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Kitster Chanchani Banai
Biographical information
Homeworld

Tatooine

Born

c. 41 BBY (6BrS)[1], Tatooine

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Dark brown

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Kitster Chanchani Banai was a Human slave on Tatooine, and a childhood friend of Anakin Skywalker. After not seeing his smuggler father, Rakir Banai, in many years, Kitster gave up hopes of becoming rescued from Tatooine and instead hoped to one day being a majordomo for a wealthy Mos Espan estate.

Contents

Biography

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Childhood

Kitster and Wald watching the Boonta Eve Classic in 32 BBY.

A short time before the 32 BBY Boonta Eve, the young Kitster with Anakin Skywalker and their friends narrowly avoided disaster upon hearing of children who had been captured and imprisoned by Sebulba. The Dug intended to sell the captives, including Princess Arawynne, to Gardulla the Elder. The children disguised themselves as Jawas, sneaked into Gardulla's estate and freed the Ghostling children.

Kitster was the best friend of Anakin Skywalker on Tatooine, but he was also a slave. During the podrace on Boonta Eve, he was part of Anakin's pit crew.

Before Anakin left to become a Jedi, he left Kitster some of his prize credits. With it, Kitster bought Par Ontham's Guide to Etiquette, a book that Kitster memorized to secure a job at the Three Moon Mansion, run by Rarta Dal. With that job, Kitster earned enough to buy his own freedom by the time he had grown up.[2]

Adult life

The adult Kitster Banai during times of trouble.
"I've been helping the slaves on Tatooine."
―Kitster

It was said that when Kitster grew up years later during the Clone Wars, he became a smuggler and disappeared at one of his runs. He was seen at Mos Espa again in 1 ABY and seemed to be looking for Anakin's old podracing helmet. Sadly, he may or may not have been aware that his best friend fell to the dark side and became the dreaded Darth Vader.

Kitster, having tried to improve the lives of a group of slaves, ended up offending their owner, Drik Bandrik who framed him by manipulating a tribe of violent Jawas into believing the Kitster had stolen a droid from them. Luckily for Kitster, a benevolent traveler agreed to help Kitster and agreed to assassinate their chief. As a reward, Kitster gave the traveler Anakin's podracing helmet. But Kitster's problems were not over yet. He had gotten himself into trouble with criminals Deeng and Sont Toipo both of whom were out to kill Kitster. Grasping the opportunity, he hired the traveler to assassinate them before they could get to him. He also had the traveler contact Krin Vel who Kitster suspected was part of a plot to frame him.

Eventually, Kitster married a local Kuati woman named Ulda, who maintained the old Podracing Arena, eventually turning it into a swoop bike arena. However, Kitster quickly fell in love with the arena's bartender, Tamora Spice. Kitster left Ulda and married Tamora, and together they had two kids, Ji and Elly.[2]

Grown-up Kitster

With Tamora by his side, Kitster soon accomplished his ultimate goal in life by becoming the majordomo at the Rendala Estate in Mos Espa. However, by 8 ABY the estate had foreclosed, leaving Kitster unemployed. Times became so hard that Kitster took to auctioning off personal objects, such as a holocube of his old friend Anakin Skywalker after winning the Boonta Eve Classic. The holocube was sold to a Gotal collector for thirteen hundred credits at the same auction as the famous painting, Killik Twilight, which held Rebel codes in it.[2]

In 8.5 ABY he met Leia and Han Solo at the same auction. When Killik Twilight was threatened with destruction, Kitster acted fast, stealing the painting and using his old friend Wald's swoop bike to escape into the deserts from pursuing stormtroopers. When a huge sandstorm struck, Kitster took shelter in a Jawa Sandcrawler that eventually was attacked by Tusken Raiders. The Sand People kidnapped Kitster and the painting and brought them back to the Valley of the Spirits, where they planned on sacrificing him to the "angry ghost" that had slain an entire tribe with a "glowing, humming sword." The Tuskens began to torture Kitster as part of the sacrifice by breaking his fingers for every time the moss painting needed to be watered. Fortunately, within a few days, Han and Leia found and rescued him and the painting. Before parting, Kitster explained his beliefs that Anakin must have always regretted his vengeful attack on the Tuskens, even after becoming the feared Darth Vader, which eventually brought Leia to conclude that she should forgive her father.[2]

Behind the scenes

Kitster Banai was portrayed by Dhruv Chanchani in The Phantom Menace. "Chanchani" was later given as his middle name in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.

Appearances

  • Anakin's Fate
  • Episode I Adventures 5: The Ghostling Children
  • Episode I Adventures 6: The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker
  • Episode I Adventures 8: Trouble on Tatooine
  • Episode I: Anakin Skywalker
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace ½
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • Episode I: Queen Amidala
  • Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Dear Anakin
  • Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games (Mentioned only)
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided
  • Thank the Maker (Appears in flashback(s))
  • The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Tatooine Ghost

Sources

Notes and references

  1. In both the shooting script for The Phantom Menace and Kitster's databank entry on StarWars.com, Kitster is described as being "about the same age" as Anakin
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tatooine Ghost

See also

External links


This article uses material from the "Kitster Chanchani Banai" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

Anakin's friend from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is having some problems with some locals. Do a couple of his missions to receive a podracing helmet with Anakin's name on it.

Location: Kitster is standing in the slave quarters area in south west Mos Espa, Tatooine at -2887, 2494.

Species: Human

Table of contents

Quests

Mission 1

Rewards:

  • 1500 credits
  • Old Podracer Helmet - A worn helmet with a pair of dirty goggles attached to it. The tag inside it says "Anakin Skywalker"

Description: Kister has been trying to help Tatooine slaves get better treatment. This offended a slaver named Drik Bandrik who has framed Kister for stealing a droid from some violent jawas. Head to (-2882 941) and kill the target Jawa and the 3 Jawas defending him (all CL16).

Once you have killed them return to Kitster.

Mission 2

Reward:

  • 1800 credits

Description: Kill the rodian, Deeng then return to Kitster.

Mission 3

Reward:

  • 1500 credits
  • Droid Brain

Description: Kill the aqualish, Sont Toipo then return to Kitster.

Mission 4

Reward:

  • 2300 credits

Description: Speak with Krin Vel don't kill them, then return to Kitster.

Mission 5

Reward:

  • 2500 credits

Description: Follow the waypoint to Thermal Det, give him the evidence then return to Kitster.

Star Wars Lore

From the OS Databank.

Movies

Kitster was one of Anakin Skywalker's friends before the young Podracing champ left Tatooine for the life of a Jedi. An optimistic human boy about the same age as Anakin, Kitster was part of Anakin's pit team in the fateful Boonta Eve Classic race that saw young Skywalker win his freedom.

Expanded Universe

Having not seen his father, smuggler Rakir Banai, in years, Kitster abandoned dreams of rescue and instead hoped to someday become a majordomo for a wealthy Mos Espa estate.

A short time prior to the Boonta Eve Classic, Anakin and Kitster narrowly avoided disaster when the pair discovered a secret cargo of slaves transported to Mos Espa by the unscrupulous Dug, Sebulba. A group of delicate Ghostling children, including Princess Arawynne, were to be sold to Gardulla the Hutt. Anakin, Kitster, and few other friends disguised themselves as Jawas and infiltrated Gardulla's estate, freeing the doomed children.


This article uses material from the "Kitster Banai" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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