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Whorm Loathsom was a Kerkoiden commanding general in the Confederacy of Independent Systems, famous for capturing the planet Christophsis and fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars. His skill at pushing little plastic ships across his desk and making amusing sound effects are believed by Republic historians to have been the key to his success in many engagements.
"Whorm" was actually his family name. He was given the name "Loathsom" by his loving parents, Sniveling and Dreary. The Whorm family was large and prosperous. One of Loathsom's brothers, Ratfaced, became a prosperous banker on Muunilinst. His aunt Filthy was a celebrated gossip columnist who spent her spare time raising ponies. The Whorm family law firm, made up of Abominable, Contemptible, Disgusting, Foul, Nasty, Nefarious, Odious, Rotten, Shabby, Vile and Wretched, was the most successful legal institution on Kerkoidia.
One of Loathsom's brothers was given the unfortunate name of "Michael," which in the Kerkoidian language means "ugly bottom-feeder." He was picked on mercilessly in school and eventually changed his name to "Hideous."