We’re pleased to welcome you to The StarWars.com 10th edition This is a series in which StarWars.com’s editorial team gathers to discuss — as the form of a committee — a variety of issues pertaining to a galaxy that’s distant. Today we’re looking at some of the most coveted mercenaries from Star Wars.
“Bounty hunters. We do not require their filth.” This was the view of Admiral Piett in The Empire Strikes Back, however, he could not be more incorrect. Bounty hunters play a major part throughout Star Wars, often doing the dirty work of the major villains in the series such as the killing of a senator, or the capture of the rebel smuggler. They’ve become iconic as individualsand sometimes, based by appearance. It’s up up to the viewers to envision the things they can do. To compile our list of favorites, we examined bounty hunters from Star Wars and the Star Wars films and on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and evaluated them based on a variety of aspects, such as their job performance, combat skills and who is the best “fearless and inventive.” Note: None of the Expanded Universe characters or exploits were taken into consideration.
10. Zam Wesell, Attack of the Clones
An anthropomorphic bounty hunter Zam Wesell is extremely dangerous as well as an excellent shot. Employed by Jango Fett to murder senator Padme Amidala Wesell nearly succeeded in her attempt to end Senator Amidala’s life. She first succeeded by bombing Amidala’s spaceship, then by dropping two deadly arthropods in her bedroom and was repelled by Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as Anakin Skywalker. As a result of the chase she proved to be a formidable opponent to Kenobi and Skywalker who lead them on a wild high-speed chase across Coruscant however, she could not outrun or outwit Skywalker or Kenobi. Jedi.
9. Dengar, The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Clone Wars
A bounty hunter employed to hunt down Darth Vader to find the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back, Dengar sports distinct armor, sports distinctive headdresses and is armed with heavy weapons. As shown in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Dengar is also skilled at combat with his hands, and standing in the face of a mass assault from Kage warriors.
8. IG-88, The Empire Strikes Back
A massive, impressive figure, IG-88 is one of the bounty hunters that Vader prefers — and the only one on this list of droids. Although it was only briefly featured during The Empire Strikes Back, IG-88 is still a favorite among the fans of comics as well as video games as well as cartoons. The thing that might entice fans is the fact that IG-88’s free to choose; he’s dependent on no master or owner, which is unlike other droids. This is something terrifying as a bounty hunter without humanity.
7. Asajj Ventress, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Asajj Ventress is a vicious killer, and a an ex- Sith apprentice to the Count Dooku was a bounty hunter, not out of choice, but rather due to circumstances and desire. Disappointed by Dooku and forced to leave and lost in the dark, Ventress agrees to join Boba Fett and his team for a job that seems simple that involves escorting a box onto the train. Her ability to sense force and fight can be a benefit when the team is attacked however Ventress’s hearts are (slightly) too large. When she discovers that the chest holds an inmate, Ventress sets her free…for an amount of ransom. Ventress later proves herself to be an expert bounty hunter by herself in capturing and tracking one of the Jedi -Ahsoka Tano. Ahsoka Tano, even though no one else has the ability to. However, there’s more to Ventress than she thought and the former fanatic of the dark side decides to assist Tano instead of immediately claiming her reward.
6. Embo, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Unpredictable and fast, Embo is a formidable male Kyuzo bounty hunter who ranks with the best mercenaries of the time. In the film Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Embo is hired by farmers in Felucia to guard against Hondo Ohnaka as well as his pirate band His skills are amazing: He takes an unmoving speeder motorcycle from pirates, blasts it accurately using his bowcaster, jumps at and turns and blocks the incoming fire using his shield-hat. Embo seldom speaks however his actions are what speak for his actions. He also earns bonus points for owning an animal companion named Anooba.
5. Jango Fett, Attack of the Clones
Important To Star Wars, Jango Fett is so revered as a bounty hunter, that he is the blueprint for the clone army. In blue and grey Mandalorian clothing, Jango holds his own against Obi-Wan Kenobi during Attack of the Clones, and, during the Battle of Geonosis, blasts an unarmed Jedi out of a secret box that overlooks the arena of the planet — in motion — as well as kills an reek using an exact shot from the point of no return. His arsenal, naturally is impressive including a jet pack, fire thrower, rocket launcher blasters, and many other weapons. Even though he eventually loses to Mace Windu Fett does live up to the fame.
4. Bossk, The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Afflicting fear and intimidation, Bossk became a fan of choice after his snarling, I can hear you expression at an Imperial official during The Empire Strikes Back. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Bossk is one of the galaxy’s most sought-after bounty hunters. He works closely with Boba Fett. He also, as an Trandoshan is naturally a hunter. His character’s attitude and unique style with no armor, a reptile-like appearance with long legs and arms with clawed feet and hands makes him the only one to his part of the Star Wars galaxy.
3. Aurra Sing, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Cunning and ruthless, Aurra Sing is a sharpshooting bounty hunter who has no conscience. in Star Wars: The Clone Wars we witness the depths Sing is willing to go to to earn money She kills clone troopers held captive as well as snipes security with long-distance headshots and kills former companions face-to-face. Sing also acts as an educator for abandoned Boba Fett and teaches her the killer instinct required for their field of work.
2. Boba Fett, the Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
When people think about “Star Wars bounty hunter,” they’re likely to think of Boba Fett. First appearing as a character in The Star Wars Holiday Special, and later playing a significant part as a major character in The Empire Strikes Back, Fett made an impact on the audience immediately. With his unique, combat-worn armor, sleek, modern helmet and weapons such as a rocket pack, sawed-off weapons, wrist gauntlets that included grappling ropes and blasters -the character of Fett was unlike anything else that was seen Star Wars. The ship that he was aboard was called the Slave I, seemed to fit him perfectly from the colour scheme to style. Of all bounty hunters employed by the Empire He is the one who track through the Millennium Falcon to Cloud City and collects an additional reward for his efforts by handing over Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. This is something nobody else bounty hunter can do. The reason he died during Return of the Jedi is controversial among people who love the film however given the character’s small screen time, his impact to Star Wars is even more remarkable.
1. Cad Bane, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Afflicted with no-nonsense, brutal and always a danger, Cad Bane is a man who appears as if that he came straight from The Good, The Bad as well as The Ugly — is the most successful bounty hunter from Star Wars. His work of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is awe-inspiring: Bane frees Ziro the Hutt from the prison that is heavily guarded on Coruscant and then enters The Jedi Archives and steals a Holocron. He’s later resuscitated by Jedi and able to escape. He fights against Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi and also captures Ahsoka Tano. Also, he’s a creative person and has a Zero-Gravity battle with Anakin as well as Ahsoka. With his arsenal of weapons and gadgets that includes twin blasters, rocket boots and weaponized gauntlets Bane is an imposing foe for everyone and everyone is safe, whether it’s a an ally of the bounty hunter or Jedi. Although he’s still a relatively unknown character Bane is now one of the most purest villains in Star Wars, cold and calculated and always in business.