- "Some people take so many chances with their lives that they're already up to their third or fourth clone. I've lost track as to whether it's Boooba Fett or Booooba Fett inside that Mandalorian armor. (The armor's probably on its second or third generation, too. Fett gets shot at a lot.)"
- ―Luuke Skywalker
Booba Fett was a clone of the bounty hunter Boba Fett. He was cloned by Grand Admiral Thrawn, as one of a series of copies created to replace important citizens of the galaxy with agents loyal to him. Booba Fett, in his position standing in as Boba, was the Mandalore and thus leader of all Mandalorian clans. However, by the year 44 BBY, Luuke Skywalker—another of Thrawn's clones—was not certain that the clone portraying Boba Fett was still Booba.
After 9 ABY, when Grand Admiral Thrawn replaced the Jedi Luke Skywalker with a clone named Luuke, he began creating duplicates of other characters prominent in the galactic community who would do his bidding. Booba Fett was a clone of the influential bounty hunter Boba Fett, one of Thrawn's targets. Between the time that Booba was installed and 44 ABY, Luuke was unsure of how many times Boba had been cloned. He speculated that the replacement clone might have been the second or even third one, as the individual filling the role of Fett had been shot at many times during risky escapades. This occurred so frequently that Skywalker also believed that Fett's trademark armor had been fully replaced more than once. In 44 ABY, Boba Fett held the position of leader of the Mandalorian clans and was a supporter of the galactic government known as the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.
Personality and traits
As a replacement of Boba Fett, Booba Fett was genetically identical to the Human male Jango Fett, of whom Boba himself was a clone, and an exact physical double able to convince others that he was Boba. He possessed the Mandalore's black hair, as well as his brown eyes. He stood 1.83 meters tall, and was 78.2 kilograms in mass. Booba appeared as Boba would have at about seventy-five years of age in 44 ABY.
Behind the scenes
- "Future novels in the unending series will feature Maara Jade, Anaakin Solo, Booba Fett (or is it Boooba Fett?) and more beloved characters."
- ―The announcement of Son of Clone Wars
Booba Fett was mentioned in "An Apology," a non-canonical short story by Timothy Zahn that was released on April 1, 2012 as an April Fools' Day joke. In the context of the story, any appearance of Boba Fett after the undisclosed point at which Booba was created would be Booba. The short story was an epilogue to the Fate of the Jedi series, with the story establishing that Booba was created long before the series. He was mentioned by name in the facetious announcement of a new book series that would continue releasing novels for perpetuity, entitled Son of Clone Wars or The Clone Wars 2. Booba was going to appear in this series, but doubt was cast on whether or not it was the first clone or a second, Boooba Fett.
- "An Apology" (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Booba Fett was created to replace Boba Fett, and would therefore possess the features of the original, as described in The New Essential Guide to Characters.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "An Apology"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Booba Fett was created to replace Boba Fett, and would therefore possess the height of the original. Because the original was himself a clone of Jango Fett, this height would match the height established in the Databank entry on clone troopers:
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Booba Fett was created to replace Boba Fett, and would therefore possess Boba's mass that was established in Star Wars: Head-to-Head Tag Teams.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 In the context of "An Apology," Booba was the character portraying Boba Fett during his appearance in Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse.
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology places the events of The Last Command, in which Luuke was created, in this year.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Del Rey/Bantam STAR WARS Novels Timeline. Star Wars Books (June 3, 2011). Retrieved on December 19, 2012.
- ↑ Booba Fett was revealed as a clone of Boba Fett in "An Apology." Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones shows that Boba Fett was a clone of Jango Fett.
- ↑ In the context of "An Apology," Booba aged as the character portraying Fett from the undisclosed point at which he was cloned. Leland Chee, the keeper of the Holocron continuity database, stated that Boba was born in 31.5 BBY. Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse took place in 44 ABY.