Nevarro reptavians were a species of winged, predatory reptavians native to the planet Nevarro. Venomous creatures, they hunted at night, and at one point, several of them attacked a group of bounty hunters and mercenaries and took one of their hunters and two Blurrgs, injuring Greef Karga in the process.
Biology and appearance
With a wingspan averaging 11.44 meters, Nevarro reptavians hunted in flocks at night and were powerful enough to lift an entire blurrg and carry it away. Their skin was reptile-like, and they possessed very large poisonous claws and sharp canine teeth capable of inflicting serious, if not lethal, injuries. They had a very pointed snout with two brownish eyes on both sides of it. Their bites were extremely venomous, and the toxin spread fast through the bodies of their prey. The reptavians hunted at night, doing so quietly, and took their prey back to their young.
In 9 ABY, several reptavians attacked a group of bounty hunters and mercenaries, stealing two of their blurrgs as well as a Trandoshan bounty hunter before one of the flock was killed and the others were driven off. While medpacs were ineffective to counter the venom, an infant known as Grogu used the Force to heal Greef's wound, saving his life.
Behind the scenes
The reptavians first appeared in "Chapter 7: The Reckoning," an episode of the first season of Jon Favreau's television series The Mandalorian. The episode was directed by Deborah Chow and aired on Disney+ on December 18, 2019. The creatures design was based on Ralph McQuarrie's designs for dragonsnake creatures in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Artist Christian Alzmann used the wings of flying dinosaurs like pteranodons as inspiration for the wings of the reptavians.
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 7: The Reckoning" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Junior Novel
- The Mandalorian: This is the Way
- The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season One
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian: Guide to Season One
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Handbook
- (First identified as Nevarro reptavian)