15 Best Bounty Hunters in the Star Wars Movies & Shows

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Bounty Hunters were individuals who could be hired to capture or kill a designated target in the Star Wars franchise. The target would have a price or bounty on their head that would be obtained by the bounty hunter upon a successful capture or proof of death. Bounty hunters sometimes come together as part of a larger mission or to handle dangerous targets.

Throughout the history of the franchise, several bounty hunters have appeared in Star Wars movies and related TV shows. In this article, we are going to honor the legacy of these great bounty hunters and give you a list of all the bounty hunters that have appeared in the Star Wars franchise. We’re going to tell you where they debuted and a bit about their lives and careers. Get ready for your ultimate guide on the best bounty hunters of Star Wars.

1. Boba Fett


Debut: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

We start off our list of bounty hunters with Boba Fett. Boba Fett was a human bounty hunter and the clone of the infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett. Boba was created by the clone troopers on Kamino and was physically identical to the clone troopers created for the Grand Army of the Republic, though Boba was unchanged and did not grow as fast as the other clones. Raised as the son of Jango, Boba learned the fighting skills necessary to one day become a bounty hunter in his own right.

Jango was killed during the First Battle of Geonosis, which marked the start of the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The young Boba swore revenge on Jedi Master Mace Windu, who had killed Jango, and joined a group of bounty hunters including Aurra Sing and Bossk. His plot to kill Windu failed, and Boba realized that he had gone too far in his quest to kill the Jedi Master—but vowed never to forgive Windu.


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After a short time in prison, Boba formed a team of bounty hunters and undertook various missions. Following the rise of the Galactic Empire, Boba earned a reputation as one of the deadliest bounty hunters in the galaxy. His distinctive Mandalorian armor helped keep stories about the Mandalorians alive throughout the galaxy, even though the planet Mandalore had been subjugated by the Empire.

During the Galactic Civil War, Boba worked for Jabba the Hutt. Shortly after the Battle of Hoth, Boba and other bounty hunters were called in by Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith, to locate Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon, and use them to lure Luke Skywalker into a trap. Boba fulfilled Vader’s command, and later took Solo frozen in carbonite to Tatooine, to receive Jabba’s bounty for his capture.

2. Jango Fett

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Debut: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Jango Fett was a famous human Mandalorian bounty hunter and the cloning staff of the Grand Army of the Republic. Known as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy during the final years of the Galactic Republic, Fett was talented in both marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat. The Mandalorian armor he wore featured various weapons and accessories, including a flamethrower, dual WESTAR-34 blaster pistols, and a jetpack.

His personal starship was the Firespray-31 Slave I-class attack and patrol craft. Hailing from the planet Concord Dawn, Fett was an orphan of the Mandalorians and at some point fought in the Mandalorian Civil Wars before becoming a bounty hunter. Prior to the Clone Wars, Fett was hired by the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus to serve as the genetic blueprint for an army created in secret on the extragalactic world of Kamino.

His DNA spawned millions of clone troopers who shared his face, and voice, and who had been trained to become soldiers. As part of his payment, Fett received an unaltered clone which he raised as his own son, Boba Fett. In the final days of the Separatist Crisis, Fett was implicated in the failed plot to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala on Coruscant.


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The Jedi Order investigated the incident, forcing Fett to leave the Kaminoan homeworld after being confronted by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kenobi followed Fett’s trail to Geonosis, where he discovered the bounty hunter’s connection to Count Dooku and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Fett fought against a Jedi strike team during the First Battle of Geonosis, and was beheaded by Jedi Master Mace Windu in 22 BBY.

His legacy lived on not only through the millions of clone troopers that made up the Republic Military, but also through Boba, who became a bounty hunter just like his father before him. By the Galactic Empire era, Boba had the same equipment and armor as Jango, although his appearance had been altered considerably.

3. Din Djarin (The Mandalorian)

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Debut: The Mandalorian

Din Djarin, commonly known as “the Mandalorian” or “Mando” for short, was a human male Mandalorian who worked as a bounty hunter during the New Republic Era. In his Mandalorian armor and distinctive beskar helmet, Djarin was well-equipped and enigmatic—an outsider whose past is shrouded in mystery to others.

Orphaned during the Age of the Republic and raised as an orphan by the Sons of the Guard, he was trained to become a Mandalorian warrior and eventually joined the Tribe, which operated on Nevarro but was secretly part of the Sons of the Guard cult. Guard. Djarin became a battle-hardened man of few words and a formidable hunter in an increasingly dangerous galaxy. Following the fall of the Galactic Empire, Djarin built a reputation as a member of the Bounty Hunters’ Guild, capturing their prey while traveling the galaxy’s Outer Rim Territories—far from New Republic authority—in his personal starship, the Razor Crest.

Around 9 ABY, Djarin was hired on Nevarro by a client of an Imperial remnant faction, who offered him a substantial reward for the acquisition of an asset located on the world of Arvala-7. During his mission to Arvala-7, he met an Ugnaught named Kuiil, who guided him to the asset’s location. En route to the asset, Djarin encountered a bounty hunter droid, IG-11, and the two entered the building of a mercenary-guarded compound the asset was in.

Upon seeing the asset, they discovered that it was a Force-sensitive child who belonged to Jedi Grand Master Yoda’s species. Djarin, who was to deliver the Child alive, shot IG-11, who was going to kill the Child, and saved the child, putting him in his custody.

4. IG-11

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Debut: The Mandalorian

Next up on our list of Star Wars bounty hunters is IG-11. IG-11 was an IG-series droid who worked as a bounty hunter around 9 ABY. Part of a series of assassin droids rampaging across the galaxy, IG-11 was programmed to follow Bounty Hunters’ Guild protocols, and possessed explosive constructs within him that prevented him from being captured while working.

The droid had a slim body built on an armored substrate that could withstand repeated attacks and was reliable and durable. He was direct, unaware of sarcasm, and didn’t know how to lie, which made him somewhat childish. He was often mistaken for IG-88, a famous droid bounty hunter. After a pair of scout troopers killed Kuiil and kidnapped the Child, IG-11 found them. The two soldiers had stopped and waited for authorization to return to the city and hand over the child.


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Meanwhile, they repeatedly teased and abused the boy. IG-11 introduced himself as the Child’s mother droid and insisted that they stop his actions. Puzzled, the two Imperial scouts giggled and demanded that the unusual IG droid leave. The droid snapped one of the trooper’s arms and flipped him over before lifting the second trooper by his faceplate and repeatedly slamming him into his 74-Z speeder bike. Climbing onto the other speeder bike with the rescued baby, IG-11 set out for the city to rescue Djarin and his comrades.

5. Bossk’wassak’Cradossk


Debut: Star Wars: Episode V  – The Empire Strikes Back

Bossk’wassak’Cradossk, known more commonly as Bossk, was a Trandoshan bounty hunter and the son of Cradossk, who was known to hunt Wookiees. During the Clone Wars, Bossk worked alongside bounty hunters Aurra Sing and Castas to guide the young orphan Boba Fett. His plan to kill Fett’s hated enemy, Jedi Master Mace Windu, resulted in the arrest of Fett and Bossk.

After a brief stint in jail, Bossk worked for Krayt’s Claw, Boba Fett’s syndicate of bounty hunters, working for clients such as Otua Blank and Asajj Ventress. Following the rise of the Galactic Empire, Bossk traveled to the Outer Rim planet of Lothal to capture the Dug criminal Gronson Takkaro, for whom a bounty was being offered in the Ahakista system.

During his journey to Lothal, Bossk teamed up with Force-sensitive orphan Ezra Bridger to stop the corrupt Lieutenant Jenkes of the Imperial Security Bureau. Following the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY, Bossk was one of six bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader to hunt down and capture Han Solo. However, he failed to get the reward from him, as his old associate Boba Fett reached the target first. Following Han Solo’s capture, Bossk was disgusted by Fett’s success, venting his anger at the Burnin Konn Carbon Score Cantina.

He was approached by Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra and her companion Krrsantan the Black, the latter of whom taunted the Trandoshan, causing Bossk to attack Krrsantan. Bossk was then informed by Aphra that Nakano Lash had resurfaced with a bounty placed on his head, catching his interest. In 4 ABY, Bossk met with Boba Fett at Jabba’s Palace, and later accompanied Jabba Desilijic Tiure’s entourage aboard the Khetanna.

6. Aurra Sing

Aurra Sing

Debut: Star Wars: Episode I  – The Phantom Menace

Aurra Sing was a female Palliduvan bounty hunter who worked before and during the Clone Wars. She was present on the planet Tatooine in 32 BBY, where she watched the Boonta Eve Classic pod race, during the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. At that time, she also met the pirate captain Hondo Ohnaka.

Following the outbreak of the Clone Wars and the death of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, Sing trained Jango’s son, Boba Fett, and aided him in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Jedi Master Mace Windu, who had killed Jango on Geonosis. After parting ways with Boba, Sing came to work for Ziro the Hutt and Cad Bane. Sometime before 10 BBY, Tobias Beckett accepted a job from the leader of the Crimson Dawn, Dryden Vos, which resulted in Sing’s death.

Sing’s death pleased Vos, and he gave Beckett an additional payment for it. Sing’s death was later recalled during the reign of the Galactic Empire by Beckett while talking to Lando Calrissian, although Beckett claimed that he had only pushed Sing and that it was the fall she took from her that killed her.

7. Castas


Debut: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Up next on our list of Star Wars bounty hunters is Castas. Castas was a Klatooinian bounty hunter who operated during the Clone Wars. In 21 BBY, he was hired by the assassin Aurra Sing to kill Jedi Master Mace Windu. Sing’s team, which also had the mercenary Bossk, was seeking to satiate the young Boba Fett’s desired revenge against Windu, because he had murdered his “father of him”, Jango Fett.

After the Republican Star Destroyer Resistance crashed on Vanqor, Castas and the rest of the team searched for the survivors of the crash. After killing several clone troopers, they took Admiral Shoan Kilian, Commander CC-0411—nicknamed “Ponds”—and a clone officer hostage. Later, Master Mace Windu and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker went to the planet to search for the survivors. However, Sing had set a trap in a Mandalorian helmet, and after the cruiser’s bridge collapsed, she, Castas, and Fett went to the wreckage to make sure the Jedi were dead.

After the astromech droid R2-D2 activated various mechanisms to prevent the bounty hunters from entering the cruiser, Bossk warned them that one of the Jedi starfighters was taking off and leaving the planet. Castas and the others boarded Fett’s ship, the Slave I, and opened fire on the Jedi starfighter. However, the starship, which was carrying R2-D2, managed to escape with the use of a hyperspace anchor ring.

Afterward, Skywalker and Windu were rescued by Republic troops, and Sing sent a holotransmission to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant threatening Windu that if he did not go, she would kill the hostages held by him. However, although the plan was proceeding well, Castas did not feel safe and wanted out of the plot.

Aurra Sing stopped the ship on Florrum, where Castas contacted a friend of hers on Coruscant, the Nautolan Fong Do, telling him that he had valuable information for the Republic. However, Sing had heard what Castas was saying, and after calling him to turn around, she killed him with a blaster pistol.

8. Cad Bane

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Debut: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Cad Bane was a Duro bounty hunter from the planet Duro who built a reputation as the best, most effective, and most dangerous bounty hunter mercenary in the galaxy during the Clone Wars. Although he worked for numerous clients, his loyalty ultimately always remained to the highest bidder. Bane employed numerous varieties of weapons and allies to always ensure that he received payment from him, and became a leader within his field of action after Jango Fett’s death at the start of the war.

His reputation brought him the attention of Count Dooku and even the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious. Working for Sidious, Bane stole a Jedi holocron from the Jedi Temple to access a list of all Force-sensitive children in the galaxy. After stealing a kyber memory crystal from Jedi Master Bolla Ropal on Devaron and forcing Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker to open the holocron, Bane was sent to kidnap four children on the list. Regardless, he was stopped by Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, though Bane escaped Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mace Windu by leading them into a trap at his hideout, Black Stall Station.


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Bane was later hired by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt and the Hutt Grand Council to break Jabba’s uncle Ziro the Hutt out of a prison on Coruscant. Assembling a team of bounty hunters for the job, Bane attacked the Republic Executive Building and captured ten prominent members of the Galactic Senate, using them as hostages to force Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine to release Ziro.

Having secured Ziro’s release, Bane brought him before the Hutt Council. When Ziro escaped from his custody on Nal Hutta, Bane was rehired to track down the criminal. Although he arrived late at Teth to capture his target alive, Bane had to confront Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos, managing to escape from both.

9. Seripas


Debut: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Seripas was a diminutive Ssori bounty hunter who wore armor to make him appear larger. A friend of the bounty hunter Sugi, Seripas helped her protect the villagers of a Felucian farm threatened by the Ohnaka Gang, and later accompanied her to rescue the Wookiee Chewbacca on Wasskah. Seripas initially kept his size a secret, but after his armor was destroyed on Felucia, he agreed to allow himself to be seen for what he was.

10. Rumi Paramita

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Debut: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Rumi Paramita was a female Frenk who worked as a bounty hunter during the Clone Wars. She was a member of the group of bounty hunters led by the Zabrak mercenary Sugi, who was hired to defend a village of Felucian farmers from attacks by the Ohnaka Gang on the planet Felucia. Paramita was killed by Pikk Mukmuk during a skirmish between bounty hunters and the Ohnaka Gang.

11. Greedo

Debut: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Greedo was a Rodian bounty hunter who grew up on Tatooine, Mos Espa. During the Clone Wars, the Trade Federation hired him to kidnap Chi Eekway Papanoida and Che Amanwe Papanoida, President Papanoida’s daughters, but he forced him to take him and his son Ion with their kidnapped daughters. Eventually, he would be hired by crime lord Jabba the Hutt for various mercenary jobs, including capturing Han Solo, who killed the unfortunate Rodian.

During the Clone Wars, Greedo, on behalf of the Neimoidian Sib Canay, along with another criminal, kidnapped the Pantoran Baron N. Papanoida’s two daughters, Chi Eekway and Che Amanwe. Canay wanted Pantora to secede from the Republic and join the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Greedo was injured in the kidnapping and the bloodstains allowed the Baron and his son to track him down to Tatooine.

After making an unsuccessful attempt to kill the two, the Baron and his son, along with Greedo, confronted Jabba. In doing so, he was forced to reveal the whereabouts of Che Amanwe on Tatooine, who was being held in a bar in Mos Eisley. When they got there, Greedo tried to kill the Pantorans again, but failed. In the ensuing shootout between the Pantoran and his partner, Greedo managed to escape.

Sometime after the end of the Clone Wars, Greedo was again hired by Jabba to team up with Takvaa, a Nikto, to kidnap a cybernetically-enhanced givin of the Mygeeto Empire. In doing so, the two bounty hunters encountered Anolo, a leader of the Intergalactic Banking Clan, and his goons, who were defeated by Greedo and Takvaa, who killed Nikto in the fight.


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When reinforcements arrived and Greedo tried to flee with the Givin using a grappling hook, the grappling hook tore and the Givin to be kidnapped fell to his death. In order to defend himself and not return empty-handed to his employer, Greedo stole the dead Ki-Adi-Mundi’s lightsaber. With that, he was finally able to escape from Mygeeto and return to Tatooine.

However, Jabba was displeased that the Givin was killed. Before the Hutt could throw the Rodian into a rancor pit, Dok-Ondar, an Ithorian antiquities dealer, got involved and bought the previously stolen lightsaber, preventing Jabba from killing Greedo. After that, Jabba sent the Rodian on a simple bounty job. Eventually, Jabba put a bounty on his smuggling employee, Han Solo. Greedo met the smuggler in the Mos Eisley Cantina and threatened him with his blaster.

Han Solo assured that he could pay off the debt to Jabba the Hutt. Solo engaged Greedo in an argument, giving the smuggler enough time to pull his own gun from the stock. After recognizing Solo’s intent, Greedo fired at him. However, he missed his target due to his poor blaster skills, allowing Han to kill him with one aimed shot. Han then left the bar, leaving Greedo’s dead body behind.

12. Black Krrsantan

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Debut: The Book of Boba Fett

Black Krrsantan, nicknamed “Santy”, “BK”, “Black K” by Doctor Aphra and “Santo” by Garsa Fwip, was a Wookiee bounty hunter whose career spanned from during the reign of the Galactic Empire to the era of the New World. Republic. Originally captured from his homeworld of Kashyyyk and trained by the infamous Xonti Brothers as a gladiator, Krrsantan later became a ferocious bounty hunter.

He was regularly hired by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt and, at one point, was hired by Darth Vader during the Galactic Civil War to track down and capture an agent of Emperor Sheev Palpatine. Following the end of the war and Jabba’s death, Krrsantan went on to work for the late Hutt’s cousins, a brother and sister crime lord known as The Twins. His cousin’s criminal empire had been taken over by former bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Hutts enlisted the services of Krrsantan to oust the self-proclaimed daimyo.

Following their previous meeting with the new Daimyo of Tatooine on Mos Espa, the Twins sent Krrsantan the Black to assassinate his rival for Jabba’s throne. The Wookiee infiltrated Jabba’s Palace, Boba’s new palace, and attacked an unsuspecting Boba Fett, who was healing in his bacta tank. Throwing his target across the room, Krrsantan slammed into Fett, using his electrified fists of steel to knock the Daimyo off his feet.

Fett then slashed the Wookiee twice with his gaderffii, leaving the weapon stuck in the bounty hunter’s back. Krrsantan, however, hurled his opponent back across the room in response. Grabbing Fett around the waist, the Wookiee began to compress his target’s spine in a bear hug, cracking his bones. Fett attempted to hit Krrsantan in the head, however, the Wookiee responded by biting down on his hand with his canine teeth.

13. Fennec Shand

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Debut: The Mandalorian

Fennec Shand was a human assassin, mercenary, and bounty hunter who worked for major criminal syndicates during the era of the Galactic Empire. Skillful and ruthless, she made her way into the criminal underworld during the early reign of the Empire, making a name for herself and earning a reputation as a cunning and elite mercenary. After the fall of the Empire and the imprisonment of many of her employers, Shand went on the run.

Although hunted and left for dead, fate would intervene and she would be rescued by Boba Fett. Entering the bounty hunter scene shortly after the founding of the Galactic Empire, Fennec Shand began her career quickly by proving her worth and beginning to accept lucrative jobs. One of her first rewards was a direct commission for the young Omega clone, with whom Shand confronted veteran hunter Cad Bane to collect the bounty.

Though her commission ended without Omega’s capture, she became a high-profile assassin for the major criminal syndicates of the galactic underworld, including the Hutt Clan. After the destruction of the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War, many of Shand’s major employers were imprisoned by the New Republic and she was left without vital lines of work. Shand found herself a fugitive from justice and escaped to the Outer Rim world of Tatooine.

Being then hunted by the bounty hunters themselves, Shand hid in the deserts of Tatooine and avoided capture for some time before two hunters, the Mandalorian Din Djarin and the rookie Toro Calican, tracked her down and led an assault to bring her down. Although she managed to stop them, the two gained the upper hand and took the once-great assassin captive.

Shand tried to negotiate her release with Calican, but after she managed to convince him to turn on Djarin, the fledgling shot her and left her to die. She was discovered by Boba Fett, a famous bounty hunter who later saved her life. Indebted to Fett, Shand began working as his partner in crime.

14. Sabine Wren

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Debut: Star Wars Rebels

Sabine Wren was a Mandalorian warrior and revolutionary leader during the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Her artistic gifts during the rebellion inspired the symbol of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and her possession of the ancient Mandalorian weapon known as the Darksaber made her a Clan Wren symbol of hope for freeing their homeworld of Mandalore from the yoke of the Empire.

Before becoming a rebel, Wren was a cadet at the Imperial Academy on Mandalore. She sabine built weapons that she believed could be used for peaceful purposes, but instead, they were used against her family and her people. Consumed with guilt, Wren left Mandalore and was declared a traitor by the Empire and her mother, Ursa Wren, the leader of her clan.


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Wren worked as a bounty hunter alongside her friend Ketsu Onyo before being recruited by Captain Hera Syndulla and Jedi Kanan Jarrus to join her rebel cell aboard the ship known as the Ghost. Together, the group fought against the Empire and used Wren’s art as a symbol of hope. They became part of a larger rebel movement, with Wren’s work still inspiring the growing rebellion.

In 2 BBY, while pursuing the former Sith Lord and Mandalorian ruler Darth Maul, Sabine discovered the Darksaber on Dathomir. She initially wanted nothing to do with the Darksaber, but Jarrus and Fenn Rau, a Mandalorian Protector from Concord Dawn who had joined the rebels, convinced her to wield it, intending to unite the Mandalorians against the Empire.

Wren returned to her family and convinced them of the falsehood of the Empire, helping to kill Gar Saxon, the Imperial Viceroy of Mandalore, in the process. After helping her family in the Mandalorian Civil War, Sabine returned to aid the Rebel Alliance in their fight against the Empire.

15. Revan


Debut: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Revan—better known and feared as the Revanchist, honored as the Revan, reviled as Revan the Butcher, feared as the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Revan, and lauded as the Prodigal Knight—was a human who played important roles as both Jedi and Sith in the Mandalorian Wars and the Jedi Civil War in the history of the Star Wars franchise. Possibly originally from the Outer Rim territories, the man later known as Revan was born around 3,994 BBY and studied under a number of different Jedi Masters as a Padawan in the Jedi Order.


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Quickly befriending a student named Alek, the young man became a Jedi Knight and was a vocal and charismatic critic of the Order’s inactivity during the concurrent Mandalorian Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian warrior culture. Leading the Revanchist movement and taking on the name Revan, the Knight donned the mask of a fallen Mandalorian as he joined the Republic Military and was appointed Supreme Commander.

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