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Jabba Desilijic Tiure
one of the galaxy's most infamous crimelords, Jabba was a slug-like Hutt. He was sired by Zorba the Hutt on the planet Nal Hutta, about 600 years before he set up shop on Tatooine. Like most Hutts, Jabba had a huge, bloated body which must be moved on repulsorlift devices. This made Jabba appear immobile and defenseless, but he was also highly resourceful and cunning. During his early years as a thief and smuggler, Jabba worked with Ephant Mon, and once saved Ephant's life during an Imperial raid. When his father was imprisoned for improper business conduct, Jabba became the heir apparent to the Desilijic leader, Jiliac. They worked trielessly to expand Desilijic's horizon, but Jiliac's untimely pregnancy stalled Jabba's ambitions. When Durga the Hutt challenged Jiliac to combat under the Old Law, Jabba used the opportunity to assassinate Jiliac's offspring just as the old Hutt was killed by Durga. Jabba the assumed control of Desilijic. At the height of the New Order, Jabba had become the Outer Rim's most notorious crime lords, controlling most of the smuggling, spice shipments, loan sharking, and murders in that territory. He was a major player in the illegal movement of glitterstim spice, and was constantly in powerplays with Moruth Doole over command of the market. During the years leading up to the Battle of Naboo, Jabba was one of many entitied that funded the arming of the Trade Federation's droid armies. Jabba had a working relationship with Han Solo, which centered around the delivery of smuggled spice from Kessel. When Han had to dump a shipment and escape from the Imperials, he could not repay Jabba, and so Jabba placed a death mark on Solo's head. Jabba employed his own set of bounty hunters to find Solo, thus keeping most of the reward money in-house. It was also during this time that Jabba funded Bria Tharen's raids on Ylesia, in an effort to eliminate the Besadii kajidic's spice factories there. When Boba Fett returned Solo to Jabba, in a block of frozen carbonite, Jabba was ecstatic, and had the frozen Solo hung as a wall decoration. This capture of Solo led to a reprisal from Solo's new-found friends on the Alliance, and Jabba was killed when he tried to have Solo and Luke Skywalker put to death in the belly of the Sarlacc which resided in the Great Pit of Carkoon. Luke used the Force and a little luck to rescue Han, while Princess Leia strangled Jabba with the chain he kept linked around her neck. Following Jabba's demise, no one could find his will, and his palace was left empty. It was overrun with Ranats, until Zorba the Hutt returned to take ownership of it and Jabba's other possessions. At his largest, Jabba measured 3.9 meters in length. Jabba was voiced by Larry Ward in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.