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.
- The character is Geode, according to ComicBook.com, and he is literally a rock.
- Geode can control and pilot a ship, per Polygon.
- 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.