Tab-canon-white  Tab-legends-black 

Jubnuk was a Gamorrean who served the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure at his palace on Tatooine.


Shortly before the Battle of Endor, Jubnuk was present for Luke Skywalker's arrival at Jabba's Palace with the intention of negotiating with Jabba in order to free his friend Han Solo. As Jabba was not interested in Skywalker's proposal, Skywalker used the Force to snatch Nizuc Bek's blaster from his holster, prompting Jubnuk to try and wrestle it out of Luke's hand to protect Jabba. The Hutt, however, opened the trapdoor of the room in which they were and Skywalker fell into the pit of Pateesa, the Hutt's pet rancor.[2]


Pateesa's last meal before his demise.

Jubnuk was near to Skywalker when the trapdoor was opened, and fell into Pateesa's pit despite his attempts to hold onto Jabba's moving chair. The rancor, who had previously killed Jabba's dancer Oola, grabbed Jubnuk first and ate him. Skywalker, however, was able to kill the beast and avoid the same fate as Jubnuk.[2]

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.[source?]

In Star Wars Legends 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 know about this until he was notified by a Wookieepedia user.



Notes and referencesEdit