How Fennec Shand’s Mandalorian Fate Made Her Boba Fett’s Best Ally
In The Mandalorian, Fennec had a near-death experience that echoes Boba Fett’s Sarlacc pit experience. It creates a special bond between them.
Fennec Shand’s near-death experience (Ming-Na wen) in The Mandalorian season 1 made her the best ally of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). The Mandalorian only shows Fennec and Boba as supporting characters, but the moment they meet (and Boba saves Fennec’s life) is crucial for the bond they form in Boba Fett’s book. The Boba Fett series, which begins on December 29, 2021, will show the (former) bounty hunter’s struggle to fill the power vacuum left by the death of Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. But Boba won’t be alone, as the trailer shows Fennec by her side, and it’s thanks to the fact that Boba changed her fate into The Mandalorian.
Fennec Shand is a bounty hunter and murderer who made her way to major crime syndicates during the early reign of the Empire, earning her reputation as an elite mercenary. After the fall of the Empire (in The Mandalorien the timeline of Season 1), Fennec went into hiding on Tatooine after most of his employers were arrested. When Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale) were tasked with capturing her, Fennec convinced Toro to turn on Din, but Toro shot Fennec and left her for dead in the wilderness. Boba Fett saved Fennec (by implanting a biomechanical device in his midsection) and the moment Din meets them at the end of The Mandalorian season 2, Boba and Fennec appear to be a solid team.
Fennec is not only Boba’s best ally because she is indebted to him for saving his life, but because Boba himself has had a near death experience himself. At the end of Star Wars: Episode VI, Boba was apparently killed when Han Solo (Harrison Ford) accidentally threw him into Carkoon’s Great Pit. Boba emerged from the chasm of Sarlacc as a man who values free will before the one who pays the most credits. When Boba said to Din “I don’t give my allegiance to anyone,“he announces that he has distanced himself from the Bounty Hunter Guild and is considering”make your way through the galaxy“on his own terms, but not alone. Ming-Na Wen explained (via GE) The special link of Fennec and Boba: “I feel like [Fennec and Boba] are related because both have had near-death experiences. They are both bounty hunters, and they adhere to a certain level of respect and honor.“
Even though Boba’s actions are no longer dictated by others, he still adheres to the Bounty Hunter Code of Honor. Boba Fett’s book sees the tight team acting not as bounty hunters but as crime lords who take control of Jabba the Hutt’s ancient underground empire. But both come from bounty hunter backgrounds, and Fennec knows the value of what Boba did for her at the end of The Mandalorianthe first season of. Additionally, the two have arguably developed affection and empathy towards each other, as they can relate to each other as a result of their near-death experiences (perhaps even has he saved Fennec because seeing her triggered memories of Boba’s own death in Star wars).
Fennec and Boba both appeared as anti-heroes in the Star wars saga. When they team up and let go of their past as an assassin, it can appear that they have joined the “good side. “However, none of them are affiliated with the Jedi or the Sith, and Boba Fett’s book will show the two navigating the world of crime at Jabba Palace. Therefore, many factors can change their link. It remains to be seen how the debt Fennec owes Boba for saving his life will be repaid, and how the dynamics of their relationship will change in the future. Boba Fett’s book.
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