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So, why are Zabraks so different from one another?

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So, why are Zabraks so different from one another?

CetanSZ's Avatar

03.27.2013 , 02:25 PM | #1
One thing that always made me curious, is why Republic Zabraks and Imperial Zabraks are so different from one another. They are the same race, right? If so, why are they so different in appearance? Tattoo styles, eye colors, skin colors, hair colors, horns (Dulled tips vs. pointed tips), facial structure...

Is this like, a canon difference in appearances, or is it just to keep the Imperial Zabraks looking more "evil" compared to the Republic ones?

QuiDonJorn's Avatar

03.27.2013 , 02:55 PM | #2
I'm curious to this as well..
SW experts, wanna field this one for us?

I always thought that Darth Maul was just supposed to be tattoed, which is why his face was all red and black..
I think they added (made up) some other reasons for the skin colors later on, dunno.

drfumblez's Avatar

03.27.2013 , 02:58 PM | #3
Different clans, most likely. I think it's even mentioned in the bio for the species in SWTOR. Gonna need a expert Star Wars nerd though.

YoshiRaphElan's Avatar

03.27.2013 , 03:20 PM | #4
Different "clans." I believe the Imperial Zabrak are from Iridonia, and Republic Zabrak are from Talus. Hence the Imperials are Iridonian and Republics are Talusian. I think, anyway.

Nucksfan's Avatar

03.27.2013 , 03:25 PM | #5
No Star Wars nerd needed, the information on the wookiepedia for Zabrak (
as people above mentioned different "clans" , but also different subspecies.
Below is a quote from Wookiepedia:
"The horns were one trait shared by the many Zabrak subspecies, which were divided by a number of physical characteristics that differed from subspecies to subspecies"