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A moon that was the homeworld of the Gotal, but also home to many Gossam and Koorivar. During the Clone Wars, Antar 4's population was fiercely divided, with the world joining the Confederacy of Independent Systems after a lengthy terrorist campaign overthrew the loyalist Republic government. After the end of the Clone Wars, Moff Wilhuff Tarkin was sent to punish the residents for siding with the Separatists, with thousands of innocent and loyal Republic citizens and agents being caught in the crossfire of what became known as the Antar Atrocity.
- Civil War: Antar 4 was embroiled in one leading up the start of the Clone Wars. Most of the Gotal population and many Koorivar remained loyal to the Republic, but were defeated by the Gossam and non-loyalist Koorivar. Even after the government was overthrown, many loyalist Gotal and Koorivar continued serving the Republic as agents who sabotaged the Separatists and provided intelligence.
The furry and horned natives of Antar 4, the Gotal are a common sight throughout the galaxy.
- Horned Humanoid: They have twin conical horns, which are highly sensitive to electromagnetic signals. Being around complicated or exposed electronics and droids can give Gotal severe headaches.
- Homeworld Evacuation: Millions of Gotal left Antar 4 for their Inner Rim colony world of Atzerri after the Republic government was overthrown, with the Gossam and Koorivar taking over much of the moon. Tens of millions more joined them after the Antar Atrocity.
- Punny Name: They look like goats and speak Basic like a goat probably would.
An independent planet which is a haven for organized crime. The surface is superheated by its giant red star causing almost all life to live underground.
- Underground City: Due to the excessive heat on the surface, most of the inhabitants of the planet settle in underground caverns and tunnels.
A planet covered in a toxic ocean, described by one of the first explorers to visit as looking like a "snow globe, filled with blood". The liquid of its ocean had uses in manufacturing, so it became the site of Calcoraan Depot, Count Denetrius Vidian's operational headquarters in the Inner Rim.
A backwater world with a large Ithorian population. Under the Empire's rule the planet was a key manufacturing world for stormtrooper armor.
The owner of armor production company Quelton Fabrications. She sought to gain a contract for stormtrooper armor in order to sabotage the suits and infect the Empire's army with a disease known as "bottleneck", but her efforts were discovered and stopped by Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin and Count Denetrius Vidian.
- Driven to Suicide: Rather than allow herself to be captured and interrogated about her rebel contacts, Quelton enters one of her antique Pikaati battle armor suits and seals herself in. Since the Pikaati breathe hydrogen cyanide, the moment she sealed the helmet the foreign gas induced a seizure and killed her.
- Fantastic Racism: She fakes despising and mistreating her Ithorian workers in order to fool Tarkin and Vidian into trusting her.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Other rebel groups found her plot to give bottleneck to millions of stormtroopers via a sabotaged piece of their armor to be immoral and cut off contact with her. While Quelton understood their moral objections to biological warfare, she believes that the tyranny of the Empire has to be fought with extreme measures.
A tidally-locked planet with a diverse population, Gorse's moon Cynda was a rich source of thorilide crystals, which was a key component in creating shock absorbers for turbolaser cannons. The Empire maintained a notable presence on the planet to safeguard their mining operations.
- Always Night: Only the night side of Gorse is habitable, although muggy.
- Death World: A comparatively mild example, but the planet is constantly wracked by earthquakes due to being tugged upon by Cynda, its large moon. Which, when the main industry involves the mining and refining of a mineral that needs to be refined by passing it through baths of a nasty Hollywood Acid, can be quite dangerous and is why the bulk of the mining operation is publicly done on Cynda and the refining is handled by droids (at least before Count Vidian took charge of the operation). And this isn't even mentioning the day side.
- Tidally Locked Planet: The day side is far too hot to live on, and the night side is habitable but humid and gloomy.
A Clone Wars veteran who lost his right hand in a demolitions accident, went into a coma, and woke up when the war had ended. Now he's employed as a miner in the Gorse system.
- Artificial Limbs: He has one to replace the one he lost during the Battle of Slag's Pit. However, the hand he received was designed for Klatooinians, clashing with his human physiology.
- Butt-Monkey: Almost everyone on Gorse thinks he's crazy, he gets punched in the face by Kanan a few times, his prosthetic hand malfunctions frequently (and said hand wasn't designed for humans) and he lives in a neglected housing complex for Clone War vets. He even suffers some fatal internal injuries at the hands of Count Vidian, but he gets to bite back twice later.
- Conspiracy Theorist: He worries that using too much baradium bisulfate (or "Baby" as it's called on Gorse) in the Cynda mines could result in the moon's destruction and more catastrophic environmental effects on Gorse.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: When the Empire came along, they were indeed trying to destroy Cynda.
- Demolitions Expert: He was one during the Clone Wars, and put his knowledge of explosives to use working as a miner for Moonglow. His knowledge is also what made him wary of the damage over-mining on Cynda could cause.
- Didn't Think This Through: His heart's in the right place when it comes to wanting to do something about the Empire, but he's not exactly smart on how he goes about it.
- Disney Death: Zigzagged. He supposedly dies during the attack on the Forager when he falls after climbing up a long ladder. He survives the fall, but dies for real when he blows himself and Count Vidian up.
- The Dog Bites Back: After getting fatally injured by Count Vidian and having his knowledge abused for the Count's own gain, he not only drugs the Count so the Gorse resistance can search his memory, he blows him up when he attempts to escape the Forager via the Expedient.
- Fiery Red Head: A red-haired war veteran who doesn't always give his plans much thought.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: At the beginning of A New Dawn, his co-workers and employers see him as an annoying pest, and he even gets beaten up by Kanan a few times. His detonation in Area 42 of the thorilide mine didn't help matters either, even though nobody died in the incident. Kanan, Hera and Zaluna respect him after the events on Calcoraan and sacrificing himself to kill Count Vidian.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He destroys the Expedient, and by extension the Forager, with himself onboard to kill an escaping Count Vidian.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He initially thinks the Empire will listen to his concerns about Cynda's mining operations just because he served with them when they were still the Republic during the Clone War. Even when he's a wanted fugitive, he's still trying to get an audience with Count Vidian when everyone else is already wary of him. It takes getting beaten up by the Count when he gives the information to change his opinion on him.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His attempts to meet with and kill Count Vidian aren't exactly well thought out. The other characters have to take measures to keep him from jeopardizing their plans.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He inadvertently gives Count Vidian the idea to blow up Cynda. Lampshaded by both himself and Kanan.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: He believes the Clone Wars to have been intentionally staged by the galaxy's Mega Corps in order to increase their profit. Any fan will be able to tell you he's dead right about one of those things.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sees himself as such.
- You Have to Believe Me!: His means of trying to warn people of the danger falls into this, to the point that even Hera tries to walk away.
A elderly female Sullustan surveillance agent at Transcept Media Solutions on Gorse, her job was once to collect customer data for advertising purposes, but with the changing times and wars, she's also monitoring employees. Once Hetto, one of her co-workers, is arrested by the Empire for "treason", she gradually starts to have a change of heart.
- Cowardly Lion: She's initially scared to stand up to the Empire, but once she sees more of the Empire's atrocities and people standing up to it, she starts to do the same.
- Electronic Eyes: Defied. After she loses her eyesight, she declines to the offer to get optical replacements, feeling that not only does she not want to be like Count Vidian, she feels she's seen enough.
- Eye Scream: She goes blind after the charge pack of her blaster detonates in her face when Count Vidian crushes it after she tried to shoot him.
- Irony: She spent most of her life seeing a lot of things as a surveillance agent. At the end of A New Dawn, she can see nothing.
- Sinister Surveillance: Defied. Her job was originally for advertising purposes, and as time went on, she mostly used it to keep track of mining accidents and such. However, once the Empire and Count Vidian came along, her job was playing this trope straight and once Hetto's arrested, she starts to use her surveillance knowledge to help the Gorse rebellion.
- Took a Level in Badass: She's somewhat timid at the start of A New Dawn, but starts to show more courage by the time the Expedient's crew lands on the Forager, ultimately with her trying to shoot Count Vidian. It comes at the cost of her eyes, but still.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: At the end of A New Dawn, after losing her eyesight, she settles down on a (currently) unidentified planet that actually has a sun that won't burn her death and someone to help her out. She may not be able to see the sun, but she can feel its rays and the environment in general is more pleasant than Gorse.
An elderly miner stationed on Cynda and the owner of a bar on Gorse.
- Cool Old Guy: Not only does he serve as a mentor, he runs the Asteroid Belt cantina on Gorse.
- Dirty Old Man: Has some shades of this, and played for laughs, as suggested by this line to Hera (who's around 18 at the time of A New Dawn) when he's drunk.Okadiah: But please don't look at [my records]. I don't want you knowing I'm too old for you.
- Due to the Dead: After he gets killed in the mine collapse on Cynda caused by the Empire's test blast, Kanan retrieves his body from the mine and gives him a proper burial on Cynda instead of the gloomy surface of Gorse.
- A Father to His Men: He serves as a father figure to Kanan.
- Shipper on Deck: He'll try to hook Kanan up with any girl he (even seemingly) talks about. For instance, he tried to ship him with Zaluna (a Sullustan in her 60s) when he was actually talking about Hera Syndulla. When Hera actually came into his bar, he shipped the two while seemingly drunk.Okadiah: [describing Kanan] A fine pilot, an occasional humanitarian and a somewhat tolerable houseguest. Marry him, my darling!
A Devaronian member of Okadiah Garson's work crew.
- Dies Wide Open: Kanan and Hera come across his body, complete with wide, staring eyes, while looking for Okadiah in the mine after the Imperial test blast.
This female Besalisk was the chief of operations of Moonglow Polychemical.
- Benevolent Boss: In contrast to Count Vidian's Bad Boss, she values worker competence and effort, but also understands the importance of safety regulations, especially on a planet like Gorse.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: She was pushed into an Acid Pool by Count Vidian, and it took minutes to kill her.
- Happily Married: To security chief Gord Grallik, another Besalisk.
- Multi Armed Multi Tasking: Like all Besalisks, she has four arms.
- No OSHA Compliance: Defied. When it comes to mining thorilide out of uncovered acid vats with no safety rails around them in the Moonglow refinery on Gorse (a planet known for frequent earthquakes that could knock anyone working around the vats into them), she has droids do this job instead of living workers. Unfortunately for her, Count Vidian doesn't think droids are as efficient in this job as living beings (and aren't as quick to replace) and pushes her into one of the vats for her beliefs. Afterward, Vidian tries to pin her death on the exact reasons she used droids.
The Besalisk security chief of Moonglow Polychemical, and Lal's husband.
- Crusading Widower: His life falls apart when he learns about Lal's death and decides to go after Vidian. He doesn't succeed in getting revenge and dies.
- Despair Event Horizon: He gets so distraught by his wife's death that Hera has to keep from him falling into the same Acid Pool that Vidian pushed Lal into.
- Happily Married: To Lal.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He combines this with Guns Akimbo, wielding four blaster pistols at once.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Gord is usually a tough guy, but he breaks down once his wife dies.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Downplayed. While he is very pissed with Count Vidian for killing Lal, he simply demands the stormtroopers to arrest him. It doesn't go well and when he plays it straight next, it gets deconstructed. This is followed by his death at Vidian's hands, only to reinforce Hera's point about the consequences of acting abruptly and alone.
Lal Grallik's cousin, the owner of a diner near the Moonglow refinery.
One of Zaluna Myder's subordinates, who had been in contact with Hera Syndulla over the HoloNet.
The leader of a gang called the Sarlaccs that prowl Gorse City's Shaketown neighbourhood.
- Destination Defenestration: Kanan tackles him through the window of a closed cantina during the street fight, and then knocks him through the other window as a finishing move.
- Horned Humanoid: He's Chagrian, the same species as Mas Amedda. One of his horns was broken off by Kanan the last time he tried to rob him.
- Uncertain Doom: It's left unclear whether or not he died from the injuries he received in the street fight.
- We Need a Distraction: Hera hires him and his gang to provide a distraction for Moonglow's security so she can sneak in and free Skelly.
The director of the Cynda Mining Guild.
A small world with high atmospheric pressure that rendered its surface uninhabitable. Quarzite's settlements were located underground in massive crystalline caverns and were only accessible through the use of orbital elevators that bypassed the surface.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Err... well, the Kage we've met are all pretty frustrated about being oppressed and have resorted to rebellious activities against what they view as tyrannical (at best, Krismo and his team simply just want to rescue one of their own; in the middle, the Vushan family are Partisans but are otherwise pretty decent people; at worst, the Sear brothers are Separatist terrorist bombers).
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The Kage are being oppressed by the Belugans. We see the Belugans as being the ruling species of the world, with wearing "more sophisticated" outfits & mannerisms and also having a Fat Bastard dictator, while the Kage appear to be Asian-based and have had their warriors constantly attack Belugan military. Also, the Belugans we see have no problem taking a Kage woman/girl against her will and trying to marry her.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: Well, to the bounty hunters and the Belugans, the Kage seem evil, and the Kage Warriors have women in their ranks.
- Fish People/Humanoid Alien: The aquatic Belugans have the same body type as a human but are also somewhat fishy looking.
- Its Pronounced Tro PAY: As "kage" is a Japanese word, the Kage are pronounced as "kah-gey", not like the English word, "cage".
- Meaningful Name:
- Quarzite is a world with huge underground caverns full of crystals.
- "Kage" even means "shadow" in Japanese, and the Kage Warriors are stealthy ninja warriors (...or maybe you already knew that).
- A beluga is a species of whale, befitting the marine humanoid species of the Belugans.
- Nested Mouths: The Belugans, which makes their Mars Needs Women hobby on the Kage women rather... more uncomfortable.
- Ninja: Krismo and his warriors. They use smoke grenades, some kind of dust to blind their enemies, electrified daggers, cover their faces behind a mask and a hood, and they fight using martial arts.
Krismo and Pluma Sodi
Two siblings of the Kage people, living under the surface of Quarzite. When Pluma got kidnapped by the Belugans, Krismo led a rescue party of Kage warriors to save her, but his effort failed, thanks to Ventress. However, the Nightsister grew to sympathize with them, and let them go in exchange for some money.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Krismo is the leader of the Kage warriors, and by far the most badass among them.
- Badass Normal: Krismo has no Force powers, but he easily dispatched Latts Razzi and Highsinger, one-shotted Major Rigosso, more-or-less effortlessly took out Boba Fett, and for a short time held his own against Ventress. All of whom took on multiple Kages simultaneously earlier, and curb-stomped them.
- Big Brother Instinct: Krismo led an attack to rescue his sister.
- Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: Otua Blank wanted to marry Pluma, so he had her kidnapped.
- Damsel in Distress: Pluma got captured and was to be wed to Otua Blank, the Belugan dictator.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Krismo is aggressive and has no qualms with killing those who get in his way, but he's not an evil man and only wants to be reunited with his sister.
- Dual Wielding: Krismo and his warriors use electrified daggers as melee weapons.
- Expy: Krismo acts rather similar to Anakin. They also look similar.
- Ink-Suit Actor: They look like their respective voice actors.
- Meaningful Name:
- Krismo is a mix of "prism" and "crystal".
- A plumage is the feathers of a bird. These plumes are used as fashion decorations and ornaments. Unfortunately, to get these plumes, usually birds (especially the more exotic-looking ones) are hunted down and killed, and plume hunting has nearly led to the extinction of several bird species.
- Mythology Gag: Krismo's design was based on concept art of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Ninja: Krismo is a Kage Warrior.
- Not So Different: Pluma thought Ventress has no idea what it's like to be ripped away from her own. When she voiced this to her, the realization struck Ventress really hard.
- Vague Age: Pluma looks a lot younger than her brother, which can make the implications of the arranged marriage between her and Otua Blank even more disturbing.
- Woman in White: Pluma, in contrast to Krismo, who wears black.
During the time of the Clone Wars, Otua Blank was the tyrant of the Belugans living under the surface of Quarzite.
- Adipose Rex: An obese and apparently none-too-bright Belugan who also happens to be a cruel dictator.
- Dirty Old Man: He appears to be much older than Pluma (even by their respective species' standards), and tried to have her forced into an arranged marriage.
- Fat Bastard: He was apparently an oppressive leader, if comments regarding the government of the planet are of any indication.
- Mars Needs Women: It might had been primarily for political reasons that he wanted to marry Pluma, but he also seemed disturbingly excited by the idea. Pluma is completely humanoid, except for her chalk-white skin, and glowing eyes. Belugans like Otua has a four-way separated beak with a long tongue, and Nested Mouths behind both the beak and the tongue.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to finding Boba Fett in the chest instead of Pluma.
The head henchman of Otua Blank, he hires six bounty hunters to transport Pluma Sodi to his boss.
- The Dragon: To Otua Blank.
- Famous Last Words: As he prepares to face Krismo Sodi:Rigosso: Over my dead body!
- Majorly Awesome: He lasts far longer than any of his men against the Kage warriors and outlasts four of the bounty hunters, and is only killed when he faces their leader.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Krismo Sodi stabs him in the stomach with a electrified dagger.
- Tempting Fate: Facing Krismo, who had just single-handedly taken out most of the Bounty Hunters he hired for protecting the "cargo", he bragged that Krismo would only get what he came for over his dead body. Krismo promptly killed him with a thrown dagger.
- The Worf Effect: After he guns down a number of Kage warriors, he gets easily one-shotted by Krismo.
A planet known for manufacturing components used to construct both Death Stars during the reign of the Empire. It later joined the New Republic.
- Crapsack World: Shortly after the Empire came to power, Riosa's labourers were effectively enslaved and forced to live in work camps, toiling until breaking point in factories to produce components for the Empire's weapons of mass destruction. Labourers would be harshly punished for failing to meet quotas and many of them died either due to being exposed to toxins without proper safety gear or simply from exhaustion. Oh yeah, and the guy who the Empire sent to oversee the work camps and ensure things were running on schedule? Darth 'You Have Failed Me' Vader. Even two decades after joining the New Republic, Riosa is still apparently struggling to recover from the effects of the Empire's rule.
- Made a Slave: Many Riosans were required to become 'mandatory labourers' under the Empire, which Ransolm Casterfo straight up says is "slavery in all but name".
- Senator Ransolm Casterfo on the New Republic Senate page.