Reddish-brown with black stripes
|Chronological and political information|
Niado Duegad was a male individual of a dianoga-like species, who hailed from the planet Vodran. During the Galactic Civil War, Duegad served as a mercenary. His species and culture controlled their environment through terraforming abilities. Duegad's enhanced adrenal glands allowed for short bursts of incredible strength. Niado Duegad had reddish-brown skin with black stripes, and a single hazel-colored eye. He also possessed a level of Force attunement.
Behind the scenesEdit
Niado Duegad's origins date back to the production stages of 1983's Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, when several alien maquettes were created for possible inclusion in the scenes taking place in Jabba the Hutt's palace. The concept of a dianoga-like alien known as "Alien 18" was among those scrapped before the final film's release. Being non-Humanoid, the "Alien 18" model was too difficult to realize as a puppet. Niado Duegad was created on a card showing a modified image of the maquette for 1998's Special Edition Limited edition of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. He would later garnish an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, released in 2008.
- Star Wars: Chronicles (Maquette only)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Special Edition Limited (Card: Niado Duegad) (First mentioned)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia