- "She's a good kid—wild after hours—but always shows up on time for work."
- ―Dexter Jettster
Hermione Bagwa was a female Human brought up in the lower levels of Coruscant. Dexter Jettster rescued her from the filthy streets, giving her a job in Dex's Diner. She was always a favorite among the customers, and went on to become the diner's head waitress.
Early life in povertyEdit
Hermione was born into desperate poverty in the filthy lower levels of Coruscant. Her childhood years were lonesome, full of squalor and misery. It was not until her teenage years that Dexter Jettster stumbled across her. He felt sorry for the young woman. At the time, he was in need of a waitress for his diner, and offered Hermione the job. This was nothing short of salvation for the young teenager. From that point on, she was deeply loyal to Dexter. When asked, Dexter sometimes said that Hermione's father was an old friend, and that he had promised to look after her.
As the head waitress, Hermione was in charge of Dex's motley crew of assistant droids. She took customers' orders by dictating them into a stylus which she stored in a garter on her thigh. The stylus was attached to an order comm worn on her belt, which transmitted the orders to the kitchen. She also brought customers their meals.
Although she loved working at the diner, it was not without its troubles. Even though Hermione was head waitress, her fellow WA-7 waitress droid disliked having to work under an inexperienced organic waitress. The jealous droid did everything it could to undermine Hermione's position. WA-7 would often try to run over Hermione's toes, forcing her to wear very durable leather boots (also good protection against toxic kitchen slops). In response, Hermione would sometimes set up traps around the diner to trip WA-7 up.
Hermione was a favorite among the working-class patrons. She usually wore an old-fashioned light-blue dress at the diner. She presented herself in a way that always gained the customers' attention, and was soon known to be one of CoCo Town's beauties. Many of the diner's regulars kept coming back just for Hermione's good company. Her employer believed her to be "wild after hours."
With her tough upbringing, Hermione was also very capable of dealing with troublesome customers. Her large black leather boots reminded customers that she was not one to be trifled with. She also had the option of calling Dex out of the kitchen with her order comm if the going got too rough.
At some point, presumably after the diner was destroyed by the Galactic Empire and later rebuilt, an aging but friendly Hermione owned and operated the diner throughout most of the Galactic Civil War.
Brushes with gloryEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Earlier drafts of the screenplay had Bagwa being Dexter's wife, but this notion was eventually abandoned. Susie Porter delivered the dialog seen in the film both for Bagwa and WA-7, but it was only WA-7 who ended up with all the lines in the final film script.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- The Clone Wars: Strange Allies
- Star Wars: Republic: Trackdown
- "Prequel Update"—Star Wars Insider 54 (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones The Visual Dictionary
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 54 (COR26, Coruscant - Dex's Diner)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 60 (BAG1-4, Hermione Bagwa)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 64 (WAI1-2, WA-7 Waitress Droid)
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- "Insider Interview: Dexter Jettster"—Star Wars Insider 65
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 2
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 4
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Galactic Files Series 2 (Card: Hermione Bagwa (Dex's Diner))
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Official Star Wars Fact File 60 (BAG1-4, Hermione Bagwa)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Insider Interview: Dexter Jettster"—Star Wars Insider 65
- ↑ The Official Star Wars Fact File 54 (COR26, Coruscant - Dex's Diner)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Official Star Wars Fact File 64 (WAI1-2, WA-7 Waitress Droid)
- ↑ Star Wars: Attack of the Clones The Visual Dictionary (page 24)
- ↑ The Last of the Jedi: Underworld
- ↑ Coruscant and the Core Worlds (page 15)
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ Star Wars: Republic: Trackdown