|“||He's no good to me dead.||„|
| ~ Boba Fett about Han Solo.|
|“||I always get my man.||„|
|~ Boba Fett|
|“||What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me.||„|
| ~ Boba Fett to Darth Vader, putting Han Solo in the freezing carbon chamber.|
|“||Don't get in my way.||„|
|~ Boba Fett.|
Boba Fett is a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. He is a bounty hunter and the son of Jango Fett. He served as the secondary antagonist of The Empire Strikes Back, and as a minor antagonist in Return of the Jedi. As a boy, he was also a minor antagonist in Attack of the Clones, the second film of the prequel trilogy. He was also a recurring antagonist in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. He also made a cameo appearance in the special edition release of A New Hope.
Attack of the Clones
In the days of the Old Republic, 10-year-old Boba Fett and his father, Jango Fett, were approached by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet Kamino. Boba was an unaltered clone of his father. During the battle at the landing platform, Jango told him to get on board the Slave I while his father engaged Obi-Wan in combat.
Later on in the Asteroid Field, the Fetts make advanced maneuvers against Obi-Wan and escape to the planet Geonosis. Later, the first battle of the Clone Wars erupted in the arena and Boba took cover. During the battle, Jedi Master Mace Windu fought and killed Jango by decapitating him, horrifying Boba. After the battle was over, Boba emerged from his hiding place and picked up his father's helmet and put it against his forehead, swearing revenge.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
After his father's death, and the defeat of the Separatists on Geonosis, Boba somehow escaped from Geonosis and began plotting revenge against Mace Windu for killing his father. At some point during the Clone Wars, Boba teamed up with three other bounty hunters named Aurra Sing, Bossk, and Castas, to get revenge.
Later, Boba infiltrated the Republic warship the Endurance as a member of the clone youth brigade under the alias "Lucky". Upon arrival, the Brigade participated in a shooting drill, which Boba passed with flying colors. Afterwards, Boba slipped away from the group and lied to two clones that Windu, who was stationed onboard the ship, had called him to his quarters, and the clones took him there and left.
After the clones left, Boba placed a laser tripwire bomb outside of Windu's quarters, but a clone trooper inadvertently triggered the explosive and was killed instead of Windu. After the Endurance was placed on high alert, Sing contacted Boba and ordered him to destroy the ship's reactor core, which he reluctantly agreed.
Boba then snuck into the reactor room, where he coaxed a clone into handing him his blaster. Using the blaster, Boba destroyed the reactor and severely damaged it. Boba then regrouped with the clone youth brigade and they escaped in an escape pod.
Upon ejection, Boba disabled the pod, allowing Sing and the other bounty hunters to pick him up in the Slave I. After discovering Windu was still alive, Boba and the other bounty hunters flew the Slave I down to the Endurance's crash site on planet Vanquor. Sing and Boba went to the crash site where Boba placed his father's helmet in the Endurance's bridge rigged with an explosive to trap Windu while Sing killed every clone who survived the crash except Admiral Killian, Commander Ponds, and a naval officer, who she took hostage.
By the time they had returned to the Slave I with the hostages, Windu had arrived with Anakin Skywalker to investigate the crash site. Windu and Anakin triggered the helmet trap but survived and the resulting explosion incinerated half of Jango Fett's helmet and pinned the two Jedi under the rubble.
Sing and Boba wanted to check if Mace was dead so they returned to the crash site with Castas, leaving Bossk behind to guard the hostages. The trio attempted to reach the bridge but were foiled by R2-D2, Anakin's astromech droid, who pushed debris in the way of the hunters. Boba, Sing, and Castas returned to the Slave I and noticed Artoo fleeing in Windu's starfighter, who was attempting to send a distress signal to planet Coruscant exposing Boba's actions. Boba and the other bounty hunters pursued Artoo in the Slave I.
Artoo lured the hunters into space where it attempted to use the hyperdrive rings to escape. Boba destroyed one of the hyperdrive rings, but Artoo used the second ring to escape to Coruscant. Boba was reassured by Aurra that she would lure Windu to them using the hostages and the Slave I blasted off into space. Later, on board the Slave I, Boba saw that the hostages had nothing to do with his quest for vengeance against Mace and showed Killian compassion by giving him water.
Later, Sing and Boba sent a message to Windu and told him to find them or they would kill the hostages and Sing handed Boba his blaster and ordered him to kill Ponds, but when Boba refused, Sing killed the commander herself. Boba and the fugitives arrived on planet Florrum in hopes of enlisting the help of a gang of pirates who lived there led by Hondo Ohnaka against Windu. Hondo refused but also promised not to stand in their way. Later, Sing overheard a conversation between Castas and a fellow hunter and referred to Sing as an old hag, who then killed Castas in front of a horrified Fett.
Later, Boba and Sing came across Jedi Plo Koon and discussed about the hostages. Boba emerged from the shadows and held Koon at gunpoint while Anakin's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano held her lightsaber at Sing's throat. After a brief standoff, Koon captured Boba and Sing, stole a speeder bike and escaped, but was pursued by Ahsoka. Meanwhile, Koon interrogated Fett into revealing the location of the hostages, to which Boba refused. Eventually, Hondo helped Koon by convincing Boba to reveal the hostages' location, telling him what his father would have done. Meanwhile, Ahsoka defeated Sing and Bossk before rescuing the hostages. After rescuing the hostages and seemingly killing Sing, Boba and Bossk were arrested by Koon and Ahsoka and brought to Coruscant, where Boba and Bossk met Windu. Boba vowed that he would never forgive Windu for what he had done and was taken to prison with Bossk.
Later, Boba was paid by Cad Bane to start a fight with fellow inmate Rako Hardeen, who was actually Obi-Wan Kenobi in disguise. When Boba was quickly overpowered by Obi-Wan, Bossk joined in the fight. The clone trooper guards arrived and a riot broke out in the prison. Rako and Bane escaped amidst the chaos.
After being released from prison, Boba started a bounty hunter syndicate with Bossk.
Lucasfilm was planning on making two more seasons of the show. Featuring Boba teaming up with Cad Bane, donning his trademark armor and assisting a group of bounty hunters, trying to kill or capture Count Dooku. Unfortunately, due to Disney's purchase of the Star Wars rights, these plans for the show were canceled. However, those stories were implemented into a series of canon novels.
A New Hope 20th Anniversary Director's Cut
In the 1997 director's cut, Boba Fett is briefly seen in Docking Bay 94 along with the rest of Jabba the Hutt's cronies. He is last seen standing there before Jabba himself tells him to get moving. In this movie, he has no speaking lines. This scene was only seen in the Special Edition version.
The Empire Strikes Back
In order to carry out this task, Boba captures Luke's allies Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa (who is actually Luke's sister and Vader's daughter), the Wookie Chewbacca, and C-3PO (the protocol droid Anakin built when he was a kid). After Lando Calrissian introduces them to Cloud City, Vader decides to test the carbon-freezing chamber as part of his plan to bring Luke to Emperor Palpatine.
Boba was unfamiliar with carbon-freezing, became concerned that it can cause death and kept demanding Vader to not kill Han, claiming that the smuggler is worth a great deal of money to him that Jabba will pay up for as a reward for catching and bringing him in.
Vader wanted to use Han nonetheless as practice for carbon-freezing as he needed a human test subject (and refused to use his own daughter Leia), assured Boba that the Empire will compensate him a great deal of money, should Han die. This satisfied Boba. Suddenly, Chewbacca went on a rampage trying to resist the stormtroopers, prompting Boba to aim his blaster at Chewbacca before Vader swings his weapon back down, signaling Boba to refrain from doing so.
After the carbon freeze is successful on Han, Vader then gave him to Boba to deliver to Jabba for the bounty reward.
Return of the Jedi
Later, it shows Fett had stayed for parties hosted by Jabba the Hutt. He accompanied Jabba to Han and Luke's execution aboard the sail barge. During the chaos of the heroes escape, Fett himself ends up in the Sarlacc pit.
However, he could survive by using his jetpack to escape.
Although the final film seems to imply Boba's death in the Sarlacc Pit, he is actually saved by another bounty hunter, Dengar. Boba eventually even becomes Manda'lor, the title bestowed upon the leader of the Mandalorians.
As an old man, Boba and his granddaughter Mitra Gev allied with Fett's former enemy Han Solo in killing Corellian leader Thrackan Sal-Solo after Sal-Solo posted a bounty on Solo and his entire family.
Later, Boba, along with Gev and many other Mandalorians, trained Jaina Solo to bring down her brother Darth Caedus, the Sith who murdered Fett's daughter Ailyn Vel. During this time, Boba allied with his former enemies Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, as well as a former Imperial admiral, Natasi Daala, who succeeds Caedus as leader of the Galactic Alliance.
Despite being defeated, Caedus's agents ensure that Boba, Gev, and the few remaining clone troopers can never return to their adopted homeworld of Mandalore after he creates a nanovirus to target the Fett genome.
Relationship with the Mandalorians
Boba Fett's relationship with the Mandalorians remains a ongoing, unsolved topic amongst the Star Wars community. Though the creational concept of the Mandalorians were based on Boba Fett and were popularized by the character, Boba Fett himself is believed to not be a true Mandalorian in the Disney canon. Even before George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney, he always believed that Boba and his father, Jango Fett, were not true Mandalorians.
While Jango Fett is established to be a man that stole Mandalorian armor, Boba Fett's relation to the Mandalorians still remains vague. It is unclear how he acquired the Mandalorian armor. It could be that the armor he wears is a heavily modified version of Jango Fett's, though the only issue with this is that the armor possesses the Mandalorian insignia on the left shoulder pad. It should be noted, however that this was back when Boba Fett was the only known character that possessed this armor and the Mandalorians were not fully established yet. It's also possible that Boba Fett may have stolen the armor from a Mandalorian at one point. Before Star Wars: The Clone Wars was cancelled, it was revealed that Boba Fett would have don his iconic green armor, as shown in a deleted scene with Cad Bane (this scene also revealed how Boba Fett would have gotten the dent on his helmet).
In the Legends continuity, Jango Fett was fully established as being a true Mandalorian that fought alongside a group against Tor Vizsla's Death Watch. Due to being an exact clone of him, Boba Fett can be considered to be a Mandalorian himself and because of this, Boba Fett became the leader of the Mandalorian Protectors, following the death of Fenn Shysa. It should be noted that Mandalorians were determined based on their culture and bond, not just blood relation alone, however.
- Boba Fett was played by Daniel Logan in Episode II and by Jeremy Bulloch in Episodes V and VI.
- Mark Austin played Boba in the Special Edition of Episode IV.
- The character was reportedly modeled after Clint Eastwood's portrayal of the Man with No Name in A Fistful of Dollars.
- Jason Wingreen voiced Boba in Episode V. Temuera Morrison voiced Boba in Special Edition of this episode, replacing Wingreen. However, fans demanded Jason Wingreen's voice be restored citing opposition to Morrison's.
- Don Bies and Nelson Hall played Boba in scenes added to Special Edition of Episode VI.
- Episode III concept art shows that Boba was supposed to appear, with his armor, so he can assassinate Mace Windu. This was cut out since Boba was thought to be "too young".
- Reasons for Fett's popularity is interpreted as that he is a masculine character, being a rifle-armed bounty hunter donning a mask and suit, and that he joined the heroes in demanding Darth Vader to spare Han's life (for in his case, Han is no good to him dead).
- Boba Fett would've been a main cast character for the planned live-action show, Star Wars: Underground, with Daniel Logan portraying him. But Disney put these plans on an indefinite delay.
- Although he is also a clone, Boba does not consider the Clone Troopers as his brothers.
- Similarly to his father Jango Fett, Darth Vader, General Grievous and the Stormtroopers, he is a Jedi hunter as well as a cyborg.
- Though he survived the Sarlacc in the expanded universe, it's been stated that the expanded universe is no longer canon, however, Boba Fett surviving the Sarlacc is still hinted to have happened.
- In the fifth episode of the first season of the Star Wars spin-off show, The Mandalorian, someone is seen approaching the lifeless body of the assassin, Fennec Shand. It is implied that this is indeed Boba Fett and it could be likely that he will appear later in the show as a major character.
- Boba Fett made his first appearance on television November 17, 1978, animated by Nelvana Studios for The Star Wars Holiday Special as a mysterious figure who betrays Luke Skywalker after saving him, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 from a giant monster, and curing Luke Skywalker and Han Solo from the mysterious sleeping virus, only to be revealed as a bounty hunter working for Darth Vader.
- It is discretely implied in The Empire Strikes Back that Boba Fett was the one who killed Owen and Beru. However, it the comics, it was confirmed that clonetroopers on the orders of Darth Vader had killed Owen and Beru, as he had blamed the two for his mother's death.