Wihzerd wrote:Also, I wonder if Han Solo had to worry about this sort of thing when he was the most wanted man in the galaxy. Maybe the tracking fob tech is new and was only implemented some time after the Battle of Endor.
Great question! My first thought is that Han did have to deal with the tracking fob thing and that's why bounty hunters kept finding him.
Like the one that they ran into on Ord Mantell, mentioned in an argument between Han and Leia in Echo Base on Hoth.
Ikoma wrote:I mean, we don't know how Greedo and Boba Fett tracked him down but they did. I assume Jabba only had a single hunter (Greedo) out for Han initially but the Empire probably sprung for that whole bounty hunting crew. It would add to why Han felt he had to take the reward and run before the battle at Yavin IV. Even if the Rebellion won, it wouldn't stop Jabba's bounty hunters (aided by tracking fobs) from hunting him down eventually. Better to clear the debt now.
Not quite right there. Greedo wasn't the only hunter looking for Han prior to the Battle of Yavin. He said so himself.
Greedo wrote:Jabba's put a price on your head so large every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you. I'm lucky I found you first.
We also saw Boba Fett with Jabba waiting for Han to return to the Millennium Falcon in the special editions. (Side note: Whether we like it or not, the most recent version of a movie is the cannon version.)
Being wanted by the Empire most certainly didn't help Han's chances of avoiding capture, but all it REALLY changed was that Boba Fett got paid twice. Boba Fett, IG-88, 4-LOM, Dengar, and Bossk would have been looking for the most wanted man in the galaxy anyway.
I think if Han did have a fob tracking issue, the Empire wouldn't have had any problems finding the Falcon in the asteroid field and parking on the back of a Star Destroyer wouldn't have worked.
Edit: Depending on however the heck the tech is supposed to work...