• Mattie Stu

“DJ” - Star Wars: The Last Jedi Lore #2

For all its glitz and glamour, the casino metropolis of Canto Bight attracts all kinds of petty thieves and lowlife pickpockets. But somewhere in-between this murky cloud of criminality lies a con artist honest enough to openly admit exactly what he wants, and just how far he's willing to go to get it. Nicknamed after the ethos that has shaped his entire life thus far, “Don't Join” – or “DJ” for short – has a hard time conforming to ideals. In his mind, the First Order, Resistance and New Republic are just as bad as each other. And those who choose to follow them are merely cogs in a machine that will sooner or later find themselves chewed up and spat out. So rather than use his technical aptitude and knack for cryptography to excel in the information security industries, DJ prefers to “earn” his coin as a victim of society's imbalance. Yet unlike most other con artists, he makes no effort to appear charming or honest in nature. He instead chooses to wear his untrustworthiness alongside the rest of his battered clothing.

Despite losing more credits than he would like to admit to, DJ prides himself on not being trapped by his many riches. And while his ever-changing fortunes result in many a night behind bars, he usually prefers the darkness of a cold jail cell to the constant pestering of the Canto Bight Police Department. So much so that he often sluggishly commits petty crimes in exchange for an evening of “relaxation”. Not that locked doors ever phase him anyway, given his ability to handcraft liquid-metal skeleton keys. Even his computer spikes can temporarily bypass bio-hexacrypt-protected data networks. These very tools, combined with his ever-growing cynicism, often allow the con artist to swipe luxury yachts, such as the Libertine. DJ finds particular enjoyment in stealing from the likes of Sienar-Jaemus corporation managers, knowing all too well that anyone who profits from an impending galactic civil war is just as bad as an opportunistic survivor, who will do or say anything to live another day...

So there is everything we know so far about the mysterious “DJ”. Do let me know in the comments below all of your thoughts on this brand new character, as well as any future topics you would like to see covered in this very lore series.

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