Hako Armado, an elderly male Rodian, was known as a skilled dramatist operating during the early years of the New Republic. Few realized that this was but a pretense, and that Hako was in fact a deadly assassin.

With the spikes atop his head going gray with age, Armado kept his identity as an assassin secret from all but a few beings. Fewer still knew that many of Hako's supposed "kills" were in fact fakes—arranged by the targets themselves to escape trouble.