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The '''Yaka''' were a race of [[Near-Human]] [[cyborg]]s hailing from the [[Yaka system]]. Centuries before the rise of the [[Galactic Empire]], the neighboring [[Arkanian]]s, known for their genetic experiments, implanted the naturally dim-witted species with [[Cybernetics|cybernetic]] implants. Some Arkanians saw this effort as beneficial to the Yaka, while other socially-conscious Arkanians questioned the ethical implications of such an act.
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The '''Yaka''' were a race of [[Near-Human]] [[Cyborg/Legends|cyborgs]] hailing from the [[Yaka system]]. Centuries before the rise of the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]], the neighboring [[Arkanian/Legends|Arkanians]], known for their genetic experiments, implanted the naturally dim-witted species with [[Cybernetics/Legends|cybernetic]] implants. Some Arkanians saw this effort as beneficial to the Yaka, while other socially-conscious Arkanians questioned the ethical implications of such an act.
   
 
==Biology and appearance==
 
==Biology and appearance==
Yakas appeared as tall, brutish-looking, near-Humans with obvious signs of possessing cybernetic implants. Their average height was around 2 meters and they possessed a large frame with limbs to match. A cybernetic [[brain]] was implanted in each Yaka at birth, giving them genius-level mental abilities. This modification was what made the Yaka one of the most intelligent and technologically advanced species in the known [[the galaxy|galaxy]]. Also due to this, a Yaka's face commonly lacked any expression.
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Yakas appeared as tall, brutish-looking, near-Humans with obvious signs of possessing cybernetic implants. Their average height was around 2 meters and they possessed a large frame with limbs to match. A cybernetic [[Brain/Legends|brain]] was implanted in each Yaka at birth, giving them genius-level mental abilities. This modification was what made the Yaka one of the most intelligent and technologically advanced species in the known [[The galaxy/Legends|galaxy]]. Also due to this, a Yaka's face commonly lacked any expression.
   
 
A sometimes dangerous side effect from the cybernetic tinkering done in a Yaka's brain was all Yaka were left with a severely twisted sense of humor. Their minds raced with accelerated thought processes and were quickly bored by their own thoughts. They kept themselves occupied by making sarcastic comments and playing practical jokes on others. They also seemed to have an uncanny ability to find irony in grim situations when others did not.
 
A sometimes dangerous side effect from the cybernetic tinkering done in a Yaka's brain was all Yaka were left with a severely twisted sense of humor. Their minds raced with accelerated thought processes and were quickly bored by their own thoughts. They kept themselves occupied by making sarcastic comments and playing practical jokes on others. They also seemed to have an uncanny ability to find irony in grim situations when others did not.
   
Yakas bore children like most [[humanoid]] species and chose to implant their children themselves, desiring them to have the same intelligence they possessed. Their cybernetics had a similarity to those of [[Gank]]s, although they were far more advanced. Senior Anthropologist [[Mammon Hoole]] was noted to have made a comment about Gank circuitry being the beta testing for the final implementation on the Yaka.
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Yakas bore children like most [[Humanoid/Legends|humanoid]] species and chose to implant their children themselves, desiring them to have the same intelligence they possessed. Their cybernetics had a similarity to those of [[Gank/Legends|Ganks]], although they were far more advanced. Senior Anthropologist [[Mammon Hoole]] was noted to have made a comment about Gank circuitry being the beta testing for the final implementation on the Yaka.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Honor Among Thieves]]''
 
*''[[Dark Empire 5: Emperor Reborn]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Dark Empire 5: Emperor Reborn]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Dark Empire II 4: Battle on Byss]]''
 
*''[[Dark Empire II 4: Battle on Byss]]''
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*''[[Dark Empire II 6: Hand of Darkness]]'' {{C|Indirect appearance}}
 
*''[[Dark Empire II 6: Hand of Darkness]]'' {{C|Indirect appearance}}
 
*''[[Dark Nest I: The Joiner King]]''
 
*''[[Dark Nest I: The Joiner King]]''
*''[[Abyss (novel)|Abyss]]''
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*''[[Fate of the Jedi: Abyss]]''
*''[[Backlash]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Fate of the Jedi: Backlash]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Allies]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Fate of the Jedi: Allies]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Fate of the Jedi: Vortex]]'' {{Mo}}
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*[[Crucible (novel)|''Crucible'']] {{Mo}}
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*''[[Dark Empire Sourcebook]]'' {{1stID}}
 
*''[[Dark Empire Sourcebook]]'' {{1stID}}
*[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (Second Edition)|''A Guide to the Star Wars Universe'', Second Edition]]
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*''[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
 
*''[[Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations]]'' <!--pg18-->
 
*''[[Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations]]'' <!--pg18-->
 
*''[[Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies]]''
 
*''[[Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies]]''
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*''[[The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Droids]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Droids]]''
*[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (Third Edition)|''A Guide to the Star Wars Universe'', Third Edition]]
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*''[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Alien Species]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Alien Species]]''
 
*''[[Alien Anthology]]''
 
*''[[Alien Anthology]]''
 
*{{FFCite|93|BYS2, ''Byss''}} {{Po}}
 
*{{FFCite|93|BYS2, ''Byss''}} {{Po}}
*{{FFCite|136|''Surgical Technology''}}
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*{{FFCite|136|SUR7-8, ''Surgical Technology''}}
*{{Hyperspace|url=hyperspace/member/insideronline/81/indexp7.html|text=''Droids, Technology and the Force: A Clash of Phenomena''|int=Droids, Technology and the Force: A Clash of Phenomena}}
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*{{Hyperspace|url=hyperspace/member/insideronline/81/indexp7.html|text=Droids, Technology and the Force: A Clash of Phenomena|int=Droids, Technology and the Force: A Clash of Phenomena (article)}}
 
*''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''
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*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 00:56, June 30, 2019

The Yaka were a race of Near-Human cyborgs hailing from the Yaka system. Centuries before the rise of the Galactic Empire, the neighboring Arkanians, known for their genetic experiments, implanted the naturally dim-witted species with cybernetic implants. Some Arkanians saw this effort as beneficial to the Yaka, while other socially-conscious Arkanians questioned the ethical implications of such an act.

Biology and appearanceEdit

Yakas appeared as tall, brutish-looking, near-Humans with obvious signs of possessing cybernetic implants. Their average height was around 2 meters and they possessed a large frame with limbs to match. A cybernetic brain was implanted in each Yaka at birth, giving them genius-level mental abilities. This modification was what made the Yaka one of the most intelligent and technologically advanced species in the known galaxy. Also due to this, a Yaka's face commonly lacked any expression.

A sometimes dangerous side effect from the cybernetic tinkering done in a Yaka's brain was all Yaka were left with a severely twisted sense of humor. Their minds raced with accelerated thought processes and were quickly bored by their own thoughts. They kept themselves occupied by making sarcastic comments and playing practical jokes on others. They also seemed to have an uncanny ability to find irony in grim situations when others did not.

Yakas bore children like most humanoid species and chose to implant their children themselves, desiring them to have the same intelligence they possessed. Their cybernetics had a similarity to those of Ganks, although they were far more advanced. Senior Anthropologist Mammon Hoole was noted to have made a comment about Gank circuitry being the beta testing for the final implementation on the Yaka.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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