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Rako Hardeen
Biographical information
Homeworld

Concord Dawn[1]

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Height

1.89 meters[1]

Hair color

None

Eye color

Blue[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Affiliation

Marvasa's Marauders[2]

"I killed Obi-Wan Kenobi!"
―Rako Hardeen[src]

Rako Hardeen was a Human male bounty hunter and marksman from the planet Concord Dawn who was active during the Clone Wars.

BiographyEdit

"You're blaming me for a murder I didn't even do."
―Rako Hardeen[src]

Originally from Concord Dawn,[1] Hardeen was once a member of the mercenary group known as Marvasa's Marauders in the Cyrillian Protectorate.[2] During the Clone Wars, Hardeen found himself a pawn in a complex plot to foil an assassination attempt on Supreme Chancellor Palpatine organized by Moralo Eval and Count Dooku. He was hired by an anonymous client, actually members of the Jedi High Council, to murder Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi by shooting at him from the top of a building on Coruscant. After shooting Kenobi in the chest as he had agreed, Hardeen was pursued by Anakin Skywalker. The bounty hunter managed to escape using smoke grenades and a speeder bike.

While celebrating his high-profile kill at Trueping's cantina, he was summoned into the back room to meet his employer and receive payment. There, he was met by Jedi Masters Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi–his supposed victim, now physically altered to look like him. Hardeen was apprehended by the two Jedi, and his identity assumed by Kenobi in order to plant himself in a Republic prison. Hardeen's reputation for having killed a Jedi was essential to the plan, as Kenobi used it to gain the trust of other prisoners and attract the attention of Moralo Eval, from whom Kenobi was to acquire intel that would help the Jedi prevent the assassination attempt.

Behind the scenesEdit

Rako Hardeen first appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series episode "Deception." He was voiced by James Arnold Taylor, who also provided the voice of Obi-Wan on the series.

The helmet that Obi-Wan wore while impersonating Hardeen was based on early concept art for Boba Fett's helmet.

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