The Trandoshans are native to the planet Trandosha, also known as Dosha or Hsskhor. This world, located in the same star system as Kashyyyk, the Wookiee home world, is primarily distinguished by its harsh terrain, with a climate ranging from dry desert to steamy jungle. This environment significantly contributed to shaping the physical attributes and survival instincts of the Trandoshan species.

Distinctive Physical Traits

Trandoshans are robust, reptilian humanoids, with a sturdy build and sharp claws on their hands and feet. They are covered with rough, scaly skin, which varies in colour from sandy brown to vibrant green. One of the most remarkable aspects of Trandoshan physiology is their regenerative ability; they can regrow lost limbs, a feature that sets them apart from many other species in the Star Wars universe.

Culture and Society

Trandoshan society is notably complex. They follow a religion centred around a goddess called the Scorekeeper, who awards ‘Jagganath points’ to individuals for their successes and achievements, particularly those achieved through hunting.

Their affinity for hunting has led to a reputation as fierce hunters and mercenaries. This characteristic often puts them at odds with Wookiees, who they have a long-standing rivalry with and are known to hunt for sport and rites of passage.

Trandoshans in Galactic History

Trandoshans have made notable appearances throughout the Star Wars saga. Perhaps the most famous Trandoshan is Bossk, a bounty hunter seen in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. He’s known for his tracking skills and ruthless nature.

Trandoshans and the Force

While there have been no known Trandoshan Jedi or Sith in the canon Star Wars universe, it does not mean that the species is incapable of Force sensitivity. Force sensitivity is generally seen to be a potential within any species, though it manifests more in some than others.

Trandoshan FAQs

Q: Why do Trandoshans have a rivalry with Wookiees?

A: Trandoshans have a cultural emphasis on hunting, and unfortunately, they have often targeted Wookiees due to their strength and resilience. This has led to a deep-seated animosity between the two species.

Q: Can all Trandoshans regenerate lost limbs?

A: Yes, this regenerative ability is a characteristic trait of the Trandoshan species.

Q: Are all Trandoshans hunters or mercenaries?

A: While many Trandoshans are known for these roles due to their cultural emphasis on hunting, it’s not a rule. Trandoshans, like any species, can have a range of roles and occupations.

Q: Are there female Trandoshans?

A: Yes, there are both male and female Trandoshans, though female Trandoshans are less frequently depicted in Star Wars media.

Q: What’s the average lifespan of a Trandoshan?

A: Detailed information on Trandoshan lifespan is not provided in the Star Wars canon, but given their robust physiology and regenerative capabilities, it’s reasonable to infer that they might have longer lifespans compared to species without these traits.

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