Greedo the Elder
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Very successful Rodian bounty hunter. He was killed by Navik the Red when his wife, Neela, was still pregnant with their youngest child, Pqweeduk. His other son, Greedo the Younger, was not old enough to really remember his father. Neela's descriptions of him probably fueled Greedo the Younger's desire to become a great bounty hunter.
According to the Expanded Universe, Greedo the Elder grew up on Tatooine and was a child at the same time Anakin Skywalker was. In fact, he knew Anakin, and got into a scuffle with him over the theft of Skywalker's property.
Greedo the Elder lives in one of those obscure corners of the Star Wars universe that give rise to an extremely geeky debate.
If you take The Phantom Menace as merely the theatrical release, then he does not appear in Episode I. However, if you view it as the sum of the theatrical release plus the deleted scenes, then he possibly appears.
Confused? Great! That's how the Expanded Universe works. Here's the deal:
In one of the DVD's deleted scenes, a young Rodian is shown to be scuffling with Anakin Skywalker. Anakin is chastised by Qui-Gon Jinn for giving into his anger. The apparent authorial intent of George Lucas was that this be the same Greedo we see being killed by Han Solo in A New Hope.
However, if this young Greedo is, indeed, the same Greedo from Episode IV, then it makes the backstory given for that Greedo in Star Wars: A Hunter's Fate a harder sell. There, young Greedo was shown to have lived on a jungle planet that was Tatooine's exact opposite.
Thus, later Expanded Universe writers have designated the Phantom Menace Greedo as "Greedo the Elder", and postulated that the New Hope Greedo is, in fact, his son.
The one thing that's absolutely certain is that the young Rodian who made it to the final cut of The Phantom Menace is not any kind of Greedo, but rather Wald. (This fact is made obvious because both Wald and Greedo appear in the deleted scene.)
Now, according to Lucasfilm's rules about canon, anything in the Expanded Universe is canon, as long as it's not contradicted by a film. However, this is complicated by the fact that Lucas Online commissioned and released a comic version of the offending Expanded Universe work, A Hunter's Fate well after the release of The Phantom Menace. Does this mean, therefore, that Lucas is accepting the Expanded Universe's portrayal of Greedo's early life, since the scene that appears to contradict it never made it into the theatrical release? Or, since there's a four-year gap in the middle of A Hunter's Fate, would Lucas prefer to believe that Greedo the Younger actually was on Tatooine for a time before going to Nar Shaddaa?
Whatever the case, the general "fan wisdom" that seems to have been accepted is that there are two Greedos. In truth, though, the original Lucas idea makes sound dramatic sense, and it is possible to believe that the deleted scene, the events of Greedo's youth as depicted in A Hunter's Fate, and the events of A New Hope, could all have happened to the same person. Still, in deference to popular fan opinon, this database will allow for the interpretation that Greedo the Younger and Anakin Skywalker never met.
Even if you are of the opinion that Greedo the Younger was present in The Phantom Menace, it has no impact over whether Greedo the Elder existed. Greedo the Younger did have a father, that father was depicted in the panels of A Hunter's Fate, and his name was just as likely to be "Greedo the Elder" as anything else. Star Wars: A Hunter's Fate (2004)
First Appearance: Star Wars: A Hunter's Fate (2004) Greedo's Tale
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Star Wars Omnibus (2006)
Star Wars: A New Hope - Special Edition (1997)
Star Wars: Episode I (1999)
Bounty Hunter's Guild
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