Gardulla the Hutt 赫特人加杜拉|
Hermaphroditic (with female personality)
Known to most of her kind as a female, she was one of Jabba the Hutt's closest associates. There were also rumors of a romance, as Gardulla was often Jabba's guest at his Tatooine townhome.
Gardulla originally traveled to Tatooine at the urging of her family, the Besadii kajidic, in order to protect her from the Desilijic clan. Angry and upset at being deposited on the desert planet, Gardulla took control of her adopted city of Mos Taike and began to create her own criminal empire. When the organization got too big, Gardulla was ordered to remain on Tatooine to protect it. She was also ordered to court Jabba with the intent of marrying him and thus strengthening the Besadii. After the wedding, she was told, she was free to kill Jabba in any manner she pleased.
Jabba had decided that Gardulla was worth the effort, and tried a number of tactics to earn her approval. He even used his own smugglers to raid her holdings, then returned them to her as "gifts." Gardulla eventually decided to negotiate with Jabba for control. Jabba allowed her to take over slaving operations on Tatooine, in return for her smuggling operations and protection rackets.
Gardulla owned many slaves, including Shmi and Anakin Skywalker at one point; but she lost the Skywalkers in a bet with the Toydarian junk dealer Watto six years before Watto lost Anakin to Qui-Gon Jinn in a similar wager. (Years later, when the Old Republic began enforcing its anti-slavery laws, Gardulla also lost the slave trade on Tatooine and was left with nothing.)
Gardulla maintained a large underground pleasure garden, complete with ponds and plant life. She paid Sebulba to acquire a group of Ghostling children to serve as living statues there, shortly before the Battle of Naboo. She also planned to import creatures to hunt the Ghostlings as part of a cruel, living eco-system. But her plans were thwarted by Anakin and his friends.
Aurra Sing later revealed that she had been hired by Gardulla to help overthrow Jabba. Just prior to the Boonta Eve Classic Podrace won by Anakin, Gardulla created a scale model of the racecourse and tried to convince Jabba that her analysts had predicted that Gasgano would win the race. Jabba, however, refused to bite. Following the race, she offered to buy Anakin back from Watto, but Qui-Gon had already whisked him away to Coruscant.
Later, Gardulla was implicated in the work of the Bando Gora cult, and was questioned by Jango Fett as to the whereabouts of Komari Vosa. It was discovered that much of Gardulla's interest in the Bando Gora had been part of an intricate plot created by Count Dooku to test Jango's abilities and his usefulness as the source of clones for the Army of the Republic. Gardulla possibly died when Jango pushed her into the waiting jaws of her own krayt dragon.