Why did Boba Fett kill Bib Fortuna in Star Wars Mandalorian?

Darcy Rafter December 30, 2021
Why did Boba Fett kill Bib Fortuna in Star Wars Mandalorian?
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Episode 1 of Star Wars: The Book Of Boba Fett has just landed on Disney+ and it has made fans reminisce on the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. More specifically, why did Boba Fett kill Bib Fortuna in the season two finale of The Mandalorian titled, Chapter 16: The Rescue?

At the end of The Mandalorian season 2, we see Boba Fett return, and after he acquires his armour back he also takes something else, the throne.

Avid watchers will know that after taking over Jabba’s palace, his brain was placed in a clone body and Bib Fortuna continued to run Jabba’s palace until he was killed by Boba Fett.

The real question is, why did Boba Fett kill Bib Fortuna and what does this mean for the new Disney series Star Wars: The Book Of Boba Fett.

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Why did Boba Fett kill Bib Fortuna

It is thought that Boba may have killed Fortuna because he wanted to help clean up the galaxy by eliminating more threats linked to the Empire. Of course, with such in-depth knowledge of Tatooine, Jabba’s Palace might be the start of his murderous run. The grounds of the palace will serve as a perfect base for his missions.

This is because Boba and Fennec will likely not want to continue the Jabba organization as shown when Fennec freed Fortuna’s Twi’lek slave after killing all of the guards. Especially now Boba has his Mandalorian armour, and this will likely be shown in the spinoff, Star Wars: The Book Of Boba Fett.

The underlying message is that Bib remained a potential threat to Fett and in getting rid of his rival, he claimed the throne and eliminated anyone fighting him for it.

The throne has Sith runic letters written on it which translate as ‘’Boba Fett’, this easter egg has also led fans to believe that Boba Fett was always meant to take the throne and was in fact, the rightful owner.

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The Mandalorian brought the legend of Boba Fett to life and gave viewers an insight into his real character. Being one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, Fett was seen to kill many stormtroopers in his bid to retrieve Grogu.

One of Fett’s kills felt a lot more significant and that was the slaughter of Bib Fortuna. This took place after Fett had helped Din Djarin to get Grogu off of Moff Gideon. Fett and his new partner in crime Fennec Shand went to Jabbas Palace to find that Bib Fortuna had taken charge.

Much to their dismay, Fett and Shand decide to kill all of Fortuna’s guards and to finish off in the post-credit scene they kill Twi’lek himself. Fett then seats himself on Jabbas’ old throne and the rest is history.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist working on GRV Media’s audience team across The Focus, Reality Titbit, and HITC. Darcy studied Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University and whilst there she completed a work internship with GRV Media. After gaining a first-class BA (Hons) degree, Darcy joined the team full-time. Since then she has become a social media specialist and her expertise lies in tracking trends. With five years of experience in media, she is particularly passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. When she’s not writing about The Kardashians, she’s binge-watching it!