Sunday, January 8, 2012

50 in 50: The Phantom Menace 3D Character Countdown: Day 32: The cool Gungan

As silly as Jar Jar can be in the Prequel trilogy and in The Clone Wars, one of his friends and I would even wager mentors is a Gungan of much more gravitas.  Roos Tarpals was a Captain in the Gungan Grand Army at the time of the Invasion of Naboo and led his troops against the Battle Droids of the Trade Federation.

Tarpals could often be heard saying, "I love the smell of boomas in the morning, it smells like victory."

Tarpals went on to a legendary career in the Gungan Army including his masterful plan and self-sacrifice to capture the Separatist General Grievous.

While Tarpals' death may not have changed the course of the war as it could have, it did illustrate that a native population could defeat the innumerable Droid army of the Separatists.

RIP General Tarpals


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