Bounty Hunter Chronicles
By John Saavedra
Since his debut in 1978, Boba Fett has commanded the attention of Star Wars fans. Here is his story.
While his first ever appearance was in an animated segment of Star Wars Holiday Special, Boba’s first chronological appearance was in Attack of the Clones.
Not a naturally-born Mandalorian but the unaltered clone of foundling bounty hunter Jango Fett, Boba is the spitting image of his father, both in appearance and demeanor.
In fact, the movie portrays young Boba as a little villain in training, cheering his father on as Jango tries to blow up Obi-Wan Kenobi’s starfighter in space.
But his origin story ends in tragedy when his father is cut down by Jedi Master Mace Windu during the first battle of the Clone Wars.
Unsurprisingly, Boba spends the next few years hellbent on avenging his father, teaming up with other bounty hunters to kill Jedi.
After the Clone Wars, Boba began working with the Empire, hunting Luke Skywalker after the Battle of Yavin and later capturing Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back.
Boba Fett met his (embarrassing) end in Return of the Jedi while working for Jabba the Hutt, tumbling into the sarlacc pit to be digested by the beast for an eternity.
You can’t keep a good character down, though. Boba (played by Temuera Morrison) returned in The Mandalorian season 2.
The Mandalorian season 2 finale teases that Boba and Fennec have bigger plans than just hanging around Din, though.
After the finale, Disney announced that Boba’s story would continue in his very own spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett, set within the timeline of The Mandalorian.