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"Hold on to your seats and stay back from the edges of the ring! He's wild, he's unpredictable, he's borderline psychotic… and he's the best damn duelist in the game today!"
―An announcer at the Taris dueling ring in 3956 BBY.[src]

Twitch was a male Rodian, and the only alien duelist in the Taris dueling ring. He was mentally unstable, but it did not stop him from becoming the dueling champion of Taris after he defeated the former champion, Marl. His psychotic personality led to several exciting matches, and his popularity soared, but it still paled in comparison to Bendak Starkiller.

BiographyEdit

Twitch was a male, Rodian duelist who competed on the city world of Taris in the Upper City's Taris dueling ring owned by Ajuur the Hutt.[1] As of 3956 BBY, before the destruction of the Endar Spire by a Sith fleet led by the Sith Lord Darth Malak, he was the dueling champion of Taris, having claimed the position after defeating the former champion, a veteran Human duelist named Marl.[1]

In 3956 BBY, the amnesiac Revan used the alias of "The Mysterious Stranger" in the dueling ring to earn credits while searching for the Jedi Bastila Shan on the Taris.[1] After defeating the lesser duelists, Deadeye Duncan, Gerlon Two-Fingers, Ice, and Marl, the former champion, Revan defeated Twitch to become the dueling champion of Taris.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

Twitch-duel

Twitch wielding two blaster pistols

Even though he was rather psychotic, Twitch was a top notch duelist, but not as skilled as Bendak Starkiller, the former dueling champion.[1]

Twitch usually used two heavy blaster pistols as his chosen weapons in the Taris dueling ring, unless he was faced with an opponent with a melee weapon where he would switch to a melee weapon when the attacker came close to him.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Twitch first appeared in BioWare's video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game as a non-player character. In the Taris dueling ring, he serves as the fifth combatant in the dueling ring for the player, with only Bendak Starkiller left for the player to duel in an illegal death match, which gives the player dark side points.[1]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, When Marl retires after Revan defeats him he says that before it was only Twitch that defeated him, which means that he was the dueling champion before Twitch.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The New Essential Chronology, The New Essential Chronology places the destruction of Taris at 3956 BBY which happens during the Knights of the Old Republic video game around the time Twitch was the Dueling Champion.

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