A Kadas’sa’Nikto from Kintan, Klaatu was a henchman of Jabba the Hutt, and spent his time at the Hutt’s palace repairing skiffs, eagerly awaiting executions and amassing ever-larger gambling debts. Klaatu confronted Luke Skywalker during the battle at the Great Pit of Carkoon, but fled after Luke disarmed him with a stroke of his lightsaber. He died when Jabba’s sail barge exploded.
The red Nikto (a.k.a. Kajain’sa’Nikto) were a humanoid alien species hailing from the planet Kintan, featuring coarse, scaly skin that was marked horns and spikes. Like the Kadas’sa’Nikto, or green-skinned Nikto, they were found from world to world; several were in the employ of Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, and Ima-Gun Di was a notable Jedi Master during the final days of the Republic.
Jabba the Hutt was one of the galaxy’s most powerful gangsters, with far-reaching influence in both politics and the criminal underworld. There were no second chances with Jabba, something Han Solo would find out -- though the slug-like alien would ultimately fall victim to his own hubris and vengeful ways.
Jabba the Hutt valued money and power, and enjoyed showing off just how much he had of both. The Khetanna, his luxury sail barge, was among the crimelord’s most extravagant purchases: a massive transport that carried up to 500 passengers, maintained a crew of 26, and was outfitted with space for live music and entertainment. It was manufactured by Ubrikkian, measuring 30 meters long and equipped with a heavy blaster cannon -- an essential feature for Jabba’s lifestyle. Indeed, the craft was symbolic of Jabba’s hubris and ego, and played a large part in his downfall.
A harsh desert world orbiting twin suns in the galaxy’s Outer Rim, Tatooine is a lawless place ruled by Hutt gangsters. Many settlers scratch out a living on moisture farms, while spaceport cities such as Mos Eisley and Mos Espa serve as home base for smugglers, criminals, and other rogues. Tatooine’s many dangers include sandstorms, bands of savage Tusken Raiders, and carnivorous krayt dragons. The planet is also known for its dangerous Podraces, rampant gambling, and legalized slavery. Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker both grew up on Tatooine, and Obi-Wan Kenobi spent years in hiding on this desolate world.
Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Along with his friends Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke battled the evil Empire, discovered the truth of his parentage, and ended the tyranny of the Sith. A generation later, the location of the famed Jedi master was one of the galaxy’s greatest mysteries.