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"Nerra, Nerra!"
―Numa, saying "brother" to Waxer and Boil[src]

Numa was a Twi'lek female who lived on Ryloth during the Clone Wars. Years later, she would become part of a rebel cell operating on Ryloth under the command of Cham Syndulla.


Early life and The Clone WarsEdit

"Where have you two been?"
"We got... sidetracked."
"I think I see what sidetracked you."
―Cody, Boil, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, regarding Numa[src]

Numa was a female Twi'lek who grew up on the Outer Rim planet of Ryloth.[5] Numa lived with her father and mother in their humble home, which was located in the small town of Nabat.[3] When Numa was five standard years old, the galaxy-wide conflict known as the Clone Wars came to Ryloth when the Confederacy of Independent Systems invaded Numa's homeworld.[6] The Confederacy's droid army invaded many population centers, subjugating the people and imprisoning them.[7] Nabat was also invaded, and during the early stages of the droid occupation, Numa's home was heavily damaged and her parents were killed.[3] Numa managed to survive and avoid detection from the droids by taking refuge in the town's extensive underground sewer tunnel systems.[5]

Some time later, the Galactic Republic launched the Battle of Ryloth in order to free Ryloth from the Confederate occupation.[6] During the battle, two Republic clone troopers from Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi's 212th Attack BattalionWaxer and Boil—went on a recon mission to Nabat, where they heard noise in an alleyway. The two troopers investigated the noise, and were surprised to find a young Twi'lek girl, Numa. Young Numa was initially fearful of Waxer and Boil because she thought they were droids; the two troopers wore full body armor and helmets. Numa even bit Waxer's finger when he tried to comfort her.[3]

After the trio avoided the detection of a Separatist recon droid, Waxer and Boil removed their helmets and gave Numa a ration bar, explaining their good intentions, and that they were flesh and blood, just like her. Upon seeing the two clones' faces, she realized they were identical, like brothers, so she pointed at each of them and said in her native language of Twi'leki, "Nerra," which meant brother. Waxer and Boil didn't speak Twi'leki, only Basic, and Numa didn't speak Basic, only Twi'leki, so the trio couldn't understand one another through the spoken word. As Numa finished eating the ration bar, Waxer and Boil decided to move on and finish the recon, leaving Numa behind.[3]

Numa decided to follow them, staying in the shadows behind the two clones as they trekked through Nabat's neighborhoods. Waxer and Boil were fully aware that Numa was following them, but continued on their mission nonetheless. The young girl, however, wished the clones to free her people.



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