The Twi’lek species are some of the most popular alien designs in Star Wars. Today I’ll be covering everything we currently know about their biology, culture and history in canon. Twi’leks were humanoids that were easily identified by their headtails or lekku. Most Twi’leks had to two lekku but it was possible for them to have four, as seen by Senator Orn Free Taa. They used their headtails in their language, Twi’leki, which was a combination of sounds and subtle movements of their lekku. Their lekku could also be used exclusively to create gestures that meant things like, “Hello,” “Goodbye,” or even, “I love you.” Maybe there was a gesture for, “I know,” as well. The species had two sexes, male and female. The men had ears that resembled human ears but the women had cone-shaped organs instead. The men also had sharper teeth while the women had blunt more human teeth. Twi’leks were able to have a variety of skin colors including white, orange yellow, green, pink, blue, purple or red. Their body temperature was higher than most other humanoid species. Force sensitivity was possible among them as evidenced by Padawan Eldra Kaitis and Jedi Master, Aayla Secura. Female Twilight’s were considered to be especially graceful and beautifu,l so many of them were forced into slavery, often as dancers. In fact, the entire species had a history of subjugation and rebellion. During the Clone Wars, their homeworld of Ryloth fell under the occupation of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. A resistance arose, led by Cham Syndulla, who worked with the Republic to overthrow Separatist forces. After the Clone Wars, Ryloth was under the control of the Galactic Empire and Moff Delian Mors. After five years of tyrannical rule, Cham organized the Free Ryloth Movement to fight against the Empire’s occupation. They even went so far as to attempt to assassinate Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, an effort that ultimately failed. Twi’leks were a common sight within the Rebel Alliance. Cham’s daughter, Hera Syndulla, became a general in the Rebellion and other cells including Saw Gerrara’s partisans, had Twi’lek members. And that’s currently just about everything we know about Twi’leks in canon. Are there any other species you’d like to see me cover this way? Let me know in the comments. If you haven’t already, please like this video, subscribe to the channel, follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and consider checking out my Patreon page. As always, thanks for watching and may the force be with you.