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Encyclopedia > Wampa
A wampa in its lair on Hoth
A wampa in its lair on Hoth

Wampas are fictional predators in the Star Wars universe, resembling Yetis or the extinct giant ground sloth. Image File history File links Wampa. ... Image File history File links Wampa. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... Abominable snowman also redirects here; for the Doctor Who serial of similar name, see The Abominable Snowmen. ... Megatheriinae were a subfamily of elephant-sized ground sloths that lived from 2 million to 8,000 years ago. ...

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Characteristics

Wampas live on the planet Hoth. Wampas' hands have five fingers, each with one large claw. They also have a horn protruding from either side of their heads that curves and points forward. The wampa's feet resemble an elephant's, in that they don't protrude from the legs and are rather massive. They have a mouth of sharp teeth and attack with a vicious slash using their massive claws. The wampa's main prey is the tauntaun. In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... This is a list of species and races from the fictional universe of Star Wars. ...


Wampas are mainly solitary hunters, but will sometimes hunt in packs in equally beneficial situations or to eliminate a common threat. Mother Wampas are very protective of their young, like bears. Wampas do not hunt when they are hungry, but prefer fresh meat. They will often suspend live prey from the ceiling of their lair using their own saliva to act as a sort of glue (by freezing) until they are ready to eat. It is also revealed that Wampas have limited intelligence and long-lasting memories. The same Wampa that captured Luke in Empire Strikes Back encountered the young Jedi 9 years later when Luke returned to Hoth and the Wampa remembered him and his lightsaber.


Appearances in film and television

During the events of Star Wars: Clone Wars, Count Dooku tested Asajj Ventress' skill in the force by pitting her against various alien creatures, a Wampa was among these creatures. Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is captured by a Wampa and trapped in a cave, suspended upside down by his feet, which are frozen to the ceiling. Luke uses the Force to retrieve his lightsaber, half-buried in the snow. After cutting himself loose, Luke cuts the wampa's arm off and escapes. According to the expanded universe, 9 years after his encounter with the Wampa, Luke returned to Hoth and encountered the very same Wampa whose arm he had severed. This time, Luke managed to slay the Wampa with his lightsaber. Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The Rebellion's base of operations on Hoth, Echo Base, held several wampas in cages (as seen in Shadows of the Empire). The dead tauntaun that is seen in Echo Base during Empire was most likely killed by a Wampa. Doors to the Wampa cage rooms had a bright orange warning sticker. Although it was cut from the movie, C-3PO tore off one such sticker when the Rebels were trying to escape the besieged base to trick the pursuing Imperial troopers into entering one of the rooms (this shot is seen in one trailer for the movie). The sticker can be seen off to one side of the screen when Han Solo, Princess Leia, and C-3PO try to escape. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... Echo Base is a geographical location from the science-fiction Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm in 1996. ... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, often shortened to Threepio) is a robot character from the fictional Star Wars universe, created by Anakin Skywalker circa 32 BBY prior to the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Han Solo (born 29 BBY) is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Leia redirects here. ...


Behind the scenes

Several other Wampa sequences were planned for Empire, but they were ultimately cut. In one such scene, the beeping of astromech droids attracted wampas. R2-D2, a superficially typical astromech droid Astromech droids are a type of droid often encountered in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The wampa sequences originally seen in Empire were trimmed down due to problems with the wampa suit. Instead, a few quick shots of a puppet were used to attack Luke, and the sequence in the ice cave was done so that the wampa was not seen, adding to its menace (similar to that of the shark in Jaws). There are, however, one or two shots of the wampa suit in the original 1980 edition, and Des Web is credited for playing the snow monster. The 1997 Special Edition put in new footage of the wampa to complete the sequence. Jaws is a 1975 horror–thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchleys best-selling novel of the same name, which was inspired in turn by the Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reefer Madness was issued in a Special Addiction as a reference to the cult films ironic appeal. ...


Appearances in video games

Wampas have had appeared in several video games. The first appearance was in the NES version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, in which the player fights them in the first part of the Hoth level. Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back also features these beasts in the early Hoth interior and exterior levels. These Wampas are able to jump and freeze the player with their breath. In addition, one of the early bosses in the game is a giant wampa. They are also featured in the Nintendo 64 game Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire in Echo Base and in a canyon on the moon of Gall. In this game, a cheat mode is accessible through the player setting their name to "_Wampa__Stompa" (the cheat being case-sensitive and the underscores representing actual spaces). In this game, they are notorious for their slow movement and strong durability against standard laser blaster shots (many are required to kill one, but this is solely dependent on the preset difficulty). These aspects helped make some younger gamers find them frightening. They also make an appearance in the video game Jedi Academy. It has been suggested that Multiplayer game be merged into this article or section. ... Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm in 1996. ... Gall Gall is the seventh moon of the Cadavine Sector in the Zhar System. ... The Jedi Academy is a fictional training establishment in the Star Wars universe. ...


In Star Wars: Empire at War, wampas are one of the environmental hazards the player must deal with while playing a land battle on Hoth.


In Star Wars: Demolition, wampas throw giant snowballs in the Hoth map. A sampling of snowballs. ...


Wampas also make an appearance in the game Star Wars: Battlefront II. In the Hunt mode on the planet Hoth, the player is given the option to play as either the rampant wampas or as a member of the Rebellion. All wampas have listed for their equipment is "claws." On January 31, 2006, LucasArts introduced downloadable content for the game via Xbox Live; the included "Rhen Var: Harbor" map also allows gamers to play Hunt with or against wampas. January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... // Radatous Radatous is only known for its great shield generators and ancient Jedi training camps. ...


Most recently, a wampa appeared in LEGO Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy, during the opening cutscene for Episode V, Chapter 1, portraying the events in the actual movie with a comedic twist; when Luke severs the wampa's arm, it drops to the ground and the wampa, instead of roaring, falls silent and stares at it in disbelief.


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