This article is about the species. For the world of the same name, see Cathar (planet).
Cathar are a playable species in Star Wars: The Old Republic. They are available to both factions once unlocked. Cathar are a species of bipedal feline humanoids native to a planet bearing the same name, located in the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy. Cathar are known to be an honorable and proud people; they are fiercely loyal to their allies, while at the same time are capable of harboring intense hatred of their enemies.
On their home world the Cathar are an arboreal species; the forests of the planet Cathar support vast, living tree-cities decorated with intricate carvings. These carvings depict the heroes and great victories of the Cathar people. When members of the species desire solitude, they retreat from the forests and journey to their planet's grasslands. Cathar are a passionate people that emphasize the importance of family and honor. They treasure their friendships, but they can just as easily be ferocious enemies.
Cathar possess distinctly leonine features. A Cathar's hide is covered in fur, and members of the species possess claws, a mane, and elongated canine teeth. Both the mane and canines are less pronounced in females of the species; the elongated fangs of a male Cathar extend from the lower jaw, while the canines of the females are smaller and only grow from the upper jaw. It is also common for males of the species to possess short beards.