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1 December 2007 Good article nomination Success
19 December 2007 Good article
7 January 2008 Featured article candidate Success
18 January 2008 Featured article
Current status: Featured article

Battlefront 2Edit

Wampas really look different on BF2, huh?--DarthCow--Talk| Email 05:44, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Clone Wars AppearanceEdit

Did I miss the wampas in the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon series? Series I or Series II? Cutch 05:37, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

  • It's in Series I Chapter 6.--Rune Haako 05:59, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Oh, I see - in the Rattatak arena. Thanks. Cutch 06:05, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Male/Female WampaEdit

Where is it ever said that Luke Skywalker was attacked by a male wampa and imprisoned by a female? Cutch 18:48, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

  • If you had checked my edits you'd know I added Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy as a source. In that book they give a complete run down of the events during Hoth and it states that Luke was attacked by a male wampa and woke up in a female wampa's cave.--DannyBoy7783 22:50, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Okay, okay, simmer down... Cutch 01:38, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
      • Don't give me attitude please. If you thought the information wasn't valid you should have checked to see if I added sources and failing to do that at least not asked your question with a smarmy tone. It wasn't necessary.--DannyBoy7783 02:08, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
        • I hate to be a Nebulax clone, but my initial tone wasn't smarmy. But you made it that way. Pffft. Cutch 06:18, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Is there a way to differentiate between male and female wampas? If there is, it would probably benefit this article to include that information. That way, we can watch the movies and see for ourselves. 07:17, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
    • The movie only shows one wampa. The costume that was made for the special edition was meant to supplement the existing wampa. The expanded universe sources suggest two wampas. As Lucas implies one wampa in the film there is no way to tell sex because he nly shows one wampa. It wasn't until after the movies that it was retconned into being more than one.--DannyBoy7783 18:00, 28 May 2007 (UTC)


There is a publicity photo of Luke on that Gunnery vehicle that appears for a brief moment on the special features disk of the Special edition DVDs released in 2004. It isn't explained but it is there,in fact all the principals are shown in proximity to it. Sochwa 09:33, 14 December 2006 (UTC)


Where is this tusks thing in wampas coming from?,they have horns and canine teeth,but no tusks. Sochwa 09:37, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

The tusks are actually the horns, I think. Nad Nutter 04:45,25 December 2013 (UTC)

Wildlife of Star WarsEdit

According to the book,they were imported to Coruscant,and escaped and migrated to the polar regions.Sochwa 22:17, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Wampa being inspired by abominable snowman Edit

The wampa was inspired by the mythical abominable snowman. (just added it)

IMPORTANT! Wampas on Bakura? Edit

Changes to this page Edit

I've condensed the body of this article into one single section (for now), removing the previous sections that were there. The article was previously organized into multiple sections with only a few sentences for each one. It was cluttered and hard to read. Toprawa and Ralltiir 06:39, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I've since cleaned this page up, organizing it into two main sections. Extensive BTS cleanup. I've transferred the deleted scenes info to the List of scenes cut from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back page. Since the majority of that info is considered canon, it has been included as such into the main body. Toprawa and Ralltiir 04:11, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Debate/sourcing for how well known Wampas are, despite their supposedly obscure Hoth is Edit

While there is no explicit statement "wampas are well known" in any star wars book that I know of, there is an abundant evidence of references to it by characters who have never even gone to Hoth, much less actually encountered one. I'm fairly certain it's been established that Hoth is considered a remote and largely not-so-well-known planet in the galaxy, so it stands to reason that it's native life wouldn't be either. Nonetheless, there are all sorts of references to the wampa such as "Charging Wampa" and "Slashing Wampa", both of which are Jedi lightsaber moves, then in the Galaxy of Fear series, Mammon Hoole is, at one pointed confronted by someone who has never been to Hoth (Dr. Evazon, I *think*) states that Hoole could turn into a Wampa and blah-blah-blah, those are just a few I can think of offhand specifically, there is also at least a couple more incidents I remember coming across a book based before "0" on the timescale, where a character thought to themselves about how someone was acting rather Wampa-like or something. 18:13, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

  • I never said you were wrong. All of these examples are properly discussed in the article, hence its comprehensive status as a Featured article. Additionally, the wampa's degree of notoriety throughout the galaxy is discussed within the article itself. Toprawa and Ralltiir 21:51, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
    • Which doesn't mean a brief statement of which can't be made somewhere in the first few paragraphs, numerous longer wikipedia and wookieepedia articles make brief descriptions that essentially restate what is already gone into in detail further down the article (for multiple reasons, including for the more lazy readers). It makes no sense why a short sentence or half-sentence can't be made to include this detail, even if it is gone onto in greater detail later on. A brief re-phrasal of this paragraph would suffice easily: "Knowledge of the wampa throughout the galaxy was limited. Of those aware of the creatures' existence, understanding typically came by way of overhearing big game hunters speak of what they considered "legendary" quarry. Hyperbole and rumors of the wampa's fearsomeness abounded. The planet Hoth was synonymous with the wampa—in the rare instances the planet was mentioned in conversation, it was common to hear the wampa mentioned in the same breath." 03:14, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
      • The beginning of the second intro paragraph sufficiently deals with the "rarity" of the wampa. The intro is meant to give a broad overview of the article subject, covering all major points, which this does. Specifics are meant to be found in the article itself. Toprawa and Ralltiir 04:09, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
        • I think mentioning big game hunters is more specific than a more straight-forward mention of it's rarity, in fact, my main problem is that it's too specific, and suggests that it is only through game hunters that it's name is known, which is possible, but highly unlikely due to the lightsaber move names, if nothing else. The big game hunters could be mentioned in a extensive of a new sentence replacing it, like "blah blah blah, such as big game hunters" etc. I don't know if my meaning came across in that last sentence, but yeah... 19:45, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Cliff wampa/wampa Edit

A cliff wampa is a wampa non the less, you should have kept it to ONE page, sure it would have been a REALLY LONG page, but if you get some random idiot reading the page, you will have confused them! Unsigned comment by Trask1138 (talk • contribs).

Dining at Dex'sEdit

HyperspaceIcon Dining at Dex's on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from and unavailable) links here, but I don't have a hyperspace membership and I can't seem to find a less-than-legitimate copy to verify. SinisterSamurai 13:27, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

Sentience? Edit

Just wondering what makes Wampas Semi-Sentient Unsigned comment by Dkwolf27 (talk • contribs).

Wampa weight Edit

Does 150kg sound remotely accurate to anyone? That's about 330lbs at 8ft. In comparison, Shaq O'Neil is about 7'2 350lbs. Wampa's are a foot taller (or more) and much more massive! I'd estimate the wampa that Luke maimed weighing several times the listed 150kg. 450kg is more believable. Rangermatthias (talk) 09:09, August 13, 2012 (UTC)Rangermatthias

Notable MembersEdit

I was wondering the 2 wampas listed other thanOne-Arm should be in the notable members. (Wetrosky) March 26 2013 20:28

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