Boba Fett in Television & Movies V: Star Wars: Episode II – “Attack of the Clones”

a young Boba Fett
a young Boba Fett

Continuing on in my Boba Fett project brings us to “Attack of the Clones” (Episode II), in which we see a much younger Boba Fett than we have in the previous four times on-screen, in which he is a mature adult.  Here, we get to view somewhat of an origin story for Boba Fett.  While more of the on-screen time is devoted to Jango Fett than there is for Boba Fett, we still can glean some facts about young Boba.

Boba Fett looking out from Jango Fett ship on Kamino after having shot at Obi-Wan Kenobi
Boba Fett looking out from Jango Fett ship on Kamino after having shot at Obi-Wan Kenobi

The first thing we discover is that Boba Fett is “an unaltered clone” that Jango Fett wanted, that is a “pure genetic replication – no tampering with the structure to make it docile and no growth acceleration”, in the words of Lama Su.

Boba Fett piloting ship
Boba Fett piloting ship

When Jango Fett decides to fight Obi-Wan Kenobi, we see that Boba not only knows how to shoot from the ship of his clone-father (which looks exactly like the one he flies in “The Empire Strikes Back”), but that he is able to pick his clone-father up and pilot it.

As they are arriving to Geonosis, he indicates to his clone-father that they are being tracked.

Boba Fett being shocked at having seen the beheading of his clonefather
Boba Fett being shocked at having seen the beheading of his clone-father

On Geonosis, he sees his clone-father’s demise at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu, where he is shocked and begins to mourn him.

Boba Fett connecting with his clone-father's helmet
Boba Fett connecting with his clone-father’s helmet

We actually see very little about Boba Fett, rather we see more about his father. Nevertheless, here are some things we discover about him:

  • He is “an unaltered clone” of Jango Fett
  • He is trained well enough at his age (perhaps 10 years old?) to be able to shoot from his clone-father’s ship and to pilot it (which looks a lot like the ship he flies in “The Empire Strikes Back”)
  • He sees his father being killed

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