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What is really up with the Hutts?

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What is really up with the Hutts?

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jonklon
12.19.2011 , 02:36 PM | #1
seriously what do they have going for them that i dont see?

what i mean is WHY do they have so much power? they are slow and fat, doesnt appear THAT smart, no notable usage of the force (that we have seen in the films atleast), and those tiny arms arent able to wield any weapons really.

so can someone please tell me why these pathetic giga-snails became the rulers of the underworld?

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Noctournys
12.19.2011 , 02:52 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by jonklon View Post
seriously what do they have going for them that i dont see?

what i mean is WHY do they have so much power? they are slow and fat, doesnt appear THAT smart, no notable usage of the force (that we have seen in the films atleast), and those tiny arms arent able to wield any weapons really.

so can someone please tell me why these pathetic giga-snails became the rulers of the underworld?
Longevity. They live for hundreds of years, and are very intelligent and cunning; master manipulators by nature and capable of laying plans within plans within plans. Eventually, they acquired a ton of money. Once they had the money, its easy to be the guys at the top. That, and living for hundreds of years and making contacts, storing information, etc.

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aka_matrix_pwner
12.19.2011 , 02:58 PM | #3
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what i mean is WHY do they have so much power? they are slow and fat, doesnt appear THAT smart, no notable usage of the force (that we have seen in the films atleast), and those tiny arms arent able to wield any weapons really.
Infact, i read about the hutts "Ceremonial armors" some place, because; Hutts can actually fight. They can even move pretty fast on their bellies, but the armor makes them hover. Hutts just don't do their own dirty work. they're too rich to do that.

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Aralt
12.20.2011 , 07:16 AM | #4
Hovering Hutt! I would be afraid, if he somehow disarmed me, then shot me in the leg, then hovered over me, and dropped, ahhhhhh!!

But yeeah, Hutts are really smart, you may wonder "well how does a Hutt get into Power?" there are many ways, I think the most common is one Hutt, investing in another younger Hutt, to take down a rival, getting the young Hutt part of the rivals land, but the young Hutt would be under the older one until it built enough power to take down the older one.

Its early so my ability to write is not quite there, but I hope that explains.

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Tavenji
12.20.2011 , 09:35 AM | #5
You really just have to look at real life. How do powerful despots get and hold power? Surely it's not always because they're the biggest and baddest. Often it's about manipulating people's greed and desires for power, promising them things, gathering a devoted following and having them be your muscle to do the things you want done. Hutts are connected, they have a long tradition of underworld dealings, and they probably pay well. Money buys loyalty, so does providing for your followers' vices.

(Insert Congress joke here).

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Pwny_Express
12.20.2011 , 10:02 AM | #6
They aren't really slow or weak. Read the Wookieepedia article about them:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hutt

In summary, they can move in bursts of speed using the singular large muscle that acts as their "foot" (they are gastropods). Their skin makes them resistant to blaster fire, fire, and saber strikes. They are immune to many chemical and biological toxins, diseases, and poisons. They are immune to force mind tricks. Can see a wider range of the EM Spectrum than many creatures. They are indigestible by large predators. They can regenerate body parts. It is believed that some Hutts possess multiple brains. And they can live upwards of 1000 years.

I was hoping Hutt would be a playable race, but I see why they didn't that. I was also hoping you could play as a droid, but that didn't happen either.
"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."

Better advice was never given.

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markatisu
12.20.2011 , 10:36 AM | #7
I would love to play as a Hutt lol, I thought I read on wookiepedia there was a Hutt Jedi at one point....that must have been interesting

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FredeGail
12.20.2011 , 12:06 PM | #8
Also notice Hutts is able to hold their breath for hours underwater because of big lungs.

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FredeGail
12.20.2011 , 12:08 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
I would love to play as a Hutt lol, I thought I read on wookiepedia there was a Hutt Jedi at one point....that must have been interesting
Jabba Skywalker

That's just wrong.

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BoDiE
12.20.2011 , 01:57 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by jonklon View Post
seriously what do they have going for them that i dont see?

what i mean is WHY do they have so much power? they are slow and fat, doesnt appear THAT smart, no notable usage of the force (that we have seen in the films atleast), and those tiny arms arent able to wield any weapons really.

so can someone please tell me why these pathetic giga-snails became the rulers of the underworld?
Always thought the same and never thought to wookiepedia it.