I’ve talked about one of the new type of villains that will be introduced in The High Republic books, the Nihil. They are a group of savage marauders that adhere to no creed, set of values, or morals, except anarchy.
But there’s another threat to the galaxy, of a kind that “sends chills down the spine of the galaxy’s protectors.” One of the questions that the Lucasfilm Story Group asked itself is, What scares the Jedi? And they came up with: the Drengir, “unsettling, amorphous beings, chock full of tentacles and teeth.”
Cavan Scott, author of the upcoming High Republic comic series, says on Starwars.com, “As the Jedi struggle to deal with the aftermath of the Great Disaster, a new creeping terror rises from the ground beneath their feet. The Drengir are sentient plant-life who are looking to reap a terrible harvest across the galactic frontier…they are sinister, unstoppable, and, as we’ll find out, inescapably linked to the fate of one of our High Republic Jedi.” Hmm, that sounds interesting!
They are quite creepy, and remind me of the evil plant in Little Shop of Horrors.
So while the Nihil are humanoid antagonists, the Drengir function as a monster antagonist. However, they are described as a sentient species, so they’re not mindless. A monster with a mind–yeah, that’s scary!
What do you think of the Drengir? Comment below and we’ll talk about it!
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