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Chewbacca is a character from Star Wars. He is a Wookiee, co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, and friend to Han Solo. Use this tag for questions about the character, but not for questions which merely mention him. Use this with the [star-wars] tag.

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What was Chewie's last name? Does he even have one?

I have never seen the new Solo movie, so this may be a dumb question, but really, what is Chewbacca's last name, if he has one? Han just calls him Chewie, Chewbacca, or thing's like that, and never (...
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What life debt does Chewbacca owe to Han?

I'm not sure of the official source, but I know that in Legends it was established that, in some way, Han saved Chewie and Chewie, owed him a life debt, which is why he followed Han through the galaxy....
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Does a Wookiee Life Debt Ever End?

The rules of Wookiee life debts seem very harsh in Legends. Chewbacca remained with Han for decades after pledging himself. The life-debt extended to Han's wife, children, and brother-in-law as well. ...
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Was Star Wars' Chewbacca character inspired by Saberhagen's Berserker's aiyan creature?

An aiyan features in the first Berserker story "Without a Thought" in 1963, fourteen years before the first Star Wars film. Both the aiyan and Chewbacca share characteristics of both apes ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Maz Kanata and Chewbacca?

According to Wookieepedia, the mobile game Star Wars: Commander refers to Chewbacca as Maz Kanata's boyfriend. Also, in the (canon) novel Star Wars: Force Collector, Maz Kanata says this about Chewie:...
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How did Finn learn to understand Chewie so quickly?

When Finn meets Chewie, he's astounded that Han can understand him - and I can see where he's coming from: it all sounds the same to someone who didn't grow up with those phonemes, i.e. we can't tell ...
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How did Chewbacca get a roast Porg?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Chewbacca is seen cooking what is apparently a porg over an open flame. He starts to eat it but then notices several porg watching him with looks of fear. Out of disgust ...
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Are the other Wookiees in the mine Chewbacca's family?

In the mine in Solo, Chewbacca meets some other Wookiees. Are they from his family/tribe? I assume from the Star Wars Christmas Special (which is still canon in my mind) which is set after the events ...
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Does Chewie still owe a life debt to Han according to the Solo film?

During Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see However, the way this goes down Up until now, even in canon we still see it commonly stated that much of why Chewie does what he does is because of the life ...
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What did Chewbacca do before Episode III?

It is known that Chewbacca was a Wookiee that fought (along with other Wookiees) for the Republic during the Clone Wars, but is there any information on what he did before the Clone Wars and Episode ...
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How long is a year in Star Wars? [duplicate]

In the latest trailer a line is delivered at around 1:41 where Han Solo says "a 190 years old!? You look great" and I was wondering if there is a defined concept of a year in the Star Wars universe or ...
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Why wasn't Chewbacca's family arrested for their connection to him?

Chewbacca was well-known as a Rebel hero and enemy of the Empire. His immediate family, Lumpawaroo, Mallatobuck and Attichitcuk made no attempt to hide their relation to him or their existence from ...
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What was the message Chewbacca told Rey he would deliver to Finn?

In The Last Jedi, However, their conversation slips into Shyriiwook and (most of?) the audience couldn't understand what was said. What was Rey's message to give Finn?
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Are Wookiee Life Debts officially non-canon for Star Wars 'nouveau'?

Does anyone know if the Wookiee Life Debt concept is officially no longer part of Star Wars lore? I know the term "Wookiee Life Debt" was NOT mentioned in any Episodes, just in games (such as KOTOR). ...
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The Legend of Chewbacca

I was reading this answer when I came across a quote about Rey learning about Chewbacca: I'd heard of Chewbacca from some Wookiee traders who'd stopped off at Jakku. They said he was an amazing ...
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Who does Chewbacca meet at the end of his comic series?

Spoilers for the 2015 Chewbacca series below. At the end of the Chewbacca comic series, Chewie returns to Kashyyyk and reunites with some Wookiees. Do we know the names of these Wookiees, or ...
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How did Chewbacca get C-3PO's parts back after being captured?

We know how Chewbacca managed to find C-3PO's parts after he was blown into pieces. But how did he get them back after being captured by Vader and why would the Stormtroopers allow Chewbacca to have ...
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What is the origin of the word "Chewbacca"?

Have you ever noticed that Chewbacca can't say the word "Chewbacca"? What is the out-of-universe origin of this name? George Lucas is a well known fan of Japanese film, but I can't imagine him naming ...
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Does Chewbacca shed?

I have NEVER heard a mention of his long hair making Han mad when he goes to....shower?....so here goes with my question, which may or may not have a canon answer (Yes Legends canon, that means you!) ...
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Whose arms would Chewbacca have ripped off?

In Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, R2-D2 is winning a game against Chewie, and Chewie got angry. C-3PO said R2-D2's move was fair, and Chewie shouldn't have complained. Han told him to let ...
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Did Chewbacca hold back and miss on purpose?

So today I passed by a small comic showing how Chewie was there since The comic made it as if that was a flashback to the moment Chewie was about to shoot his bowcaster. Back when I saw the scene, ...
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Can Chewbacca read and write Basic?

Inspired by this question and by the novelization of The Force Awakens: The novelization of The Force Awakens plays up the problems Finn has in understanding Chewbacca's native language of Shyriiwook. ...
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Is Chewbacca's dialogue said on set, or dubbed in later?

In the Star Wars films, the character Chewbacca doesn't speak Basic/English like the bulk of the cast. Instead he speaks Shyriiwook, a language of growls/barks/etc. Is someone (the actor, or a voice ...
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Who understands Chewbacca?

Obviously, Han understands Chewbacca (almost) perfectly. In the prequel trilogy, Yoda seems to understand him too. In at least one scene in the original trilogy, C-3PO also understands Chewie, which ...
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In the medal ceremony in Star Wars: A New Hope, is Chewbacca giving orders?

Chewbacca, Han, and Luke walk down the aisle. The rebels are standing at attention in parade formation on either side, facing the aisle. Chewbacca howls. The rebels stamp their heels and turn to ...
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How did Chewbacca find C-3PO's parts?

While in Cloud City, C-3PO is shot by a stormtrooper, torn into pieces, and thrown in the trash. Chewbacca finds all of his parts, narrowly saving him from the incinerator. How in the hell did ...
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How old is Chewbacca?

How old is Chewbacca, anyway? Do Wookiees get gray fur when they are old?
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How did Han Solo meet Chewbacca?

And more precisely, how did Chewbacca come to owe life debt to Han Solo? I'm also trying to find the first source that says Chewbacca owes a life debt to Solo. I thought it was from the movies, but ...
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