The Star Wars universe is massive, filled with hundreds of books, games, TV shows, and more. And let’s not forget the movies, which started all of this wild nonsense back in 1978 with A New Hope. Throughout all of Star Wars, from all the fan fighting over Last Jedi to people going wild over Grogu, one thing has remained true: The galaxy is filled with freaky little guys.
And with the recent release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor from EA and Respawn, the internet has fallen head over heels for Turgle, a frog man that is a perfect example of a freaky little guy.
What is a freaky little guy? Well, it’s an alien that doesn’t have to necessarily be a male, they just need to be a bit freaky. A little weird. An oddball, if you will. The kind of character that shows up and you think to yourself, “What a freaky little dude, huh?” There’s really no specific definition or criteria. It’s more of a vibe they put out rather than a checklist of requirements that need to be met. Based on those vibes, we’ve collected this list of the 10 freakiest little guys in all of Star Wars.
Nien Nunb (Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Here’s a great example that being a freaky little guy isn’t inherently a bad thing. Nien Nunb is a fun-loving pilot who helped save the galaxy plenty of times and still finds time to laugh. It’s a shame this cool dude got zapped to death in Rise of Skywalker, but I bet he went out laughing after taking down a dozen Final Order TIE Fighters.
Salacious B. Crumb (Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
This little shit is the weird space monkey hanging out with Jabba The Hutt in Return of the Jedi. He’s a real stinker: At one point he rips out C-3PO’s eye, at another, he laughs at people as Jabba orders them to be killed. Maybe the best part of this little freak is the fact that he, for some reason, has a middle name. Star Wars is silly. I love it.
Kabe (Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope)
Yeah, that weird tiny bat-person alien that briefly appears in the original Star Wars has a name. Also, she’s a rare example of a confirmed female freaky little guy. Anyone who is freaky and/or small can be on this list, gender does not matter. So say hello to Kabe, a freaky little gal hanging out at the local cantina in Mos Eisley. She’s looking for a good time and a strong drink.
Grebleips (Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Did you know members of E.T.’s species appeared in a Star Wars movie? It’s true. You can barely spot these aliens during a scene in the Galactic Senate, but they’re there. And because this is Star Wars, one of these freaky freaks was eventually given a silly name: Grebleips. That’s Speilberg spelled backward. A perfectly weird name for these odd and tiny fellas.
Joh Yowza (Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Wow! There sure were a lot of little freaks in the final film of the original trilogy! Who knew? Anyway, Joh Yowza is the furry dude with a big nose and bigger mouth who leads the band in the musical sequence that was added to Return of the Jedi via the Special Edition. He’s not a beloved character by any stretch of the imagination, but he is freaky and some would call him little, so he joins our list. Congrats, Yowza. Now stop singing.
Babu Frik (Star Wars: Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker)
Finally, it only took the entire saga, but someone created a race of aliens that are composed entirely of freaky little dudes. Babu Frik, a member of the Anzellan species, first appears in Rise of Skywalker and regardless of how you feel about that film, you can’t deny the allure of Frik.
Even famed director Steven Speilberg, reportedly after seeing an early version of the film, was so into Babu Frik that he was confused about what happened to the little dude. So apparently director JJ Abrams and ILM digitally added that shot of Frik popping up in an X-Wing cockpit at the end as a way of going “It’s ok everyone, your favourite tiny freak is alive and well.” Not sure if Speilberg had anything to do with these little freaks showing up in the most recent season of The Mandalorian on Disney+, though…
Max Rebo (Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
It’s weird that nobody has ever settled on the biological details of Max Rebo’s species (and by extension, Rebo himself). Sometimes he’s depicted with big, thick blue legs. Other times he’s a stump. Sometimes his ears are actually flippers. And other days his flippers once again become ears. It’s very odd, but that doesn’t stop Rebo and his band from cranking out hit after hit for whichever crimelord they’re working for that week.
Ratts Tyerell (Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
The life of a podracer is dangerous and often very short. That was true of Ratts Tyerell, a small and freaky alien dude who ate it during the podrace scene in Phantom Menace. That’s sad enough, but in a deleted scene from the movie, we discover that his wife and kids were in the audience that day and watched Tyerell die. This would eventually inspire his son to start a foundation dedicated to exposing how dangerous podracing is and that led to the sport being outlawed in most of the galaxy. A freaky dude with a purpose. You love to see it.
Turgle (Star Wars Jedi: Survivor)
The internet’s favourite new Star Wars character is Turgle, a frog-like alien dude who is both a little freak and a little stinker. He runs around the planet of Koboh completely nude, getting into trouble with criminals and raiders. But he’s so damn cute and sad that you can’t help but love Turgle, even as he keeps failing and nearly dying. Never give up Turgle, we all adore you.
Sy Snootles (Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
I had no idea that so many little freaky guys and gals from the Star Wars universe are crammed into Return of the Jedi! I’ve seen the movie so many times, yet I never really noticed all of ‘em before now. Let’s add another to this list: Sly Snootles. She is the singer hanging out with Joh Yowza in the musical performance scene added in the Special Edition version of the film. But don’t dare make fun of Snootles, even if you find her name funny or her singing bad. She’s killed before and she’ll kill again if she has to.
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