How Old is Cad Bane?

“I’m your worst nightmare pal.” This is true for every creature to ever have a run-in with Cad Bane. By far the best bounty hunter in the galaxy, Bane never ran out of tricks in his arsenal.

First introduced in The Clone Wars, Cad Bane inspired terror in the hearts of even other bounty hunters. Hired by Sith and scum alike, he always did the hardest jobs.

Cad Bane The Clone Wars

Bane also makes appearances in The Bad Batch and The Book of Boba Fett. These more recent appearances have made some watchers wonder how much he has aged between the series.

In this article, I will discuss some of Cad Bane’s most infamous face-offs, his species, and how old Cad Bane is.

How Old is Cad Bane in The Clone Wars

The nefarious Cad Bane first appears in Season One of The Clone Wars. His introduction began with a rescue mission for Ziro the Hutt.

Each of his heists revealed his character as one who wasn’t afraid to go to the extreme to get any job done. His reputation proceeded him throughout the galaxy. Whenever someone was willing to pay high enough and had an extremely challenging job, you can bet he was the one to do it.

Throughout his prime time as a bounty hunter during The Clone Wars, Cad Bane was between the ages of 40 and 43. During this time he worked for the likes of Darth Sidious, the Hutts, and Count Dooku.

Black Series Cad Bane & Todo 360

Best Face-Offs During The Clone Wars

With the number of bounty hunters, he worked with and against it is hard to narrow down the best of his face-offs during The Clone Wars. Facing Jedi, Bounty Hunters, Sith, and vile scum, he had no end to incredible face-offs. I have listed a few of his best though!

The Jedi and Cad Bane

Bane’s introduction to Star Wars starts with him working for Darth Sidious. He is charged to steal a Jedi Holocron. Of course, Bane completes this task successfully.

However, the Jedi won’t let him steal such an important artifact without a challenge. Cad Bane faces Ahsoka, Anakin, and Bolla Ropal.

His strength is shown when he kills the Jedi Master Ropal. He also captures Ahsoka and coerces Anakin into opening the Holocron. His desire to succeed knows no bounds.

Bane and the Hutts

Cad bane and Jabba te hutt

Bane is seen in multiple episodes working to rescue or capture Ziro the Hutt. His first showed him working alongside other bounty hunters. After their successful release of Ziro from Republic Prison, Bane is hired yet again. This time though, to capture Ziro for the Hutts.

Due to his knowledge, Ziro is hunted down by the Jedi as well. These episodes show Bane’s quick thinking and skill as a hunter and fighter. Not only does he track down the Hutt, but also encounters Quinlan Vos and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Bane and the Bounty Hunters

By far the best depiction of Cad Bane’s character, sly thinking, and combat skills is in Season Four. During the episodes where Obi-Wan goes undercover as a bounty hunter, Cad Bane works closely with him.

Here we see Bane’s quick thinking and willingness to do anything it takes to get what he wants. These episodes show his peculiar moral code as well. Although seen as ruthless, he still has some “morals” he chooses to follow. One of which includes allowing other formidable foes an honorable death.

How Old is Cad Bane in The Bad Batch

Bane makes his second series appearance in The Bad Batch. Here he is still the formidable, feared foe. Always hired by the best bidders and for the hardest jobs, this season proves no different for the bounty hunter.

This time he is hired by the Kaminoans to hunt down Omega, the female clone. Since these episodes occur after Order 66, we know that Cad Bane was still alive and prosperous in his role. During this time, he was 43 years old.

Cad Bane The Book of Boba Bett

How Old is Cad Bane in The Book of Boba Fett

To every fan’s excitement, Bane made his first live-action series debut in The Book of Boba Fett. By now, it has been years since his prime time, leaving fans to wonder what has become of him.

He has gained infamy as the leader of the Pyke Syndicate. As the leader of the group, he must finally go head-to-head with his former mentee Boba Fett.

This match-up is one of the most awaited in the Star Wars Galaxy. These two bounty hunters were some of the most ruthless and the two best in the galaxy. Thus, leaving many to wonder who was the better of the two.

At this time Cad Bane has aged quite a bit. By this time, 28 years have passed since the end of the Clone Wars. This time passage leads to Cad Bane being 71 years old.

Cad Bane defeated

Boba and Bane Face Off

In The Book of Boba Fett Season Finale, Boba and Bane finally face off. The two of course have a quick draw, perfect for the gun-slinger Duro. In typical Bane fashion, he has the fastest draw, yet dies by Boba Gaffi Stick.

Some believe this answers the question of who is the better bounty hunter between the two. Yet, we know in Star Wars that there is always the possibility that Bane may have somehow survived. Additionally, he is years older than Boba and no longer in his prime. Who knows how this duel would have turned out had he been in his prime?

How Old Can Duros Live For

As we know, Cad Bane’s species, the Duros, have an average lifespan similar to that of humans. Some, however, have been able to live as long as 150 years old. By The Book of Boba Fett, Bane was very close to the end of the lifespan of a Duro.

Bane’s Breathing Tubes

Cad Bane notably has breathing tubes connected to each of his cheeks. These tubes not only assist with his breathing but also help with survival in difficult environments. They allow him to better breathe in space.

His special breathing tubes were unique in their assistance against Force-users. They were designed to aid against Force-choking most often used by the Sith.

These tubes assist in his position as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. Unlike many of his counterparts, he can survive and avoid any Force-choking act of aggression by any Sith he chooses to work for.

Vintage Collection Cad Bane


Cad Bane makes quite the name for himself throughout the Star Wars Universe. Not only does he work with and for Jedi, Sith, and Hutts alike, but also holds an esteemed place in the world of Bounty Hunters.

His lengthy resume far exceeds that of other infamous bounty hunters. Not only is he ruthless, but also successful in what he does.

Although middle-aged, he still packs quite the punch with his quick gunslinging methods and cunning thinking. Even though his final appearance in The Book of Boba Fett shows him as a 71-year-old leader of the Pyke Syndicate, he will still forever hold his place in the galaxy as a devious and successful bounty hunter.