- The following definition is from LANGENSCHEIDTS German-English English-German
DICTIONARY, published in 1970. "Fett" means...
fett [fet] 1. adj. fat; fleshy; voice; oily; land, etc.: rich;
2. fat; grease; drunk typ. m bold type; fleck m grease-spot; ~ig adj. hair, skin, etc.:
greasy, oily; fingers, etc.: greasy; substance: fatty
So his name implies that he is a fat, oily, grease spot. Never has there been a more apt
description. And what's worse, this definition is not disputed by Fett's supporters -
indeed, this information was gleamed from one of the biggest Fett supporting websites!
Even his own followers can't escape the facts...
- Fett has been know to be unable to fulfil the terms of a bounty, as noted by Lord
Vader's instructions to him on the bridge of the Super Star Destroyer Executor -
"No disintergrations." It would seem that Fett has a hard time keeping people
alive, or even keeping their bodies intact (which raises a
further question - if he claims to have disintegrated the bodies, what proof is there that
he ever actually killed or captured the person in question? With no body there is no
proof, and the claim of 'disintegration' would be a very simple way of taking false credit
- building both reputation and credit balances without actually having done anything).
- Boba Fett was captured and defeated by Lando Calrissian. Lando! Ha!! (See 'The Hutt Gambit' by A.C. Crispin.)
- When Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon, was close to capture by Imperial
forces following the Battle of Hoth, a minor sensor malfunction caused the Falcon
to seemingly disappear from the screens of an Imperial-class Star Destroyer.
Following this 'disappearance', under orders from Lord Vader, the fleet moved off,
providing Solo a cover for his escape. It was merely by accident that Fett happened to
spot the Falcon, as it seems that the Bounty Hunter had been hiding in garbage (a most suitable place for a Bounty Hunter) that had just been
ejected by the departing Star Destroyers - obviously hanging around because he had no
ideas of his own.
- Solo and company were captured on Bespin - by Imperial troops. True, Fett was
there, but he in no way did any of the actual work of detaining the Rebels - he just stood
around looking scary.
- Even Fett recognises that the Imperial forces just simply outclass him. As he was
leaving Cloud City, he felt the need to disguise himself as a Imperial lieutenant. Even he
can't deny the attraction of the uniform I suppose... (Actor Jeremy
Bulloch, who played Boba Fett, filled in for another actor who was to be the lieutenant
that escorts Leia to Vader's ship)
- Boba Fett was given great praise for having captured Solo and delivering him to the
crimelord, Jabba the Hutt. In fact, it was Lord Vader who encased Solo in carbonite - all
Fett did was deliver him, a task even a messenger droid could accomplish.
- Fett's ship, Slave I, can't even decide how it wants to operate - it flies
'standing up', and lands 'on it's back'. Even the pitifully outdated Rebel forces don't
use such pointless and redundant features on their ships.
- While Fett was on retainer at Jabba's palace as a general trouble-shooter and bodyguard,
Jabba died - hardly an effective body guard.
- Also while on retainer, it seems that Fett became in some way involved with a singer at
Jabba's palace - very unlike the 'heartless, cold and clinical' reputation that he has
been ascribed by popular myth - and an alien singer at that (and not even a nice-looking alien). He was even reported as
having appeared in public with a female Rodian on his arm (the Star
Wars Special Edition premiere) - a Rodian female. Obviously he can't get a
- During his 'final' battle above the Pit of Carcoon, Boba Fett was unable to stop a
Wookie and three humans - of which only one was armed (and with an archaic lightsaber at
that), another was blind, and the third was dangling helpless over the side of a sand
skiff. Truly, Fett is a fearsome fighter.
- What sort of idiot leaves an activation switch carelessly exposed on the back of his
- Amid all the hype, and all the good press he gets for being such a tough guy... and his
reputation for "surviving" the Sarlacc; HE SCREAMED
LIKE A LITTLE GIRL when he fell off that skiff!
- Most pathetically, Boba Fett died falling into the Sarlacc, having had his rocket pack
accidentally activated by a minor tap from the aforementioned blind human. The old proverb
is obviously true - great men have great deaths. Fett didn't.
- Fett is dead. Period. He did not 'survive' the Sarlacc pit, as has
been reported by various sources - the obvious intention of the scenes in Return Of the
Jedi was to kill off the character, and even the creator of the Star Wars Trilogy, George
Lucas, says that Fett is dead. The word of George Lucas vastly outweighs that of the
novelists and comic book writers - after all, there's nothing to stop all their
supplementary Star Wars work being completely wiped from Star Wars canon - it has happened
in the past with the old Marvel Star Wars comics (which, at the time, were canon, and now
are not). The only true measure of authenticity is if it was shown in the films. Boba
Fett's return was not, so therefore, he is dead. (Any
other sightings are merely figments of your own imagination...)
- Even if you don't accept the fact that Fett is dead, Fett's 'resurrection' was certainly
less than dignified. The sarlacc rejected his carcass, and he was spit out of it. After
that, he fell in yet AGAIN, and he had to be hauled away from the it by a lesser bounty
hunter wearing bandages... (guess the Bounty Hunter costume
budget was getting a bit low when Dengar was getting dressed)