Biology and appearanceEdit
Dianoga were sentient cephalopods characterized by seven suckered tentacles, an eyestalk, a mouth of sharp teeth, and several hearts. They could grow to a length of 7 to 10 meters. Their blood had a blue tint.
The normal skin color of a mature individual was a deep purple, but dianoga could change their color and patterns for active camouflage. They could notably turn black, gray, and even transparent. They also had the ability to regenerate lost limbs.
Society and cultureEdit
Dianoga had a primitive tribal culture. When they were not feeding, they often spoke a deep, complex humming language. Because its reverberations carried so completely in the water, that language scared away all nearby prey. Their people venerated water, which they called "the Great Cleanser When It Was Time to Be Cleansed", and believed in reincarnation.
Dianoga in the galaxyEditAt some point before the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, a female dianoga named Omi was captured by Vodrans, who handed her to members of the Galactic Empire en route to their new Death Star battle station. She was dumped into the Death Star's garbage masher 3263827, where she would feed on the organic materials that occasionally fell in. During the rescue of Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker first realized something was alive in the garbage compactor, but shortly after his realization, Omi dragged Skywalker underwater. Han Solo and Organa were unable to locate him, but the dianoga released him just before the walls began to close.
- "A Recipe for Death"—Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I
- Star Wars Battlefront II (Mentioned only) (DLC)
- Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu, Part II (Mentioned only)
- "Endangered, Part 2"—Star Wars Adventures 8
- Bounty Hunt
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- Trapped in the Death Star!
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- Star Wars Battlefront (DLC)
- "The Baptist"—From a Certain Point of View
- "Mind Your Manners"—Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018 (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars 21: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part I
- "All Creatures Great and Small"—Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I (Mentioned only)
- Join the Resistance
- Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran (Mentioned only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 "The Baptist"—From a Certain Point of View
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Join the Resistance
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ "A Recipe for Death"—Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I