Ebe E. Endocott, Esquire, was a Triffian male Podracer pilot who operated around and during the time of the Invasion of Naboo. A former deliveryman on his home planet of Triffis, Endocott was known for his daredevil stunts, and eventually found an extra outlet for his thrill seeking through the sport of Podracing. Purchasing a pair J930 Dash-8 Podracer engines and a matching cockpit, Endocott went on to win three consecutive championships on the planet Malastare, which granted a massive boost to his growing ego. Endocott was also popular on the planet Baroonda, where he excelled at the popular Fire Mountain Rally race course. He eventually felt a heated desire to defeat the crafty and vicious opponent Sebulba, a Dug pilot who was both a notorious cheater as well as one of Malastare's favorite pilots. Endocott raced against Sebulba during the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY, finishing in fourth place. Sebulba, however, failed to finish at all, having crashed during the race's third lap.
Endocott's early careerEdit
Ebe E. Endocott was a Triffian male 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. He even dominated Malastare's difficult Dug Derby racecourse. 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.
Endocott's continued careerEdit
- «You need to go back to racing school.»
- ―Ebe E. Endocott taunting another pilot[src]
By 22 BBY, Endocott was still active on the track, and had attained the honorary title of Esquire. Ebe Endocott continued his career throughout 22 BBY, racing against many of his old foes including Gasgano, Ark Roose, and Elan Mak. Sebulba, whom Endocott had once shared a one-sided rivalry with, was no longer racing, however, having instead retired. Sebulba still operated a Podracing team known as Team Sebulba, where the Glymphid assassin Aldar Beedo acted as Sebulba's pilot. The new Podracing circuit started on Tatooine, but expanded to other worlds as well, including the jungle planet of Felucia, Cloud City located on the planet Bespin, the sinkhole world of Utapau, and the capital planet of the Galactic Republic, Coruscant.
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.
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. He stood 1.22 meters tall.
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 daredevil delivery stunts, 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.
When Ebe Endocott left Boonta to pursue Podracing, he purchased a JAK Racing J930 Dash-8 Podracer. The Dash-8 was renowned for it's traction and handling, that allowed Endocott a surplus of control over the vehicle, which was especially useful for the twisty courses of Baroonda and Malastare where he was most popular. The cockpit was raised enough for Endocott to see clear over the engines for any obstacles, though as his career flourished, he also enjoyed the cockpit's height for the extra exposure it would grant him to his adoring fans. The Pod's color scheme was predominantly blue, with red details on the engine's fins and on the rear of the engine casings. Parts of the engine's rear sides were also white. The cockpit was blue overall, matching the engines, though the front and the underside of the cockpit were red. The cockpit was 3.05 meters in length, while each engine was 9.55 meters long.
After several victories on Malastare, Endocott bought himself a freighter that he used to transport his Podracer form planet to planet. When racing, Ebe Endocott employed a full set of piloting gear including a blue coat with gold trimming and red pants. He also wore several gold necklaces.
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. Endocott was realized in the film as a low resolution digital model that could be seen in the cockpit of Endocott's Podracer, as well seen outside of the Podracer on a view-screen behind Fode and Beed. A far more detailed sculpt of the character was also built by the art department. Endocott was created by concept artist Terryl Whitlatch, who provided several pieces of artwork for Endocott. Some early art portrayed Endocott to much larger, and also much skinnier, than his final design. Endocott'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. Endocott's model was one of several retooled Podracer models used in Attack of the Clones.
Endocott also appeared in the 1999 video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer, which was released on the same day as the The Phantom Menace, where he was voiced by Roger Jackson, who was also responsible for voicing Ark "Bumpy" Roose in the game. Endocott later appeared in the 2012 video game Kinect Star Wars, where he served as an opponent to the player during Podraces. The player could also use Endocott's Podracer to race in. Ebe Endocott did not receive his middle initial of E. until an edition of the HoloNet News.
- 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)
- (Mentioned only) (First identified as Ebe E. Endocott)
- Kinect Star Wars
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide
- Star Wars Episode I: Podracer Punch-Outs
- 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: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (PhotoComic)
- Star Wars: 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
- "Podracing 101!"—Star Wars Magazine 2
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 1.18 1.19
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 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: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Podracing Tales
- ↑ 9.0 9.1
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Kinect Star Wars
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Star Wars: Episode I Racer
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide