Or this guy
Or, occasionally, this guy.
But mostly this guy, Boba Fett.
Ask anyone to show you a picture of a bounty hunter, and you'll either get a picture of Boba Fett, or this guy:
You guessed it.
There's no denying that Boba Fett looks cool. That scarred helmet. That rocket back pack. That gun. That space ship. That little skull insignia thing on his shoulder. That little half cape. Boba Fett was designed by a boy, no doubt about it. He's looks like a knight and an assassin and a race car driver, all at the same time.
But I'm here to make the case that Boba Fett was actually the ultimate poser.
What have we really ever seen him do?
Unless you want to go back to the Star Wars Holiday Special -- and I don't think anyone really wants to do that -- Boba Fett came on the scene in the Empire Strikes back, when the Empire assembled the most feared collection of bounty hunters in the galaxy, to track down Han Solo (not an easy task -- just ask Greedo. Yes, Han shot first, but don't change the subject).
All he ever does is pose.
And what do we learn? He has a reputation for disintegrating his captives. Well, that's convenient, isn't it? How do you know he didn't sweep up a pile of dirt in his kitchen, and then try to collect a bounty? So, what have we learned, so far? He stands around, posing, and he's lazy.
But, you say, he caught Han Solo!
"He's no good to me dead!"
Boba Fett was a mooch. Oh sure he had a rough childhood -- saw his dad, who was also his clone (weird) beheaded -- but seriously, pretty boy, pull it together and make something of yourself.
Han, inadvertently sent Boba Fett to the most ignominious of fates -- chewed up by a belching hole in the ground, and slowly digested over the next thousand years.
Boba Fett, the Ultimate bounty hunter?
More like Booba Fett, the Ultimate poser.