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Boba Fett

Boba Fett Capture by Design

This is my face.” — Boba Fett to Dengar regarding his helmet.

A faceless enforcer, Boba Fett’s distinctive Mandalorian armor,  and vast arsenal, strikes fear in the hearts of fugitives. He is a legendary bounty hunter, accepting warrants from both the Empire and the criminal underworld. He is all business, laconic, and deadly.

TEN REASONS WHY BOBA FETT IS A BADASS ICON:


10. THE KILLING OF JODO KAST

Boba Fett vs Jodo Kast

Boba Fett is the most feared, most respected bounty hunter on the galaxy. He only cares about two things: his money and his reputation. So, when he discovers someone, wearing a set of duplicate Mandalorian armor, has been impersonating him, he decides to teach his inferior doppelgänger exactly why he’s the most feared, most respected bounty hunter in the galaxy. A disguised Fett hires Jodo Kast himself, in order to trap and punish the upstart. Kast goes to collect the bounty, but finds himself with Fett’s gun to his head. A violent fight ensues, with Fett finally killing the impostor.

9. THE DESTRUCTION OF IG-88B AND IG-88C

After finding that Solo survived the freezing process, Vader gave him to Boba Fett, who in turn, returned him to Jabba for a hefty bounty. But, before Fett got Solo, he discovered he was being followed by IG-88B. In retaliation for attempting to track him, Fett set a deadly trap for the “feared” assassin droid on Bespin, easily destroying him. IG-88’s C and D engaged Fett in orbit over Tatooine in identical models of the IG-2000 in an attempt to steal the carbonite containing Solo and avenge their lost “brother,” but were defeated. IG-88C was destroyed first. IG-88D then launched a surprise attack, but in the end its ship was also destroyed by Boba Fett’s Slave I, in a maneuver in which Fett pretended to have been killed before letting loose a barrage of fire — the assassin droids were simply unable to cope with Fett’s “illogical” actions. IG-88D’s ship crashed, though the droid managed to survive; however, it would never make the mistake of crossing Fett again.

8. ABLE TO HOLD HIS OWN WITH A LIGHTSABER

Boba Fett with Lightsaber

Boba Fett is known to occasionally carry with him one of the several lightsabers he has taken from Force-sensitives over the course of his bounty hunting career. Despite having no sensitivity to the Force, Fett is one of the few canon, non-Jedi/Sith characters shown to be capable of using a lightsaber (albeit, with only basic skill), a feat traditionally reserved in the Star Wars Universe for Force-sensitives only. In the several instances that he has been shown to use a lightsaber, it has usually been as a last resort in fighting Force-sensitives (not being his primary weapon of choice) and usually as a form of surprise attack as it would be unexpected from someone who was not Jedi or Sith.

7. SURVIVING THE SARLACC PIT

Boba Fett vs Sarlacc

The Sarlacc found me somewhat indigestible, Solo.” — Boba Fett

The Sarlacc could never hold Boba Fett. After conversing with a fellow captive, the Choi known as Susejo, Fett discovered that this being was actually psychologically connected to the Sarlacc — and it was this advantage that he used to goad the creature into contracting around his jet pack, igniting the device and providing his means of escape, killing the Sarlacc in the process. The resulting explosion, combined with the beast’s acidic stomach juices, left Fett on the verge of death. As he lay dying on the surface of Tatooine, his colleague Dengar was searching for anything valuable left from the explosion, but found Boba Fett instead, and nursed him back to health.

6. LEADING THE MANDALORIAN PROTECTORS

Boba Fett Mandalorian

On the planet of Shogun, Fenn Shysa and Boba Fett met. The details of their encounter are unknown to this day, but Shysa perished saving Fett from death. In his final moments, Shysa would implore the bounty hunter to take up the position of Mand’alore — leader of the Mandalorian clans — after his death, a request that Fett would honor. However, unlike his predecessor, Fett would lead the Mandalorian Protectors as a feared mercenary force, affectively ending a 45 year career of bounty hunting.

5. FACING OFF WITH DARTH VADER

Boba Fett vs Darth Vader

I see why they call you the best bounty hunter in the galaxy.”  Darth Vader

On Maryx Minor Boba Fett and Darth Vader engaged in battle over control of a  box he had been hired to retrieve. Unable to break through the Dark Lord’s defense, Fett quickly found himself forced to the edge of a cliff that hung over a molten pit, apparently at Vader’s mercy. Not willing to risk damaging the box, Vader tried to force Fett to relinquish it by turning his mental powers against the bounty hunter, yet Fett’s strength of will allowed him to resist the Sith’s suggestions long enough to throw himself from the cliff… apparently to his death. Shocked by this turn of events, and horrified at the thought of having lost his prize, Vader peered over the edge only to find Fett’s blaster waiting for him. Shooting Vader square in the forehead and knocking the Sith Lord to his back, Fett returned to solid ground and declared himself the victor of their conflict. Vader congratulated the bounty hunter, then promptly turned the Force against him. Stripped of his blaster, forced to his knees and his arms pinned to his side by the Force, Fett looked certain to meet his end, yet—surprising the Sith Lord again—he kicked the box Vader desired over the cliff edge. Infuriated, Vader released his grip on Fett and went for the box, getting a telekinetic hold on it narrowly before it was destroyed. With Vader’s back to him, concentration focused on retrieving the box, Fett weighed up the benefits of taking advantage of this opening and killing the Dark Lord of the Sith. He quickly decided against such a course of action however, believing that, if taken, the Empire would trouble him to no end. He thus fled the scene of the battle, stealing Vader’s landspeeder, and left Maryx Minor behind him.

4. THE CAPTURE OF HAN SOLO

Boba Fett Cloud City

Just wanted to remind you, Solo, that my personal fight was always with the Jedi. You were nothing more than cargo.” ― Boba Fett

Boba Fett’s greatest prize came after Darth Vader hired him to track down the Millennium Falcon piloted by one of his bounties, Han Solo. His mission was to capture Solo along with Chewbacca the Wookie and Princess Leia. Fett was the only bounty hunter to figure out how the Millennium Falcon eluded Imperial pursuit by hiding among the Star Destroyer’s jettisoned garbage and tracked the ship to the planet Bespin. Vader hoped to use them to lure his son, Luke Skywalker to Cloud City. Han Solo was eventually encased in carbonite and taken to Jabba the Hutt inside Boba Fett’s ship, Slave I. When he reached Tatooine, a host of other bounty hunters were waiting to intercept him and steal Solo for themselves. Fett devised a clever feint, fitting Zuckuss with a suit of his spare armor and chaining him to a speeder bike; 4-LOM was placed under a cover and connected to the bike, so that the saboteurs would believe that it was Fett and Solo speeding toward Jabba’s Palace. Bossk and the others fell for the ruse, and while they gave chase to 4-LOM and Zuckuss, Fett sneaked into Jabba’s Palace unopposed and presented the Hutt with Solo’s body. Jabba was so pleased that he could display the captured Solo that he paid 250,000 credits for him, rather than the original 100,000 credit bounty. This was in addition to the hefty bounty the Empire had already paid him.

3. HIS ROCKET/JETPACK

Boba Fett wears a Mitrinomon Z-6 Jetpack. The fuel tank holds enough fuel for three 20-second blasts, 20 three-second blasts or one minute of continuous operation. Each three second blast moved Fett up to 100 meters horizontally or 7 meters vertically. Fett could reach a top speed of 145 kilometers per hour with a maximum range of two kilometers. Directional thrusters featured gyro-stabilizers to apply counter-thrust for maneuvering and landing. The top of the jet pack had a turbo-projected magnetic grappling hook with 20-meter lanyard (replaceable with 100 meters). A winch inside the launcher could lift up to 100 kilograms. The grappling hook unit was replaceable with an anti-vehicle homing missile.

2. HIS ARSENAL OF WEAPONS

Boba Fett Slave I

Fools! You’ll never even guess at all the weapons I carry!” ― Boba Fett to Han Solo and Luke Skywalker

Boba Fett’s main weapon is a sawn-off EE-3 Blaster rifle, more powerful than a stormtrooper’s blaster. It was outfitted with a scope for sniping and a fast draw shoulder sling. It fired in short bursts for more accuracy and power. Fett used two different sidearms during his time as a bounty hunter. The first was a blaster pistol that was similar to one of the two used by his father Jango Fett. The other sidearm was a concussion grenade launcher that included a short shoulder stock for stability and accuracy when firing. Fett kept these smaller guns in a holster on his right hip though didn’t equip both sidearms at the same time. Boba Fett’s wrist gauntlets were a mounting point for many of his weapons. His left gauntlet had a ZX miniature flame projector, which creates a cone of fire five meters long and one meter in diameter. It had a corded fuel line connecting to a backpack canister holding fuel for three minutes of operation. Directly below this was the Dur-24 wrist laser. Comparable to a Blaster rifle in power, these wrist lasers had a range of 50 meters. Originally exposed, a protective shield was later added to the left gauntlet enclosing and concealing both weapons. He also carried a DXR-6 Disruptor rifle. Fett’s left gauntlet also had a MM9 mini concussion rocket, which utilized computer target tracking. Fett’s right gauntlet had a fibercord whip with a grappling device: a 20-meter-long fibercord whip used to entangle and immobilize a target. It also held retractable vibro-blades and a dart launcher.

1. HIS MANDALORIAN BATTLE ARMOR

Boba Fett Sunset

My armor insures my victory in hand-to-hand combat!” ― Boba Fett to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca

As Boba Fett’s reputation grew among bounty hunters and assassins, he continued to acquire and upgrade pieces of Mandalorian armor. It is said he had at least three complete sets of armor from which to use (one of which was mostly left in the Sarlacc pit when he escaped). Eventually, he found the battered, green and red Mandalorian armor of Jango’s old mentor and leader, Jaster Mereel ―this would become the iconic image that shook fugitives to their core. His helmet’s HUD (heads-up-display) featured information on the surrounding environment as well as a 360-degree field of vision. The macrobinocular viewplate could be magnified to allow Fett to see great distances, and was equipped with, among other things, an infrared scanner that could be magnified up to 50 times. The infrared scanner magnified light up to 100 times or displayed heat gradations. Its broad band antenna was capable of intercepting and unscrambling comlink and starship comm transmissions. The armor was constructed from duraplast, allowing it to sustain a great deal of damage without degrading. Fett wore a leather utility belt that usually had ten leather pouches (but sometimes less). Below this he wore a Journeyman Protector honor sash. Attached to his right shoulder were three braided Wookiee scalps. The battle/flight suit had pockets on the shins which contained an anti-security blade, a survival knife, a jet-pack adjustment tool, and a sonic-beam weapon.