Jabba the Hutt is a fictional character in George Lucas's space opera film saga Star Wars. Designed to be a large,slug-like alien,his appearance has been described by film critic Roger Ebert as a crossing between a toad and the Cheshire Cat.
He is mentioned in the first film,A New Hope (1977),where he was referred to as a ruthless gangster who had a bounty on Han Solo who owed him money for dumping an illegal cargo. When the film was re-released in 1997,he was included in a scene that had been cut out of the original,where he had been developed by CGI imagery. Jabba subsequently appeared in the third film,Return of the Jedi (1983),where he was depicted using a complex animatronic puppet. Jabba served as a minor antagonist throughout the initial series,where he was shown abusing his many cohorts,putting a bounty on Solo's head,attempting to kill Luke Skywalker,and enslaving Princess Leia Organa who eventually kills him. In the prequel film,The Phantom Menace,Jabba features in a cameo at the start of the Boonta Eve Classic pod race.
The character's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic. He is a 600-year-old Hutt crime lord and gangster who employs a retinue of criminals,bounty hunters,smugglers,assassins,and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire. In his palace on the desert planet Tatooine he keeps a host of entertainers at his disposal: slaves,droids,and alien creatures. Jabba has a grim sense of humor,an insatiable appetite,and affinities for gambling,slave girls,and torture.
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- Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb sit on a throne as Oola dances for the crime lord.
- The loathsome Hutt is momentarily entertained by the Twi’lek dancer’s graceful performance.
- His monkey-lizard cackles with glee,knowing that Jabba will soon turn to some other amusement,such as throwing another victim to the hungry rancor.
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