Topic: Boba Fett: The Bad Boy Image?
As a long time member of these forums, I've always noticed that the BFFC has had a substantial amount of female members and that a good chunk of our most frequent posters on the forums are female. And for those of you who may not know, I am also female. ;P
So I guess I'm just interested in asking: what is it about Fett that has captivated so many loyal fan(girl)s? Males are more than welcome to join in the discussion as well, but as a female I guess I'm just interested in knowing why other females have taken an interest in a character like Fett too.
In my case, I guess it was the armor and enigma factor that had me interested right off the bat. Heck, many males probably started liking Fett for the same reason I did: He just looks frakkin' awesome and badass. When I found out that he didn't actually die in the Sarlacc, my interest escalated, and that's when I started reading the expanded universe and gaining a much broader knowledge of all things Fett. And to this day my "fictional crush" has remained, haha.
I dubbed the topic "Bad Boy Image" because there's that saying that all girls love a bad boy and want to "change them." But I don't necessarily like Fett for that reason. Sure, I guess the notoriety makes him a bit exciting, but I've never seen Fett as particularly bad or evil. So for me it's really not about that. I think that I really liked the fact that he's sort of a lone wolf who doesn't need anyone to complete them, especially since when I was in high school I didn't really fit in or have many friends (so I really related to his character during those years).
Even learning about his messed up past and failure as a father and husband never deterred me from liking his character less. In fact I find that his flaws make him more interesting and human. Even when he was fleshed out to the point of having his "daddy-complex" in the Legacy of the Force series I just found his attachment to Jango adorable.
Back to the "enigma factor," I am always obsessed over characters that have a concealed identity/face. Yes, kind of weird. o_o;; I don't know why at all, especially since they're usually male. xD
So those are just some of my reasons, haha. xD
Any of the other girls brave enough to speak up? Please don't leave me hanging, lol.