Top Ten Star Wars Bounty Hunters

by: Matthew J.R. Kohler

10.) Jango Fett


Jango Fett had a rough time.  The only two Jedi we see him fight are Obi Wan and Mace Windu, and we all know how that turned out for him.  Jango is the design of the clones and an ideal solider.  Loyalty to the payer, and the willingness to get the job done no matter what, are the qualities that made Dooku see Jango as the man to destroy Mace.  It would have been nice to see more from the father of Boba.

09.) IG – 88


A droid in the IG series, IG-88 was introduced in the universe in Empire Strikes Back.  He was one of the bounty hunters who tried to capture Han Solo.  In the extended verse, there are multiple IG-88s.  After Han was frozen, the IG’s assaulted Boba Fett, but lost in the end.  He is one of the most interesting bounty hunters, for he became the Death Star II after his brain was uploaded into the ship.

08.) Durge


One of the main antagonists during the Clone Wars.  He and Obi Wan would battle against one another several times.  This would end when Dooku assigned Obi Wan once more to face off.  Durge would lose in the fight after being blown to shreds.  Durge has the unique ability to regenerate and to track Jedi with ease; he is the terminator of Star Wars.

07.) Bossk


One of the bounty hunters on The Executor, he was also assigned to track down Han Solo.  During the Clone Wars, Bossk guided Boba Fett after his father died and brought him to Jabba the Hutt.  There, both of them worked together for several years until they become rivals.

06.) Embo


Very similar to Boba Fett, he does nothing special but look sweet!  Embo reminds me of Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat—quiet and throws a hat that can kill people.  Embo was one of Clone Wars director Dave Filoni’s favorites, and it shows in his series.  And seeing what he did in Clone Wars made me believe he is one of the coolest.

05.) Greedo


No, Greedo isn’t the greatest bounty hunter, but he sure has had his share of controversy.  If it weren’t for Lucas, I don’t know if this character would be as memorable.  Greedo’s only job was to take down Han Solo in a bar, and he failed.

04.) Aurra Sing

aurra sing

Aurra Sing played an important role in the Clone Wars, from aiding Cad Bane, having a sexual relationship with Hondo, and raising Boba Fett for a while.  Aurra’s ultimate doom in the Clone Wars was underestimating Padme and Ashoka.

03.) HK 47


Originally a Sith Assassin droid programmed to take out Jedi.  Now, he works for the Jedi to stop the Sith.  HK 47 was the best side kick in the KOTOR games and had some of the best lines in the game.  If you love straight-to-the-point dialogue, HK is your man…droid.

02.) Cad Bane

Cad Bane

Created for the Clone Wars after the creative team did not want to use Durge, Cad Bane did a lot of work during the Clone Wars and was among the few who did not fear Jedi or Sith.  Cad Bane was one of the main antagonists of the show and the main reason to watch seasons one and two.  Bane was a formidable foe, in that he controlled most of the underworld, he knew what was going on at all times, and always wanted to get paid.

01.) Boba Fett

Boba Fett

It’s really hard not to put my favorite Star Wars character at number one.  Boba Fett has that aura that most villains lack.  He just had to stand upright and not fear Vader, the baddest Sith of all.  Boba Fett not only did not fear anything but also took on anything, even if it cost him his life.  Even after Lucas “killed” him in the dumbest way possible, Fett has endured the test of time, unlike any of the others who have not gone through such a trial.

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