- "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 appearance[edit | edit source]
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. Ortolans fended off the cold of their icey and snowy habitat by eating their way to a blubbery body. 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 scenes[edit | edit source]
In Star Wars canon, Ortolans have been variously depicted as having either two or four limbs.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- 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" (In flashback(s))
- A Vader Family Sithmas
- The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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 Helmet Collection 36 (Weapons & Uniforms: Jabba's Courtiers) (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 47 (Databank A-Z: Max Rebo–Sabacc)
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
- Star Wars Search and Find Volume I
- "Battle of Hoth and the Second Death Star" – Star Wars Encyclopedia (Picture only)
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: Making of Season Two