So in Star Wars, its been pretty well-established in both the EU and, by all indications, the new canon, that Jabba was in many ways a fairly typical Hutt. That is, the archetypal Hutt is an obese, hideous slug monster with relatively limited mobility and stubby t-rex type arms who nevertheless oversees an extensive criminal empire. Different Hutts might differ slightly in their precise methodology, home base of choice, etc. But, by and large, "Hutt=giant slug Crimelord" is a stereotype that seems to hold true in a lot of cases, to the point that "Hutt Space" is an entire sector of the galaxy entirely ruled by these guys. But one thing I've actually never been clear on, is how Hutts amassed all this power in the first place. Yes, they have a reputation for being cunning and ruthless, which is certainly an asset in ruling a criminal empire once you have it. But in becoming a crimelord in the first place, it seems to me that these strengths would be totally outweighed by the simple reality that most Hutts seem so physically inept. I mean, there's a reason that if you look at actual gang leaders and mafia dons, even if they're out of shape late in life, when you look at pictures from when they rose to power they nearly always seem like pretty tough guys. Which makes sense, because in an organization built on brutality and violence, an inability to win a fight is a pretty major drawback if you're trying to climb the ranks and carve out your own power base. As I understand it Hutts are fairly durable do to their bulky anatomy, but they're also very slow and mostly incapable of contributing directly to a fight. So how did a species that must rank in the lower tiers of sentient creatures when it comes to average fight capability get to the point where the most common occupation for a member of their race is "Crimelord"? I'd be curious if anything either in the new canon or the EU explored this much, or if there are any compelling fan theories that explain it.