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Twi'lek

Species

The Twi'lek species is a popular and distinctive alien race from the Star Wars universe. Originating from the planet Ryloth, Twi’leks are humanoid in form but are easily recognizable from their striking skin pigmentation and the two tentacle-like appendages, known as "lekku" or "tchun-tchin," that descend from the back of their heads. The lekku are prehensile, often used for communication via subtle movements, and are also believed to contain a part of the Twi'lek's brain.

Traditionally, Twi'leks are depicted as an oppressed race, often enslaved, and many are found working in the galaxy's seedier locations. They are known for their charm and elaborate dances, which have unfortunately made them popular as slaves and entertainers. Despite their harsh history, Twi'leks possess a strong cultural heritage with rich music and stories. Famous Twi'leks from the Star Wars saga include Oola, the dancer in Jabba the Hutt's palace, and Hera Syndulla, a pilot and key member of a Rebel Alliance cell in the animated series "Star Wars Rebels."

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