The Book of Boba Fett is a show full of different Star Wars characters that made cameo appearances or have contributed to the entire narrative. Introducing plenty of characters might have restricted character development, but having plenty of characters making their own contributions is what makes a good Star Wars narrative. That said, not all characters are made to be equal, and that’s why we are here to rank the characters of The Book of Boba Fett.
24. Mayor Mok Shaiz
Probably the biggest mistake that fans made during the very first episode of The Book of Boba Fett was thinking that Mayor Mok Shaiz of Mos Espa was going to be an important character. It turned out that he was merely a spineless person who didn’t hesitate to allow the Pykes to take over his city and allowed his Majordomo to do the talking for him. And no one likes a spineless coward who can’t even make his own decisions or talk on behalf of himself.
23. The Twins
The potential for the Hutt Twins to be great antagonists was there because the Hutts have always been known to be the biggest crime lords in the galaxy. Then again, they were sidelined in favor of the less-interesting Pyke Syndicate. But we did like the fact that they were honorable enough to apologize to Boba Fett and give him a Rancor in exchange for the trouble.
22. The Other Daimyos
Aside from Boba Fett, three other daimyos ruled some of the territories of Mos Espa. Fett was kind enough to allow them to continue their rule over their territories while offering them a neutrality pact in the war against the Pykes. However, as predicted, they turned on the former bounty hunter in favor of the Pykes, as Fett exacted revenge by sending Fennec Shand to assassinate them.
21. Unnamed Majordomo
The Unnamed Majordomo working under Mayor Mok Shaiz might be a polarizing character because of his personality. On one end, he seems like someone who is just as cowardly as his boss because he often flips from one side to another, depending on who is in the better position to keep him alive. Meanwhile, on the other end, the way he approaches himself does seem a bit comedic. And we loved how he bragged about his education in the finale just to be made a fool out of by Boba Fett.
20. Garsa Fwip
The beautiful owner of the Sanctuary had an allure to her character and looked like she had something bigger under her sleeves. That was what we all thought when we first saw her in the first episode of the series. However, she was quickly sidelined as a mere side character who offered almost nothing to the story, even though the potential for her to become an important contributor was there. And the showrunners just killed her off in episode 6.
19. Danny Trejo’s Rancor Trainer
Another unnamed character in the series is the Rancor Trainer that came along with the Rancor that the Hutt Twins gave as an apology to Boba Fett. The best thing about this character was that he allowed us to understand that Rancors are just misunderstood creatures and are not the ferocious beasts that we thought they were back in Return of the Jedi. Then again, we never saw him again.
18. Gamorrean Guards
The two unnamed Gamorrean Guards probably weren’t the most reliable out of the people employed under Boba Fett. They were more like grunts who did the heavy lifting, but they didn’t have the combat skills that allowed them to be reliable in a fight. This was what led to their eventual death in the finale of the series. But we do love the fact that they stayed loyal to Boba Fett, who was supposed to execute them but offered them a place in his gotra instead.
17. Thundercat’s Mod Artist
Arguably one of the best cameo appearances in the series came from Steven “Thundercat” Bruner’s mod artist, who may not have a lot of screen time but still contributed well enough to the series. In his first acting job, Thundercat played the role of the mod artist responsible for saving Fennec Shand after her fatal injury in The Mandalorian. Then, in the final scene of The Book of Boba Fett, he was about to modify the injured Cobb Vanth as well. The potential for him to become a bigger character is there.
16. Drash, Skad, and the Mods
We prefer to look at these characters as a collective because we almost never see them as individuals. The Mods, led by Drash and Skad, were some of the most reliable people working under Fett because they knew the streets of Mos Espa and represented the people who struggled to find jobs in the city. They also proved their usefulness in the final episode when they helped keep the Pyke foot soldiers at bay.
15. The Armorer
The Armorer made her cameo appearance in episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett when Din Djarin searched for what remained of his Mandalorian sect. She did well enough in allowing us to get to know more about the Darksaber and the history of Mandalore. Of course, she also forged the Mandalorian chainmail that Grogu is now wearing. However, the knock on her character is the fact that she never offered Din Djarin an alternative to redeem himself after she expelled her from the sect.
14. Paz Vizsla
Paz Vizsla, the descendant of Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla and the only Jedi Mandalorian Tarre Vizsla, was always the big bad bully that almost never got along with Din Djarin. He was the other remaining member of the Children of the Watch under the leadership of The Armorer. Like Pre, he thought of himself as something bigger than he was when he challenged Din Djarin for the right to wield the Darksaber. As we all know, he put up a good fight but lost to the superior warrior.
The most popular droid in the galaxy, R2-D2 has seen it all because he has been around since Episode I up to the events of the sequel trilogy. Of course, he was also around during The Book of Boba Fett when he was the one managing the droids that were building Luke’s new temple. He was also responsible for piloting Luke’s X-Wing to deliver Grogu back to Din Djarin after the Child had made his decision.
12. The Rancor
The Rancors were redeemed as a species when Boba Fett’s Rancor proved to be the MVP of the battle between the Fett gotra and the Pyke Syndicate. Fett’s Rancor proved that all Rancors aren’t untamable and wild creatures because they can be reliable under the right hands. Of course, the final scene with Grogu and the Rancor was one of the best in the finale episode because it showcased how these creatures aren’t as bad as we originally thought.
11. The Tusken Warrior
After surviving the Sarlacc pit, Boba Fett got adopted into a tribe of Tusken Raiders, who went on to treat him as one of their own when he proved his loyalty to them. The Tusken Warrior was the strongest among them because they were the best at using the Tusken staff/spear in battle. Of course, they were also responsible for teaching Boba Fett how to use it in battle, and that was what allowed the former bounty hunter to get the upper hand against Cad Bane in their final battle.
10. Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker returned to the Star Wars continuity in the form of an improved but still heavily-CGI-ed version of himself. While we do love the fact that Luke returned to show us how he allowed Grogu to choose his own path in life, he was a bit too robotic for our taste. Still, the way he affected the story’s narrative is what lands him in our top ten, regardless of how Lucasfilm approached his return to the continuity.
9. Black Krrsantan
Black Krrsantan was portrayed to be a meaner and grumpier version of Chewbacca, and we love the fact that this big teddy bear actually ended up working with Boba Fett after he tried to kill him early on. He acted as the group’s muscle, and went on to take on numerous grunts all on his own. He may be a man of few words (if he could even say a word), but he played his role on The Book of Boba Fett quite perfectly.
8. Cobb Vanth
The marshal that once wore Boba Fett’s armor returned in episode 6 of The Book of Boba Fett to show us that he is one of the moral compasses on the show because of his disdain for spice and the bullies that wanted to bring their spice trade to his small and peaceful town. However, going against the Pykes was what led to his near-death experience at the hands of the deadly bounty hunter Cad Bane. The fact that he survived opens up a lot of opportunities for his character in the future.
7. Peli Motto
The mechanic who handled Din Djarin’s new Naboo Starfighter and was responsible for delivering Grogu over to the Mandalorian is one of the show’s major comic reliefs. She brought the comedy that was sorely lacking in the series during its first five episodes, as The Book of Boba Fett took on a more serious tone. However, when she appeared in episode 6, she helped change the tone, especially when it came to her wacky personality and amazing chemistry with Din Djarin’s serious approach.
6. Cad Bane
Cad Bane, who we last saw in the continuity 28 years ago, made his live-action debut when he appeared near the end of episode 6 to threaten Cobb Vanth and ultimately gun him down. As one of the most popular characters in Star Wars since his debut in Clone Wars, Cad Bane’s badass appearance and personality made him a fan favorite. However, considering that he did have a long history with the Fett bloodline, it was inevitable for him and Boba to face each other one-on-one in a battle that ultimately cost him his life when he decided to gloat.
5. Boba Fett
The titular character of the series belongs on the top five of this list because he is Boba Fett, after all. While we can say a lot of things about how the show was better off when it focused on the other characters, there won’t be a show called The Book of Boba Fett without Boba Fett himself. Of course, we saw a major character development in the former ruthless bounty hunter, who is now a caring family man taking care of those under his protection.
4. Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka Tano only made an appearance in one episode, but the way she affected the narrative was quite big because of the fact that she acted as the bridge between Din Djarin and Luke and Grogu in episode 6. She was the one that opened up the conflict between Grogu’s identity as a Jedi and as a Mandalorian. Of course, appearing in The Book of Boba Fett set her up for her own spin-off series.
3. Fennec Shand
We love the fact that Ming Na Wen’s Fennec Shand doesn’t look like she’s a day over 50, but the amazingly nimble and sexy assassin belongs on this list because she took on a more active role during the latter parts of the series. Acting as Boba Fett’s right-hand, she also showcased her leadership in episode 6 when she handled the debriefing. Of course, she also showed why she has a case for the MVP award because she was the one who singlehandedly massacred the Pyke boss, the other daimyos, and Mayor Mok Shaiz.
2. Grogu (The Child, Baby Yoda)
Grogu made his return to the series in episode 6, as fans were able to see their favorite Baby Yoda once more. In that episode, we saw him training with Luke to become a Jedi but was forced to ultimately choose between his destiny as a Jedi and his bond with the Mandalorian. Proving that it wasn’t wrong to choose attachments in life, he chose to be with Din Djarin and even showcased his improvement as a Force user in the final battle.
1. Din Djarin (The Mandalorian)
Din Djarin will forever be the poster boy of the Disney+ Star Wars continuity because he was the one responsible for launching the ship that led to the success of the other Star Wars series on the streaming service. Appearing in episode 5, Din Djarin changed the course of the series, as more and more fans watched The Book of Boba Fett because of the return of their favorite Mandalorian. Of course, thanks to his contributions in the war against the Pykes by bringing in the Freetown people and by destroying one of the Scorpenek droids, he deserves the top spot.