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Rugor Nass

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Rugor Nass, also known as Boss Nass, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, first introduced in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode IThe Phantom Menace. He is a member of the Gungan species and serves as the leader of the Gungan tribe, living in the underwater city of Otoh Gunga on the planet Naboo. Boss Nass is portrayed by actor Brian Blessed and is characterized by his imposing physical presence, booming voice, and unique speaking style that includes frequent 'brrr' noises.

As the leader of the Gungan tribe, Boss Nass is responsible for the safety and well-being of his people. In The Phantom Menace, he plays a crucial role in forming an Alliance with the humans of Naboo, led by Queen Padmé Amidala, to resist the invasion of the Trade Federation's droid army. Initially reluctant to cooperate due to longstanding mistrust between the two species, Nass eventually agrees to join forces when Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi intervene on behalf of the Naboo.

Under Rugor Nass's leadership, the Gungans fight alongside the Naboo and the Jedi to defeat the Trade Federation's forces. The Gungan army demonstrates their combat prowess in a large-scale battle on the plains of Naboo, using their unique technology – such as energy shields and boomer-style weapons – to their advantage. Although the Gungans are eventually overwhelmed, their efforts successfully distract the droid army long enough for other key battles to be won.

Boss Nass's contribution to the defense of Naboo is acknowledged by both his people and the human population. At the end of The Phantom Menace, a celebratory ceremony is held in the city of Theed, during which Rugor Nass receives the Globe of Peace from Queen Amidala. This gesture symbolizes the newfound unity between the Gungan and human populations of Naboo, and is a testament to Nass's effective leadership.

In addition to his role in The Phantom Menace, Rugor Nass also makes appearances in several Star Wars novels, comic books, and video games, further expanding on his character and the events of the prequel trilogy. Nass's reign as the leader of the Gungans continues until the rise of the Galactic Empire. Following the formation of the Empire and Emperor Palpatine's new rule, Nass relinquishes power and is succeeded by a new Gungan ruler, Lyonie.

Rugor Nass is a significant character in the Star Wars saga, demonstrating the importance of cooperation and unity in the face of adversity. His leadership during the Battle of Naboo is crucial in ensuring the survival of both the Gungan and human populations on the planet, and ultimately results in a lasting Alliance between the two species.



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