Hondo Ohnaka was a friend of bounty hunter Jango Fett. He was the leader of a notorious gang of space pirates and made most of his money illegally. He had total command over his pirates and was a pretty good military leader. During the Clone Wars, he captured Count Dooku, the leader of the Separatists. Two Jedi named Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived at Hondo's hideout on Florrum to negotiate with him about handing Dooku over to the Republic. To maximize his profit, Onaka also took the Jedi as prisoners. The Jedi teamed up with Count Dooku and were able to escape their prison. But Hondo managed to return them to their cell numerous times. The prisoners eventually managed to escape, but only with the help of a Republican delegation consisting of senators Kharrus, Binks and their clone trooper squad under command of Commander Stone. He once had a love affair with Aurra Sing.