- "Ortolan secretions are quite distinctive."
- ―Inspector Thanoth
Ortolans were a sentient species of squat, blue-skinned bipeds with large, floppy ears, beady black eyes, and a trunk-like nose that were native to the cold planet Orto. They consume large amounts of food in order to develop a warm layer of blubber due to the frigid temperatures of their homeworld. Max Rebo, founder of the Max Rebo Band, was a male Ortolan.
Biology and appearanceEdit
Ortolans were a sentient species of squat, blue-skinned bipeds with trunk-like noses and two beady black eyes. They also possessed small mouths filled with blunted teeth behind their noses and a pair of large, floppy ears, which were sensitive to sound and used to store fat. Their articulated digits were able to absorb food and drink as well as play musical instruments. According to Inspector Thanoth, their secretions were "quite distinctive." Ortolans were capable of speaking Galactic Basic and their average lifespan was 71+ years.
Behind the scenesEdit
Ortolans have been inconsistently depicted with and without arms in several pieces of Disney canon media, with some Ortolans resembling the armless depiction described in Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know while others resemble their original Legends design.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "A Hero Discovered"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Mines of Graballa" (Appears in hologram)
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Gambit on Geonosis" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Ortolan)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Alien Archive
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Darth Vader 10
- ↑ "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku"
- ↑ "Tales from Wild Space: The Blue Brothers"—Star Wars Adventures 13
- ↑ Choose Your Destiny: An Obi-Wan & Anakin Adventure