Star Wars Creatures

The many Star Wars creatures in the six epic movies are legendary. To create a story set in a galaxy far, far away, there must be many fantastic forms of life wandering around. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg used extreme imagination to create amazing creatures that looked lifelike even before the era of modern special effects.

Star Wars Creatures

  • Acklay. The Acklay looks like a combination of a preying mantis and lobster. It is one of the creatures Obi Wan, Anakin and Padme fights in the arena in Attack of the Clones. It is a huge monster with a long, thin body and several thick, claw-tipped arms and legs.
  • Eopie. Eopies are used in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith as basic beasts of burden. The desert creatures look like large, tan camels with no humps and slightly elongated snouts. They are often shown saddled with a rider.
  • Fambaa. A Fambaa is one of the giant, four-legged creatures the Gungans use to carry shield generators in The Phantom Menace. The huge creatures has an elephant-like body with a lizard head. The lumbering beast is covered with thick reptilian skin and used for its immense strength.
  • Kaadu. The Kaadu are ridden by Gungans during the big battle scene in The Phantom Menace. The creatures are wingless, fast and covered with scaly skin. They have duck-bills, long necks, strong legs and smooth bodies.
  • Rancor. The Rancor is the enormous towering mass of reptilian skin and sharp teeth that Luke Skywalker fights in Return of the Jedi. It has a huge mouth, long arms and sharp claws for catching prey. The creature lives in a pit below the chamber of the criminal lord, Jabba the Hutt.
  • Sarlacc. A Sarlacc is a mysterious creature with a large worm mouth filled with sharp teeth and ringed with grasping tentacles. The remainder of the beast stays concealed beneath the desert sands and the creature is rumored to keep victims alive as it slowly dissolves them over a 1,000 years. Jabba the Hut tries to throw Luke, Leia and Han into the creature in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Space Slug. Space slugs are the giant, grey, worm-like creatures that live in the craters of asteroids. They exist in the vacuum of space and pose heavy danger to passing ships. They appear briefly in The Empire Strikes Back when Han and Leia accidentally fly into a slug's stomach to hide.
  • Tauntaun. Tauntauns are used in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as cold temperature beasts of burden. Han Solo and Luke use the furry, dinosaur-like creatures as quick transportation. Tauntauns have powerful hind legs, short front legs and a long tail like a kangaroo. They are furry and white with long torsos and small heads.
  • Wampas. Wampas ice creatures are vicious snow monsters from The Empire Strikes Back. The big and tall predators resemble an abominable snowman with shaggy white fur and huge claws. The creature has strong, sharp teeth and two small, black horns that grow down and around its face.
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