Bounty hunters. Hearing those two words in any corner of the galaxy can raise eyebrows. Some people immediately think of the biggest scum around, bottom feeders who prey on the weak and defenseless to make a quick buck. Others see characters living on the fringe of the Galaxy, free and outside of the long reach of whatever government thinks it's in charge this week.
In reality, they are businesspeople trying to make ends meet in a place that doesn't care if their targets are brought in dead or alive (just no disintegrations if at all possible).
It would be easy to assume that bounty hunters are hired only by criminal elements. They are their primary employers, yes, but bounty hunters do fill other roles.
During the Clone Wars, the Republic hired bounty hunters to work on Kamino and assist in the training of Clone Troopers. But in a galaxy filled with bounty hunters, there were a few names that became legendary in almost every system.
Each one of them was dangerous for entirely different reasons, some operating with a stricter code than most. No matter how honorable someone thinks any single one of them might be, never turn your back on a bounty hunter if there's money on the table. It will not go your way.
Ian Goodwillie is a freelance writer based out of Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Saskatchewan and completed the Writing Program at Vancouver Film School. More importantly, Ian is also a wrestling fan, comic book reader, video game player and photographer. He loves to write and writes about what he loves. Ian's also an unrepentant, unapologetic Cougar Town fan, a show he will defend until the day he dies.