The Noolan were a sentient species native to the Outer Rim Territories' Noola system. During the Galactic Civil War, the Noolan Otolia Ratiuv, a technician, found her body occupied by the essence of Nana, a Rebel-affiliated member of the Homanan species, following an explosion near a Jedi Force crystal. Nana gained telepathy from the transfer and continued serving in the Alliance to Restore the Republic in her new body.
Biology and appearanceEdit
Noolan in the galaxyEdit
During the Galactic Civil War, Otolia Ratiuv, a female Noolan technician, was near an explosion that killed the body of a nearby Homanan. Due to the coincidental proximity of a Jedi Force crystal, the Homanan, Nana, was able to transfer her essence into Ratiuv. During this process Nana lost the shape-shifting ability of the Homanans, but she instead developed telepathy. In her new Noolan body, Nana continued agitating for a change in galactic governance through the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
Behind the scenesEdit
Joe Littrell created the Noolan for the article "The New Rogues Gallery: Unsung Heroes of the Rebellion," a roleplaying game supplement published in Polyhedron 59 in 1991. At the time, Polyhedron magazine was unaffiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd., which has left the canon status of the Noolan ambiguous. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the species's place in continuity, the Noola system is referenced in The Essential Atlas, published in 2009. However, according to one of the authors, Jason Fry, "its inclusion shouldn't be taken as a statement of canonicity for anything except the geography." Polyhedron 59 mentioned Noolan only in the singular form, so no plural for the species has yet been specified.
- "The New Rogues Gallery: Unsung Heroes of the Rebellion"—Polyhedron 59 (First mentioned)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The New Rogues Gallery: Unsung Heroes of the Rebellion"—Polyhedron 59, p. 11
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homes for numerous species based on context implied from their names. The Noola system appears to be one such case. "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference."
- ↑ The Essential Atlas, p. 241