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"Paodok'Draba'Takat Sap'De'Rekti Nik'Linek'Ti' Ki'Vef'Nik'Ne Sevef'Li'Kek"
―Pao when asked his full name[src]

Paodok'Draba'Takat, full name Paodok'Draba'Takat Sap'De'Rekti Nik'Linke'Ti' Ki'Vef'Nik'NeSevef'Li'Kek,[1] but most commonly known as Pao, was a male Drabatan soldier who served as a commando in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War, and took part in the Battle of Scarif.[2] Prior to the Battle of Scarif, Corporal Pao carried out a demolitions job on Foerost where he took out a communications tower similar to the one on Scarif.[4] He was killed during the Battle of Scarif, along with the rest of Rogue One.[2]

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"Sa'kalla!"
―Pao's battle cry[src]

Pao was a short, green-gray member of the amphibious Drabatan species who was a fierce commando.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Pao yells during the Battle of Scarif.

Pao is a character in the anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The character was first revealed by a preview of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide in the Edelweiss catalogue on May 17, 2016. He was portrayed by Derek Arnold and animatronics facial performer Phill Woodfine with additional cover by Patrick Comerford.

According to Lunt Davies, Pao originated from a sketch for a character in the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens who never made it into the final cut. He was originally designed with long spiky hair and a large mouth. When it was decided to use the character for Rogue One, it was concluded that his look didn't fit with the military angle, so Davies replaced Pao's hair with a kind of kepi but he opted to keep his big mouth. Eventually, director Gareth Edwards liked the idea to use Pao in the Battle of Scarif.[5]

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