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Sith Inquisitor Lore


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DarthMilex
11.02.2015 , 03:03 PM | #1
Hey all,

So I've been playing through the SI storyline, and the more I think about it, I don't think that a Twi'lek could be the SI in canon. The SI is descended from Kallig, who wore a mask which clearly couldn't be worn by a Twi'lek. The game also heavily suggests that you're "supposed" to wear it once you become Lord Kallig, or at least when you fight Zash. Otherwise, why have an entire mission dedicated to recovering something you couldn't even wear?
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DAWUSS
11.02.2015 , 04:46 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMilex View Post
Hey all,

So I've been playing through the SI storyline, and the more I think about it, I don't think that a Twi'lek could be the SI in canon. The SI is descended from Kallig, who wore a mask which clearly couldn't be worn by a Twi'lek. The game also heavily suggests that you're "supposed" to wear it once you become Lord Kallig, or at least when you fight Zash. Otherwise, why have an entire mission dedicated to recovering something you couldn't even wear?
IMO a human fits the SI storyline the best, due to the varied status levels they have.

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Abvora
11.02.2015 , 05:36 PM | #3
The Inquisitor was almost certainly not Twi'lek. Kallig's codex entry mentions that he was born into nobility. The Empire having Twi'lek nobles is laughable.

Most fitting race is human, honestly. Alien nobles--not just Twi'leks--would have been rare in Kallig's age, and I have a harder time seeing Pureblood due to the lack of attention they get on Korriban.
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lokdron
11.03.2015 , 03:37 AM | #4
That's why I play only near human aliens and humans on my sith inquisitor Rattaki and twi'lek is ehhhh. Talos does state that Kallig was the race the player character is but I stick with my mantra it feels better.

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squirtai
11.03.2015 , 04:14 AM | #5
Actually it's not that terrible lore wise.

Select quotes from wookipedia:
"The Human species was able to interbreed with the Coynite,[1] Echani,[2] Ferroan,[3] Hamadryas,[4] Kiffar,[5] Miraluka,[6] Nagai,[7] Theelin,[8] Twi'lek, and a number of other species"
"On the other hand, Humans were unable to interbreed with the Anzati, Qiraash, Rattataki, or Umbaran species without genetic manipulation. Humans were only able to breed with the Sith through the use of Sith alchemy."

So the old EU canon, the one that swtor is part of, has it that most humanoid species can interbreed.

So you could be a Twi'lek whose ancestors thousands of years ago, where all Twi'leks except a human here or there, etc.

The genetics of it are kind of funky, but if you don't think of the genetics too much, and just imagine that "mostly X ancestors + a Y ancestor or two = mostly X", where "X" and "Y" are two star wars humanoid 'species', you're all good

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Leaveshill
11.03.2015 , 04:51 AM | #6
The Sith Inquisitor is almost certainly Human, just like the Sith Warrior is 100% certainly Human or Pureblood. Of course people can play SI as whatever they like, but the story was made for a human nonetheless, that seems rather clear to most people. And as you're supposed to wear Kallig's old helmet during the confrontation with Zash, being a twi'lek is 100% against the story, the quest shouldn't exist if it was designed for a twi'lek.

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adormitul
11.03.2015 , 04:56 AM | #7
really they could make children with twi'leks I mean I am sure they can try to breed but can they have children with them?
Also the one scene in the cartoons where there was a twi'lek female married with a human clone and had children it means she had children he adopted them and as the war started only year ago at the battle of Geonesis it can not be his children as the youngest is at least 3 years old. So sorry they can not breed.

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squirtai
11.03.2015 , 05:12 AM | #8
"Able to interbreed" means exactly that - able to have children together.

Assuming wookiepedia is not flat out lying and using false references to published EU books, there are apparently official EU publications that state various humanoid species can interbreed.

Also, "genetic manipulation" tends to solve most problems in a sci fi setting... (a bit of a cop out if you ask me, but again, this is apparently in the EU canon).

Different human-like 'species' being able to interbreed, but rarely doing so, is not an unusual circumstances in fantasy and sci-fi settings. How you explain the genetics, what the children look like, that's all awfully complicated so generally it's just never explained (or never explained satisfactorily).

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adormitul
11.03.2015 , 05:22 AM | #9
But the wikia also says they can not interbreed without genetic tampering. So yeah I guess a sith inquisitor could be a desceneded of that great sith lord. But we have to assume somewhere down the line someone did gebetic tampering for that to happen.

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Canareth
11.03.2015 , 06:06 AM | #10
All sorts of odd reproduction is possible if the Mother Machine the Inquisitor meets is telling the truth. Zabraks and Twi'leks explicitly, much broader implications. Someone at some point could have banged a Twi'lek.

The armor, time period and culture all call for the original Lord Kallig being human or Sith. That Sith Empire was also racist and Kallig is a significant figure, considered a legit rival to Tulak Hord. Talos refers to Kallig as "oddly pro alien."