In season 2 episode 2 of The Mandalorian, a vicious, spider-like species plays heavily into the story.


I instantly recognized them as very similar in appearance to the krykn found on Atollon in the animated show Rebels.


Are these creatures the same or related in any way?

  • I could have sworn you fight these things in a bunch of places in the Jedi Fallen Order game
    – Derek
    Nov 7, 2020 at 6:07
  • @Derek Those were Wyyyschokk on Kashyyyk. More real-world-spider-looking than these unknown spiders. Nov 7, 2020 at 7:27
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    – Valorum
    Nov 7, 2020 at 9:40
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    "Interestingly enough, both the krykna and the spiders in The Mandalorian are inspired by a piece of McQuarrie art for The Empire Strikes Back that depicts a giant spider laying eggs on Dagobah as a young Luke Skywalker looks on in awe. The creature in the piece, which never actually appeared in the movie, became known as the “knobby white spider.”"
    – Valorum
    Nov 7, 2020 at 10:05
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    @PaulD.Waite - We can only hope. Nov 9, 2020 at 20:41

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This is a new species

Lucasfilm's Creative Art Manager, Phil Szostak, has confirmed via Twitter that while both creatures are inspired by the same Ralph McQuarrie art depicting a giant spider on Degobah, they are a completely different species.

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