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LobwuWa Loba, an Ualaq Aqualish from the planet of Tatooine, was an aspiring Podracer pilot in 32 BBY, when Loba attended the Boonta Eve Classic as a spectator. Over the next decade, Loba was able to build a reputation in the Podracing world and, in 22 BBY, Loba competed in a race held in the Mos Espa Grand Arena on Tatooine.

HistoryEdit

In 32 BBY,[3] the Ualaq Aqualish[2] LobwuWa Loba[1] wanted to pilot podracers for a living.[4] Loba, a Tatooinian,[1] was present in that world's Mos Espa Grand Arena to watch the Boonta Eve Classic from the personal box of a junk dealer named Watto.[4]

The Aqualish became a relatively established Podracer over the next ten years. In 22 BBY, Loba returned to the Grand Arena as the local favorite to win a Podracing competition. Loba's was among the names of competitors that a neophyte bounty hunter Boba Fett recognized as an appreciator of the sport. The winner of the race had been predetermined by the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

Loba was thuggish-looking[1] with four black eyes, brown skin, and light blond hair.[2] The Aqualish had the ability to pilot a podracer and determination enough to make this dream to become a professional racer[4] a reality.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

LobwuWa Loba appeared on a viewscreen in the young reader novel Boba Fett: Hunted (2003) by Elizabeth Hand, which was chronologically set between the second and third Star Wars films.[1] In 2012, the incarnation of Star Wars Insider's Rogues Gallery from Issue 131, "An Audience of Aliens," identified individuals in Watto's viewing box from the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace film (1999). The article established retroactively that Loba was among them.[4] As a background character, Loba was not mentioned in any of the Episode I adaptations, as most did not depict Watto's box. While the booth did make an appearance in the video game, Loba was absent.[5]

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