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Kel Dors were a sentient species native to the planet Dorin. In order to survive oxygen-rich environments, they were required to wear specialized breath masks that covered their eyes and nostrils.[4] A notable Kel Dor was Jedi Master Plo Koon, who served on the Jedi Council prior to the fall of the Jedi Order.[1] He was among the Jedi killed during Order 66.[6] Bo Keevil was also a member of the species, who served as a pilot in Ace Squadron.[3]

Biology and appearance[]


Kel Dor physiology allowed them to temporarily survive the vacuum of space.

The Kel Dor were a tall, humanoid species that possessed three fingers and a thumb on each hand.[7] The thick,[8] leathery[9] hide[8] that covered their bodies allowed them to survive exposure to the vacuum of space for a time.[9] The Kel Dor wore masks to filter the air when they were offworld due to oxygen being poisonous to them. They also wore goggles to protect their eye fluids from evaporating.[5] Genetically, they were distantly related to the Gand and Tognath species, who similarly wore breath masks when offworld.[10]

Society and culture[]

Kel Dor society was made of clans. The antiox breath masks that the Kel Dor wore were decorated with patterns that were unique to each clan.[11]

Members of the species would greet each other with the phrase "Koh-to-yah!", which translated to "greetings!"[12]

The Kel Dor were directly represented in the Galactic Senate. Within the Senate Building, the Kel Dor delegation occupied several rooms that were equipped so that antiox masks were unnecessary.[13]

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