Characters that routinely wear a helmet or mask often leave viewers as curious as cats when it comes to what they look like. Usually, creators eventually satisfy that curiosity by revealing the person beneath the disguise or armor. Star Wars’ Boba Fett, however, is a unique case as his reveal was decades in the making despite fans knowing what he should look like given his history.
That’s 40 years of character lore and history building up to an iconic moment.
But the Star Wars franchise, however, didn’t actually keep fans waiting half a lifetime to have some semblance of what Boba was meant to look like considering he’s a clone.
Boba Fett without his helmet
In The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6, titled Chapter 14: The Tragedy, we finally see an older Boba Fett appear both without his mask and without his armor. Previously, Mando had retrieved his armor from Cobb Vanth on Tatooine and in that episode, Boba had tracked Mando down to get the armor back for himself.
Here’s what Boba Fett looks like without his helmet when we see him in The Mandalorian.
Boba Fett is Jango Fett’s clone
“Born” from his father Jango Fett, who was also a galaxy-renowned bounty hunter, technically, Boba’s face was first revealed in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, but he was a child. The character had yet to become the deadly and feared man fans had known for over two decades.
The appearance of Jango, played by Temuera Morrison, gave fans the opportunity to imagine Boba’s likeness as an adult. A clone, after all, is identical to the person they are cloned from. So, it was especially satisfying for fans to see Morrison’s return in The Mandalorian. A casting decision that took into consideration continuity from the movies to the Star Wars TV universe.
Though Boba doesn’t simply share his likeness with Jango. All clones that are a part of the Republic’s Grand Army do as well. That includes the members of The Bad Batch, an elite clone force whose series is set to debut on Disney+ on May 4, Star Wars Day.