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1[[quoteright:300:]] ²²''Death, Lies, and Treachery'' is a 3-part miniseries from the Franchise/StarWarsLegends that was collected in TPB in 1998. Like ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire'' before it, it featured art and (very stylized) coloring by Cam Kennedy. Unlike ''Dark Empire'', however, this new series opted not to focus on Luke, Han or Leia, and instead placed bounty hunter Boba Fett (whose grisly death-by-sarlaac-ingestion had been undone, courtesy of the previous miniseries) in the starring role.²²Along with ''ComicBook/EnemyOfTheEmpire'', it's one of the few stories that focuses on Fett prior to both [[Film/AttackOfTheClones his being revealed as a clone]] and his being confirmed as an actual Mandalorian as opposed to someone who might just be wearing the armor. However, it also holds the further distinction of being one of the few Star Wars stories that makes absolutely no mention of the Force.²²The series takes place shortly after ''Dark Empire'', where we find Fett going after three different bounties, one per issue. While each issue is a self-contained story, there's a [[StoryArc larger plot]] that ties everything together, a plot involving a family member of one of these bounties; this family member wants revenge against Fett and the people who hired him...''and'' is powerful enough to have a chance at actually getting it.²----²!!Tropes:²²* AntiHero: ²** Fett goes back and forth between types IV and V. The fact that all his enemies here are ''much'' worse than he is prevents him from being an actual VillainProtagonist.²*** NinetiesAntiHero²** Gorga is a particularly-dim-witted Type V with some Type I elements thrown in.²* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: '''Hutt''' babies! Kinda cute, actually.]]²* BadBoss: ²** Gorga and Orko, though neither are shown to be as bad as Jabba was.²** Both of the Kooda brothers to their respective gangs.²* BigBad: [[spoiler:Bar-Kooda for the first issue; Ry-Kooda for the series overall]].²* BigGuyLittleGuy: Ry-Kooda and Boz.²* BlackComedy: There's very little humor to be found that ''isn't'' this.²* TheBrute: Ry-Kooda. [[spoiler:His relying solely on his strength rather than on any type of actual strategy allows Fett to kill him]].²* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Fett and Boz]].²* DirtyCop²* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss: Bar-Kooda. The real villain is his brother, Ry-Kooda]].²* DistressedDamsel: Anachro.²* TheDreaded: Bar-Kooda.²* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This series was released before the hutts were revealed to be a OneGenderRace that reproduced asexually, so most of Gorga's plotlines, [[spoiler:especially Anachro's pregnancy]], may seem more than a little odd for newer fans.²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gorga and Orko both legitimately care for Anachro. [[spoiler:Gorga's also seen being very affectionate with his newborn child]].²* {{Expy}}: A charismatic, diminutive magician whose signature trick involves teleportation, Wim is something of a SF version of Willow Ulfgood, the star of [[Film/{{Willow}} another Lucasfilm property]].²* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Wim]]²* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Boba Fett!"]].²* FatalFlaw: Ry-Kooda [[spoiler:relying solely on his strength and not using any tactics or strategy; it allows Fett to defeat him twice, fatally the second time.]]²* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:Two possible contenders. Boz is ''technically'' the last fight Fett has in the series, but it's so one-sided that one could argue that Ry-Kooda is more deserving of the title.]]²* HappilyMarried:²** Gorga and Anachro.²** Wim and his wife.²* TheHerald: Boz.²* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Ry-Kooda's fate.]]²* LoveAtFirstSight: Between two hutts, and yes, it's every bit as weird as it sounds.²* NotSoDifferent: Gorga and Orko. When his wife tries to get Gorga to admit this, the most he'll acknowledge is that both he and Orko hate each other.²* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Bar-Kooda]]²* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Wim Magwit possesses a device he calls "[[ Magwit's mystifying hoop]]" and uses as a handheld PortalDoor in his act as a stage magician. One would be inclined to think that this is just an illusion since no media in Franchise/StarWars had ever demonstrated that such technology exists, but there's nothing fake about it; the hoop is a short-range [[ matter transmitter]] that he stole from "a rather strange alien", technology which remained unique in the setting until ''seventeen RealLife years later'', where it showed up in VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic as part of a [[AbusivePrecursors Rakatan]] prison complex on Belsavis. The potential applications of this device, which he understands well enough to repair and maintain '''on his own'', boggle the mind, and there are only two possible explanations as to why he hasn't sold it for ludicrous amounts of money:²* [[WhatAnIdiot It hasn't occurred to him]] that any of the various galaxy-wide [[MegaCorp megacorporations]] would ''beg'' him to take their money so they could reverse-engineer and patent it.²* He ''has'' considered it, but [[JustifiedTrope decided that the risk was too great]] because he realized that entities like rival megacorporations, the Hutts, TheEmpire, and the Rebel Alliance would stop at ''nothing'' to obtain the technology for themselves once word got out.²* SiblingYinYang: Bar-Kooda and Ry-Kooda.²* SickeningSweethearts: Gorga and Anachro.²* SpacePirates: Bar-Kooda²* SpannerInTheWorks: Fett to Gorga.²* TheStoic: Fett, pretty much all the time.²* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Wim and his wife.²* TokenGoodTeammate: Wim, the only unambiguously-good person in the main cast.²* VillainProtagonist: Boba Fett, though he's protayed as a morally gray figure not a villain.²* VitriolicBestBuds: Gorga and Orko, who have to keep up the pretense of liking each other for the sake of Gorga's Wife/Orko's Daughter, Anachro.²* WorthyOpponent: How Fett views Ry-Kooda


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