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{{Youmay|the [[Geonosian/Legends|Geonosian]] [[Engineer/Legends|engineer]]|the [[Cingulon]] [[Technician|mechanic]] [[Dellso Prin]]}}
 
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|death=Between [[17 BBY/Legends|17 BBY]] and [[12 BBY/Legends|12 BBY]], [[Mustafar/Legends|Mustafar]]<ref name="Date">''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'' specifies that "[[Standard year/Legends|years]]" passed between the [[Declaration of a New Order|formation]] of the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]], which ''[[The New Essential Chronology]]'' dates to [[19 BBY/Legends|19 BBY]], and the [[Battle of Mustafar (Imperial Period)|battle on Mustafar]], where Gizor Dellso was [[Death/Legends|killed]]. Given that ''Battlefront II'' additionally places the [[Mustafar/Legends|Mustafar]] battle before the [[Kamino uprising]], which ''[[The Essential Atlas]]'' dates to [[12 BBY/Legends|12 BBY]], the Mustafar battle must therefore take place between [[17 BBY/Legends|17 BBY]] and 12 [[Galactic Standard Calendar|BBY]].</ref>
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{{Quote|Although the Clone Wars were over, some people never seem to get the message. The worst case of denial was Gizor Delso ''[sic]'', a Geonosian Separatist who'd somehow escaped Lord Vader's efforts to wipe out the remnants of the CIS.|Unidentified 501st stormtrooper|Star Wars: Battlefront II}}
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{{Quote|Although the Clone Wars were over, some people never seemed to get the message. The worst case of denial was Gizor Delso ''[sic]'', a Geonosian Separatist who'd somehow escaped Lord Vader's efforts to wipe out the remnants of the CIS.|Retired clone trooper|audio=GizorDellso1.ogg|Star Wars: Battlefront II}}
'''Gizor Dellso''' was a [[Sexes/Legends|male]] [[Geonosian/Legends|Geonosian]] [[Engineer/Legends|engineer]] who worked for the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Confederacy of Independent Systems]] and helped design a signal to shut down the [[Separatist Droid Army/Legends|droid army]] to prevent anyone from using the Confederacy's [[Battle droid/Legends|battle droids]] against them. Following the end of the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]] and the dissolution of the Confederacy in [[19 BBY/Legends|19 BBY]], Dellso refused to surrender. On the [[Planet/Legends|planet]] [[Mustafar/Legends|Mustafar]], he found a secret [[droid factory]] near an abandoned Confederacy [[Klegger Corp Mining Facility|bunker]]. Dellso started up the factory and began producing [[Gizor Dellso's army|an army]] of [[Droid/Legends|droids]], hoping to restart the Clone Wars. Between [[18 BBY|18]] and [[12 BBY/Legends|12 BBY]], however, the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] [[501st Legion/Legends|501st Legion]] was sent to Mustafar to eliminate Dellso and end his rebellion. Following [[Battle of Mustafar (Imperial Period)|a pitched battle]], Dellso was [[Death/Legends|killed]], and the [[Gizor Dellso's Droid foundry|facility]] was destroyed.
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'''Gizor Dellso''' was a [[Geonosian/Legends|Geonosian]] [[Engineer/Legends|engineer]] who worked for the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Confederacy of Independent Systems]] during the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]] against the [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]. [[Standard year/Legends|Years]] before the war [[First Battle of Geonosis|began]], [[Sexes/Legends|he]] helped design a command signal that would shut down the [[Trade Federation/Legends|Trade Federation's]] [[Trade Federation Droid Army/Legends|droid army]] to prevent anyone from ever using their [[Battle droid/Legends|droids]] against them. At war's [[Mission to Mustafar/Legends|end]], this same signal was ultimately used to deactivate the defeated [[Separatist Droid Army/Legends|Separatist Droid Army]].
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Although the Republic triumphed over the Separatists in the Clone Wars, Dellso [[Separatist holdouts/Legends|refused to surrender]]. On the [[Planet/Legends|planet]] [[Mustafar/Legends|Mustafar]], he reactivated a hidden [[Gizor Dellso's droid foundry|droid factory]] near a former Separatist [[Klegger Corp Mining Facility|mining facility]] and began building his own private [[Gizor Dellso's army|droid army]], hoping to restart the war. However, the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] [[501st Legion/Legends|501st Legion]] was sent to Mustafar to [[Battle of Mustafar (Imperial Period)|eliminate Dellso]] and end his rebellion, resulting in the fugitive Geonosian's [[Death/Legends|death]] and the destruction of the [[Droid/Legends|droid]] factory.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
{{Quote|By the time we'd made our way to the molten surface of Mustafar, it was apparent that Delso ''[sic]'' had been a busy little bug. All by his lonesome, he'd found a previously hidden droid factory, fired it up and cranked out his own private army of battle droids.|[[Retired clone trooper]]|Star Wars: Battlefront II}}
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===Separatist stalwart===
The [[Sexes/Legends|male]] [[Geonosian/Legends|Geonosian]] Gizor Dellso was an [[Engineer/Legends|engineer]] on [[Geonosis/Legends|Geonosis]],<ref name="BFII" /> home to [[Geonosian Industries]]. This company, controlled by [[Archduke/Legends|Archduke]] [[Poggle the Lesser/Legends|Poggle the Lesser]], was responsible for producing thousands of [[Battle droid/Legends|battle droids]].<ref name="rots vd">''[[Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith The Visual Dictionary]]''</ref> At the wishes of the [[Trade Federation/Legends|Trade Federation]], one of the company's main customers, Dellso helped design a signal override to shut down the company's [[Droid/Legends|droid]] [[Army/Legends|army]] that could be used in case enemies ever attempted to use their droids against the Trade Federation.<ref name="db" /> Following the formation of the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Confederacy of Independent Systems]] in [[24 BBY]],<ref name="CIS db">{{DB|organization|cis|Confederacy of Independent Systems}}</ref> Dellso, like all his people, joined the movement. In [[22 BBY/Legends|22 BBY]], the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]] [[First Battle of Geonosis|broke out]]. Dellso continued to fight against the [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]] until the war ended in [[19 BBY/Legends|19 BBY]] and the Confederacy's battle droids were shut down by the signal Dellso had designed.<ref name="BFII" />
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{{Quote|By the time we'd made our way to the molten surface of Mustafar, it was apparent that Delso ''[sic]'' had been a busy little bug. All by his lonesome he'd found a previously-hidden droid factory, fired it up, and cranked out his own private army of battle droids.|Retired clone trooper|audio=GizorDellso2.ogg|Star Wars: Battlefront II}}
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[[File:Battledroids_BF.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Gizor Dellso helped design the shut-down signal that was eventually used to deactivate the Separatist Droid Army.]]
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Gizor Dellso was a [[Geonosian/Legends|Geonosian]] [[Sexes/Legends|male]] who [[Homeworld/Legends|hailed]] from the [[Planet/Legends|planet]] [[Geonosis/Legends|Geonosis]]. At the behest of the [[Trade Federation/Legends|Trade Federation]], he served as one of the [[Engineer/Legends|engineers]] who constructed a signal override apparatus that would shut down the conglomerate's [[Trade Federation Droid Army/Legends|droid army]] in case enemies ever attempted to turn the [[Battle droid/Legends|droids]] against their masters. [[Standard year/Legends|Years]] later, Dellso joined the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Confederacy of Independent Systems]]<ref name="db" /> along with his people and participated in the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]] against the [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]].<ref name="BFII" /> The war ended when the [[Separatist Droid Army/Legends|Separatist Droid Army]] was shut down by the same signal that Dellso had helped design, which spread through the [[Confederate Navy|Separatist fleet]] via the [[HoloNet/Legends|HoloNet]].<ref name="db" />
   
Following the war's end and the Confederacy's dissolution, Dellso traveled to the Confederacy's [[Klegger Corp Mining Facility|secret bunker]] on the [[Outer Rim Territories/Legends|Outer Rim]] [[Planet/Legends|planet]] of [[Mustafar/Legends|Mustafar]], determined to continue the fight. He had with him a set of experimental plans for a prototype [[Starfighter/Legends|starfighter]] that he had managed to steal from the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]], the government that had [[Declaration of a New Order|replaced]] the Republic.<ref name="CSWE">''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''</ref> On Mustafar, Dellso was able to not only locate an abandoned [[Droid factory|droid production factory]], but to restart it as well, producing a number of battle droids and [[Starship/Legends|starships]]. He also designed a [[Droid prototype schematics|prototype battle droid]], which he planned to put into action for his rebellion. In creating a new droid army, Dellso became the leader of one of the last [[Separatist holdouts/Legends|Separatist holdouts]].<ref name="BFII" />
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Determined to [[Separatist holdouts/Legends|continue the fight]] against the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]], the Republic's post-war successor state, the fugitive Dellso holed up inside a former Separatist<ref name="NEGAS">''[[The New Essential Guide to Alien Species]]''</ref> [[Klegger Corp Mining Facility|mining facility]] on the planet [[Mustafar/Legends|Mustafar]]<ref name="BFII" />&mdash;the same fortress where the [[Dark Lord of the Sith/Legends|Sith Lord]] [[Anakin Skywalker/Legends|Darth Vader]] had [[Mission to Mustafar/Legends|slaughtered]] the [[Separatist Council/Legends|Separatist Council]] at the end of the war.<ref name="NEGAS" /> Possessing [[Thief/Legends|stolen]] [[dataplan]]s for an experimental Imperial [[Starfighter/Legends|starfighter]], Dellso needed protection while he planned his next move. He reactivated a hidden [[Gizor Dellso's droid foundry|droid factory]]<ref name="db" /> near the [[Mining/Legends|mining]] facility<ref name="BFII" /> and began producing new battle [[Droid/Legends|droids]] that he intended to use as his own private [[Army/Legends|army]].<ref name="NEGAS" /> Intimately familiar with the parameters of the droid deactivation device he had helped design, Dellso managed to countermand the shut-down signal.<ref name="db" /> He also built [[Confederate infantry prototype|prototypes of a new battle droid]] in the hopes of resurrecting the Separatist army.<ref name="Prima">''[[Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide]]''</ref>
   
Sometime between [[18 BBY|18]] and [[12 BBY/Legends|12 BBY]], the Empire became aware of the threat that Dellso posed. Seeking to end the rebellion before it could develop into a full-fledged war, [[Galactic Emperor/Legends|Emperor]] [[Palpatine]] dispatched the elite [[501st Legion/Legends|501st Legion]] to eliminate Dellso and destroy his [[Gizor Dellso's army|droid army]]. The 501st was [[Battle of Mustafar (Imperial Period)|confronted]] in [[Realspace/Legends|space]] by [[Gizor Dellso's navy|Dellso's fleet]]. However, the legion was able to destroy a number of [[Droid starfighter/Legends|droid starfighters]], cripple Dellso's [[Flagship/Legends|flagship]], a [[Providence-class carrier/destroyer|''Providence''-class carrier/destroyer]], and steal a [[Belbullab-24 strike bomber]]. The legion then landed on the planet. Though Dellso's army fought to repel the [[Stormtrooper/Legends|stormtroopers]] and keep his rebellion alive, they were unable to do so. Determined to prevent the Clone Wars from occurring again, the Empire's forces defeated those of Dellso and destroyed the prototype battle droid schematics. Dellso realized that the battle was lost to him and, accompanied by [[Gizor Dellso's bodyguards|his bodyguards]], attempted to flee. As the Imperials fought with the remains of his droid army, Dellso entered the fray armed with a Bulldog RLR and rained heavy fire down upon the Imperial forces, who were taken by surprise and suffered many losses as a result. However, the Imperials quickly recovered and rallied and though Dellso and his remaining entourage fought fiercely, they were ultimately overwhelmed and [[Death/Legends|killed]] by the 501st. The Empire then [[Orbital bombardment/Legends|bombarded]] Mustafar from space, destroying the factory and the last remnants of Dellso's army.<ref name="BFII" />
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{{Quote|Lord Vader tracked him to Mustafar, and brought us in to finish the job. It seemed like a simple enough mission, but when we saw the fleet of droid ships hovering over the planet, we suddenly realized that Delso's ''[sic]'' denial mechanisms were a little more dangerous than we'd imagined.|Retired clone trooper|audio=GizorDellso3.ogg|Star Wars: Battlefront II}}
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Sometime between [[17 BBY/Legends|17 BBY]] and [[12 BBY/Legends|12 BBY]],<ref name="Date" /> the Empire became aware of the threat that Dellso posed, and his location on Mustafar was discovered by [[Darth/Legends|Darth]] Vader. Seeking to end the rebellion before it could develop into a full-fledged war, Vader dispatched the elite [[501st Legion/Legends|501st Legion]] of [[Stormtrooper/Legends|stormtroopers]] to [[Battle of Mustafar (Imperial Period)|eliminate Dellso]] and destroy his [[Gizor Dellso's army|droid army]]. In [[Realspace/Legends|space]] over Mustafar, [[Gizor Dellso's navy|Dellso's fleet]] confronted the Imperials, and his droid forces began boarding the 501st's [[Imperial I-class Star Destroyer/Legends|Star Destroyer]]. However, the 501st repelled the boarders, destroyed a number of [[Droid starfighter/Legends|droid starfighters]], crippled a [[Providence-class carrier/destroyer|''Providence''-class carrier/destroyer]], and stole a [[Belbullab-24 strike bomber]].<ref name="BFII" />
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[[File:Dellso_death.png|thumb|right|225px|Gizor Dellso is killed by the Imperial forces on Mustafar.]]
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The 501st then landed on the planet and stormed the mining facility, where Dellso's army fought to fend off the stormtroopers and keep his rebellion alive, while the Imperials were determined to prevent the Clone Wars from reoccurring. After the 501st destroyed his prototype battle droid schematics, Dellso personally entered the fray, accompanied by other armed Geonosians and battle droids. Dellso rained fire down upon the Imperials with a [[Bulldog RLR]], but the 501st ultimately overwhelmed his forces and [[Death/Legends|killed]] the fugitive Geonosian by [[Blaster/Legends|blasting]] him. The Empire then [[Orbital bombardment/Legends|bombarded]] Mustafar from space, destroying both the mining facility and Dellso's factory<ref name="BFII" />&mdash;and with it the last stubborn remains of the droid army.<ref name="db" />
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Many of the 501st [[Legion/Legends|Legion's]] early missions remained classified for [[Standard decade/Legends|decades]] until some of its members' [[Datapad/Legends|datapad]] journals emerged.<ref name="db 501st">{{DB|organization|five01st|501st Legion|archivedate=20110816022144}}</ref> One [[retired clone trooper]] [[501st Journal|recorded]] the 501st's mission to Mustafar, including the termination of Gizor Dellso and his failed droid insurrection.<ref name="BFII" />
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
{{Quote|Some fools don't know when to stay beaten.|Unidentified 501st stormtrooper|url=http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/gizordellso/index.html}}
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{{Quote|Some fools don't know when to stay beaten.|Unidentified 501st stormtrooper|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110910150818/http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/gizordellso/index.html}}
Gizor Dellso was a skilled engineer who helped design the override signal for the droid army. He was dedicated to the Separatist cause and refused to surrender after the [[Separatist Council/Legends|Separatist Council's]] [[Mission to Mustafar/Legends|execution]] on Mustafar. He managed to steal plans for an experimental starfighter design from the Galactic Empire and began creating a new droid army after discovering a hidden factory on Mustafar. Dellso planned to use this new army to restart the Clone Wars. The Geonosian also created a prototype droid that he planned to use in his fight against the Empire. Despite his loyalty to the Separatist cause, he was ultimately unsuccessful.<ref name="BFII" />
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Gizor Dellso was an engineer who helped design the signal override apparatus for the Trade Federation Droid Army.<ref name="db" /> A Separatist stalwart, the fugitive Dellso<ref name="db Mustafar">{{DB|location|mustafar|Mustafar|archivedate=20100719111527}}</ref> refused to surrender after the destruction of the Separatist Council at the end of the Clone Wars and made a failed bid to resurrect the droid rebellion<ref name="db" /> in the early [[Standard day/Legends|days]] of the Galactic Empire.<ref name="db Mustafar" /> A winged Geonosian, Dellso had [[Color/Legends|brown]] skin and dark [[Eye/Legends|eyes]].<ref name="BFII" />
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Gizor Dellso wielded a Bulldog [[Missile launcher/Legends|RLR]] with a chassis akin to the [[Geonosian sonic blaster/Legends|Geonosian sonic blaster]] during the battle on Mustafar.<ref name="BFII" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
Gizor Dellso was created for the [[video game]] ''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'', where his name is spelled "Gizor Delso." However, the official ''[[Star Wars]]'' [[Databank (original)|Databank]], as well as ''[[The New Essential Guide to Alien Species]]'' and ''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]'', spell his name "Gizor Dellso." This article assumes that "Dellso" is correct.
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Gizor Dellso was created for the [[2005]] [[video game]] ''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'', developed by [[Pandemic Studios]] and published by [[LucasArts]]. Dellso features as the final objective in the two-part Mustafar mission as part of the game's "Rise of the Empire" campaign.<ref name="BFII" />
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===Inconsistencies===
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{{Quote|Gizor Dellso has been defeated. Scratch one droid rebellion.|An Imperial trooper reports the death of Gizor Dellso|audio=GizorDellso4.ogg|Star Wars: Battlefront II}}
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In ''Star Wars: Battlefront II'' and the ''[[Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide]]'', the character's name is spelled "Gizor Delso,"<ref name="BFII" /><ref name="Prima" /> while the guide additionally misspells his last name as "Delsa" in multiple instances.<ref name="Prima" /> However, beginning with the [[StarWars.com]] [[Databank (original)|Databank]],<ref name="db" /> all subsequent sources spelled his name as "Gizor Dellso."<ref name="NEGAS" /><ref name="CSWE-Dellso">{{CSWECite|I|181|Dellso, Gizor}}</ref> The game also provides two different pronunciations for the character's name, spoken by the game's [[Clone trooper/Legends|clone trooper]] narrator and an Imperial [[Trooper/Legends|trooper]] over [[Comlink/Legends|comlink]] during the Mustafar mission.<ref name="BFII" />
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Unlike other Geonosians in ''Battlefront II'', Dellso's in-game model does not feature wings while he is on the ground; however, his wings can be seen while he is flying. Additionally, Dellso's sidearm appears as a Geonosian sonic blaster, but it operates as a Bulldog RLR, firing [[Missile/Legends|rockets]].<ref name="BFII" /> While ''Battlefront II'' and its game guide explicitly task the player with killing Dellso,<ref name="BFII" /><ref name="Prima" /> the StarWars.com Databank and ''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]'' entries for the 501st Legion alternatively stated that the 501st traveled to Mustafar to capture the rogue Geonosian.<ref name="db 501st" /><ref name="CSWE-501st">{{CSWECite|I|249&ndash;250|501st Imperial Legion}}</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'' {{1st}}
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{{Imagecat|Images of Gizor Dellso}}
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*''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'' {{1st}} {{ID|Gizor Delso}}
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*''[[Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide]]'' {{ID|Gizor Delso and Gizor Delsa}}
 
*''[[The New Essential Guide to Alien Species]]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Guide to Alien Species]]''
 
*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
 
*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
*{{DB|character|gizordellso|Gizor Dellso}}
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*{{DB|organization|five01st|501st Legion|archivedate=20110816022144}}
*{{DB|location|mustafar|Mustafar}}
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*{{DB|character|gizordellso|Dellso, Gizor|archivedate=20110910150818}}
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*{{DB|location|mustafar|Mustafar|archivedate=20100719111527}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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*{{SWBWiki|Gizor Dellso}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 10:42, February 16, 2020

This article is about the Geonosian engineer. You may be looking for the Cingulon mechanic Dellso Prin.
"Although the Clone Wars were over, some people never seemed to get the message. The worst case of denial was Gizor Delso [sic], a Geonosian Separatist who'd somehow escaped Lord Vader's efforts to wipe out the remnants of the CIS."
―Retired clone trooper — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Gizor Dellso was a Geonosian engineer who worked for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars against the Galactic Republic. Years before the war began, he helped design a command signal that would shut down the Trade Federation's droid army to prevent anyone from ever using their droids against them. At war's end, this same signal was ultimately used to deactivate the defeated Separatist Droid Army.

Although the Republic triumphed over the Separatists in the Clone Wars, Dellso refused to surrender. On the planet Mustafar, he reactivated a hidden droid factory near a former Separatist mining facility and began building his own private droid army, hoping to restart the war. However, the Imperial 501st Legion was sent to Mustafar to eliminate Dellso and end his rebellion, resulting in the fugitive Geonosian's death and the destruction of the droid factory.

BiographyEdit

Separatist stalwartEdit

"By the time we'd made our way to the molten surface of Mustafar, it was apparent that Delso [sic] had been a busy little bug. All by his lonesome he'd found a previously-hidden droid factory, fired it up, and cranked out his own private army of battle droids."
―Retired clone trooper — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]
Battledroids BF

Gizor Dellso helped design the shut-down signal that was eventually used to deactivate the Separatist Droid Army.

Gizor Dellso was a Geonosian male who hailed from the planet Geonosis. At the behest of the Trade Federation, he served as one of the engineers who constructed a signal override apparatus that would shut down the conglomerate's droid army in case enemies ever attempted to turn the droids against their masters. Years later, Dellso joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems[1] along with his people and participated in the Clone Wars against the Galactic Republic.[3] The war ended when the Separatist Droid Army was shut down by the same signal that Dellso had helped design, which spread through the Separatist fleet via the HoloNet.[1]

Determined to continue the fight against the Galactic Empire, the Republic's post-war successor state, the fugitive Dellso holed up inside a former Separatist[4] mining facility on the planet Mustafar[3]—the same fortress where the Sith Lord Darth Vader had slaughtered the Separatist Council at the end of the war.[4] Possessing stolen dataplans for an experimental Imperial starfighter, Dellso needed protection while he planned his next move. He reactivated a hidden droid factory[1] near the mining facility[3] and began producing new battle droids that he intended to use as his own private army.[4] Intimately familiar with the parameters of the droid deactivation device he had helped design, Dellso managed to countermand the shut-down signal.[1] He also built prototypes of a new battle droid in the hopes of resurrecting the Separatist army.[5]

Failed droid rebellionEdit

"Lord Vader tracked him to Mustafar, and brought us in to finish the job. It seemed like a simple enough mission, but when we saw the fleet of droid ships hovering over the planet, we suddenly realized that Delso's [sic] denial mechanisms were a little more dangerous than we'd imagined."
―Retired clone trooper — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Sometime between 17 BBY and 12 BBY,[2] the Empire became aware of the threat that Dellso posed, and his location on Mustafar was discovered by Darth Vader. Seeking to end the rebellion before it could develop into a full-fledged war, Vader dispatched the elite 501st Legion of stormtroopers to eliminate Dellso and destroy his droid army. In space over Mustafar, Dellso's fleet confronted the Imperials, and his droid forces began boarding the 501st's Star Destroyer. However, the 501st repelled the boarders, destroyed a number of droid starfighters, crippled a Providence-class carrier/destroyer, and stole a Belbullab-24 strike bomber.[3]

Dellso death

Gizor Dellso is killed by the Imperial forces on Mustafar.

The 501st then landed on the planet and stormed the mining facility, where Dellso's army fought to fend off the stormtroopers and keep his rebellion alive, while the Imperials were determined to prevent the Clone Wars from reoccurring. After the 501st destroyed his prototype battle droid schematics, Dellso personally entered the fray, accompanied by other armed Geonosians and battle droids. Dellso rained fire down upon the Imperials with a Bulldog RLR, but the 501st ultimately overwhelmed his forces and killed the fugitive Geonosian by blasting him. The Empire then bombarded Mustafar from space, destroying both the mining facility and Dellso's factory[3]—and with it the last stubborn remains of the droid army.[1]

Many of the 501st Legion's early missions remained classified for decades until some of its members' datapad journals emerged.[6] One retired clone trooper recorded the 501st's mission to Mustafar, including the termination of Gizor Dellso and his failed droid insurrection.[3]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Some fools don't know when to stay beaten."
―Unidentified 501st stormtrooper[src]

Gizor Dellso was an engineer who helped design the signal override apparatus for the Trade Federation Droid Army.[1] A Separatist stalwart, the fugitive Dellso[7] refused to surrender after the destruction of the Separatist Council at the end of the Clone Wars and made a failed bid to resurrect the droid rebellion[1] in the early days of the Galactic Empire.[7] A winged Geonosian, Dellso had brown skin and dark eyes.[3]

EquipmentEdit

Gizor Dellso wielded a Bulldog RLR with a chassis akin to the Geonosian sonic blaster during the battle on Mustafar.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Gizor Dellso was created for the 2005 video game Star Wars: Battlefront II, developed by Pandemic Studios and published by LucasArts. Dellso features as the final objective in the two-part Mustafar mission as part of the game's "Rise of the Empire" campaign.[3]

InconsistenciesEdit

"Gizor Dellso has been defeated. Scratch one droid rebellion."
―An Imperial trooper reports the death of Gizor Dellso — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

In Star Wars: Battlefront II and the Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide, the character's name is spelled "Gizor Delso,"[3][5] while the guide additionally misspells his last name as "Delsa" in multiple instances.[5] However, beginning with the StarWars.com Databank,[1] all subsequent sources spelled his name as "Gizor Dellso."[4][8] The game also provides two different pronunciations for the character's name, spoken by the game's clone trooper narrator and an Imperial trooper over comlink during the Mustafar mission.[3]

Unlike other Geonosians in Battlefront II, Dellso's in-game model does not feature wings while he is on the ground; however, his wings can be seen while he is flying. Additionally, Dellso's sidearm appears as a Geonosian sonic blaster, but it operates as a Bulldog RLR, firing rockets.[3] While Battlefront II and its game guide explicitly task the player with killing Dellso,[3][5] the StarWars.com Databank and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia entries for the 501st Legion alternatively stated that the 501st traveled to Mustafar to capture the rogue Geonosian.[6][9]

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Databank title Dellso, Gizor in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Battlefront II specifies that "years" passed between the formation of the Galactic Empire, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 19 BBY, and the battle on Mustafar, where Gizor Dellso was killed. Given that Battlefront II additionally places the Mustafar battle before the Kamino uprising, which The Essential Atlas dates to 12 BBY, the Mustafar battle must therefore take place between 17 BBY and 12 BBY.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 Star Wars: Battlefront II
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
  6. 6.0 6.1 Databank title 501st Legion in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Databank title Mustafar in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  8. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 181 ("Dellso, Gizor")
  9. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 249–250 ("501st Imperial Legion")

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