Biology and appearanceEdit
Pantorans were a sentient species that looked very similar to humans. They had two legs, two arms ending in five-fingered hands, a torso and a single head. Like humans, they also had two sexes, male and female. However, all Pantorans had blue skin that turned indigo when they blushed and yellow eyes. They grew hair on the top of the head, and, in males, on the lower parts of the face. The color of their hair varied from white and purple to blue and black. Known individuals ranged from 1.65 to 1.77 meters in height. The Pantorans had a greater resilience to low temperatures than humans.
Society and cultureEdit
Most Pantorans adorned their faces with yellow markings that signified their family affiliation. Those like Lassa Rhayme, who had no loyalties toward a family, bore no markings at all. The Pantoran regime was a democracy, and its governing body was the Pantoran Assembly.
Pantoran architecture was very vertical: whereas other cultures left their rooftops bare, Pantorans would not waste space, building more structures atop others and planting gardens.
Pantorans hailed from Pantora, the moon of the ice planet Orto Plutonia. In the decades that led to the rise of the autocratic First Galactic Empire, the Pantorans were members of the Galactic Republic. As such, they had with full representation on Coruscant, where the Republic Senate convened.
During the Clone Wars, a pan-galactic conflict that pitted the Galactic Republic against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a Republic security force was established on Orto Plutonia. When the Republic lost all contact with that force, Pantoran dignitaries accompanied the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to investigate the disappearance of the Republic troopers.
At some point, the Trade Federation imposed a blockade on Pantora, with the intention of forcing the moon's inhabitants to join the Confederacy. Although many Pantorans demanded that their new chairman, Papanoida, yielded to the Trade Federation, he chose to rely on Senator Riyo Chuchi instead. Eventually, Chuchi was able to force the Trade Federation into lifting the blockade.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Trespass" (First identified as Pantoran)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lightsaber Lost" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duchess of Mandalore"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hunt for Ziro" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Pursuit of Peace"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Murders"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Rise of Clovis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Disappeared, Part I"
- "Kindred Spirits"—Star Wars Insider 159
- Dark Disciple
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks
- Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice
- Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy
- Star Wars: Han Solo, Part I
- "The Perfect Weapon"
- (First identified as Pantoran)
- ; image #7 (of 16)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Trespass"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Aftermath
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "Kindred Spirits"—Star Wars Insider 159
- ↑ "The Perfect Weapon"
- ↑ In Trespass, the fifteenth episode in Season One of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, the Pantoran characters are shown to be wearing ordinary clothes when treading on the snow-covered planet of Orto Plutonia, while the human characters wore garments adapted to intense cold.
- ↑ Dark Disciple
- ↑ 13.0 13.1
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"