While there seems to be a lot of mixed feelings on the Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett series, one thing we can all agree on is there have been very few cameos from older characters. Yes, we have had appearances from the Sarlacc and Max Rebo, but it’s the lack of bounty hunters that is surprising. Other than Black Krrsantan, who came from the comics, there have been no others. While we probably won’t see all of our favorites, there is one that has been set up with the introduction of everyone’s favorite Modification biker gang, and that is Dengar.
Why Is The Book Of Boba Fett Perfect For The Return Of Dengar
OK, we all know that this series would be perfect to bring back some of our favorite classic bounty hunters. But there is one bounty hunter this series has the groundwork already laid out if it is used. Of course, that bounty hunter is Dengar. So, why Dengar and how is it set up for his return you may ask. Well, it is very simple. All you have to do is go back to The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary and StarWars.com. There we are introduced to a bounty hunter named Rothgar Den. Here is what The Visual Dictionary and StarWars.com have to say about Rothgar Den.
RISE OF SKYWALKER: THE VISUAL DICTIONARY
“Rothgar is an old and experienced Corellian bounty hunter, who is likely operating under an alias. He has been subjecting himself to cybernetic replacements in a poorly planned bid to live and work forever. As age began slowing his reflexes and dulling his senses, Rothgar turned to black-market surgical clinics to replace damaged or wizened body parts with ones that will give him an advantage in his dangerous trade. Poor decision making has led to a ghastly appearance.”
“Hanging out in the lair of the ne’er-do-wells known as the Thieves’ Quarter in Kijimi City is a bounty hunter with many cybernetic parts. An old Corellian hunter with an affinity for Imperial-era stormtrooper armor, using the alias Rothgar Deng. Like how Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba were hinted at but never mentioned outright in the Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, we get hints here of someone we ought to know. But I can’t seem to place a name to this now-hideous monstrosity of low-budget-augmentation who we might have seen during the Clone Wars and chasing the Millennium Falcon after Hoth. Deng it!”
So How Is All This Set Up In The Book Of Boba Fett?
So we can first head back to The Mandalorian Season One. After thinking that bounty hunter Fennec Shand was dying or dead we see a mystery person come up to her body. Yes, that person turned out to be Boba Fett, and we later found out in season two Fennec was alive after being saved by droid parts. So now let’s head to The Book of Boba Fett.
In The Book of Boba Fett episode 3, we are introduced to a street gang that is known for a couple of things. Their Vespa-like speeder bikes and they modify themselves with droid parts. From eyes to arms it seems like there is nothing off-limits for the people who are into these mods. Well in the next episode we dig deeper into the modification world when Boba Fett has another flashback. This flashback takes us to when Fett finds Fennec and takes her to the Mod shop to save her life. There, not only do we see more people who decided to go the mod route, but we also get a small look at how it is done.
So Will We See Dengar or Rothgar Den?
So, by going off the details we know from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary and StarWars.com the groundwork is already in place to bring Dengar into the series. We know he is getting old and is getting ready to, or has already started to modify his body to keep working as a bounty hunter.
Of course, this is all speculation and like always we will have to wait and see. I think most will agree with me, we need to see some of the classic bounty hunters in this series. We already know that Boba Fett and Fennec are going to need help fighting the war against the Pykes. Yes, we got a little musical hint that we could possibly see Din Djarin come help. But Fett is going to still need a lot more firepower to win this war.
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