Chapter 6 of The Book of Boba Fett sees a notorious blue-skinned gunman fighting for the notorious Pyke Syndicate against the iconic criminal lord. Even if his name was not mentioned in the new Star Wars franchise, fans of the animated series will recognize the gunslinger’s distinctive appearance as that of the famed Duros bounty hunter named Cad Bane.
Exactly who is this mysterious gunslinger and his origin and his relation with Boba Fett?
Let’s know all about it.
Earlier Mentions of Cad Bane
After Jango Fett’s demise in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Cad Bane became renowned as the galaxy’s finest bounty hunter. However, Fett’s son Boba would eventually beat Bane by the conclusion of the Clone Wars. Unfortunately, the majority of their past and eventual conflict was omitted from the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
However, a small mention of it was made in the most current Bad Batch episode. The Book of Boba Fett has established that the legendary bounty hunter is still living, and he is working with the Pykes & terrorizing the inhabitants of Freetown to remain out of their affairs and away from Fett. Nevertheless, Cad Bane is not someone to be toyed with.
The Book of Boba Fett appears to be laying the groundwork for an epic clash and duel between Boba Fett, and Cad Bane when the Pykes invade Mos Espa. Bane has been absent even before the conclusion of the Clone Wars till now in the decades following the destruction of the Empire, thus it would be interesting to discover more about his past. Whatever the case may be, here is all we now know about his past and the dynamic ties that bind him to Boba Fett.
What Alien Species Is Cad Bane?
It’s not hard to see that Cad Bane is one of the Duros, an extraterrestrial race distinguished by its big red eyes and bluish-green skin. As one of the first races to master hyperspace flight, Duros can be found playing a variety of roles around the galaxy. As a ruthlessly effective bounty hunter, Cad Bane is the most renowned Duros in the cosmos by a wide margin.
Cad Bane and Boba Fett Connection
Boba Fett’s father, Jango, had taught Bane the bounty hunting techniques that he later passed on to his son. However, things weren’t as colorful and both ended up facing each other in a classic cowboy stand-off. Jango’s Mandalorian armor, which Boba inherited, saved both of them. But the shot from Bane’s strong modified blaster is what produced the iconic crack in Fett’s helmet.
It’s worth noting that chapters of The Bad Batch showed Bane fighting while wearing a plate over his skull, suggesting that the duel happened and is lies within the Star Wars canon.
The upcoming episode of The Book of Boba Fett should include a flashback showing this combat for what it was. What do u think, it should or should it not?