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Biographical information

32 BBY,[1][2] Coruscant[2]

Physical description




Chronological and political information

Rise of the Empire era[2]


Hath Monchar (Hired gun)[2]

"I do apologize. You can understand my desire to have some protection in a place like this. Gorth comes highly recommended."
―Hath Monchar, to Lorn Pavan[src]

Gorth was a male Trandoshan who served as a bodyguard on the planet Coruscant. In 32 BBY, Gorth was hired by the Neimoidian Hath Monchar to protect him while Monchar was trying to sell a holocron that contained plans of the Trade Federation to invade of the planet Naboo. However, before Monchar could sell the holocron, Gorth, Monchar and two Quarren bodyguards were killed by the Sith Lord Darth Maul, who tried to attain the device for his master.


"I would not carry it around on my person in such places, even with Gorth as a protector."
―Hath Monchar, to Lorn Pavan, speaking about Gorth and the holocron[src]

Gorth was male Trandoshan who live during the last years of the Galactic Republic.[2] In 32 BBY,[1] Gorth worked as a bodyguard on the planet Coruscant. During that year, the Neimoidian Hath Monchar hired Gorth to protect him while trying sell a holocron that contained information about the Trade Federation's plans to blockade the planet Naboo and Monchar—the Deputy Viceroy of the Trade Federation—hoped to make a fortune by selling the information to the highest bidder. While the Neimoidian was waiting for a potential buyer, Lorn Pavan, in the cantina Dewback Inn, Gorth stayed in the background, keeping an eye on Monchar and taking a hold on Pavan after the Human arrived at the bar to bargain.[2]

Monchar and Pavan came to an agreement and Gorth escorted Monchar back to the Neimoidian's cubicle where the deal should take place. Joined by two Quarren bodyguards, Gorth and Monchar waited for Pavan to arrive with the money. However, the group was then attacked by the Sith Lord Darth Maul, whose master had tasked him with attaining the holocron. Gorth was the first to react after the Sith had smashed through the door and the Trandoshan opened fire with his blaster. However, Maul simply reflected the laser fire into the Gorth's face with his lightsaber, instantly killing him. The Sith proceeded to slay Monchar and the Quarren, but was at first unable to collect the holocron due to the intervention of the bounty hunter Mahwi Lihnn, who was also looking for Monchar. The resulting fight ended in an explosion that destroyed much of the building and the body of Gorth.[2]

Skills and abilitiesEdit

"... it was obvious that he was an oaf, without skill or much training."
―Darth Maul's observations[src]

A big Trandoshan, Gorth was easily able to overpower and neutralize Pavan when the Human tried to approach Monchar. The bounty hunter Lihnn was instantly able to tell Gorth was a bodyguard from the way he behaved and the Sith Lord Darth Maul believed Gorth to be an untrained amateur due to his quite obvious way of checking his surroundings for potential threats. Gorth was quick to react when Maul attacked, but that did not help the Trandoshan as the Sith easily killed him. While protecting Monchar, Gorth was armed with two blasters and carried one on each hip.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Gorth appeared in Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, a novel written by Michael Reaves and published on January 30, 2001. The character also received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (2008).



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