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C-3PO learnt the Ewok language through observation. A few points from Legends have to be made to come to this conclusion: The 3PO-series protocol droids are equipped with a TranLang III communications module. It comes with up to six million galactic languages - common and obscure, organic and inorganic - at purchase. It also possessed phonetic pattern ...


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There's a brief mention in the film's official novelisation that C-3PO's coming was foretold by prophets as part of the Ewok's oral tradition. This golden god, whose return to us has been prophesied since the First Tree, tells us now he will not be our Master, tells us we are free to choose as we will—that we must choose; as all living things must choose ...


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Based on what 3PO tells Han, it sounds like he doesn't explicitly know the Ewok language, and that he's extrapolating based on what he does know. He notes that they're using a "primitive dialect" and that he's not 100% sure of what he's saying to them. HAN What are you telling them? THREEPIO Hello, I think... I could be mistaken. They're using a ...


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According to the Behind the Scenes section of the Wookieepedia article: A little-known fact is that the Ewoks are never referred to by name in Return of the Jedi’s dialogue; the name only appeared in the script directions, the novelization, the movie’s credits, and other spin-off and promotional materials. So, the name was set in the script already - ...


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They're specifically referred to as Ewoks in the original script... "A strange little furry face with huge black eyes comes slowly into view. The creature is an EWOK, by the name of WICKET." ...as well as in the end-credits for Return of the Jedi. Obviously they're also named in the novelisation of ROTJ, interviews with George Lucas as well as ...


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It doesn't seem like it was particularly unusual for Ewoks to have an abundance of weapons around. The forest moon of Endor was apparently not as quiet and peaceful as it appeared during Return of the Jedi, nor was it relatively devoid of animal life (as hinted at by the trap Chewbacca got caught in). Arrows, spears, poison darts, and elaborate traps were ...


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Although Ewoks are a rare sight in the galaxy, several HAVE left Endor according to Legends canon. Chief among these are: Tarfang - a criminal & smuggler, Tarfang was encountered by the Solo family during the Yuuzhan Vong War. He often used his cuddly appearance to deceive others. Kolot - a cyborg creation of Project Chubar, Kolot eventually became co-...


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Because Leia saved an ewok who found her (Wicket) from the imperial scout (and was friendly to him just prior to that). From the script: LEIA: Look, it's a hat. It's not gonna hurt you. Look. You're a jittery little thing, aren't you? Reassured, Wicket lowers his spear and climbs back on the log, coming to investigate the helmet. Suddenly his ...


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There are 2 made-for-TV movies about Ewoks : Ewoks: The Battle for Endor Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure Disclaimer : Any damage to your psychological integrity after watching, reading about or even just slightly checking for information about those movies is not my responsibility.


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It's sometimes hard to say because George Lucas retcons George Lucas so often you can never really tell what he intended anymore. Lucas has asserted that all of Star Wars is for kids "The movies are for children but they don't want to admit that. In the first film they absolutely hated R2 and C3-PO. In the second film they didn't like Yoda and in the ...


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Actually it's a little more complicated (and interesting) According to the original Starwars.com databank article on Wicket Warwick Davis was slated to play a background Ewok that the crew had named Warrick. When the actor playing Wicket (Kenny Baker) became ill Warwick, who'd caught the director's eye due to his ability to put his tongue through the vent ...


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Yes. X-Wing book series (second half by Aaron Allston) had a biologically enhanced Ewok Kolot who flew with the RogueWraith Squadron. Amusingly, before meeting Kolot, everyone in the galaxy (as per Lucas's canon) was 100% sure that Ewoks aren't intelligent enough to pilot a starfighter. So, Wedge Antilles made up a fictional Wraith pilot Kettch, who became ...


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I'm not aware of any Ewok Jedi or Sith in canon. In Legends, Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds shows an unnamed Ewok Jedi:


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You seem to have covered your bases there rather well. I cannot pick a piece of EU or novel where it explicitly states 'the moon of Endor is known as ...'. Though there is the references below. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Endor This link lists the name Sanctuary moon as the name of the forest moon of Endor. There is also this passage - "Endor was set ...


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You're almost certainly referring to scene 71 and scene 72 in ROTJ. Logray the Ewok says "Jubba Jubba Jubbo" just after Solo says "He's an old friend of mine" at 1:12:00. He repeats the same sound (it may actually be the same sound-clip) in the 'Golden God' scene, just after C3P0 threatens to make the village go boom at 1:14:32. It appears to indicate ...


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The episode "An Imperial Feast" of the canon series Forces of Destiny depicts the ewoks as fully willing to eat some captured stormtroopers. Apparently, they have no qualms about eating whatever meat they can get their paws on, but they appear to prefer ration sticks to human flesh. From Wookieepedia: Following the Battle of Endor, the Ewoks are ...


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This sounds like Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure Mark Hamill Lookalike: Giant Staircase: Giant Spider: Fireflies: Trailer


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I've looked around a lot for this, and as best I can tell, there is no canonical answer. It seems unlikely Lucas put much thought into the idea outside of it being a quaint plot device wherewith Luke could use the Force to show the Ewoks the 'power' of their new God, and give C3PO the clout needed to call the Ewoks to arms against the Imperial garrison on ...


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According to the film's official novelisation, the Ewoks did indeed continue to believe that Threepio was a god, but that the decision to fight on the side of the Rebellion was taken largely because they'd shown themselves to be friends of the Ewoks ("leafbrothers") where the Empire had shown themselves to be enemies of the 'Great Forest' rather than simply ...


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No (probably). The old SW Databank article on Wookiees describes them as being "native" to Kashyyyyk. The clear implication is that this is their ancestral homeworld and the place that they evolved. Kashyyyk: Kashyyyk is a lush jungle planet where treetops serve as homes for the native Wookiees By the same token, the SW Databank article on the Ewoks ...


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According to the (now defunct) Starwars.com Expanded Universe page, the two Ewok films take place shortly before the events of Return of the Jedi, citing the lack of Imperial presence on Endor. This would place the films at approx 3ABY (After the Battle of Yavin): A timeline published in the Star Wars Insider places the Ewok movies as happening a short ...


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Out of universe, George Lucas created the Ewoks because he wanted Return of the Jedi to feature a tribe of some primitive creatures that bring down the technological Empire.  He had originally intended the scenes to be set on the Wookiee home planet, but as the film series evolved, the Wookiees became technologically skilled.  Lucas designed a ...


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It does appear that Lucas meant for them to at least be more child-accessible, if not for children. According to People, Lucas specifically told the director that they should be "cuddly". He also wanted the Ewoks to be more approachable than the other aliens in his bestiary. "Keep them a little cuddly, so we want to hug them a little," he advised Jedi ...


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My understanding is that, originally, it was going to be a planet of wookies but that got changed for the cuteness factor. If you rethink the end battle with a load of wookies rather than ewoks it makes a little more sense. I am guessing that the traps were just plot devices to somehow make the ewoks capable of taking on a legion of the emperor's best ...


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The planet Endor is not visible in The Return of the Jedi. Endor, also known as Tana among the Ewok species, was the cyan gas giant planet orbited by the forest moon of Endor. The name "Endor" was also sometimes used for the forest moon. The planet itself was less well known than the moon. The following is taken from an article on Wookieepedia and ...


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In a word, no. The Ewoks were certainly offended by the presence of the Imperials but the concept of an organised "rebellion" was something that they hadn't considered until Leia and her merry band of anti-government terrorists turn up to lead them into battle. C-3PO tells them about the wider conflict that has been raging in the Galaxy and explains that the ...


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As indicated by Lazer in the comments, they wage guerilla war. Compare it to how the Vietcong managed to hold out against the United States army, a force which was better-trained and better equipped, but operating in an unfamiliar territory with unfamiliar enemies. Also, consider the analysis at https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/4059/23243: They aren'...


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The stormtroopers were overconfident. Secure in their superior technology and contemptuous of their opponents, they did not take elementary precautions, and they paid the price for it. An example is when This is amazingly irresponsible, given that the fate of the Empire rests on keeping that bunker secure. There are many, many historical cases of ...


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Yes. Tarfang is a smuggler and copilot who appears in the (Legends) Dark Nest trilogy. Treek travels with the player in the video game Star Wars The Old Republic.


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