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    Oct 5, 2007, 7:51 PM - Origin of The Dent! #1

    My son was sick today, and we've watched Episode II twice now. I don't know how I missed it before, but it's right there. They show the helmet getting dented. And not in an Expanded Universe kind of way.

    I am now convinced Boba takes Jango's helmet for his own. The helemt clearly gets dented in the arena when the three horned beast bowls him over!

    I don't know if this has been discussed before, but I was sure excited noticing it for the first time!
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    Oct 5, 2007, 7:56 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #2

    I have also read/heard that the helmet recieved its dent when Jango goes aboard Slave1 after his fight with "Ben" and hits his head on the opening on the walk way heading into the ship.
    But I have also read that the dent came from Bobas fight with Vader in a EU book(not sure what the title is)
    I might be wrong,just sharring what I hase read/heard
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    Oct 5, 2007, 7:59 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #3

    Jango's dent is different than Boba's Dent. Jango's helmet is also different than Boba's. It was from Vader.
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    Oct 5, 2007, 8:04 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #4

    OHHHHHHHHH..thank you for the clairfication..my apologizes.Like proably many, I figured Boba used Jangos helmet and armor.
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    Oct 5, 2007, 9:00 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #5

    I'd have to say that if I were using a helmet that could be dented by walking into a hatchway. . .
    I'd go out to Mando-Mart and get me a new helmet!
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    Oct 5, 2007, 9:13 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #6

    Quote LOPERO said: View Post
    OHHHHHHHHH..thank you for the clairfication..my apologizes.Like proably many, I figured Boba used Jangos helmet and armor.
    Nope, I believe the Star Wars Universe says that Boba Fett wear's Jaster Mereel's armour. Not sure though.
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    Oct 5, 2007, 9:32 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #7

    But when Boba's fighting Jaster in the comic isn't he already wearing armor?
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    Oct 5, 2007, 9:45 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #8

    I guess I'm of the school that the movies trump everything else. I don't really get into any of the EU stuff. I don't see the dent before the beast hits him, and it's clearly there afterwards.

    As for it being "different" than Boba's, that just might be details. I doubt Lucas obsessed over the absolute details like dent placement and size like we do. He knew he needed a dent on the left front side, so he put one there.
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    Oct 5, 2007, 10:09 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #9

    Like father - like son.

    Sorta like Luke lost is right hand - just like his Vader did (well actually Vader lost all of his other limbs, eventually, but you understand what I am getting at)
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    Oct 5, 2007, 10:11 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #10

    Quote TeamFett said: View Post
    But when Boba's fighting Jaster in the comic isn't he already wearing armor?
    That's Jodo Kast.
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    Oct 5, 2007, 10:18 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #11

    Enemy of the Empire.
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    Oct 5, 2007, 10:57 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #12

    Quote kibosh said: View Post
    I guess I'm of the school that the movies trump everything else. I don't really get into any of the EU stuff. I don't see the dent before the beast hits him, and it's clearly there afterwards.
    You saw wrong then. He got the dent just after he launches the jet pack misile's in Kamino while fighting with obi wan. Watch it again, or look for screenshots.
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    Oct 5, 2007, 11:05 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #13

    Anyone else think we'll get an answer for this in the new live-action series?

    Charlie
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    Oct 5, 2007, 11:09 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #14

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    I'd have to say that if I were using a helmet that could be dented by walking into a hatchway. . .
    I'd go out to Mando-Mart and get me a new helmet!
    Well thats how everything is in SW!!!!

    You have a guy in white armor from head to toe and yet one blaster bolt. Gone.
    Don't even get me started on the armor not being able to withstand rocks and sticks from "teddy bears"

    And TIE fighters? I'd almost rather fly around in an eggshell!!
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    Oct 5, 2007, 11:29 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #15

    Quote drokkul said: View Post
    Well thats how everything is in SW!!!!

    You have a guy in white armor from head to toe and yet one blaster bolt. Gone.
    Don't even get me started on the armor not being able to withstand rocks and sticks from "teddy bears"

    And TIE fighters? I'd almost rather fly around in an eggshell!!
    That's what TIE fighters are! Twin Ion Eggshell!

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    Oct 6, 2007, 6:44 AM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #16

    I have to agree with superjedi. If Fett's bucket could get a dent from walking into something then he's wearing tin foil.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 7:53 AM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #17

    In the new eu books, its revealed that boba's armour is junk. It wasnt made from very good ore. His daughter is told, perhaps by skirata, I cant remember 'When your father dies take his flamethrower for yours, his armours junk' roughly.

    That being said the armour he is using isnt actually his armour. It was taken from someone (again forgot name, probably Jodo Kast, ive read all of the ANH Forward books) that was using the armour to impersonate boba fett and collect big bounties. This happened in the bounty hunter series I believe, right after he escaped the sarlac with his armour cooked off.

    The premise in the current series of books is that mandalore was strip mined and bombed from space by the empire, for its super hard, super light ore, the ore used in mando armour. That was what caused the scattering and desdtruction to the mandalore culture.

    I could have sworn in the starwars wiki, when it talks about bobas life that it says quite clearly he took his fathers armour and had it re-sized. I can not remember them specifically mentioning the helmet.

    ----------------- wiki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/boba_fett -------------
    venturing on his own to begin his career at an early age, already making modifications to both the Slave I and the Mandalorian armor inherited from his father and his father's mentor, Jaster Mereel.
    ----------------------

    The problem with the wiki, is it doesnt clearly identify cannon and non cannon points, and they sort of run together.

    Anyway im assuming the 'created facts' are somewhere in the middle of all of this. There are plenty of things that I dont get.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 8:08 AM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #18

    I watched both sequences shot-by-shot on my computer, and the dent wasn't there on the top of Jangos helmet when he was holding it on the balcony on Utapau over-looking the arena. But when he stands up after the horned beast attempts to run him over, there it is.

    The sequence on Kamino when Jango bumps his head entering Slave1, was done in tribute to episode four when the stormtrooper bangs his head on the bottom of the door entering the control room. They could've easily edited out the trooper hitting his head, but instead left it and merely added the radio static sound to mask the "clunk" of his helmet hitting the door. 8)

    Quote JangoUri said: View Post
    You saw wrong then. He got the dent just after he launches the jet pack misile's in Kamino while fighting with obi wan. Watch it again, or look for screenshots.
    Last edited by Jango72; Oct 6, 2007 at 8:17 AM.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 10:01 AM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #19

    Perhaps a screen shot will clear this up.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 3:13 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #20

    Looks like a different dent than on Boba's.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 3:49 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #21

    Boba Fett's armor wasn't beskar like Jango's. In fact, in the LOTF series, Boba starts thinking about his father's armor, and how he should have taken it as his own, or at least parts of it. And yes, Boba's armor was indeed ****. Most Mandalorians wouldn't even be seen wearing it. But, as he was wearing it more to honor his father than because he was a Mandalorian (he wasn't then), he didn't care, as he felt that if he got hit, he deserved whatever happened to him from it.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 4:55 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #22

    ^Was it ever said why it wasnt Beskar like jango's? Or why he wouldnt just resize jango's armor?
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    Oct 6, 2007, 6:34 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #23

    um... what's beskar?
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    Oct 6, 2007, 10:36 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #24

    it seems like whatever kind of blast or impact to dent a mandalorian helmet would be enough to snap someones neck...how did vader give him the dent according to EU?
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    Oct 6, 2007, 10:49 PM - Re: Origin of The Dent! #25

    Boba and Vader fought on Sullest, Boba blasts Vader, Vader deflects the bolt and hits Boba's helmet.

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