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Why Does Boba Fett Sleep in a Bacta Tank?

If you’ve watched Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+, you’re probably wondering: why does Boba Fett sleep in a bacta tank? Well, don’t question it anymore, as we’ve got everything you need to know about why this bounty hunter is taking a deep soak and more right here.

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What Are Bacta Tanks in Star Wars?

Luke Skywalker Bacta Tank
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As a sci-fi franchise, Star Wars is home to many magical and scientific wonders. Whether that’s ships that are capable of light-speed flight or glowing laser swords, there are so many items that are out of this world in the series’ universe.

Of all the items throughout Star Wars, the bacta tank might be the most useful. This cylindrical tank is filled with bacta, a fluid that could accelerate healing and treat minor and major injuries alike. The first time we see this in use is in a deleted scene from The Empire Strikes Back.

After look is severely injured by a wampa ice creature on the frigid planet of Hoth, Luke Skywalker was placed in a bacta tank to recover from his wounds. Another significant tank is located in Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar.

Boba Sleeping in a Bacta Tank

Boba Fett Bacta Tank
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At the start of The Book of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter is seriously wounded by the Sarlacc pitt, as the creature partially digested him, leaving him drowning in acidic juices that caused serious external and internal injuries. After this, he’s also put through the grueling challenge of surviving the desert, first as a slave of the Tuskan Raiders and then as an equal.

When he does eventually capture Jabba the Hutt’s former palace, the bacta tank is used to help ease the bevy of external and internal wounds that plague Boba Fett. At the end of the first season, it is actually shown that the new Daimyo of Mos Espa has stopped using the tank, showing that he’s healed enough to where he feels comfortable only using it when necessary.

That is everything you need to know about why Boba Fett sleep in a bacta tank in The Book of Boba Fett. If you’re still on the hunt for more info about the show, be sure to check out the rest of Twinfinite to see the rest of our guides, which have plenty of tips, tricks, and FAQs.

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Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.