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"The only time I fail is if you hired me to fail."
―Boba Fett[src]

Boba Fett was a clone of Jango Fett, the human male bounty hunter whose genetic code spawned an army of clone troopers during the final years of the Galactic Republic. With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and the fearsome Slave I as his starship, Boba carried on his "father's" legacy by becoming one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Trained in combat and martial skills from a young age, he became a legend over the course of his career, which included contracts for the Empire and the criminal underworld.

When Jango Fett was hired by the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus, agreeing to become the template for the Grand Army of the Republic, he requested an unaltered clone that he could raise as a son. That "son" was Boba Fett; unlike the clone troopers, all of whom were modified through programming and growth acceleration, Boba was an example of pure genetic replication. Raised on the extragalactic planet Kamino, Boba and Jango were confronted by the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, whose arrival forced the Fetts to rendezvous with Tyranus on Geonosis in 22 BBY. During the initial phase of the First Battle of Geonosis, Boba witnessed Jango's death at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu, whose swift decapitation of the infamous mercenary resulted in Boba developing a lifelong hatred of all Jedi.

The orphaned Fett grew up in the company of criminals during the Clone Wars. He joined the crew of Aurra Sing, hoping the ruthless bounty hunter would help him exact revenge against Windu. Their plot ultimately ended in failure, leading to a brief stint in prison after which Fett struck out on his own, working as a bounty hunter alongside the likes of Bossk and Dengar. Over the years, Fett was employed as a mercenary by crime lords as well as the Sith. During the Galactic Civil War, he successfully tracked the Millennium Falcon to Bespin for the Sith Lord Darth Vader, who allowed the bounty hunter to take Captain Han Solo to the Hutt gangster Jabba Desilijic Tiure in 3 ABY. A year later, the Alliance to Restore the Republic attempted to rescue Solo on Tatooine, where they fought against the Hutt's mercenaries, including Fett, above the Great Pit of Carkoon. During the battle, Solo accidentally slammed a pole into Fett's jetpack, igniting it and causing the bounty hunter to tumble into the man-eating sarlacc pit.


Creation and early lifeEdit

"Apart from his pay, which is considerable, Fett demanded only one thing: an unaltered clone for himself. Curious, isn't it?"
―Lama Su, to Obi-Wan Kenobi, about Boba Fett's creation[src]
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Young Boba Fett on Kamino.

After the Battle of Naboo, a clone army was secretly commissioned on Kamino by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas,[1] who believed it would be necessary in order to ensure the protection of the Galactic Republic.[9] The army, however, was part of a Sith plot to overthrow the Republic and destroy the Jedi Order. Prior to the creation process, bounty hunter Jango Fett was recruited by the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus. Jango was to be the genetic template for the clone army. Jango agreed to become the genetic template for a considerable payment, as well as one request: the creation of a clone who did not have the same genetic modifications, such as behavioral conditioning and growth acceleration. The Kaminoan scientists created this clone[1] in 32 BBY shortly after the Battle of Naboo, the first of many,[10] and Jango raised him as a son named Boba Fett.[1]

As a child, Boba was raised on Kamino by his father, who taught his cloned son many of the skills Jango had learned as a bounty hunter. Boba learned survival and martial skills and became proficient with a blaster as a child.[4] He also learned how to operate the weapon systems on his father's ship, Slave I, and became familiar with members of the Kaminoan government.[1]

Trained by Jango FettEdit

"This is my son, Boba. He'll be helping us on this job. Part of training."
―Jango Fett[src]
Tiver threatens to kill Boba

Boba is threatened by Tiver.

Boba and Jango Fett alongside Neelda, Rinn, and Tiver were hired by a male Twi'lek to capture his daughter and bring her back alive. When they all finally captured the Twi'lek girl on planet Ord Mantell, Tiver and Rinn threatened to kill Boba, unless Fett gave up the Twi'lek girl. Eventually, Boba shot and killed Tiver and Rinn. Neelda complemented Boba afterward. Boba was soon about to kill Neelda but saw that he was not part of the Tiver and Rinn. Boba then let Neelda escape and run away. Fett and Boba later boarded their starship, Slave I with the Twi'lek girl and delivered her back to her father.[11]

Escape from KaminoEdit

"Get him, Dad! Get him! Fire!"
―Boba, during his father's fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

Boba and Jango meet Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Jango was sent on a mission to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala, an outspoken opponent of a potential war, at the behest of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Jango and his associate, Zam Wesell, failed to kill the senator, and Jango was tracked to Kamino by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, who knew a bounty hunter connected to Kamino was behind the attempt on Amidala's life. When Kenobi arrived on Kamino, the Kaminoans revealed the clone army to him, and Kenobi requested to meet Jango. Taun We, an aide to Prime Minister Lama Su, brought the Jedi Knight to the Fetts' quarters, where Boba greeted them. Despite being distrustful of the Jedi's presence, Boba allowed them to enter, where Kenobi spoke with Jango about the clones and implied he knew Jango was behind the assassination attempt. Knowing that he had been discovered, Jango and Boba immediately prepared to leave Kamino once Kenobi departed.[1]

While loading Slave I to leave, Kenobi discovered the Fetts attempting to flee and engaged Jango in one-on-one combat, fighting across the ship's landing platform. During the fight, Boba engaged the ship's blaster cannons and fired at Kenobi repeatedly in an attempt to kill him. As the fight progressed, Kenobi kicked Jango from the landing platform towards the ocean below, causing the Jedi—who was attached to the bounty hunter by a wire—to fall as well. Jango cut the wire and was able to make his way back up the platform, while Kenobi landed on the lower levels. This gave Jango enough time to reach the ship and leave as Boba piloted it, though Kenobi arrived on the platform again in time to attach a tracking device to its hull.[1]

Jango and Boba made their way to Geonosis, where the Separatist leaders had gathered. While en route, Kenobi caught up with them and engaged them in a firefight in the asteroid field surrounding Geonosis. The Fetts were able to evade the Jedi, and Jango shot a number of seismic charges into space in an effort to destroy Kenobi's starfighter. Kenobi was able to fake his ship's destruction by ejecting spare parts that exploded from a tracking missile, leading the Fetts to think he was dead. They proceeded to the planet's surface, while Kenobi remained hidden in the asteroid field before pursuing them.[1]

Jango's deathEdit

Shortly after the Fetts' arrival at Geonosis, Kenobi began investigating the Separatists on the planet and was captured by the Geonosians. His capture prompted Senator Amidala and Kenobi's Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, to attempt a rescue of their friend. Jango and the Geonosians captured them, and all three detainees were brought into an execution arena, where Boba watched with his father from the sidelines as the detainees fought off the creatures that were meant to kill them. A team of Jedi, led by Master Mace Windu, soon arrived to rescue them. Windu held a lightsaber to Jango's throat while threatening Count Dooku, but Windu quickly left the stands for the arena below as Separatist battle droids began flooding the arena.[1]

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Boba cradles his father's helmet, swearing vengeance against the Jedi who killed Jango.

The battle droids and Jedi engaged one another in the arena. As the battle proceeded, Jango joined the fight, where the jetpack on his armor was damaged and rendered inoperable, leaving him more vulnerable to attack. Despite the setback, Jango faced off against Windu, who beheaded and killed the bounty hunter. Boba watched in horror as his father was killed. Once the battle left the arena, Boba made his way into the cleared arena and took his father's helmet, pressing it against his head while swearing vengeance against Mace Windu.[1]

Clone WarsEdit

Quest for vengeanceEdit

"I see now I've done terrible things. But you started this all when you murdered my father! I'll never forgive you."
"Hmm. Well, you're going to have to. Take him away."
―Boba Fett and Mace Windu[src]

After Geonosis, Boba joined with a team of bounty hunters, including Aurra Sing, Bossk, and Castas to have his revenge against Mace Windu for Jango's death, and came into possession of Slave I. Together, Boba and the bounty hunters crafted a plan to assassinate the Jedi Master aboard the Republic vessel Endurance. Boba posed as a young clone trooper cadet, with the nickname Lucky, using the fact that he was genetically identical to the other young clones to his advantage; no one onboard Endurance was aware of his true identity. Once aboard the Endurance, Boba and the other clones were greeted by Windu and Anakin Skywalker, before being put through tactical training. Each clone was able to engage in target practice, and they all missed their targets—except for Boba who was able to use the skills his father taught him to his advantage.[12]


Boba poses as a young clone trooper on the Endurance.

Later, while on a tour of the ship, Boba slipped away from the other clones and found his way to Windu's quarters, where he quietly installed a bomb that would be triggered by a laser tripwire in the doorway. Windu did not enter his quarters, however, but a clone trooper did, killing the soldier in Windu's place and forcing the entire ship into alert status. Sing instructed Boba via comlink to sabotage the Endurance's reactor core, thereby killing everyone on the ship, but Boba was reluctant to kill everyone. His only goal was to kill Windu. Nonetheless, Boba did as instructed, sneaking away from his fellow clones once again, before being caught by a clone trooper who called for security. The two engaged in a brief scuffle near the core before Boba was able to stun the clone with the trooper's own blaster. He also shot at the core command console.[12]

Much of the hull was immediately destroyed in the ensuing explosion, while Windu and Skywalker were nearly sucked into space and killed before the hull breaches were sealed. With the Endurance critically damaged, the crew began to abandon ship. Boba, whose identity was not yet discovered, and the other young clones were sealed into an escape pod and jettisoned into space, but Boba sabotaged the pod in order to separate himself (and his fellow pod inhabitants) from the other escapees. The pod was intercepted by Slave I, led by Sing and Bossk, which revealed Boba as the traitor who destroyed the Endurance. Boba was given the choice to either stay with the clone cadets or leave with the bounty hunters, and Boba somewhat reluctantly chose to leave with the bounty hunters.[12]


Boba and the bounty hunters watch the explosion on the Endurance.

After leaving the escape pod, Boba and the other bounty hunters, including Castas, made their way to the nearby planet Vanqor, where the Endurance had crashed after the explosion. Once there, they killed several clone troopers and captured Admiral Kilian, the ship's commanding officer, as well as Clone Commander Ponds and another officer. Hoping to set another trap for Windu, Boba rigged his father's old helmet as an explosive on the ship's bridge, which would be detonated if Windu came looking for any survivors. The Jedi Master, with Skywalker, arrived shortly thereafter. The helmet exploded just after Windu noticed it, and remembered that Jango had a son—deducing that Boba was the one attempting to kill him. Windu and Skywalker did not die in the ensuing explosion but were caught within the rubble of the quickly-deteriorating vessel.[13]

As Boba and the other bounty hunters watched the explosion, he assumed that Windu had been killed and wanted to recover his body. Some of his companions objected, however, believing that their three prisoners were already enough to earn a sizable fortune from Count Dooku if they were turned over to the Separatists, but Sing sided with Boba, and the team set out to find Windu's body. As they entered the ship, they encountered R2-D2, Skywalker's personal astromech droid, who attempted to slow their advance by throwing debris at them and closing doors in their path. Unable to make it to the bridge, Sing made the decision to use Slave I to destroy the remainder of the Endurance, ensuring that Windu would perish.[13]

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Slave I pursues R2-D2, who pilots Windu's starfighter.

Before using Slave I, the bounty hunters overheard an explosion caused by R2-D2, who had been attacked by gundarks and used one of the Jedi starfighters to kill a gundark. The bounty hunters believed that meant Windu had survived and jammed all communication, hoping to prevent the Jedi from requesting help. R2-D2 was able to escape in the other starfighter, however, and survived a brief firefight with Slave I before jumping to hyperspace for Coruscant, where he successfully found help at the Jedi Temple and was able to bring a team of Jedi and clones to rescue Windu and Skywalker. The bounty hunters, meanwhile, decided to use the hostages to lure Windu into a trap.[13]

Sing took charge of setting the trap, and she sent a transmission to the Jedi Temple revealing that they were holding the Republic prisoners. Sing told Boba to personally execute Commander Ponds during the transmission, but he refused, as his goal was to kill Windu rather than other prisoners. Sing executed Ponds on her own, jettisoning him into space, and Boba's relationship with her and the other bounty hunters began to deteriorate. Boba objected to the treatment of the other prisoners as well, going so far as to show compassion by providing them with water. Nonetheless, the transmission to the Jedi Temple did end up putting the Jedi on their trail, only the Order sent Master Plo Koon and Padawan Ahsoka Tano rather than Master Windu.[14]

The group soon took refuge on Florrum, where Sing planned to seek the assistance of Hondo Ohnaka, a spice pirate and her former lover. Ohnaka declined to help her if the Jedi arrived on Florrum, but he also vowed not to stand in her way. Castas, however, contacted a fellow bounty hunter on Coruscant and offered to provide information on Boba and the others. Sing overheard his conversation and executed him, leaving Boba horrified as he began to realize he had made a mistake in teaming with the bounty hunters against Windu.[14]


Boba, Sing, and the Jedi in a standoff on Florrum.

Despite Castas' betrayal, it was his transmission to Coruscant that allowed the Jedi to discover Boba and the others on Florrum, as Tano had overheard the transmission. The two Jedi arrived on Florrum shortly thereafter, where Sing attempted to ransom the prisoners. Both sides ended up attacking one another, with Boba holding a blaster to Koon's head and Tano holding a lightsaber to Sing's throat. The bounty hunters created a diversion and attempted to escape, but Boba was captured while Sing fled on a speeder. Koon interrogated Boba, who refused to disclose the location of the hostages despite his reservations about their treatment. Ohnaka was able to convince Boba to tell the Jedi, however, by saying that Jango would have wanted his son to do the honorable thing. The hostages were rescued, while Sing managed to make it to Slave I and begin to flee, but Tano clung to the ship and damaged it enough to cause a crash. The ship went down in a fiery explosion and the Jedi assumed Sing had been killed, but she survived.[14]

Boba and Bossk, who was also taken into custody, were sent to Coruscant where they would be imprisoned. Windu met Boba upon his arrival, and Boba apologized for his actions and the destruction that he caused—but he vowed to never forgive Windu for killing his father.[14]

Becoming a bounty hunterEdit

"Boss? This is your boss?"
"You got a problem with that?"
―Asajj Ventress and Boba Fett, as Ventress expresses skepticism of Boba's age and experience[src]
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Boba confronts Kenobi, disguised as Rako Hardeen, in prison on Coruscant.

Boba was imprisoned on Coruscant for his actions during the assassination attempts. During his time in prison, a Republic plan was put in motion aimed at preventing a suspected kidnapping plot against Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. To do so, Obi-Wan Kenobi faked his death and disguised himself as Rako Hardeen, the suspect in the attempt on his life, and entered the same prison where Boba was being held. Kenobi teamed with Moralo Eval, a suspect in the suspected kidnapping plot, and bounty hunter Cad Bane to escape the prison in the hopes it would lead him towards the heart of the conspiracy. As part of the escape attempt, Bane paid and encouraged Boba to confront "Hardeen," and Boba claimed that Hardeen had cheated him out of a bounty. Boba and Kenobi briefly fought one another, before Bossk intervened and started a riot to defend Boba. Bane's plan was successful,[15] and Kenobi eventually went on to help stop the plot against Chancellor Palpatine.[16]


Boba became a bounty hunter in his own right, forming a syndicate based on Tatooine.

Boba left prison shortly thereafter[17] and formed the bounty hunter syndicate Krayt's Claw,[6] using Tatooine as his base of operations. As part of the syndicate, Boba hired Bossk, Dengar, C-21 Highsinger, and Latts Razzi.[18] One of the missions they chose to undertake was on Quarzite, where they were to protect cargo on an underground tram from being attacked and stolen by a band of raiders. After Asajj Ventress, a former apprentice of Count Dooku who was betrayed by the Sith Lord and became a bounty hunter, killed one of their teammates, Oked, Ventress was hired in his place. The team left Tatooine and proceeded to an orbital elevator station above Quarzite where they meet their employer, Major Rigosso, and received the specifics of their assignment. The crew was to protect the contents of a chest, which would be delivered to the Otua Blank, the ruler of Quarzite, via an underground tram, as the planet's atmosphere rendered delivery via spacecraft impossible. The chest needed protection from the band of raiders, which was why the bounty hunters were hired.[17]

The team embarked on their mission by taking the space elevator down beneath the surface of the planet, where they boarded the tram and made their preparations to defend the chest from the raiders. The raiders boarded the tram during its journey and attacked, killing the Quarzite personnel. Most of the bounty hunters were thrown off of the tram. During the struggle against the raiders, Boba inadvertently knocked the chest over, revealing its contents: a young woman named Pluma Sodi, who had been kidnapped so she could be married to Otua Blank against her will. The leader of the raiders, Krismo Sodi, was her brother, who had been trying to save his sister. Ventress and Boba, who managed to remain on the tram, argued about the situation after Pluma pleaded with the former Sith acolyte, who felt sympathy for the girl; Ventress had also been forcibly taken from her home. Boba, on the other hand, intended to continue with the operation. Ventress used the Force to choke Boba, preventing him from fulfilling the mission.[17]

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An angry Boba is left bound and gagged by Ventress on Quarzite.

Once the tram arrived at its destination, Ventress delivered the chest to Blank and claimed the bounty, departing before the ruler could discover the chest's contents: an angry Boba, who Ventress had tied up and placed into the chest. Ventress had released Pluma to her brother and regrouped with the other bounty hunters, paying them their shares of the bounty before parting company with them. When Ventress met with the other hunters at the ship and asked her where their leader was, she replied that Boba would turn up.[17]

Running a SyndicateEdit

"For the record—I know you're going to betray us at some point. They might not see it, but I do... And also, just for the record. I'm not the kid you left behind on Quarzite. You double–cross me again—you'll pay for it."
―Boba Fett agreeing to accept Ventress's mission to rescue Quinlan Vos[src]

Despite his embarrassment at Ventress' hands, Boba continued to run a successful syndicate of bounty hunters based out of both Coruscant and Tatooine. However, Ventress' history with the team continued to haunt the crew. In the waning years of the Clone Wars, Boba was approached by the Jedi Quinlan Vos while frequenting one of Coruscant's Level 1313 bars. Vos was interested in hunting down the former Sith for a planned assassination attempt on Count Dooku and wanted to partner with Ventress. Boba informed Vos that Ventress was hunting a Volpai fugitive named Moregi on the moon Pantora.[6]

Using Fett's information, Vos traveled to Pantora where he rendezvoused with Ventress. After doing several bounty hunting jobs together, Vos revealed his true mission to Ventress, who agreed to train him in the ways of the dark side of the Force. When Vos' attempt failed, Ventress approached Boba once again at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on Tatooine with the hopes of recruiting his syndicate to rescue her new partner turned lover. While initially cool, Fett and his fellow bounty hunters accepted Ventress' job after she offered to pay 250,000 credits in advance. Satisfied, Boba and his allies joined Ventress on her mission to rescue Vos. However, Dooku defeated Fett and his fellow bounty hunters with relative ease and Ventress's attempt to save Vos resulted in failure as well. Defeated but alive, Boba and his crew retreated from Serenno.[6]

The ensuing yearsEdit


Fett captures his quarry

Assuming the mantleEdit

At some point during his childhood years, like how he had with Sing, Fett learned about the bounty hunting trade from Cad Bane and Ohnaka.[19] In the ensuing years, Boba gained a reputation as one of the deadliest bounty hunters in the galaxy.[18] One of his known tactics was disintegrating his adversaries.[20] As his career evolved, Boba inherited his father's Mandalorian armor, rebuilding it in Jango's memory. Fett also took back possession of the Slave I.[21] Boba's armor was also adorned with numerous braids hanging from the shoulder, which he displayed as trophies of his fallen prey.[20] While the bounty hunter only took on certain assignments, he would devote himself to these few jobs with fanatical skill. Boba assumed the mantle Jango had left as a notorious bounty hunter, as Boba became known as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy.[21]

The Corellian jobEdit

Khamus, heir to the Mourner's Wail Syndicate, hired Fett as well as other bounty hunters to infiltrate a sanctuary of the Unbroken Clan and kill a target on Corellia. The team—which included Beilert Valance, Bossk, Nakano Lash, and T'ongor—successfully defeated the guards surrounding the facility in Coronet City, but were forced to retreat when Lash gunned Khamus down after the client eliminated their target.[22]

Working for JabbaEdit


Boba looks on as Jabba the Hutt speaks to Han Solo in Mos Eisley.

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.[18] His Mandalorian armor kept the idea of Mandalorian warriors alive in the galaxy, after many of them had been killed by the Empire.[source?]

At some point before the secret mission to Tatooine, Boba traveled to Coruscant where he encountered three rebel spies. After the spies attempted to engage Boba with Ion disruptors he disintegrated them using a weapon accelerator, which angered Darth Vader who refused to pay Boba the bounty as there were no bodies.[23]

Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Boba originally planned to leave Tatooine. But after catching wind that Vader was looking for a couple of runaway droids, Boba changed plans in order to attempt to collect the bounty. He followed one of the droids' footprints which led to treadmarks made by a sandcrawler. Upon tracing the sandcrawler's path to its destination, he discovered that the Jawas had been wiped out, most likely by stormtroopers. After additional work, Boba deduced that the Empire's forces had seemingly killed everyone known to have seen the droids. This included the two inhabitants living at a torched moisture farm which Boba had investigated. With careful observation, Boba found that there had been three inhabitants living in that moisture farm, and that the third inhabitant had most likely run off with the droids.[23]

Later, Boba was present in Mos Eisley on Tatooine when Jabba confronted Han Solo, one of the Hutt's smugglers; Solo 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 Alliance to Restore the Republic,[24] ultimately did not pay Jabba, leading Boba to pursue the bounty.[3]

Galactic Civil WarEdit

Bounty for the Dark LordEdit

"There is an X-Wing pilot. He knew an Obi-Wan Kenobi. He left this planet aboard a smuggling vessel called the Millennium Falcon."
"I know the ship. Dead or alive?"
―Darth Vader gives Boba Fett his mission.[src]
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Fett and Black Krrsantan meet Vader in the desert.

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.[7]

Later that day Boba and Krrsantan met Vader out in the desert after meeting with Jabba. Vader inquired to whether the two bounty hunters were Jabba's finest, and when Boba assured him they were, Vader gave them each their missions: Boba was to capture a Rebel Alliance pilot who was associated with a man named Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a smuggling vessel known as the Millennium Falcon. And Krrsantan's bounty was on an Imperial agent who the Emperor favored. He was also to be apprehended alive. Boba assured Vader that his will would be done. The Dark Lord told them to start immediately as he basked in a Tusken Raider camp he had slaughtered earlier.[7]

Per Vader's orders, Boba began the search immediately. He knew Solo frequented Mos Eisley, so he started there to find Solo's accomplice. Boba soon found a group of four Rodians and informed them of his search for Kenobi, to which the lead Rodian replied that Kenobi was just some "crazy old wizard," who lived in the Dune Sea, and asked why Boba was looking for the wizard. Boba pointed his weapon at the Rodian, stated that Kenobi was dead, and that he alone would be asking the questions.[25]


Boba addresses the patrons of Chalmun's Cantina.

Boba then killed the Rodians, after they proved useless, and went in search of others who might know anything useful about the boy. He came across a group of Jawas that he also killed, then a family of moisture farmers that he interrogated, before murdering them as well. All leads proved fruitless, therefore, Boba headed towards the cantina, the place where most of Tatooine's scum and villainy went to drink.[26]

Boba entered, stood as the center of attention, and addressed the gathered criminals and spacers, telling them he was not going to leave until someone provided him with the boy's name. However, while Boba threatened an Ithorian, someone in the back of the room spoke up and mocked that the only boy he saw, was Boba. The bounty hunter demanded to know who had insulted him, and was pleased when a six-armed[26] over two meter tall[27] alien approached. Boba quickly overpowered the alien, removing one of its arms and breaking three others, in order to intimidate the patrons into answering his questions. Boba again demanded the boy's name. but Wuher the cantina's bartender, said that no one there knew the boy, therefore, no one knew his name; only that Kenobi had been in the cantina recently with the boy, but that was all anyone knew about him. Suddenly, a young moisture farmer bolted towards the exit, but Boba fired a length of fibercord that tripped up the teen. The young farmer claimed he didn't know anything, but to Boba, he obviously did for he had tried to run. Boba tied the young man to a table and and proceeded to interrogate him. The teen eventually broke and told Boba the boy's history on Tatooine, and most importantly, his name: Luke Skywalker. The bounty hunter knew the teen spoke the truth and released the boy who had "only wanted a drink," however, shot him in the chest right after.[26]

Duel with SkywalkerEdit

"You’re running out of options. And blood. Put down the lightsaber."
―Boba Fett to Luke Skywalker[src]
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Boba traps Skywalker in Kenobi's old home.

Boba left the cantina, boarded his ship, and headed to Ben Kenobi's home in the Jundland Wastes, where he waited for Skywalker to show. A group of Tusken Raiders were ransacking Kenobi's home, but Skywalker and his astromech droid soon arrived and Skywalker chased them off with his lightsaber. Boba stealthily closed in on them as they entered the hut. Boba threw a flash grenade that temporarily blinded Skywalker and short-circuited his droid, R2-D2.[26]

Boba moved in and hit Skywalker across the head with his carbine and ordered him to surrender. Skywalker, however, struck Boba in the stomach, hitting Boba's armor. Skywalker, as he was blind, mistook Boba for a stormtrooper. Skywalker deduced that since Boba hadn't killed him, whoever had hired the bounty hunter wanted Skywalker alive, so he ignited his lightsaber after Boba warned that Skywalker needn't be walking, just "alive." Skywalker told Boba that the bounty hunter never should have come to Kenobi's home, and was adamant that he would fight Boba blind; for Jedi didn't need eyes—although, as Boba reminded him, he was no Jedi. Skywalker swung wildly, giving Boba the chance to shoot a length of fibercord that Skywalker surprisingly evaded. Skywalker used the noise that Boba's Mandalorian armor produced to fight him, and caused Boba to stumble backwards and trip over Artoo, prompting them both to charge each other.[28]

The bounty hunter cut Skywalker several times with vibroblades that extended from his gauntlets, drawing blood several times. Boba again ordered him to surrender. Skywalker, therefore, added that Kenobi could help him even beyond death, prompting Boba to shoot him in the shoulder. Boba prepared to do so again when Skywalker recited a Jedi saying, and deflected the incoming blaster bolt; forcing Boba to tackle the still-blind boy. Both combatants grappled one another, and Boba began to press the lightsaber towards Skywalker's face. However, a box marked "For Luke" suddenly flew across the room and collided with Boba's head, knocking him unconscious. Skywalker and his astromech were equally surprised, but quickly left the hut and Tatooine, leaving Boba to report the events that had transpired to Lord Vader.[28]

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Boba reports to Darth Vader aboard a Star Destroyer.

Later, Boba traveled aboard Slave I to meet Vader on a Star Destroyer, and reported that the boy had "gotten lucky" and escaped. 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: Skywalker. Vader remained silent for some time, so Boba left, for their present business was concluded.[26] Unknown to Boba, he had just told the Dark Lord that he had a son.[29]

The hunt for Han SoloEdit

"There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon. You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegrations."
"As you wish."
―Darth Vader and Boba Fett[src]

Several years later, 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, as bait to lure Luke Skywalker into a trap. Boba and the other bounty 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 amongst the Imperial fleet in the Anoat system, and he pursued them out of the system as they made their way to Cloud City on 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.[3] Whilst on Bespin, Boba destroyed IG-88, who had followed him to Cloud City.[30]


Boba speaks to Darth Vader about the bounty on Solo's head.

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 the Hutt. Their attempt failed, however,[3] and Boba successfully left Bespin and brought Solo to Jabba's Palace on Tatooine.[31]

Into the sarlaccEdit

"Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?"
―Han Solo, just before knocking Fett into the sarlacc[src]

Fett takes aim at Luke Skywalker shortly before being knocked into the sarlacc.

Boba continued working for Jabba after delivering Solo to the Hutt. In the meantime, a plan was developed by Skywalker, Organa, Chewbacca, and Calrissian to free Solo from the palace.[31] During this time Boba returned to Jabba's Palace to deposit an Aqualish captive to Jabba.[32] Sometime later, he witnessed Skywalker and Chewbacca be captured by the Hutt, while Organa was taken as a slave girl and Calrissian posed as a guard. Organa was, however, able to free Solo from carbonite freezing, and the smuggler emerged temporarily blind as a result of the freezing process. At Jabba's decree, Skywalker, Solo, and Chewbacca were to be taken to the Great Pit of Carkoon, where they would be fed to the sarlacc—a creature that lived in the pit that would digest them over the course of a thousand years. Boba made the journey to the sarlacc with Jabba's entourage.[31]

Once at the Great Pit of Carkoon, Skywalker and the others put their plan into motion, attacking Jabba's guards—and even leading to the death of Jabba himself, who was strangled to death by Leia Organa. During the firefight, Boba fought against Skywalker, who used his lightsaber to destroy Boba's blaster. In the ensuing chaos, Solo—still somewhat blind—inadvertently knocked Boba over the side of a desert skiff into Jabba's sail barge[31] and tumbling into the Pit of Carkoon.[18]


"Boba Fett?"
―Mercurial Swift pretended to see Boba Fett to trick Dengar[src]
Boba Fett SaV

Boba Fett's skill made him a legendary bounty hunter.

While fighting fellow bounty hunter Mercurial Swift in Coronet City, Dengar pulled out his particle array gun and aimed it at Swift. Thinking of a way to survive, Swift made his eyes wide, his jaw slack, and pictured Fett on a nearby rooftop. Having pretending he saw Fett and saying the name in confusion, Swift made Dengar turn his gun to the rooftop, allowing the younger bounty hunter to defeat him, although he let the older hunter live, as there was no bounty on his head.[33]

Following the Battle of Crait[19] in 34 ABY,[34] Hondo Ohnaka mentioned Fett in his book titled the Galactic Explorer's Guide, including him in the "Rogue's Gallery" section for Bespin. He also included a poster of Fett and information on the Slave I in the planet's section as well, mentioning that the ship had been owned by Jango, Sing, himself, and then Boba.[19]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Pure genetic replication. No tampering with the structure to make it more docile, no behavior modification and no growth acceleration."
―Lama Su describes the cloning procedure that created Boba Fett[src]
Boba Fett Mugshot SaV

Boba Fett's mugshot

As a child, Boba was close with his father, learning much from Jango's years as a bounty hunter.[18] He was distrustful of Obi-Wan Kenobi upon the Jedi Knight's arrival on Kamino, recognizing him as a potential threat to both himself and Jango. He took pleasure in fighting Kenobi both on Kamino and in orbit of Geonosis, expressing joy at the thought that the Jedi had been killed.[1] His personality hardened after Jango's death, as Boba swore vengeance on Mace Windu, yet he did not take any pleasure in the collateral damage wrought by his mission.[12] His better nature eventually won over in honor of his father's memory, as Boba turned against his bounty hunting allies and allowed himself to be taken into the custody of the Galactic Republic. Despite realizing the errors of his ways, he swore he would never forgive Windu for the murder of his father.[14] During the Imperial Era, Fett had a perchant for disintegrations.[35]

After being released from prison and forming a bounty hunter team, Fett became more ruthless than he had been previously, focused on achieving the goals of his mission. During the mission to Quarzite, Fett wanted to hand Pluma Sodi over to Otua Blank, despite her pleas for mercy. It was only Ventress' betrayal that allowed Sodi to escape.[17] As the years went by, and the Clone Wars gave way to the reign of the Galactic Empire, Fett became known for his lethality, going so far as to display trophies of his prey on his armor.[20]

During the Clone Wars, Boba expressed aversion to being compared to clone troopers. He did not want to see himself as being the same as other young clones or a clone in general, as he was the one who Jango Fett considered to be his son.[12] He nonetheless did not care to harm his fellow clones,[14] and briefly considered leaving his bounty hunter companions to stay with the other young clones who escaped the Endurance.[12]

Skills and abilitiesEdit


Boba Fett used a Z-6 jetpack and EE-3 carbine rifle.

Boba's talents as a bounty hunter were infamous across the galaxy, and he became well-known to galactic fugitives who had bounties on their heads. From a young age, Boba was trained by his father in combat skills, able to handle a blaster at a young age while being deadly in battle scenarios.[18] Boba helped Jango fight against Obi-Wan Kenobi on Kamino, displaying his ability to utilize the heavy weapons on Slave I.[1] His skills grew throughout the years, and he displayed an affinity for leadership as he formed his own syndicate of bounty hunters.[17][6] He also commanded the loyalty to those close to him, such as Bossk,[15] and understood Fett Code.[1]


"Honestly, we're lucky he got away. Fett's flying Slave One."
―Lando Calrissian, to Chewbacca[src]
Slave I FFG by Ben Zweifel

Slave I under Boba Fett's ownership

After Jango's death, Boba took possession of Slave I,[12] which he would use throughout his bounty hunting career.[3] The ship was armed with laser cannons and projectile launchers, as well as seismic charges. This vessel became iconic throughout the galaxy, known to fugitives as the ship of the feared bounty hunter.[36] During his early bounty hunting career, Boba had his own unique, red and grey armor, including a helmet and twin blaster pistols.[14]

As his career continued, Boba took on Mandalorian armor similar to Jango's. Unlike Jango's, Boba's armor—which was mostly green—was battered and covered in marks from weapons fire. He regularly wore a Z-6 jetpack, and his wrist gauntlets were equipped with a flamethrower, vibroblades, whipcord launcher and wrist laser. Inside the knee pads were rocket dart launchers, and the shoulders were adorned with braids that Boba displayed as trophies of defeated prey.[20]

Imperial Security Bureau Agent Andressa Divo noted in Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious that despite Fett not being of Mandalorian heritage and there not being a shortage of knockoff Mandalorian gear in circulation among the bounty hunting profession, she believed that Fett's gear was authentic.[37]

Behind the scenesEdit


"Boba Fett was just another one of the minions, another one of the bounty hunters and bad guys. But, he became such a favorite of everybody's that, for having such a small part, uh he had a very large presence."
―George Lucas, in the Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi DVD commentary[src]

Boba Fett as he appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special.

Boba Fett was first introduced in The Star Wars Holiday Special, a two hour long holiday-themed television movie special in the year 1978.[38] His first canonical appearance was in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, where he was portrayed by Jeremy Bulloch and John Morton. He was voiced in The Empire Strikes Back by Jason Wingreen,[source?] before his voice was over-dubbed by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones as well as Jango's clones in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, for the 2004 DVD release of the original trilogy.[39] Bulloch reprised the role for Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The character was also added into the 1997 Special Edition of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, where he was portrayed by Mark Austin,[source?] while Don Bies played Fett for shots inserted into the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi.[source?] For Attack of the Clones, young Boba Fett was portrayed by Daniel Logan,[1] who also voiced the character in his multiple appearances on the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[12] Jon Hamm voiced Fett for the audiobook adaptation of the story "Added Muscle."[40]

On May 4, 2015, a costume of Boba Fett was added to The Sims 4 for playable Sims to wear in-game. The costume is purely cosmetic and offers no gameplay changes.[41]

Unconfirmed fateEdit


Early concept artwork of Boba Fett

Despite his brief appearances in the original trilogy, with only four lines of dialogue in The Empire Strikes Back, Boba became a popular character amongst Star Wars fans, which surprised series creator George Lucas. On the DVD commentary for Return of the Jedi, Lucas stated that if he had known Boba would be a popular character, he would have made the character's death in Return of the Jedi more exciting. Lucas contemplated adding a scene in Return of the Jedi where Boba climbed out of the sarlacc pit, especially in light of the character's story in Attack of the Clones, but ultimately decided against it because he thought that the audience would believe that Fett would appear later in the film if this scene had been seen.[42] However, on July 16, 2014, Star Wars author and historian Jonathan W. Rinzler stated in a Reddit AMA that Lucas has said that Boba also survived the sarlacc in the new canon,[43] though this has yet to appear in official new canon media.

Although Lucas opted against adding Boba's escape, and the ambiguity surrounding the character's fate in sources such as the official Databank on,[18] the Star Wars Legends continuity, previously known as the Expanded Universe, saw Boba escape from the sarlacc.[44] He went on to appear in dozens of Expanded Universe stories set after Return of the Jedi. His last chronological Legends appearance was in Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, set 40 years after Return of the Jedi.[45]

Planned storylinesEdit

Reversal of fate

Fett escapes from the sarlacc in the Star Wars Legends continuity.

According to Gary Kurtz, during the early development of the original trilogy, when Lucas envisioned the whole story of Star Wars in four trilogies and twelve films, he conceived Fett as the main antagonist of Return of the Jedi, because Darth Sidious was originally planned to be introduced in Star Wars: Episode IX.[46] However, after Lucas decided to not make a third trilogy, Fett's role in Jedi was changed to a relatively minor role.[47]

During the development of the prequel trilogy, at one point Lucas considered depicting Anakin Skywalker and Fett as stepbrothers, possibly referencing their alliance in The Empire Strikes Back, but discounted it as "too hokey."[48] In continuing to develop the character in the prequel films, Lucas closed some avenues for expanding the character's story while opening others.[49] Also, for a time, Lucas considered including Fett in the story of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Fett was meant to participate during the Great Jedi Purge as the killer of Mace Windu instead of Darth Sidious, via shooting him with his blaster while he was escaping from some stormtroopers, ending his vendetta against him due the death of Jango once and for all. Eventually, Lucas decided to not add Fett to the story, saying that he would be "too young" (he would have been 16 years at that point) and that he was not necessary to be involved in Anakin's fall.[50] The concept, however, was loosely reworked later in some episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Ironically, George Lucas originally placed off-limits the possibility to use Fett in the show when writer Henry Gilroy was writing the show bible, but by the time of the next meeting, Lucas changed his mind and Fett was allowed to be used in the series.[51]

Before the cancellation of The Clone Wars TV series, Boba Fett was set to make an appearance during a four-episode arc starring him and Cad Bane. The two were going to team up for a "rescue mission" on Tatooine where Tusken Raiders had kidnapped a child. It would emphasize Boba's and Cad's relation to one another as Cad had known Jango. During this arc, Boba would don his green armor for the first time.[52] In a clip revealed during the Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates panel at Celebration Orlando in 2017, Cad Bane and other Bounty Hunters had ended an insurrection by Fett. To finish it, Fett and Bane engaged in a stand-off duel.[53]

During the initial development of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Bulloch expressed interest in reprising his role as Fett, but in the end, Fett didn't appear in the film.[54]


"Boba Fett! Please, we need your help! And we've seen what you do—you hunt bad men, murderers, criminals"
"No…I hunt bounties."
―Stallo and Boba Fett[src]

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition states that, over the years, Boba Fett developed a code of honor and only took on missions that fit his harsh sense of judgment.[55] In Age of Rebellion - Boba Fett 1, Stallo assumes Fett hunts "bad men," criminals, and murderers. However, Fett denies this and reveals he simply hunts bounties, implying he has no moral code. Fett then points his blaster rifle at Stallo, intending to collect a bounty on him.[8] Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide would later state Fett had no code except for the conditions for bringing in a target and how many credits the bounty was worth.[19]


Non-canon appearancesEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  2. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded states that Boba Fett was 10 years old when his father died. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas established that Jango Fett died in 22 BBY, Boba Fett was born in 32 BBY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  4. 4.0 4.1 Encyclopedia-Logo Boba Fett in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Head-to-Head
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Dark Disciple
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Darth Vader 1
  8. 8.0 8.1 Age of Rebellion - Boba Fett 1
  9. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lost One"
  10. ToppsDigitalLogoStar Wars: Card Trader (Card: Boba Fett - Jango Fett Clone - Base Series 1)
  11. Age of Republic - Jango Fett 1
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Death Trap"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lethal Trackdown"
  15. 15.0 15.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deception"
  16. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis on Naboo"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 StarWars-DatabankII Boba Fett in the Databank (backup link)
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide
  20. 21.0 21.1 Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
  21. Bounty Hunters 1
  22. 23.0 23.1 "Added Muscle"—From a Certain Point of View
  23. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  24. Star Wars 4
  25. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 Star Wars 5
  26. In Star Wars 4, the alien is depicted as being over a head taller than Boba. Therefore, we can deduce from Boba's 1.83 meter height that the alien was over two meters tall.
  27. 28.0 28.1 Star Wars 6
  28. Darth Vader 6
  29. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  30. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  31. Galaxy of Adventures logo Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Jabba the Hutt - Galactic Gangster"
  32. Aftermath
  33. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary places the Battle of Crait in the same year as the Battle of Starkiller Base, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY
  34. *ToppsDigitalLogoStar Wars: Card Trader (Card: Boba Fett - 2020 Base Series)
  35. StarWars-DatabankII Slave I in the Databank (backup link)
  36. Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious
  37. The Star Wars Holiday Special
  38. Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 2004 DVD release
  39. SWCustom-2011 From a Certain Point of View Audiobook Exclusive – Jon Hamm (as Boba Fett!) Leads an All-Star Cast on (backup link)
  40. CELEBRATE STAR WARS™ DAY WITH NEW COSTUMES IN THE SIMS 4 (2015-05-04). Archived from the original on August 27, 2020. Retrieved on August 27, 2020.
  41. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi DVD commentary
  42. Hi reddit, Jonathan Rinzler (Star Wars scholar and Lucasfilm historian) here. AMA! (Reddit AMA). Archived from the original on August 9, 2019. Retrieved on July 16, 2014. "Yes, he does. I have been in meetings with George where he confirms that Fett survived. If it comes from George then it’s true!"
  43. A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett
  44. Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
  45. Paul (1999-05-26). Gary Kurtz Reveals Original Plans for Episodes 1-9. TheForce.Net. Archived from the original on June 7, 2020. Retrieved on July 9, 2020.
  46. Jack Shepherd (2016-05-06). Star Wars: Boba Fett was originally going to be the main villain in Return of the Jedi but George Lucas got bored. Independent. Archived from the original on June 2, 2020. Retrieved on July 9, 2020.
  47. Pollock, Dale. Skywalking : The Life And Films Of George Lucas, Updated Edition. Hachette Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780786749768.
  48. Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. NYU Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780814743072.
  49. The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
  50. Interviews – Face To Face With The Masters. TheForce.Net. Archived from the original on June 8, 2020. Retrieved on November 18, 2017.
  51. SWYTlogo The Untold Clone Wars Panel - Star Wars Celebration Anaheim on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  52. SWYTlogo Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  53. Jon Blistein (2014-07-10). 7 Things We Learned From Boba Fett Actor's Reddit AMA. RollingStone. Archived from the original on December 24, 2019. Retrieved on July 9, 2020.
  54. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition

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