Books by Boba Fett is quickly becoming a the gathering of bounty hunters and Chapter 6 had one of the most surprising and exciting additions to date. Because the new shooter crosses the road with Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth in Mandalorian spinoff is not blue, from a professional point of view. He’s had plenty of other adventures in the Star Wars universe.
In case you haven’t followed the various animated series of Star Wars, here is a brief history of Books by Boba Fettthe new bad guy.
[Ed. Note: This post contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett and all previous Star Wars series.]
The newest bounty hunter in Books by Boba Fett go by the name of Cad Baneand he’s been a fan favorite villain ever since Star Wars: Clone Wars series. Cad is from the planet Duro and has worked with all the bad guys and villains in Star Wars history. Despite appearing many times in cartoons and comics, this is Cad’s first time joining a live-action Star Wars project – although the live-action character is still voiced by Corey Burton, much like the original character. his cartoon.
Cad Bane in The Clone Wars
In the days before the Clone Wars, Cad started out as a bounty hunter worked under Darth Maul. After a somewhat deplorable kidnapping, Cad breaks up with Maul and leaves on his own just as the Republic prepares to enter the Clone Wars.
Bane thrived in war, frequently doing business with the Alliance of Independent Systems, the Hutts, and perhaps most importantly, Darth Sidious himself.
During the Clone Wars, Cad performed a variety of missions including kidnapping, theft, and classic bounty hunting – he even competed in a Bounty hunter themed Hunger game.
Perhaps what Cad is best known for, is his frequent encounters with the Jedi and his uncanny ability to survive them in a war. While most bounty hunters have a hard time going up against Force users, Cad really excels, going up against the likes of Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka throughout the Clone Wars.
Most important to his latest appearance is the fact that near the end of the Clone Wars, Cad Bane became a mentor figure to Boba Fett. Boba’s father Jango mentored Cad, so reciprocating the favor seemed to be the right thing to do. Although we don’t know much about how much time the two of them spent together, we did get a glimpse of this behind-the-scenes story in Books by Boba Fett Chapter 6 when Cad tells Cobb Vanth that Boba is a murderer. Maybe that’s part of what the series will explore if the two legendary bounty hunters meet in the final episode of the season.
During the rule of the Galactic Republic, Cad took on a variety of jobs, including briefly joining Fennec Shand and the clone soldiers of the Bad Batch detachment. Aside from a few quests, we don’t know much about how Cad spent his time during the Empire’s reign. One thing we do know is that he’s finally on the Pyke Syndicate, which is where we found him in Books by Boba Fett Chapter 6.
The Pyke Syndicate is one of the biggest and most important crime rings in the galaxy and has played several key roles in the Star Wars universe. Perhaps their most prolific and exciting period was when Darth Maul was their ruler – shortly after he was cut in half by Obi-Wan.
Maul pushed the Syndicate beyond the confines of the simple Spice trade and entered the business of conquering, taking over, and briefly ruling the Mandalorian home planet of Mandalore. Since then, the Pykes have mostly run after the biggest Spice smuggling ring in the galaxy, and they don’t seem pleased with anyone who threatens that rule.
This brings up Cad Bane, who we see at the end Books by Boba Fett Chapter 6, when he wins a duel with Cobb Vanth to remind everyone that the Syndicate controls the Tatooine sand and no one else. But while he may be working for the Syndicate to keep Spice afloat, it seems Cad may have more personal issues on his mind.
After all, he’s currently on a collision course with Fennec Shand, whom he has points to deal with, and his former guard Boba Fett. No matter what happens, it looks like Cad will play a big part in the final episode of Books by Boba Fett.