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Why Boba Fett is a BAMF

There are those who have the audacity to question the badassery of Boba Fett. They say things like, “His part was so small,” or “he went out like a noob,” or simply, “I just don’t get it.” Well, I am here to tell you why he is, in fact, awesome, and why you should “get it.”

The reason why I bring up this topic is because the other night I was at a party and wound up having to (drunkenly) defend the honor of this awesome character. We were in fact discussing Star Tours and I mentioned that *SPOILER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS ON STAR TOURS* one of the possible adventures was running into Boba Fett. The person just said, “Oh. Ok. I’ve never gotten him.” Thank God I was drunk, or else I don’t think I would have been able to handle such a comment. It occurred to me that it was my duty to inform the uneducated masses why this character is a amazing.

So here it is…




1). He’s a bounty hunter. Many of you are probably sighing and saying, “Well duh, r-tard, we knew that.” Think about it. Do you know what balls it takes to be a fuckin’ bounty hunter? And unlike the Jedis he doesn’t have any fancy schmancy “force” powers to help him out in his scary endeavors (pffft, cheaters). This also means that he has to be very resourceful, clever, and to be successful, utterly ruthless. Also, bounty hunters aren’t really on any side or team, they simply work for the highest bidder. At the end of the day they answer to no one.

2). He’s partially based off of Clint Eastwood. The actor who played Boba Fett in the original trilogy was Jeremy Bulloch and he based his mannerisms along with his voice after none other than Clint Eastwood. That’s right, Dirty Harry, Blondie, and Bill Munny are all a little part of Boba. Clint Eastwood is one of the biggest and baddest BAMFs in the history of the universe. Naturally, anything based off of his image and attitude would reflect some of that sheer coolness. Seriously, would you fuck with Clint Eastwood?

3). He’s a clone of Jango Fett. Jango Fett was a ruthless bounty hunter. In a somewhat creepy/narcissistic way he got himself a son. Instead of acquiring a son the good ol’ fashioned way (he probably didn’t want to risk his badass genes being mixed and lost!), he simply got a clone of himself to raise as a son. This means that whatever naturally ruthless characteristics that Jango had he would have nurtured in Boba, in a way making Boba even deadlier than his “father” because he was raised to be ruthless, whereas Jango for a time was not.

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