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"Good-bye, Tarfful. Good-bye, Chewbacca. Miss you I will."
―Yoda, shortly before his departure from Kashyyyk[src]

Tarfful was a male Wookiee chieftain and general who helped defend his native planet Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars. During the war, he led a band of Wookiees to answer a distress signal made by Chewbacca, who was imprisoned on the Trandoshan hunting grounds of Wasskah. Tarfful later participated in the Battle of Kashyyyk alongside Chewbacca and Jedi Master Yoda.


A male Wookiee native to his species's homeworld of Kashyyyk, Tarfful served as the chieftain of the coastal city Kachirho at the time of the Clone Wars.[3] He also held the rank of general among his people.[2]

One standard year into the war, one of Tarfful's fellow Wookiees, Chewbacca, was captured by Trandoshans and taken to Wasskah to be hunted for sport. There, Chewbacca managed to build a device which sent a distress signal to Kashyyyk. Upon hearing of his friend's situation, Tarfful hired the bounty hunters Sugi and Seripas to transport him and a group of his most trusted warriors to Wasskah. Once there, the chieftain and his men made quick work of the Trandoshans and rescued Chewbacca, as well as Jedi younglings Ahsoka Tano, Jinx, and O-Mer.[4]

Tarfful then took part in the Battle of Kashyyyk alongside Chewbacca and Jedi Generals Yoda and Luminara Unduli.[2] Aided by the Grand Army of the Republic, he led a local militia against the invading Separatist droid forces. Following the implementation of Order 66, Tarfful and Chewbacca helped Yoda elude the clone troopers and escape from the planet.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

Tarfful was a massive Wookiee who was covered with dark brown fur and wore armor around his shoulders and chest. He demonstrated great loyalty and trust amongst his warriors and allies, traits that were held in high honor in Wookiee culture.[5] He worked closely with Chewbacca during the Clone Wars, and was considered a dear friend by Jedi Master Yoda.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tarfful was played by Michael Kingma in Revenge of the Sith. He first appeared in the game Star Wars: Republic Commando, but his appearance there was relegated to the Legends continuity, leaving only his appearance in Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars episode Wookie Hunt canon at the time of the April 2014 announcement that the EU would now be re-termed Legends.

According to the Revenge of the Sith DVD text commentary, during Yoda's "goodbye" scene to Chewbacca and Tarfful in the film, Tarfful's roar is actually Itchy's roar from The Star Wars Holiday Special.

In the 2014 mobile game Star Wars: Galactic Defense, Tarfful can be seen yelling "hnn-rowr yrroonn nng rarr," a quote which first appeared in the Legends comic Empire's End and meant "long live the New Republic," when translated from Shyriiwook.



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