Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Invid's Guide to the Star Wars Universe: Alien Species #35

341. Gadons. They inhabit Gadon 3. Shocking.

Rating: N/A. NEXT.

342. Gados. The Gados (singular also Gados) are creepy yet adorable fuzzy bug-faced things. Apparently, they tend to be very amiable and to happily overlook rudeness and abnormality, and thus their obscure homeworld was a popular place for pirates to put their headquarters.

Rating: 4/5, if only because they're just so inexplicably cute. The fact that their friendliness encourages pirates and outlaws is an interesting quirk.

343. Galacians. The Galacians of Gala have pale blue skin, a color that they call "moonlight," and they are also known as "moon people."

They mostly appeared in a couple of kids' books, so I can't tell much more than that, other than the fact that the conflict in said books was a war of succession over their throne.

Rating: 3/5. I'm being lenient. While I can't discern much of their appearance, blue people usually look appealing.

344. Galandans. Galandans are native to Galand, and many, especially those from a religious group called H'kig (after its founder, H'kig), apparently emigrated to a world called Rishi. There were apparently two billion followers of H'kig on Rishi during the movie era.

Rating: 3/5. Eh, nothing special, but the fact that there were so many H'kig followers just showcases the size of the Star Wars galaxy.

345. Galderians. Galderians are described as "ambiguously canonical" and "goat-like." They aren't very goat-like from the picture, but I'd suppose that the ambiguity of their canonicity is correct.

However, I'll draw attention to this egregious sentence fragment:

Galderians were average size and medium build...

...average size compared to what? Medium build compared to what? Stupidheads.

Rating: 3/5. Even if the whole article is basically nonsense, they look cool.

346. Galidyn. The Galidyn are clearly frikking awesome. Just go look at the pictures. Big mosquito/pterosaur hybrid thing? Yes please.

Rating: 5/5. I haven't even gone into how they can get to be at least four thousand years old, or have a thirty-plus foot wingspan, or how they grow stronger as they age, or how they lay one egg every hundred years, or how one has the name Ssseeeeseetek, I mean seriously you guys. They need to have a 28-novel epic written about them stat.

347. Gama-Senn. The Gama-Senn, who have an extra thumb on each hand, pledged loyalty to the Emperor (who at the time had resurrected himself after a few years, for some reason) only after the Emperor demonstrated that he had a weapon that could destroy planets from anywhere in the galaxy. That it took the Gama-Senn that long to acquiesce ticked off the Emperor.

...Dude, you're a huge jerk who rules through force and fear. Don't take it personally.

Rating: 1/5. There really isn't much to talk about.

348. Gamandars. The Gamandars are nearly human, and from appearances, the ones who made story appearances were enslaved. They are connected somehow to Iskalon, the water planet which has the various Iskalonian species on it, or so I would presume from them appearing in at least one story related to Iskalon somehow.

Rating: 1/5. Bah.

349. Gamorreans. I don't have too much to say on the Gamorreans beyond their planet having a great name (Gamorr). I mean, they're really just generic big dumb thugs.

The most interesting thing about them is that Jabba's guards were prone to turning off their powered axes to demonstrate how strong they were, but everybody just assumed they were actually morons who didn't know how to turn them on instead. That's actually kind of a clever bit, I think.

Rating: 3/5. Well, the other best bit was a funny bit where a Gamorrean had been mind-controlled into thinking he was a stormtrooper sergeant and was talking trash to Luke Skywalker, but I don't know if that counts.

350. Ganathans. The Ganathans look a fair bit like humans. Their most notable trait is that they live in a weird space cloud that doesn't make sense, and utilize steam-powered spacecraft.

Dark Empire II was trippy, yo.

Rating: 3/5, if only for steampunk spaceships.

-Signing off.

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