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Thursday, December 3

Star Wars Character Countdown: Ziro the Hutt

With Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens now 15 days away, the Character Countdown continues here on with a vile creature from an equally vile family.
When most people think of Star Wars, in general, one of the characters that pops into mind almost immediately is Jabba the Hutt. The slug-like Hutts held much power in the Outer Rim by way of a crime syndicate that was very much family based.

Yet families don't always get along, especially if that family is a Hutt clan. Ziro the Hutt, whose formal name was Ziro Desilijic Tiure, was more than happy to betray his kin in the search for more power.

Ziro's antics helped to kick off the hit television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In that series, Ziro, in his quest for power, kidnapped Jabba's son, Rotta, at the behest of the Confederacy of the Independent Systems. As a result, the Galactic Senate ordered him arrested after a rescue mission for "Stinky" was executed by Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano.

A woman (?) scorned.
The Hutts negotiated - Hutt style - to have Ziro returned, hiring bounty hunter Cad Bane to free him from the Galactic Republic's grasp, only to imprison him in Nal Hutta. Ziro would then find himself under scrutiny and chased by all sides involved, eventually falling to two blaster shots from his former lover - and overall sexpot - Sy Snootles, who was hired by Jabba to obtain sensitive information that his son's kidnapper had obtained.

Ziro appeared in three video games: Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Adventures (in a mini-game) and Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

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