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Situated between the Expansion Region and the Outer Rim Territories, the Mid Rim is home to several prominent species, including the Bothans, Wookiees, Trandoshans, and Ithorians. During the Galactic Civil War, the Mid Rim was the location of the fiercest fighting between the Empire and Rebel Alliance between the Battles of Yavin and Hoth.
A world with a rocky desert surface, Aleen also harbors a second worldwide ecosystem just under its surface. While the Aleena rule the surface, the planet's underworld is inhabited by the Kindalo, a tree-like species. In the past, the two species warred against each other before eventually forging a peace treaty, vowing to not interfere with each other. This agreement was symbolized by the placement of the Great Seal, symbolically separating the two societies as well as preventing contamination between the airs of the aboveground and underground.
A race of small, sentient reptilian beings with elongated heads and wide mouths full of small, pointy teeth, the Aleena were notorious for their hyperactive behavior and thrill-seeking ways.
- Fluffy Tamer: They can tame and ride can-cells, enormous dragonfly-like insects found on their planet.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: They tend to get a little... belligerent at times. Best expressed by C-3PO:C-3PO: Rather impatient creatures, aren't they?
- Humanoid Alien: They have the basic humanoid body structure but are little reptiles. In addition, their arms and legs are rather short when compared to their body.
- Lizard Folk: Smaller than most examples.
- Named After Their Planet: Their species name, Aleena, comes from Aleen.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Legends revealed more facts about their culture, such as their love for traveling across the galaxy in families, their big curiosity and most of all, and their fondness of adventure and thrill sports.
- Ugly Cute: Despite being reptilian beings with humanoid body structures, they look and act very adorable.
King of Aleen, he contacted the Republic for help during the Clone Wars when earthquakes began to devastate his planet.
- Cool Crown: Wears a spiky crown.
- The Good King: He works hard to ensure his people's safety and stop the earthquakes harming his world.
- Man in a Kilt: Wears a kilt-like garment.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He wants peace with the species that dwells under the surface of his planet, and does his best to avoid war.
- Staff of Authority: Is never seen without the staff shown in his picture.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He has this reaction when he fails to make Wolffe understand him.
- The Unintelligible: C-3PO is the only one with the relief effort who spoke the Aleena language, so when he goes missing Wolffe is left with absolutely no idea what Manchucho is saying. Furthermore, even 3PO had trouble making sense of what he said, because he was talking in religious references.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He and most of his people do not wear shirts.
A tree-like species that live in the Aleena underworld.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Subverted. When Artoo and Threepio come across them, they reveal that they were causing the groundquakes plaguing Aleen in response to the seal between the surface and underworld being opened, causing air toxic to them to leak from the former into the latter. However, they weren't causing the quakes as retaliation towards the Aleena, but because they were trying to close the breach the only way they could that didn't involve suffocating from surface air.
- Shout-Out: To the Ents from The Lord of the Rings.
A strange frog-nymph, who resided in the underworld of the planet Aleen. R2-D2 and C-3PO met her when they got lost in the cavern system she lived in.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: She's some sort of frog-lady, with a long tongue, Four-Fingered Hands, and legs she can use to jump and move with incredible speed. Word Of God is that these are her natural features, not the results of her magical side.
- Cold Iron: Invoked and downplayed. When the droids met her, she immediately tried to eat C-3PO, but couldnt because he's made of metal.
- The Fair Folk: Attempted to eat 3PO, sees no problem with endangering the properties and lives of the "surface-dwellers" to ensure her own kind's safety, and instead of simply showing the droids the way out of the caverns, she gave them a riddle. She's also a supernatural being, who according to Word Of God, isn't connected to the Force the same way the Jedi are, but more similar to the Nightsisters or the Force-wielders.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Apparently shed eat anything or anyone not made of metal, regardless if its an animal or a sentient being.
- Multipurpose Tongue: She has a long, prehensive frog-like tongue, which she uses to catch her prey.
- Monochromatic Eyes: Her eyes are all violet colored, highlighting that her nature is alien and mystic even in the Galaxy Far Far Away.
- Pure Magic Being: Although the true extent of her powers remains a mystery, her ability to turn into a flock of light clearly suggests that shes a supernatural being.
- Riddle Me This: The riddle she told R2 and 3PO gave them the key to exit the caverns:"You can run but cannot walk;
You have a mouth but cannot talk;
You have a head but never weep;
You have a bed but never sleep."
A mountainous world settled by Corellian colonists, who established cities in the arid plains below the mountains 12,000 years prior to the rise of the Empire. It eventually became the capital of the Bright Jewel Sector, sitting along several key trade routes. One of its fifteen moons, Quantxi, was utilized as a massive junkyard. By the time of the Clone Wars, the once prosperous planet had fallen on hard times, with several cities reduced to abandoned ruins and the remaining ones home to criminal gangs and citizens who sought to remain out of the sight of galactic powers.
- Wretched Hive: The planet is home to branches of several major criminal organizations, including Black Sun, and is known to smugglers, bounty hunters, and other members of the galactic fringe as a good place to carry out their business or lie low.
A valuable underworld contact to the Jedi during the Clone Wars, Cid runs a gambling parlor in Ord Mantell City.
- Ambiguously Evil: Despite having been a valued asset to the Jedi during the Clone Wars, she precisely thrives on the underground (and is even shown to be in direct business with Jabba the Hutt's operations). The offers she gives to the Bad Batch (first, information on Fennec, and then offering them employment-on-retainer) are pretty generous. At the same time, she also seems to be pretty vested in finding out what makes the Bad Batch valuable enough to be bounty targets.
- Collector of the Strange: Cid's office contains numerous trinkets and trophies in the background - including something that looks like a giant tooth, several clone helmets, a pure white Mandalorian helmet, and a crossed set of Westar-34 pistols.
- Everyone Has Standards: Cid may be unpleasant, but she knows when to give credit where it's due, both figuratively and literally, and will chew out those who do not do so, such as Hunter.
- Fat Bastard: A short and portly Trandoshan, though certainly much less of a bastard than other Trandoshans.
- Hidden Depths: Cid proves a crack shot with a Zygerrian bow, hitting three bullseyes in rapid succession. Likewise, in the Season 2 trailer, she's shown to be aware of the Empire's hold on the Galaxy.
- Hypocritical Humor: Her reaction after Clone Force 99 brings her back a client-requested reptilian pet, which is revealed to be Roland's pet.Cid: That is one strange looking lizard.
- Jerkass Has a Point: As rude as the remark was, Cid is not completely wrong to say Omega is useless when she's left behind with her while the Batch goes to Raxus. While she has gained skills of her own, Omega doesn't come remotely close to being on par with Hunter and the others.
- Knowledge Broker: An underworld contact with ties to the Jedi, the Guild, and Hutt Cartel.
- Lizard Folk: Comes with being a Trandoshan.
- The Nicknamer: She calls the Bad Batchers by nicknames: "Tiny" (Omega), "Muscles" (Wrecker), "Goggles" (Tech), "Bandana" (Hunter), etc.
- Odd Friendship: With Omega. She's dismissive and rude towards the young clone at first but comes around when she shows off her skills in strategy while playing Dejarik, eventually playing for money to pay off the Batch's debt to her. She even stands up for Omega when Hunter starts to chide her, going as far as to straight-up dub Omega her friend.
- One-Steve Limit: There was another Cid that was part of Captain Panaka's squad in The Phantom Menace.
- Pet the Dog: Cid gets a few of these moments in the latter half of the show, most of which involving Omega:
- In Episode 10:
- She gains newfound respect for Omega after she shows off her strategy skills by winning a game of Dejarik against Bolo and Ketch for her. She continues to impress after going against an entire parlor filled with people for money, with Cid exclaiming she's never seen someone with such skill.
- After being chided by Hunter for causing a scene, Cid chews him out for his lack of gratitude towards Omega, revealing she used her winnings to pay off the Batch's debt.
- In Episode 13:
- Omega insists the Batch help Cid take her parlor back after Roland takes it over, considering all the much-needed assistance she gives them. In turn, Cid personally helps Wrecker retrieve the lost spice for the Pykes as she owes one to Omega after she's taken by them as collateral.
- Regaining ownership of the parlor by the end of the episode, she treats the Batch to a round of drinks.
- In Episode 10:
- Samus Is a Girl: None of the Bad Batch know anything about Cid and assume she's a man, with only Omega spotting that the owner of the bar the messages came from is herself Cid. Downplayed in that since she is a Trandoshan, it is hardly fan service.
- Shout-Out: As most Trandoshan names are references to other media, Cid's name may also count as one to Cid, a recurring name in the Final Fantasy games given to old, fatherly men in each game. For bonus points, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi has compared the Cid hivemind to Yoda — "very intelligent and wise", traits that could also be applied to Star Wars Cid albeit in a more morally ambiguous and manipulative way.
- Token Heroic Orc: Downplayed. Most Trandoshans are violent thugs and hunters. While Cid is still a criminal, she is instead an Ambiguously Evil and occasionally warm Knowledge Broker. She is also willing to be shrewd and dishonest, lying that Muchi was a missing child and being willing to look into why the Bad Batch are so valuable. Season 2 plays this more straghit when she wants the best for Clone Force 99 in a Galaxy that is slowly losing its freedom.
Bolo and Ketch
Species: Ithorian and Weequay
Two inhabitants of Ord Mantell City, and frequent patrons to Cid's parlor.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They were freed from the Pykes' cells by Rafa in the Ahsoka's Walkabout arc in The Clone Wars.
- Everyone Has Standards: They are rambunctious jerks who frequently get into fights, but they are appalled when they overhear Cid tell Omega that the Bad Batch would have taken her on a mission if she wasn't useless. Their disapproving looks shames Cid into trying to apologize to Omega.
- This Is My Chair: Bolo has a favorite booth at the parlor, and gets quite territorial about it if someone else is occupying it.
- Those Two Guys: Whenever there's a scene taking place in Cid's parlor, these two are most likely there, often also getting shooed out by Cid for some reason or another.
- Translator Collar: Like the rest of his species, Bolo can't speak in Galactic Basic without the use of a translator collar on his neck.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: These two can often be seen either as the best of friends or at each other's throats arguing, or both.
The leader of a group of Zygerrian slavers in Ord Mantell City.
A mountainous and frigid world, Kijimi was once home to numerous religious monasteries. In the aftermath of the Empire's fall and death of Jabba the Hutt, criminals taking advantage of the underworld chaos found Kijimi made for an excellent base of operations and quickly flocked to the world, with the Spice Runners of Kijimi quickly becoming a major power.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Kijimi is the first target of the Final Order's campaign of destruction against any planet that refuses to bow to them.
- Wretched Hive: Once known for its spirituality, Kijimi is now controlled by gangs and lacks even the pretense of a world government.
A bartender in Babu Frik's workshop in Kijimi.
- Creator Cameo: He is portrayed by John Williams, the iconic composer of most of the Star Wars soundtracks, including for The Rise of Skywalker.
- Significant Anagram: The name Oma Tres is an anagram of the word "maestro," a nod to his actor's profession.
- Uncertain Doom: It's unknown if he's still in Kijimi when the planet was destroyed. Since Zorii and Babu Frik managed to escape the planet before its destruction, it's quite possible that he did the same.
A temperate planet that served as an Imperial Labor Camp. Jyn Erso was held here before she was rescued by Cassian.
- Crapsack World: Imperial rule had a significant impact on the world, as farmers struggled to meet the strict quotas and the Imperial labor camps ruined much of the environment. Many of the inhabitants became refugees as their farms were confiscated and given to Imperial officers and supporters who were not subjected to those same quotas.
- Penal Colony: This planet houses a labor camp for the prisoners of the Empire.
A Mid Rim planet with a relatively small population.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, Behpour was the location of a secret Techno Unionlaboratory during the Clone Wars. It was also a very arid planet with rivers of acid, considered too inhospitable to sustain life, although this doesn't seem to be case in Canon.
- Canon Immigrant: The planet was first mentioned in Legends in Star Wars: The Old Republic and Darth Plagueis; it's first mentioned in the new Canon in Queen's Peril.
An ambassador who represents Chommell Minor during a summit held by Queen Amidala in 32 BBY.
- "Ass" in Ambassador: She's described as being disdainful and shows no interest in the summit she's travelled so many lightyears to attend.
A world that benefited from the wealth of its neighboring worlds, including Naboo. Up until the Chieftess of Inusagi was pressured into signing an alliance treaty with the Galactic Empire, Inusagi had been a neutral world for centuries. On the eve of the Galactic Civil War, a sakoola blossom festival was used to announce the new Imperial Governor of Inusagi, but the festival became a massacre when the Partisans infiltrated the party to show an example of the Rebellion's power.
- Culture Chop Suey: Inusagi is derived from the Japanese words, "inu" and "usagi" — "dog" and "rabbit" respectively. In addition, there is an Inusagian myth about the starbird (otherwise known as the phoenix, just as Japanese mythology has the phoenix as well), Jyn mentions that the Inusagians wear colorful robes, and the sakoola blossom festivals are clearly a reference to Cherry Blossom festivals in Japan, as the word for cherry blossom in Japanese is "sakura".
- Flechette Storm: Gets subject to one by the Partisans using rifles that fire flechettes.
A comparatively 'new' world in the Chommell sector, it having been first settled by sapient beings three centuries ago. It is ruled by the Jafan family, headed by a planetary director, who were the leaders of the original colonists.
The daughter of Jafan's planetary director, who attends a summit held by Queen Amidala early in the monarch's reign, serving as an ambassador for her world.
- Doomed by Canon: We know Harli's romance with Sabé won't last, because by Queen's Shadow Sabé is single and eventually gets into a relationship with Captain Tonra.
- Improbable Age: She's of a similar age with Sabé (who is fourteen at the time) and is heading the Jafani ambassadorial delegation.
- Interspecies Romance: She has a brief flirtation with Sabé, a human girl from Naboo, but Padmé inadvertently ruins their budding romance before it goes much further.
- Mistaken Identity: She mistakes Padmé - currently disguised as a handmaiden - for Sabé - who is acting the part of the queen - and strikes up a conversation with her. This doesn't end well; Padmé unintentionally offends Harli due to not knowing what Harli and Sabé had discussed together, and an unwitting Harli cuts Sabé off.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: She's humanoid with blue skin, webbed fingers and no hair.
- Ship Sinking: Harli and Sabé's brief romance is ended when Harli sends her a message telling her she never wants to see her again, due to her being offended and hurt by something 'Sabé' said to her; unbeknownst to Harli she'd actually been talking with a diguised Padmé. Sabé can't clear things up without revealing the decoy trick, which is a threat to Queen Amidala's security.
A prosperous planet known for producing special tea and Karlini silk. Padmé Amidala and Sabé helped re-settle former slaves from Tatooine on Karlinus.
- Agri World: Its primary industry is agriculture, with there being lots of opportunities for jobs.
- Canon Immigrant: Prior to the publication of Queen's Shadow, Karlinus was first mentioned in The Essential Atlas.
The governor of Karlinus. She was an ally to Padmé Amidala, helping her relocate former slaves on her planet.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She is happy to help Padmé and Sabé resettle slaves they freed from Tatooine, provided they've been brought to Karlinus of their own free will.
A mining world known for its refineries. The atmosphere is breathable for its human population, but does permanently affect their eyesight.
- Canon Immigrant: Kreeling was first mentioned in Interlude at Darkknell.
- One-Product Planet: Kreeling is primarily known for mining and exporting ore. Tobruna states that as his mother is in charge of the refineries, it effectively makes the de facto leader of the planet.
A temperate forested world that was home to the Dugs, although a significant population of Grans and Humans live on the world. Malastare is a major source of fuel and is situated on the Hydian Way trade route. It is also one of several worlds where podracing is a popular sport. The planet is ruled by the Dug Council, which consists of representatives from the tribal nations of the world who are led by a Doge.
The natives of Malastare. They are easily identifiable by their long snouts and unique limbs.
- Bizarre Alien Locomotion: Unlike most species in the galaxy, Dugs walk on their upper limbs and use their lower limbs as hands.
Doge Nakha Urus
The leader of the Malastarian council during the Clone Wars.
- The Leader: Of Malastare and the Dugs.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He is one at first, cooperating with the Jedi and Republic to drive the Separatists off of Malastare while working to convince the rest of the council to sign a treaty to provide the Republic with fuel. However, once the Zillo Beast is awoken, Urus ceases to be cooperative with the Jedi, blaming them for using the bomb which woke up and unleashed the creature and for believing that it would be better to remove the creature from Malastare rather than kill it.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His desire to destroy the Zillo Beast makes sense, since the Dugs have a legend that one day the last Zillo Beast would rise up and destroy their civilization. In his mind, Urus is trying to save his species and does not have the time to worry about Mace Windu's concerns about killing a unique creature.
The other known sentient species of Malastare, Gran are mammalian humanoids with goat-like snouts, antenna-like snubs on their heads, three eyes and pointy ears. While the Dugs controlled the natural fuel resources of Malastare, the planet itself was represented in the Galactic Senate by the Gran.
- Aliens Speaking English: They're usually seen speaking Basic in most of their appeareances. One notable exception is senator Ask Aak, who appears to be speaking in what is probably the native language of his people in Attack of the Clones.
- Breakout Character: One of the most notable alien species of the franchise.
- Extra Eyes: They have three eyes overall.
- Humanoid Alien: They have the basic humanoid body shape but are clearly not human, looking like anthropomorphic alien, three-eyed, hornless goats.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, Gran were originally native to the planet Kinyen (Kinyen itself was made canon when it was added to the Beginner Game of The Force Awakens) and established many colonies on planets across the galaxy, with Malastare being one of them. In addition, their culture revolves about strong bonds of home and family in their society, since they had evolved from herbivorous, herding animals.
The Zillo Beast was a semi-sentient, reptilian species endemic to the planet Malastare. The Dugs believed this gargantuan creature to be extinct long before the Clone Wars; during the Battle of Malastare, however, the last specimen alive was inadvertently unearthed by an electro-proton bomb used by the Galactic Republic. While Doge Urus and the Dugs sought to continue their ancestors' work of purging the species, the Jedi and the Republic were fascinated enough to preserve and research it.
- All There in the Manual: According to the official Star Wars website's Encyclopedia, this particular Zillo Beast is male.
- Arc Villain: Subverted. While it is the most immediate threat in The Clone Wars' Zillo Beast two-parter, it isn't actually evil and, according to Word Of God, its rampage was it trying to warn everyone about Palpatine.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It was three-hundred-and-eighteen feet, actually.
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Both literally, and in the sense of the trope. During the Battle of Malastare, it was sleeping deep underground, but the explosion of the Republic's Doomsday Device and the following landslide disturbed it. However, if the Dugs hadn't tried to kill it, it most likely wouldn't have attacked them at all. In the subsequent episode, it broke out of confinement and went after Palpatine, who ordered its destruction.
- The Bus Came Back: The Clone Wars planned to show that after about at least four seasons of What Happened to the Mouse?, he (or a clone, at least) would've fought another Kaiju-like creature(s), implied to be creatures from the Sith Temple beneath the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, as another Shout-Out to Godzilla, especially the movies where Godzilla fights other Kaiju/monsters. Another one shows up as the god of the Benathy people in Kylo Ren's issue of Age of Resistance.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: Word Of God is that it hunted Palpatine because it could sense his true nature.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: They glowed enough to paint Palpatine's office in their green light, when it peeked in through the window.
- Implacable Man: Nothing short of killing it could stop its rampage on Coruscant when it went after Palpatine.
- It Can Think: It appeared to understand when Palpatine called it "just an animal", giving him a Death Glare, and it also understood that Palpatine was the one who ordered its destruction.
- I Know You Know I Know: It is strongly implied that Palpatine knows damn well that the Zillo Beast can think and simply doesn't care; it is also strongly implied that he realizes that the Beast is after him specifically and why, meaning that he is essentially playing a sadistic game with it.
- The Juggernaut: It shrugs off almost everything that is thrown at it and continues on completely unhindered.
- Kryptonite Factor: The Malastare fuel contained the only toxin that could kill it, while others seemed to be more or less safe, breathing around the fuel. Although the Jedi didn't risk breathing in the undiluted poison gas created from said toxin.
- Last of His Kind: The species were thought to had gone extinct when the Dugs first started harvesting the fuel in Malastare's core. This specimen was believed to be the last survivor. However, the Kylo Ren issue of Age of Resistance shows another live Zillo Beast that is worshiped as a god by the Benathy, which means the Dugs weren't as thorough as they thought or Zillo Beasts aren't exclusively found on Malastare.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: It looks mostly like a lizard, but has the flexibility and body structure of a worm.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous. It's got a third arm protruding from its back.
- Not Zilla: A giant nigh-unkillable prehistoric reptilian monster thought to be extinct lies dormant for millennia until it is awakened by a devastating superweapon that destroys its home, goes on a destructive rampage through a massive city and dies when exposed to a chemical weapon. Why does all of that sound so familiar?
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Its scales are tough enough to block lightsabers. It's much more vulnerable on the inside, however, whether it be Malastare fuel poisoning or direct attacks from inside its stomach.
- Shoot the Dog: The Jedi are forced to kill it rather than let it rampage through Coruscant.
- Shout-Out: To King Kong and Kaiju films, particularly Godzilla.
- Time Abyss: Since its species was thought to be extinct for many centuries, it should be at least a bit older than that.
- Sebulba on the Tatooine page.
- Kharrus on the Galactic Republic Senate page.
A watery world that is home to the Aqualish. Although a long-time member of the Republic, Ando became one of the key worlds of the Confederacy of Independent Systems after seceding from the Republic.
The amphibious natives of Ando.
For their Legends depiction, see here.
- Alien Blood: While their blood is red like humans, it does not cauterize, which is the explanation given for the Early-Installment Weirdness of Obi-Wan cutting off Ponda Baba's arm with a lightsaber and there being blood.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: There are several subspecies of Aqualish, resulting in a wide variety of differing depictions of the species. Some such as the Ualaq have four eyes, while others have hairy arms with five fingers and others have no hair on the arms and three fingers.
- Extra Eyes: Aqualish can have either two or four eyes depending on the subspecies.
- Humanoid Aliens: They have the standard human body type, but are thoroughly alien in appearance. They also provide the page image for this trope.
Covered in massive forests of gigantic wroshyr trees, Kashyyyk is a beautiful and resource rich planet located on a major navigational junction in the Mid Rim. The native Wookiees live in tree cities and share their system with the Trandoshans of Trandosha, with a fierce rivalry between the two worlds for control. During the reign of the Empire, Kashyyyk was blockaded and the Wookiees were enslaved under the control of Grand Moff Lozen Tolruck while the planet's resources were mined and exploited, resulting in the destruction of large swaths of Kashyyyk's forests. A revolt aided by Han Solo, Chewbacca, and other New Republic operatives several months after the Battle of Endor resulted in the planet's liberation from Imperial control.
- Arboreal Abode: Settlements along the coast where the wroshyr trees grow smaller than deeper inland and cannot hold entire cities frequently have houses or smaller communities built into the trees instead.
- Death World: Kashyyyk has some of the deadliest flora and fauna in the galaxy, particularly in the Shadowlands. Wookiee children begin learning to fight around three years old in order to survive predators that can attack Wookiee villages.
- Fantastic Drug: The tree sap of some trees on Kashyyyk can be turned into hragathir, a powerful and highly addicting narcotic.
- Planetary Nation: The world is governed by the Wookiee Council.
- A Planet Named Zok: Having three y's in it has left the exact pronunciation of Kashyyyk up to some debate. It is also frequently misspelled, even in official media.
- Tree Top Town: Many Wookiee cities are built into the wroshyr trees.
- World Tree: The Origin Tree is a massive wroshyr that is the largest tree on the planet, being so massive that it has its own unique ecosystem. It is a sacred site to the Wookiees, who believe it connects the core of the planet to the sky, and is climbed for pilgrimages and rituals.
Shaggy giants from the arboreal planet Kashyyyk, Wookiees appear fearsome and savage, but are actually quite intelligent and sophisticated. They are tender and gentle when peaceful, but become berserk when provoked.
- Badass Adorable: They look like giant cuddly bears/dogs. They can still rip your arms out of your sockets if you irritate them.
- Berserk Button: Call a life debt "slavery" at your own peril.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: They look like a whole race of Bigfoot, though technically they're implied to be canines rather than apes. One alternate-universe comic even had it that Chewbacca was the origin of the sasquatch legends in the Pacific Northwest after he became stranded on Earth.
- Bilingual Dialogue: They are physically incapable of speaking Basic (i.e., English), but are able to understand it just fine, just as Basic speakers are able to understand them.
- Cuddle Bug: As hugging is the Wookiees' cultural equivalent of a handshake, expect to get this a lot if you befriend a Wookiee.
- Exposed Extraterrestrials: Wookiees in general never seem to wear any kind of clothing, relying instead on their massive coats of fur.
- Fantastic Race Weapon Affinity: Wookies are known for their bowcasters, essentially Ray Guns shaped like crossbows. The Force Awakens shows that they pack a punch compared to the blasters most other people use.
- Genius Bruiser: Despite their appearance of being Dumb Muscle, they're quite an intelligent species.
- Gentle Giant: In spite of the average Wookiee also being a warrior.
- I Owe You My Life: Wookiees are known for their rigid dedication to a tradition known as "Life Debt", which dictates that if someone saves a Wookiee's life, the Wookiee must serve and protect that person with Undying Loyalty for the rest of their life.
- Long-Lived: The average lifespan of a Wookiee is 400 years.
- Magically Inept Fighter: A whole race of them. Force-sensitive Wookiees are said to be quite rare, but still out there.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Every last loveable one of them.
- Schizo Tech: The Weapon of Choice of the Wookiees is the bowcaster, which is essentially a laser crossbow.
- Slave Race: The Empire enslaved them after Order 66, since their resilience, longevity and large size made them quite effective workers.
- The Unintelligible: They speak with nothing but barks and growls. Fortunately, this doesn't pose a problem for conversations.
A general during the Clone Wars, Tarfful helped command the defense of his homeworld, along with assisting any allies in nearby sectors. After the rise of the Empire, he would go on to lead the Wookiee resistance from the Shadowlands.
- The Cavalry/Gunship Rescue: After picking up Chewbacca's distress signal from Wasskah, Tarfful and several of his warriors arrive and rescue him and the captured Jedi younglings from the Trandoshans in The Clone Wars.
- Four-Star Badass/Frontline General: He is a general in the Wookiee military, and personally leads the rescue mission to Wasskah, where he proceeds to tear through the Trandoshan hunters.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When the clone troopers turn on Yoda after Order 66 is issued, Tarfful immediately sides with the Jedi and helps him escape the planet.
- Rebel Leader: After the Empire takes over Kashyyyk, Tarfful leads a rebellion from a secret base in the Shadowlands. The Imperial garrison on the planet's number one priority is killing him, but he was still active at least five years into the Empire's reign.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears once in Jedi: Fallen Order - and not even in a proper cutscene at that - but finding him is a major goal in the story as he's the only one who knows the location of the Zeffo ruins on Kashyyyk.
Chewbacca's father and a leading figure in the city of Rwookrrorro.
- Canon Immigrant: He originated from The Star Wars Holiday Special.
- Long-Lived: He was already a leader on Kashyyyk in the High Republic Era. Nearly two-and-a-half centuries later he is still around but showing his age.
- The Mentor: He was amongst the Wookiees who saved and trained a maimed Trandoshan hatchling they later named Doshanalawook, and Attichitcuk served as her primary mentor. She went on to become a liberator of Wookiees known as the Chainbreaker under his continued guidance.
- Old Soldier: Despite his age he fought in the Battle of Kashyyyk against the Separatists, riding as a gunner on a catamaran and dropping thermal detonators onto the invading army.
The wife of Chewbacca and the mother of their son, Lumpawaroo.
- All There in the Manual: Her full name is provided in Tales From Vandor.
- Affectionate Nickname: Chewie calls her Malla.
- Canon Immigrant: She originated from The Star Wars Holiday Special.
- The Ghost: She has yet to appear, only being mentioned. She finally made her first canonical appearance in a short story included in Life Day Treasury.
The son of Chewbacca and Malla.
- The Cameo: He appears at the end of Chewbacca. Though unnamed in that appearance, it's pretty obvious that the Wookiee child hugging Chewbacca so intimately is probably his son.
- Canon Immigrant: He originated from The Star Wars Holiday Special.
- Made a Slave: During the Imperial occupation, Waroo was eventually captured and became a slave of Commandant Dessard before escaping during the liberation of Kashyyyk and being rescued by his father.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Before his coming-of-age hrrtayyk ceremony he was named Lumpawarrump, nicknamed "Lumpy".
An enigmatic figure that rescues Wookiees from Imperial captivity and the pursuit of bounty hunters.
- Handicapped Badass: Due to Bossk trying to eat her before she hatched, her regenerative abilities were stunted, resulting in both legs and one of her arms permanently being stumps, and her remaining arm being shrunken. This doesn't stop her from working as an informant for the Wookiees.
- Long-Lost Relative: She turns out to be Bossk's sister, born from the same clutch but believed to be dead when he killed his unborn siblings as a hatchling.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: She's a Trandoshan, a species that is known to hunt Wookiees for sport. Instead, she liberates them from captivity and insists to Bossk that much of what is said about Wookiees in Trandoshan society are lies and misinformation.
- Orc Raised by Elves: She was adopted by Liswarr'arindoo, who received her damaged egg from Cradossk in exchange for Kowakian rum, despite the anomisty between the two species due to the Trandoshan's frequent slave and hunting raids.
D'Koetaa, D'Lylaa, Wyhyatt
A trio of Wookiee babies that were captured by the Empire in the eve of the Galactic Civil War. Cassian and Kaytoo came across them and ended up taking care of them.
- Law of Alien Names: Of course, their names look like a bunch of Wookiee growls on paper, but they're actually pronounced "Dakota", "Deliah", and "Wyatt", respectively.
Trandosha is the homeworld of the Trandoshan species. It is a verdant jungle planet that is regarded as a hunter's paradise. Located in the same system as the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, the two native species of the system share an intense and bloody rivalry. Trandosha's moon Wasskah is used by the Trandoshans as a game preserve where hunters track dangerous creatures, with less scrupulous hunters pursuing sentient beings they kidnapped and brought to the moon.
The reptilian Trandoshans, alternatively known as T'doshok, are well known throughout the galaxy as skilled hunters. Hunting is regarded as a rite of passage in their culture. They have pointed teeth and three digits on each of their hands and feet, which feature sharp claws used for climbing and tearing into prey.
- Alien Blood: Their blood is green.
- Always Chaotic Evil: There are very few Trandoshans seen in the Canon who are not a bounty hunter or other kind of criminal. The Trandoshans' reputation for this trope is deconstructed in The High Republic with Sskeer, one of the few Trandoshan Jedi seen in Canon. While Sskeer is a truly heroic figure, he is also diagnosed with Magrak Syndrome, a degenerative brain disease that causes Trandoshans to regress to their more primal aggressions. He works to overcome it, but it comes at the cost of his Force connection (which becomes a blessing in disguise when the Jedi are faced with the Nameless, and Sskeer's lack of a connection makes him immune to their hallucinations).
- Archenemy: The Wookiees. As in, the entire species.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: The main Trandoshan religion enforces this, as all non-Trandoshans are considered nothing but prey to be hunted down to earn "Jagannath Points" from their goddess, the Scorekeeper. Failure to accumulate enough points costs a Trandoshan their chance at reincarnating back into a Trandoshan after death.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Trandoshans are almost always seen barefoot. Justified as Trandoshans also use the claws on their feet for climbing.
- Egomaniac Hunter: The most immoral Trandoshan hunters chase down sentient beings so they can kill them and mount parts of their body as trophies.
- Emotionless Reptile: Their lack of care for how they treat other species makes them come across as cold and cruel.
- Fantastic Racism: Trandoshans tend to have a particularly nasty view of Wookies, and the sentiment is returned.
- Healing Factor: No wound on a Trandoshan is permanent assuming they have enough time to heal it, they can regrow lost limbs within a month and other injuries tend to patch themselves up sooner. However, it's slower than many examples of this trope, and can easily be put down before they have a chance for their body to repair itself.
- Hellish Pupils: Their pupils are horizontal and quite sinister-looking.
- Named After Their Planet: Their species name is derived from their homeworld of Trandosha.
- Planet of Hats: Trandoshans are associated with being hunters and little else. While most Trandoshans grow up in a culture of hunting, not all pursue it as a career as adults.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: They are an entire civilization whose members almost always partake in less-than-noble activities, although there are some noble members of the species who look down upon how the rest behave.
- Sssssnake Talk: Trandoshans usually speak Basic this way.
- Super Senses: Trandoshans have the ability to see in infrared range, making tracking their prey easier.
- Tuckerization: Ramy, a minor Trandoshan character in the Clone Wars episode "Wookiee Hunt", is named after Mary Franklin, the editor of Bantha Tracks, as she is a huge fan of Trandoshans.
- Theme Naming: According to the Databank for The Clone Wars episode "Wookiee Hunt", some of the Trandoshans — particularly the ones in that episode — are named after reptiles, monsters, or reptilian characters.
The leader of Trandoshan hunting guild who kidnapped sentient beings for the sole purpose of hunting them down.
- Arc Villain: He is main villain of the Trandosha arc.
- Combat Pragmatist: While not particularly bright, he knew better than to start a fight with fully trained Jedi Knights and was also smart enough to counter Ahsoka's Force-push by using his claws to anchor himself to the floor.
- David Versus Goliath: Garnac was the Goliath to Ahsoka's David: he was 2 meters tall, weighted 178 kilograms, had a very thick reptilian hide, and was armed with an axe and a knife in addition to his claws, and his species are on the same scale of physical strength as Wookiees. Ahsoka is a teenager of average height and a bit skinny, and all she had were her Waif-Fu and Force-skills.
- Disney Villain Death/Railing Kill: After Ahsoka already defeated him, he tried to grab his blaster. In response Ahsoka Force-pushed him with such strength that he was sent flying across the trophy room. When he slammed into the blast door, it was torn off the hinges, he went over the guardrail, and plummeted to the lower deck of his base.
- Egomaniac Hunter: His reason for kidnapping and slaughtering sentients? So he could mount them on the walls and brag about killing them.
- Final Boss: He's the last and most difficult opponent Ahsoka had to defeat during the Trandoshan arc.
- Hellish Pupils: Like all Trandoshans, he has particularly off-putting eyes.
- I'll Kill You!: Screams this at Ahsoka after his son's death.
- In the Back: He shot Kalifa in the back after Ahsoka killed his son.
- It's Personal: Unlike the others, who were just sport for him, he wanted to kill Ahsoka out of revenge, because she accidentally killed his son.
- Knight Templar Parent: Subverted. He was perfectly fine letting his son go after Kalifa and Ahsoka, but was outraged and swore revenge when Ahsoka killed him.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Subverted. While he and his gang did kidnap sentient beings, Jinx specifically pointed out that they were savvy enough to not bring actual Jedi Knights into their game.
- Moral Myopia: He kidnapped and murdered sentinent beings, including Jedi younglings, for sport, but he was outraged and swore revenge when Ahsoka killed his son by accident while defending Kalifa and herself. This is actually part of the Moral Myopia of the Trandoshans as a whole, as their belief system considers every non-Trandoshan as prey. On top of this, his son dying without ever having secured a kill meant that he died without a single Jagannath Point to his name, which according to Trandoshan faith meant that he would re-incarnate as prey instead of a hunter.
- Mugging the Monster: He and his lodge subverted this for a while, making a point to only capture barely-trained Jedi younglings. However, the lodge found themselves in for a rough time when Lo-Taren captured Ahsoka, unaware that she was a Padawan with at least one year's worth of wartime experience to survive out in the wild without a lightsaber and rally the surviving younglings to fight back.
- Never My Fault: Blamed Ahsoka for the death of his son, when it was him, who brought and forced Ahsoka to the island, and it was him who let his son go after Ahsoka and Kalifa.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Typical for Trandoshans.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: In addition to kidnapping, he likes to hunt his victims personally.
- Stalker Without A Crush: His obsession with killing Ahsoka, after the death of his son.
- Trophy Room: The main hall of his gang's base was full of trophies, including a couple of Wookiee hides, the stuffed heads of a rancor and of a bunch of sentient beings among others.
- Would Hit a Girl/Would Hurt a Child: He killed Kalifa in addition to several others off-screen, and fought and tried to kill Ahsoka as well.
- You Got Spunk!: He complimented all the younglings for their effort to take down his gang, but he highlighted only Ahsoka's performance and claimed that she'd be his prized trophy.
The son of Garnac, Dar was a promising young hunter who has just been inducted into his father's hunting guild.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In The Clone Wars, he is impaled by a giant thorn when Ahsoka throws him off the branch they are fighting on.
- Overlord Jr.: He is following in his father's footsteps as a fearsome and brutal hunter. One gets the feeling that had Ahsoka not ended his career just as it began, Dar could have become a deadly menace to the galaxy.
- Rite of Passage: Hunting Ahsoka and the other Jedi younglings was his, having just been inducted into the hunting guild and needing special prey to mark the occasion.
- Underestimating Badassery: Underestimates the Jedi, at one point gloating how weak they were, which leads to his death when he charges Ahsoka and she easily counters and uses his momentum to send him plummeting to his death.
- Would Hit a Girl/Would Hurt a Child: Like the rest of the hunting guild, he has no compunctions about the age or gender of his prey, despite being barely out of adolescence himself. This is likely due to Trandoshans in general having Blue-and-Orange Morality about their hunting.
A solar system which contained the planet Ithor and was home to the related Ithorian and Ottegan species.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the system orbited around the star Ottega, which earned it its name, and its orbitals included Ithor, an asteroid belt, and two gas giants. In addition, the outer portions of the Ottega system consisted of 69 planets and 565 moons.
A genetic offshoot of Ithorians, Ottegans had the same hammer-shaped heads as their cousins, but only possessed a single mouth in their faces. Geneticists argued for millennia about the exact relationship between the two species.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Downplayed. They possess the same hammer-like heads as their cousins, but they only have one mouth located in their faces. Ithorians often joked that them having only one mouth meant that they needed to talk twice as much to be heard.
- Fantastic Slur: Ithorians referred to their cousins as hrumgatha which in their language meant "lone mouth". They did this jokingly rather than out of true malice, however.
- Humanoid Alien: Like their cousins, Ottegans possess a humanoid body shape but their appeareance is clearly extraterrestrial.
A lush planet covered in dense, tropical jungles, its ecosystems were considered sacred and hunting there was highly illegal. The flora included the exotic n'lor trees, the carnivorous johinuu trees as well as several, edible fungi.
The native species of Ithor, the hammer-headed Ithorians were a common sight through the galaxy and were usually peaceful gardeners and philosophers in their homeworld. They possessed an unique set of twin mouths on opposide sides of their necks.
- Always Lawful Good: Most Ithorians are usually described as friendly, compassionate beings who practice gardening and philosophy. Bulduga, Onca and Mok Shaiz are noticeable exceptions.
- Badass Baritone: Their language, Ithorese, is deep, throaty and imposing.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Ithorians are biologically incapable of speaking Basic, but can learn to understand it. Some, like Old Jho, get around this by using translators which convert their speech into Basic
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Aside from their massive, hammer-shaped heads, ithorians possess two mouths, one on each side of their necks.
- Breakout Character: In regards to extraterrestrial species, the ithorians have had a rather positive reception, are quite identifiable and are one of the most recurring sentient species of the franchise.
- Fantastic Slur: Stormtroopers referred to them as "leathernecks" as an insult.
- Humanoid Alien: Ithorians have the basic humanoid body structure, but possess large hammer-shaped heads, long spindly fingers and bulky feeet.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Kougathu, a defensive technique that took advantage of the species' twin mouths to shout loudly enough to stun an attacker.
- Named After Their Planet: Ithorians take their name from their homeworld.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, ithorians worshipped a deity known as "Mother Jungle". They also had a herd-like social organization, having evolved from herbivorous mammals, and were crucial to restoring several worlds which had been devastated by the Jedi and Mandalorian wars.
- Starfish Language: Because of the species' dual mouths, Ithorese was stereophonic and sounded like bizarre, droning guttural moans to those who did not understand it.
- Stereotype Flip: Despite Ithorians being considered a pleasant species, the bounty hunters Bulduga and Onca were definitely not friendly fellows, and while Mos Espa's mayor Mok Shaiz is incredibly corrupt.
- The Unintelligible: Their language, Ithorese was stereophonic and, to the untrained ear, sounded like echoing, deep guttural moans and bellows. Many species found it rather beautiful.
A frozen planet which was the site of a conveyex heist from Han, Chewbacca, and Tobias Beckett's gang. The planet is sparsely settled despite the Empire's growing presence on this world.
- Canon Immigrant: The planet first appeared in Legends, although in that continuity it was a Core World located in the Coruscant system, rather than a Mid Rim world.
- Single-Biome Planet: Vandor-1 has a mostly cold climate and mountainous terrain.
An ocean planet in the Western Reaches of the Mid Rim that is home to a refueling station, the Colossus. It's home to a vibrant racing circuit, whose racers also double as the station's air security.
- Extra Eyes: Every animal native to Castilon (which so far includes speagulls, sharvos, and rokkna) has four eyes.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Star Wars: Squadrons mentions that Castilon was a site of some battle between the Empire and New Republic post-Endor. This also explains why there's lots of things in the seas to scavenge.
- Single-Biome Planet: An ocean planet is a rather refreshing change from desert, don't you think?
Also known as "shellfolk", they are the sentient natives of Castilon and are the maintenance workers of the Colossus, residing in the lower levels of the platform. They look like humanoid turtles, and have the ability to slow down their vital functions. While amphibious, they prefer to live above the water.
- Beneath Notice: Not only are they custodians, but they move and speak slowly and are prone to just sleeping randomly on the job, leading most people to overlook them. However, they have eyes and ears everywhere and they locate two missing children within an hour.
- Chekhov's Gun: Their ability to slow down their vital signs, mentioned early in their debut episode, comes in handy to save Kel and Eila.
- Meaningful Name: They earn their name after one of the three major families of the turtle suborder Pleurodira.
- Nice Guy: They're friendly and help Kaz and Neeku find Kel and Eila for a bounty, even though they could have turned in Kel and Eila themselves and backstab Kaz and Neeku. They later help them against the First Order and take in Kel and Eila for the time being.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Males have facial hair, females don't.
- Turtle Power: They are turtle-like sentients whose shells allow them to carry their items.
- The Unintelligible: Only Neeku can understand their language.
A lush forest world with numerous lakes that sat on trade routes that connected the Inner and Outer Rims, Takodana straddled the line between civilization and frontier living. Although sparsely populated, the world was considered a neutral haven from the politics of the galaxy and attracted many explorers, fugitives, smugglers, and other criminals, many of whom gathered at Maz Kanata's castle.
- Bar Full of Aliens: Maz Kanata's castle's main room is large bar where elements of the fringe world gather to do business away from the prying eyes of governments.
- Mysterious Past: Maz's castle is built on the ground where a battle between the Jedi and Sith took place more than a thousand years prior to The Force Awakens. Why Takodana was the site for the battle and is not a desolate wasteland like many other places where the Jedi and Sith fought is unknown.
- Scenery Porn: Takodana ranks up there alongside Naboo and Alderaan for its natural beauty.
- Single-Biome Planet: Most of Takodana is forests and lakelands.
Strono "Cookie" Tuggs
A chef who works in Maz Kanata's castle.
- Cooking Duel: Suspects that whoever killed Robbs wanted his job, so he holds a contest with the prize being Robbs' old position. The four who sign up are his prime suspects.
- Fed to Pigs: Someone tries to frame him by putting his friend's dead body in a freezer only he has access to. He disposes of the body by feeding it to a creature in the dungeon of Maz's castle.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Often fights with his sous chef Robbs Ely over food preparation techniques. However, they are close friends with a passion for the culinary arts and Tuggs is saddened by his death.
- Wrongful Accusation Insurance: After uncovering Robbs' real killers, Cookie goes back to running his kitchen like nothing ever happened even though he secretly disposed of Robbs' body and indirectly caused the death of another innocent employee.
A sous chef working in Maz Kanata's castle.
A woman who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. She is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.
- Small Name, Big Ego: She's only worked at the kitchen for a few months, but she's very ambitious and blustery.
A Corellian who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. He is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.
- Blade Enthusiast: Skilled with a kitchen knife, the type of weapon used to kill Robbs.
A human who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. He is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.
- Passed-Over Promotion: He's a model employee. Never fights and never misses a day of work, but never got promoted. Cookie wonders if he finally snapped.
Species: Mon Calamari-Quarren hybrid
A Mon Calamari-Quarren hybrid who works in the kitchen of Maz Kanata's castle. He is one of the candidates to replace Robbs as sous chef and one of the suspects in his murder.
- Fish People: Notably a hybrid of two of the most notable Fish People races in the franchise.
- The Cynic: Often jokes about the futility of existence.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: No one in the kitchen really likes him.
- Heinz Hybrid: The child of two different alien species (from the same planet).
- Knowledge Broker: Known to share secrets and rumors for a price.
Carly and J'Nell
Model: BD-3000 droids
A pair of female BD-3000 droids designed to prepare and taste dishes. They judge the competition Cookie holds to find a new sous chef.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: They are designed to taste dishes and ensure there are no dangerous substances in them. The fact that Robbs used all sorts of strange ingredients in his dishes made this difficult. They wished to analyze his secret recipe book, but he refused. They killed him to fulfill their normal function.
- Fembot: Both are designed to look female.
- Cooking Duel: They're the judges and commentators in a four-way cooking contest.
- Swiss-Army Appendage: Their right arms include synthetic skin to help taste dishes. Their left arms contain a number of utensils.
Thromba and Laparo
A pair of cryptosurgeons who set up shop in one of the towers of Maz Kanata's castle.
- Expy: They are like evil versions of Minions. They are Affably Evil, short, yellow-furred, wear goggles, and speak only in an alien language.
- Mad Artist: They claim to be artists as well as surgeons. When a thief comes to them asking for plastic surgery, they insist that they be the ones to choose what she looks like in the end.
- Mad Scientist: Often perform surgery on conscious, sentient creatures. Sometimes with their consent.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: They create them for fun, using nonconsenting sentient creatures. They do the same to their assistant after he accidentally lets the previous one out of its cage.
- Swiss-Army Appendage: Both of them have these.
An assistant to Thromba and Laparo.
A junkyard planet located near several major hyperspace routes that made it the site of several battles during the Clone Wars. Decades later, the planet was occupied by the First Order and used to destroy captured New Republic assets. It is controlled by the Scrapper Guild and is home to the Ibdis Maw, a gargantuan creature which is fed the wreckage of starships and the leftover resources are harvested from its excrement.
A scrapper on Bracca during the dark times. He befriends Cal Kestis while the Jedi hides on the world, unaware that his companion is secretly a Jedi Padawan in hiding.
- Cool Old Guy: He has been working as a scavenger for quite a long time and is a pretty pleasant individual.
- Face Death with Dignity: When the Second Sister lines up the workers and orders them to reveal the Force sensitive in their amidst or else she will execute them all, Prauf steps in and rather than give Cal up or claim himself as the Jedi, chooses to denounce the Empire for their despotism and treating their people as disposable possibly knowing that it would result in his death.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Second Sister casually runs him through the chest with her lightsaber.
- Nice Guy: Prauf is a friendly and nice fellow who is always kind to Cal and encourages him to seek a better life for himself rather than being a scavenger. Notably, when they make a find that could net them a lot of money, Prauf's first thought is that it could be Cal's ticket out of the junkyard.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He dies during the start of the game. Not only does his death remind players how cruel and callous the Empire treats its denizens, Prauf's death also spurs Cal to attack the Second Sister in a moment of grief, outing himself as the Jedi and becoming a wanted fugitive.
- Secret-Keeper: To Cal when he uses the Force to save his life.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Played with. While Cal reveals himself anyway after he dies, Prauf stepping up did save the rest of the workers.
A Mid Rim world which relies on a planetary aqueduct system to transport food and water to the populace. The aqueduct was damaged by seismic activity several years before the Clone Wars broke out, requiring the Senate to intervene.
- Planetary Nation: Bromlarch is ruled by a council, with a chief councilor being the head of the planetary government.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, it was located in the Bromlarch system and Vish sector, bordering the Chommell sector (where Naboo is located).
A planet covered in warm, shallow seas and lagoons, it was the homeworld of two species: the all-male crolutes and the all-female gilliands.
- Single-Biome Planet: It seems to be an aquatic world.
One of two sentient species hailing from Crul, Crolutes were hulking, aquatic humanoids and were completely male.
- Fish People: Crolutes resemble the real world blobfish, and their name is a reference to the genus name of the species, Psychrolutes marcidus.
- Gonk: Much like the real animal they're based on, a crolute's buoyant, gelatinous body tissue sagged unsettlingly from their body should they be removed from their aquatic habitat.
- Humanoid Alien: They have the basic body shape but a distinctly alien appeareance.
- One-Gender Race: Crolutes are exclusively male while their mates, the Gilliands, are all female.
- Unkar Plutt on Jakku
The other sentient species from Crul, Gilliands were completely female and were the mates of the all-masculine crolutes.
- One-Gender Race: Gilliands are exclusively feminine.
The homeworld of the Falleen species. During the Clone Wars, Falleen joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
The natives of Falleen. They are infamous throughout the galaxy for their pheromones' and the criminal organization Black Sun, which is led by Falleen.
- Canon Immigrant: Falleen originated in the 1996 Legends universe multi-media project Shadows of the Empire.
- Living Aphrodisiac: Falleen have the ability to exude pheromones to attract mates.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: Although they are a reptilian species the Falleen have hair. Their hairline tends to be further back than a human's and most Falleen tend to wear it styled in a ponytail.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: Despite being a reptilian species, female Falleen have breasts.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: They look like humans with green skin and small reptilian ridges on their faces.
A colony world. Towards the end of the Galactic Civil War, it was liberated from the Galactic Empire by the New Republic, but quickly fell into instability and were harassed by pirate gangs that took advantage of their vulnerability, making off with their food sources in the process.
A representative by his people to file complaints to the New Republic on Chandrila in regards to their lack of action to the situation on Gan Moradir. After accosting public relations official Olia Choko, she listened to his qualms about the New Republic and invited him to speak to the Senate about his people's concerns and the problems of their colony.
- Produce Pelting: Figures that this is somehow a good way of showing his frustration to the New Republic. Since Olia is an understanding individual, she lets it slide when she learns he is legitimately frustrated.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: He makes a bad impression on everyone by subjecting a public relations official to Produce Pelting in the middle of her interview. At first, it seems like he's just some rabblerouser that's about to be talked down into his place by embarrassing him on public broadcasting, but then he reveals that he's upset that the New Republic isn't doing anything to help his world and he actually starts sobbing about it. Luckily, the official he disrespected is a Reasonable Authority Figure that is happy to help in the best ways she can by inviting him to the Senate to voice these complaints as his people's representative and immediately gets another Republic official to help him do this. Now, let's hope the Senate doesn't get jammed in its political gridlock this early...
The oceanic homeworld of the Anselmi and Nautolan species. It is a popular vacation destination.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Despite being a vacation world, it does have a series of violent conflicts between the Nautolans and the other native species, the Anselmi. There was also at least one battle there during the Clone Wars, but what exactly happened is unspecified.
- Single-Biome Planet: Most of it is oceanic and tropical, making it a nice getaway world.
- Turtle Island: Maybe. What Could Have Been for The Clone Wars was to show the Nautolans living in cities on the backs of giant turtles that surfaced every few centuries for air, though it's unknown if this is officially the case.
An amphibious species native to the oceans of Glee Anselm. They have very distinctive large eyes and numerous head-tentacle on the top of their head.
- Alien Hair: Their head-tentacles, which were highly sensitive and capable of detecting chemicals signatures.
One of the Force-sensitive infants kidnapped by Cad Bane as part of Darth Sidious' plans to turn them into Dark Side spies. This was put to a halt when Zinn Toa and the other infants were rescued by the Jedi Order, but Zinn was not returned to his parents on Glee Anselm and was kept with the Jedi in the belief that he had gone through too traumatic an experience to be left without supervision.
A mountainous world with a powerful planetary defense grid, the leadership of Ikkrukk was sympathetic towards the Resistance. Following the Battle of Crait, it became the first world to openly align with the Resistance in the war against the First Order.
- Les Collaborateurs: A group of First Order sympathizers seized control of Ikkrukk's planetary defense cannons to prevent the government from fighting off the First Order assault on the capital.
- Named After Their Planet: The Ikkrukkian's draw their name from their homeworld.
- Planetary Nation: Ikkrukk has a single government headed by a prime minister.
- A Planet Named Zok: One of the more pronounced cases of this trope in the Star Wars franchise.
Prime Minister Grist
The head of the Ikkrukkian government.
- Action Politician: She personally leads the Ikkrukian forces attempting to stop the First Order collaborators from bringing down the defense shield protecting Grail City.
- Last Episode, New Character: Appears in the final two issues of Poe Dameron, but is set up as a major player as the first planetary leader to align with the Resistance following the destruction of Hosnian Prime.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Even prior to the Resistance helping fend off the First Order invasion of Ikkrukk she was sympathetic to their cause, and after the battle Grist declares that Ikkrukk will stand alongside the Resistance to defeat the First Order.
The homeworld of the Zabrak species, not to be confused with the Nightbrothers, who are male Dathomirian Zabrak. Its environment was described as brutal and unforgiving.
The native species of Iridonia, many Zabrak prided themselves on their independence. They are a widespread species who have colonized several other worlds and a frequent sight across the galaxy. Many Zabrak joined the Rebel Alliance and fought against the Empire's oppressive rule.
- Facial Markings: It's traditional for Zabrak to get patterns of lines tattooed on their face.
- Horned Humanoid: Their most standout feature, along with their tattoos. The placement and size of their horns varies from individual to individual, but typically the horns on male Zabraks tend to be larger than the women's.
- Human Subspecies: They are a Near-Human species, and thus capable of interbreeding with humans.
- Named After Their Planet: Averted: the term Iridonian is only used to denote Zabraks who are native to their homeworld, as they are a very widespread species who have settled on several other planets.
- Spare Body Parts: Zabrak have two hearts, which allows them to pump blood quicker and exert themselves for longer periods of time than other species.
- Eeth Koth on the Jedi Council page.
- Sugi on the Bounty Hunters and Mercenaries: Republic Era page.
- Jas Emari on the Bounty Hunters and Mercenaries page.
- Agen Kolar on the Jedi Council page.
- Mira on the Planets and Races page.
- Mira's father on the Planets and Races page.
A former farmworld in the Mid-Rim, it is now subject to Imperial strip-mining, which has rendered it a rocky and arid land. Unknown to the empire, it was also a station in an Underground Railroad that smuggles Jedi and Force sensitive children out of the reach of the Empire.
A truck driver on Mapuzo, Freck is a decent enough guy, he just happens to support the Empire.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: A guy who drives a truck with a big bumper sticker who loves the Empire?
- Human Shield: Obi-Wan uses him as one when his cover is exposed and he needs to defend himself from the Stormtroopers.
- Humanoid Aliens: His head looks like a star-nosed mole.
- Nice Guy: Genuine enough, he's happy to give strangers and Stormtroopers a lift, however he also likes the Empire.
- Spotting the Thread: He doesn't really buy Leia's and Obi-Wan's story about being visitors who got lost, but doesn't really question it too much. He prefers to let the Stormtroopers do that and advises them to check the pair out.
An agricultural world whose unique soil allows for a wide variety of crops to be grown. During the Clone Wars it was occupied by the Separatists for a time. After being liberated by the New Republic, it became one of their major food exporters and was the location of the Republic's rotating capital in 5 ABY.
- Agri World: The planet is an important producer of food for both the Empire and New Republic, to the point that Mon Mothma is able to delay voting on whether to intervene on Jakku by smuggling a banned pta fruit onto the planet, creating a potential biohazard that required thorough investigation.
- Arcadia: Nakadia's primary source of economy is agriculture. It has a relatively small population compared to some other civilized planets (the capital city of Quarrow has only a few thousand inhabitants). Due to its relatively pristine environment and role as a major food exporter for troops, Nakadia is placed under high protection by the New Republic, including the banning of invasive plant species that could potentially threaten the ecosystem.
- Fantastic Racism: Nakadians tend to be prejudiced towards droids, though they're slowly becoming more accepting of them. This is due to suffering an occupation of Separatist battle droids during the Clone Wars.
- Named After Their Planet: The Nakadians derive their species name from their homeworld.
A swampy planet that is home to the diminutive Patitite people.
Tiny humanoids who were ruled over by a dictator during the Clone Wars until they were liberated by C-3PO and R2-D2.
The Big Hay-Zu
The dictator of Patitite Pattuna.
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: None of his subjects care that Hay-Zu is dead, and in fact celebrate it and wanted C-3PO to take over since he caused Hay-Zu's death.
- Bullying a Dragon: When R2-D2 stands up to him for threatening him and C-3PO, Hay-Zu laughs the droid off. Even though Artoo isn't a combat droid, he's still much bigger than Hay-Zu and crushes him to death when Threepio accidentally knocks him over.
- Death by Falling Over: Inverted, as he doesn't die from falling down, but instead, C-3PO accidently knocks R2-D2 over while trying to deactivate him, causing him to fall onto and crush Hay-Zu.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Not only does he accidentally get crushed by R2-D2, he leaves a large bloodstain (For his size anyway) on Artoo's frame that remains for the remainder of "Nomad Droids".
- Fantastic Racism: Under his rule and despite the Patitites' technological prowess, he's kept them socially primitive and xenophobic, ordering his people to attack anyone that isn't a Patitite.
- Fat Bastard: He is much heavier than the rest of his species, a indication of his status and gluttony.
- Mister Big: He calls himself the "Big" Hay-Zu and is a cruel dictator of the Patitites, but he's only big by his species' standards and is very easily dwarfed by other sentient beings.
- Too Important to Walk: He has four of his subjects carry him around in a throne instead of walking.
A volcanic world that was home to the Advozse species.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, Riflor was known in the galaxy because of its bureaucracy and engineering accomplishments as well as its mining operations.
The natives of Riflor, the Advozsec (singular:Advozse) were easily identifiable by their thick skin, dark sensitive eyes and a single cranian horn growing from the top of their forehead. Having evolved to survive in a highly dangerous world where their lives and residences were at stake every day, the species had a pessimistic outlook on life and a fixation on financial stability.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Their skin has orange and earthly tones.
- Black Bead Eyes: Their eyes were pitch black and highly sensitive.
- Horned Humanoid: Advozsec possess a single horn growing from the top of their head.
- Perpetual Frowner: Coupled with their hat as defeatist beings, most members of the species bear a rather grim expression on their faces most of the time.
- Planet of Hats: Justified, as having lived on a Death World where their lives are constantly in peril has made the Advozsec quite fatalist as a whole.
- The Pessimist: As mentioned above, it's the hat of these guys.
- Pointy Ears: Their ears are like this.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Advozsec resemble humans, but have orange, earthly scaly skin, jet-black eyes positioned far deeper than in most humanoids , pointy ears and a cranial horn.
The homeworld of the reptilian Sarkans, Sarka was a world notable for its vast network of caves and priced gems which the natives traded to the Empire to keep their autonomy.
- Canon Immigrant: The planet was originally part of the Legends canon, with it being first mentioned in the second chapter of the Thrawn trilogy, Dark Force Rising, and later physically appearing in the game Star Wars: Rebellion. The beginner game for The Force Awakens brought it back to canon, and the comic book Star Wars Adventures revealed more information about it and its inhabitants.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In addition to its underground caverns and coveted gems, Sarka was also a world of lush jungles, hot springs and humid marshlands, according to Legends.
The sentient natives of Sarka, these bipedal, egg-laying reptilian beings possessed a long, thick tail and greatly priced ritual and protocol. Sarkans thrived in rich underground communities and mined the many gems found in their home planet.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Their scaly skin could be grey, red, orange, lilac, and green.
- Bothering by the Book: The species took their customs way too seriously, and always demanded outsiders to stick to them as well, a trait which many other species found off-putting.
- Canon Immigrant: While the species itself was already canon due to having a single appeareance in the 1997 editions of A New Hope and onwards, they had only been identified as Sarkans in Legends works. The second book of the Aftermath trilogy, Aftermath: Life Debt, firmly identified the species by their original Legends name, while Star Wars Adventures brought back much of their Legends characterization.
- Costume Porn: Sarkans were fond of wearing elaborate headpieces and colorful robes adorned with the very same gems they dug from the ground.
- Humanoid Aliens: Aside from the long tail and different skull, a Sarkan's skeleton was otherwise identical to that of a human being.
- Lawful Stupid: Their strict adherance for their laws and customs seems to be their hat.
- Lizard Folk: They esentially resemble man-sized anthropomorphic geckos.
- Named After Their Planet: Their species name is derived from their homeworld.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: The diplomats and nobles of Sarkan society were this in particular.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Downplayed. The species was by no means evil, but their obsessive nature when it came to their traditions, protocol and customs often made it hard for other sentients to get along with them.
- Schrödinger's Canon: According to Legends, Sarkans possessed excellent night vision, were cold-blooded and could live up to 96 years. Their thick, muscular tails were their main defense mechanism against enemies and they were also apparently related to the Barabels. Likewise, they were a very wealthy society thanks to the export of their gems, but were also very isolationist and downright distrustful of other races, and as such preferred to stay in their homeworld. In fact, Melas (the pipe-smoking fellow who provides the page image for this race) was exiled from his homeworld because he was rather friendly and social toward outsiders. They also spoke their own language, Sarkese.
- Serious Business: Much like in Legends, the species took their customs and traditions very seriously, so much that anyone who did not follow them while on their planet could be put in prison for breaking them. It didn't help that Sarkan diplomats often came up with new, random customs constantly, making it hard for other species to keep up with them.
- Stereotype Flip: Melas, a patron of Chalmun's cantina, may be this, assuming he still has his ''Legends'' characterization. The same may apply for Vinthar, a member of the species who is a pirate in Eleodie Maracanvanya's crew.
- Vinthar on the Criminals page.
A cavernous planet with several large factory cities, the temperate forest preserves of Secundus Ando were reserved for the ruling Harch nests. By the time of the Clone Wars, anti-Republic sentiment on the planet, stemming from their loss in the Andoan Wars due to the Republic's interference, led to the Harch siding with the Confederacy.
Genetic cousins of the Aqualish, the Harch evolved from arachnid ancestors.
- Extra Eyes: They have six eyes, with two main ones and four secondary ones above them. Their eyes good at spotting movement and changes in the light, but were not good with colors and detail.
- Long-Lived: It is rumored that Harch can live for centuries.
- Spiders Are Scary: Other species tend to be freaked out or frightened by the Harch due to their arachnid appearance.
- Spider People: They are anthropomorphic spider humanoids with six eyes and arms, two chelicerae around their mouths, and prefer a diet of liquified protiens.
- Verbal Tic: Harch's tend to make clicking noises with their mouths while speaking.
A volcanic world rich in resources, Shu-Torun is controlled by a powerful ruling family and the ore-barons. During the reign of the Empire the world provided vital materials to the Imperial war machine. A civil war broke out after the newly crowned Queen Trios was challenged by the ore-dukes for her continued loyalty to the Empire after the Battle of Yavin.
- Civil War: After Trios was installed as the new queen by Darth Vader, the ore-barons challenged her and sought independence for Shu-Torun so they could run their businesses as they wished. Vader, Grand General Tagge, and Dr. Cylo became involved on behalf of the Empire to ensure their supply of raw materials was not cut off. Trios won the war and executed the rebellious nobles, handpicking their successors to ensure loyalty to her.
- Decadent Court: Court culture is everything on Shu-Torun, with the ore-barons and ruling family constantly vying for power and advantages over each other. Assassinations and rebellions are a frequent occurrence, and the elaborate court culture is seen as a way to minimize potential hostilities.
The third and youngest child of the King of Shu-Torun. She is installed as Queen of her planet after Darth Vader and his servants kill her father and siblings. After solidifying her rule during a civil war with the assistance of Vader, Trios began providing ore to the Empire and assisted in mining the remains of Jedha.
- An Arm and a Leg: When she pulls a blaster on Darth Vader, he swiftly cuts off her right forearm. Trios replaces it with a ornate cybernetic hand.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Averted. She is crowned by Vader after her father and siblings are killed by Triple Zero and BT-1. She is then presented with a piece of Alderaan as a reminder of what happens to those who oppose the Empire. She is on her knees, surrounded by the bodies of her family, with Vader letting her know the relationship between her planet and the Empire.
- Becoming the Mask: Trios is The Un-Favourite installed as a Puppet Queen after Vader killed her rebellious family. Having observed Vader in action she takes on some of his ruthless attributes and ends up installing her own puppet ruler after executing a rebellious baron, noting to Vader that a young unprepared ruler is easier to manipulate.
- Character Development: Picks up quite a few lessons from Darth Vader, particularly on how to deal with rebellious vassals. At the end of the civil war, Trios is a confident, manipulative, and powerful queen who is a willing ally of the Empire. She later reveals to Leia that the main lesson she took from Vader was that her world would never be safe as long as the Empire existed.
- It's later shown this is a manipulation. She's terrified of what Vader will do to Shu-Torun if she resists, and her aid to the rebels was all part of his plan.
- Duel to the Death: Faces down Leia in one when attempting to stop a Rebel team from sabotaging Shu-Torun's factories, and is fatally wounded by the Rebel leader.
- Fake Defector: Her HeelFace Turn was all on Darth Vader's orders.
- Frontline General: She is right beside Vader and his troops as they assault a rebellious ore-baron's facility. When even Vader objects (out of Pragmatic Villainy) she points out that Vader killed her sister who was supposed to lead their armies, so she has to take on all the royal roles or lose respect. Later, when Vader is indisposed and the Imperials refuse to obey her orders, she leads her personal troops into battle against Rubix.
- Good All Along: Her alliance with the Empire is a sham, and she is hiding a significant amount of raw materials from the Empire in order to give them to the Rebel Alliance.
- Except... she was working with Vader to set up the Rebel Alliance the whole time.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: Her betrayal of the Rebellion in order to make sure Shu-Toran doesn't suffer the same fate as Alderaan...means that Leia decides to scourge Shu-Toran, to remove a vital resource from the Empire — and possibly also for revenge.
- Lady of War: She inherits the titles of both queen and warlord, meaning she must lead troops in battle.
- Meaningful Name: "Trios" begins with the prefix "tri-", meaning "three". She's the third child. It's also symbolic of her status as The Unfavorite.
- The Mole: Provides information to the Alliance that allows them to destroy the mineral harvesters on Jedha, and during the conflict she makes contact with Leia and solidifies her allegiance to the Rebellion.
- It's revealed this was all on Darth Vader's orders, in order to gather the rebels in one place where the Imperial Fleet could crush them.
- The Needs of the Many: After Vader kills her advisors and royal guards for being witnesses to his plans, she says as long as her planet is safe, "everyone is expendable".
- Odd Name Out: Her older siblings were named Monthan and Hollian. Her name is Trios.
- Puppet King: Vader makes her this after her father and siblings are killed.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is perfectly willing to be sacrificed by her father to kill Darth Vader. During the ore barons insurrection, she fights alongside Vader to put down the Alliance.
- Shadow Archetype: It's becoming increasingly obvious that she's one to Leia if she'd had the power to save Alderaan by capitulating to the Empire. She's a royal who lost her whole family and who will do anything to save her home planet from destruction, including betraying and killing anyone she has to. She has all of Leia's ruthlessness and noblesse oblige, but none of the friends or mentors that keep her on the side of good.
- The Unfavorite: The king's two older children inherit titles, while Trios is thrown away in a plot to kill Darth Vader. It's a role she's willing to accept.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She is highly concerned about retaining her people's respect even though she's just a Puppet Queen for the Empire, and even tells off Vader for disrespecting her in public because it would interfere with her authority (Vader accepts this point). Dialogue from Issue 50 of the main title shows she's become adept at causing the ore barons to squabble amongst themselves instead of against her, and she's growing tired of the Decadent Court tendencies of her planet's power brokers.
- Worthy Opponent: Vader expresses sincere admiration when he realizes she was willing to die as part of her father's plot to kill him. Triple-Zero also expresses respect for her, which is impressive considering his views on living beings.
- You Wouldn't Shoot Me: Her chancellor makes this mistake when he overrides her order to attack without Imperial support. She agrees that she won't shoot him...because she's a queen now and has guards who do that sort of thing.
The King of Shu-Torun
The unnamed king of Shu-Torun, a mining world.
- False Flag Operation: Hires assassins to pretend to be Rebels and attack his own palace while Darth Vader is visiting. His younger daughter, Princess Trios, then leads Vader into a trap under the guise of guiding him to safety.
- Parental Favoritism: He is perfectly willing to sacrifice his youngest child in his plot to kill Darth Vader. In fairness this is Plan B and he's not happy about it, regarding her death as Necessarily Evil.
Prince Monthan and Princess Hollian
The eldest and second eldest children of the King.
- Lady of War: Hollian was expected to be "celebrant warlord", leader of the planet's army. Unfortunately, she never gets a chance to do so.
- Parental Favoritism: After the King dies, Monthan is expected to be king while Hollian will be "celebrant warlord". Trios gets nothing.
- We Hardly Knew You: Both are killed off without even dialogue, leaving Triosthe last survivor of the Royal Family.
One of the most powerful ore-barons and the primary instigator behind the Shu-Torun civil war.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He demands that Vader dance with his daughter, as etiquette demands. Vader instead offers to dance with him... by tossing him around the room with the Force.
- Etiquette Nazi: He is quick to anger over Vader's unwillingness to dance with his daughter, a breach of Shu-Torun courtly etiquette; even with then-Princess Trios telling him not to press the issue.
- Jerkass: He is arrogant, prideful, and greedy, with the only reason he is rebelling against the Empire being to increase his own power instead of moral beliefs.
- No Kill Like Overkill: Trios has him executed by a firing squad of four soldiers armed with high powered lasers. The result leaves a giant smoking hole in the middle of Rubix's body.
- This Cannot Be!: As Queen Trios and the Empire's forces assault and breach his citadel, Rubix declares it impossible after having been assured by Dr. Cylo that he would prevent the Empire from joining the assault.
- Underestimating Badassery: He mocks Vader and considers Trios a weak ruler. Three guesses about how that turns out for him.
A peaceful ice world known for its neutral stance in galactic conflicts; in spite of this its inhabitants will always help travelers in need, including the Resistance following the Battle of Crait.
- Apocalypse How: As punishment for aiding the Resistance, the First Order use their weapons to raze Tah'Nuhna's surface and shoot down any ships trying to escape. Both Connix and Leia are left with the impression that survivors are unlikely.
- Crystal Spires and Togas: A near-literal example; the Tah'Nuhna's cities include large, glittering, and many-spired buildings made of volcanic glass.
- Single-Biome Planet: It's mostly ice.
The insectoid natives of Tah'Nuhna, who greatly favor art, science and pursuits of the mind to warfare. They're known for their widely-studied poetry, discovering the cure for Iridian plague and extending generosity to anyone in need.
- Actual Pacifist: They aren't warriors and don't participate in violent conflict. Unfortunately, their lack of military prowess leaves them defenseless when they incur the First Orders wrath.
- Insectoid Alien: They have caterpillar-like bodies.
- Named After Their Planet: The Tah'Nuhna have the same name as their world.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: They are seemingly wiped out by the First Order in revenge for sheltering the Resistance after the events of The Last Jedi, even though they're a neutral world.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Seemingly the entire race become this. They are first introduced in the opening pages of Allegiance — 1. Although their civilization is swiftly wiped out by the First Order, we are given quite a bit of detail about their culture and world, enough to know that they're a peaceful and creative race who never participate in violent conflict, but will help anyone in need. Their destruction shows that the First Order will show no mercy to anyone who aids the Resistance, even if they're not taking either side in the war.
- Team Switzerland: The Tah'Nuhna stay out of wars dating back to even the Hundred Year Darkness, but will offer aid to any travelers who come to them regardless of their allegiance. Even the Empire were willing to leave them alone, but the First Order are not so forgiving after they find out they sheltered the Resistance.
- Uncertain Doom: It's unclear if all of the Tah'Nuhna were killed off; there may have been some who were able to escape the First Order's attack while there may also have been others who were offworld at the time, a la Alderaan and Hosnian Prime.
A warm and arid planet that suffered from a spike in solar activity that bathed the world in radiation. The native Clawdites and animal species on Zolan had to adapt and evolve to survive the radiation spike, giving the Clawdite their ability to shapeshift.
- Solar Flare Disaster: In the past, heavy solar activity dramatically altered Zolan's ecology, with multiple species going extinct when they could not survive the radiation. Even after the increased activity ended, large portions of the surface remained radiated wastelands that are still slowly being revived and reclaimed by the surviving planet and animal life.
The reptilian natives of Zolan. They are infamous throughout the galaxy for their shapeshifting ability. During the reign of the Empire, Clawdites and other shapeshifting species were hunted down as a threat to Imperial rule.
- All There in the Manual: Most information about their species and homeworld comes from sourcebooks.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In Legends, they were a persecuted minority on their homeworld, but at least they managed to overcome oppression and ally themselves with the New Republic; in the new canon, however, Clawdites are the only sentient race on Zolan, and thanks to their abilities, Clawdite society is notoriously cautious about identifying each other, to the point that many Clawdites pursue offworld careers rather than deal with the constant paranoia - and there's no sign that the society's going to improve any time soon.
- Lizard Folk: A reptilian species that look like a cross between chameleons and iguanas.
- Properly Paranoid: Clawdites often come across as guarded and excessively cautious to outsiders, and tend to play their cards close to their chests even when in friendly company... but since most of them have grown up knowing that a fellow Clawdite could easily replace a beloved friend or relative at a moment's notice, can you really blame them?
- Sneaky Spy Species: Since their first appearance in Attack of the Clones, Clawdites have been depicted as spies, informants, assassins, and bounty hunters thanks to their ability to shapeshift. For good measure, new expanded universe texts commonly characterize them as cautious and slow to trust others - even fellow Clawdites, hence why many of them prefer to pursue employment offworld rather than navigate the constant identity-checking measures on their home planet.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: They can turn into any humanoid species which they are familiar with, although it takes them a lot of concentration to do so. Some Clawdites also utilize Holographic Disguise technology to aid in their impersonation attempts. Others use a saline pump to help regulate the amount of fluid in their body so they more easily change body types.