Coming out of the tropes and stock characters of the Old West, the bounty hunter has somehow become one of the staples of science fiction.  The crew of the ‘Bebop’; the wide array of goobers and droids from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’; Jon Sable, Freelance…  the bounty hunter is a revered character type and not a new one, as Jimmy Stewart even made a notable turn as one in ‘The Naked Spur’, leading to today’s mercenary query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is torn between The Fall Guy, who might let me go with a good enough sob story and Boba Fett who can’t actually hit the broad side of a dewback, asking: Which bounty hunter would you choose to collect the price on YOUR head?

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  1. Malone_hasco on

    Bossk. I got two things going for me: First, I live in a place that reptilian would go to hibernation about 6 months of the year, so I already have 50/50 chance. Second, I don’t think he could open regular doors with those fingers. No wonder they got all automatic sliding type everywhere in Star Wars.

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