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- "I hope your salary is more generous than your costume, Miss uh…"
"You, uh… can call me Arica."
- ―C-3PO and Mara Jade
Arica was the alias used by Mara Jade when she infiltrated Jabba's Palace in 4 ABY. Disguised as a dancer, her goal was to get close enough to Luke Skywalker to kill him, as Palpatine had ordered her to.
However, Jabba realized Arica wasn't what she appeared to be when she tried to use the Force to influence him to let her come on the sail barge with him. She was prevented from boarding it secretly by Melina Carniss, Jabba's slave overseer, who believed she was trying to kill Jabba.
Behind the scenesEdit
According to Anthony Daniels, Arica's role in the radio dramatization was originally supposed to be filled by Boba Fett. When he learned of this, Daniels told Brian Daley that he felt that having the bounty hunter bond with C-3PO seemed to "be pushing unreality a bit too far." As a result, Daley—having consulted Tales From Jabba's Palace—substituted Mara Jade (under the guise of Arica) for Fett.
A miniature of Arica appeared in Star Wars Miniatures: Imperial Entanglements.
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi radio drama
- Sleight of Hand: The Tale of Mara Jade (First appearance)
- Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand
- The Last Command (Indirect mention only)
- The Last Command comic (Appears in flashback(s))
- Return of the Jedi: The National Public Radio Dramatization
- C-3PO: Tales of the Golden Droid
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Reflections II: Expanding the Galaxy (Card: Arica)
- "Who's Who in Jabba's Palace"—Star Wars Insider 60
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Reader's Companion
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ "Introduction", Return of the Jedi: The National Public Radio Dramatization, pages vi-vii