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This article is about the Podracer. You may be looking for bounty hunter named Remel Fud.
«First time racing, rookie poodoo?»
―Fud Sang[src]

A male member of a diminutive species, Fud Sang was an inmate at a maximum-security detention center known as Desolation Alley, located on the fourth moon of the Outer Rim planet Oovo. While incarcerated around 32 BBY, during the final decades of the Galactic Republic, Sang was considered a mediocre pilot at best. Nevertheless, the prison warden, Fenn Booda, occasionally granted Sang the opportunity to participate in Podraces that Booda hosted in the prison, which provided the inmates a form of entertainment. Piloting a BRE Block6 Tri-Ram Podracer, Sang managed to garner intimate knowledge of one of the moon's courses and became quite successful there. Sang's success eventually led him to being allowed to race on the ice world Ando Prime, where his improving piloting skills also acquired him popularity.

BiographyEdit

"Fud Sang is down there. Well, I thought he was serving four life sentences here in Oovo IV."
―Fode Annodue[src]
Fud Sang the Magnificent

Anakin Skywalker once possessed a statue of Fud Sang.

Fud Sang was a male member of a non-Human species of small stature. Despite his meek appearance, Sang landed four consecutive life sentences and was sent to the maximum-security prison Desolation Alley on the fourth moon of the Outer Rim planet Oovo, known as Oovo IV,[2] sometime before 32 BBY.[3] There, he was placed under the watchful eye of the prison warden Fenn Booda. The warden was known to occasionally entertain the inmates with Podraces, and at some point Sang proved his worth as a pilot, prompting Booda to offer the diminutive fast-talker a chance to race the courses with the off-world pilots that came to compete on the barren moon. Well through his prison sentence, Sang accepted the offer and was presented an old Bokaan Race Engineering BRE Block6 Tri-Ram. The Block6 was not in pristine condition, and Sang often found himself maintaining it with scrap and outdated parts. Nevertheless, with the customizations it proved to be a formidable craft due to its high-end traction, above-average turning, and acceptable cooling, which compensated for the vehicle's slow acceleration and a low overall top-speed. Ultimately, the vehicle's attributes often did not matter, as Sang was not considered to be much of a pilot.[2]

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Fud Sang inspects his Tri-Ram Podracer

Desperate to counter the professional off-world pilots regardless of his lack of skill, Fud Sang did everything possible to push his machine to its limits.[2] Booda even hinted at the possibility of granting Sang his freedom if the prisoner performed well.[4] Although he was not considered a threat on the course by some, Sang managed to acquire thorough knowledge of a track known simply as Vengeance; he more or less managed to memorize the layout of the course as it swung in and around Desolation Alley, and his victories there earned him the status of track favorite. In fact, it was a thorough knowledge of the Oovo IV courses in general that gave him an edge during races, sometimes making up for his mediocre piloting skills. He even managed to score a record race time of 03:51.921 minutes for the Vengeance course.[2] Sang was occasionally allowed to race off of Oovo IV, and he gained some fame on the frozen world of Ando Prime, where he became a favored racer on one of the planet's drag courses. Sang even challenged other racers to compete against him.[5] Fud Sang managed to gain enough racing popularity that a small statue was made in his image. One such statue was collected by fellow Podracer pilot Anakin Skywalker.[6]

Whenever spotted by the Troig race announcer Fode Annodue on Oovo IV, Fode generally commented on Sang's prison sentence.[1] By the year 24 BBY,[7] Sang's black and purple flag could be found on a race course located on the planet of Mon Calamari. The course was located in the city of Orotoru G'am, and the flag was located near the Hall of Heroes.[8]

Personality and traitsEdit

Fud Sang, despite meek outer appearances, was saddled with four consecutive life sentences on Oovo IV. Energetic and known for his gratuitous conversing,[4] Sang was desperate to defeat any off-worlders that arrived on his turf.[2] He constantly upgraded his Podracer with whatever parts he could find, whether they were of quality or not.[2] He sometimes taunted competitors before races.[1]

Fud was short, with a round fat body. His arms were much longer than his legs; indeed, each arm was nearly the size of his entire body. Sang also had two white eyes on bulbous stalks, and a narrow snout. His skin was purple.[1]

EquipmentEdit

When given his chance to race on Oovo IV, Warden Booda presented Fud Sang with an old Bokaan Race Engineering BRE Block6 Tri-Ram Podracer. The engine's primary color was black, with the front ends of the engines painted light blue. The exhaust tubes on the back of the engines were also blue. The cockpit had a similar color combination, with the rear-end of the cockpit painted black and the front end painted with the same blue as the engines. The vehicle was constantly in disrepair, and Sang often had to fix it with scrap and old out-dated parts. Still, despite low speed and weak acceleration, the vehicle had very god traction and overall handling, granting Sang a good amount of control over his racer.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Concept art from The Phantom Menace

Fud Sang was designed for use in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Fud Sang made it as far as conceptual art[9] and a conceptual sculpt.[10] Ultimately, only the sculpt appeared during scenes in Anakin Skywalker's bedroom.[6][11] Fud Sang received a far more substantial appearance as a playable character in the 1999 video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer, which was released on the same day of The Phantom Menace. Sang could be unlocked during the first circuit of races, his track introducing players to Oovo IV. Sang could only be unlocked if the player could place ahead of him. Fud Sang was voiced by Jim Ward in Racer, the same voice actor who portrayed Mars Guo.[1]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: Episode I Racer
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  3. The New Essential Chronology dates the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to the year 32 BBY. The racing season presented in the game Star Wars: Episode I Racer must have taken place during this year due to the appearances of Qui-Gon Jinn, Jar Jar Binks, and R2-D2 on Tatooine, which correspond to The Phantom Menace.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
  5. Star Wars: Episode I Racer (Gameboy Color version)
  6. 6.0 6.1 TwitterLogo @infinata (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter
  7. Star Wars: Racer Revenge mentions in the opening scrawl that the Boonta Eve Classic from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace took place eight years prior to the events of Revenge. The New Essential Chronology places the events of The Phantom Menace as taking place during the year 32 BBY. Using simple math, we can deduce that that Revenge took place during the year 24 BBY.
  8. Star Wars: Racer Revenge
  9. Databank title Ody Mandrell in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  10. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Aliens: Recycling Abandoned Film Concepts on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  11. TwitterLogo @infinata (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter

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