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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.
~ Han Solo on Chewbecca.

Chewbacca, also known as Chewie, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by the late Peter Mayhew and is currently portrayed by Joonas Suotamo. He is a major character in the Skywalker Saga.

In the series' narrative chronology, Chewbacca was born on Kashyyyk about 180 years before the outbreak of the Clone Wars. Chewbacca appeared as a major character in both original and sequel trilogies, a minor, yet pivotal character in Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, and as one of the two tritagonists of Solo: A Star Wars Story (alongside Lando Calrissian). He also guest starred on the Season 3 finale on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and was also a minor character in the non-canon 2014 Warner Bros film, The Lego Movie.

He was portrayed by the late Peter Mayhew. In the sequel trilogy and Solo: A Star Wars story, he is portrayed by Joonas Suotamo.



Chewbacca first appears in Episode IV: A New Hope. Chewbacca and Han Solo accept a charter to take Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 to the planet Alderaan. When they find that the planet has been destroyed by the Death Star.

In Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Chewbacca and Han Solo become important figures in the Alliance, and eventually help the Rebels defeat the Galactic Empire.

Good-bye, Tarfful. Good-bye, Chewbacca. Miss you I will.
~ Yoda's farewell to Chewbacca and Tarfful.

In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, set 19 years before Episode IV: A New Hope, Chewbacca, along with Tarfful, fights in the Clone Wars when their planet, Kashyyyk, is invaded. They also help to get Jedi Master, Yoda to safety after witnessing Commander Gree turning on Yoda following Order 66 began by Chancellor Palpatine who is Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Chewbacca uses his traditional weapon, the Bowcaster.

In Episode IV: A New Hope, Chewbacca was in Mos Eisley in a cantina, where he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi and witnessing Dr. Cornelius Evazan hurling Luke Skywalker the son of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala right into a table causing an enraged Kenobi to draw his lightsaber, slashing Evazan and severing Ponda Baba's arm, before introducing them to Han Solo, whom also watched the event.

Unlike in the Legends continuity Chewbacca was still alive thirty years after the Battle of Endor. He was still partnered with his old friend Han Solo.

After the death of Han Solo, Chewbacca accompanied Rey to Ahch-To to bring Luke Skywalker back to the Resistance. When Luke locked himself in his home, Rey had Chewbacca bust down the door to his place and barge inside. While glad to see Chewbacca, he quickly realized something was amiss as Han was not present, and was informed that Han had died.

Chewbacca remained on the island while Rey tried to convince Skywalker to train her. He captured and roasted a couple of the native porgs, but felt guilty when seeing many other porgs staring at him.

After Rey decided to leave Ahch-To on the Falcon, Chewie flew her back to Snoke's Mega-class Star Dreadnought Supremacy. He brought the ship out of hyperspace just long enough to drop her off in an escape pod, then jumped the Falcon back to hyperpsace. After the Supremacy was destroyed he picked Rey up and flew the ship during the Battle of Crait, managing to draw away many of the TIE fighters harassing the Resistance forces.

When the Falcon left Crait with all the surviving Resistance members, Chewie came back and hugged his old friend Leia.


The 1978 television program The Star Wars Holiday Special introduces Chewbacca's family: Mallatobuck, Attichitcuk, and Lumpawarrump. They live together on Kashyyyk. The Star Wars Holiday Special consisted of a frame story in which Han and Chewbacca must prevent Darth Vader from spoiling Life Day, and get home to be with Chewbacca's family. It aired only once. Both his wife and son would later be added in to the new canon after the release of The Force Awakens via novels set in the new timeline.

It's a Wookiee!
~ Ahsoka upon her first encounter with Chewbacca

In the season 3 finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Chewbacca is captured by Trandoshan hunters, but is freed by Ahsoka Tano, and agrees to help her and two younglings escape. He builds a transmitter out of parts from the damaged Trandoshan ship, but it seems unable to work. Later, he and Ahsoka attack the Trandoshan fortress, killing many in sight, before they are found and assisted by other Wookiees, led by Tarfull.


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High Republic Era: Avar Kriss | Bell Zettifar | Burryaga Agaburry | Elzar Mann | Keeve Trennis | Orla Jareni | Reath Silas | Stellan Gios | Tera Sinube | Vernestra Rwoh | Yaddle | Yarael Poof | Yoda
Republic Era: Aayla Secura | Adi Gallia | Agen Kolar | Ahsoka Tano | Anakin Skywalker | Barriss Offee | Byph | Cal Kestis | Caleb Dume | Cere Junda | Cin Drallig | Depa Billaba | Eeth Koth | Even Piell | Ganodi | Gungi | Ima-Gun Di | Jinx | Jocasta Nu | Kalifa | Katooni | Ki-Adi-Mundi | Kit Fisto | Luminara Unduli | Mace Windu | Mavra Zane | Nahdar Vebb | O-Mer | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Petro | Plo Koon | Qui-Gon Jinn | Quinlan Vos | Saesee Tiin | Shaak Ti | Sifo-Dyas | Tera Sinube | Yaddle | Yarael Poof | Yoda | Zatt | Zett Jukassa
Rebellion Era: Cal Kestis | Eeth Koth | Ezra Bridger | Kanan Jarrus | Luke Skywalker | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Yoda
Resistance Era: Leia Organa | Luke Skywalker | Rey

Galactic Republic
Subsidiary Organizations: 501st Legion | Clone Commandos | Clone Force 99 | Clone Trooper Sergeants | Delta Squad | Senate Guards
Politicians: Bail Organa | Finis Valorum | Jamillia | Jar Jar Binks | Kharrus | Mon Mothma | Neeyutnee | Onaconda Farr | Padmé Amidala | Riyo Chuchi
Clone Troopers: Axe | Bly | Boil | Boost | Broadside | Cody | Contrail | Cutup | Droidbait | Echo | Fil | Fives | Fox | Gregor | Hevy | Hunter | Jek | Jesse | Jet | Keeli | Kix | Rex | Rys | Sinker | Stone | Tech | Waxer | Wolffe | Wrecker
Allies: Asajj Ventress | Bo-Katan Kryze | Cham Syndulla | Chewbacca | Cut Lawquane | Fenn Rau | Galen Erso | Admiral Ackbar | Gregar Typho | Hondo Ohnaka | Julia | King Katuunko | Korkie Kryze | Lux Bonteri | Mon Calamari | Quarsh Panaka | Ric Olié | Roos Tarpal | Sabé | Satine Kryze | Saw Gerrera | Soniee | Steela Gerrera | Sugi | Tee Watt Kaa | Ursa Wren | Wag Too | Shmi Skywalker | Trace Martez | Rafa Martez
Droids: C-3PO | C1-10P | R2-D2 | WAC-47

Early Rebellion/Alliance to Restore the Republic
Ahsoka Tano | Alexsandr Kallus | Amilyn Holdo | Bail Organa | Baze Malbus | Bodhi Rook | C-3PO | C1-10P | Cassian Andor | Cham Syndulla | Chewbacca | Chirrut Îmwe | Enfys Nest | Ewoks | Ezra Bridger | Fenn Rau | Galen Erso | Garazeb Orrelios | Gial Ackbar | Gregor | Han Solo | Hera Syndulla | Hondo Ohnaka | Iden Versio | Jarek Yeager | Jyn Erso | K-2SO | Kanan Jarrus | Lando Calrissian | Leia Organa | Luke Skywalker | Lux Bonteri | Mon Mothma | Nien Nunb | Obi-Wan Kenobi | R2-D2 | Raddus | Rex | Ryder Azadi | Sabine Wren | Sana Starros | Saw Gerrera | Ursa Wren | Wedge Antilles | Wicket W. Warrick | Wolffe

New Republic/Resistance
Amilyn Holdo | BB-8 | C-3PO | Chewbacca | Ewoks | Finn | Gial Ackbar | Han Solo | Iden Versio | Jarek Yeager | Kazuda Xiono | Lando Calrissian | Leia Organa | Luke Skywalker | Maz Kanata | Nien Nunb | Poe Dameron | R2-D2 | Rey | Rose Tico | Sidon Ithano | Torra Doza | Wedge Antilles | Wicket W. Warrick | Zorii Bliss

Asajj Ventress | Boba Fett | Cara Dune | Chewbacca | Din Djarin | Greef Karga | Han Solo | Hondo Ohnaka | IG-11 | Lando Calrissian | Sana Starros | Sugi

Other Force Users
Asajj Ventress | Daughter | Father | Grogu | Merrin

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