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"When their elderly grow too old to regenerate, beat them to death, the Abyssin do, to conserve their resources."
Yoda, to Qui-Gon Jinn[src]

Abyssins were a sentient species of cycloptic bipeds[5] native to Byss.[4] Their physical characteristics included a swarthy greenish[1] or blue[2] skin, green and white hair, and a single slit-pupiled eye.[1] They also had the ability to regenerate missing limbs and could live to be three hundred years old.[3] Some of them had three claw-tipped digits on each hand,[1] while others had four human-like fingers.[6] Jackar Bowmani, a male Abyssin, worked in the Jedi Temple as a munitions expert during the Clone Wars,[6] while another,[1] Myo,[5] was a patron of Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in Mos Eisley when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first met Han Solo and Chewbacca shortly before the Battle of Yavin.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

An Abyssin first appeared in the 1977 movie Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[1] The name "Abyssin" itself was only coined in the Legends roleplaying game sourcebook Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races in 1984.[7] The first canon source to use the species's name was the reference book Star Wars: Complete Locations, released in 2016. Although the name was misspelt as "Abbysin" in that book,[5] author Jason Fry has confirmed this is merely a typo.[8]

The Abyssin were also considered to fill the role of the Confederacy of Independent Systems's alien guards for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, becoming a predecessor design to the Neimoidian guards seen in the final film. Dubbed the "Separatist Alien Guard," the concept art of the Abyssin soldier was later included as part of the Star Wars: The Complete Saga collection.[9]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Gone with a Trace"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Uprising—Crew Member: "Shryo"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Master & Apprentice
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  6. 6.0 6.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sabotage"
  7. Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races
  8. TwitterLogo.svg Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) on Twitter: "@LelalMekha Typo" (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  9. Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Disc 7, Star Wars Archives: Episode III Separatist Alien Guard Concept
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