I hope this thread is not redundant, tried to look back a few pages and didn't find anything about this: I never understood, why was it so important to include Jabba in AHN. It worked perfectly without seeing him, yet Lucas wasn't happy until he succeeded to insert that scene. His appearence in TPM also doesn't make much sense for me (in fact I find both scenes annoying, though I love Jabba in ROTJ). He is an important character, but not so important IMO. Why is Lucas so obsessed with him? Have I missed something about his role in SW? Or is it just because he's so cool? What do you know about the origins of Jabba? Was he in earlier drafts? Where does his character, and his design come from? The only thing I can recall is a photo, which showed the Han-Jabba scene and Jabba was played by an actor.