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The Kajain'sa'Nikto Jedi, Fi-Ek Sirch.

The Nikto are an alien race in the Star Wars universe. They were a humanoid species from the planet Kintan in the Si'Klaata Cluster. The species featured five distinct mutated sub-species due to a massive radiation from a nearby star M'dweshuu. The five sub-species inhabited different geographic areas of Kintan, developing unique adaptations to suit their environs. The varying appearance of the Nikto sub-species caused confusion amongst those who were unfamiliar with the Nikto. Jump to: navigation, search Jedi in action The Jedi are a fictional monastic peacekeeping organization from the Star Wars saga, known for their talent in the Force. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about minor Jedi characters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars began with a 13-page treatment for a space adventure movie which George Lucas drafted in 1973, inspired from multiple myths and classic stories. ...


Early in their development, tensions between the sub-species erupted into four bloody wars, although as their civilizations advanced, conquering the dangerous mutated flora and fauna of Kintan united them.


Nikto civilization gradually developed to a pre-startravel level, when they gained an understanding of M’dweshuu’s influence on their species and their world. Numerous cults and secret societies developed in praise of M'dweshuu, offering sacrifice through bloodshed. The most prominent of these was the Cult of M'dweshuu, which has risen and fallen several times through its history.


Around 25,130 BBY, the Nikto were discovered by the Hutts during a high point in the Cult of M’dweshuu’s reign of fear. The Hutts, led by Churabba the Hutt, crushed the cult, and the Nikto offered their allegiance to the Hutts in return. Shortly thereafter, the Nikto fought alongside other newly discovered Hutt-aligned species like the Klatooinians and the Vodrans against the forces of Xim the Despot. Their fierce combat skills proved crucial at the Third Battle of Vontor when Xim the Despot was defeated. Hutt can mean: New Zealands Hutt River, which flows through the Hutt Valley, and the cities of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt situated on its banks. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The Vodrans are a fictional race in the Star Wars universe. ... Xim the Despot (died c. ...


Firmly placed under the control of the Hutts, the Nikto served as bodyguards and soldiers for almost 25,000 years, and managed to avoid most galactic events as a result. They did produce at least one Jedi during the waning days of the Old Republic, a Kajain'sa'Nikto named Fi-Ek Sirch. Many Kajain'sa'Nikto and Kadas'sa'Nikto worked for Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. Jump to: navigation, search Jedi in action The Jedi are a fictional monastic peacekeeping organization from the Star Wars saga, known for their talent in the Force. ... Form of Government Federal Republic--Unicameral--Parliamentary Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Judicial Branch Supreme Court Legislative and Executive Branch Galactic Senate Senate Chair and Head of State Supreme Chancellor Assistant Senate Head Vice Chair Establishment 25,000 BBY Reorganization into the Galactic Empire 19 BBY Re-establishment 5 ABY... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about minor Jedi characters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This may refer to: Jabba the Hutt, a loathesome bloated slug-like alien creature in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction). ...

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Subspecies

While each subspecies of the Nikto was physically distinct and originated from different parts of Kintan, Nikto from different subspecies could easily interbreed. 93% of the offspring from such unions ended up with the characteristics of only one parent's race, with the rest combining the traits of two subspecies.


Kajain'sa'Nikto

The most common subspecies, the Kajain'sa'Nikto, or "Red Nikto", adapted to survive in the Wannschok, or "Endless Wastes", a desert region on Kintan. They had a series of forehead ridges and small facial horns surrounding their eyes and on the chin. Their noses were covered with a movable flap of skin and a semi-permeable membrane which allowed the Nikto to breathe without ingesting sand and grit. The Kajain'sa'Nikto also had a pair of breathing tubes on each side of the neck with openings covered by similar membranes. These membranes also trapped exhaled water vapor and sent it back into their system.


Kadas'sa'Nikto

Kadas'sa'Nikto, or "Green Nikto", originated in the milder climatic regions of Kintan, such as the forests and the seacoasts. Their scaly faces had small facial horns surrounding the eyes and on the chin. Their main distinguising feature was the long climbing claws on their hands, which could also be used in combat.


Esral'sa'Nikto

Esral'sa'Nikto, or "Mountain Nikto", adapted to the variable climate of the mountains of Kintan. They had large facial fins which were used for heat regulation. These fins also improved the Esral'sa'Nikto's hearing. Their skin was blue-gray, and they had neither horns nor breathing tubes, though they did have a covered nose similar to the Kadas'sa'Nikto.


Gluss'sa'Nikto

Gluss'sa'Nikto, or "Pale Nikto", came from the Gluss'elta Islands of Kintan. They had white-gray skin, eye-horns like the Kadas'sa'Nikto, and fins similar to those the Esral'sa'Nikto, but smaller.


M'shento'su'Nikto

M'shento'su'Nikto, or "Southern Nikto", had no horns, a covered nose, and several pairs of breathing tubes. These tubes were larger than those of the Kajain'sa'Nikto, and also acted as primitive ultrasonic sensory organs. Their skin color varied from white to yellow or orange.


Behind the Scenes

The name Nikto is a reference to Klaatu barada nikto, a famous quote from the classic science-fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still. The same quote was the source of the character name Barada and the name of Barada's species, the Klatooinians. Jump to: navigation, search The phrase Klaatu barada nikto originates from the 1951 Cold-War-era science fiction film The Day The Earth Stood Still. ... Film poster for The Day the Earth Stood Still The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 science fiction film which tells the story of a humanoid spaceman who comes to Earth to convince its leaders to learn how to live in peace. ... Barada is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ...


Sources

Pablo Hidalgo et. al., Galaxy Guide 12 - Aliens: Enemies and Allies, West End Games West End Games is a company that makes role playing games. ...


Appearances

Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...

External link

Nikto in the Databank


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Nikto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (712 words)
Nikto civilization gradually developed to a pre-startravel level, when they gained an understanding of M’dweshuu’s influence on their species and their world.
Around 25,130 BBY, the Nikto were discovered by the Hutts during a high point in the Cult of M’dweshuu’s reign of fear.
The name Nikto is a reference to Klaatu barada nikto, a famous quote from the classic science-fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still.
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