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Nebit was a Jawa male who served as chief of a tribe[2] of Jawas from the planet Tatooine. The Jawa's combed the planet's deserts in a sandcrawler for lost droids or technology that they could sell. In 0 BBY, Nebit and his tribe stopped at the Lars moisture farm and brought out a variety of droids for the Lars family to browse. Owen Lars selected the protocol droid C-3PO and the astromech droid R5-D4 from amongst Nebit's stock, but as the pair discussed the purchase, R5-D4 blew its motivator.[1]

Based on advice from C-3PO, Lars' nephew Luke Skywalker then recommended they buy the astromech R2-D2 instead, which Nebit agreed to. The sandcrawler was later attacked by Imperial stormtroopers searching for C-3PO and R2-D2. Most of Nebit's tribe were murdered in the attack, and their bodies later found and burnt by Skywalker, the droids and the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi.[1]

Behind the scenes

Nebit first appeared in the 1977 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In the current canon, the Jawa was first named in the mobile card game Star Wars: Force Collection[2] which initially launched in 2013. Although the launch of Force Collection predates[3] the Star Wars canon reset of 2014,[4] Lucasfilm Story Group member Leland Chee confirmed that the game was kept updated to fit with canon.[5]



Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Nebit (★★★) (link))
  3. SWCustom-2011 Announcing Star Wars: Force Collection on (backup link)
  4. SWCustom-2011 The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page on (backup link)
  5. TwitterLogo Leland Chee (@holocronkeeper) on Twitter "I'm not gonna go through the trouble of changing them and I don't have any reason to believe currently that anyone would. […] On the off-chance that we DID have a current need to change any of these, we would have for Force Collection." (screenshot)Leland Chee of the Lucasfilm Story Group has confirmed that in-universe information from Star Wars: Force Collection conforms with Star Wars canon.
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