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"When I say he's a gas bag, I don't just mean that he talks too much. He's a Parwan. Ever met one? They fill themselves up with some kind of gas and float around grabbing stuff with their tentacles. It looks ridiculous."
Cad Bane[10]

Parwans were a sentient species native to Parwa. During the High Republic Era, Parwan Jedi Master Obratuk Glii was a respected diplomat within the Jedi Order. During the Clone Wars, the Parwan Derrown was considered one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy.

Biology and appearance[]

"He's a Parwan. His blood can take the electrolytic serum."
―"Rako Hardeen," on Derrown[3]

Parwans were a sentient species with four long, tentacle-like appendages in their lower body, as well as two arms with three-fingered hands. They possessed three eyes on a mushroom-shaped head.[3] They could "float" by filling themselves with gas,[10] and could generate electrical fields.[6] They could safely inject themselves with electrolytic serum depending on their blood type.[3] They were physically capable of speaking Galactic Basic Standard.[4]

Parwans were capable of incredibly-long lifespans, with at least one living to see beyond one thousand years of age.[8] Some Parwans went into hibernation based on the several century long seasons of their homeworld Parwa, even if they were offworld. It was possible for Parwans to be Force-sensitive.[5]

Society and culture[]

The Parwans had their own language, which some members of the species, such as Derrown, used instead of Basic.[3]

Parwans in the galaxy[]

Dr-gubacher detail

Doctor Gubacher served the Republic during the Clone Wars.

During the High Republic Era, the Parwan Jedi Master Obratuk Glii was a respected diplomat. As such, he was chosen to lead a secret mission to negotiate with the Hutt Clan. However, Obratuk fell into a seasonal hibernation before arriving on Nal Hutta, leaving his Padawan, Farzala Tarabal, to attempt to lead the negotiations instead.[5] Glii eventually rose from his slumber, however, using his many lightsabers to subdue the thugs of Jabba Desilijic Tiure.[8] Following the destruction of Starlight Beacon, Glii was captured by the Nihil leader Marchion Ro, and told the entirety of Ro's plan for the galaxy. After hearing this, Ro killed Glii by unleashing a nameless beast to turn him to dust.[11]

During the Clone Wars, the Parwan bounty hunter Derrown was active, known as "the Exterminator". Derrown's repute was such for him to be invited to compete in a tournament on Serenno, where the Separatist leader Count Dooku intended to select a group of talented hunters to abduct Galactic Republic Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Derrown was one of the survivors,[3] and as such participated in the kidnapping attempt on Naboo, which was sabotaged by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had infiltrated the group.[12] Derrown, however, escaped being taken into Republic custody.[2]

The cyborg and droid expert Doctor Gubacher directly served the Republic at the same time, giving the astromech droids recruited into D-Squad upgrades for their mission to steal a Separatist encryption module.[4] He was also a member of the Strategic Advisory Cell, working with other members of the group to complete a secret project that would one day become the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station.[13]

Behind the scenes[]

"Derrown's design stems back to a piece of artwork done by Ron Cobb for an odd and colorful cantina alien for Episode IV that was never created. The original piece describes the alien as a tropical, ambulatory plant, while the final alien is more of a sentient gasbag."
―The Box Trivia Gallery[1]

The piece of concept art the Parwan species was based off from Ron Cobb.

The Parwan species first appeared in "The Box," the seventeenth episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' fourth season,[3] which originally aired on February 3, 2012.[14] Its design was based upon an unused cantina alien developed by Ron Cobb for Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope[1] that was also used for the Revwien species.[15]



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