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Besalisks were a humanoid sentient species with four arms and an inflatable wattle native to the planet Ojom in the Deep Core. Dex's Diner owner and friend of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi around the time of the start of the Clone Wars, Dexter Jettster, was a Besalisk, as was Pong Krell, a Jedi Master who fell to the dark side of the Force after having a vision of the Jedi's demise during the Clone Wars.

Biology and appearanceEdit

Besalisks were a sentient species of humanoids with four arms and an inflatable wattle.[1] They could average in height between 1.88 and 2.36 meters[2][3] and had skin ranging from green to brown.[4] They possessed a bony headcrest[4] and their large hands and feet both ended in four digits. They had wide mouths, could sport hair on both their faces and their heads[9] and could have yellow eyes.[3] At least one Besalisk was sensitive to the Force.[3]

Society and cultureEdit

Besalisks were known to be industrious and hardworking. A Besalisk saying was "If your neighbors trouble you, send your rodents to their nest".[4]

Besalisks in the galaxyEdit

Native to the Deep Core planet of Ojom,[5] Around the start of the Clone Wars, Dexter Jettster was a Coruscant diner owner and friend of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. During this time, he successfully identified a Kamino saberdart to Kenobi, characterising them by the cuts on their side due to his days as a prospector. He went on to inform Kenobi about the Kaminoans who were reputable cloners and kept to themselves but were welcoming to those who brought credits.[2]

During the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Pong Krell was a Besalisk Jedi General known for his reputation as a succesfull general and the highest casualty rates of clone troopers under his command.[3]In the Battle of Umbara, he attempted to sabotage the campaign by sending his clones on strategically inept missions because he foresaw the demise of the Jedi Order and the Republic, and emersed himself in the dark side in order to survive this by becoming the Sith apprentice of Separatist leader Count Dooku. However, this was revealed by the clone troopers of the 501st Legion after he sent his own troops against the 212th Attack Battalion, claiming they were Umbarans disguised as clone troopers. He proceeded to cut down multiple clones with his double-bladed lightsabers but was stunned by clone trooper Tup. He was later executed by another clone, Dogma.[10]

By the time of the Galactic Empire, a Besalisk subcommunity existed on the planet Gorse. This included Drakka, owner of Drakka's Diner, Lal Grallik, enterprising chief of Moonglow Polychemical, a mining and refinery company, and her husband Gord Grallik, the security chief. Both Gralliks were murdered by Denetrius Vidian of the empire.[4]

At the same time, several Besalisks worked for Vidian at Calcoraan Depot on the planet Calcoraan. [4]

In the Galactic Civil War, Gadren was a Besalisk who served as a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Sixty-First Mobile Infantry. During the Siege of Inyusu Tor, he lost one of his four arms.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Besalisks first appeared in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones through Dexter Jettster. They were never identified on-screen, but were named in the Star Wars Legends book Star Wars Attack of the Clones The Visual Dictionary, also from 2002, by David West Reynolds (author). For Attack of the Clones, Besalisks were made entirely with computer-generated imagery.[9]

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