- "I want what's mine."
"[Laughs] Over my dead body!"
- ―Krismo Sodi and Rigosso, shortly before the former kills the latter
Major Rigosso was a Belugan male military officer in the service of Lord Otua Blank on the planet Quarzite. During the year 20 BBY, the Belugans kidnapped the Kage female Pluma Sodi with orders to bring her back to Blank for the dictator's personal pleasure. However, the threat of Sodi's rescue by Kage Warriors loomed over the mission, and as such Rigosso was tasked with a team of six bounty hunters to protect and safely deliver Sodi to Blank's stronghold. After Rigosso greeted the bounty hunters at the planetary turbolift, which escorted Quarzite visitors below the planet's high-pressure surface, the Belugan major briefed the hunters on the mission and warned them of the dangers. Once underground, the delivery squad traveled by subtram, but were attacked by Kage Warriors. After a prolonged fight, Rigosso was killed by the Kage leader and Sodi was eventually rescued.
Dealing with the KageEdit
- "So why hire six expensive bounty hunters to move cargo?"
"There's a group of marauders that would like nothing more than to hijack my master's cargo. So far, my men have been ineffective against them."
- ―Boba Fett and Rigosso discuss the Kage Warriors
A Belugan male from the planet Quarzite, Rigosso served the Belugan dictator Lord Otua Blank as a military officer with the rank of major during the intragalactic Clone Wars. During the year 20 BBY, a conflict was waged between Quarzite's two native species, the Belugans and the human-like Kage. The elite Kage combatants known as the Kage Warriors were known to raid Belugan subtrams, and Rigosso's elite troops proved to be ineffectual against the Kage. At some point, the Belugans kidnapped the Kage female Pluma Sodi, whom Blank planned to make his bride.
However, with Blank's men outmatched by the Kage Warriors that would likely attack Sodi's escort, the Belugans turned to outside help. For a fee of 600,000 credits, a team of six bounty hunters led by the up-and-coming hunter Boba Fett agreed to come to Quarzite; the bounty hunters were initially unaware, however, that their assignment would be to protect Sodi from Kage rescue attempts.
- "No matter what happens, do not open this box."
- ―Major Rigosso
Due to Quarzite's highly pressurized atmosphere, Rigosso met the team of bounty hunters—composed of Fett, Bossk, Latts Razzi, C-21 Highsinger, Dengar, and Asajj Ventress—at a space station built outside of the planet's atmosphere. The station contained a massive turbolift that descended below Quarzite's pressurized surface, where the Belugans and Kage lived. Rigosso introduced himself and Lord Blank to the bounty hunters and briefed the group on the mission objectives, the Kage, and Quarzite's peculiar atmosphere. Rigosso and Fett discussed the mission further while riding the turbolift together, and the Belugan eventually revealed that they would be traveling to Blank's stronghold via subtram.
For the escort, Sodi was stored in a container. Rigosso stressed that under no circumstances was Sodi's box to be opened, lest the hunters learn of their cargo. Sodi was moved into a passenger car with Rigosso while the hunters spread out across the tram alongside two other Belugan guards. The subtram was attacked by Kage Warriors riding milodons almost immediately after departure. The acrobatic warriors boarded the train en masse and, despite heavy losses, they were able to wean the defenders down to Rigosso, Ventress, and Fett.
With the bounty hunters occupied, Rigosso put himself between Sodi and the Kage leader, Sodi's brother Krismo, as a final line of defense. The standoff was brief, and Rigosso was impaled by one of Krismo's electro swords. Sodi and Krismo were later allowed to escape by Ventress for a sum of money after the bounty hunter had a change of heart over the mission objectives, thus rendering the Belugan mission a failure.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "If you fail to protect his cargo, losing your bounty will be the least of your concerns."
- ―Major Rigosso warns the bounty hunters to not fail in their mission
Major Rigosso was a staunch loyalist to Otua Blank, and followed his master's orders. Rigosso's voice often carried a positive tone while speaking of Blank, whom he often referred to as "my lord." Although accommodating to the bounty hunters, he did not appreciate the bounty hunters nosing about the cargo and threatened them with punishment if they failed to ensure Sodi's safe delivery. While Rigosso was concerned with Sodi's safety, it was only in the interest of Blank receiving a healthy bride.
Major Rigosso was also a capable combatant and dispatched multiple Kage Warriors during the subtram brawl with a blaster pistol. He outlasted the Kage until only Krismo remained. However, when the two met face-to-face, Rigosso laughed in Krismo's face over the idea of the Kage rescuing his sister. The Belugan was killed for his troubles.
Behind the scenesEdit
Major Rigosso appeared in "Bounty," the twentieth episode from the fourth season of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the episode, which aired on March 2, 2012, Rigosso was voiced by Tom Kane. Conceptual artwork of the character was rendered by Darren Marshall.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates both "Massacre" and "Brothers" to 20 BBY. Since places "Bounty" between those two episodes, it can be concluded that "Bounty" also takes place in 20 BBY.
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1