Among the galaxy's most fearsome species, Trandoshans are large, threatening reptilians from the planet Trandosha (or Dosha). Trandoshans are physically powerful, very difficult to injure, and capable of recovering quickly from even the most serious injuries. Like many reptiles, Trandoshans hatch from eggs and have thick, scaly skin. Their three-fingered hands are armed with sharp claws, which can be deadly weapons in combat. They also have supersensitive eyes that can see into the infrared range.
Trandoshans live in a warlike society that honors hunting above all else. In fact, Trandoshans worship a female deity known as the Scorekeeper, who awards "jagannath points" to her followers based on successful kills. The number of jagannath points a Trandoshan accumulates supposedly determines his or her position in the afterlife.
Many Trandoshans channel their society's values into roles as bounty hunters, soldiers, or rangers. A handful of the most violent and immoral Trandoshans serve the Empire as slavers who target other species, including Wookiees. But, Trandoshans are also independent and may rebel against their culture. A scientifically-minded Trandoshan might become a peaceful "hunter," working as a xenobiologist who merely tracks and studies other creatures. Even on Dosha, Trandoshan society relies on its own engineers, merchants, and even farmers.
Trandoshans are widely distrusted throughout the galaxy, in part because of their frightening appearance. And, in fact, many Trandoshans are gruff, unpredictable, and even dangerous. They rarely form long-lasting emotional bonds, even with other Trandoshans, and may be more likely to join forces with others for personal gain rather than friendship. But those who have allied themselves with Trandoshans are always impressed by the species' uncanny fortitude, unflagging resolve, and unshakeable calm even in the face of certain death.