See Chewbacca Turn Badass In a Deleted The Force Awakens Scene

Jennifer M Wood

Though Chewbacca has spent the bulk of his screen time in the Star Wars universe playing a loveable "fuzzball," Han Solo warned us that his sidekick has a dark side. Forty years ago, in the midst of a heated game of holographic chess in A New Hope, Han urged R2-D2 to let Chewbacca win—warning the droid that "it’s not wise to upset a Wookiee."

When C-3PO protested on his buddy’s behalf, Han let them in on a little secret: that Wookiees are known to "pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose." But, as Cinema Blend reports, a deleted scene from The Force Awakens reveals that it’s not only board games that can bring out a Wookiee’s violent tendencies.

In the scene below, Chewbacca intercedes in an altercation between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg), and clearly doesn’t take kindly to Unkar’s attitude. In one swift move, Chewbacca rips the Crolute’s arm clean off and hurls it across the room. One can only surmise that the scene was cut as it cast the beloved ball of fur in a whole different light. The lesson learned? Let the Wookiee win!

[h/t Cinema Blend]