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Delphidians were a group of related humanoid sentient species from the Delphidian Cluster, a stellar nursery on the fringes of Wild Space in the Mid Rim, who all had finely striated,[4] dark gray skin with a leathery texture but varied in their other physical characteristics. Some geneticists thought that they shared a long-lost common ancestry, while others believed they were bioengineered as slaves by some vanished master, though the Delphidians themselves were silent on the subject. The species were part of a brawling confederation founded centuries before the Galactic Republic discovered their stars. The individual Delphidian species spoke a vast number of dialects and relied on a common tongue that evolved for trade within the Delphidian Cluster.[2]

Sidon Ithano was a Delphidian who hid his heritage by wearing a Kaleesh helmet.[6] Ithano and another Delphidian, Durteel Haza, were both present in the castle of the pirate Maz Kanata shortly before it was attacked by the First Order around thirty years after the Battle of Endor.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

The Delphidian species first appeared in the form of Sidon Ithano in the short story "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku," which was written by Landry Q. Walker and released in 2015. Ithano went on to appear in the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, released later that year. The species was not identified in either source, but received its name in Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and released in conjunction with the film.[6] Hidalgo later stated on Twitter that another character who also appeared in Maz Kanata's castle in the film was also a Delphidian.[7]


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