Biology and appearance
Gigorans were a species of furry giants, in many ways similar to the Wookiees. They had fur ranging in color from white to grey or light brown. They could learn to understand other languages, but could not themselves speak Galactic Basic Standard. In order to communicate with species that did not speak their language, Gigorans often wore translating vocoders on their mouths to speak other languages besides Gigoran.
Gigorans in the galaxy
Gigorans were often enslaved and exploited for their strength.
Moroff, a Gigoran mercenary, was active during the Age of the Empire. Some Gigorans were members of the Rebel Alliance. The Cerean Soo-Tath was protected by two Gigoran bodyguards. Another Gigoran bodyguard, Sluncan, served Jayyar Lu-wehs, a wealthy weapon merchant's son. Ymmoss was a Gigoran who, along with Cost Niktur, was captured by the First Order in 34 ABY. Baheeoo, a member of the Nihil marauder group, was present aboard the Gaze Electric in 232 BBY.
Behind the scenes
The Gigorans originated in the 1994 Legends role-playing game article "It's a Gambler's Life," published in the Star Wars Adventure Journal 4. They were canonized through their inclusion in a 2016 update to Star Wars: Commander. The first named Gigoran in canon was Moroff in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- Star Wars Rogue One (Set: 75172 Y-Wing Starfighter)
- Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide to Rogue One
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 40 (Databank A-Z: Moraband–Muftak)
- Dawn of Rebellion
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Tales from Vandor
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 55 (Weapons & Uniforms: Saw Gerrera's Partisans)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 65 (Weapons & Uniforms: Inhabitants of Jedha) (Picture only)
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: Making of Season Two
- "The Eyes Have It" – Star Wars Insider 202 (Picture only)
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Notes and references
- Star Wars: Commander
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 1
- Pirate's Price
- Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran
- Dawn of Rebellion
- Much to learn you still have: talking Rogue One aliens with Pablo Hidalgo
- Star Wars: Force Arena
- "Tales of Villainy: The Gaze Electric"—Star Wars Adventures (2020) 6
- "It's a Gambler's Life"
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story