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Porg
Biographical information


Died

5 ABY,[1][2] Nar Shaddaa[1]

Physical description
Species

Trandoshan[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Eye color

Yellow[1]

Skin color

Green-yellow[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

New Republic era[2]

"A bounty hunter!"
"You are mine!
"
―Kyle Katarn and Porg face off[src]

Porg was a Trandoshan male bounty hunter who was active during the reign of the New Republic. During the year 5 ABY, the droid information broker 8t88 hired Porg as an extra hand to kill the former Rebel Alliance agent Kyle Katarn if the latter was able to escape death at the hands of other hirelings at the Rimmer's Rest cantina, located on the moon Nar Shaddaa. Indeed, Katarn was able to evade 8t88's hirelings in the bar, and after blowing off one of 8t88's arms, Katarn ran into the sewers, where he encountered Porg and his Aqualish partner. Porg attacked Katarn with a vibro-ax, but was quickly incapacitated. When the Trandoshan tried to attack again, he inadvertently moved into the crossfire between Katarn and the Aqualish, and was simultaneously gunned down by both his partner and Katarn. The Aqualish, stunned at his misfire, was subsequently killed by the former agent.

BiographyEdit

"Porg? Is that you? What's going on?"
―An Aqualish bounty hunter searches for Porg[src]
Porg

Porg ambushes Kyle Katarn

A Trandoshan male, Porg picked up work as a bounty hunter on the moon Nar Shaddaa by the time of the New Republic.[1] During the year 5 ABY,[2] the droid information broker 8t88 planned to double-cross one of his clients, the former Rebel Alliance agent Kyle Katarn, on Nar Shaddaa, lest Katarn not agree to a demand of the droid's. However, predicting that Katarn may not comply, 8t88 hired a variety of bounty hunters and mercenaries to serve as backup, including Porg. Along with a Gran and another bounty hunter, 8t88 met Katarn at the Rimmer's Rest cantina. As 8t88 predicted, Katarn rebuffed the droid's demands, and 8t88 left the bar, leaving his companions behind to kill Katarn. However, Katarn escaped the cantina and tracked 8t88 to a landing platform. Katarn opened fire on the droid, and shot off one of 8t88's arms.[1] However, the rest of the droid escaped aboard his Lambda-class T-4a shuttle, while the severed arm fell off of the platform and into the sewers below. Clutched in the arm's hand was a datadisc, which was what Katarn was after.[3]

Porg, who wanted to secure the datadisc before Katarn, located the arm in the sewers before his adversary, and hid himself in the sewage. When Katarn recovered 8t88's severed arm, Porg rushed from the muck with a vibro-ax in hand. Katarn scolded the bounty hunter for bringing a vibro-ax to a blaster fight, inadvertently giving Porg enough time to disarm Katarn of his own weapon. Porg attacked again,[4] but his Human quarry blocked the blow with 8t88's arm, and followed up with a swift kick to the Trandoshan's groin, which incapacitated the bounty hunter. After Katarn retrieved his Bryar blaster pistol, an Aqualish bounty hunter entered the sewers, looking for Porg after overhearing the brief battle. Katarn tried to shoot him, but the Aqualish's body armor knocked the blaster bolt away. The two exchanged fire, during which Porg came to. Oblivious to the firefight, Porg sat up the moment the Aqualish and Katarn fired their blasters at each other. Porg was hit by both blasts, killing him, and his body fell back down into the sewage. The Aqualish, stunned by his accidental kill, was immediately shot in the head by Katarn. Ultimately, the target escaped all of 8t88's men and left Nar Shaddaa.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Coward! Stand still and die a brave death!"
"I'd rather not die any death at all."
"You have no honor! You have no—"
[Yelps in pain after being kicked in the groin]
"Yah, and I fight dirty, too.
"
―Porg and Katarn[src]

A Trandoshan with greenish-yellow skin and yellow eyes, Porg was a bounty hunter who considered himself an honorable warrior,[1] and was displeased with the fact that Katarn would fight someone armed with a melee weapon with a ranged weapon, a tactic that the bounty hunter believed lacked honor.[4] He was subsequently infuriated when Katarn simply tried to avoid a "righteous" killing blow from the vibro-ax.[1] The Trandoshan was able to lay a successful trap, and took advantage of Katarn's taunting to disarm the Human. He then boasted about his skill with the ax,[4] and took pride in his feat while planning to cut Katarn's head in half.[1] However, he did not expect the Human to attack his groin. The Trandoshan could speak Galactic Basic Standard.[4]

EquipmentEdit

"So much for your blaster. And as you'll see, a vibro-ax is a deadly weapon in the hand of one who knows how to use it."
―Porg boasts about his skills with a vibro-ax[src]

Porg used a vibro-ax when he confronted Katarn, and claimed to know how to use it effectively. He demonstrated his ability by disarming Katarn with the weapon, but was unable to strike a killing blow in his follow up attack,[4] as it was blocked. Porg stylized himself with silver body armor and a flowing red cape, as well as bandoliers around his ankles.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Porg first appeared in the novella Dark Forces: Rebel Agent, which was written by William C. Dietz[1] and published on March 11 1998.[5] He also appeared in an illustration within the book which was created by Ezra Tucker.[1] Porg also appeared in the novella's full cast audio adaption, where Porg had several lines of dialogue that were not present in the novella. In the audio adaption, it is unclear who provides the voice of Porg. However, Patrick Coyle, Tom Keith, Bill Slichter, and Tim Russell are all credited as having voiced either a bounty hunter or "goon."[4]

Porg also received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, released in 2008. The entry, however, describes the events of Rebel Agent somewhat differently than how they are portrayed in the book and audio drama. Firstly, the encyclopedia entry claims that Porg only wanted to capture Katarn,[6] despite the fact that the novella and audio drama make it perfectly clear that Porg intended to kill Katarn.[1][4] Finally, it mentions that Porg was in a three-way battle with Katarn and the Aqualish, and that the Aqualish hunter purposely shot Porg.[6] Rebel Agent notes that the Aqualish did not mean to shoot Porg, and was subsequently stunned by his deed long enough to be killed by Katarn.[1] In terms of the story, this article assumes that the Rebel Agent novella and audio drama are the correct depictions of the event.

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