|“||Remember Ochi of Bestoon when you die!||„|
|~ Ochi to Darth Vader.|
Ochi, also known as Ochi of Bestoon, is a minor antagonist in the epic space opera franchise Star Wars, appearing as the deuteragonist of the 2020 comic series Star Wars: Darth Vader and a major posthumous antagonist in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. He will appear in some capacity in the upcoming novel Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith.
Ochi was a Sith assassin in service to Emperor Palpatine and the Sith Eternal by the Imperial Era. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, Ochi was tasked by Palpatine with capturing his genetic granddaughter Rey and killing her parents. Although he was able to execute Rey's father and mother, Ochi became stranded on the desert planet Pasaana and perished before he could capture the girl.
He was portrayed by puppeteer Liam Cook.
Born on the planet Bestoon, Ochi was an associate of Yupe Tashu and a member of the Acolytes of the Beyond, a group of liberals devoted to the collection of Sith artifacts and Darth Vader. A Jedi hunter since the Clone Wars, Ochi became an assassin obsessed with finding Sith relics. At some point, he obtained the droid D-O from one of his victims.
Ochi eventually came into service of Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire and was tasked in hunting Darth Vader on Mustafar as a form of training him in the dark side of the Force. Following the resurrection of Emperor Palpatine, Ochi was promoted as a Sith loyalist under the Sith Eternal cult. He was tasked with obtaining Palpatine's granddaughter, Rey, who was chosen by Sidious to replace him as the next Dark Lord of the Sith. Knowing of his father's intentions, Palpatine's son and daughter-in-law hid Rey on Jakku under the custody of Unkar Plutt. When Ochi integrated them, they refused to surrender their daughter's whereabouts, prompting Ochi to stab them to death with his dagger.
Sometime after killing Rey's parents, Ochi was tracked by Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian, as his dagger was rumored to contain Sith writing that detailed the possible location of Exegol, the location of the Emperor's secret Sith base. The two pursued Ochi to the desert planet Pasaana, where he got trapped in the sinking sands of the Shifting Mires and perished within the caverns below.
Ochi plays a posthumous role in the film, where the Resistance members find themselves in the Shifting Mires after running from the First Order. They find the skeletal remains of Ochi, having been picked clean to the bone by gouge beetles, and his dagger. After escaping from the tunnels with the help of a Vexis, they use Ochi's abandoned ship, the Bestoon Legacy, to escape from the Knights of Ren and look for someone who could decipher the Sith inscription on the dagger, revealed to be the location of the wayfinder in the ruins of the second Death Star on Kef Bir, the ocean moon of Endor.
While little is seen of Ochi in the flashback that Rey has about him, it is shown that he was sadistic, obsessed with using brute force to claim what he seeks. From the jittering and fear expressed by D-O, it can be assumed that Ochi abused him.
- It is unknown how exactly Ochi died in the Shifting Mires. It is possible that it was the Vexis that killed him, given that its wound could have come from his dagger.
- Ochi means 'no' in Greek.