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The Creatures, Characters and Droids of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

by Tharin White

One of the best parts of the Star Wars franchise is the seemingly neverending supply of new faces in the films, books, and television shows. Many characters, both instantly recognizable and those newer, can be seen all throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

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This list seeks to provide a full line-up of what guests can look for while at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World:

Chewbacca – seen throughout Black Spire Outpost

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A legendary Wookiee warrior and Han Solo’s co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca came to Batuu aboard the damaged space freighter. He needs special parts to fix his ship and the Resistance needs fresh supplies, so Chewie made a deal to loan Hondo Ohnaka the Falcon for a few smuggling runs in exchange for the items he desperately needs.


Hondo Ohnaka – seen in Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

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Established in the animated television series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” Hondo Ohnaka is a Weequay pirate turned legitimate businessman, though most actually call him a smuggler. A rough-around-the-edges rogue, he is always looking out for the next big score. Hondo founded Ohnaka Transport Solutions, which operates out of Black Spire Outpost and specializes in acquiring or delivering restricted items. In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, he asks guests to help him acquire some prized cargo of importance to both the First Order and the Resistance. And, of course, Hondo will be pocketing a sizeable profit along the way.


Zabaka – seen in a window at Toydarian Toymaker stall

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Zabaka is a Toydarian, the flying alien species first seen in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Her small marketplace stall has thrived in Black Spire Outpost by selling quality toys and through her good relationships with other proprietors in town. Guests can see Zabaka’s silhouette through her workshop window as she goes about her daily business.


Vi Moradi – seen throughout Black Spire Outpost

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Vi Moradi is a spy and intelligence officer for the Resistance who traveled to Batuu to scout the planet for its viability as a potential recruiting station. This strong-willed, hot-tempered, quick-witted woman is trying to stay one step ahead of the First Order while recruiting for the Resistance as she traverses the twisting pathways of Black Spire Outpost.


Kylo Ren – seen around the First Order Encampment

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The Supreme Leader of the First Order strikes fear in the hearts of his foes with his imposing mask, long dark robe, iconic hilted red lightsaber, and notoriously violent temper. As a highly trained Force-sensitive warrior, Kylo Ren is determined to root out the Resistance and travels to Batuu to search for and destroy any traces he can find.


Dok Ondar – seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

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A larger-than-life collector of all things odd and hard to find, Dok-Ondar buys, sells and trades valuable items in his intergalactic antiquities shop. The Ithorian is a proud curator, amassing a collection unrivaled in the galaxy. He is also known as the gatekeeper of the black market in Black Spire Outpost, so locals know not to cross him. Guests can see him working at his desk, taking inventory and barking the occasional order at his assistants between incoming calls.


Rey – seen in the Resistance Encampment

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Sometime after the Battle of Crait at the conclusion of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Resistance hero Rey made her way to Batuu. Here, she leads the recruitment effort for the Resistance by actively inspiring supporters of the Resistance along the galaxy’s Outer Rim.


The Gatherers – seen in Savi’s Workshop and occasionally roaming near Ronto Roasters

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As believers in the ways of the Force, the Gatherers are a group of men and women dedicated to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on ancient knowledge. Part of their mission is guiding the next generation of Jedi hopefuls in building their own unique lightsabers.


Kowakian Monkey-Lizard – seen in the Creature Stall

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This reptilian creature is a favorite pet for denizens of the galaxy’s underworld, most famously Jabba the Hutt. Guests visiting the stall can see the monkey-lizard’s tail hanging from a cage and occasionally hear its iconic high-pitched laugh, likely recognizing it from “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”


Young Dianoga – seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

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This slimy, tentacled carnivore was first seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope” when it attacked Luke Skywalker in the Death Star trash compactor. Dok-Ondar has a juvenile dianoga in a tank at his shop, nicknamed Toothy.


Adult Dianoga – seen in Black Spire Outpost water fountain

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When guests stop for a drink at the water fountain in the Black Spire Outpost marketplace, they may see the eye of a dianoga, nicknamed Tiny, pop out of the water tank above.


Dokma – seen in the Creature Stall

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This small, timid creature with a protective shell and two eyestalks was first seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series.


Sarlacc – seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

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This dangerous carnivore can grow to 100 meters long and likes to bury itself in sand, leaving only its massive mouth exposed to the surface, as seen in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” Dok-Ondar keeps his infant sarlacc in a special tank that simulates arid atmospheric conditions.


Felucian Fireflies – seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

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These glowing creatures are native to the colorful, humid jungle planet Felucia, first seen in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”


Loth-cat – seen in the Creature Stall

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A sprightly feline that hunts small rodents on the grassy plains of Lothal, this lively animal is known primarily from the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series. In the stall, guests can see a Lothcat’s tail sway gently as it sleeps.


Fyrnock – seen in the Creature Stall

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A fierce predator typically the size of a small humanoid, this creature can only survive under the cover of darkness. It lives in a dark crate in the stall, and was seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series.


Puffer Pig – seen in the Creature Stall

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A mammalian species capable of sniffing valuable minerals makes puffer pigs vital to smugglers, as seen in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated series. When frightened, they inflate to massive proportions. Guests will see their eyes and hear their grunts and snorts inside the Creature Stall.


Mynock – seen in Oga’s Cantina

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These beastly things are bat-like parasites that chew on the power cables and energy conductors of starships, as seen in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests may spy a mynock that’s pickled in one of the tanks inside Oga’s Cantina.


Swamp Slug – seen in Oga’s Cantina

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Native to the bogs of Dagobah, this creature has thousands of teeth capable of grinding up plants and animals but not necessarily droids, as R2-D2 fortunately discovered in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Those keeping a close eye will find a swamp slug in one of the cantina’s tanks.


Worrt – seen in Oga’s Cantina and the Creature Stall

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A carnivorous amphibian typically found in the sand dunes of Tatooine, it famously made a brief cameo outside Jabba the Hutt’s palace in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” It waits for unsuspecting rodents or insects to pass by, then whips its long tongue out to snatch prey. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests can observe a worrt alive in one of the cantina’s tanks.


Ollopom – seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

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A short, gentle rodent found in the Gungan Swamps of Naboo that is sometimes mistaken for a plant.


Wampa – seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

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This large, white, furry, carnivorous predator hails from the ice planet Hoth. It often sneaks up on prey prior to the attack, as experienced by Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Dok-Ondar has a taxidermic wampa in his collection.


Kod’yok (top left), Tauntaun, (top right), Corellian hound (center), Nexu (bottom left), Anooba, (bottom right) – seen in Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

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The two most recognizable creatures are surely the Tauntaun and the Anooba. The Tauntaun was ridden by Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” The Anooba is the creature Padmé Amidala fought in the Geonosis arena during “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.”


DJ R-3X – seen in Oga’s Cantina

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This former Star Tours pilot droid, known as Rex, crash-landed on Batuu and was reprogrammed into a DJ by Mubo at the Droid Depot. Mubo gave Rex to Oga Garra to pay off a debt, and DJ R-3X now provides the musical entertainment inside Oga’s Cantina, still as chatty as ever.


8D-J8 – seen in Ronto Roasters

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As a former smelter droid, 8D-J8 was reprogrammed to do one thing: turn the meats on the spit at Ronto Roasters, ensuring they’re cooked to perfection.


R5-P8 – seen in Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

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This sassy droid is Hondo Ohnaka’s most capable astromech and serves as an automated repair mechanic on the smuggler’s many starships. He calls Hondo out on many occasions, always keeping the pirate on his toes.


Stay tuned as new creatures, characters, and droids from Galaxy’s Edge will be added to this list now that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has officially opened.

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1 comment

Price December 7, 2019 - 3:59 pm

All theses wonderful characters! Only 4 of them are out for meet and greets (Vi Moradi, Rey, Chewbacca and Kylo Ren) >:(

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