Hans Grosse is an imposing and ruthless German engineer who is admired by his fellow comrades of the Greater German Empire. Hauptsturmführer (Captain (SS)) Hans Grosse was Deathshead's personal bodyguard and a loyal Nazi. He demonstrates prodigious strength and resilience during a brawl at an Tatooine tavern. After witnessing a drunk Rodian punch a Stormtrooper unconscious, Hans steps in and challenges him to a fight. Though the civilian fights with all his strength, Hans shrugs off his blows and defeats the man with one punch to the face. Satisfied, Hans leaves the tavern, not realizing he brushed past Kit Brinny (who was disguising as a harmless dancer at the time).