|Boba Fett, Death for Hire - By: KONAMI|
Boba Fett was an Human Male genetic clone of the infamous bounty-hunter Jango Fett, and later on Boba would follow the late Jango Fett's path and become one of the most-notorious bounty hunters in the galaxy. Though Boba Fett resembled an Clone Trooper, the genetic structure was purely unaltered and thus Fett did not grow at the accelerated rate as other Clones did. Boba Fett was raised as an son of Jango and after Jango died, Fett used what his father taught him to begin his bounty hunter career, and while he took on different jobs, Fett earned recognition despite his youth. By the time of the Empire's rule over the galaxy, Boba's reputation had turned him into one of the deadliest bounty hunters in the galaxy. Boba provided the services of an hunter to some of the most notorious people in the galaxy such as Lord Vader and the Hutt Crime lord Jabba.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Equipment
Creation of Boba Fett
Boba Fett was genetically engineered and created on Kamino as the clone of Bounty Hunter Jango Fett at the request of the Bounty-hunter. He was designed as a pure-duplicate of Jango who had intended for Boba to be raised as an son and trained to be Fett's successor. Boba was then raised prior to an clone war on Kamino, while Jango then raised and cared for him. As an child Boba was taught by Jango the skills which he himself learned such as survival, martial skill, learning proficiency with blasters, and operating their ship Slave I, also additionally Fett was familiar with Kamino's Government. Boba was aware that he was in fact an clone, and whenever Fett inquired about this matter his father Jango would say that Boba was an 'true' son.
Raised into an Hunter
Near the dawn of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived at Kamino to investigate assassination attempts on Naboo senator Padmé Amidala at the behest of the Confederacy, and eventually Kenobi would attempt to arrest Jango for his involvement in the plot. Though questionings between a Bounty hunter and Jedi were initially civil, things quickly turned violent when Jango and Boba attempted to flee the planet aboard their ship, Slave I. Obi-Wan and Jango fought on a landing platform, with Jango Fett eventually managing to escape off of Kamino, an battle during which Fett shot at Obi-Wan with the Slave I's anti-personnel cannons. They were followed to Geonosis by Kenobi, who engaged both two Fetts in ship-to-ship combat in the planet's rocky ring. During the breakout of the Battle of Geonosis Jango managed to eliminate many threats to the benefactors by gunning down attacking Jedi Knights however in the end Jango ultimately was struck down by Jedi Mace Windu. Jango's death was witnessed by Boba, who was left orphaned in the soon to be war torn galaxy and swore vengeance against Master Windu and the rest of the Jedi Order for the loss of Boba's father.
While the Grand Army of the Republic and the Separatist Droid Army clashed for the very first time, Boba had emerged from a hiding place to pick up his father's helmet bent on vengeance upon the Jedi. After Geonosis, Boba buried Jango and tried to escape with only his father's armor and instructions Jango left to instruct the young Boba in the event of his death. Now a orphan Boba Fett grew up in the galaxy’s criminal underworld. As a teen he joined the crew of Aurra Sing an ruthless bounty hunter that tried to teach Boba her ways. Boba desired vengeance against Windu, and with the help of Aurra's crew, Boba made several attempts on the Jedi's life and Bombed this Jedi’s starship in a failed assassination attempt. Later on he was put in a position of having to kill Clone Trainees who looked just like him but refused, showing that while he was a bounty hunter he was not heartless. After an short period in prison for his criminal acts after he was left behind by Aurra Sing, Fett managed to escape prison and emerge to form his own Bounty hunting posse based out on Tatooine, hiring the likes of Bounty-Hunters Bossk, Dengar, Embo, C-21 Highsinger, Asajj Ventress, and Latts Razzi.
Luke Skywalker Encounter
By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Fett was an established bounty hunter who worked as one of Jabba the Hutt's go-to mercenaries. His Mandalorian armor kept the idea of Mandalorian warriors alive in the galaxy, after many of them had been killed by the Empire. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Boba was present in Mos Eisley on Tatooine when Jabba confronted Han Solo, one of the Hutt's smugglers who owed Jabba money after having dumped his smuggling cargo before his ship, the Millennium Falcon, was boarded by soldiers from the Galactic Empire. Solo promised Jabba he would pay him, but a bounty had been placed on the smuggler's head. Solo, who became a member of the Rebel Alliance, ultimately did not pay Jabba, leading Boba to eventually pursue the bounty. Not long after the Battle of Yavin, Boba was present in Jabba's Palace when the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader visited on behalf of the Emperor, to negotiate terms of the Hutt Clan supplying the Imperial Military with raw resources to increase their production. However, Vader arrived a day early on behalf of himself. Jabba was wary of Vader, but ordered his court to leave them in privacy nonetheless. Vader soon revealed that he needed two of Jabba's top bounty hunters.
After Jabba tested the Dark Lord, they came to an agreement, so Jabba sent Boba, and the Wookiee Black Krrsantan. After being assured by Fett that they were indeed Jabba's finest Vader gave them their missions, with Boba being tasked to capture a rebel pilot who was associated with a man named Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a smuggling vessel known as the Millennium Falcon. Per Vader's orders, Boba began the search immediately, following the clues left behind on Tatooine from rumors in the streets to Chalmun's Cantina. Eventually learning the location of Ben Kenobi's home in the Jundland Wastes, it was there that Boba encountered the young Luke Skywalker and engaged him in a fight. After being knocked unconscious, Skywalker was able to collect a box left for him by Ben and escaped the hut and Tatooine, leaving Boba to report the events that had transpired to Darth Vader. Vader was disappointed and asked if Boba had brought him anything of value. Boba told him he had, at least, discovered the boy's name, Luke Skywalker. Vader remained silent for some time, so Boba left, for their present business was concluded. But unknown to Boba, he had just told the Sith-Lord that he had a son.
Hunting for Han Solo
Several years after Boba's first encounter with Luke Skywalker, Boba took on another bounty on Solo's head, which was also placed by Darth Vader. He was among the six bounty hunters gathered on board the Executor by Vader. Vader intended to use Solo, as well as Leia Organa and Chewbacca, to lure Luke Skywalker into a trap. Boba and the other hunters were given permission to use any means necessary to capture Skywalker's friends, as long as they were captured alive. Boba located the Millennium Falcon hiding among the Imperial fleet in the Anoat system, and he pursued them out of the system as they made their way to Bespin. Boba and the Empire arrived before the Millennium Falcon, which allowed Vader to manipulate Solo's friend and the leader of Cloud City, Lando Calrissian, into helping them capture Solo and the others. Boba became concerned when he learned that Vader intended to freeze Solo in carbonite, as a test to determine whether Skywalker would be able survive the same process.
Vader promised the bounty hunter that he would be compensated by the Empire for the loss of any potential bounty earnings if Solo was to be killed. Solo survived the process, however, and Vader turned the frozen smuggler over to Boba, who had Solo taken to Slave I. He was pursued by Organa, Calrissian, and Chewbacca, all of whom were attempting to save Solo from being taken to Jabba. Their attempt failed, and Boba successfully left Bespin and was able to bring Solo to Jabba's Palace on Tatooine. However, it would be several months before Fett delivered Solo to Jabba's palace on Tatooine, and his whereabouts during that time where unknown to Lando and Chewbacca, who scoured the galaxy for leads that would lead them to the bounty hunter. Fett stayed at Jabba's Palace for some time, seemingly taking time off from his intergalactic career as a bounty hunter as a guest of honor at the villainous hive.
Forced into the Sarlacc
Fett stayed at Jabba's Palace for some time, seemingly taking time off from his intergalactic career as a bounty hunter as a guest of honor at the villainous hive. Eventually, a bounty hunter named Boushh arrived at Jabba's court with Chewbacca in tow. Fett was prepared for trouble, and stood his ground when the other hunter threatened to destroy the palace with a thermal detonator. However, Jabba was amused by Boushh's cleverness and agreed to pay for the Wookie's bounty, which earned a respective nod from Fett. It was soon revealed that this hunter was in fact Princess Leia Organa, who managed to free Han from his carbonite prison before being captured herself by the Hutt. Not long after, Luke arrived in an attempt to save his friends, who fought and slayed Jabba's monstrous pet the Rancor before he too was captured. An infuriated Jabba sentenced them to death by being thrown into the Sarlacc, a hideous creature nestled at the Great Pit of Carkoon that digested its prey for a thousand years.
Fett had accompanied Jabba aboard his lavish barge to Carkoon, seemingly prepared for trouble. When trouble did indeed break out into a great battle, Fett entered the fray. Back and forth, Fett and Luke struggled on the prisoner skiff, with the hunter's rifle being cut in two, and Luke becoming ensnared with Fett's whipcord. The Jedi soon broke free, and Fett was knocked off his feet by an explosive blast from one of the barge's cannons. A rather dazed Fett took aim at Luke, who had leapt to another skiff. Ultimately however, by a stroke of pure luck, a semi-blinded Han had heavily damaged the bounty hunter's rocket pack after Chewbacca had given a frantic warning of Fett's presence right behind him. Fett flew out of control, screaming, slamming into the side of Jabba's sail barge before tumbling into the Sarlacc Pit. After Boba fell into the pit, Skywalker and the others plan went properly into motion, attacking Jabba's guards and even leading to the death of Jabba himself, who was strangled to death by Leia Organa.
Return of Boba Fett
Escaping the Sarlacc
The Sarlacc could never hold Fett, with his iron will and his Mandalorian armor Boba was able to fight his way out of its belly. His will in addition to injuries this beast sustained from the wreckage from Sail Barge rained upon it. An explosion Boba set off as a means of escape, combined with a Sarlacc acid stomach-juices, left him on the verge of death. As he lay dying on Tatooine-sands, he was found by Jawas picking through this wreckage from this Sail-Barge who had been searching for anything valuable left, and found Boba, mistaking him to be an droid or cyborg because of this armor and claimed Boba under the impression he was a unintelligent being. The Jawas were in the middle of pillaging through the partially unburied beast when they found him, pulling out weapons, armor, droids, tools, and skeletons. Jawas took him into their sandcrawler, and fitted him with a restraining-bolt which would have little effect on him, once they collected all they could they went on their way. After they realized that Fett was alive, the Jawas rescued him from certain death but would want something in return, to repay them he let them keep his ruined armor afterwards Boba ventured on his own.
Finding Mandalorian Armor
as he set forth acquiring a replacement set.
Around the same time as his returning to full health, rumors spread that the Rebel Alliance had defeated the Galactic Empire in the Battle of Endor, an event that would change the course of Fett's career. Fett made it a top priority to return to his ship Slave I which was abandoned ever since Fett was trapped inside the Sarlacc, until it was recovered by Boba and used as his means of transport once again. The Galaxy thought Fett was nothing more than a half-digested morsel in the bowels of the Sarlacc, and Fett used this to his advantage. Taking on a second less recognizable ship the Slave II, Fett only took jobs from the most subtle and discreet clients. But things took a turn when Jodo Kast, a would-be bounty hunter who managed to acquire the armor of a Mandalorian was trying to imitate Fett, making some others believe that he was the infamous bounty hunter. Boba, using an alias, set a trap for Kast by hiring him for a job, the background of two fictional identities mirrored Boba and Kast with the concept of supposedly stealing business from the other party. In the end Boba ambushed Kast, who tried to reason with Fett but to no avail, with Fett finishing Kast off by causing his jetback to overload. With Kast dead, Fett took his impersonators armor as both a trophy and as his new armor, which had been made to look very much like Fett's old set, including a similar paint job along with weapons and equipment, even though later on Fett would make some changes to make it more his own.
By the time of the Galactic Civil War, in addition to having collaborated with Darth Vader on many occasions, Boba worked for crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Fett's set of distinctive armor helped keep stories about Mandalore alive in the galaxy after the Empire's subjugation of the planet. After successfully acquiring rebel hero Han Solo and delivering him to Jabba for a bounty, Fett was caught in the middle of a battle between Jabba's thugs and rebels who sought to free Solo. Boba battled the rescuers but was inadvertently pushed into the Sarlacc by Han Solo. Through sheer will and custom armor, Fett became one of the first in history to escape from the Sarlacc.
Mandalorian Armor: Fett's unique red and green Mandalorian armor was originally constructed from duraplast, allowing it to sustain a great deal of damage without degrading. On his left duraplast blast plate a digital life support system readout was visible. His armor also had two shoulder pads which were orange, like his kneepads. The left shoulder pad exhibited the Mandalorian skull logo, while his right chest plate displayed an emblem of unknown origin. Fett wore a power armor liner. This liner shirt had a micro energy field projector and two layers of thin ceramic plates, in order to disperse physical and blast impacts, reducing injuries and likelihood of knockdowns. The power liner also gave him increased protection from fire, acid, intense heat, and cold. His main clothing was a reinforced armor mesh battle/flight suit. The inner lining of the suit blocked poisons and corrosives for a period of time. Fett wore spats around his ankles to help prevent debris from going into his boots. They were smaller than standard spats, were made of a light colored cloth and attached behind the ankle as opposed to under the boot. Inside the knee pads were rocket dart launchers, and the shoulders were adorned with braids that Boba displayed as trophies of defeated prey.
- Mandalorian Helmet: Boba Fett's Mandalorian helmet like most Mandalorian helmets had a T-Shaped visor, but was more heavily modified than the average helmet. Fett could control weapons, sensors, and his jet pack with verbal commands. His helmet's heads-up-display featured information on the surrounding environment as well as a 360-degree field of vision, controllable by eye movements and blinking. 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 fifty times. The helmet's broad band antenna was capable of intercepting and unscrambling comlink and starship comm transmissions. The overlay also linked to Fett's weapons systems to display fire vector and range data. The environmental filter system could filter out poisons and contaminants as well as provide Fett with a two-hour reserve air tank.
- Jetpack: Fett wore a Mitrinomon Z-6 Jetpack. The jetpack included a targeting computer, flight gyros, and a missile. The Z-6's fuel tank held enough fuel for one minute of continuous operation (20 three-second blasts). Each three second blast moved the wearer up to 100 meters horizontally or 70 meters vertically. A user of standard height and weight could reach a top speed of 145 kilometers per hour with a maximum range of two kilometers. Directional thrusters featured gyro-stabilizers to apply counterthrust 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 lifted up to 100 kilograms. The grappling hook unit was replaceable with an anti-vehicle homing missile.
Wrist Gauntlets: Boba Fett's wrist gauntlets were a mounting point for many of his weapons. Hand-made by Fett himself, both the left and right gauntlets were made to incorporate various features. His left gauntlet had a Czerka 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. Fett's left gauntlet also had a Kelvarek Consolidated Arms MM9 mini concussion rocket, which utilized computer target tracking. Fett's right gauntlet had a fibercord whip with a grappling device which extended a 20-meter-long fibercord whip used to entangle and immobilize a target. It also held retractable vibro-blades and a dart launcher.
Slave I: Slave I was a modified prototype Firespray-31-Class patrol and attack craft used by famed bounty hunters Jango Fett and his cloned "son", Boba Fett. It was greatly modified with advanced weapons systems by both Fetts during their respective use. Slave I was a well-armed starship, and to keep it from becoming obsolete, it was endlessly modified. Jango outfitted the craft with a number of weapons, including laser cannons, projectile launchers, and seismic charges. After Jango's death during the Battle of Geonosis, the craft came into the possession of his son, Boba Fett, who used it throughout his own bounty hunting career. At Florrum, Padawan Ahsoka Tano heavily damaged Slave I with her Lightsaber in attempt to rescue the hostages and to prevent Aurra Sing from flying away. Aurra lost her control over Slave I and crash landed the ship. In the resulting explosion, Slave I was counted as destroyed during that time, but the ship would be rebuilt by Hondo Ohnaka and would eventually fall back into the possession of Fett. The ship became well-known to the galaxy's fugitives, who recognized it as the ship owned by one of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters.