What's a Fanlisting?
A fanlisting is a place for all fans of a particular show, movie, actor/actress, singer, etc. to come together and build the biggest listing of people from all around the world who are fans of that subject. (def. from thefanlistings.org)
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The Wookiees are large, hair-covered humanoids, native to the planet Kashyyyk. The Wookiees, as explored through the Star Wars films, novels, and video games, are a very honorable and noble people. They exist in a hunter/gatherer society, living in the top levels of their giant wroshyr trees and descending to the lower levels to find food.
Despite their rough, animalistic appearance, the Wookiees are gentle in times of peace. That said, when they are threatened, they have short tempers and are subject to what is often called "Wookiee Rage". They are fierce warriors, fighting with both melee weapons and their trademark crossbow-like blasters, Bowcasters. Unfortunately, because of their strength, the Wookiees are often valued as slave labor and have been targeted by slavers as several points in their history, most notably by the Empire and the Trandoshans.
A Wookiee's honor is an important part of his or her life. When a Wookiee owes their life to another, they swear a life debt, meaning that they and their families will do anything to help and preserve that person. A Wookiee life debt is not something to be taken lightly.
The first Wookiee appearance, of course, was that of Chewbacca, Han Solo's stalwart co-pilot in the original Star Wars movie trilogy. Chewbacca, or Chewie as he was nicknamed, quickly became a fan favorite for his lovable demeanor and fierce loyalty. There is also a Chewbacca comic book series detailing other adventures of Chewbacca.
Star Wars: Episode III shows us a Kashyyyk under attack from the Seperatists. There is a glimpse of a younger Chewbacca, as well as a Wookiee chieftain named Tarrful, in addition to scores of Wookiee warriors fighting to defend their homeland. Though Episode III shows us the warlike side of the Wookiees, their nobility also shines through in their aid of Master Yoda.
Other Wookiees have appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and various novels, video games, and comics.