Jango Fett’s death has been hated by fans ever since Attack of the Clones was released. Truth is, if we’re gonna discuss lame deaths, we’d better get to Boba Fett. No matter the circumstances, its always better to be killed by a Jedi than a blind, oblivious man with a stick.
Here I will explain how Jango Fett, Mandalorian warrior, clone template, and more than a mindless mercenary, was killed when he brought a gun to a sword fight.
To say that Jango Fett simply stood there, ignoring the fact that he could have flew away with his jetpack, and waited to be decapitated by Mace Windu is a terrible understatement. In short, he intended to blast off, but that rhino creature busted his jetpack.
Here’s what happened.
During the First Battle of Geonosis, Mace Windu dropped his lightsaber. Jango Fett leaped after Mace’s dropped lightsaber, but Mace pulls it away with the Force.
Jango, unable to get up from the fall quickly enough, is charged by the reek, a three-horned, rhino-like creature native to Geonosis.
The reek broke his jetpack, so that he could not fly. Jango did not know this, and neither did Mace.
When Mace ran toward him, Jango intended to keep shooting at Mace and than blast off at the last minute. He’d done it before when fighting Obi-Wan, he thought he could do it again. Except his jetpack was busted. Had Jango known this, he would have used a flamethrower or projectile dart, or something similar to keep Mace at bay long enough to escape by foot.
Jango tries to blast off several times, but his jetpack shuts off automatically after a fraction of a second so as not to blow up.
After that, well, you know what happens.
Thanks for reading this article! I hope this will help explain why the second best Mandalorian died the way he died. May the force be with you, and keep your head on your shoulders!