- "Serpent! Serpent! Serpent!"
The vexis snake was a snake native to the desert world Pasaana. The species burrowed under the sand of Pasaana, and oils excreted from its skin hardened the sand it passed through to form an ever-expanding network of tunnels.
In 35 ABY, after sinking into the underground tunnel system through the Shifting Mires, the Jedi Padawan Rey and her Resistance companions Finn, Poe Dameron, C-3PO and BB-8 encountered a vexis snake during their search for the Bestoon Legacy. At first fearing there was no way out of the tunnels and that the creature was hostile, Rey realized it was injured and use the Force to calm it and heal its wounds. Once restored to health, the creature slithered away and in the process revealed a previously hidden opening to the surface.
Behind the scenesEdit
A vexis snake first appeared in the 2019 Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. The species was first identified in the reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary written by Pablo Hidalgo. The injured vexis snake in The Rise of Skywalker was performed by a team of puppeteers including Nick Kellington.
The creature was realized as a puppet to allow for proper interaction of lighting and actor performance, with additional details such as saliva and blinking eyes added by visual effects artists.
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide (as vexis)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as vexis snake)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ According to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker take place one year after the Hosnian Cataclysm. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates that to 34 ABY, The Rise of Skywalker takes place in 35 ABY.