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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).
-Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars
"Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men!"
"Unless evil's carrying the Martini tray, darling."
-Frank and Sadie Doyle