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The title of this article is conjectural.

Although this article is based on official information from the Star Wars Legends continuity, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

Nightsister armor was a distinctive metal breastplate worn by the Nightsisters of Dathomir, a society of all-female Force-wielders.

CharacteristicsEdit

This type of tight-fitting armor was worn amongst the Nightsisters, a group of Force-sensitive women who lived on the planet Dathomir. Such breastplates were segmented, allowing for greater ease of movement, and were secured by laces attached at the back. With their hourglass shape, Nightsister armor had been adapted to accommodate the upper body build of females—it featured more room for the chest and hugged the curves of the hips properly.[1]

Sister Charal, a Nightsister who was stranded on the Forest Moon of Endor about a century before the Galactic Civil War, was known to wear such a set of armor.[1] Other rancor-riding Sisters were also recorded to use them. It was often worn in conjunction with a black grafiform robe and a feathered cape.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Charal lookalike

A rancor rider wearing the Nightsister armor

The design of this armor was initially developed by the American director and artist Joe Johnston[5] for the witch Charal, in the 1985 made-for-TV film Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.[1]

Years later, illustrator Terryl Whitlatch reused it to portray three unidentified Nightsisters in The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide,[2] thus implying the armor was a common equipment and not just personal to Charal.

In the defunct Star Wars-themed MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies, Charal's armor was depicted as a single plate of metal adorned with mystical carvings—but this may be artistic licence on the part of the designer, Jason Temujin Minor.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
  3. SWGsmall "Endor and the Moddell Sector"—Star Wars Gamer 9
  4. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia states that Charal left Dathomir before 96 BBY. She presumably brought her breastplate with her when she got off her homeworld.
  5. The Illustrated Star Wars Universe

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