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Star Wars Episode IV : A New Hope
Q: Did Boba Fett Appear in A New Hope?
A: No, Boba Fett only appeared in the Special Edition Re-Release of A New Hope in 1997 where he was 'digitally' added in by Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). 
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Q: I thought I saw him next to Jabba the Hutt in the Special Edition?
A: Yes, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) digitally added in Boba Fett into a originally deleted scene from A New Hope.  Boba Fett was played by Mark Austin in this scene.  For more on the men behind Boba Fett's mask, click here
Boba Fett From Star Wars IV: A NEW HOPE SPECIAL EDITION
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Q: Where was Fett during the events of A New Hope?
A: He was around the galaxy, collecting bounties, waiting for Jabba to give him the call to pick up Solo and deliver him to the Hutt.   
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Star Wars Episode V : Empire Strikes Back
Q: How was Boba Fett contacted by Darth Vader?
A: Boba Fett was above the planet, waiting for Han Solo to take off during the Battle of Hoth.  He was there long before the Imperials arrived, and set the Rebel's sensors off.  When Solo took off in the Falcon, Fett tried to get to him, but the TIE fighter attacking it got in his way.  Soon after that, Vader called for the bounties hunters and Fett headed for the ship.  
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Q: What did Vader mean when he pointed at Fett and said "No Disintegrations"?
A:
There is no certain answer for this.  One speculation is that Darth Vader had heard of Boba Fett's reputation, and knew Fett disintegrated his prey from time to time.  Another theory is that he was previously employed by Vader (aside from the events in the Dark Horse Comic "Enemy of the Empire") and Fett had been given the order to disintegrate the target.
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Q: Who where the other bounty hunters with Boba Fett?
A:
From left to right; Dengar (Human), IG-88 (Assassin Droid), Boba Fett (Human), Bossk (Trandosh), 4-LOM (Droid), and Zuckuss (Gand).
Bounty Hunter line-up from Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
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Q: How did Boba Fett know Han Solo was going to use the garbage dump as his way to escape?
A:
Boba Fett had seen that trick done before, and when he witnessed the Falcon disappear off the Imperial's scopes, he recognized the signs of this trick taking place. 
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Q: How did Boba Fett get to Cloud City before Solo?
A:
After Fett followed the Flacon for a bit, he, as well as Solo, looked for the nearest system.  Boba Fett noticed his old foe's (See the Han Solo Trilogy Novels) name as the administrator of Cloud City and knew Solo would make a run for that area.  It was the closest for a ship in need of repairs and without a hyperdrive.  
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Q: Did any of the other bounty hunters try and take Solo away from Boba Fett?
A:
Just about all of them tried, except Dengar.  2 versions of IG-88 tried to stop Boba Fett.  One on Cloud City before Solo had arrived, but it failed when Fett jumped the droid and destroyed it immediately.  The second one attacked Boba Fett over Tatooine (See the Dark Horse Comic "Shadows of the Empire") and was able to damage Slave 1 before it too was destroyed by Fett.  A team-up between Bossk, 4-LOM, and Zuckuss occurred (See "Shadows of the Empire") when they all decided to steal Solo from Fett and split the bounty.  When Boba Fett landed on Gall to repair Slave 1 from the recent IG-88 attack over Tatooine, Bossk and Zuckuss called Fett into a local bar.  As they where stalling him, two events where taking place.  An assassin was taking careful aim at Fett on the bar's second floor and 4-LOM, with a group of other hunters was breaking into Slave 1 in order to steal Solo from under Fett's nose.  But, Boba Fett heard the click of the assassins rifle and, shot him before he could fire.  Fett then got a notice from Slave 1 inside his helmet that someone had broken in.  He rushed to Slave 1 and took care of he intruders.  But that wouldn't be the last time they would try to steal Solo from Fett.  They would try two more times, and almost succeed once, but eventually always fail to Fett.  
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Q: How was Boba Fett going to get two bounties from one job?
A:
Jabba the Hutt wanted Solo because during a smuggling job for Jabba he had dumped spice (which is illegal to have) when he saw an Imperial Cruiser.  Darth Vader wanted Solo as bait for Luke Skywalker.  Boba Fett was able to collect Vader's bounty when he told them they where at Bespin.  Then, after Solo was frozen in carbonite, he took Solo to Jabba and got the second bounty.
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Q: How come Slave 1 rotated in a upright position when it was taking off?
A:
In order to fly, Slave 1 must rotate to where it is 'standing.'  This puts the main engines (which are under the ship when it's landed, horizontal which pilots Slave 1 forward. 
For more on Slave 1 and Boba Fett's other ships, click here
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Q: Did Boba Fett miss hitting Luke Skywalker on purpose?
A:
There is no clear answer for this.  But a strong theory is that Fett obviously knew Vader wanted Luke.  So, he made sure he did not kill him and anger the Dark Lord.   
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Q: How did Boba Fett know Luke was watching them?
A:
Boba Fett's helmet can pick up a very tiny sound from far away.  He could ever well have heard Luke standing there.  His helmet can pick up beings and lock on to them, even using heat display.
For more on Boba Fett's helmet, click here.   
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Q: After leaving Cloud City, where was Boba Fett headed with Han Solo?
A: Boba Fett was headed for Tatooine to deliver Han, now frozen in carbonite, to Jabba the Hutt.  
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Star Wars Episode VI : Return of the Jedi
Q: How much was Boba Fett paid for bring Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt?
A: About 20,000 credits.  
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Q: Why did Boba Fett stay at Jabba's Palace after he had delivered Han Solo?
A:
Jabba offered Fett more credits, knowing Skywalker and the other would probably try to rescue him.   
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Q: Did Boba Fett know Luke Skywalker was on his way?
A:
No, but he probably figured the little hero would try to take Solo back.  
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Q: Why did Boba Fett put down his rifle after Boushh had threatened everyone with the Thermal Detonator?
A:
After Jabba started to laugh, Fett felt the threat of this hunter start to diminish, so he lowered his rifle, knowing it was a bluff.
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Q: Was Boba Fett flirting with those dancers in the special edition?
A:
It is unsure what he was doing, but he did tap the dancer named Rystall on the chin.  
Boba Fett From Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
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Q: In the special edition, what Boba Fett footage is new?
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Many shots are new.  The first one we see is Fett walking past the screen during the first part of the dance scene.  You can see hi silhouette as he walks past.  Then, another new shot is when Boba Fett is admiring Rystall (Female Dancer), and he then taps her on the chin as he walks past.  
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Q: Why did Boba Fett nod at Boushh?
A:
Possibly to show his respect to the hunter from the act that Boushh just did with the thermal detonator.  Or maybe it's a 'I'm watching you' type nod.   
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Q: How did Jabba get Boba Fett to go with him on the sail barge?
A:
Again, he paid Boba Fett more credits to stay on the barge.  Jabba didn't believe Skywalker could do anything, but he wanted Fett there just in case.
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Q: Did Boba Fett know that Luke was going to try some Jedi trick when they arrived at the Sarlacc?
A:
No, Boba Fett could only assume.  He was ready for anything at any rate.   
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Q: Did Boba Fett have any clue that the battle of Tatooine was about to take place?
A:
Just before Luke is pushed toward the edge, there is a shot of R2-D2 heading towards the top of the barge.  Boba Fett can be seen in the shadows watching R2.  It's possible that he had a hunch something was up.  
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Q: Why did Boba Fett jetpack to the skiffs?
A:
He wanted to try and stop Luke before the battle got out of hand. 
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Q: How come Boba Fett's rifle was slashed?
A:
Lightsabers can cut through anything except another Lightsaber.  Boba Fett's rifle was just a regular rifle, so Luke's saber could easily cut through the rifle like butter.    
For more on Boba Fett's weapons, click here.
Boba Fett From Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
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Q: What did Boba Fett shoot at Luke that entangled him?
A:
That was Boba Fett's wrist lasso, which shoots out of his right gauntlet on his wrist.  
For more on Boba Fett's weapons, click here.
Boba Fett From Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
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Q: With all that armor, how come one blaster bolt knocked Fett out?
A: Those guns that where firing at the skiff where heavy duty.  A shot hit Fett just behind him, missing him, but the concussion knocked him over.  The force of him hitting the deck was hard enough to knock him out for a few seconds. 
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Q: He aimed at Luke on the other skiff, but did he ever fire his right wrist rocket?
A:
If you slow down Return of the Jedi at this scene frame but frame, you can see he fires a short laser blast that is way off.  The screen capture bellow shows that shot:
Boba Fett in Return of the Jedi, firing his Wrist Laser at Luke.
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Q: How come one little hit by Han Solo set Fett flying in to the Sarlacc?
A:
That one little hit was right in the jetpack controls, which activated the jet pack and sent him flying.  Because he wasn't expecting it, he flew out of control into the sail barge, and the force of him hitting was strong enough to bounce him off and into the Sarlacc.
 Boba Fett From Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
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Q: If Han Solo was blind, how did he know where Boba Fett was?
A:
Simple, he didn't.  It was all a luck shot. 
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Q: Did Boba Fett survive the Sarlacc?
A:
This has to be one of the most talked about puzzles.  In George Lucas's words: "...except he gets killed, but all the comic book makers said 'no we gotta bring him back!'"  We here at the Boba Fett Multimedia Page believe he did not die, think about it: He fell into the Sarlacc conscious (remember the scream?), and most of his weapons can be controlled from his helmet by a few switches, so he could have blown himself out!
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Star Wars Episode II : Attack of the Clones
Episode 2 FAQ can be found in the Episode 2 Update page located here.
Q: Is Boba Fett going to be in Episode 2? 
A:
Yes, but he will be just a boy, 12 years old to be exact.  He will be played by the actor Daniel Logan.  For more Episode 2 info and a expanded FAQ section, click here to visit our Episode 2 Updates page.  
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Q: Who is Jango Fett?
A:
Jango Fett is a bounty hunter, just like Boba Fett, wearing Mandalorian armor as Fett does.  Because Jango Fett's stats are considered spoilers still, go to the expanded FAQ section, located here at our Episode 2 Updates page.  
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Q: Where can I find Boba Fett Episode 2 news?
A:
For more Episode 2 info and a expanded FAQ section, click here to visit our Episode 2 Updates page.  
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Q: Is Slave 1 in Episode 2?
A:
Yes, but Jango Fett will be the owner of the ship right now.  
For more Episode 2 info and a expanded FAQ section, click here to visit our Episode 2 Updates page. 
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