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Max Rebo (Siiruulian Phantele)
Biographical information
Homeworld

Orto[1]

Physical description
Species

Ortolan[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Height

1.5 meters[1]

Hair color

None[1]

Eye color

Black[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
"I could have killed Max – the little blue dope – and I'm a pacifist! All he had to do was look at the size of my mouth and my body to see that I don't eat much. Droopy wasn't happy, either. He eats only once a month! Jabba was going to pay us in food! But any boss worth working for pays the band and gives them a meal on top of it! I was wrong to let Max run our business affairs. After this fiasco, I vowed to leave and take Droopy with me. If that fool Rebo wants to work for food, then he should have a solo career."
Sy Snootles

Max Rebo, whose real name was Siiruulian Phantele, was a popular musician and head member of the Max Rebo Band. He was a skinny Ortolan, the youngest of five children.

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Biography

Max Rebo playing the red ball organ.

A young musician, he was often seen playing music at a flanth house, and accepted food as his only payment. This was where he was discovered by Evar Orbus, who was on the lookout for a talented yet exploitable entertainer. Orbus approached Phantele, promising him that he would never need to go hungry again, provided that he signed his musical services over. Phantele's constant pursuit of food told him that this was an opportunity not to be missed.

Phantele signed himself over to Orbus, and on the recommendation of his new manager, changed his name to Max Rebo. Shortly after, the Max Rebo Band was formed. Rebo played the red ball organ.

Evar Orbus was killed soon after the formation of the band, and this was when Sy Snootles encouraged Rebo to take lead of the musical group. Snootles, however, discreetly controlled the band herself, letting naïve Rebo take the credit as frontman. She did this in order to avoid becoming the target of those that the band might—and most likely would—potentially anger. [2]

Max Rebo in the Jabba's Palace

Snootles' plan had terrible repercussions for the band however, when Rebo signed the entire band over to Jabba Desilijic Tiure with a lifelong contract including an unlimited supply of food. [2]

The band was confined to performing in Jabba's Palace, until Jabba died at the hands of Leia Organa and the Rebels. [2] Rebo set out on his own solo career, and after many tours, joined the New Republic to entertain soldiers.

He eventually left the music industry, and opened his own chain of restaurants: Max's Flanth House. He became quite rich, and finally settled on Coruscant.

Behind the scenes

The blue elephant nature of Rebo is mocked in the Robot Chicken Star Wars Special, where his featured titles all share the theme of not being an elephant. Also, the special states that Rebo was killed on the sail barge when it blew.

In the director's commentary of Clone Wars Chapter 22 it is revealed that Max can be seen as a small child.

A very similar character, a blue-skinned elephant creature named "Hooter," who plays a keyboard, is featured in singer Michael Jackson's short film Captain EO.

Appearances

Non-canon appearances

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Essential Guide to Characters
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 And the Band Played On: The Band's Tale

External links


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Max Rebo (Siiruulian Phantele)
Biographical information
Homeworld

Orto

Physical description
Species

Ortolan

Gender

Male

Height

1.5 meters

Hair color

None

Eye color

Black

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation

Max Rebo, whose real name was Siiruulian Phantele, was the leader of the eponymous Max Rebo Band. The blue-skinned, flop-eared alien played up-tempo tunes, using his surprisingly dexterous fingers to coax music from his Red Ball Jett keyboard. He was a favorite of Jabba the Hutt, and his band was a mainstay at the bloated gangster's palace. Rebo even played aboard Jabba's sail barge and was present when the ill-fated execution party transported prisoner Luke Skywalker and his friends into the Dune Sea.

Biography

Like other Ortolans, Max Rebo had a keen sense of hearing, an appreciation of music, and an overpowering obsession with food. His gluttony was nearly his undoing on several occasions.

Though a talented musician, Rebo rarely seized the initiative to make a name in the business. He was typically more concerned with gorging himself. He was first managed by Evar Orbus, along with compatriots Droopy McCool, Sy Snootles and others. When Orbus was killed by a stray blaster (possibly fired by a disgruntled musician), Max ended up fronting the remainder of the band. The Max Rebo Band grew as Max brought other musicians into the fold.

They made contact with an agent of Jabba the Hutt and secured a lifetime gig as Jabba's palace band. The narrow-minded Rebo signed for payment to be delivered in the form of foodstuffs, a condition that none of the other musicians appreciated.

Some, but not all, of the 12-member ensemble joined Jabba's sail barge party as it soared into the Dune Sea to execute Luke Skywalker and his friends. The band members were spared a fiery death by their placement in the lower levels of the barge. The scant moments afforded them by the creaky armored bulkheads were all they needed to jump overboard to safety.

With Jabba's criminal empire scuttled, the band was freed from the contract. The group disbanded, and Max and Sy Snootles worked for crime lord Lady Valarian for a while. Reportedly, Max eventually joined the Rebel Alliance, claiming that the Rebels offered the best food. After the war, Max opened up an extremely successful restaurant that grew to become a chain. He eventually retired a wealthy being on Coruscant.

See also


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Max Rebo at his Nalargon

Game Info

Max is the leader of Jabba's house band, based in his Palace on Tatooine.

Other members of the band include:

Star Wars Lore

Siiruulian Phantele was the real name of the musician better known as "Max Rebo." He was a skinny Ortolan, the youngest of five children.

A young musician, he was often seen playing music at a flanth house, and accepted food as his only payment. This was where he was discovered by Evar Orbus, who was on the lookout for a talented yet exploitable entertainer. Orbus approached Phantele, promising him that he would never need to go hungry again, provided that he signed his musical services over. Phantele's constant pursuit of food told him that this was an opportunity not to be missed. Phantele signed himself over to Orbus, and on the recommendation of his new manager, changed his name to Max Rebo. Shortly after, the Max Rebo Band was formed. Evar Orbus was killed soon after the formation of the band, and this was when Sy Snootles encouraged Rebo to take lead of the musical group. Snootles, however, discreetly controlled the band herself, letting naive Rebo take the credit as frontman. She did this in order to avoid becoming the target of those that the band might - and most likely would - potentially anger. Snootles' plan had terrible repercussions for the band however, when Rebo signed the entire band over to Jabba the Hutt in exchange for an unlimited supply of food.

The band was confined to performing in Jabba's Palace, until Jabba died at the hands of Leia Organa and the Rebels. Rebo set out on his own solo career, and after many tours, joined the New Republic to entertain soldiers. He eventually left the music industry, and opened his own chain of restaurants: Max's Flanth House. He became quite rich, and finally settled on Coruscant.


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