Throughout several works of Star Wars media, I have seen red Twi'leks who are Dark Jedi, but I don't think I've ever seen a red Twi'lek who wasn't a Dark Jedi. So my question is 2 fold:

  1. Has there ever been a red Twi'lek who wasn't a Dark Jedi?
  2. Has there ever been a Twi'lek who was a Dark Jedi but was not red?

If the answer to both is no, then is it because Twi'leks turn red when using the Dark Side of the Force, or is it just a coincidence (in-universe anyways).

Both canon and Legends accepted.

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It's a coincidence

Red Twi'leks are of the Lathan race, one of the rarest subspecies of Twi'lek with red skin.

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In Episode I, one of the slave Twi'leks attending the Boonta Eve Classic is a red Twi'lek and she's just a slave girl called Shakka.

In the legacy game Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II there's a Dark Jedi Twi'lek called Boc Aseca and he's not red, he's got pale skin instead. In addition, any ordinary blue, green or purple Twi'lek could fall to the dark side and that wouldn't magically turn their skin colour red.

The reason so many of the Twi'lek Sith are red-skinned Lathan is simply because it looks visually impressive, out of universe. It's the "Darth Maul looks cool!" factor.

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    Another non-red Sith twi'lek would be Yuthura Ban from Knights of the Old Republic, who's a sort of pale violet. Ironically, her distant relative Yadira Ban from The Old Republic is a red-skinned twi'lek Jedi.
    – Cadence
    Commented Dec 15, 2019 at 22:38

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