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why do people like boba fett?

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he doesnt do anything... i dont give a shit how he died... who cares...
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He's like Darth Vader only 10 times cooler. His armor his cooler, he's so evil that Darth Vader has to specifically tell him not to kill Han and company, his voice his completely badass (untill they fucking changed it) and he's like Darth Vader orginally was... Remember back when you didn't know that Darth Vader was Luke's father, and the mystery surrounding him was part of what made him so cool? Yeah, Boba Fett had that... untill they raped it in Episode 2.

Also, he was the very first Star Wars action figure I ever had... I had that figure before I even knew what Star Wars was, and it's still in my collection today.

In's just a matter of opinion though, like everything else. If you don't like him, it doesn't matter... But you don't need to complain about other people liking him.

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Oh yeah, and if you actually think he doesn't do anything, then read some of the EU stuff. He does so many awesome things...
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He could get his own Clone Wars style miniseries based on his actions during the Yuuzhan Vong war.

I'd watch it.

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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
He could get his own Clone Wars style miniseries based on his actions during the Yuuzhan Vong war.

I'd watch it.


I'd watch it aswell, and I'd get the DVD.
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
He could get his own Clone Wars style miniseries based on his actions during the Yuuzhan Vong war.


As chronicled in which EU books? I'm just starting to catch up with some EU stuff as God knows even the worst EU book is written more intelligently and with more continuity than all the PT films combined!
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What made Boba Fett so popular was the mystery surrounding him. When he made his first appearance, it was as a special send-away toy after ANH came out and before ESB was even close to ready to go. (No, I'm not including his appearance in the Holiday Special). All of a sudden, there were stickers on the carded figures showing this guy in this grey/blue armor outfit with a pretty damn cool helmet and weapons and swooping downward on a jetpack. No one knew who he was or what side he was on. But they wanted the figure as it was part of the SW canon. Then we see him for short bits in ESB as he is the one person that was able to track down Han and take possession of his carbon frozen body. I still think it was Boba that tracked Han down and called in the Empire although some people argue that the Empire tracked him down. BS.

His voice is also very cool (pre 2004 DVDs) and very underused leaving you wanting to know more about him. Then, after the OT was finished, all this EU stuff came out alluding to previous encounters between Han and Fett and even postulating that they are somehow related. There was all kinds of speculation.
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There is a cool pre-production drawing (by R.McQuarrie?) of Boba Fett standing next to a cage where Han is held (concept unused in the film). His armor is more like steel (ie. without a color tint) and his robe looks more like a "medieval knight" to me (in contrary to "comic book superhero" type cape used in the movie).
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Originally posted by: jeffreyschmid
he doesnt do anything... i dont give a shit how he died... who cares...



Fuck you, Fett rules!!!
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There is a cool pre-production drawing (by R.McQuarrie?) of Boba Fett standing next to a cage where Han is held (concept unused in the film). His armor is more like steel (ie. without a color tint) and his robe looks more like a "medieval knight" to me (in contrary to "comic book superhero" type cape used in the movie).


Any chance you know where to find that on the web?

Kev, new avatar?
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Kev, new avatar?



yes i was getting sorta sick of looking at Luke Skywalker and i had to ...***cringe.****..use a Wicket one.

Hopefully when the avatar problem gets fixed later by Jay i can use my own.
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Originally posted by: Jedikev
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Originally posted by: jeffreyschmid
he doesnt do anything... i dont give a shit how he died... who cares...



Fuck you, Fett rules!!!


And here I was wondering why I stopped frequenting this site so much.

Nice attitude.
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Originally posted by: Jedikev
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Originally posted by: jeffreyschmid
he doesnt do anything... i dont give a shit how he died... who cares...



Fuck you, Fett rules!!!


And here I was wondering why I stopped frequenting this site so much.

Nice attitude.


I wouldn't let one of the members of the Neo-Jimbo party dissuade you from spending much time on these boards, there are still those who respect one another around here.
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I have my own theory on Boba Fett that applies to his original popularity ...

I've always thought that Boba was popular for two reasons: the first was the fact that the action figure was released as a teaser for Empire Strikes Back. Hey, I sent away for him! So did every other kid. And with no background to serve as reference, most kids developed their own gripping backstory for Boba. He was a major villain in action figure games ... far more important than he ever was in the films.

And then after the mail-away offer expired, Boba Fett hit the shelves in full-force months before Empire debuted. He was one of the most available action figures at that time ... easier to find than the major characters.

In fact, I remember feeling disappointed to see that Boba Fett and Bossk (another pre-Empire mail-away figure) were so inconsequential to the plot of Empire Strikes Back.

Anyhow, that same generation which concocted grand stories about Boba Fett without any source material is the one that perpetuated and handed-down the tradition of glorifying Boba Fett.

The second reason is the Holiday Special. I was only seven when that aired, yet I recognized how embarrassingly awful it was. I remember going to school after it aired, and all the kids hated it EXCEPT for the Nelvana/Boba Fett cartoon. The cartoon was the only thing that made the special worthwhile, and the Boba Fett character stuck in everyone's mind as a result of the awfulness of the rest of the show.

Boba Fett looks fairly cool as far as design goes, but I never thought he was the best-designed character. In fact I thought the AT-AT trooper uniforms looked cooler, as did the tie-fighter pilots.

I didn't dig Darth Maul a whole lot, either. He's not a bad looking demon-guy, but he's way too cheesed-up for my tastes so I cannot begin to fathom why that character inspired any loyalty.

On the other hand, I totally fell for Asajj Ventress as a result of the Clone Wars cartoon. Maybe it's because I'm a gal. I actually flipped through some expanded universe crap for the first time since the 90's just to get a little more backstory on her ... and I was a bit disappointed, but I still like the character and the cartoon design. I would have taken her over Darth Maul, General Grievous, and Count Dooku ... and Boba Fett.

My husband bought me the Asajj figure for my birthday this weekend, and I found myself making up stupid backstories for her like we did for Boba Fett when I was a kid. I imagined her hunting Jedi at Darth Vader's side after Revenge of the Sith ... still dreaming of becoming a Sith Lord. The two form a tenuous friendship as a result of their youth and their hatred for jedi. I pictured her gradually falling in love with Anakin/Vader ... in awe of his powers over the force and oblivious to his physical deformities. When she finally expressed her feelings for him, he made some comment about how Padme was the only person he'd ever loved, and he could never care about Asajj. Further, he believed that there was nothing left to love in him. Hurt and angry, Asajj attacks Vader and fights with him so violently that he's forced to kill her ... which is what she wanted in the face of rejection. At first Vader thinks that she was one more person who said she loved Anakin only to betray him ... but then the reality set in that she was one more person who cared about him which he killed/hurt. It propels him further into the lovelessness of the dark side.

Then I blinked and realized Lucas would NEVER be able to tell a story about Asajj that could match what I can imagine. If he did tell a story about Asajj, it would be something dreadful like what he did to Boba Fett in Clones. Or worse ... Lucas would have her step in Bantha shit while fighting some wheezing android.





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Referring to Fett being so built-up, then entirely inconsequential to the film:

A) Darth Maul
B) Count Dooku (meh)
C) General Grievous

Yeah. Same thing, ESPECIALLY Grievous.

But Fett was done right, and the only one of these 3 even remotely so is Maul.

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Originally posted by: ChainsawAsh
Referring to Fett being so built-up, then entirely inconsequential to the film:

A) Darth Maul
B) Count Dooku (meh)
C) General Grievous

Yeah. Same thing, ESPECIALLY Grievous.

But Fett was done right, and the only one of these 3 even remotely so is Maul.


Asajj Ventress = cooler than all of the above.

Just kidding. Sort of.

Anyway, yeah ... all of the aforementioned characters were built up for one thing ... MARKETING!! But Boba wasn't really done "right." He dies a pathetic death in Return of the Jedi. He speaks ... what? Two lines in Empire? The coolest thing is when Vader says, "No disintegrations."

That's it ... his onscreen coolness and kickass-ness is entirely based on one line uttered by Vader.

The character is lame as hell in Attack of the Clones ... almost as lame as Maul. Actually, baby Boba might be lamer than Darth Maul.





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I always thought fett just looked cool and thats it. I wasn't mad when he died or how he died, when it happened I was like oh fetts dead oh well, I never really saw him as a main character anyways, I was kind of glad he died because he thought he was so cool putting han in carbonite and he thought he couldn't be messed with, lol, what a dork I am. Anyways I always just made up my own stories with his toy, but for some reason every story I made up ended with him falling in the pit, oh well, fetts dead.
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Originally posted by: jeffreyschmid
he doesnt do anything... i dont give a shit how he died... who cares...



Fuck you, Fett rules!!!


And here I was wondering why I stopped frequenting this site so much.

Nice attitude.


I wouldn't let one of the members of the Neo-Jimbo party dissuade you from spending much time on these boards, there are still those who respect one another around here.


Yep. Like me and Sessler. We respect everyone except Warbler. (Just kidding, Warbler. )... Don't leave because of Kev. He has emotional maturity left to be beat into him. (Translation: He's younger than Jimbo, so there is still hope.)

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Boba Fett was never much more than a glorified courier, in a badass outfit, George lucas killed him off twice, once in ROTJ and again in AOTC
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hes not dead, he beat the shit out of some vong warriers in the Unifying force
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i guess you guys are right. the thing thats cool about him is the mystery, like darth vader once was... before he was a pansy who i could beat up...
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I could beat up Boba Fett too, now that I know he's just a little daddy's boy clumsy ass clone. Jango died before he could really train Boba and Boba didn't get the military hardwiring that the clone troopers did, so he's basically just a kid playing bounty hunter. Pussy. Also, does anyone remember before epiosode 3 Rick McCallum said we would find out why Boba Fett hates the skywalkers so bad and is intent on hunting them (not that I ever had that notion, but Rick seems to think we should). Well, did anyone get anything from Episode 3 to explain this? I didn't.

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I still fail to understand how seeing someone as a child automatically makes them less cool as an adult.

What? Did you think the just poofed into existence (Vader and Fett) as young men and started killing people?

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I still fail to understand how seeing someone as a child automatically makes them less cool as an adult.

What? Did you think the just poofed into existence (Vader and Fett) as young men and started killing people?


That's funny, Chaltab. Thanks for the laugh.

I hear Han Solo was a sweet young boy who was respectful to his elders and enjoyed bounding around in fields of hypergalactic lillies on Correllia.
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