Topic: Did Jodo Kast get what he deserved?

I recently purchased Boba Fett Omnibus and initially wanted to read them in order, but ended up jumping ahead to read Twin Engines of Destruction since it's always been a story I've wanted to read first hand.

This comic features Boba hunting down his doppelganger Jodo Kast, who, as far as I'm aware, made his first and last appearance in Twin Engines (correct me if I'm wrong, please).

Now, I actually found Jodo an intriguing character, despite his cockiness and foolish choices. I think we can all relate to his desire to be the best, even though he did take a cheap short-cut in order to gain his so-called "fame".

As we all know, Boba wins the fight and leaves Kast for dead (well, actually Boba essentially blows him up, giving him no chance for survival). Do you think Boba's response was warranted, or should he have given Kast another chance?

I honestly felt this was Boba at one of his harshest, must brutal moments with his decision to trick Kast into thinking he might have had a chance to save his own skin by selecting the correct serum (a gamble, but at least it was some form of a chance). But instead he blows Kast to oblivion! I mean, sure, it was one heck of a bad *** ending to that comic, but I couldn't help but pity Kast just a little! I mean, I think he taught Kast a serious lesson by whopping his arse that if he left him alone Kast would have been too humiliated to ever consider donning Mandalorian armor again.

Thoughts? Or was Kast simply someone who did not deserve a second chance?

-BFFC Manji aka Jess

Re: Did Jodo Kast get what he deserved?

I'd say he deserved the *** whipping but I'm torn on whether he deserved to die. Or to be more accurate, I would rather he'd not died but Boba probably felt like he needed to make an example of him. People needed to know that impersonating Boba Fett is a huge no-no.

"Next time I'll just reach over and pull somebody's head off."

Re: Did Jodo Kast get what he deserved?

if boba let him live, people would lose respect for him (in universe)

"Those with the ability to lead, have the responsibility to do so."

Re: Did Jodo Kast get what he deserved?

Jodo Kast is an intriguing character but Boba didn't get his reputation by being forgiving. Kast could have made a name for himself with the Mandalorian armor but not claiming to be better than Boba Fett. That was asking for trouble.

Also I think too many novellas have made Boba seem a little soft, I was glad to see this darker side. After all Boba got his reputation by doing the jobs nobody else would take - we just never hear about those.

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Re: Did Jodo Kast get what he deserved?

What examples of Fett do you find softened his character? If you mean the recent stuff, do you really expect him to the same guy as he approaches ~70 years old?

-BFFC Manji aka Jess

Re: Did Jodo Kast get what he deserved?

I would say he deserved what happened to him only in the sense that he was supremely foolish/stupid to imitate Boba Fett. Boba takes his reputation very seriously and does not appreciate having someoneelese take credit for what he's done.

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Re: Did Jodo Kast get what he deserved?

Sharra Fett wrote:

I would say he deserved what happened to him only in the sense that he was supremely foolish/stupid to imitate Boba Fett. Boba takes his reputation very seriously and does not appreciate having someoneelese take credit for what he's done.

I agree . Jodo Kast brought his fate upon himself. As for forgiveness, why? Like these peeps said, Boba would lose respect and fear. I respect you feeling pity for Kast, but I'll have to politely disagree. In fact, I wanted an even MORE brutal death for Kast. So in this case we're on opposite ends of the spectrum.

"Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege."