Alien Species

The Neimoidians are a race of beings that resemble the Duros in many physical respects, having descended from pure Duros stock when a group of colonists settled on Neimoidia around the time the Old Republic was formed, some 25,000 years before the Battle of Yavin. They have smooth, greenish skin and large, red eyes, although the Neimoidian eye has a pupil that split it horizontally. They also have a more developed cranium, which is studded with small knobs and bumps. Their mouths are down-turned, giving them a perpetual frown. On their homeworld of Neimoidia, they live in communal hives from the time of their birth, but are given limited access to food sources during their seven years of grubhood. This helps weed out the weak individuals at a very early age, as those grubs that can't find food - or steal it - quickly die.

This method of raising their young instills a tremendous sense of greed into the young Neimoidians, but it also forces them to become organizational. Coupled with the fact that the most able Neimoidians leave their homeworld to serve with the Trade Federation, the general population of Neimoidia is made up of the weakest of the Neimoidian people. In general, the Niemoidians are entrepreneurial, but are also lazy cowards.

They have developed one of the most advanced droid technologies in the galaxy, and use automatons for everything. They develop droid chairs, droid starships, and entire droid armies. They are also very conscious of rank and position, and use all methods of clothing to describe their status. Elaborate headdresses; the cut, color, and texture of the cloth; and the collars and trim of their clothing all give specific indications of rank and position. The Neimoidians developed the Trade Federation several decades before the Battle of Naboo, hoping to increase trade to the Outer Rim worlds while maintaining an equitable balance between the poorer worlds of the Rim and their richer, Coreward kin.

When the Old Republic began taxing the trade routes between the Core and the Outer Rim, the Neimoidians and the Trade Federation were outraged, but their whining could do little to repeal it. They found an unusual ally in Darth Sidious, but the Sith Lord only used them for his own schemes. In the end, following the Battle of Naboo, the Neimoidians were disgraced on a galactic scale.

List of known Neimoidians[]

  • Nute Gunray
  • Rune Haako
  • Daultay Dofine
  • Tey How
  • Lott Dod
  • Lushros Dofine (commonly known as Unidentified Invisible Hand Captain)
  • Aruteous "Rute" Gunnay
  • Aito Laff
  • Gap Nox
  • Fame Drimal
  • Sil Unch
  • Jull Dremon
  • Sib Canay
  • Neimoidian Envoy
  • Sentepeth Findos
  • Lok Durd
  • Vale
  • Lufa Danak
  • Mik Regrap
  • Gilramos Libkath
  • Brehg
  • Hap Brehg
  • Kund Ekorr
  • Zill Kartay
  • Viff Almay
  • Uunos Gooru
  • Hath Monchar
  • Hask
  • Mar Tuuk