Boba Fett is probably one of the most popular film characters ever to have had such little screen time in his original, live-action introduction. That is due, of course, in most part to the aloof anonymity of his Mandalorian armor. Now that he’s back, and getting his own show (The Book of Boba Fett), fan chatter surrounding the bounty hunter is at an all-time high. We’ve already sparked one debate about Boba Fett’s armor. (Specifically, we wondered if the dent in his helmet still makes sense.) Here are some other interesting tidbits about it as we begin our year-long journey towards his full-time return to Star Wars.
There is still a fierce debate over the composition of Boba’s armor (beskar v. durasteel). We’ve seen how beskar can take a beating throughout The Mandalorian. If you believe the Wookieepedia articles on the subject, Boba Fett’s armor is indeed beskar. In that case, Boba has been through some sh…stuff. Jango Fett’s hand-me-down beskar in particular has withstood some assumingly brutal beatings. His helmet is dented, as is his chest plate and, well….
Boba Fett’s armor takes a beating
We perhaps saw Boba best in The Empire Strikes Back when the late Jeremey Bulloch primarily donned the costume. Take a close look and let us know when you see it. (*plays Jeopardy music*) Yup, that’s right. Someone shot Boba right where it counts. For his sake we really hope that Boba Fett’s armor is indeed beskar, because that had to hurt regardless. Thus far we haven’t gotten a good look at that particular piece of his armor because of his updated style. Nevertheless, we’re assuming he painted over the painful reminder of battles past as he did the others.
One aspect of Boba Fett’s armor with which we’re familiar is decidedly missing, however. Gone are Boba’s Wookiee braid trophies. We assume they were destroyed as he fought his way out of the Sarlacc’s maw. (He lost his entire set of armor in the endeavor, after all.) It will be interesting to see if he replaces them, and with what. Boba Fett has become even more badass since his live-action return. It takes some serious stones to walk into Jabba’s old palace and claim the throne. Good thing he’s got that beskar to protect them.