Chirpa was a male Ewok who served as the chief of the Council of Elders and Ewok tribe that lived in Bright Tree Village on the forest moon of Endor. During the Battle of Endor, he allowed a Rebel strike team, led by General Han Solo, to become part of the tribe. The Ewoks also agreed to help the Rebels on their mission to destroy the generator powering the second Death Star's deflector shield. Chirpa was also married to Ra-Lee and had a daughter named Kneesaa.
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Chief Chirpa was played by Jane Busby in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the final installment of the Star Wars original trilogy. Originally, Chief Chirpa's name was Chief Chiepa in the early script incarnations of Return of the Jedi.
In 2015, Chuck Wendig, author of the novel Aftermath, expressed interest in potentially writing stories about Omi, Malakili, or Chirpa. However, he ultimately chose to write about Malakili instead in his sequel novel Aftermath: Life Debt.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- Forces of Destiny: The Leia Chronicles
- Forces of Destiny: The Leia Chronicles & The Rey Chronicles
- Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle 4
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! audiobook
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi junior novelization
- Ewoks Join the Fight
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Ewoks vs. The Empire - Small but Mighty"
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Expert Guide
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 8 (Databank A-Z: Bric–C-3PO)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 10 (Databank A-Z: Chewbacca–Cloud City)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 36 (Databank A-Z: Cut Lawquane–Lothal)
- Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Destiny – Spark of Hope (Card: )
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
- Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills (Picture only)
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition