Boba Fett was a Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter. He was a clone of the famed Jango Fett, created in 32 BBY as the first of many Fett replicas designed to become part of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was raised as Jango's son. Jango taught Boba much, training him to become a skilled bounty hunter as was his father-figure before him. In 22 BBY, Jango was killed at the Battle of Geonosis, which opened the Clone Wars. Just a boy, Boba was forced to grow up and took to traveling the galaxy. Later, he became a bounty hunter and took assignments from beings such as Jabba the Hutt, and achieved notoriety despite his young age. When the Empire was formed in 19 BBY, it was the perfect environment for Fett. During this time, he also married Sintas Vel and had a daughter named Ailyn Vel. Fett became known as the galaxy's best bounty hunter of the next several decades, often working for the Empire. He collaborated with Darth Vader on several occasions, and the Sith Lord even developed a grudging respect for Fett.
In 1 BBY, a year after the Galactic Civil War had begun, Fett was hired to kidnap the Rebel captain Juno Eclipse in order to lure out a clone of Galen Marek. Fett participated in the Battle of Kamino and when Darth Vader was captured and about to be interrogated on Dantooine, the Mandalorian bounty hunter trailed the Rogue Shadow there.
Fett made his most notable bounty in 3 ABY, when he captured Rebel hero Han Solo, and delivered him to Jabba the Hutt. A year later, during the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, Fett fought against the group of Rebel rescuers. However, he was inadvertently knocked into the mouth of the Sarlacc by Solo. Though no one in recorded history had ever escaped from the Sarlacc, Fett was able to escape, though not unscathed. Thanks to his iron will and Mandalorian armor, he was able to fight his way out of the beast's belly. Back in action, he resumed his work as a bounty hunter.
After a promise made to a dying Fenn Shysa, Fett became Mandalore and eventually led the Mandalorians through the Yuuzhan Vong War. Originally working as a mercenary for the extra-galactic invaders, Fett later aided the New Republic in their battle against the aliens. When the Yuuzhan Vong assaulted Mandalore and bombarded the planet's surface, a large deposit of Mandalorian iron was unearthed, ironically helping to strengthen the Mandalorians. Later, during the Second Galactic Civil War, Boba, who was still leading the Mandalorians, was plagued by ailing health. He found his granddaughter, Mirta Gev, and the two went on many missions together, even alongside Han Solo. Fett also trained Solo's daughter Jaina to kill her twin brother, Darth Caedus, and assisted the Jedi Coalition in several battles. Ultimately, Fett's training helped Jaina bring down Caedus, though an Imperial nanovirus attack prevented Fett from ever returning to Mandalore.
Boba was created by Kaminoans as an unaltered clone, at the request of his "father," Jango Fett, before the start of the Clone Wars. He was intended to be both Jango's heir and "Jaster's legacy." As a young boy, Fett grew up on the planet Kamino. Jango raised and cared for him with the assistance of the Kaminoan, Taun We, who ultimately took on the role of being a foster mother to him. Fett was aware of the fact that he was a clone of his father, however, he would often question his conception. Jango assured his son that he was a "true clone" and his real son. Along with the Clawdite Zam Wesell, Taun We was the sole female influence in the young Fett's life. He was known to the Null-ARC Captain Ordo as a "little jerk".
As a child Boba never attended school at all; instead he gained much knowledge from his travels with his father and the books he borrowed from the local library. Boba was very fond of books, especially those about starfighters, which he often borrowed and read from the library of Tipoca City. Sometime before the Clone Wars, Boba met Sith Lord Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus), who had hired his father to take up bounties that would be beneficial to him and his master in the events that followed. On one such mission Boba accompanied Jango to the planet of Kuat, where Jango used the boy as bait to lure his bounty into the open. Afraid, the young Fett threw a thermal detonator and fled into the tents. Once he located the boy, the colonist was horrified to learn the young boy was the son of the man sent to kill him. Jango, having finished assassinating the remaining members of the camp, tracked down Boba and demanded that Larbo release his son, slashing his way through the tent's canopy. Disgusted, Larbo asked what kind of man would use his own son as bait, and Boba replied, "Only a son can know his father's heart". After killing his bounty, Boba escaped with his father on their ship and informed the Count of their successful mission. Boba would often accompany his father to the training sessions with the other clones where he taught them basic combat skills.
Another mission from Darth Tyranus, had Boba and his father assassinate a Helmeted man that had information on the clone army. During that mission, Boba shot the man but his father killed and finished him off. Boba then saw that his father was in a bad mood and was told that he would talk to him about this.
The chance to see Obi-Wan Kenobi's Delta-7 was a relished opportunity considering his love for vehicles. Boba was roughly ten years old when Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi came to Kamino to investigate the assassination attempts on Senator Padmé Amidala, also uncovering the secret creation of a clone army for the Republic in the process. Fett's father, Jango, ordered for Fett to close his closet door containing his armor in the Mandalorian language before allowing himself to undergo questioning by the Jedi. Jango afterwards realized that he and his son would have to leave Kamino before the Jedi unraveled his involvement in the assassination attempt. After Jango and Obi-Wan fought, Jango and Boba blasted off the planet in their ship, Slave I.
En route to Geonosis, they realized that Kenobi had tracked them. Boba encouraged and intently watched his father attempt to destroy the Jedi. He eventually watched what they thought was the death of Kenobi, although Kenobi had actually let loose the spare part compartments, making the missile that was tracking him blow up. Obi-Wan had actually hid on an asteroid. As the Battle of Geonosis started, Boba stood with Jango on the platform in the Petranaki arena with several Separatist leaders, including Count Dooku, Viceroy Nute Gunray, and Archduke Poggle the Lesser. When Jedi Master Mace Windu arrived, Jango kept Boba from harm as the Jedi task force attempted to rescue the captive Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala. During the battle, Boba watched his father get trampled by a reek, and, as a result, eventually beheaded by Mace Windu when Jango attempted to challenge him. While the Grand Army of the Republic and the Separatist Droid Army clashed for the very first time, Boba emerged from his hiding place to pick up his father's helmet. Boba swore revenge on Mace Windu, for this reason.
After Geonosis, Boba buried his father and tried to escape. All that he had left of his father was his armor and a "book" that Jango left to help instruct him, in the event of his death. Fett attempted to return to Kamino, but it was to no avail once he realized no place was safe for him since his father had died. Aurra Sing gave Fett to Darth Tyranus, who gave Sing Slave I as payment (Boba eventually recovered the ship). He was taken to Raxus Prime to meet with Tyranus, who was then searching for the Force Harvester. The Sith Lord attempted to detain his young charge, but a Republic attack allowed Fett to escape.
Boba was taken by clone troopers and sent to an orphanage on Bespin. He managed to escape with Sing, who had come searching for the boy, in order to gain access to Jango Fett's rather large bank account on Aargau.
On Aargau, Fett lost 500,000 credits of his father's money due to the betrayal of a Clawdite named Nuri, but received the rest. While on Aargau, Boba managed to elude Aurra Sing after she failed to steal Jango's credits. Jango's "book" told Fett to visit Jabba the Hutt, but Fett had a run-in with the dangerous Separatist Commander Durge. The Gen'Dai's hatred of all Mandalorians caused him to attack the young Fett.
The death of his father took a heavy toll on Boba, who blamed all of his troubles on the Jedi Order: specifically Jedi Master Mace Windu. Boba managed to convince Aurra Sing, as well as bounty hunters Bossk and Castas, to help Boba kill Windu. To this end, Boba disguised himself as a member of the Clone Youth Brigade called 'Lucky'. The group went to visit the Venator-class Star Destroyer Endurance, where Windu was stationed with Anakin Skywalker. While Boba was determined to kill Windu, he was often sidetracked by the crew of the Endurance, who tasked Boba and other Clone Youths to participate in a skeet shooting accuracy test, which Boba passed with flying colors.
While the group was touring the hallways of the cruiser, Boba managed to sneak out undetected and planted a tripwire triggered bomb in Windu's private quarters. His attempt was nearly successful, as Windu was only saved by chance by a clone trooper, who inadvertently triggered the tripwire instead. With the cruiser on high alert, Aurra Sing urged Fett to bring down the entire cruiser by destroying the main reactor. Though it was against his own wishes, as Fett's desire was to kill only Windu, Fett was forced to go through with her command, and infiltrated the reactor chamber, where he coaxed a clone trooper into handing over his blaster. Using the blaster, Fett destroyed the reactor, compromising the entire ship. Fett managed to regroup with the Youth Brigade as they were loading onto the ship's supply of escape pods. Upon ejection, Fett disabled the pod, allowing the other bounty hunters to pick him up in the Slave I.
Upon discovering that Windu was still alive, Fett and his allies traveled to the crash site. As Windu would inevitably search the crash site for any survivors, Fett rigged a trap: he placed a motion activated bomb inside of his father's Mandalorian helmet, which would explode when picked up. Sing also took the time to execute any survivors of the crash, save for Admiral Shoan Kilian and Commander Ponds, as well as an unidentified clone, who she took as hostages. Fett objected to this, as did Castas, who both agreed that the situation was getting out of hand. Windu managed to survive the helmet trap, which was triggered by Anakin Skywalker. The resulting explosion incinerated half of his father's helmet and caused the cruiser's bridge to collapse, pinning the Jedi under the rubble. Skywalker's astromech droid, R2-D2, managed to lure the crew of the Slave I off the planet using Windu's starfighter.
Fett was also objected to Sing's treatment of the prisoners, and showed compassion to Killian by giving him water. Following the Endurance incident, Sing executed Ponds in a holotransmission to Windu, after Boba refused to do it himself. Sing hoped his death would lure Windu to them. After the execution, Sing chose to take refuge on Florrum, where she hoped to get the assistance of her former lover, Hondo Ohnaka, a notorious spice pirate. In a bar on Florrum, Sing overheard a plot by Castas to turn the others in for a bounty, and responded by casually killing him with one shot from a blaster. Her emotionless brutality deeply affected Fett, who really started to see all the horrors he created.
This murder would allow the Jedi to trace Fett and the others to Florrum. However, because of Windu's injuries, Jedi Master Plo Koon and Skywalker's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, were sent to bring him in. This enraged Fett, who demanded Windu. This confrontation would culminate in a swift firefight in Ohnaka's bar, which began with Fett carelessly taking a shot at Tano. Fett, abandoned by Sing, was apprehended by Koon. Koon brought Fett to Ohnaka, who gave Fett a lecture about his father's honor. Ohnaka managed to convince Fett to give the coordinates of the Slave I and the hostages, being held at riflepoint by Bossk. Ahsoka Tano freed the hostages and destroyed one of the flight stabilizers on the Slave I, causing Aurra Sing and the Slave I to crash into a nearby canyon, heavily damaging Fett's ship.
Following the Florrum incident, Fett and Bossk were taken to a Republic prison on Coruscant, where Fett had the chance to talk to Windu directly. While Fett declared he regretted his actions, he would never forgive Windu or the Jedi Order.
While Fett was in prison, he encountered Obi Wan Kenobi, disguised as the bounty hunter, Rako Hardeen, who had "killed" Kenobi. Fett was given a signal from Cad Bane to start a breakout. Fett started a fight against Kenobi, making it look like he was mad at him for stealing his bounty. As Obi Wan gained the upper hand, Bossk went to Boba's assistance, but Clone Troopers came to break up the fight. A breakout started up, allowing Kenobi and Bane to escape.
At a later point in the Clone Wars, Fett assembled and led a team of bounty hunters: Latts Razzi, Bossk, Dengar, C-21 Highsinger and Oked. The six of them had accepted a job from the Belugans on Quarzite, but while in a cantina, Oked was killed by Asajj Ventress. Bossk and Latts blackmailed her into joining them in Oked's place, and the six of them traveled to Quarzite. Major Rigosso, their employer, informed them of the details of their job: helping Rigosso deliver a certain chest safely to his Lord, Otua Blank. Due to the planet's atmospheric pressure, delivery by spaceship was impossible, so Fett and his crew loaded the chest onto a subtram instead.
Shortly after departing, however, the tram was attacked by Kage Warriors. In the ensuing battle, the warriors knocked the members of the posse out of the tram one by one and killed Rigosso. Only Fett and Ventress were left. In a duel with the Kage Warriors' leader, Krismo Sodi, Fett inadvertently toppled the chest over and, much to his surprise, caused a young woman to tumble out. As Fett attempted to protect her, she slapped him across the face. Surprised and confused, Fett was caught off guard, allowing Krismo Sodi to leap at him and knock him unconscious. The woman was in fact Pluma Sodi, Krismo's sister, who was to be forcibly married to Otua Blank. Before the siblings could escape, however, Ventress arroved and defeated Krismo Sodi in a quick duel. Pluma's pleas struck Ventress, since they reminded Ventress of her own past. Fett and Ventress proceeded to argue about Pluma's situation, a heated debate that ended with Ventress choking Fett with the Force. Finally, the tram arrived at the orbital station, where Otua Blank was eagerly anticipating his bride-to-be. After Ventress collected her payment for delivering the chest and departed, Blank opened it and was shocked to see a bound, gagged and extremely angry Boba Fett in Pluma's place; Ventress had been paid by Krismo to release Pluma into his care. Meeting up with the other members of Fett's posse, she split the payment as planned, telling them to make sure Fett received his share and adding that he would "turn up".
After the events on Quarzite, Fett was constantly on the run, Fett managed to secure a minor bounty on an assassin before reaching safety. With nowhere left to go, young Boba found himself in the custody of Jabba Desilijic Tiure, a prominent Hutt crime lord. One of the reasons Jabba accepted Boba was to repay the favor Jango Fett did him by apparently killing Gardulla the Hutt a decade earlier. While working for Jabba the Hutt, Boba had befriended one of Jabba's cooks, Gab'borah, and his daughter, Ygabba (whom he had rescued earlier, after first arriving on Tatooine). In gratitude, the two had Jango Fett's body armor re-sized to fit the young Boba's frame.
Gilramos Libkath was the first bounty assigned to Boba by Jabba Desilijic Tiure, the Hutt crime lord of Tatooine. Jabba, however, had also assigned the bounty to Durge as well. Boba had the advantage over Durge of already knowing where to start looking for Libkath. Libkath was the master of Ygabba and the underfed child thieves that had been responsible for stealing his helmet only a day before. After receiving the assignment Boba, realizing he had been left with no weapons and no transportation, sought out Gab'borah, the chef that had helped him while on board Jabba's sail barge. The chef gave him a jetpack and directions to leave the Dune Sea. Boba quickly realized as he flew over the Dune Sea that he wouldn't make the trip to Mos Espa with just a jet pack, and quickly stowed away aboard one of Jabba's cargo barges that was heading towards the city. Once he arrived in Mos Espa, he fled, but was pursued by Durge. After some evasive maneuvering, only to find Durge waiting ahead of him, Boba made his escape by using the reflection from Tatooine's twin suns on Durge's armor as a blind spot, where he dipped low into the streets and alleys of Mos Espa. There he located Gilramos' hideout and followed the voice of his prey to a central location of the crashed starship. Boba initiated the looming confrontation with the toss of a brick that struck Libkath in the back of the head, followed by another. Boba then revealed himself, however, he was weaponless. Suddenly, Durge arrived, ready to take both the bounty and Boba. The young bounty hunter skillfully managed to escape using his jetpack, stealing Libkath's hat on his way out, which represented prestige to the Neimoidian and proof to Jabba of the bounty. Durge fired at Boba and one of his stray blaster bolts struck a fuel cell, causing the ship to explode, covering Fett's escape and killing Libkath in the process.
The hunt for Jhordvar had been a short but intense one, leading Boba to the Dune Sea. After the betrayer refused his offer to accompany him back to Jabba's palace Boba decided to kill the Noghri assassin. He was caught in a sandstorm, delaying his return to Jabba. He stayed in Jhordvar's lair, leaving the body out to wither away in the sand, but he took the hands back to Jabba as proof of the contract. Jabba then gave Boba the ring of Jhordvar as part of his payment.
This couldn't have come at a better time, since Jabba was about to give him his first off-world assignment. His first major hunt off-planet was after Techno Union Foreman Wat Tambor, who had a base on Xagobah. The planet was under assault by the Grand Army of the Republic, so Fett encountered difficulties sneaking past both attack forces. He managed to get inside the fortress, Mazariyan, and escaped Nuri by forcing him into a clump of poisonous xabar fungus, which carries a toxin that causes temporary paralysis. However, the arrival of General Grievous foiled his plans, as Fett proved no match for the Kaleesh warrior. Young Fett only survived because he faked his own death by using the xabar fungus. He was taken by two battle droids to be incinerated, but he awoke in time and was able to escape the Mazariyan. Both Wat Tambor and General Grievous escaped.
Boba Fett tried to give pursuit in Slave I, but the ship was damaged in a dogfight with Asajj Ventress. Slave I was actually saved from destruction because of the intervention of a young Jedi Knight named Anakin Skywalker, who drove off Ventress. After forcing Slave I to land on a nearby moon, Skywalker and Fett met for the first time. Skywalker, knowing that Fett was obviously not a Separatist, assisted Boba in repairing his ship. During this time, Boba repainted his armor, which was identical to Jango Fett's, into the green color scheme that he is most identified with, thus making it his own. Even though Skywalker had helped him repair his ship, he was intent on taking Fett in for violating air space in a Republic controlled military zone. Boba convinced Skywalker, however, that he had information vital to the Republic's survival; information he would only tell the Supreme Chancellor. The information Boba had was knowledge that Count Dooku and Darth Tyranus were one and the same person. He would trade this information in order to get close to the one person he hated the most—the Jedi who had killed his father on Geonosis: Mace Windu.
After being escorted to Coruscant by Governor Tarkin, Boba finally acquired his second and final chance at Mace Windu. Boba followed and waited for the Jedi in the Supreme Chancellor's chambers, of all places. Boba engaged Mace Windu in combat but could not kill the Jedi Master. The two stood, battered and wounded, each ready to deliver a final blow with their weapons. The fight was actually halted by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, before either one could make a move. Boba was surprised to learn that the Chancellor already knew that Dooku was Tyranus. He also knew that Boba would hunt down Mace Windu, once he arrived on Coruscant. "I believe we share a common enemy," the Chancellor told Fett. Palpatine paid Fett for his information and told him never to speak of their conversation again, an agreement that Boba wisely kept. Then the Chancellor sent him on his way.
By the end of the Clone Wars, Boba Fett had reached the age of thirteen—the traditional start of adulthood in Mandalorian culture. Fett was now a fully-fledged bounty hunter.