My Five Favorite Aliens in Star Wars

There are literally dozens of aliens from Star Wars, and there are so many that I find interesting that it’s hard to choose just five as favorites. But I forced myself, and this is the list I came up with:

  • Kaminoans. Their moral values notwithstanding, I just love these tall, willowy aliens from Attack of the Clones. I love the way they seem to float as they walk, their slow manner of speaking, and those loooong necks, lol. But it’s their eyes that really capture me. Big, dark, almond-shaped, and it looks as if there are galaxies spinning in them. Elegant and ethereal. They are from the planet Kamino.
Taun-We
  • Twi’leks. The first Twi’lek I ever saw was Jabba’s slave girl in Return of the Jedi. I got the impression they were beings known for their loveliness, at least the females, and that’s often true. Hera is certainly lovely, and plenty of others are, too. But Xi’an from The Mandalorian? Not so much. It’s the Twi’lek’s diversity that I love–their skin can be many different colors: green, blue, red, tan, and many others in between. Their lekku can have different patterns, and they often decorate them with bindings. And again, I just think they just look cool. They’re from the planet Ryloth.
Hera Syndulla
  • Togrutas. Togrutas are another species that have lekku, as well as montrals on the top of their heads. They sweep around them like a crown or a headpiece, which adds to their impressive mien; and they have white markings on their face, which I believe are as different as each individual. Ahsoka and Shak-Ti are the Togrutas I’m most familiar with. Togrutas are from the planet Shili.
Ahsoka Tano
  • Nautolans. I seem to have a thing for lekku and tentacles, lol, as Nautolans have several long tentacles sprouting from their heads. I also love their green skin and large, black eyes. Kit Fisto is the main Nautolan I’m familiar with, and I have to admit I like the look of Clone Wars Kit more so than the movie version. We also get to know him better in Clone Wars, and I loved him in the book The Cestus Deception. There is also a Nautolan in the new novel Light of the Jedi, a Captain Bright. I learned from him that their tentacles can sense emotions and moods from other beings. Nautolans are at home in the water, and come from the waterworld of Glee Anselm.
Kit Fisto
  • Whatever Klaud is. Klaud is basically a big space slug, which normally would turn me off, but there’s something about him that just charms me. Maybe it’s those big, googly eyes, or the girlish shriek he lets out when the Falcon is under attack in The Rise of Skywalker. I learned in the novelization that Klaud has a keen mind and a talent for the mechanical (despite being armless), which is why Leia assigned him to the Falcon. I looked up his species, and according to Wookiepedia, he is a male Trodatome. No information on his home planet, however.
Can we all agree that Klaud deserved better and more screen time in the  Rise of Skywalker? : saltierthancrait
Klaud

What are your favorite Star Wars aliens? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!

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5 thoughts on “My Five Favorite Aliens in Star Wars

  1. Hi Tina, I like Togruta and I like Mon Calimarians (I have met Admiral Akbar in real life). But I just wanted to mention the Nautolans – did you know there was a Sith Nautolan? Well it isn’t canon but it does exist as a cosplay that a friend of mine made. He made the latex mask himself complete with Lekku whilst his wife assembled the clothing.

    This gentleman also cosplays as Bossk (he is known as The UK Bossk) and has an Edrio “Two Tubes” costume from Rogue One.

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      1. Hi there, his work is amazing. He gets invited to all the big Comic Cons and Sci-Fi Fests here in the UK. As I mention he also has a Bossk outfit which you can see here:
        https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/for-tyeths-first-comic-con-it-was-ace/2/
        He even met Alan Harris who played Bossk in Empire…and you can see his Edrio “Two Tubes” costume here:
        https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/for-tyeths-comic-con-2-its-a-trap-pic-heavy/
        If you check out the other pages of Comic Con 2 you might just see me with a Wampa!

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      2. It was fantastic fun and I think it might have been because it was a local convention not a Mega gathering I got to see and do a lot more. I have so far met Alan Harris (Bossk) and Tim Rose (body actor for Admiral Ackbar) as well a Dr Who assistant named Ace (the actress Sophie Aldred).
        Hopefully when the Covid situation is under control and Conventions start again I hope to have my costume finished and ready to debut.

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