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Bo-Katan
Biographical information
Homeworld

Mandalore[1]

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Height

1.8 meters[1]

Hair color

Red[2]

Skin color

Fair[2]

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Affiliation
"Hey, kid. You're late."
―Bo-Katan, to Lux Bonteri[src]

Bo-Katan was a female Human who lived as a Mandalorian warrior during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Amidst the pan-galactic Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Katan pledged her loyalty to the radical Mandalorian splinter group known as the Death Watch, faithfully serving the group's leader Pre Vizsla as a trusted lieutenant.

BiographyEdit

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A female Mandalorian, Bo-Katan worked as a lieutenant for the Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla during the Clone Wars.[4] At one point, she met with the Separatist-affiliated Lux Bonteri, who brought along a close acquaintance, Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano.[5]

Personality and traitsEdit

Bo-Katan was a confident woman and a fierce warrior. Proud to serve the Death Watch and its goals of restoring the glory of the Mandalorians' past, Katan was steadfast in her loyalty to both the group and it's leader, Pre Vizsla, who in turn trusted Katan to lead and act as an enforcer in his absence.[1]

EquipmentEdit

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As a Mandalorian, Katan wore a set of Mandalorian armor, comprised of several individual plates, colored both metallic gray and blue. A pair of circular sigils adorned her armor's shoulder plates. Katan's custom helmet featured a rangefinder, and was stood apart from its contemporaries with a more curved and slanted take[6] on the traditional Mandalorian T-visor.[7] The unique visor was also outlined with a white trim that, together with the detailing of the surrounding face of the helmet, was reminiscent of a stylized predatory bird.[6] Katan's armor was equipped with numerous mounted weapons, including dart launchers, blasters, and blades encased within her gauntlets. She also carried two blaster pistols which she holstered on her armor's thigh plates, and maintained a jetpack for flight.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Bo-Katan first appeared in the fourteenth episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series' fourth season, entitled "A Friend in Need." Bo-Katan's voice was provided by actress Katee Sackhoff.[8] Bo-Katan will also return for the series' fifth season.[3]

Bo-Katan was created primarily as a reason to give female fans more opportunities for armored cosplay.[9] The source of Bo-Katan's name and pronunciation is explained by Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni on his Facebook page as being a portmanteau of the names of his wife and her pet cat. He further describes the pronunciation as sounding similar to Boca Raton.[10]

In one of Dave Filoni's paintings of the character, Bo-Katan is shown with her helmet off displaying her shoulder-length red hair.[11][12]

AppearancesEdit

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