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- «Wan Sandage is the name. Winning races is my game.»
- ―Wan Sandage[src]
Wan Sandage, from the planet of Ord Radama, was a male Devlikk who was a podracer pilot around the time of the Invasion of Naboo and the father of Wan Sandage Junior. His podracer was an Elsinore-Cordova TurboDyne 99-U. On his homeworld he was considered to be something of a playboy.
Wan Sandage, one of the only podracers of his species, had been piloting since the age of two, using a podracer fashioned on Ord Radama itself. On his homeworld, he attained great fame, but on other planets his sense of direction was distorted, rendering him constantly discombobulated.
Upon meeting Sebulba, Sandage developed an intense, one-sided rivalry with the Dug racer, and became obsessed with defeating him before succumbing to senility at the age of nine. To this end, Sandage was prepared to resort to dubious tactics to ensure victory over the other pilot.
Before the Boonta Eve Classic, Sandage enlisted the aid of the hitman Aldar Beedo to dispatch Sebulba midrace, leaving the path to victory open for Sandage. Beedo failed to eliminate Sebulba, though he managed to finish the race himself. However, during the third lap of the race, Sandage had lost control of his racer and crashed into a wayward sandcrawler after going off course. Sandage hired Beedo again though during the Vinta Harvest Classic race on Malastare, but again Beedo failed to eliminate Sebulba.
Wan Sandage died at some point before 24 BBY. His son, Wan Sandage Jr., continued to fly with Podracers. Ironically, Aldar Beedo ended hiring himself out to Sebulba to work as an on-track bodyguard while replacing the Dug's former henchman, the Vulptereen podracer Dud Bolt. This move gained Sebulba the rivalry of both Bolt and Sandage Jr.
Behind the scenesEdit
The rough draft and first draft of Star Wars contained a character named Count Sandage, a noble at the court of King Kayos on Aquilae. He counsels the king to yield to the Galactic Empire, and later betrays the royal family to Darth Vader. He was omitted from later drafts, but the name was later reused by George Lucas for the podracer.
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