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Encyclopedia > Ganner Rhysode
Star Wars character
Ganner Rhysode

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Position Jedi Knight
Homeworld Teyr
Species Human
Gender Male
Affiliation Jedi, New Republic
Portrayed by N/A

Ganner Rhysode (?—28 ABY) is a character in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. This article is about the series. ... Image File history File links Ganner. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Fans of the Star Wars fictional universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... This article is about the series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Ganner Rhysode was trained in the Jedi Academy, founded by Luke Skywalker. A good-looking human male, he was in the beginning seemingly vain about his appearance. However, in a battle Ganner's face was lightly scarred. Ganner chose to have it heal as a scar to remind him the folly of his vanity. In his final moments, Ganner attains a bond to the Force that marks him as a legendary Jedi. The Jedi Academy is a fictional training establishment in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ...

Ganner Rhysode started off as an adventurous and conceited Jedi, seeking glory and hero worship. Ganner took tedious care of his looks, clothing, and boots, often going out of his way to appear more heroic and dramatic than he actually was. Even other Jedi regarded him as a joke and a “fluke of a Jedi.” His skills and knowledge were not above average likely due to his time spent showboating.

When Ganner was scarred in battle, however, he had taken his vulnerability quite seriously and woken up from his illusions of being the hero of a story. Ganner allowed the wound to heal so a scar would form, as a reminder of what could have happened. Afterward Ganner looked much more humble, preferring to stay “cautious and unobtrusive” until there was no other choice. He said that heroics were a sickness and addiction, enjoyable but dangerous. He was addicted to them, however, and soon fell into a slight melancholy, a shadow of his former self.

In the war against the Yuuzhan Vong, Jacen Solo was captured and believed killed, and Ganner set out to investigate a rumor that he was alive. He was soon captured and was supposed to be sacrificed to the Gods by Jacen. However, the pair turned on their captors and while Jacen Solo headed towards the World Brain, Ganner defended the entrance by himself against a multitude of Yuuzhan Vong warriors, led by Nom Anor. Jacen spoke briefly with Ganner before this fight, telling him to run and hide, and imparting a few teachings he had learned from Vergere. Ganner then had an epiphany, realizing the meaning to his life and to who he was. Ganner, realizing that Jacen would die once the army reached him, decided to stall the Vong Warriors. Ganner at last found real courage within himself, and summoned a strength he had only up until then pretended to have. The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... Jacen Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Nom Anor is a member of the intendant caste in the species known as the Yuuzhan Vong, and a major character in the New Jedi Order book series in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... This article is about a feeling, for other meanings see epiphany (disambiguation). ...

In his fight, Ganner issued a challenge to the Yuuzhan Vong warriors: "Bring on your thousands. One at a time or all in a rush, I don't give a damn. None shall pass." During his fight, Ganner achieved total oneness with the Force and realized that there was no dark side, only different facets of connection. This state was attained by only three other known Jedi: Anakin Skywalker in 19.5 BBY, Anakin Solo in 27 ABY, and Jacen Solo in 30 ABY. Ganner, now in an uncorrupted alignment with the Force, defeated one Vong after another with the number of opponents at one time rising. When the situation looked as if Ganner might survive or win the fight, the Vong Warriors no longer cared about their sense of honor and took on Ganner with heavily armored tank-type animals. Ganner saw that the fight could not last much longer this way, and performed his ultimate sacrifice; Using the power of the Force, he collapsed the ceiling, effectively killing everyone in the chamber, including himself, and nearly killing Nom Anor. This allowed Jacen and Vergere to escape. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For this fictional characters widely known appearance in the Star Wars original trilogy, see the article on Darth Vader. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Anakin Solo (10 ABY – 27 ABY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the youngest child born to Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, and the brother to elder twin siblings, Jaina, and Jacen. ...

During their flight back to New Republic space, Vergere confided in Jacen a Force Vision she had seen in her dreams; that after the victory of the New Republic/Galactic Alliance, the Vong would come to live among the population of the galaxy and in their mythology an invincible giant called "The Ganner" would come into being. This being would become in Vong mythology the giant that guarded the entrance to the underworld and, above the former entrance to the World Brain, "None Shall Pass" would be carved in Galactic Basic below a statue of Ganner Rhysode. The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... The fictional universe of Star Wars is a multilingual one, in which it is common to have either a passive or active understanding of many multiple languages from numerous alien races and cultures. ...

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List of New Order Jedi characters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6789 words)
After this, Ganner began to drift away from Durron's faction, though for several books his whereabouts are unknown- presumably he is contributing to the war effort by undertaking missions against the Yuuzhan Vong.
Ganner is next seen again in Star by Star, where along with the Solo children, he leads a dangerous mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory to destroy the voxyn queen, whose fearsome, genetically modified offspring have been hunting down the Jedi across the galaxy.
Ganner is one of the few to survive this mission and accompanies the survivors back to Hapes in Dark Journey, during which there are hints of something between him and Jaina Solo, however ultimately nothing comes of this.
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