Dramatis Personae: Kybo Ren

More properly known by his full name of Gir Kybo Ren-Cha, Kybo Ren was the Ropagu leader of the Pirates of Tarnoonga fifteen years before the events of A New Hope. He was first introduced in “The New King,” the sixth episode of the Droids animated series, and served as a reoccurring villain during the show’s second story arc. Operating near the Tammuz-an, he coveted the planet’s wealth and plotted to steal it for himself. However, Ren’s various schemes were foiled through the combined efforts of Jann Tosh, Jessica Meade, R2-D2, C-3PO, and even IG-88, and he ultimately found himself incarcerated on the very world he’d planned on plundering.

Kybo Ren was voiced by Don Francks, who also played Jann Tosh and a multitude of other characters in Nelvana-produced animated Star Wars projects.

He has no known connection to Kylo Ren or the Knights of Ren.

Year of introduction: 1985

Major appearances:

  • “The New King”
  • “The Pirates of Tarnoonga”
  • “The Revenge of Kybo Ren”