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Baga and Teebo
Teebo
Biographical information
Homeworld

Endor[1]

Born

A year or two before Wicket[2]

Physical description
Species

Ewok[1]

Gender

Male

Hair color

Grey[3], brown/tan[4], gold [5], black with grey stripes [6] [7] [8]

Eye color

Green[3]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rebellion era

Affiliation

Bright Tree Village


"I've never seen anyone more worthy of my tears! You are a true hero, young Teebo."
―Mount Sorrow[src]

Teebo was initially an Ewok scout, then an apprentice of Logray and eventually a warrior in the Bright Tree Village on the Forest Moon of Endor. He was the older child of Batcheela and Warok and the older brother of Malani.

A close friend of Wicket Wystri Warrick and Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka, Teebo shared a lot of adventures with his friends in his youth, sometimes joined by Paploo. They would travel to various parts of the forest moon, get to know many of its resident species and defend the village and the surrounding forest from the enemies and forest fires. Later, after he saved Wicket Wystri Warrick from a Condor Dragon and helped destroy the Griagh, he was bestowed upon the rank of warrior and presented with the Sacred Horn of the Soul Trees.

Teebo had a rocky courtship with Latara, eventually getting together with her in his later adolescence/young adulthood[6].


BiographyEdit

Early yearsEdit

Saving Malani and discovering his hidden talentsEdit

Living in a cozy hut of three chambers just off the Bright Tree Village main square with his parents and his sister, in his earliest years, Teebo was a loner. He was not keen on learning how to make weapons, hang-glide and determine what vines were safe to swing on. Instead of that, he spending a lot of time sitting on a "secret" branch of one of the oldest trees in the village, daydreaming. He was able to hear colours as rivers moving past him, read animals minds and observe tree ghosts. His friends would tease him for this, which he did not seem to mind; and his parents decided that their firstborn just had a very vivid imagination.

All of this changed in a flash, when three Duloks, one of whom was Vulgarr entered the Ewok village as the woklings were being gathered to go on an excursion and claimed that Malani was captured by a monster, her straw doll remaining behind. Chief Chirpa sent all of his warriors, led by Teebo and Malani's father Warok to battle the monster and find the lost wokling. Fearing for his sister's life, Teebo hid under a basket when the other young Ewoks were ordered to group in the central shelter, in order to be able to go find her himself. He then flew a glider for the first time. Meanwhile, all the other children from the village were kidnapped, mothers tied up and Logray trapped in a toadskin hood.

After some time, Teebo noticed he was stalked by a Mantigrue, just as he'd approached a tree unlike all the other trees. He managed to bite the beast and hide in the shrubbery, where he was discovered by the Yuzzums. He ran for his life, until the Grudakk scared the Yuzzums away, grabbed him and took him to his underground lair. Despite his initial fear of being boiled alive, Teebo peacefully fell asleep after the Grudakk fed him and tucked him in.

The next morning, Teebo left the lair and ran into Duloks preparing a picnic on a clearing, where the main course were supposed to be the kidnapped Ewok children, held in a cage. He witnessed Vulgarr club another Dulok to death and take Malani out of the cage to decapitate and cook her. In the last moment, Teebo hurled a stone at the Dulok leader. The Ewok warriors arrived and started battling the Duloks with their stone axes and spears. Teebo dodged the spears and found a stone axe to free the other children and he instructed them to run to the woods. Left behind under the heavy cage door, he was caught by Vulgarr who held him up and told the Ewoks that they would be carrying him home in two baskets.

The Grudakk attacked the Duloks from the forest, scooped on Vulgarr and freed Teebo, almost stepping over Warok and Chief Chirpa. The gentle giant was stopped by Logray who then explained his people that he was the guardian of the Father Tree. That evening, upon return home, Teebo revealed to the old shaman that he could see the flowing rivers of colour and found out that he was not alone in his dream world.[3]

Other AdventuresEdit

On the eve of a Harvest Festival, instead of picking berries and chopping wood, Teebo and Wicket went for a hang-gliding adventure. A storm approached, they crashed and ended up hiding in a cave. Eventually, Kneesa helped them get back to the village using smoke signals. As a sign of gratitude, they promised to finish all of her remaining chores for the festival as well and she gave them a snack of bread with jam.[9]

Sometime later, at the annual midsummer festival, Teebo was announcing the archery contest. [10]

Village scoutEdit

Teebo and Wicket were appointed as scouts after both came out of age and they would regularly engage in various missions.

Rainbow bridge and Gantu, the ogreEdit

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Wicket and Teebo activate the rainbow bridge.

While escaping from the a thunderstorm that caught the three friends picking sunberries, Princess Kneesaa stepped on a poisonous nightshade torn and hear life was in danger. Chief Chirpa asked Logray if there was any chance to save his daughter, and Logray mentioned the rainbow bridge. Wicket and Teebo then asked Logray what the rainbow bridge is and he informed them of the healing Sunnydew nectar on the other side of the Gorge of Fire as well as forbid them to go there, due to the danger of Gantu the Ogre, known for terrorizing and even eating Ewoks in the past, coming back to raid the village.

That night, the boys stole the Bridge Crystal, activated the bridge and, though Teebo was not enthusiastic about it, went to the other side of the gorge. Once on the other side, Teebo spotted a little almost-dead plant which would later play the crucial role in saving the princess. Wicket picked up the plant and put it in his pouch. Then, the boys encountered Zandor Rocker who led them to Gantu's cave, which was lit by the nectar they were seeking. Gantu discovered them and Wicket distracted him with the bridge crystal, then threw it to Teebo, whom Gantu caught, causing him to drop and break the crystal. Angry, the ogre vowed to eat the young Ewoks, but one of Zandor rockers jumped on his foot, after which he spilled the whole plate of nectar on his own head. Upon returning to the village thinking that their mission failed, Teebo and Wicket discovered a glowing flower in Wicket's pouch. It immediately brought the dying princess back to life. [11]

Space pirates' prisonerEdit

Teebo and Wicket trained a baby bordok for Princess Kneesaa's birthday, but they were unable to attend her party due to scouting duty, so Logray delivered it to her, using magic. While the villagers were busy with celebrating, the two young scouts encountered the Zorbian Space Pirates after the Ewok Gemwood tree, who discovered them as Teebo accidentally dropped a piece of fruit. Both were captured, but Teebo used his spear to free Wicket, telling him to leave him behind and. After a brief verbal confrontation with the pirates, he was staked out by their ship and gagged. As the party of Ewok warriors led by Chief Chirpa came to his rescue, he tried to warn them that it was a trap, but they all ended up trapped in a large net.

Meanwhile, injured Wicket and elderly Logray let the women and children, led by Kneesaa save the village and after they succeeded, the boys had only one request: a piece of Kneesaa's birthday honey-cake. [12]

Mission to harvest glider woodEdit

At the next Harvest Ceremony, Chief Chirpa enlisted Wicket, Teebo and Kneesaa as guests of honour. They were told to fly "where the mountain and the forest meet" in order to harvest special, strong and light wood used for Hang gliders. While flying, Teebo was pulling pranks on his friends by doing stunts, which eventually caused him to crash-land; after which he discovered that the wood had already been harvested by somebody else. The three were then surrounded by Quorks and while running to the nearby canyon, a Devil beast grabbed Wicket. Teebo suggested to Kneesaa that they would better hide as they would not be able to help if they were captured as well.

Later on, as Wicket was being taken to solitary confinement, Teebo and Kneesa created a diversion, but were captured themselves after Kneesaa's hood got hit by a spear. The Quorks then chained Kneesaa to a pole and threatened to have the Devil beast eat her unless the boys would build them a hand glider. Wicket then had an idea of building a glider that won't fly and Teebo caused the Quorks to argue by telling them that only the smartest among them will be able to fly the glider. While the Quorks were arguing over who is the most intelligent among them, the boys grabbed the wood and flew away. The Quork king Marlox went after them, but the glider fell apart. Teebo then cut Kneesaa's ropes and she jumped aboard Wicket's glider.

As they were returning home, Teebo realised he was the one who had the wood and he asked Kneesaa what special honour that her father talked about was awaiting the one to carry the wood back to the village. He was not particularly delighted to find out that he was to perform hang glider stunts at the celebration.[13]

Escaping the Valley of EvilEdit

On another occasion, Teebo and Wicket were returning from a particularly tiring scouting mission and decided to use a shortcut, leading through the Valley of Evil. They were almost immediately captured by Joddar and his lizard warriors, and escorted to a cave where they met Graak, whom they knew of from older Ewoks' stories, as he was expelled from the tribe long ago. An escape attempt failed.

The shaved Ewok in exile told the duo that they had to play his game in order to survive. Wicket and Teebo were then forced to run for their lives to the end of the valley without any weapons and followed by the lizards. Early in the run, Teebo almost fell of a cliff. The two friends then fought back by tossing bur balls at the lizard warriors, which bought them some time. As they were heading towards the swamp at the end of the valley, angered Graak sent Joddar to personally stop them, having seen that all the other warriors have failed. Joddar caught up with the young scouts after they narrowly escaped from an Endorian Swamp Beast and he would've ended being the giant serpent-like creature's pray, hadn't he been saved by the Ewoks.

Realising that they saved his life, Joddar followed them to the sign marking the end of the valley and wished them luck, and then confronted Graak who, playing against the rules he set himself, tried to choke Teebo and smash Wicket with a rock. Graak eventually left his own tribe, not eager to understand the value of compassion and the Ewok scouts returned home safely [14]

A brush with the laughing spellEdit

During the honey melon harvest, Wicket and Kneesaa decided to have a bath at the lake, while Teebo decided to sit down by himself and finish his poem, Ode to a Fish. Once he happily proclaimed the poem was a masterpiece, he heard obnoxious laughter coming a loonee bird from behind the bush. Convinced that the bird was mocking him, he plucked its tail feather and stuck it in his hood, after which his mood changed to somewhat hyperactive. As his two friends were carrying his basket as additional load, Teebo brought them down as if they were bowling pins and skipped his way to the village; where he heavily damaged two huts - one belonging to a young married couple and the one to an older Ewok named Neddoo, used fire bellows to blast some flour and spilled honey. Initially, all the affected Ewoks were laughing as well, but then they ran to complain to Chief Chirpa, interrupting the meeting of the Council of Elders, solely to witness Teebo jump in and trash everything once again. Wicket managed to capture him and Logray arrived to the rescue. The shaman noticed the feather and destroyed it, and said that Teebo was cursed with the perilous laughing spell, which may remain with him forever.

Wicket and Kneesaa took a journey with Teebo, holding him on a leash, to the top of Mount Sorrow, to find supernatural being who was, according to a legend, capable of breaking the spell. The being turned out to be the mountain peak itself and it was not immune to Teebo's spell either. The young scout then insulted it, which caused it to turn on his friends and try to blow them away. Teebo saved them and concluded that he would rather remain under the spell forever than put Wicket and Kneesaa's life in danger again. He was immediately soaked with water from Mount Sorrow's tears and the being told him that it has never seen such a true young hero. [15]

Discovering the blue pearlEdit

Saving the shrunken princessEdit

Ruling the village for a dayEdit

Other missionsEdit

Wizard apprenticeEdit

Saving the treesEdit

Returning the baby Phlog to its parentsEdit

Helping save Wicket's father's lifeEdit

An expedition to the Tree of LightEdit

In the land of GupinsEdit

Taming the cursed rocksEdit

Helping defeat Morag for goodEdit

On the eve of Morag's final attack on their village, Teebo approached the shaman Logray and asked to become his apprentice. Logray approved, and Teebo began learning the ways of Ewok magic.

Other adventuresEdit

WarriorEdit

Helping defeat the GriaghEdit

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Wicket and Teebo attack the Griagh in its lair

While spending some time with his now-girlfriend Latara, Teebo, now a skilled warrior, saw Wicket get tricked by Duloks and captured by a Condor Dragon. He rushed to save his best friend, using his father's glider. After a couple of injuries induced by the axe, the beast fell down, bringing both young Ewoks with it, but they survived and Wicket was punished by the tribe for engaging with Duloks.

A couple of days later, Teebo and Latara have ran into Kneesaa and Wicket, dragging a captured Dulok Agluk with a severed arm, who surrendered to Ewoks, on a leash. Teebo called them out on their actions cite that Chief Chirpa will most likely skin them for it. He eventually joined them, prompted by his girlfriend, Kneesaa's authority over him and because they wanted to verify whether Agluk was telling the truth and whether the Dulok swamp had really been destroyed by Skull Ones.

The Ewoks found out that Agluk was telling the truth and, despite Teebo not trusting him, they agreed to take a secret shortcut through a tunnel that was full of bones, in order to surprise the humans. However, Agluk had snatched a blaster and took the Ewoks prisoners. After a short chase with Wicket, he woke the Griagh with his shooting and the beast immediately went for Ewoks. Wicket and Teebo attacked it, but soon discovered they were not a match for it. After Kneesaa found the way out of the cave, Teebo almost remained behind, but the beast apparently ate Agluk and let him escape, to the relief of his friends.

The quarter then saw Paploo and Logray captured by the Skull Ones and created a diversion from top of the hill, upon which Wicket freed the Duloks and Latara learnt how to use a blaster. As the Griagh escaped its lair and went for everybody present, she was hit on the shoulder and Teebo was stopped by the Griagh while trying to save her from it. She managed to reach her blaster again, and the beast then went for random Stormtroopers and Duloks. In the last moment, Logray and princess Kneesaa climbed a cliff and tossed the Sunstar to the beast's mouth. The wistie Zrani accelerated it and both her life and the legendary gem were sacrificed to destroy the Griagh.

That evening, in a ceremony that also presented an eternal frame burning in the honour of Zrani, Teebo was bestowed upon the rank of warrior and presented with the Sacred Horn of the Soul Trees, promising to remain strong and loyal to the tribe. [6]

Capturing and freeing the RebelsEdit

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Teebo approaches the captured Rebels

Teebo's search party caught Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 in a trap likely intended for an animal. Likely fearing the newcomers and not understanding their language, he could not stop poking Solo even after being warned not to and the rebel general and young Jedi were close to either gunning him down or using the Wookie's crossbow to scare him. Then C-3PO emerged from the leaf bed and the Ewoks promptly started chanting and bowing to him, assuming he's a deity.[8]

Back at the Bright Tree Village, Teebo had a heated argument with Paploo, over what should be done with the Rebels and they had opposing points of view. After Logray ignored both of them and ordered for the men and the droids to be cooked alive as the main course for a banquet in Golden One's's honour despite the later objecting to it as well as Leia Organa Solo, Luke Skywalker used The force to lift the droid in his "throne" and spin him around.

Seeing this, Teebo promptly used his axe to free R2-D2 from the bonds, but the droid tumbled down. Upon being helped up, he chased Teebo and zapped his backside twice. [8] Later on, as the Council of Elders was deciding whether to help the Rebels or not, he seemed alive and well, trying to reconcile with R2-D2, but upon being warned by a couple of beeps, opting to jump on Chewbacca instead.[7]

Battle of EndorEdit

After the Ewoks have decided they would help the rebels, Teebo told C-3PO that he, along with his scouts Wicket and Paploo, will show the Rebels where the Endor shield bunker was. Upon arriving there, he exchanged a couple of words with Paploo, who then stole one of Imperial Speeders, as a distraction. [7]

Later, seeing their new friends captured, the Ewoks teamed up with C-3PO and R2-D2. The droids then distracted the guards who went after them and were initially thrown stones at by a group of fifteen Ewoks. Teebo, who was sitting in a tree, then sounded three long blasts from his Sacred Horn of the Soul Trees, which was a signal for hundreds of other Ewoks to attack, thus starting the ground assault. [7] [16] After some of the troops were taken down using catapults and balanced wood trunks, Teebo lead the next phase of the assault, where the Ewoks were flying skin-gliders, dropping rocks on the stormtroopers, or dive-bombing with spears. He was hit in the wing by a laser and almost crushed by a walker, but Wicket swooped down to save him. After this, they were both hit by a speeder bike and out of the battle for a while.[7]

Recovered, the two childhood friends clinged onto Chewbacca's back as he took their example and used a swinging vine to jump on a Tempest Scout 2, one of the AT-ST walkers. The Wookie then dashed the first Stormtrooper who got out to see what hit his vehicle to the ground, while Wicket and Teebo immediately dove into the hatch and subdued the other trooper. They tried to drive the walker, almost causing Chewie to fall off its top, but they managed to hit another walker before he came inside to take control over the vehicle. The hijacked walker then destroyed all the remaining ones, paving its way back to the bunker; where Han Solo had managed to hotwire the controls and wounded princess Leia took a couple more Imperial soldiers down.[7]

After the battleEdit

As the celebration went on in Bright Tree Village, Teebo played drums made of Stormtroopers' helmets alongside another Ewok[8] and eventually reconciled with R2-D2.[7]

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Personality and traitsEdit

"Teebo emerged from the large structure. He was slightly bigger than most of the others, and undeniably fiercer. His fur was a pattern of light and dark gray stripes. Instead of the usual leathery hood, he wore a horned animal half-skull atop his head, which he’d further adorned with feathers. He carried a stone hatchet, and even for someone as small as an Ewok, he walked with a definite swagger."
―Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (novel)[src]

Power and abilitiesEdit

It is quite probable that Teebo was Force-sensitive, as his master probably was too.


Behind the scenesEdit

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Concept art that likely became Teebo.

Appearance changesEdit

"[Teebo] got a little big goofier-looking, more in keeping with his personality, more awkward in his stance."
Ewoks associate producer and story editor Paul Dini describes changes to Teebo's character design in the second season of Star Wars: Ewoks[src]

Teebo's personality and appearance varied greatly throughout all of the material he appears in; compared to most of the other prominent Ewoks - and they often depend one on the other.

In Return of the Jedi, Teebo appears to be taller than the other featured Ewoks (second only to then-deceased Chukha-Trok overall), has grey and black stripped fur.

Throughout the first couple of young reader books released between the film and the cartoon series, Teebo is shown wearing more typical Ewok hoods of various colours (orange, green) and with plain grey fur. In The Adventures of Teebo it is indicated that he has green eyes and his dreamer and poet persona is estabilished, as well as his affinity to magic and apprenticeship and friendship with Logray.

In the first season of the Ewoks cartoon series, he's portrayed with light green eyes and brown and beige tuxedo patterned fur. He is of the same height as other young Ewoks (though indicated to be older than his best friend Wicket). He is wearing a satchel and a baggy hat with a pink feather in it, rather than a typical Ewok hood. Personality-wise, he was a somewhat more mature sidekick to Wicket Wystri Warrick. He is often shown summoning animals, either with Logray on his own, talking to both them and the plants alike. In the very first episode of the cartoon series, he is also seen hypnotizing Baga.

In the second season, Teebo has changed drastically once again - the hood was now coloured violet, the brown fur became badge. His behaviour changed, he became infatuated with Latara and his magic would often go wrong. His satchel, which served no major purpose in the first season, now contained magic potions and dust.

In the Ewoks comics, Teebo looks same as in the first season of the cartoon, his personality being somewhat of a mix between both of the cartoon incarnations. He is not shown doing any magic in the comics, but his love for poetry remains.

In the most recent appearance, in Shadows of Endor, Teebo is a mix of all the above mentioned - bigger than all of his fellow adolescent Ewok friends (including Paploo who once made him fall from a single pat on the back in the cartoon series), sporting grey and black stripped fur and the Gurreck skull headdress; yet in a relationship with Latara and writing romantic poetry.

Et ceteraEdit

In the Star Wars: Ewoks animated series, Teebo was voiced by Eric Peterson in the first season and James Cranna in the second.

It has long been speculated that Nelvana, when producing Star Wars: Ewoks, may have received misinterpreted biographies, or had names switched for Teebo and Paploo, as the two characters apparently have each other's personalities and physical appearances from Return of the Jedi. If true, this is understandable as the show was created in the early days of Return of the Jedi's characters' backstory writing.

In 2012, an action figure of Teebo was made. It was included in a Hasbro Toys "R" Us exclusive Ewok pack.[17]

In the *Star Wars: Tiny Death Star game, Teebo is one of the unlockable bitizens that can only be acquired if a salvage droid brings them.

AppearancesEdit

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Teebo playing a drum.

Non-canon appearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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