|Ebe E. Endocott|
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Ebe E. Endocott, Esquire, was a male Triffian Podracer pilot who operated around the time of the Invasion of Naboo. A former deliveryman on his homeworld of Triffis, Ebe was known for his daredevil stunts, and eventually found an extra outlet for his thrill seeking through the sport of Podracing. Purchasing a J930 Dash-8, Ebe went on to win three consecutive championships on the planet of Malastare which granted a massive boost to his growing ego. He eventually felt the desire to defeat the crafty and rather vicious opponent Sebulba, a Dug pilot who was a notorious cheater. Ebe raced against Sebulba during the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY and finished in fourth place. Sebulba, however, failed to finish at all, having crashed in the race's third lap.
Ebe E. Endocott was a male Triffian from the Mid Rim planet Triffis who worked as a deliveryman who employed unorthodox daredevil tactics to make his deliveries, an activity that eventually left him with a large scar across his stomach after a swoop accident. The thrill-seeker soon found a more suitable output for his piloting skills in the form of landspeeder racing, which was popular on Boonta. However, looking to score higher victory purses, the Triffian's personal clerk recommended that Endocott take up Podracing instead, which Endocott agreed to. Podracing was a popular sport at the time where a cockpit was pulled along by two engines at high-speeds through hazardous courses. Purchasing a blue JAK Racing J930 Dash-8 racer, known for its excellent traction, Endocott's early career was focused on the Semipro Podracing Circuit, where he won three championships on the planet Malastare and become the track favorite on one of Malastare's drag courses. High on his victories, the cocky Triffian purchased a brand new Corellian freighter in order to transport his Dash-8 from race to race. He achieved further victory on Baroonda, where he became the track favorite for the Fire Mountain Rally racecourse.
The Boonta Eve ClassicEdit
- «Congratulations, Ebe! Can I buy you a ruby bliel?»
«Thanks, Quadinaros! So, how much money did you win from Boles Roor?»
- ―Ben Quadinaros and Ebe Endocott after finishing the Boonta Eve Classic[src]
Around this time Endocott began to develop an intense desire to defeat the Dug pilot Sebulba, another well known champion from Malastare. The Triffian believed that the Dug's winning days were over, and thought that he could unseat Sebulba as Malastare's media favorite. Endocott eventually followed Sebulba to Tatooine, where pilots were gathering for the next iteration of the famed Boonta Eve Classic. Upon the arrival of the Boonta race, Endocott's Podracer was placed on the outside pole position of the third row, next to the Xexto Podracer Gasgano and behind the Vulptereen Dud Bolt, who unbeknownst to Endocott was working as Sebulba's secret on-track bodyguard. Jabba the Hutt, the race's host, officially started the race off, and pilots roared off into the desert, with the exception of two—the Human Anakin Skywalker and the Toong Ben Quadinaros. Both racers had stalled on the starting grid, though Skywalker was able to continue after readjusting his Pod. Quadinaros on the other hand never left the grid due to being unintentionally sabotaged by the Nuknog contestant Ark Roose.
As the race moved along, Sebulba took to the lead early on, besting the Gran pilot Mawhonic during the first stretch of the race through Mushroom Mesa. Endocott however began to fall far behind, ending up behind the the main pack. At the start of the second lap, he had been passed up by Anakin Skywalker, and the two pilots roared across the grid together into the second lap. Skywalker was eventually able to overcome the pack leaders and best Sebulba during the final stretch of the third lap and as such win the Boonta. Endocott overall placed fourth, behind Aldar Beedo. Despite not winning the race, the Triffian took consolation in the fact that Sebulba did not place at all, as the cheating Dug had crashed after his tangle with Skywalker while speeding through Hutt Flats. Quadinaros later congratulated Endocott for his fourth place finish, offering to buy him a ruby bliel.
- «You need to go back to racing school.»
- ―Ebe E. Endocott taunting another pilot[src]
Personality and traitsEdit
Ebe E. Endocott believed himself to be one of the best of the best. After his victories on Malastare, Endocott developed a brash over-confidence that perused him to purchase an expensive Corellian freighter. High on his success, Endocott raced on Baroonda and achieved further fame that caused him to fantasize about unseating Sebulba as the poster child of Malastare Podracing. With new goals set, Endocott became driven to beat Sebulba. While he didn't place first during the Boonta, he decided that placing at all, whereas Sebulba crashed, was victory enough.
When racing, Ebe Endocott employed a full set of piloting gear including a blue coat with gold trimming and red pants. A Triffian, Endocott's arms and legs were covered with blue, cream, and black colored fur, as well parts of his body and his tail. His abdomen had light colored skin, while his face was a mix of white, blue, and yellow. He had a small blue and yellow beak, and yellow eyes.
Skills and abilitiesEdit
Ebe E. Endocott was known for his ego and boasting, yet he was not one who could not live up to his boasts. Endocott had the agility and reflexes to participate in Podracing, and took home numerous trophies, including three consecutive championships on Malastare. Before that, he was a skilled speeder pilot on his homeworld as well as on Boonta. However, as proved during his run of speeder racing, he was not invincible, having suffered an accident that left him with a large scar across his stomach. During the Boonta Eve Classic, Endocott managed to place in fourth, ahead of other more seasoned pilots, including the track favorite Sebulba, who had failed to finish at all.
Behind the scenesEdit
Ebe E. Endocott first appeared in Terry Brooks' novelization of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a 1999 film directed by George Lucas. Ebe was realized in the film as a low resolution digital model, though a far more detailed sculpt was also built by the art department. Ebe was created by concept artist Terryl Whitlatch. Ebe's digital model was reused for the 2002 film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, where the model was used to represent a Triffian named Ony Bobissia who appeared outside of Dex's Diner. Ebe Endocott's model was one of several retooled Podracer models used in Attack of the Clones.
Ebe also appeared in the 1999 video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer, which was released on the same day as the film, where he was voiced by Roger Jackson, who was also responsible for voicing Ark "Bumpy" Roose in the game.
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer
- Star Wars: Anakin's Speedway
- Podracing Tales
- Star Wars Episode I: I Am a Pilot
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom menace novelization(First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace game (Mentioned only)
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 51 (content now unavailable; backup links 1 2 on Archive.org) (Mentioned only) (First identified as Ebe E. Endocott) —
- Kinect Star Wars (Ambiguously canonical source)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Visual Dictionary
- The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 26 (POD1, Podracer Pilots)
- "Ask Lobot"—Star Wars Insider 66
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (PhotoComic)
- Episode I: Incredible Cross-Sections
- The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I Who's Who: A Pocket Guide to the Characters of The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
- ↑ The New Essential Guide to Characters
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode I Racer (Gameboy Color version)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Podracing Tales
- ↑ HoloNet News Vol. 531 51 (content now unavailable; backup links 1 2 on Archive.org) —
- ↑ Kinect Star Wars
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Episode I Racer