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The Gamorrean Guards From The Book Of Boba Fett Explained

Contains minor spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett" Chapter 1

With "The Book of Boba Fett" taking place shortly after the events of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," it makes sense that we would see locations that we recognize from the film. From Jabba the Hutt's palace to the remains of his sailing vessel, the Khetanna, seen nearby as wreckage, viewers are reminded of the haphazard rescue of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Many viewers reacted joyfully when they saw that Max Rebo, the Ortolan musician who had played with his band for Jabba the Hutt, had survived the destruction of the Khetanna. But perhaps the biggest nod to "Return of the Jedi” had to do with the way Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) kills a giant, 6-legged lizard with a pair of chains, which is similar the same way that Princess Leia had killed Jabba the Hutt. 

But when Jabba's two Gamorrean guards are taken before Boba Fett, it sparks mixed reactions. While the creatures are known for their loyalty, these two pledged fealty to Jabba, and Bib Fortuna before him. With Boba Fett trying to take over Jabba's criminal empire and become the next crime boss, will the Gamorreans transfer their loyalty to him?

The Gamorreans are loyal fighters

The pig-like humanoids with green skin come from a planet called Gamorr, which was once known for its abundance of trees (via Wookiepedia). The planet is located near Hutt Space, which was a region of the galaxy controlled by the Hutt crime families, which Jabba ruled until his death. Because of their proximity, the Gamorreans, known as an aggressive and brutish species, often worked for the Hutts as their muscle. 

When Boba Fett decides to spare the Gamorreans if they will pledge their loyalty to him, his partner, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) tells him it's a bad idea. Luckily, shortly afterward, the Gamorrean guards prove that their loyalty extends just as much to Boba Fett as it did to his predecessors. When Boba Fett and Fennec are ambushed by a group of assassins, the Gamorreans instantly come to their aid, battling the group until they regain the upper hand. Upon Boba Fett's request, they immediately take their new boss to recuperate.

The Gamorreans may not be a species known for their intelligence, but having them on his side looks to be a good move if Boba Fett wants to remain in power. The unlikely allies definitely give Boba Fett an advantage, and their unwavering loyalty to whoever is in power makes them worth keeping around.