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- "The most gracious Jabba has one more small condition: he demands you bring back the slime who kidnapped his little…punky muffin."
Rotta, nicknamed "Pedunkee Mufkin" (Punky Muffin) by his father and "Stinky" by Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, was a Huttlet around the time of the Clone Wars and the offspring of Jabba Desilijic Tiure, grandson of Zorba Desilijic Tiure, great-nephew of Ziro, Jiliac, and Pazda, and cousin of Gorga, and Grubba.
- "I love that Huttlet."
- ―Ziro, claiming to love his great-nephew
Rotta was born in 32 BBY. Unlike most Huttlets, Rotta did not spend the first fifty years of his life inside his parent's brood pouch, as Jabba wanted him to directly experience the galaxy. In 22 BBY, during the Clone Wars while on a pleasure cruise on his father's barge, the ten-year-old Huttlet was kidnapped by Asajj Ventress at the direction of Count Dooku, and in cooperation with Rotta's great-uncle, Ziro. Taken aboard the Trident, he was flown to the B'omarr Monastery on the planet Teth. The kidnapping prompted Jabba to make a deal with the Galactic Republic to rescue his son, in turn for free passage through his shipping routes.
While being held prisoner on Teth, he became sick, possibly due to his being unaccustomed to the planet's atmosphere. He was eventually rescued by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano. However, since they were in the middle of a Separatists attack, they could not treat him in a med station on a Venator-class cruiser due to the combat action taking place, so they commandeered a G9 Rigger freighter, called the Twilight, to transport Rotta directly to Tatooine. As Rotta's condition worsened, Tano looked through the ship's cargo to search for something to help the Huttlet. With the assistance of a hologram of a medical droid, Tano gave him a pill that saved his life. Rotta took a great liking to Tano, and wanted her to be close to him at all times.[source?]
Unfortunately, the Twilight was shot down in Tatooine's orbit by enemy forces. Rotta seemed to sense the Dark Side approaching at one point, and hid inside Anakin's pack. To keep Rotta safe, Skywalker had his pack filled with rocks to distract Count Dooku while Tano and R2-D2 took Rotta to his father. When Magna Guards stood in their way, Tano defeated them. Just as Jabba was about to have Skywalker killed, thinking the Jedi had killed his son, Tano arrived with the lost Huttlet. Jabba was overjoyed by the safety of his son but still wanted the Jedi killed until Padmé Amidala brought proof Ziro orchestrated the kidnapping. Jabba was then willing to sign the Republic's treaty, but not before settling a score with Ziro first.
Afterward, when N. Papanoida arrived at Jabba's Palace looking for his daughters, Rotta was also present with his father. The Baron appealed to Jabba's sense of fatherhood, asking him to help him find his own missing daughters. Jabba looked to his son, smiled, and relented, allowing Papanoida to present evidence against the bounty hunter, Greedo, and take the Rodian with him afterward.
In 4 ABY, Zorba Desilijic Tiure, Rotta's grandfather, produced Jabba's will, which claimed that he did not have any children to run his criminal empire, and therefore Zorba was to inherit it. The Hutt courts later declared Jabba's "will" a forgery.
Behind the scenesEdit
Rotta's name was first found on a LEGO Preliminary Image of an AT-TE set to be released under the Clone Wars TV series line. Further leaked information, including his LEGO pic, pointed to him being a young, or diminutive Hutt, and even being Jabba's son, or another close relative. A Clone Wars action figure card confirmed him as the son of Jabba.
In Star Wars Galaxies, a backpack was sold during the 2009 Galactic Moon Festival resembling a plush Rotta in the GAR backpack. However, the Republic symbol is replaced with the glowing moon and bat of the Galactic Moon Festival.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel (First appearance, simultaneous with Operation: Huttlet, Watch Out for Jabba the Hutt!)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Official Movie Storybook
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Watch Out for Jabba the Hutt!
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Operation: Huttlet
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
- The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: Crisis on Coruscant (Mentioned only)
- The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: The Way of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hunt for Ziro" (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy (Mentioned only)
- Clone troopers are excellent diplomats (Indirect mention only)
- You can't hit the brakes in space
- Sith make the best pancakes
- Every brick has a beginning
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
- "Star Wars PocketModel TCG - Clone Wars" (Card: ) (Picture only)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (Non-canonical mention)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.25
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.41
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
- ↑ The Essential Reader's Companion
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Watch Out for Jabba the Hutt!
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"
- ↑ Star Wars: Darth Maul—Death Sentence places the Darth Maul revival arc in 20 BBY
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy
- ↑ Zorba the Hutt's Revenge
- ↑ Hutt! Hutt! Hutt!