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"You need food?"
"I seem to have lost my appetite, but perhaps you'd like
me to serve you?"
―Azmorigan offers Hera Syndulla a half-eaten thorn pear[src]

Thorn pears were a type of green, ovoid-shaped fruit that were sweet in flavor and small in size. In the year 5 BBY, a Rodian fruit vendor offered them for sale from his stall in the settlement of Kothal on the planet Lothal. The following year, the Jablogian crime lord Azmorigan ate a thorn pear as part of a fruit dinner onboard his C-ROC Gozanti-class cruiser and the father of Opaline Creed member Hazram Namir snuck a pear into his son's backpack when the pair met at a market on their homeworld Crucival.

DescriptionEdit

Thorn pears were a type of small, sweet-tasting fruit that was edible to members of both the human[1] and Jablogian species.[4] They were green colored ovoids covered in small spikes[2] with a brown stalk at one end and green juice.[3] The fruit's skin was soft enough that a Jablogian could bite through it.[3] The fruit could be found growing stubbornly in the alley ways of settlements on the planet Crucival.[1]

HistoryEdit

Azmorigan thorn pear

The crime lord Azmorigan ate a thorn pear after dealing with Lando Calrissian.

"Enough prattle! You disturb my supper."
―Azmorigan silences Lando Calrissian and Hera Syndulla so he can eat his thorn pear[src]

In the year 5 BBY,[5] a Rodian fruit vendor in the settlement of Kothal was selling thorn pears and jogan fruit from a street market stall when the rebels Garazeb Orrelios and Ezra Bridger arrived in the area searching for supplies.[2] The following year,[5] the Jablogian crime lord Azmorigan was eating a platter of fruits including a thorn pear for dinner when he was visited by the "galactic entrepreneur" Lando Calrissian and his associates on board his C-ROC Gozanti-class cruiser Merchant One. After trading the slave Hera Syndulla for a puffer pig with Azmorigan, Calrissian left and the crime lord continued his dinner, biting into one side of a thorn pear as he held it. Covering his face in the fruit's juice as he ate and then spitting some it out onto the floor, he offered the rest of the half-eaten morsel to Syndulla, who turned it down and soon after escaped from his ownership.[3]

In the same year, the father of human Crucival native Hazram Namir slipped a slightly bruised thorn pear into his son's bag when the long estranged pair met by coincidence at a bazaar on the planet Crucival. Namir, who went by the name Umu Seven at the time and had been in the bazaar to purchase supplies for the Opaline Creed he served, was puzzled when he later discovered the fruit and then nearly dropped it when he realised that it was a gift. Not wanting the pear, he placed it in the storeroom of the cloister that he and the rest of the Creed dwelt in.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

A thorn pear first appeared, albeit unnamed, in "Fighter Flight,"[2] the fourth episode of the first season of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels, which premiered on Disney XD on October 13, 2015.[6] The name was then first used in the novel Battlefront: Twilight Company, which was written by Alexander Freed[1] and released on November 3, 2015.[7] The book did not identify the fruit from the show as being a thorn pear,[1] and it was not until the release on April 4, 2017[8] of the Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia reference book written by Adam Bray, Tricia Barr and Cole Horton that the connection was made.[9]

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