Book Of Boba Fett: 10 Best Mandalorian References, Ranked

It turned out The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian were more connected than fans had expected.

The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian are intertwined with their plotlines, at least for now. Since Boba Fett’s appearance in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett serves as a way to tell his story leading up to and beyond his supporting role in the other show.

Though it is Boba Fett’s show, there are still plenty of references to The Mandalorian as the former bounty hunter makes his way towards his meeting with Din Djarin and beyond. Fans looking for more content like The Mandalorian will be satisfied with the references The Book of Boba Fett provides.

10 The Tusken Massiffs First Appeared In Live-Action On The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian offered the first live-action look at the massiffs, the fierce but lovable creatures that aid the Tusken Raiders. The Book of Boba Fett features them as Boba becomes integrated into a Tusken camp. Though Din Djarin had an easy time befriending the creatures, Boba faces their fierce protectiveness of the Tuskens as he endures imprisonment. However, as he proves himself as a friend to the Tuskens, he befriends the massiffs as well, seeing a return of their friendly side that made them so lovable in The Mandalorian.

9 How Boba Lost His Armor Is Explained

The iconic armor of Boba Fett was initially featured in season two of The Mandalorian, in the possession of Cobb Vanth, who later gave it to Din Djarin. Cobb reveals he received the armor from Jawas, and The Book of Boba Fett expands on this, showing Boba’s fight to get out of the Sarlacc Pit which leaves him wounded in the sand. The Jawas come along and take it off him, as he is too weak to fight back, revealing the circumstances of Cobb’s later acquisition.

8 The Tusken Raiders’ Sign Language Is Further Explored

In The Mandalorian’s first season, sign language was revealed as a method of communication between the Tusken Raiders and other residents of Tatooine, and this carried over into season two. The Book of Boba Fett does not forget this unique attribute of Tusken culture as Boba finds himself befriending them.

As he gets to know them and lives among them, Boba learns to communicate with the Tuskens in sign language, as both a reference and a consistency between the two shows, which continues to showcase more of the Tuskens’ lives.

7 Din Djarin And Toro Calican’s Fight Against Fennec Shand Is Seen From A Different POV

In Season 1 of The Mandalorian, Din Djarin and fellow bounty hunter Toro Calican engage in a fierce fight against Fennec Shand as they try to take her in. The fight takes place at night, and Din and Toro use flash grenades to throw off Fennec’s aim as they cross an open field to reach her. In his own show, Boba, who is camping among the dunes of Tattooine, sees the flashing from a distance and goes to investigate, referencing the fight and revealing how he found Fennec later on.

6 Peli Motto And Her Droids Are Making The Most Of A Post Empire Tatooine

Since her introduction in Season 1 of The Mandalorian, Peli Motto has become a fan favorite for her no-nonsense yet caring attitude in her interactions with Din and Grogu. An appearance in The Book of Boba Fett was almost inevitable, with Boba and Peli both being on Tatooine, and the show delivered. She first appears in a small cameo in the background of Episode 3, and later comes to Din and Grogu’s aid in Episodes 5 and 7, continuing her friendship with both of them.

5 Boba Got Fennec Her Cybernetic Implants

In Season 1 of The Mandalorian, Fennec Shand was left for dead on the sands of Tattooine, only to be approached by a mysterious figure. In Season 2, this figure is revealed to be Boba Fett, and she now works alongside him with some cybernetic enhancements. In The Book of Boba Fett, we see him finding her once more and what happens in between, with him saving her by getting her cybernetic implants and her decision to join him later, filling in the gaps not shown in The Mandalorian.

4 The Slave I Is Taken Out Of Storage

When Boba Fett first appeared in The Mandalorian, he also brought his iconic ship, the Slave I, which proved to be useful when Din’s Razor Crest was destroyed. The ship makes an appearance again in The Book of Boba Fett as it is revealed to be in Jabba’s palace during the time Boba was thought to be dead.

Boba and Fennec infiltrate the palace and steal the ship back, later using it to its full potential as they take out the Sarlacc and some syndicate enemies.

3 Luke And Ahsoka Are Seen Together For The First Time

While the show deviated its focus from its title character for a couple of episodes, that led to some never-before-seen interactions. When Din goes to visit Grogu and give him beskar chainmail, he encounters Ahsoka, who promises to deliver the gift on his behalf. Luke and Ahsoka, both of whom appeared in The Mandalorian Season 2, discuss Grogu before she leaves. Fans were left disappointed when they appeared separately before, but they were given the chance to finally see Anakin Skywalker’s son and apprentice as friends.

2 Grogu Learns The Ways Of The Force

Fans left wondering as to how Grogu would fare with Jedi training received an answer in The Book of Boba Fett’s sixth episode. Grogu is shown learning how to use his powers under Luke Skywalker’s teachings.

We get a glimpse of Grogu’s past in the Jedi Temple during Order 66, and Luke tells him about Yoda. Grogu has great potential as a Jedi, but ultimately he decides to turn to Din Djarin when he he has to make a choice between Din’s chainmail and Yoda’s lightsaber.

1 The Return Of The Mandalorian

Considering the connection between the two shows, fans were hoping to see the title character of The Mandalorian at least in a small cameo, and the final three episodes of The Book of Boba Fett delivered more than expected. Episode 5 was dedicated to Din Djarin and his actions after the end of Season 2 of his own series, complete with his use of the Darksaber. Even better, Din and Grogu are reunited in the show’s finale, and they depart Tatooine together for parts unknown, leaving plenty of excitement for the next season.

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