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'''Killi Gimm''' was a member of the [[Disciples of the Whills]], a religious group that congregated around the [[Temple of the Kyber]] in [[Jedha City]] on the [[moon]] [[Jedha]]. [[Sexes|She]] was present in the [[city]] in the [[Standard year|year]] [[0 BBY]] shortly before its [[Destruction of Jedha City|destruction]] by the [[Galactic Empire]]'s [[Death Star]] [[superweapon]]. She ran an [[Gimm sisters' orphanage|orphanage]] with her sister [[Kaya Gimm|Kaya]]. Gimm suffered from breathing problems, forcing her to wear a mask and air filter.
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'''Killi Gimm''' was a member of the [[Disciples of the Whills]], a religious group that congregated around the [[Temple of the Kyber]] in [[Jedha City]] on the [[moon]] [[Jedha]]. [[Sexes|She]] was present in the [[city]] in the [[Standard year|year]] [[0 BBY]] shortly before its [[Destruction of Jedha City|destruction]] by the [[Galactic Empire]]'s [[DS-1 Orbital Battle Station|Death Star]] [[superweapon]]. She ran an [[Gimm sisters' orphanage|orphanage]] with her sister [[Kaya Gimm|Kaya]]. Gimm suffered from breathing problems, forcing her to wear a mask and air filter.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
{{Quote|That is the problem. For as long as the Empire remains here, we are trapped in this cycle.|Killi Gimm to Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe|Guardians of the Whills (novel)}}
 
{{Quote|That is the problem. For as long as the Empire remains here, we are trapped in this cycle.|Killi Gimm to Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe|Guardians of the Whills (novel)}}
Killi Gimm was a member of the Force religion the [[Disciples of the Whills]] and lived in the [[Jedha City|Holy City]] on [[Jedha]] and considered to be one the eldest of the order. During the [[Imperial Era|reign]] of the [[Galactic Empire]], Jedha was occupied by [[Imperial Military|Imperial forces]] in order to [[Mining|mine]] [[kyber crystal]]s for use in the [[Death Star]]'s [[superlaser]]. Citizens began to [[Death|die]] in great numbers in the mines and during attacks from insurgent groups attempting to drive out the Empire. These deaths lead to a large number of orphans within Jedha [[City]]. Gimm persuaded her younger sister, [[Kaya Gimm]], to turn her home and droid repair shop into an [[Gimm sisters' orphanage|orphanage]].<ref name="GofW">''[[Guardians of the Whills (novel)|Guardians of the Whills]]''</ref>
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Killi Gimm was a member of the Force religion the [[Disciples of the Whills]] and lived in the [[Jedha City|Holy City]] on [[Jedha]] and considered to be one the eldest of the order. During the [[Imperial Era|reign]] of the [[Galactic Empire]], Jedha was occupied by [[Imperial Military|Imperial forces]] in order to [[Mining|mine]] [[kyber crystal]]s for use in the [[DS-1 Orbital Battle Station|Death Star's]] [[superlaser]]. Citizens began to [[Death|die]] in great numbers in the mines and during attacks from insurgent groups attempting to drive out the Empire. These deaths lead to a large number of orphans within Jedha [[City]]. Gimm persuaded her younger sister, [[Kaya Gimm]], to turn her home and droid repair shop into an [[Gimm sisters' orphanage|orphanage]].<ref name="GofW">''[[Guardians of the Whills (novel)|Guardians of the Whills]]''</ref>
   
 
Gimm became friends with [[Chirrut Îmwe]] and [[Baze Malbus]], who shared in her religion as [[Guardians of the Whills]]. Îmwe and Malbus helped the Gimm sisters maintain the orphanage by stealing supplies from the Empire. The Empire retaliated, destroying Kaya's home and forcing the Gimm sisters and their charges to flee. Malbus found an abandoned home for the two sisters to move into along with their orphans. A few [[Standard month/Canon|months]] later, it soon became clear that Jedha was no longer safe for the orphans and Gimm sisters. With the help of [[Saw Gerrera]] and his [[Partisans]], Îmwe and Malbus were able to steal a [[Sentinel-class landing craft|''Sentinel''-class landing craft]] in order to evacuate the Gimm sisters and the orphans. However, due to her poor health, Killi decided to remain on Jedha. Kaya and the orphans departed, hoping to find a safer world.<ref name="GofW" /> Killi remained in Jedha City, and was present shortly before its [[Destruction of Jedha City|destruction]] by the Death Star.<ref name="RO">''[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]''</ref>
 
Gimm became friends with [[Chirrut Îmwe]] and [[Baze Malbus]], who shared in her religion as [[Guardians of the Whills]]. Îmwe and Malbus helped the Gimm sisters maintain the orphanage by stealing supplies from the Empire. The Empire retaliated, destroying Kaya's home and forcing the Gimm sisters and their charges to flee. Malbus found an abandoned home for the two sisters to move into along with their orphans. A few [[Standard month/Canon|months]] later, it soon became clear that Jedha was no longer safe for the orphans and Gimm sisters. With the help of [[Saw Gerrera]] and his [[Partisans]], Îmwe and Malbus were able to steal a [[Sentinel-class landing craft|''Sentinel''-class landing craft]] in order to evacuate the Gimm sisters and the orphans. However, due to her poor health, Killi decided to remain on Jedha. Kaya and the orphans departed, hoping to find a safer world.<ref name="GofW" /> Killi remained in Jedha City, and was present shortly before its [[Destruction of Jedha City|destruction]] by the Death Star.<ref name="RO">''[[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]''</ref>

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Killi Gimm was a member of the Disciples of the Whills, a religious group that congregated around the Temple of the Kyber in Jedha City on the moon Jedha. She was present in the city in the year 0 BBY shortly before its destruction by the Galactic Empire's Death Star superweapon. She ran an orphanage with her sister Kaya. Gimm suffered from breathing problems, forcing her to wear a mask and air filter.

Biography

"That is the problem. For as long as the Empire remains here, we are trapped in this cycle."
―Killi Gimm to Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe[src]

Killi Gimm was a member of the Force religion the Disciples of the Whills and lived in the Holy City on Jedha and considered to be one the eldest of the order. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Jedha was occupied by Imperial forces in order to mine kyber crystals for use in the Death Star's superlaser. Citizens began to die in great numbers in the mines and during attacks from insurgent groups attempting to drive out the Empire. These deaths lead to a large number of orphans within Jedha City. Gimm persuaded her younger sister, Kaya Gimm, to turn her home and droid repair shop into an orphanage.[2]

Gimm became friends with Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus, who shared in her religion as Guardians of the Whills. Îmwe and Malbus helped the Gimm sisters maintain the orphanage by stealing supplies from the Empire. The Empire retaliated, destroying Kaya's home and forcing the Gimm sisters and their charges to flee. Malbus found an abandoned home for the two sisters to move into along with their orphans. A few months later, it soon became clear that Jedha was no longer safe for the orphans and Gimm sisters. With the help of Saw Gerrera and his Partisans, Îmwe and Malbus were able to steal a Sentinel-class landing craft in order to evacuate the Gimm sisters and the orphans. However, due to her poor health, Killi decided to remain on Jedha. Kaya and the orphans departed, hoping to find a safer world.[2] Killi remained in Jedha City, and was present shortly before its destruction by the Death Star.[3]

Behind the scenes

Killi Gimm was first shown in the reel of promotional footage released for the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Celebration Europe on July 15, 2016.[4] Gimm then went on to appear in the film itself which was released in North America on December 15 later that year. Gimm was not named in the film, but received identification in the reference book Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, which was released the day after the film.

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