Patitites were a species of diminutive, sentients native to the planet Patitite Pattuna. During the Clone Wars, they had to start a democracy after the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 caused the death of their dictator, "Big" Hay-Zu.
During the Clone Wars, the Patitites were ruled by the dictator Hay-Zu, who was accidentally crushed and killed by the astromech droid R2-D2. The Patitites wanted Artoo's protocol droid companion, C-3PO, to be their new leader, but he refused and helped them establish a democracy, instead. As R2-D2 and C-3PO left, fighting broke out amongst the Patitites as they struggled to choose the late Hay-Zu's replacement.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Patitites are a reference to the Brownies, small creatures that appeared in Lucasfilm Ltd.'s 1988 sword and sorcery film, Willow. The supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni, is a fan of the film; he saw to it that the Patitites spoke in a similar fashion to the Brownies, as well. While the Brownies were humanlike in appearance, Filoni distinguished the Patitites from their source material by giving them radically different skin colorations.