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No discussion of the Mandalorian culture is complete without its poster child. The unaugmented clone of Jango Fett and the first of his warrior heritage to show up in Star Wars, Boba Fett is a hero to fans of all ages. Original trilogy fans remember him as the bounty hunter whose name struck fear into the heart of a certain scruffy-looking nerf herder. No disintegrations.
Fans of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars know him as the kid who hunted Jedi masters, learned from the best in the bounty hunting business and came away one of the most remarkable characters in the galaxy.
Wearing his father’s ancient armor, owing allegiance to no clan and trusting no clone, Boba Fett is a force to be reckoned with. He’s wise to smuggler tricks, knows how to get ahead of his foes, and isn’t afraid to try new ways of creating home decor out of smugglers who dump their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial starship. Boba Fett was the first, and arguably the greatest, of Mandalorians to grace Star Wars.
His legacy exists throughout the saga in more ways than one, and the banners at Maz Kanata’s castle show that we haven’t run out of Mandalorians to love yet.
With the fate of Boba Fett hanging in the balance and the Lucasfilm story group just getting started telling stories and making TV shows and films; the Mandalorian culture is just beginning within the Star Wars canon.
Who knows, the Mandalorian history could be fully explored within a Boba Fett standalone film. We can only hope, right?