"We're the Empire, you little fool. We thrive on hostile. The universe says 'no' and we twist its arm until it howls 'yes.'"
―Kanchar, to Befa[src]

Kanchar was a man who served as an officer in the military of the Galactic Empire. In the aftermath of the Battle of Yavin, during which the Empire lost its Death Star battle station, he held the rank of commander. A hulking, brutish man, Kanchar had a cybernetic left arm and a patch on the right eye. He, along with Queen Trios of Shu-Torun, was sent to the devastated moon of Jedha to oversee the harvesting of all remaining kyber crystals.[1]

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Personality and traitsEdit

Kanchar was a brutal commander who valued competence and order above all else, even to the extent that he openly admired Saw Gerrera for being competent at his job. Harboring no loyalty to his own homeworld, and confused and annoyed by those who did, he viewed civilians as little more than an obstacle to the Empire's efforts to root out rebels. As an Imperial commander he detested his own subordinates and oversaw them through physical intimidation; frequently terrorizing them with threats of violence and death. Despite his frequent violent outbursts, he did acknowledge that everyone failed on occasion and claimed to only kill his subordinates after three strikes, or one particularly incompetent failure. While strict, ruthless, and seemingly unpredictably moody, Kanchar also possessed a dark, sardonic sense of dry humor.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Kanchar's rank is inconsistently referred to as "commander" and "general." In addition his name is spelled "Kanchan" in Star Wars 42: The Ashes of Jedha, Part V.


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