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Virtually nothing was known about Rum Sleg's early life; even his species was a mystery because of his skull-like mask and an outfit that showed no scrap of skin. However, he was on Tatooine when Anakin Skywalker was discovered by Qui-Gon Jinn and watched the pod race Skywalker participated in before his release.
Battle of Ohma D'unEdit
May the Force be with you, meatbags.
—Rum Sleg to Glaive and Zule Xiss after the Glaive is beheaded and Xiss is stabbed
Rum Sleg was one of Count Dooku's bounty hunters and assassins during the Clone Wars. Sleg accompanied Asajj Ventress to Ohma D'un where he and Ventress slew many of the Gungans that lived on the planet.
Later, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Glaive and Zule Xiss arrived on the planet after losing contact with the Gungans. Sleg, Ventress and a group of Super Battle Droids attacked the Jedi and their clones as soon as they entered the swamp. While the Jedi and clones were surrounded and distracted by the droids, Ventress attacked Glaive, beheading him before he could defend himself while Sleg stabbed Xiss in the back with a vibroblade, wounding but not killing her. Captain Rex shot the bounty hunter in the leg in retaliation and then another clone, Denal, knocked out Sleg by slamming his rifle onto the back of his head.
Meanwhile Ventress engaged Skywalker and Kenobi but was eventually forced to retreat. However Sleg had enough time to recover from the blow he'd received and fly away using his jet pack since his wounded leg prevented him from walking.
Zule Xiss survived the wound that Sleg had given her.
Behind the scenesEdit
Considering the bounty hunter Durge is unlikely to appear in the canon Star Wars The Clone Wars TV series, this articles writer, Powerstaark, thought it would be better if Durge never existed in the first place and therefore chose Rum Sleg and Cydon Prax to replace him. The writer believes that Durge's near-immortality makes him a cool, powerful, yet unsuitable villain to his universe and thinks that the Star Wars saga, or at least his version of it, would be better off without him.