On Aruza, Dengar carries out a hit on COMPNOR’s
General Sinick Kritkeen, whom he has been paid to kill
by the locals Kritkeen has been subjugating and turning
over to Imperial Redesign. One local, Abano, pleads for
the life of his daughter, Manaroo, and Kritkeen orders
her brought to him. Before she can arrive, Dengar kills
Kritkeen. Manaroo arrives and he agrees to take her off
of the planet. He drops her off on a backwater planet
before continuing on to Toola, where he makes a contact
and joins the Rebellion. He knows that this could lead
him to the object of his hatred, Han Solo, which is why
he’s been killing COMPNOR officers—to prove his
anti-Imperial sentiment so the Rebels would take him in.
He receives nav-coordinates to Hoth.
Dengar arrives at Hoth to join the Rebels just as the
Battle of Hoth rages. He sits out the battle and is
taken aboard a Star Destroyer, where he is presumed to
be a Rebel and subjected to interrogation.
Dengar is visited in his cell by Darth Vader, who makes
him a deal—he will hunt Han Solo for Vader, and Vader
might let him live. At the moment, Solo and the
Millennium Falcon are in the Hoth asteroid belt, but
Vader isn’t confident in his imminent capture. Taking
a lead from his “hiring” of Dengar, Vader decides to
call other bounty hunters to join in the search.
Dengar attends the bounty hunter “meeting” aboard
the Executor and promptly leaves to chase Han Solo,
though before he can go after Solo, Boba Fett disables
Dengar finally makes it to Cloud City to find Boba Fett
and Han Solo, but instead of tracking Fett, he runs into
Manaroo dancing in a bar. They take time out to talk,
and she tells him she wishes to bond with him through
the Attanni procedure/device used by her culture. As
they continue to talk, Lando Calrissian warns the
populace to evacuate before more Imperials arrive. They
escape and intend to chase down Fett and Solo, who are
on their way to Tatooine.
Dengar and Manaroo finally perform the Attanni,
cementing love between them. Dengar realizes how
important it is to save Manaroo’s people from COMPNOR,
so he uses his Rebel contacts to free them, as he should
have two years before.
Dengar and Manaroo arrive on Tatooine. Dengar leaves
Manaroo in Mos Eisley when he goes to Jabba’s Palace,
but she is captured and taken there to be a dancer.
Dengar learns this and, through the Attanni, knows he
loves her and cannot leave her. He decides that Jabba
must die. He begins helping Tessek with bomb parts,
which he will get to him through Barada.
Dengar is afraid of being caught when he sees Tessek
begging for mercy at Jabba’s feet. Dengar’s part in
the bomb plot is known, but instead of ordering Dengar’s
death overtly, Jabba has Boba Fett take him to the “Teeth
After being saved from the “Teeth of Tatooine” by
Tusken Raiders, Dengar walks blindly through a sandstorm
before being found by Manaroo, who has escaped in a
skiff. They decide to head to the Sarlacc to see if they
can salvage anything from the wreckage. There they find
the Sarlacc dead and Boba Fett, without his armor and
badly burned, in need of help. They save him and decide
to partner up, at least sometimes. Fett also agrees to
be best man at Dengar’s wedding to Manaroo.