Does anyone remember Durge from Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars? You know, the bounty hunter who slaughtered clone troopers and Jedi alike? Yeah, apparently, he’s now canon once more.

Doctor Aphra #11 cover featuring Durge.
Durge? Is that you? You look a bit different from the last time we saw you. You know, less singed.

In the cover for the comic book Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11, as reported by Comic Book, we learn that Durge makes a surprise appearance. His appearance might be a bit different from his previous incarnations, but there’s no doubt that it’s him. The helmet is right. He’s even got those insignias on his chest plate and shoulder pads.

Durge with a jetpack.
Minus the jetpack…presumably.

Since the comic book issue in question hasn’t released yet, we don’t know exactly what Durge is doing here in Doctor Aphra. Heck, we’re not entirely certain if he still has the same backstory as in the old Star Wars canon. We’ll just have to wait until Doctor Aphra #11 releases in June 2021 to get our answers there.

Star Wars: Return of the Durge

Same on a speeder bike, accompanied by assassin droids.
Still the coolest incarnation of Durge to ever exist.

While we might not know what Durge’s new backstory might be in this brave new Star Wars canon, we at least know what his old backstory was. Durge was a male Gen’Dai bounty hunter who carved a legend around himself for over two thousand years. He also had a real hate-on for Mandalorians, which explained why he signed up with the Separatists. The chance to kill untold thousands to millions of cloned Mandalorians? It was probably his wet dream if he even had the right equipment for it.

A heavily damaged Durge, showing off a whole lot of meat.
I see a lot of meat, but not the right kind though.

The old canon had Durge die to a certain Anakin Skywalker. Apparently, he managed to toss Durge into an escape pod and Force-pushed it into the nearest star. Theoretically, that should’ve killed him. But well, we’ve seen the bounty hunter survive other events that should’ve killed him as well. Maybe he survived that one too. Somehow.

The first and only Clone Wars series I watched, and still the best, in my opinion.

So yes, Durge is back in Star Wars, which means he’s canon once more. Hurray for Doctor Aphra #11! Now, all we have to do is wait for June 2021 to see if this is still the Durge we all know and lo…hate from Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Source: Comic Book