Nexus were agile predators with four red eyes and sharp quills. They had infrared vision and were 4.51 meters long. Typically 0.94 meters tall, nexus possessed sharp teeth and claws, as well as long tails.
Poggle the Lesser kept a nexu in the Petranaki arena on Geonosis. The beast was used in the attempted execution of Senator Padmé Amidala prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars. When a Geonosian guard attempted to direct the nexu with a blast from an electric pike, the creature became irritated and devoured its provoker. A single kick from Amidala was enough to stun the nexu due to its weak skeletal structure; the predator was swiftly killed by a kick from a reek ridden by Anakin Skywalker.
Behind the scenesEdit
Robert Barnes designed the nexu; early concept sketches depicted a very lionlike creature. The nexu's final design came about when Barnes mixed feline traits with those of other species, such as reptiles and humans.
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