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The Krssantan Moment In The Book Of Boba Fett Chapter 7 That Had Fans Scratching Their Heads

Warning: spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett" below

Today marks the season finale of "The Book of Boba Fett," the hit new Disney+ series about the post-"Return of the Jedi" life of the galaxy's most feared bounty hunter, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison).

Like any "Star Wars" show or movie, "The Book of Boba Fett" is both hugely popular as well as controversial — if you're a hardcore "Star Wars" fan, anyway. Perhaps no other fandom in pop culture is as knowledgeable and opinionated as "Star Wars" fans, and they haven't been shy about expressing their feelings about the new show. Practically every episode has at least one moment that rubs "Star Wars" fans the wrong way, often for no other reason than because it contradicts the established canon. The season finale, titled "In the Name of Honor," is no different. Fans have already questioned the combat and Boba Fett's use of his rancor

But one detail in particular from this episode had fans crying foul. In the weekly discussion thread on Reddit, fans took issue with the way the show handled one of the show's standout characters, the Wookie mercenary Black Krrsantan (Carey Jones). Originally, Black Krrsantan was hired by Jabba the Hutt's relatives, the Twins, to assassinate Boba Fett and help them retake Jabba's empire. After Boba defeated Krrsantan in a fight and captured him, he offered him up to the Twins in exchange for their agreement to leave him alone. They decided to leave Tatooine anyway, and eventually Boba convinced Krrsantan to join his side.

Black Krrsantan plays a small but important role in the season finale, but for some fans, his role didn't quite make sense.

Simply put: Wookies and Trandoshans don't mix

The problem involves Boba Fett and Fennec Shand's (Ming-Na Wen) plan to assault the Pyke Syndicate, which is making a play for Tatooine. As part of the plan, Black Krrsantan is stationed outside the headquarters of the Trandoshan crime family, one of the three families that controls Mos Eisley and an ally of the Pykes. 

It makes sense that Boba and the gang would want to keep an eye on the Trandoshans, but fans questioned the decision to pick Krrsantan for the job. As we've already seen, Krrsantan hates the lizard species. In Chapter 4, when Fett and Shand meet Krrsantan at the Sanctuary bar, Krrsantan sees a group of Trandoshans gambling, gets enraged, and rips one of their arms off.

If you're an involved "Star Wars" fan, you already know why Krrsantan hates the Trandoshans. Wookies and Trandoshans hail from the same star system, and they're ancient enemies. This is hinted at in "The Empire Strikes Back" and expanded on in both the original Extended Universe canon as well as "The Clone Wars" cartoon. In the Reddit thread, Redditor u/Calygulove helpfully laid out the bad blood between the two species:

"Did everyone here forget that the Trandoshans have been hunting Wookiees for like ever as a right-of-passage? Like, they actively go to Kashyyyk during the Empire era and abduct Wookiees, bring them to their moon to hunt for sport, or to sell for labor to the Empire/Slavers/Hutts/Crime Lords."

In the end, Black Krrsantan keeps his emotions in check, but the Trandoshans attack him anyway. He barely escapes a mob of the lizards and joins up with the others. Still, the fight could have easily played out much differently. Boba and company were playing with fire.