This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 03:45, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
It just occurred to me. How do baseline humans cope with dealing with species that are considered frightening. I have arachnophobia, so I would pass out if I saw Admiral Trench. How do humans not have heart attacks when they encounter Trandoshans, Shistavanens, Karkadons and others of that ilk?Darth Pickle 2 (talk) 19:53, June 19, 2013 (UTC)
After 30,000+ years of interacting with members of other species, Humans of the SW galaxy have very different perceptions of what's normal and what's frightening than we do. For most Humans, encountering a Trandoshan would probably be no different than encountering another Human. That's one of the benefits of a multicultural galactic community. Even in today's real world, a child who's grown up in a multicultural community will likely happily play with kids of all races, while a kid who grows up in a homogeneous and xenophobic culture likely won't. I'm a foreigner in a country that's far closer to the latter example, and to some young kids, well, I'm a scary Trandoshan. If they grow up and travel outside of their closed society, though, then I won't be anymore. Just as travel broadens the mind in the real world, spacefaring likely has the same effect in SW. With that said, I have arachnophobia too and I would be just plain terrified of Trench. Menkooroo (talk) 01:11, June 20, 2013 (UTC)
An equally valid question might be why various non-human species don't get frightened when in a room full of humans. In the Imperial era, they probably did, since a room full of humans likely contained bigots and xenophobes. We often think humanocentrically, but we would offend their sensibilities just as much as they would offend ours. Like that episode of Star Trek TNG where the Ferengi were genuinely offended that human women wore clothes. "That's disgusting!" they'd say. Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith-Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 12:34, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
It's all relative. A knight from a fantasy world would not need to make a fear check if he saw an orc, but if I encountered one, I'd probably die of a heart attack like you mentioned. However, if that same knight got teleported into my car on the freeway going 80 miles per hour, he'd be the one making fear checks and ruining his pantaloons.—Unsigned comment byMisterChristo (talk • contribs).