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Jfords
12-10-2011, 03:42 PM
So I was watching Return of the Jedi recently and I was struck by the scene where we first discover Jabba has the rancor...

Do you think that Jabba's first dancing girl, the green one named Oola, was:

a.) Brave for defying the most dangerous crime lord in the galaxy,

or

b.) Stupid for thinking she was above Jabba killing her for her disobedience?

Chronos
12-10-2011, 03:50 PM
It's amazing how often brave and stupid are not mutually exclusive.

Red Barchetta
12-10-2011, 03:55 PM
Is that the one who has the nipple slip? I'm sorry...what were you asking again?

Alka Seltzer
12-10-2011, 04:39 PM
I think it had more to do with disgust than anything else, and you can hardly blame her. I doubt Jabba smelt any better than he looked.

Miller
12-10-2011, 04:41 PM
I kinda think she knew what was going to happen, and didn't care anymore.

Arkcon
12-10-2011, 04:52 PM
There's more there than just those two. Brave, or repulsed by Jabba's nature, a giant slimy gastropod? Or repulsed by his character. After all, she was willing to be the local go-go dancer for the group, she probably doesn't hate the whole den of smugglers theme, or did she?

Stupid, or self-confident/arrogant, after all, she was a highly desirable slave for her dancing, she shouldn't be wasted. I guess she really underestimated Jabba. After all, instead of making Han work for what he lost, he hung him up on the wall. Says something about Jabba's interest in prestige over short term cash. Maybe ... she's a bit more stupid. But I don't think I'd make a better guess. Remember, Luke offers him a reasonable price for all his friends, but Jabba doesn't go for it. That seems like a flaw in Jabba's characterization. But consider The Sopranos or Goodfellas. Can you really just buy off any of the main characters? Not likely. Tony will take your money, but you won't get what you want.

Miller
12-10-2011, 05:09 PM
There's more there than just those two. Brave, or repulsed by Jabba's nature, a giant slimy gastropod? Or repulsed by his character. After all, she was willing to be the local go-go dancer for the group, she probably doesn't hate the whole den of smugglers theme, or did she?

They had to chain her to the wall to keep her there. I don't think "willing" had anything to do with it.

Jfords
12-11-2011, 09:52 AM
They had to chain her to the wall to keep her there. I don't think "willing" had anything to do with it.

I agree - she was not "willing" to be there ... at the same time, she certainly seemed pretty accustomed to being there, dancing and all. Even Leia wasn't THAT comfortable being among Jabba's denizens.

Which makes me lean towards her being more stupid as well, since she knew her place pretty well. Like Arkcon said, either she underestimated Jabba's penchant for discipline, or she vastly OVERestimated her worth to him - I mean, if he hangs people in carbonate up on the wall who WORKS for him, why would he hesitate to kill a slave who has the audacity to run her mouth while standing above his trapdoor?

Arkcon
12-11-2011, 11:19 AM
Well, its kinda impossible for me to remove from my mind Oola's back-story from the novelizations. I know they're not canon, but ...

Oola comes from a race that dedicates itself to the sensual arts. She's not just a dancer, she's supposed to move those 'head tails' of hers sensuously, because they are an erogenous zone for her. She willingly took a job to be head dancer, (and other tasks) for a wealthy mob boss -- they only had to chain her up when she saw and smelled Jabba.

But then, you don't really get that from the scene in the movie in question. But look at the crowd gathered around Jabba -- so many lowlifes enabling his lifestyle. That was a wretched hive of scum and villainy, not the spaceport.

JCorre
12-12-2011, 02:16 PM
I know there was an exchange between her and Jabba as Jabba pulled her over to where the pit cover was.

Have those lines ever been translated and posted anywhere? I've always wondered why Jabba decided to ace her.

Chronos
12-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Have those lines ever been translated and posted anywhere? I've always wondered why Jabba decided to ace her. Because he could. You've got to understand that Jabba isn't personally sexually attracted to his slave girls (like, ew). It's not about libido; it's about status. He's showing off that he has a harem of desirable females, that others find attractive, and so they should envy him. Dropping one to the rancor would be counterproductive if he found them sexy, since now he can't see them dance any more. But for the status, it works just fine: "See, I have so many bitches I can afford to just throw them away on a whim". That's important to someone like Jabba.

Hal Briston
12-12-2011, 03:18 PM
I doubt Jabba smelt any better than he looked.You think he smells bad on the outside...

Lasciel
12-12-2011, 03:25 PM
Because he could. You've got to understand that Jabba isn't personally sexually attracted to his slave girls (like, ew). It's not about libido; it's about status. He's showing off that he has a harem of desirable females, that others find attractive, and so they should envy him. Dropping one to the rancor would be counterproductive if he found them sexy, since now he can't see them dance any more. But for the status, it works just fine: "See, I have so many bitches I can afford to just throw them away on a whim". That's important to someone like Jabba.

Actually, in the novelizations, it goes into that a little. Jabba IS attracted to lithe nubile girls, and that's part of the reason a giant slimy mucus slug is living on a desert planet - his people kicked him off of their nice comfy mudball planet (in part) for being a disgusting pervert who doesn't go for his own species.

As for killing people off - he's got the emotional maturity of a three-year-old, or of the Incredible Hulk.

Slave girl rejects me? Hulk SMASH! Uppity Jedi pisses me off? Into the Saarlac with you! There's way easier ways to off someone than to drag your whole court out into the god-awful desert - he just wants to make some people suffer, and he likes the power-trip.

I've always felt sorry for Oola - I have a feeling at least on some level she knew what he would do, and she had just taken enough that she didn't care any more.

Irishman
12-12-2011, 04:36 PM
After all, she was willing to be the local go-go dancer for the group, she probably doesn't hate the whole den of smugglers theme, or did she?

If it's not in the movie, it's not canon to me. Otherwise, you have to explain Splinter of the Mind's Eye, and the hot Luke/Leia budding relationship.

There's no backstory in the movie. You see a dancer in chains. She's a slave girl. "Willing" is not part of the job description.

This is on a planet that slavery is legal - see Anakin and his mother. This is a criminal enterprise on a planet where slavery is legal. Um, yeah, she's a slave. "Willing" is not only not required, it's probably not even desired.

After all, instead of making Han work for what he lost, he hung him up on the wall. Says something about Jabba's interest in prestige over short term cash.

Han actually had several opportunities to pay off Jabba. The encounter in Ep IV where Greedo and Han chat is about the debt being in place for some time. At the beginning of Empire, there's a conversation where Han has been piddlin around with the Rebels rather than going off and paying back Jabba like he was supposed to. Boba Fett wanted Han alive from Vader - "He's no good to me dead." That's because Jabba wanted to either extract the money due, or get his payment in some sort of punishment. By then, the interest was probably a significant multiple of the original debt. Having Han delivered in carbomite was something that struck his whimsey. Instead of defrosting him to threaten and perhaps torture a bit, then try to extract payment from him, it struck Jabba's sense of style to leave him frozen as a symbol to everyone else that you do not cross Jabba. Pay your debts, on time. Or else...

Remember, Luke offers him a reasonable price for all his friends, but Jabba doesn't go for it. That seems like a flaw in Jabba's characterization. But consider The Sopranos or Goodfellas. Can you really just buy off any of the main characters? Not likely. Tony will take your money, but you won't get what you want.

Well, there's two points to that. First, you are correct that Jabba cares as much about his reputation as the actual money. Thus allowing Luke to buy the debt would entail jacking up the price significantly, both for the prestige of Han itself, and the issue with Leia trying her trick on him. His refusal might have been considered a simple bargaining practice - haggle. Second issue, Luke comes in claiming to be a badass and dropping threats against Jabba - that struck Jabba's reputation and made him resistant to bargaining. "You silly human with your petty Jedi mind tricks, you think you can outwit me? Ha ha ha, I'll show you who's the tough guy."


Because he could. You've got to understand that Jabba isn't personally sexually attracted to his slave girls (like, ew). It's not about libido; it's about status.

Interesting idea. On the other hand, he makes a big deal out of licking Leia. Either he was giving her a taste test, he's a kinky perv for a Hutt, or he just likes disgusting the silly humanoids and knows how to get a good reaction from a chickie.

Intergalactic Gladiator
12-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Interesting idea. On the other hand, he makes a big deal out of licking Leia. Either he was giving her a taste test, he's a kinky perv for a Hutt, or he just likes disgusting the silly humanoids and knows how to get a good reaction from a chickie.

There was a book somewhere featuring other Hutts that mentioned how Jabba was pervy because he was infatuated with humans. This was cited as a reason that he was on Tatooine instead of on the Hutt homeworld. Again, this being a book and all YMMV.

TBG
12-12-2011, 05:07 PM
There was a book somewhere featuring other Hutts that mentioned how Jabba was pervy because he was infatuated with humans. This was cited as a reason that he was on Tatooine instead of on the Hutt homeworld. Again, this being a book and all YMMV.

As of the prequels he wasn't the only Hutt on Tatooine, so that book (or at least that part) must not be canon (if it ever was).

Chronos
12-12-2011, 05:18 PM
Interesting idea. On the other hand, he makes a big deal out of licking Leia. Either he was giving her a taste test, he's a kinky perv for a Hutt, or he just likes disgusting the silly humanoids and knows how to get a good reaction from a chickie. I don't think this is inconsistent with what I said. It's pretty safe to say that most male humanoids would like to lick Princess Leia. Again, he's asserting his position of dominance: He's able to do something that most males would like to but can't.

Of course, most male humanoids would specifically prefer that Leia be willing for us to lick her. But I doubt that that detail ever even crossed Jabba's mind. He probably doesn't even realize that most guys prefer their babes to be willing.

I honestly think that this was the intent of the writers of that scene, and that the book authors who said otherwise just missed the point.

Jfords
12-12-2011, 09:18 PM
I know there was an exchange between her and Jabba as Jabba pulled her over to where the pit cover was.

Have those lines ever been translated and posted anywhere? I've always wondered why Jabba decided to ace her.

I was wondering the same thing - I know Jabba says "Boscka" at one point, which I assume means something like "DIE", seeing as right afterward she falls in the hole.

I kind of believe what most people are saying, that Jabba WAS attracted in some gross way to Oola and Leia; why else would Oola have freaked out like that? Seemed to me like she would have been accustomed to being Jabba's slave at that point except Jabba wanted to (and apparently had done) something deplorable with her.

I always found it funny that she was "trapped" on a little 2X2 grating that dropped her to her death - like she couldn't think to step left or right somehow when she made Jabba mad.

JCorre
12-12-2011, 09:48 PM
Here's the relevant wookieepedia link. Still doesn't have the translation I'm looking for but does give context.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Oola

Bryan Ekers
12-13-2011, 07:46 PM
On an incidentally related note, why do the Ewoks get so little respect? They rigged up those huge smash-log traps for the imperial walkers - that's way more awesome than anything the Viet Cong slapped together.

Jfords
12-14-2011, 05:43 PM
On an incidentally related note, why do the Ewoks get so little respect? They rigged up those huge smash-log traps for the imperial walkers - that's way more awesome than anything the Viet Cong slapped together.

Probably because people just see their fuzzy "cute" stature and immediately equate them to teddy bears, therefore don't get much respect. I never considered how impressive their accomplishments were, I suppose.

Similarly, it's interesting that Oola is afforded NO leeway or respect from Jabba (killed as soon as she resists, even though she seems pretty darned scared to make him mad) while Leia is given seemingly a bit more of a break from Jabba (she is outright disgusted by Jabba and he just laughs it off)

Did Leia just catch Jabba in a good mood when she became a slave or what?

Irishman
12-14-2011, 06:38 PM
Perhaps Oola had been his slave girl for a while, and he was tired of her. Also, Leia was something of a new plaything to toy with, what with her attempt to rescue Han and Luke's threats and all. I imagine part of Jabba's fun with the slaves is being all pervy on them and disgusting them. He just got rid of Oola because he was tired of her.

I don't think this is inconsistent with what I said. It's pretty safe to say that most male humanoids would like to lick Princess Leia. Again, he's asserting his position of dominance: He's able to do something that most males would like to but can't.

One flaw in your theory - how do you explain the fat dancer?

And why did he throw Oola to the Rancor, and keep the fat one, anyway? I mean, if I'm the one in charge, I know which one I want around.

gonzoron
12-14-2011, 07:29 PM
It's pretty safe to say that most male humanoids would like to lick Princess Leia. I'm sorry, what was the topic? My mind sort of wandered there...

Miller
12-14-2011, 07:48 PM
Here's a thought. We know that Leia's rescue plan was compromised in some way, because Jabba was waiting there with his court when she went to Han. But we don't know how he knew, or how much he knew. It's possible that he killed Oola because he had been advised by his intelligence network that Leia was coming to rescue Han, and he was making room for his new acquisition.

mlees
12-15-2011, 09:33 AM
Leia is also much more of a prestige trophy than Oola was. She gets more slack because of that.

Irishman
12-15-2011, 01:03 PM
It's possible that he killed Oola because he had been advised by his intelligence network that Leia was coming to rescue Han, and he was making room for his new acquisition.

What, is there some sort of quota on slave girls for criminal overlords?

IRS inspector: "Now see here, Mr. Hutt, Imperial regulation 27.33.245.16a clearly states that you are not allowed to own more than 2 dancing girls at any one time."

Jabba: "Dammit, I don't want to pay a fine. Bib Fortuna, execute the blue dancing girl over there. No, not that one, the ugly one. *Sigh* One of these days - pow - right in the kisser!"

Jfords
01-07-2012, 01:35 AM
Leia is also much more of a prestige trophy than Oola was. She gets more slack because of that.

Heh - that's certainly true. I'll wager Oola was a bit of a diva compared to Leia too. Leia managed to just lay-low . . . As soon as Oola put the spotlight on herself and then tried to escape she pretty much guaranteed swift and harsh punishment. She didn't give Jabba much of a choice if he wanted to maintain his leadership role amongst the other thugs...

Der Trihs
01-07-2012, 02:41 AM
I don't think this is inconsistent with what I said. It's pretty safe to say that most male humanoids would like to lick Princess Leia. Again, he's asserting his position of dominance: He's able to do something that most males would like to but can't.

Of course, most male humanoids would specifically prefer that Leia be willing for us to lick her. But I doubt that that detail ever even crossed Jabba's mind.I always assumed it did cross his mind, and that a major reason he licked her is that he's a sadist and had a good idea exactly how much that would gross out Leia. And of course the whole power trip aspect of forcing her to do something. I also assumed that was why he had her in the harem girl outfit; because he knew it would embarrass her.

Quimby
01-07-2012, 07:03 AM
Here's what we know about Ewoks from what's on screen:

1. They eat humanoids.

2. They have an entire war machine ready at a moment's notice complete with a full army, catapults, an armed air force, elaborate traps, and relatively sophisticated battle tactics.

I'm not sure they are cuddly teddy bears as much as they are cannibals constantly at war with other Ewok tribes

BMalion
01-07-2012, 08:03 AM
Forget all the books and expanded universe backstories, why on God's green Earth would Lucas spend half the 2nd movie establishing what a badass Boba Fett was, only to have him die like a moronic red -shirt in the 3rd movie?

silenus
01-07-2012, 08:08 AM
Forget all the books and expanded universe backstories, why on God's green Earth would Lucas spend half the 2nd movie establishing what a badass Boba Fett was, only to have him die like a moronic red -shirt in the 3rd movie?

I bolded your answer.

Chronos
01-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Because Boba Fett was, fundamentally, a moronic red-shirt. The only reason he got played up as much as he did was because his toy was rare and hard to get, and therefore a status symbol among kids.

BMalion
01-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Because Boba Fett was, fundamentally, a moronic red-shirt. The only reason he got played up as much as he did was because his toy was rare and hard to get, and therefore a status symbol among kids.

But the movie was before the toy.

AqualungBats5th
01-07-2012, 03:51 PM
How exactly did Boba Fett get played up that much? Yeah he tracked down Han, but "half the movie"? Really? He was in like three scenes

Hail Ants
01-07-2012, 05:54 PM
By the time the green disco-dancing chick appeared at Jabba's here's what I was thinking:

What the fuck is with all the goddamn muppets and puppets and stupid cornball childish bullshit in this movie!?! Star Wars blows!

May have had something to do with being 12 when Star Wars came out and 18 when Jedi did...

AClockworkMelon
01-07-2012, 06:05 PM
How exactly did Boba Fett get played up that much? Yeah he tracked down Han, but "half the movie"? Really? He was in like three scenesExactly. In the DVD commentary for ROTJ George is like "I had no idea people even liked Boba Fett. Had I known I would have included a shot of him crawling out or something," which is exactly what happens in the Expanded Universe (but then again, in the EU, the Emperor had a bunch of mindless clone bodies for him to possess so he didn't really die for good at the end of ROTJ either. It's shit like that that makes me hate the EU).

BMalion
01-07-2012, 07:29 PM
How exactly did Boba Fett get played up that much? Yeah he tracked down Han, but "half the movie"? Really? He was in like three scenes

"No disintergrations!"

Jragon
01-07-2012, 07:34 PM
Exactly. In the DVD commentary for ROTJ George is like "I had no idea people even liked Boba Fett. Had I known I would have included a shot of him crawling out or something," which is exactly what happens in the Expanded Universe (but then again, in the EU, the Emperor had a bunch of mindless clone bodies for him to possess so he didn't really die for good at the end of ROTJ either. It's shit like that that makes me hate the EU).

For every simply horrendous decision the EU makes, there's a brilliant one. Star Wars is pretty simple, us vs them, good vs evil. While there's no debating that it's interesting and fun, it's a bit lacking in... complexity. The EU has scores of characters who are Sith (or Dark Jedi, or Gray Jedi, or whatever) because they legitimately felt the Dark Side would better allow them to fight off threats and protect people, or that the silly and sometimes ridiculous Jedi Codes did much more harm than good. You KIND of got this in the prequels with Anakin's fall wrt Padme, but moral complexity happens pretty frequently in the EU.

Not that I'm really that well versed, but I was surprised from binging on Wookieepedia last night how much "they're Dark but not Evil" or "they're light but not strictly the guy you want ruling you" that was going on.

gonzoron
01-08-2012, 01:45 PM
moral complexity happens pretty frequently in the EU. you may have just pinpointed why some of the EU stuff I've read doesn't "feel" like Star Wars to me. I like moral complexity in a lot of things, but Star Wars isn't one of them.

TBG
01-08-2012, 03:31 PM
But the movie was before the toy.

It was in production before the toy, but the toy was available before the movie was released. The original version was one of those "send in some proof of purchases from a bunch of figures and some money for shipping and we'll send you a freebie" things used as a "sneak peek".

Also, even before that, Mr. Fett showed up in the animated segment of the special that we dare not name.

linky (http://theswca.com/images-speci/mailaways/fett.html)

BMalion
01-08-2012, 03:33 PM
...

Also, even before that, Mr. Fett showed up in the animated segment of the special that we dare not name.


Happy Life Day!

grude
02-08-2012, 01:36 AM
Is Jabba senile or drug addled or something in ROTJ? His refusal to believe Luke is a jedi is baffling considering Jabba was active when jedi were well known, and if you accept the Clone Wars cartoon as canon(I have no clue if it is) Jabba personally dealt with Anakin. Jabba didn't remember the last names matched up?

GuanoLad
02-08-2012, 02:33 AM
A) Yes, Jabba is drug addled. Note the hookah (http://thecaptainsmemos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/jabba.jpg).

B) The Jedi are all dead. This is an unequivocal fact known to everybody. Anyone to claim to be one is clearly fooling themselves.

C) I think Clone Wars is considered canon, but, in the same roughshod way of the Prequels, seems to contradict a few previously established facts.

Uosdwis R. Dewoh
02-08-2012, 09:24 AM
Happy Life Day!
*Dramatic gun cock*
Harry Callahan: Life day, not today, not for you.
*BLAM!*

Tanbarkie
02-08-2012, 09:50 AM
Is Jabba senile or drug addled or something in ROTJ? His refusal to believe Luke is a jedi is baffling considering Jabba was active when jedi were well known, and if you accept the Clone Wars cartoon as canon(I have no clue if it is) Jabba personally dealt with Anakin. Jabba didn't remember the last names matched up?

Sadly, as much as I'd like for there to be some thoughtful explanation that ties it all together, this just isn't one of those types of stories. The real answer is simple: George Lucas made ROTJ first, never bothered to develop Jabba's character beyond "gross slug gangster," then decided during the creation of the various prequel materials that he needed to include Jabba because the character was, by that point, a recognizable feature of the series. It's no different from the retcon-y inclusion of Threepio in TPM (nor, for that matter, from the use of "brand awareness" techniques in any ad campaign).

BMalion
02-08-2012, 12:38 PM
Like many, I hate the prequels and pretend they don't exist.

lawoot
02-08-2012, 01:40 PM
When I was a kid I always thought Oola fought against Jabba so hard not because he was a perv who skeeved her out, but because he was a giant slug who was HUNGRY and about to eat her...

TBG
02-08-2012, 07:04 PM
When I was a kid I always thought Oola fought against Jabba so hard not because he was a perv who skeeved her out, but because he was a giant slug who was HUNGRY and about to eat her...

Can't it be both?

Jfords
02-20-2012, 01:22 AM
When I was a kid I always thought Oola fought against Jabba so hard not because he was a perv who skeeved her out, but because he was a giant slug who was HUNGRY and about to eat her...

That crossed my mind as a kid too! Or that she was trying to kill Jabba and that's why he killed her.

Now I just think she was either too forgetful to remember a trap door with a Rancor beneath, or dumb enough to think Jabba wouldn't send her down it. Either way, Leia was smart enough to avoid the Rancor AND escape from Jabba.

http://totalfilm.com/features/30-stupidest-star-wars-characters/oola

grude
02-20-2012, 06:45 AM
Did they ever explain why Han never paid off Jabba after ANH? I mean he did get all that treasure as a reward(we see him loading up the Falcon) so what happened after ANH?

Additionally Leia is rich, and you'd think the rebellion could spare some change for the hero who helped take out the Death Star. So why didn't they offer to pay off Boba, assuming Jabba didn't want money?

(the comic series explains it, the money is stolen before he can reach Tattoine but thats not canon)

robardin
02-20-2012, 07:09 AM
Additionally Leia is rich, ...

Was rich. I mean, her home planet of Alderaan got annihilated. All her really good stuff was probably stashed there. As for any interplanetary bank accounts, well, now that she's a fugitive from the Empire who is publicly known to be a leader in the Rebellion and witnessed as involved in the destruction of the Death Star by Darth Vader himself, I'm guessing any "Galactic assets" were quickly seized (hey brain - keep it clean).

Chronos
02-20-2012, 02:47 PM
The debt had gone too far by that point, and had become a matter of rep. Yeah, the money would have helped Jabba in the short term, but for the long term, he had to make sure that the message was clear, that you do not screw over the boss and get away with it.

A similar argument holds for bribing Boba Fett. A high-end bounty hunter, once bought, stays bought. Yeah, you might get a windfall this one time by taking the higher offer, but that means that nobody else is ever going to hire you again.

ObiWan94
04-01-2015, 12:36 PM
Do you think that Jabba's first dancing girl, the green one named Oola, was:

a.) Brave for defying the most dangerous crime lord in the galaxy,

or

b.) Stupid for thinking she was above Jabba killing her for her disobedience?

When I first watched these films I was 5 years old. I thought that she was being playful and they were both having fun. Then in the excitement he accidentally hit the button which caused her to fall to her death.

For me, it seemed that Jabba the Hut killed her for no reason at all. His lack of concern for her wellbeing, and apparent amusement at her demise, illustrated what a vile and evil character was. The whole point of this scene is to establish Jabba's character. Oola is simply a play-thing which was used and then discarded. Both figuratively and literally. I don't think it is necessary to read anything more into this scene.

Since watching the Special Edition when I was older. With the shot of Oola in the Rancor pit. Apparently seeming to wet herself. This struck me as an incredibly erotic and kinky scene. it never occurred to me that Jabba would sacrifice his slave as a form of discipline. But rather, this was something done, by Jabba, simply for his own amusement. Because he could.

As to the explanation of why Oola was more accommodating, or why Jabba tolerated Leia's stubbornness. It is quite simply that Oola had been physiologically broken as a slave and accepting of her lot in life. Jabba's willingness to sacrifice her would most likely have been aided by boredom. Coupled with a simple extension of Oola's function. Which was to amuse him. At that particular moment, Jabba found amusement in seeing her eaten alive - and she performed her function well. That mere fact that she didn't survive the experience was inconsequential.

As for Leia. She was a new play thing. A free spirit. A new conquest. One who was to be tamed and trained. Killing Leia would only have been a sign of defeat. Something which Jabba's ego could not abide.

ObiWan94
04-01-2015, 12:53 PM
The short answer:

Oola's sacrifice was a simple extension of her function. Which was to amuse Jabba the Hut. At that particular moment, Jabba found amusement in seeing her eaten alive - and she performed her function well. That mere fact that she didn't survive the experience was inconsequential.

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