FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
Cad Bane’s fearsome reputation made him one of the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunters, but during the Clone Wars he pulled off some truly audacious jobs for Darth Sidious. Bane stole a holocron from the heart of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, battled Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano when they were sent to stop him, and then used the information inside the holocron to kidnap Force-sensitive children for the Sith.
Bane also worked for the Hutts, and showed that no mission too tough for him – provided the price was right. When the Hutts hired him to break Ziro the Hutt out of prison, Bane gathered a rogue’s gallery of bounty hunters and mercenaries and invaded the Senate building, taking several Senators hostage and negotiating with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine for Ziro’s release.
Bane allowed himself to be captured and imprisoned on Coruscant so he could free Moralo Eval, the creator of a fiendish testing ground on Serenno known as the Box. Bane proved himself in the Box and supplanted Eval as the leader of a team of hunters sent to Naboo by Count Dooku to assassinate Palpatine – with a disguised Obi-Wan Kenobi trying desperately to stop him.
Scheming, powerful, and evil to the core, Darth Sidious restored the Sith and destroyed the Jedi Order. Living a double life, Sidious was in fact Palpatine, a Naboo Senator and phantom menace. He slowly manipulated the political system of the Galactic Republic until he was named Supreme Chancellor -- and eventually Emperor -- ruling the galaxy through fear and tyranny.
A feared bounty hunter known for her chalk-white skin and built-in comlink antenna, Aurra Sing was an expert sniper and trained assassin who would work for anyone who paid her. After the death of Jango Fett, Aurra trained Boba Fett as a bounty hunter, teaching him the skills -- and the ruthlessness -- that he would need in pursuing his deadly profession.
Jabba the Hutt's Uncle Ziro conspired with Count Dooku to kidnap Jabba's son Rotta, reasoning that when the Jedi sent to retrieve Rotta died, the Republic would be forced to apprehend Jabba, leading to Ziro gaining control of their clan. When the conspiracy unraveled, Ziro was imprisoned on Coruscant. Cad Bane freed him and turned him over to the Hutt Council, who feared that Ziro might tell the Republic of their many dirty dealings. Ziro escaped the Hutts, but could not outrun his past.
Conniving even for Phindian standards, Moralo Eval earned a loathsome reputation as a heartless murderer at a young age. As a boy, he killed his mother, telling authorities he did it because he was "bored." A lifetime spent as a criminal and a fugitive gave Eval a sharp survival instinct, and he had impressive technical and engineering skills. Life on the run may have also left him deranged; Moralo's odd mannerisms included talking about himself in the third person. During the Clone Wars, reports surfaced that Moralo was working with Count Dooku, possibly plotting to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.
Rako Hardeen had aspirations for greatness -- he wanted to stand shoulder-to-shoulder among the legendary bounty hunters of his era, hired guns like Cad Bane, Embo and Twazzi. A crack shot, he was reputed to be the best marksman from Concord Dawn, but he never gained the notoriety he desired. That is, until the day he killed Obi-Wan Kenobi... Hardeen was hired by a mysterious client to target Kenobi. He succeeded, just barely outrunning Kenobi's vengeful former apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Hiding out in the seamy depths of Coruscant, Rako was shocked to discover his client was the Jedi Council. it was part of a secret plot to replace Hardeen with a Jedi agent to infiltrate the criminal underworld.