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Maritima
Maritima
Biological classification
Designation

Non-sentient[1]

Classification

Snake[1]

Physical characteristics
Average height

Below 1.72 meters[2]

Skin color

Green[1]

Hair color

None[1]

Eye color

Orange[1]

Distinctions

Three horns, sharp fangs, rattler[1]

Sociocultural characteristics
Homeworld

Kessel[3]

Habitat

Mountainous areas[1]

Maritimas were a type of venomous green snakes. They commonly lived in high mountainous areas on the planet of Kessel. Those creatures' limbless bodies were mostly covered with hexagonal scales, with a series of broad lamellar scales on the belly. The top of their heads sported three horns, and Maritimas also possessed a rattler at the end of their tail.[1] In 0 BBY, just before rescuing Princess Leia Organa from the first Death Star, the Jedi Apprentice named Luke Skywalker encountered these creatures while attempting to rescue his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, from the clutches of Gyaos Vader.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Maritimas first appeared in the 1987 Japanese Star Wars video game for the Famicom home console, although the game's canonicity was ambiguous.[3] Their name was revealed in the Japanese language manual of the game, in which it was rendered as マリティマ (maritima) in katakana syllabary.[1]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Famicom Star Wars manual (pdf). Video Game Den. Retrieved on January 15, 2013.
  2. The maritimas in the 1987 Star Wars video game were shown to be much shorter than Luke Skywalker, who was 1.72 meters tall according to The New Essential Guide to Characters.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars (1987 video game)

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