The Client’s name and past may be shrouded in secrecy, but the Imperial emblem on the medallion around his neck leaves no doubt about his political affiliation. Cold-hearted and shadowy, the Client works for a remnant of the late Galactic Empire, which he still considers the only form of government worth pursuing. For this reason, the Client has a strong aversion to those who resisted the Imperial expansion and disrupted the “natural order of things” that led to its collapse. With his silver hair, cold eyes and refined manner of speaking, the Client has a somewhat intimidating appearance—to such an extent that even the undaunted Greef Karga behaves quite cautiously when dealing with him.
A LIFE FOR A LIFE
By contrast, Doctor Pershing seems a rather fearful man—especially when in the presence of weapons and alert Mandalorians. Together with the Client, the young scientist was tasked by Moff Gideon with the Child’s retrieval. When meeting Mando to discuss the terms of the bounty placed on the creature, Pershing timidly specified that the infant had to be delivered alive. The Client, however, immediately rectified such request, explaining that “proof of termination” would also be acceptable “for a lower fee”. Upon delivery of the asset, Pershing left the room and took the Child with him. He was then urged by the Client to “extract the necessary material” from the creature by all means necessary. The scientist, however, refused to do so, reiterating that they had received specific instructions to bring the Child back alive. Little did he know that such stubbornness would ultimately grant his safety. When the Mandalorian went back to rescue the Child from the Imperial facility, he realized that Pershing was the only one trying to protect him, and therefore decided to spare his life.
- Hardcover Book
- Titan Comics (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 96 Pages - 05/18/2021 (Publication Date) - Titan Comics (Publisher)