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What Kind Of Alien Is Mok Shaiz In The Book Of Boba Fett?

Warning: Spoilers for Chapter 2 of "The Book of Boba Fett"

It's taken decades for Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) to be given the center stage in a "Star Wars" series, but at the same time, it's better late than never, right? "The Book of Boba Fett" is making up for lost time by adding a more complete story to the galaxy far, far away's most mysterious bounty hunter. However, he isn't the only overlooked character from "Star Wars" lore to receive some ample attention in the Disney+ series.

Mok Shaiz is a character who hasn't made any appearances in the "Star Wars" movies or shows prior to "The Book of Boba Fett." That being said, it seems that he's going to play a major antagonistic role in the first season of the new series, posing a threat to Boba's burgeoning organized crime empire in Mos Espa. He is the mayor, after all, and no politician wants untrustworthy criminals taking over the streets.

While the mayor's backstory remains a mystery, for the time being, more is known about the alien species he's a member of.

Mok Shaiz is an Ithorian

The second episode of "The Book of Boba Fett" sees the titular bounty hunter confront Mok Shaiz over attempts made on his life at the hands of The Order of the Night Wind. The mayor shrugs off Boba's accusations and has the hired killer disposed of without a second thought, suggesting that he's prone to violence. That kind of behavior is rare for Mok's species, though.

Ithorians, otherwise known as "hammerheads," originate from Ithoria, a jungle planet located in the Mid Rim region of the galaxy. As Wookiepedia points out, the Ithorian culture values pacifism, peace, and nature — so much so, that hunting is prohibited and the home world's denizens live off the vast vegetation available to them. Breaking these rules results in exile from the planet, though it isn't uncommon for Ithorians to leave of their own accord.

Much like Mok, many Ithorians have branched out and embraced different cultures in the galaxy. Some of them even built settlements on Coruscant, Takobo, and, of course, Tatooine, where "The Book of Boba Fett" is set.