Topic: Do you think Boba Fett is Force sensitive and why?
It was recently brought up in the FETT UNMASKED thread that one of the Star Wars RPG games possibly had Boba Fett as being Force sensitive.
About his Force sensitivity, I saw a write up of Boba Fett for the Star Wars RPG, (the original pre-d20 system), long ago, and he was listed as untrained but with nine dark side points! So this means that whenever he wants to excell in something, all he has to do is get pissed off, which is hardly a change in his normal behavior, and exert his will. It is an inert, latent ability for him, that he doesn't really understand. Conan the Barbarian had latent psionic talents (wild empathy and a danger sense) in this fashion. For those who don't know what a dark side point can do when used, it can effectively double, or even triple, your effort to achieve something. The clones minds are tampered with, so perhaps they can't access their abilities in the Force. Perhaps this means that they don't even have the sensitivity any longer. I can't fairly speculate on it without reading all that's written on the subject, but it makes sense to me so far. The old Star Wars game didn't rate Fett's level of sensitivity as compared to what's needed for Jedi/Sith training, but that's because it just wasn't part of the game. You either had it or you didn't, and it was a skill to be developed through experience and leveling. Nine points was a lot of power to play with!
I was wondering what everyone elses thoughts were on this? I know I personally don't think he is, because I don't consider the RPG's a source of cannon for Fett lore. However, many consider the Expanded Universe books as a source of cannon. More specifically, Tales from Jabba's Palace, The Bounty Hunter Wars, and Tales of the Bounty Hunters, gives us a very in depth look at Boba Fett, as a character. Lucas, though, has pretty much said, that if it wasn't in the actual movie, then it's not really cannon, per say. This was shown when the Jaster Mereel origin of Boba Fett, as told in Tales of the Bounty Hunters, was ignored entirely, in favor of Boba being an unaltered clone of Jango Fett. So, if that part of the story can't be considered cannon, how then, can the rest of the story be? It would seem, then, we sometimes pick and choose what we would like to be cannon, in regards to our favorite bounty hunter. The comic book, Jango Fett: Open Seasons, helped tidy up a bit, the Jaster Mereel part of the Boba Fett myhos, however, what makes these more plausible as a cannon source than an RPG game? After all, wasn't Jodo Kast's first appearance chronicled in the Star Wars RPG "Tatooine Manhunt?"
I do recall, at one time, there was a list of midi-chlorian counts that was floating around. It was on Supershadow's webpage, who is not considered to be a very reliable source, so where he obtained this info is beyond me. However, it listed all the main characters in the Star Wars universe, with Anakin Skywalker being at the top, of course. Boba and Jango Fett were listed there as well, albeit with a very low count. One that a "normal" person would have, since supposedly "everyone" has midi-chlorians floating around in them. It's just the one's with an extraordinarily high count that end up becoming Jedi.
Midi-Chlorian count list:
So, what do you think? Boba Fett: Force sensitive or not? Since this is sure to be a debated topic, I would remind everyone of the FORUM rules and to be mindful of them. Don't get all bent out of shape over nothing. Remember, IT'S JUST A MOVIE AND IT'S ALL MAKE BELIEVE. Be respectful of everyone's opinions, no matter what they may be. Just because someone doesn't agree with your opinion, doesn't give you the right to make chiding, degrading, or threatening comments. Such conduct is not tolerated on the boards. Now, debate away!!
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