Star Wars: Who killed Fennec Shand?

Ming-Na Wen stars as Fennec Shand in THE MANDALORIAN Chapter 5: The Gunslinger. Photo courtesy of Disney+.
Ming-Na Wen stars as Fennec Shand in THE MANDALORIAN Chapter 5: The Gunslinger. Photo courtesy of Disney+. /

Warning! This story contains spoilers for The Mandalorian seasons 1 and 2.

The casting of actual Disney legend Ming-Na Wen was a welcomed one in the Star Wars universe. And what better way to bring her into the universe than through one of the most acclaimed Star Wars projects in recent years, The Mandalorian?

In season 1 of The Mandalorian, we were introduced to Wen’s character named Fennec Shand in episode 5, “The Gunslinger.” The story started with Din Djarin arriving on Tatooine, when he came upon Toro Calican, who was looking for some help to enter the Bounty Hunters Guild. They took up the job of finding and capturing Wen’s character, Fennec — and they would be in for quite a wild ride.

Finding her was easy, but the inconvenience came when one of their speeders had been destroyed. That meant the two were going to have to find a way to transport all three of them back. Like a game of getting a fox, a chicken and a bag of feed across the river, the group decided Mando would go to fetch a dewback and then they could safely turn Fennec in together. Moments after, though, things took a turn for the worst for Fennec…

Does Fennec die in The Mandalorian?

Strictly speaking for The Mandalorian season 1, it’s Toro Calican who attempts to kill Fennec Shand. After he learns that Din has the most important bounty in the galaxy, Grogu, he prefers to get Fennec off his hands and pursue Mando instead. So Toro shoots Fennec, and she’s left for dead in the middle of the Tatooine desert.

But, at the end of that episode, we see someone quite peculiar approach Fennec and kneel down next to her. Then, the episode cuts to black.

As we know from The Mandalorian season 2, that mysterious figure was none other than Boba Fett himself. When we see Fennec again (in “Chapter 14: The Tragedy”), they explain that it was Boba Fett who found her alone in the desert and saved her life. He treated her fatal wound with some robotic implants (think, Luke or Anakin’s robotic hand… but for your stomach), and she pledged to serve alongside Boba Fett since he essentially brought her back to life.

So, Fennec Shand lived to see another day working together with Boba Fett. And, even better, we’ll get to see her and Boba Fett work side by side when The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney+ in December 2021.

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