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‘Star Wars’ has a new character that is literally a rock

Geode is the new character in ‘Star Wars: The High Republic’

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“The High Republic” is a multiplatform “Star Wars” project.

“The High Republic” is a multi-platform “Star Wars” project that will tell the story of the New Republic about 200 years before the prequel trilogy, focusing on the Jedi Knights during their prime.


The “Star Wars: The High Republic” series has introduced a new character that is literally a rock.

What’s going on?

The new “Star Wars” novel “Light of the Jedi” has introduced a new character into the “Star Wars” universe that is raising some eyebrows.

  • According to Wookiepedia — a “Star Wars” fan information website — the character “possessed the appearance of a tall, dark gray rock, with a flinty and flaky surface. According to Leox Gyasi, the pilot of the Vessel, Geode’s true name could only be pronounced by those without a mouth.”

So why is a rock a character?

“Star Wars” author Claudia Gray said that Geode actually came from her boyfriend’s idea.

I’m giving credit where it is due, that was actually my boyfriend’s idea. I had Leox. And he needed a navigator. And I knew that the navigator needed to be of few words, because Leox was good with words and spoke very eloquently, and sometimes extensively on his own behalf. And I didn’t want something competing with that.

But at the same time, you don’t want to just do Chewbacca again. So I was like, ‘What can I do? What can I do?’ And Paul goes, ‘What if it’s a rock?’ Yes! A rock. I mean, he’s not a rock. He’s a Vintian. But it’s very difficult to tell Vintains apart from rocks, unless you’re a Vintian. Or a rock.

Why it matters

Gray said that Geode is a character who teaches other Jedi about adopting a broader view of the Force.