In the days of the Old Republic, xenobiologists had differing opinions as to whether Sakiyans should be classified as Near-Human. In the days of the Empire, Imperial scientists concluded that they were a distinctly alien (though Humanoid) species on the basis of their unusual brain structure.
Their hairless skin came in a variety of shades, from pale to jet-black, purple, and crimson (although members of the pale-skinned subspecies are normally treated as outcasts in Sakiyan society). Their brains were nearly twice the size of a Human brain, and the parts of the Sakiyan brain devoted to sensory input and processing were superior even to those of the Bith. They had incredible infrared, peripheral vision and excellent aural and olfactory senses, considered nearly supernatural by other species. Their pupils contracted into slits instead of points, and their ears ended in sharp points. They were known to have 150% the strength and dexterity of humans, and averaged between 1.6 and 2.1 meters tall. Tarnese Bleyd, Thorp, Tuden Sal, and Djas Puhr were Sakiyans.
Sakiyan Force-users were rare.
Examples in JvS Edit
Brulax Ruso red skinned Jedi Grand Master