Phindians were the native people of the planet Phindar. They were gangly, mournful-looking humanoids with arms stretching past their knees. They stood 1.7 meters tall on average. They had dark skin in shades of green or brown, sometimes with white blotches, and white circles around their yellow or golden eyes.
History[edit | edit source]
For most of the latter centuries of the Galactic Republic, Phindar was ruled by a criminal organization called the Syndicat. This organization controlled the Phindian people by seizing control of all of Phindar's imports and exports. Any dissenters had their minds erased in a process called "renewal", similar to the memory wipes applied to droids. Renewed Phindians would sometimes be dumped on other planets, so Syndicat members could bet on how long they would survive. In 44 BBY, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi joined with Phindian rebels (including the brothers Guerra and Paxxi Derida) and freed the Phindians from Syndicat rule, allowing the Phindians to hold democratic elections for the first time in centuries. One of their first acts was to outlaw renewal technology.
Phindians were known for certain cultural attitudes which many offworlders found annoying. They were often hesitant about risking their life, even for a good cause. In conversation, they were fond of exaggeration, sarcasm, and talking for sheer enjoyment while avoiding the central issue of a discussion. These tendencies were, however, tempered by a sincere affection for their family and friends. When parting from a friend, they would embrace three times: once in sorrow for the parting, once in joy for the continuing friendship, and once in hope that the two friends would reunite in the future.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival (First appearance)
- Jedi Apprentice: The Hidden Past
- Star Wars: Jango Fett
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Citadel"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Counterattack"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deception"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Friends and Enemies"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Box"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis on Naboo"
- MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
- Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
- Star Wars: Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Parallels
- Dark Times 11: Vector, Part 5
- Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 1 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness 1
- Rebel Force: Firefight
- Rebel Force: Trapped (Mentioned only)
- Honor Among Thieves
- The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The Essential Guide to Alien Species
- Ultimate Alien Anthology
- "Jawa's Corner"—Star Wars Insider 95
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three
- "Rogues Gallery: Who's Who: The Bounty Hunters!"—Star Wars Insider 132
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine 22