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Species: Trill
Gender: male
Born: 2250s
Died: 2275
Family
Mother: Audrid Dax
Father: Jayvin Vod
Sibling(s): Neema Cyl

Gran was an unjoined Trill male, the second child of Jayvin Vod and Audrid Dax, born three years after his sister, Neema.

Gran died in 2275. (DS9 short story: "Sins of the Mother")

Ezri Dax found that Brinner Finok reminded her of Gran, which made it difficult for her to pursue a relationship with him. (DS9 episode: "Prodigal Daughter")

Gran was probably born in the mid to late 2250s, based on the assumption that Neema would have been about 20 when she became a candidate for joining in 2272. No surname was established for Gran.

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Starwars

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Gran
Homeworld

Kinyen, various colony worlds[1]

Language

Gran[2]

Average height

1.5 - 1.8 meters[2]

Skin color

Tan[2]

Hair color

None[2]

Eye color

Black[2]

Distinctions

Three eyes and goat-like snout[3]

Average lifespan

Up to 79 standard years[4]

Famous members
"I'm already going mad! Please don't send me away to be alone!"
Ree-Yees

The Gran were sentient mammalian humanoids native to the planet Kinyen, though they had colonies across the galaxy, including settlements on the planets Hok and Malastare.

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Biology and appearance

Gran could easily be identified by their three eyes and their goat-like snout.[3] Female Gran also had three breasts.[5] Gran were also able to sense one another's emotions and disposition by noting subtle changes in body heat and skin color. The Gran had excellent vision, able to resolve more colors than most species, and even able to see into the infrared. Gran had two stomachs, having evolved from herbivorous grazing animals who lived in herds on the mountains and highlands of Kinyen,[1] surviving on the local Goatgrass, for which Gran kept their taste.[5] Gran chewed and digested their food quite slowly, savoring the flavor carefully.[1] A single meal could take almost an entire day to finish, but a Gran would often not need to eat for several days afterwards.[6]

A recessive genetic mutation sometimes caused some Gran to suffer from misshapen extremities, with hands and feet swelling to abnormal sizes. While not affecting the individual's ability to do finer work, the handicap nonetheless often resulted in social isolation. Gran scientists intently studied the trait to attempt to find a cure.[7]

Society and culture

Gran communing with nature on Kinyen.

The peaceful nature of Gran society was a reflection of their homeworld, Kinyen. Kinyen boasted large and rolling grasslands and highlands, a dense and beautiful forest, and one of the longest and clearest rivers in the Sumitra Sector. The beauty of this planet, and the need for primitive Gran to band together for defense against predatory animals, helped the Gran develop strong bonds of home and family in their society. (Once they became a civilized species, the Grans set aside fenced nature preserves for the carnivores which once threatened them.) Grans also mated for life, forming such strong bonds that they generally died within days of a mate's death.[1] It was rare for any Gran to leave his or her planet of origin once they had taken a mate.

The Grans were also very protective of their families, and were some of the most devoted parents in the galaxy. This was because of their very powerful and sensitive sight, which could sense the emotions of their mates and their children. Gran society maintained its balance by setting up strict career quotas, and making sure young Gran were educated for a specific job that best serves his or her talents. While other species who valued free will criticized such a rigid social system, to the Gran it was both logical and essential.[1] Gran religion revolved around the worship of the goddess Doellin.[5]

A Gran noble

Gran had a strong need for companionship—a Gran left alone for too long would go insane or die of loneliness. Generally, they needed other Gran for companionship, but some Gran were able to form sufficiently strong bonds with aliens. The most feared punishment among the Gran was exile. Lone, outcast Gran, often wearing black to avoid painful memories of the colorful cities of their homeworld, were generally given a wide berth by experienced spacers.[1] Grans isolated from Gran society were often unreliable, easily bribed, and easily addicted to drugs and liquors, though they were shrewd and often under-estimated. Conversely, Gran within their society were peaceful and amiable, with a keen sense of their place in society, and unselfish instincts putting the greater good ahead of their individual wants.[8]

With such close bonds formed throughout the Gran community, it was unsurprising that they concentrated their cities into very small areas, so they were never out of touch with their many relatives. These cities, while hosting a majority of the population of Kinyen, also hosted the small government of the Gran. The government was a loose group of delegates from the major Gran families who usually controlled different aspects of Gran society. One delegate was selected randomly every three and a half standard years to be the leader of this group. It was only due to the very peaceful sensibilities of the Gran race that this system worked at all. Indeed, the only known major conflicts between Gran took place very early in Kinyen's history, before 10,000 BBY. Even these wars resulted from matters of survival, rather than strong emotional conflicts between the Gran of rival nations.[1]

History

A Gran hunter.

The Gran on Kinyen had maintained a peaceful civilization for over ten millennia before the fall of the Galactic Republic. During an expansionistic period circa 1,000 BBY, colonies were established on Hok and Malastare. However, the emigrating colonists left a significant imbalance in Gran society on Kinyen.[8]

Feeling they were destroying too many families, and diluting the Gran race, the government reacted with isolationist policies and prohibited unauthorized emigration from Kinyen and limited offworlders to special alien quarters in their cities.[1] This protected the Gran society, but it also isolated the Gran on Hok and Malastare who had begun to form strong bonds to their new homes. The Gran colonies continued independently, continuing the strong social bonds of Gran society but with loosened social codes. The looser social codes allowed for more corruption in the upper levels of colonial Gran society.[8]

One of the most infamous examples was the Gran Protectorate of Malastare, which subjugated the native Dugs population, treating them as little more than slaves and even relocating them to the western continent of their own planet. The behavior of Malastare's Gran was unusual, as most Gran on Kinyen were peaceful, calm beings who abhorred violence, and preferred peaceful ways to adapt to difficult situations.[1] The high corruption rate, as well as the brutality towards the Dugs, led some Gran on Kinyen to conclude that the Gran of Malastare were no longer real Gran.
A Gran.

The Gran of Malastare had a great deal of power within the Galactic Senate during the later years of the Galactic Republic, represented by the thought to be corrupt Aks Moe[9] and his successor, the influential Loyalist Committee member Ask Aak. Ask Aak later took Aks Moe's seat in the Galactic Senate.[10] Other Gran Senators such as Kharrus[11] and Philo[12] also played important roles in the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars. Hok also produced a well-known Gran in that era, the podracer Mawhonic.[9]

During Emperor Palpatine's reign of terror over the galaxy, Gran became less influential. At one point, the Galactic Empire demanded access to all parts of Kinyen, and leveled one of Kinyen's cities when the Gran protested. This forced the Gran of Kinyen to collaborate with the Empire. Some Gran during the Imperial era secretly supported the Rebel Alliance, usually by peaceful means such as supplying food to the Rebels. Most Gran disapproved of violent revolt, however, and even Rebel sympathizers insisted that no military actions were acceptable on their homeworld.[1]

Notable Gran

Appearances

Non-canon appearances

Sources

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ultimate Alien Anthology
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  4. The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Goatgrass: The Tale of Ree-Yees
  6. The Essential Guide to Alien Species
  7. The New Essential Guide to Alien Species
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2  Gran in the Databank
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  10. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  11. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)
  12. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"

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Game Info

Ree-Yees

Named NPCs

NPC Vendor

The Gran race can be chosen as a vendor race by a trader with the Hiring II skill.

Star Wars Lore

From the Movies

The peaceful Gran have been active members of galactic society for ages. With colonies on Malastare and Hok, the Gran have spread to several planets. In the twilight years of the Republic, a Gran delegation represented Malastare in the Galactic Senate. Among its members were Senators Aks Moe, Ainlee Teem and Ask Aak.

The Gran are easily distinguished by their triple eyestalks. They have hircine faces, small horns, and a jutting jaw-line.

From the Expanded Universe

The Gran have maintained a peaceful civilization on their homeworld of Kinyen for over ten millennia. Their society is evenly balanced, and a strict program of career quotas ensures that every Gran is trained for a specific job that best serves his or her talents. While advocates of free will would criticize such a rigid social system, to a Gran it is not only logical but essential. A typical Gran places the betterment of society above the betterment of self, and is keenly aware of his or her role in the bigger picture.

About a thousand years ago, the Gran began expansionary efforts that saw colonies erected on Hok and Malastare. This left large holes in their delicately balanced society, and the politicians on Kinyen reacted with isolationism, preventing any Gran from leaving Kinyen without permission and not allowing offworlders into their population centers. The Gran colonies continued independently, and while they too exhibited the strong social bonds found on Kinyen, the loosened social codes allowed for corruption and graft in the upper echelons of Gran society. The Gran Protectorate of Malastare was particularly disreputable in its treatment of the indigenous Dug population.

Those Gran are unusual, as most members of the species are peaceful, amiable beings content to adapt to difficult situations. Gran are keenly aware of each other's emotions, being able to judge disposition through subtle changes of body heat and skin color. Gran are very loyal, and need to be with someone for companionship. A Gran left alone will go insane or die of loneliness.

The Gran have excellent vision, able to resolve more colors than most species. Gran have multiple stomachs, having evolved from herbivorous ungulates.

Source: Star Wars Databank


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This article is about the brother of Fortress Maximus in Japanese G1 continuity. For Fortress Maximus, see Fortress Maximus (G1).
This article is about Grand Maximus. For other uses of Maximus, see Fortress Maximus (disambiguation).
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Grand Maximus is an Autobot from the Masterforce portion of the Generation One continuity family.
Where is my body?

Grand Maximus, the younger brother of Fortress Maximus, participated in the Masterforce conflict. Much like his brother, Grand Maximus' intelligence and personality were actually contained solely in his smallest component, Gran, while his Transector, Grand, functioned as a mech to boost his strength to that of a normal Transformer. Grand also possessed the ability to don a Pretender shell in order to disguise himself as a human. Gran's final and most impressive transformation is his mighty battleship, which, like his brother's, transforms into a body of immense stature while Grand himself transforms into its head.

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Fiction

Super God Masterforce cartoon

Grand Maximus was sent to Earth to aid Autobots by his brother, Fortress Maximus.

No, really. HE WANTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE TRANSFORMERS.
I want to tell you about the Transformers!

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Masterforce manga

Grand is described as a Transformer created base on the design of Fortress Maximus. His Outer Shell can grow as big as the normal size of the Transformer.

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Grand Maximus was seen among other High-ranking Autobots (such as Road Caesar, Landcross, Metalhawk, Lander, and the Autobot Godmasters) when Dai Atlas is sworn-in by Victory Saber as the new Supreme Commander of the Autobot forces.


Toys

Super God Masterforce

All he needs is a Micromaster Targetmaster and he'll be PERFECT.
  • Grand Maximus (1988)
    • Japanese ID number: C-311
    • Accessories: Gran Headmaster unit, Grand large Headmaster unit, Grand's Pretender Shell, Onomus, Koka, Photon Rifle, Dual Laser Cannon, Grand's Mini Laser Rifle, Cog's Laser rifle, radar dish, Master Blade, Grand's sword
As a redeco of Fortress Maximus, Grand Maximus shares the title of largest Transformer toy from Generation One. Grand Maximus transforms from robot, to city, to battleship.
Blade of Evil's Bane.
In all modes, Maximus has a wide array of pop-out (non-firing) guns and gimmicks. His left leg hides a small prison cell, plus has a swing-out cannon/helipad. His right leg has a small storage compartment. His torso has a gear-activated spinner for the detachable radar array accessory, a "control socket" for Grand's "communcations tower" mode, and a working elevator that can lift small toys up to the central ramp to be launched in his altmodes. (The crank for this elevator ends up in a very unfortunate position in robot mode.) Each arm had a long ramp on the back with sliding launchers for small vehicles.
Grand Maximus' head can be removed and transformed into a robot called Grand. This component also transforms into a communications room that combines with Grand Maximus' city and battleship modes. Grand can additionally fit inside an included pretender shell. This shell, unlike most other Autobot shells, was robotic in appearance rather than human. Grand's head can also be removed and transformed into a smaller robot, known as Gran.
Two smaller vehicles, Koka and Onomus, fit into the toe areas of the Brave Maximus robot. They can combine into the robot Cog. Also included were a gun for Cog, a gun and sword for Grand, two larger guns and a larger sword for Grand Maximus, and a radar dish for Grand Maximus' battleship and city modes.
This mold was used to make Car Robots Brave Maximus, and Robot Masters' "Cybertron Base".


Trivia

  • The package of Grand Maximus is labeled with the franchise logo of The Headmasters instead of Super-God Masterforce, though he first shows up in the later franchise.[1]

External links

  • Grand Maximus at TFU.info

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