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Malakili was a male human who served as a caretaker to the rancor at Jabba's Palace on Tatooine.[2]


During the time of the Galactic Civil War, Malakili was under the employ of Jabba the Hutt at his palace on Tatooine. Serving as a caretaker, Malakili was responsible for tending to all of Jabba's creatures,[3] including his prized,[1] rancor. Four years after the Battle of Yavin, Luke Skywalker of the Rebel Alliance attempted a bargain with Jabba, but was tricked into the crime lord's rancor pit. To Malakili's shock,[1] Skywalker killed the rancor, leaving the caretaker weeping in distress.[2]

Personality and traitsEdit

Malakili was a burly[1] male human who dressed in dark pants and a brown headress. Despite his tough and crude personality, Malakili cared deeply for his beasts.[3]

Skills and abilitiesEdit

As a caretaker at Jabba's Palace, Malakili had the ability to domesticate creatures, including rancors. He would begin training them from a young age, and would continue to care for them even into their adulthood.[3]


Malakili was known to wield a gaderffii stick,[1] and he often used cages for transporting rancors.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

"I like the idea that everyone loves someone. And even the worst, most horrible monster you can imagine was loved by his keeper. And the rancor probably loved his keeper."
George Lucas[src]

Malakili first appeared in Return of the Jedi, the final installment to the original trilogy. He was portrayed by Paul Brooke, although the role was without credit.[4] Outside of the film, Malakili's first canonical appearance was in the 2014 mobile game Star Wars: Galactic Defense. He, alongside Luke Skywalker, were available during the limited-time event "Enter the Pit."[3]



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