Watto is a male Toydarian junk dealer who runs a ramshackle shop in Mos Espa, Tatooine. He discovers that the young human boy he owns, Anakin Skywalker, is a gifted mechanic with an affinity for podracing. Even so, Watto bet against Anakin in an upcoming Boonta Eve Classic Podrace, making a sly bargain with visiting Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn. Young Skywalker manages to win both the contest and his freedom, leaving outwitted, disgruntled former master Watto behind on Tatooine.
Notes and references
- The Senate - toppsapps.com (2015-03-11)