A burly Aqualish thug, Ponda Baba smuggled spice for Jabba the Hutt alongside his friend Dr. Cornelius Evazan, a murderous former surgeon Ponda had rescued from a bounty hunter. Ponda was one of the alien barflies escaping the heat of Tatooine’s twin suns when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi visited the Mos Eisley Cantina. Bored and looking for excitement, Ponda picked a fight with Luke, which Evazan quickly escalated. But the two bullies had picked the wrong target – Obi-Wan interceded, taking action when Ponda and Evazan refused to back down. The old Jedi’s lightsaber left Evazan dead and Ponda missing an arm, ending the quarrel rather decisively.