this Starfly pilot worked at Mining Station Alpha during the Galactic Civil War. He was the chief officer of the outpost, but had only two other workers stationed with him. He frequently worked with the Ithorian Fandomar, providing the Ithorians with minerals they need. What he didn't know is that most Ithorian visits were also used to make sure that the tomb which held Spore was intact. However, after discovering the tomb in an air pocket within the asteroid, Hodge was lured back to the tomb and was infected with Spore's entity. When Fandomar tried to escape the asteroid and return to Ithor, she unwittingly brought Hodge - and Spore - with her. Hodge attacked just as a rescue team came to recover them, with black vines snaking from his mouth to entwine and infect the Ithorians. Hodge also managed to capture and infect Hoole and Zak before being cornered by Jerec. Jerec offered Spore the chance to get off Ithor, if it would infect the crew of the Vengeance and allow Jerec to take control of the ship for his own powers. Spore agreed, but never planned to honor the agreement. Since Hodge was the primary host, Spore took his body aboard the Star Destroyer and infected the entire crew in just a few hours, then tried to take control of Tash Arranda. She escaped the warship and fled into the asteroids near Ithor, and Spore gave chase. A group of space slugs managed to destroy the Vengeance, leaving much of her crew dead. Many members, like Hodge, were expelled into the vacuum of space and killed. Spore, however, simply went dormant and waited for someone to recover Hodge's body.