What???Feltipern Trevagg is a bounty hunter who tracks Obi-Wan Kenobi to Tatooine after the Clone Wars but loses him. Travagg stays on the planet and becomes a corrupt tax collector in Mos Eisley. His species is called the Gotal, who can sense emotions and energy waves that many species can't, a trait that comes in handy for tracking.
Before I start, let's not get into an EU vs canon debate. By the very nature of this bio, it must be EU.
I've heard about ol' Felty being a corrupt tax collector. But where in the name of San Hill did this bounty hunter on the trail of Obi-Wan come from?
Think about it for a few minutes. We know Feltipern was wooing Miyoom at the Cantina. That much is onscreen. And we know from the Tales of the Mos Eisley Cantina that he gets lucky later in the day. Well, in a manner of speaking, since H'menthe females tend to disembowel their mates.
We also know that just about everyone else in the Cantina knows that he's a doomed fella. Even the folks in the Medstar Duology make comments about H'menthe mating habits, so it's pretty common knowledge.
So Feltipern is an idiot.
Let's assume this bit is true. Feltipern tracked Obi-Wan to Tatooine and lost him? We're talking about a guy with Force-sensing horns here? For a Gotal to lose a Jedi, even a Jedi who wanted to be forgotten, he's got to be completely inept. We're talking about a species that doesn't even like to be in the same building as a Jedi because the ambient Force waves they give off cause the Gotals severe pain!
So "idiot" doesn't even begin to cut it in Felty's case.
This means we're left with this: Obi-Wan Kenobi must've left such an obvious trail to have been tracked by this moron. If one bounty hunter of such ineptitude could track him, other (more skilled) hunters could, as well. Even if the trail ended at Tatooine, word would've gotten back to Sidious and Vader. Which means Vader would've been going around Tatooine and probably found Obi-Wan and killed him. In any case, he would've probably learned about this mysterious nephew named Skywalker who suddenly showed up at the Lars homestead.
Seriously, where do they get this stuff? Did they make this up, or is this a remnant of the old Kenner days when everyone in the Cantina was a bad-arse bounty hunter?