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Gamandar was a planet in the Mid Rim. It was in the same system as Iskalon and Telfrey and was considered the twin of Iskalon itself. It was a rocky world inhabited by the red-skinned Gamandar race. After the Bothans stole the Death Star II plans, the Galactic Empire brutally subjugated Gamandar. They enslaved its people and made the planet into an Imperial fortress world. From Gamandar, Admiral Griggor Tower launched the attack on Iskalon that caused the Iskalon effect. Darth Vader was infuriated by the attack, which threatened the life of his son, Luke Skywalker. Vader killed Tower.
Behind the scenesEdit
Gamandar and the other planet in its system, Iskalon, are references to the Japanese science fiction anime series Space Battleship Yamato, known as Star Blazers in the western market. The two planets Iscandar and Gamilon, which were the twin planets that featured prominently in the first season of Space Cruiser Yamato/Star Blazers are the obvious source for the two similar sounding planets appearing in Marvel Star Wars. As a further reference to the Japanese series, the Rebels were led to Iskalon and Gamandar by the Rebel pilot, Yom Argo. This name referenced how the main ship in the Japanese series, Yamato was re-christened the Argo for American audiences.
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