Mandalorians are a group of warriors from several species in the Star Wars universe. They commonly act as mercenaries or bounty hunters. According to Star Wars expanded universe material, they are the cultural descendants of an extinct species called the Taung. The leader of the Mandalorians typically takes on the title of "Mand'alor," the name of their first leader, whose planet was named after him in honor. In the films, they are represented by the bounty hunters Jango Fett and Boba Fett. They have also been portrayed in various media, including the novel, Triple Zero by Karen Traviss and Hasbro's Star Wars Elite Forces action figure sets Mandalorians & Omega Squad and Republic Mandalorians & Clone Troopers. Karen Traviss, author of Hard Contact, expanded Mandalorian culture in the novel, as explained in Star Wars on Trial. Mandalorians are most commonly portrayed as audacious and dangerous.