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Jubnuk was a Gamorrean who served the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure at his palace on Tatooine. However, Luke Skywalker's arrival at Jabba's Palace and subsequent fight againt Jabba's Rancor, ended up being what sealed Jubnuk's comeuppance for his actions.


At some point, he was hired by the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure and became one of the many guards which patrolled his palace. Shortly before the Battle of Endor, Jubnuk presenced Luke Skywalker's arrival at Jabba's Palace with the intention of negotiatie with Jabba in order to free his friend Han Solo and his sister Leia Organa, who infiltrated before dressed as the bounty hunter Boushh. As Jabba was not interested in Skywalker's proposal, Skywalker used The Force to snatch Nizuc Bek's blaster from his holster, causing Jubnuk to run in order to stop him and avoid the death of his master. Jabba, decided to not let Skywalker kill him, opened the trapdoor of the room in which they were and Skywalker fell into the pit of Pateesa, the Hutt's pet rancor.


The rancor's last meal before his demise.

Unfortunately, Jubnuk was near to Skywalker when the trapdoor was opened, and fell into Pateesa's pit despite his attempts to hold onto his master's moving chair. The rancor, who had previously killed Jabba's dancer Oola, was still hungry when he saw Skywlaker and Jubnuk appear at his pit after falling by the slide like Oola did previously. Jubnuk tried to escape, but was devoured by Pateesa, while Skywalker ultimately managed to kill the beast and avoid the same fate as Jubnuk.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jubnuk was portrayed by puppeteer Simon Williamson in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi , who also portrayed Max Rebo, but his role was uncredited.

Before the reboot of the Star Wars canon by The Walt Disney Company in order to explore new storylines as a Sequel Trilogy, some details of Jubnuk's early life were explored in Jabba's Palace Pop-up Book. The book showed Jubnuk having a wife and a son and also surviving his encounter with the rancor, escaping from him after the beast's stomach was cut. Holocron continuity database keeper Leland Chee stated that he didn't knew about this until he was notified by a Wookieepedia user. However, after the Expanded Universe was subsequently rebooted into the Star Wars Legends brand, so Chee stated in his Twitter account that Jubnuk's death has been left ambiguous.



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