In a galaxy far, far away, lived a bounty hunter who had almost no lines in the Star Wars original trilogy, yet went on to become one of the most beloved characters in the entire franchise. Fans are now wondering: How did they get here?
A jetpack and sand green helmet
Introduced as one of the zany goons hired by Darth Vader to track down members of the rebellion in The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett became synonymous with the franchise. With a jetpack and a sand green helmet, Vader shut out fans while uttering the line “no dismemberment,” but now people aren’t sure why.
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Picking up traction, discussions held on why The Clone Bounty Hunter rose to heights of popularity. There’s a simple and obvious answer, which goes back to the aesthetic that could explain his popularity out of nowhere: He looks kinda cool. Obviously, a jetpack is cool, but is it really enough?
His Fantasy Secrets on Disney Plus
Others have said that it relates to one of his very few lines of dialogue, in which he is confident enough to stand up to Vader about his bounty on Han Solo. Oh yes, and the sales of the toys were huge. There’s an entire documentary on Disney Plus unraveling the mystery of their fantasy, in which Under the Helmet put forth several theories. Much of that documentary implies that it was largely down to toy sales before Empire came out.
popular star wars fan theories
There’s a popular Star Wars fan theory surrounding that famous “no dismemberment” line from Vader to Fate, with many leading many to believe that the bounty hunter was the one who gave Beru and Owen Lars a burnt out, was burnt to a crisp corpse. One problem with that theory is, why would Vader ever trust him again for great things? Was it a “job position for boys”?