"There are two ways to destroy a person, Jorj. Kill him, or ruin his reputation."
"I suppose that makes sense. Any idea which approach Nuso Esva's planning?"
"If I know Nuso Esva, very likely both."
Senior Captain Thrawn and Jorj Car'das[src]

Nuso Esva, was a male alien warlord who became a major power within the Unknown Regions. Esva was a brutal, yet highly intelligent mastermind within military tactics. He possessed a large navy, which was a major threat to all of the galaxy.[2]

Around 0 ABY, several months after the battle of Yavin, Esva had an ongoing war with Senior Captain Thrawn, who held a shadow empire rivaling Esva's empire. This would cause Esva to take the title of "Lord Odo", who was part of the Emperor's Ruling Council. Esva was successfully able to confuse Imperial officers, but would be defeated in the Poln system by Thrawn and the combined efforts of Darth Vader's Death Squadron.[2]

In 8 ABY, Esva would go on the defensive side after a major defeat. He would later establish an alliance with the Queen of the Red of Quethold. Esva would be tracked down by Thrawn, and a large scaled battle would commence. Esva would betray and kill the Queen, causing their fragile alliance to fracture. Esva would then be gunned down by the Queen's soldiers, killing the brutal warlord.[1]


Early lifeEdit

Esva was born of an unknown species that was located within the Unknown Regions. At some point, Esva made his own empire.

Personality and traitsEdit

"He was involved with kidnapping and murder?"
"Up to his eyebrows. For whatever it's worth, I think he was mostly duped into it by this Nuso Esva character - the guy found Axlon's Alderaan button and leaned on it."
Luke Skywalker and Daric LaRone[src]

A tactical genius who rivaled Thrawn's brilliant mind, Esva was a brutal, ruthless, and sadistic military genius. Esva was extremely intelligent, due to various spies, assassins, and agents lurking throughout the galaxy. Esva was also manipulative, being able to control his subjects through blackmail, or other weak points. This was shown when he forced Governor Bidor Ferrouz to obey his every command after kidnapping his family.

Behind the scenesEdit

In a September 28, 2011, Facebook chat, Timothy Zahn confirmed that Nuso Esva's name is a coded version of Moriarty, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. If each consonant of "Nuso Esva" is replaced with the consonant before it in the Latin alphabet and each vowel is replaced with the preceding vowel in the Latin alphabet (counting y), "Nuso Esva" becomes "Moriarty."[3]



Notes and referencesEdit

In other languages
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+