Thursday, March 29, 2012

Invid's Guide to the Star Wars Universe: Alien Species #37

361. Gazaran. Gazaran (singular is Gazar) come from Veron. They have leathery wing flaps on their arms, and have two pictures of them that don't look like each other aside from being things with wings.

They're apparently cheerful and friendly.

Rating: 3/5. This is mostly based on appearance. Both of them.

362. Geelan. The Geelan (also Geel) are ugly and short, and also have at least two rather incompatible appearances. Seriously?

Anyway, they're apparently greedy, annoying hagglers.

Rating: 2/5. They sound like a bad stereotype, but at least the first picture (the wolf-faced one) gives these guys an unusual face for a pesky group like this.

363. Gektls. Gektls have possibly the rarest trait to give to a sapient lizard person: Detachable tails. (In all seriousness, I can think of one fictional character who had this trait other than this, and he was from a series with characters who had their heads pop off on a regular basis.)

This is apparently played completely seriously in the stories, and a character detaches his tail to escape capture. Hilariously, the unfortunate guy left holding his tail shouted "Yi--!" They could also slough off their skin if somebody grabbed them. They are noted for extreme resiliency, and are also known for their great works of literature and their delicate artworks. Also, once a female Gektl was disguised as a male Mandalorian (as near as I can tell, she actually was considered a Mandalorian, it's just that she presented herself as a non-Gektl male).

This is great.

Rating: 5/5. If it weren't for the Barabels, they would probably now be my favorite reptilian aliens from Star Wars. This considering that there seem to be, like, two named Gektl characters.

364. Gen'Dai. Gen'Dai are hulking hyper-regenerative guys who apparently have an average lifespan of at least 4,000 years, and it's possible for them to reach 7,000. They're difficult to seriously injure, as they lack normal vital organs, and they're even harder to kill, going into hibernation whenever they're severely messed up. (One of them also displayed the ability to turn his extremities into tentacles when injured.)

Gen'Dai are rare because their homeworld is lost or something, and not many of them have appeared. Most of them are peaceful, but they're prone to mental instability as they age and one of the only named Gen'Dai, Durge, was not a very nice guy when he was young. When he was old, he was one of the chief hired killers for the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and was eventually stopped when someone literally tossed him into a sun.

Except maybe he wasn't. Nobody's entirely sure.

Rating: 4/5. The Gen'Dai are pretty interesting if only because of their potential as psychotic antagonists.

365. Genians. Purple skin. Skilled diplomats.


Rating: 1/5.

366. Gensang. One bought a ship once.

Rating: N/A. What could you really expect from something named ginseng Gensang?

367. Geonosians. Geonosians are bug people (complete with at least some eusocial behavior) who appeared in Episode II, as the numerous rather wimpy guys who totally got slaughtered during specific parts of the movie. They built the battle droids.

One of their notable members, the archduke of their planet, was named Poggle the Lesser, which is a great name, if only for its rather diminutive quality.

Rating: 3/5. Eh, they're reasonably interesting.

368. Gerb. The Gerb are bunny rabbits.

They are also not the only sapient bunny rabbits in the Star Wars galaxy.

They apparently coexist as primitives with venomous snake people.

Rating: 2/5. Eh, they aren't completely terrible.

369. Geroon. Hum. The Geroon were enslaved and possibly exterminated by the Vagaari (who are mentioned as killing off another species here). At one point, a group of Vagaari disguised themselves as Geroon in order to spy on their primary enemies, the Chiss.

This ultimately didn't work out well for them.

Rating: 2/5. Poor Geroon, you're very probably all dead.

370. Gesarils. Gesarils appear to essentially be very large funky-nosed mole people, and apparently are all Force-sensitive.

Apparently, they were made for an RPG, and the game masters were discouraged from permitting players from using them as their characters.


Rating: 4/5. They're basically not-quite-star-nosed mole guys. There need to be more of those.

-Signing off.

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