- "Oh, my bones are aching."
Jira was a poor, old woman who ran a fruit stand in the Mos Espa marketplace on Tatooine. Among the refreshments she sold were juicy fruits called pallies. She was a very kind woman who appeared to share a mutual friendship with Anakin Skywalker.
Jira depended on a cooling unit to keep her foods fresh, especially in the Tatooine heat. When she suffered from a broken cooling unit, it was Anakin Skywalker who came to rescue, by giving her the money to purchase a new one.
In 32 BBY, only a week before the Boonta Eve Classic, Jira helped Anakin and his friends Kitster and Dorn to rescue Pala and several kidnapped Ghostling children from captivity. With her own slave-smuggling knowledge and connections, she advised the brave little rescuers as to the required costs of their alruistic plans within the walls of her humble pour-stone apartment. Between their secret meetings at Jira's place, each of them gathered and gave what they could of their saved and solicited credits to meet the costs of smugglers' payment. Jira's bare abode was located down a shaded alleyway near Jira's fruit stand in the Mos Espa marketplace.
Behind the scenes
Jira was to appear in the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace video game, voiced by Heidi Shannon. However, she didn't make it into the final cut, although she is still credited in the game credits.
- Episode I Adventures 5: The Ghostling Children (Mentioned only)
- Episode I Adventures 6: The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker
- Episode I Adventures 7: Capture Arawynne (Mentioned only)
- Episode I Adventures 8: Trouble on Tatooine
- Catch That Pit Droid!
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace unabridged audiobook
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace video game (Mentioned only in credits)
- Episode I: Anakin Skywalker
- The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace Scrapbook
- Young Jedi Collectible Card Game – Boonta Eve Podrace (YJCCG) (Card: )
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 133 (JIR1-2, Jira)
- "Top 10 Most Unlikely Unleashed Figures" – Star Wars Insider 100
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia