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«Now, now, Grubbat. You knew what the penalty would be if you were caught double-dipping in the podracing books.»
Jabba Desilijic Tiure[src]

Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc is a 9-page comic featured in Star Wars Tales #6. It was written by Mark Schultz, the artwork was done by Kellie Strom and it was edited by Philip Amara.

Plot summaryEdit


The Jawa and his new catch

Grubbat Fhilch gambled with his life and lost. Above a sarlacc pit, he curses Jabba the Hutt and the bounty hunter Boba Fett, while a Gamorrean Guard pushes Grubbat into the pit. Grubbat vows to have his revenge, though Fett finds this to be an unlikely prospect.

Later, the Sarlacc releases its offspring to the wind. The Sarlacc "baby" attaches itself to a dewback ridden by Imperial sandtroopers, and sucks blood from the animal to feed itself.

Later on, the troopers order a group of Jawas to clean their dewbacks. A Jawa removes the "baby" from one of the dewbacks and puts it in a bottle of water. Unknowing of what it may be, the Jawa uses it as a cleaning sponge on a droid. At the Jawa camp, the "baby" manages to escape the bottle when the Jawa is called into a nearby tent for his supper, and clasps itself to a birdlike creature, feeding itself on its catch.

As the sarlacc "baby" grows, it challenges a larger, spider-like creature with three heads. It seems to lose, with the other creature eating the sarlacc larva. However, as the creature eventually lies down to sleep for the night, it dies and is eaten from the inside by the sarlacc. After finishing its meal, the sarlacc digs itself into a pit.

In 4 ABY, Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett take Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Han Solo to the Great Pit of Carkoon, to be thrown into the very sarlacc whose life cycle has been told in the story. The story ends with the assertion that Grubbat will soon have his unexpected revenge.


Behind the scenesEdit

Wookieepedia has 5 images related to Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc.

While the details of a sarlacc's growth are canon, the story itself is not, as the sarlacc at Carkoon had been alive for over four thousand years before it encountered Boba Fett.

The story implies that Grubbat gets his revenge for Boba Fett when the sarlacc eats him. However, the story A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett reveals that Fett later escaped from the belly of sarlacc.

Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living ForceMara Jade: A Night on the TownExtinction, Part 1Skippy the Jedi Droid
Tales 2: RoutineExtinction, Part 2Stop That Jawa!Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain TarpalsDeal with a DemonLady LuckThree Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of DoubtA Death Star Is BornSpare PartsSand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One BelowWhat They Called MeA Summer's DreamHothLando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk StreetA Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite!Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the SarlaccJunkheap HeroThe HiddenThank the Maker
Tales 7: Single CellNerf HerderJedi ChefOutbid But Never OutgunnedForce Fiction
Tales 8: Captain ThreepioThe One That Got AwayThe Secret Tales of Luke's Hand!Death Star PiratesBad Business
Tales 9: ResurrectionHate Leads to LollipopsThe Rebel Four
Tales 10: TrooperSkreejNamelessA Wookiee Scorned!Free Memory
Tales 11: PreyIn the BeginningThe Princess Leia DiariesTall TalesGhost
A Jedi's Weapon
Tales 12: A Day in the LifeA Jedi's WeaponThe Revenge of Tag & BinkOnce BittenThe Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle PeaceThe Secret of Tet-AmiSurvivorsStonesThe Sith in the ShadowChildren of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse EndorThe Emperor's CourtUrchinsTides of TerrorThe LessonSmuggler's BluesMythology
Tales 15: SandstormFirst ImpressionsFalling StarDo or Do NotSlippery SlopeLucky Stars
Tales 16: The OtherBest Birthday EverThe Long, Bad DayKessel RunLunch BreakHeart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the DeadAll for YouPhantom MenacesGhosts of HothThe ApprenticeDark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the GalaxyPaybackBeing Boba FettThe Way of the WarriorRevenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New EmpiresThe Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be UnderestimatedRather Darkness VisibleThe Rebel ClubThe Lost LightsaberInto the Great UnknownStoryteller
Tales 20: George R. BinksWho's Your DaddyFred JawaLuke Skywalker: DetectiveHunger PainsFailing Up With Jar Jar BinksNobody's PerfectProblem SolversMelvin FettYoung Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter OneWalking the Path That's GivenEquals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor BoundNomad Chapter TwoMarooned
Tales 23: Shadows and LightNomad Chapter ThreeLucky
Tales 24: MarkedFett ClubUnseen, UnheardNomad Chapter Four
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