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Solomahal was an individual who served as a general in the armed forces of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, General Solomahal worked with the Thyrsus Sun Guard, a mercenary unit.[1]

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"This alien has always had a military leaning. During shooting, it was known simply as 'The Colonel,' though another nickname was 'the Hare Mouse.'"
―Pablo Hidalgo[src]

Atheloe meets with Tzizvvt.

Solomahal was first mentioned in Star Wars canon in the 2019 reference book Collapse of the Republic.[1]

Solomahal was originally intended to be one of two Lutrillians created as background characters for the cantina scene in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The character was designed by John Mollo,[2] and his mask was sculpted by Stuart Freeborn for shooting in England.[3] The only distinction between the two costumes was an ascot worn by one of the extras.[4] The production team for A New Hope referred to at least one of these Lutrillians as the Colonel,[3] and at least one as the Hare Mouse.[5] One or both of these characters was intended to be named Ownellco.[6] However, in Star Wars Insider 130's Rogues Gallery: The Usual Suspects: Who's Who in Mos Eisley, published in December 2011, it was retconned that both of the Lutrillians seen in A New Hope were in fact Ownellco and Atheloe.[7]

One of the Lutrillian masks was later used in the cantina scenes in The Star Wars Holiday Special,[8] marking Solomahal's first appearance.[9] The character went unused and unreferenced until 1997, when the Star Wars Customizable Card Game established that he was "Solomahal, a veteran officer of the Old Republic."[3]


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