Boba Fett, best bounty hunter of all time? Sure, he’s a fictional character…but, really, is this even a contest? Mandalorian armor? Check. Deadly weapons? Check. Strong, silent type? Check.
OK then…for the geeky bad-ass out there, this is a topic worthy of exploration. And since it’s the day after Thanksgiving and we’re interested in taking a bit of a break from tirelessly covering the mayhem that’s flowing down from the courts as they try to implement what they’re referring to as bail “reform,” it’s just time to have a little fun.
For the record, we think the best Star Wars film is “Empire Strikes Back,” but that’s really just a digression from this important post about what, for us, is surely the greatest fugitive recovery (destruction) agent of all time.
If Fett lived in the modern day and in real life, it’s hard to imagine anyone would ever even consider skipping out on their bail!
Here’s the low-down on the biography of the best bounty hunter (fugitive recovery agent) ever.
- Boba Fett was raised in the cities of Kamino. His life changed forever when Obi-Wan Kenobi came looking for his father (Jango Fett), after whom he was cloned.
- Fett witnessed his father’s death at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu – it was a turning point in his life.
- During the clone wars, Fett snuck aboard the Republic cruiser Endurance to kill Windu, but failed in his mission.
- Boba Fett eventually became the preeminent bounty hunter during the time of the Empire.
- His spacesuit was equipped with a rocketpack, flamethrower, and whipcord lanyard launcher. He also had rocket dart launchers concealed in his kneepads.
- The braids that dangled from his shoulder were trophies from fallen prey.
- Darth Vader hired Fett after the battle of Hoth (the ice planet) and ordered him to take the Millennium Falcon’s passengers alive. He actually noted to Fett that he wanted “no disintegrations,” referring to Fett’s preference to obliterate his targets.
- Fett was the only one to recognize the Falcon being jettisoned along with trash from the Star Destroyer, having seen Kenobi employ the same method earlier in his life.
- Fett also worked for Jabba the Hutt, and was present during the daring rescue of the frozen Han Solo.
- Fett eventually died when he was sent flailing into the mouth of Sarlacc, the desert monster.