REEK (STAR WARS)
Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain" (Indirect mention only)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost" (Head only)
TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Wookiee Hunt" (Head only)
Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Mentioned only)
Star Wars 35: The Hutt Run (Mentioned only)
Reeks were large, muscular quadrupeds native to the planet Ylesia.
Though naturally herbivores, a starved reek could become a ravenous meat-eater and change its skin color to a deep red, while on other worlds they could be brown, gray, or sometimes yellow. Those bred in the Petranaki arena were purposely fed meat in order to increase their overall aggression. Their sprawling posture and immense weight made them relatively slow-moving. They sported two large cheek horns that could be used for head-locking in combat with another Reek as a show of dominance.
They also inhabited the Codian Moon, where they lived in small herds. The creatures existed on Saleucami as well, where one was ridden by General Grievous, leader of the Separatist Droid Army during the battle of Saleucami.
A reek was used in the attempted execution of Anakin Skywalker in the Petranaki arena just prior to the Clone Wars. Anakin, however, managed to tame the creature with the Force and break his chains before directing it against a nexu attacking Padmé Amidala, killing the smaller predator with a ramming attack. The reek then separated from the Jedi when a battle erupted in the arena, destroying droids with impunity and losing one of its cheek horns to Mace Windu before attacking Jango Fett. Though Fett was able to avoid being trampled by the creature and killed it with a single expertly-aimed shot to the eye, it damaged his jetpack and led to his own death moments later by Windu’s blade.