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9 December 2006 Featured article candidate Failure
19 January 2007 Failed featured article candidate
2 July 2008 Good article nomination Failure
27 July 2008 Failed good article nominee
Current status: Failed good article nominee

Rancor Intelligence DisputeEdit

In Star Wars Saga Edition, it sources the rancor as having an intelligence of 2, while according to this entry, it appears that rancor have an oral history. If this is true, then the Star Wars Saga Edition game mechanics are off. Because the interpretation of gaming mechanics uses the Expanded Universe canon, I wanted to know if more information can be provided on where in canon it mentions the oral history and if any more detail can be given to detail their level of intelligence. Anyone know? 18:36, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Also, are you guys sure you really want the page to say that a rancor learned to read and write? There's no source, and um, rancors can't use datapads!

Revan's encounter with a rancorEdit

Is the paragraph about Revan's encounter with a rancor necessary?

If it is, maybe we should add Jaden Korr's encounter also -Stake black 13:55, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Empire at WarEdit

Does anyone know where rancors are located in Empire at War? Cato Neimoidia 21:43, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

  • I've played the game for a while, and have seen rancors on Carida (Lots of them 6-7), one on Fresia, one in a destroyed Imp prison on Taris.

Native to Dathomir?Edit

Rewriting the article, I've noticed that Cracken's Threat Dossier says the rancors are not native to Dathomir, though the article claimed they were. I've left in the claim as it stood, but any info on this would be appreciated. --McEwok 16:03, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Just noticed that too. CTD says: "While Dathomir provides a home to a nunprecedented number of the beasts known as rancors, it is not believed that they are native to the world." / "Dathomirian rancors are quite well adapted to the climate, however - New Republic xenobiologists have studied the phenomenon and believe that the rancors have evolved at a heightened rate since their arrival on Dathomir. It is theorized that at some unknown period in history, a ship carrying these beasts crash-landed on Dathomir." And it goes on theorizing about their true origin. --Craven 16:15, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

sample rancor roar Edit

i was playing around with the sample roar in sound forge and noticed that at 4.00 times faster than normal speed it sounds like it is saying "no more honey". --Ugluk 21:39, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Do Rancors Have Tails? Edit

I know i know it sounds rediculous. but I have seen pictures of rancors with tails, and i have also seen ones w/o a tail. Help!!!! P.S. the wizard miniature rancor has a tail too!

    • The ROTJ one has a stuby little tail so yes they do. Differentiation could possibly cme from the owners dcking the creature's tail during infancy, or simply from different breeds of Rancor.
    • thnx
  • The 1983 Kenner Rancor has a tail. Not sure on the 1997 version. -- Riffsyphon1024 21:27, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
  • the 1997 figure does have a tail. I have it. --Jabbathehuttgartogg Jabba'sDesilijicClanTattoo-SWFF Jabba'sDesilijicClanTattoo-SWFF 21:43, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Rancors being used by the CIS Edit

In Galactic Battlegrounds the Confederacy has a controlled Rancor unit, is this cannon, if so I think that we should mention that the Confederacy used Rancors during the Clone Wars in the article.

Eggs? Edit

According to NEGAS, they laid eggs. Previous texts say they gave birth. I'm not sure if these sources are contradicting each other, because I don't know if birth technically means live birth. I think it can be extended to mean laying eggs. Thoughts?--Lord OblivionSith holocronSith Emblem 18:35, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Well, maybe they don't really mean live birth, but in a egg like you thought of. That's my guess, though I'm not sure...Pizza the Hutt 20:56, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I Belive they give birth to egg sacks, like cats or dogs do than the mother just eats the sack to free the newborn! -- Awar 03:53, 10 August 2007 (UTC).

Past Tense Edit

Why is this article and other articles written in the past tense. It just sounds strange. DarthSyKalter 20:36, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Following Wookieepedia's Manual of Style, all in-universe article must be in past tense, because they are supposed to show "historical recordings that have been pieced together from scraps of information left over from the Star Wars era", the past tense "provides consistency and flavor" and the events took place in the past when compared to the time the narrative is set in ("A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away"). "Writing in-universe articles in past tense properly relates the timeline of that universe with our own perspective". --Skippy Farlstendoiro 06:33, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Terentatek Edit

This article lists the terentatek as a subspecies of the rancor. I have never seen any evidence of this. What is the source? Kaxs 20:11, December 18, 2009 (UTC)

I have never heard that either!

- DarthRexius

Yeah, this makes it look like one: --Mike the Manchild (talk) 13:29, January 29, 2013 (UTC)

Toothpaste Rancors Edit

I have edited this article several times, saying that among fans, the painted rancors of Felucia are called "toothpaste rancors". This has been deleted every time, presumably by those who have never heard the term. I have even gotten an anti-vandalism message! Have any of you guys heard this term? I hear it all the time when talking about The Force Unleashed with various people.

  • We generally don't mention fan terms in articles. On the few occasions when we do, it is always with solid attribution, and always in the Behind the scenes section. jSarek 02:00, December 1, 2010 (UTC)


the sand rancor subspecies (mentioned in the Tyrant rancor article) wasn't added, also, can the cyber-rancors (mentioned in the gnarled rancor article) also be considered a subspecies?--Shioroi (talk) 20:33, December 12, 2013 (UTC)

Dennis Muren Interview The Rancor Hey every being! I found a video on where Dennis Murren, who worked on the Rancor in Return of the Jedi states they did use blue screen in the scene with the rancor, but I'm on my phone. Its located at /dennis-muren-interview-the-rancor ---- Jon Quigley

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