Rancors are all the rage again! Star Wars has given fans even more rancor content than before with both the Bad Batch and The Book of Boba Fett. That means it’s time to get those rancor shirts. Rancors have had a long history in Star Wars.
We first met a rancor in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Jabba the Hutt kept at least once beneath in his palace dungeon. Whenever anyone went against Jabba, the Hutt would send the unfortunate soul into the dungeon to be consumed by the rancor.
The rancor we meet in Return of the Jedi was named Pateesa. His trainer was Malakili. Later books and reference materials have informed us that rancors were often abused and neglected. They are bred to fight and are kept hungry to devour enemies.
The Book of Boba Fett confirms much of this. The series also confirms previous Star Wars Legends materials that rancors were rode into battle by the Dathomirian witches.
Pateesa was killed by Luke Skywalker in the Return of the Jedi. Many fans were as saddened by the death of Pateesa as his trainer, Malakili. When you realize that Pateesa was mistreated by Jabba to be the brutal creature he is in the film, it makes his story even more sad.
Pateesa is the original and iconic rancor, and there are many shirts dedicated to him.
I’ve listed some of my favorite rancor shirts below. Many of these are Pateesa designs. However one is a cartoon cutie from the Galaxy of Creatures
The Book of Boba Fett confirms an interpretation of rancors that fans have felt for a long time. Essentially, these fine beasts are the pit bulls of the Star Wars galaxy. They are intelligent, sensitive creatures that have been bred to fight. However, they are often abused for this role. At heart, these fierce animals love their owners. If treated well, they are devoted to their people.
In other words, there are no bad rancors, just bad owners!
Boba Fett is gifted with a rancor by the Hutt twins. It’s perfect pet for him. Like his unnamed rancor, Boba was brought up to fight. He may be good at it, but he truly wants family. Boba, like a rancor, is loyal to his people.
Boba isn’t the first Fett to ride a baby rancor either–his sister Omega rides the adorable baby rancor Muchi as well. We still don’t know the fate of Muchi, but hopefully that will be answered. In the meant time, I’ve compiled some wonderful Star Wars rancor shirts for you to wear and show your love of the these misunderstood creatures!
So this first shirt had Boba Fett riding a rancor and looking amazing. Who would not want to wear this?
Another fine steed.
The third best rancor shirt you will ever see. I’m not sure how I feel about the title of “Never give up”, but it has Grogu. Adorable Grogu just being a little baby calming down a big baby rancor. Hey, isn’t it weird how we never saw Grogu and Boba Fett interact directly. Kinda wish that happened.
The fourth and final rancor shirt, it’s represents the classic story of a clone and his dog. Boba Fett needed to have a rancor this whole time.
Well, that’s all for today folks. If you have any amazing rancor swag you’d like to share, hit me up on the contact page above!