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There will be no bargain, young Jedi. I shall enjoy watching you die.
~ Jabba the Hutt to Luke Skywalker
If I told you half the things I've heard about this Jabba the Hutt, you'd probably short-circuit!
~ C-3PO to R2-D2 about Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt, born as Jabba Desilijic Tiure, is a crime lord and a major character in the Star Wars franchise. He was the tertiary antagonist of the original Star Wars trilogy, serving as the tertiary antagonist of Return of the Jedi, the last film of the original trilogy and a cameo character in ​The Phantom Menace​, the first film of the prequel trilogy. He was a supporting character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

He is a fat alien slug-like gangster, one of the most successful crime lords in the entire galaxy, and a member of the Hutt Clan and the Grand Hutt Council. He is 604 years old, he is extremely prosperous and wealthy, and he is a major figure on Tatooine, where he controlled the bulk of the trafficking in illegal goods, piracy and slavery that generated most of the planet's wealth. He was also highly influential in the entire Outer Rim. He had a bad history with Han Solo and placed a high bounty on his head.

He was portrayed by the late Declan Mulholland, and voiced by the late Larry Ward, but in the Clone Wars animated series, he was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, who also played Captain Gantu in the Lilo & Stitch franchise.

Appearance

Jabba is an enormous, fat slug-like creature of the Hutt species, Jabba can barely move around in an environment of humanoids and is defenseless on his own, instead relying on numerous henchmen and slaves to get what he wants.

Jabba is best remembered by audiences for his disgusting appearance and enormous girth, which has been parodied numerous times and is commonly associated with obesity, even though in Jabba's case it is an inherent trait of his race.

Personality

Jabba is very rude, cruel, greedy, arrogant, egotistical, misogynistic, oppressive, and lustful, so he enjoys torture of his enemies, and entertainment from slaves. Jabba is also a great deal more intelligent and manipulative than he appears to be, hence why Luke Skywalker's attempt to use a Jedi mind trick on him doesn't work. In the battle between the Republic and the Separatists, and later the Rebellion and the Empire, the Hutts are physically neutral. However, Jabba has Han Solo in frozen carbonite by Boba Fett as his personal "trophy", and refuses to listen to any bargain that the Rebels propose for him to bring about Solo's release, and he is eventually strangled to death by Leia Organa, who he had made into his personal slave, with the chains he bound her with. Jabba is consumed by flames when his ship explodes. However, Jabba's sexual tendencies aren't fully explored, he forces his female slaves to dress degradingly then later provocatively dance for his amusement. He makes his favorite slaves (such as Oola, then later Leia) sit next to him and be chained like his personal pet or prize.

History

Star Wars films

In his unofficial appearance in the Special Edition version of A New Hope, Jabba meets Han at the Falcon, to demand the money the captain owed him, and to ask why he killed Jabba's henchman Greedo in an earlier scene. Han then tells the Hutt that he has a charter and will pay him back with a little exta.  Jabba agreed, but he made it clear that if Han failed again, he would put such a high price on Han's head, that he wouldn't be able to go anywhere without an army of bounty hunters waiting to collect it.  The last time Jabba is seen in this version is when he tells Boba Fett to get moving and they leave.

Jabba the Hutt made his first actual appearance in Return of the Jedi, the original trilogy, which contains the main events described above and includes his death, but was also mentioned frequently in The Empire Strikes Back and was actually created at the time of the first Star Wars movie, where his scene was deleted due to inadequate special effects and budget, but was later added back in for the remake. In the original scene, he was portrayed as a fat human man by Declan Mulholland, while starting from the 1997 DVD release he was replaced by a CGI model. He also makes a cameo in the 1999 prequel film Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, where he hosts the Podrace on Tatooine. And of course, Jabba the Hutt appears in countless works of the "Expanded Universe". He was in the 2008 animated movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars and it's 2008-2014 series of the same name.

Quotes

Han my boy, you disappoint me. Why haven’t you paid me and why did you fry poor Greedo?
~ Jabba to Han
But if you fail me again, I’ll put a price on your head so big that you won’t be able to go near a civilized system!
~ Jabba threatening Han
I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like Captain Solo where he is.
~ Jabba refusing to release Han - Also his first lines excluding the special edition scene in A New Hope
At last we have the mighty Chewbacca.
~ Jabba with Chewbacca brought before him
This Bounty Hunter is my kind of scum, fearless and inventive.
~ Jabba the Hutt
It’s too late for that Solo. You may have been a good smuggler but now you’re bantha fodder.
~ Jabba to Han
Your powers will not work on me boy.
~ Jabba to Luke
Bring me solo and the wookie! They will all pay for this outrage.
~ Jabba the Hutt
You will soon learn to appreciate me.
~ Jabba to Leia
Move him into position. Put him in!
~ Jabba ordering Luke to be cast into the Sarlacc Pit

Trivia

  • Jabba also wants a green lightsaber. He always makes the sounds himself.
  • The whole scene of Jabba CGI's appearance on A New Hope was highly disliked. Mainly because Jabba's design in both 1997 Special Edition and 2004 DVD Release didn't look like his portrayal in Return of the Jedi. There is also the fact that Jabba's appearance (and himself) was supposed to be a mystery to the audience until The Return of the Jedi came out.
  • In Return of the Jedi, Jabba's slimy sound was mostly made with a bowl of melted cheese.
  • Wizard ranked Jabba the Hutt as #28 on their "Top 100 Greatest Villains" list.

Gallery


 
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Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders: Count Dooku | Darth Sidious | Nute Gunray | Passel Argente | Poggle the Lesser | San Hill | Shu Mai | Wat Tambor | Po Nudo | Tikkes
Military Leaders: Admiral Trench | General Grievous | General Kalani | Lok Durd
Other Officials: Asajj Ventress | Durge | EV-A4-D | Gizor Dellso | Jenna Zan Arbor | Keeper Agruss | Miraj Scintel | Osi Sobeck | Sora Bulq
Footsoldiers: Battle Droids | Super Battle Droids

Clone Army
501st Legion | Commander Bacara | Commander Cody

Eternal Empire
Leader: Arcann | Valkorion | Vaylin
Soldiers: Knights of Zakuul

First Order
Leader: Supreme Leader Snoke
Officials: Captain Phasma | General Hux | Kylo Ren
Soldiers: Stormtroopers | FN-2199
Other Officials: Carise Sindian

Galactic Empire
Leader: Emperor Palpatine
Dark Assassins: Darth Vader | Eighth Brother | Fifth Brother | Galen Marek | The Inquisitor | Jerec | Joruus C'baoth | Luuke Skywalker | Mara Jade | Sarcev Quest | Seventh Sister | X1
Imperial Officers: Admiral Ozzel | Admiral Piett | Arihnda Pryce | Commander Jerjerrod | General Veers | Grand Moff Tarkin | C.A. Motti | Merillion Tarko | Natasi Daala | Ozzik Sturn | Rom Mohc | Thrawn | Trioculus | Ysanne Isard
Other Officials: Agent Kallus | Armand Isard | Carnor Jax | Mas Amedda | Orson Krennic | Sate Pestage
Soldiers: Death Troopers | Royal Guard | Stormtroopers

One Sith
Leader: Darth Krayt
Sith Lords: Darth Azard | Darth Havok | Darth Luft | Darth Maladi | Darth Nihl | Darth Rauder | Darth Reave | Darth Ruyn | Darth Stryfe | Darth Talon | Darth Wyyrlok (I) | Darth Wyyrlok (II) | Darth Wyyrlok (III) | Darth Vurik | Darth Wredd | Saarai | Vul Isen
Soldiers: Darth Krayt's Sith Troopers | Morlish Veed

Sith Empire
Leader: Sith Emperor Vitiate
Dark Council: Darth Acharon | Darth Arctis | Darth Arho | Darth Arkous | Darth Azamin | Darth Baras | Darth Charnus | Darth Decimus | Darth Drear | Darth Ekkage | Darth Gean | Darth Hadra | Darth Howl | Darth Igrol | Darth Jadus | Darth Karrid | Darth Marr | Darth Mekhis | Darth Mortis | Darth Nox | Darth Nyriss | Darth Ravage | Darth Thanaton | Darth Vengean | Darth Vowrawn | Darth Zhorrid
The Emperor's Wrath: Scourge
Sith Lords: Aloysius Kallig | Darth Andru | Darth Angral | Darth Atroph | Darth Cendence | Darth Chratis | Darth Fastus | Darth Glovoc | Darth Gravus | Darth Ikoral | Darth Jaga | Darth Kallous | Darth Lachris | Darth Malgus | Darth Nurin | Darth Ouzal | Darth Sajar | Darth Serevin | Darth Silthaar | Darth Skotia | Darth Sorranos | Darth Tormen | Darth Venemal | Darth Vich | Darth Viktus | Darth Vilus | Darth Xedrix | Darth Zash | Lord Draahg | Lord Nefarid | Lord Praven | Lord Sadic | Lord Tarnis | Lord Vivicar | Vindican |
Military: Lieutenant Pierce | Malavai Quinn | Moff Broysc | Sith Trooper

Other Sith and Fallen Jedi
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Other
King Adas | Almec | Andronikos Revel | Burbakker Teep | Cornelius Evazan | Chop'aa Notimo | Durga the Hutt | The Eagle | Gardulla the Elder | Garnac | General Vaklu | Gorog | Granta Omega | Hondo Ohnaka | Jabba the Hutt | Kleef | Maketh Tua | Meeko Ghintee | Moralo Eval | Ponda Baba | Rakghouls | Saul Karath | Sebulba | Slick | Thrackan Sal-Solo | Todo 360 | Unkar Plutt | Visquis | Zillo Beast | Ziro the Hutt | Zorba the Hutt

Other Small Organizations
Bando Gora: Komari Vosa | Groff Haugg
Black Sun: Prince Xizor
Brotherhood of Darkness: Skere Kaan
Death Watch: Pre Vizsla | Bo-Katan | Tor Vizsla
Galactic Alliance Guard: Darth Caedus | Tahiri Veila
Nightsisters: Asajj Ventress | Mother Talzin | Old Daka | Zalem
Prophets of the Dark Side: Cronal | Darth Millennial | Jedgar | Kadann
Star Cabal: Hunter
Trade Federation: Daultay Dofine | Lott Dod | Nute Gunray | Rune Haako
Yuuzhan Vong: Onimi | Peace Brigade | Shimrra Jamaane

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