Bounty hunters are a staple of the galaxy. Beholden to no one power and often with skills unmatched even by most mercenary armies, bounty hunters can single-handedly shift the balance of power in a system or even in the whole galaxy.
There is no one planet or species that can lay claim to all the bounty hunters in existence. They come from every planet, from every species. Many hide their true names behind a nickname or work name, however, so be creative!
Good Bounty Hunter Names
A good bounty hunter name tells a story in a single word.
Being a bounty hunter takes confidence, and Swagger has it in spades! Why, it’s right there in the name, don’t ya know! He can definitely get the job done, yessir! No questions asked. And he can definitely deposit those credits you pay upfront as well.
Bounty hunters need to access a lot of places unnoticed. Visage is a master (or mistress) or disguise. No one knows what Visage truly looks like, as they wear a different face every time they meet someone. It might even be someone you already know…
Female Bounty Hunter Names
Female bounty hunter names often, but not always, play with a bit of irony, drawing on feminine stereotypes to undercut them in some way.
In some cultures, males of the species are looked on as tougher and more ruthless than the females. This was true in Misery’s home culture, and she’s worked very hard to prove that aphorism wrong. This is not a woman you want to cross.
They call her Tide because she is inexorable. She may not have the fastest ship, she may not be the best shot or smartest hunter on the roster, but she never—truly never—gives up once she’s accepted a job.
Male Bounty Hunter Names
More often than not male bounty hunter names are basic, and do exactly what they say on the tin. Sometimes they are a bit ironic, but that is more uncommon,
You have to be canny to make it as a bounty hunter. Oh sure, you need the skills, a bit of ruthlessness, and the like, but an easy smile and a sharp wit go a long way to making things easier. Fox makes it look natural. Just be sure to count your arms and legs after agreeing to a deal with him.
Crook is, morally, as straight as they come when it comes to bounty hunters. He doesn’t have an unbroken bone in his body, though, hence his nickname. But your money is safe with him. He’s rather break his own arm—again—than steal from a client.
Who is your favourite bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe? Do you have any tricks or tips for coming up with bounty hunter names? What is the most memorable session or campaign you’ve played in either with or as a bounty hunter? Let us know in the comments below!