Tatooine is one of the most iconic places in the world. Star Wars. It first appeared as Luke Skywalker’s home. Episode IV: A New Hope. The prequel trilogy and shows like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett often returned to Earth for stories.
This world, which is important to the series, is a fascinating one perfect for delving into. Here are 10 interesting facts about Tatooine.
1. Please visit
You can visit Tatooine, or at least where Tatooine was filmed.except empire strikes backthe first six Star Wars The movie had scenes shot in an African country. Fans can also tour the locations and landmarks featured in the film, and even stay overnight at the Hotel Sidi Driss, where Lars’ mansion was filmed.
2. It wasn’t always a desert
At some point in its ancient history, Tatooine was covered with lush jungles and vast oceans. For unknown reasons, the oceans dried up and the world turned into the famous desert.
The inhabitants recalled legends of what their world once was, as the Tusken Chieftain told Boba Fett about these stories. Like the Sanctuary, Gartha Huwhip’s saloon, plants and plants were rare and status symbols of wealth.
3. No one knows what Jawa really looks like
The Javanese were one of the native peoples of Tatooine. What they looked like under their robes was a mystery, but people like Peri Mott joked they were hairy creatures. The Javanese’ passion was dismantlers, combing deserts and pod racing circuits to sell lost ship parts. Swamp farmers and miners found the Javanese to be difficult to work with, often selling low-quality goods to farmers at high prices. Farmers will be forced to accept this deal if they have no other choice.
An example of this is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, where Jawa Teeka was used only to steal parts from Obi-Wan and sell them back to the hidden Jedi for a high price.
An additional fact is that Java juice was a popular drink in the galaxy. However, this drink was neither made by Javanese nor for Javanese. This drink originated on Tatooine and was brewed from bantha skins and fermented grains.
4. House Tusken
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Another indigenous people of Tatooine are the Tusken Raiders, also nicknamed “Sand People”. After the water dried up, these nomads split into tribes that learned to survive in the harsh desert climate. Defending their planet’s natural resources, the Tuskens viewed all otherworlders as invaders and were aggressive towards the settlers.
The few wells were considered sacred to them, and they would sometimes raid water farms claiming the world was deprived of water. Din Djarin requested permission to cross Tusken territory safely in Tusken Sign Language, and they were happy to allow outsiders to pass through their land if asked to do so with respect.
5. Bantus and Dragons and Sarlacc – Oh my!
The Tusken family cared for and respected the various creatures of their world. As an example, the Tusken family trained Massif as a camp guard dog. But it was the bantha that the Tuskens had the greatest respect for. Each Tusken was given a bantha to serve as a companion for life. If the rider dies, the bantha will die soon afterwards. There was a wonderful cemetery for the banthas that the Tusken family treasured.
Other creatures on Tatooine include the coveted pearl-bearing great and fearsome Crayt Dragon, the Dewback, the Wamprat, and the Sarlacc. Although rancor was not native to Tatooine, it was seen as a status symbol as Tatooine lords and rulers, such as Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett, usually carried rancor.
6. Fort Tusken
An even more interesting fact is that the Tuskens weren’t always called by this name, it’s a title they only held for about 80 years until the birth of Luke Skywalker. Although parts of this story have been incorporated into the current canon, Legendary sources describe the construction of a successful wet farming settlement called Fort Tusken.
It was profitable for several years before constant raids on the fort by the Sand People cost many lives. The fort was abandoned and the Sand People later became known as the Tusken Raiders.
Attempts to colonize Tatooine had failed for centuries due to its harsh desert landscape. There were attempts at mining operations long ago, which led to the spread of sand crawlers. However, when Tatooine’s minerals proved relatively undesirable, the mining company abandoned the machines. The Javanese people were happy to claim the sandcrawler as their mobile fortress.
Eventually, settlements carved out space on Earth, but the wealthy tended to stick to cities like Mos Espa and Mos Eisley. The Hutt’s influence turned Tatooine into a center of crime.
8. Jabba the Hut
Tatooine was placed under the rule of a particular Hutt named Jabba Desirigic Tiure, who staked its claim on this region of the Outer Rim. Jabba’s rule of Earth dates back at least to the time of the High Republic, 250 years before the events of the Atlantic Ocean. Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Slavery, the spice trade, and allowing bounty hunters and pirates to work in his region were Jabba’s means of maintaining power in the Hutt Syndicate.
Jabba had great power on Earth. By controlling local governments and often assigning citizens to various governments, he was able to manipulate high tariffs and control global trade markets. When local groups failed to show Jabba respect, the Hutts often reacted violently.
9. Disembodied Brains in Jabba’s Palace
Before Jabba came to Tatooine, there was a group of monks called the B’omarr Cult. This religious group worshiped throughout the galaxy, including Tatooine. Once enlightened, the monks transplanted their brains into jars filled with nutrient-rich fluids, believing that isolation from the material world would free their mental powers. Spider-like droids carried around these bottles.
The B’omarr Cult built a monastery on Tatooine, which Jabba eventually claimed as his palace. Jabba allowed a spider droid with a brain to stay. He found it amusing how the monks spooked other people.
10. Tatooine pays taxes
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Tatooine and Hutt’s rule is that they paid taxes. Whether it was an empire or a republic, Jabba paid taxes in exchange for freedom. He gave incredible amounts of money, knowing that these governments would not step out of his realm. That is why, with the outbreak of the Clone Wars, both the Republic and the Separatists are seeking negotiations with the Hutts.
Those who won Jabba’s favor gained his ability to move through space. During the Empire’s time, the Empire needed funds for projects like the Death Star, so satisfying the Hutts represented a profitable payment. In return, Jabba carved out a region of the Outer Rim, where he ruled and exercised power for centuries.
With so many assets under Jabba’s command, the Republic, Separatists, and Empire feared turning him against them.
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