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Bodotor Thuvat was the leader of the Nockudumey Terrorists around the time from 23-22 BBY. One of his first public moves as leader was to threaten to assassinate Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. He later made an alliance with Count Dooku of the Separatists, but it was a fragile alliance at best.
A conspiracy rose against Bodotor during the Clone Wars led by Mecupa, and he eventually was overthrown. Thuvat was captured by the Republic which Mecupa himself was elected leader of the Nockudumey.
“I am a terrorist leader. A leader, perhaps, is true, but "terrorist" is merely a title.”—Bodotor Thuvat
Little is known of Bodotor Thuvat's rise to power when he became leader of the Nockudumey Terrorists, but he was one of the later successors to Darth Revan, founder of the organization. Revan's successors before Bodotor had turned the Nockudumey into an actual terrorist organization, which Revan had not intended. Unlike most of his predecessors, Thuvat in secret followed Revan's original plans for the Nockudumey, and Dem Nozah was the only one who knew of his goals.
Assassinating the ChancellorEdit
“It has come to my attention that a group of Terrorists have threatened to assassinate me.”—Chancellor Palpatine before the Senate
In 22 BBY, Bodotor made public threats to assassinate Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. The Republic made various attempts to contact Thuvat, but he would not respond, and the Chancellor announced that they would track the Nockudumey down after a last warning. Bodotor moved the terrorists from the current base to Mithus, a cold snow-covered world, where they set a trap for the Republic.
He had not intended to win, however; he simply wanted to announce the Nockudumey's presence to the Republic. The Republic Peace Keepers attacked their base, defeating a small portion of the terrorists. Bodotor landed in the battle half-way through it, and was almost blasted by the laserfire of a Republic Gunship piloted by Raymus Drewton when distracted by Tarisian Drewton in a sword fight. Dem Nozah had almost suffered the same fate; Konot'tak Malus himself, the Commander of the battle, had died.
Alliance with the SeparatistsEdit
“I am surprised by you, Thuvat. I would not have thought that such a small terrorist organization would dare challenge the Republic.”—Count Dooku to Bodotor
Following the Battle of Mithus, Bodotor Thuvat moved the Nockudumey to the underlevels of Coruscant, and met with the Separatist Leaders on Geonosis, including Count Dooku. Nute Gunray, the Viceroy of the Trade Federation, gave a number of battle droids to the Nockudumey.
Soon after the Peace Keepers were sent to investigate the Coruscant underlevels. Once inside the base, the Drewtons and Jedi Master Idnum-Ki found a toxin which could destroy an entire city, but then instantly a group of battle droids fired upon them.
Kyle Krenis, however, found Bodotor and Dem, although he was struck down by Count Dooku's Force Lightning, who was also present. Thuvat had wanted to kill Krenis so he would not alert anyone of finding the terrorists, but Dooku advised not to, saying that the sound of blaster fire would be heard. Bodotor then, after being promised there would be a war very soon, moved the Nockudumey again, this time to Nar Shaddaa.
Thuvat was present while Count Dooku held a meeting of the Separatists on Geonosis, one that a Jedi named Obi-Wan Kenobi was spying on. Dooku captured Obi-Wan, as well as his apprentice Anakin Skywalker and Senator Amidala. They were sent for execution, but a group of Jedi and an army of clones had come to rescue them, resulting in war.
“Bodotor Thuvat is no terrorist at all! He is using us for plans thousands of years old, and changing the Nockudumey into something his predecessors fought against!”—Mecupa
Thuvat managed to escape and returned to the base on Nar Shaddaa. Unfortunately for him, he did not know that there were others in the organization plotting to overthrow him, notably an assassin named Mecupa.
Months later, the Nockudumey captured Lieutenant Tarisian Drewton and Captain Raymus Drewton. Bodotor told Tarisian that the Nockudumey was not actually intended to be a terrorist organization by its founder, Revan, and that he himself was not a terrorist. Tarisian, of course, did not believe him at first, but his doubts were eventually weakened.
When Bodotor next arrived with Dem Nozah and a Mandalorian named Daklif Ordo in Raymus's quarters, he found that Raymus had been tortured by Mecupa, who had assassinated Drazil Drewton. Thuvat reprimanded him for going against his instructions, but before he could lecture him further, Daklif Ordo pointed a blaster to Dem Nozah's neck, saying that he would be the first, but not the last, of the Nockudumey he would kill. Bodotor tried to tell him that they were not actually terrorists, but he was unable to because Mecupa was still present, who could use it, among many other things, against him. Mecupa himself dealt with Daklif, knocking him unconscious. With sarcasm, Bodotor told him that he would be promoted for saving Dem.
Soon, Thuvat declared that he was making a speech. At the gathering, he spoke of the capture of the Drewtons, and that they would be able to hold them for ransom. However, he underestimated Mecupa, who, in front of every terrorist present, denounced Bodotor and played a recording of his conversation with Tarisian. On reflex, Thuvat blasted the CZ droid which was playing the recording, but that action itself was held against him.
A battle started between terrorists loyal to Thuvat and those who joined Mecupa. Bodotor used a vibrosword to duel Mecupa. Soon, the fight was interrupted by the arrival of Republic gunships which carried a Jedi Knight named Dular and clone troopers with them. Though it was not yet his organization, Mecupa ordered a retreat. The Jedi instructed the clone troopers under his command to let them all go, excluding Bodotor who he ordered to be captured.
“This is…no different from the torture my organization gives.”—Bodotor Thuvat
Thuvat was brought to Coruscant by Dular and was put in a cell. The following night, he was interrogated by Commander Kyle Krenis, who had fought at the battle of Mithus. It was proven that he would not be able to escape on his own when he was shocked by a Force field barrier that surrounded the cell. Bodotor said that it was no different from the torture inflicted by his own organization, but Krenis coldly replied that the difference was that the former terrorist leader deserved it.
After the recruited clone commander left, Dular, the Jedi who had ordered Thuvat's capture, entered the room and destroyed the electricity shield which was sending constant shocks through Bodotor's head. The Jedi claimed that he was trying to free Bodotor. Thuvat thought that it was a trick, especially because Dular had been the one who had ordered his capture, but the Jedi explained that Tarisian Drewton had told him of his true allegiance.
Trusting that coming with the Jedi would put him in no more danger than he was already in, he followed him out of his cell. However, when they exited, they were confronted by a group of clone troopers determined to shoot them—even including Dular.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the author's redone Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, General Grievous was renamed General Thuvat.
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy: Days of Terror (First appearance) (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 10: Discovery of An Army (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 13: Defense of Kamino (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 14: Deceit (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 15: Delta Station (Appears in flashback(s)) (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 16: Clone Campaigns (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy: Revelations (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy: Turnabout (Cut content)
- Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 23: The Threat Within (Mentioned only) (Cut content)
- Modal Nodes Club (Non-canonical appearance)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Drewton Legacy Chapter 17: Revelations
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Drewton Legacy Chapter 8: Terrorist Force
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Drewton Legacy Chapter 9: Coruscant Underlevel Search
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Drewton Legacy Chapter 14: Deceit
- ↑ The Drewton Legacy Chapter 11: War On Geonosis
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 18: Nockudumey Uprising
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars The Drewton Legacy Chapter 19: Visions of the Future