- "You speak of friendship I have not witnessed of late. Where was the Republic when our supply ships were destroyed by pirates? Where was the Republic as my people starved? We... have been stranded out here without any help at all. I know it is not your fault, but my people starved all the same."
- ―Onaconda Farr, to Padmé Amidala during the Trade Federation takeover on Rodia
Rodians were green-skinned humanoids native to the planet Rodia. During the Clone Wars, Rodia was represented by Senator Onaconda Farr in the Galactic Republic's senate. He briefly sided with the Trade Federation during the war, under the promise of food and protection from pirates. Rodia was betrayed, and fell back in line with the Republic. A number of Rodians acted as bounty hunters, including Greedo and Jakoli. Greedo was an amateur eventually killed by the smuggler Han Solo, while Jakoli was a skilled bounty hunter who only killed his targets. Some Rodians also worked as informants, such as Tsoklo, who worked for the Galactic Empire.
Biology and appearanceEdit
- "The risk you Bridgers take, Tseebo say you must think of your son."
- ―The Rodian Tseebo speaking in the third-person
Rodians were green-skinned humanoids who had faces with large round eyes and slender snouts. They were of an average build, and had hands that ended with long slender fingers. Some Rodians had very thin fingers. Many Rodians also exhibited bumps or warts on their skin, although this trait wasn't shared by all Rodians. Some Rodians spoke in the third-person.
Rodians evolved on the planet Rodia, and eventually joined the Galactic Republic by the time of the Invasion of Naboo. Rodians also became notorious for working as bounty hunters. Jabba the Hutt, a crime lord, employed various Rodians, including one named Greedo. Rodia eventually received representation in the Galactic Senate by means of Senator Onaconda Farr. He eventually made friends with Ruwee Naberrie, a senator from Naboo, and worked closely with him. Eventually, the senator's daughter, Padmé Amidala, became the senator for Naboo.
During the Clone Wars, Rodia's space vessels were attacked by pirates, leaving the Rodian people impoverished and starving for offworld food. Farr, distressed by his people's suffering, appealed to the Republic for aide, but received none. Desperate, he turned to the Trade Federation and made a deal with their viceroy, Nute Gunray, who was to deliver supplies to Rodia in exchange for control of the planet and Senator Amidala, who was an enemy of Gunray's. Amidala went to Rodia in an attempt to work out her own deal, but was captured by Gunray's battle droids. As the situation progressed, Farr had second thoughts and sided back with Amidala. Gunray was later fooled into thinking a Jedi was attacking his forces, who in actuality was the bumbling Gungan Jar Jar Binks. The viceroy admitted to Farr that he had brought no provisions for the Rodian people with him. Gunray was eventually arrested by the Republic, only to escape at a later date. Farr was later murdered during the war by his aide Lolo Purs.
Rodians also made it as far as Lothal, where a number of them worked for the Galactic Empire. Some of these Rodians lived in Lothal re-settlement camp 43, nicknamed "Tarkintown," which housed farmers who had been dispossessed by the Empire. Tseebo was a Rodian who worked for the Imperial Information Office, although after stealing a large amount of Imperial data he tried to escape the Empire, and was eventually rescued by a band of rebels. Another Lothal Rodian, Frid Kelio, played grav-ball for the AppSci SaberCats in Capital City.
Rodians in the galaxyEdit
- «Going somewhere, Solo?»
- ―Greedo, to Han Solo[src]
Some Rodians began active work as bounty hunters. Greedo was a Rodian active during both the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War. He eventually met his end at the hands of Han Solo on the planet Tatooine. Jakoli was a bounty hunter hired by Count Dooku during the Clone Wars, who died during a subsequent test. Jakoli had a reputation of only taking assignments where he was allowed to kill his target. Tsoklo was a Rodian who lived on the planet Lothal, and worked as a factory worker. He doubled as an informant working for the Galactic Empire. Some Rodians, like Bolla Ropal, were sensitive to the Force. Ropal was a Jedi Master murdered by the bounty hunter Cad Bane. Another Rodian Jedi, Huulik, was killed as a result of Order 66. Other Rodians were Wald, Pablo, and Ganodi.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: Uprising
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering"
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Heir to the Jedi
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy
- ↑ Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Part II
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Murders"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom"
- ↑ Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 Star Wars Rebels – "Empire Day"
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: Card Trader
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Murders"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Gathering Forces"