How many Neimoidian Jedi and Neimoidian Sith are there in Star Wars? The answer might surprise you. Neimoidians are a sentient humanoid species with a reptilian appearance. They first appear in the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999).
Under the direction of Darth Sidious, Neimoidian officials Nute Gunray and Rune Haako of the Trade Federation oversee the strategic blockade of the planet Naboo, helping to set the stage for the Clone Wars.
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Neimoidians have a reptilian-like appearance with green-gray or beige skin, large, red-orange eyes, and a nose-less face. Individuals have long, thin fingers and tend be taller than the average human, commonly measuring 2 meters (about 6.5 feet) tall or more. They speak the Pak-Pak language.
Descendants of Duros
The Neimoidian species is genetically descended from Duros. Duros explorers discovered and colonized the Neimoidia over 25 millennia prior to the era of the Galactic Empire. Offspring of the Duros colonizers began evolving due to differences in the atmospheric and gravitational and conditions on Neimoidia. Ten millennia later, the descendants of the Duros on Neimoidia are considered to be their own species, Neimoidians.
Purse Worlds, Affluence and Heirarchy
In addition to inhabiting Neimoida, a Colony’s region planet along a Trellan Trade Route, Neimoidians colonize several nearby, affluent “Purse Worlds” including: Cato Neimoidia, Deko Neimoidia, and Koru Neimoidia.
Neimoidian society and culture center around status and perceived wealth. A Trade Monarch based on Neimoida rules Neimoida and the purse worlds.
Neimoidian Jedi and Neimodian Sith
There are no known Neimoidian Jedi in Star Wars Canon or Legends content. There is at least one known Neimoidian Sith. An unidentified Neimodian Sith Lord appears in the Legacy era comic book Star Wars Legacy #49 (2006). The Sith Lord, a member of the One Sith and Darth Krayt’s Galactic Empire, has red skin and black facial tattoos common among members of the One Sith.
A Neimoidian Sith stands guard at the Chambers of Persuasion while Sith Inquisitor Darth Havoc interrogates Princess Marasiah Fel. The chambers are situated inside XoXaan’s Temple, a Sith Temple on the Sith homeworld Korriban. The Sith Lord appears in only two panels in the comic book.
Although there are no known Neimoidian Jedi, some individuals of the genetically related Duros species are known to have become Jedi including: Jedi Master Rana Kant (Stellan Gios’ master), Jedi Master and sculptor Wishan, and Jedi Knight and skilled pilot Te’Ami. All three known Duros Jedi existed during the High Republic era.