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Jango Fett
Biographical information
Homeworld

Concord Dawn

Born

66 BBY (31BrS)[1], Concord Dawn

Died

22 BBY (13), Geonosis

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Height

1.83 meters[2]

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

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

Jango Fett was a renowned bounty hunter, assassin, mercenary, and the "father" of Boba Fett, a genetic clone of his whom he raised as a son. A Human from Concord Dawn, Fett was adopted by Mandalorian warriors following the murder of his parents in 58 BBY. Years later, he would go on to lead them through much of the Mandalorian Civil War. After being imprisoned by Jedi, Jango was responsible for destroying the Death Watch, a Mandalorian group who killed Jango's mentor, Jaster Mereel.

Following the conclusion of that conflict, Jango left the Mandalorians and became a bounty hunter, quickly establishing a reputation as being one of the best in the Galaxy. Later on, Fett agreed to serve as the genetic template for the clones that would form the bulk of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Though struck down by Mace Windu in combat, Jango’s legacy would live on through his son Boba, as well as his cloned brethren, who would have a profound impact on galactic history.

Biography

Early life (66 BBY to 32 BBY)

"Welcome to the Mandalorians."
―Jaster Mereel[src]
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Jango Fett as a young boy on Concord Dawn.

Jango Fett was born to a family of farmers on the world of Concord Dawn, a planet long associated with the heavily-armored super-soldiers known as the Mandalorians.[3] Fett's father served as Journeyman Protector, having taken over the role when former Protector Jaster Mereel was exiled.[3]

Jango was a young boy when the war began between the true Mandalorians, led by Jaster Mereel, and a traitorous scion of their ranks, Vizsla. In 58 BBY, the civil war spilled on to Jango's homeworld in the Battle of Concord Dawn. The rebel Death Watch pursued the Mandalorian loyalists to the Fett homestead, where Mereel and his followers were granted refuge by the Fett family.[3]

The Death Watch caught up with the True Mandalorians and, in an attempt to root them out of their hiding place, murdered every member of Jango Fett's family. Young Jango survived, however, rescued by the Mandalorian loyalists. They took Jango with them and he began his service with the Mandalorians immediately, bombing an armored vehicle in an ambush on the Death Watch.[3]

Jango was then taken in by the Mandalorian leader, Jaster Mereel, who raised the young boy as he would his own son. He served with Mereel's forces for the rest of the Mandalorian Civil War until the Battle of Korda 6. By that time, he was one of Mereel's top lieutenants.[3]

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Jango, in full Mandalorian armor, just prior to the Battle of Korda 6.

On Korda 6, Mereel was betrayed by his second-in-command, Montross, who abandoned the Mandalore to the Death Watch. Mereel was killed and Jango alone returned to the Mandalorians with the leader's corpse. Montross attempted to seize control, but his apparent betrayal of Mereel left the other Mandalorians cold. They denounced Montross and proclaimed that they would follow only Jango. Jango Fett became Mandalore, and Montross slipped off into exile.[3]

In 41 BBY, Jango somehow lost his armor in the Meridian Sector. While searching for it, Jango met a woman named Sheeka Tull. She helped him find his armor, and they began a relationship. The two spent a year together, which ended when their ship was attacked by pirates. They each entered separate escape pods and never saw each other again.[4]

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Jango escapes from ambush on Galidraan.

Fett led the Mandalorians for the rest of the war until the disastrous Battle of Galidraan where the Death Watch led them into a trap. The Governor of Galidraan had secretly been hiding the Death Watch on his world. He was also facing an insurrection by some of his colonists, so he hired the True Mandalorians, under Jango Fett, to eliminate the rebels, which they did. However, under the advice of the Death Watch leader, Vizsla, the governor also informed the Jedi Council that a group of Mandalorians were murdering "political activists." A group of Jedi were dispatched to the planet to deal with the Mandalorians, led by Jedi Master Dooku and his Padawan Komari Vosa. In the resulting battle, the True Mandalorians on the planet were wiped out. Jango, the sole survivor, became enraged and demonstrated his amazing physical abilities by killing many of the attacking Jedi with his bare hands before finally surrendering. The Jedi turned Jango over to the custody of the Galidraan government and the governor had Jango sold into slavery. The Death Watch were victorious.[3]

Fett eventually escaped from slavery, and tracked the Death Watch to Corellia. There, he avenged Jaster Mereel's death, killing Vizsla (with the help of a family of dire-cats) and a good many of his followers.[3]

With the civil war finally over, the Mandalorians were all but extinct, the remaining few Death Watch members fleeing to the far reaches of the galaxy. Jango, using his combat skills, weaponry, and mercenary mindset, became a bounty hunter, piloting his ship, Jaster's Legacy.[5] Jango soon became famous for his accomplishments throughout the galaxy, not least of which were the Jedi he killed during the Battle of Galidraan. Despite this, he always considered himself a simple man trying to survive and make a living.[3]

He took up residence at Outland Station where, with the help of an associate named Rozatta, he continued his career as a bounty hunter and soldier-for-hire.[6]

The hunt for the prime clone (32 BBY)

"I am the best. Always was."
―Jango to Montross[src]

In 32 BBY, Fett followed up on an advertisement to find a template for a clone army disguised as an advertisement to become a Mandalorian. Fett participated in a “last man standing” shootout known as "Fett Club", which he won with the aid of a blonde woman. After that, a man named Tyranus then hired him to be the template for a clone army at his price and he was told to report to Kamino.[7]

Shortly after the Invasion of Naboo, Jango was contacted by a man named Tyranus, who offered him a bounty on his former Jedi apprentice, Komari Vosa, who was now the deranged leader of a crime syndicate known as the Bando Gora. Jango had to compete with Montross, the former Mandalorian traitor whom Tyranus had also contacted about the bounty.[6]

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Fett’s journey began on Coruscant, where there were rumors that the Bando Gora was behind some strange deathstick shipments. Jango pursued a low-life deathstick dealer, Jervis Gloom, throughout the entertainment district, and forced him to reveal who he was working for. This led Jango to a nerf processing plant, in search of its owner, Groff Haug. Montross was a step ahead and already reached Haug and killed him. Jango searched Haug's database and found a transmission from Senator Trell. He interrogated Trell, and learned that a ruthless Dug named Sebolto was manufacturing deathsticks in a factory on Malastare, and was using the senator for protection.[6]

In order to gain access to the Dug, Jango traveled to Oovo IV to retrieve Bendix Fust, a smuggler serving time there that a had a bounty on his head. Under Roz's advice, Jango proceeded to the asteroid prison with the idea of breaking out Fust to gain an audience. However, just as Fett reached his cell, his mission was delayed when a novice bounty hunter named Zam Wesell managed to capture Fust first. The two met at gunpoint, but decided to work together to escape the lockdowned prison. Her interference ultimately caused Jango to lose his ship, Jaster's Legacy. Stealing a prototype police interceptor, his new starship became his and his son's trademark ship—Slave I. Later, Jango formed a partnership with Zam and they mutually agreed to split the bounty when they delivered Fust to Sebolto.[6]

Heading to Malastare, Sebolto's homeworld, Fett managed to sneak inside the crimelord's palace with the help of Zam. The Clawdite delivered Fust to Sebolto while Jango went in the back way, trekking his way through the dense jungle outside of Seboloto's palace. Zam managed to get away from Sebolto and head back down the compound, where she helped Jango call a skiff to cross a chasm separating the compound from the jungle. They then went back up the compound to Sebolto's palace with the pair of them killing anyone who got in their way. When they confronted Sebolto he frantically tried to escape, but he managed to fall into a smelting pit instead. Jango then fought hordes of Bando Gora as he made his way deeper into Sebolto's deathstick factory and later fought Montross as well. Reaching Sebolto's transport ship, Fett discovered Huttese markings, which led Jango straight to Tatooine. Two Hutts, Jabba Desilijic Tiure and Gardulla the Elder, controlled the desert planet, and one of them had connections to the Bando Gora.[6]

In order to gain an audience with Jabba, Jango fought a gang of outlaws led by Longo Two-Guns, who had a price on his head that was posted by the Hutt. When Jango came to Jabba to collect his reward, he asked the slimy crimelord about the Bando Gora. However, it turned out that Jabba actually had nothing to do with Vosa or the crime syndicate. Instead he informed Jango that it was Gardulla, not him, that was allied with the cult. In the meantime, Zam managed to sneak inside Gardulla's palace but was captured, leaving Jango to fight his way inside by himself. But when he got there, Jango wanted to leave her in her cell for protection, which Zam mistook for leaving her out of a fair 50-50 share of Vosa’s bounty. She called for the guards, who then knocked Jango out and stripped him of his weapons, and then brought him to Gardulla to decide his fate. The Hutt decided to simply kill Jango by feeding the famed bounty hunter to her pet Krayt dragon. As Fett was brought to its pen, he managed to kill the guards that were at his side holding him down. Retrieving his weapons, Jango fought his way through the palace. In the end, Gardulla ended up as being lunch for her own beast, but not before Jango had discovered the information he was searching for—the identity of Vosa's hideout, Kohlma, a burial moon of Bogden.[6]

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Jango Fett, Mandalorian bounty hunter.

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

Leaving Zam in her cell because of her apparent betrayal, Fett set off to return to Outland Station. Unbeknownst to Fett, however, Rozatta was at the very moment under attack by Montross. It would seem the other bounty hunter had barely made a move on the bounty, instead tracking Jango through a beacon planted on his ship. Roz, despite Jango's personal motto "trust no-one", was one of the few people who cared about Jango. Revealing the location as the fourth moon of Bogden, her last wish was that he would find something to actually care and live for besides money. She believed that despite his dangerous line of work, he was a good and honorable man and deserved more out of life.[6]

Jango traveled to the Bogden system, fighting all matter of Bando Gora along the way. Having one last duel with Montross, he denied his old foe an honorable "warrior's" death, instead allowing the Bando Gora to proudly finish Montross off. Moving deeper into Vosa's lair, Fett was ambushed, knocked unconscious, and stripped of his weaponry.[6]

Having captured Jango, the Bando Gora prepared to turn him into a mindless slave. It was here that Jango acquired most of his facial scars. Vosa herself came to demand of him the name of his employer, but Zam Wesell freed Jango before being injured by the insane Dark Jedi. After a long duel with Vosa, Jango Fett emerged victorious. As he prepared to finish her off, Vosa asked if he would choose to leave her alive. Jango, looking at the ruined female nearing her death, lowered his weapons. Vosa murmured "He… is here." before being choked with the Force to her last breath.[6]

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Jango Fett is captured by Komari Vosa.

To Jango's surprise, Tyranus was indeed there, and he was impressed. The bounty was a test to determine if the rumors of Jango's skills against Jedi were true.[5] If so, his clones trained under his supervision would be very effective once Order 66, the order to eliminate all Jedi, was issued. While Jango had personally killed many Jedi on Galidraan, Tyranus considered his former apprentice a more challenging test. In addition to the bounty on Vosa, Tyranus offered Jango a tempting sum of money for an unusual task: Jango was to be a template for an army of clones. Jango agreed, and soon millions of clones were created in his likeness at the cloning facility on Kamino. Jango, however, remembered Rozatta's final wish and asked for one clone produced without genetic tampering, an apprentice and son that would become Jaster's legacy and revive the Mandalorians.[6]

Jango Fett left Kohlma and said his goodbyes to Zam Wesell (who, thanks to trauma received on Kohlma, had seemingly forgotten what Jango looked like beneath his helmet when they next encountered each other, some five years later).[8] After parting ways, he returned to Dooku's estate to finalize his deal with the Sith Lord. His wish for an heir was granted and he was awarded Boba Fett.[3] Contrary to his later claims, Jango was aware that Tyranus was also former Jedi Master Count Dooku, the Separatist leader, having already met Dooku at the Battle of Galidraan.[3]

Final years (32 BBY to 22 BBY)

"Apart from his pay, which is considerable, Fett demanded only one thing: an unaltered clone for himself. Curious, isn't it?"
―Lama Su, referring to Jango's request for Boba Fett[src]
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Jango with his "son", Boba.

Jango did not fully retire from his career, but he took fewer jobs and spent more time on Kamino, where he raised Boba in the Mandalorian ways while assisting the Kaminoans in developing training programs for the clone troopers. To assist him in this task, he recruited one hundred training sergeants, seventy-five of whom were Mandalorians, to assist in the task. These men became known as the Cuy'val Dar—"Those Who No Longer Exist". Fett and the Mandalorian Cuy'val Dar taught some of the clones Mandalorian culture, including the language and chants of their people. The clones' white armor was even based on the Mandalorian armor Fett wore.[9]

Shortly before the Clone Wars, Ashaar Khorda employed Jango to retrieve the statue known as the Infant of Shaa.[8] Khorda hoped to use the Infant's power to destroy Coruscant in the upcoming conflict. Fett succeeded in attaining the statue, but was persuaded by his rival and contemporary Zam Wesell to re-steal the statue from Khorda to save the galactic capital. A last-minute effort by Fett and Wesell saved the Infant from unleashing its power within a central Coruscant power core. Jedi Master Yarael Poof sacrificed himself to contain the fracturing statue and prevent the destruction of Coruscant, and Fett returned the statue to Seylott, the planet where the Infant was created, for safekeeping.[10]

During the cloning process, Fett automatically became one of Tyranus's bodyguards (effectively placing him in the Confederacy of Independent Systems). Had he not already known, Fett probably now realized that Dooku (the Jedi Master who led the attack on Galidraan) and Tyranus were the same person. This knowledge would greatly help his son later on.[11]

In 23 BBY Tyranus employed Fett to kill the leader of a resistance force determined to free Kuat's population from its servitude. Boba accompanied his father Kuat City, where Jango used the boy as bait to lure his bounty into the open. While Jango assassinated the camp members, a young Boba threw a thermal detonator and fled into the tents. Once Fett's bounty located the boy, the colonist was horrified to learn the young boy was the son of the man sent to kill him. Jango, having finished assassinating the remaining members of the camp, tracked down Boba and demanded that Larbo release his son, slashing his way through the tent's canopy. Disgusted, Larbo asked what kind of man would use his own son as bait, and Boba replied, "Only a son can know his father's heart". After Jango killed Larbo, Boba escaped with his father aboard Slave I and informed the Count of their successful mission.[12]

Months later, Tyranus ordered Fett to capture Groodo the Hutt, Senator Rodd of Fondor, and droid engineer Hurlo Holowan. The three criminals had attempted to bring ruin to the Fondor system by blowing up Fondor’s shipyards. Jango allowed his now nine-year-old son Boba to join him on this dangerous assignment. Unfortunately, Fett learned that Cradossk and Bossk—two other bounty hunters hired by Wat Tambor—were stalking the same target.[13]

Jango succeeded in capturing Rodd, but with one setback—while his guard was down, Boba was temporarily captured by Bossk and brought before Cradossk.[13] After liberating Boba from the Trandoshans, Jango was reluctant to continue his assignment until Boba was out of harm's way. He subcontracted Zam Wesell to go after Hurlo Holowan while Jango brought Boba back to the safety of Kamino. Jango also contacted Tyranus to find out who hired Cradossk and have him taken off the job.[14]

After the capture of Holowan, Jango went to Balmorra to capture Groodo the Hutt. Groodo had been hiding at the well-defended castle of his brother Rigorra, the planetary warlord. Jango ran into Aurra Sing on Balmorra who had been hunting Rigorra herself for personal reasons. The two hunters successfully infiltrated Rigorra’s palace together but were captured along with two other bounty hunters—Bossk and Skorr—who were also hunting Groodo. Fett and Sing managed to escape from Rigorra's clutches and capture their targets. Jango then delivered Rodd, Holowan and Groodo to Count Dooku on Geonosis, and departed. This would be one of the final missions Fett undertook in his life.[15]

On contract for the Trade Federation, Jango also went after the Toydarian Reti due to his predations on Trade Federation assets on Maramere. Fett pursued Reti to Nod Kartha before he finally caught up with him in a flurry of laser cannon blasts from Slave I. The Toydarian fired his hyperdrive to escape Fett and the ultimate outcome of the hunt is unknown, though Fett certainly survived.[16]

The eve of war (22 BBY)

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Ten years after the cloning process had begun on Kamino, the formation of the clone army was progressing well. 200,000 units were ready, with a million more on the way, when Jango was hired to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala, who could have become a threat due to her successes during the Battle of Naboo. The plot failed (but not without fatalities) and Jango was forced to murder his partner, Zam Wesell, to keep his identity secret. Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi traced the poisonous saberdart Fett used to kill Wesell to Kamino and learned of the clone army of which the Jedi were previously unaware. Jango and Kenobi initially met on civil terms, but later, when Kenobi tried to apprehend Jango for further questioning, they clashed in a titanic battle where Jango bested Obi-Wan in combat and escaped with Boba in Slave I.[5][17][18]

However, Kenobi was able to track them to Geonosis, where, after a dogfight in the planet's rings, he learned that Jango and Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus) were in league with the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Kenobi was captured and sentenced to death in the arena for espionage, as were Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, who had come to rescue him. Count Dooku, Jango and his son Boba were special guests of the Geonosian Archduke Poggle the Lesser and watched the execution from a private box.[18]

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Jango stands beside Dooku.

The execution ceremony did not go as planned, as all three prisoners managed to escape. At one point, Nute Gunray became so furious that he ordered Jango to "finish her off", but Dooku told the Viceroy to be patient and that she would die. However, Mace Windu sneaked into the box and held Jango at bay by placing his lightsaber at the bounty hunter's throat. As several super battle droids arrived to deter the Jedi, Jango fired his wrist-mounted flamethrower at Mace, who leapt out of the box and into the arena, throwing off his burning cloak and landing unharmed. Just then, 200 Jedi who had been hiding in the crowd activated their lightsabers and a massive battle broke out between the Jedi and the Confederacy's battle droids. Jango, remaining in the viewing box, blasted Jedi Council member Coleman Trebor off the balcony, killing him, when he attempted to confront Dooku. Jango next jetted to the arena floor itself, hoping to help turn the tide of the battle in favor of the Confederacy.[18]

"They will die a death that will last millennia, until all that remains is their code, their history, and in the end, the shell of their armor upon the shell of a man, too easily slain by Jedi."
―Darth Traya's prediction of Jango's death, nearly 4,000 years before it[src]

Jango again confronted Windu, who had dropped his lightsaber. However, Windu retrieved it with a simple Force Pull. A reek, one of the creatures that had been let loose to execute the prisoners and was still loose, suddenly disrupted their battle, trampling Jango in the process. Jango killed it with a swift blast to the head, but his jetpack was damaged with the reek's attack.[18] As Windu rushed in, Jango's attempts to blast him proved futile, leading him to attempt to gain space by jetting away. The jetpack upon which he relied failed to fire, leaving him vulnerable to Windu's decapitating strike.[18] Failed by his equipment, Fett fell, and the prophecy concerning the end of the Mandalorians, once announced by the Sith Lord Darth Traya, came true.[19]

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Jango Fett is beheaded by Mace Windu.

Jango's clones told themselves a different story of his death, however: that he was unaware of Dooku's treason and unwilling to malign his honor by going back on his word, and killed twelve Jedi Masters before being killed himself. Although the real details of Jango's death eventually became clear, the clones nonetheless continued to faithfully serve under the Jedi, even Windu.[20]

Jango never lived to see his clones participate in the Clone Wars, which tore the galaxy apart and cleared the way for the Galactic Empire. Nor did he ever see his son Boba continue his bounty hunting legacy, using his father's weapons and ship, as well as the suit of Mandalorian armor once worn by Jaster Mereel.[20]

In honor of the legendary bounty hunter, a gladiatorial pit that became known as the Jango Fett Arena was built in the city of Mos Eisley on Tatooine.[20]

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Boba Fett recovers the helmet of his slain 'father'.

Though Jango died long before his time, he would, from a certain point of view, live on forever not only through Boba Fett, but also the millions of his clones that went on to serve the Republic and, for the most part, continued to serve the new Galactic Empire until the Battle of Endor.[20]

Jango Fett was buried on Geonosis by Boba with the simple initials J.F. on a headstone.[17] In 40 ABY Boba, along with his granddaughter Mirta Gev, retrieved Jango's remains from Geonosis so that they could be buried on Mandalore next to Boba's daughter, Ailyn Vel.[21]

Personality and traits

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Jango Fett was thorough, instinctive, and ruthless when it came to bounty hunting, but he was known to have a soft side for the few people he cared about in life. He was often motivated by money, and as such his loyalty was to the highest bidder. He became so efficient in bounty hunting that even planetary governments were known to hire him.[22]

Fett kept himself in top condition, maintaining the habit of training often with his equipment.[22] He was also very intelligent, having prudent tactical skills, and was fluent in Huttese.[6] Nonetheless, he would always prefer a subtle approach to his hunting, a trait that he would pass on to his son.[6]

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Jango Fett takes aim while employing his jetpack.

Jango kept a cool demeanor when calculating his every move, always playing to win or survive. He knew best when to make use of evasion, which enabled him to outlast his enemies.[22] In fact, it was only when his evasion skills did fail him, at the Battle of Geonosis, that he was defeated.[18]

Jango also worked out his own moral code that he deemed honorable by his standards, although he was ruthless when it came to bounty hunting.[6] He would live much of his life as a bounty hunter following these guidelines. Later, he would raise his son Boba by these codes, which shaped what type of missions Boba would undertake in his own lifetime.[17]

Jango preferred to work alone; however, he would occasionally partner with Zam Wesell when working together was in their best interest.[8][10] He also worked with his associate Rozatta early in his career as a bounty hunter.[6] However, other than Zam and Roz, Jango was a loner who usually kept to himself, most likely because of Montross' betrayal, which had cost Jaster Mereel his life.[3]

Consistent with his preference for working alone, Fett also chose to live alone. He never married or formed long-term relationships; and it seemed that he would never have any progeny. However, the cloning enterprise gave him an unexpected opportunity to raise a son who was an exact genetic replica of himself--unlike the usual kind of offspring, whose genes are a random mixture of genes from mother and father. In addition to his pay, which was considerable, he requested only one thing: an unaltered clone for himself. By specifying that this particular clone be genetically unaltered and grow at the normal, unaccellerated rate, Jango Fett could reasonably expect that Boba Fett would learn all the skills and values he wanted to teach him. It is not surprising that Boba Fett would continue in his father's line of work.[18]

Weapons

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Fett's chest armor.

Jango Fett wore the signature armor of the Mandalorians, restored by the Governor of Galidraan. Fett was also armed with Westar-34 twin Dallorian blasters, BlasTech Dur-24 wrist laser, Czerka ZX miniature flame projector, and a Gauntlet Dartcaster with Kamino saberdarts (among other kinds). Fett's left gauntlet also had a Kelvarex Consolidated Arms MM9 mini concussion rocket, which utilized computer target tracking. Fett used Type-12A anti-personnel rockets, Type-12B gas capsules, and Merr-Sonn 1126 rockets. He also carried a sonic beam weapon, wristband blades, wrist mounted grappling hook, boot spikes, and electromagnetic devices in his gloves, enabling him to attract his guns from a short distance.[18][6][8][3]

Jetpack

Fett's Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack.

He had two jetpacks, one of which was a Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack; the jetpack was personally manufactured for Jango Fett by Merr-Sonn Munitions prior to the Clone Wars. The other was a Z-6 jetpack manufactured by Mitrinomon Transports. The JT-12 was a compact jetpack featuring a warhead missile launcher. This model was similar to the more heavily-armored Mitrinomon Z-6 jetpack. The Mitrinomon Z-6 was a more common model of jetpack used by the Mandalorians. Many famous Mandalorians used this type of jetpack, including Jango Fett and Boba Fett. The jetpack included a targeting computer, flight gyros, and a missile/grapple launcher. Both models were favored by Jango.[18]

Oddly enough, both Jango and Boba were thwarted by their jetpacks: while fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi on Kamino, Jango's jetpack detached itself and flew out of control, exploding against a column. Also during Jango's final battle, it was the malfunction of his jetpack that ultimately resulted in his death.[18] Likewise, while battling Luke Skywalker over the Pit of Carkoon, Boba's jetpack was accidentally activated by Han Solo, launching him into the side of Jabba's sail barge and into the sarlacc.[23]

Vehicles

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Slave I.

After the death of his mentor, Jaster Mereel, Jango inherited Mereel's personal ship. Renaming it Jaster's Legacy, he used it in many of his bounty hunting contracts. During the hunt for Komari Vosa, which led to Oovo IV, the ship was sabotaged by Zam Wesell. Needing a replacement, he found a prototype fleet of Firespray-class starships in one of the hangars of the asteroid prison. Stealing one and demolishing the others, he christened it "Slave I", which he used up until his death. The ship would later go into the hands of his son, Boba Fett.[6]

Behind the scenes

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Jango Fett was portrayed by Temuera Morrison in Attack of the Clones and voiced by Morrison in the video games Star Wars: Bounty Hunter and Star Wars: Battlefront II.[18][6][24] An unknown actor or actors portray and voice Fett in a commercial ILM filmed for Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.[25] Fett also makes a cameo appearance in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.[26]

George Lucas is thought to have chosen the name "Jango" as a reference to the titular character of the movie Django.[27] Like Jango, Django is also a loner mercenary with a harsh past. www.ambufett.com was a domain name purchased by Lucasfilm before the release of Attack of the Clones.[28] It is possible that Ambu Fett may have been considered as the original name of Jango, or another Fett family member, or perhaps another clone. Another name proposed for the character was J'mee Fett.[29]

There is a discrepancy in the time during which Fett spends with Sheeka Tull; in two locations in The Cestus Deception it is specifically said they met in 41 BBY; however, Sheeka also says that they met two years after the destruction of the Mandalorians, which took place in 34 BBY.[4]

Appearances

Non-canon appearances

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Sources

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Notes and references

  1. Leland Chee's Star Wars Blog
  2. While Jango's official height is 1.83 meters, his actor is significantly shorter. This can be seen in every scene Jango appears in with Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is 1.79 meters tall, and is reflected in The Cestus Deception, which states his clones as being 1.78 meters tall.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Jango Fett: Open Seasons
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Cestus Deception
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The New Essential Chronology
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  7. Fett Club
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Star Wars: Jango Fett
  9. Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Zam Wesell
  11. Boba Fett: Crossfire
  12. The Way of the Warrior
  13. 13.0 13.1 Star Wars Adventures 4: Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters
  14. Star Wars Adventures 5: The Shape-Shifter Strikes
  15. Star Wars Adventures 6: The Warlords of Balmorra
  16. Jedi Starfighter
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive
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