"I can feel Shadowmen everywhere...crawling all over the planet."
Anakin Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

The Shadowmen were humanoids native to the "night planet" of Nivek.

Biology and appearanceEdit

The average Shadowman was a thin, insectile humanoid with purple skin, a small crest on their heads and large, white eyes. Their highly sensitive night vision was part of the species' evolution in the pitch-darkness of their natural environment.

Society and cultureEdit

The Shadowmen were known as skilled hunters and trackers, and protected their property fiercely, using the darkness of their world to ambush enemies. They were high-tech hunters, employing sonic blasters and durasteel cable netting to capture foes.


During the Clone Wars, the Shadowmen allied with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, allowing the Separatists to construct a weapons facility on their homeworld. Roughly four months into the war, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker undertook a mission to Nivek to destroy the facility, and were attacked by the natives. Though they were unable to physically see their opponents, the Jedi used the Force to sense the Shadowmen, and were able to complete their mission.


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