Ghazakl worms were non-sentient annelids native to the planet Yuuzhan'tar, the homeworld of the sentient Yuuzhan Vong species. The worms were considered meaningless by the Yuuzhan Vong, and did not have enough intelligence to comprehend the most menial of tasks that the other species performed. By 28 ABY, when the Yuuzhan Vong were invading a galaxy other than their own, some Yuuzhan Vong still used the ghazakl worm in comparisons to make things or beings seem meaningless or unintelligent.
Behind the scenes
The ghazakl worm was first mentioned in the novel The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee, released in 2003 and by Shane Dix and Sean Williams. Refugee was one of the last books in The New Jedi Order series. The annelid later received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, published in 2008.
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee (First mentioned)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III ("ghazakl")