Jillsarians were a species of muscular humanoid sentients with four arms[1] from the Jillsaria system.[4][5] Their integument varied, with some individuals possessing orange skin[3] while others were covered in brown fur.[1]

Golben, a technician onboard Omze's Incredible Traveling Starport was a Jillsarian,[2] as was Resik, a bartender on Reuss VIII who went on to become an operative for the Rebel Alliance.[1] Doodnik Sharpelz, owner of Doodnik's Café on Tyne's Horky, was a Jillsarian who spent his formative years on Ojom, homeworld of another four-armed species, the Besalisks.[6] Jillsarians were also known to live on Tatooine.[7]

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Jillsarians first officially appeared in the guise of Resik, a character in 1994's Cracken's Rebel Operatives, a roleplaying game supplement for West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition. Another Jillsarian, Golben, appeared the following year in that company's Platt's Starport Guide.

Doodnik Sharpelz

However, two previously existing four-armed characters were long suspected of being Jillsarian. An unidentified four-armed background character appeared in an illustration in Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley in 1993. More prominently, the four-armed chef Doodnik first appeared as the owner of Doodnik's Café in "The Lost Prince," a 1985 episode of the Star Wars Droids animated television series. While Gregory Walker's 2009 work Dining at Dex's hinted at Doodnik being a Besalisk by making him hail from their homeworld of Ojom, Walker acknowledged that the explicit identification was not actually made.[8] This left the door open for the second part of Abel G. Peña and Rich Handley's Official Star Wars Blog post, "The Droids Re-Animated," to address the uncertainty in 2013, making Doodnik a Jillsarian who had grown up on Ojom.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Cracken's Rebel Operatives
  2. 2.0 2.1 Platt's Starport Guide
  3. 3.0 3.1 DroidsLogoMini.jpg Star Wars: Droids—"The Lost Prince"
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." (backup link) . Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. This article treats the Jillsaria system as the location of one such homeworld with regard to the Jillsarians.
  6. 6.0 6.1 StarWars.com The Droids Re-Animated, Part 2 on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  7. Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley
  8. Hyperspace New Short Fiction: "Dining at Dex's" & Xim Week & new Alex Winger story now online! on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by NarbFlick on December 30, 2009, 5:00 am; accessed January 27, 2012) (backup link)
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