Mynocks. If he lost, Quayce remained in command of the Mynocks and recovered Jardra. Lado tried every dirty trick in the book to eliminate Quayce, but she managed to counter his every move. During the race Quayce dropped a magnetic grenade in Lado's path, and he was killed when the device attached itself to his swoop and exploded.