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Twi'lek biology question.

Slift's Avatar

02.15.2012 , 01:59 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by westraz View Post
in books some time after NJO I belive, there a twi'lek who had both hers taken off, she said she could no longer have sex with her own kind as you need them to do so.. did not say how
Lekku contain part of a Twi'lek's brain... And the movements of the Lekku are part of Twi'leki, the Twi'lek's native language.

It's possible that she couldn't mate because she had advanced brain damage or Twi'leki is somehow part of a mating ritual... Obviously missing Lekku means one cannot participate.

As for ears... Males and females have been shown to have conical ears or more humanoid ones. It's possible that it results from some mutation... Considering the divergent amount of subtle genetic quirks the species has... (Notably skin colour, possible Lekku mutations such as those on Orn Free Taa)

It's also possible that females with conical ears have been slaves prior or raised to be slaves. Certainly, Mission Vao, Vette and Aalya Secura (To name a few) lend credence to this theory considering they were all (Mission being a theoretical) born as slaves and have conical ears.

Aleya's Avatar

03.05.2012 , 07:00 AM | #12
The top 1/3rd of the Lekku contain brain tissue reported to hold a Twi's deepest, most intimate and most precious memories. It also is said that grabbing the Lekku causes pain that can totally incapacitate most Twi's.

Im sure that in a medical setting under surgery the Lekku could be removed as it is a criminal punishment in the most extreme cases on ryloth but one who is without Lekku is seen as an outcast and would never be accepted by most twi's. If someone just lopped them off well, how many humans would survive having the frontal lobe just lopped off - frontal lobotomy anyone? About the same amount of Twi's would survive as humans would any form of impromptu brain surgery

The Sith are cruel. They don't randomly lop off organs or body parts for a laugh.

Ryma gesu'tak allesh Numa a Nerra. Vatak'ultuka!

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ErikModi's Avatar

03.05.2012 , 11:49 AM | #13
Well, there's the kid who got half his head blown off by a .357 and lived.

To say nothing of the case of Phineas Gage.

So, while lopping off a Twi'lek's lekku has a high probability of killing them due to crippling brain damage, nothing is certain.
Jedi vs. Sith, Page 97, column 2, paragraph 4, line 1:

Prior to the Battle of Ruusan, the Jedi used crystals from many different sources, and ignited lightsabers in every known hue, including purple, orange, and gold.