Jango Fett was a male human bounty hunter, widely regarded to be the best in the galaxy in the years preceding the Clone Wars. Fett wore a set of Mandalorian armor as a bounty hunter, though he was considered a pretender by the New Mandalorian government of Mandalore. At some point prior to the Clone Wars, Fett was recruited by the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus to be the genetic template of the clone troopers for the Grand Army of the Republic. Unlike Fett, these soldiers lacked much of his independence, as they were designed to be entirely loyal to the Galactic Republic and its cause. Fett had only one request for the Kaminoans: a single unaltered clone whom he would raise as his own child, Boba Fett.
Fett was later behind the assassination attempts against Senator Padmé Amidala on behalf of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. When Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived on Kamino as part of his investigation into the matter, Fett fled the planet and joined Count Dooku on Geonosis. During the ensuing battle there, Fett was killed by Jedi Master Mace Windu and his death at the hands of the Jedi haunted his son Boba for years to come. Fett's legacy lived on through both the clone army and Boba, who later followed in his father's footsteps to become the deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy.