Merumeru was a male Wookiee chieftain and captain from the planet Kashyyyk. In the last days of the Clone Wars, he led a group of Wookiee warriors into battle against the Confederacy of Independent Systems on his homeworld. Merumeru and his warriors fought on the beaches beneath the city of Kachirho against the Separatist Droid Army and alongside clone troopers of the Galactic Republic. Shortly after the battle, the Republic forces turned on the Wookiees during Order 66.
Personality and traits
Behind the scenes
Merumeru was portrayed by actor Axel Dench in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith but identified only as "Wookiee Chieftain" during production. He was named in the Star Wars Legends reference book Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by James Luceno and released in 2005. The name was made canon by the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, which was released in 2015.
The helmet Merumeru wore in Revenge of the Sith wasn't completed in time for production, so he wore a blue helmet. The blue headgear was later replaced with a digital helmet in the final version of the film.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
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- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Lachichuk (★★★))
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Merumeru)
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The Official Collector's Edition (Indirect mention only)
- (Picture only)