Y'know, I've always wondered that too! I guess canon can't explain everything....
I agree! Within the context of Star Wars, this is not a stupid question (however strangely-worded)! You SHOULD value this customer for asking the tough questions.
You might ask the same about Marlon Brando. Then someone would rightly cuff you upside the head.
Hasn't she ever heard of Wookiepedia? She can find out right there.http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jabba
A young Jabba the Hutt looked just like Robert De Niro.
I had heard that he got larger as he became more powerful. At first he was agile, but he became fatter and lazier the more he was pampered. In the remake of episode 4 he is slithering right alongside Han. The Jabba in Jedi never would have been able to do that.
/\@Anonymous: So... what you're saying is that between New Hope and Jedi, Jabba forgot to get some exercise?
Rupert Murdoch established a multi-billionaire media empire, and I don't think he's ever been younger than 90.Don't get me started on Hugh Hefner. I just as evolution went on forward, nature started to shift its favour from the strong and self-sufficient to the polar fucking opposite.
I have always thought the same thing about people who own comic book stores.
@Laurie, I dont disagree exactly, but I'm sort of glad we're not depending on a 7' by 4' loner to make all our decisions for us. I dont like Hugh, but I know he got to be the disgraceful hard-on that he is by being generally affable. Where would Lewis Black or George Carlin or even Charlie Chaplin have been if not for the fact that we're out of the stone age?Buddy Holly, uh.. Yogi Berra.. Strong, independent people have a tendency to be pricks is all I'm saying.
The stones! Christ, the stones. Strong, independent.. these are the things the stones aint.
According to the extended universe, I think the Hutt's Gambit but I'm not bothering to look it up, growing fat is a Hutt's way of establishing status. Similar to foot binding, being unable to do anything for yourself means you have the money/power to have servants do it all for you.
I like to think that Jabba's the sci-fi/fantasy equivalent of Prop Joe from THE WIRE.
He's not a lowly gangster, he's a mob boss. That's the difference. If he had to do his own dirty work, then he wouldn't be the boss. Derp.
when you're young and hungry you're fit and willing to put in the work to attain power. once you get the money and the power you feel entitled to just remain sedentary and let your body willfully expand to fat putrid proportions.you see it everywhere around wall street.
And in comic book stores. Don't forget comic book stores.
First you get the galactic credits. Then you get the carbonite. Then you get the bikini'd princesses.
say hello to my little nerf herder!
Sucks when a total dork makes a totally valid point.
Jabba used to be fast and agile. Then he ate all his enemies in his pursuit of power, growing fat off them. Since he ate his enemies, there was no reason to exercise anymore.
All Hutts are big, fat slugs. You see, thousands of years ago, the Hutts convinced a few spices that they're gods and now those species are willing slaves. Does knowing this make me a fanboy?