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"The people of this system were giants, we think."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

The Gargantelles were a species of six-armed giants that inhabited Boz Pity until their extermination at the beginning of the Ductavis Era.

Biology and appearanceEdit

The Gargantelles of Boz Pity were a species of sentient, giant humanoids whose height topped 20 meters. They had six beefy arms[2] and, from what could be observed on their remains, their skeleton included a rib cage. They had overall very Human-like facial features, with a mildly protruding nose bearing two nostrils and a mouth with fleshy lips.[1] Although Gargantelles normally had a single, forward-facing eye,[2] some had two.[1]

Society and cultureEdit

"What is this place?"
"I read it's some sort of graveyard planet. But the size of the memorials…"
―Bail Organa and Anakin Skywalker[src]

Although the Gargantelles were civilized enough to erect statues in honor of their dead,[1] they were still very brutal. They would not hesitate to eat their smaller enemies as a means of resistance.[2] Gargantelles of importance wore spiked helmets with a nose-guard.[1]

HistoryEdit

When the Hutts of Nal Hutta identified the giants of Boz Pity as potential slaves, they sent many ships, attempting to capture the Gargantelle populace. Desperate to come out victorious, the Hutts threw seven invasions of Nikto at the Gargantelles, but each invasion failed. They then sent t'landa Til negotiators, yet these negotiators suffered the same fate as the Nikto—killed and eaten by the enormous Gargantelles.[2]

In retaliation, the Hutts sent a group of Nimbanel lawyers to the planet of Mourn, to procure the use of Sultan Nastuonodon's long forgotten electric caliphs, pitting the army against the natives of Boz Pity. Over the next decade, Boz Pity was slowly depopulated by the droids. The Gargantelles built large memorials for their fallen, and their world became a graveyard planet. When the last of the giants was slain, the droids returned to Mourn and destroyed themselves, seeing no further reason to exist.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Gargantelles first appeared in the 20042005 comic series Star Wars: Obsession, in the form their bones and statues.[1] Their history was expanded in The Essential Atlas, a 2009 reference book. In the latter book, Gargantelles were referred to as "one-eyed giants,"[2] whereas the original comic book clearly depicted two-eyed skulls.[1]

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