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DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Chewbacca

4 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Chewbacca - The Loyal Wookiee Co-Pilot and Friend

Chewbacca, affectionately known as "Chewie," is a Wookiee warrior from the planet Kashyyyk and a beloved character in the Star Wars universe. As the loyal co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon and best friend of Han Solo, Chewbacca is an integral part of the Rebel Alliance and later the Resistance.

Character Description

Standing at over 7 feet tall and covered in thick fur, Chewbacca is an imposing figure with great physical strength. Despite his fearsome appearance, he has a gentle nature and a strong sense of loyalty to his friends. Chewbacca communicates through a series of growls and roars, which are translated by those who understand the Wookiee language, Shyriiwook.

Chewbacca meets Han Solo when the two are both captives of the Empire. After Han frees him, Chewbacca swears a life debt to Han, and the two become inseparable. They embark on a life of smuggling and adventure, culminating in their fateful involvement with the Rebel Alliance.

Throughout the original trilogy, Chewbacca plays a vital role in the Rebellion's efforts to overthrow the Empire, using his strength and technical skills to help his friends in various battles and missions. After Han Solo's death in "The Force Awakens," Chewbacca continues to fight for the Resistance alongside new friends such as Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron.

Appearances in Star Wars Media

  • Film: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Film: Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Film: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  • Film: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • Film: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • Film: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  • Film: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
  • Film: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Various novels, comics, and games in the Star Wars canon
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