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November 7, 2007 Featured article candidate Success
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October 8, 2013 Featured article review Kept
January 15, 2014 Featured article
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February 24, 2018 Former featured article
Current status: Former featured article

Teeth Edit

  • I swear read somewhere that Hissa was a human who had his teeth filed to points for some reason.--Darth Oblivion 01:59, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

half-alien? Edit

If the guy wasn't fully human, would he actually manage to make to Grand Moff at all? I mean, the Empire is known for being anti-alien and for only permitting humans to gain any mentionable ranks (besides Thrawn, of course). Generally, is the existence of that guy and the story surrounding him even canon? 16:51, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Firstly, yes, Hissa is canon and this article includes a good deal of his appearances and references to him in the canon. Even if he is included among the five goofiest moments in the Expanded Universe, he is canon.
Second, Thrawn was not the only alien in the Empire when you analyse the whole canon; he is only the most remarkable one, and in fact a precedent to understand the Imperial policies about speciesism. Abel Peña's two-part article Aliens in the Empire deals with eight important aliens (see link) - not to talk about Jerec the Miraluka Inquisitor. Although many Imperial officers and bigwigs were humanocentric, and speciesism was a useful control tool, the Empire itself was not that strict: Certain species, such as Wookiees, were considered only slaves; but not even the Empire would defy the Muuns and risk their financial stability; and they did not seem to wage open wars against the Hutts. Although the military did prefer male, Human officers, there were too many exceptions (Similarly, the "male" part of the requirements was forgotten with Natasi Daala, Juno Eclipse et al.)
So, in a nutshell: Yes, there were more aliens in the Empire, including high-ranking ones. Yes, Hissa is canon, but the EU does not like to talk about him. --Skippy Farlstendoiro 08:11, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
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