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  • Earth is a drag, everyone's on lockdown- so to get away from your troubles for a bit

  • you've taken a job as an interstellar smuggler.

  • But every ship is bound to get searched by the space fuzz eventually, and now unfortunately,

  • you're about to find out the hard way that notorious Outer Rim crime boss, Jabba the

  • Hutt, has no time for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial

  • cruiser.

  • As penalty for failing such a simple job, Jabba has put a price on your head so large

  • that every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you.

  • While you might stand a chance against small-timers like Greedo if you're lucky enough to shoot

  • first, how do you think you'd fare against one of the most feared bounty hunters in the

  • galaxy?

  • That's right, we're taking a look at what would happen if you were to face off against

  • none other than Boba Fett.

  • So, Boba Fett is on your trail, coming to collect the price that's been put on your

  • head.

  • You could always just wait for him to track you down and come quietly.

  • After all, The Bounty Hunter's Guild has strict rules that its hunters only kill their

  • targets as a last resort, so maybe the worst Boba could do is capture you and haul you

  • back to Tatooine.

  • Of course, then you'd be at Jabba's mercy, and likely fed to his personal sarlacc where

  • you'll spend a thousand years getting digested- fun!

  • Your only choice is to meet Boba head-on, but before your fight even starts you must,

  • as always, know your enemy before you can fight your enemy.

  • From Attack of the Clones, we know that Boba is a younger clone of infamous bounty hunter

  • Jango Fett, the original genetic template for the clones that formed the Grand Army

  • of the Republic.

  • At Jango's request, Boba was left unaltered.

  • While the other clones had accelerated aging, behavioural conditioning, and were fitted

  • with control chips, Boba was instead given to Jango by the Kaminoan cloners in addition

  • to his regular payment.

  • So, surely taking on Boba would be easier than fighting a clone trooper bred specifically

  • for fighting on the front lines?

  • Sadly not, if that was the case, then Boba wouldn't have the deadly reputation that

  • he does, and you wouldn't be so worried about him coming after you.

  • Raised as a son by Jango, Boba was taught a number of his father's skills from a young

  • age, including how to handle a blaster.

  • You, with your puny Earth-based education, will at best be able to match his blaster

  • with a .45 Desert Eagle.

  • While a formidable sidearm that can punch a hole through a cow, up against a blaster

  • that shoots small bursts of particle beams atwell, those particles should be moving

  • at the speed of light or really close to it, but in the Star Wars universe even lasers-

  • which are made of light- don't really go the speed of light.

  • Go figure.

  • Either way, you're boned in the sidearm department because blaster beats dumb earth

  • tech firearm any day of the week.

  • Boba Fett is also an expert martial artists, given his training by Jango Fett who was himself

  • one of the best hand-to-hand fighters in the galaxy.

  • In fact it would take the likes of Jedi Master Mace Windu to take down Jango Fett, so even

  • if you had all the Muay Thai training in the world, unless you're packing some Force

  • powers your odds of beating Boba in a stand-up brawl are pretty low.

  • But like we learned in the horrible prequel movies, the Force is basically Space Herpes,

  • because what allows you to wield its powers are microscopic intelligent life forms known

  • as midi-chlorians.

  • Since midi-chlorians are basically in every life form, start licking doorknobs and licking

  • public toilet seats to bump that midi-chlorian count and soon you'll be wielding Force

  • Lightning like a pro!

  • If ingesting large amounts of intelligent bacteria isn't your thing though, there's

  • a chance you could make a break for it, or rather, there would be a chance if Boba wasn't

  • such a skilled pilot, with one of the most infamous ships in the galaxy.

  • Another talent taught to him by Jango, Boba Fett learned to fly the Slave I after he inherited

  • it from his dear old clone dad.

  • Slave I quickly became a feared sight to many throughout the galaxy, thanks in part to it

  • becoming synonymous with it's equally-feared pilot.

  • The ship itself has a wingspan of almost seventy feet, and is currently hurtling through the

  • sky towards your location at speeds of up to six-hundred and twenty-one miles per hour

  • when travelling within a planet's atmosphere.

  • But it's not just Slave I's size, speed and pilot that are causes for concern; it's

  • also armed to the teeth thanks to the various upgrades and improvements made by Boba and

  • his dad over the years.

  • Currently aimed directly at you are the ship's most noticeable weapons, the twin blaster

  • cannons capable of rotating a full three-hundred and sixty degrees, but those are just the

  • weapons visible to the naked eye.

  • The Slave I also sports a number of concealed armaments, including two missile launchers

  • stowed under the primary blaster cannons, hidden secondary laser cannons located underneath

  • the cockpit in the centre of the ship's main body, andperhaps most deadly of

  • allthe payload of seismic charges.

  • As seen during Jango's dogfight with Obi-Wan Kenobi, a single sonic blast from one of these

  • charges is powerful enough to reduce asteroids to crumbling debris, and would likely make

  • quick work of you if Boba decided to drop one from the air and call that a job well-done.

  • Your only hope of surviving a fly-by from Boba Fett in Slave I, is to find somewhere

  • to hide, a building with overhead cover and pray that he's come to capture you and not

  • kill you.

  • Of course, taking Boba on face-to-helmet presents a whole host of new challenges.

  • For starters, that armour of his.

  • While it might look dented and worn, it's still tougher than most.

  • While Fett himself isn't one, his armour is inspired by the Mandalorians, warriors

  • famous for their fighting prowess and shows with terrible Season Ones, and their armour

  • is fashioned from one of the strongest metals in the galaxy: Beskar steel.

  • Capable of withstanding extreme damage, Beskar armour is even capable of protecting its wearer

  • from direct blaster fire, so the chances of any weapon you could quickly get your hands

  • on being strong enough to even scratch it are slim.

  • Even though there's some debate as to whether Boba's armour is made of Beskar steel, or

  • the weaker alloy known as durasteel, it's safe to say that it's protected him long

  • enough to track you down.

  • Maybe a well-timed stab with a small blade, aiming for the gaps in his armour, anywhere

  • where cloth is visible under the plating, might be your best optionproviding you

  • can avoid Boba's arsenal of weapons for long enough.

  • Thanks to his father's training, and spending his formative years in the company of notorious

  • bounty hunters like Aurra Sing, Bossk and Dengar, Boba Fett has a proficiency with a

  • wide array of different weapons.

  • He famously favoured the EE-3 carbine rifle, a weapon similar in design to the E-11 blasters

  • used by Imperial Stormtroopers.

  • Fett personally modified his rifle, adding a scope and stock for better long-distance

  • shooting, so probably best you keep your head down unless you want Boba Fett to blast your

  • head clean off.

  • The EE-3 is capable of firing in a three-round burst of blaster fire, and while real-world

  • lasersgiven that they're a form of lightcan often be deflected with a reflective

  • surface, we don't know the full extent of how strong those discharged from a blaster

  • in the Star Wars universe are, so reaching for a mirror might only be as effective as

  • using a shield made of paper.

  • But, the EE-3 is nothing compared to one of Boba's other famous weapons you could be

  • staring down the business end of.

  • Boba Fett has also been known to wield a two-pronged Amban phase-pulse blaster rifle, an almost

  • identical weapon to that carried by Din Djarin in Disney +'s The Mandalorian.

  • This rifle can discharge a shock strong enough to electrocute and subdue large beasts like

  • Ravinaks or Panna dragons when used as a melee weapon, but being zapped and knocked out cold

  • would be the kindest way Boba could use this weapon against you.

  • A rubber suit might protect you from the massive electric blast, but will do little to stop

  • a blaster to the face.

  • Ever wonder why Darth Vader himself gave Boba Fett the warningno disintegrations

  • when hunting for Han Solo and the crew of the Millennium Falcon?

  • Well, that's because the energy beam that the Amban blaster rifle fires is much more

  • concentrated than that of standard blasters, enough to disintegrate organic matter on contact,

  • reducing your body to atoms in the air and leaving your clothes in a heap on the floor.

  • Luckily for you, Boba Fett has only been known to use this weapon around Life Day, - it's

  • something of a holiday special in that regardso you might manage to escape a cruel

  • death by disintegration if you're going up against Boba any time well before the holidays.

  • Even if you were able to get close enough to Boba to disarm himlet's say you've

  • knocked his EE-3 out of his reachyou'd be foolish to think Boba Fett is ever truly

  • unarmed.

  • Those gauntlets of his aren't just for showin fact, they're as dangerous as any

  • blaster.

  • Boba's wrist gauntlets, like the rest of his armour, are inspired by the Mandalorians,

  • and are almost identical to Mandalorian vambraces.

  • These were designed to be used by warriors of the Mandalorian creed in a number of combat

  • scenarios, including fighting Jedi Knights, and as we mentioned before, the Jedi have

  • The Force as their ally, which is a luxury you won't be able to call on in an up-close

  • sparring match with Boba Fett.

  • Unless you know, you get to licking door knobs and toilet seats.

  • Hey, we didn't make the rules, George Lucas did, so go post your YouTube comments on his

  • channel.

  • Like a number of Mandalorian vambraces, Boba's come equipped with an array of useful tools,

  • like a whipcord launcher.

  • Much like a high-tech lasso, this would likely have you ensnared and struggling to move in

  • seconds.

  • But, if you're fast enough, take a tip out of Luke Skywalker's playbook and try cutting

  • yourself free - even if you haven't got a lightsaber, a knife might get you out.

  • But act quickly, because you really won't like what's waiting for you on Boba's

  • other wrist.

  • If you can't stand the heat, stay away from the ZX miniature flamethrower, capable of

  • casting a sixteen-foot spray of fire that would likely roast you alive.

  • Real-world flamethrowers require large, heavy tanks of flammable liquid as fuel, slowing

  • one's movement while carrying it.

  • Boba doesn't have that problem, though.

  • However, if you were able to somehow get the fire to blow backwards towards him, maybe

  • by getting somewhere with strong winds, you could use this iconic weaponand the elements

  • against the bounty hunter.

  • It might not melt his armour, but that cape he wears certainly isn't fireproof.

  • At this point, escape might be your only option, getting to somewhere Fett can't reach.

  • Unfortunately, even if you have the high ground, it's far from over.

  • Boba Fett famously wears a Z-6 jetpack, designed to carry its user into the air either to quickly

  • cover long distances in a single bound, or for sustained, continuous flight.

  • Either way, there's nowhere you can run to that Boba Fett can't follow.

  • The jetpack itself houses a Z-6 fine bore missile, which can be programmed to explode

  • on impact, so you'd better hope it isn't being pointed at you.

  • While this would provide Boba with an obscene tactical advantage, it's worth remembering

  • that a jetpack is a heavy piece of gear, even the real-world JB10 created by Jetpack Aviation,

  • weighs eighty-three pounds.

  • That's a lot to carry, even for someone like Fett.

  • But, there's one other advantage, one tiny chance you can take that may give you an opportunity

  • to ground him long enough to get away and live to tell the tale.

  • So, Boba has you on the ropes and almost dead to rights, meaning you have just one more

  • chance to escape with your life.

  • Fortunately for you, the T-shaped visor in that helmet doesn't offer much in the way

  • of peripheral vision.

  • Just like in Return of the Jedi, your best bet for taking on Boba Fett is to do so from

  • behind.

  • Now, for the finishing move.

  • Fett's preferred model of jetpack, the Z-6, is notoriously vulnerable to external damage.

  • With a well-aimed blowuse a piece of scrap, a heavy enough rock, even a stick –, you

  • could cause his jetpack to malfunction, sending him careening through the air and hopefully

  • colliding with a nearby wall, or a sail barge.

  • Or maybe straight into the mouth of a sarlacc.

  • A collision like that would hopefully leave Fett unconscious, and at a high speed would

  • probably cause a great deal of bodily harm.

  • While his armour might take the brunt of the damage, Boba would still be dealing with a

  • few broken bones and a loss of dignity at best.

  • After that, it's up to you what you do with him next.

  • I suppose you could always finish Boba off, although that runs the risk of potentially

  • angering Jabba even further, so maybe it would just be best to leave Boba to lick his wounds

  • and run back to Jabba's palace with your tail between his legs.

  • After all, pretty soon he's due to fall into the Sarlacc, where he'll be slowly

  • digested over a thousand years, and no-one could survive thatwell, almost no-one.

  • We hope you enjoyed this video, if you did be sure to check out more in our 'You Vs'

  • series.

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