No terrível romance canônico da Disney Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt , ficamos sabendo que a criatura no poço Sarlacc foi gravemente ferida na batalha entre nossos heróis e as forças de Jabba.
A seguir, um trecho de um monólogo interno de Malakili, o antigo manipulador de Rancor de Jabba:
He thought maybe to tame the glorious monstrosity at the bottom of the Great Pit of Carkoon (and, failing that, to throw himself into its maw), but the mighty Sarlacc was injured. Burning wreckage from the sail barge had rained upon it. Already its body— considerably more massive than the mouth exposed from the sliding sands— had been partially unburied, its stoma-tubes slit open, its digesting innards pillaged by industrious Jawas. They pulled out weapons and armor, droids and tools. And skeletons, of course.
The creature of Carkoon had a pure purpose, to wait and to eat, and now it was left to thrash and wail in the grip of pillagers.
- Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt