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The Sarlacc

In his belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.
~ C3PO translating Jabba's description of the Sarlaac to Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

The Sarlacc is a gigantic alien monster featured in the Star Wars franchise and became one of the series most iconic and popular aliens as well as one of its more dangerous - it is also one of Star Wars more colossal specimens and was largely hidden due to its underground nature.

Biology

The Sarlacc (as mentioned above) lies submerged under the ground but appears as a gaping maw full of sharp fangs - easily large enough to consume human beings (or larger prey).

Return of the Jedi

One particularly powerful specimen was utilized by Jabba the Hutt as a tool of execution for those who displeased him and he attempted to have Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca sacrificed to the monster but was unsuccessful. It instead ate several of Jabba's guards and Boba Fett during the battle, though the bounty hunter escaped after several agonizing days.

"A Barve Like That"

In J.D. Montgomery's tale "A Barve Like That", Fett awakens to find himself trapped within one of the Sarlacc's chambers, protected by his armor but restrained by a multitude of tentacles. He is ridiculed by a voice claiming to be of the Sarlacc itself, stating that Fett's existence and everything about him belongs to the Sarlacc's sadistic whims. It is revealed that the voice belongs to a young Choi named Susejo who was the Sarlacc's first victim. It absorbed his consciousness and uses it as a speaker, showing a kind of connection between Susejo and the Sarlacc. (For example, when Susejo laughs, the Sarlacc shakes as though it too were laughing.) It is further revealed that the Sarlacc breaks its subjects' minds and absorbs their consciousness.

While entrapped, Susejo/Sarlacc torment Fett with existential taunts and exposing the bounty hunter to the collected memories and consciousness of its victims in hive mind fashion. However, this plays a pivotal role in Fett's escape once he learns of a Jedi woman whom Susejo liked and failed to save from being digested by the beast. Fett criticizes Susejo for doing nothing to save any of the Sarlacc's victims when he has the power. Angered, Susejo directs the Sarlacc to constrict its tentacles around Fett in an attempted strangling/suffocation. The tentacles trigger Fett's jetpack which explodes in the tight quarters, setting the monstrosity alight. With sheer will, burnt skin, and a broken arm, Fett escapes to the surface. He is found by fellow bounty hunter Dengar and nursed back to health.

A year later, Fett passes over in the Slave II and is mentally confronted by Susejo who believes that Fett has come to kill it in revenge. Fett uses the thrusters of the craft to incinerate many of the creature's tentacles. Susejo questions what kind of mercy this is, only for Fett to dismiss Susejo and take off once more.Since then the Sarlacc have appeared on and off in varied Star Wars media.

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Bounty Hunters
4-LOM | Aurra Sing | Bazine Netal | Beilert Valance | Black Krrsantan | Boba Fett | Bossk | Cad Bane | Dengar | Embo | Greedo | Highsinger | IG-11 | IG-88 | Jango Fett | Moralo Eval | Rako Hardeen | Robonino | Sy Snootles | Toro Calican | Zam Wesell | Zuckuss

Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders: Darth Sidious | Count Dooku
Separatist Council: Nute Gunray | Passel Argente | Po Nudo | Poggle the Lesser | Rune Haako | San Hill | Shu Mai | Tikkes | Wat Tambor | Daultay Dofine | Lott Dod
Military Leaders: Admiral Trench | General Grievous | General Kalani | Lok Durd | Mar Tuuk | Sun Fac | Riff Tamson | TA-175 | TF-1726 | TJ 55 | TJ-912 | TV-94 | TV-94B | TX-20 | TX-21 | TZ-33 | Whorm Loathsom
Other Officials and Operatives: 4A-7 | AD-W4 | Asajj Ventress | Bec Lawise | Darts D'nar | EV-A4-D | Faro Argyus | K2-B4 | Keeper Agruss | Miraj Scintel | Nix Card | Osi Sobeck | R3-S6 | Sanjay Rash | Slick | Voe Atell | Ziro the Hutt
Soldiers: Battle Droids | Droidekas | Geonosians | MagnaGuards | Super Battle Droids | Tactical Droids
Affiliates: Trade Federation | Techno Union | InterGalactic Banking Clan | Commerce Guild | Corporate Alliance

Galactic Empire
Leaders: Emperor Palpatine | Darth Vader
Inquisitorius: The Grand Inquisitor | The Second Sister | The Fifth Brother | The Sixth Brother | The Seventh Sister | The Eighth Brother | The Ninth Sister | The Tenth Brother
Imperial Officers: Admiral Konstantine | Admiral Motti | Admiral Ozzel | Admiral Piett | Admiral Versio | Commandant Aresko | General Tagge | General Veers | Governor Pryce | Grand Admiral Thrawn | Grand Moff Tarkin | Moff Jerjerrod | Moff Gideon | Moff Raythe | Taskmaster Grint
Other Officials and Operatives: Agent Kallus | Commander Cody | Commander Hask | Commander Versio | Director Krennic | Gar Saxon | Gleb | Mas Amedda | Minister Tua | Tiber Saxon
Soldiers: Emperor's Royal Guard | Stormtroopers | 501st Legion | Purge Troopers | Death Troopers
Affiliates: Imperial Navy | COMPNOR | Naare

First Order
Benefactor: Darth Sidious
Leaders: Supreme Leader Snoke | Supreme Leader Kylo Ren
Officers: Allegiant General Pryde | Captain Canady | Captain Phasma | Colonel Datoo | Colonel Kaplan | Commander Hask | Commander Pyre | General Hux | Major Baron Vonreg
Other Officials and Operatives: Agent Terex | Agent Tierny | BB-9E | Carise Sindian | FN-2199
Soldiers: Elite Praetorian Guards | Stormtroopers
Affiliates: Sith Eternal | Captain Sabrond | Sith Troopers | Knights of Ren

Nightsisters
Leaders: Mother Talzin
Members: Asajj Ventress | Merrin | Old Daka

Shadow Collective
Leaders: Maul | Prime Minister Almec | Savage Opress | Pre Vizsla
Members: Bo-Katan Kryze | Gar Saxon | Rook Kast | Ziton Moj | Lom Pyke | Jabba the Hutt | Mother Talzin | Dryden Vos
Sub-groups: Death Watch | Mandalorian Super Commandos | Black Sun | Pyke Syndicate | Hutt Clan | Crimson Dawn | Nightbrothers

Sith and Other Dark Force-Users
Barriss Offee | Darth Bane | Darth Plagueis | Pong Krell | Son | Taron Malicos

Hutt Clan
Jabba the Hutt | Ziro the Hutt

Other
0-0-0 | Acklays | Azmorigan | Bala-Tik | Barada | Bib Fortuna | Cassie Cryar | Chi Cho | Cornelius Evazan | DJ | Garnac | Graxol Kelvyyn | Guavian Death Gang | Hondo Ohnaka | Kithaba | Klaatu | Krayt Dragons | Morley | Nexu | Ochi | Ponda Baba | Rancors | Razoo Qin-Fee | Reeks | Ren | Salacious B. Crumb | Sarlacc | Saw Gerrera | Sebulba | Tasu Leech | Teedo | The Client | Tobias Beckett | Tusken Raiders | Unkar Plutt | Vedain | Velken Tezeri | Vizam | Wooof | Zillo Beast

See Also
Star Wars Legends Villains | Star Wars The Old Republic Villains

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