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Pablo Hidalgo

Age: 49
Born: October 12, 1974

Lucasfilm Story Group member and Star Wars guidebook author


Writer and Part of the Lucasfilm Story Group

Is Boba Fett a Mandalorian or Does He Just Wear Mandalorian Armor?

Pablo has shared via Twitter some choice quotes that confirm Boba Fett is not Mandalorian and just wears Mandalorian armor. While some of those tweets have been deleted over the years, we've kept note of them for posterity. See our on-going feature Is Boba Fett a Mandalorian or Does He Just Wear Mandalorian Armor? for more.

Schrodinger's Fett

During an official "Story Group" panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo mentioned Boba Fett only once:

"Boba Fett is both simultaneously alive and dead in the Sarlacc."

More: Schrodinger's Fett: The Life and Death Paradox of Boba Fett Boba Fett Fan Club, 4/2015

Regarding Star Wars Canon Specific to a Boba Fett Storyline

Did you come across any short stories, or even novels, with unclear timeline placement that required you to make an executive decision?

Oh, definitely. Just as an example off the top of my head, there was a short story with Boba Fett called "No Disintegrations, Please." The story itself is pretty nebulous. It starts off with a guy gathering a bunch of children around him and saying, "Hey, I'm going to tell you this amazing story of something that happened." Then it goes into a flashback and it tells a story about Boba Fett. By the time the story-within-a-story ends, you realize that the storyteller is a former target of Fett who got away. The frame story ends with Fett confronting him, but ultimately the bounty has expired, so Fett's not going to tag him.

There's no indication whatsoever as to when that story took place, so we kind of made an arbitrary decision. While the flashback takes place during the Rebellion era, we decided that the frame story itself, with the storyteller narrating his escape, would take place shortly after Dark Empire. That's when Fett resurfaced on the scene, and the guy was surprised to see Fett, so that kind of made sense. There were some cases where we just decided, "This is probably when it took place."

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Last updated: December 22, 2022
Article ID: 229