- "The armor was given to my father, Jango, by your forebears."
- ―Boba Fett, to Din Djarin
Boba Fett's armor was a suit of customized Mandalorian armor worn by Boba Fett, a cloned human bounty hunter. The armor once belonged to Jango Fett, a Mandalorian foundling whose DNA served as the foundation for Boba and the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic.
The armor fell into Boba's possession after Jango was killed in battle by Jedi Master Mace Windu. Boba went on to paint the armor in distinctive colors and use it throughout his bounty hunting career. Although Boba survived being eaten by a sarlacc, his armor was scavenged by Jawas who sold it to Cobb Vanth. Din Djarin later claimed it on behalf of his people, causing Boba to track the Mandalorian to Tython where he reclaimed it while fighting against Moff Gideon's stormtroopers. Djarin recognized Boba's claim to the armor upon reading the chain code stored within it.
Description[edit | edit source]
- "Mandalorian battle armor. Whole box. Complete set, by the looks of it. Been through hell and back. I think my boss will appreciate this."
"I actually think I might take that home with me."
"I think not."
- ―Adwin Charu and Cobb Vanth
The customized Mandalorian armor that was worn in turn by Jango Fett and Boba Fett featured an arsenal of deadly weaponry, including retractable wrist blades, a snare, a ZX miniature flame projector, a Dur-24 wrist laser, and an MM9 mini concussion rocket launcher. It also included a Z-6 jetpack that allowed the armor's wearer to engage in aerial travel and combat over short distances. The jetpack also contained an explosive missile that could be launched from it. In addition to the Z-6 model, Jango owned a JT-12 jetpack. Kneepad rocket dart launchers were integrated in the right kneepad of the armor as well.
The armor was forged from beskar, a rare and nearly indestructible alloy. It was originally silver and blue while in Jango's possession. Its sleek design was eventually altered to a green and brownish red appearance after Boba inherited it. Despite its battle worn condition by the time of the New Republic Era, the armor was still an effective tool that allowed the individual who wore it to shrug off blaster bolts and defeat multiple opponents in a firefight. Boba replaced his father's destroyed Z-6 jetpack with a nearly identical model, as well as an additional pack distinguished by its green color scheme that he used interchangeably. After recovering his armor in 9 ABY, Boba promptly restored it, giving it a new paintjob.
History[edit | edit source]
- "I recently encountered a man who wore Mandalorian armor. Jango Fett."
"Jango Fett was a common bounty hunter. How he acquired that armor is beyond me."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Almec
Boba Fett's armor was inherited from his clone template, Jango Fett, who received it from the Mandalorians after he became a foundling. During his storied career as a bounty hunter, Jango used his armor to great effect, collecting bounties for various clients. He continued to wear the armor during the last days of his life, when he was employed by the Separatist Head of State Count Dooku. Regardless, Prime Minister Almec of Mandalore did not consider Jango a member of his people, but rather a simple bounty hunter who somehow acquired Mandalorian armor.
With the armor, Jango was able to fight the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi while attempting to leave the planet Kamino. His combat gear allowed him to compete against the Jedi's lightsaber combat skills and Force-sensitive abilities, but only for a time. After his Z-6 jetpack was destroyed, Jango fled from Tipoca City along with Boba, his cloned son, before Kenobi could stop them.
Jango engaged another member of the Jedi Order, Jedi Master Mace Windu, whom he was no match against. As Windu advanced towards Jango, deflecting the mercenary's blaster bolts with his lightsaber, Jango tried to escape but his JT-12 jetpack malfunctioned. As a result, Jango was decapitated by a single strike across his neck by Windu's blade. While the Separatist Droid Army fought against the Grand Army of the Republic—clone troopers who were, like Boba, bred from Jango's template—on the field of Geonosis, Boba emerged from his hiding place and cradled Jango's helmet.
With Jango's death, his armor passed to Boba. During the Clone Wars, Boba tried to kill Windu with a bomb that he planted inside his father's helmet. Although the explosive was triggered by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, Windu not only survived but also saved Skywalker in the process. While trapped under the wreckage of the Endurance, Windu inspected the damaged helmet of the hunter that he defeated on Geonosis, having realized that Boba was involved in the plot against him.
Boba ultimately followed in Jango's footsteps, donning the Mandalorian armor as a bounty hunter during the reign of the Galactic Empire. He was one of several hunters hired by the Sith Lord Darth Vader to track a Rebel starship, the Millennium Falcon, during the Galactic Civil War. By then, Fett had a reputation for disintegrating his prey, which Vader, who wanted the Falcon's crew taken alive, warned him against. Boba later fought against the Jedi apprentice Luke Skywalker during the mission to rescue Han Solo on Tatooine. After failing to kill or subdue the Jedi with his weapons, Boba tried to shoot Skywalker while he was distracted. During the fight, Fett's jetpack sustained a gash in the back. Before Fett could land a shot on Skywalker, a blind Solo accidentally hit Boba's jetpack, causing the bounty hunter to careen into the side of Jabba's sail barge before tumbling into the Great Pit of Carkoon where a sarlacc ate him.
Fett's mostly-complete armor had been acid-scarred armor and ultimately fell into the possession of Jawas, scavengers from the desert planet Tatooine, who sold it to Cobb Vanth. Either the Jawas or Vanth patched the damaged section of the jetpack. Although he used it to protect the residents of Mos Pelgo as their marshal, the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin demanded that he surrender the suit to him when they met around 9 ABY. Vanth agreed in exchange for Djarin's help in slaying a greater krayt dragon.
Fett later tracked Djarin to the planet Tython, where he reclaimed the armor from the Razor Crest during a battle against stormtroopers loyal to Moff Gideon. After Fett presented the armor's chain code, providing proof of ownership and revealing that his father was a Mandalorian foundling, Djarin acknowledged Boba's right to the armor. Before a mission to Morak, Fett repainted his armor, restoring its vivid colors. Fett also produced the missing left kneepad, which was absent during the Jawas' and Vanth's ownership of the armor.
Fett encountered the Mandalorians Bo-Katan Kryze and Koska Reeves when Djarin attempted to recruit them for his plan to rescue the foundling Grogu. Kryze denounced Fett, stating that he was not a Mandalorian in spite of the armor that he wore, although Fett countered that he never claimed to be Mandalorian. Recognizing the bounty hunter as a clone by the voice he shared with the clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars, Kryze told Fett that he disgraced his armor. She also referred to the armor's original owner as Fett's donor rather than his father, causing Fett to threaten Kryze. A physical altercation ensued between Fett and Reeves, both of whom utilized their armor's weaponry against each other until Kryze stepped in to end the fight.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back
- William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second (Retcon)
- Disney Infinity 3.0
- The Sims 4 (DLC, costume only)
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Exit from Endor" (Appears in flashback(s)) (Retcon)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Race on Tatooine"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 2 (Helmets: Boba Fett–Notorious Bounty Hunter; Helmets: In Pictures; Weapons & Uniforms: Bounty Hunters; Highlights of the Saga: The Capture of Han Solo) (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 17 (Databank A-Z: Ewoks–Finn (FN-2187)) (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 25 (Databank A-Z: Hydroid Medusas–Imperial Academies) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Build Your Own X-Wing 11 (Starfighter Aces: Jango Fett – Legendary Bounty Hunter)
- Star Wars Search and Find Volume I (Retcon)
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition (First identified as Boba Fett's armor)
- LEGO Star Wars (Set: 75277 Boba Fett Helmet Bust)
- "Battle of Hoth and the Second Death Star" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: Making of Season Two
- (Picture only)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 14: The Tragedy"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 9: The Marshal"
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Darth Vader 1
- Age of Rebellion - Boba Fett 1
- Ultimate Star Wars
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 15: The Believer"
- Age of Republic - Jango Fett 1
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Mandalore Plot"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home"
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of The Mandalorian must have taken place around 9 ABY. establishes that
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 16: The Rescue"