A creature with tentacles was found on the moon Trask. Around 9 ABY, a member of this species was found inside the Razor Crest after it was repaired by a local dock worker. Inside the Razor Crest, the creature descended upon Grogu until it was crushed by Din Djarin. Afterwards, it was eaten by Grogu.
Behind the scenes
- "For the marine creature we see at the end, we talked about using the same asset; but everyone thought this one should be more threatening. We needed to believe that the baby was in some peril."
- ―Hal Hickel, in Cinefex 172
The creature first appeared in the Mandalorian Season Two episode "Chapter 11: The Heiress," which was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, written by Jon Favreau, and first aired on November 13, 2020. The creature appears near the end of the episode and approaches Grogu. According to animation director Hal Hickel, the production considered reusing a creature from earlier in the episode, but it was decided that a more threatening creature was needed.
Although the creature is not named in the episode, it was called an "octo-crab" during production. A similarly-named octo-fish was previously mentioned in the 2017 novel Aftermath: Empire's End.
Notes and references
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress"
- The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of The Mandalorian must have taken place around 9 ABY. establishes that
- Cinefex 172
- Aftermath: Empire's End