Who is the new Boba Fett?

Disney were aware of Boba Fett cult following. Let’s face it, even those that know almost nothing about the Star Wars Franchise, know about Boba Fett. For those that live under a rock and don’t know about Boba Fett, let me enlighten you.

Who is Boba Fett?

Boba Fett was the genetic clone of infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett. He was created by the cloners on Kamino identical to the clone troopers but Boba was unaltered and did not grow at the same accelerated rate as the other Jango clones. He was raised as Jango’s son. He was trained in combat and became a bounty hunter in his own right.

He was a recurring antagonist in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader.

Boba Fett New

image credit to uncannyknack.deviantart.com

Why is he so popular?

He had this aura about it; this appeal that made him badass. His personality was cool and he carried it with effortless authority. There was mystery about the character and people are drawn to that mystic, alluring presence and this was carried out brilliantly by the developers of the original trilogy.

 

Disney’s new Boba Fett!

The people behind the scenes at Disney tried to do the spectacular by bringing in a new Boba Fett type character; this time in the form of a female. Unfortunately for them, Captain Phasma was a failure. A good effort but it didn’t work out because they never gave her an important enough role. I just felt she was fodder.

 The Fans new Boba Fett!

The Star Wars fandom has chosen their favourite member of the First Order and it is without a doubt the Storm-Trooper known as TR-8R (Traitor). He is most famously known as calling Finn out as a traitor and faced him in combat and defeated him, despite Finn carrying Luke Skywalker’s lightsabre. The battle was completely one sided with TR-8R showing a lot of passion in his combat.

Unfortunately, TR-8R died a heroic death, despite being on the wrong side and this has garnered a lot of respect for the Storm-Trooper.

Captain Phasma vs Traitor

 

Although TR-8R wasn’t as vital to the plot as Boba Fett, the fans felt they connected with him a lot more. He probably won’t gain the following that Boba Fett gained and we could soon forget about him once the Star Wars hype train dies down. I guess you could say there was only one Boba Fett and we are unlikely to find a new one. So I asked who is the new Boba Fett… I guess the answer to that is no-one at the moment.

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5 responses to “Who is the new Boba Fett?

  1. Boba Fett lools like a cool guy. I seen Episode VII, The Force Awakens, and never realized about TR-8R. He was the only Stormtrooper that was really cool throughout the Stormtroopers because his weapon.

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  2. I wanted to refrain from commenting on this one until I had seen The Force Awakens. I got to see it last night and I think my brain exploded with the sheer amount of awesomeness in that movie. Which is saying a lot, coming from a person who isn’t kind to reboots and sequels.

    Bobba Fett is an awesome character, mostly because of the mystery surrounding him. And, while he’s not my favorite, I did enjoy him when he was on screen. (Except for young Bobba Fett and his forced evil laugh. Stupid prequels.)

    I also enjoyed this new character, Captain Phasma and I don’t think it’s fare to compare her to Bobba Fett yet. First, we’re comparing her in one move to Bobba Fett in three movies (more if you count the prequels). She hasn’t had time to show us what she can do or who she is yet. There is an argument in the infographic that she yields to threats, which she did. But so have other characters over the course the series. I, for one, still want to give her a chance.

    On TR-8R, I loved him too. His battle scene with Finn was epic, largely thanks to the weapon they gave him. I’m a little sad he died so soon. It would have been cool to see some backstory with him and Finn. I wonder if they were friends and he felt personal injury at Finns betrayal of the First Order.

    I’m totally cool if people don’t like the Captain. I have no problem with differing opinions. But next time I would suggest not including statements (seen in the info graphic) like “icky girl parts”, “disgusting flat chest”, “probably even uglier than her helmet”. Not only are they invalid arguments as to why the character didn’t work, they can also come across as offensive to females, because you’re not criticizing the character themselves, you’re criticizing their gender. I realize it was probably all meant as harmless fun poking at the character but next time be sure you’re actually poking fun at the character, rather then there gender. I could make all the same arguments about TR-8R by saying “icky man parts”, “disgusting flat chest”, “face probably uglier than helmet”. Do you see why that doesn’t make sense?

    Anyways, sorry for the long rambling comment. All in all, I really enjoyed The Force Awakens. Can’t wait for Episode Vlll!

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    • Good points raised. I didn’t even pay attention to all the crap on the image. I just realized there was a general for and against comparison for the two characters and I thought it was mostly just used as an excuse. After all, Brienne of Tarth is one of the coolest characters in game of thrones and she is the one below the mask and armor as we all know.
      I agree that we haven’t seen enough of her and we may see a lot more of her in the next chapter and she may gain the game she is deserving of.
      I think it a good design for the character and I liked the fact that they didn’t make her armor gender specific. It would have been cooler if they had combined Traitor and Phasma as one character and made it survive to give Finn a rival.

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      • Ah, that makes sense now. 🙂

        You know, combining them would have been a good idea. I at least hope we see more of that weapon in the future because DANG was it awesome in battle, especially against a light saber. Is it weird that I’m really into the sounds the weapons in Star Wars make?

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