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Biographical information

190 BBY[1]

Physical description




Eye color


Chronological and political information
Known masters

male Jedi Master

Known apprentices
"A real antique..."
Han Solo

Vima-Da-Boda was a female Human Jedi Knight during the later years of the Galactic Republic. She spoke in the third person, referring to herself as "Vima."




Jedi Knight

Vima was a descendant of Nomi Sunrider through Vima Sunrider, and served the Jedi Order for over a century. She was trained by a male Jedi Master who gave her a lightsaber. The Force-sensitivity passed through Vima to her daughter, Neema, and Vima began to train her daughter in the ways of the Jedi. As with many young pupils, Neema grew frustrated by the slow pace of her Jedi education, and sought alternative training. Neema's impatience and lack of knowledge in the ways of the Force opened her to the dark side. The dark side consumed Neema, and she left her mother.

Years later, Vima received a telepathic plea from her daughter, who had become the wife of an Ottethan warlord. Vima rushed to the dungeon to her daughter's aid, but was too late: Neema had been fed to the rancors of Ottethan. Giving in to her rage, Vima sliced the warlord in half with her lightsaber. Her desire for vengeance quenched, Vima realized she was succumbing to the dark side herself. Over time, her ability to sense and use the Force slowly faded away, although it is unclear if this was a result of her fall to the dark side or of another cause.


With the onset of the Great Jedi Purge in 19 BBY, Vima went into hiding on Nar Shaddaa. Her weak connection to the Force coupled with Nar Shaddaa's dense population may have been the key to her survival of Order 66 and the subsequent Jedi eradication efforts.

In 5 BBY Vima would run across Han Solo for the first time and spoke of his future, telling him of Mako Spince's betrayal, his joining a cause and becoming a General and his willingness to give up the smuggler's life for the woman he loved. He brushed her off then as being insane and forgot her by the next morning.

At some point between 3 ABY and 9 ABY, Vima was imprisoned on Kessel for an unknown crime or reason. Vima discovered Kyp Durron, a young Human ripe with nascent Force potential. Even with her dulled connection to the Force, Vima could sense the raw, untapped power within Durron. Using what connection she had, Vima taught Durron what minor skills she could before being removed by Imperial authorities under unknown circumstances.



By 10 ABY, Vima had made her way back to Nar Shaddaa. In that year, she sensed the Force presence of Leia Organa Solo. Detecting what she thought to be a Jedi, Vima explained the tale of her fall and bequeathed to Organa Solo a box containing a 10,000 year old lightsaber discovered on Ossus nearly 900 years earlier.

After the death of Emperor Palpatine's clone on Byss, Organa Solo returned to Nar Shaddaa to remove Vima and extract from her knowledge of the holocrons and the destroyed Jedi Order. Vima, having realized her errors decades earlier, felt unworthy of serving the power she sensed in Organa Solo and the unborn Anakin Solo, but was given little choice after an ambush by the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Han Solo and Chewbacca helped the group escape the clutches of Fett.

En route to New Alderaan, the Millennium Falcon was forced to hide from Fett in the gas cloud home to Empatojayos Brand's Robida Colossus. Upon their arrival, Vima and Brand aided Skywalker in the training of Jem Ysanna, Rayf Ysanna, and Kam Solusar, the first of Skywalker's Jedi students. The wisdom imparted to Skywalker and his new students would be influential in his decision to found the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. Shortly thereafter, Vima used her healing skills to rid Skywalker of a poison injected into him by Dark Jedi agents.

After fleeing to Nespis VIII, Leia, who had been hesitant to tap into her Force potential, learned the ways of the Jedi from Vima, including how to shield the newly born Anakin. This skill allowed Organa Solo to save baby Anakin from being possessed by the spirit of Palpatine. Vima, having rekindled her light side spirit in aiding Organa Solo, Skywalker and the New Republic, claimed to be able to feel the flow of the Force once more.

Little is known of the fate of Vima after the defeat of Palpatine on Onderon. For a period, she helped instruct new Jedi recruits at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4, but after this she seemed to have disappeared.[3]

Behind the scenes

Vima-Da-Boda was voiced by Glynnis Talken in the Dark Empire and Dark Empire II audio dramas.

In the epilogue of Empire's End, it is stated that Vima disappeared on Onderon in 11 ABY during the New Republic celebration over the defeat of Palpatine. However, in both the third edition of A Guide to the Star Wars Universe and the Appendix of The New Essential Guide to Characters, Vima is said to have served as an instructor at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 in her later years.




Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Essential Guide to Characters
  2. Handbook 3: Dark Empire
  3. A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Third Edition

See also

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