Shorty was the nickname Luke
Skywalker gave to one of the leaders
of the Jawas taken aboard Eye of
Palpatine in 12 ABY.
Jawas were typically short rodent-like
natives of Tatooine. They were
passionate scavengers, seeking out
technology for sale or trade in the
deep deserts in their huge
sandcrawler transports. A band of
Jawas was responsible for locating C-
3PO and R2-D2 and selling them to
Luke Skywalker's uncle, Owen Lars.
Another tribe of Jawas, led by Tteel
Kkak, found Jabba the Hutt's rancor.
They had a reputation for swindling,
as they had a penchant for selling old
equipment such as outdated faulty
droids to moisture farmers. However,
they were extremely passive beings,
and hardly put up any resistance to
colonists of their planet unlike other
natives, like the Sand people, instead
seeing foreigners as an excellent