Why Boba Fett Has Rejected The Creed’s Code

Boba Fett was added to The Mandalorian season 2, but the figure was shown breaking the creed’s cultural code for a very significant reason.

Boba Fett was introduced in The Mandalorian season 2, but the figure was shown breaking the creed’s cultural code for a very significant reason. The figure, primarily played by Jeremy Bulloch, was a fan-favorite figure in the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the prequel series. The iconic character served as a feared bounty hunter known for wearing distinctive Mandalorian armor. After much speculation, the character has been added to The Mandalorian, which takes place five years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Considering Boba Fett was thought to have been killed by falling into a Sarlacc pit in the final installment of the original trilogy, mystery surrounds his presence.

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Technically, Boba Fett made his franchise debut in the Star Wars Holiday Special, a non-canon title that premiered in 1978. The figure made his movie introduction The Empire Strikes Back as one of the key bounty hunters that Darth Vader hired to capture a bounty on Luke Skywalker and his allies on the Millennium Falcon. He was then present at Jabba the Hutt’s palace in Return of the Jedi when Han Solo’s rescuers were held as hostages. While the rebels fought back on the sail barge, Boba Fett seemingly met his demise. The bounty hunter’s past came into focus in the prequel, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which both dove into his motivation driven by his father, Jango Fett.

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While Star Wars set up Boba Fett’s survival from the Sarlacc pit, it was finally confirmed in The Mandalorian, episode 9, titled “The Marshal.” The character, now played by Temuera Morrison, was seen watching Din Djarin from a hilltop after the Mandalorian successfully assisted in slaying a krayt dragon. Boba Fett’s iconic armor was given to Din by the previous owner, Cobb Vanth. Seeing as he was without his armor, Boba Fett wasn’t wearing gear that concealed his identity, which would be against the code followed by the Mandalorian people. Din himself was hellbent on not taking off his helmet as it was strictly against the rules of the creed. That said, Boba Fett was never a real Mandalorian, explaining why the figure was freely walking around Tatooine without worry about the creed’s code.

Boba Fett Never Had Religious Ties To Mandalore


Boba Fett wasn’t raised as a Mandalorian warrior despite the fact that he commonly used armor connected to the creed. According to his origin story, Boba Fett was a clone of Jango Fett, one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy’s long history. Jango wore Mandalorian armor, but the clan of the Mandalore people only viewed him as a mercenary not linked to their religious creed. The man raised a clone, Boba Fett, as his son, and over time, the new bounty hunter wore the same type of Mandalorian armor to honor his legendary father. Like Jango, Boba Fett never intended to follow the creed’s rules, nor did he receive his armor through legitimate means.

Considering Boba Fett doesn’t follow the Mandalorian code of honor, he will most likely emerge as a key antagonist in the eyes of Din. The old armor is probably symbolic to him, and Boba Fett will go to great lengths to get it back. Din, on the other hand, will believe the gear belongs to him, especially if he learns of Boba Fett’s true origin. The impending face-off between Din and Boba Fett is now a highly anticipated event in The Mandalorian season 2.

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Updated: November 5, 2020 — 8:08 pm

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