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Rancors killed players 22.4 million times in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Who’s the real apex predator here, Cal?
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The mighty Rancor has a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans ever since it showed up in Return of the Jedi and it seems like the vicious predator lived up to its reputation in this year’s action adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. According to EA’s end-of-year statistics, 22.4 million player deaths in the title were caused by Rancors – Cal Kestis may not be a fully trained Jedi Knight, but that’s an impressive feat for the apex predator.

Dying at the claws of a Rancor is a fine tradition in Star Wars fans, because – let’s be honest – all of us died at least once to the Bull Rancor in The Force Unleashed or even the ones in Star Wars Galaxies way back in the day.

A Rancor in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Who's a hungry Rancor? Yes, you are!

Not to take anything away from Cal, of course: While Rancors got the best of him a bunch of times, he took down 4.8 billion enemies himself. An impressive kill-death ratio, that is a little bit concerning, though – remember when Jedi were all about peace and non-violence? Cal is an uninhibited killing machine.

Collecting 26.1 million bounties along the way, he’s probably taken the rank of being the galaxy’s best bounty hunter from Cad Bane and Boba Fett.

What’s all this bloodshed good for, you ask? Well, players unlocked 1.5 million ponchos – killing 4.8 billion enemies for such a small amount of clothing, now that’s a commitment to his fashion style. Players weren’t actually extravagant when it comes to Cal’s hairstyles, though. The most popular hairstyle for him is, apparently, the Crew Cut, a rather simple and short style, while the equally simple Short Beard ranks at the top when it comes to facial hair.

Back to the Rancor, though: How does this compare with deaths caused by animals here on Earth? Suffice to say, the Rancor outperforms any other creature in this particular ranking – mostly due to humans hunting anything as dangerous to them into extinction. It’s estimated that around one million people die each year due to illnesses spread by mosquitoes, making the annoying insects the most lethal enemy of humanity by sheer numbers.