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- "Tell me what's wrong with serving the Mandalorians as either a bounty hunter or mercenary. My parents were Mandalorian warriors, and they were mercenaries. I served Jaster Mereel and his True Mandalorians, and he died fopr what he believed, just like my parents. Yet I still don't understand you Tor Vizsla, and the reason is because of your Death Watch, who so willingly call themselves the Mandalorians, the true ones. You lie to yourself, and you killed my parents in doing so. This war may be over, but your future is sealed. Your end will come at the hands of Mereel's son. And when that happens you will see what the True Mandalorians are made of."
- -Zacto Nan to Tor Vizsla, the leader of the Death Watch
Zacto Nan, also known as Zac'Nio in Mando'a, was a Zenolian/Human Male Mandalorian warrior, bounty hunter, and mercenary who lived and fought in the Mandalorian Civil War serving under Mand'alor Jaster Mereel & later,Jango Fett as a trusted lieutenant. Zacto was amongst one of the few responsible for destroying the Death Watch, in aiding Fett, since the splinter group was responsible for the death of his parents in 53 BBY. Following the civil war, Nan took up a career in bounty hunting, having Jango Fett as his mentor. Establishing a reputation as one of the most notorious Mandalorian mercenary in the galaxy, Zacto pursued a second career as a noble mercenary. Since Jango Fett earned the title of being the best bounty hunter ever, Zacto took it into consideration, applying it to his work. Years later, during the decade of the Galactic Republic, Zacto became silent & distant, mostly working for Count Dooku, taking up numerous bounties. Amidst the pan-galactic Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems as of 22 BBY, Zacto pledged his loyalty to the Mandalorian Guild, a Mandalorian mercenary unit that honored the True Mandalorians. In the same year, after learning that the Death Watch was still alive, he went on to join the Mandalorian splinter group as a infiltrator in the hopes of bringing them down. Faithfully serving the group's leader Pre Vizsla as a trusted lieutenant, Zacto quickly earned Vizsla's trust. He ironically became a close friend of Bo-Katan, despite his hate towards them. Also, Zacto had no hate towards Duchess Satine, whom the Death Watch sought to usurp multiple times, because he believed that the New Mandalorian government was simply following a pacifist way because they knew it was best to be peaceful, although Zacto often stated that peace was just an open target to violence and war.
Similar to Bo-Katan, who led the Nite Owls, Zacto also led a small squad of Mandalorian Soldiers called the Sky Falcons which were also a faction within the Death Watch splinter group, but were in reality a group of Mandalorian soldiers loyal to both the True Mandalorians and Mandalorian Guild.
Zacto Nan fought alongside Bo-Katan during the Battle of Sundari, shortly after the death of Pre Vizsla at the hands of Darth Maul, which followed the events of which both the Sith Lords Darth Maul and his brother Savage Opress and the Mandalorian splinter group took control of the planet. Siding with the few remaining still-loyal Death Watch members and Nite Owl members, Zacto helped Bo several times prior to the battle. Aiding in the escape of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Zacto himself made a truce with the Jedi Master as well. When firing at incoming Mandalorian super commandos, Zacto noticed that his battle was over. Deciding to leave the planet, Zacto bid farewell to Bo-Katan and wished her the best in life. Once he left Mandalore, Zacto returned to the Mandalorian Guild.
- "A mighty fine boy you have given birth to my darling wife. He will become a fine warrior.
- "Yes my dear, but when the time comes we must tell him of the first part of his heritage."
- "Yes, I know."
- -Clav and Elsa on Zacto shortly after his birth
A male Mandalorian, Zacto Nan was born on the world of Mandalore to Mandalorian warriors Clav Nan, and Elsa, members of the Nan Clan. Wanting Zacto to live his life as a Mandalorian warrior, both Clav and Elsa took him to Concord Dawn when he was just six months old. At the age of six, Zacto began training to become a Mandalorian warrior, under the tutelage of his parents. By the time he was fifteen, Zacto knew how to properly use several types of blasters, fly with a jetpack, speak Mando'a, and fight in unarmed combat.
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- "Our world may be gone, but never do we give up."
- "Yes, and we always survive. Even in the worse of times."
- -Bo-Katan and Zacto Nan during the Battle of Sundari
When on Carlac, in 20 BBY, Zacto met with the Separatist-affiliated Lux Bonteri, who brought along a close acquaintance, Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano. Soon after discovering that the two turned against them, Zacto helped Bo-Katan in chasing the two, while other Death Watch members took care of the droids who had helped them escaped. After failing to catch them, Zacto returned to the camp with Bo-Katan, where Vizsla announced that he didn't car to the fact that they had escaped, for their was a bigger target on his mind, and that target was Satine Kryze, the Duchess of Mandalore and the leader of the New Mandalorians. Zacto seemingly looked at Bo and asked her how was it that they were going to remove her, if in the past they had failed, even with the help of a Sith Lord. Bo told him, that those answers would be discovered in time. Zacto agreed and looked across the burnt Ming Po villages and simply smiled.
- "I see no point in working with these...Sith. They are only helping us so they can benefit themselves."
- "Calm down Zacto. I'll handle this".
- "I don't trust them Bo."
- "Niether do I, but let's play along. Soon they will die."
- -Zacto, Pre Vizsla and Bo-Kkatan
Mission to Mustafar
After Maul pointed out that the Death Watch soldiers were still not prepared for battle, or to even takeover Mandalore, the Sith Lord suggested enlisting the help of the Black Sun who were located at Mustafar to begin creating an army. Zacto, along with Bo, Vizsla, the Zabrak brothers and a small strike team of the Death Watch, they scurried to the volcanic planet. After Savage brutally killed of all the leaders of the Black Sun, Ziton Mojwas given an opportunity to join them. Zilton would carefully choose to help them embark on their campaign to Mandalore, upon Maul's offer. Shortly after returning to Zanbar, the Pyke Syndicate were willing to join them and help overthrow the Duchess.
Mission to Nal Hutta
After the Ppykes joined Maul's newly formed Shadow Collective, the second step in forming an army was to head to Nal Hutta to enlist the help of the Hutt Grand Council. Once negotiations failed, the group of bounty hunters, who served as guards for the Hutts began pursuing the brothers and Vizsla. The bounty hunters were unaware that Bo-Katan, Zacto, and the Nite Owls were waiting for them outside. As Bo fought of the Hutt Guards with her warriors, Maul, Savage and Vizsla fought of Sugi and Embo, while Zacto fought of the remaining bounty hunters. Once the fighting cleared up, the bounty hunters all managed to escape safely with very few minor injuries. While other members of the Hutt Council escaped, the Death Watch was able to capture Oruba who was left behind. Once he revealed the location of where the Hutts had fled to, he was killed by Savage.
Mission to TatooineAfter learning that the hutts had fled to Jabba's Palace on Tatooine, the two Sith brothers and Death Watch launched a small attack and gave Jabba only one last chance to join them. Killing of several guards so they wouldn't interfered, Zacto knew that Jabba would help them after seeing what they were capable of. Once they saw the Shadow Collective in action, the Hutts agreed to join them and aid them as well. Once outside the castle, Vizsla told Bo to be aware, as they would takeover Mandalore, which would be the time when they finish of both Maul and Savage. Zacto also received this message a few minutes from Vizsla and Bo after they had left the planet.
Takeover of Sundari
- "Finally, after years of fighting, Mandalore is now ours."
- "Yes Zacto, and now this ridiculous pacifist rule is over."
- -Zacto and Pre Vizsla during the Takeover of Sundari
After taking control of Sundari, the Death Watch felt that they no longer had any use of both Maul and Savage, and ordered to have them imprisoned. However, the Sith brothers were able to escape Sundari prison and returned to the palace. Upon his arrival, Maul instantly challenged Vizsla to 1-on-1 duel to the death, which Maul won, although Vizsla had managed to put up a good fight, as even last long enough against the Sith Lord. After witnessing the death of his former leader, Nan refused to serve under Maul's clutches, as Katan alike, and both took a few still-loyal soldiers including both the Nite Owls and Sky Falcons and fought on the traitors. With minor losses Katan and Zacto managed to escape.
Truce with Kenobi & New Career
- "I don't believe we've met. You are...?"
- "Bo-Katan. I'm here to rescue you. That's all you need to know."
- "And I'm Zacto. From what happens here, it's between all of us."
- -Bo-Katan Kryze, Zacto Nan and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Return to the Guild & bounty hunter years
- "Since I was young, I have honored my parents legacy and the True Mandalorians. I will do so with the guild, and return to the galaxy as a bounty hunter and mercenary."
- -Zacto Nan
Personality and Traits
Zacto was a confident, strong, brave man and fierce warrior. A proud server of the Death Watch, and its goals of restoring the glory of the Mandalorians' past, Nan was steadfast in his loyalty to both the group and it's leader Pre Vizsla, as had the same loyalty to Bo-Katan, despite both being the same ranks. Zacto's full loyalty was shown during the takeover of Sundari, when Vizsla was killed by Maul, he collected the still-loyal members of Death Watch, and joined forces with Obi-Wan Kenobi, in order to gain back what was taken away by the Sith brothers.