The Espirions were a sentient species of humanoids that hailed from the planet of the same name. Although very similar to humans, they had red skin, a bald head and yellow eyes with green sclerae. Although the Espirions had massive military forces, they were hospitable to strangers, so much so that they created micro-ecologies on their homeworld in order to support very different lifeforms. Long before the Galactic Civil War, a number of Espirions interbred with Alderaanians, a race of humans from Alderaan, giving rise to a hybrid population known as the Alder-Espirions.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Espirions first appeared in Princess Leia, Part IV, the fourth of five issues of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Princess Leia. They were never directly named in the story, but the fact that their planet's half-Alderaanians were called "Alder-Espirions" implied it.[1] Jordan D. White, editor for Marvel Comics, later confirmed that the natives of Espirion bore the same name as their homeworld.[3]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Princess Leia, Part IV
  2. Princess Leia, Part V
  3. Tumblr Jordan D. White House Press Secretary — Given that the "Half-Alderaanians" in the Leia… on Tumblr  "Given that the 'Half-Alderaanians' in the Leia miniseries were referred to as 'Alder-Espirions' at one point, can we safely assume that the natives of Espirion are called, well, the Espirions?" "Yes." (screenshot)
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