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Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Also known as:
Race: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Home Era: 100,000 BC
Appearances: DW: An Unearthly Child
EDA: The Eight Doctors
Actor: Derek Newark

Za was the leader of a primitive tribe circa 100,000 BC. To preserve their power and authority, the leaders of the tribe had kept a monopoly on the secret of making fire, with the secret and leadership being passed down from father to son. Unfortunately, Za's father was killed during a hunt before he could pass on the secret. Unable to make fire for his people, Za found his leadership in jeopardy, moreso with Kal, an outsider taken in by the tribe, hoping to take over.

Za's fears seemed confirmed once Kal had captured the Doctor, claiming that he had seen the old man make fire. Za ordered the stranger and his three companions imprisoned in the Cave of Skulls, hoping to wrest the secret of fire from them before Kal could and so stay in power. When the strangers escaped, Za pursued them together with his mate Hur, and when Za was attacked by a forest animal, these strangers tended to his wounds.

Despite this, Za still had the strangers reimprisoned, and even after they taught him the secret of fire and helped him defeat the would-be usurper Kal, Za still refused to release them.

Eventually the strangers managed to escape again, and when Za led the tribe in pursuit of them, he was able to see the strangers enter their strange blue tree, which vanished into thin air even as his men prepared to throw their spears. (DW: An Unearthly Child)

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

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One of the nonhumans on the Interim Ruling Council, Za was a Defel Prince. Za's family controlled several key hyperspace routes. He used his family's wealth to fund Carnor Jax's plan to sabotage Palpatine's Clones. After the Emperor's death, Za was offered a seat on Jax's Interim Ruling Council. The other councilors, unnerved by his appearance (or lack thereof), set up ultraviolet lamps around De-Purteen to lessen his frightening visage.

Despite his presence on the Council, Defels remained oppressed throughout the Imperial Remnant. Za was also a puppet of Norym Kim and was paid by Kim to nominate Xandel Carivus to become the Council's new leader. This plan had negative effects when Carivus expelled and imprisoned the nonhuman members of the council after becoming the head of the council.

Following Carivus' death, he was taken into New Republic custody.



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