[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Chapter Four of The Book of Boba Fett. Read on at your own risk.] A little over a year ago we made the bold statement that Boba Fett’s helmet dent no longer made sense. That determination was born of the fact that Din Djarin, time and again, took blast after blast through two seasons of The Mandalorian and emerged unscathed. If Beskar armor could withstand all that, then what could possibly dent Boba’s helmet? (You can read that full analysis in the link below.) Many suggested that his helmet was actually made of durasteel and not the famed Mandalorian metal. Well, Boba Fett himself has now put an official end to that debate.
In what was likely the final flashback scene of the series, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand recover the no-longer-called-Slave-I from Jabba’s palace. Later, they take the ship back to the Pit of Carkoon to recover Boba’s armor from the Sarlacc. (Boba was unconscious when the Jawas stripped him of his armor, remember. For all he knows it could still be there.) Fennec questions the likelihood that the armor was still intact, noting that the Sarlacc’s stomach acid would have dissolved the armor long ago. That’s the point when the Beskar debate comes to a definitive end.
Boba Fett’s armor is indeed Beskar
In response to Fennec, Boba Fett answers, simply, that his armor would not have disintegrated: “it’s Beskar.”There’s no need for further explanation. The strongest metal in galaxy can withstand lasers, lightsabers, and, apparently, Sarlaccs. Boba Fett, on the other hand, obviously could not. That’s why we see Boba in the bacta tank for the first four episodes of the show. Conveniently, he’s healed as of Chapter Four, subtly signaling the end of the bacta treatment-induced flashbacks.
So there you have it, folks. It’s official, and it’s canon. Boba Fett’s armor is indeed Beskar.
The Book of Boba Fett airs Wednesdays on Disney+, with two Chapters left to go.