This article contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett.
No one said becoming a crime lord on Tatooine would be easy. Yet, Boba Fett thought it would be as simple as killing Bib Fortuna and taking a seat on Jabba the Hutt’s old throne. But as The Book of Boba Fett shows, that road is in fact a very bumpy one.
The new daimyo of Mos Espa expected all of Jabba’s former subordinates to bow down and pay tribute. Not everyone is so easily swayed. In “The Tribes of Tatooine,” Boba and Fennec Shand face quite a bit of resistance from a few unexpected villains. Plus, in the flashback portion of the episode, Boba comes face to face with one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the galaxy.
Here’s a breakdown of all of the new villains introduced in the second episode and what you need to know about them:
The rumors were true! Boba Fett and Fennec Shand aren’t the only bounty hunters vying for control of Jabba’s empire. Fierce Wookiee warrior Black Krrsantan wants a piece of the action, too. It’s revealed that this fan-favorite mercenary is working for a pair of Hutt twins who are staking a claim on Tatooine.
If you don’t recognize the black-furred, snarling Wookiee bounty hunter, it’s because this is his first appearance in live action. He was first introduced in Marvel’s Darth Vader comic book series in 2015. Forced to flee his home world of Kashyyyk during the Imperial era, Krrsantan became a heavyweight champion gladiator, fighting for a pair of crime bosses known as the Xonti Brothers, who made alterations to his body, including filling Krrsantan’s knuckles with metal to make his punches more deadly.
Later on, Krrsantan became a bounty hunter, working for Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. At one point, he even took Owen Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncle from A New Hope, hostage for interfering with Jabba’s water tax on the planet. Luckily, old Ben Kenobi stepped in to save Uncle Owen from the Wookiee. Yes, Krrsantan has even faced down Jedi Master, although he lost this particular bout.
The Wookiee has also worked for Darth Vader and the Empire, and has collaborated with Boba Fett in the past. He’s had run-ins with Han Solo and Chewbacca and even helped stop a plot to assassinate Emperor Palpatine.
His new Hutt employers aren’t quite as powerful as the Empire was at its height, but the twins are undoubtedly paying him enough credits to stand up to a rival as well-known as Boba Fett. It’ll be interesting to see these two bounty hunting legends spar later on in the season.
Speaking of the Hutts, it’s really no surprise that Jabba’s colleagues have finally come to Tatooine to collect what they feel is rightfully theirs. These twins are new to the Star Wars universe, but it’s revealed in “The Tribes of Tatooine” that they’re Jabba’s cousins, and therefore the true daimyos of Mos Espa.
Those who have spent any time reading Star Wars books and comics know very well that Jabba was far from the only Hutt crime lord in the galaxy. He was the head of an entire council of Hutt crime bosses who managed the underworld from Hutt Space, the race’s very own region of the galaxy where they ruled supreme. Now, his cousins seem to be part of a new generation of that council.
But just how powerful the Hutts still are five years after Return of the Jedi is debatable. After all, it was revealed in Marvel’s War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event (which takes place months before Jedi) that Darth Vader slaughtered most of the Grand Hutt Council after they made the mistake of betraying him. Jabba was the only Hutt smart enough to remain loyal to Vader and the Empire.
We’ll likely learn throughout The Book of Boba Fett how Hutt leadership has evolved since the death of Jabba and the fall of his council.
If you’ve watched Solo: A Star Wars Story, you likely remember the Pyke Syndicate as the criminal organization that runs the spice mines of Kessel. They force slaves, many of them Wookiees, to mine the precious substance, which the Pykes then use for the illicit drugs they sell across the galaxy. In “The Tribes of Tatooine,” the Pykes are using the hovertrain to transport this spice through the desert.
During the Clone Wars, the Pykes worked for Darth Maul as part of his criminal collective, helping him coerce other crime families into joining his ranks as well as aiding in his takeover of Mandalore. Just before Attack of the Clones, the Pykes also killed Sifo-Dyas, the unseen Jedi Master who hired the Kaminoans to create the Republic’s secret clone army.
Order of the Night Wind
The Order of the Night Wind is a new faction that hasn’t appeared in Star Wars in the past. They’re far from the only order of assassins in the galaxy, but as Fennec Shand points out, Night Wind is one of the most overrated.