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Who's your favorite Bounty Hunter?

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by KOBRAkon, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. KOBRAkon

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    I want to know who everyone's favorite Bounty Hunter from the Star Wars Universe is. This could be from any of the films or TV shows. My favorite is Cad Bane!
     
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    I'll go with Bossk. He just looked so tough, had an amazing outfit, and his figure was a free giveaway with 4 proofs of purchase back in 1980. You can't beat that!
     
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    Gotta go with Dengar.

    He comes across as a slovenly and thoroughly detestable individual.

    I like that in a bounty hunter. :D

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    I remember that!
     
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    I second that. Plus he is probably the most mysterious one: In many of the ROJ preview pictures in 1983 he was shown standing next to Boba Fett in Jabba's palace.
    Then came the movie - and not a single trace of him in it. I really wonder what happened to him.
     
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    I personally ignore the prequels as existing in MY universe so I still like Boba Fett who is a Mandalorian Shocktrooper; a left over relic from the days of the Old Republic and is believed to be a cyborg during the OT because he is still spry.

    same with IG-88, the assassin droids being something developed in the tail end of the original Clone Wars... Lucas lifted the vibe of the Butlerian Jihad from Dune in his backstory.. that's why computer systems are analog and they have things like 'restraining bolts' and wiping droids memories.. so they dont have a repeat of such an event.

    ^ ^ If these details don't make any sense to you it's because it was stuff they would release in Starlog magazine and the Marvel comics (which were approved by Lucasfilm before they could go forward).. and other such sources.

    I thought Bossk's look was awesome too stencil. I'm sad he blew up on Jabba's sail barge :(

    Cad Bane is cool though. I'd like to see him show up in Rogue One or something.

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    you can see him in the background on Jabba's sail barge in RotJ

    you can also see Dengar in the background of Jabba's palace.
     
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    I'll be honest. I've seen RotJ many many times but never saw Bossk in there. I'm stunned and saddened!
     
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    Beautiful! Perfect! Cool observation! If I ever get a time machine I'll tell George Lucas to do the prequels right after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. ;-)

    Indeed, the bounty hunter scene in ESB has all the elements of a peek inside the original back story.

    Wow! I then must have missed that in the past 32 years. It's almost impossible to overlook Dengar, but I'll give my disc a spin tonight and look for Bossk (good I asked...)

    UPDATE:

    @daffy72, should we ever meet in real life I owe you a drink!

    First I did a picture search and found a publicity still I had never seen before (attached below).

    First, we just see one of Bossk's arms next to one of these glass panels close to blue Max Rebo (see image below), the glass panels obscure his body.
    Next, we see him standing behind Threepio's right, just as Jabba is about to announce his verdict.
    Last, we see him looking to the outside as Leia is smashing the controls and the shutters shut.

    But Bossk's body movement looks as if is just in the process of disembarking. He doesn't react or pays attention to what happens to Jabba or participates in the battle...it looks as if he just leaves!

    What's the story?! What did he do all that time before in Jabba's palace and how was he disembarking? Did he have a skiff pick him up and to what purpose?!

    I read strange EU stories that Fett had somehow "lost" Slave I in Tatooine's orbit and eventually took Bossk's ship. Come again?!?!

    Looks to me if Bossk was the first one back at Jabba's palace to do whatever he had planned to do.

    Maybe Boba Fett was the best bounty hunter in the galaxy, but I wonder now if Bossk wasn't the smartest.
     

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    I'm going to go with Cad Bane as well. He's the only bounty hunter that made my jaw drop to the floor with his cunning and mercilessness. I never understood the Boba Fett fan club.
     
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    Boba fett because of the hilarious death. (boba fett)
     
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    Yeah you know what? the only ones that escaped the barge are:
    - boba fett
    - luke & leia
    - R2 & 3PO
    - the weequay luke throws out through the porthole

    as it was the heroes barely outran the explosion
     
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    These are the ones we know or can assume they survived in one piece (wonder what the shrapnel of the explosion did to the Sarlacc).

    With Bossk I believe we are looking at two options: Either he did leave the scene before things totally got out of hand or he was knocked out by a shutter the moment he was ready to get a clear shot at one of our heroes. I just can't imagine him sticking around and doing nothing.
     
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    i'm not assuming. i know. everyone else blew up. if they were willing to kill boba fett like a b*tch you know everyone else went out the same way.

    i think the concussive force of that explosion right over the Sarlacc could have been enough to possible kill it.. depends just how much sand is covering it though .... land or water is one of the best absorbers.. thats why bunkers are built underground

    and yes im sure the shrapnel did it no favors...

    when i was a kid a moron stuffed an industrial steel drum full of fireworks and lit it off.. shrapnel went through the car he was hiding behind across the street and cut him almost in half.. shrapnel was found almost up to 2 miles away. so it is like a big fragmentation grenade..

    the shrapnel effect on the Sarlacc's mouth probably looked a lot like Burt using the elephant gun on the graboid's mouth in Tremors
     
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    Sorry, but I have to play the role of devil's advocate here. We can only "know" what we actually did see in the film or learned (to some extent) from the novelizations or radio dramas (George Lucas Canon unless contradicted by the actual films).

    Already in ESB (or from Fett himself) Bossk learned that Vader was obsessed with finding this Skywalker. Anybody who could add 1 + 1 then must have been aware that this Skywalker showing up in Jabba's Palace (who was only aware of Solo and Chewbacca) meant serious trouble. Why Boba Fett was below decks during the planned ececution is beyond me, but that's not the issue. Like Fett Bossk, too, was probably armed and maybe stayed below deliberately to "protect" Jabba - which he obviously did not (heck, he might have somehow communicated to Leia that he wasn't going to interfere with their plans).

    Supposedly Bossk is a pro like some other bounty hunters. To assume that two of the more famous bounty hunters failed simultaneously in the situation depicted would be rather "D'oh" to me. I'd say that the timing and editing of onscreen events would have made an escape by Bossk on a skiff standing by and awaiting his signal possible.

    And I wholeheartedly have to concur with those that claim Fett was still alive. The description by Threepio made it clear that you wouldn't be instantly disintegrated once inside the Sarlacc but instead be slowly digested over a "thousand years" (I'd say without water you'd be dead after three days but that's a different story). Considering Boba Fett had been swallowed with all his gear mostly intact, he might have been the only one sufficiently equipped to make it out of the Sarlacc alive.
     
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    the only one confirmed to have survived besides the heroes is Boba fett- said by Lucas himself.
    If they stay true to that i guess it will be addressed in the upcoming boba fett movie. so far the only reference made was in one book that scavengers had found his acid-pocked armor

    everything youre referencing concerning Bossk is not considered canon by the story group which only considers the 6 movies and the clone wars 3d cartoon and rebels going forward with the new movies, books, comics, etc but like the old EU a lot of that stuff is (well lets just say i have opinions about it) ;)
    they do not consider the novelizations or radio dramas canon.

    just deal with it.. they all died. this is fine. its easy for talented people to create new interesting characters
    bounty hunter scum are a credit a dozen
     
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    Okay, then it's settled although I wonder if anybody has ever pointed out Bossk's odd behaviour in the background. I don't believe George Lucas cared about such minutiae but since he was there when these scenes were shot the particular fate of Bossk was perhaps discussed.

    I haven't made up my mind whether we can or should take the nuCanon seriously. Star Wars Battlefront is nuCanon according to the Wikipedia compilation, but already the meaning of sandtrooper epaulettes / pauldrons differs between the nuCanon Ultimate Star Wars publication vs. SW Battlefront vs. TFA
    Instead of canon and continuity we got confusion.
     
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    You never know. He might show up in one of these:

    - Rogue One (2016)
    - Young Han Solo Anthology film (2018)
    - Boba Fett Anthology film (2020)
     
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    Sorry to say this my friend but what Lucas said or hasn't said is irrelevant now that Disney is in charge. I must also point out that Lucas himself had said the video game The Force Unleashed was canon, that Grievous was a Jedi killing machine and that AOTC would show us why Yoda was the Jedi master. TFU is not canon, Grievous only killed one single Jedi Padawan in existing continuty and Yoda didn't do anything outstanding except jump like a grasshopper and absorb the lightning with his hand. Worst than that is the fact that Yoda never showed us why he was the master at all since both times he set out to destroy the Sith in battle he failed as he couldn't stop Dooku nor Sidious so that shows a little of how I see things when they come from what George Lucas has said before. Remember that we are talking about the same guy who also said that Greedo shot first! Disney is the one in charge now and it has already shown us that it cares not about Lucas's way of thinking. If by any chance they decide to let Bossk, Dengar or anybody else survive that battle they have all the right to do so and nothing said by Lucas will stop them. I also wonder why some here say that the scene in ROTJ clearly shows us that nobody survived. How is that so? We can't even see behind the Sail Barge as it blows up. There could be a whole caravan of people running away from the barge and we wouldn't see it since all we have is one point of view. When the EU was still canon, Bossk, Dengar, Fett, Tessek, Bib Fortuna and the Rebo Band all escaped the Sail Barge explosion so the only way to know now who really lived and who didn't will be by seeing how Disney's new canon will play out.
     
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    ^^ Frankly, I don't give a damn what Disney decrees as canon or not, until they stop introducing new continuity errors and canon conflicts.

    For me and foremost Original Trilogy Canon is what George Lucas and many great artists created and intended! Objectively Disney is technically unable to change that and that is a good thing.

    I'm happy that of all the people you brought that up, because here is one example you might find interesting: Here is the Wookieepedia article on the "Ithorians".
    Bluntly, the article contains a lot of conjectural blablabla because up to this freakin' day (pardon my language) no one apparently considered to take a closer look at the biology notes that Mr. Cobb had provided along with the concept for this particular species (which - as their creator - he should know best): Hammerheads are an amphibian species, here is the original work with highlighted biology notes:

    Hammerhead Ithorian Star Wars alien concept art with biology notes by Ron Cobb.jpg

    (at Wookiepedia we only see the miniaturized version, probably deliberately obfuscated so this conjectural poodoo can continue to cover up the true details about this interesting species?)

    This is just one revealing example that a lot of EU is actually not based on accurate research but mostly pure conjecture contradictig original design intentions way too often and much (Corellian Cruiser anyone?).

    Concerning certain details the same goes for George Lucas and all the artists that contributed to Star Wars. Disney can't say "You didn't know what you were doing" because Disney or the guys that create the "nuCanon" were not involved in the creation of the OT (and some of them hadn't been even born, yet).

    Concerning Lucas we should be able to make a distinction between the young and the late George Lucas. The young George Lucas had Solo shoot first, that's in his screenplay, that's what he originally intended and that's the one that got stuck.

    According to my experience of over 30 years of Starwars research, if I may say so, I found that the original Canon standards George Lucas set in 1994 and that still existed prior to the Disney acquisition as George Lucas Canon or G-Canon have been optimal:
    1. The actual films
    2. The screenplays / novelizations unless these contradict depictions in the films
    3. The radio dramas unless These contradict # 1 an/or # 2
    Personally, I'd add the artists and creators and what these had to say unless contradicting # 1 thru # 3.
     
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    I refuse to accept that Boba died in the sarlacc for the time being.

    going back to the original topic I am quite fond of Zuckuss and 4LOM

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