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Chewbacca is a male extraterrestrial character who features in Star Wars.



Chewbacca was a male member of the Wookiee race that were native to the jungle world of Kashyyyk.

During the Clone Wars, he participated in the conflict against the Separatist Alliance where he served under General Tarfful. In this time, he bore witness to the Clone Troopers turning against the Jedi once Order 66 was initiated. Jedi Master Yoda bade Tarrful and Chewbacca farewell as he had to depart the planet with the start of the Jedi Purge.

Eventually, he was sent to the planet Mimban where the Imperials kept him imprisoned in a small pit and referred to him as a 'beast' that was used to dispatch prisoners. Han Solo came to thrown in the pit in such a manner where he managed to speak to the Wookiee and the two decided to work together to escape.


Personality and attributes

He tended to be referred to as Chewie as a nickname by his friends.

Powers and abilities


  • Chewbacca was created by George Lucas where he made his first appearance in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
  • He was portrayed by actor Peter Mayhew in the Original Trilogy and Prequel Trilogy with actor Joonas Suotamo portraying him in the following movies whilst vocal effects were provided by Ben Burtt.

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  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope:
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back:
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi:
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith:
  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens:
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi:
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story:

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