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"I was too young to understand that my mother and my father and my uncle had become living shields."
―Numa reflects on her family's captivity during the Confederacy's occupation of Ryloth[src]

A male individual came to be the parent of the Twi'lek Numa,[3] who was born four years prior to the Clone Wars.[4] He, along with Numa and her mother,[3] lived within a home upon the Twi'lek homeworld of Ryloth.[5] In 22 BBY,[6] during the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems invaded Ryloth and attacked the city of Nabat.[5]

In the ensuing chaos, Numa's father was rounded up by the Confederacy along with many of the other inhabitants of Nabat, including Numa's mother and uncle. They were used as living shields against the Galactic Republic,[3] who were attempting to reclaim the planet from the Separatists.[5] However, he was eventually killed along with Numa's mother before the occupation's conclusion[2] in 21 BBY.[6] Many years later, following the rise of the Galactic Empire, Numa reflected on her family's use as living shields during their subjugation by the Separatists.[3]

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Numa's father as depicted in The Clone Wars: Curfew

Numa's father was first mentioned, albeit indirectly, in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Innocents of Ryloth,"[5] which aired on March 6, 2009.[7] This was later given further context when the 2017 reference book Star Wars: On the Front Lines, which first established Numa as having a father instead of the generic mention of "parents" present within "Innocents of Ryloth."[3]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, Numa's father appeared in an issue of the online Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic series titled The Clone Wars: Curfew, which provided a backstory for "Innocents of Ryloth." The comic was written by Pablo Hidalgo, illustrated by Katie Cook,[8] and released on March 9, 2009.[9]

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  1. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes "Supply Lines" and "Innocents of Ryloth" to 22 BBY and 21 BBY respectively. "Supply Lines" features the start of the Separatists' occupation of Ryloth and "Innocents of Ryloth" features the liberation of Nabat where Numa's father had been held captive as established by Star Wars: On the Front Lines. Numa's father's death is indirectly mentioned to have taken place during the the Separatists' occupation by StarWars.com Encyclopedia Ryloth in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link) and as such, his death must have taken place between 22 BBY and 21 BBY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Encyclopedia Ryloth in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  4. StarWars.com "Innocents of Ryloth" Episode Guide - The Clone Wars on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that Numa was five years old by the time of the Battle of Ryloth. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the latter half of the Battle of Ryloth in 21 BBY, Numa must have been born in 26 BBY and as Galactic Atlas similarly places the beginning of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY, Numa was born four years prior.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  7. StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Innocents of Ryloth on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  8. The Clone Wars: Curfew
  9. Jay (2009-03-09). Jedi Journals: Online Comic - Curfew. Rebelscum.com. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved on July 12, 2020.
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