- "You have faced the Balyeg. You need never fear again'"
- ―Jango Fett, to his son Boba, after the latter faced the Balyeg
The Balyeg was a large reptilian creature that preyed on the pardlam. Bounty hunter Jango Fett considered it one of the scariest creatures in the galaxy. Hoping to teach his son Boba not to fear, Fett took him to the Balyeg's planet and ordered him to get the creature's tooth. Boba was successful in this task.
Biology and appearance
The Balyeg was a gigantic reptilian creature that inhabited on a planet. The Balyeg had yellow eyes, large claws and teeth, and a series of bony ridges covered its body. This characteristics combined to give the Balyeg a frightening appearance.
- "You know those large creatures we saw on the way in, the pardlam?"
"They were hard to miss."
"They're the main food source of the Balyeg. The pardlam are the only things on this planet big enough to sate its hunger, and it needs to eat a lot of them."
- ―Jango and Boba Fett
The Balyeg lived in a large cave and preyed on the pardlam, which were the only creatures large enough to satisfy the Balyeg's hunger. The Balyeg located the pardlam by a special smell that they emanated.
- "You have faced the most terrifying thing in the galaxy. Now, no matter how long you live, no matter what you come up against—you know the most fearful thing you will ever face is behind you."
- ―Jango Fett, to Boba
In 22 BBY, the Balyeg's planet of residence was visited by the bounty hunter Jango Fett and his son, Boba. Hoping to show his son the most frightening creature in the galaxy so he would never fear again, Jango took Boba to the Balyeg's cave. Spraying him with the pardlam's smell, Jango gave Boba his jetpack and told him to bring the Balyeg's tooth to him. The Balyeg attacked Boba, but the latter was able to maneuver on the jetpack and take the creature's tooth, bringing it back to Jango.
Behind the scenes
The Balyeg appeared in Blood Ties: A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett 1.
- Blood Ties: A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett 1 (First appearance) (In flashback(s))
- Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead 3 (Mentioned only)
- Invasion: Revelations 3 (Mentioned only)