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Tyres Kem

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I'm busy creating a Hutt Nemesis for a campaign I'm setting up. The campaign is set 8 years before The Force Awakens, but the Hutt was born 432 years before then.

At some point Jabba the Hutt banished him and now a Hutt, or group of Hutts, have put a Death Mark on him.

I'd like his banishment to be long before The Clone Wars, but the Bounty is recent. My initial thoughts are that Jabba banished him, and none dared oppose the Mighty Jabba, but now he's dead an opportunist Hutt or group of Hutts are out to prove their worth by arranging the hit.

So my questions are:

Why would Jabba the Hutt publicly banish another Hutt?

Why would other Hutts want him dead?

Coercion and Deception are my Hutt Nemesis's weapons of choice. He uses people then discards them when they're no longer useful or profitable. Blackmail, bullying, defrauding, tyranny and oppression. He likes controlling everyone and everything, and won't do what anyone else wants. Even Jabba would be ignored.

I know the Hutts have rules on how to treat slaves, and my Hutt villain doesn't allow his slaves any rights. They're his property to do with as he wants and he'll never allow them freedom.

He's not nice!

And that's by Hutt standards.

Edited by Tyres Kem

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I'm AFB... but 'The Hutts are gangsters'.... use this cliche, they control pod racing, smuggling and probably use casinos as fronts for money laundering,

 

Why would Jabba the Hutt publicly banish another Hutt?

 

This Hutt crossed one of Jabba's interests or worked with the Black Sun Vigo. To Hutts everyone else is inferior and a means to an end but this doesn't mean that a Hutt will turn a blind eye when another Hutt is working with another criminal syndicate. Banishment, rather than death, maintains the shame to the rest of the family.

 

Exile/banishment in the Middle Ages was one of THE WORST sentences - no friends, no  family, langauge barriers, little or no money, no reputation (or a bad one), no business network. Meesum been banished - JarJar was banished for being annoying :lol:

 

Why would other Hutts want him dead?

 

Killng a Hutt could be the start of a coup to take over their 'business' interests, control a planet or sector etc and it sets an example to other Hutts now Jabba's dead.

 

...and they're Hutts.

Edited by ExpandingUniverse

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Have you watched the Star Wars Clone Wars animated movie?

Count Dooku had Jabba's infant nephew kidnapped and tried to implicate the Jedi of being responsible.

Now the Hutt responsible for the deed was caught on Coruscant and was imprisoned until Cad Bane and a group of mercenaries held the Senate hostage in return for that specific Hutt.

This was in the 2nd season of the Clone Wars animated series, don't know what happened to that Hutt but you can use this to explain why they were banished since it wouldn't stretch much if Jabba infuriated at either the kidnapping, the failure of the bountyhunters he sent to rescue his nephew, the discovery who betrayed him, being unable to punish that specific Hutt could have punished a child of theirs let alone when learning Cad Bane freed him might have punished a Hutt with Republic sympathies instead...

I guess take your pick but I recommend watching the movie just to see what I mean!

Edited by copperbell

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I saw The Clone Wars series. But didn't think I'd bother with kidnapping mini-Jabba. I know what happened to the Hutt:

was working with Jabba's odd-looking female singer. Can't remember the details but she betrayed him, shot him dead and returned to Jabba

Crossing a business interest sounds good, though I'll have to make it worth big bucks. Perhaps he even defrauded or embezzled from Jabba. When Jabba found out he made an example of him by banishing him. Death would have been too quick and easy. Could be he was helped in his scheme by the Black Sun (who are an enemy of his in the campaign) who he now owes a massive debt to.

In his banishment the Hutt took over three systems, and has influence over about ten more, in the Unknown Regions. He's made a deal with the First Order and is getting very wealthy. He controls a lot of mining and refinery operations.

Here was me thinking I'd need an elaborate plot.

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Another possibility is that your Hutt staged an unsuccessful coup within the Desilijic kajidic.  All of the other members sided with Jabba and shunned your Hutt. Perhaps your Hutt now has a renewed interest in staging another coup now that Jabba's dead, but his competition wants him eliminated before that.  Might be ripe for tie-ins with your Hutt allying himself with the Black Sun. or the Exchange, etc.

Edited by Sixgun387

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Were I in your shoes, I might have him exiled because while he still breathes, his assets are frozen.  If he were to have died, his business interests would have passed to an heir, or at least been in forfeit, this way, his business dwindles, contracts fester and die, all the while making the exiled hutt's reputation worse and worse.

 

With him in exile, it is actually a punishment for the hutt, and all of his interests, work mates, family. 

 

While Jabba lives, no one can touch the exiled hutt, but once he is dead, even the hutt's own family wants him dead.  They know his name is what is dragging them down, there is no way he can come back from that, rebuild his reputation.

 

There are plenty of reasons Jabba would have exiled someone, plenty of reasons in business and crime.  Jabba wasn't known for his forgiveness of imagined slights.

 

--Trial

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