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Jira
Biographical information
Homeworld

Tatooine[1]

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Hair color

Gray

Eye color

Green

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

"Oh, my bones are aching."
―Jira[src]

Jira was a poor, old woman who ran a food stand in the Mos Espa marketplace on Tatooine. Among the foods she sold were tasty treats called pallies. She was a very kind woman who appeared to share a mutual friendship with Anakin Skywalker.

BiographyEdit

Jira

Jira tending her food cart.

Jira depended on a cooling unit to keep her foods fresh, especially in the Tatooine heat. When she suffered from a broken cooling unit, it was Anakin Skywalker who came to rescue, by giving her the money to purchase a new one.

She was known for telling the tale of the mysterious wandering "Nobot" to those with two peggats to spare.

Before departing with Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin gave Jira a portion of the money he made from selling his podracer. He hugged her goodbye and she called him the kindest boy in the world.

Behind the scenesEdit

Jira was portrayed by Margaret Towner in The Phantom Menace.

In the official movie The Phantom Menace, Anakin does not appear to be giving Jira the money, but that can be seen in DVD Release as a Deleted Scene.

Jira was to appear in the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace video game, voiced by Heidi Shannon. However, she didn't make it into the final cut, although she is still credited in the game credits.

AppearancesEdit

Jira stand

Jira's food stand.

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Databank title Jira in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)

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