- "That's why everyone gives in to a Bor. Not to make the pain stop. But so there's something left of you afterwards."
- ―An Imperial interrogation officer
Mairan, also referred to as Bors, were a semi-sentient multi-tentacled multipod species that were native to Maires. They had the unique ability to read minds, and as a result, they were often used as a form of torture by the Galactic Empire and the Partisans.
Biology and appearance
- "Bor Gullet can feel your thoughts. No lie is safe. [...] Bor Gullet will know the truth. The unfortunate side-effect is that one tends to lose one's mind."
- ―Saw Gerrera, to Bodhi Rook
Mairan, sometimes known as Bors, were a semi-sentient multi-tentacled multipod species hailing from Maires. They were unique for being able to read minds and erase memories. It was known for some individuals, such as the Imperial shuttle pilot Bodhi Rook, to lose their minds after having their mind plundered by a Mairan.
Mairans in the galaxy
Saw Gerrera's Partisans kept a Mairan named Bor Gullet. During the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire kept three Mairans in ice, occasionally defrosting them to interrogate prisoners, with Bor Ifriem being used to interrogate Chelli Aphra in Accresker Jail. Decades later, Harra the Hutt kept a Mairan at her stronghold on Vodran. At one point it was used on Cost Niktur.
Behind the scenes
Mairan first appeared in the Gareth Edwards' 2016 anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Although the canon novel Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran, written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, identified them as Bors, Doctor Aphra (2016) 21, a canon comic written by Simon Spurrier and penciled by Kev Walker, identified the Mairans for the first time. In Star Wars legends, the Mairan first appeared in the novel Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers, written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story audiobook
- Star Wars: Rogue One: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: Rogue One: A Junior Novel audiobook
- Rogue One Adaptation 2
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 21 (First identified as Mairan)
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 22
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 23
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 24
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 26 (Appears on viewscreen)
- Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran (Mentioned only)
- Join the Resistance: Attack on Starkiller Base (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: Book of Lists
- The Star Wars Book