- "Jibb! Jibb jhu-woo!"
- ―Laparo and Thromba converse while working
Laparo was a Frigosian male who worked as a cryptosurgeon in the castle of the pirate Maz Kanata. Along with his partner Thromba, Laparo offered cosmetic surgery to clients, including the criminal Ryn Biggleston. Thromba's lab was destroyed when the forces of the First Order attacked and demolished Kanata's castle following the destruction of the Hosnian system.
Laparo was a Frigosian male from Tansyl 5 who worked in partnership with his fellow Frigosian Thromba as a cryptosurgeon around thirty years after the Battle of Endor. The pair rented out a tower in the castle of the pirate Maz Kanata on the planet Takodana, and there offered cosmetic surgery to those who wanted to disappear. When the criminal Ryn Biggleston hired the services of Thromba and Laparo after killing her partner in crime BeeLee Amdas, the pair transformed Biggleston's appearance to that of Amdas without her knowing and stole a hoard of credits she had hidden near the castle. The patient then fled without paying, but was soon arrested when the criminal Amdas' appearance was recognized.
Thromba and Laparo were later present in the castle's main hall when the smuggler Han Solo entered with the scavenger Rey, the former stormtrooper Finn and the astromech droid BB-8. Soon after the group's arrival, many of the castle's occupants raced outside to watch the destruction of the Hosnian system by the First Order's Starkiller Base superweapon, after which forces of the First Order attacked and destroyed Kanata's castle and the cryptosurgeon's lab with it.
Behind the scenesEdit
Laparo first appeared in "The Face of Evil", a short story written by Landry Q. Walker as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a multi-media campaign leading up to the release of the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens later that year in 2015. He and Thromba then appeared as minor characters in the film itself.
- "The Face of Evil" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- The Force Awakens: Rey's Story
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded