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Here's Where Boba Fett Got Those Scars From In The Mandalorian

His presence first alluded to by a foreboding clinkety-clank in "The Mandalorian's" first season, Boba Fett returned to the "Star Wars" universe proper during the show's second season premiere. That same season, in the episode "The Tragedy," the feared bounty hunter made his presence known in a big way, hitting Stormtroopers with a stick until their helmets got smooshed.

Boba Fett is played on the streaming series by Temuera Morrison. Morrison, who portrayed Boba's genetic father Jango in the prequels two decades ago and now plays a character 30 years Jango's junior because "Star Wars" chronology is decided by putting dates into a Boggle cube and shaking it until a release schedule exists, shows up with a brand new look — he's robed, helmetless, and most importantly, replete with the sort of facial scarring usually reserved for manatees in motorboat country. This presents a problem for fans: As much as they would love to know more about the far, far away galaxy's most intense disintegration enthusiast, he's not exactly the talkative type. It seems unlikely that he'll be shedding any light on the genesis of his facial reconfiguration any time soon, or at least any time before "The Book of Boba Fett" hits Disney+ in December of 2021.

Unless, of course, the answer has been right in front of our faces the whole time.

Fett's get down to business

It hasn't. Still, we can guess.

The obvious answer is the Pit of Carkoon, where Boba Fett hit a rough patch dignity-wise after being oopsy-poopsied into a sarlacc's digestive tract by a still-groggy Han Solo. We know that Fett had to work his way out of the creature's tummy, but the details have been left vague. Exiting the way that he entered would be a toothy, tentacle-filled experience that leave anyone with scars to remember it by. Meanwhile, C3PO described the creature's digestive cycle as a thousand-year to-do, so using the biologically designated exit door would come with its own complications.

Fett clearly came on hard times, losing his armor at some point between the events of "Return of the Jedi" and "The Mandalorian." He's also seen carrying the rifle and staff of a tusken raider, implying that he's either befriended Tatooine's growliest residents or been stomping them and taking their accoutrements. If he's been picking fights, the scars would make sense. If he's started hanging out with sand people recreationally, even more so. Have you ever been to a tusken raider party? They go hard. It's also worth mentioning that the marks on Fett's look almost like the gashes that a clawing space monster would make. Maybe Jabba wasn't the only one with a rancor. Alternatively, maybe Boba dated someone with a mean cat. Also, he lost his helmet in a universe where everyone drives floating motorcycles 200 miles per hour. Road rash is a very real possibility.