– The name Cid is the last of a line of Star wars–Final fantasy cultural exchanges. The video game series has long been a benchmark Star wars in its stories, such as featuring characters named Wedge and Biggs in many games. The bad lot seems to be nodding at this starring Cid, since a character named Cid appears in almost every major Final fantasy Thu.
Muchi the grudge
– Muchi is not the same grudge as the famous one in which Luke Skywalker fights and kills Return of the Jedi. This creature was called Pateesa, and it was similarly procured by the crime lord’s majordomo Bib Fortuna. Jabba Palace presumably needs several grudges to meet the demand for food from people who have been thrown into pits.
– Grudges are a reptilian species native to the planet Dathomir, which is also home to the Force-using sect known as the Witches of Dathomir. Grievances are “semi-sensitive,” or not quite as self-aware as a person, but neither is a surge. As demonstrated in this episode, they follow a pack hierarchy and will obey people or resentments that they see as dominant over them.
Bib Fortuna and Jabba the Hutt
– Jabba the Hutt’s Butler appears in a younger form The bad lot. He made his debut in Return of the Jedi as the first on-screen member of his kind, the Twi’leks.
– He is voiced by Matthew Wood, who also portrayed him in The phantom menace and works as a Lucasfilm sound editor. Wood recently portrayed the character on The Mandalorian, when Boba Fett unceremoniously dispatched it at the end of Season 2.
– The name of the planet Ord Mantell may be familiar. Throughout the canon and ancient continuity of Legends, it’s known as a hotbed of criminals and bounty hunters, and Han Solo mentions it in The Empire Strikes Back, saying he met a bounty hunter there.