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The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 1 Scene That Makes No Sense To Fans

When we last saw Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in "The Mandalorian," the character was more than living up to his reputation as one of the most deadly bounty hunters in the galaxy. The Disney+ series' second season saw him dispatching stormtroopers with ease and making use of his flamethrower, jetpack, and even his backpack rocket to unleash complete carnage on everyone who got in his way.

He even battles the show's titular character (played by Pedro Pascal) in the season, winning back his beloved Mandalorian armor, and the two characters grow to have a mutual respect for each other. While "The Book of Boba Fett" is considered a spin-off of "The Mandalorian," the series also serves as a continuation of Boba's own story — and it's clear that his plans are very different from Mando's. Indeed, "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 1 makes it clear that the show will follow Boba as he attempts to take over Jabba the Hutt's vacant seat on Tatooine and establish his own criminal empire.

However, if Boba really does want to make a name for himself as the new, head crime lord on Tatooine, it's clear that he might want to work a little more on his combat skills — especially when it comes to beating criminals who fight just as dirty as he does.

Why didn't Boba Fett just use his jetpack?

About halfway through "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 1, Boba is attacked by assassins wielding red energy shields and stun batons. The assassins surround Fett and his companion, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and use their shields to block the duo from escaping. While the assassins' shields are up, Boba seems almost helpless, and it's only due to the intervention of his Gomorrean guards that he is able to escape the trap.

The scene is already drawing criticism from fans on Reddit, with many viewers confused about why Boba didn't use his most famous piece of equipment to simply fly away from the whole mess. "Can't boba just Jetpack out and take them on?" asked u/StillLearning1412. Elsewhere, u/wingspantt noted, "He could just jump 14 feet away, now they're not surrounded and can attack [the assassins'] backs instead of their shields."

Other Reddit users argued that Boba may have chosen to stick around in order to protect his companion. "Lol imagine that," wrote u/Wood1276. "Gets surrounded with Fennec and then just says peace out hombre you can deal with them." 

Whatever the reason, the lack of ingenuity on Boba's part makes the episode's writing appear a bit lazy — especially considering he doesn't use his iconic flamethrower at all throughout the battle either. As a result, there's no denying that the former bounty hunter should definitely keep an eye out the next time he decides to waltz through enemy territory, and he might want to start training more as well.