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For the next several weeks MTV.com will be fully exploring the toughest of the tough, all in the name of crowning the Greatest Badass of All Time. Through lists, your votes and analysis, they’ll whittle down the contenders, leading up to the big announcement at New York’s upcoming Comic-Con. As usual, Boba Fett, Indiana Jones, Han Solo and Darth Vader make the list.
Boba Fett: A one-man band of badassness, this mysterious Star Wars bounty hunter wasn’t so much about what we saw him do, as the damage he had the potential to inflict. A carbine rifle, a rocket pack, a grenade launcher, armed-to-the-gills wrist gauntlets and so much more, all crammed into a suit of Mandalorian armor that makes Captain America’s shield look like Silly Putty. Will George Lucas’ repeated need to demystify Fett (the prequels, the special editions) come back to haunt Han Solo’s hunter? Or will he return to his ’80s heyday?
Indiana Jones, Han Solo, Rick Deckard: It’s the ultimate Harrison Ford face-off, and since our survey will also include the ’90s, we’ll throw Jack Ryan into the mix later. When Reaganomics reigned, however, it was Ford’s characters from Blade Runner and the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films that gave us hope for a better, more badass existence. Decades later, we now know that Han dances with Ewoks, Deckard was likely a replicant, and Indy was escaping nuclear bombs in refrigerators well into his 60s. Will such blemishes hinder their badass campaigns?
Read the full list here:
The Terminator, Freddy Krueger And Other ’80s Icons Kick Off The Search For The Greatest Badass Of All Time (via MTV.com)
Be sure to vote for your favorite here:
Who Is The Greatest Badass Of All Time? MTV News’ Search Begins! (via MTV Blog)