Topic: What is Boba Fett's Justification for Abandoning Sintas & Ailyn Vel?
Hey, all. I know I don't post all that much, but when I do, I want it to be something that can be talked about on different levels, and on different opinions... interesting... worth saying! And most importantly, worth it for everyone else to read.
Now, by far, I'm not up to date on everything Star Wars in the Expanded Universe, nor do I claim to be an expert on Boba Fett. I do, however, feel I know a good amount of information of the background history of Boba, Sintas, & Ailyn. Because there's not much out there, lol.
Now, some of you are probably still in denial.
"Oh, well... Ailyn is Jodo Kast's daughter... I'm going to leave it at that."
Well, you can think that way if you want to, but you're worng. Dead wrong... it's all canon according to the recent book "Bloodlines," which I'm sure most of us have read. Even if you haven't read it yet, you must have heard one way or another about it.
To be honest, when I first heard the story, I wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t all that thrilled with the idea of Boba being a fatherÃ¢Â€Â¦ yet, clone or not, we all have a desire to have children, love someone, etc. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s human nature.
So, now that we know Boba & Sintas were togetherÃ¢Â€Â¦ married at sixteenÃ¢Â€Â¦ had a daughter and Boba was out of there before Ailyn was even one years oldÃ¢Â€Â¦ why did he do it? Why does he have no explanation?
The closest I can find is:
Ã¢Â€ÂœI married Sintas at sixteen because I thought I could make my life normal by doing what normal people did, but I was wrong Ã¢Â€Â¦ I settled on being Boba Fett, because I just didnÃ¢Â€Â™t know how to do anything elseÃ¢Â€Â (Boba Fett to Mita Gev, page 365, Legacy of the Force: Bloodline, Karen Traviss)
I donÃ¢Â€Â™t know about you, but that is one poor explanation for leaving your family! How can Boba even blame Ailyn for wanting to hunt him down and kill him! He made no contact with them, didnÃ¢Â€Â™t care what happened to them all those years.
And IÃ¢Â€Â™m sure it wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t easy for Sintas. She was probably crushed. I havenÃ¢Â€Â™t read the comic involving herÃ¢Â€Â¦ but I couldnÃ¢Â€Â™t have been easy for her. She was expecting Boba to support her, for him to help raise their daughter. His own flesh and blood.
I hate to say it, but the more I think about it, the more Ã¢Â€Â“disrespect- I have for Boba Fett. Sure, being a father can be stressful, but I canÃ¢Â€Â™t believe heÃ¢Â€Â™d leave them all that time, not even sending them money (He has enough to raise his own clone army, for PeteÃ¢Â€Â™s sake).
I just hope he can redeem himself with his Granddaughter, Mirta. More than anything for Boba's future, I just want him to realize he has a duty to Mirta and any family she may have someday.
Okay, enough ranting for meÃ¢Â€Â¦ I hope some one has something to share.
I think Boba & Sintas are fascinating... it makes Boba more human. Yet, no one ever seems to bring them up on here! I think it's something we should all discuss! I'd love to hear everyone's views!