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How did Finn learn to understand Chewie so quickly?

Vanity Fair reported in their The Rise of Skywalker preview that the gap between the two movies is "about a year." Assuming that was based on conversations with producers and is likely accurate*, that'...
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How did Chewbacca get a roast Porg?

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 ...
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How did Finn learn to understand Chewie so quickly?

In the intervening time since we last checked in with the rebellion's golden trio, they've all been pretty busy. Poe has become a general and is now coordinating military activities, Rey has been ...
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What is the origin of the word "Chewbacca"?

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 ...
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How did Chewbacca get a roast Porg?

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 ...
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Are Wookiee Life Debts officially non-canon for Star Wars 'nouveau'?

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’...
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What was the message Chewbacca told Rey he would deliver to Finn?

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: ...
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How did Chewbacca get C-3PO's parts back after being captured?

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 ...
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The Legend of Chewbacca

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 ...
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How old is Chewbacca?

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 ...
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Does Chewie still owe a life debt to Han according to the Solo film?

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 ...
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How long is a year in Star Wars?

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 ...
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How did Finn learn to understand Chewie so quickly?

I think TenthJustice's answer sums it up really well. One thing I think we can also consider is that throughout the EU and Legends canon and video games, those who were Force-sensitive sometimes had a ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Maz Kanata and Chewbacca?

According to the Force Awakens script, Maz refers to Chewie as her boyfriend: MAZ: Where's my boyfriend? HAN: Chewie's working on the Falcon. MAZ: I like that Wookiee. Whether that was true or only ...
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What is the origin of the word "Chewbacca"?

Well I am not 100% sure of the validity of this (can't find anything other than what I have already to back it up as fact) but it would see that Chewbaaca was inspired by George Lucas's dog Indiana (...
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Why wasn't Chewbacca's family arrested for their connection to him?

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 ...
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Are the other Wookiees in the mine Chewbacca's family?

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 ...
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Was Star Wars' Chewbacca character inspired by Saberhagen's Berserker's aiyan creature?

This seems extremely unlikely. Chewbacca is a being of high intelligence, an adept co-pilot and capable of flying a ship on his own, which Saberhagen's aiyan is absolutely not. The image of a hairy ...
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What was the message Chewbacca told Rey he would deliver to Finn?

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 ...
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How old is Chewbacca?

According to new information in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Chewbacca was 190 during the events of that film. As the film takes place in 10 BBY, Chewbacca is 200 years old at the time of the Battle of ...
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What did Chewbacca do before Episode III?

Like most topics regarding Star Wars after the canon shift, you have two different answers. In terms of current Canon for Chewie, not a lot has been said as yet about his past history prior to the ...
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How long is a year in Star Wars?

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&...
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What life debt does Chewbacca owe to Han?

The most likely candidate is in Solo: A Star Wars Story where Han helps free Chewbacca from imperial captivity. According to Wookieepedia this is confirmed in Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need ...
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What was Chewie's last name? Does he even have one?

According to The Star Wars 7, the adaptation of Lucas's original shooting script, Chewbacca is part of the Sawa Tribe, later renamed to "the Great Kaapauku tribe". [In] the Legends book ...
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Does a Wookiee Life Debt Ever End?

Yes, they do, but only when the wookiee dies. According to the canon novel Alphabet Squadron, a life debt is (theoretically) permanent “What’s a life debt?” Chass asked. “It’s a promise,” Wyl said. “...
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What did Chewbacca do before Episode III?

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 ...
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Who does Chewbacca meet at the end of his comic series?

In the new canon, the names of Chewbacca's family from the Holiday Special are listed as his old family, so I don't see a reason why it couldn't be them.
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In the medal ceremony in Star Wars: A New Hope, is Chewbacca giving orders?

Being ex-military, the immediate response to both barks would lead me to believe they are orders. As far as being an officer, giving parade orders could be given by an officer or NCO. The fact that ...
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