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"Brother! You came for me!"
"Of course I did.
"
―Krismo Sodi reunites with his sister, Pluma[src]

Krismo Sodi was the leader of the Kage Warriors, a band of Kage combatants from the planet Quarzite who opposed the rule of the Belugan dictator Lord Otua Blank. During the year 20 BBY, Lord Blank had Sodi's younger sister, Pluma, kidnapped with the intention of making her his bride. In response, Sodi led a number of Kage Warriors on a rescue mission to prevent Pluma from falling into Blank's hands. The Kage assaulted Blank's subtram, which was carrying Pluma, and defeated the majority of hired bounty hunters and Belugan guards who were protecting the Belugan operation. The Kage suffered heavy losses, however, and Sodi was eventually left as the sole survivor.

Despite this, Sodi killed Blank's military officer Major Rigosso and bested the bounty hunter leader Boba Fett. Before he could secure Pluma, Sodi was attacked and subdued by the last remaining bounty hunter, Asajj Ventress. Although Ventress initially planned to deliver Pluma as planned, she changed her mind at Pluma's urging. After paying out a ransom to Ventress, Sodi and his sister were released.

BiographyEdit

Kidnapping on QuarziteEdit

"I was never asked to be ripped away from my home, from my family."
―Pluma Sodi on her kidnapping[src]

Krismo Sodi was a male Kage from the planet Quarzite.[2] He had a young sister, Pluma Sodi,[3] and acted as the leader of the Kage Warriors, an elite fighting force made up of Kage,[2] during the year 20 BBY.[4] Engaged in a conflict with the Quarzite dictator Lord Otua Blank, a member of the co-inhabiting Belugan species, the Kage Warriors often attacked and looted Belugan subtrams.[5] Although Blank's own military force was considered elite, they were outmatched by Sodi's warriors.[6]

At some point, Lord Blank took a carnal interest in Pluma. Blank's soldiers captured her, and a mission was designed to bring her back to Blank for a forced marriage.[3] In response to the kidnapping, Sodi formed a rescue mission with the Kage Warriors. Learning that Pluma was to be transported to Otua Blank's stronghold via subtram, the Kage located the subtram station and laid in ambush.[1]

Meanwhile, the Belugan officer Major Rigosso operated as the leader of the Belugan mission with a contingent of hired bounty hunters in tow.[1]

A brother's rescueEdit

"I want what's mine."
"[Laughs]Over my dead body!"
―Sodi upon meeting Major Rigosso before the latter's death[src]
RazziVsSodi-Bounty

Krismo Sodi faces off with Ratts Lazzi

As soon as the Belugan subtram departed for Blank's stronghold, the Kage, riding centipede-like milodons, sprung their attack. The milodons were able to keep up with the subtram, and Sodi directed his warriors to board in groups. Sodi watched his men battle their way past the bounty hunters Dengar and Asajj Ventress on the subtram's caboose and move further along the train. Despite mounting Kage losses, most of the bounty hunters and two Belugan guards were thrown from the train during the prolonged skirmish. Now one of the last surviving members of his rescue party, Sodi boarded the tram to take on the few remaining defenders.[1]

Sodi first ran into Latts Razzi and the droid C-21 Highsinger and, after a fast-paced duel, both bounty hunters were thrown from the train. Following that, Sodi ran into Major Rigosso, who barred access to the subtram car Pluma was in. After laughing in Sodi's face over the Kage's tenacity, Sodi killed Rigosso with a thrown electro sword.[1]

Sodi found his sister contained within a box in the car, but before he could reach her, he met face to face with the bounty hunter leader, Boba Fett. During the subsequent brawl, Pluma's box was knocked over and opened when Fett was thrown into it. Fett, who had been unaware of the nature of the cargo until now, attempted to aid Pluma, but recoiled when she hit him. Fett was subsequently knocked out by Sodi. Before the Sodi's could take off, however, they were met with a final obstacle, Ventress.[1]

A Dark Jedi and veteran soldier of the on-going Clone Wars, Ventress beat Sodi after a brief fight and tied him to a chair.[1]

MercyEdit

"How do I know you won't take the credits and then hand us over?"
"You don't.
"
―Krismo Sodi, wary of Ventress' trustworthiness[src]
Krismo and Pluma

Krismo Sodi was protective of his sister Pluma.

Although Ventress and Fett decided to continue with the mission, Pluma pleaded for her and her brother's release. Pluma struck a chord with Ventress upon describing the terror of being torn from one's home. Ventress, who had recently suffered a heavy loss on her homeworld, ultimately sympathized with the siblings' plight. Fett was summarily bound, gagged, and stuffed into Pluma's box as a result.[1]

After delivering Fett to Lord Blank, Ventress forced Sodi to have the Kage pay out a ransom for Pluma. Although Sodi was hesitant, finding Ventress to be untrustworthy, he nonetheless agreed and had the Kage pay the ransom. Ventress honored the agreement and let Pluma go. Before departing on a milodon, Pluma thanked Ventress for her mercy.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Pluma, are you okay?"
―Sodi, concerned for his sister's safety[src]

The most skilled member of the Kage Warriors,[2] Krismo Sodi was willing to risk both his life and the lives of his men to orchestrate a rescue mission to deliver his sister from the clutches of Lord Otua Blank. Sodi was protective of his sister, and was undaunted by the opposition that he battled through. Despite defeating the bounty hunters with non-lethal means, Sodi killed Major Rigosso when the Belugan tempted Sodi to do so. Upon meeting Asajj Ventress, Sodi did not hide his contempt for her.[1]

Upon finally seeing Pluma again, he instantly rushed to her aid to see if she was alright. Although Pluma was surprised that Sodi had gone through the effort to save her, the were nonetheless happy to see each other again. Later on, Sodi was distrustful of Ventress when she saved Pluma from Lord Blank, and contemplated the idea that after receiving her ransom from the Kage, Ventress would only turn the siblings over to the Belugans. However, he was proven wrong when Ventress honored their deal.[1]

Sodi was a Kage male with gray-colored skin that incorporated some dark gray tattoos. Standing at 1.89 meters tall, Sodi also possessed golden eyes and black hair that had a white hue. He kept his hair fashioned in a ponytail.[2]

EquipmentEdit

Although most of Sodi's combat during the rescue mission was done whilst unarmed, Sodi carried two electro swords during the rescue mission and used one to kill Major Rigosso. He later used them again to disarm Boba Fett of his blaster pistols, but lost the swords in Fett's counterattack.[1]

Like all of the Kage Warriors, Sodi wore dark colored clothing, including a hood that covered his face. However, to distinguish himself from the others, Sodi's clothing was adorned with gold stripes and patterns.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Krismo and ObiWan Concept Art

Krismo Sodi's look was influenced by Iain McCaig's concept art for Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom menace.

Krismo Sodi appeared in "Bounty," the twentieth episode from the fourth season of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the episode, which aired on March 2, 2012,[7] Sodi's voice was provided by Ben Diskin, who also happened to voice Sodi's nemesis, Otua Blank.[1] The events of "Bounty" were later briefly mentioned in the novel Dark Disciple, written by Christie Golden.[8]

In early versions of the story, both Sodi and his sister Pluma, who was originally named Pluma Sweet, were conceived as human lovers instead of siblings. The concept of them being brother and sister was brought up during editorial, and the change stuck. Sodi's design was also based upon conceptual artwork from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace by Iain McCaig, which was meant for the character Obi-Wan Kenobi. Holdovers from the design include a thin ponytail and the tattoo on Sodi's forehead.[7]

Concept art of Sodi for "Bounty" was developed by Will Nichols.[7]

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