6 Famous Gungans from Star Wars

The Star Wars universe is always growing. It is inhabited by a remarkably diverse collection of alien species, from ferocious warriors to somewhat tranquil communities. The Gungans, an alien race featured in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy, are now universally derided by Star Wars fans.
These aquatic animals can be found in the Nabooian city of Otoh Gunga. The Ankura Gungans are stockier and have hooded eyes, whereas the Otolla Gungans have snouts that resemble duck bills, long, floppy ears, and stalked eyes. The people of this civilisation have been given some attention in various works of media, and there are a few Gungans in the overall lore that are interesting to Star Wars fans.

Boss Nass

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Ankura Gungan Boss Rugor Nass was renowned for being well-organized and was regarded for being stern but fair. Even in Star Wars Episode 1: Gungan Frontier from Lucas Learning, he founds a brand-new Gungan colony on Naboo’s moon. Boss Nass was also reputed to be a formidable combatant. He won the Gungans’ Big Nasty Free-for-All three years in a row during the Festival of Warriors in the Expanded Universe.

Big on personality is Boss Nass. He has a tendency to slobber when he moves his head and may be rather loud. He has strong prejudices towards the Naboo people, which is why he initially rejects Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan’s appeal for assistance in their battle against the Trade Federation in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Boss Nass has a change of heart and orders the Gungans to join in the Battle of Naboo’s distraction of the Trade Federation after the handmaiden Padme shows herself to be the real Queen Amidala and humbles herself in front of him.

Jar Jar Binks

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Of all the Gungans, Jar Jar is arguably the most notorious. In Otoh Gunga, the character was expelled for smashing Boss Nass’s heyblibber. He made a lot of people angry when he appeared in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, especially because he was geared toward children and had characteristics that echoed racial prejudices.
Of all the Gungans, Jar Jar is arguably the most notorious. In Otoh Gunga, the character was expelled for smashing Boss Nass’s heyblibber. He made a lot of people angry when he appeared in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, especially because he was geared toward children and had characteristics that echoed racial prejudices.
However, these negative traits shouldn’t cast a shadow over the character’s strengths. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jar Jar consistently demonstrates his commitment to the Republic as a dependable ally. He tells Boss Lyonie that if she helped Padme and Republic in the Mon Calamari civil war, she would do the same for them. The moment he stood in for Padme in the Senate during Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, giving then-Chancellor Palpatine emergency powers, furthering his plans to topple the Republic, was his worst mistake. Jar Jar is undoubtedly a Sith Lord.

Kleef

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By using the abilities of Darth Vader’s covert student Galen Marek, better known as Starkiller, players of the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by Lucas Arts can unleash their inner Dark Side. The Force Unleashed was created for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP by the now-defunct Krome Studios.
One element that distinguished this edition from others was a boss encounter with Kleef, a green and scaly Otolla Gungan. He used to be a member of Jar Jar Binks’ security detail before becoming a Coruscant bounty hunter. He looks like a crocodile and has a menacing drawl in his voice. Starkiller faces Kleef in the Bespin System after he kidnaps Senator Garm Bel Iblis.

In the first episode, on Coruscant, Jar Jar Binks declares, “Wesa Gungans are warriors.” This military mentality was personified by Roos Tarpals, General of the Gungan Army in The Clone Wars. When Jar Jar was returning to Naboo in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, he was confronted by him. “Yousa in BIG doodoo this time,” he said in a way that did not help the character.

Roos Tarpals

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Tarpals demonstrates his bravery in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He, Jar Jar, Anakin, and Padme attempt to stop the Gungans from conquering Theed in the episode “Shadow Warrior,” under the direction of a deceived Boss Lyonie. He is prepared to go above and beyond since he believes that the Gungans and the Naboo are buddies. He valiantly engages General Grievous in combat, holding his own. He succeeds in defeating Grievous, but only at the price of his own life. When Grievous asks him how it feels to die, he declares his willingness to risk his life for his people and screams defiantly, “Not die! Sacrifice!”

George R. Binks

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Jar Jar’s past is only briefly touched upon in the movies, other from the fact that he was exiled for being “clumsy.” His family’s history, particularly that of his father, the whaler George R. Binks, is covered in a narrative in Star Wars Tales #20 from Dark Horse.

The father of Jar Jar is both a tragic and humorous man. Because she couldn’t have children, he left his first marriage and had Jar Jar with his second wife. Jar Jar abandons everyone on an island during a single whaling voyage. He makes an unsuccessful attempt to kill himself and ends up knocking himself out as a result after being left alone for a month and becoming insane due to his son. Despite his clumsiness, Jar Jar didn’t deserve that.

Roo-Roo Page

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There are certain Force-sensitive Gungans according to Star Wars mythology. Some of them are Jedi, one turned into a Sith, and another uses his Force sensitivity to increase his diving company’s tips.

The baby Roo-Roo Page is a Gungan child who is Force-sensitive. Darth Sidious tasks bounty hunter Cad Bane with kidnapping Force-sensitive infants in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Thankfully, the Jedi see this coming and are able to stop him from stealing her. She rivals Grogu in The Mandalorian for cuteness and has a powerful connection to the Force.

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