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Bib Fortuna
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"And this creature, this heap of fat and entrails and low cunning, this thing has made a servant of me. Worse, a slave. He degrades me, abuses me, amuses himself by abasing me. Me! Whose shadow he is not fit to touch!"
―Bib Fortuna talking about Jabba the Hutt

Bib Fortuna was a male Twi'lek from Ryloth. Bib served as a majordomo to Jabba Desilijic Tiure for many years. Considering he served Jabba for decades, it is unsurprising that few in the galaxy hated the Hutt as much as he did—the Twi'lek majordomo had tried many times to have Jabba killed. A member of the Una clan, Bib Fortuna was friendly with many B'omarr monks in Jabba's Palace—when he died his brain was forcibly removed from his body by the ancient religious order.




Before Jabba's Defeat

Bib Fortuna - a young majordomo to Jabba.
"I make it my business to know things about people like you."
―Bib Fortuna

At some point in the past, Bib Fortuna was found guilty of exporting Ryll and was cast out of Twi'lek society. He then tried to enter the corporation of Kuat Drive Yards, but his untrustworthiness had him expelled from the planet of Kuat and he had a period of other employments involving spice smuggling. Jabba found him and asked for his assistance smuggling for him. When it was evident he may be caught again, he asked for a bigger position in Jabba's businesses. He soon worked with Naroon Cuthus and Bidlo Kwerve.

Fortuna attended the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY with his employer, who hosted the event. He stood at Jabba's side through the the Hutt's welcome to all the contestants and spectators who attended the event. He witnessed Anakin Skywalker win the race securing the young boy's freedom from a life of slavery. At the conclusion of the race, he was forced to wake Jabba who had fallen asleep sometime after the second lap.[2]

At some time he returned to Ryloth seeking his revenge and ransacking seven cities, capturing most members and selling them into slavery for Jabba. While finding loot for himself he came across Nat Secura and his mother, who chastised him for his actions, cursing his name. The insult resulted in Bib executing her and taking Nat under his wing, though he was horribly scarred. Bib only took Nat as a way for in the future to take over Ryloth for himself, using the good name of Clan Secura.[3]

Fortuna attends the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY.

It was noted that he preyed on other members of his society. He had captured and trained several dancers for Jabba the Hutt, one of which was the human Jess. After he was cast out, other Twi'leks began breaking his name into two distinct parts as a way of symbolizing that he was cast out. Fortuna was able to procure the rancor for his master's birthday which was being transported from its home on Dathomir to an unknown destination but crashed on Tatooine. Jabba was so pleased with the gift he offered Fortuna and Bidlo Kwerve two choices of gift—the position of majordomo and some greater gift known to history. Fully knowing what Jabba intended, Fortuna accepted the role of majordomo, while Kwerve was fed to the rancor. Fortuna was able to secure the services of Malakili, a famous beast handler from the Circus Horrificus to take care of the beast.[4]

Five years before the Battle of Yavin, Bib recruited six of Jabba's lesser minions, including Nivek, to kill Jabba's guards and make him tell all of his secrets for him, even under torture. Unfortunately, shortly after they started putting the plan into action, Gru'um and Miramba unleashed a bunch of freckers, spoiling it. Bib and his co-conspirators managed to kill all the freckers, who during the struggle slew all but Bib. Later, Jabba thanked Bib for being loyal to him, being a hero and risking his life for Jabba. Fortuna couldn't kill Jabba, after this.[5]

When an undercover ISB agent infiltrated Jabba's Palace by posing as a smuggler, it wasn't long before Fortuna approached him in the main hall and invited the agent to his personal office. There, he offered the "smuggler" to talk about his experience in career. However, the undercover identity was not good enough for someone as deep in the business as Fortuna. He soon realized that his collocutor was lying and ordered the guard to toss him to the Rancor. The intruder, however, managed to fight his way off and escape.[6]

In 4 ABY Fortuna had procured the services of a dancer called Oola, a naïve Twi'lek girl who was partnered with another girl called Sienn'rha. The two were being taken to Jabba's palace by a thug called Jerris Rudd when they were intercepted by Luke Skywalker who killed Rudd, freed Sienn but Oola refused to go, wanting to see what life was like in the palace. Skywalker and Fortuna shared a brief conversation where Skywalker told Fortuna that his way of life was wrong and his depridations on his own people would only lead to ruin. He promised that the Rebel Alliance would be able to protect Ryloth from the Empire and for a brief moment, Fortuna strongly considered the young Jedi's words. But realism took a grip and Fortuna dismissed Skywalker's offer. As Oola was willing to return to Jabba's palace with Fortuna, Skywalker let the two go.

Bib Fortuna serving as Jabba's majordomo.

Bib Fortuna's tasks included greeting visitors to the Palace and he was there to greet two droids into Jabba's Palace. These droids were none other then C-3PO and R2-D2 who seemingly had a gift for Jabba. Fortuna demanded that they simply give the gift to him and he'd bring it to Jabba. The droids protested however and told him their master wanted them to give the gift to Jabba personally. Fortuna agreed and led them into the throne room where R2-D2 presented a message from Luke Skywalker. Skywalker demanded that Jabba bargain for the body of Han Solo, encased in carbonite. Jabba refused and ordered the droids into his services.[7]

After an unsuccessful attempt by Princess Leia Organa, disguised as a bounty hunter, to free Han Solo, Luke Skywalker himself came to the palace. Fortuna was given orders that he was not to be admitted into the palace. Jabba did not foresee however that his majordomo would be weak-minded enough to fall for his Jedi Mind Tricks. After leading Skywalker to Jabba, Jabba became furious at Fortuna and knocked him off his throne. When Skywalker was able to defeat Jabba's rancor, he, Han Solo and Chewbacca would be thrown into the Pit of Carkoon. Bib Fortuna accompanied Jabba the Hutt to the executions on his Sail Barge. The Jedi and his friends proved more than Jabba's forces could handle and as such, his Barge was destroyed.[7]

After Jabba's death

Bib Fortuna in his "B'omarr walker" with Firith Olan.

As Jabba's sail barge exploded, Fortuna escaped on a private skiff and returned to the palace to take over. He fought a small battle over the remainder of Jabba's possessions, and was the apparent winner. However, soon the mysterious B'omarr Monks who inhabited the cellars removed his brain from his body and placed it in a spider-droid walker, much as the monks themselves used. For years Fortuna went on in madness.[8]

Six months after the events at Endor, a Twi'lek by the name of Firith Olan received Fortuna's messages that he'd been secretly sending and arrived on Tatooine to claim Jabba's treasures. Olan uncovered clues that an Imperial Agent by the name of Lirin Banolt knew of the final location of the missing Strike-class medium cruiser, the Eidolon. Olan knew that if he were to take possession of the ship, his personal power would increase greatly. However, the Eidolon was a fake—Sate Pestage had a fake built and destroyed it while in hyperspace. The real purpose of the Eidolon was a hidden base on Tatooine which Pestage could escape to.

Olan used Fortuna's computer skills to unlock the location of various weapons caches scattered over Tatooine and was able to take control of at least 64 TIE Interceptors. Rogue Squadron had been tasked by Admiral Ackbar with investigating events on Tatooine and uncovered the plot while enjoying the hospitality of Huff Darklighter. By this time, the Imperials began poking around led by Marl Semtin and destroyed Olan's TIE's. Olan tried to hide on Ryloth from his enemies and tried to abandon Fortuna on the planet but he was able to stow away on Wedge Antilles' ship and return to Tatooine.

Marl Semtin was tasked with securing the Eidolon Base and capturing Olan—he planned to put Olan in charge of the base given his underworld connections. Rogue Squadron attacked Eidolon Base, Olan panicked and Semtin stabbed him. Olan fled the base but ran right into Fortuna outside who took the wounded Twi'lek back to Jabba's Palace. He somehow managed to convince the monks to place his brain in the body of Olan, using the same techniques that got him in the walker in the first place.[9] Then with Olan's resources at his disposal along with the credits he embezzled from Jabba over the years, Fortuna began rebuilding Jabba's criminal empire, and was able to continue on in the criminal underworld.

Behind the scenes

Bib Fortuna was portrayed by Matthew Wood in The Phantom Menace and Michael Carter in Return of the Jedi.

The word 'Fortuna' means 'Fortune' in many European languages, including Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Polish.

During several scenes in Return of the Jedi, Bib Fortuna can be heard speaking something which can be interperated as a twisted form of English, suggesting that he spoke a heavy dialect of Galactic Basic.

In earlier drafts of Return of the Jedi, Fortuna's title was the 'High Beeser of Hoth'.[10]

Bib Fortuna's first words in Return of the Jedi, "Die Wanna Wanga" are frequently quoted by underworld characters in Star Wars video games, most notably in Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy. It is also said by Gragra to Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace.


Bib Fortuna.
  • Podracing Tales
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
  • Star Wars Republic: Outlander
  • Star Wars Republic: Twilight
  • Star Wars: Racer Revenge
  • Boba Fett: Maze of Deception
  • Boba Fett: Hunted
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat
  • A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale
  • A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale webstrip
  • Jabba the Hutt: The Gaar Suppoon Hit
  • Jabba the Hutt: The Hunger of Princess Nampi
  • Jabba the Hutt: The Dynasty Trap
  • Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal
  • This Crumb for Hire
  • Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika
  • The Rebel Thief
  • Play It Again, Figrin D'an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe
  • Shadows in the Force (Mentioned only)
  • "Spare Parts" - Star Wars Adventure Journal 11
  • Rebel Force: Renegade
  • Star Wars Missions 5: The Hunt for Han Solo
  • Star Wars Missions 10: Showdown in Mos Eisley
  • Star Wars Missions 12: The Vactooine Disaster
  • Galaxy of Fear: The Brain Spiders
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided
  • Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameAgents of Deception (Dark Side scenario campaign)
  • Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameAgents of Deception (Art of Smuggling promotional scenario)
  • A New Beginning
  • Star Wars: Demolition
  • Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
  • Shadows of the Empire comic
  • Battle of the Bounty Hunters
  • The One That Got Away
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 1: In the Hands of Jabba the Hutt
  • A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale
  • Taster's Choice: The Tale of Jabba's Chef
  • A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance: Oola's Tale
  • Let Us Prey: The Whiphid's Tale
  • Sleight of Hand: The Tale of Mara Jade
  • Old Friends: Ephant Mon's Tale
  • And the Band Played On: The Band's Tale
  • Of the Day's Annoyances: Bib Fortuna's Tale
  • A Free Quarren in the Palace: Tessek's Tale
  • Tongue-tied: Bubo's Tale
  • Epilogue: Whatever Became Of...?
  • Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand
  • Three Against the Galaxy (Appears in flashback(s))
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron: Battleground: Tatooine
  • Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance (Mentioned only)

Non-canon appearances

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Essential Guide to Characters
  2. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  3. Star Wars Republic: Twilight
  4. A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale
  5. Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal
  6. Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameAgents of Deception (Dark Side scenario campaign)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  8. Of the Day's Annoyances: Bib Fortuna's Tale
  9. X-wing Rogue Squadron: Battleground: Tatooine
  10.  Bib Fortuna in the Databank

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Bib Fortuna is known across Tatooine as Jabba the Hutt's personal advisor and majordomo. He can be found in the Throne Room of Jabba's Palace, on Tatooine.

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Those attempting to do business with Jabba the Hutt first needed to maneuver past his pasty-faced major-domo, the Twi'lek Bib Fortuna. The darkly robed attendant often hovered near Jabba's ear, offering advice and feeding information. Fortuna followed the rules of protocol in the Hutt's court (such as they were), and spoke only in Huttese, though he understood other tongues.

Fortuna's affiliation with Jabba stretched over decades. His career began to unravel when Luke Skywalker targeted him with a Jedi mind trick. The hapless lieutenant let the Jedi Knight into the palace. This precipitated the decapitation of Jabba's criminal organization. Fortuna accompanied Jabba's sail barge party to the Great Pit of Carkoon, where Skywalker's daring rescue of Han Solo brought the criminal empire to a fiery end.

Expanded Universe

Fortuna started off in the world of organized crime as a spice smuggler, operating out of his homeworld of Ryloth. Fortuna freelanced for a number of years, until Jabba the Hutt approached him to smuggle spice on contract for a healthy commission. As authorities began to crack down on the ryll smugglers, Fortuna decided to quit the business. Instead, he asked for a more important position in Jabba's organization. He joined the likes of Naroon Cuthus and Bidlo Kwerve among the Hutt's lieutenants.

Fortuna often curried favor with his bloated master by presenting him with gifts. It was he who acquired the slave girl Oola for Jabba. He visited the place of twilight on his homeworld, and captured the young Twi'lek girl, having her trained by professional dancers. Jabba enjoyed his gift very much.

Fortuna escaped the destruction of the sail barge in a small private skiff. He joined in a cut-throat battle for the last of Jabba's riches. He holed himself up in Jabba's palace, fighting a disorganized war against others trying to carve apart the carcass of the criminal empire.

Though Fortuna appeared to be the victor, he was soon descended upon by the mysterious B'omarr Monks who lived in the palace. The monks, wishing to spread the serenity of bodiless enlightenment, subjected Fortuna to their ritual surgery. They removed Fortuna's brain, placing it in a droid-like spider walker.

Fortuna endured the madness of an existence deprived of senses for years. Jabba's palace was claimed by an enterprising Twi'lek named Firith Olan, who delighted in tormenting the bodiless Fortuna. Despite being just a brain in an ambulatory jar, Fortuna was able to defeat Olan. He employed the B'omarr techniques to transfer his brain into Olan's body, and Fortuna was able to live again. Armed with Olan's identity, Fortuna began making a strident return to the criminal underworld.


  • Star Wars Databank.

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