Star Wars Battle: Boba Fett Vs. Darth Vader

Boba Fett Vs. Darth Vader

At its absolute best, the discussion of Boba Fett versus Darth Vader is not even a Star Wars discussion. Boba Fett represents the classic gunslinger in the American west while Darth Vader represents the samurai as well as certain Eastern mysticism. They are both seemingly 19th century archetypes which represent the best of debates about East versus West.  Fett is self trained growing up existing on the fringes of society. Vader was trained in a classic order and fighting style within the confines of a somewhat stilted society. Who wins? We give you the opportunity to decide.


Boba Fett



Fett has survived by his wits since being orphaned at a very young age. Fett will use any means necessary to achieve an advantage. Fett is also adept at using a variety of weapons often employing stealth as an ally. Fett will use blasters, bombs, knives, cunning, and whatever else he needs. Fett has a rocket as well as the ability to work with ropes.

Fett also has an imposing reputation which gives him a psychological advantage over most any opponent. In addition to these thing, Fett watched his father killed by Mace Windu. Fett’s hatred for the order or anyone associated with it is deep rooted. As a bounty hunter,  Fett is also used to out thinking his opponents and predicting their moves.

Fett has a hunter’s mentality and show a great deal of patience when stalking his prey. If you encounter Boba Fett, then the chances are good that you have already stepped into as well as sprung a trap specifically designed for you. After that, it is all a matter of falling prey to Boba Fett’s legendary accuracy and hoping someone paid him to take you in with “or alive” as at least an option.

Darth Vader

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One does not receive the title of ‘chosen one’ without having a certain level of talent. Vader can defeat you in a variety of different venues. Vader is a skilled pilot. Vader is also deadly with a light saber. In addition, Vader has the ability to wield the Force in a multitude of ways in which Vader doesn’t even have to touch you.

Vader can choke you from a distance. Vader can hurl objects at you. Vader is also known to talk to opponents to gain a psychological advantage. In addition, Vader had been known to look directly into your thoughts for an advantage. Vader was trained from a young age to use the Force for both attack as well as defense. In addition, Vader possesses a masterful tactical ability. Vader also has a level of controlled anger and a long memory. Vader is capable of committing atrocities without so much as a change in facial expression.

Internally, Vader can move on with missions with very little sense of guilt or remorse as long as he believes in the rightness of his purpose. Vader can rationalize wholesale slaughter of children as well as the destruction of a planet to prove a simple point.


When Fett went down into the Sarlaac Pit, it did appear that Fett went down really easily. This would imply that Fett does not work well in situations in which he cannot control.  Fett can be caught completely off guard. If you take the element or surprise or control away from him, the Boba Fett becomes really susceptible. Also, Fett being largely self taught can work both as a pro and a con.

The lack of formal training makes Fett very unpredictable. The same lack can also make Fett susceptible to a skilled classically trained fighter. Also, Fett’s focus in fighting is generally to capture, kill, or defending against an opponent. Fett’s forte is hunting prey weaker than him or weakening prey to his level before subduing him. Therefore, if Fett ever did somehow manage to find himself in a ‘fair fight,’ Fett would have a perceived disadvantage. Although Jango Fett did fight Obi Wan Kenobi to a standstill as well as kill other Knights with impunity, Fett did not demonstrate that same level of ability even with being a natural clone of Jango. Fett might lose a fair fight but Fett would rarely let the fight be fair.


Those heavy breathing sounds are not just there to freak you out. Darth Vader relies on that breathing apparatus to keep him alive. In addition, as imposing as he is, Vader is still a paraplegic who relies on mechanical limbs just to get around. Vader has been known to let emotion get the best of him. Also, Vader has not fared very well in facing opponents multiple times.

Vader generally would win as well as lose duels against opponents. Vader lost his first battle with Count Dooku only to later defeat him. Vader lost to Kenobi and later defeated him. Vader initially beat Luke but lost as Luke matured.  In this context, Vader is by no means invincible to a comparable opponent. Often, those who challenge Vader have no real recourse against him. In those cases, Vader will dispatch them easily. Additionally, Vader can be aggravated frequently to the point of distraction during fights. If you are able to make Vader emotional, then you stand a greater chance of him making mistakes as well as defeating him. Additionally, Vader is frequently over confident to the point of error in fights.

And Finally…

The one thing that is not in doubt is that both Darth Vader and Boba Fett are snappy imposing dressers. You could have a face/off based on the coolness of the costumes alone. However, who would you take when it came down to it? Would you take the gunfighter hardened by years of tests or the temple raised Samurai immersed in eons of tradition? Who would win? Boba Fett or Darth Vader. It is a debate so old that you may actually remember ending it at one point with “Nuh Huh” or “I’m telling Mom.” Cast your vote and state your case.


  1. Aj March 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    nice use of pronouns

  2. Kruse June 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Boba Fett? His father Jango was way better, but also no match for a Jedi.

    All what Boba did was 2 die miserably in fight with blind Han Solo and young Luke.

    Compare Boba Fett with Darth Vader? You must be joking

  3. Chuck Meyer March 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Vader in a curb stomp.

  4. Kalle Wumpe July 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Darth Vader marginal figure?
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  5. zach krauss October 11, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Darth Vader would win because he is wiser and has a direct link to the wholeness of the universe. That means he can know what is about to happen, he can literally see your next move, and reactions, basically. And his melee weapon is the ultimate weapon for defense and offense, because he throws that chit.

    This is an argument of a man vs a god

    • MARTIN January 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm


  6. Fake Name July 8, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Boba would win, that missile would be to much for vader, and if that doesn’t work, FLAMETHROWER TIME!

  7. Jesse OReilly December 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Boba Fett and Darth Vader have already faced off in the once canonical (now legends) story, Boba Fett: Enemy Of The Empire. It was by no means a “curb stomp”. When considering his lack of force powers (a considerable disadvantage), Fett acquitted himself very well against Vader. With that said, Darth Vader controlled the fight and in the end, Fett’s victory was simply in escaping with his life and earring the Dark Lord’s respect. Boba Fett is a deadly man but Darth Vader is more machine than man; Twisted and evil. Darth Vader for the win.

  8. cody February 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Boba Fett will win cuz he is good at fighting

  9. Scoob April 6, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Vader is very powerful and wise but personally I think if it came down to it boba since he has a large variety of weapons. Although Vader has the force abilities boba would have a good fighting chance . Boba for the win

  10. Aidan August 1, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Well Darth vader has an advantage with the force. Boba fett has a larger variety of weapons and is more versatile with attacks. If boba could shoot at him with his rifle Vader would have to deflect probably using the force like when kylo ren blocked poes shots. Now boba could jet pack over him and overwhelm him with his blaster shots so Vader wouldn’t be able to block all of them. Then still shooting (so Vader couldn’t use the force on him without being shot) boba would engage with his light saber in one hand and gun with the other. If boba manages to shoot him and jump backwards sometime in the fight he could shoot his missle without the force being used on him since Vader is in pain and can’t focus and it would be a surprise. I think that would finish Vader and if that didn’t boba would toss a few bombs in their too. Boba for the win!

  11. Aidan August 1, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    While Vader has the advantage with the force boba is more versatile with weapons. I think the fight would go somewhat like this. Boba would start shooting at Vader and he would fly over Vader overwhelming him with his laser shots so Vader couldn’t block all of them with the force like how ren did with poes laser shots. Vader would most likely be hit at least 1 time. Then boba would take out his light sabre. (Gun in one hand saber in other) and st boba charges with his sabre still shooting and Vader can only focus on one thing really so he will have troubles blocking shots with the force and pulls his saber out. Boba then hopefully gets a shot off on Vader then leaps backwards and shooting his jet pack middles and threes a few bombs. And cause Vader just got shot he can’t use the force since he can’t focus and the missle is a surprise shot so Vader can’t deflect the missle. And if that didn’t finish Vader I think it’s time for flamethrower time. Boba for the win. He just can’t let Vader use the force on him so that’s why he over whelm him and constantly attacks. It would be interesting

  12. owen May 13, 2017 at 5:41 am

    I like Boba Fett my favorite character but guys it just it DARTH freaking VADER