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Saturday, 26 May 2012

NEW PROFIT MARGINS! HONDO OHNAKA RETURNS TO 'THE CLONE WARS'

Back to claim the universe: Hondo Ohnaka.

Fans of the Mandalorians and Darth Maul would no doubt have been thrilled by the upcoming epic action scenarios shown in the bootleg trailer for THE CLONE WARS Season Five, which did the worldwide Internet rounds last week, but I was more happy to see the return of another villain-well, more like lovable anti-hero, to the series instead: Hondo Ohnaka, that opportunistic Weequay pirate with the true flying saucer spaceship who's in it for the money and will be in service to goodies and baddies alike as long as the price is right. First introduced at the mid-point of Season One, Ohnaka and his drunk, and often brutishly bumbling, pirate-like buddies were a welcome breath of fresh air from George Lucas's imagination when they were able to capture Count Dooku, and it was great to see the characters, and their pet Kowakian monkey, return for some general baddie-ness/all-round thieving against Anakin and the gang in Lucas SEVEN SAMURAI/Kurosawa inspired episode Bounty Hunters. Heck, an in the past Hondo even managed to tame the wild side of psycho-girl Aurra Sing for a while (no mean feat!), and I loved his classic Season Two finale appearance when, accompanied by her new little pet to groom, Boba Fett, Hondo asked her, "Not mine, I take it?"


Hondo makes new (drugged) drinking buddies of Anakin and Obi-Wan in Dooku Captured.

Hondo fan tribute: Hondo Ohnaka - Discombobulate - YouTube

Glorious stuff. Can't wait to see what he gets up to next!

Weequay Wisdom: The Best Hondo Ohnaka Quotes | StarWars.com

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