- "Look, Jabba, next time you want to talk to me, come see me yourself. Don't send one of these twerps."
- ―Solo refers to Byrnloo and his companions while speaking with Jabba
Ront Byrnloo was a human male pirate and bounty hunter who worked as an enforcer for the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. He spent time at Chalmun's Cantina in the spaceport of Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine before accompanying Jabba to find the smuggler Han Solo in Docking Bay 94. Byrnloo and several other thugs began searching around Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon, but the smuggler arrived and offered to pay Jabba back the money he owed the Hutt. After haggling with Solo over interest on the debt, Jabba called off Byrnloo and the others and they left the docking bay.
Visiting the cantinaEdit
A native of the planet Corellia, the human male Ront Byrnloo was a pirate and bounty hunter who served the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure as an enforcer. In the year 0 BBY, he and two other human thugs were drinking at the bar of Chalmun's Cantina in the spaceport of Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine when local moisture farmer Luke Skywalker and the hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi entered with the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Byrnloo and the two others then left the cantina and joined Jabba, three Rodians and the bounty hunter Boba Fett, in traveling to Docking Bay 94 in Mos Eisley, where the YT-1300 light freighter known as the Millennium Falcon was docked. The starship belonged to Han Solo, a smuggler who worked for Jabba but owed him after dumping a shipment of the Hutt's spice in space upon encountering an Imperial ship. Byrnloo and his colleagues began searching around the ship as the crime lord called out to Solo to come out and meet him.
Backing up JabbaEdit
- ―Senni and Brea Tonnika abandon their plan after seeing Byrnloo and his companions
The sisters Brea and Senni Tonnika, who were planning on stealing the Falcon, then snuck in the back of the docking bay. Upon seeing Byrnloo and the other thugs with Jabba, the pair abandoned their plan and left to look for a different ship. Solo then surprised Byrnloo and the others when he addressed Jabba from the entryway to the bay, having not been in the ship at all and just arrived from the nearby cantina.
The Hutt chastised Solo for having not repaid him and for killing Greedo, another of his thugs, in the cantina. Solo then offered to repay the Hutt with interest using credits from a job he had just accepted from Kenobi. The two haggled over the interest percentage the smuggler would pay, settling on fifteen percent. Satisfied, Jabba called off his men, and Byrnloo and the others made their way out of the docking bay.
Personality and traitsEdit
Ront Byrnloo had fair skin, brown eyes, and brown and gray hair, including a large beard. Boba Fett considered Byrnloo and the other henchmen in Docking Bay 94 "duds" and did not believe any of them were professional. Han Solo considered them all ugly.
Behind the scenesEdit
Ront Byrnloo was portrayed by the actor "Big" Ron Tarr in the film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which was released on May 25, 1977. He was present for two scenes in the film, the cantina and the docking bay, the latter of which was cut from the original 1977 release of the film but then included as part of the Special Edition re-release of the film in 1997.
The character went unnamed for forty years after his first appearance, until Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo named him using a combination of the actor's name and the name of attendee Bryan Lewis at the "Behind the Scenes of the Cantina" panel at Celebration Orlando on April 15, 2017. The script for the film originally described the thugs accompanying Jabba in Docking Bay 94 as six alien pirates and purple creatures, but, while three Rodian aliens made it into the film, the purple creatures were replaced with humans, including Byrnloo.
- Star Wars LINE Webtoon
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- "Added Muscle"—From a Certain Point of View
- "You Owe Me a Ride"—From a Certain Point of View
- Ultimate Star Wars (Picture only)
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 screenshot) . "Two newly named cantina denizens courtesy of the panel @TomSpinaDesigns and I just wrapped. #SWCO" (
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "You Owe Me a Ride"—From a Certain Point of View
- ↑ According to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope occur in 0 BBY.
- ↑ "Added Muscle"—From a Certain Point of View
- ↑ A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, Updated and Expanded Edition
- ↑ The Art of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope