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He picked up a porg, killed it and cooked it. Building a fire had taken longer than he’d expected—the island had few trees, just stubborn shrubs kept stunted by the ceaseless wind. At least the pudgy native birds—Luke had said they were called porgs—were easy to catch. Eager for a change from shipboard rations, Chewbacca had scooped one up to ...


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Obi-Wan Kenobi both speaks and understands Shyriiwook. From the script for A New Hope: Ben is standing next to Chewbacca, an eight-foot-tall savage-looking creature [...] He is a two-hundred-year-old Wookiee and a sight to behold. Ben speaks to the Wookiee, pointing to Luke several times during his conversation and the huge creature suddenly lets ...


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Chewbacca followed his nose, literally. From the script, it's clear that Chewie is surprised to smell burning droid (after C-3PO gets shot) but shrugs it off as being part of the station's normal scents. When they realise that the droid is missing, he rightly puts the pieces together and goes searching for that same smell: A laser bolt to Threepio's ...


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Chewbacca was born 200 BBY (two hundred years before the battle of Yavin) Wookiees in their prime tend to resemble the wooded areas they live in (shades of brown, tan or reddish brown), but are known to change colors as they age. There are recessive genes allowing for albino Wookiees, but those are very rare. Very old Wookiees would lose coloration becoming ...


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Yes he does. Fingers straining, she [Rey] just managed to reach the shield controls and flick them to life, in the process having to brush away several clumps of excessively long, rough yellow-brown hairs that had become caught in the console. Relieved, she straightened in the pilot’s seat and resumed full command, stabilizing the vessel The Force ...


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Understand Shyriiwook, Master Yoda does When he told them the problem, the Wookiees nodded and barked at each other so fast that it was difficult even for him to follow the conversation. Then they turned and offered him one of their escape pods. Yoda accepted at once. The only problem left was how to get past the clone troops to the pod. ...


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He decided not to shoot again Perhaps Chewie did spare Kylo. Whether or not he intentionally botched the first shot, once Kylo was on his knees in pain on the catwalk, Chewie could have fired another bolt to finish the job, but didn't. It's true that the first shot provoked instant return fire from the nearby stormtroopers. From the novelization: ...


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The implication is Chewbacca killed it. We see multiple Porgs by themselves so it's likely he simply saw one and killed it to eat. Given that we see some in the Falcon later, it's possible one wandered in to make a nest and met its end there before Chewbacca changed his mind about them. We never see the guardians or Luke eat Porgs. Based on other scenes (...


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Yes. From Issue #1 of the Disney canon comic Star Wars: Chewbacca:


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The concept of a Wookiee "life debt" is fully canon in the new Disney franchise. For example, in the novel Star Wars: Aftermath - Life Debt, we get the following passage from Han about Chewie “He’s a Wookiee, right? Kashyyyk, that’s where he comes from, that’s his home. But it’s not his anymore. I’ve been there. I’ve seen what the Empire has done. ...


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It looks like he spoke them in English on the set. As further evidence, Peter Mayhew comments on how his spoken dialog on-set was largely improvised in this Q&A. I can answer this. For A New Hope there were lines. In the Documentary that came with the original trilogy (sorry I forgot the name) there is a raw clip of ...


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In the book Aftermath: Life Debt, it is explained that despite Han seeing and treating Chewie as 100% equal to him, while on Kashyyyk, he tends to let Chewie take the lead. Given this change of dynamic, it's not unreasonable that the Wookiees might assume that Chewbacca is the captain and Han is the first mate. Working with Solo on this has been ...


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According to Thank the Maker from Star Wars Tales Issue #6, Darth Vader had it delivered to Chewbacca's cell. While not made explicit, it's implied that Vader wanted C-3PO to be fixed. The comic's canon status is ambiguous, but according to Wookieepedia, it has "elements of continuity."


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No one knows. That was the entire point of the writing choices for that scene. Rey: "Tell him...." (pauses to think, unsure) Chewie: (something no one in the audience can understand) Rey: Yeah, perfect. Tell him that. If the writers had been able to think of a really good line to put there, maybe they would have. Instead, they made it a ...


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Out of Universe In "The Making of Star Wars (Enhanced Edition)" by J. W. Rinzler, Lucas is quoted as saying that the name came about while he was playing around with combinations of Wookiee-sounding words: Chewbacca: “I came up with a whole bunch of Wookiee words, just changing words around, and I liked Chewbacca the best.” As such, it appears to be ...


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According to the original novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope, credited to George Lucas: Both R2-D2 and C-3PO. Attracted by the commotion, Solo looked back over his shoulder, frowning slightly. “Let him have it. Your friend’s way ahead anyhow. It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.” “I can sympathize with that opinion, sir,” Threepio countered, “but ...


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The Solo film should be taken into consideration with the rest of the Disney canon. According to the post ROTJ book "Life Debt" - Han says: "I saved him, at least that's what he says, the big fuzzy fool, but really, he saved me. I was on a bad path, and Chewie, he put me straight. Saved my shanks more than once, too. He said it was part of some life ...


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According to Disney canon, he was 180 when we see him in Revenge of the Sith: He was a Wookiee, after all, and he knew passion. His were a proud people, a people who had lived for hundreds of years peacefully on their wooded homeworld of Kashyyyk until the Clone Wars. He had been younger then, just one hundred and eighty, and he had fought the Separatist ...


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A Galactic Standard Year is based on the Galactic Capital, Coruscant. On Coruscant, a year was made up of twelve months spanning 365 days of 24 hours each, with no leap years. The galaxy used a standardized dating system based off of the galactic capital Coruscant. Standard Year | Wookieepedia This is confirmed by Pablo Hidalgo in Rebels Recon (a ...


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Han Solo never indicated that Chewbacca would rip anyone's arms out. If you look at the way in which the conversation is setup, Han is never specifically referring to Chewbacca. Instead, Han gives a general comparison between wookiees and droids, remarking that wookiees are known for pulling people's arms out of their sockets while droids, obviously, are ...


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As far as I can tell, not. The majority of troops aren't likely to speak conversational Wookiee and the script indicates that the event was pre-planned. Given that the novelisation doesn't even mention Chewie's dialogue, the closest we can get to a reliable source is the NPR radio drama script, originally considered G-Canon but alas now merely a "legend". ...


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To the extent that anything in the "Star Wars Holiday Special" makes sense (which is not much of an extent), the only reasonable conclusion is that, as of the Life Day in question, Chewbacca's identity was still unknown to the empire. For a time, at least, Itchy and company were still able to live unmolested at home.


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According to the film's official novelisation they're just random enslaved Wookiees. Chewie gave a roar of rage, seeing more Wookiees fall to the mobilizing sentinels. “Do you know them?” Han asked, uncertain. Chewie gave him a withering look and a moan. “Well I didn’t know,” he muttered. “I know they’re your people but we have a job to do. Remember,...


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There's nothing in either of the novelisations to indicate what was said. Under the circumstances, I think we can assume that whatever he said was heartfelt but doesn't translate well. “If you see Finn before I do, tell him…” she began. Chewbacca yowled. “Yeah. Perfect. Tell him that.” The Last Jedi: Official Novelisation and The Wookiee ...


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I found the answer in someone else's answer to a different question I asked. In an Ask Me Anything with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), this exchange happened: QUESTION: As for me, I think that Chewbacca deserved a [medal] after the first death star destruction. What was that last word he spoke in Episode IV? Did it have something to do with not getting a [...


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Note: I don't like getting rep from self-answers, so this is a Community Wiki answer. Legends: One of the other main characters from episodes V and VI, Lando Calrissian, speaks Shyriiwook well enough to bicker with C-3PO over a translation: Chewie said something. Nobody spoke for a moment. Leia said, “Well, is somebody going to tell me what he said?” ...


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Almost any technology depicted in the Star Wars universe tends to seem "analogic" instead of "digital". However, when you repair and work with technical and electronical devices, you need to understand tools readings, just to see if the correct voltages apply to a circuit, or if the temperature of oil is correct, for example. This suposes already a certain ...


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There's a blog post here, which Ryan Britt suggests that most, if not all citizens in the "galaxy far far away", are in fact completely illiterate due to the available technologies, for example holograms, which store memories, thus eliminating the need for reading or writing. However as we saw in The Force Awakens, the rebels can read maps. It's not ...


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As per years of Star Wars Extended Universe canon, the GFFA definitely has a Galactic Standard Year. While much of this is now 'Legends', the year convention of "[Years] After Battle of Yavin" and "[Years] Before Battle of Yavin" seems to still be canon, which means definitely standard years exist, and as per Legends this was Coruscant Standard Year (365 ...


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The (horrible yet canonical) Star Wars Holiday Special shows Chewbacca has a home, wife, and kid. He was most likely just living the normal Wookiee life with work and family until the Separatists invaded. His piloting skills, weapons proficiency, being on the front lines during the Clone Wars, the sash he wears, and implied resistance to the Empire makes me ...


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