View Full Version : Boba Fett Dead Or Not?

S1ave One
05-12-2004, 07:27 AM
Some say he is,when he went into the sarlac,some didn't because in the books he said he survived.You never know.And I hope not.The books had permission from lucas,so you might not know,they could be continuing the movies.The book series in called "Bounty Hunter Wars"
Give your thoughts of his death,and if you think he survived or not.

05-12-2004, 07:55 AM
Well, I didn't read dose books,

but I was shocked when I did see him in da games, which gave me a shock.

Personally, I think he shouldv'e died. No one can escape a Saarlac's gullet, the pressure is too strong.

05-12-2004, 10:04 PM
I am a Boba Fett fan. I prefer to believe he lived, however according to Steven Sansweet at the Official Site, he is dead.

05-12-2004, 10:44 PM
I usually go by Lucas's vision of the story. But I think I will go with the expanded universe version just on Boba Fett's death. I still think he get's out.

05-12-2004, 10:44 PM
This is one of those debates that's entirely based on whether you follow the EU or not. Really a personal opinion thing. A good way to look at it is to accept it until Lucas himself discredits it.

05-13-2004, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by Skinkie
This is one of those debates that's entirely based on whether you follow the EU or not. Really a personal opinion thing. A good way to look at it is to accept it until Lucas himself discredits it.

I agree. Lucas has already discredited Fett's survival. In 99% of cases like this, I go definately with him since it is his story and creation. But in this case alone, I prefer to accept that he survived since he is such a cool character and his not being dead has such an insignificant impact on the Star Wars story.

05-13-2004, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by ronbrothers
I agree. Lucas has already discredited Fett's survival.

Actually, in the Expanded Universe entry for Boba Fett (http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/bobafett/?id=eu), it officially states that he survives. Thus, Lucas has so far acknowledged his existence after ROTJ (probably due to the character's popularity with fans), until he says so otherwise.

Johch Ai'oki
05-14-2004, 10:23 PM
True. I quote from that EU info:

Fett's armor and body were extremely battered by his ordeal in the Sarlacc. When he plunged into the beast, he was kept alive by numerous fibrous suckers that attached themselves to his body. This was part of the Sarlacc's horrible metabolic process; it would keep its prey alive for thousands of years, all the while slowly feeding off it. Fett almost lost his identity in the swirling dementia brought about by the Sarlacc's toxins. His resolve held, and he used his weapons to blast free of the beast.

Dengar later found him and saved him. I think soon after that the next time we see him timeline-wise is one year after the Battle of Endor... I think he refused to confront Kyle Katarn? Well, after confronting him already once (DF1)...

05-18-2004, 03:50 AM
I believe that Bobby is still alive due to him being in games set after ROTJ and books based after ROTJ. Plus even if he was dead they would probably try to find another way of putting the character back into the story line because he's so popular. Unfortunately we can't say the same for Jango... :( :( :( poor guy!

Kale Jerre
05-18-2004, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by ronbrothers
In 99% of cases like this, I go definately with him since it is his story and creation.

There was a time when I would have said the same, but that was back in the days of Episodes IV-VI when there was no Nute Gunray (sounds like a blaster-slinging human scoundrel, not a non-combatant alien corporate type), Kit Fisto (sounds like a human porn star, not an alien Jedi) or Dexter Jettster (this one is just wrong on too many levels and doesn't fit the character at all).

These days, I'm quite happy to question anything that George Lucas has to say on the Star War universe and its continuity.

Bobba Fett isn't dead.

05-21-2004, 02:55 PM
Boba Fett is excedingly cool :fett: :fett: :fett: :fett: :fett: :fett:

but how do we know someone else hasn't killed the Salac, found Boba's armor and pretended to be Boba?

Or alternatavly, made a copy of Boba's armor and pretended to be Boba.

People will do anything for power!

Johch Ai'oki
05-21-2004, 09:32 PM
Read the Star Wars Databank (http://www.starwars.com/databank). Usually most info in there comes from books that are quasi-canonical, and I believe Boba Fett himself is still alive since the quasi-canonical EU info states he is. Re-read my last message please.

05-23-2004, 04:58 AM
Boba Fett is popular character to keep alive after episode VI. Just like Bossk, etc.

Revlt Coranier
05-24-2004, 05:08 PM
Boba Fett blew the sarlaac up with a thermal detonator. It killed the sarlaac and severely wounded him. Dengar found him naked, bloody and tattered on Tatooine.

05-24-2004, 10:20 PM
The story ive heard is that a short time after Jabba's death, he escapes somehow. His ship has been taken by the Imperials, so he hangs around with Dengar and he has Slave II, until he finds his original ship. Then he starts hunting Solo again. Im kinda unclear what happens after this, but I guess he gets tired hunting Solo down so he starts to do other things. Then he winds up in Jedi Academy. This kinda makes me think that he maybe right there when the Yuuzhan Vong enters. Just a thought.

06-10-2004, 05:01 AM
I believe Boba lived as Boba wore heavy armour which withstood the pressure of the sarlacc. Boba climbed out of the ugly pit and escaped, having learnt a crucial lesson in life.

That lesson was:-

When the zoo-keeper tells you not to feed the sarlaccs, you better believe him :p

06-10-2004, 05:44 PM
Lucas basically supports both positions.

"As far as he's concerned" Fett died in ROTJ.

But he also approved Fett's survival in the EU.

So, he's having it both ways for the sake of his own story and for the fans who can't get enough Fett stories.

Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it's a fictional franchise, so I guess when you're in charge of it you can make those kinds of calls.

Though I suppose you could rationlize them by saying "parallel universes" or something, but that's in-universe apologetics.

04-21-2005, 01:35 PM
His bounty hunting career seemed to have arubted to a halt.

notice the 'seemed'.

04-26-2005, 02:46 PM
Wow - you suddenly re started the thread?

I think that Lucas thought he died and then he said he can live because Boba Fett has become so popular.

I also think this has something to do with Jango Fett in AOTC - he wanted to show the beginning of a popular character that he had no real back story to originaly.

04-26-2005, 03:32 PM
scout_zero, please do not resurrect a year old thread if you have nothing interesting to add. :dozey:

We've had this discussion many times already... Basically the answer depends on whether or not you take the Expanded Universe seriously. If you take iseriously, he survived, if you don't, he died.


04-26-2005, 04:04 PM
Heh, just to toss in my 2 cents, but you could look at it this way:

G-Level Canon: he dies

C-Level Canon: he lives

G-Level is higher, so G-Level wins out... Fett's dead.

You could either say that stories after ROTJ that feature Boba Fett alive and well could be tossed out of canon, or are either legends or somebody else in the armor masquarading as Fett (and since nobody has seen him under the mask in decades, they are none the wiser).

On the other hand you could say "well, due to the way the canon policy is usually used, it's only when there's a point of contradiction.... we don't actually SEE Fett die, we just assume he does, because he falls into the sarlacc's mouth and you hear it burp. But for all we know, when the camera looks away, he escapes, so there is no contradiction, he lives."


So consult the Holocron for the "official" position from LucasFilm's canon guardians.

*sneaks back into the shadows*