5'10.5" (1.80 m)
Light Brown, later grey
- "Cad Bane at your service. I'll take on any job... for the right price."
- ―Cad Bane
Cad Bane was born in c. 7 BBY and hailed from the planet Duro. He grew up on New Tayana, a space city orbiting the polluted surface of Duro. As a resident of the Descent Ghetto, his best friend was a Durosian called Soopan. He entered bounty hunting by the year 19 ABY, beginning his career by tracking down bail jumpers and other low-level criminals in the slums of his hometown. When he eventually left New Tayana, he swore he would never return. Although he became attached to the financial reward of his missions, Bane recognized that a reputation would be necessary for success in the war-torn climate that he sensed was on the horizon.
Building a reputationEdit
- "I didn't catch your name, bounty hunter."
"Bane. The name's Cad Bane."
"Never heard of you."
"No. No, you wouldn't have. Not yet."
- ―An enforcer and Cad Bane
To build a name for himself in the galactic community, he decided to kill a Jedi and thus took on a job from Akris Ur'etu, the crime boss of the Skar'kla Consortium, a criminal organization based on the galactic capital of Coruscant.
Tasked with eliminating a Jedi who was threatening Ur'etu's operations, Bane worked independently of the gangster's bodyguard retinue and placed a portable sensor field on the compound's roof, which eventually alerted him to the arrival of the Jedi. As the Jedi broke into Ur'etu's compound, Bane followed from afar, noting the intruder's odd usage of several weapons such as a thermal detonator, as well as a long-hilted lightsaber that looked like it had been grafted onto a small pike. Within minutes, Bane realized that he was not dealing with a Jedi, but rather an impostor using technology to mimic one. He followed the enemy agent to the Skar'kla Consortium's security center, where he saw him kill Ur'etu's security chief and then telekinetically choked the crime boss himself. Yet Bane did nothing to help Ur'etu, letting his employer die so that he could confront the false Jedi himself.
Calling the agent out on his imitation of a Jedi, Bane summarily eliminated his lightsaber and then his right jetpack boot with two blaster shots, causing him to crash into a wall. When the false Jedi apparently used the Force to pull his blaster out of his hand, Bane recognized that the agent was using a monofilament cable with a magnetic grapple and thwarted his alleged Force pull, then discovered upon inspection of the agent's wrist gauntlets that his Force choke of Ur'etu had been nothing more than the use of a gas emitter. Speaking with the defeated agent, Bane confirmed his suspicion that the infiltrator was working as an enforcer for Ur'etu's rivals, posing as a Jedi to mask his affiliations. Because he would gain no credit for killing a false Jedi, the bounty hunter decided to spare the enemy agent on the condition that he explained how to build miniaturized equipment like his, as such technology would be an incredible asset.
Basing his technology on that of the enforcer, Bane constructed a distinctive arsenal of weapons for himself, coming to rely on it in his line of work. He worked for the highest bidder, caring little for who employed him or the faction that his client represented, as long as he received his pay. His usual rate became quite considerable, and his allegiance to credits was so potent that if his quarry offered him a better fee, he had no qualms with turning on his original client.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "As long as I get paid, it makes no difference to me."
- ―Cad Bane
One of the galaxy's most lethal, ruthless, fearsome, and deadly bounty hunters, he earned the reputation of the foremost gun-for-hire for many years. Quintessentially cold, cruel, and capable in his line of work, Bane was unscrupulous and often turned upon his own clients unless he was paid.