The Bounty Hunters - part 2
DENGAR: Of the six bounty hunters who appeared before Darth Vader aboard the Executor, Dengar is the only one who did not benefit from a close-up. Aside from Boba Fett, he's also the only other human bounty hunter in this scene.
Armored, scarred, and mean looking, Dengar is probably also the least popular of the bounty hunters featured in The Empire Strikes Back. This could possibly be because of the strange pseudo-turban head wear he was given. Surely meant to make him appear exotic, the effect comes across more like loosely wrapped bandages, or paper towels.
According to expanded universe lore, Dengar was once a successful swoop jockey (flying motorcycle racer) who made the mistake of racing against a young Han Solo. Colliding with Solo's swoop, Dengar suffered some head injuries and developed a grudge against Han Solo, not only for his injuries, but for being banished from the sport. Why this would make him turn to bounty hunting as an alternate career is not explained, but whoever came up with that back story must also have decided his head covering looked like bandages. If so, then that must be one serious head injury that he continues to wear them so many years later.
While he might have been given less than his share of screen time in Empire, Dengar does appear in a few shots in the Jabba's palace scenes in Return of the Jedi.
Seen here on the left, he has lost the weapons laden backpack which was given to him for The Empire Strikes Back and is brandishing a different gun and what looks like a slightly different head gear.
He can also be seen above, just above Leia's head. Also according to expanded universe lore, Dengar was the one who rescued fellow bounty hunter, Boba Fett from the belly of the Sarlacc. Fett returned the favor by serving as Dengar's best man when he wedded one of Jabba's dancing girls.