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The Mid Rim

Situated between the Expansion Region and the Outer Rim Territories, the Mid Rim is home to several prominent species, including the Bothans, Wookiees, Trandoshans, and Ithorians. During the Galactic Civil War, the Mid Rim was the location of the fiercest fighting between the Empire and Rebel Alliance between the Battles of Yavin and Hoth.

    Mid Rim Worlds with their own pages 

Bright Jewel Sector

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Aleen

Location: Aleen System, Bright Jewel Sector, Mid Rim
Native Species: Aleena, Kindalo
Fauna: Can-cell, Firefly

A world with a rocky desert surface, Aleen also harbors a second worldwide ecosystem just under its surface. While the Aleena rule the surface, the planet's underworld is inhabited by the Kindalo, a tree-like species. In the past, the two species warred against each other before eventually forging a peace treaty, vowing to not interfere with each other. This agreement was symbolized by the placement of the Great Seal, symbolically separating the two societies as well as preventing contamination between the airs of the aboveground and underground.

    Aleena 

Aleena

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A race of small, sentient reptilian beings with elongated heads and wide mouths full of small, pointy teeth, the Aleena were notorious for their hyperactive behavior and thrill-seeking ways.


  • Fluffy Tamer: They can tame and ride can-cells, enormous dragonfly-like insects found on their planet.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: They tend to get a little... belligerent at times. Best expressed by C-3PO:
    C-3PO: Rather impatient creatures, aren't they?
  • Humanoid Alien: They have the basic humanoid body structure but are little reptiles. In addition, their arms and legs are rather short when compared to their body.
  • Lizard Folk: Smaller than most examples.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: Legends revealed more facts about their culture, such as their love for travelling across the galaxy in families, their big curiosity and most of all, their fondness of adventure and thrill sports.
  • Ugly Cute: Despite being reptilian beings with humanoid body structures, they look and act very adorable.
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    Manchucho 

King Manchucho

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Species: Aleena

Homeworld: Aleen

Voiced by: James Arnold Taylor
Appearances: The Clone Wars

King of Aleen, he contacts the Republic for help during the Clone Wars when earthquakes begin to devastate his planet.


  • Cool Crown: Wears a spiky crown.
  • The Good King: He works hard to ensure his people's safety and stop the earthquakes harming his world.
  • Man in a Kilt: Wears a kilt-like garment.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He wants peace with the species that dwells under the surface of his planet, and does his best to avoid war.
  • Staff of Authority: Is never seen without the staff shown in his picture.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He has this reaction when he fails to make Wolffe understand him.
  • The Unintelligible: C-3PO is the only one with the relief effort who spoke the Aleena language, so when he goes missing Wolffe is left with absolutely no idea what Manchucho is saying. Furthermore, even 3PO had trouble making sense of what he said, because he was talking in religious references.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He and most of his people do not wear shirts.

    Kindalo 

Kindalo

Appearances: The Clone Wars

A tree-like species that live in the Aleena underworld.


    Orphne 

Orphne

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Voiced by: Cara Pifko
Appearances: The Clone Wars

A strange frog-nymph, who resides in the underworld of the planet Aleen. R2-D2 and C-3PO met her, when they got lost in the cavern system she lived in.


  • Bizarre Alien Biology: She's some sort of frog-lady, with a long tongue, Four-Fingered Hands and legs she can use to jump and move with incredidle speed. Word of God is that these are her natural features, not the results of her magical side.
  • Cold Iron: Invoked and downplayed. When the droids met her, she immediately tried to eat 3PO, but couldn’t because he’s made of metal.
  • The Fair Folk: Attempted to eat 3PO, sees no problem with endangering the properties and lives of the "surface-dwellers" to ensure her own kind's safety, and instead of simply showing the droids the way out of the caverns, she gave them a riddle. She's also a supernatural being, who according to Word of God, isn't connected to the Force the same way the Jedi are, but more similar to the Nightsisters or the Ones.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Apparently she’d eat anything or anyone not made of metal, regardless if it’s an animal or a sentinent being.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: She has a long, prehensive frog-like tongue, which she uses to catch her prey.
  • Monochromatic Purple Eyes: Her eyes are all violet colored, highlighting that her nature is alien and mystic even in the Galaxy Far Far Away.
  • Pure Magic Being: Although the true extent of her powers remains a mystery, her ability to turn into a flock of light clearly suggests that she’s a supernatural being.
  • Riddle Me This: The riddle she told R2 and 3PO gave them the key to exit the caverns:
    "You can run but cannot walk;
    You have a mouth but cannot talk;
    You have a head but never weep;
    You have a bed but never sleep."

Bryx Sector

Wobani

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Location: Bryx Sector, Mid Rim

"Only petty criminals get sent to Wobani. No one from that sledge hole could possibly be that important."
Jory

A temperate planet that served as an Imperial Labor Camp. Jyn Erso was held here before she was rescued by Cassian.


  • Penal Colony: This planet houses a labor camp for the prisoners of the Empire.

Chommell Sector

Inusagi

Location: Chommell Sector, Mid Rim
Native Species: Rayeth
Immigrated Species: Human

A world that benefited from the wealth of its neighboring worlds, including Naboo. Up until the Chieftess of Inusagi was pressured into signing an alliance treaty with the Galactic Empire, Inusagi had been a neutral world for centuries. On the eve of the Galactic Civil War, a sakoola blossom festival was used to announce the new Imperial Governor of Inusagi, but the festival became a massacre when the Partisans infiltrated the party to show an example of the Rebellion's power.

    In General 
  • Culture Chop Suey: Inusagi is derived from the Japanese words, "inu" and "usagi" — "dog" and "rabbit" respectively. In addition, there is an Inusagian myth about the starbird (otherwise known as the phoenix, just as Japanese mythology has the phoenix as well), Jyn mentions that the Inusagians wear colorful robes, and the sakoola blossom festivals are clearly a reference to Cherry Blossom festivals in Japan, as the word for cherry blossom in Japanese is "sakura".
  • Flechette Storm: Gets subject to one by the Partisans using rifles that fire flechettes.

Naboo

See its page.

Dustig Sector

Malastare

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Location: Malastare System, Dustig Sector, Mid Rim
Native Species: Dug, Gran
Native Fauna: Insectomorph, Zillo Beast

A temperate forested world that was home to the Dugs, although a significant population of Grans and Humans live on the world. Malastare is a major source of fuel and is situated on the Hydian Way trade route. It is also one of several worlds where podracing is a popular sport. The planet is ruled by the Dug Council, which consists of representatives from the tribal nations of the world who are led by a Doge.

    Dug 

Dugs

The natives of Malastare. They are easily identifiable by their long snouts and unique limbs.


  • Bizarre Alien Locomotion: Unlike most species in the galaxy, Dugs walk on their upper limbs and use their lower limbs as hands.

    Nakha Urus 

Doge Nakha Urus

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Species: Dug

Homeworld: Malastare

Voiced by: Gregory Baldwin
Appearances: The Clone Wars

"We'll handle this our way, no matter what these Jedi think."

The leader of the Malastarian council during the Clone Wars.


  • The Leader: Of Malastare and the Dugs.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He is one at first, cooperating with the Jedi and Republic to drive the Separatists off of Malastare while working to convince the rest of the council to sign a treaty to provide the Republic with fuel. However, once the Zillo Beast is awoken, Urus ceases to be cooperative with the Jedi, blaming them for using the bomb which woke up and unleashed the creature and for believing that it would be better to remove the creature from Malastare rather than kill it.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His desire to destroy the Zillo Beast makes sense, since the Dugs have a legend that one day the last Zillo Beast would rise up and destroy their civilization. In his mind, Urus is trying to save his species and does not have the time to worry about Mace Windu's concerns about killing a unique creature.

    Gran 

Gran

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The other known sentient species of Malastare, Gran are mammalian humanoids with goat-like snouts, antenna-like snubs on their heads, three eyes and pointy ears. While the Dugs controlled the natural fuel resources of Malastare, the planet itself was represented in the Galactic Senate by the Gran.


  • Aliens Speaking English: They're usually seen speaking Basic in most of their appeareances. One notable exception is senator Ask Aak, who appears to be speaking in what is probably the native language of his people in Attack of the Clones.
  • Breakout Character: One of the most notable alien species of the franchise.
  • Extra Eyes: They have three eyes overall.
  • Humanoid Alien: They have the basic humanoid body shape but are clearly not human. Interestingly enough, there seem to be two body types for Gran. Some are skinny and have more human-like proportions, while others are instead quite portly.
  • Petting Zoo People: An extraterrestrial example. Gran definitely look like anthropomorphic alien, three-eyed, hornless goats.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, Gran were originally native to the planet Kinyen (Kinyen itself was made canon when it was added to the Beginner Game of The Force Awakens) and established many colonies on planets across the galaxy, with Malastare being one of them. In addition, their culture revolves about strong bonds of home and family in their society, since they had evolved from herbivorous, herding animals.

    Zillo Beast 

Zillo Beast

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Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
Appearances: The Clone Wars

The Zillo Beast was a semi-sentient, reptilian species endemic to the planet Malastare. The Dugs believed this gargantuan creature to be extinct long before the Clone Wars; during the Battle of Malastare, however, the last specimen alive was inadvertently unearthed by an electro-proton bomb used by the Galactic Republic. While Doge Urus and the Dugs sought to continue their ancestors' work of purging the species, the Jedi and the Republic were fascinated enough to preserve and research it.


  • All There in the Manual: According to the official Star Wars website's Encyclopedia, this particular Zillo Beast is male.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It was three-hundred-and-eighteen feet, actually.
  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Both literally, and in the sense of the trope. During the Battle of Malastare, it was sleeping deep underground, but the explosion of the Republic's Doomsday Device and the following landslide disturbed it. However, if the Dugs hadn't tried to kill it, it most likely wouldn't have attacked them at all. In the subsequent episode, it broke out of confinement and went after Palpatine, who ordered its destruction.
  • The Bus Came Back: The Clone Wars planned to show that after about at least four seasons of What Happened to the Mouse?, he (or a clone, at least) would've fought another Kaiju-like creature(s), implied to be creatures from the Sith Temple beneath the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, as another Shout-Out to Godzilla, especially the movies where Godzilla fights other Kaiju/monsters.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Word of God is that it hunted Palpatine because it could sense his true nature.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: They glowed enough to paint Palpatine's office in their green light, when it peeked in through the window.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing short of killing it could stop its rampage on Coruscant when it went after Palpatine.
  • It Can Think: It appeared to understand when Palpatine called it "just an animal", giving him a Death Glare, and it also understood that Palpatine was the one who ordered its destruction.
  • I Know You Know I Know: It is strongly implied that Palpatine knows damn well that the Zillo Beast can think and simply doesn't care; it is also strongly implied that he realises that the Beast is after him specifically and why, meaning that he is essentially playing a sadistic game with it.
  • The Juggernaut: It shrugs off almost everything that is thrown at it and continues on completely unhindered.
  • Kryptonite Factor: The Malastare fuel contained the only toxin that could kill it, while others seemed to be more or less safe, breathing around the fuel. Although the Jedi didn't risk breathing in the undiluted poison gas created from said toxin.
  • Last of His Kind: The species were thought to had gone extinct when the Dugs first started harvesting the fuel in Malastare's core. This specimen was believed to be the last survivor.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: It looks mostly like a lizard, but has the flexibility and body structure of a worm.
  • Monster Sob Story: The second episode that the creature appears in is largely spent with several characters pitying it for being the last of an extinct race.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous. It's got a third arm protruding from its back.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Its scales are tough enough to block lightsabers.
  • Shoot the Dog: The Jedi are forced to kill it rather than let it rampage through Coruscant.
  • Shout-Out: To King Kong and Kaiju films, particularly Godzilla.
  • Time Abyss: Since its species was thought to be extinct for many centuries, it should be at least a bit older than that.

    Dugs on Other Pages 

    Gran on Other Pages 

Mytaranor Sector

Kashyyyk

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Location: Kashyyyk System, Mytaranor Sector, Mid Rim
Native Species: Wookiee

Covered in massive forests of gigantic wroshyr trees, Kashyyyk is a beautiful and resource rich planet located on a major navigational junction in the Mid Rim. The native Wookiees live in tree cities and share their system with the Trandoshans of Trandosha, with a fierce rivalry between the two worlds for control. During the reign of the Empire, Kashyyyk was blockaded and the Wookiees were enslaved under the control of Grand Moff Lozen Tolruck while the planet's resources were mined and exploited, resulting in the destruction of large swaths of Kashyyyk's forests. A revolt aided by Han Solo, Chewbacca, and other New Republic operatives several months after the Battle of Endor resulted in the planet's liberation from Imperial control.

    Wookiee 

Wookiees

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Shaggy giants from the arboreal planet Kashyyyk, Wookiees appear fearsome and savage, but are actually quite intelligent and sophisticated. They are tender and gentle when peaceful, but become berserk when provoked.


  • Badass Adorable: They look like giant cuddly bears/dogs. They can still rip your arms out of your sockets if you irritate them.
  • Berserk Button: Call a life debt "slavery" at your own peril.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: They are physically incapable of speaking Basic (i.e., English), but are able to understand it just fine, just as Basic speakers are able to understand them.
  • Cuddle Bug: As hugging is the Wookiees' cultural equivalent of a handshake, expect to get this a lot if you befriend a Wookiee.
  • Exposed Extraterrestrials: Wookiees in general never seem to wear any kind of clothing, relying instead on their massive coats of fur.
  • Genius Bruiser: Despite their appearance of being Dumb Muscle, they're quite an intelligent species.
  • Gentle Giant: In spite of the average Wookiee also being a warrior.
  • I Owe You My Life: Wookiees are known for their rigid dedication to a tradition known as "Life Debt", which dictates that if someone saves a Wookiee's life, the Wookiee must serve and protect that person with Undying Loyalty for the rest of their life.
  • Long-Lived: The average lifespan of a Wookiee is 400 years.
  • Magically Inept Fighter: A whole race of them. Force-sensitive Wookiees are said to be quite rare, but still out there.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Every last loveable one of them.
  • Schizo Tech: The Weapon of Choice of the Wookiees is the bowcaster, which is essentially a laser crossbow.
  • Slave Race: The Empire enslaved them after Order 66, since their resilience, longevity and large size made them quite effective workers.
  • The Unintelligible: They speak with nothing but barks and growls. Fortunately, this doesn't pose a problem for conversations.

    Tarfful 

General Tarfful

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Portrayed by: Michael Kingma

A general during the Clone Wars, Tarfful helped command the defense of his homeworld, along with assisting any allies in nearby sectors.


  • The Cavalry/Gunship Rescue: After picking up Chewbacca's distress signal from Wasskah, Tarfful and several of his warriors arrive and rescue him and the captured Jedi younglings from the Trandoshans.
  • Four-Star Badass/Frontline General: He is a general in the Wookiee military, and personally leads the rescue mission to Wasskah, where he proceeds to tear through the Trandoshan hunters.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When the clone troopers turn on Yoda after Order 66 is issued, Tarfful immediately sides with the Jedi and helps him escape the planet.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His fate after helping Yoda escape Kashyyyk is unknown.

    Malla 

Malla

Appearance: Empire's Endnote 

The wife of Chewbacca and the mother of their son, Lumpawaroo.


    Lumpawaroo 

Lumpawaroo, "Waroo"

Appearances: Chewbacca | Empire's End

The son of Chewbacca and Malla.


    Wookiee Triplets 

D'Koetaa, D'Lylaa, Wyhyatt

Appearances: Adventures

A trio of Wookiee babies that were captured by the Empire in the eve of the Galactic Civil War. Cassian and Kaytoo came across them and ended up taking care of them.


    Wookiees on other pages 

Trandosha

Location: Kashyyyk System, Mytaranor Sector, Mid Rim
Native Species: Trandoshan

Also known as Dosha, Trandosha is the homeworld of the Trandoshan species. It is a verdant jungle planet that is regarded as a hunter's paradise. Located in the same system as the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, the two native species of the system share an intense and bloody rivalry. Trandosha's moon Wasskah is used by the Trandoshans as a game preserve where hunters track dangerous creatures, with less scrupulous hunters pursuing sentient beings they kidnapped and brought to the moon.

    Trandoshan 

Trandoshans

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The reptilian Trandoshans, alternatively known as T'doshok, are well known throughout the galaxy as skilled hunters. Hunting is regarded as a rite of passage in their culture. They have pointed teeth and three digits on each of their hands and feet, which feature sharp claws used for climbing and tearing into prey.


  • Always Chaotic Evil: There's only one Trandoshan seen in the Canon who isn't a bounty hunter or other kind of criminal.
  • Archenemy: The Wookiees. As in, the entire species.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: The most immoral Trandoshan hunters chase down sentient beings so they can kill them and mount parts of their body as trophies.
  • Hellish Pupils: Their pupils are horizontal and quite sinister-looking.
  • Lizard Folk: A notable example of the franchise.
  • Planet of Hats: Trandoshans are associated with being hunters and little else. While most Trandoshans grow up in a culture of hunting, not all pursue it as a career as adults.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: They are an entire civilization whose members almost always partake in less-than-noble activities.
  • Sssssnake Talk: Trandoshans usually speak Basic this way.
  • The Reptilians: The most prominent example in the Star Wars Canon.

    Trandoshans on other pages 

Ottega System

A solar system which contained the planet Ithor and was home to the related Ithorian and Ottegan species.


  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the system orbited around the star Ottega, which earned it its name, and its orbitals included Ithor, an asteroid belt, and two gas giants. In addition, the outer portions of the Ottega system consisted of 69 planets and 565 moons.

    Ottegans 

Ottegans

A genetic offshoot of Ithorians, Ottegans had the same hammer-shaped heads as their cousins, but only possessed a single mouth in their faces. Geneticists argued for millennia about the exact relationship between the two species.


  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Downplayed. They possess the same hammer-like heads as their cousins, but they only have one mouth located in their faces. Ithorians often joked that them having only one mouth meant that they needed to talk twice as much to be heard.
  • Fantastic Slur: Ithorians referred to their cousins as hrumgatha which in their language meant "lone mouth". They did this jokingly rather than out of true malice, however.
  • Humanoid Alien: Like their cousins, Ottegans possess a humanoid body shape but their appeareance is clearly extraterrestrial.

Ithor

Location: Ottega System, Mid Rim
Native Species: Ithorian
Native Fauna: Molsume, Toscwon

A lush planet covered in dense, tropical jungles, its ecosystems were considered sacred and hunting there was highly illegal. The flora included the exotic n'lor trees, the carnivorous johinuu trees as well as several, edible fungi.

    Ithorians 

Ithorians

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The native species of Ithor, the hammer-headed Ithorians were a common sight through the galaxy and were usually peaceful gardeners and philosophers in their homeworld. They possessed an unique set of twin mouths on opposide sides of their necks.


  • Always Lawful Good: Most Ithorians are usually described as friendly, compassionate beings who practice gardening and philosophy. Bulduga and Onca are noticeable exceptions.
  • Badass Baritone: Their language, Ithorese, is deep, throaty and imposing.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Ithorians are biologically incapable of speaking Basic, but can learn to understand it. Some, like Old Jho, get around this by using translators which convert their speech into Basic
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Aside from their massive, hammer-shaped heads, ithorians possess two mouths, one on each side of their necks.
  • Breakout Character: In regards to extraterrestrial species, the ithorians have had a rather positive reception, are quite identifiable and are one of the most recurring sentient species of the franchise.
  • Fantastic Slur: Stormtroopers referred to them as "leathernecks" as an insult.
  • Humanoid Alien: Ithorians have the basic humanoid body structure, but possess large hammer-shaped heads, long spindly fingers and bulky feeet.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Kougathu, a defensive technique that took advantage of the species' twin mouths to shout loudly enough to stun an attacker.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, ithorians worshipped a deity known as "Mother Jungle". They also had a herd-like social organization, having evolved from herbivorous mammals, and were crucial to restoring several worlds which had been devastated by the Jedi and Mandalorian wars.
  • Starfish Language: Because of the species' dual mouths, Ithorese was stereophonic and sounded like bizarre, droning guttural moans to those who did not understand it.
  • Stereotype Flip: Despite ithorians being considered a pleasant species, the bounty hunters Bulduga and Onca were definitely not friendly fellows.
  • The Unintelligible: Their language, Ithorese was stereophonic and, to the untrained ear, sounded like echoing, deep guttural moans and bellows. Many species found it rather beautiful.

    Ithorians on other pages 

Sloo Sector

Vandor-1

Location: Sloo Sector, Mid Rim
Major Cities: Fort Ypso

A frozen planet which was the site of a conveyex heist from Han, Chewbacca, and Tobias Beckett's gang. The planet is sparsely settled despite the Empire's growing presence on this world.


     In General 
  • Canon Immigrant: The planet first appeared in Legends, although in that continuity it was a Core World located in the Coruscant system, rather than a Mid Rim world.
  • Single-Biome Planet: Vandor-1 has a mostly cold climate and mountainous terrain.

Tashtor Sector

Takodana

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Location: Tashtor Sector, Mid Rim

"I didn't know there was this much green in the whole galaxy."
Rey

A lush forest world with numerous lakes that sat on trade routes that connected the Inner and Outer Rims, Takodana straddled the line between civilization and frontier living. Although sparsely populated, the world was considered a neutral haven from the politics of the galaxy and attracted many explorers, fugitives, smugglers, and other criminals, many of whom gathered at Maz Kanata's castle.

    Maz Kanata 

Maz Kanata

See her entry on the Criminals page.

    Strono Tuggs 

Strono "Cookie" Tuggs

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Species: Artiodac

Appearances: Recipe for Death

A chef who works in Maz Kanata's castle.


  • Cooking Duel: Suspects that whoever killed Robbs wanted his job, so he holds a contest with the prize being Robbs' old position. The four who sign up are his prime suspects.
  • Fed to Pigs: Someone tries to frame him by putting his friend's dead body in a freezer only he has access to. He disposes of the body by feeding it to a creature in the dungeon of Maz's castle.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Often fights with his sous chef Robbs Ely over food preparation techniques. However, they are close friends with a passion for the culinary arts and Tuggs is saddened by his death.
  • Wrongful Accusation Insurance: After uncovering Robbs' real killers, Cookie goes back to running his kitchen like nothing ever happened even though he secretly disposed of Robbs' body and indirectly caused the death of another innocent employee.

    Robbs Ely 

Robbs Ely

Species: Volpai

Appearances: Recipe for Death

A sous chef working in Maz Kanata's castle.


  • Fed to Pigs: What happens to his body.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: Literally and figuratively. He is murdered and stuffed into a freezer, which sets off the murder mystery at the heart of the short story.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: To his boss Strono, who he often fights with over food preparation.

    Sama Macoy 

Sama Macoy

Species: Devaronian

Appearances: Recipe for Death

A woman who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. She is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.


  • Small Name, Big Ego: She's only worked at the kitchen for a few months, but she's very ambitious and blustery.

    Relva Jace 

Relva Jace

Species: Human

Homeworld: Corellia

Appearances: Recipe for Death

A Corellian who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. He is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.


  • Knife Nut: Skilled with a kitchen knife, the type of weapon used to kill Robbs.

    Damor Gregon 

Damor Gregon

Species: Human

Appearances: Recipe for Death

A human who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. He is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.


  • Passed-Over Promotion: He's a model employee. Never fights and never misses a day of work, but never got promoted. Cookie wonders if he finally snapped.

    Jom Jarusch 

Jom Jarusch

Species: Mon Calamari-Quarren hybrid

Appearances: Recipe for Death

A Mon Calamari-Quarren hybrid who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. He is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.


    Carly and J'Nell 

Carly and J'Nell

Model: BD-3000 droids

Appearances: Recipe for Death

A pair of female BD-3000 droids designed to prepare and taste dishes. They judge the competition Cookie holds to find a new sous chef.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: They are designed to taste dishes and ensure there are no dangerous substances in them. The fact that Robbs used all sorts of strange ingredients in his dishes made this difficult. They wished to analyze his secret recipe book, but he refused. They killed him to fulfill their normal function.
  • Fembot: Both are designed to look female.
  • Cooking Duel: They're the judges and commentators in a four-way cooking contest.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Their right arms include synthetic skin to help taste dishes. Their left arms contain a number of utensils.

    Thromba and Laparo 

Thromba and Laparo

Species: Frigosian

Appearances: The Face of Evil

A pair of cryptosurgeons who set up shop in one of the towers of Maz Kanata's castle.


  • Expy: They are like evil versions of Minions. They are Affably Evil, short, yellow-furred, wear goggles, and speak only in an alien language.
  • Mad Artist: They claim to be artists as well as surgeons. When a thief comes to them asking for plastic surgery, they insist that they be the ones to choose what she looks like in the end.
  • Mad Scientist: Often perform surgery on conscious, sentient creatures. Sometimes with their consent.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: They create them for fun, using nonconsenting sentient creatures. They do the same to their assistant after he accidentally lets the previous one out of its cage.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Both of them have these.

    Drix Gil 

Drix Gil

Species: Snivvian

Appearances: The Face of Evil

An assistant to Thromba and Laparo.


  • Pig Man: Comes with being a Snivvian.
  • The Igor: A hunchback assistant to a pair of mad scientists.
  • Third-Person Person: Always refers to himself as "Drix".
  • You Have Failed Me: For accidentally letting "Specimen Nine" out of its cage, his bosses turn him into Specimen Ten.

Other Mid Rim Worlds

Bromlarch

Location: Mid Rim

A Mid Rim world which relies on a planetary aqueduct system to transport food and water to the populace. The aqueduct was damaged by seismic activity several years before the Clone Wars broke out, requiring the Senate to intervene.


  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, it was located in the Bromlarch system and Vish sector, bordering the Chommell sector (where Naboo is located).

Crul

Location: Mid Rim
Native Species: Crolute, Gilliand

A planet covered in warm, shallow seas and lagoons, it was the homeworld of two species: the all-male crolutes and the all-female gilliands.

    In General 

    Crolutes 

Crolutes

One of two sentient species hailing from Crul, Crolutes were hulking, aquatic humanoids and were completely male.


  • Fish People: Crolutes resemble the real world blobfish, and their name is a reference to the genus name of the species, Psychrolutes marcidus.
  • Gonk: Much like the real animal they're based on, a crolute's buoyant, gelatinous body tissue sagged unsettlingly from their body should they be removed from their aquatic habitat.
  • Humanoid Alien: They have the basic body shape but a distinctly alien appeareance.
  • One-Gender Race: Crolutes are exclusively male while their mates, the Gilliands, are all female.

     Crolutes on other pages 

    Gilliands 

Gilliands

The other sentient species from Crul, Gilliands were completely female and were the mates of the all-masculine crolutes.


Gan Moradir

Location: Mid Rim
Local Species: Xan

A colony world. Towards the end of the Galactic Civil War, it was liberated from the Galactic Empire by the New Republic, but quickly fell into instability and were harassed by pirate gangs that took advantage of their vulnerability, making off with their food sources in the process.

    Geeska Dotalo 

Geeska Dotalo

Appearances: Aftermath

A male Xan sent as a representative by his people to file complaints to the New Republic on Chandrila in regards to their lack of action to the situation on Gan Moradir. After accosting public relations official Olia Choko, she listened to his qualms about the New Republic and invited him to speak to the Senate about his people's concerns and the problems of their colony.


  • Produce Pelting: Figures that this is somehow a good way of showing his frustration to the New Republic. Since Olia is an understanding individual, she lets it slide when she learns he is legitimately frustrated.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He makes a bad impression on everyone by subjecting a public relations official to Produce Pelting in the middle of her interview. At first, it seems like he's just some rabblerouser that's about to be talked down into his place by embarrassing him on public broadcasting, but then he reveals that he's upset that the New Republic isn't doing anything to help his world and he actually starts sobbing about it. Luckily, the official he disrespected is a Reasonable Authority Figure that is happy to help in the best ways she can by inviting him to the Senate to voice these complaints as his people's representative and immediately gets another Republic official to help him do this. Now, let's hope the Senate doesn't get jammed in its political gridlock this early...

Glee Anselm

Location: Mid Rim
Native Species: Nautolan

The oceanic homeworld of the Nautolan species.

    In General 
  • Schrödinger's Canon: Despite being a vacation world, it does have a series of violent conflicts between the Nautolans and the other native species, the Anselmi. There was also at least one battle there during the Clone Wars, but what exactly happened is unspecified.
  • Single-Biome Planet: Most of it is oceanic and tropical, making it a nice getaway world.
  • Turtle Island: Maybe. What Could Have Been for The Clone Wars was to show the Nautolans living in cities on the backs of giant turtles that surfaced every few centuries for air, though it's unknown if this is officially the case.

    Nautolan 

Nautolans


    Zinn Toa 

Zinn Toa

Appearances: The Clone Wars

One of the Force-sensitive infants kidnapped by Cad Bane as part of Darth Sidious' plans to turn them into Dark Side spies. This was put to a halt when Zinn Toa and the other infants were rescued by the Jedi Order, but Zinn was not returned to his parents on Glee Anselm and was kept with the Jedi in the belief that he had gone through too traumatic an experience to be left without supervision.


  • All There in the Manual: This and Word of God state the Jedi Order kept him with them rather than returning him back to his family.
  • Uncertain Doom: Given that he was brought to the Jedi only a few years before the Order's fall and the rise of the Empire, he could very well be dead or an Inquisitor.

    Nautolans on other pages 

Ikkrukk

Location: Mid Rim
Native Species: Ikkrukkian
Capital: Grail City

A mountainous world with a powerful planetary defense grid, the leadership of Ikkrukk was sympathetic towards the Resistance. Following the Battle of Crait, it became the first world to openly align with the Resistance in the war against the First Order.


  • Les Collaborateurs: A group of First Order sympathizers seized control of Ikkrukk's planetary defense cannons to prevent the government from fighting off the First Order assault on the capital.

    Grist 

Prime Minister Grist

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Species: Ikkrukkian

Homeworld: Ikkrukk

Appearances: Poe Dameron

The head of the Ikkrukkian government.


  • Action Politician: She personally leads the Ikkrukian forces attempting to stop the First Order collaborators from bringing down the defense shield protecting Grail City.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Appears in the final two issues of Poe Dameron, but is set up as a major player as the first planetary leader to openly align with the Resistance.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even prior to the Resistance helping fend off the First Order invasion of Ikkrukk she was sympathetic to their cause, and after the battle Grist declares that Ikkrukk will stand alongside the Resistance to defeat the First Order.

Iridonia

Location: Mid Rim
Native Species: Zabrak (Iridonian)

The homeworld of the Zabrak species, not to be confused with the Nightbrothers, who are male Dathomirian Zabrak. Its environment was described as brutal and unforgiving.

    Zabrak 

Zabrak


  • Facial Markings: It's traditional for Zabrak to get patterns of lines tattooed on their face.
  • Horned Humanoid: Their most standout feature, along with their tattoos.
  • Human Subspecies: They are a Near-Human species, and thus capable of interbreeding with humans.

    Zabrak on other pages 

Birthworld Iridonians

Offworld Iridonians

Nakadia

Location: Mid Rim
Capital: Quarrow
Native Species: Nakadians

"Interesting fact about Nakadia. We liberated them from the Empire and now they provide a great deal of the food for our troops."
Mon Mothma

An agricultural world whose unique soil allows for a wide variety of crops to be grown. During the Clone Wars it was occupied by the Separatists for a time. After being liberated by the New Republic, it became one of their major food exporters and was the location of the Republic's rotating capital in 5 ABY.

     In General 
  • Arcadia: Nakadia's primary source of economy is agriculture. It has a relatively small population compared to some other civilized planets (the capital city of Quarrow has only a few thousand inhabitants). Due to its relatively pristine environment and role as a major food exporter for troops, Nakadia is placed under high protection by the New Republic, including the banning of invasive plant species that could potentially threaten the ecosystem.
  • Fantastic Racism: Nakadians tend to be prejudiced towards droids, though they're slowly becoming more accepting of them. This is due to suffering an occupation of Separatist battle droids during the Clone Wars.

Patitite Pattuna

Location: Mid Rim
Native species: Patitite

A swampy planet that is home to the diminutive Patitite people.

    Hay-Zu 

Hay-Zu

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Species: Patitite

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Appearances: The Clone Wars

The dictator of Patitite Pattuna.


  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: None of his subjects care that Hay-Zu is dead, and in fact celebrate it and wanted C-3P0 to take over since he caused Hay-Zu's death.
  • Death by Falling Over: Inverted, as he doesn't die from falling down, but instead, C-3P0 accidently knocks R2-D2 over while trying to deactivate him, causing him to fall onto and crush Hay-Zu.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Not only does he accidentally get crushed by R2-D2, he leaves a large bloodstain (For his size anyway) on Artoo's frame that remains for the remainder of "Nomad Droids".
  • Fat Bastard: He is much heavier than the rest of his species, a indication of his status and gluttony.
  • Lilliputians: The Patitites are a species of tiny humanoids. They are also a direct homage to the Trope Namer.
  • Too Important to Walk: He has four of his subjects carry him around in a throne instead of walking.

Riflor

Location: Mid Rim
Native Species: Advozse

A volcanic world that was home to the Advozse species.

    In General 
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, Riflor was known in the galaxy because of its bureaucracy and engineering accomplishments as well as its mining operations.

    Advozsec 

Advozsec

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The natives of Riflor, the Advozsec (singular:Advozse) were easily identifiable by their thick skin, dark sensitive eyes and a single cranian horn growing from the top of their forehead. Having evolved to survive in a highly dangerous world where their lives and residences were at stake every day, the species had a pessimistic outlook on life and a fixation on financial stability.


Shu-Torun

Location: Mid Rim

A volcanic world rich in resources, Shu-Torun is controlled by a powerful ruling family and the ore-barons. During the reign of the Empire the world provided vital materials to the Imperial war machine. A civil war broke out after the newly crowned Queen Trios was challenged by the ore-dukes for her continued loyalty to the Empire after the Battle of Yavin.

    In General 
  • Civil War: After Trios was installed as the new queen by Darth Vader, the ore-barons challenged her and sought independence for Shu-Torun so they could run their businesses as they wished. Vader, Grand General Tagge, and Dr. Cylo became involved on behalf of the Empire to ensure their supply of raw materials was not cut off. Trios won the war and executed the rebellious nobles, handpicking their successors to ensure loyalty to her.
  • Deadly Decadent Court: Court culture is everything on Shu-Torun, with the ore-barons and ruling family constantly vying for power and advantages over each other. Assassinations and rebellions are a frequent occurrence, and the elaborate court culture is seen as a way to minimize potential hostilities.

    Trios 

Queen Trios

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Species: Human

Appearances: Darth Vader | Marvel Star Wars

"We are an intensely courtly culture. To survive on Shu-Torun, you must dance."

The third and youngest child of the King of Shu-Torun. She is installed as Queen of her planet after Darth Vader and his servants kill her father and siblings. After solidifying her rule during a civil war with the assistance of Vader, Trios began providing ore to the Empire and assisted in mining the remains of Jedha.


  • An Arm and a Leg: When she pulls a blaster on Darth Vader, he swiftly cuts off her right forearm. Trios replaces it with a ornate cybernetic hand.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Averted. She is crowned by Vader after her father and siblings are killed by Triple Zero and BT-1. She is then presented with a piece of Alderaan as a reminder of what happens to those who oppose the Empire. She is on her knees, surrounded by the bodies of her family, with Vader letting her know the relationship between her planet and the Empire.
  • Character Development: Picks up quite a few lessons from Darth Vader, particularly on how to deal with rebellious vassals. At the end of the civil war, Trios is a confident, manipulative, and powerful queen who is a willing ally of the Empire. She later reveals to Leia that the main lesson she took from Vader was that her world would never be safe as long as the Empire existed.
    • It's later shown this is a manipulation. She's terrified of what Vader will do to Shu-Torun if she resists, and her aid to the rebels was all part of his plan.
  • Fake Defector: Her Heel–Face Turn was all on Darth Vader's orders.
  • Frontline General: She is right beside Vader and his troops as they assault a rebellious ore-baron's facility. Later, when Vader is indisposed and the Imperials refuse to obey her orders, she leads her personal troops into battle against Rubix.
  • Good All Along: Her alliance with the Empire is a sham, and she is hiding a significant amount of raw materials from the Empire in order to give them to the Rebel Alliance.
    • Except... she was working with Vader to set up the Rebel Alliance the whole time.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Her betrayal of the Rebellion in order to make sure Shu-Toran doesn't suffer the same fate as Alderaan...means that Leia decides to scourge Shu-Toran, to remove a vital resource from the Empire — and possibly also for revenge.
  • Lady of War: She inherits the titles of both queen and warlord, meaning she must lead troops in battle.
  • Meaningful Name: "Trios" begins with the prefix "tri-", meaning "three". She's the third child. It's also symbolic of her status as The Unfavorite.
  • The Mole: Provides information to the Alliance that allows them to destroy the mineral harvesters on Jedha, and during the conflict she makes contact with Leia and solidifies her allegiance to the Rebellion.
    • It's revealed this was all on Darth Vader's orders, in order to gather the rebels in one place where the Imperial Fleet could crush them.
  • The Needs of the Many: After Vader kills her advisors and royal guards for being witnesses to his plans, she says as long as her planet is safe, "everyone is expendable".
  • Odd Name Out: Her older siblings were named Monthan and Hollian. Her name is Trios.
  • Puppet King: Vader makes her this after her father and siblings are killed.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is perfectly willing to be sacrificed by her father to kill Darth Vader. During the ore barons insurrection, she fights alongside Vader to put down the Alliance.
  • Shadow Archetype: It's becoming increasingly obvious that she's one to Leia if she'd had the power to save Alderaan by capitulating to the Empire. She's a royal who lost her whole family and who will do anything to save her home planet from destruction, including betraying and killing anyone she has to. She has all of Leia's ruthlessness and noblesse oblige, but none of the friends or mentors that keep her on the side of good.
  • The Unfavorite: The king's two older children inherit titles, while Trios is thrown away in a plot to kill Darth Vader.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She is highly concerned about retaining her people's respect even though she's just a Puppet Queen for the Empire. Dialogue from Issue 50 of the main title shows she's become adept at causing the ore barons to squabble amongst themselves instead of against her, and she's growing tired of the Deadly Decadent Court tendencies of her planet's power brokers.
  • Worthy Opponent: Vader expresses sincere admiration when he realizes she was willing to die as part of her father's plot to kill him. Triple-Zero also expresses respect for her, which is impressive considering his views on living beings.

    The King 

The King of Shu-Torun

Species: Human

Appearances: Darth Vader

The unnamed king of Shu-Torun, a mining world.


  • False Flag Operation: Hires assassins to pretend to be Rebels and attack his own palace while Darth Vader is visiting. His younger daughter, Princess Trios, then leads Vader into a trap under the guise of guiding him to safety.
  • Parental Favoritism: He is perfectly willing to sacrifice his youngest child in his plot to kill Darth Vader.

    Monthan and Hollian 

Prince Monthan and Princess Hollian

Species: Human

Appearances: Darth Vader

The eldest and second eldest children of the King.


  • Lady of War: Hollian was expected to be "celebrant warlord", leader of the planet's army. Unfortunately, she never gets a chance to do so.
  • Parental Favoritism: After the King dies, Monthan is expected to be king while Hollian will be "celebrant warlord". Trios gets nothing.
  • We Hardly Knew You: Both are killed off without even dialogue, leaving Triosthe last survivor of the Royal Family.

    Rubix 

Duke Rubix

Species: Human

Appearances: Darth Vader

One of the most powerful ore-barons and the primary instigator behind the Shu-Torun civil war.


  • Etiquette Nazi: He is quick to anger over Vader's unwillingness to dance with his daughter, a breach of Shu-Torun courtly etiquette; even with then-Princess Trios telling him not to press the issue.
  • Jerkass: He is arrogant, prideful, and greedy, with the only reason he is rebelling against the Empire being to increase his own power instead of moral beliefs.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Trios has him executed by a firing squad of four soldiers armed with high powered lasers. The result leaves a giant smoking hole in the middle of Rubix's body.
  • This Cannot Be!: As Queen Trios and the Empire's forces assault and breach his citadel, Rubix declares it impossible after having been assured by Dr. Cylo that he would prevent the Empire from joining the assault.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He mocks Vader and considers Trios a weak ruler. Three guesses about how that turns out for him.

Sarka

Location: Mid Rim
Native Species: Sarkans

The homeworld of the reptilian Sarkans, Sarka was a world notable for its vast network of caves and priced gems which the natives traded to the Empire to keep their autonomy.

    In General 
  • Canon Immigrant: The planet was originally part of the Legends canon, with it being first mentioned in the second chapter of the Thrawn trilogy, Dark Force Rising, and later physically appearing in the game Star Wars: Rebellion. The beginner game for The Force Awakens brought it back to canon, and the comic book Star Wars Adventures revealed more information about it and its inhabitants.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: In addition to its underground caverns and coveted gems, Sarka was also a world of lush jungles, hot springs and humid marshlands, according to Legends.

    Sarkans 

Sarkans

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The sentient natives of Sarka, these bipedal, egg-laying reptilian beings possessed a long, thick tail and greatly priced ritual and protocol. Sarkans thrived in rich underground communities and mined the many gems found in their home planet.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Their scaly skin could be grey, red, orange, lilac, and green.
  • Bothering by the Book: The species took their customs way too seriously, and always demanded outsiders to stick to them as well, a trait which many other species found off-putting.
  • Canon Immigrant: While the species itself was already canon due to having a single appeareance in the 1997 editions of A New Hope and onwards, they had only been identified as Sarkans in Legends works. The second book of the Aftermath trilogy, Aftermath: Life Debt, firmly identified the species by their original Legends name, while Star Wars Adventures brought back much of their Legends characterization.
  • Costume Porn: Sarkans were fond of wearing elaborate headpieces and colorful robes adorned with the very same gems they dug from the ground.
  • Humanoid Aliens: Aside from the long tail and different skull, a Sarkan's skeleton was otherwise identical to that of a human being.
  • Lawful Stupid: Their strict adherance for their laws and customs seems to be their hat.
  • Lizard Folk: They esentially resemble man-sized anthropomorphic geckos.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: The diplomats and nobles of Sarkan society were this in particular.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Downplayed. The species was by no means evil, but their obsessive nature when it came to their traditions, protocol and customs often made it hard for other sentients to get along with them.
  • The Reptilians: They are lizard-like Humanoid Aliens.
  • Schrödinger's Canon: According to Legends, Sarkans possessed excellent night vision, were cold-blooded and could live up to 96 years. Their thick, muscular tails were their main defense mechanism against enemies and they were also apparently related to the Barabels. Likewise, they were a very wealthy society thanks to the export of their gems, but were also very isolationist and downright distrustful of other races, and as such preferred to stay in their homeworld. In fact, Melas (the pipe-smoking fellow who provides the page image for this race) was exiled from his homeworld because he was rather friendly and social toward outsiders. They also spoke their own language, Sarkese.
  • Serious Business: Much like in Legends, the species took their customs and traditions very seriously, so much that anyone who did not follow them while on their planet could be put in prison for breaking them. It didn't help that Sarkan diplomats often came up with new, random customs constantly, making it hard for other species to keep up with them.
  • Stereotype Flip: Melas, a patron of Chalmun's cantina, may be this, assuming he still has his ''Legends'' characterization. The same may apply for Vinthar, a member of the species who is a pirate in Eleodie Maracanvanya's crew.

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