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The Differences Between The Mandalorian And Boba Fett Explained

The Differences Between The Mandalorian And Boba Fett Explained


The Mandalorian has proven itself to not only
be one of the best original offerings on Disney+, but one of the best new shows on television,
period. Its conflicted protagonist is a member of
a dying race, a warlike yet honorable people who once inhabited the planet Mandalore in
the time of the Old Republic. During the time period in which the series
is set, in between the original and sequel film trilogies, they’re a people whose numbers
are dwindling fast, due to a long, long history of conflict that has led them to being forsaken
by their own government and exiled to the moon of Concordia, where they were left to
die out. While the history of Mandalore is a bit fluid,
one thing that has never changed is the race’s distinctive armor, armor which has been very
familiar to fans ever since the first big-screen appearance of the bounty hunter Boba Fett
in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Before the release of The Mandalorian, it
was even speculated by some fans that the title character might actually be Boba Fett,
as that character’s fate has been retconned since his seemingly fatal plunge into the
Sarlacc pit in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It turns out that Boba is still alive, meaning
that he may very well be wandering the galaxy during the events of The Mandalorian, but
the differences between the two characters are many, and significant. All of these differences stem from the most
obvious one: Boba Fett isn’t actually Mandalorian. He’s a clone of Jango Fett, who claimed to
hail from Concord Dawn, a planet within the Mandalore system. Although Jango wore Mandalorian armor outfitted
with the types of bells and whistles common to those worn by the warrior race, he had
been disavowed by the Mandalorian government, which regarded him as nothing more than a
scoundrel, a common mercenary whose only interest was in a paycheck. This goes to the core of the differences between
Boba Fett, who followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming the most feared bounty hunter
in the galaxy, and the Mandalorian, whose identity is very strongly tied to his homeworld
and its culture. “What caused this damage?” “A Mudhorn.” “Then you have earned the Mudhorn as your
signit. I shall craft it.” While both Boba and the Mandalorian are seen
operating as bounty hunters, and both operate mostly according to the codes of that profession,
that and their armor is basically where the similarities end. This is because, like his father before him,
Boba Fett’s code of honor is largely his own, untethered to any larger philosophy, which
stands in stark contrast to the Mandalorian, whose code isn’t just a personal preference,
but his actual religion. In the series’ second episode, the titular
Mandalorian states explicitly: “I’m a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.” So, too, is Beskar steel, the substance from
which much of the Mandalorian’s armor is forged, and which is considered by members of his
race to be a religious sacrament. Boba Fett, by contrast, has no such spiritual
connection to Beskar, his weapons, or Mandalorian culture. His use of Mandalorian armor and tactics is
largely an accident; his father had used his loose, if even existent, connection to Mandalore
to bolster his own reputation, and indeed, his use of Manadlorian armor was quite effective
in striking fear into the hearts of his quarry. According to Boba Fett’s backstory, though,
the bounty hunter essentially wore the armor because his father did. What. A. Daddy’s boy. One could certainly make the case that the
Mandalorian’s connection to his dying culture and the ways of Mandalore make him a far more
interesting character than Boba Fett ever was. They may both be a couple of bounty hunters
in cool armor perpetually on the hunt for their next job, but the Mandalorian’s reaction
to the sticky situation in which he finds himself after taking custody of Baby Yoda
is informed by more than his need for a payday. It’s informed by the strong sense of honor
which is typical of all Mandalorians, and it’s even safe to say that if Boba Fett had
found himself in the same situation, he might have decided to save himself a major hassle
by simply terminating his green, cuddly target, and settling for the slightly smaller fee. “Bounty hunters! We don’t need their scum.” Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about the Star
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100 comments on “The Differences Between The Mandalorian And Boba Fett Explained

  1. Am I the only one that feels like Boba Fett and Jango Fett should be considered Mandalorians after all these years? I mean Mandalorians would never existed if it wasn’t for the two showing up on the big screen. I also believe that Disney should make Both Boba and Jango Fett’s comic arc’s cannon again. The Fetts were very interesting and they still are and I consider them Mandalorians.

  2. One is completely overrated and was only popular in the 80s because of his armor. He died a moron and deserved to be digested over a thousand years.

  3. Simple mando is a real mandalorian adapting their culture and living by it and boba was just a bounty Hunter who wore mandalorian armour

  4. Since this series goes right back to after the Return of the Jedi, we could be seeing a lot of familiar faces since this show seems to be keeping on the Star Wars spirit for fans to look forward to after the Skywalker Saga, but also to tie some loose ends. What is to say that Boba Fett will not be in the show?

  5. I think that you shouldn't take anything into consideration that came from episode 1 2 and 3.

    Just pretend those movies never happened.

  6. This speaker in this video is an idiot NPC. Mandalorian is cool but get the fuck outta here you goof if you think he's anywhere close to as cool or interesting as Fett. You sound like such a Disney schill.

  7. Boba Fett is the dread pirate Captain Roberts in reverse. Instead of being trained, he kills his Hunter, takes his armor and continues on where the original left off

  8. Boba fett is way better the mando is just a rip off of boba and how do you no boba wouldn't of went back there is nothing proving he wouldn't go back for all we no the fact that baby yoda is alone could make boba feel sorry for him as he was when his father died

  9. I was hoping it was Boba Fett (Learning his fathers heritage or possibly learning how to be the best bounty hunter since his 'father' couldn't teach him), or maybe even Jangos's real father or some sort of twist like that. Hence why Janga wears the same armor (Then Boba Fett after him) but oh well. I still love Boba Fett. He's awesome.

  10. please Darth Maul was more menacing than Boba Fett!!! Nothing but a mercenary that was easily disposed of in ROTJ!!! But reality is all bad guys are nerfed in Star Wars….Reality Darth Maul would of easily handled Obi Wan after killing his master but we can't have that in a Star Wars movie. But Boba Fett never had any scenes that made him anything special!!! Just like Dr Doom will be nerfed in the MCU!!

  11. The show is amazing it feels awesome to really like Sw again. Jon favreau' and Dave Feloni are the best. I also really like the feel of the show with all the similarities like the original Trilogy. Being a FETT fan a show like this was always a dream because of Fetts little screen time.

  12. Couldn't even get a basic fact correct … They are not a race , they are a cultural group made of multiple alien races.

  13. Doesn't The Mandalorian take place AFTER ROTJ? So they couldn't be the same person, right? Let me know Star Wars nerds.

  14. Low queso jango Fett has a very tight connection with mandalore, through super commando mandalore's which are different from deathwatch mandalores

  15. This has been one of the best shows I’ve watched this year, top three for me along with Mr. Robot & Rick and Morty!

  16. I’m not accepting any of Disney’s lore on Star Wars. I’ll stay with the information I’ve read from the books for the last 30 years!

  17. Is it really his son tho? The son is just his clone with no alterations right? Or am I wrong? People correct me. I thought Boba is a “dad figure” and Jango is just a clone with slower growth?

  18. Booba Feet was also a foot fetish, he just couldn’t resist feet, of any race human or alien, he had a thing for feet and it is said feet would make him get harder than his armor.

  19. Madelorians are made up from ex clone troopers and the orphans from the war. Bobba Fett never calls himself mandelorian but he is bestowed the tittle "mando'lore" by the previuse mando'lore with his dying breath. And he would never sacrifice a child, the reason is because his father would never sacrifice him.

  20. I dont expect anyone to read here but boba fett was confirmed dead in a starwars tie in book for the force awakens the sarlac became uprooted and cut open and a man wearing the bounty hunters armor wasnt boba fett but just a wasteland scrapper with stolen armor from a skeleton he found in the sarlac

  21. Biggest difference is that the Mandalorians are pretty boys that polish their armor all day whilst Boba Fett doesn't give a shit what he looks like.

  22. Why so much hate for Boba fett? He was the original bounty hunting, Mando armor wearing badass that stated it all. The Mandalorian would not be a show without the cult following that Boba and Jango created. The fact that they just discarded them as posers is total B.S

  23. “Boba by contrast has no spiritual connection to Mandalorian culture” *Wears his father’s armor, repainting it in Mandalorian colors. Red for honoring the father, yellow for remembrance, Green for duty. Wears the mythosaur symbol, and the Mandalorian crest symbol, which are Mandalorian exclusive and something not worn by his father.*

  24. What pisses me off, well and truly, is this blatant retcon. They are doing Jango and Boba dirty.

    For the youngsters, it's easy to believe that Boba or Jango weren't "Mandalorians". The canon keeps changing. But for older folks like myself, who spent a lot of time with the original movies, the prequels, and the expanded universe (now referred to as "Legends"), there is no question they are "Mandalorians". Hell, in the ORIGINAL backstory of Jango. . and I'm not talking purely legends, he was part of a faction called the "True Mandalorians". He fought against the ORIGINAL incarnation of the Deathwatch.

    Now, you could make an argument that Boba Fett isn't a Mandalorian but even this is nonsense. The Mandalorian culture, as it was originally portrayed, welcomes all to take up a nebulous warrior code. It's basically one of the CORE tenants. You adopt and absorb worthy people into the way.

    But Jango, without question, was running with Mandalorians. He was adopted, much like the protagonist of The Mandalorian, into a Mandalorian group and was raised as one. Taught how to fight like one. Even wore Mandalorian armor.

    Now all of a sudden I hear people saying "Oh, Jango/Boba isn't a Mandalorian"? Who says this? What numbskull retconned this?

    You stupid son of a. . We wouldn't even have Mandalorians WITHOUT Jango and Boba. We literally have Boba and later Jango to thank for one of our most beloved Warrior people in all of Sci Fi. Right up there with Klingons and Elites.

  25. You didn’t have to do a hatchet job on boba to big up the Mandalorian. They are both great characters and by the end of the series i’m sure they will both be iconic.

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