Melch’s Name In Star Wars Rebels Was One Big Behind-The-Scenes Prank – SlashFilm


Melch started out as an enslaved laborer on the planet Yarma, which was under Imperial occupation. It was there that Melch and other enslaved Ugnaughts came into contact with the pirate Hondo Ohnaka and the Ghost crew, helping out the Lothal rebels in exchange for their freedom. The entire Ugnaught crew would go on to assist Hondo in a variety of jobs, with Hondo often leaving them to die while he saved his own skin. Still, even after most of the other Ugnaughts had died, Melch continued to help Hondo out for a bigger cut of his earnings.

To the surprise of the Ghost crew, both Hondo and Melch became invaluable allies, being key players in the liberation of Lothal during the “Rebels” series finale. It was during this final assault, as Grand Admiral Thrawn threatened to bombard the planet’s capital, that Melch defended Hondo and Captain Rex as they restarted the shield generations that could protect Lothal’s people. Even as Melch got shot by a blaster, which angered Hondo and showed that he did, in fact, care for his partner, Melch survived his wounds.

We don’t know exactly what Melch ended up going after the liberation of Lothal, but we do know that Hondo Ohnaka remained tangentially involved in the Rebellion. He eventually helped the New Republic and established a legit shipping and cargo business on Batuu, where he later assisted the Resistance after the Battle of Crait (itself part of the canon of the Galaxy’s Edge theme park).

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