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Jango Fett
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Full Name

Jango Fett

Nicknames

The Bounty Hunter

Goals

Aid Count Dooku in his plot to overthrow the Republic in exchange for money

Fate

Beheaded by Mace Windu during the Battle of Geonosis

Jango Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas. He made his debut as the secondary antagonist of the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, where he was portrayed by Temuera Morrison.

In the context of the Star Wars universe, Jango Fett was regarded as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy during the final years of the Republic. A naturally skilled warrior, he was eventually chosen to serve as the genetic template for the Clone Army of the Galactic Republic. These clone soldiers were genetically modified to be predisposed toward unquestioning obedience to the chain of command, unlike their highly independent progenitor. Jango was also the "father" of unaltered clone Boba Fett, which he requested as part of his contract with the Kaminoans.

Appearances

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Jango is depicted as a bounty hunter who had been hired to be the genetic template for the Grand Army of the Republic, becoming entangled in a shady plot by Darth Tyranus. Jango is later hired by Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala in retaliation for her actions in the first prequel. Fett subcontracts the job to bounty hunter and shape-shifter Zam Wesell. Two failed assassination attempts on the Senator's life forces Fett to kill Wessell with a "saber dart" in order to eliminate the possibility of her leading the Jedi back to Kamino.

Nevertheless, Obi-Wan Kenobi tracks the dart to the planet Kamino, where he learns of a massive clone army being commissioned for the Republic. The ensuing confrontation forces Fett to flee to Geonosis, rendezvousing with his benefactor Tyranus.

Jango takes part in the Battle of Geonosis, where he first encounters a beast known as a Reek, which tramples and damages his weapon systems. He is then decapitated by Jedi Master Mace Windu in open combat, which his son Boba witnesses.

His legacy is taken up in the form of the Clone Army of the Republic which was based on his genetic material, and his son Boba, who becomes the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy. Boba Fett wears his father's old red and green Mandalorian armor to honor him.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

In the CGI animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jango is mentioned a number of times. In the episode "The Mandalore Plot", Obi-Wan mentions his encounter with Jango to the Mandalore Prime Minister Almec, who dismisses Fett's ties to the Mandalorian culture. In the episode "Clone Cadets", Lama Su mentions how unfortunate Fett's death was to Shaak Ti in regards to his DNA having to be stretched. He also appears in hologram in the following episode "ARC Troopers" in Clone DNA Chamber.

In the three-episode story arc consisting of "Death Trap", "R2 Come Home" and "Lethal Trackdown", Boba (Jango's "son") finds acquaintance with fellow bounty hunters Aurra Sing, Castas and Bossk. Boba desires revenge against Windu for killing his father. In one of his attempts to kill Windu, Boba hides an explosive inside his father's helmet, which detonates upon inspection by Anakin Skywalker. At the last moment, Windu realizes it is a trap and uses the Force to save Anakin from the blast.

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