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That's the James Kahn novelization. Your quote is pretty much verbatim. Jabba smiled grimly. "Your mind powers won't work on me. I am not affected by your human thought patterns". Then, as an afterthought: " I was killing your kind when being a Jedi meant something." (This is from the Kindle edition btw., in case someone wants to compare with the ...


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In issue 12 of the Legends comic series Star Wars: Republic, Jabba the Hutt's agent Aurra Sing killed Jedi Sharad Hett. While Sing had personal reasons for killing Jedi, she was on Jabba's payroll and Jabba wanted the Jedi present dead as well, meaning it wouldn't be unreasonable to claim the kill for himself. This was around the time of The Phantom Menace, ...


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In addition to the novelization, the line, or a similar one, also appears in the draft script: LUKE I must be allowed to speak, now. BIB He must be allowed to speak now. He returns and whispers this to Jabba, who becomes furious and clobbers Bib, sending him crashing to the floor. JABBA (in Huttese) You weak-minded alien fool! He’s ...


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According to the film's Junior Novelisation, C-3PO has been deliberately deceived by Leia and told that Chewie was taken by a bounty hunter. In the event that he's tortured or sliced (or simply blabs their plans because he's a putz) it won't blow their scheme: The awful place was their destination: Jabba the Hutt’s palace, a large fortress near the ...


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Three reasons come to mind: For effect. Imagine you are this warlord on Tatooine. You carry a lot of wealth and want to appear as being so. What better way than to float above that dirty, hot sand in a sail barge? It must be expensive to run, which shows just how important its owner must be! Comfort. Related to the first reason, but if you are wealthy ...


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In-universe After having reviewed countless books, comics and interviews about Jabba's fictional life between 'A New Hope' and 'Return of the Jedi', the sole reference to Jabba suffering any sort of tail injury seems to be in the revised 1997 "special" edition of 'Star Wars IV' where Han steps on Jabba's tail in one of the scenes that Lucas added in order ...


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Although it's quite possible Jabba was taking credit for kills made by anyone in his organization, it's very likely that Jabba personally killed a Jedi or two. Much like earthworms, Hutts have a decentralized nervous system and can move amazingly fast for their size. They also have remarkable recuperative abilities, able to heal from most wounds given ...


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It looks like the ultimate source for the quote is the novelization of the movie. However, I am not sure whether I read the novelization. (We had the novelizations of at least one of the original trilogy, but I can no longer remember which.) I also found another source with the same quote, which I know I read many times, and thus is more likely to be ...


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According to Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of The Force, Hutts in general are less susceptible to Jedi mind tricks than other species. Hutts: You and your Master will probably run across a Hutt’s thugs long before you meet an actual Hutt, but don’t use mind tricks if you’re brought before their boss! Hutts are notoriously difficult to influence or read ...


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Like most of the wealthy and corrupt of any species, (not that the two are associated by default) he throws money and/or henchmen at problems to solve them. Additionally, as pointed out in the comments, he is a Hutt, and not a slug; as his physiology is the alpha predator of his planet's evolutionary testing ground, adaptability is requisite. The question ...


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Actually, with all due respect for Richard, Jabba did let Leia sleep while she was at his palace. She just didn't happen to be sleeping during that particular scene in the film. During Boba Fett's short-story in Tales of the Bounty Hunters, Leia is sent to Fett's room by Jabba as a "gift," with the instructions "enjoy her." Fett, not being a rapist, allows ...


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According to this article, there wasn't any story idea behind it (although it's possible one was invented later in the EU, I couldn't find anything about that though), it was just a way of trying to cover up some damage to the prop (or possibly just a seam in the puppet that was too difficult to cover up smoothly, as Richard suggests in his answer--the word "...


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The Clone Wars Official Novelisation furnishes us with the judgement of five different men (of varying ranks and positions) regarding the likely consequences of the Hutt having offered tacit support to one side or the other. All seem to be in broad(ish) agreement that this is a moderately important outcome, one that could lengthen or shorten the war but ...


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Even if Wookieepedia is right, they only say that the hutt are Gastropods In our galaxy, Gastropod only means that he walk on his stomach (and Jabba certainly does it). Gastropod doesn't mean that he is a slug, a snail, or whatever, nore it means that salt or the lack of water can kill him... Even in our planet, some gastropod can live with very little ...


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The brand new (and fully Disney canon) junior novelisation for the film describes them as "Cargo magnets". “We’re on our way!” yells Lando, stepping over a dead guard to get to the controls. Moments later he is lowering the skiff’s cargo-magnets to pull the droids out of a sand dune. And then they’re away, zooming across the dunes to safety! ...


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She's just lying down, as you can see from the attached video clip According to the original script, Jabba is sleeping and Leia is "lying in front of him" Jabba is asleep on his throne, with Leia lying in front of him. Salacious sits by Jabba's tail, watching it wriggle. Leia is now dressed in the skimpy costume of ...


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He didn't really keep Han around for all that long. THREEPIO: Oh, dear. His High Exaltedness, the great Jabba the Hutt, has decreed that you are to be terminated immediately. HAN: Good, I hate long waits. Jabba kept Han for less than a day before attempting to execute him with the Sarlacc. He likely didn't have to feed him. Additionally, this ...


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As you said in your question, due to time constraints and budget a vast majority of the backdrops were hand painted with matte paint. There is an article here, where you can see a lot of the amazing paintings. It's not just the paintings that really show how ahead of it's time Star Wars was in the late 70s. The camera work and perspective needed to use ...


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The most obvious explanation is that C-3PO wasn't trying to imply that the two had arrived together, he was mentioning two people who had gone to rescue Han and not come back. The biggest problem with his statement, really, is that he fails to mention Leia at all; presumably he knows that she also failed to come back, but doesn't seem to worried. Another, ...


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Simply put, some species are more susceptible to force abilities like mind tricks than others. One such species is that of the Hutts, as noted by @Jontia's answer. This is simply a natural ability some species have. This is not bound to Jabba, nor is it unique. It can also usually not be trained either, as far as I am aware (without the user being adept to ...


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Most likely, since in real life, sleep deprivation is deadly and there is no reason that it is any different in universe. However, there is no canon reference for Leia sleeping. Everything found by Richard doesn't have her sleeping. Why not? Perhaps because a sleeping Leia would make for a boring scene.


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According to the new Star Wars junior novelisation 'Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!' Jabba's motivation to get a Sail Barge was a mixture of comfort, convenience and the desire for a display of ostentatious wealth that befitted his reputation as a key mover-and-shaker in the Sector. JABBA, OF COURSE, has never been satisfied with ...


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It does have an answer in EU - Legends These skiffs are the Ubrikkan Industries Bantha-II Cargo Skiff as named in The Star Wars Sourcebook, Cracken's Rebel Guide and Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley As a cargo skiff many varients of the Batha-II were equipped with retractable magnetic lifters and loading ramps for transporting cargo onto the skiffs deck


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Acording to the new canon novelisation of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Jabba's Palace (a former monastery) is kept cold, dark and moist, precisely the sort of conditions that would be most suitable for a giant slug to prevent them drying out. Just as a slug prefers to hide under a rock, Jabba has chosen a dark, damp place for his palace. The nicer rooms ...


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Jabba is a very smart crime boss and like watto jedi mind tricks dont work on him and watto says "Im a toydarian your jedi mind tricks dont work on me." so its a mixture of him being a trick proof species and being very intelligent. and their hasn't been much talked about this in the EU and other non canon outlets. I hope this was helpful to you.


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It might be instructive to look at the war between Vitiate's Sith Empire and the Republic. (Sure, it was 4000 years before, but Hutts is Hutts, right?) In that war, the Hutt Cartel was strictly neutral... except for the Three Families on Quesh who allied with the Republic, and the Cartel forces on Quest who sided with the Empire to stop them, and Karagga who ...


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It seems likely that the Hutts came from a planet far more well suited to their physiology (as did many other species). In the case of the Hutts, it was likely the very fact that Tatooine is so inhospitable that made it desirable to them. The planet is sparsely populated, has an underdeveloped government system, and clearly has no real standing army. As such,...


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Desilijic is a Hutt Kajidic, a social structure meaning both family and crime gang. Jabba, as head of his crime family, had the Desilijic's tattoo carved on his right arm. As to the origin, there is nothing in the Huttese dictionary that resembles or can compose the name. Since Huttese is based on Quecha, I looked up the word parts here. For what it's ...


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I have an old memory of a memory of being really little and seeing a scene where Salacious Crumb bites Jabba's tail, because nobody else could wake him up. Maybe it was on a TV broadcast, or on the laserdisc version, or on a library copy… I was born in 84 so never saw it in the theater. I am certain that this was a deleted scene.


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