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"But you know what I always say: Speak softly, and drive a big tank."
―Hondo Ohnaka[src]

Hondo Ohnaka was a male Weequay pirate who led the Ohnaka Gang on the Outer Rim world of Florrum during the Clone Wars. Ohnaka was once an associate of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, and was the bounty hunter Aurra Sing's former lover.[6] His faithful pet was a Kowakian monkey-lizard named Pikk Mukmuk that also served as part of the Ohnaka Gang.

BiographyEdit

The Clone WarsEdit

Capturing DookuEdit

Ohnaka earned notoriety during the Clone Wars when he captured Count Dooku, the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and Sith Lord. He attempted to ransom Dooku off to the Galactic Republic,[3] but then attempted to ransom Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker when they were sent to verify the Sith Lord's captivity. The two Jedi and Dooku were able to escape,[7] however, but the Jedi continued to have run-ins with Ohnaka throughout the war.

Delivery to OnderonEdit

Later in the war, Ohnaka—at the behest of the Republic and the Jedi Order—delivered rocket launchers to rebel forces on Onderon who were fighting the Separatist occupation of their planet.[4]

Second Battle of FlorrumEdit

Shortly thereafter, Ohnaka's base was destroyed in an attack by General Grievous.[8]

Attack of the NightbrothersEdit

He later encountered the Sith Lord Darth Maul and his brother Savage Opress, who attempted to recruit Ohnaka's gang into an army that would serve the brothers. Aided by Kenobi and Adi Gallia, Ohnaka and the pirates who remained loyal to him defeated the two Sith brothers and drove them off of Florrum.[9]

Age of the EmpireEdit

Fall of the Ohnaka GangEdit

At some point after the rise of the Galactic Empire and the fall of the Republic, the Imperials broke up the Ohnaka Gang, forcing Ohnaka to continue his life of piracy alone.

Meeting the Lothal RebelsEdit

About fifteen years after the establishment of the Galactic Empire, Hondo Ohnaka took over the Devaronian crime lord Cikatro Vizago's starship, the Broken Horn. During the struggle, Ohnaka managed to disable Vizago's bodyguard droids by stealing his droid controller and imprisoned the Devaronian in a cell aboard the ship's brig. However, Vizago managed to send a distress signal before his capture that was picked up by Ezra Bridger and the astromech droid Chopper, who were members of the Lothal rebels. The two rebels were cleaning the rebel starship Ghost which was parked on the planet Garel. Hearing Vizago's distress, Ezra and Chopper traveled on the Phantom and found the Broken Horn in orbit above Garel.[5]

The two rebels boarded the Broken Horn and encountered Ohnaka in the ship's bridge. When questioned by Ezra, Hondo claimed that he had won the Broken Horn in a game of sabacc with Vizago. Not wanting to reveal his true identity, Ezra introduced himself as the smuggler and galactic entrepreneur Lando Calrissian. Shortly later, the Broken Horn was spotted and attacked by an Imperial warship. However, Ohnaka and his new-found rebel partners managed to escape due to the quick actions of Ezra and Chopper, who managed to power up the engines and make a jump into hyperspace. Impressed, Hondo offered Ezra the chance to assist him in selling five power generators at extortion rates. In the end, the two partners agreed to split their profits and to give Ezra two of the power generators. Not trusting Ohnaka fully, Ezra stole the pirate's droid controller and secretly handed it to Chopper for safekeeping.[5]

Hondo and his new-found partners traveled to the frigid planet Nixus where they planned to sell the power generators to an unknown buyer at Nixus Hub 218. Upon landing at Nixus Hub 218, Ohnaka and Ezra discovered that their buyer was the Jablogian crime lord and slaver Azmorigan, who had placed a bounties on both their heads. Seeking revenge against both Hondo and Ezra for past wrongs, Azmorigan had them hoisted onto a loading dolly which would then catapult them into space. Azmorigan also planned to seize their power generators for himself. Before Azmorigan could exact his revenge, he was foiled by Chopper, who attacked him and his men. During the ensuing skirmish, Oanaka and his rebel allies managed to turn the tables on Azmorigan and escape offworld with the generators and several stolen credits. Hondo also realized that Ezra was a Jedi after the youth wielded lightsaber and used the Force to stop the dolly from hurling him into space.[5]

After escaping Nixus, Hondo and his rebel partners traveled back to Garel on the Broken Horn with the generators. When Ezra revealed his true identity and confided that he was feeling overwhelmed by his responsibilities to the rebellion and his Jedi training, Ohnaka suggested that the boy could become a "pirate Jedi." Shortly later, Ezra and Chopper traveled down to the ship's brig where they discovered a captive Vizago. Vizago revealed that Hondo had actually shot him in the back with a stun gun and disabled his droids before seizing control of his ship. The two rebels freed Vizago and together they confronted Ohnaka on the bridge. While Ezra proposed that the two criminals split their profits and let him keep the generators, Vizago took the opportunity to snatch back his droid controller and order his droids to attack the intruders. Ohnaka managed to flee on the Phantom, taking the five power generators with him.[5]

Unknown to Hondo, the Phantom's autopilot had already been programmed to return to her mothership, the Ghost. Hondo landed in a spaceport in Garel City where he was surrounded by the other crew of the Ghost including the ship's captain Hera Syndulla and Ezra's master Kanan Jarrus. Shortly later, Ohnaka was rejoined by Ezra and Chopper, who had returned to Garel in an escape pod. The rebels allowed Hondo to keep his credits but seized the five power generators, which were used to alleviate an energy crisis on the planet Rinn.[5]

The Lasat refugeesEdit

About sixteen years after the Battle of Yavin, Hondo contacted Ezra via a transmitter and told him to travel to Nixus Hub 218, where the Empire had captured two refugees. Ezra and the crew of the Ghost traveled to Nixus where they discovered that these two refugees were Lasat who has survived the fall of Lasan. The rebels managed to overpower their Imperial captors and rescue the refugees, who introduced themselves as the former Lasan High Honor Guard Gron and the female mystic Chava the Wise. This development both delighted and unnerved Garazeb Orrelios, the sole Lasat member of the crew of the Ghost who had believed that he was the last of his species. After the rescue, Ohnaka introduced himself as Ezra's mysterious contact and revealed that he had also tipped off the Empire to the refugees' arrival.[10]

With Imperial reinforcements bound to show up, the rebels began their return trip to the Ghost. When Ohnaka demanded the payment that he was owed, Ezra refused, making the Weequay pirate very proud of his young friend. After the rebels had left, Hondo was cornered by several stormtroopers. Always one to make a profit and double-cross his friends to save himself, Ohnaka led the Imperial troopers to the rebels, who were making their way through the halls of Hub 218. These stormtroopers were serving under the Imperial Security Bureau Agent Kallus, a perennial foe of the Lothal rebels, who ordered his men to seize them alive. Before the Imperials could capture the rebels, Ohnaka secretly contacted Ezra and warned him of the approaching Imperials.[10]

The stormtroopers engaged the crew of the Ghost in a fire fight within the halls of Nixus Hub 218. To help his rebel partners, Hondo secretly sealed several of the doors, preventing many of the stormtroopers from pursuing the rebels. Ohnaka's actions enabled the rebels to flee aboard the Ghost and escape into hyperspace. However, Hondo was not so lucky and he was captured by the stormtroopers. Ohnaka was then forced to help the Imperial Security Bureau Agent Kallus and Admiral Kassius Konstantine hunt down the rebels. Due to a tracker planted in the transmitted which he had used to contact Ezra, the Imperials were able to track down the rebel ship Ghost to an unstable star cluster in Wild Space.[10]

When the Ghost began penetrating the unstable star cluster, Hondo marveled that the rebels were trying a dangerous feat. This prompted Kallus to respond that they believed that they could. With Kallus' Imperial cruiser unable to follow the Ghost into the star cluster, Hondo remarked that Kallus should wait to catch them the next time. Kallus then responded that the rebels would be destroyed by the gravitational pull of the star cluster. Despite the odds, the rebels and the Lasat refugees managed to navigate safely through the maze due to Zeb's bo-rifle. They then rediscovered the legendary Lasat homeworld of Lirasan, which was already populated by millions of Lasat and became a refuge for the two Lasat refugees.[10]

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