[WARNING: The following contains MAJOR spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett, Episodes 1-2.]
Thank goodness Jabba the Hutt had a bacta tank mendacity throughout in his palace, because of the truth Boba (Temuera Morrison) wants it.
The fearsome bounty hunter-turned-crime lord appears to be proudly owning a difficult time, wellness-smart. A short lived scuffle with some assassins—which in all probability wouldn’t have even nonetheless left him winded, when on a time—now calls for him to be carried once more to the palace by his loyal guards, and he seems to be present process every day therapeutic durations within the tank. However why? What occurred between the flashbacks and the present storyline to whittle away at Boba’s wellbeing?
Under we crack down two theories as to why Boba is ailing, and what it might presumably suggest for his foreseeable future.
Thought No. 1: It’s All of the Sarlaac’s Fault
Getting digested by a Sarlaac is disagreeable, however surviving it could be even worse. On main of dropping his armor to the Jawas and having all these scars from the Sarlaac’s acid, it’s potential your entire ordeal nonetheless left Boba with additional troubles that decision for bacta to deal with.
Generally, when any person is swallowed by a Sarlaac, the beast injects the sufferer with a agonizing neurotoxin to immobilize it. Then, over 1000’s of yrs, the prey is digested alive. Boba skipped that final part, however he could have a few of the neurotoxin in his process, and it is perhaps leading to troubles. (We’re guessing he doesn’t have a telepathic connection to the Sarlaac like he did in an Prolonged Universe story, however who’s conversant in? He is proudly owning undesirable desires…)
Boba appeared advantageous in The Mandalorian, however he would possibly’ve solely started to actually really feel the results of his Sarlaac escape after that. Or—he very properly would possibly’ve been unwell at some point of that point, far too, however contemplating that people fights weren’t as excessive because the a single in “Stranger in a Bizarre Land,” he wasn’t harm as badly by them. At any quantity, if his issues are precipitated primarily by the Sarlaac, perhaps he simply needs a glorious, extended therapeutic session to restore them? Both that, or he would possibly go on to name for bacta therapies at particular intervals.
Principle No. 2: It’s Tied to His DNA
Boba is a clone, and clone DNA in Star Wars could be an unpredictable element. The clones that fought within the Clone Wars had restricted lifespans. They had been being engineered to age swiftly by the use of childhood, ushering them promptly to maturity the place by they might present the Republic on the battlefield. Even when they’ve been blessed sufficient to make it by the use of the conflict, their life have been shortened: Clones have been usually engineered in this sort of a means that they lived solely half a “common” Star Wars lifespan (50ish years versus the widespread 100 or so) upfront of they died.
Now, Boba is an unaltered clone of Jango, so he isn’t struggling any of the facet outcomes of accelerated getting older—as a result of he was unaltered, he aged normally. However it’s even now possible that one factor from the Sarlaac messed together with his DNA, and that’s the reason Boba is investing so loads time within the bacta tank.
If Boba’s well being troubles are tied to his DNA and will not be widespread Sarlaac facet outcomes, the clearly present might use it as a technique to introduce The Awful Batch’s Omega in reside-motion. She’s Boba’s “sister,” in a means: She’s additionally an unaltered clone of Jango, however she’s girl. She’s the one different useful resource of “authentic” clone DNA within the galaxy furthermore Boba, so it’s achievable she both would have the data to assist him or might use her DNA that can assist you save him one way or the other. It’s not very clear no matter whether or not Boba understands about his “sibling,” however Fennec (Ming-Na Wen) does, as she helped Omega escape the bounty hunters that had been following her. Whether it is found that Boba’s properly being troubles are tied to clone DNA, they could properly observe Omega down.
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