42. Oola & Jubnuk
When Did They Die: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Who Were They: One of Jabba the Hutt’s slave dancers in his palace on Tatooine and one of the palace guards
How Did They Die: Eaten alive by Jabba the Hutt’s pet rancor
As if being a tentacle-headed slave dancer and an anthropomorphic pig weren’t bad enough, these two got to share the sorry fate of being rancor food in the pit oddly placed beneath Jabba’s throne room.
No, they did not die together in the rancor pit. Oola went first after resisting Jabba and then Jubnuk fell down there with Luke. They’re lumped together here for one simple reason: they only died to illustrate just how dangerous the rancor was.
Would viewers have been somehow confused about the rancor if it simply just showed up when Luke fell down into the pit? Like did we really need a primer that this huge, disgusting beast was bad news? Considering the overwhelming number of creatures that try to eat our heroes throughout all six movies, you’d think that the writers of Return of the Jedi could trust the viewers to get that you basically can’t trust animals in this universe.
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