Star Wars: The Old Republic – Why I want to be a Bounty Hunter
Rockets. Flamethrowers. Jet packs. Cool looking armor. The Bounty Hunter is the James Bond of the Star Wars universe with all of his gadgets and tricks. He brings a kind of wild west justice to the battlefield and that’s mighty attractive to me. It’s pure, unadulterated fun. Oh, speaking of armor…
Bounty Hunters have a major role in the Star Wars universe. The first time they’re actually mentioned (within the Earth chronology of Star Wars) is The Empire Strikes Back when Han Solo mentions that “the Bounty Hunter on Ord Mantell changed my mind”. Then, a bit later in the same movie we get ourselves a rogues gallery of Bounty Hunters: Bossk, IG-88, 4-LOM, Zuckuss, Dengar, and Boba Fett. From then on, Bounty Hunters have been included in a fair number of Star Wars games, ranging in functions through Empire At War (a unit you can field to get rid of other special units), Star Wars Galaxies (one of the most popular professions in the game), oh, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (you are Jango Fett for this entire game). In fact, even with his very limited appearances in the original three Star Wars movies, the bounty hunter Boba Fett has been noted as one of the most popular characters in Star Wars… and this is BEFORE books and such came out talking about him.
There’s something alluring about being a self-made man and the Bounty Hunter is the epitome of this. You answer to no one, you travel from bounty to bounty, building a fierce reputation as a guy who gets stuff done. I think we can all agree that this is highly attractive.
Here’s the Bounty Hunter’s progression. I’m definitely a fan.
I want to be a Bounty Hunter because they’re completely made of awesome.
Until next time!
P.S. “Both infamous and anonymous at the same time, Bounty Hunters are far more than mercenaries for hire – they’re heirs to a professional legacy – an ancient brotherhood with a glorious history.” – Star Wars: The Old Republic