Gusyin Tatam was an Aki-Aki child that attended the Festival of the Ancestors in 35 ABY.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Festival of the Ancestors[edit | edit source]

Tatam laughing along with other Aki-Aki children.

As a child, Gusyin Tatam attended the Festival of the Ancestors in the Forbidden Valley on the Aki-Aki homeworld Pasaana[1] in 35 ABY.[2] With a mischievous grin,[1] Tatam sat on a rug under a marquee with a number of other Aki-Aki children to watch a puppet show being performed by an adult Aki-Aki as part of the festival.[3] The child had brown eyes and pale skin, and wore yellow pants and a green shirt with a matching bead necklace.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Gusyin Tatam first appeared in the 2019 sequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker[3] and was first identified in the accompanying reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by Pablo Hidalgo.[1] The character was performed by puppeteer Steven Kynman, who referred to the character using feminine pronouns.[4]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker occur thirty five years after the Battle of Yavin. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Battle of Yavin to 0 BBY, the events of The Rise of Skywalker, which includes Gusyin Tatam's appearance, must occur in 35 ABY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  4. TwitterLogo.svg Steven Kynman (@StevenKynman) on Twitter: "Everybody, meet Gusyin Tatam. This is the little cutie pie I got to puppeteer in the deserts of Jordan. She gets a lovely little moment in the film and I'm pleased as punch!" (backup link)
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