The Patitites were a species of diminutive sentients native to the planet Patitite Pattuna. During the Clone Wars, they were ruled by the dictator "Big" Hay-Zu until freed by the droids C-3PO and R2-D2. They were then left by the droid to start their own democracy after Hay-Zu's death.
During the Clone Wars, The Patitites were ruled by the dictator Hay-Zu. Hay-Zu was accidentally killed by the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 when the latter stepped on him. The Patitites then asked C-3PO to be their new leader. He refused and instead helped them establish their democracy and elect their new leader. As the droids left, fighting broke out amongst them pertaining to who would be the leader (as a result of C-3PO's 'help').
Behind the scenesEdit
The Patitites were created as a reference to the Brownies, a similarly-sized species from Lucasfilm Ltd.'s 1988 sword and sorcery film Willow. The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni counts himself a large fan of the film, and he also saw to it that the voices of the Patitite characters were reminiscent of those of the Brownies. However, in an effort to somewhat distinguish them from their source material, he gave the Patitites radically different colorations than the Human-looking Brownies.
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