Name: Dud Bolt
Eye color: Yellow
Skin color: Blue-gray, yellow, white
Planetary Systems: 4D
Beast Riding: 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
First Aid: 4D
Repulsorlift Repair: 3D+2
Sharp Teeth: Vulptereens have an elongated jaw filled with sharp teeth, which allow them to do (Str+1D damage) when biting.
Vulptereen 327 podracer, Helmet with Goggles (+1D vs Physical Damage, +2 vs Energy Damage), Leather Armour (+2 vs Physical Damage, +1 vs Energy Damage), Blaster Rifle (5D), Heavy Blaster Pistol (5D)
FORCE SENSITIVE N
FORCE POINTS 0
DARK SIDE POINTS 1
CHARACTER POINTS 3
Description: Dud Bolt was a Vulptereen male from the planet Vulpter who worked as a podracer pilot and hitman. He flew a Vulptereen 327 and served as a mid-air bodyguard for the Dug podracer Sebulba. In 32 BBY, he participated in the Boonta Eve Classic race on the planet Tatooine.
Bolt was one of the favorites to win the race but ended up crashing after a collision with fellow racer Ark Roose during the third lap. He survived the crash and was taken to a medcenter in Mos Espa spaceport. He continued racing and in 22 BBY took part in a race on the planet Ando Prime, which was broadcast live to the Outlander Club on the planet Coruscant.
On the starting grid
Dud Bolt was a Vulptereen male hitman from the planet Vulpter who flew as a podracer pilot during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. He used a Vulptereen 327 racer from his homeworld and worked as the mid-air bodyguard of Sebulba, a vicious Dug podracer. By 32 BBY, Bolt had participated in the Boonta Eve Classic podrace that took place annually in the spaceport of Mos Espa on the planet Tatooine. In that year, he and Sebulba both entered as one of the eighteen competitors, with both the Vulptereen and Dug being among the favorites to win.
Bolt's vehicle was placed in the second row of the race's starting grid at the Mos Espa Grand Arena, behind Sebulba, and prior to the start of the race, the Vulptereen sat in the cockpit of his vehicle while the mechanic Mat Rags worked on it. After the Troig commentators Fodesinbeed Annodue announced the racer as "the mighty Dud Bolt," members of the audience stood and cheered. Annodue also nicknamed the racer "the Great Dud Bolt." Following the introduction of the participants, each of their flags was carried in procession across the front of the racing grid, including Bolt's flag, which consisted of a thin blue triangular flag above a thin dark gray triangular flag and then a large red rectangular flag below that.
The race and further career
Once the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure signaled for the race to begin, Bolt left the starting grid but quickly fell toward the back of the pack. He was managing to stay ahead of at least two other vehicles and was close behind the Nosaurian Clegg Holdfast when they were both overtaken prior to entering the Notch in the first lap by the human racer Anakin Skywalker, who had stalled on the starting line. Bolt made it as far as the third lap but then crashed into the pilot Ark Roose in the Coil portion of the track shortly before Sebulba crashed on the Hutt Flats. Skywalker ultimately won the race while Bolt ended up in a Mos Espa medcenter following his crash.
Despite the loss, Bolt continued to compete in races across the galaxy and in 22 BBY participated in a race on the planet Ando Prime using his Vulptereen 327. Footage of the race was playing live via the HoloNet in the Outlander Club on the planet Coruscant when Skywalker, who had since become a Jedi, and his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, entered the club.
Personality and traits
Dud Bolt was a short alien with the fast reflexes one needed in order to be successful in a sport such as podracing. He was a predatory pilot and had bluish-gray skin and yellow eyes.
Dud Bolt piloted a celebrated Vulptereen 327 podracer, a vehicle that Fodesinbeed Annodue described as an "incredible racing machine." Bolt's podracer engines were predominantly red, with the front of the engines being silver and the back ends being blue. Bolt's cockpit was blue with red glyphs painted on the side. While racing, he wore brown leather armor with goggles built into the helmet.