WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker -- Allegiance #3, from Ethan Sacks, Luke Ross, VC's Clayton Cowles and Lee Loughridge, on sale now.
Bounty hunters have played a role in Star Wars from the very beginning, when Greedo faced off against Han Solo, and lost, in a Mos Eisley cantina. The unsavory profession rose considerably in prominence with The Empire Strikes Back, and continues to capture the imaginations of fans with The Mandalorian.
However, one figure stands above all of the others: Boba Fett, long considered the most-feared bounty hunter in the galaxy. But Marvel's Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker -- Allegiance prequel confirms there's someone better -- the shape-shifter known as Remex.
Remex is a Clawdite who's been scouring for treasures, relics and, of course, bounties alongside his fellow misfits, the unner Kendoh and the muscle in the group, Wooro. After failing to land the fabled sword of Khashyun in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, they've turned their gaze toward the bounty placed on Finn by the First Order, having spotted him heading to Avedot. He and Poe are destined for a discarded weapons outpost from the Old Republic so General Organa can arm her forces.
To gather information on his target, Remex doesn't use muscle, he employs stealth: He masquerades as waitress, teasing details from Finn at a cantina, to learn what he and Poe intend as their big score. Unlike Boba Fett, Remex works from the shadows, and when they confront Finn's team at the outpost, he also proves his worth as a warrior.
Remex disguises himself amid Finn's crew, and takes out the stragglers one by one. With his cover now blown as a melee breaks out, Remex goes after Finn directly, because he wants him alive. Kendoh and Wooro become involved, but the way Remex fights is something to behold. He shape-shifts into various aliens, including a Wookiee, and knocks Finn out, showing versatility with his bare hands. In other words, he's just as much a threat without his weapons, which is something we can't say for Boba Fett.
Sadly, Wooro accidentally shoots and stuns Remex, allowing Finn to formulate a plan with Poe. However, they're still trapped, with the bounty hunters holding the advantage. Given that Remex could become anyone once he's up and running makes him a formidable opponent. In Galaxy's Edge, we saw how he ran missions, leading readers to wonder why other bounty hunters were hired to do jobs when they couldn't run their plays in secret. Remex has made it his duty to become even better than Boba Fett ever was, and this is yet again proof of concept.
From all the cartoons and movies we've seen, let's be honest, Boba Fett was seriously overrated. Remex holding the tag as the baddest of all the badass hunters makes sense, as he's proved his efficiency, time and again. His tactics are so slick that you can't help but feel once he infiltrates an environment, he'll gets his prize. When it's all said and done, Boba Fett was good, but Remex, someone who's calculated, effective and Finn's worst nightmare, is simply better.