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Ziro the Hutt


Ziro the Hutt is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe who made his first appearance in the 2008 animated film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Belonging to the notorious Hutt crime family, Ziro serves as a supporting villain in the film, as well as making appearances in its subsequent television series. The character's design is distinct and unique among the Hutt species, with pale purple skin decorated by intricate tattoos.

Portrayed as a cunning and manipulative crime lord, Ziro the Hutt played a key role in orchestrating the kidnapping of Jabba the Hutt's son, Rotta, during the Clone Wars. Ziro's objective was to gain control over the Hutt crime syndicate by incriminating the Jedi for the kidnapping and subsequently negotiating peace agreements with both the Galactic Republic and Separatists. This would have allowed him to expand his criminal Empire across the galaxy.

Throughout the events of the film, Ziro is pursued by the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Quinlan Vos, who eventually apprehend him and reveal his deception to Jabba the Hutt. Ziro is consequently imprisoned on the Hutt world of Nal Hutta, where he remains until his eventual escape with the help of the bounty hunter Sy Snootles in the Clone Wars television series.

Ziro the Hutt's voice is provided by prominent voice actor, Corey Burton, who also contributes the voices of several other characters in the Star Wars universe. Burton's portrayal of Ziro was inspired by the late actor Marlon Brando, particularly Brando's performance as Vito Corleone in the classic mob film, The Godfather.

Throughout his appearances in the Star Wars universe, Ziro displays a unique personality when compared to other members of the Hutt species, who are often depicted as slow-moving, greedy, and hedonistic. Ziro is shown to be cunning, smooth-talking, and charming, combining these traits with a ruthless ambition for power and control over the criminal underworld.

Ultimately, Ziro's treachery within the Hutt crime family leads to his downfall. Following his escape from Nal Hutta, Ziro is pursued by various factions who seek to either recapture or eliminate him. His manipulative ways eventually catch up with him when the bounty hunter Sy Snootles, who was once romantically involved with Ziro, betrays and kills him to retrieve a valuable holodiary containing vital information about the Hutt crime syndicate.

Ziro the Hutt is a notable villain in the Star Wars universe, playing a central role in the events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as making appearances in the subsequent television series. His unique design and cunning personality make him a memorable character within the vast array of Star Wars characters and villains.

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