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While stationed at RMSU-7 on Drongar, he forged a close friendship with his roommate, Zabrak surgeon Zan Yant, as well as Sullustan reporter Den Dhur, protocol droid I-5YQ, Padawan Barriss Offee and—after Zan Yant's unfortunate death—with his roommate Kornell 'Uli' Divini. Yet the most important relationship he formed while on Drongar was with Lorrdian nurse Tolk le Trene, with whom he fell in love. By falling in love and marrying an ekster (a non-Corellian), he was shamed in the eyes of his culture.
As the battles on Drongar were coming to a head, Vondar proved himself to be a hero by killing a spy named Klo Merit who had infiltrated their Rimsoo and was working for both the Separatists and the criminal organization Black Sun. He also found an unexpected support in his uncle because he wanted to return with him to Corellia and Tolk, to help them build a relationship against the family tradition.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "I've always imagined him as the Star Wars equivalent of Hawkeye Pierce."
- ―Daniel Wallace, on Jos Vondar
Jos Vondar was created by authors Michael Reaves and Steve Perry as the primary protagonist of the 2004 Medstar Duology of novels, Battle Surgeons and Jedi Healer. The duology was envisioned as Star Wars's answer to the M*A*S*H film and television series, and it was pitched to Reaves and Perry as "M*A*S*H in space." Both of them were large fans of both the movie and TV show and felt that doctors-during-war were interesting characters—Perry additionally had a medical background—and they made an effort to design characters who felt real, with personal problems that needed to be solved. Jos Vondar in particular has been compared by fellow Star Wars author Daniel Wallace to Hawkeye Pierce, the protagonist of the M*A*S*H franchise. In a review of Battle Surgeons posted on TheForce.net, reviewer Mike Cooper stated that he found it impossible to read any of Vondar's lines without hearing the voice of Alan Alda, the actor who played Hawkeye in the M*A*S*H TV series.
Throughout the second half of Jedi Healer, Vondar's name is misspelled "Vandar" in almost every appearance, until the epilogue when it is once again correctly spelled.
- MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (First appearance)
- "MedStar: Intermezzo"—Star Wars Insider 83
- MedStar II: Jedi Healer
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- The New Essential Chronology
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Reader's Companion
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 MedStar II: Jedi Healer
- ↑ MedStar: Intermezzo
- ↑ The Essential Reader's Companion (under "Star Wars: Medstar")
- ↑ New Michael Reaves Interview. The Unofficial Clone Wars Site. Archived from the original on April 1, 2013. Retrieved on April 1, 2013.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Meet the Medstar Creative Team - Steve Perry, co-author. The Unofficial Clone Wars Site. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved on April 1, 2013.
- ↑ Meet the Medstar Creative Team - Michael Reaves, co-author. The Unofficial Clone Wars Site. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved on April 1, 2013.
- ↑ Medstar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry. TheForce.net. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved on April 1, 2013.