As a boy Jango Fett lived as a farmer on Concord Dawn, living a quiet life with his parents and sister. When his father chose to hide the Mandalorian hero Jaster Mereel and his team of " True Mandalorians" from the Mandalorian Death Watch Jango's life was forever changed. His family was killed and Jaster took Jango with his True Mandalorian Army. Jango led Jaster's men to safety where they quickly set up a counter attack in a near by town. During the assault on the Death Watch, Jango played a key role in destroying a Death Watch tank. His bravery and already promising battle prowess earned him a spot under Jaster's wing. Under Jaster he would learn the ways of the True Mandalorians and rise to prominence. Soon he was in control of one of three main battle groups. The other leaders were Jaster and Montross. The latter was in command of aerial jet pack units and despised Jango who was viewed as next in line for leadership.
Jango's men were part of the rescue mission on Korda-6 that turned out to be a trap. The deceit was a plan by the Death Watch to ambush the True Mandalorians. Jango discovered it was a Death Watch trap and raced back to help Jaster who had been mortally wounded. The only one close enough to save him was Montross who let Jaster die in a bid for leadership. The True Mandalorians elected Jango as their leader citing Montross' betrayal and Jango's closeness to their former leader. Jango would be a very successful leader until a fateful mission on Galidraan. His men were sent to stop a coup that was yet another Death Watch trap.
There was no coup and the Death Watch had been killing innocents while they sent a distress call to the Jedi. They described Mandalorians killing everyone in sight; which the Jedi sent a strike team to quell. The strike team was led by then Jedi Knight, Count Dooku. All of Jango's men were slain before him which sent him into a fury. He killed 7 Jedi with his bare hands. He was eventually captured and sold into slavery, though he would escape shortly after. Once freed he reclaimed his armor and went after the Death Watch. Jango Killed their leader, destroying their ship in the process. His actions would gain the attention of Count Dooku who used the only other survivor of Galidraan to get info on Jango's whereabouts. Jango then met with Dooku for a series of trials that would determine him the Prime Clone material for the Republic's Clone Army.
Jango accepted the job on the condition that he would have one unaltered clone for himself. Pitting Fett with all the top bounty hunters in the galaxy to claim a bounty on Kamari Vosa, the dark Jedi leader of the Bando Gora. At the battle of Geonosis, Jango was beheaded by the Jedi master Mace Windu, causing Boba to have a mortal hatred for the jedi. All of Jango's earned bounty money and armors were transferred to Boba's possession.
- Species: Human
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6 feet
- Weight: 172 lbs
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark brown
Jango employed many different weapons to use in combat. Jango's signature weapons were his dual blasters that were quick and handy. Jango also has a toxic dart launcher, flamethrower, rocket launcher, and cable launcher.
Jango wore blast proof Mandalorian armor. His arsenal included a wrist-mounted flame thrower, a set of modified dual Westar-34s, two missle equiped jet packs, wrist blades and darts, knee-pad rocket launchers, as well as powerful martial-arts skills and a very high intellect. Jango's armor was still a little more primitive than that of Boba's, who modified more so than Jango's, but still very powerful and capable. Jango also had the fabled personal star ship Slave 1, which has the firepower to reduce the greatest pirate cruisers to smoldering heaps and space debris.
Jango fett had a specially modified vehicle called the Slave I. Preivously a prisoner ship, Jango had modified it, he added a cloaking device, duel blasters, ion cannon and trackor beam. He also increased the density of the cell so it would contain the toughest creatures.
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Jango Fett is a playable character in the video game Star Wars Battlefront II. His weapons include: a Westar-33 Blaster, Flamethrower, 10c Wrist Rockets, and Time Bombs. He is an available hero to play as in the following maps: Kamino, Kashyyyk, and Mos Eisly.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Jango is depicted as a bounty hunter who had been hired in the past to be the genetic template for the Grand Army of the Republic on Kamino, becoming entangled in a shady plot by Darth Tyranus. Jango is later hired by Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala in retaliation for her actions in the first prequel. Fett subcontracts the job to bounty hunter and shape-shifter Zam Wesell. Two failed assassination attempts on the Senator's life forces Fett to kill Wessell with a "saber dart", in order to eliminate the possibility of her leading the Jedi back to Kamino.
Nevertheless, Obi-Wan Kenobi tracks the dart to the planet Kamino, where he learns of a massive clone army being commissioned for the Republic. The ensuing confrontation forces Fett to flee to Geonosis, rendezvousing with his benefactor Tyranus.
Jango takes part in the Battle of Geonosis, where he is decapitated by Jedi Master Mace Windu in open combat, which his son Boba witnesses.
His legacy is taken up in the form of the Clone Army of the Republic which was based on his genetic material, and his son Boba, who becomes the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy. Boba Fett wears his father's old red and green Mandalorian armor to honor him.
Jango Fett was played by Temuera Morrison.