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Post #1470920

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Cthulhunicron
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The Book Of Boba Fett (live action series) - a general discussion thread - * SPOILERS *
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Date created
6-Feb-2022, 1:36 PM
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6-Feb-2022, 1:38 PM
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Cthulhunicron
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rocknroll41 said:

I gotta say: I’m really starting to hate the spice arc in the boba show. It rips off dune, for starters (which starwars already does too much as is). Also it makes Tattooine more important than it should be. What made Tattooine cool before is that it was a backwater world. The biggest thing tho is that why would boba, a crime lord, want to stop CRIME?

I’ve been saying this since they announced the show. If Boba Fett is going to be a crime lord, how can he be the protagonist of a show? The protagonist is supposed to be someone the audience can root for. If he’s a crime lord, supposedly he’d be committing crimes, ie doing cruel and unethical things for profit.

It’s like Disney wants to have their cake and eat it, too, without understanding the consequences of what they’re doing. They know people like Boba, so they gave him his own show. They also know people like the idea of Boba being a badass outlaw, but the two ideas are mutually exclusive. So we end up with this awkward show where Boba Fett is a crime lord who is also somehow honorable and noble, and doesn’t seem interested in committing any crimes other than collecting tribute from casinos. He also seeks help from Cob Vanth, an officer of the law, so he’s apparently a crime lord who also requests help from the authorities.

They could have side stepped this entire problem if they just kept him as a bounty hunter who is now working for the new republic, bringing in the galaxy’s worst criminals. That way he can be a likeable protagonist who is also a morally grey badass.