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Thranta were a large, flying species native to the planet Alderaan. As a species, they survived the destruction of their homeworld due to the relocation of some thantra to Bespin.

Biology and appearanceEdit

Thrantas were gray-skinned floating beasts with broad triangular wings and a long tail. They greatly resembled[1] the aiwha, a species of winged cetaceans native to Kamino.[3]


The species was not entirely wiped out when their homeworld was destroyed by the Galactic Empire, as a population had been transplanted to the gas giant Bespin. On Bespin, the thranta lived in a breathable region of the planet's atmosphere, where they were ridden through the clouds by only the most daring thrill seekers.[2] Along with her diplomacy lessons, Princess Leia Organa notably learned to ride a thranta.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

Thranta first appeared in concept art drawn by artist Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, which was later reused in The Illustrated Star Wars Universe in 1995, introducing them to the Star Wars Legends continuity.[5] The species was made canon by the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, which was released in 2015.[2]



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