Jabba the Hutt is the tertiary antagonist of the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi. He is the leader of a gang of alien smugglers, though he is mentioned in Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode 5: Return of the Jedi.


Jabba is first seen in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace where he seen in the Pod racing audience, though this was just a brief cameo.

Jabba later appears in A New Hope, where he tells Han Solo to give him the ransom or he'll kill him.

Jabba has a more primary role in Return of the Jedi as the tertiary villain. He has a Twilek slave girl name Oola and has Han in carbonite as a display piece in his collection. When Oola refuses to dance for Jabba's own amusement, he sends the Twilek down a hatch where she gets eaten by his pet Rancor. Leia, disguised as a bounty hunter named Bossk tries to free Han, but both are caught by Jabba. Leia becomes a slave girl to Jabba, and Han is tossed into the dungeon with Chewbacca. Luke later goes to Jabba's headquarters to free his friends, but Jabba closes a hatch down on Luke and one of his Gamorean guards. The guard gets eaten by the Rancor, but Luke is able to kill the creature by tossing a rock at the control of the spiked gate, causing it to go down on the Rancor's neck. This angers Jabba and he has Luke, Han, and Chewie tossed into the Sarlaac pit. Luckily, they are able to defeat all of Jabba's guards, then Leia chokes the life out of the Hutt with the chain around her neck, killing Jabba off for good.


Jabba is a Hutt, a race of giant slug-like aliens with a wrinkled slimy body. Jabba is very malicious, greedy, and evil and has a disregard for the lives of his own followers, such as when one of his Gamorean guards got eaten by the Rancor. He also can't be fooled by Jedi mind tricks, and can get easily angered if things don't go his way.

He is shown to love his son Rotta, He was also willing to spare Salacious B. Crumb so long as he continued to make him laugh.


  • He is one of the minor Star Wars villains in the film.
  • Along with General Grievous, Jabba has one of the most gruesome deaths out of any Star Wars villain.
  • Dr. Jumba Jookiba from Lilo & Stitch might have been inspired by Jabba the Hutt, appearance wise
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