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Lowbacca
Biographical information
Homeworld

Kashyyyk[1]

Born

4 ABY[2]

Physical description
Species

Wookiee[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Height

2,26 meters[2]

Hair color

Ginger with black[1]

Eye color

Golden[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
"You're the one I've never doubted, your path has never veered from the light, and you've shown that it never will."
Luke Skywalker

Lowbacca or "Lowie" was a Wookiee Jedi Knight during the Yuuzhan Vong War. He was the nephew of Chewbacca, the son of Kallabow and Mahraccor, and the brother of Sirrakuk. He studied at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum and was a companion of Jaina Solo, Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka. He wielded a bronze-bladed lightsaber.

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Biography

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Early life

Lowbacca was born to Kallabow and Mahraccor. While growing up, he had had two passions; computer science and the study of Kashyyyk's complex plant life. The latter had prompted him to go alone into the dangerous lower levels of his homeworld's forests during his rite of passage to young adulthood, and to pit himself against the deadly syren plant.

Being a Wookiee, Lowbacca was a rarity among Jedi, as Force-sensitives were even less common among Wookiees than among other species, one being born only every century or so.

Second Imperium Crisis

Lowbacca and Em Teedee.

In 23 ABY he went to study at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Praxeum. Since most of the people Lowbacca would have to interact with were not fluent in Shyriiwook, the Wookiee trade language, he used a small translator droid that he carried at his waist named Em Teedee. Later in 24 ABY it was modified to hover, and followed him around flying. He became friends with Jaina Solo, Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka. Lowbacca's combination of computer skills and biological knowledge, and desire to take on the impossible would make him an invaluable asset to the Jedi.

Lowbacca unknowingly set a chain of events in motion when he discovered what eventually turned out to be a derelict TIE Fighter in the jungles of Yavin 4. His new friend Jaina Solo, somewhat envious of Lowbacca's T-23 Skyhopper, wanted to repair the TIE Fighter. With the help of Lowbacca, Jacen Solo, and Tenel Ka, she did, but the friends didn't know that they were being watched by the TIE Fighter's pilot, Qorl. Eventually he was forced to reveal himself and he took the Solo twins hostage, forcing them to repair the fighter for him.

Lowbacca ran away to his skyhopper, and returned with it in an attempt to intimidate Qorl into running away. However, Qorl called his bluff and critically damaged the airspeeder, forcing Lowbacca to abandon it in the jungle. Lowbacca tore through the jungle on foot for the Praxeum, losing Em Teedee in the process. Once he got there, he couldn't communicate with anyone there, but he remembered that his uncle Chewbacca was nearby, checking out Lando Calrissian's GemDiver Station. A rescue mission was mounted and the twins were recovered.

Lowbacca with his unique bronze lightsaber.

Shortly thereafter, Lowbacca was kidnapped along with his friends Jacen and Jaina, as well as Em Teedee while on a field trip to GemDiver Station. The little droid was taken away from him and they were brought to the Shadow Academy. There, Nightsister Tamith Kai tried to exploit his anger in an attempt to turn him to the dark side. She went to such lengths as reprogramming Em Teedee to spout pro-Imperial propaganda or subjecting him to arduous torture.

Lowbacca gave into his anger twice, the first time when Brakiss attacked Jaina with Force lightning, and the other when he smashed a screeching sonic generator beyond all repair. However, Lowbacca was able to keep himself from being indoctrinated. When Jacen freed himself using a Corusca gem that he had acquired during their field trip. Lowbacca used his excellent programming skills to help his friends in an escape attempt aboard the station just in time for Luke and Tenel Ka to show up to rescue them.

Later, Lowbacca went to Kashyyyk with Jacen, Jaina, and Tenel Ka in response to his sister, Sirrakuk's, coming of age and going deep in the underlevels of Kashyyyk to harvest strands of the deadly syren plant. Lowbacca had done this under unwise counsel alone, and Sirrakuk wished to repeat this, as did her best friend and Lowbacca's admirer, Raabakyysh. When Raaba did, though, she disappeared and was presumed dead.

Shortly after their arrival, the Second Imperium, headed by Zekk, came to raid a factory for computer supplies for the new fleet. The two parties soon met, and started a skirmish that killed the Nightsister Garowyn, tumbling into the underlevels of the Kashyyyk forest. There, Lowbacca and the others headed off Vonnda Ra and eleven stormtroopers. Shortly following, they encountered a syren plant. There, Nightsister Vonnda Ra and Sirrakuk were swallowed by the carnivorous plant, with Vonnda Ra being eaten and Sirrakuk pulling out the strands of the plant and then being pulled out by Lowbacca.

In the Battle of the Jedi Praxeum, Tenel Ka and Lowie sabotaged the floating battle platform from which Tamith Kai lead her forces, causing it to crash into a river killing the Nightsister. Suddenly, a bomb exploded and destroyed a large proportion of the Jedi Praxeum though no one was badly injured. With the end of the battle, the Second Imperium had been defeated.

Diversity Alliance

On one occasion, Lowbacca was tricked into joining the Diversity Alliance—an anti-Human terrorist organization—by Raaba, a fellow Wookiee who had been presumed dead on Kashyyyk. However, Lowbacca turned against the Diversity Alliance after learning of their true purposes and rejoined his fellow Jedi Knights. He later helped Zekk, Bornan Thul, Tenel Ka, and the Solos destroy the Emperor's Plague.

Black Sun Insurgency

During The Solo's trip to Ord Mantell Lowie, M-TD, Zekk, and Tenel Ka secretly entered the Rock Dragon for the Blockade Runners Derby. They used their combined Force ability and won the Blockade Runners Derby. The fact that they were training at Luke's Jedi Praxeum caused controversy but after a few days it was dropped.

Anja Gallandro, Jacen Solo, and Lowbacca are ambushed by chameleon creatures.

Later in a docking bay some chameleon creatures, loyal to the Black Sun, were stealing the space mines they had found. Lowie, the Twins, Zekk, and Tenel Ka ran out of the Rock Dragon to stop them. A few of the chameleon creatures were killed. Anja Gallandro arrived and killed one more escaping chameleon, but they ultimately escaped with the mines.

When Han Solo came, Anja accused him of killing her father. Han denied this, his children unconvinced either. Anja convinced them to go with her to Anobis, onboard the Millennium Falcon (She really intended to get Han killed in the war). They landed near Yuos's village where they were attacked by Knaars. After Jacen used a mind trick to scare away the Knaars, Tenel Ka, Jacen, and Lowie went into the woods to meet up with the Falcon. Upon arrival they were arrested by Elis.

Anja then went back to Yons's village with Elis's brother, Protas to blow it up, but one of the mines Protas planted detonated and killed him. After hearing this Elis was more open to negotiations, the end result being Lowie and the Solos' freedom, and an end to Anobis's 25 year war.

Anja came back with them to Yavin 4. She shunned everyone but Zekk and Jacen. A few weeks later, Lando invited them to come to Cloud City so they could see the amusement park SkyCenter Galleria that he and Cojahn were working on. Upon arrival they learned Cojahn was killed (unknown to them by the Black Sun).

Lando, despite the bad news, continued with the tour he promised them. Due to lack of spice Anja told Czethros that Cojahn's death was under investigation. In the swamp simulated environment they found out that the Modal Nodes mysteriously disappeared so Lando, Zekk, and Jaina went to Clak'dor VII and learned of Black Sun's influence on Cloud City.

Lowbacca in c. 24 ABY.

While Lowie was in the snow environment, he noticed an Ugnaught spying on them, which they followed down a tunnel that led into an open room, where seven Black Sun mercenaries with images of them showed themselves, and Lowie ran down another hallway. The Ugnaught launched them down a garbage shoot, Lowie grabbed an antenna and Tenel Ka with the other hand, however, Jacen wasn't as lucky and fell through the clouds.

The Lady Luck arrived with a rescued Jacen. With the information Jacen heard (from his rescuer M'kim) and the information Lando got from the Modal Nodes they then had evidence to link Cojahn's death to the Black Sun. Lowie looked up the holo recordings, and found a lot of the recordings deleted, but also found Czethros was on Cloud City and that he himself killed Cojahn.

When Lowie, Jacen, and Tenel Ka went to the Address for the debriefing about the Black Sun, they were attacked by the Wing Guard and Black Sun mercenaries. Lowie jumped into a Cloud Car and took off. One mercenary and one wing guard took off in pursuit Lowie. Just as Lowie's engine was giving out, seven thrantas and their Riders came and knocked Lowie's pursuers out of their vehicle and caught them. Lowie then came for a landing on Cloud City.

Lowie later reunited with his fellow Jedi Knights (all had a similar run-in) and returned to Yavin 4. Later Anja ran out of spice so she stole the Lightning Rod, and flew it to the spice mines of Kessel. They got a lead from Lilmit so Tenel Ka, Jacen, and Zekk flew to Dac. Lowie and Jaina stayed on Kessel.

While on Kessel, an army of Black Sun mercenaries took control of the planet and captured Nien Nunb, though Jaina and Lowbacca managed to escape. They found out that while Kessel, Czethros planed to send a signal that would trigger Black Sun spies everywhere. However, Jaina, Lowie, and M-TD sabotaged his plan by destroying the transmitter before Czethros could send the signal. Lowie also helped free the prisoners and defeated the Black Sun mercenaries. Czethros fell into a vat of carbonite and was flash-frozen instantly. The criminal was retrieved by the New Republic. As a result, the names of Black Sun spies in strategic positions of power were discovered amounting to the defeat of the Black Sun.

Following this ordeal, the Solo Twins, Anakin, Tenel Ka, Lowbacca, and Zekk were promoted to apprentice Jedi Knights during a ceremony at the Jedi Praxeum.

Yuuzhan Vong War

«You don't suppose that New Republic Intelligence has once again drop-kicked their brains and sent us out here for nothing?»
―Lowbacca to Jaina Solo (translated from Shyriiwook)
Lowbacca during his days in the Jedi Order.

When Chewbacca died at the start of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Lowbacca attended his funeral on Kashyyyk. Later, he and Chewbacca's son Lumpawaroo vowed to take up his life debt to Han Solo, but Han insisted that he was still mourning Chewbacca. Instead, Luke assigned him to accompany Jedi Knight Daye Azur-Jamin and his wife Tinian I'att, a Wookiee-trained bounty hunter, as scouts in Hutt Space.

When Daye was captured on Nal Hutta, and the Yuuzhan Vong tightened their grip on Hutt territory, however, Lowie and Tinian had to flee back into the New Republic territory, returning to his home planet of Kashyyyk.

Unable to fulfill the debt to Han himself, Lowbacca subsequently stuck close to the Solo children, particularly Jaina. He took part in the Myrkr strike team's assault on the voxyn cloning facility onboard the Worldship Baanu Rass, and subsequently served as Jaina's first mate aboard Trickster. He later became a member of Twin Suns Squadron under Jaina's command, where he earned the nickname Streak. At the Battle of Ebaq 9, Lowbacca was stabbed by the Yuuzhan Vong Warmaster Tsavong Lah, but the wound was not fatal. By the end of the war, Lowbacca was commanding a squadron of his own, and he later bonded with a seedship on Zonama Sekot which he flew during the Liberation of Coruscant. After the war, Lowbacca told Han he and Waroo were assuming Chewbacca's life debt.

Dark Nest Crisis

Lowbacca at the Conclave on Zonama Sekot.

However, five years later, Lowie was with Jaina and Tesar Sebatyne when they received Raynar Thul's Force-cry. Lowbacca was captured by the Chiss, though he was released after the signing of the Qoribu Truce. After the truce Lowie and Tesar hunted pirates who were hijacking abaarian water shipments. Later with help from Tesar and Tahiri Veila, he endangered the security of the Jedi Order by telling Aryn Dro Thul, Raynar's mother, that the Jedi were planning to kill her son. Luke Skywalker found out and ordered the three to remain on Dagobah for the remainder of the Swarm War. Lowie would later return from exile with Tahiri and Tesar.

Second Galactic Civil War

By 40 ABY, Lowbacca and Tesar were operating under Admiral Nek Bwua'tu's command. They replaced Jaina Solo and Zekk in monitoring the secret Corellian shipyards in the Kiris Asteroids fields, when the two pursued the Millennium Falcon to the Hapes Cluster.

During the Battle of Kashyyyk, Lowbacca led the Jedi charge against Jacen who was aboard the Anakin Solo. Jacen attempted to Force Meld with the Jedi Knight in order to sense where the other Jedi Knights were. Lowbacca tried to mentally reason with Jacen while simultaneously launching a Shadow Bomb at the bridge of the Star Destroyer. The bomb hit but a distraction caused by Ben Skywalker saved Jacen's life.

Personality and traits

Lowbacca was a serious fighter who loved the heat of battle. He had a slight sense of humor, but only used it when it was necessary. Lowbacca liked to hang out with Jacen Solo the most because of Jacen's sense of humor.

Behind the scenes

After the release of the Dark Nest Trilogy, George Lucas declared that no more Wookiee Jedi could be made in the Expanded Universe.[3]

It was speculated that because Lowbacca ended the trilogy exiled on Dagobah, and did not appear early in the Legacy of the Force series, that he would join the ranks of other such 'forgotten' EU characters as Callista. However, Troy Denning stated that Lowie, Tahiri, and Tesar's exile on Dagobah was not permanent.[4] When asked about Lowie's sudden disappearance, Sue Rostoni replied that he was too busy doing 'Jedi business' to appear. He has subsequently been mentioned in Tempest, Exile, and featured in Inferno and Invincible.

Appearances

Lowbacca.
  • Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force (First appearance)
  • Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
  • Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
  • Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers
  • Young Jedi Knights: Darkest Knight
  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Siege
  • Young Jedi Knights: Shards of Alderaan
  • Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance
  • Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur
  • Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty
  • Young Jedi Knights: The Emperor's Plague
  • Young Jedi Knights: Return to Ord Mantell
  • Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City
  • Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef
  •  "The Crystal" - Star Wars Gamer 5
  • Star Wars Invasion 2: Refugees, Part 2
  • Star Wars Invasion 4: Refugees, Part 4
  • Star Wars Invasion 5: Refugees, Part 5
  • Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
  • Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
  • Balance Point (Mentioned only)
  • Star by Star
  • Dark Journey
  • The Apprentice
  • Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
  • Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Mentioned only)
  • Traitor (Mentioned only)
  • Destiny's Way
  • Ylesia
  • The Final Prophecy
  • The Unifying Force
  • Dark Nest I: The Joiner King
  • Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen
  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
  • Tempest (Mentioned only)
  • Exile (Mentioned only)
  • Inferno
  • Invincible
  • Abyss (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

External links


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Lowbacca
Biographical information
Homeworld

Kashyyyk

Date of birth

4 ABY

Date of death

Unknown

Physical description
Species

Wookiee

Gender

Male

Height

2.26 meters

Hair color

Brown

Eye color

Brown

Personal Information
Allies

Jedi

Enemies
Fighting Style(s)

Form VII

Chronological and political information
Profession

Jedi

Position

Jedi Master

Era(s)

New Jedi Order Era

Affiliation

Lowbacca was a male Wookiee Jedi apprentice. He was part of the Jedi-led Mission to Korriban.

He was the squad-leader of the group which was supposed to keep the Jedi's supplies safe. (The others were Zekk, Imon Redirnus, and Jovan Drark.) While performing his duties, he and the rest of the group were attacked by mutated shyracks and he was knocked out.

He was subjected to torture and brainwashing by the Sith Lord Darth Mutatos. He was able to keep his mind intact, which led to him and two other Jedi being subjected to even more torture.

Appearances

  • The Redemption of Korriban: A Tale of the New Jedi Order

This article uses material from the "Lowbacca" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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