- "Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee."
"But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid."
"That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that."
"I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, Artoo. Let the Wookiee win."
- ―Han Solo, and C-3PO
The Wookiees were a species of tall, hairy humanoids that were native to the planet Kashyyyk. The most notable member of this species was the warrior Chewbacca, Han Solo's best friend and co-pilot, who played a vital role in the Galactic Civil War by aiding the Rebel Alliance in their fight against the Galactic Empire, as well as the First Order–Resistance conflict where he fought against the First Order. They were quite strong, and were known to rip people's arms out of their sockets when provoked. Though being from a temperate planet better known for its swamps and forests, their coat of hair allowed them to be comfortable on icy worlds such as Ilum and Hoth.
Biology and appearanceEdit
Wookiees were a tall species of furry giants from Kashyyyk, who could grow to a height of two metres. Despite their fearsome appearance and volatile temperament, Wookiees were regarded as intelligent, sophisticated, loyal and trusting. When angered, Wookiees were known to descend into a berserker rage. Wookiees had a long lifespan, appearing not to age over a span of fifty years. One Wookiee, Lohgarra, lived healthily for centuries—the only distinction being her white fur. They could learn to understand other languages, like Basic, but they were physically unable to speak them. To those who had not learned to understand Shyriiwook, the Wookiee language, it appeared they spoke in a series of growls and purrs. Although rare, it was possible for Wookiees to be born Force-sensitive, like the Jedi Youngling, Gungi.
Wookiees originated on the Mid Rim forest world of Kashyyyk. During the Clone Wars, the Wookiees fought alongside the Galactic Republic in several star systems. Towards the end of the conflict, Wookiee forces also defended their homeworld from a Separatist invasion with the help of Republic forces led by Jedi Master Yoda. Following the establishment of the Galactic Empire, the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk was blockaded by the Empire. Many Wookiees were forced into slavery due to their strength, sent to be worked to death in the dangerous spice mines of the planet Kessel, or on construction sites such as the Death Star, though a number escaped this fate.
About fourteen years after the establishment of the Empire, the 212th Attack Battalion led by General Kahdah quelled a Wookiee revolt on Kashyyyk. Civilian travel to the planet was restricted and access was granted only for official government business.  Shortly later, the Empire transported several captives including Wullffwarro and his son Kitwarr to the spice mines of Kessel. The Spectres, a rebel cell based on the Outer Rim world of Lothal, rescued the prisoners and escaped Kessel.
Society and cultureEdit
Most Wookiees carried bowcasters as weaponry, which were handcrafted. The Wookiee people by and large hated Trandoshans, who were renowned as great hunters. The highest way a Wookiee could compliment someone was to groom them. In Wookiee society, loyalty and courage were valued as sacrosanct tenets.
Wookiees in the GalaxyEdit
Some notable Wookiees included Chewbacca, the navigator and long-time companion of Han Solo. Other noteworthy Wookiees including the chief and general Tarfful (who worked alongside Master Yoda during the Battle of Kashyyyk), the warrior Wullffwarro, and his son Kitwarr. One known Force-sensitive Wookiee was the Jedi Youngling Gungi, who lived during the Clone Wars. During the Age of the Empire, Black Krrsantan was a Wookiee who worked as a bounty hunter for both Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost" (Pelts only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Wookiee Hunt"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destiny" (Vision to Yoda)
- Dark Disciple
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Kanan 4: The Last Padawan, Part IV: Catch
- Tarkin (Mentioned only)
- A New Dawn (Mentioned only)
- Lost Stars
- (Appears in hologram)
- Rise of the Rebels (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion
- The Rebellion Begins
- Droids in Distress book
- Ezra's Wookiee Rescue
- A New Hero
- Star Wars Rebels – "Rebel Resolve" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Escape from Darth Vader
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
- Star Wars: Princess Leia, Part I
- Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure
- Smuggler's Run animated comic
- Star Wars: Chewbacca
- Star Wars: Princess Leia, Part V
- Heir to the Jedi
- Star Wars 1: Skywalker Strikes
- Star Wars 2: Skywalker Strikes, Part II (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 3: Skywalker Strikes, Part III
- Star Wars: Darth Vader 1: Vader
- Star Wars 4: Skywalker Strikes, Part IV
- Star Wars: Darth Vader 4: Vader, Part IV
- Star Wars: Darth Vader 7: Shadows and Secrets, Part I
- Star Wars: Darth Vader 8: Shadows and Secrets, Part II
- Star Wars: Darth Vader 16: The Shu-torun War, Part I
- Star Wars: Commander
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Part I
- Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Part III
- Star Wars: Uprising
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens junior novelization
- Han & Chewie Return!
- Disney Infinity 3.0
- Epic Yarns: A New Hope
- Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back
- Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi
- (Picture only)
- Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
- Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars Rebels
- Star Wars in 100 Scenes
- Ultimate Star Wars
- "Rebel Rouser"—Star Wars Insider 152
- "The Rebel Bruiser"—Star Wars Insider 152
- "Classic Moment: Lando's Second Surprise"—Star Wars Insider 152
- Star Wars Rebels: Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook (Sketch)
- Star Wars Rebels: Fight the Empire
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Rebels Annual 2016
- Star Wars: Rey's Survival Guide
- ; image #1 (of 8)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ The Rebellion Begins
- ↑ Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Darth Vader 1: Vader
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Aftermath
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Lost Stars
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: Uprising
- ↑ (Slide 1)
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ 14.0 14.1
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens teaser
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength"
- ↑ HoloNet News Report: Wookiee Revolt Quelled on Kashyyyk
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Star Wars Rebels – "Spark of Rebellion"
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- Wookiee on Wikipedia