How Boba Fett Dented His Helmet
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How Boba Fett Dented His Helmet

August 15, 2019


At Star Wars Celebration 2017, Dave Filoni revealed the answer to a question that only Star Wars fans would be excited about learning. How Boba Fett got that dent in his helmet. The canceled seasons of The Clone Wars were going to explore the relationship between Cad Bane and Boba Fett. We would have learned that Bane had a rivalry with Jango Fett, but he never got to learn who the more skilled fighter was before Jango was killed in the Battle of Geonosis. His solution would be to take a young Boba Fett under his wing, help train him to be the skilled bounty hunter we all know, and then force his hand into a confrontation, so he could see who is truly the best. At Celebration, the unfinished clip of their showdown was revealed. Boba Fett is shown in his full set of armor, so I imagine that story arc would have involved him gathering the necessary pieces. Interestingly, that was also going to be part of the story presented in the cancelled video game Star Wars 1313. Why do these projects about Boba Fett and his armor keep getting canceled? Anyway. Fett is presented as somewhat of a hero here. He tells Cad Bane that no more innocent people will die and Bane chastises him for fighting for those in need. They face off against each other just like a western and both draw, shooting each other at the same time. The outcome is very ambiguous, mostly about Bane’s survival because obviously we know Fett is still around. But he did take a blaster bolt directly to the helmet which left a smoking crater and Dave Filoni announced that idea was all George’s. I find it very interesting that Boba Fett was presented as heroic here. We’re used to seeing him as a villain, but I’m curious about his future and how he’ll continue to be shown. Just because he’s an antagonist to Han Solo doesn’t necessarily make Fett evil. If the rumors of a bounty hunter team-up standalone film are true, I’ll be very intrigued to see if the team is shown to be heroic, anti-heroic, or what. Anti-heroic sounds most likely, something along the lines of Suicide Squad, except good. Anyway, what do you guys think of this clip and how do you think we’ll see Boba Fett in future content? Let me know in the comments. If you haven’t already, please like this video, subscribe to the channel to keep up with Star Wars news and lore videos every single day. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and consider checking out my Patreon page. As always, thanks for watching, and may the Force be with you.

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  1. The dent is a visual, cinematic signifier that this character gets into pretty rough spots and has seen some shit, like how the scar on Anakin's face simply shows that the war has left it's mark on him, changed him. That's it. Why nerds feel the need to distance themselves from a a pretty great series of films, and indulge in some meaningless virtual reality universe simulation is beyond me.

  2. I really don't like how they did Bobba in the Clone Wars. He talks too much. Bobba was NEVER a child and all he is in CW is a child. You have an entire military of Fett Clones but the one genuine article who's raised and trained by Fett himself should be the apex of all of them. CW Bobba was not. He was a total softie. If they made him a completely indifferent or even callous character it would've fit much better.

  3. Boba Fett says no more INNOCENT people will die. He only kills those with bounties on their heads. Bounty hunters are strictly forbidden from collateral damage (i.e.: killing people outside of mission parameters) and are held responsible for such actions. People see Fett as a villain, when he's really just doing the job he was hired for.

  4. I yust want to remember
    ahem Darth Vader impression "No desintegration" end Quote with that sayed I'm talking my leave

  5. Boba Fett is one of the most interesting characters in all of Star Wars for me. Why people think he is boring I simply cannot understand.

  6. Bounty hunting is just a means to put food on the table and keep a starship flying. Boba was just trying to make ends meet.

  7. He got the dent on his helmet from banging his head against the wall from some of the stuff of lack of stuff people put into their star wars videos

  8. I've always thought fett was always kinda neutral or at least that he will in the future because he is a bounty hunter so for the right reward he will do something for almost anyone

  9. He got the dent in a confrontation with Darth Vader. Boba shot at Vader who deflected the bolt back at Boba striking his helmet creating the dent. This is a Disney parallel universe for Star Wars. HONOR THE ORIGINAL EXPANDED UNIVERSE!!!

  10. See this is the sort of thing where: a question like that doesnt really need an answer, but Because Star Wars is awesome, there is one anywag

  11. Do you think this seeming shift for Fett was a nod to his actions fighting the Vong in NJO? Who knows? But, it's an interesting possibility.

  12. There were some occasions in Legends where Fett was also more of a hero. I love seeing that side of him, Where he's more of a vigilante.

  13. If you watch episode II ATTACK OF THE CLONES. Jango gets the dent from the beast before he's killed by mace windu! Look it up! 🙂

  14. If they ever do show him up in Rebels or a movie, I really hope that Disney dosint blow it. Boba Fett is a mysterious character, and the fans always depicted him as a total badass. And if Disney would just make him into something other than badass. Then I have to reconsider getting a tattoo of his helmet.

  15. Bounty Hunter ≠ Villain… I never seen him as a villain. Maybe he held grudges that made him seem that way, but most of the time he was just doing what he was paid for.

  16. Fett is not evil, he is a bounty hunter; it's just business for him.
    Had the rebels hired him instead of Vader, he would have fought alongside the good guys.

  17. I thought Boba inherited parts of the Armour from Jango… And I’m pretty sure that Jango got a dent during his battle with Obi-Wan…

  18. Anyone else hoping for a novel oe comic ala Son of Dathomir or Dark Disciple that depicts this story in its entirety?

  19. I just wanna know the truth, some people say Boba is alive but some say no, can someone tell me the truth cause he is my favorite star wars character and I want him to come back.

  20. It be better if Boba fett joined the Rebellion and fight to destroy the first order if he came back atleast

  21. Is not a hero or villain he's a bounty hunter and would work for the highest bidder. If the rebels played him more than the empire he would work for the rebels

  22. "use to seeing him as a villian" – uh, no. Boba isn't a hero or villian..he's simply a mercenary that makes a living off of bounty hunting. If you had to label him, he'd be an anti-hero akin to Venom or The Punisher.

  23. Boba fett dented his helmet in a deleted clone wars episode when he shot cade bane and was shot in the exact spot of the dent yet somehow he survived.

  24. Bro, Boba mercilessly killed Luke's aunt and uncle by torching them. He was a cold gun-for-hire and was descendant from a warrior culture. This is just Lucasfilm trying to give the character more depth and cash in on it.

  25. The dent was already explained in comic books. I can't rememeber which series, either a SOTE flashback or the Boba Fett comics, but it was a laser blast from someone else.

  26. Evil?!? Han is more "evil" than Fett, if you want to be technical about it. Han is an anti-hero, Fett is a professional businessman. They have a stronger code of ethics than Solo; that's for damn sure. You always know where you stand with Fett (minus the Holiday Special)..not so much with Han.

  27. There are few things that disappoint me as much as seeing those unfinished clone wars episodes. I mean, all the acting was done for them, as far as I understand, Disney should have just allowed for their completion.

  28. The mark on Fett's helmet is an impact dent, not a blaster "burn"… so this explanation makes no sense at all!

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