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the Twi'lek freedom fighter from the Battle of Ryloth trilogy. When the Separatists took Ryloth, he fought a guerrilla war against them. He was also the political opponent to Senator Orn Free Taa, which is why he didn't get much Republic support (until the clones came later on).
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
-Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear