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Numa
Biographical information
Homeworld

Ryloth

Born

c. 27 BBY,[1] Ryloth

Physical description
Species

Twi'lek

Gender

Female

Eye color

Brown

Skin color

Teal

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

"Nerra, Nerra!"
―Numa saying goodbye to Waxer and Boil

Numa was a Rutian Twi'lek girl who lived in the city of Nabat on the planet Ryloth during the Clone Wars. In 22 BBY, the Confederacy of Independent Systems invaded Ryloth, during which Numa's parents were killed. While most of the surviving Twi'leks in Nabat were rounded up and taken as prisoners, Numa was able to avoid capture, and lived in the abandoned city and the tunnel system underneath it during the Separatist occupation. Later, the Galactic Republic launched a counterattack to free Ryloth and its people. During the subsequent battle, Numa befriended a pair of clone troopers named Waxer and Boil, who had been on a reconnaissance to Nabat. After the trio escaped from a group of Gutkurrs—which had been released by the Separatist's Droid Army to halt the Republic's advance—through the underground tunnels, they met back up with Waxer and Boil's company. Numa showed the company's commander, General Obi-Wan Kenobi, the tunnels system, which they used to flank the droid forces controlling Nabat and free the captured Twi'leks. During the battle, Numa was reunited with her uncle, Nilim Bril.

Contents

Biography

Early Life

Numa leads Waxer and Boil through Nabat

Numa was a young, Rutian Twi'lek girl who lived in the city of Nabat on the planet of Ryloth during the Clone Wars.[1] One day in 22 BBY, Numa was playing with her friend Lubo in Nabat's market place while her mother was shopping, when Tronda, a friend of her mother, said that she sensed a storm coming, even though the skies were clear. When Numa and her mother returned home, Numa's father asked her why he had found her Tooka doll in the tunnel system underneath Nabat, which the Twi'lek's used as shelter during storms. Numa said that Tooka had followed a "bright eye" down into the tunnels last night. Later that night, Numa again saw the "bright eye"—which actually was a Separatist recon droid—and began to follow it. As Numa followed the recon droid into the tunnels system, she heard several loud explosions, scaring the young Twi'lek. Numa climbed out of the tunnels, and saw a large Separatists invasion force landing on Ryloth, with the battle droids already on the ground taking away the surviving Twi'leks.

The Confederacy of Independent Systems had invaded Ryloth and enslaved most of its Twi'lek populace. The Republic soon mounted a bold offensive to invade and liberate the planet.

Waxer and Boil comfort Numa

While scouting ahead, clone troopers Waxer and Boil of Ghost Company met Numa in an alley. Initially thinking them to be droids, Numa was rather fearful of them, even going so far as to bite Boil's finger. However, after the two took off their helmets, she relaxed, even calling the two "Nerra!", and she accepted a Ration bar. Boil was initially against helping her, but Waxer, who had developed a little compassion for her, worried about her well-being. Numa led the clones to her home, which was now damaged and almost empty. After Waxer gave her a tooka doll, she began to cry, and the two clones comforted her. However, after Waxer and Boil received a transmission from Commander Cody, they realized that they were late and had disobeyed orders.

As the two clones began to leave, gutkurrs appeared, and they were forced back into the house. Numa showed the two clones an underground passage, and they entered it, re-emerging near Obi-Wan, Cody and Ghost Company, who had just encountered the gutkurrs themselves. Cody was initially displeased with the clones, but once Obi-Wan saw Numa, he understood what had "sidetracked" the two. Obi-Wan conversed to Numa in Twi'leki, and learned that she could take them to the prisoners via the tunnels. Cody created a diversion, and Obi-Wan was able to free the Twi'lek prisoners, and Numa was reunited with her uncle, Nilim Bril.

TX-20 targets Obi-Wan and Numa

After Obi-Wan, Waxer and Boil destroyed the proton cannons, tactical droid commander TX-20 appeared in his tank and blasted the three aside. Numa, fearing for her friends, ran over to Waxer and Boil. Once they had recovered, she ran over to Obi-Wan. TX-20 targeted the two, but before he could destroy them, the Twi'leks, inspired by her courage, attacked the tactical droid and destroyed him, while Obi-Wan attempted, unsuccessfully, to shield her eyes from the violence.

As the Republic forces prepared to march to the capital city of Lessu and retake it to free the planet, Waxer and Boil said goodbye to her, promising that they would be back. Numa called out "Nerra!" one last time, and Obi-Wan translated: Numa had been calling the two clones brothers all along, for "Nerra" meant "brother."

Personality and traits

Numa was rather innocent. She was wary and somewhat scared of droids and other threats, but she was also very brave and cared for her friends. Numa helped to nurture compassion in both Waxer and Boil, and the two clones cared for her very much.

Behind the scenes

Numa's possible appearance on Boil's helmet

Numa is portrayed by voice actress Catherine Taber in The Clone Wars TV series.

It is possible that a depiction of Numa appears on the right side of Boil's helmet in Landing at Point Rain.

Appearances

Sources

  • StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Innocents of Ryloth on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  • The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Visual Guide Ultimate Battles
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Official Episode Guide: Season 1
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One
  •  Numa in the Databank

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Innocents of Ryloth on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)

External links


This article uses material from the "Numa" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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