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Yuuzhan Vong

A Yuuzhan Vong, as illustrated by William O'Connor in The New Essential Guide to Alien Species

The Yuuzhan Vong are a fictional alien species from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. They rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels.

The Yuuzhan Vong and their the Force or seemingly be felt through it, something the Jedi find very mysterious, since all living things are supposed to have, in some way or another, a unique Force energy signature distinct from other species. Later, it is discovered they were stripped from the Force upon separation from their symbiosis with the sentient planet Yuuzhan'tar.

Yuuzhan Vong invasion

The Yuuzhan Vong invasion (also: Yuuzhan Vong War) occurs in the Star Wars universe timeline between twenty-five and thirty years after A New Hope and the Battle of Yavin. It appeared and was chronicled in The New Jedi Order series of books. The series also saw the introduction of many new characters, such as Ben Skywalker, son of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade.

The conflict involves the invasion of the main Star Wars galaxy by the extragalactic alien race of Yuuzhan Vong. The invasion began approximately 25 galactic standard years after the Battle of Yavin, although there is evidence that the initial stages of the invasion had been underway for almost 4,000 years. The war ended five years later, the retreat of the defeated Yuuzhan Vong largely due to the ongoing efforts of the Galactic Alliance. The invasion has been chronicled as one of the most costly wars in the galaxy, due to the death toll it produced. It also saw the deaths of many of the major characters, including, but not limited to, Chewbacca, Anakin Solo, and Admiral Ackbar, as well as 365 trillion sentient beings.

References

  1. ^ Wolf, Nadine (2010). Religious Concepts in Fantasy Literature. Akademische Schriftenreihe. GRIN Verlag. pp. 65–66.  

External links

  • Yuuzhan Vong on Wookieepedia: a Star Wars wiki
  • http://www.njoe.com/ New Jedi Order Encyclopedia
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