|Stellar System||Tyrius system|
|Galaxy||Savareen sector, Outer rim territories|
|Average Height||1.6 meters. |
|Representatives||See Known Rodians|
|First Appearance||Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope|
Rodians are a race of sentient, semi-humanoid aliens idiginous to the planet Rodia. Rodians are charaterized by their deep, forest green skin, multifaceted eyes that range in color from black to light blue, pointed ears and a tapered snout. Additionally, they have long, slender flexible fingers with suction cups at the ends of them and a ridge of spines that run laterally across the tops of their heads.
Although they hail from an advanced, industrial society, Rodians are natural hunters and the humid, jungle environments surrounding their major cities has bred within them an innate instinct for hunting, tracking and survival. Rodians prize the thrill of the hunt and the taste of victory over all other things, making them a dangerous and often unpredictable race of beings. They glorify the art of violence, and incorporate it into nearly all elements of Rodian culture. It is not uncommon for Rodians to grow up to become successful intergalactic bounty hunters and many feel that it is a vocation of great pride and honor. 
Not all Rodians have grown up to become exceptional bounty hunters. One such individual, Greedo, at only nineteen years of age, found himself in the fortunate position of being hired by the villainous gangster Jabba the Hutt. With only minimal training, Greedo sought to capture a notorious smuggler whom he had met once before - Han Solo. In 0 BBY, Greedo found Solo at Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley on Tatooine and held him at gunpoint, hoping to get him to surrender money that was owed to Jabba. Solo took exception to Greedo when he glibly posited the notion of Jabba taking his ship and Solo shot him. 
Another Rodian was among the various spacers of Aduba-3 and witnessed Han Solo and his partner Chewbacca fight off a horde of angry commoners who sought to prevent him from burying a cyborg on Spacers' Hill.