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"Many Bothans died to bring us this information."
Mon Mothma, before the Battle of Endor[src]

Bothans (pronounced /'bɑθɪn/)[1] were the species credited with stealing information concerning the Death Star II, despite sustaining heavy casualties, thereby enabling the Rebel Alliance to plan an attack on the unfinished space station.[2] The Bothans also provided the Rebel Alliance with other useful information, such as the door code for the shield generator bunker on the forest moon of Endor.[3]

Bothans were known to communicate with each other in a series of growls.[4]

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Behind the scenesEdit

Though the mention of Bothans in the film Return of the Jedi by Mon Mothma did not expound on the nature of Bothans, their role and sacrifice in securing intel on the second Death Star is well-known as a consequence.


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. TwitterLogo @HolocronKeeper (Leland Chee) on Twitter. "@LelalMekha Fair to assume species names are the same unless you hear otherwise. Same goes for planets. And ship models." (screenshot)
  2. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  3. Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
  4. Bloodline

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