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Rodo was a Branded Aesthete and a former member of the Strikebirds who worked as a bouncer for Memah Roothes at the Soft Heart Cantina. After the cantina burned down around 1 BBY, Rodo signed on with Roothes to work in an Imperial cantina at a military base. This new cantina, named the Hard Heart Cantina, was one of the first dining establishments opened on the first Death Star.
Disgusted with the Galactic Empire following the destruction of Alderaan, Rodo attempted to escape the Death Star with several others during the Battle of Yavin. A group of guards attempted to stop the escapees, but Rodo and Nova Stihl managed to fight off the guards long enough for the others to escape in a commandeered medical shuttle. Before long, the guards overwhelmed Rodo and Stihl. A stormtrooper shot Rodo through the back with a blaster, and another killed Stihl.
- Death Star (First appearance)