- "Apparently, Szajin, this "Hutt Archon," has built an elite team, the Specialists, to eliminate any Imperial elements on Makeb. The Specialists are five infamous bounty hunters, assassins and murderers."
- ―Captain Hanthor
The Specialists was a group of mercenaries that was employed by the Hutt Cartel during their invasion of the planet Makeb in the Galactic War. Led by the Ratcatcher, the group also included the former Jedi Cheiko Bes, Specter-12, and the droid QO-99, as well as the Mantellian Savrip Tarklan.