FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
During the last days of the Republic, Slave I belonged to the feared bounty hunter Jango Fett, who lived on Kamino with his “son” Boba, actually an unaltered clone of Jango. After Obi-Wan Kenobi tracked the Fetts from Kamino to Geonosis, Slave I attacked the Jedi’s starfighter with a fusillade of laser blasts and seismic charges.
After Jango died on Geonosis, Boba took Slave I and learned the art of bounty hunting from Aurra Sing. The young hunter teamed up with Aurra, Bossk and Castas to avenge his father’s death by killing Mace Windu.
The Jedi tracked Aurra’s crew to Florrum, where Aurra abandoned Boba, fleeing in Slave I before crashing the ship in the badlands. With Boba in Republic custody, the pirate boss Hondo Ohnaka repaired Slave I and added it to his collection of ships.
After General Grievous attacked Florrum, Hondo and the Jedi youngling Katooni fired up Slave I’s engines and used the craft’s weapons to turn the tide against Grievous.
GALACTIC CIVIL WAR
Boba Fett eventually reclaimed his father’s ship from Hondo. For those fleeing justice, Slave I’s distinctive silhouette became a sight as feared as Fett’s battered Mandalorian mask.
Fett tracked Han Solo to Cloud City, revealing his location to Darth Vader. After Vader ordered Solo encased in carbonite, Fett rocketed away from Cloud City with his prize aboard Slave I and headed for Tatooine. There, a rich bounty awaited him from Jabba the Hutt.
In the final years of the Republic, Jango Fett was regarded as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. A proficient marksman and unarmed combatant, Fett was covered in a sleek armored suit that concealed his scarred face. His combat gear featured an arsenal of weaponry, including retractable wrist blades, a snare, dual blaster pistols and other more exotic tools of the trade. In combat, Jango used his harnessed jetpack to gain the advantage of speed and height over his enemies. The backpack also carried a nasty surprise -- an explosive rocket could be launched from it. For interstellar travel, Jango traveled aboard his well-worn starship, Slave I.
With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and silent demeanor, Boba Fett was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy. A genetic clone of his “father,” bounty hunter Jango Fett, Boba learned combat and martial skills from a young age. Over the course of his career, which included contracts for the Empire and the criminal underworld, he became a legend.
A feared bounty hunter known for her chalk-white skin and built-in comlink antenna, Aurra Sing was an expert sniper and trained assassin who would work for anyone who paid her. After the death of Jango Fett, Aurra trained Boba Fett as a bounty hunter, teaching him the skills -- and the ruthlessness -- that he would need in pursuing his deadly profession.
A tough, pragmatic Weequay, Hondo Ohnaka led a notorious Outer Rim pirate gang from his headquarters on Florrum. A former colleague of Jango Fett and a former lover of Aurra Sing, Ohnaka won fame during the Clone Wars when he kidnapped Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker and tried to ransom all three for a big payout. Since that incident, he maintained a peculiar relationship with the Republic -- respecting the Jedi Knights, but not being above robbing them blind or betraying them. During the age of the Empire, Ohnaka found himself running a solo operation, but he continued scheming and dealing. He was, after all, a pirate through-and-through.
A burly Klatooinian, Castas signed on with Aurra Sing to help Boba Fett seek revenge against the Jedi Master Mace Windu. But when Sing's gang tangled with the Republic military, Castas decided the job was too risky -- he'd be better off working alone.
One of the most feared bounty hunters of the galaxy, Bossk used his natural Trandoshan hunting instincts to capture his prey. During the Clone Wars, the red-eyed reptilian partnered with Aurra Sing, Castas and young Boba Fett. Bossk didn't care much for vendettas or politics. He was in it to get paid. After a brief stint in a Republic prison, Bossk continued his partnership with Fett, becoming a bodyguard to the teen bounty hunter. Decades later, Bossk answered Darth Vader's call to capture the Millennium Falcon after the Battle of Hoth, an assignment that put him in direct competition with Boba.