Thinking about bounty hunters in the Star Wars world. Guys who hunt peope for bounties placed by some kind of governing body (Hutts serving as a de facto government on Tatooine in some regard, according to TPM)
Greedo in "Star Wars."
Boba Fett in "ESB."
As near as I can tell, that's it.
Boba in ROTJ is a retainer/bodyguard/goon of some sort, no longer hunting bounties.
The "bounty hunter" Jango Fett arranges political assassinations by sending another "bounty hunter" (although she's actually working as an assassin).
I've heard Durge from the Clone Wars flash-cartoon called a bounty hunter, but he appears to serve as a mere battlefield soldier.
Cad Bane in the new cartoon is called a bounty hunter, but he's apparently a terrorist for hire.
None of these guys are doing anything remotely like hunting people for bounties.
Is the predominance of 'bounty hunter' as a term because 'terrorist' 'soldier' or 'assassin' are too scary? I honestly don't know.