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Bidlo Kwerve was an employee of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure who competed against the Twi'lek Bib Fortuna for the position of majordomo to the Hutt and as a result ended up as an early victim of the crime lord's pet rancor[1] Pateesa[2] in Jabba's Palace on the planet Tatooine. Kwerve's skull[1] remained in the rancor's pit below the palace, until the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker was dropped into the pit for execution. The Jedi picked up the skull and threw it across the pit at a door control button as the rancor attempted to eat him. The button's activation caused the door to the pit to lower onto Pateesa's neck and kill the creature. This, coupled with Jabba's subsequent death during the rescue of Han Solo, left Kwerve inadvertently avenged.[3]

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Bidlo Kwerve's skull first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi in 1983.[3] The character was then introduced without being linked to the skull in The Star Wars Sourcebook, released by West End Games in 1987.[4] It was not until the release of the "Jabba's Palace Limited" set of Decipher's Star Wars Customizable Card Game in 1998 that the skull from Return of the Jedi was identified as being Kwerve's.[5] This identification was confirmed to be canon by Star Wars: Complete Locations, a reference book released in 2016.[1]

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