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    Originally posted by TK0000:

    For the ESB helmet, are there 14 yellow stripes?



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    Originally posted by Braks Buddy:

    Yes. That is how many I count although a few of them are almost completely weathered away...


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    Originally posted by TK0000:

    The stripes are yellow starting out in the front and slowly start hinting a bit of orange toward the rear. Is this correct?




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    Originally posted by SITHcamaro:

    It stripes on my helmet are orange on the back and fade to yellow on the front. My guess is that they were originally orange, and as he got beat up, and paint faded, the front ones lost their orange tint and ended up fading to yellow!
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    What exaclty are the yellow stripes on the side of his helmet? I counted 14 of them.

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    Some sort of kill marks or capture.....Like a pilot or footbal player wears for kills in combat or for the football player "big" hits in a game interceptions, touchdowns. You get the picture.

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    ah yes thanks I thought that's what it could be but wasn't sure.

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    Ocre stripes, no confirmed or definitive meaning, but I like the kill mark idea. There are 14 yellow ones on the ESB helmet and 18 reddish-orange ones on the RotJ helmet.

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    Cool idea but I would like to think those numbers would be much higher than that for kills and or captures!

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    Well Paid Killer wrote:

    Cool idea but I would like to think those numbers would be much higher than that for kills and or captures!
    Exactly what I was thinking, no way Fetts got only 14-18 kills thats a small number. Maybe for every MAJOR kill/capture he has made. That would make a little more sense.

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    Sure. That would make more sense. I'll paraphrase John Wesley Hardin, a gunslinger from the old west; "I've killed over forty men, not counting Wookies or Tuskens." Just like the "good hits" of a football player, I think only the worthiest victories would be displayed on the helmet to avoid covering it with every little accomplishment.

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    Right, that makes sense. And, it also makes sense that ROTJ would have more of these kills than mere ESB. Another reason ROTJ owns.



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    hmmm of course if that was the case how could Fett get 4 extra BIG ones in between ESB and ROTJ if it took him an entire life to get 14 then I am going to bet it won't be easy for him to get 4 in that short time.

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    Maybe they were all standing in a perfect line when he shot the front one.

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    What are the dimensions of each ESB stripe? Also, is there an agreed color for them?

    Thanks!

    -Sarge

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    Hey Sarge,
    I'm not sure of the size, but the colors go from yellow in the front and mist to orange in the back.
    Lynn

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    Right you are, Lynn. The RotJ helmet however has orange stripes. Here is a link to a close-up of them (sorry, too big to post here). http://www.essat.cl/cdref/0301_0400/Boba_Fett_356.jpg

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    Maybe the stripes are the number of Jedi Kills he has taken in his life. We all know Boba has a major hatered for the group of people who killed his father... Just my Thought... Besides it took Boba almost 6 months to get from Cloud City to Jabba because of the other hunters after him and the Rebles after solo... He could have bagged a few more jedi in that time... Even Failed Padawans would be target...

    Just my two cents on the stripes

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    I like that theory.

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    *THUD* That was the sound of me walking right into the best answer to this yet. Hit us right in the face with that Jedi-hashmark thing, dude. I vote we go with this one.

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    Are you guys forgetting the little bit about Luke being the last, and "there is another" I don't think there were 4 Jedi he could have killed in that time still I like that idea best of all.

    And I don't mean to be trying to find faults with all your ideas

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    You have to keep in mind that Vader was not perfect in elinating all the jedi... Most just stoped using the force and went into hidding or where failures... Plus Boba has a few years to hone his jedi hunting skill from ATOC to ROTJ ...

    Besides for not being a Former jedi himself 8-14 jedi kill would be impressive...

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    jordankarr wrote:

    Maybe the stripes are the number of Jedi Kills he has taken in his life. We all know Boba has a major hatered for the group of people who killed his father... Just my Thought... Besides it took Boba almost 6 months to get from Cloud City to Jabba because of the other hunters after him and the Rebles after solo... He could have bagged a few more jedi in that time... Even Failed Padawans would be target...

    Just my two cents on the stripes
    Another spin on this theory, is that it could be the number of other bounty hunter's he has killed ..perhaps the extra four were all after the reward on Han Solo and he had to despatch them ?

    Steve

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    Or, how about for every 10 "hits", one mark goes up...saves having to have his helmet look like some of those college football players...


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    Bountys Hunted wrote:

    Or, how about for every 10 "hits", one mark goes up...saves having to have his helmet look like some of those college football players...

    I like that one (Hi, TDH noob here ). It explains why they change colors. Maybe the yellows were groups of 10's....oranges groups of 5's....The browns could be 20's? 15's?

    Exactly like hash marks- only color coded. We use blue and red Imperial rank bars in the Carolina 501st.




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