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Jabba the Hutt was a Hutt Lord and the leader of the Hutt Cartel during the last days of the Galactic Republic. He came to power circa 122 BBY and reformed the Cartel from a criminal syndicate and makeshift government into a powerful force throughout the Outer Rim Territories. His expansionist goals were influenced by Tusa Ujalli Hai, the Hutt Emperor during the Great Hutt Wars. To control his domain, Jabba appointed personal planetary rulers and representatives, such as Governor Erlik of Tatooine.