Mara Jade Arica

Mara Jade disguised as Arica.

"I hope your salary is more generous than your costume, Miss uh…"
"You, uh… can call me Arica.
―C-3PO and Mara Jade — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Arica was the alias used by Mara Jade when she infiltrated Jabba's Palace in 4 ABY. Disguised as a dancer, her goal was to get close enough to Luke Skywalker to kill him, as Palpatine had ordered her to.

However, Jabba realized Arica wasn't what she appeared to be when she tried to use the Force to influence him to let her come on the sail barge with him. She was prevented from boarding it secretly by Melina Carniss, Jabba's slave overseer, who believed she was trying to kill Jabba.

When Oola was fed to the rancor, C-3PO spoke with Arica, who told him about Jabba's predilection for dancing girls and the dangers they faced.

Behind the scenesEdit


Mara Jade infiltrated in Jabba's Palace.

According to Anthony Daniels, Arica's role in the radio dramatization was originally supposed to be filled by Boba Fett. When he learned of this, Daniels told Brian Daley that he felt that having the bounty hunter bond with C-3PO seemed to "be pushing unreality a bit too far." As a result, Daley—having consulted Tales from Jabba's Palace—substituted Mara Jade (under the guise of Arica) for Fett.[1]

A miniature of Arica appeared in Imperial Entanglements.

The picture in this article is not an actual frame from the movie, but a picture created by Decipher for the Star Wars Customizable Card Game.



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