Ever since he appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett’s popularity has only been outmatched by the mystery and intrigue that surrounds him. Though books have fleshed out his deadliest appearances, we didn’t get to learn about the character’s past until Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and his subsequent appearances on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
But a new book details the character’s relationship with Darth Vader, providing more insight into the moment where Vader shoves his finger in his face and tells him “No disintegrations!”
You know, just in case you were wondering, which you probably weren't.
In the new anthology book called From A Certain Point Of View, Paul Dini pens a tale called “Added Muscle,” focused on the bounty hunter who would become Jabba the Hutt’s glorified courier and deliver the carbonite brick containing Han Solo.
In it, Fett’s interior monologue explains why Vader appeared to be chastising him in that specific moment. You can read it below:
He’s [Vader] still got a mad on over those Rebel spies I crisped on Coruscant. Idiots came came at me with ion disruptors. What, they thought I wouldn’t carry a weapon accelerator? Flash, boom, three tiny ash piles. Tried to collect and Lord ‘No Disintegrations!’ refused to pay without bodies. My word’s not good enough, apparently. Reckoned I’d make up the loss by finding his droids and holding out for twice the reward.
The section also explains why Boba Fett was on Tatooine with Jabba the Hutt during the crimelord’s confrontation with Han Solo in the Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope. Though the specific scene wasn’t included in the original cut, the Special Edition used a CGI version of Jabba (originally played by a man in a fur coat) and added in the infamous bounty hunter.
Though he never got his hands on the droids Darth Vader was looking for, he did end up getting back into his good graces by tipping the Sith Lord off on the Millennium Falcon’s whereabouts in Empire Strikes Back, eventually leading them to the Cloud City on Bespin.
The rest, as they say, is Sarlacc fodder.
Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View is in stores now.