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"I'm afraid our furry companion has gone and done something rather rash."
C-3PO to Leia Organa[1]

Paploo was an Ewok from the forest moon of Endor. He was the son of Bozzie, the nephew of Chief Chirpa, and a close friend of Wicket W. Warrick. He had cinnamon-colored fur and wore a smooth stone in the center of his hood. He was a boisterous, sometimes foolhardy, Ewok, especially in his youth.



When he was a younger warrior in Bright Tree Village, Paploo often got into mischief with Wicket, Teebo, Latara and his cousin, Kneesaa. Some of his adventures include protecting the Soul Trees from a forest fire, playing the forbidden game, "drop-the-sack" and helping rescue Latara from the clutches of the Duloks. Paploo was somewhat arrogant and boastful, but brave and courageous nonetheless. He often carried and played a horn. Paploo later accompanied Wicket and Kneesaa in investigating Agluk's claims that his village had been enslaved by Skull-heads and that the Griagh had been unleashed, although he was caught in Logray's magic when he investigated their presence, resulting in his being left behind.

Paploo regains control of his stolen speeder bike.

Paploo also played an instrumental role in the Battle of Endor; while the Rebel strike team was trying to work out a plan to infiltrate the bunker which housed the shield generator protecting the second Death Star, Paploo stole one of the guards' speeder bikes, thus creating a diversion and giving the Rebel forces an opportunity to strike (although the Rebels initially grew concerned with Paploo's actions, fearing that this would end up exposing their presence to the Imperials).

After the battle, when Logray was ousted as Bright Tree Village's medicine man, Paploo was appointed as his replacement by Chief Chirpa. When the angry old shaman placed a curse on the village, Paploo enlisted "The Golden One" (C-3PO) for a cleansing ritual which ended the curse.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Kenny Baker in his Paploo costume.

In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Paploo was portrayed by Kenny Baker, who also portrayed R2-D2. Baker was originally supposed to play Wicket, but Warwick Davis, an 11-year-old boy who had charmed the staff, took the role instead. Paploo was voiced by Paul Chato in the first season of Ewoks.

Decipher's Star Wars Customizable Card Game "Paploo" card, released as part of the Endor Limited expansion, initially established Warok as Paploo's father.[3]

When LEGO sold a Paploo in 2009, the box depicted him being chased by a scout trooper on a speeder bike, accurately reflecting his actions in Return of the Jedi.


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