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Name: Chewbacca
Status: alive
Relationships: Han Solo's friend and co-worker, father to Lumpawarrump, husband to Mallatobuck, and either son, or son-in-law to Attichitcuk
Fandom: Star Wars
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Chewbacca is a Wookiee, a character in the Star Wars universe. He is Han Solo's friend and co-pilot.

Chewbacca has appeared in every Star Wars film except for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Rogue One, and guest starred on the season 3 finale on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[1] He was also in The Star Wars Holiday Special.

Chewbacca became Han Solo's co-pilot and friend after Solo, then an Imperial Captain, refused an order to kill him while Chewbacca was a slave of the Empire. Solo was dismissed from the Imperial Navy for disobedience and became a smuggler. Chewbacca owed a life debt to Han and would serve Han Solo for the rest of his life.[2]

A Few Canon Facts About Chewbacca

His family consists of Mallatobuck, Attichitcuk, and Lumpawarrump. Their home planet is the planet Kashyyyk. [3]

The Fanon Chewbacca

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Pairings and Chewbacca's Gender

While there is not much known about Wookiee marriage pledges nor biology, the existence of Lumpy could make one assume Chewbacca was paired with Mallatobuck at least once.

Some fans were curious about Chewbacca's gender:

Let's see ... evidence of Chewie as a male Wookiee. Hmmm. Han calls him 'pal; which is not a tag name a male is likely to attach to a female companion (Hey! I know ifs weak! I know I'm reaching, but I'm trying....) Then, there is the Christmas special that shows Chewie with a wife and son. And he sorta looks male, doesn't he? [4]
Chewie - according to the (in)famous SW Holiday Special - has a wife and a son. So that would make him a male (unless it's common practice on Kashyyyk that women many women and only seek males to produce offspring). However, Lucas had — before "inventing" Chewbacca the Wookiee - a female creature sharing Han Solo's life: something described as a cross between a guinea pig and a dog, about 5 ft/short, by the name of Boma. She was supposed to be his girlfriend. But somewhere along the line, Georgie dropped this daring idea, realizing that he was dancing on thin ice by introducing interracial... no, interspecies sexual relations to the SW galaxy. Not fit for a family program! (Just our luck, my dear fellow smuthounds.) [5]

Some Chewbacca Fanart

Some Chewbacca Fanworks


  1. Chewbacca at
  2. from "The Star Wars Encyclopedia" by Stephen Sansweet
  3. from The Star Wars Holiday Special.
  4. from Southern Enclave #40
  5. from Southern Enclave #40