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Star Wars 7 - Boba's Back by Robert-Shane Star Wars 7 - Boba's Back by Robert-Shane
Boba Fett was always one of my favorite Star Wars characters (despite me killing him in my 'Predator kills the Star Wars universe' picture). So it always really bugged me that he got taken out in Return of the Jedi in such a slapstick way.

Evidently I wasn't alone in my dissatisfaction with the idea that a temporarily blind Han Solo could do away with the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter without even realizing it - because almost immediately the 'expanded universe' of stories revealed that Boba did in fact escape the Sarlacc. I'm certainly not the first to try to depict the scene of how Boba might have emerged from the Sarlacc's pit - but I did want to make my version different from the others that you might have already seen.

I'm no expert on how the Sarlacc's digestive system works - but we heard something in the movie about it taking a thousand years to digest its victims. So perhaps it has some kind of way of putting its 'food' into suspended animation so it can eat it slowly whenever it needs to?

My idea for this scene is that it's now thirty years after being knocked into the Sarlacc and Fett has only just emerged. The Sarlacc's stomach acid has been wearing away at him all this time - leading to the added corrosion and cracks I've drawn - until the acid created a short circuit in Fett's jet pack which ignited the rocket on his pack and killed the Sarlacc - allowing Fett to wake from his stasis and slowly, wearily crawl up out of the burning pit!

...this means that he's emerging just in time to appear in Star Wars Episode 7 - looking to take revenge on Han Solo!!!
(It's a stretch I know - but so is the idea that a person can be digested for a thousand years! :lol:)

This was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. Star Wars and its characters are copyright of Disney - this is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction.

Hope you like!
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Jell-o-Emperor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
George Lucas confirmed that he's still alive!!!
I'm so happy!
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43dwarves Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student General Artist
did u know that boba is another clone of Jango.
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HeroOfTheLastDays Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Dude looks pissed
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MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
if you read all the versions, he actually escaped twice. The first time, it spat him out, Jawas found him and for some reason thought he was a droid. he was put in their landcrawler thing and ended up helping Han solo get something from the land crawler because he'd lost his memory which only returned when Han was about to help him out. The land crawler crashed back into the sarlacc pit. That was in the comics right after the 6th film and then of course later on, boba escaped properly.
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ZombieJimC Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Killer!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This is great. I like how you let us catch glimpses of his face through his damaged helmet. But he emerges 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi?" Now that's a truly novel idea. :) (Smile) 
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Drawer888 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
yeah he probably uses one of his special gizmos (none that I know of) to get himself out of the Sarlacc
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There was actually a short story from Fett's POV about his time in the sarlacc, including how he escaped and survived. Apparently, he used a thermal detonator. :XD: I always hated how he died by accident; you do an incredible job of portraying his emergence from death. :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. And yep - there's been a few different stories created about how Fett gets out of the sarlacc.  He's too good a character to keep down! :)
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frieza01 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
HOLY crap this piece is Absolutely amazing, I love the details, it's about perfect in every way
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