Bounty hunter, Boba Fett, may have found his antagonists for spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett on Disney Plus, in the Hutt Twins, and we explain why the Hutts are so powerful by exploring their origin.
The Star Wars spin-off is set directly after the events of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian season 2 and follows the bounty hunter (Temuera Morrison) and his ally, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), as they claim territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt.
The Book of Boba Fett introduces the Hutt twins
The Book of Boba Fett episode 2, titled ‘The Tribes of Tatooine,’ saw Boba travel to Mos Espa to talk with the mayor and Madam Garsa.
Fans were then introduced to brother and sister Hutt twins, who appear in the episode as unnamed members of the Hutt clan but noted as cousins of Jabba the Hutt.
Black Krrsantan was also introduced alongside them, as the twins reaffirmed Hutt law whilst gaining control of Jabba’s previous territory.
Why are the Hutts so powerful?
The Hutt Clan, also known as the Hutt Cartel or Hutt Families, are quite possibly masters of organized crime in the Star Wars universe.
Governed by the Grand Hutt Council, the Hutt Clan had two main sub-clans (or kajidic): the Desilijic Tiure clan ruled by Jabba the Hutt and the Besadii clan helmed by Arok.
The clan held great power during the Old Republic era and the Imperial era thanks to their cooperation with Imperial forces. However, Darth Vader managed to exterminate every Grand Hutt Council member except Jabba during the latter era, as the Empire wanted to overtake their trade.
The clan essentially built an empire of their own through wealth, intimidation, and dealings with bounty hunters and the Imperial.
As discussed on the Star Wars subreddit, fans also believe that the Hutts are so powerful because of their strong physicality and ability to bribe their way to the top.
The clan still continues to prevail, as seen in The Book of Boba Fett, even though their leader, Jabba the Hutt, is long gone.
Who killed Jabba the Hutt and how did he die?
Jabba the Hutt was killed by Princess Leia Organa in Return of the Jedi.
When Jabba and his thugs were traveling to the Great Pit of Carkoon on his sail barge, Luke Skywalker ended up attacking Jabba’s thugs – while the Jedi attempted to save Han and Leia.
As Leia was Jabba’s prisoner at the time, she wrapped the chain that bound her to him around the crime lord’s neck and killed him during Luke’s strike.
Jabba’s sail barge ended up crashing next to the Sarlacc Pitt and his body was desecrated in the explosion.
The leader’s death also occurred at the same time Boba Fett became trapped in the Sarlacc Pitt – an event that was finally explored during episode 1 of The Book of Boba Fett.
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