Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries has just premiered and people seem to be quite satisfied, despite a slow start. Ewan McGregor has finally returned to the role that made him famous and fans around the world are happy to have him back. But, McGregor is not the only actor whose appearance has surprised fans. Namely, after seeing the first two episodes, fans have been excited about the appearance of the musician Flea in the new Star Wars miniseries. And while we can confirm that Fleas is, indeed, in Obi-Wan Kenobi, we are also going to bring you all the details about his role.
Musician and occasional actor Flea, one of the founders of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, does appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. He plays an original character, a bounty hunter named Vect Nokru. Nokru is hired by the Third Sister to kidnap Leia Organa in hope of luring out Obi-Wan Kenobi from his hiding place. He apparently dies at the hands of the Grand Inquisitor in Episode 2.
The rest of this article is going to focus on both Flea, as we are going to tell you who he is, and his role in Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re going to find out all the details about his role, as well as the character’s fate in the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. Be careful, though, as we are going to reveal a lot of spoilers in the upcoming paragraphs.
Is Flea in Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Michael Peter Balzary, better known as Flea, is an Australian-American musician, bassist and actor, known for being a founding member of the funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. His work with the group includes a multitude of styles, from aggressive slap to more melodic techniques.
In addition to his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he has collaborated with a multitude of artists, including Metallica, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, Rage Against the Machine, The Mars Volta, Mick Jagger, Alanis Morissette and Slash, and collaborated on the Axis concert series of Justice alongside Serj Tankian and Tom Morello, among many others.
Due to his funk and punk rock influences, Flea focuses on simplistic and minimalist techniques, coupled with hints of complexity that should be used sparingly.
In his beginnings he was considered a prodigy of the trumpet, but in high school he learned to play the bass from a friend and future founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hillel Slovak, who needed a bassist for his group Anthym (later known as What Is This?). Flea joined the group, but left a few months later so he could play with the punk rock group Fear.
Later he rejoined Slovak’s group, allied this time with Anthony Kiedis and Jack Irons; from this union the Red Hot Chili Peppers were born.
Flea has also participated in some films of various genres, such as Suburbia (1983), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), My Private Idaho (1991, along with his friend River Phoenix) and The Big Lebowski (1998), among other films. He was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at number 2 of The 10 Greatest Bass Players of All Time. He is also a member of the supergroup Atoms for Peace.
Now that you know who Flea is, does he really appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi? Knowing that he often appears in various movies and TV shows, it wouldn’t be surprising and we can actually confirm that Flea does appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. He plays the role of bounty hunter Vect Nokru. Vect Nokru first appeared in “Part I” of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Though not spoken, his name was revealed in the episode’s closed captioning.
In the following section, we are going to reveal everything that is known about Flea’s character. Now, while we don’t have too many details about Vect Nokru, we do have to warn you that the next section is going to contain a lot of spoilers, so be careful if you haven’t seen both the first and second episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, as we might spoil them for you.
Who is Flea playing in Obi-Wan Kenobi?
As you know by now, Flea played the role of Vect Nokru, a human bounty hunter. But, who is Vect Nokru anyway? Vect Nokru was a human male bounta hunter active during the Imperial Era. In 9 BBY, an Inquisitor of the Galactic Empire, the Third Sister, hired Vect Nokru and his gang to kidnap Leia Organa in hopes of uncovering the exiled Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi.
After Nokru and his crew successfully captured Organa on Alderaan, he traveled to Daiyu, where Kenobi defeated the criminals. Upon learning of the Third Sister’s unauthorized mission, the Grand Inquisitor traveled to Daiyu and questioned Nokru about Kenobi’s whereabouts. When the mercenary could not give an answer, the Inquisitor killed him with a double-bladed lightsaber.