- "Passive-aggressive apex predator. Wonderful."
- ―Chelli Aphra
Defels were a sentient species whose members had the ability to become almost invisible by bending light around themselves. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, a Defel named Arleil Schous was a patron of Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived in search of transport to Alderaan. Glahst Ombra was a Defel mercenary who worked with Chelli Aphra until she was killed and skinned by Magna Tolvan.
Biology and appearance
- "Got that creepy shadow aura trick going on with the fur."
- ―Chelli Aphra, on Glahst Ombra's hiding ability
Defels were a sentient species with brown fur, two red eyes, sharp teeth, and two elongated ears that were pointed upwards. They had two sexes, male and female. Defels had the ability to bend light around themselves to become practically invisible. Elderly Defel, however, tended to lose that ability. Defels had a good sense of smell, being able to scent at least a molecule of blood from six miles away. They could feast on sentient species, but preferred the meat liquified.
Defels in the galaxy
- "Aren't these guys like a movable buffet for you?"
"Only if you like your meat served liquified."
- ―Sister Six and Glahst Ombra
Arleil Schous was a male Defel fortune hunter who visited Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in 0 BBY, when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived in search of a pilot who could take them to Alderaan. Glahst Ombra was a female Defel mercenary who was hired by the Son-tuul Pride to join Chelli Aphra on a mission to Skako Minor, where she was killed and skinned by the Imperial Lieutenant-Inspector Magna Tolvan.
- Bounty Hunt
- Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle 4
- Obi-Wan 2 (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 15
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 16
- Doctor Aphra (2016) 17 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (First identified as Defel)
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 65 (Highlights of the Saga: Life after Jedha) (Picture only)
- Gadgets and Gear
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The Official Collector's Edition (Picture only)