- "The Kaleesh are not known for their mercy."
The Kaleesh were a sentient species from the Wild Space world of Kalee. The most notorious member of the species, General Grievous, fought as the Supreme Martial Commander of the Separatist Droid Armies during the Clone Wars.
Biology and appearance
A species of red-skinned humanoid reptilians from the planet Kalee in Wild Space, the Kaleesh had two yellow eyes with slit pupils. Although all of their facial features were reminiscent of bats, such as their elongated ears and flat noses, the Kaleesh usually wore masks carved from the skulls and bones of a Mumuu and a karabbac-blood war paint lines above their eyes. They were digitigrades, walking on their toes rather than their entire feet, and they possessed a brain, a heart, and lungs. Their internal organs were extremely flammable.
Society and culture
The Kaleesh were known for their lack of mercy.
Kaleesh in the galaxy
- "I met a Kaleesh on my travels who bragged of a revered warrior. He supposedly had cybernetic implants for enhanced combat!"
- ―An artist learns of Grievous
One of the species' most well-known members was General Grievous, who was also regarded as its most infamous. His mostly cybernetic body eliminated almost any resemblance to other Kaleesh. As the Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army, he fought in the Clone Wars until he was killed by Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Battle of Utapau. The Delphidian pirate Sidon Ithano wore a Kaleesh mask.
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Notes and references
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
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- Age of Republic - General Grievous 1
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- Rise of the Separatists
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: General Grievous [Last Stand] (★★★★★))
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary