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Those Tuskens walk like men, but they're vicious, mindless monsters.
~ Cliegg Lars about the Tusken Raiders

The Tusken Raiders, also known as Sandpeople, are minor antagonists in the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope and its 1999 prequel The Phantom Menace and major antagonists in the 2002 prequel Attack of the Clones. In their first appearance in A New Hope, they were referred to as the Sandpeople. They are nomadic bandits who live on the fringes of society on the desert planet Tatooine.

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The Phantom Menace

They make a brief appearance here, firing off shots at the podracers competing in the Boonta Eve race, causing multiple podracers to crash.

Attack of the Clones

A group of Tusken Raiders kidnap Shmi Skywalker and torture her for weeks. Her son Anakin comes to find her, and she dies in his arms. Enraged, Anakin murders the whole clan - men, women, and children - leading him down the path to the Dark Side.

Star Wars: Rebels

In the Star Wars: Rebels animated series, they attack Ezra and C1-10P before getting killed by Darth Maul.

A New Hope

The Tusken Raiders make a brief appearance and are referred to as "sand people". They beat up Luke Skywalker, partly disassemble the droid C-3PO, and almost kill Luke before being scared off by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Mandalorian

Two Tusken Raiders appear in the 2019 live-action series The Mandalorian, marking their first on-screen chronologial appearance since A New Hope. The Mandalorian and Toro Calican encounter two Tuskens while on their land. The Mandalorian negotiates with them using sign language and they agree to let the pair pass in exchange for Calican's binoculars (to Calican's dismay, as they were brand-new.)

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