The Book of Boba Fett: Why Boba Fett Seems So Weak
Boba Fett is still one of the galaxy’s most dangerous warriors. However, he appears weaker than normal in The Book of Boba Fett. After being raised by Jango Fett (a Mandalorian warrior) and later trained as a bounty hunter and bounty hunter, Boba is now the galaxy’s most dangerous mercenary. However, he’s not in his prime since escaping from the Sarlacc pit. Fett’s legendary reputation is maintained in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. However, this series shows Fett continuing to heal from his time in Sarlacc.
Despite Boba Fett having a lot of weapons and training, he is still human. Fett’s jetpack defeated the Rebellion’s heroes in Return of the Jedi. Han Solo blindly activated it, sending the bounty hunter into the Great Pit of Carkoon. Boba Fett, like his Legends-era predecessor, managed to escape the Sarlacc. This seemed impossible for most beings.
The Mandalorian saw Boba Fett making a triumphant return to his Mandalorian armor and then laying waste of many Stormtroopers. In The Book of Boba Fett episode 1, Boba Fett spends time in a bacta tank despite his well-honed fighting skills and Oskar-laden armor. The Book of Boba Fett confirms the same fate as his Legends counterpart. Fett must be immersed in bacta healing liquid to prevent long-term damage.
In-universe, Fett may have had long-term injuries from his time in Sarlacc. This could partially explain his new attitude in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Fett’s humiliating defeat may have made him more humble, and his newfound weakness may have contributed to his much less lonely behavior. Fett saved Fennec Shand, who was in danger of being killed by a blaster bolt. He continues to serve as her crime lord. Two Gamorrean Guards were also spared by Fett, who offered them employment. This was a wise decision during an ambush at Mos Espa. Fett’s vulnerability makes him more open to helping and willing to cooperate with other criminals.
The new vulnerability that Fett has made is humanizing from a real-world perspective. From a real-world perspective, Fett’s newfound weakness humanizes him. The Book of Boba Fett shows, just like Legends, that Fett’s Return of the Jedi defeat caused him long-term damage.
Boba Fett may now be beginning the next chapter in his life as a crime lord. However, his past as a bounty hunter, especially his defeat by Han Solo, will still affect him. Although Fett may slowly recover from his injuries with regular bacta treatments, his experience has changed him as an individual. Although Boba Fett is physically less strong in The Book of Boba Fett than before his humiliating defeat, he has become a stronger character.