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- "I'm Boz, and this here's my buddy Ry-Kooda, and he's real mad, see? You better tell him quick how come his little brother's dead!"
- ―Boz, to the pirates at the bar
Boz was a male Lizling who was the companion of the Herglic strongarm Ry-Kooda by 10 ABY. That year, after the pair learned that the bounty hunter Boba Fett had killed Ry-Kooda's brother Bar-Kooda, they set out to take vengeance upon Fett and a trio of Hutts that had been involved with the killing—Orko, Gorga, and Anachro. On the planet Skeebo, Boz and his friends caught up with the Hutts, and attacked Orko's ship, but were shot down in their own ship by the Skavers of Skeebo; the Skavers had also kidnapped and were holding for ransom Anachro.
On the surface, Boz and the Ry-Kooda saw Fett, who was aiming on breaking Anachro from the Skavers' clutches, and they set after him. However, the bounty hunter defeated Boz's buddy by downing the ceiling of a mine on the strongarm, preventing Boz and the Herglic from gaining their revenge. Despite this, Boz's companion survived, and they took out their wrath on Orko, killing him in his palace on the world of Orkana. Shortly after, a showdown ensued, with Boz, Ry-Kooda, Fett, and the surviving two Hutts present. Ry-Kooda was killed by Fett, and Boz swore to get even with the bounty hunter someday.
- "I'm not afraid of you! I'll take you both on! C'mon, put 'em up! I'll decimate ya! I'll bifurcate ya! I'll annihilate ya!"
- ―Boz acts tough with the two pirates
Boz was a male Lizling who was a close companion of the Herglic strongarm Ry-Kooda. While in a bar on the planet Rutal IV in 10 ABY, Boz learned from the former crew of the pirate Bar-Kooda, who was Ry-Kooda's brother, that the pirate had been slain. Boz found Ry-Kooda, and brought the Herglic, who was enraged at the news, to the bar to learn the details from the crew members. There, Boz and his friend learned that the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett had done the deed, and that Bar-Kooda's corpse had been served at the feast that celebrated the wedding of the two Hutts Gorga and Anachro, the latter of whom was Orko the Hutt's daughter. This information about his brother's death made Ry-Kooda furious, and he proceeded to take out the support columns of the bar with his sword, dumping the ceiling on the lot. However, this did not harm anyone, and Boz persuaded some of the crew members to join him and the Herglic on their revenge mission.
By finding the Hutts' wherebouts via the shipping registry, the group tracked them to the world of Skeebo. There, while piloting a starship, they came across Orko's vessel and engaged it; Orko was on Skeebo because Anachro had been kidnapped by the criminal gang known as the Skavers while on a honeymoon with Gorgo there. Boz's starship pursued Orko's until it was shot down accidentally by a missile from the Skavers that was intended for the other vessel. Upon exiting the crashed ship, Boz and his group were confronted with the sight of Fett, who was trying to rescue Anachro, engaging the Skavers. The Lizling and the angered Herglic, and their band of pirate crewers, set out on a Skaver vehicle that had been left near the downed ship with only a single surviving Skaver left to pilot it. The group headed after Fett, and came across him in the mouth of a mine shaft, which was an entrance to the Skaver lair.
Fett, who was transporting the rescued Anachro in a rail truck down the mine shaft, drove the vehicle into Boz's companion, knocking him to into a support pillar and sending Anachro, who was in the back of the railcart, flying. She landed on the group of pirates and the lone Skaver driver, who had fled at their first chance to be rid of Ry-Kooda and Boz. A pitched battle soon ensued, with the Herglic battling the bounty hunter, while Boz urged Ry-Kooda on the whole time. The fight ended with Fett bringing down the ceiling of the mine with a concussion grenade, which buried Ry-Kooda in ruble, though Boz managed to escape the falling debris. However, as Boz ran away from the blast, a piece of shrapnel severed his tail off.
After Fett had left the scene with Anachro, Boz remained and was dismayed that Ry-Kooda was buried beneath the ruble and seemingly dead. The little Lizling was approached from behind by two of the pirate crew members that had survived the descent of the Hutt, and they prepared to shoot Boz in order to get rid of him and escape Ry-Kooda's leadership. With the pirates unimpressed by Boz's attempt to act tough, the Lizling was only saved after the Herglic burst from the wreckage, very much alive. Afraid of Ry-Kooda, the pirates left Boz alone. Still on their path of revenge against Fett and the Hutts, the group traveled to the toxic planet Orkana, where Orko had a palace. There, Ry-Kooda killed Orko after scaling the walls of the palace, and ate some of the Hutt while Boz watched. On Orkana, the group was also fortunate enough to come across Anachro, who had left Gorga and come to Orkana when she heard of Orko's death.
Ry-Kooda tipped over her landspeeder with a projectile from a rocket launcher, and while Boz and Ry-Kooda were preoccupied with the Hutt, Gorga and a small squad of soldiers arrived to help his wife. However, this did Anachro little good, and she would have been eaten by the Herglic had Fett not shown up and shot Ry-Kooda. The massive Herglic was uninjured by the blasts, and a final duel between Ry-Kooda and Fett commenced, with both sides using a variety of objects and tools varying from jetpacks to pieces of metal junk on the ground to gain the upper hand. Throughout the battle, Boz encouraged his friend, and insulted Fett whenever he could. However, the bounty hunter proved victorious, after he shot darts into the Herglic's eyes and fired upon Ry-Kooda with his blaster, forcing Fett's opponent into a pool of toxic waste. Ry-Kooda was burned up by the deadly material, leaving Boz without a partner. Enraged, Boz charged Fett, vowing to kill him in revenge, but was kicked away by the bounty hunter.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "This universe isn't big enough for both of us, Boba Fett!"
- ―Boz vows vengeance against Boba Fett
A diminutive Lizling, Boz wore a pair of pants that were held up by a belt, and pointed shoes on his feet. He also wore a cap of sorts on his head. At some point in time, Boz befriended the violent Ry-Kooda, and became almost a sidekick for him. Boz was pugnacious, and was perpetually urging Ry-Kooda onto his revenge as the two pursued Fett and the Hutts. Whenever Ry-Kooda became enraged after just hearing Fett's name, Boz would direct his friend's focus on the task at hand. During both encounters with Fett, Boz was in the thick of the fighting, insulting Fett and encouraging the Herglic. When the Lizling was confronted by the two pirates after the mine shaft collapsed on Ry-Kooda, Boz thought he could take them both out with his fists, despite the fact that they had blasters and were bigger. Although Boz did not have Ry-Kooda kill the pair for trying to shoot him, he did not forget the incident, and warned them not to cross him again. After Fett slew Ry-Kooda, Boz was furious, and swore that he would get even with the bounty hunter someday. The loss of Boz's tail did not seem to bother the Lizling.
Behind the scenesEdit
Boz first appeared in the last two issues, Boba Fett: When the Fat Lady Swings and Boba Fett: Murder Most Foul, of a comic book miniseries pertaining to Fett. Both comics written by John Wagner and published by Dark Horse Comics, When the Fat Lady Swings was released in 1996, while Murder Most Foul was put out in 1997. Boz later received an entry in 2008's The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I ("Boz")