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Why did Boba Fett get so popular?
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Why did Boba Fett get so popular?

He' barely got any screentime or lines and dies like a dumbass getting knocked down by a blind Han Solo.
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>>64473871
Bossk was cooler imo
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>>64473871
Same reason people love Phasma.
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because he looked cool and he was a bounty hunter

thats it
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He was a cool toy with a missile launching rocket pack that got recalled.
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>>64473871
Why isn't he popular, are you fucking stupid? There are good books on him.
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>>64473911
This. Its really not that hard to understand. He looks cool as fuck and was quiet and mysterious.
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>>64473996
Put too many kid's eyes out?
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>>64474015
Good relative to the other shitty eu books maybe but let's not fool ourselves
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>>64473898
I don't know absolutely anyone who liked Phasma.
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>>64474015
>books

Fuck off nerd.

Here are the facts:

Bounty Hunter in Space
Cool Armor
Barely says anything, makes him a mysterious bad ass
Jet Pack
Jet Pack is also a missle launcher
Flamethrower
Unnecessary amount of other weapons
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Reminder that Boba died like a bitch.
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>>64473871
Unique and interesting character/costume design.
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>>64473871
Autism

You have these autistic fans who get obsessed with some side character.
You always hear some strange answer from these clowns when they're asked about their favorite SW character.
Some goofy name like IG-38 HK 666 comes up or Boba Fett
These characters have literally no debt besides their costume, they come on screen for just a few minutes.
>HE IS SO COOL CAN U IMAGINE LIFE AS ASSASIN DROID OR BOUNTY HUNTER

yeh well all the background to that character or things you think which make him cool weren't in the movies.
So therefore your favorite character is just your imagination.

Mine Palpy and Han, because they were actual characters in the actual Star Wars trilogy
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Same thread different day
Fuck off mongs
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>>64473871
Same reason why people love the TRAITOR! Storm Trooper.
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>>64474393
literally a green Stormtrooper with a jetpack
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>>64473898
Nobody actually loves Phasma.
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>>64473871
This. They didn't even mention his name until right before he died. And of course he died in the most comic relief way possible

>help im blind! whos there?
>whoooops! :^) i knocked you into the pit
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He looks pretty operator.
So yeah basically neat character design.
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>>64473871

cool armor, badass sounding voice, and mysteriousnss
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>>64473871
>Has a helmet, instant mystery to the character
>armor is badass overall
>voice
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>>64475126
Don't forget Vaders "No Disintegration", that line just implies so much shit
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>>64473871
>Badass armour
>Talks back to vader and doesn't get choked
>Has to be told to calm the fuck down with his burning people shit by Darth FUCKING Vader
He just seemed like a badass despite never doing much.

Then ROTJ happened.
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>>64475126
>voice
Yeah Temuera Morrison does a great job :^)
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>>64474429

You sound very boring.
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>>64473871
Because he was this mysterious guy that could talk back to Vader.
The minute they brought him back for Jedi Lucas revealed he had no clue about why he was cool.
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>>64473871

Good lookiong helmet. Nice armor and gun.

His popularity incidentally proves that SW is just a big toy franchise.
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he was the only non jedi/sith that looked like a badass, you dont remember how pumped everyone got to see the jango vs obi fight
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The same reason people loved the Space Jockey and wrote tons of useless fanfiction about them. A cool, iconic design. Minimal impact on the story. And they both have a certain mystery to them that just makes you want to learn more.

Plus Star Wars pumped out toys like no one's business and Boba Fett looked cool as shit. It's not the character's fault he was given a shitty death and ruined in the prequels, just like it's not the Space Jockey's fault he was retconned into a tall white guy in an elephant mask.
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>>64473898
>people unironically liking Captain Forcedmeme

since when?
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>>64475408

>movie hypes up jango vs obi wan
>mfw so much stupid shit happening

https://youtu.be/8tMZdrUx8eM
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>>64475517
>It's so dense
>Action picks up
>Pauzes for Obi One's stupid line: "Oh, not good"
That wasn't funny George you fat fuck, I bet the person who told you it wasn't funny was fired that day
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>>64475517
lmao that rocket would of killed him then he gets shot by the ship .... i forgot how bad that was, if compare it to 'order 66' jedi are human can will die if shot
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>>64473871
>in the remastered trilogy George Lucas actually added him in to ANH and had him face the camera just for the fanboys

But to answer your question, the bad guys look cooler than the good guys do. Just look at toy collectos where there are toy nerds who collect dozens of the same troops to "army-build" or the costume fags for which for every good-guy costume you see on someone, you'll see a sold 25+ stormtroopers, Vaders, royal guards, and Boba Fetts.


>>64473996
It never got released at all; Kenner's QC department halted it before it went into production. That's why all rocket-firing ones are "test shots" that are often unpainted.


In fact with how relatively common (comparatively speaking) the rocket-firing ones are and how good some toy-fakers are, most of the ones out there are probably fakes.
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>>64475517

>gets shot by 8 lasers that would blow up a space shit in a matter of seconds

>literally no damage to him at all

fucking video game shit. movies from the early 2000s fucking sucked at action scenes. It was just when CGI was starting to pick up so everyone thought they could make this dumb silly unrealistic none exciting horse shit
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>>64473871
The Star Wars holiday special is what got people into him.

We first see him riding a dinosaur before fucking shit up.
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>>64473871
I miss JarJar
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>>64474186
>mysterious

All that was ended by Episode 2, that cartoon with maladorians everywhere, SW Rebels on Disney, and all the other shit they did to pander to faggots who just couldn't appreciate a little mystery and wanted to be spoon-fed as much of Boba Fett and maladorians as possible.

Plus for added faggotry he's getting his own movie.
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>>64475749
kind of this
But i do not mind seeing more Boba Fett. I just dont understand why they had the need to give him elaborate backstory (or even to a degree making it a focus). I would very much prefer some of his adventures already as a bounty hunter with just hints of his previous life. For fucks sake even making him survive rotj and trying to make it in post-republic world would be better.
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>>64473871
EU and shit that appeared between EV and EVI, that's also why they "revived" him in EU after dying like a retard in Jedi
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>>64475850
>>64475749
Meant post-empire
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>>64473911
pretty much this and the fact that he clearly wasn't afraid of Vader at all. I love Boba Fett but I accept it's for completely artificial bullshit reasons like, 'he looks cool', and 'he has a cool ship'.
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people give TFA crap for fan service but boba-fett err jango being the godfather of all stormtroopers is about as pandering fan service you can get
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>>64475749
>Kenobi
DON'T. FUCK. WITH. THE. BEST. CHARACTER. IN. THE. STAR. WARS. UNIVERSE. I KNOW THEYRE GOING TO GIVE HIM SOME KIND OF SECRET LOVER BACKSTORY FUCK THIS REEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>64475976
not really
its fucking retarded
up until then he was cool because he was special snowflake
Lucas tried to make him just another stormtrooper wearing fancier armor
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>>64476027
>>64475749
wait a second
does that mean
MORE EWAN
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>>64475286
>>64475389

Do you guys think Lucas killed him in ROTJ in a such ridiculous way because he was butthurt at fans loving an irrelevant character?
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>>64475627
>Howard the Cuck
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>>64476115
Probably.
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>>64475945
>'he looks cool', and 'he has a cool ship'.
Everyone loves the cool character. Like Batman, Wolverine and Ironman. They lack compelling character but DUDE! HE HAS SWEET KNIFE HANDS!!
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>>64476115
I heard Lucas didn't know how popular he was and that's why Jango is made more important in the prequels.
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>>64476242
difference is Batman Wolverine and Ironman are all main characters.
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>>64476341
lucas lives in the bubble i doubt he even leaves that ranch he might as well live on his own planet, he even said he doesn't have the internet lmao

do you think he would of said "white slaves" if he didn't still think it was the 80s
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>>64473871
that's easy- to get to the other side.
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TELL ME ABOUT BOBA

WHY DOES HE WEAR THE MASK?
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>>64475749
The Boba fett movie needs to be directed by McT or John Singleton.
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>parents are too poor to buy real star wars figures like Vader
>get me some weird fuck named Buba Fett?
>its shit but I cant let my friends know
>tell lies about how hes the best character ever
>they all like him too now
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>>64476812
The original Boba Fett was pretty rare even way back then, which is why it's so valuable now. And the ones on regular "Star Wars" cards (no Empire nor Jedi) are extremely rare.

Short-packing certain characters and high-packing others was a Kenner specialty (which Hasbro and other toy-makers still do today but that's a different topic). So either as an adult collector back then or as a kid you had a figure not everyone had if you had Boba Fett. And with natural human instinct that produces an "envy effect" where everyone else then wants one just because it's something not everyone has.

He was liked for the same reason why the rest of the villians were liked: they looked cooler than the good guys. And that's pretty much it.
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>>64473898
>Captain "I got upstaged by a random noname stormtrooper"
>loved by anyone
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>>64478001
Either she is the most incompetent Stormtrooper to ever live, or the biggest traitor ever. In either case, Trashtrooper is perfect for bullying!
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>>64478001
>heavily promoted
>has been in every single trailer
>even on the fucking poster
>the ONLY scene that could have made use of her they give to a random nobody-trooper so Tom Cruise can have a cameo
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>>64476812
>>64477387
>thread is about characters in Star Wars
>fans of the series start talking about toys

every time
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>>64478414
Toys are fun.
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Boba Fett is the only reason Darth Vader could trap Han, Leia, Chewbac and them robots.
Empire Strikes Back is Vader's obsession chase movie.


>Battle of Hoth happens
>Falcon launches without hyperdrive
>The Hoth system is rife with star destroyers
>Falcon uses asteroid field for cover
>Forced out of astroids and quickly found
>Time for some fancy flyin'
>Boba Fett figures out how fancy Han was flyin'
>Jettisons with garbage
>Tracks the Falcon while it still depends on standard propulsion to the nearby Lando system
>Falson is trapped, crew tortured to bring Luke

Bespin would of never gone down as a trap without Boba.
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>>64473898

More like same reason people love this guy.
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>>64473871
Cause reddit exists
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