Most beings in the galaxy assume that Ithorians are peaceful keepers of gardens and contemplative philosophy. The ones who have stared down the barrels of the bounty hunting brothers Bulduga and Onca beg to differ -- if not busy begging for their lives. While Onca favored heavier rifles, Bulduga preferred the fast-draw blaster. Some who noticed Bulduga's low slung holster, red-lensed goggles and wide-brimmed hat wondered if perhaps Bulduga was a copy-cat, looking to imitate another well known gunslinger -- but not within earshot of the deadly Ithorian.
A ruthless bounty hunter from the planet Duro, Cad Bane was the preeminent blaster-for-hire in the galaxy at the time of the Clone Wars. No quarry was too dangerous for Bane... if the price was right. Using an impressive arsenal of weapons and allies, the cold, cruel and calculating Bane would literally track his prey to the ends of the galaxy if required. Bane carried custom twin blaster pistols, gauntlets studded with control devices, a concealed bola, explosives, integrated breathing apparatus and rocket boots, ensuring that he was always well prepared for any situation that may arise.
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.
Though his snaggletoothed grin made him appear friendly, Sinrich was a master of deception. He invented the holographic disguise matrix, an advanced form of holographic projection that cloaked a user in a vivid projection recreating the visage of another person. It was more than just a mere mask -- the experimental holographic matrix compensated for the differences in sizes between disguise and disguised, allowing beings of distinct stature and build to convincingly pose as their physical opposites.
A lithe, acrobatic Frenk, Twazzi's limber agility earned the praise of so vaunted a witness as Chancellor Valorum. As a bounty hunter, Twazzi used her flexibility and balance to good effect, outmaneuvering opponents and positioning herself in sniping positions that would be impossible for most humanoids.
Pirates and bounty hunters rarely mix well; the former group is devoted to breaking interstellar shipping laws and the latter are licensed to hunt criminals, they often wind up on the opposite ends of intense and destructive blaster-fights. But Kiera Swan was skilled enough to make the transition from notorious Weequay pirate, to legendary bounty hunter. With a price on her head from her ship-raiding past, Kiera tended to accept illegal bounties and avoided working closely with other hunters, since she didn't trust them.
A squat, hunched being with cold, clammy skin and a murderous twinkle in his eye, Mantu was far from a typical Selkath. Historically, his people had been regarded as a peaceful, helpful culture devoted to the tending of the ill, or the care of their oceans. How far had the Selkath fallen that Mantu was one of their most well known modern legends, a deadly bounty hunter who relied on surprise to target his prey.
The jungles of Rodia have fostered the idealization of hunters in Rodian culture. Many unqualified rookies attempt to secure respect and accolades by entering the bounty hunting profession, only to find their lives cut short by underestimated prey. Jakoli avoided such a fate by being as ruthless as possible, and never taking chances by bagging live acquisitions. To Jakoli, there was no "dead or alive" for his targets; only "dead."
It's easy to misjudge the deadliness of a gasbag. Derrown was a Parwan bounty hunter, an alien species with a lighter-than-air physiology that allowed him to float about on air currents, anchoring himself with four leg-like tentacles and two arms. His buoyancy let him reach heights and vantage points not easily accessible to standard density competitors, but he lacked the speed and control that came with mass. The Parwan biology produces intense electrical fields -- Derrown literally crackled with energy, earning him the grisly moniker the Exterminator. To prevent any ill-effects with his carried explosives, he kept them safe in an insulated bandolier across his shoulders.
Sixtat's grim talent for slaying his targets in a gruesome manner earned him the colorful title of the Outlands Butcher. He was a Sakiyan, a species well-suited for hunting big game, thanks to their keen senses and quick reflexes. He translated such talents into bounty hunting, gaining him much notoriety as well as the arrogance to believe he was unstoppable.
A fearsome bounty hunter of few words, Embo was quick to disable his target, be it by a single trained shot from his bowcaster or a decisive blow from his pan-shaped hat, which could be hurled at an adversary with deadly accuracy. The hat also doubled as a shield when the Kyuzo directly charged his target head-first. A freelance hunter, Embo worked with the likes of Sugi and Boba Fett, loyal only to his faithful anooba, Marrok.