Year released: 2002
Appears in set 7153-1, Jango Fett's Slave I
Boba Fett was a clone of Jango Fett, the human male bounty hunter whose genetic code spawned an army of clone troopers during the final years of the Galactic Republic. With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and the fearsome Slave I as his starship, Boba carried on his "father's" legacy by becoming one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Trained in combat and martial skills from a young age, he became a legend over the course of his career, which included contracts for the Empire and the criminal underworld.
When Jango Fett was hired by the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus, agreeing to become the template for the Grand Army of the Republic, he requested an unaltered clone that he could raise as a son. That "son" was Boba Fett; unlike the clone troopers, all of whom were modified through programming and growth acceleration, Boba was an example of pure genetic replication. Raised on the extragalactic planet Kamino, Boba and Jango were confronted by the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, whose arrival forced the Fetts to rendezvous with Tyranus on Geonosis in 22 BBY. During the initial phase of the First Battle of Geonosis, Boba witnessed Jango's death at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu, whose swift decapitation of the infamous mercenary resulted in Boba developing a lifelong hatred of all Jedi.
The orphaned Fett grew up in the company of criminals during the Clone Wars. He joined the crew of Aurra Sing, hoping the ruthless bounty hunter would help him exact revenge against Windu. Their plot ultimately ended in failure, leading to a brief stint in prison after which Fett struck out on his own, working as a bounty hunter alongside the likes of Bossk and Dengar. Over the years, Fett was employed as a mercenary by crime lords as well as the Sith. During the Galactic Civil War, he successfully tracked the Millennium Falcon to Bespin for the Sith Lord Darth Vader, who allowed the bounty hunter to take Captain Han Solo to the Hutt gangster Jabba Desilijic Tiure in 3 ABY. A year later, the Alliance to Restore the Republic attempted to rescue Solo on Tatooine, where they fought against the Hutt's mercenaries, including Fett, above the Great Pit of Carkoon. During the battle, Solo accidentally slammed a pole into Fett's jetpack, igniting it and causing the bounty hunter to tumble into the man-eating sarlacc pit.
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