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"I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe."
―Jango Fett[src]

Jango Fett was a male human bounty hunter, widely regarded to be the best in the galaxy in the years preceding the Clone Wars. Fett wore a set of Mandalorian armor as a bounty hunter, though he was considered a pretender by the New Mandalorian government of Mandalore. At some point prior to the Clone Wars, Fett was recruited by the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus to be the genetic template of the clone troopers for the Grand Army of the Republic. Unlike Fett, these soldiers lacked much of his independence, as they were designed to be entirely loyal to the Galactic Republic and its cause. Fett had only one request for the Kaminoans: a single unaltered clone whom he would raise as his own child, Boba Fett.

Fett was later behind the assassination attempts against Senator Padmé Amidala on behalf of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. When Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived on Kamino as part of his investigation into the matter, Fett fled the planet and joined Count Dooku on Geonosis. During the ensuing battle there, Fett was killed by Jedi Master Mace Windu and his death at the hands of the Jedi haunted his son Boba for years to come. Fett's legacy lived on through both the clone army and Boba, who later followed in his father's footsteps to become the deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Jango Fett was born in the years prior to the Invasion of Naboo.[1] He claimed to have been born on the planet Concord Dawn,[2] a Mandalorian world,[7] but the exact authenticity of this claim was unknown. He wore Mandalorian armor after becoming a bounty hunter and assassin for hire,[1] a fact that led the officials of Mandalore to disavow any connection to Fett, claiming he was simply a bounty hunter who somehow stole an artifact from their planet's troubled past.[8]

Separatist CrisisEdit

Recruited by DookuEdit

"I was recruited by a man called Tyranus on one of the moons of Bogden."
―Jango Fett, to Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]
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Count Dooku.

In the years before the Clone Wars, on one of the moons of Bogden, Fett was recruited by Count Dooku, using his Sith name of Tyranus, to be the genetic template for the clone army created by the cloners of the planet Kamino. Fett agreed and, in addition to his fee of twenty million credits,[9] also requested an unaltered clone for himself, one who was not subjected to the typical growth acceleration and behavioral modifications given to the clones. Fett raised this clone as his son, whom he named Boba Fett,[4] and remained on Kamino to supervise the flash-training of the clone troopers.[9] Jango Fett was also an associate of pirate captain, Hondo Ohnaka, and fellow bounty hunter, Aurra Sing.[10]

Plot to assassinate Padmé AmidalaEdit

"I hit the ship, but they used a decoy."
"We'll have to try something more subtle this time, Zam. My client is getting impatient. Here, take these. Be careful--they're very poisonous. Zam, there can be no mistakes this time."
―Zam Wesell and Jango Fett[src]
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Zam Wesell is confronted by Fett for failing to kill Padmé Amidala during her first assassination attempt.

Towards the end of his life, Fett was involved in the assassination attempts against Senator Padmé Amidala, who was secretly being targeted by Dooku at the request of Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation. Fett had subcontracted the Clawdite bounty hunter Zam Wesell to carry out these attempts. After Wesell failed to kill Amidala upon the Senator's arrival to Coruscant, Fett provided her with a pair of deadly kouhuns and tasked her to kill Amidala in her sleep. The plan was foiled by two Jedi that had been assigned to protect the Senator, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker. Wesell fled, but was apprehended by the Jedi after a lengthy pursuit throughout Coruscant. However, before she was able to reveal the identity of her employer to the Jedi, Fett killed her from afar with a Kamino saberdart.[4]

Encounter on KaminoEdit

"Do you like your army?"
"I look forward to seeing them in action."
"They'll do their job well. I'll guarantee that."
―Jango Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]
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On Kamino, Jango fights Obi-Wan Kenobi.

As part of a Jedi investigation into the assassination attempts, Fett was tracked back to Kamino by Kenobi after the Jedi was able to determine the Kaminoan origins of the saberdart used to kill Wesell. There, the two met under civil circumstances at Fett's apartment in Tipoca City. Fett was questioned by Kenobi, who wished to know the details surrounding the creation of the clone army and Fett's knowledge of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. Fett only told Kenobi that he had never heard of anyone named Sifo-Dyas, and that he was recruited by someone called Tyranus. After Kenobi left, Fett told Boba they were leaving. However, on the landing platform where Fett's ship, the Slave I, was docked, they were ambushed by Kenobi. The two battled for a short time before Kenobi went over the edge of the landing platform, giving Fett an opportunity to escape. Fett was followed to the planet Geonosis by Kenobi, who had placed a homing beacon on the hull of the Slave I. Fett led Kenobi on a prolonged chase through Geonosis' asteroid field and eventually locked onto his ship with a missile, believing Kenobi to have perished.[4]

DeathEdit

"Don't move, Jedi."
―Jango Fett, to Anakin Skywalker[src]
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Jango Fett is beheaded by Mace Windu.

Fett later captured Skywalker and Amidala in the droid factory on Geonosis during their attempt to rescue Kenobi, who had been taken prisoner by the Separatists. In the Petranaki arena, during the scheduled execution of Amidala, Kenobi, and Skywalker, Jedi Master Mace Windu led a Jedi assault team to rescue the three prisoners in what would be the first battle of the Clone Wars. Fett protected Dooku during the skirmish, killing Jedi Master Coleman Trebor before joining the melee in the arena and attacking Windu. Fett leapt for Windu's dropped lightsaber, but was run over by a stampeding reek. The reek charged at Fett a second time, who dispatched it with one shot. Fett was then rushed by Windu and began firing at the Jedi, who deflected the bounty hunter's shots. Fett attempted to use his jetpack to get away, but was unaware of the malfunction caused by the reek, and was subsequently decapitated by Windu.[4]

LegacyEdit

"That was for Jango."
―Boba Fett[src]
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Boba Fett in his Mandalorian armor.

During Kenobi's visit to the planet Mandalore, he had a brief conversation with Prime Minister Almec about the late Jango Fett. Almec declared that the bounty hunter was not a Mandalorian despite the armor he wore.[11]

Fett's death inspired Boba to pursue a vendetta against Windu, in the hopes of getting revenge and killing the Jedi Master. The attempt failed,[10] and Boba went on to become a legendary bounty hunter, as his father had been.[12] During his assassination attempt, Boba used Jango's helmet as a detonator. All that remained of the helmet was a charred half.[13]

EquipmentEdit

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Jango's armor.

Jango Fett wore a set of energized Mandalorian armor designed with a durasteel alloy[1] and piloted a customized Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft named Slave I throughout his career, which his son Boba inherited upon his death.[1][12][14] Fett also carried a vast array of equipment on his person. He owned a pair of customized WESTAR-34 blaster pistols that had hollowed-out grips[1] and used a Z-6 jetpack with a built-in missile launcher.[1][15] Jango was also known to use the JT-12 jetpack which was a lighter weight model of the Z-6. This jetpack was worn in the arena on Geonosis. He used a number of gadgets hidden in his gauntlets, including vibroblades,[5] a whipcord thrower, and a ZX miniature flame projector.[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jango Fett was portrayed by Temuera Morrison in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,[4] who went on to play the clone troopers in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[16] He provided the voice for Boba Fett in the 2004 DVD release of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,[17] reflecting the fact that Boba is a clone of Jango Fett.[4]

As an interest fact, Jango's armor was originally colored white like the clone troopers (a nod to Boba Fett's concept design during the development of The Empire Strikes Back), but at the end, it was changed to blue.[18]

Jango Fett was a Mandalorian in the lore of Star Wars Legends. In the "Creating Mandalore" featurette on The Clone Wars: Season Two DVD set, however, series director Dave Filoni explained that, according to George Lucas, the Fetts were not Mandalorians.[19] After the creation of the new official Star Wars canon, Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group reiterated that the Fetts are not Mandalorians.[2]

Before the cancellation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, Jango's son Boba was set to star in a four-episode arc starring him and Jango's fellow Cad Bane. During a "rescue mission" on Tatooine in order to save a child from Tusken Raiders, the story would emphasize Boba's and Cad's relation to one another as Cad had known Jango.[20] The storyline, however, went unmade when The Clone Wars series was untimely cancelled.

In Angry Birds Star Wars II, Jango's role differs from that in the films. He is present during the events of The Phantom Menace and assists Darth Sidious as his main ally. During the events of Attack of the Clones, his death was changed - being accidentally shot apparently by a Stormtrooper, rather than beheaded by Mace Windu.

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