Day 44 – Adi Gallia

Adi Gallia

Adi Gallia was a Jedi who sat on the Jedi High Council in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. You don’t see much of Gallia in the prequel films, but her character was featured in several episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In The Clone Wars TV series Gallia, who was a General for the Republic Army, had storylines with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Eeeth Koth, General Grievous, Darth Maul, and Savage Opress.

You can see her in action in the video below.

Actress Angelique Perrin voiced Gallia in The Clone Wars and Gin Clark portrayed her in the prequel films. Gallia also appeared in one issue of the Mace Windu comic series as well a several Legends comic issues and novels.

 

Day 43 – Depa Billaba

Depa Billaba

Depa Billaba was a Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. She was trained by Mace Windu and took Caleb Dume (who is better known as Kanan Jarrus in Star Wars Rebels) as a padawan.

Depa Billaba sacrificed herself during Order 66 to save her padawan (Caleb) and these events are mentioned in several episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Depa is featured in several episodes of the Star Wars: Kanan comic series that focused on the time Caleb was a padawan and how he survived Order 66.

Depa Billaba also makes an appearance in the novel A New Dawn. In Legends materials Depa makes several more appearances in Star Wars and Republic comic issues and in the novel Shatterpoint.

For a brief overview of Depa’s canon history check out this video from Star Wars Explained.

 

Day 42 – Kordi Freemaker

Kordi Freemaker

Kordi Freemaker is one of the stars of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. Kordi, along with her brothers Zander and Rowan, are a family of scavengers. Their adventures take place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and the Freemakers series is considered “canon adjacent.”

Don’t let the fact that Freemakers isn’t canon keep you away from the show though. It has many loyal fans, in part because it is quite funny. If you’re looking for more information about Freemakers check out Star Scavengers, a podcast from Johnamarie Macias and Aaron Goins.

Here’s a clip of Kordi from the Freemakers series.

And here’s a video of gameplay with Kordi Freemaker from LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

Day 41 – Jody Houser

Jody Houser

Jody Houser wrote the comic adaptation for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the upcoming Thrawn comic adaptation.

Houser created the webcomic Cupcake POW! and has written for a variety of comics including Faith, Amazing Spider-Man, Max Ride: Ultimate Fight, Agent May, and Orphan Black.

Houser did interviews about her Rogue One adaptation with the official Star Wars site and  Entertainment Weekly.

She also did an interview with Multiversity Comics about Faith.

Finally, here’s an interview with Houser from NYCC 2016 from ComicsVerse.

Find out more about Jody on her official site.

Day 40 -Toryn Farr

Toryn Farr

Toryn Farr was a communication officer for the Rebel Alliance in The Empire Strikes Back. You might remember her as the woman who says “Stand by ion control. Fire.” in Hoth.

It turns out Farr (played by actress Brigitte Kahn) is the only woman other than Leia to have a line of dialogue in The Empire Strikes Back. You can hear her line at about 28 seconds into this compilation of all the non-Leia female lines of dialogue from the original trilogy.

Toryn Farr appeared in a variety of comic versions of The Empire Strikes Back including Star Wars 40: The Empire Strikes Back: Battleground Hoth which is pictured on the left at the top of this post. You can read more about that comic issue in this article over at The Real Gentlemen of Leisure (which is where I got the photo above).

There’s also a good variety of Toryn Farr collectible cards and cards that were used in games such as Star Wars: Armada. Farr also got her own LEGO minifigure.

         

For toy collectors, there’s also a Toryn Farr Black Series figure.

 

 

Day 39 – Neeyutnee

Neeyutnee

Neeyutnee was the Queen of Naboo during most of the Clone Wars. She appeared in four episodes of The Clone Wars TV show and was voiced by actress Jameelah McMillan.

Neeyutnee was the successor to Queen Jamillia, who appeared in Attack of the Clones, and was followed by Queen Apailana, who was seen in the funeral procession sequence in Revenge of the Sith.

She was also mentioned in Shattered Empire #3  as you can see below. We’ll be seeing more of Shattered Empire later on this year – I highly recommend it!

You can also find a LEGO version of Neeyutnee in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

Day 38 – Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar is an actress who voiced the inquisitor Seventh Sister in several episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Her most famous non-Star Wars role is Buffy Summers from the classic TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Gellar has won several awards in her career including a Daytime Emmy Award for All My Children and several Teen Choice Awards for her roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the film Scooby-Doo (where she played Daphne). Gellar is married to Freddie Prinze Jr. who voices Kanan in Star Wars Rebels.

Here is Gellar talking about Seventh Sister at New York Comic-Con. She also talks about other strong female characters in Star Wars in this clip.

Day 37 – Sly Moore

Sly Moore

Sly Moore was an aide to Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. She first appeared in Attack of the Clones and can also be found in Revenge of the Sith.

Moore was from the planet Umbara and was a constant (and silent) presence beside Palpatine. Actress Sandi Finlay portrayed Moore in both films.

Sly Moore appeared in the canon novel Catalyst and several Legends comics and books including Republic 64: Bloodlines (above right).

Here she is from Attack of the Clones #1 (below).

Day 36 – Delian Mors

Delian Mors

Delian Mors was the Imperial Moff of the planet Ryloth. She appeared in Paul S. Kemp’s novel Lords of the Sith which focused on Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine’s activities between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and in the short story “Mercy Mission” by Melissa Scott.

Delian Mors was the first LGBT character introduced in Star Wars canon. Her character is also one of the few female Star Wars characters I can think of that are described as being heavy (there’s a lot of skinny women in Star Wars).

Here’s an interesting look at Delian Mor’s introduction in Lords of the Sith from Shoshana at Tosche Station. You can also read a review of the book over at Den of Geek from Megan Crouse.

“Mercy Mission” was one of three short stories in Rise of the Empire, a bind-up compilation of Tarkin and A New Dawn.

Day 35 – Lassa Rhayme

Lassa Rhayme

Lassa Rhayme was a Pantorian pirate introduced in the Dark Disciple prequel short story “Kindred Spirits” by Christie Golden. Rhayme was the leader of the Blood Bone Order pirate gang and captained the starship Opportunity.

In “Kindred Spirits” (which like Dark Disciple took place during the Clone Wars) Rhayme crossed paths with Asajj Ventress. If you’re interested in reading “Kindred Spirits” you can find it in Star Wars Insider 159 and in the paperback edition of Dark Disciple.

Rhayme was only mentioned in Dark Disciple, but she re-appeared in Golden’s novel Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, which takes place after the destruction of the first Death Star. So she’s clearly good at being the leader of a pirate gang.

Lassa Rhayme could very well pop up in future Star Wars books or comics written by Golden or other Star Wars authors.