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The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments

The Book of Boba Fett may have featured a “soft” Boba Fett sometimes, but there were many moments when the former bounty hunter was still a badass.

Throughout canon and Star Wars Legends, Boba Fett proved himself to be a cold-blooded mercenary, a valiant warrior, and an astute strategist, and The Book of Boba Fett did not disappoint in bringing these aspects of the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter to center stage. Though battered from the Sarlacc and having a hard life among the Tusken Raiders, Fett nevertheless made himself the Daimyo of Jabba the Hutt’s territories and ruled Tatooine with respect.

For those fans who agreed with Fennec Shand and suspected Fett had “gone soft” since the events of the Original Trilogy, there were numerous epic moments that demonstrated time and time again the unique level of badassery he commands.

Digging His Way Out Of The Sarlacc

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

Fans have spent decades wondering exactly how Fett survived the Sarlacc, and though some novels and comics have told the story, the definitive version arrives in The Book of Boba Fett when he uses his flamethrower and jet pack to blast through its digestive tract.

With a hand outstretched towards the Tatooine sky, he bursts forth from the sands newly baptized in the Sarlacc’s juices, reborn as a man with a destiny that will never again include putting his life on the line for employers who don’t care whether he lives or dies. Fett’s creed coupled with his conviction has always made him much more than a simple stone-cold killer hired by gangsters and Imperials.

Proving Himself To The Tusken Raiders

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

Boba Fett finds himself jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire, or more specifically, out of the Sarlacc and into a tribe of Tusken Raiders when they initially keep him as a captive but eventually welcome him into their ranks as an honored member.

Not only does he save one of their young, but he also learns to fight using their specific techniques, and helps them learn to ride speeder bikes in order to better engage their enemies. By embracing their culture and their customs, he gains not just a tribe, but a set of tenents.

Taking Out The Nikto Riders At Tosche Station

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

One of the coolest fights in The Book of Boba Fett occurs when he takes on a group of Nikto riders at Tosche Station, ridding their scum from pillaging Tuskens and earning the tribe’s respect in the process. With not much more than a gaffi stick and his fists, Fett single-handedly dispatches members of the Kintan Striders, even pausing to take a drink mid-fray like the badass he is.

Though he lost his armor to the Sarlacc, Fett regained his confidence as a warrior by embracing the Tusken path and expressed the same methodical brutality that fans had seen in season 2 of The Mandalorian. If ever fans were wondering if Fett still has what it takes, this moment puts their qualms to rest.

The Pyke Train Raid

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

One of the standout sequences in The Book of Boba Fett involves a raid on the Pyke Syndicate’s freight train that thunders through Tusken territory. Along with his Tusken training mentor, Boba Fett leads a group of warriors to attack it, killing its enforcers and confiscating its supplies and contraband.

Fett leaps from car to car armed only with his trusty gaffi stick, without even beskar to protect him. It’s a pulse-pounding scene that displays Fett’s coolness under pressure and his incredible courage. Together with his Tusken brethren, they’re able to stop the train and broker a protection deal with the Pyke Syndicate in exchange for traveling through the territory.

Regaining The Firespray Gunship And Killing The Sarlacc

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass MomentsThe Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

Fans get to see how Boba Fett regained his Firespray gunship in Episode 4, which he uses to return to the Pit of Carcoon and try to retrieve his armor from the belly of his old enemy. The Sarlacc nearly manages to drag the gunship down like a Kraken seizing an old whaling vessel, but Fett breaks it free, and the Sarlacc is destroyed with one of his infamous seismic charges.

The entire sequence is amplified by him turning his weapons on the Nikto riders that slaughtered his tribe, and in one of the only moments when Boba Fett truly approaches the callous depravity of his former life, he obliterates them in a spray of vengeance.

Taking On The Order Of The Night Wind

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

So little is thought of the new Daimyo that he’s attacked in broad daylight in the streets of Mos Espa by members of the Order of the Night Wind, an elite group of assassins thought to be contracted by Mayor Mok Shaiz (but in fact the machinations of The Twins). Though Boba Fett and Fennec Shand are blindsided at first, they quickly regain their composure, resulting in one of the best action sequences of The Book of Boba Fett.

Not only does Fett succeed in defeating most of them, he uses his rocket to make one explode. Like deploying his wrist and knee rockets in the series finale, it’s this sort of quick thinking and resourcefulness, using every tool at his disposal, that reminds fans Fett’s appearance has never been just for show.

Earning The Respect Of Black Krrsantan

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

It was only a matter of time before Fett, spending hours at a time naked and alone in his bacta tank, would have his vulnerability taken advantage of. When an assassin is sent by The Twins, he puts up a brave fight, but their combat isn’t what makes Fett a badass. Having long ago decided to rule with respect and not fear, he poses a different offer to the person who almost succeeded in killing him.

Though The Twins declare Fett can have Santo fed to his new rancor for all they care, he lets him go with the knowledge that one day, the former gladiator will return to the favor. The Wookiee does indeed recall Fett’s act of mercy (and perhaps some of their glory days outlined in the Darth Vader comics) and acknowledges that working with peers rather than serving “scugholes” isn’t worth wasting his considerable skills.

Fighting Back To Back With Din Djarin

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

The Pyke Syndicate knows sending in the big guns doesn’t mean Scorpenek Droids; it means Cad Bane, Boba Fett’s former mentor and the only bounty hunter that can match him lethally. Fett squares off against him in a classic Western duel in the middle of the Mos Espa streets, and though Bane initially wounds Fett with his quick draw skill, it’s Fett who delivers the final blow to Bane.

Fett doesn’t kill his nemesis with a blaster, rocket, or flame thrower, but with a gaffi stick, a symbol of his time with the sand people. He wins not as a bounty hunter, but as a tribesman and the leader of a family.

Riding The Rancor

The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett's 10 Most Badass Moments
The Book Of Boba Fett: Boba Fett’s 10 Most Badass Moments

Even with the help of Black Krrsantan, The Mods, and the people of Freetown, there’s no stopping the Pyke Syndicate once they send in the Scorpenek Droids. Like the Droidekas from The Prequel Trilogy, they have canons and deflector shields, and tower at a height similar to an AT-ST. When all hope seems lost, Fett rockets away to get help and returns with his pet rancor, riding it into battle to take on the giant metal killers.

The rancor is able to grab the Scorpenek Droid and tear it limb from limb in a feral display of protection and dominance, with Fett directing its movements like a Mandalorian riding the mythical Mythosaur. Once again, choosing to rule with respect rather than fear has tamed a wild beast anyone else would be too terrified to ride, and allowed Fett to dominate his enemies by outsmarting them.

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