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Iain helmet

Iain's helmet (with the name in Futhork)

Iain was a member of the Royal Security Forces of Naboo,[1] a planet of the Mid Rim region of the galaxy,[2] during the last decades of the Galactic Republic. Iain was in active service by 32 BBY, when Naboo was invaded by the droid armies of the Trade Federation. Iain wore a red combat helmet labeled with his or her name in Futhork,[1] the informal handwritten alphabet of the Naboo.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

A helmet labeled "Iain" in Futhork was shown amongst various props in a gallery of Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide, an interactive CD-ROM produced following the release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 1999.[1] However, the inscription on the helmet remained undeciphered for years, since the mapping of the Futhork alphabet was not officially revealed until 2008, with the release of The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[3]

Although the Insider's Guide describes the prop as a helmet of the Royal Security Forces,[1] it has in fact the shape of an engineer's helmet—like the one worn by Simon Jabesq.[4] The character of Iain shares a name with Iain McCaig, who worked as a conceptual designer on The Phantom Menace.[5]

This present article assumes that such marked Naboo helmets correspond to the wearers' names, following the example of Simon Jabesq, whose helmet reads "Simon" when using the transliteration table from The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[3][4]

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