Gruthic Winged Beasts[2] were large non-sentient creatures having a pair of wings, two heads perched atop long flexible necks, a long tail, scaly gray-green skin and four limbs ending in sharp claws. Their heads featured two white eyes without pupils, a pair of slit nostrils, a nasal horn, a large mouth containing sharp fangs and a pink tongue, and an elongated chin with horn-like growths. When agitated, Winged Beasts emitted shrill, frantic cries.[1]

Around 3 BBY,[3] the gangster Tomith Garbis owned one, which he used as a combat mount. That beast notably saw action on the planet of Thune, when Garbis confronted the freedom fighters Sabine Wren and Garazeb Orrelios over a few unclaimed cargo containers.[1]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The Gruthic Winged Beast was created by Martin Fisher for "The Thune Cargo," a 12-page comic story that was illustrated by Ingo Römling and published in Star Wars Rebels Magazine 22, on August 2, 2016.[1]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 SWRM "The Thune Cargo"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 22
  2. TwitterLogo @tronprogram2 (Martin Fisher) on Twitter. "@LelalMekha the Garbis family dont have a species name. The creature is a Gruthic Winged Beast" (screenshot)
  3. The events of this article take place in or after "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.