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Love him or hate him, Boba Fett is arguably one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe. Fans loved him so much that an origin story for the character was expanded during the prequels - but have you ever wondered why? Outside of being one of the deadliest bounty hunters in the galaxy and the final remnant of Jango Fett after the Clone Wars, Boba Fett's vicious character is armed to the teeth thanks to his Mandolorian Armor.

Like something akin to a spy movie, Boba Fett is armed from "H to T" with devices and lethal weapons in very convenient places.

His Helmet Has Jedi-Like Senses

Sort of. Fett's helmet comes equipped with amplified sensors, much like droids have in order to keep them from crashing in to things, that help the mercenary anticipate incoming attacks. Here's a great breakdown of how that works:

He Can Control His Weapons, Sensors and Jetpack With His Voice

Thanks to the advanced technology that went into the making of Fett's helmet, the usually silent hunter can control almost everything on him with his voice. This is especially useful if, for some reason, Fett ends up paralyzed or captured - especially since most enemies aren't aware of the creative upgrades to his armor.

Catwoman Would Be Jealous of Fett's Hidden Gadgets

Along with his jetpack and blasters, Boba Fett carried several deadly devices concealed within his armor, including security blades, a lock overriding system on his wrist band, and a data breaker - all of which made infiltrating the enemy a piece of cake.

His Neck Gorget Can Protect Him From Lightsaber Blades

While the most solid proof of this exists in the expanded universe - which is no longer canon - it's definitely worth mentioning. Fett once approached Han Solo and Princess Leia's daughter, Jaina, from behind, directly after she had taken out a few enemies. He startled her, and she instinctively swung her lightsaber up to decapitate him, but the gorget stopped the lightsaber blade before it could do any damage.

The gorget was originally added to Fett's armor by the Mandalorian Medrit Vasur, who gave Fett a grim reminder of why he'd need it: to avoid the death his father had received.

His Jetpack Was Awesome, For The Most Part

While not exactly part of his armor, Boba Fett's jetpack was a part of his daily ensemble, and it served it's purpose pretty well before the whole Sarlacc incident happened. Fett used a Z-6 model jetpack that included a targeting computer, flight gyros, and a missile. While the jetpack couldn't take him long distances, it did give Boba an advantage that, again, only force-users seemed to have: extremely long, gravity-defying leaps, and the ability to shoot hypercharged blasts in mid-air. The jetpack got to shine the most during the Expanded Universe's hayday, but much like Jango Fett, his extremely awesome jetpack was a hefty chunk of the reason that he met his end.

While the fan-favorite bounty hunter is rumored to have his own spin-off film in the works, things have been otherwise quiet when it comes to Boba Fett. Let's hope we see more of the merc' in the upcoming canon!


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