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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From Lostpedia

Animals have played important roles in the storyline of Lost.

Storyline occurrences

Animal Image Appearance and Role
Bees
Birds
Main article: Birds
Cats
Main article: Cats
  • Amira owns a cat. ("Enter 77")
  • Mikhail owns a cat named Nadia, after the gymnast Nadia Comaneci with whom he shares a birthday. ("Enter 77")
Cattle
Main article: Cattle
Dogs
Disambiguation page: Dog
Horses
Disambiguation page: Horse
Medusa Spiders
Main article: Medusa Spider
Moths
Main article: Moths
  • Locke compares Charlie's journey to quit his drug habit to a moth breaking free of its cocoon. ("The Moth")
  • Charlie sees a moth during the cave-in, which leads him to find the way out. ("The Moth")
Polar Bears
Main article: Polar Bears

In a baby-themed music video that Drive Shaft is shooting, there are stuffed polar bears in the crib. (Fire + Water) Michael gives young Walt a stuffed animal polar bear on his last meeting with him before he gave up custody.

Rabbits
Main article: Rabbits
Sea urchin
Main article: Sea urchin
Sharks
Main article: Sharks
Frog
Main article: Frog
  • Sawyer is awoken one morning by the irritating cries of a frog, and searches the jungle, looking for it. ("One of Them")
  • It is inaccurately referred to on the show as a "tree frog."
Wild Boar
Main article: Wild Boar
  • Locke decides that the best way to procure food is to hunt boar, and leads Kate and Michael on a mission to find one. ("Walkabout")
  • Sawyer's tent is ransacked by a boar, and Sawyer believes that the animal has a vendetta against him. ("Outlaws")
  • Charlie and Locke come across a dead boar while looking for Eko. ("Further Instructions")
  • Miles finds a dead boar in the jungle. ("The Lie")
  • Locke brings a dead boar to the Others before his errand with Richard. (Follow the Leader)
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Minor occurrences

Ben's Bugs
  • Locke said that when his foster sister Jeannie died, a Golden Retriever appeared which their mother believed was her daughter reincarnated. It stayed for five years, until the woman died, then disappeared. ("Outlaws")
  • Fish are depicted in the Mural. ("Man of Science, Man of Faith")
  • Animal-themed decorations are featured in The Staff's nursery, including a lion, zebra, and monkey. ("Maternity Leave")
  • Mr. Eko told a story about a boy who kills a dog, then worries about the existence of hell not because he is sorry, but because he is worried the dog he killed will be waiting for him there. ("Three Minutes")
  • Jack was shown the cartoon The Blue Danube, which features animals based on the folk tale "The Ugly Duckling". ("Every Man for Himself")
  • Juliet managed to impregnate a male field mouse. ("Not in Portland")
  • Pictures of orange fish and insects including a bee are featured in the Room 23 video. ("Not in Portland")
  • Ben has an insect collection in his home. ("One of Us")
  • A hamster is seen being held by a mysterious woman in Ben's painting at his house at the Barracks.
  • According to the commentary on the "On location" section of the Season 3 DVD, the tank in the Hydra Station where Jack was being kept prisoner, was used also for sharks and the dolphins that Juliet told Jack about in "A Tale of Two Cities". A dolphin is also seen in a child's drawing on one of the walls in the school. The dolphin in the picture is swimming with an unidentified girl in a pink swimsuit, along with some smaller fish, and the submarine. The picture is labeled, "Me and my fish".

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Animals/Theories
  • What is the significance of the various animals?

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
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Nem Bees
Biographical information
Homeworld

Orto[1]

Died

19 BBY (16:5:22), Orto[1]

Physical description
Species

Ortolan[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Height

1.5 meters[1]

Hair color

None[1]

Eye color

Black[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Affiliation

Nem Bees was a male Ortolan Jedi Knight who served the Galactic Republic during the pan-galactic Clone Wars. When, late in the war, Bees's homeworld of Orto was threatened by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Jedi Council dispatched him to undermine the Separatists' efforts and secure Orto for the Republic. Disguised as the deceased Ortolan trader Ydde, Bees searched for a reported influential traitor who planned to sell the Ortolan people out to the Confederates.

Despite his efforts, Orto was invaded successfully by the Confederacy a mere three days after Bees's arrival. Belo Tusus was revealed as the traitor, and despite the setback, Bees persisted in his mission. Sabotaging the machinations of Tusus's new Orto government, Bees paved the way for a successful Republic counter strike. During the campaign to eliminate the last pockets of Confederate resistance, Order 66 was initiated by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and as a result, Bees was slain by Commander CT-65/91-6210.

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Biography

Investigation on Orto

As the Clone Wars entered its final phase in 19 BBY, the Galactic Republic began to lose holdings in the Sluis Sector. The only stable planet in the general vicinity was Eriadu, and talk of secession began to brew at the Sluis end of the Rimma Trade Route. Realizing the importance of the planet Orto in the crisis, the Republic dispatched Jedi Knight Nem Bees to the planet, his homeworld. There, intelligence reports claimed that an official, highly placed in Orto's neutral government, was planning a coup. If it succeeded, it would place Orto in the official's hands, who would then surely align himself with the Confederacy of Independent Systems.[1]

Nem Bees watches on as the Confederacy of Independent Systems marches into Orto's capital.

At the urging of fellow Knight Ki-Adi-Mundi, Bees disguised himself as the trader Ydde,[1] who had actually passed away well over a decade prior.[3] He stayed with Ydde's extended family as he operated in Orto's capital undercover, hunting for the traitor that would betray his planet and his people. Despite Bees's efforts, mere days after his arrival Financial Minister Belo Tusus staged his coup. Seizing control of the government while announcing his allegiance to the Confederacy, Tusus locked down all of Orto's spaceports. Shortly afterwards, the droid armies of the Confederacy arrived to occupy the planet. Realizing that his cover would be important if he were to swing events to his favor, Bees maintained his cover, which forced him to play the role of a frightened citizen as the battle droids swept through the city.[1]

Sabotage

Despite his initial unwilling passiveness towards the unwanted Confederate occupation, Bees acted quickly. Just as Tusus began to install his new government, Bees effectively sabotaged it, militarily and logistically. He struck in several areas, preventing droid detachments from deploying, and severing shuttle guidance systems. Bees was fortunate to have a contact in Tusus's government: the traitor's own Twi'lek servant. Tusus, however, never discovered the leak, though he became increasingly paranoid and suspicious of his staff and the Neimoidian attachés in his council.[1]

Planning one final act of sabotage, Bees was able to gain access to a HoloNet transceiver, thanks to his Twi'lek ally. Contacting the Republic for the first time since the annexation of Orto, he arranged to have a strike force sent to Orto at a specific time. Working fast, Bees infiltrated the capital's palace, and disabled Orto's shield generator just as the Republic strike force emerged from hyperspace.[1]

Demise at the Battle of Orto

Tusus, in a panic, abandoned his holdings and fled Orto. Bees rendezvoused with his allies as they landed. Led by Commander CT-65/91-6210, known also as "Deviss," the clones met with Bees and progressed towards Orto's capital in the hopes of liberating it from the Confederacy. The Battle of Orto, however, was not resolved quickly, as the droid armies had firmly entrenched themselves. A week into the campaign, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine issued Order 66. Though he did not know it, Bees was now considered an enemy of the Republic, and his death was now the number one priority of his own troops. Acting on his orders, Commander Deviss personally gunned down Bees as the diminutive Jedi led an assault on the Confederate position.[1]

Personality and traits

During the trying times of the Clone Wars, Bees was thrust amongst his own people on his home planet, and had to live like a commoner in order to fulfill his duty to the Republic he served. When Belo Tusus betrayed Orto to the Confederacy, Bees was forced to act dispassionately, and sit idly by while troops marched into the planet's capital. That choice would later allow Bees to free his people in a more bloodless fashion.[1]

Powers and abilities

Nem Bees was adept in the fields of subterfuge and infiltration, which he proved during the Orto situation in 19 BBY. He was able to inhabit the persona of Ydde, and successfully maintain his cover for the duration of his mission. Bees was able to identify and exploit the chinks in his adversary Belo Tusus's armor, and effectively undermine the former Financial Minister's new Orto government. Working in tandem with his mole in Tusus's government, Bees successfully damaged many auxiliary operations of the government, and aided his people in doing so. In a matter of mere hours, Bees was able to go from the role of saboteur to general, as he commanded his troops in the Battle of Orto. Despite his talents, he was unable to defend himself from the unexpected attack of his clone commander.[1]

Behind the scenes

StarWars.com Databank preview identifying Nem Bees.

The character of Nem Bees first appeared in the episode "Chapter 22" of the second season of Genndy Tartakovsky's television series, Star Wars: Clone Wars. At that point, the character was an unnamed Ortolan featured briefly in two shots of a montage sequence. In 2006, a name and a backstory was given to the character by Hyperspace member Kyle Jewhurst, under the screen name "Lord Hydronium," through the "What's The Story?" feature on StarWars.com.[1] The character was retroactively made a Jedi Knight by Jewhurst, who had noted that no members of the Ortolan species had been a Jedi previously in canon. Jewhurst also made reference to Bees's master being Shon Kon Ray, but the reference was cut during the editorial process.[4]

Which particular Ortolan Bees is in the wide shot displayed in the Databank entry is not clear; however, the small preview boxes featured on StarWars.com identify Bees as the Ortolan to the far left of the image. The image was later used in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, in which Bees was given an entry.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22" (First appearance)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17  Nem Bees in the Databank
  2. Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22"
  3. Star Wars Republic: Prelude to Rebellion
  4.  "Tales of a Jedi: The Creation of Nem Bees" - "Just a Blog, Nothing More", Kyle Jewhurst's StarWars.com Blog

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