Defels were a sentient species whose members had the ability to bend light around themselves to become practically invisible. Elderly Defel, however, tended to lose that ability. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, a Defel named Arleil Schous was a patron of Chalmun's Cantina when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived in search of a pilot who could take them to Alderaan.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (First identified as Defel)