During the Age of the Empire, the Devaronian crime lord Cikatro Vizago obtained five power generators and decided to sell them to the crime lord Azmorigan. On the way to Nixus Hub 218, Vizago encountered the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka. Ohnaka disabled Vizago's bodyguard droids, knocked out Vizago, and took over his starship Broken Horn. Before being knocked out, Vizago managed to send a distress transmission that was picked up by the rebels Ezra Bridger and Chopper, who were on the planet Garel.
Looking for an opportunity to skip their chores, Ezra and Bridger departed on the auxiliary ship Phantom and rendezvoused with the Broken Horn in space. Once aboard, they encountered Ohnaka who claimed that he had won Vizago's ship in a game of sabacc. After helping Hondo to escape an Arquitens-class command cruiser, Hondo revealed his plan to sell the power generators at a mark-up price to an unknown buyer on Nixus. Ezra agreed to help Hondo in return for getting two generators and half of the profits. Hondo accepted the deal and the three travelers headed to Nixus.
Upon arriving at Nixus Hub 218, Hondo and Ezra headed to meet their buyer while Chopper stayed aboard the Phantom. Hondo and Chopper brought four of the power generators with them. The two companions quickly discovered that their buyer was none other than Azmorigan, an old adversary that Ezra had encountered during a skirmish at Lando Calrissian's farm on Lothal. Azmorigan decided to collect a bounty that the Rang Clan had placed on Hondo's head. He also recognized Ezra as one of the rebels who had accosted him at Calrissian's farm. Azmorigan decided to kill his two enemies by catapulting them on a loading dolly into space.
Before Azmorigan could execute his prisoners, Chopper arrived with the fifth generator and used it to collide into the other crates, knocking several of Azmorigan's men over. In the ensuing confusion, one of Azmorigan's henchmen was hurled by the loading Dooley into space. While Chopper exchanged fire with Azmorigan, Ezra and Hondo struggled to free themselves from the loading dolley. Ezra managed to free himself and use his lightsaber to deflect Azmorigan's men's blaster bolts. During the fight, one of Azmorigan's men accidentally activated the loading dolley. Hondo was hurled into space but Ezra used the Force to pull him to safety. Meanwhile, Chopper managed to drive Azmorigan away and stole the crime lord's credits.
Following the skirmish at Nixus Hub 218, the two rebels and Hondo headed back to Garel. While exploring the vessel, they encountered an imprisoned Vizago, who related the true story of how Hondo had stolen his ship. He also took back his droid controller from Ezra. Together, Vizago and the rebels headed to the bridge to confront Hondo. In an attempt to mediate the conflict, Ezra proposed that the two criminals split their profits while he and Chopper take the power generators for the rebellion. However, Vizago was in no mood for diplomacy and unleashed his bodyguard droids on the stowaways.
Hondo managed to escape aboard the Phantom with the power generators. Ezra managed to destroy several of the droids with his lightsaber but tried to reason with Vizago. Instead, the crime lord sent Ezra and Chopper back to Garel in one of his escape pods. Upon landing in Garel City, Chopper revealed that the Phantom was programmed to return to its mothership, the Ghost. In the end, the rebels allowed Hondo to keep his money but made him surrender the five power generators, which were used to alleviate the energy crisis on the planet Rinn.
Behind the scenesEdit
The skirmish in Nixus Hub 218 first appeared in the Star Wars Rebels episode "Brothers of the Broken Horn", which first debuted on Disney XD on November 4 2015. Jim Cummings, the voice actor of The Clone Wars character Hondo Ohnaka, reprised his role in this episode.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Always Two There Are"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Wings of the Master"
- ↑ The events of this article take place between "Empire Day," which marks the beginning of the fourth year before the Battle of Yavin; and "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the fourth year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 Star Wars Rebels – "Brothers of the Broken Horn"