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Togruta

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The Togruta are a humanoid species who appear prominently in the Star Wars universe. They are easily recognizable thanks to their large montrals and head-tails, or lekku, which are similar to those seen in the Twi'lek species. The Togruta originate from the planet Shili. These creatures have a distinctive, colorful skin pattern that acts as a form of camouflage, which helped their ancestors to hide from predators in the environment of their home planet.

In terms of society, the Togruta are known for their collective oriented culture. Hunting was a major part of their daily life and survival. They preferred a pack mentality, living in tribal communities rather than upholding the individual-focused lifestyles of other species. This skill set in teamwork inherently led Togrutas to often be excellent team players.

Notably, the Togruta are force-sensitive, enabling them to be trained as Jedi. One of the most famous Togruta is Ahsoka Tano, a central character in several Star Wars animated series. She was the Padawan learner to Anakin Skywalker, the protagonist who later becomes Darth Vader. Ahsoka's character has been praised as one of the franchise's best, and notably, she is one of the most popular Togruta characters.

The Togruta's unique physical characteristics also include a form of passive echolocation due to hollow spaces in their montrals. This allowed them to sense the proximity and movement of physical objects around them, providing a strong navigational aid. With these superior sensory abilities, combined with their rich cultural heritage and adaptability, the Togruta play an integral role in the Star Wars cosmos.

Lastly, the language of the Togruta is Togruti. However, most members of the species speak Galactic Basic in the Star Wars universe due to its universal understanding. Despite this, there are still those among them who respect and uphold their native dialect, symbolizing the Togruta's strong attachments to their roots and culture, even when they are far from their homeworld of Shili.

Similar Species: Hoojib,   Bando Gora,   Grizmallt



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