If you asked a gaggle of Star Wars fans to name their favorite character in the original trilogy, you're guaranteed to hear two names: Han Solo and Boba Fett. But...why? Why would such a relatively minor character, who spoke roughly 30 words in those first movies, go on to have such a massive impact on fans?
On paper, Boba doesn't exactly scream "fan favorite". Fett is a merciless bounty hunter and Jabba the Hut's right-hand man, tasked with hunting down the other bigfan favorite, Han Solo. Also, he has the most utterly ridiculous death scene ever captured in a Star Wars movie.
Despite all that, Boba Fett's strict professionalism and morality keeps him teetering on the line between villainy and valiance. He's crafty and cunning, which makes him damn good at his job. Also, he seems to be the only one completely unafraid of Darth Vader, which is somehow even more impressive when you consider he's not a Jedi.
In a movie universe stuffed to the brim with badasses, Fett manages to stand out. It's his stoic and mysterious cool - and occasional sassiness to the Dark Lord - that makes him so easy to like.