Topic: The Sensitivity of Mr. Fett
With Karen Traviss' new book 'Bloodlines' released the beginning few pages reinstate the fact that Boba has a daughter, Ailyn Vel, and this to many fans (especially the OT fans) is not who Boba fett is,that being a father. To many it shows weakness, that he showed emotion to another, and that it also changes who his character was (OT). Me being a Boba Fett fan since the ripe age of 7 grew up seeing this bounty hunter as ruthless and uncompasionate. Now with the new trilogy out it showed a new side of Fett, his young side and with that the junior novel's. These books showed a different side of Fett seing as he was young, immature and not as ruthless as we had seen him in 'Empire'. Now knowing this it starts to change the perception we see Fett. When we hear he has a daughter we still imagine seeing the bounty hunter standing next to others such as Bossk and IG-88 while Darth Vader puts the bounty on Han Solo's head. Taking into consideration that this is him as 34 year old it is tough to see him as the 17 year old who would not have the same personality as the 34 year old version of himself. Here is my argument; Boba was 17 when he became a father, at this stage in his life he was going through a tough emotional stage, and thus it seems that in fact Boba having a child doesn't seem as far fetched as every one believes and Ailyn's canon should in essence be accepted amoung "Fett Fans" everywhere.
Last edited by Dageen Fett (Wednesday, September 20, 2006 5:44 pm)