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Biographical Information
Name: Neimoidian
Homeworld: Neimoidia
Physical Description
Language: Galactic Basic, Pak Pak
Height: 1.9 to 2 meters
Skin Color: Greenish-gray
Hair Color: N/A
Eye Color: Red
Distinction: Noseless
Lifespan: Unknown
Character Information
Affiliation: Unknown
Prominent Members: Centauri Tyridius, Grimaldus Helbrecht

Neimoidians are a species of insect-like humanoids which are distant genetic relatives of Duros. They are native to the planet of Neimoidia.

Biology and Appearance

Since the Neimoidians are distant genetic relatives of the Duros, they retain many similarities to them, including basic form, noseless faces, and green-blue skin (though Neimoidians tended to be grayer). Their eyes also have pupils that split horizontally, and they are distinguished by small lumps on their foreheads and down-turned mouths. Their sense of smell comes from glands under their eyes. These genetic differences are attributed to the distinct features of their homeworld, Neimoidia, including its gravity, which is heavier than Duro. Additionally, the planet's star is dimmer, and the planet itself is humid and widely shrouded by fog and mist.


Neimoidian skin often takes on a mottled look if the being was too self-indulgent or often prone to great stress. A Neimoidian's lung pods will expand and contract convulsively under great stress, leading to an old saying characterizing Neimoidians as the only sentient species with an entire organ devoted to worrying. Nauseated Neimoidians' skin will turn pink.

It is also well-known that Neimoidians are notorious disease carriers. Many jokes have been made through the ages regarding the massive flow of medications to Neimoidia, to try to treat the sickness that is the Neimoidian World. Upon death, Neimoidian bodies desiccate rapidly if not immediately buried or burned. The corpse's face elongate, and the brain sac shrivels into a series of tiny pods behind the head. It was this terrifying image of death, coupled with the Geonosian physique, that inspired the appearance of the Trade Federation's B-1 Battle Droids

Society and Culture

Neimoidians are raised as grubs in communal hives on Neimoidia until the age of seven standard years. They are given limited amounts of food. This method weeds out the weaker individuals and allows the stronger Neimoidians to survive. The stronger and more aggressive Neimoidians will go off-world where they will then be trained for occupations within corporations like the Trade Federation while the weaker and less capable Neimoidians are sequestered on Neimoidia and the purse-worlds.

Neimoidians speak either heavily-accented Basic, or a distinct verbal and non-verbal form of communication referred to as Pak Pak. Verbal Pak Pak was comprised mostly of guttural grunts and croaks, and non-Neimoidians found it rather difficult to comprehend.

Many low-level worker drones are kept malnourished so as to never reach full mental maturity. Worker drone supervisors do not care much for their responsibilities; in fact, During the Republic Ear, teams of office drones working in the Senate were given the incentive of eating the less productive team. Combined with the planet's natural unpleasantness, it is usual for Neimoidians to choose not to return home unless absolutely necessary.

As adults, Neimoidians have a reputation of being skilled in matters of business and were well known for their leadership. Unfortunately, Neimoidians were stereotyped by other species as greedy, fearful of death, lazy, and corrupt. This is evident by the use of droids for almost everything. It is often said that one of the most difficult concepts for a Neimoidian to understand was loyalty. Neimoidians are also very conscious of rank, and elaborate clothing asserted the wearer's wealth and social position in Neimoidian society. Even Neimoidian headgear, cloaks, and drapes, as well as colors and texture, all have certain symbolic meanings. It was said that no one would ever see a Neimoidian without their hat, unless they were dead.

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