Character: Boba Fett
Film: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Writer: George Lucas
26 writer: Nick Carson
Inspired by Sergio Leone’s Man with No Name, cult-favourite bounty hunter Boba Fett oozes danger and intrigue. Here, he contemplates his identity as an orphaned clone.
In my Sarlacc half-tomb:
Time for silent reflection.
Your cookie-cutter clone,
Father: my Mace-red eyes saw you
Relieved of helmet and head
By that humming purple blade.
We bled the same blood, but
Beneath battered Beskar my heart beats.
Twin to mine in every other way… yours does not.
This tentacled embrace gives me no comfort.
Breathe in. Break free.