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DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Boba Fett

8 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Boba Fett - The Infamous Bounty Hunter

Boba Fett is a notorious and enigmatic character in the Star Wars universe, known for his role as a skilled and ruthless bounty hunter. Clad in distinctive Mandalorian armor and equipped with an arsenal of deadly weapons, Boba Fett has garnered a fearsome reputation among both criminals and law-abiding citizens alike. Despite his relatively few lines and limited screen time, Boba Fett has become a fan-favorite character due to his cool demeanor and mysterious background.

First introduced in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett is hired by the Sith Lord Darth Vader to track down and capture the Rebel hero Han Solo. Later, in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett meets his apparent demise in the Great Pit of Carkoon, where he is swallowed by the Sarlacc. However, in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, Boba Fett is revealed to have survived and continues his life as a bounty hunter.

Boba Fett's origins are explored in the prequel trilogy, revealing that he is a clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett, who served as the template for the Clone Army. Over time, Boba Fett has become an iconic character in the Star Wars galaxy, representing the morally ambiguous and dangerous world of bounty hunters and mercenaries.

Appearances in Movies, TV Shows, and Books

Boba Fett has appeared in various Star Wars media, including:


  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) [as a child]
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

TV Shows:

  • The Mandalorian (2019-present)
  • The Book of Boba Fett (2021)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020) [as a child]

Books (selected):

  • Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy (1998-1999) by K.W. Jeter
  • Star Wars: Blood Ties (2010-2012) by Tom Taylor
  • Star Wars: Boba Fett - Enemy of the Empire (1999) by John Wagner
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