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FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
When Jango Fett was hired to be the genetic blueprint for the Republic’s clone army, he made one request: to be given an unaltered clone that he could raise as a son. Boba Fett was that son, and through Jango, he learned the art of combat. As a boy, Boba could handle a blaster better than most and was deadly in a battle; when Obi-Wan Kenobi tracked and fought Jango on Kamino, Boba nearly killed the Jedi with the heavy weapons of his father’s starship, the Slave I. While Jango survived the encounter, he faired less successfully against Jedi Master Mace Windu on Geonosis. The expert swordsman beheaded Boba’s father, an act that spawned a lifelong hatred of Jedi in the child.
Now an orphan, Boba Fett grew up in the galaxy’s criminal underworld. As a teen, he joined the crew of Aurra Sing, a ruthless bounty hunter who tried to teach Boba her ways. The boy thirsted for revenge against Mace Windu for killing his father, and bombed the Jedi’s starship in a failed assassination attempt. Later, Boba was put in the position of having to kill clone trainees -- his genetic duplicates who looked like his twins -- and he refused, showing that while he was a bounty hunter, he was not heartless. After a short time in prison, Fett emerged to form his own bounty hunting posse based out of Tatooine, hiring the likes of Bossk, Dengar, C-21 Highsinger, Latts Razzi, and Asajj Ventress.
GALACTIC CIVIL WAR
Over the years, Boba developed a reputation as the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunter. He wore Mandalorian armor reminiscent of his father’s, beat up from his many jobs, and piloted the fearsome Slave I starship. He became one of Jabba the Hutt’s go-to mercenaries, and was present during a tense meeting between the gangster and Han Solo.
Boba was one of several bounty hunters recruited by Darth Vader to track down the Millennium Falcon after the Battle of Hoth, and was the only one to prove successful. In a brash move, Han Solo had docked the Falcon on a Star Destroyer in order to avoid the Empire’s detection, and detached when the ship dumped its garbage prior to a hyperspace jump; the bounty hunter had anticipated this, and hid amongst the Star Destroyer’s waste. Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and the droids took off for Cloud City, thinking it would be a safe haven. They instead found Darth Vader and Boba waiting for them. The Sith Lord froze Han in carbonite, and Boba claimed the rogue smuggler, bringing him to Jabba the Hutt for a handsome bounty.
Boba remained one of Jabba the Hutt’s most trusted enforcers, and was a fixture in the crime lord’s palace. During Luke Skywalker’s daring rescue of Han Solo above the Sarlacc, Boba tried to subdue the Jedi -- first with a grappling rope, then with blaster bolts. Before he could hit his target, however, Han accidentally slammed a pole into the bounty hunter’s jetpack. It ignited, sending Boba careening into the side of Jabba’s sail barge and tumbling into the man-eating pit.
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.
The deadly Slave I was infamous for its association with Jango Fett, a bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor. Fett packed the craft with weapons, from laser cannons and projectile launchers to seismic charges. Boba Fett inherited Slave I upon Jango’s death, but Aurra Sing crashed it on Florrum and Boba was taken into Republic custody. Hondo Ohnaka repaired Slave I, and Boba later reclaimed it. A generation after Jango’s death, the distinctive craft remained the last thing fugitives wanted to see on their scanners.
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.
Han Solo rose from an impoverished childhood on the mean streets of Corellia to become one of the heroes of the Rebel Alliance. As captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han and his co-pilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom, joining Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa in the fight against the Empire. After the Battle of Endor, Han faced difficult times in a chaotic galaxy, leading to a shattering confrontation with his estranged son Ben.
Jabba the Hutt was one of the galaxy’s most powerful gangsters, with far-reaching influence in both politics and the criminal underworld. There were no second chances with Jabba, something Han Solo would find out -- though the slug-like alien would ultimately fall victim to his own hubris and vengeful ways.
A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians, or the opinions of rebellious Jedi. As the Clone Wars intensified, Mace sensed the dark side of the Force at work, and knew the Jedi's enemies were plotting to destroy the Order and end its stewardship of the galaxy.