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Sy Snootles

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Sy Snootles, also known as Miss Snooty, was a Pa'lowick singer and musician who became a noteworthy figure in the Star Wars universe. Introduced in the "Return of the Jedi" movie, Sy Snootles was the lead vocalist and a member of the Max Rebo band, a musical group that performed for the crime lord Jabba the Hutt in his palace on Tatooine.

Born on the planet of Lowick, Sy Snootles was a talented and ambitious performer with a unique appearance. With an elongated, trunk-like snout and a thin, lanky body, she stood out among her fellow band members. The Sy Snootles puppet was designed by Stuart Freeborn and Phil Tippett and was operated by puppeteers, including Tim Rose, during the filming of "Return of the Jedi."

Her career took a fascinating turn when she became an unwilling spy for the Hutt Clan. Fearful for her safety and the safety of her bandmates, Sy passed on information about the Rebellion and its members to Jabba. This relationship, however, came to an end when the gangster met his demise in the hands of Princess Leia, who strangled him with a chain.

Beyond her role in the original trilogy, Sy Snootles appeared in several expanded universe works like "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" animated series, where more of her backstory was revealed. In the series, she was romantically involved with Ziro the Hutt, Jabba's uncle. However, it was also shown that she was a cunning manipulator, playing both sides of the conflict to achieve her goals.

In addition to her appearances in films and television, Sy Snootles has become a popular character in the Star Wars merchandising world. Action figures, toys, and other collectibles featuring her signature look have made her a fan favorite.

Despite her somewhat limited screen time, Sy Snootles remains an iconic character in the Star Wars universe. The combination of her unique appearance, memorable musical performance, and intriguing backstory has made her a figure worthy of fascination and discussion among fans.

It is important to note that when the "Return of the Jedi" special edition was released in 1997, Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band were reimagined with new designs and CGI enhancements. This version of the character is distinct from the original puppet portrayed in the film, and it has generated some controversy among long-time Star Wars fans, who often prefer the practical effects and original designs of the characters.

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