Thursday, October 25, 2012

Invid's Guide to the Star Wars Universe: Alien Species (#64)

Note: It is possible that this entry is drawn from the smallest volume of text and pictures that I've ever drawn one of these articles from.

631. Lexlar. Short. Hairy. Hominid.

Tolkeinesque dwarves/hobbits?

Rating: 1/5. The dwarves/hobbits crack is all I've got.

632. Likash. They don't like the ol' Galactic Empire, or so one presumes from the fact that one of their senators thought that the New Republic ought to stomp all over the Imperial Remnant even though there were plausible rumors that Grand Admiral Thrawn, all around best tactician ever, was back and leading the Remnant and thus the Remnant was more dangerous than it had been. (He wasn't, though, so it turned out to be a moot point.)

Rating: 1/5. ...I think this is the first time I've been this harsh to a Zahn book species.

633. Lisst'n. Lisst'n apparently have rather gross and massive molting, to the point where they tend to use machines to manage it.

Despite this, apparently one of them was the "court poet" of all around ancient jerky dictator Xim the Despot.

Rating: 3/5. That's a little high, yeah, but the thought of having to use a device to cleanse yourself of your own skin on a large scale... that's interesting (and disgusting).

634. Lizard warriors. Lizard warriors are basically exactly what they sound like-lizards? Check. Warriors? Check.

They live on Endor and at least occasionally give Ewoks a hard time, making them like the fifteenth or so species of large(r than an Ewok) and aggressive entity to do so. They have bows and arrows and stuff like you'd expect on Endor.

One of their more interesting aspects is that their tails sit on the ground when they're standing, like old-fashioned dinosaur depictions, while they raise them up like newer dinosaur depictions when running. Keep in mind they're from a comic published in 1985, and then think about that a bit.

Also interesting is that at least one group of them was led by an Ewok who wore viking horns and an eyepatch.

Rating: 3/5. I'm pretty sure they're the only lizard people on Endor so far. Considering the vast hordes of multifarious races of all stripes (and at least three kinds of absurdly huge giants, two of which were ice-themed) that exist on Endor, that's kind of amazing.

635. Lizling. Small. Reptilian. Pancake-headed. Have those silly little mustaches, apparently.

Rating: 1/5. No offense intended to small, reptilian, pancake-headed, or have-those-silly-little-mustaches people.

636. Llewebum. Bumpy, with secondary bumps.

Rating: 1/5. Bumps? That's all you have to offer?

637. Locans. Ugly poorly drawn. Apparently blue with black spots. Hulking (but not "out").

Rating: 1/5.

638. Lomabuans. The Lomabuans were close to, but not involved in, many galactic crises and wars and suchlike over the millennia, apparently always being just lucky enough to never actually see any action on their homeworld.

At some point probably not long after the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Empire decided they were seditious, and killed or enslaved their race, to the point where visitors to their planet would have no idea what they looked like. Things don't look too good for them, and their cities are now sinking into one of their world's oceans... somehow.

Rating: 3/5. There's something particularly forlorn and sad about this particular case of extinction, but I can't put my finger on it. I kind of like it, though.

639. Lomins. They're from a planet called Pantaloon Pantolomin, which is kind of amusing; apparently, their star is called Panto (or so one would presume from their home system being named the Panto System).

They apparently share administrative power in their system with other guys who live there, which is really only fair. Apparently, they collectively worked to turn their system into a resort system, though you won't read that in the Lomins' article.

They're amphibious.

Rating: 2/5. Eh, not much to go on.

640. Lonjair. The Lawnchair Lonjair are apparently shy, self-centered, have four turquoise eyes, indigo skin, and a tuft of blue hair.

They first appear in part of the Coruscant Nights trilogy, which I've never read, and, well... I'm sorry, but I can't help but think that it must be a kind of silly steamy romance novel set in the Star Wars galaxy with a name like that.

Rating: 3/5. That's got nothing to do with the above paragraph, they just sound interesting enough based on their description to warrant it.

-Signing off.

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