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Thranta were a large, flying species native to the planet Alderaan.

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.[1] Along with her diplomacy lessons, Princess Leia Organa notably learned to ride a thranta.[2]

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.[3] The species was made canon by the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, which was released in 2015.[1]


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