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Varmik[2] was a Hassk thug that was present in Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana thirty years after the Battle of Endor, shortly prior to the castle's destruction by the First Order. He carried a battered VT-33d blaster pistol.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Varmik was portrayed by Paul Warren in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.

Varmik appeared in the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and was portrayed by the actor Paul Warren.[3] Varmik was created by the artist Ivan Manzella and originally known as "Maz's Castle Alien c069."[4] He is based upon a 1975 cantina alien illustration and an older Chewbacca concept by the artist Ralph McQuarrie. Varmik's name was first confirmed by an official source on the packaging of a POP vinyl toy of the character.[2]


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amazon favicon Funko POP Star Wars: Episode 7 - Varmik Action Figure on (backup link)
  3. TwitterLogo Paul Warren (@paulRwarren) on Twitter: "The creature I play in #The Force Awakens is called Varmik. He is a new species (Hassk) based on classic McQuarrie art." (backup link not provided!)
  4. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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