Sarin Kerivor wrote:
Han Solo was a spice runner, a criminal. 'Nuff said.
Yes, but that was not why the Empire wanted him, nor was it why Jabba wanted him. Nor was it why Jabba wanted him. Jabba didn't want to give Solo justice. He wanted to punish him for failing as a smuggler. Jabba was a crime lord, and Boba was helping him. So he captures a criminal, while he is helping another criminal who gave the orders to the other criminal to commit the crime. So really, if Boba was capturing Han because he thought Han was a bad dude, he wouldn't then go give him to Jabba the Hutt, the biggest criminal in the galaxy. At least if he was trying to be a holy warrior.
But that is just if you are speaking in criminal terms. Being a criminal does not make you evil. The Jedi were criminals, were they evil? Obi-Wan was a criminal to the Empire. Was he evil? Boba's motives were what determined whether he was evil or not. He just wanted Solo because he had a large price on his head and Boba could get twice the pay for him. Not because Boba wanted to be a crime fighting warlord. Greed was his ally, and he didn't care what the criminal did. His job was just to catch him, whether he was a criminal or not. (Or at least according to the Bounty Hunter Wars. I should find that quote...)
I didn't find the exact quote I was looking for, but I did find this on page 62 of the Mandalorian Armor:
"Tracking someone down, pursuing him the width of the galaxy, capturing, transporting, killing anyone who had to be killed in order to get the job done---those things were all cold pleasures, to be savored as tests and confirmations of his own skills."
I wish I could find the other one... It made the point much more clear. But I don't want to re-read the entire trilogy to find it.